Missed Friday's D'var Torah?
Rewatch (or catch up on) D'var Torah by Rabbi London, from Friday, January 21.
Challah Midrash Corner
Terri Michaels baked this week’s challah midrash for Parshah Yitro where Moses receives the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.
- This Week's Events -
Monday, January 24
At your Leisure...
Tune into the interview by Nina Kavin at Dear Evanston with Pastor Michael Nabors and Rabbi Andrea London.
Click here to view the full interview.
Tuesday, January 25
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

At your Leisure....

We're Getting There! YOU can Make the Difference in Reaching Our Goal for the Mitzvah Appeal Campaign.
The success of the campaign is for everyone to contribute, no matter the amount. Not only do we have a fundraising goal of $250,000, but it’s an opportunity to support the operations of a community and to confirm that you believe in our congregation. It takes a community to meet our goal! If you have already pledged, thank you!
If you haven't already done so, please contribute today!
"The Missing Hand" Book Discussion with Susan Van Dusen

Missed this program? Click here to watch the recording.

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Wednesday, January 26
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
7:30 pm
Emily Isaacson, member of Beth Emet and the Sunrise Movement’s Advocacy Coordinator, will be our guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of Beth Emet’s Dayenu Circle. Dayenu is a fast-growing Jewish advocacy group calling for bold climate change, and we've 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.
Zoom Link- Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 812 6586 8544 | Passcode: 1224
Thursday, January 27
10:00 am
Qigong with Netiva Caftori
There are so many moving parts in our day to day lives. Our very own Netiva Caftori, invites us to experience the healing practice of Qigong with her. Qigong is a millennia-old system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health and spirituality. Beginners are encouraged to try out this session.

11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
Our New Website: Did You Know You can Update Your Booster Information in MyBethEmet (Member Portal)?
Thank you to everyone that has already entered their updated booster information over the last week. If you have yet to enter your household’s vaccination and/or booster information, you can do so in under two minutes through our member portal by clicking this link.

Once logged in:
  • Go to "Individual Member Information" on the left sidebar
  • Choose the individual you want to provide vaccination information for
  • Click on "Contact Details" 
  • Scroll down to complete vaccination information
If you are unable to access the member portal, click on this link
Friday, January 28

9:30 am
A Close Look at Torah with Rabbi Andrea London
There are many ways to interpret Torah and its nuances of meaning that are often overlooked. We will continue our learning from last year, reading and interpreting the text of the Book of Deuteronomy line by line. New learners are always welcome.
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 880 3271 0378 l Passcode: 785827
11:00 am
The Mishnah: Law as Literature with Professor Barry Scott Wimpfheimer
The Mishnah, the second century book that is the basis for the Talmud, seems simple. A well organized code of law, it structures Jewish ideas for subsequent Talmudic conversations. But there is more to the Mishnah than meets the eye. In this two-part class we will discuss how the Mishnah complicates our understanding of the nature of law and asks us to examine our expectations when reading what we consider to be good literature. This class is dedicated to the memory of Dan Cedarbaum, z”l.
Zoom Link Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 884 1432 7090 | Passcode: 1224

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

6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Service- Online
No In-Person Services
Welcome Shabbat online!
Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 963 006 6598 | Passcode: 1224
Saturday, January 29
9:30 am
Kahal Shabbat Morning Service- Online
No In- Person Services
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 813 2237 5514 | Passcode: 1224
Sunday, January 30
9:00 am
Weekday Minyan
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 834 4048 4441 / Passcode:1224

10:00 am
Office Hours with Karen Isaacson
Monday, January 31
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
Tuesday, February 1

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-
Wednesday, February 2 at 7:00 pm
Social Action Committee Meeting
Whether a first timer or a seasoned regular, hear updates and learn how you can become involved with supporting Afghan refugees, providing food, shelter and other provisions for homeless and/or hungry individuals (we have several paths from which to choose), addressing Climate Change and so much more.

Sunday, February 6 at 10:00 am
Abayudaya: Music, Judaism, and Community in Uganda
Music is central to the Abayudaya, a Jewish community in eastern Uganda, and unites the different synagogues there as it allows them to express their unique voices. Musicologist Amanda Ruppenthal Stein, Ph.D. will offer us a glimpse of the importance of music in ritual and daily life for this flourishing part of klal Yisrael. She will share studio and field recordings, including Psalm singing in Luganda, the Bantu language spoken in the African Great Lakes region; it is the core repertoire of the Abayudaya liturgy. 
BE Connected provides great ways in which to engage with our community, try something new, and connect at a time in which it is easier to do so by logging on virtualy from the comfort of our own homes, especially nice during these cold months! 

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