Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 4 Tishrei 5780
Yom Kippur at Beth Emet
Yom Kippur Adult Study
9:30 a.m. with Rabbi Memis-Foler
11:30 a.m. with Rabbi London
Selected texts will explore themes of the season - renewal, healing, repentance, and forgiveness.

Wear White on Yom Kippur
On Yom Kippur it is customary to wear white clothing. This is symbolic of purity. On Yom Kippur we spend the whole day in fasting and prayer, and are considered as pure and holy as the angels. Some people wear a kittel , a white robe worn over the clothing because it is similar to the burial shroud which reminds us of our mortality and the need for teshuvah (repentance).

We encourage the Beth Emet community to join together on Yom Kippur to wear white to honor this tradition. It might be a white dress, a white shirt, or white sweater—whatever white clothing you have.
Donate or Volunteer to Yom Kippur Food Drive Benefiting The ARK Food
Y ou can provide sustenance for Chicagoland Jews facing adversity. The ARK’s food pantry distributes kosher food and toiletries. 

The ARK's clients are always in need of these items:
Vegetarian canned beans, vegetables, and fruit; General Mills and Kellogg’s cereals, Barilla Tomato Sauce (meat-free), grains such as quinoa, rice, and toiletries such as bath tissue, soap, toothpase, and diapers. See full list.

We are seeking volunteers for two volunteer opportunities: distribution of paper bags following Services and on Yom Kippur, to work 60-minute increments to assist worshipers take bags of donated food from cars and load into designated bins.  Sign up today!
We look forward to seeing you on Yom Kippur
In case you were not here on Yom Kippur, the exciting news is that there has been amazing progress in our summer construction project to create a new West Entrance, renovate our classrooms, and rebuild the Weiner Room and lower level bathrooms. With that said,  construction continues , and safety remains our utmost priority. 

Currently there is a fence that extends into the west and north side of the building, and during the High Holidays we will open the gate that will allow safe entrance to the Sanctuary via the pathway. As we recognize the challenges, we will have ushers posted in the parking lot to facilitate easy access to enter and exit vehicles. To pick up name badge inserts or  machzor  (prayer book) loaners, a table will be setup along the ramp to the offices, which you can access through the designated Sanctuary entrance. The Weiner Room will not be accessible. We look forward to celebrating the High Holidays with you.
Security
Safety and security are paramount at Beth Emet. Take a moment to locate the emergency exits which are located along the east wall of the Sanctuary (to Ridge) through our main entrance in the Lobby. For medical emergencies, please contact a member of the staff or our Security Manager, Butch Mayer, who will be located in the Lobby. The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located just inside the coat room (on the left). If you see something suspicious, say something immediately to a member of our staff.
Usher in the High Holidays by being a High Holiday Usher!
Be a part of the High Holiday celebration by serving as an usher for one or more services. During Yom Kippur, it’s a great way to get involved, welcome worshippers, and be a part of the community spirit during the Holidays.  You can sign up online a nd for questions please contact Bekki Kaplan.
Babysitting Registration is Open!
Babysitting is available for children age eight and younger for $10 per child, per service.
Kol Nidre – Tuesday, October 8
Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 9
9:00 a.m. Early Morning Chavurah Service
11:30 a.m. Late Morning Traditional Reform Service
3:45 p.m. Concluding Services (Healing, Yizkor , and N'ilah )
Please view a complete babysitting schedule and register on the High Holiday Confirmation Form or call the office at 847-869-4230.
Pre-Kol Nidre Dinner
Tuesday, October 8 at 4:15 p.m. at Jameson’s Restaurant 9525 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
Enjoy dinner with the community prior to coming to services at Beth Emet.
Everyone is responsible for paying for their own dinner. We will all sit together in a private room. Please RSVP by October 4 to Marla .
Satellite parking  (at the former site of Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road in Skokie)
A shuttle bus will depart 45 minutes prior to services on Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur Traditional Reform Service, and Yom Kippur Concluding Services. Please indicate on the High Holiday Confirmation Form email  Marla to let her know if you plan to park there. 
Coming Up at Beth Emet
Friday, October 4
7:30 p.m. First Friday Contemplative Kabbalat Shabbat Shuvah Service followed by a Shabbat Oneg

Saturday, October 5
9:00 a.m Shabbat Shmoozica for Families with Young Children
9:30 a.m. Community Shabbat Shuvah Service followed by Kiddush

