Special High Holy Days Double
BE Connected Edition
While we cannot be together physically, the importance of community and staying connected is more important than ever. 
Mon
September 14
7:30 p.m.
Demystifying your tax return with Adam Stock  
Deductions, and credits, and QBI, oh my!?! Have you ever looked through your tax return to understand what it all means? Does your tax return seem to possess strange powers of unintelligibility? Join Adam Stock for an informative, fun, interactive session.
Phone: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 856 0788 1216
Tues
September 15
10:30 a.m.
Challenges & Achievements of Reform Judaism in Israel - a Discussion with Rabbi Gilad Kariv
Rabbi Kariv is President of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), the umbrella organization of all Reform synagogues, communities and institutions in Israel. Join us for an update and discussion of the continuing growth of Israel’s Reform Movement. From Jerusalem, Rabbi Kariv will discuss the increased number of Reform congregations and the Movement’s higher visibility, even as many challenges are being addressed by IMPJ.
Phone: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 832 6931 8475

11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
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
September 16
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
6:00 p.m.
Shofar Workshop
Come prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at our Shofar Workshop. Open to the very young and young-at-heart, we will be learning about the ritual of the Sounding of the Shofar, featuring several of our in-house Shofar blowers. Don't have your own Shofar? Just bring your positive attitude (or even a kazoo)! Email Ben to Pre-Register. Zoom Link will be sent upon registration.
At your Leisure....
Make your Sacred Space at Home- Mikdash Me'at
With only two more days until Rosh Hashanah, tonight is the perfect time to rewatch this event. Rabbi Toby Manewith takes us through the preparation for our hearts, minds, and spaces as we enter the High Holy Days. Click here to watch now.
Thurs
September 17



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

Invite Your Friends and Family!
All are invited to join Beth Emet for this High Holy Days this year.  Rather than charging, we are asking guests to register and if they are so inclined, make a donation to support the High Holy Days.  Pass along the registration link to anyone who you think would be interested or share this promotional video to spread the word!
Home For The Holidays: A Family Elul- Final Week
In this last week of our Elul program to prepare our homes to be a sanctuaries, Marilyn Price, shares a story about the power of regretting our actions and apologizing for maintaining friendships.
A Ritual for Growth and Renewal: Final Week
This week we work on resolution, the fourth step of T’shuvah--turning in repentance. Rabbinical Student, Sara Blumenthal helps us reflect on this final step. She asks these questions for us to contemplate in the coming week:  As we enter this final week of Elul, I invite you to think about a tikkun (correction, adjustment, or slight modification) that you want to make during this season of T’shuvah, in yourself, your relationships with others, the earth, or God. What needs healing and how can your T’shuvah this year be a source of that healing?
Fri
September 18
Erev Rosh Hashanah
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

5:30 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah Open Community Greeting and Candle Lighting
Welcome Rosh Hashanah with the Klei Kodesh (clergy & senior staff) and the community as we light candles together and wish each other a L’shanah Tovah (Happy New Year). 
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 258 416 4814
Password: 1224

6:00 p.m.
Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
For those who have registered, High Holy Day Access Information is available via the High Holy Day Guide (in the mail) and will be sent to you via email.

7:15 p.m.
Themed Festive "Dinners"
With the magic of Zoom anyone can come together and share a festive dinner. Expand your circle (or square as the case may be) and sign up today to be with friends, new and old, as part of your holiday celebrations. If you registered, details will be emailed to you on Thursday September 17. Please email Marti Netler to sign up.
Sat
September 19
Rosh Hashanah
For those who have registered, High Holy Day Access Information is available via the High Holy Day Guide (in the mail) and will be sent to you via email.

9:00 a.m.
Chavurah Service

9:00 a.m.
Traditional Reform Service

9:00 a.m.
Shofar Service for both Chavurah and Traditional Reform

2:30 p.m.
Services for Families with Children Kindergarten and Younger
Phone: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 475 996 0658
Password: 1224

2:30 p.m.
Services for Families with Children in Grades 1-3
Phone: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 258 416 4814
Password: 1224

2:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Tashlich in the Park (in person)
Tashlich is an act of T’shuva that offers a way to express our desire to be free from sin and our hope that we will be forgiven for misdeeds. It is customary to perform this ritual at a natural body of water, and often people throw pieces of bread to represent sins. Location information will be sent on Thursday, September 17, via email to those who have registered and will also be listed on the High Holy Day Access web page. If you haven't yet registered or have questions, reach us here.

