Missed Friday's D'var Torah?
Rewatch (or catch up on) D'var Torah by Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler, from Friday, December 17.
Challah Midrash Corner
First-time challah baker Sharon Smaller made it look easy with this gorgeous woven challah depicting Jacob’s death bed upon which he offers blessings to his sons in Parshah Va-y’chi.
- Double Issue -
- Final Edition of 2021 -
Monday, December 20
At Your Leisure...

Mark Your Calendar: 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 30 minute Kabbalat Shabbat service.
On Friday, December 24, we'll be watching the movie, "Keeping the Faith" following services. See details under the "Coming Soon" section below.

RSVP for the DC 2022 Spotlight: Brunch with U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky on Sunday, January 9
Don't miss the final 5782 Mitzvah Appeal Event, on Sunday, January 9 at 10:00 am
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.
Suggested Minimum Pledge: $36 per Zoom link.
Tuesday, December 21
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
Wednesday, December 22
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click where to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

7:30 pm
Beth Emet Dayenu Circle
In 2022, do you want to get involved with Dayenu, a fast-growing Jewish advocacy group calling for bold climate action? Consider attending the next meeting of the newly launched Beth Emet Dayenu Circle. Be part of our planning process for the coming year and help increase our impact as Jewish voices come together through Dayenu Circles. Collectively, our circles from coast to coast will demand policies from our lawmakers that will get us on track for improving environmental health and justice for generations to come.
RSVP to Sharon Smaller.
Thursday, December 23
At Your Leisure...

Sign up to Volunteer at the Soup Kitchen
The Soup Kitchen continues to provide take-away meals every Wednesday evening. We rely on a small onsite adult team with many volunteers making part of the meal at home. We're now making assignments for late December, January, and February. This includes adults available to help onsite 4:00 - 5:30 pm, and those interested in helping out by making either sack lunches, a large salad, or nut-free desserts at home, and delivering them to Beth Emet on the scheduled date. Cost of groceries is about $35 for 20 lunches and $20 for a large salad. Please let us know your interest in helping out, and we'll find you an open date and provide the shopping list and/or instructions.  

Watch last week's Not So Current Politics with David Zarefsky
Current policy and political decisions often reflect or are influenced by events from earlier historical periods.This ongoing lecture-discussion class investigates these earlier moments and how they relate to the present. This session explored America’s most famouse political debates- revisiting Lincoln and Douglas.
Friday, December 24

Office Closing
Beth Emet offices will be closed today.
Should you need to reach someone, please call the Beth Emet afterhours line (847-869-4230 x 4).

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.
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 30 minute Kabbalat Shabbat service.

Please note: This service will be on livestream

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.
Saturday, December 25
9:30 am
Kahal Shabbat Morning Service
Please note, Kahal will not be meeting in-person today (a change from what was previously advertised). We look forward to worshiping together on Zoom.
Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 813 2237 5514 | Passcode: 1224
Sunday, December 26
9:00 am
Weekday Minyan
Zoom Link -Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 883 0113 9619 / Passcode: 075031

10:00 am
Office Hours with Karen Isaacson
Friday, December 31

Office Closing
Beth Emet offices will be closed today.
Should you need to reach someone, please call the Beth Emet afterhours line (847-869-4230 x 4).

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.

6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Babayit
No In-Person Services
Welcome Shabbat from the comfort of your own home with this abbreviated 30 minute Kabbalat Shabbat service.

Zoom Link-Ph: 312-626-6799 | Meeting ID: 853 5684 6772 | Passcode: 1224
Saturday, January 1
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
Sunday, January 2
9:00 am
Weekday Minyan
Zoom Link -Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 883 0113 9619 / Passcode: 075031

10:00 am
Office Hours with Karen Isaacson
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-
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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