Shabbat Inspiration, Worship Schedule, and LifeCycle Notices
Thursday, May 19, 2022 / 18 Iyar, 5782
Tomorrow night, leaders of our high school youth group (BESSY) will lead Kabbalat Shabbat services and share what they have learned and gained through their involvement with BESSY. The BESSY service is a longstanding tradition at Beth Emet, and I'm so thrilled to be bringing the voices of our young people to you through song and their own words. I will also share my appreciation for our BESSY students and some of what I've learned and gained through my time as the Director of Youth Engagement.

There is something very special about Beth Emet, and BESSY exemplifies it. This is a community of youth who are willing and eager to show up for each other. Whether it's a major life event or an afternoon picking up trash by the riverbank, our BESSY leaders are always looking for ways to connect with each other, support each other, and learn from each other. I have been so impressed with our teen's willingness to try new things, take on leadership, and pick each other up when they face challenges. Each teen in this group is truly a leader, and I am so eager to see what's next for each of them.

As I step down as Director of Youth Engagement, I want to share that it has truly been an honor and a joy to serve in this role. It's a bittersweet departure; I know the programs will flourish under the new Director, and I will so miss working with our incredible youth. I've been in Beth Emet's orbit since I was 14 years old and will continue to orbit for many years to come. This is not goodbye, just a chance for something new.

Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Shabbat Shalom,

Sam Rose
Director of Youth Engagement
Worship Support
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.