Shabbat Inspiration, Worship Schedule, and LifeCycle Notices

Thursday, December 15, 2022 / 21 Kislev 5783

Chag Sameach!

Chanukah begins this Sunday evening! Do you have your chanukiyah ready?

We are dedicated to offering eight events to light up your celebration (see blurbs below for details)

  1. Beit Sefer students and parents Chanukah concert 
  2. Young Family Chanukah concert
  3. Beit Sefer Social Justice Project
  4. Dedication of TJM Courtyard and Temple Menorah Lobby
  5. Shabbat Chanukah services (come ‘oily’ for the best seats!)
  6. Chanukah production featuring Fleetwood Jourdain Theater Company
  7. Shabbat dinner with latkes and tater tots
  8. Spicy, Sweet or Savory: Competition for best side dishes

And YOU are the shamash that adds light to each of these. Together we shine!

Shabbat Shalom and Chag Chanukah Sameach!

Kathy Kaberon

Worship Schedule

Friday, December 16

6:30 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

In-Person and Virtual on Livecontrol

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 17

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 37:1-37:36,

p. 246, Follow Along Here

Haftarah: Amos 2:6-38,

p. 263, Follow Along Here

Sunday, December 18

9:00 am

Sunday Morning Minyan Meets at Beth Emet (and live-streaming via Zoom)

First Timers 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.

11:30 am

Annual Beit Sefer Chanukah Concert


Our Beit Sefer students will participate in a Chanukah concert featuring Cantor Cotler and Storyteller Marilyn Price. All Beit Sefer parents are encouraged to attend.

4:00 pm

Annual Chanukah Concert for Young Families

In-Person and Virtual

Our favorite Chanukah concert is back! Once again, featuring Cantor Cotler and Aimee Leigh. This year, we have a special guest: Storyteller Marilyn Price. This is perfect for families with children in Kindergarten and younger. Grandparents are encouraged to attend! Advanced registration requested. $10/household

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.

Next Friday, December 23: Shabbat Chanukah!

Dedication of the Temple Menorah Lobby and TJM Courtyard

6:00 pm | In-Person

With the mergers of Temple Menorah and Temple Judea Mizpah with Beth Emet in 2018, we will dedicate the Temple Menorah Lobby and the TJM Courtyard, in keeping with the theme of dedication for Chanukah. Celebrate this important moment in the life of the Congregation.

Kabbalat Shabbat Services: A Chanukah Story Featuring Actors from the Fleetwood Jourdain Theater Company

6:30 pm | In-Person and Virtual on Zoom

Celebrate Chanukah as a community, complete with lighting candles and a music-filled Chanukah worship service. We’re excited to continue the tradition of welcoming actors from the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Company to perform a Chanukah story.

Chanukah Shabbat Dinner: Latke/Tater Tot- Who Has the Most Creative Topping?

Prize for the most creative topping: Spicy, Sweet or Savory

7:30 pm | In-Person

After services, we’ll have dinner including latkes and tater tots. This is where you come in – bring the most creative topping you can get your hands on for the latkes. Judging will be based on three categories: spicy, sweet or savory. And, you get to play judge too! Prize to the most creative topping! $8 per person, plus a side dish.

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.