Shabbat B'midbar - May 21, 2020 - 27 Iyar 5780
Shabbat Shalom Message
from Dina Bauwens
Dear Friends,

For the past several weeks, the Torah has been setting out the rules and regulations that we can use as guideposts to help us down our spiritual path. We’ve learned about the laws regulating the lives of the priests, how and when to commemorate Pilgrimage Festivals, Shabbat, and other holidays central to our practice, rules around profanity, murder, tithes, and so much more. We’ve come from hurriedly fleeing Egypt to setting up law and order.
Digital Worship Schedule
While Illinois' Stay At Home order is in effect, Temple Jeremiah will be offering services via  Zoom and  Facebook Live.

We invite all congregants to tune in and follow along with the  Mishkan T'filah. For those who do not have a copy of the  prayer book at home, you can now  read a fully digitized version of the  Mishkan T'filah online.

To access the digital  Mishkan T'filahclick here. To learn about our digital services, visit our  calendar or read below.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
8:30 a.m. Tefilah
9:30 a.m. Torah Study
This Week's Torah Portion: B'midbar
Numbers 1:1-4:20 | I Samuel 20:18-20:42
Announcements
Mark Your Calendars for Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Come together with the Reform Movement on Thursday, May 28 from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. for Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an evening of learning, music, prayer, and poetry.

The evening will feature an array of programming hosted by the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the American Conference of Cantors, and the Union for Reform Judaism. Together, we will delve into the beauty, complexity, and joy of Torah.

To learn more about the event and its different sessions, click here.
Virtual Lounges
We are excited to bring you digital gatherings during this time of social distancing. Please visit Temple Jeremiah's Virtual Lounge page to see the wide variety of programming coming up or email Dina to suggest a Virtual Lounge theme.

Revisiting High School Classics with Ruth Adler
Our own Ruth Adler is excited to lead a Virtual Lounge book discussion where we will revisit classics from our high school days. After all, the wisdom in these books is wasted on the young! Rabbi Cohen will join us to explore the Jewish themes in each book.

We will begin our discussion of The Catcher in the Rye Friday, May 22nd, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., and continue our discussion on Tuesday, May 26, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Please be sure to re-read it prior to the discussion.

Please   email Dina with any questions or for more information.

Meditation with Judy Craven
Learn how to use meditation and mindfulness to manage the ups and downs of life with more equanimity by noticing and quieting the constant chatter of the mind with Judy Craven, a Temple Jeremiah member and certified meditation instructor.

Join Judy on Tuesday, June 2nd from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m via Zoom.

Please   email Dina with any questions or for more information.

Toddler & Preschool Parents
Whether you are trying to juggle working from home while caring for your preschooler, a stay at home parent who no longer has classes or play dates to fill the days, or can just relate to your house looking like a hurricane swept through a toy aisle, let’s commiserate together!

Throw your hair in a bun, grab a glass of something, and join Dina for an hour-long conversation about surviving the pandemic with a baby, toddler, or preschooler. Feel free to stay on for five minutes or the full hour, whatever works for you!

Please email Dina i f you would like to participate!
Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month Resources
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Temple Jeremiah’s Mental Health Awareness Initiative and Advocacy Committees will be compiling resources for those whose mental health has been impacted by this difficult time.

To check them out, click here. If you have any suggestions regarding digital mental health resources, please contact Sarabeth Salzman.
Upcoming Virtual Programming
Temple Jeremiah will be holding virtual programming during this time. Below is a slate of the events coming up this week.
To learn more, please visit the virtual programming and calendar pages on our website or read the lineup below.
Weekly Programming and Events Schedule

Virtual Lounge: Revisiting High School Classics
Friday, May 22, 2020, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Ruth Adler is excited to lead a Virtual Lounge book discussion of The Catcher in the Rye. Rabbi Cohen will join us to explore the Jewish themes in book. Please make sure that you read the book now and not rely on your memory from 40 years ago. Many libraries have online “rentals” or click here to access a free PDF version of the book.
To add the event to your calendar,  click here.
Join via Zoom:  zoom.us/j/8474415760

Adult Learning: Talmud to Go
Friday, May 22, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Get a taste of Talmud learning at a new time, 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. Join our rabbis to dive into the Talmud and how it helps guide our lives. Download this week's study sheet here.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom:  zoom.us/j/403093825

Kabbalat Shabbat Worship with Daled Graduation
Friday, May 22, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Join Temple Jeremiah clergy and other members for a virtual Shabbat service, where we will celebrate the graduation of our Daled students!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom:  zoom.us/j/943920491

Tefilah
Saturday, May 23, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Come together in front of your screen for Shabbat morning Worship!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom:  zoom.us/j/808707525

Torah Study
Saturday, May 23, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Learn about this week's Torah portion with our clergy and other Temple Jeremiah congregants.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom:  zoom.us/j/132889355

