Challah Midrash Corner
Karen Isaacson made this week’s challah for Parshah Va-eira. This is a pivotal portion when God instructs Moses to ask Pharaoh to ‘Let my people go to worship Me’ … and describes the plagues that would ensue if Pharaoh did not comply. 
- This Week's Events -
Monday, January 3
At Your Leisure...

RSVP for the DC 2022 Spotlight: Brunch with U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky This 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, January 4
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
Wednesday, January 5
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
Thursday, January 6
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.
Friday, January 7

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.
Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 880 3271 0378 l Passcode: 785827

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 8
9:30 am
Kahal Shabbat Morning Service- Online
No In- Person Services
Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 813 2237 5514 | Passcode: 1224
Sunday, January 9
9:00 am
Weekday Minyan
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 834 4048 4441 / Passcode:1224
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.
Monday, January 10

11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
7:30 pm
Intimidation and Harassment of Jewish College Students and Faculty
Jewish college faculty and students too often face intimidation and harassment for being pro-Israel or sometimes just for being Jewish. This program will examine the challenges faced and available resources.
Ph: 312-626-6799 – Meeting ID: 854 9388 4885 | Passcode: 1224
Tuesday, January 11

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, January 12 at 6:30 pm
Soul Stitchers - Virtual Knitting Circle
Know how to knit and/or crochet? As a tribute to Nikki Zarefsky z"l, join us for an hour (on zoom) of knitting and connecting as we create shawls to warm people during services and/or healing shawls that will bring warmth to those in need in a hospital, home or other settings. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to join! Please send us an email with any questions.

Wednesday, January 12 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.

Wednesday, January 12 at 7:30 pm
Current Politics
A continuing lecture-discussion class on contemporary public issues of interest to Jews as citizens. Special attention will be given to the policy and political issues facing the Biden administration.

Monday, January 17 at 11:00 am
Walk for Warmth is Back!
Join Beth Emet’s team in support of Interfaith Action of Evanston’s third annual Walk for Warmth and help raise funds to support the Emergency Overnight Shelter and the Warming Centers. Interfaith Action has expanded its services, extending the dates for the overnight shelter and the hours for our Warming Center and we need your help to sustain these efforts. On MLK Day of Service 2022, join us in the fight against homelessness and hunger in our community. Let’s carry on Dr. King’s legacy and continue his fight for economic, social, and racial justice. Teams will meet at the Hinman entrance of the First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201 in Evanston, at 11:00 am to walk a two-mile circuit of eight of the IAE overnight shelter sites.

This is a family-friendly event and people of all ages are welcome to show their compassion by walking all or part of the route. To join Beth Emet’s team, or to donate in support of our team, click here. In keeping with Beth Emet's COVID protocols, we will be wearing masks outside as well as inside.

Contact Leslie Shulruff with any questions

Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00 pm
The Missing Hand, Book Discussion with Author Susan Van Dusen
Author and Beth Emet member Susan Van Dusen will join us for an exciting book discussion on her novel, The Missing Hand, a cozy mystery which follows the rules of no sex, no swearing, no violence, but lots of fun and fright.Copies of the book can be purchased at the Synagogue, The Book Stall in Winnetka, or ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Target.
Friday, January 21 at 11:00 am
The Mishnah: Law as Literature
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.
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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