Missed Friday's D'var Torah?
Rewatch (or catch up on) D'var Torah by Rabbi London, from Friday, December 10.
Challah Midrash Corner
Karen Isaacson created the challah midrash for Parshat Vayigash. Joseph is finally reunited with his father, his brothers, and presumably his sister. In Genesis chapter 45, upon hearing that Joseph was okay, Jacob’s spirit came alive and his heart was bursting with love. (And Karen forgot to take a photo before the motzi!)
- This Week's Events-
Monday, December 13
At your Leisure....

Congregational Delegates needed for URJ Virtual Meeting
Sunday, January 9, 2022 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm- Sign up by Friday, December 17
Since its founding Beth Emet has been a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (formerly known as the Union of American Hebrew Congregations). Leadership of the URJ proposes amendments to the URJ Constitution and Bylaws, and the North American Board of the URJ has approved the Amendments.  Now, a special meeting of the URJ General Assembly is required to enact these changes. The Assembly is made up of representatives of the member congregations; Beth Emet is allotted eight delegates who are members in good standing. Interested in representing Beth Emet? Please email Karen Isaacson no later than December 17.

Mark Your Calendar- Two Shabbat Babayit (No In- Person Services)
Friday, December 24 and 31 at 6:30 pm
Welcome Shabbat from the comfort of your own home with this abbreviated Kabbalat Shabbat service.
On Friday, December 24, well be watching the movie, "Keeping the Faith" following services. See details under the "Coming Soon" section below.
Tuesday, December 14
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
7:00 pm
Educational Reparations for Evanston
In part 3 of our educational events on reparations, we have the privilege of hearing from Professor kihana miraya ross, Northwestern Professor who has received a Spencer grant to study having educational reparations to repair historic educational injustice in Evanston. “‘In recognizing the debt owed to its Black residents and pledging actual dollars towards repairing centuries of educational inequities, Evanston is in unchartered waters. The world will be watching as the first city in the U.S. to approve reparations embarks on an unparalleled move toward educational justice for its Black residents,’” said ross, describing the moment as an unprecedented research opportunity. The project will inform ross’s second book and may be the subject of a feature-length documentary”. Northwestern Now (9/1/21). Ross is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern with a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies of Education. We are looking forward to this community event.
Wednesday, December 15
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click where to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

Postponed: Q and A with an Israeli Diplomat, Consul Daniel Ascheim
This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date.
Thursday, December 16
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

7:15 pm
Conversations to Nourish the Soul
Explore your spirituality or connection to the mystery or the divine in the world. We will use the prayerbook, poetry, and ourselves as our texts, aiming to deepen our connections and discern meaningful paths in our daily lives. Our tools will include mindfulness practices, journaling, questioning, and conversation. Doubting God’s existence? Come explore with Marci Dickman.
Zoom Link -Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 849 8369 2672 | Passcode: 1224
Friday, December 17
No Class: A Close Look at Torah with Rabbi Andrea London
Class will not be meeting this Friday, but will resume on Friday, January 7, 2022.

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

6:00 pm
Shabbat ShaZoom-For Families with Young Children
Please join us for 15 minutes on Zoom! We'll welcome Shabbat with Cantor Cotler, and together recite the blessings. Very short and sweet--a perfect way to begin Shabbat!
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 823 3296 2237 | Passcode: 1224

6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Service- Both Online and In Person
Welcome Shabbat whether in the Sanctuary or online! Pre-register if you have not yet submitted vax information and signed the Brit (Covenant of Responsibility) by completing the online form.
For Audio only, call 847-869-4230 and press 7
Saturday, December 18
9:30 am
Kahal Shabbat Morning Service
Whether in person or online participate in worship by signing up for an honor via the online honor form. Pre-register if you have not yet submitted vax information and signed the Brit (Covenant of Responsibility) by completing the online form.
Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 813 2237 5514 | Passcode: 1224
10:30 am
Evan Kleiman's Kabbalat Mitzvah
Mazal Tov to Evan, Evan's mom Tatiana Kleiman and the whole family!
Sunday, December 19
9:00 am
Weekday Minyan
Zoom Link -Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 883 0113 9619 / Passcode: 075031

Office Hours with Karen Isaacson-Cancelled

11:00 am
Winter Fun Fest for Young Children (0-5) and a Loving Adult
Come in from the cold! Create a winter gift for our animal friends, a gift for your family, and enjoy a story with Rabbi London. Masks and social distancing are expected.
Monday, December 20
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
Tuesday, December 21
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
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-
Friday, December 24 at 6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Babayit: Services, Movie & Chinese Food
No In-Person Services
Welcome Shabbat from the comfort of your own home with this abbreviated Kabbalat Shabbat service.

Following services, in the wonderful tradition at this time of year of having Chinese food and watching a movie, heat up (or order) your favorite Chinese dinner, find your favorite cozy blanket, and settle down for a night of fun. We will be showing "Keeping the Faith," a movie about two friends, a priest and a rabbi, who fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

Friday, December 31 at 6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Babayit
No In-Person Services
Welcome Shabbat from the comfort of your own home with this abbreviated Kabbalat Shabbat service.
Sunday, January 9 at 10:00 am
Mitzvah Appeal Campaign:
DC 2022 Spotlight: Brunch with U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky
Suggested Minimum Pledge: $36 per Zoom link.
Grab your bagel or your favorite brunch dish and Zoom in as Jan updates us about what is happening in the ever-changing political landscape in Washington. This is the final event in our Mitzvah Appeal 2021-2021 campaign.
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.
 
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