Nitzavim-Vayeilech - September 10, 2020 - Elul 21, 5780
Shabbat Shalom Message
from Rabbi Paul Cohen
Dear Friends,

The Torah portion for this Shabbat is called Nitzavim from the book of Deuteronomy. We will read part of this portion again on Yom Kippur morning. Among many other lessons, we learn about the Mussar middah of Anavah, the character trait of humility.
Digital Worship Schedule
Judaism holds pikuach nefesh, saving a life, as one of our highest values. In order to protect the health and safety of our community, Temple Jeremiah will be offering services via Zoom.

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 learn about our digital services, visit our calendar or read below.
Friday, September 11
6:30 p.m. 
Saturday, September 12
8:30 a.m. 
9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
This Week's Torah Portion: Nitzavim-Vayeilech
Deuteronomy 29:9 - 31:30 | Isaiah 61:1 - 63:9
Announcements
J-Quest Teacher Meet and Greet at Temple Jeremiah
On Sunday, September 13th we invite you to come as a family to Temple Jeremiah to meet your children’s J-Quest Sunday and Hebrew teachers! Families are invited to come to the temple's parking lot to connect with Jeremiah educators for 30-minute, physically distanced sessions.

To find out what time you should come to the temple to meet your children's J-Quest teachers or to learn more about this meet and greet, click here!

Implicit Bias Training Workshop with Pat Savage-Williams
How do we see each other? To explore this question, join Temple Jeremiah on Sunday, September 13th at 4:00 p.m. for an implicit bias training workshop. The workshop will focus on how race influences your impressions of others.

The workshop, lead by Pat Savage-Williams, will feature a mix of short presentations, interactive exercises, and discussions with the aim of challenging the implicit prejudices we carry with us. The workshop will also provide participants with tools to understand their own implicit biases.

To register for this workshop, click here. Please register no later than September 12th at 12:00 p.m.

College Connection 2020-2021: A Complimentary Gift for Your College-Aged Child(ren)
We want to stay connected to your child when he or she is away at college, or home for college, or any combination of the two! Simply fill out this short form to tell us about your college-aged child and we'll send them a special gift and information on Jewish holidays throughout the year! Please submit the form by September 15th. Contact Shira with questions.

The ARK High Holy Days Food Drive
Celebrate the High Holy Days by giving back to your community! To ring in the new year, Temple Jeremiah is partnering with The ARK on their High Holy Days Food Drive. From Sunday, August 23rd - Sunday, September 20th, Temple Jeremiah will be collecting donations of canned food, nonperishables, and toiletries that will be given to Jewish families in need during the coming year.

To learn more, click here!

Check Out the September Covenant
The new issue has arrived! Click here to learn about Temple Jeremiah's antiracism programming, the temple's plans for the High Holy Days, what the temple's staff and clergy are doing to stay connected while physical distancing, and more!

Renew Your Temple Jeremiah Membership for the 2020-2021 Year
As we enter a new year at Temple Jeremiah, we encourage you to log into ShulCloud and renew your temple membership for the upcoming year! We are grateful for your continued support and membership in our community!

Do you know someone who might be interested in joining you at Temple Jeremiah? Contact Dina for more information on membership, participating in the holidays, tot programs, and more!
The Month of Elul and Gearing Up for the High Holy Days
The Hebrew month of Elul—the month leading up to the High Holy Days—is a time to reflect and introspection. Though we have not been physically together for programs and worship during this unique time, we have created four weeks of safe programming for all ages.

Today's craft projects are making a memory plate and making a family collage! We invite all Temple Jeremiah families to participate in this project and to share your pictures with Dina or on Temple Jeremiah's Facebook page!

The upcoming week's programming is centered around the theme of renewal and the middah of Simchah, meaning happiness. Check out the week's events below!

For a full schedule of Elul month programs, click here. For High Holy Days resources and a full schedule of High Holy Days programming, click here. For questions, please contact Dina Bauwens.
Upcoming Programming
Below are the set of the events, both digital and in person, coming up in the next 7 days.

To look further ahead on Temple Jeremiah's calendar, please visit our calendar webpage. To review this list, please visit the weekly schedule page on our website.

Also, please note: in accordance with CDC guidelines, we require all in person event attendees to wear masks.
Weekly Programming and Events Schedule

Kabbalat Shabbat Worship
Digital I Friday September 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join Temple Jeremiah clergy and members for a virtual Shabbat Service.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/943920491

Tefillah
Digital I Saturday, September 12, 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

Spencer Reece Goldman's Bar Mitzvah
Digital I Saturday, September 12, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Join us in celebrating Spencer Reece Goldman's Bar Mitzvah!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.