Sunday, October 6
9:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan at the home of Nisan and Sarah Chavkin
9:30 a.m. Beit Sefer
10:45 a.m. Hebrew 1 with Bluma Stoller
10:45 a.m. Hebrew 2 with Nancy Fink

Tuesday, October 8                    
11:45 a.m. Early Childhood Early Dismissal
12:00 p.m. Beth Emet Offices close
5:15 p.m. Pre-Kol Nidre Dinner at Jameson's in Skokie
6:45 p.m. Kol Nidre Service - D'var Torah by Rabbi Andrea London

Wednesday, October 9 - Yom Kippur
9:00 a.m. Chavurah Service - D'var Torah by Rabbi London and Marci Dickman
9:30 a.m. Adult Study with Rabbi Memis-Foler
Post B'nei Mitzvah Student Gathering in the Perlman Room following the Chavurah Service
11:30 a.m. Traditional Reform Service - D'var Torah by Rabbi Memis-Foler
2:30 p.m. Adult Study with Rabbi London
2:30 p.m. Family Service for Kindergarten and Younger
2:30 p.m. Family Service for Grades 1-3
3:45 p.m. Concluding Services: Healing, Yizkor , and N'ilah

Friday, October 11
5:45 p.m. Shabbat Oneg
6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Saturday, October 12
9:30 a.m. Lila & Thalia Selch B'not Mitzvah with Kahal

Sunday, October 13
9:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan offsite (tbd)
9:30 a.m. Beit Sefer
10:45 a.m. Hebrew 1 with Bluma Stoller
10:45 a.m. Hebrew 2 with Nancy Fink
5:45 p.m. Sukkot Community Potluck Dinner
7:00 p.m. Erev Sukkot Service

Monday, October 14
10:00 am. Sukkot Morning Service followed by Lunch in the Sukkah

Tuesday, October 15
5:00 p.m. Open Sukkah

Wednesday, October 16
1:00 p.m. Beth Emet Bookclub
5:30 p.m. Pizza in the Hut for Families with Young Children

Thursday, October 17
4:15 p.m. Beit Sefer
6:15 p.m. Pizza in the Hut for All Families
Sukkot & Simchat Torah
Erev Sukkot Community Potluck Dinner followed by Service
Sunday, October 13
5:45 p.m. Community Potluck Dinner
7:00 p.m. Erev Sukkot Service
Beth Emet Beth Emet will provide the main dish, and we ask that you help provide salads, side dishes, and desserts (all dishes must be nut-free). We have designated what to bring based on the first letter of your last name: A - H: dessert • I - P: side dish • Q - Z: a green salad
$10 per person, $25 family maximum. RSVP by Friday, October 11.

Sukkot Morning Service Followed by Lunch in the Sukkah
Monday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. (Babysitting available with advance registration. RSVP or call 847-869-4230)

Open Sukkah
Tuesday, October 15 at 5:00 p.m.
Bring your dinner and enjoy dining with friends old and new in Beth Emet's sukkah.

Pizza in the Hut for Families with Young Children
(for families with children under age six)
Wednesday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Children and parents are invited to make Sukkah decorations, enjoy a pizza dinner in our Sukkah, and hang out with friends! RSVP $5/person or $20/family by October 14, or
$7/$30 at the door. 

Pizza in the Hut for All Families
Thursday, October 17 at 6:15 p.m. (Immediately following Beit Sefer)
Children and parents are invited to make sukkah decorations, enjoy a pizza dinner in our Sukkah, and hang out with friends!  RSVP $5/person or $20/family by October 16, or $7/$30 at the door thereafter.

Kabbalat Shabbat Sukkot
Friday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. (5:45 p.m. Shabbat Oneg)

Erev Simchat Torah
Sunday, October 20
6:00 p.m. Garinim (Grades 4 and 5) Family Dinner
Garinim participants and families are invited to our special dinner to share a meal together in our sukkah and enjoy Simchat Torah services and dancing together. The cost is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four. Please RSVP with the number attending from your family and any dietary restrictions by October 13.

7:00 p.m. Erev Simchat Torah Service
Celebrate the completion of the annual reading of Torah! Services including the seven hakafot—the festive processions with the Torah throughout the Sanctuary.
Tot Simchat Torah
(for families with children up to age five)
Monday, October 21 at 9:15 a.m.
Enjoy story, song and dance, and see the Torah unrolled!

