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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]).

Thursday, March 23 - 2:00 pm: Afternoon at the Movies featuring Streit's Matzo and the American Dream

Sunday, March 26 - 9:00 am: Maot Chitim Passover Food Packing Day.  Maot Chitim is need volunteers to assemble boxes and to put non-perishable food items in the packages.  Anyone and everyone, including singles and families with small children (no age restrictions), are invited to help out with the delivery of the packages. Pre-registration is not required to deliver their food packages.  For more information, call Maot Chitim at 847-674-3224 or email them at [email protected]

Shabbat, April 1 - 8:50 am:  Be sure and join us for a special Shabbat Service and Congregational Kiddush Lunch in honor of Rabbi Michael Schwab and his family on his 13th year atNSS Beth El. Rabbi Schwab will be speaking during the service on the importance of Shabbat, while also relating some personal stories.  There will be a short program following lunch before we chant the Birkat Hamazon. Everyone is welcome!

Sunday, April 2 - 9:00 am: Maot Chitim Passover Food Delivery Day.  Help deliver food packages to the Jewish Community for Passover

Tuesday, April 4 - 6:00 pm: Men's Club/Youth Community Yom HaShoah Candle Packing

Wednesday, April 5 - 9:30 am: Writer's Beit Midrash

Wednesday, April 5 - 7:00 pm: Hartman Lecture Series

Thursday, April 6 - 12:00 pm: Study in the Suburbs

Friday, April 7: Shabbat Service, Dinner & Chametz Fest.  6:15 pm Family Service and Traditional Service followed by dinner.  Come get your fill of Chametz before Pesach begins!  Join friends, family and the NSS Beth El community to celebrate the joy of spring and the Passover season!  Pre-registration and advance payment is required. RSVP to Ana Igornov at [email protected] or call 847-432-8900 x222.  You can also sign up and pay through your Beth El account.

April 7, 2017 Storybus Shabbat  - for families with children in 1st grade and younger 5:00-6:15 p.m. We kick off the Shabbat celebration with the Storybus from the Kohl Children's Museum retelling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, singing and craft projects and a light complimentary dinner for the kids! To join us, RSVP to Marcie Eskin at [email protected].  Questions? Contact Ali Drumm, Director of Informal Education, at [email protected]

Saturday, April 8 - 12:15 pm: Men's Club Kiddush Club


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