Violins of Hope, is a project of concerts based on a private collection of violins, violas, and cellos, all collected and restored since the end of World War II. Many of the instruments belonged to Jews before and during the war, and many were donated or brought from survivors or family members, some simply were found with a Star of David as a decoration. Each comes with an extraordinary story. This past Sunday, the Beit Sefer (religious school) students were treated to an extraordinary concert and story of the Bielski violin, which was owned by the Bielski brothers who held off the German Army and were able to recruit Jewish civilians and kept them concealed for three years in the Belarusian forest. This Friday, during Kabbalat Shabbat services, hear the music and stories of another Violin of Hope. You can learn more here. A special thank you to Ellen Feldman for bringing the project to Beth Emet.
Welcome Shabbat whether in the Sanctuary or online! Masks are no longer required and are encouraged. There will be a masks-required section for those that feel more comfortable in the Sanctuary.
As this is the first Friday of the month, we will be offering a birthday blessing to all our May birthdays! Here’s a list of all those who are celebrating!
To listen to the service dial 847-869-4230 and press 7
Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Birthday Blessings
Kahal Shabbat Morning Services
Sunday Morning Minyan