About Us

Congregation Beth Emeth is a mature congregation serving the Valley of the Sun since 1983. The Congregation is known for its warmth and its feeling of Chavurah. Our community of individual members have joined together to create a family dedicated to one another and to Jewish tradition.

All members share in the honor of being counted in the Minyan and receiving an Aliyah. Our service is conducted by Cantor Howard Tabaknek.

High Holy Day Services

We hold services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Tickets for members are included in annual dues. While we hope you become a member, we also offer the opportunity to join us for the High Holy Day Services. A donation of $145 per person is requested for High Holiday tickets.The fee for Family Members is $100.

Cantor Howard Tabaknek

Cantor Howard Tabaknek received a Bachelor’s Degree from Dartmouth College™ in 1970 and a Masters in Sacred Music and Investiture as Cantor in 1993 from the School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He is a member of the American Conference of Cantors™ and the Cantors Assembly; having served as Cantor in Phoenix, Arizona, from 1993 to 2000; and as Cantor of Temple Shalom in Succasunna, New Jersey, from 2000 to 2002. He returned to Phoenix in 2002 to be Jewish Studies Coordinator at the Pardes Jewish Day School.

He has performed at many elder care facilities, participated in the memorial service for Yitzchak Rabin, the dedication of the Chapel at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport™, several Israel Bonds events, and in the Yom HaShoah Service sponsored by the Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association™.

Cantor Tabaknek joined Temple Beth Emeth of Scottsdale in 2003 as Hazzan and spiritual leader of the Congregation. Join us on Saturdays at nine-thirty for services.


Temple Beth Emeth of Scottsdale Officers 2018 – 2019

  • President – Clyde Hurtig
  • Vice-President -Harvey Roberts
  • Treasurer – Karen Farkas
  • Recording Secretary  -Harold Sacks
  • Corresponding Secretary – Harriet Williams
  • Immediate Past President –

Members of the Board for 2018 – 2019

  • Joan Abrahamson
  • Ira Goldenberg
  • Sandra Stein
  • Kayla Weingarten

Contact us in Scottsdale, Arizona, and learn more about our temple and Conservative Judaism.