Shabbat Inspiration, Worship Schedule, and LifeCycle Notices

Thursday, December 1, 2022 / 7 Kislev 5783

As I look at the calendar for December, I am excited by the number of learning and doing opportunities for our community. Classes on genealogy, cooking, Jewish BioEthics, making meaning from our Bible stories, and more.

January will bring new Tikkun Middot groups and an Introduction to Judaism class. A full list of December, January and February programs can be found here.

These programs are a time for learning, but even more so they are opportunities to connect with each other. That's the part I love!

Wishing you a peaceful and calm Shabbat,


Marci Dickman

Director of Lifelong Learning

Worship Schedule

Friday, December 2

6:30 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

In-Person and Virtual on Livecontrol

As this is the first Friday of December, we will also be offering a birthday blessing to all our December birthdays! Here’s a list of all those who are celebrating

While masks are no longer required, they are encouraged. At all Friday evening services, there will be a masks-required section for those that feel more comfortable at the east end of the Sanctuary. For more information see our updated COVID protocols

Livecontrol Link

To listen to the service, dial 847-869-4230 and press 7 or watch on Facebook Live

Saturday, December 3

9:30 am

Kahal Shabbat Morning Service

In-Person and Virtual (fusion worship)

Zoom Link

Ph: 312-626-6799 | Meeting ID: 813 2237 5514 | Passcode: 1224

This Shabbat we will be reading:


Torah: Genesis 28:10-30:13,

p. 194, Follow Along Here

Haftarah: Hosea 12:13-14:10,

p. 214, Follow Along Here

LifeCycle Notices

Want to receive lifecycle notices for all births, weddings & death announcements?  

You can sign up for the mailing list through MyBethEmet (our member portal) on your individual page or contact Bekki Kaplan.

Consider making a donation to Beth Emet in honor, or in memory, of a friend or a loved one. You can do so online or contact the office. Families will be notified of your contribution.

Last Call for Soup Kitchen Coat Drive

Now Through December 5

The Beth Emet Soup Kitchen is holding its Winter Coat and Accessory Drive once again and we are in need of your help!

We welcome your donations of new and gently used/freshly cleaned adult-sized coats and winter accessories. Coats are especially needed! The emphasis is on quality over quantity; please no discount store acrylic items as they do not keep fingers and heads warm. Your generosity is most appreciated!

Coat Drive Volunteers Needed December 7

Help set up at 4:00 pm and/or help the guests make their choices from 5:15-7:00 pm. Contact Leslie Shulruff

Sunday, December 4

9:00 am

Sunday Morning Minyan is Back in the Building (And Still Streamed on Zoom)

In-Person and Virtual on Zoom

First-timers are encouraged!

Zoom Link

Ph: 312-626-6799- Meeting ID: 834 4048 4441 | Passcode: 1224

9:30 am

Sunday Morning Moves with Nichola Goss


Looking for motivation to move your body and soul as well as connection to community? This combo cardio/ stretch class is offered while kids are in Beit Sefer. All bodies and mindsets are welcome.

This program will also meet on December 11 and 18. Attend all three or just one!

10:00 am

Assembling the Pieces of Your Family History Puzzle with Debbie Kroopkin

In-Person and Virtual on Zoom

What can you learn while researching your own genealogy? Professional genealogist Debbie Kroopkin will share many examples of documents, resources, and methods you can use to explore your family history. 

For a Complete Listing of Services and Programs-

Check Out Our Website!

Worship Support

To access worship services virtually, please check the latest info/links on the online calendar. Kabbalat Shabbat services are also posted on Facebook Live and the livestream will include virtual t’filah to follow along with the service.