While we cannot be together physically, the importance of community and staying connected is more important than ever. 
Mon
October 12
Indigenous People's Day
At your Leisure......
Register to Vote
"We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now." Spoken at the 1963 March on Washington, these words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. seem every bit as relevant today as we confront the upcoming election. Your Beth Emet Civic Engagement Team is committed to making our synagogue a 100% Voting Congregation. Check out this Step by step Guide to ensure you are ready to vote.
Please fill out this Commitment Card. Please send the Team an email with any voting questions you might have.
Tues
October 13
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
7:15 p.m.
Hebrew 2
with Nancy Fink
*New Session Starting*
For learners seeking more meaningful participation at services. Improve Hebrew reading fluency while exploring the Shabbat morning worship service and its individual prayers. 
Class is taught by Beth Emet member Nancy Fink, who has worked in Beth Emet’s school community since 1983 as a teacher, mentor, and administrator. She is currently the Assistant Principal of Beit Sefer, the K-6 school.  
Member fee $200; non-member fee $250 (five-student minimum for this class)
Phone: 312-626-6799  
Meeting ID: 860 1290 4729
Passcode: 738609
7:30 p.m.
Orot Live Zoom Meditation
In times of chaos, we can all try to cultivate a consciousness of more kindness, more generosity, more compassion, more calm, so we can bring these attributes, these middot into the world through our actions. Join Orot Center for Jewish Learning for these Tuesday evening meditations and sits.
Wed
October 14
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
6:00 p.m.
Notorious RBG:
The Life and Times of
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 
An Illinois Holocaust Museum virtual tour, moderated by docent, Jack Levie
Based on the New York Times bestselling book and Tumblr page of the same name, this is the first-ever museum exhibition focused solely on this judicial icon. The exhibit is a vibrant exploration of Justice Ginsburg’s life and her numerous, often simultaneous roles as a student, wife, mother, lawyer, judge, women’s rights pioneer, and Internet phenomenon. 
Presented by Beth Emet member Jack Levie, the son of two German Holocaust survivors. He has been a docent at the Holocaust museum for three years.
$10 fee
Thurs
October 15



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

At your Leisure...
Check out all of the Adult Education opportunities available through January 2021.
Fri
October 16
9:30 a.m.
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 Numbers line by line. New learners are always welcome. Texts will be provided.
No fee for members, non-member fee $100
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 880 3271 0378 
Passcode: 785827
10:45 a.m.
The Book of Joshua: Controversy for Modern Israel with Rachel Havrelock
The book of Joshua opens complicated issues such as homeland, invasion, and the co-habitation of different groups of people in the land of Israel. We will study how it has been interpreted in modern Israel, while comparing its distinct, even contradictory, halves.
Class presented by Rachel Haverlock, professor of Jewish Studies and English at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Member fee $35 or included in Friday package; non-member fee $40
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 836 8072 0593
Passcode: 851237

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

6:00 p.m.
Z’Oneg
Bring your own beverage, cheese and crackers and schmooze before services start. 
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 853 5684 6772
Passcode: 1224

6:30 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 853 5684 6772
Passcode: 1224
Sat
October 17
9:30 a.m.
Kahal Shabbat Morning Service
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 813 2237 5514
Passcode: 1224
Sun
October 18
9:00 a.m.
Weekday Minyan
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 883 0113 9619
Passcode: 075031
10:00 a.m.
Office Hours with Karen Isaacson, President
10:15 a.m.
Hebrew 1
with Bluma Stoller
*New Session Starting*
For learners with no or limited Hebrew language background. Master the Hebrew alphabet to read and understand Hebrew words and phrases in the prayer book and modern usage; connect Hebrew language with Jewish life, ritual, tradition, and Israel
This class is taught by Beth Emet member Bluma Stoller, a graduate of Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She was the North American Director of Academic Affairs for Tel Aviv University and was the recipient of Hillel International's Exemplar of Excellence Award for her commitment to social justice and tikkun olam.
Member fee $200; non-member fee $250 - click to register
11:30 a.m.
Hebrew 3
with Dorit Flatt
*New session starting*
For learners able to sound out and print Hebrew words. Explore the grammar and vocabulary of modern Hebrew through a variety of reading, writing, and speaking activities.
Class is taught by Dorit Flatt, who is a daughter of Holocaust survivors and grew up in Tel-Aviv, Israel. After completing her IDF service in the paratrooper unit, she studied elementary education at Seminar Levinsky in Tel-Aviv. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and taught Hebrew language, literature, and religious studies in Michigan for twenty-five years.
Member fee $200; non-member fee $250 - click to register
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 854 7832 7742
Passcode: 870836
Mon
October 19
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

At your Leisure......
Prepare for next week's
Movie with Mark - Dave (1993)
Time for one more political comedy before the election. This crowd-pleaser, directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Stripes), stars Kevin Kline as an everyday guy who impersonates the president on the side until he’s called upon to stand in for him in real life after the president becomes incapacitated. Co-starring Sigourney Weaver as the First Lady who likes the changes in her husband. Does this situation resonate today? Let’s find out together.

