Shabbat Inspiration, Worship Schedule, and LifeCycle Notices

Thursday, March 23, 2023 / 1 Nisan 5783

The sun lingers a little bit longer these days. Bulbs are beginning to sprout. Spring is in the air. And while this means I won’t need to use as much chapstick and hand lotion, I’ll need to start breaking out allergy pills instead!

Spring represents rebirth and new beginnings. One need only look at Judeo-Christian observances this time of year to recognize this. Both Passover and Easter honor these themes. However, we have some new beginnings to celebrate this weekend that may pique your interest.

This Friday night we will honor our incoming and outgoing board members. We will stream the service as usual, but it would be lovely to see your faces in person as we acknowledge the incredible work our trustees do for us. 

Saturday morning, Kathy and I are mixing things up for young families. We have a fun sing along Shabbat song session planned. We sing the tried and true classics AND Kathy will be handing out percussion instruments. Nothing is more fun (or funny) than a cantor trying to rhythmically organize toddlers.

Wishing you all an early shabbat shalom and I hope to see you this weekend for the festivities.  

Shabbat Shalom,

Cantor Rabbi Kyle Cotler

Worship Schedule

Friday, March 24

6:00 pm

Oneg in Honor of the Incoming and Outgoing Officers and Board of Trustees


Celebrate the incoming Officers and Board of Trustees and thank those who are departing by joining the Oneg Shabbat prior to services, starting at 6:00 pm in the lobby. The Oneg is sponsored and hosted by the Board of Trustees.

6:30 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Service to Honor Our Officers and Board of Trustees (Incoming and Outgoing) Followed by a Conversation Between David Graham and Rabbi London

In-Person and Virtual (fusion worship)

Kabbalat Shabbat services will be shorter this week and will be followed by a conversation between David Graham and Rabbi London about her recent trip to Israel. We will hear her perspective on the proposed judicial reform and the protests, the incendiary statements made by some of the government's ministers, and the violence in the West Bank.

During services, we will have an opportunity to bless our incoming and outgoing Officers and Board members.  

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.


Charles Sonneborn III died on Thursday, March 16. Charles (Chuck) was the father of member Rodger (Yvette Gideon); grandfather of Dustin (Meryl Feigenberg) and Lucas. Read more.

Robert Horwitz died on Friday, March 17. Robert was the brother of member Peter (Leslie) Horwitz; uncle of Alyssa Horwitz and Avi Horwitz. Read more.

Leo Pearl died on Saturday, March 18. Leo was the husband of member Lois Pearl. Read more.

Consider making a donation to Beth Emet in honor of someone special or to honor the memory of a loved one on their yahrzeit. A notification will be sent. Questions? Contact the office


It's Not Too Late!

Donate to the Passover Food Drive

Drop Off through March 26 in the West Entrance Vestibule

We are currently collecting food for the 2023 Beth Emet Passover Food Drive sponsored by the Tzedakah Committee. The drive enables the clients of The ARK to keep Passover by collecting kosher for Passover foods and then donating the food to The ARK's pantry.

Saturday, March 25

9:15 am

Young Family Sing, Shake, and Slide!


Young Families are invited to our Shabbat Sing-Along, with Cantor Cotler, followed by playground fun. Perfect for families with kids 5 and under. No registration needed--just come!

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: Vayikra

Torah: Leviticus 1:1-2:16,

p. 660, Follow Along Here

Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23,

p. 682, Follow Along Here

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

Sunday, March 26

9:00 am

Sunday Morning Minyan

In-Person and Virtual (fusion worship)

Join us on Sundays to daven (pray) the weekday Shacharit (morning) service! We are returning to the building! First-timers are encouraged!

10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Passover Food Drive at Mariano's


Shop at Mariano’s (3358 W. Touhy Ave., Skokie) and drop off the Kosher for Passover food donations with our volunteers outside the front doors (signs and flyers will be available at the entrance).

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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.