Missed Friday's D'var Torah?
Rewatch (or catch up on) the D'var Torah by Rabbi Memis-Foler
"When Do You Share Your Jewishness, and How Do You Protect It?" from Friday, March 18.
Challah Midrash Corner
Lee and Karen studied Parshah Tzav together and felt the main takeaway was that leadership is participatory, and a balance between listening, collaborating, and action. Together they imagined a future - in challah - in new ways and shapes.
- This Week's Events -
Monday, March 21
7:00 pm
Beth Emet Annual Meeting- Zoom Only
The Annual Meeting is a time set aside each year, for our members to hear from Beth Emet's President, Treasurer, Foundation president, and clergy on the state of the congregation. Complying with our by-laws, we show accountability for finances, communicate our year's accomplishments and challenges, and share plans for our synagogue's future activities. We will also elect new officers and board members as well as show our appreciation to those who have completed their terms on the board. This year will also mark a presidential transition plus 3 officers. View the official nominating letter here.
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 898 9845 2400 | Passcode: 1224
Did You Know We Have a Meditation Every Friday Night?
Whether you appreciated it so much on Friday that you'd like to try it again, or you weren't able to make it and want to start out the week with a moment of meditation - check out this past Friday's meditation by Rabbi London
We had a blast at our Purim 5782 celebrations! Check out all of our photos!
Tuesday, March 22

11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
7:00 pm
Q and A with Israeli Consul Daniel Aschheim
This program will begin with a briefing by Israeli Consul Daniel Aschheim to give us clarity about the positions of the Israeli government. Most of the session will be devoted to an opportunity for us to ask questions and express our concerns to the Israeli government.

Daniel Aschheim, a Jerusalem native, is Consul for Public Diplomacy at the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest. He was appointed to this Chicago-based post in September of 2020. Aschheim comes to Chicago from West Africa, where he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 870 8506 5587 | Passcode: 1224
Wednesday, March 23
9:30 am
Jamberry in Person for Families with Young Children!
Join us for joyful, collaborative music-making with Nicole Jaworski and Jamberry Music! In this class, you and your little one will bond with each other and make new friends while we sing, dance, play, pretend, and experiment with instruments. Class is geared to kids 6 months to 2.5 years old, and siblings are welcome to join!

11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
7:30 pm
Dayenu Circle Meeting
Interested in helping plan Earth Day/Week activities at Beth Emet which will take place in late April? At this month’s meeting, we will be developing ideas to celebrate and protect our planet for future generations. Also, the parent group of Dayenu, a Jewish climate action group, is launching a national advocacy campaign for this spring, so come and find out more about how you can get involved.
Please RSVP to Sharon Smaller.
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 881 2413 7296 | Passcode: 1224
Thursday, March 24
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 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.
7:15 pm
*Postponed* Conversations to Nourish Our Soul
with Marci Dickman
This program has been postponed till Wednesday, April 20.
Please see more details and registration information on our calendar.
Friday, March 25
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 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
D’tazch, Adash, B’Ahav: A Key to Understanding the Plagues
with Sam Fleischacker
Do the plagues in the Exodus story have any structure, or are they just ten different ways of trying to get the Egyptians to let the Israelites go? The rabbis suggested that they do have a structure and it is the point of the d’tzach, adash, bahav section of the Haggadah. We’ll explore this theory, which was developed in an especially deep and meaningful way by Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch.
Member fee $15, or included in Friday morning package; non-member fee $25
Zoom Link- Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 865 1771 6805 | 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
In-Person and Virtual (fusion worship)
Pre-registration is not required, just come!! Just be sure to wear a mask and have your vaccination information on file. (If you haven’t already provided the details, submit all vaccination and booster information here.)
To listen to the service dial 847-869-4230 and press 7
Saturday, March 26
9:30 am
Kahal Shabbat Morning Service
Whether in person or online,climate participate in worship by signing up for an honor via the online honor form. Pre-registration is not required, just come!! Just be sure to wear a mask and have your vaccination information on file. (If you haven’t already provided the details, submit all vaccination and booster information here.)
Zoom Link- Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 813 2237 5514 | Passcode: 1224
Sunday, March 27

9:00 am
Weekday Minyan
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 834 4048 4441 | Passcode:1224
Monday, March 28

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

5:30 pm
Inclusion Committee Meeting
Join the Beth Emet Inclusion Committee as we examine our current practices and explore ways to create a culture of belonging and inclusivity for Beth Emet members of all abilities. We know that all individuals can contribute to our community.
If interested, please email Terri Michaels or call 847-691-8167
Tuesday, March 29

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-
Sabbatical: A Roadmap to Communal Equity and Eco-Sustainability with Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein
Friday, April 1 at 11:00 am
This past Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish calendar entered the sh’mita year, the once-every-seven-years biblical sabbatical. While in our contemporary Western context sabbatical is generally a personal interruption of the work cycle, for the Torah and Jewish law, it is a societal institution. We will study core biblical texts about sh’mita and some rabbinic texts, enabling us to reflect on economic and ecological justice implications we might learn for today.
Is the Book of Ruth a Feminist Work? with Rabbi Marianne Novak
Sunday, April 3 at 10:00 am 
The Book of Ruth is unique in that its narrative has two women talking with one another. Can it be considered a possible feminist book of the Torah or is there a completely different value being promoted by the text? Join Rabbi Novak for a careful read and review of this megillah to understand its place in the Jewish canon, liturgy, practice, and belief.
Soul Stitchers
Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 pm
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.

Social Action Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 pm
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.
Meeting link coming
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