Summer Shabbat Services--Planning is now underway for summer Shabbat morning services at Beth El. Members of the Congregation will lead these services on the Shabbatot from June 17 through August 12. This is your opportunity to read a haftarah, present a D’var Torah, daven Shaharit or Musaf or lead services from the rabbi’s lectern. Our professional staff is ready to assist anyone in brushing up on old skills or in acquiring new ones. Hazzan Ben Tisser can assist those volunteering to daven and he or Ritual Director Mark Stadler can aid those wishing to read a haftarah. If you want to present a D’var Torah, Rabbi Vernon Kurtz or Rabbi Michael Schwab can help you develop a topic and can guide you to sources and commentaries in English or Hebrew. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Larry Goldstein (847/989-2384; e-mail [email protected]).
Saturday, April 29 - 8:50 am: Blessing Our Babies
Saturday, April 29 - 12:30 pm: Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club
Sunday, April 30 - 10:00 am: Rabbi Irving and Amy Frankel Memorial Lecture
Sunday, April 30 - 7:15 pm: JUF and Beth El invite you to the Annual JUF Dessert
Wednesay, May 3 - 9:30 am: Writer's Beit Midrash Minyan
Thursday, May 4 - 12:00 pm: Study in the Suburbs with Rabbi Kurtz
Thursday, May 4 - 2:00 pm: Afternoon at the Movies
Sunday, May 7 - 2:00 pm: Israel Solidarity Day featuring the Walk With Israel. Join Beth El as we come together with the community and show our solidarity with Israel.
Tuesday, May 9 - 6:00 pm: Dinner with Rabbi Vernon Kurtz. Sisterhood and Men's Club invite you to their annual Dinner with Rabbi Kurtz.
Wednesday, May 10 - 9:30 am: Writer's Beit Midrash
Wednesday, May 10 - 7:00 pm: Hartman Institute Discussion Series with Rabbi Kurtz
Thursday, May 11 - 8:00 pm: Behind the Scenes in the Knesset: My Life in Israel - An Evening with Rabbi Dov Lipman.
Sunday, May 14 - 12:00 pm: Sokol Hebrew High School Graduation
Tuesday, May 16 - 7:45 pm: Beth El's Annual Meeting "Let Us Go Up". Everyone is invited to celebrate our synagogue and our accomplishments this year. We will acknowledge all of our volunteers and pay tribute to our many generous donors. Please join us as we install our new officers and board of director members and honor our outgoing Presiden, Richard Schlosberg, and officers and board of directors. This event is free. Please RSVP to Elise Kline at [email protected] or call 847-432-8900 and let us know you are coming.
Sunday, May 21 - 12:00 pm: Celebrating Rabbi Schwab's 13 Years at Beth El. Join us as we celebrate Rabbi Schwab's 13 years at Beth El. Admission: Food donation for the Morine Township Food Pantry or new school supplies for the Ark Back to School program. RSVP to Elise at [email protected] or 847-432-8900 by May 12th.
Tuesday, May 30 - Erev Shavuot - Service Schedule / Tikkun Layl Shavuot All Night Study Session
Wednesday, May 31 - 1st Day of Shavuot - Service Schedule
Thursday, June 1 - 2nd Day of Shavuot - Service Schedule
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