Wednesday, June 12 | 9 Sivan 5779

It is my honor and pleasure to take this opportunity to offer words of gratitude to my colleague and friend, Cantorial Soloist Shawna Rosen, for her service to Temple Judea Mizpah and Beth Emet. Under her guidance and leadership, much was accomplished in her four years of service. How fortunate we were that she shared her beautiful voice, love of music and spirit of our Jewish heritage with us. Shawna increased the beauty of our worship services and special events with her voice and presence. Her involvement with the choirs to further enhance the music of the congregation was especially meaningful to many of our members. Shawna’s final Shabbat service with us will be on Friday, June 21 at 6:30 pm.

We are so grateful for her hard work, commitment, and creativity. Please join us in thanking her for her amazing efforts and wonderful initiatives that she nurtured so diligently.

Marla Topp
Coming Up at Beth Emet
Wednesday, June 12

Thursday, June 13

Saturday, June 15
9:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat and Kiddush

Friday, June 21
6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Honoring Cantorial Soloist, Shawna Rosen, with a D'var Torah by Max Antman

Sunday, June 30
11:00 a.m. Beth Emet Marches in the Chicago Pride Parade
Upcoming Shabbat Services
Tot Shabbat
Saturday, June 15 at 9:00 a.m.
This lively 30-minute service is geared toward children under five years old and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Together we sing, dance with the Torahs, and enjoy a story from the rabbi's.

Kabbalat Shabbat Honoring Cantorial Soloist, Shawna Rosen, with a D'var Torah by Max Antman
Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. (5:45 p.m. Oneg Shabbat)
At this special service we will express gratitude for Cantorial Soloist Shawna Rosen for her hard work, commitment, and creativity in music. Congregant Max Antman will also deliver the D'var Torah and he will be receiving a blessing from the congregation before he begins rabbinic school.

Save the Date!
Congregational Shabbat Service at Lighthouse Beach Park Shelter
Come and welcome Cantor Kyle Cotler!
Saturday, July 20
9:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat and Kiddush at Noah's Playground
9:45 a.m. Congregational Shabbat Service followed by a vegetarian and nut-free potluck lunch.

BBQ Shabbat Dinner
Friday, July 26 following 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Services
A welcome Shabbat Dinner for Cantor Kyle Cotler follows Services. More details and registration coming soon.

Did you miss a recent Kabbalat Shabbat Service?
Read essays from the the Kabbalat Torah (12th grade) Confirmation/Shabbat Service from May 31. Tune in to our Soundcloud channel to hear Klaus Georg's composition from Kol Emet Shabbat, and recent Divrei Torah from Emily Dana, BESSY teens, and more.
Upcoming Programs
Beth Emet Marches in the Chicago Pride Parade
Sunday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m.
March in the Pride Parade with Beth Emet and other Chicago-area synagogues! The meeting place will be at the float on Broadway near the Wilson stop on the red/purple lines. For those who would like to travel together from Evanston, please meet at 10:15 a.m. at the Dempster CTA Purple Line station at 1316 N. Sherman in Evanston. If you're interested, please email or 847-869-4230 x 301

Save the Date!
Walk with Beth Emet in Evanston's July 4th Parade
Thursday, July 4 1:30 p.m.
Parade begins at 2:00 p.m. A meeting place will be determined soon. If you're interested, please email or 847-869-4230 x 301 by June 17 to let us know you’ll be there.

Buy a Beth Emet T-shirt to Wear in the Parades!
T-shirts will be tie-dyed with Beth Emet's logo (we will share a photo soon on our website and on social media). We will be ordering sizes medium, large, and extra-large and they will be first come, first serve. (We will not be able to accommodate special sizing requests.) T-shirts will be $18. Email the office for purchase and size request or call 847-869-4230 ext. 301.
Beth Emet Community News
Weekday Minyan offsite for the Summer
During the summer months (beginning on May 26), Weekday Minyan takes place in congregants homes at 9:00 a.m. To be included on Weekday Minyan listserv, email Wendy or view the Google doc to sign up to host or to learn where Minyan will be held.
Pay with a gift card
Learn how to support Beth Emet by paying with gift cards through Scrip or by purchasing on Amazon using AmazonSmile. Each company will donate a portion of the purchases to us!.
October 24 - November 3, 2019
Take an interfaith, dual narrative (Palestinian and Jewish guide) to Israel and the West Bank. Travel with Rabbi London and Pastors Nabors and Ruen, see ancient and modern sites and gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing the region and its people. You don't want to miss this unique and special trip! Full itinerary and registration info.
Adult Educaton
with Linda Schneider
Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Treat your mind, body, and spirit to an uplifting break from your regular routine and join our rhythm circle, where we’ll make unique music-in-the-moment. No previous experience is needed, and instruments are provided.

Trope Class
with Cantorial Soloist Shawna Rosen
Thursdays, June 13 and 20 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of the traditional cantillation system to chant Torah and the common trope families. All beginners and almost beginners welcome! RSVP or call 847-869-4230 ext. 308.
To learn more about each class, including full details, fee, and registration information, click on the class title link. View more upcoming Adult Education classes!
Social Justice
ESL One on One
The Social Action Committee has been working with the Rohingya Culture Center for the past year. Please join our volunteer group! Join the team of tutors to empower Rohingya refugees to learn English. No previous experience required. Learn more.

Take action with the RAC
Photos of the Week
The Capital Campaign Committee hosted an special preview of this summers renovations at an ice cream social on May 30.
G'dolim (five year old) class "graduated" from Beth Emet and celebrated with a special ceremony with family and friends.
Life Cycle
Albert Korach
father of Susan Mies-Uribe (Larry Uribe), and grandmother of Marci Mies

Revlyn Kass Melczer
mother-in-law of Susan Melczer, and grandmother of Alissa, Micah and Jacob

Roberta Nechin
wife of Herbert Nechin, sister-in-law of Arlene Coustan, and aunt of Rabbi Andrea (Danny) London, Charles (Hillary) Coustan, and Liz Coustan,

Paul Hansfield
husband of Barbara Hansfield, and father of Mindy (Robert) Kirsch, Dr. Scott (Ellen) Hansfield, Susan (Linda Krone) Hansfield, Greg (Susan) Potter, and David (Amy) Hansfield. Paul was a Past President of Beth Emet.

Beverly Blachman Huckman
wife of Michael Huckman, and mother of Andrew G. (fiancé Elaine Serafim) Huckman and Robert S. (Jennifer Burbridge) Huckman

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