Temple Jeremiah Campfire and Havdallah
Saturday, May 23, 2020, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Join your Temple Jeremiah family on Saturday to close out Shabbat with beautiful song and prayer. This Saturday Rabbi Cohen will lead us in “Name That Tune” of some of your favorite TV show theme songs we all grew up with!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom:  zoom.us/j/678027111

Alef Siyum and Closing Celebration
Sunday, May 24, 2020, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Moved from last weekend, join us for Alef Siyum and our religious school closing celebration. Mazel Tov to all students, teachers, and families on another (though unique) year learning and growing with us! We will begin with our Alef Siyum at 9:00 a.m. Then we will be joined by the entire school community for our closing program, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. as we honor teachers, sing our favorite songs, and hear our favorite story!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/8474415760

Sophia Brynne Medvin Bat Mitzvah
Monday, May 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join us to celebrate Sophia Medvin's Bat Mitzvah!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom:  zoom.us/j/8474415760

Virtual Lounge: Revisiting High School Classics
Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
We're excited to finish our discussion of The Catcher in the Rye. Please make sure that you read the book now and not rely on your memory from 40 years ago. Many libraries have online “rentals” or click here to access a free PDF version of the book.
To add the event to your calendar,  click here.
Join via Zoom:  zoom.us/j/8474415760

Choir Rehearsal
Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Let's join our beautiful voices, online!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom:  zoom.us/j/620901818

The Prayers of Our People With Cantor Friedman
Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
We continue with our quest to gain a deeper understanding of the prayers of our Shabbat worship services. This class will be ongoing, where we will discover how we can make these prayers personal to each and every one of us.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/81879034790

Virtual Lounge: Helping Your Kids with Different Learning Needs During COVID
Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
If your child has different learning needs the past couple of weeks might have been extra stressful. As we transition from e-learning to a summer without camps to the unknown in the fall, we can all use some tips and tricks. Join Dr. Chris Tullis, Associate Professor of Special Education and Educational Psychology, to learn some best practices for working with your kids during COVID. After Dr. Tullis' presentation he will open the session up for questions. 
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom:  http://zoom.us/j/836075260

Reform Movement Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7:00 - 11:30 p.m.
Come together with the Reform Movement for Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an evening of learning, music, prayer, and poetry. The evening will be broken down into four sessions to celebrate the Torah and its teachings.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
For registration information, click here
End of the Year Religious Education Announcements
Celebrate The End of the Temple Jeremiah School Year
Join us Sunday, May 24 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. to send off the school year. At 9:00 a.m. we will celebrate Alef students who have finished the Alef-Bet. Afterwards, we will celebrate our teachers, madrichim and all of our children with song, story and cheer.

A Friendly Message From Temple Jeremiah Teachers and Educational Staff
Temple Jeremiah's Hebrew and Religious School teachers and staff got together to send this message of support and well wishes to our students! To check it out, click here .
Good News to Share
Mazel Tov to Sophia Brynne Medvin
840 Ash Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-272-8569  

On becoming a Bat Mitzvah, May 25, 2020

Sophia's parents are Steven and Jennifer Medvin.
Mazel Tov to Myrna and Mickey Hammerman
1815 Admiral Court
Glenview, IL 60026
847-657-056

On the birth of their great-grandchildren Zara Dworkin born February 20, 2020 and William Dworkin born May 12, 2020

Zara's parents are Geoff and Aleena Dworkin. William's parents are James and Sarah Dworkin. Both children's grandparents are Lisa and Alan Dworkin.
Mazel Tov to David and Sherry Rothenberg
861 Kimball Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-432-2793

On the birth of their grandson, Jonah Reid Robbins, May 18, 2020

 Jonah's parents are Jessica and David Robbins.
Mazel Tov to Ross Wolfson
2444 Greenview Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-272-2532

On receiving the Robert Goldman Volunteer of the Year Award at Temple Jeremiah's Annual Meeting
Mazel Tov to Taylor Chaiken
30 Lakewood Place
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-236-0393

On receiving the Toddie Gray and Diane Mary Katz Scholarship at Temple Jeremiah's Annual Meeting

Taylor's parents are Paul and Mara Chaiken
Around the Community
The Great Jewish Food Fest
The Great Jewish Food Fest is a 10-day online festival celebrating the history, diversity, and excitement for all things Jewish food. From Tuesday, May 19th to Thursday, May 28th tune in for cooking classes, virtual city tours, film screenings, panel discussions, happy hours, community Shabbat events, and so much more. To learn more or reserve event spots, click here.

Countdown to Shavout
JCC Association of North America and Shalom Sesame are hosting "Countdown to Shavuot!" Join them Facebook Live on Wednesday, May 27, at 2:00 p.m. as the JCC Movement comes together to join Muppets Abigail and Brosh to learn all about Shavuot! To learn more, click here.
Did You Know?
In 1905, chemist Adolf von Baeyer became the first Jewish person to win a Nobel Prize. He received the award for his research on organic dyes.