Shabbat Inspiration, Worship Schedule, and LifeCycle Notices
Friday, February 18, 2022 / 17 Adar I, 5782
Beth Emet Building will be Closed on Sunday and Monday for Presidents' Day

Sunday, February 20 - Monday, February 21
Should you need to contact someone at Beth Emet during this time, please call the main number (847-869-4230), and press 4. The Clergy are available in case of an emergency.
How often do I really notice our beautiful ner tamid---the eternal light that burns over the ark in our sanctuary? After all, by definition, it’s always there—quietly, safely and unobtrusively lighting the way. In this week’s parsha Tetzaveh, Moses is instructed: “Aaron shall set up this light to burn continuously in the sanctuary. It will serve as a light for God for all generations.”
Historically, of course, there have been many reasons why Jews have been prohibited from worshiping in their sanctuaries, under the glow of the ner tamid. For us, it’s been Covid. Fortunately, we’re now able to return to in-person gatherings. When I attended Shabbat services at Beth Emet last Friday evening, for the first time in ages, I felt a ‘welcome-home’ peacefulness as I gazed at our bima, with the sculpturally evocative ner tamid overhead. The light has been burning throughout the pandemic, reminding me of a front porch light that stays on, always, awaiting anyone who’d like to enter.
As more of our programs resume in-person (stay tuned for details on Purim festivities for all ages!), I hope we’ll all find our way back to our sacred spaces and gather together again.

Shabbat Shalom,
Kathy Kaberon
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To access worship services virtually, please check the latest info/links on the online calendar. Please note that Kabbalat Shabbat services are also posted on Facebook Live. Kabbalat Shabbat Livestream will include virtual t’filah to follow the service. If you don’t have a copy of Mishkan T’filah (siddur /prayerbook) at home for Kahal Shabbat morning services or Kabbalat Mitzvah services, you can get a free online flip book.