While we cannot be together physically, the importance of community and staying connected is more important than ever. 
Tues
May 26
7:30 p.m.
Pilates Beginners Mat Class
with Elsa Gould  
In this basic mat class we'll explore our ability to control our centers while we move our limbs. You'll just need a place to lie down with some space around you - a yoga mat on the floor is best but if you have difficulty getting up and down off the floor the bed is alright too. Grab a small pillow for your head and a strap of some sort - a long belt works fine.

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.
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 721 226 361
Wed
May 27
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room  from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

7:00 p.m.
Virtual Israeli Dancing for Beginners Here is your chance to learn Israeli dancing with teachers Penny Brichta and Phil Moss for this one hour weekly session.
Meeting ID: 834 2711 4296
Password: Mayim

7:30 p.m.
Tech Tips with Paul Isaacson
Tips for PowerPoint, Word, and Excel plus Q&A opportunity.
Phone: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 826 0421 1285
Thurs
May 28
Erev Shavuot




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

4:00-10:30 p.m.
Shavuot celebrates the receiving of the Torah at Mt Sinai and is a time for our Beth Emet community to come together for fun, learning and socializing. The evening will be filled with a variety of activities for families, teens and adults. Just choose from the buffet table on the website and click on the Zoom links for the programs you would like to attend. (Or if you prefer, here is a PDF version ).

4:00-6:00 p.m. Choose two sessions
6:00-6:45 p.m. Dinner with BE friends
6:45-7:20 p.m. Trivia and Games
7:20-7:45 p.m. Prayers and Song
7:45-9:45 p.m. Choose two sessions
9:45-10:30 p.m. Storytelling for All

Feel free to share the event on facebook, and don't forget to look at the website for all the details.
Fri
May 29
Shavuot
10:00 a.m.
Shavuot Morning Services 
Phone: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 963 006 6598

3:00 p.m.
Pre-Shabbat Singing and Movement with Cantor Kyle Cotler
Geared to ages six and under, welcome in Shabbat with some Friday afternoon fun!
Phone: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 845 4566 9721

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.
Celebrate Kabbalat Torah and Gesher this Friday night
Our Kabbalat Torah students—our graduating 12th graders—will lead us in worship and reflect on the meaning of Judaism and Jewish community in their lives. This is always a moving and meaningful service. You will be inspired and uplifted, and your presence will support our amazing Kabbalat Torah students.  During services, we will also acknowledge our 7th graders as they cross the Gesher (bridge) from Jewish childhood to Jewish adulthood.
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 853 5684 6772
Sat
May 30
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

8:15 p.m.
Barb Davis Piano Concert: Rainbows and Colors
Easy Listening Music directly following virtual Havdalah.
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 418 758 424
Sun
May 31
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

11:00 a.m.
Inspiring Sparks for Spiritual Self-Care with Ellen Blum Barish
Words can soothe as well as inspire, and since we are in the midst of a pandemic, we need both! Through shared selections from personal essays and spiritual memoirs, we will talk about how reading and writing can provide us with solace and insight. Writing prompts will be offered for reflective writing as well.
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 851 1618 4218
Mon
June 1
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room  from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

At your Leisure:
Start reading Educated
Prepare for the book discussion on June 10 with Penny Hirsch. Educated, by Tara Westover, is a best selling memoir about her overcoming her survivalist Morman family to attend college.
Tues
June 2
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room  from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

7:30 p.m.
Pilates Beginners Mat Class
with Elsa Gould  
In this basic mat class we'll explore our ability to control our centers while we move our limbs. You'll just need a place to lie down with some space around you - a yoga mat on the floor is best but if you have difficulty getting up and down off the floor the bed is alright too. Grab a small pillow for your head and a strap of some sort - a long belt works fine.

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.
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 721 226 361
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, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tech class with Paul Isaacson
Tips for digital storage and photography editing plus Q&A opportunity.

Tuesday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.
4 Financial Opportunities in Disguise: Understanding Recent Tax Changes
Presented by Adam Stock. While many are focused on the financial carnage caused by coronavirus, two significant pieces of tax legislation have presented four unique financial opportunities. Grab a pad of paper, a pen, and a bowl of popcorn, and learn about some ways to put more money in your pocket and help others in the process.

Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Book Discussion with Penny Hirsch
Start reading now! This discussion will focus on Educated by Tara Westover, the best-selling memoir about her overcoming her survivalist Morman family to attend college.

Friday, June 12
Shabbat celebrating Beth Emet students graduating this spring

Monday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Town Hall for all of the Beth Emet Community
- Additional Ideas & Resources -
In case you missed it - watch/listen to recent programs:
For a complete listing of BE Connected program recordings, please  check the website

Music for Isolated Seniors
During COVID-19 Stay-at-Home protocols, many people, particularly older adults, are confronting isolation. Students from the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) would love to perform their music over video call or telephone to connect with isolated people during this unique time. If you or someone you know who is 65+ and would enjoy a music performance from an MIC student, please e-mail Victor or call 812-219-8635.

Interesting Resources
BE Connected is an opportunity for groups with similar interests to come together as well as opportunities for conversation around various topics. What better way to engage with the Beth Emet community, try something new, and connect when we have a bit more time on our hands? Given our new reality, this initiative will start virtually, but we hope that this will continue once life returns to normal. 
 
Each week you will receive a dedicated email with a listing of opportunities for the next two weeks. If you do not have access to a web camera for a video call, we will include phone numbers as well. And if you have an idea as we expand the reach of BE Connected, contact Marti Netler .
 
We look forward to seeing you very soon.
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