In an effort to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El has closed its building and schools. Please visit our NSSBE@HOME page, where you will find all of our current offerings of our virtual community. Also, please take a look at our Pesach Resource Page.

NSSBE @ Home

NSSBE @ Home

Welcome to NSSBE@Home — our way of bringing the best of what NSS Beth El offers to our families as we transition to a virtual community during this period. We are fortunate to have dedicated staff and lay leaders who are working around the clock to provide both content and pathways for connection. Be sure to “Like” and “Follow” our Facebook page in order to be notified of our Live events and updates!

Our calendar will be updated each week. Please check back often for the most current offerings.

NOTES ABOUT ZOOM: Each event via Zoom has a unique Meeting ID and Link. Please click the link next to the specific event you wish to join. Check back frequently as new events are added! You will have to download the Zoom browser extension or app and set up a free account (or log in with Facebook) the first time you join a Zoom meeting. The Google Chrome browser does not work well with Zoom, per our experience.

If you prefer to join Zoom meetings and classes over the phone: call (312) 626-6799, and enter the meeting number, followed by #. The meeting number is in parentheses after each event (Ex: 123-456-789).

Don’t have a Facebook account? You can still view our online events! Click here for instructions.

We will offer virtual daily minyan as follows:
Sunday-Friday          Shacharit at 8:45am – Join via Zoom (433-095-382)
Sunday-Thursday   Evening Minyan at 7:30pm – Join via Zoom (354-155-806)
Friday                            Kabbalat Shabbat Live on Facebook at 6:00pm
Saturday                      Havdalah Live on Facebook (times vary)

Download the following service guides to help you navigate weekday services when davening on your own:
Shacharit         Mincha         Maariv
To read Rabbi Schwab’s notice to the community about the halachic permissibility of virtual minyanim click here.

Selling Chametz
Click here for an online form for the Sale of Chametz. Your information will be forwarded to Hazzan Barnett and Rabbi Schwab as in the past. Please make your contribution to Maot Chitim by mailing a check in the envelope you received earlier this month. If you have questions about selling your Chametz, contact Hazzan Barbara Barnett.

Week of March 27 – April 3

Friday, March 27
8:45 am – 
Morning Minyan – Join via Zoom  (433-095-382)
11:00 am – Pre-School sing-a-long with Magic Jeff Baden – Join via Zoom
1:oo pm –
Junior Congregation with Hazzan Barnett – Join via Zoom (896-803-383)
4:00 pm
– Tot Shabbat with Ellie Goldsmith! Join via Zoom (971-988-562)
6:00 pm
– Beth El Clergy will lead Kabbalat Shabbat, complete with our favorite tunes. They will conclude before Shabbat actually begins. Live on Facebook

Saturday, March 28
8:15 pm
  – Rabbi Schwab and his family will lead a Havdalah ceremony live on Facebook

Sunday, March 29
8:45 am
– Morning Minyan – Join via Zoom (433-095-382)
10:00 am – Sunday Morning Sing-a-long with Hazzan Barnett – Join via Zoom (159-619-316)
5:00 pm  – Chef Laura Frankel will cook live from her “Quarantined Kitchen” Live on Facebook
7:30 pm
– Evening Minyan – Join via Zoom (354-155-806)

Monday, March 30
8:45 am – Morning Minyan – Join via Zoom (433-095-382)
5:00 pm – 5@5: Brief, inspirational daily teachings with your clergy Live on Facebook
6:30 pm –
Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Kamin Join via Zoom (648-023-129)
7:30 pm
– Evening Minyan – Join via Zoom (354-155-806) 

Tuesday, March 31
8:45 am – Morning Minyan – Join via Zoom (433-095-382)
10:00 am
– Talmud with Rabbi Schwab – Join via Zoom (827-814-819)
2:00 pm – Rachel Kamin will again be participating on the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism’s “More Time for Books,” talking about her favorite Jewish memoirs and biographies. Join via Zoom
3:30 pm – Cafe Kef Returns – Virtually. Join via Zoom  (287-281-842)
4:00 pm – Tuesday Tefillah Tunes with Hazzan Barnett for all CRS Tuesday Students – Join via Zoom
5:00 pm – 5@5: Brief, inspirational daily teachings with your clergy Live on Facebook
7:30 pm
– Evening Minyan – Join via Zoom (354-155-806)
7:45 pm – Peaceful Parent – register here for Zoom link.

Wednesday, April 1
8:45 am
– Morning Minyan – Join via Zoom (433-095-382)
1:00 pm
– Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Freedman Live on Facebook
4:00 pm – Wednesday Tefillah Tunes with Hazzan Barnett for all CRS Wednesday Students – Join via Zoom (517-582-350)
5:00 pm – 5@5: Brief, inspirational daily teachings with your clergy Live on Facebook
7:30 pm
– Evening Minyan – Join via Zoom (354-155-806)
8:00 pm – Wine and Wisdom Pesach Edition – Join via Zoom (862-316-319)

Thursday, April 2
8:45 am
– Morning Minyan – Join via Zoom  (433-095-382)
9:45 am – Study with Hazzan Tisser Live on Facebook
12:00 pm – Book Launch with Beth El member Bobbi Kwall
5:00 pm – 5@5: Brief, inspirational daily teachings with your clergy Live on Facebook
7:30 pm
– Evening Minyan – Join via Zoom (354-155-806)

Friday, April 3
8:45 am
– Morning Minyan – Join via Zoom  (433-095-382)
11:00 am
– Pre-School sing-a-long with Magic Jeff Baden – Join via Zoom
1:oo pm –
Junior Congregation with Hazzan Barnett – Join via Zoom (896-803-383)
4:00 pm
– Tot Shabbat with Ellie Goldsmith! Join via Zoom (971-988-562)
6:00 pm
– Beth El Clergy will lead Kabbalat Shabbat, complete with our favorite tunes. They will conclude before Shabbat actually begins. Live on Facebook

Our clergy and staff are here for you. If you have questions about accessing our content, reach out to our Executive Director, Jeff Baden (jbaden@nssbethel.org). Our clergy are accessible via email as well and are happy to connect with you by email, on the phone, or over video conference.

We wish you good health and look forward to continuing to build and strengthen our community!