The month of Elul encourages reflection, rejuvenation, and renewal, offering us opportunities to prepare ourselves for the High Holidays. Prepare by attending one (or all!) of our special Elul programs.
Could I Do Better? A Look at How Awareness of Middot (character development) Can Enhance Personal Growth
Thursday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. (at Beth Emet)
Tikkun Middot, or character development, is designed to help you turn inward to become a more compassionate, aware, and a better self. Enjoy a taste of middot with fellow congregants, Barbara Stock, Dan Kaplan, Suzanne Coffey and staff, Kathy Kaberon and Marci Dickman, for some meditation, study, and introspective conversation.
Elul: High Holiday Prayers
with Bluma Stoller
Tuesday, August 28 at 7:15 p.m. (at Beth Emet)
In this introduction to the machzor, we will review the structure and traditions of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kipppur prayers. Please bring your own Mishkan HaNefesh machzor if you have them.
The Best Seat in the House: How to Sit Comfortably
with Phyllis Richmond
Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. (at Beth Emet)
This class will teach ways to sit in a more relaxed, poised, and comfortable manner just in time for the High Holiday Services.
Apple Picking with Beth Emet
Sunday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m. at All Seasons Orchard
(1510 IL Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098)
Join Beth Emet friends of all ages for a day of fun at All Seasons Apple Orchard. Tapu-achim V’Dvash – (Apples and honey) pick fresh apples to use at your Rosh HaShanah celebration or to donate to the Baking a Difference program on September 15 when families will bake treats to donate to the community. Further details to follow.
RSVP now for any of the above programs or call 847-869-4230.