Simchat Torah Morning Service (includes Yizkor )
Monday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m.
At this service, we celebrate the completion of the Torah cycle and start anew! We will unroll the Torah scroll around the perimeter of the Sanctuary—this is an experience not to be missed! (Babysitting available with advance registration. RSVP)
Upcoming Events
Beth Emet Book Club
facilitated by Judith Pittel
Wednesday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m.
The first book for the October meeting is Asymmetry by Lisa Hall. No fee or registration. Contact Marla with any questions. 
Shabbat Shmoozica
Saturday, October 5 at 9:00 a.m.
Beth Emet is excited to introduce a new Shabbat morning program for families with children up to age five, designed by young parents at Beth Emet. Every first Saturday of the month, our very own Beth Reinstein will lead families in music, movement, storytelling, and play. There will be time for connections, playing, schmoozing, and snacks. There is no charge and no need to rsvp – just come and enjoy. 
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 27 at 12:15 p.m.
Each year, on the Sunday before the weekend of parshat Noach, Temple Judea Mizpah had an annual tradition to gather with their pets for a blessing for the animals. The tradition continues at Beth Emet! Meet in the grassy area just west of the parking lot with your pet. Animals should be on leashes or in appropriate carriers. Treats for animals (and humans) will be provided.
New Tikkun Middot Va’adot (groups) Forming
Thinking about keeping your slate clean after Yom Kippur? Want a Jewish way to deepen your focus on your speech, behavior and ideas? Looking to connect to people in meaningful ways? You may be looking for tikkun middot
 
Beth Emet will expand its program on tikkun middot this year, establishing new va’adot (small groups). Middot are character traits expressed in our behavior that can enrich or tangle relationships. The dates and times of the new groups will be set soon. If you are interested, please contact Marci Dickman.
Did you miss a recent Kabbalat Shabbat Service?
Tune into our SoundCloud channel to hear past Shabbat divrei Torah from the Rabbis and special guests, or listen to divrei Torah from 5780 High Holiday Services.
JStreet National Conference
Be a part of the Beth Emet J Street National Conference in Washington DC delegation along with Karen Isaacson and Bekki Kaplan at the J Street National Conference in D.C., October 26-29. Learn more and register. Use the code BethEmet19 for 20% off. Email Sam Berkman or Karen Issacson for more information.
Adult Education
with Bluma Stoller
begins Sunday, October 6 at 10:45 a.m.
For learners with no or limited Hebrew language background. The aim of this class is to focus on the Hebrew alphabet and vowels, to read and understand Hebrew words and phrases.

with Nancy Fink
begins Sunday, October 6 at 10:45 a.m.
For learners already able to sound out Hebrew words. Improve your reading fluency. Explore the themes and structure of the Shabbat morning worship
service and the content of its individual prayers.

View more Adult Education courses, register, or email Miriam with any questions.
Social Justice
Social Justice Lobby Monitor
Keep up to date with all the news, events, and volunteer opportunities with the new Beth Emet Social Justice monitor on the donor wall in our Lobby.
Social Action Committee Meeting
Sunday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m.
The Social Action Committee focuses on activities that involve a direct person-to-person connection and that exemplify gemilut chasadim, acts of loving kindness. New committee members are welcome at any time during the year! This is a great venue to find out about existing volunteer opportunities and share new ideas- we want to hear from you! Reach out to Jessie Macdonald or Lisa Levine with any questions.
Photos of the Week
Early Childhood students enjoy sunny days outside and painting on the fence in the new playground.
Beth Emet's new T'rumah Capital Campaign donor recognition wall and Social Justice Committee monitor.
Beth Emet's classrooms are making great progress towards completion.
The walls in the new west lobby and entrance are being painted.
Lifecycle
Births
Mira Sol
daughter of Lilah Handler and Sam Gordon and granddaughter of Robyn Gabel

B'nei Mitzvah
daughters of Zach and Tamar Selch
October 12, 2019

Deaths
Sydelle Nelson
mother of Leonard (Tina) Nelson, and grandmother of Todd, Alexandra, and the late Grant Nelson

Nancy Nachman O'Brien
cousin of Janet Iltis
General Community
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