Torah Study
Digital I Saturday, September 12, 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

Jack Philip Bigman's Bar Mitzvah
Digital I Saturday, September 12, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join us in celebrating Jack Philip Bigman's Bar Mitzvah!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.

Peyton Rose Cohen's Bat Mitzvah
Digital I Saturday, September 12, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Join us in celebrating Peyton Rose Cohen's Bat Mitzvah!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Livestream: zoom.us/j/9686210894

Selichot
Digital I Saturday, September 12, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Join us via Zoom for Mussar Study, Havdallah, and Selichot Worship! We will also have the Jeremiah debut of Rabbi Cohen’s chapter in the recently published book, A Mussar Torah Commentary, CCAR Press.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
To register for the event, click here.
Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/8474415760

Brotherhood Kibbitz and Bytes
Digital I Sunday, September 13, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Brotherhood over Zoom to schmooze and catch up!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/9686210894

J-Quest: Meet the Teachers Drive Through
In Person I Sunday, September 13, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
We invite you to come as a family to Temple Jeremiah to meet your children’s J-Quest Sunday and Hebrew teachers! Families are invited to come to the temple's parking lot to connect with Jeremiah educators for 30-minute, physically distanced sessions. To find out what time you should come to the temple to meet your children's J-Quest teachers or to learn more about this meet and greet, click here!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.

Pre-Rosh HaShanah Festivities
In Person I Sunday, September 13, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Meet in the Temple Jeremiah parking lot as we prepare to celebrate Rosh HaShanah! We will have a giant card for you to sign, crafts, and High Holy Day bags for everyone to pick up.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
To register for the event, click here.

RAC-IL Presents: Teen Civic Engagement and Voting Importance
Digital I Sunday, September 13, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
How can teens support causes we care about if we can't vote? Why is voting important? Join teens from across the Chicago suburbs to discuss these questions, learn how to win a surprise raffle, and more!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
To register for the event, click here.
Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/83303121047

Implicit Bias Training Workshop with Pat Savage-Williams
Digital I Sunday, September 13, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
How can someone's race influence the way we see and treat them, even when we are genuinely trying to be unbiased? What concrete steps can we take to help prevent this from happening? To answer these questions and more, join Temple Jeremiah for an implicit bias training workshop led by Pat Savage-Williams. Please register for the event no later than 12:00 p.m. on September 12th. Upon registration, you will receive pre-workshop reading material and the Zoom link to join.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
To register for the event, click here.

Middah Simchah: Happiness
Digital I Monday, September 14, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Dive into Middah Simchah: Happiness with Rabbi Cohen. There are so many ways to express joy, and so much that brings joy to us.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
To register for the event, click here.
Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/690023647

J-Quest (Hebrew School)
Digital I Monday, September 14, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Join students and teachers online for J-Quest! Please check your email for the Zoom link to your class.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.

Challah Baking with Cathy Cohen
Digital I Tuesday, September 15, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Join Cathy Cohen, with her sous chef Rabbi Cohen, as they walk you through the entire process of baking challah! Simply register to receive the challah making video!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
To register for the event, click here.

Choir Rehearsal
Digital I Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Let's join our beautiful voices together online!
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/620901818

J-Quest (Hebrew School)
Digital I Wednesday, September 16, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Join students and teachers online for JQuest! Please check your email for the Zoom link to your class.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.

Challah Baking with Cathy Cohen Zoom Chat
Digital I Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cathy Cohen will host Zoom call to talk about her challah baking video and to answer any questions you may have about baking! Please register for this event in advance to access the video, ingredients list, and baking directions—all of which will be emailed to registrants on Tuesday.
To add the event to your calendar, click here.
To register for the event, click here.
Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/3417454169
Good News to Share
Mazel Tov to Spencer Reece Goldman
314 Powder Horn Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062

On becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, September 12th

Spencer's parents are Heather and Jerry Goldman
Mazel Tov to Jack Philip Bigman
1425 Charing Cross Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
773-474-2777

On becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, September 12th

Jack's mother is Laura Bernstein and his step-father is Corey Bernstein
Mazel Tov to Peyton Rose Cohen
1655 Brighton Court
Northbrook, IL 60062
773-294-2361

On becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, September 12th

Peyton's mother is Staci Cohen
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Say It In Hebrew Online courses are capped at 15 people and draw on the Ulpan teaching style, an Israeli method for teaching Hebrew language skills.

To learn more about Say It In Hebrew Online, click here. To sign up for the courses, contact Abby Ashkenazi.
Did You Know?
Scientists theorize that happiness can actually protect your immune system. Research published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine found people who have more positive emotions are less likely to develop the common cold.