Beth Emeth, the Reconstructionist synagogue of the South Shore of Long Island, has sold its old building in Hewlett and will lease space in Rockville Centre's Central Synagogue on Demott Avenue.
“We are extraordinarily excited about our new facility in Rockville Centre, which is easily accessible to our Five Towns members and to others in the South Nassau community who would like to learn more about our unique inclusive approach to Judaic life,” said Beth Emeth, co-president Larry Kalvar.
The new space gives Beth Emeth its own chapel, Hebrew school classrooms, social hall and administrative offices, with ample room to grow. Rabbi Elliot L. Skiddell expects to begin holding services at the end of August, before the Jewish New Year season begins in early September. Enrollment is also now open for The Jewish Experience, Beth Emeth’s progressive Hebrew school, where tuition is free to synagogue members through sixth grade.
“As a Reconstructionist synagogue, our eclectic, friendly and caring congregation welcomes members of all ages and backgrounds," said Rabbi Skiddell. "Members participate according to their own needs, whether for worship, education, socializing or friendship. We are committed to understanding and bringing to life our magnificent, dynamic, and ever-growing heritage, and to ensuring its ongoing, exciting and meaningful expression in contemporary living."