While we cannot be together physically, the importance of community and staying connected is more important than ever. 
Mon
July 6
7:30 p.m.
Movies with Mark Caro: The Social Network
It’s already been 10 years since The Social Network came out, and Facebook has a greater impact on our lives—and elections—than ever. So let’s go back and re-view David Fincher’s masterful tale of the birth of Facebook, which was nominated for eight Oscars (including best picture and best actor for Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg) and won three, including for Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay. Did this movie warn us of what was to come? Let’s find out. Watch it on Netflix or Amazon .  
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 815 7644 7310
Tues
July 7
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room  from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

7:30 p.m.
Pilates and More
with Elsa Gould  
Do you ever feel like you live in a body that you understand very little about? Beth Emet member and Physical Therapist, Elsa Gould, explores a new orthopedic concept each week followed by a 45-min basic pilates mat class based on that concept. Previous topics have included spinal stenosis, intrinsic versus extrinsic strength, alignment and the benefits of stabilization exercise as compared to other exercise forms. Come with your mat and your questions. Elsa will stay on after class to answer questions about your pandemic aches and pains and help you brainstorm ways to feel better without having to leave your home. You'll just need space to lie down on a supportive surface, a strap or belt, a pillow for your head, a hand towel and 2 small weights (1-3 lbs or even a couple soup cans will do).

7:30 p.m.
 Orot Live Zoom Meditation
In times of chaos, we can all try to cultivate a consciousness of more kindness, more generosity, more compassion, more calm, so we can bring these attributes, these middot into the world through our actions. Join Orot Center for Jewish Learning for these Tuesday evening meditations and sits.
Wed
July 8
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room  from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

At your Leisure......something for everyone!
Read: Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution Note: We will NOT be discussing Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice.

Exercise : Catch up on Pilates Beginners Mat Class with Elsa Gould from June 30.




Potpourri: We've had so many great programs these past few months. Find one you missed, or one you loved and want to watch again!
Thurs
July 9




11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room  from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

7:30 p.m.
Gardening Tips with fun games and interactive hosts!
Hosted by Noel and Shlomit, showcasing landscape architect Doug Macdonald.
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 862 8194 9700
Fri
July 10
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room  from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

6:00 p.m.
Z’oneg
Bring your own beverage, cheese and crackers and schmooze before services start. 
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 853 5684 6772

6:30 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 853 5684 6772
Sat
July 11
9:30 a.m.
 Kahal Shabbat Morning Service
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 846 1457 4064

8:00 p.m.
Virtual Havdalah
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID:  418 758 424
Sun
July 12
9:00 a.m.
Weekday Minyan
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 859 951 72738
Password: 5OI55V8b

10:00 a.m.
Office Hours with Karen Isaacson, President
Mon
July 13
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room  from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

7:30 p.m.
Pilates and More
*Note: Monday this week*
with Elsa Gould  
Have you been trying to make it to Pilates, but are busy during the usual slot? Now is your chance to check it out! Do you ever feel like you live in a body that you understand very little about? Beth Emet member and Physical Therapist, Elsa Gould, explores a new orthopedic concept each week followed by a 45-min basic pilates mat class based on that concept. Previous topics have included spinal stenosis, intrinsic versus extrinsic strength, alignment and the benefits of stabilization exercise as compared to other exercise forms. Come with your mat and your questions. Elsa will stay on after class to answer questions about your pandemic aches and pains and help you brainstorm ways to feel better without having to leave your home. You'll just need space to lie down on a supportive surface, a strap or belt, a pillow for your head, a hand towel and 2 small weights (1-3 lbs or even a couple soup cans will do).
Tues
July 14
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room  from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

7:30 p.m.
Not So Current Politics: The Origins of the States’ Rights Argument
with David Zarefsky
Periodically our political controversies turn on whether some action of the federal government infringes on the rights of the states, or vice versa – most recently, whether it is the job of governors or the president to order and retract shutdowns in response to COVID-19. This dispute has a long standing history in its own right and also serves as a proxy for other issues. We’ll see where it came from.
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID:  825 0061 3527

7:30 p.m.
 Orot Live Zoom Meditation
In times of chaos, we can all try to cultivate a consciousness of more kindness, more generosity, more compassion, more calm, so we can bring these attributes, these middot into the world through our actions. Join Orot Center for Jewish Learning for these Tuesday evening meditations and sits.
Events or links may change on occasion - check out the calendar on the homepage of bethemet.org for the most up to date information!
- Coming Soon-
Wednesday, July 15 and July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
A Two Part Series: The Archaeology of Israel: A Crossroad of Cultures
with Tamar Selch
The Land of Israel was never home to a great empire such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, or Rome. However, because of the land’s strategic location between these different powers, a fascinating material culture developed with traces of foreign influences. We will examine the archaeology of Israel from the Biblical Period to the Talmudic Period. We will discuss the influence of neighboring peoples on Israelite and Jewish culture, as well as the remains of the great empires. We will look at the art, monuments, and physical evidence of life during the periods that shaped Judaism. We will build an understanding of how different people lived and interacted in the region, and how different religions and artistic heritages blended and evolved over the millennia, gaining a new perspective on the history of the land of Israel and the Middle East.)

Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Book Discussion of Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution by Brené Brown
Join us for a book discussion of Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution. Brené Brown's bestseller is as timely as ever in learning tools and our own capacity for resilience, joy and creativity even and especially during difficult times. Discussion will be led by Ashley Gibbs Davis who trained with Brené Brown in 2019 as a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Note: We will NOT be discussing Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice.
Where to find Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution by Brené Brown ? Click on any of these links for the correct book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / BreneBrown.com

Monday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m.
TownHall Meeting including update by U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky
- Additional Ideas & Resources -
In case you missed it - watch/listen to recent programs:
BE Connected Team Top Picks!

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