Creating Beth Emet Community Together

Tuesday, May 31 | 1 Sivan 5782
Highlights
*Due to an uptick in Covid infections, we have updated our plans to honor Rabbi Memis-Foler*
Services will now begin at 6:30 pm and take place in the Sanctuary and on LiveControl. We will then move outside at 8:00 pm for some refreshments and to express our gratitude to Rabbi Memis-Foler. We invite you to attend the part(s) of the celebration that feel most comfortable to you.

Guest D'var Torah: Rabbi Mary Zamore
Friday, June 3 | 6:30 pm | In-Person and Virtual on LiveControl
8:00 pm: Outdoor Sweet Treats and Tribute Honoring Rabbi Memis-Foler
Show your appreciation of Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler during services and after the service, outdoors, for Sweet Treats and Tributes held in her honor. In addition to a song from The Players, the service will include a D'var Torah offered by Rabbi Memis-Foler’s dear friend and colleague, Rabbi Mary Zamore, Executive Director of the Women’s Rabbinic Network.

The evening will be sponsored, in part, by The Rabbi Karl and Eve Weiner Fund.
Mazal Tov To Our 2022 Kabbalat Torah Graduates
Evan Berger
Parents: Rich and Gabrielle Berger

Benecio Caro
Parent: Kerah Sandler

Justin Davis
Parents: Caryn Etkin and Kevin Davis

Daryn Kaplan
Parents: Peter and Jessica Kaplan
Aden Rabinowitz
Parent: Liz Coustan

Eli Salomon
Parent: Adam and Jackie Salamon

Andrew Bartol
Parents: Sheryl and Stopher Bartol

Maddie Caro
Parents: Mark Caro and Mary Dixon
Don't miss next week's EmetMail which celebrates our 2022 graduates and you can read the D'vrei Torah of our Kabbalat Torah graduates from this past Shabbat.
Have a Graduate This Year? Share the News!
Next week, we'll be sharing the names of all of our 2022 graduates. Please fill in a few details (by Friday, June 3) so we can all wish you and your family a Mazal Tov!
BE Connected
Weekly Calendar
Wednesday, June 1
7:00 pm | Virtual on Zoom
Whether a first-timer or a seasoned regular, join for the last social action meeting of the year. At 8:00 pm there will be an update on the work Beth Emet is doing around reparations and our own teshuva campaign.
Thursday, June 2

10:00 am | Virtual on Zoom
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.
Friday, June 3
9:30 am | Virtual on Zoom
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.

6:30 pm | In-Person and Virtual on LiveControl
8:00 pm: Outdoor Sweet Treats and Tribute Honoring Rabbi Memis-Foler
Show your appreciation of Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler during services and after the service, outdoors, for Sweet Treats and Tributes held in her honor. In addition to a song from The Players, the service will include a D'var Torah offered by Rabbi Mary Zamore, Executive Director of the Women’s Rabbinic Network.
Saturday, June 4
Erev Shavuot

9:30 am | In-Person and Virtual on Zoom
7:30 pm | Virtual on Zoom
Celebrate the Shavuot holiday together, on Zoom. Please note this will be a short service.
Sunday, June 5
Shavuot

10:00 am | In-Person and Virtual on Zoom
In-Person Dairy Brunch with Learning to Follow Services
Come worship, eat and then study about revelations on Mount Sinai and what does it mean in this day and age. Register for brunch to let us know you are coming (and we can plan accordingly).
Monday, June 6
5:00 pm | Virtual on Zoom
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.
Tuesday, June 7
7:30 pm | Virtual on Zoom
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.
In The BE Family
Mazal Tov to Joe Bricker!
Son of Ross Bricker & Nina Vinik
Very exciting news to share! Joe recently won the audition for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Timpani/Percussion at the start of the 2022-23 season. Prior to joining the CSO, Joe was the percussion fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2019-2022. In addition to the Cincinnati and Civic orchestras, he has performed with the Chicago, National, Dallas, Houston, and New World symphonies, the Metropolitan Opera, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet and several others. In the summers, he has held fellowships with the Verbier, Tanglewood, Pacific (Japan), and Aspen Music Festivals. He received his Master of Music from DePaul University, studying with Cynthia Yeh, and his Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School, studying with Greg Zuber. He has also studied with Patricia Dash. 
We Want to Hear From You!
Whether it's good news to share or you would like to be featured or know someone who should be featured "In The BE Family," let us know or contact Bekki Kaplan
BE Involved
Volunteer Opportunities

Seeking Volunteers in the Office
Come be a friendly face in the office a few hours a week or even just for an afternoon. And of course, if you know anyone looking for full-time employment, we are seeking two talented executive assistants.
Reach out to Geoff Prass.

Sign Up for Challah Midrash
We’ve had a challah midrash each week since the start of 5781! Please email Karen Isaacson if you are interested in participating or have any questions!
Congregational Announcements
The Tzedakah Committee Awards Three Non-Profits This Fall!
The Tzedakah Committee awards grants to deserving non-profit organizations that best exemplify Beth Emet’s social justice core values of righteousness and justice; love of one’s neighbors and for the stranger; compassion; kindness; and, hospitality. This fall, the committee awarded three $500 grants to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, Books and Breakfast, and Literacy Works. See below to learn more about the YWCA funded project! The other two organizations will be highlighted in subsequent issues.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore- Supporting A New Series of Anti-Racism Training Sessions
The Tzedakah Committee's grant will fund five $100 scholarships for a new series of anti-racism training sessions for YMCA's Equity Institute facilitators and outside diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioners. The training will support facilitators' capacity to address racism and white supremacy in their organizations and communities.
Redlining Evanston Exhibit at Beth Emet
On display through June 4
Learn more about redlining in Evanston and the history of how it segregated the community. The exhibit offers a deeper explanation on how redlining impacted the North Shore suburbs. To learn more and get involved with Beth Emet’s reparations work, contact Bekki Kaplan.
Upcoming Programs
Monday, June 13 | 12:00 pm | In Person at Fountain Square
Speakers include clergy, elected officials, and representatives from the Reparations Stakeholders Authority of Evanston
1601 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Community News
Sunday, June 12 | 9:00 am- 4:00 pm | In-Person or Virtual
"It's Tough Enough"; Adolescent Mental Health in our Changing World.
This conference is for teens 14-18, community members, and mental health professionals.
Sunday, June 12 | 11:00 - 6:00 pm
The Festival is Back: Joins Us in the Park! Save The Date!
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