20 Nisan 5780 | Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Kol Beth El Weekly
Daily Morning Minyan (Fri, Sun - Fri):
Shacharit at 8:45 am via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/433095382
Daily Evening Minyan (Next Sun - Thurs):
Maariv at 7:30 pm via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/354155806
Observe Holiday & Shabbat from Home
Rabbi Schwab’s recent decision to temporarily allow prayer services to be livestreamed during this unprecedented time of synagogue closure (click here to read) means that there will be services both on Festival and Friday nights, and Shabbat mornings through Zoom. See the service schedule below.

Please also download Siddur Lev Shalem before the Festival begins Tuesday night in order to participate in Festival and Shabbat services.
Tuesday, April 14
7:00 pm evening Minchah/Maariv - Join via Zoom   (354-155-806) 
7:14 pm candle lighting

Wednesday, April 15
Torah Reading  Exodus 13:17 - 15:26 & Numbers 28:19 - 28:25  (Etz Hayim p. 399)
Haftarah:   II Samuel 22:1-51   (Etz Hayim: p. 1311; maftir p. 932)
9:30 am Morning Festival Service – Join via Zoom   (786-711-526)
8:00 pm Festival Maariv (no Mincha) - Join via Zoom  (354-155-806)  
8:16 pm Candle Lighting

Thursday, April 16
(p. 1080; maftir, p. 932)
Haftarah:  Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6  (Etz Hayim p. 1316)
9:30 am Festival service (Yizkor) Join via Zoom   (786-711-526)
8:15 pm Festival Maariv (no Mincha) - Join via Zoom  (354-155-806)  
8:18 pm Pesach Ends

Friday, April 17
8:45 am Morning Minyan - Join via Zoom   (433-095-382)
6:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv - Join via Zoom ( 738-557-185 )
7:17 pm Candle Lighting

Saturday, April 18
Parashat Shemini/Mevarchim HaChodesh
T orah Reading:  Leviticus 9:1 - 11:47  (Etz Hayim p. 630)
Haftarah:  I Samuel 6:1 - 7:17  (Etz Hayim p. 645)
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Service Join via Zoom  (801-726-405)
8:25 pm: Maariv for End of Shabbat Join via Zoom   (354-155-806)
8:45 pm: Havdalah with the Schwab Family on Facebook Live

Sunday, April 19 - Thursday, April 23
8:45 am Morning Minyan - Join via Zoom   (433-095-382)
7:30pm - Evening Minyan - Join via Zoom  (354-155-806)  
Clergy Commentary
Shabbat Shmini 5780 - Kashrut: Separations That Bring Us Together
Rabbi Freedman shares his sermon for Shabbat Shmini about how Kashrut and Jewish distinctions contribute positively to the Covid-19 moment. Read sermon
Virtual Events
SPECIAL EVENT - Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Monday, April 20 - 7:15 pm

Join us for a meaningful commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day which will include a memorial service, lighting of memorial candles, songs, words of remembrance, and honoring the survivors of the Shoah in our community.  Evening minyan will be held as part of the commemoration, not via the usual Zoom link for this evening.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Men's Club was unable to ship the Yellow Candles this year. We encourage you to light a Yahrzeit candle or any candle you have available, and to recite this meditation while lighting it. (click on link to the right).

Outside Beth El - Visit the Karkomi exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center by downloading the  free iPhone app . You can also visit Yad Vashem for more Yom HaShoah resources.
Shabbat Sing with "Magic Jeff"
Fridays at 11:00 am (weekly)

"Magic" Jeff Baden, our Executive Director, will be leading us in our pre-school Shabbat at 11:00. Please log in to join us!
Junior Congregation Family Service (2nd-6th grades)
Fridays at 1:00 pm (weekly)

Join Hazzan Barnett for Junior Congregation/Family Service every Friday on Zoom (or tune in on the FB Live simulcast)

Download the annotated Siddur Lev Shalem for Jr. Congregation here .
Tot Shabbat with Ellie Goldsmith (toddlers through 1st grade)
Fridays at 4:00 pm (weekly)