Register to Vote!
"We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now." Spoken at the 1963 March on Washington, these words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. seem every bit as relevant today as we confront the upcoming election. Your Beth Emet Civic Engagement Team is committed to making our synagogue a 100% Voting Congregation. Check out this Step by step Guide to ensure you are ready to vote. Please fill out this Commitment Card. Please send the Team an email with any voting questions you might have.
Tues
October 20
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
7:30 PM
Israeli Music Live: Connecting With Israel through Music with Josh Shron Part One
Here is a different view of Israel — its thriving and diverse music scene. Hear why you should be listening to Israeli music, even if you're not fluent in Hebrew. Our presenter will demonstrate and discuss Israeli music to answer these questions: How can music help us strengthen our connection to Israel? How does music bring Israelis together in times of joy and tragedy? How does music deal with Israel’s political problems?
No fee
Phone: 312-626-6799  
Meeting ID: 897 3021 1250 
Passcode: 344577
7:15 p.m.
Hebrew 2
with Nancy Fink
*Last Chance to Join this class*
For learners seeking more meaningful participation at services. Improve Hebrew reading fluency while exploring the Shabbat morning worship service and its individual prayers. 
Class is taught by Beth Emet member Nancy Fink, who has worked in Beth Emet’s school community since 1983 as a teacher, mentor, and administrator. She is currently the Assistant Principal of Beit Sefer, the K-6 school.  
Member fee $200; non-member fee $250
Phone: 312-626-6799  
Meeting ID: 860 1290 4729
Passcode: 738609

7:30 p.m.
Orot Live Zoom Meditation
In times of chaos, we can all try to cultivate a consciousness of more kindness, more generosity, more compassion, more calm, so we can bring these attributes, these middot into the world through our actions. Join Orot Center for Jewish Learning for these Tuesday evening meditations and sits.
Events or links may change on occasion - check out the calendar on the homepage of bethemet.org for the most up to date information!
-Help Wanted-
Do you have a special skill that you'd like to share with our community?
We're planning lots of great programs in the fall and are looking for volunteers who have the following skills and/or interests:
  1. Home Organizing
  2. Baking/Cooking Demonstrations
  3. Family Art Projects
- Coming Soon-
Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Jews and Woman’s Suffrage with Rabbi Amy L. Memis- Foler
This August marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. What role did Jews play in making this happen? We will look back at some of the primary Jewish personalities, and other interesting stories that paved the path for women's suffrage.
Sundays, October 25- December 6 at 1:00 p.m.
Wise Aging — Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit with Clark Ellithorpe, Sue Nadel, and Jane Weintraub
This Jewish, spiritual approach to aging reframes what it means to grow older in our society. We will explore together a later adulthood that allows us to more fully appreciate our lives as a gift of time, and to acknowledge this time as all the more precious because it is limited. Wise Aging is about facing the challenges of this period in our lives and examining our thinking and doing — turning the notion of decline into opportunity. Each class includes text study and discussion, mindfulness meditation, gentle movement, traditional religious practices, and tikkun middot — the cultivation of spiritual qualities. For those over sixty. No fee Please do register in advance.

Monday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Movie with Mark - Dave (1993)
Time for one more political comedy before the election. This crowd-pleaser, directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Stripes), stars Kevin Kline as an everyday guy who impersonates the president on the side until he’s called upon to stand in for him in real life after the president becomes incapacitated. Co-starring Sigourney Weaver as the First Lady who likes the changes in her husband. Does this situation resonate today? Let’s find out together.
Zoom Link | Meeting | ID: 868 6526 1585 |Passcode: 1224 | 312-626-6799
Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 PM
Israeli Music Live: Connecting With Israel through Music with
Josh Shron Part Two
Here is a different view of Israel — its thriving and diverse music scene. Hear why you should be listening to Israeli music, even if you're not fluent in Hebrew. Our presenter will demonstrate and discuss Israeli music to answer these questions: How can music help us strengthen our connection to Israel? How does music bring Israelis together in times of joy and tragedy? How does music deal with Israel’s political problems?
No fee
Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Current Politics with David Zarefsky
A continuing lecture-discussion class on contemporary public issues of interest to Jews as citizens. We will focus primarily on United States national and international policy related to economic, diplomatic, and military issues, including relations with Israel and other nations. Special attention will be given to the 2020 United States Presidential election. The content of each session will be responsive to latest developments.
- Additional Ideas & Resources -
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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