with Nisan Chavkin, and Ben Nidenbergwith Nisan Chavkin, and Ben Nidenberg
Monday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Calling all town criers to sound the shofar! Rosh HaShanah is coming soon and we need shofar sounders, great and small, to help usher in the new year. New shofar sounders will offer the "call to worship" at the beginning of the Chavurah and Traditional services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.
We invite congregants of all ages (second grade and older) to help us with this mitzvah. Never blown a shofar? Not to worry! We have experts to teach you!
If possible, please bring a shofar!
This workshop will be offered twice (but you need to attend only once).
Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m.
Come to our monthly Tot Shabbat, led by Rabbi London and Cantor Friedman, with songs, story, dancing and Kiddush brunch. Following Tot Shabbat and Kiddush, families with children five and are invited to bake honey cakes to take home or for Beth Emet Soup Kitchen guests. No RSVP required.
Shabbat mornings August 26-September 23 | 9:00 a.m.-9:25 a.m.
Led by Rabbi London, Ellen Rosen Kaplan, and Dr. Roberta Glick, these sessions will include a contemplative teaching and silent meditation to help participants do the internal work necessary to prepare for the new year. All three instructors are graduates of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Jewish Meditation Teacher Training program.
a D’var Torah by Rabbi Capers C. Funnye, Congregational Shabbat Dinner, and Panel Discussion
As part of our yearly theme: Din, Emet, Shalom (Justice, Peace, Truth), on January 29 we welcomed Capers C. Funnye, Jr. rabbi of Chicago's Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation to give the d’var Torah at this special Kabbalat Shabbat service. During Shabbat dinner, Rabbi Funnye and a panel of community members discussed issues related to race and equity in the Jewish community. Listen to his d'var Torah now!
- Dr. Marcus Campbell, Assistant Superintendent/Principal Evanston Township High School
- Eileen Hogan Heineman, Co-Director of Racial Justice Programs for the YWCA Evanston/North Shore
- Lesley Williams, Head of Adult Public Services at Evanston Public Library
- Dr. Eric Witherspoon, Evanston Township High School Superintendent
- Cameron English, Student Leader of SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism)
Rabbi Capers C. Funnye is involved in a number of boards in the Jewish community; The Chicago Board of Rabbis, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School, and in October of 2015, he was installed as Chief Rabbi of the Hebrew Israelites in the United States of America.
with Rabbi Steven Bob
Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 p.m.
Rabbi Steven Bob will speak on Jonah and the Meaning of Our Lives. In Pirke Avot 5:26 Ben Bag Bag famously teaches, “Turn it Turn it for it contains everything...