Beth Emet - The Free Synagogue

Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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Kahal Morning Worship

Kahal meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Weiner Room.

The word kahal means community. Kahal is a place where everyone is welcome—for communal worship, reflection, Torah study, or to be among the community in times of celebration or in times of loss. Whether you are a newcomer to Beth Emet or a longtime member, you will find Kahal a friendly, welcoming place to be.

This intergenerational Shabbat morning worship service offers a weekly opportunity to pray, sing and study in a lively, family-friendly environment. Each week, a thought-provoking discussion of the Torah portion is led by a Kahal volunteer, Rabbi London, Rabbi Memis-Foler or the Director of Lifelong Learning, Marci Dickman.

Children are encouraged to join Kahal for as much or as little as they would like, with babysitting always available whenever they need a break, at no charge. Services are followed by Kiddush each week, and on the last Saturday of each month, a vegetarian potluck lunch.

pdfLearn more about Kahal. You can also sign up to receive e-mail notification of Kahal events (like reminders of the potluck lunch on the last Saturday of each month).

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Resources for Kahal D'var Torah preparation:

pdfGuidelines: How to prepare a D'var Torah
pdfWhat is PaRDeS? (four approaches to understanding & interpreting text)

Shabbat Morning Minyan

Each Shabbat morning a worship service and lively discussion of the week’s Torah reading is held in room 208 (located on the second floor), beginning at 9:30 a.m. Led by lay Hebrew readers, the service mixes prayer and song followed by a participatory discussion that focuses on interpretation aimed at both historic and contemporary understanding of the Parsha. A festive Kiddish follows.

Originally designed in the 1960s by Beth Emet member Herbert Hubert z"l, the service includes a blend of spirituality, intellectuality, and camaraderie.

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  • BBQ Shabbat Dinner

    Friday, July 26 following 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Services
    Welcome Cantor Kyle Cotler at a festive Shabbat BBQ Dinner following Services!

    Beth Emet will provide the hamburgers, veggie burgers, corn on the cob, ...

  • Singing, Supper, and Smores!

    Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. 
    Join us for an evening of pizza, Havdalah, singing with Cantor Kyle Cotler, and smores around the campfire! $5 per person. $7 per person after July 24.

    RSVP today!

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    Beth Emet Synagogue, Second Baptist Church, and Grace Lutheran Church are taking an interfaith, dual narrative (Palestinian and Jewish guide) to Israel and the West Bank. Travel with Rabbi London and Pastors Nabors ...

 

Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

  • BBQ Shabbat Dinner

    Friday, July 26 following 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Services
    Welcome Cantor Kyle Cotler at a festive Shabbat BBQ Dinner following Services!

    Beth Emet will provide the hamburgers, veggie burgers, corn on the cob, ...

  • Singing, Supper, and Smores!

    Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. 
    Join us for an evening of pizza, Havdalah, singing with Cantor Kyle Cotler, and smores around the campfire! $5 per person. $7 per person after July 24.

    RSVP today!

    ...
  • Israel Trip with Beth Emet, Second Baptist Church, and Grace Lutheran Church


    Beth Emet Synagogue, Second Baptist Church, and Grace Lutheran Church are taking an interfaith, dual narrative (Palestinian and Jewish guide) to Israel and the West Bank. Travel with Rabbi London and Pastors Nabors ...

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