Shabbat Connections in Need of Volunteer Cooks
Every week, Beth Emet provides a Shabbat Connection dinner to a congregant family who is in need of some additional kindness and support. The dinner is prepared and donated by a Beth Emet member, who chooses the menu, purchases the food, cooks a meal to serve four, packages it in disposable containers, and delivers it Friday morning to Beth Emet. Another Beth Emet member later picks-up the prepared meal from the synagogue and delivers it to the designated family.
We are fortunate that Beth Emet has a limited fund to subsidize the cost of ingredients if you’d like to prepare dinner but feel it may be too expensive. Whether you can only help once a year, are able to make a meal every 8-12 weeks, or have any questions, please let us know we can count on you for this wonderful mitzvah by contacting Kathy Kaberon or Arlene Berke.
Sign up to be an usher
Are you interested in helping us welcome members and guests on Shabbat and handing out our siddurim (prayer books)? As an usher, you are a “climate setter” at Beth Emet and have the opportunity to share our climate of friendship and acceptance with worshippers. Most Fridays our Shabbat Oneg begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Crown Room. Candle lighting begins at approximately 6:25 p.m. There is usually a big rush to get a siddur and go into the Sanctuary at that point. On the “First Friday” of every month, services start at 7:30 p.m. and are followed by a dessert oneg in the Crown Room. Sign up now or call 847-869-4230 ext. 301.
Beth Emet launched the Post-Detention Accompaniment Team (P-DAT) in June 2018. The team of Beth Emet volunteers provides direct, high-impact, person-to-person, short-term assistance to asylum seekers upon release from detention. In 2018-19, P-DAT trained 26 volunteers and provided assistance to over 100 asylum seekers from 17 countries, enabling asylum seekers to pursue a new life in America. Learn more about how you can get involved.
Do you consider yourself an amateur photographer (or like to take photos)? We're looking for a cadre of photographers we can occasionally call upon to take pictures at Beth Emet events so we can regularly post new images on the website, Facebook, in EmetMail, etc. If you are interested, please email Susan or phone her at 847-869-4230 ext. 300.
Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
From meal prep and clean up crew, to the security/host team, the Soup Kitchen relies on volunteers each Wednesday to help serve a hot meal to nearly a 100 guests. Can't commit to a Wednesday night? Bake a dessert! Learn more.