Join Ellie Goldsmith for Tot Shabbat with stories, songs, and interactive activities to help us prepare for Shabbat.
Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv LIVE with your Beth El Clergy
Fridays at 6:00 pm (weekly)

Join our clergy via Zoom weekly at 6:00 pm for lively Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv services, with a brief D'var Torah from the Rabbis.
Live Havdalah With Rabbi Schwab and Family
Saturday, April 18 - 8:25 pm

Facebook Live with Rabbi Schwab and his family for a Havdalah ceremony.
Cohen Religious School Classes
Sunday, April 19

The CRS Teachers and Alicia Gejman are eager to see the children over Zoom on Sunday, April 19. Parents - please check Google Classroom for more details.
Sunday Morning Sing-Along with Hazzan Barbara
Sunday, April 19 - 10:00 am - 10:20 am
(for Ganon, Gan, Chaverim, and Alef classes) 

See your friends and sing with Hazzan Barbara. Parents are welcome to join in. You can be in your PJ's!
Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club
Sunday, April 19 - 1:00 pm (note new date & time)

Join Rachel Kamin on  Zoom  to discuss  The Third Daughter  by Talia Carner, a fictionalized account of a little-known piece of history: the sex trafficking of young Jewish women from Russia to South America in the late 19th century. All are welcome! Contact Rachel for more information. 
Virtual Cooking Session with Chef Laura
Sunday, April 19 - 4:00 pm

This week: Italian comfort dish using pantry ingredients. Check our Facebook page in the next few days for Sunday's event, and check Laura's recipe page below to find the recipe.
Tefillah Tunes with Hazzan Barbara for all CRS Students
Tuesday, April 21 - 4:00 pm (weekly)
Wednesday, April 22 - 4:00 pm (weekly)

See your friends and sing with Hazzan Barbara Parents. are welcome to join in.
Kadima Tik ToK
Tuesday, April 21 - 6:30 pm (weekly)

Calling all 5th -8th graders, come to our fabulous Tik Tok video night. See your friends In action and vote on your favorites.
USY Lounge Night - Holocaust Remembrance
Thursday, April 23 - 7:00 pm (weekly)

Information of Note
Celebrating a Simcha? Let us Know!
While we would usually honor  S'machot  with an  Aliyah  to the Torah, we are unable to do so during this period. But we'd still love to celebrate with you! Please fill out the form below to let us know about your upcoming  Simcha  and we'll be glad to acknowledge it during Shabbat Morning services. If you have questions, please contact Ana Igornov .
Over 75 Years Old and Need a Face Mask? Beth El Can Help!
One of the preventive measures recommended by the CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is the use of a face mask when you leave your home to walk or to grocery shop. We realize that face masks are difficult to find since most vendors are serving our healthcare workers and medical first responders. However, through HAZAK and our Caring Community, we have located a supplier and can help you. If you are in need of a face mask, please email Pam Schlosberg below, or call (847) 691-8991.
Beth El's Caring Outreach
Beth El is standing together in these challenging days with caring and support. Through HAZAK, we’re setting up an outreach call network to let our membership know we are thinking about them and offer assistance if needed with shopping. If you want to help with this program please contact either Jackie Melinger , Pam Schlosberg , or Stacy Goldsmith .
Shopping Support

For your own safety, and the safety of your loved ones, we encourage you to consider having your groceries delivered to your home, or brought out to your car. Click the link below for more information.
Support Moraine Township Food Pantry

This local food pantry in Highland Park continues to offer support to the community it serves during these difficult times. They are providing once weekly drive-through grocery pick-up (Tuesdays from 10 am - 2 pm), phone support to Medicaid and SNAP participants, check-ins on 325 low-income seniors, and a van for life-saving medical treatments. I F YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP, please have them contact Moraine Township at: 847-432-3240. Although they are not currently accepting food donations, you can support them by clicking below.

Rabbi Alex Freedman summarizes the five key points to Parashat Shmini. It summarizes many laws regarding Kashrut, including the prohibition on eating pork. What's our beef with the pig? Why is that animal seemingly less Kosher than any other?
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El | 847-432-8900 | www.nssbethel.org