Mon
November 15
Missed Friday's
D'var Torah?
Rewatch (or catch up on) our D'var Torah by Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler and members of the Sifrei Torah Task Force, from this past Friday, November 12. We had the privilege of dedicating a new mantle for our Czech Memorial Trust Torah Scroll, which survived the Holocaust. 
Challah Midrash Corner
Jane Weintraub created a real work of art for Parshah Vayetzei showing Jacob’s life - including his dream of angels ascending a ladder, his travels from Luz and Harran, the well where Jacob first sees and falls in love with Rachel, his love triangle where he’s tricked into marrying Leah, and the 13 children that Jacob had: 12 boys (blue) and Dina (pink)!
Please Note: Due to Thanksgiving, we will not be sending out BE Connected on Monday, November 22. Look out for an EmetMail instead, and we look forward to popping into your inbox on November 29.
Happy Thanksgiving from the BE Connected Family!
Drop Off/Exchange your Tzedakah Box!
Monday, November 15 - Friday, November 19
Drop your tzedakah boxes off just inside the west-side entrance of the building off the parking lot. Please bring your tzedakah box to Shlomit Hoch in the office or take a new box available in the west entrance area. Note that the Lucite tzedakah boxes are located by the west entrance area and the Temple Menorah Lobby, just beyond the main lobby, by the school wing. You may also use the slot at the sanctuary entrance to deposit donations. For more information about the Tzedakah Grant program, please view our Tzedakah page or contact committee chair, Barry Isaacson by email or by phone at 847-624-6434.
Tues
November 16
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

7:30 pm- Cancelled
Current Politics with David Zarefsky
Current politics will not meet on Tuesday, November 16. We apologize for any inconvenience. We do hope to see you on December 8 for Not So Current Politics: Amerca's Most Famous Political Debates- Revisitng Lincoln and Douglas.
Wed
November 17
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
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7:00 pm 
Learning From One Another: Let's Talk About Reparations
Whether you are in favor of, against or undecided about national reparations legislation, this is your opportunity to deepen your understanding. Join us to share your thoughts, concerns, questions and feelings so we can all learn from each other.
This program will include small group discussions in breakout rooms. Each breakout room will have one topic which will be randomly assigned using the ten specific reparations points of the National African Americans Reparations Commission’s plan for national reparations. A moderator will give a short summary of some key points for the assigned topic, followed by open discussion so everyone can consider other congregants’ views. We will then come back together to hear a short summary of key points discussed. Let’s see where the conversation takes us.
Click here to read the Social Action reparations group’s executive summary regarding reparations.
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 897 3021 9215 | Passcode: 1224
Thurs
November 18
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
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At your Leisure...
Last Chance- Fill out our High Holy Day Survey
We are now safely past all of the 5782 High Holy Days! We are looking for your feedback on what you thought worked and what we might do better for both in-person and remote participation. Please fill out this brief survey. Your feedback is very much appreciated by (today), November 18.

Mark your Calendars for our Virtual Chanukah Candle Lighting
November 28 - December5
Celebrate Chanukah as a community by joining on zoom each night at 6:30 pm for candlelighting, led by our members.

Support this Year's Mitzvah Appeal Campaign
Each year at this time, we make a very important request that allows our community to renew our support to continue to be a vibrant congregation which offers each of us opportunities to bring more justice, compassion, and light to the world around us.
Like most synagogues, our annual membership commitment and fees cannot fully fund our annual operating costs. So, we are asking for your support of the Mitzvah Appeal campaign. Our goal this year is $250,000, which is about 10% of our operating budget. No gift to Beth Emet is too big or too small.
In recognition of your pledge, we invite you to attend one or more of our exciting Mitzvah Appeal Events including an evening with Ronnie Rice and brunch with U.S. Representative Jan Schakowksy. Click here to pledge and learn more.
Fri
November 19
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. Texts will be provided.
No fee for members, non-member fee $100
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 880 3271 0378 | Passcode: 785827

11:30 am
Daily Meditation
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6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Kabbalat Shabbat services will take place both online and in person for those who are fully vaccinated. Advanced registration is encouraged but not required for those who have already submitted vax information. If you have not yet shared the date of your vaccinations and signed the Brit (Covenant of Responsibility), please complete the online form before coming for services.
For Audio only, call 847-869-4230 and press 7
Sat
November 20
9:30 am
Kahal Shabbat Morning Service
Shabbat Morning services will be on zoom as well as in person for those who are fully vaccinated. Advanced registration is encouraged but not required for those who have already submitted vax information.
If you have not yet shared the date of your vaccinations and signed the Brit (Covenant of Responsibility), please complete the online form before coming for services.
Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 813 2237 5514 | Passcode: 1224

10:30 am
Eliana Philippe's Kabbalat Mitzvah
Mazal Tov to the Philippe family!
Sun
November 21
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
Mon
November 22

Please note: Beth Emet Offices will be closed this week due to Thanksgiving.
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
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Tues
November 23

Please note: Beth Emet Offices will be closed this week due to Thanksgiving.
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
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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, November 26 at 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. Texts will be provided.
No fee for members, non-member fee $100

Friday, November 26 at 6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services Babayit- Shabbat At Home
No In-Person Worship
After Thanksgiving, we have decided to have a zoom only Kabbalat Shabbat service the following day. We'll gather this evening on zoom for a lovely service and have an opportunity to see each others faces and screens. We will NOT be in the sanctuary this evening.
Sunday, November 28 - December 5 at 6:30 pm
Virtual Chanukah Candle Lighting: Save The Date
Celebrate Chanukah as a community by joining on zoom each night at 6:30 pm for candlelighting, led by our members. In this time of rededication come learn how we can each rededicate ourselves through the lens of Beit T'filah, Beit Sefer, Beit Knesset, Beit Tzedek, and Beit Chesed.
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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