2:30 p.m.
Teen Tashlich (in person)
In addition to a ritual for all congregants, BESSY (Beth Emet Senior Synagogue Youth) will be hosting a special Teen Tashlich for all high schoolers on Dempster and Lake Shore Blvd. RSVP is required, please e-mail Maia.
Sun
September 20
Second Day
Rosh Hashanah
10:00 a.m.
Second Day Rosh Hashanah Services
Phone: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 963 006 6598
Passcode: 1224

1:00- 3:00 p.m.-
Young Family Rosh Hashanah Delicious Drive-thru & Food Drive Drop-off
(in person, advance registration required)
Young Family Rosh Hashanah Drive-thru and Food Donation Drop-off at the Beth Emet parking lot. Everyone is invited to sign up to stop by the Beth Emet parking lot to greet our clergy, enjoy some safe activities with your family. Details and sign up hereI
2:00–5:00 p.m.
Shofar Live! In Person
Various locations
Location information will be sent on Thursday, September 17, via email to those who have registered and will also be listed on the High Holy Day Access web page. If you haven't yet registered or have questions, reach us here.

4:00-7:00 p.m.
High Holy Day Food Drive Drop-Off in the Beth Emet Parking Lot
Find all of the details and requested items for donation on our EmetMail webpage.
Mon
September 21
11:30 a.m.
Daily Meditation
Click here to join the meditation room from Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

4:00-7:00 p.m.
High Holy Day Food Drive Drop-Off in the Beth Emet Parking Lot
Find all of the details and requested items for donation on our EmetMail webpage.
Friday
September 25
Shabbat Shuvah
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

6:30 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 853 5684 6772
Saturday
September 26
Shabbat Shuvah
9:30 a.m.
Kahal Shabbat Morning Service
*Note the new Zoom Link*
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 813 2237 5514*

3:30 p.m.
Baking a Difference:  Beth Emet Families Bake Honey Cakes for the Holy Days
Please join us on Zoom to bake honey cakes on Saturday, September 26 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Families will bake together in small groups in Zoom breakout rooms. Cakes can be baked and shared with your own family and/or with the Beth Emet Soup Kitchen, to be served the following Wednesday.  Please click here for more information and to RSVP by Wed, Sept 23.
Sunday
September 27
Erev Yom Kippur
10:00 a.m.
Office Hours with Karen Isaacson, President

6:15 p.m.
Donning of the Tallit
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 258 416 4814
Password: 1224

6:45 p.m.
Kol Nidre Services
For those who have registered, High Holy Day Access Information is available via the High Holy Day Guide (in the mail) and will be sent to you via email.
Monday
September 28
Yom Kippur
For those who have registered, High Holy Day Access Information is available via the High Holy Day Guide (in the mail) and will be sent to you via email.

9:00 a.m.
Chavurah Service

9:00 a.m.
Adult Study with Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 921 150 5653
Password: 1224

10:00 a.m.
Traditional Reform Service

1:00 p.m.
Yizkor Service

1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Service

1:00 p.m.
Healing Service

1:00 p.m.
BESSY Hangout
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 921 150 5653
Password: 1224

2:30 p.m.
Services for Families- Kindergarten and Younger
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 475 996 0658
Password: 1224

2:30 p.m.
Services for Families- Grades 1-3
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 258 416 4814
Password: 1224

3:30 p.m.
Adult Study with Rabbi Andrea London and Rabbi Joseph Edelheit
Rabbi Joseph Edelheit will be teaching with Rabbi London during the afternoon on Yom Kippur. This is a particularly special treat, as Rabbi Joseph Edelheit was Rabbi London's mentor and former colleague when she worked at Temple Israel in Minneapolis. Rabbi Joseph Edelheit, Professor Emeritus of Religious and Jewish Studies at St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN), lives in Rio De Janeiro. He was selected by the Divinity School of the University of Chicago as Alumnus of the Year 2021. His most recent book, "What am I missing? Questions about Being Human", was published in February 2020 and focuses on the difficult life lesson that we are all missing something in our lives. We welcome him back to the Chicago area, as he was the Senior Rabbi at Emanuel Congregation from 1984-1992.
Phone: 312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 921 150 5653
Password: 1224

5:30 p.m.
Neilah (concluding) Service
For those who have registered, High Holy Day Access Information is available via the High Holy Day Guide (in the mail) and will be sent to you via email.

7:00 p.m.
Virtual Break Fast with Friends
Zoom information will be sent after Rosh Hashanah, via email to those who have registered and will also be listed on the High Holy Day Access web page. If you haven't yet registered or have questions, reach us here.
Events or links may change on occasion - check out the calendar on the homepage of bethemet.org for the most up to date information!
- 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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