Mon
November 8
Missed Friday's
D'var Torah?
Rewatch (or catch up on) our guest D'var Torah by Haftam Yizthak, from this past Friday, November 5. Haftam Yizthak spoke about Sigd: A celebration of Ethiopian Jewish Culture and Tradition. 
Challah Midrash Corner
Karen Isaacson baked this week’s challah midrash for Parshah Tol’dot which describes the family tree of the children of Isaac and Rebecca, the twins Esau and Jacob, the deception around birthright, and their offspring.
7:00 pm
Tropical Zion: Jewish Settlements in the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean with Dara E. Goldman- Part 2
Learn about the Jewish populations of the Spanish speaking Caribbean. In the first session we will discuss the origins and development of Jewish communities in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and how they compare to other Caribbean Jewish populations. The second session will focus on the Jewish settlement in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, drawing upon some of the fictional and archival materials from the original settlers, their descendants, and historians who have studied the settlement.
No fee for members; $10 each session for non-members
Zoom Link  -Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 851 8455 2019 l Passcode: 1224
Tues
November 9
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

6:30 pm
Ellen V. & Philip L. Glass Holocaust Commemorative Series: Kristallnacht Commemoration
*A Program by the Illinois Holocaust Museum*
On the evening of November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a horrific assault of devastating pogroms that marked the beginning of the Holocaust and would eventually become known as Kristallnacht – the “Night of Broken Glass.” Join us as we commemorate the 83rd anniversary of the “Night of Broken Glass” with a program of remembrance and reflection. 

At your Leisure...
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 before Thursday, November 18

Support the Freedom to Vote Act with the Religious Action Center
Join with other Reform Jews both at Beth Emet and across our country who are taking part in a national effort to support passage of voting rights legislation. The Religious Action Center (RAC) of Reform Judaism is calling on individuals, communities, and congregations to commit to joining our call-in week November 8th-11th to call on the Senate and President Biden to reform the outdated filibuster and swiftly pass the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Beth Emet has committed to 20 calls. Be part of our double moral minyan. If you have questions, share them with Judy Caplan.
Wed
November 10
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

6:00 pm
Inclusion Committee Meeting-Interested in Being Inclusive?
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) or email Marci Dickman
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.
7:30 pm
OneVoice International with Ezzeldeen Masri
We are so excited to be bringing OneVoice International to Beth Emet! This organization of Israelis and Palestinians — with active members in the U.S. and Europe — seeks a truly negotiated resolution of the Conflict for a just and lasting peace for Israel and Palestine within their own communities. It provides programs to reduce hate, polarization, and racism. We will hear about issues for a two-state solution and growing up in Gaza. No fee. Last minute RSVPs are welcome.
Zoom Link  - Ph: 312-626-6799 -Meeting ID: 894 2136 1360 l Passcode: 1224
Thurs
November 11
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

7:30 pm
Kahal Town Hall
We are excited to convene a virtual Kahal "Town Hall". The town hall will be an opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas on Kahal and how we can enhance the worship and communal experience in our hybrid environment.
Fri
November 12
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

11:00 am
Rabbinic Inferno: Hell in Classical Judaism with Dov Weiss
The leading rabbis of American Reform Judaism declared in the 1885 Pittsburgh Platform that “we reject as ideas not rooted in Judaism, the belief … [in] Gehenna (Hell).” Arguing that this claim misrepresents the history of Judaism, this two-part class will examine ancient Jewish discourse about Gehenna to unearth the distinctive values, aesthetics, fantasies, and hopes found within classical Jewish culture. Without such an analysis, one’s understanding of Judaism remains incomplete.
Member fee $25, or included in Friday morning package; non-member fee $35
Zoom Link - Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 853 8717 8252 | 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 with Dedication of the New Mantle for the Czechoslovakia Torah
On Tuesday, November 9 we mark Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, in which violent acts of antisemitism took place in Nazi Germany and surrounding regions occupied by German troops. In commemoration of this anniversary, we will be dedicating a new mantle designed by Beth Emet's own Jerri Zbiral with the assistance of Alan Teller and Peter Sis and donated by Sharon and David Kessler in memory of David's parents.

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 13
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

Mazal Tov to Cameron and Ryan on their Kabbalat Mitzvah!
Sun
November 14
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 15
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
Tues
November 16
11:30 am
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

7:30 pm
Current Politics with David Zarefsky
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.
No fee for members; non-member fee $10
Zoom Link -Ph: 312-626-6799 - Meeting ID: 898 8073 2872 l Passcode: 1224

David Zarefsky is the Owen L. Coon Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, specializing in argumentation and the analysis and criticism of American political discourse. He is a former president of the National Communication Association, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the Central States Communication Association. In 2012 he received the Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award from the National Communication Association. David is a past president of Beth Emet.
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, November 17 at 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.
Friday, November 19 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
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.
 
We look forward to seeing you very soon.
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