Shabbat Inspiration, Worship Schedule, and LifeCycle Notices

Thursday, January 26, 2023 / 4 Shevat 5783

Worship Schedule

Friday, January 27

No Oneg Shabbat

Note: There will not be an Oneg prior to services. Watch for details when future Ongei Shabbat (Onegs) will be scheduled. 

6:30 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

In-Person and Virtual (fusion worship)

Rabbi London will give a D’var Torah on chapter 4 of Here All Along, "Mitzvot and the Spirituality of Doing". If you do not yet have your copy of the book, wish to order an audiobook and/or wish to join a book circle, check our website.

The One Book, One Congregation programs are generously sponsored by the Judith F. Krug Fund, David and Florence Fingeret Fund, Solomon and Lillian Krug Fund, and the JELLO (Jewish Education: Lifelong Learning Opportunities) Funds in the Beth Emet Foundation.

LiveControl Link

To listen to the service dial 847-869-4230 and press 7

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 Miriam.


Theo Lebow Ross was born on October 20, 2022. Theo is the son of Ellen Lebow and the grandson of member Joan and Jay Lebow.


Phil Young died on Saturday, January 7. Phil was the father of member Eric (Shaina) Young and grandfather of Ronan, Ivy, and Fiona. Read more.

Ann Ray died on Thursday, January 19. Ann was the mother of member Dan Ray (Lynne Kaminer); grandmother of Sarah and Michael Ray. Read More.

On this Shabbat, we observe the first yahrzeit of:

Rita Perman, aunt of Andrew Shoenthal

Leni Weil, mother of Ronald Weil

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.

Saturday, January 28

9:30 am

Kahal Shabbat Morning Service

In-Person and Virtual (fusion worship)

Zoom Link

Ph: 312-626-6799 | Meeting ID: 833 6362 0227 | Passcode: 1224

This Shabbat we will be reading:


Torah: Exodus 10:1-11:3,

p. 406, Follow Along Here

Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28,

p. 427, Follow Along Here

Not receiving Kahal email updates? Contact Miriam in our office who can add you to the Kahal Google Group.

3:00 pm

Reconvening on Climate Action and Resilience

In-Person at Lorraine Morton Civic Center

It's time to bring people together from all corners of Evanston to discuss climate action and to collaborate on tackling our shared challenges. No matter who you are and whether or not you are affiliated with a local environmental organization, YOUR participation is critical. Come ready to talk, learn, and re-energize your passion for climate action. Register Here.

Sunday, January 29

9:00 am

Sunday Morning Minyan

In-Person and Virtual on Zoom

Zoom Link

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

9:45 am

D.C. 2023 Spotlight: Brunch with U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky

In-Person at Beth Emet and Virtual

Suggested Minimum Pledge: $36 per person

With a change in the House leadership, there will be much to discuss with the newly convened 118th U.S. Congress. Discussion will be moderated by Peter Slevin, Northwestern University Journalism Professor, former Chicago Bureau Chief of the Washington Post and author of Michelle Obama-A Life. Brunch will be served in-person or grab your favorite breakfast food and cozy up to the Zoom screen.

4:30 pm

Family Food Face-Off for Tu B’Shevat - A Celebration of Trees!


Be a part of our first ever culinary face-off for families and kids kindergarten- 3rd grade. Trees, pods, seeds, and even dates may be part of the afternoon challenge. What will YOUR family discover in their mystery basket? Prizes, Yummy snacks, stories and fun for all!

For a Complete Listing of Services and Programs-

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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.