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Reboot with Kindness

You are invited to join us as we Reboot With Kindness! Our Temple community will be rebooting this year with kindness as our theme.

Each month, we will honor a group of congregants based on a theme of the month. We will perform acts of kindness all month for the groups we are highlighting.

Scroll down to read the various themes and join us for any programs that resonate with you and your family. Our goal is to create meaningful connections for all. We will have programs for adults, for families and even young children.  

Together we can make a big impact on the greater community and we hope you join us!

► Click here to complete our form!

► Click here to read our Reboot Kindness coverage in the Daily Herald!

Random Acts of Kindness - Photo Gallery and Short Stories

Monthly Themes & Honors

September 

Theme: Back to School
Honoring: Teachers

If you have retired from teaching or are currently in the classroom, let us pamper you in this back to school month with acts of kindness.

► Click here to read about some of our congregants who are teachers.


October

Theme: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Honoring: All cancer survivors & those in treatment

Let us know if we can interview you about your journey. We will spend October doing little acts of kindness for all of our cancer warriors to know you are not alone and your community stands with you.

► Click here to read our interview with Julie Reznick.

Click here to watch Rabbi Ari'sInterview with Jenny Stein


November

Theme: Veterans Day
Honoring: Veterans

If you or your family members have served our country, we would like to know more about the story and display any photos you can share in our lobby. We wish to honor the sacrifices you have made to preserve peace and liberty. Email arimoffic@templebeth-el.org with your stories and photos.

► Click here to read Abe Goldsmith's Essay

► Click here to read about Mollie and Jack Schaffer and see photos

► Click here to read about Rabbi Ari's Papa and see photos

► Click here to read an essay from Robert M. Septon


December

Theme: Religious & Cultural Observances
Honoring: Interfaith families 

December is filled with religious and cultural observances & family traditions. Interfaith families have to figure out how to honor both sides of the family, which they do in creative and beautiful ways! We would love to highlight some of our members who are not Jewish, but who support this community with giving hearts. These are people who are raising children with Judaism and who add so much to our people! 


January

Theme: New Beginnings
Honoring: Those who had a new beginning

This is a month of new beginnings! Let us honor everyone who has had a baby or grandchild in the last year or who has had a major new beginning!


February 

Theme: Jewish Disability Awareness
Honoring: Congregants with disabilities or families raising children with special needs 

We want to honor all of our congregants who themselves have a disability or are raising children with special needs. We would like to highlight stories of navigating life with a chronic illness including mental health and help each other gain empathy and understanding for and about those in our midst.


March

Theme: Purim
Honoring: Our first responders and heroes in our midst

This is the month of Purim when we read about our biblical heroes. During March, we will highlight all of the heroes in our community including first responders. We will also perform acts of kindness for the first responders in Northbrook.


April

Theme: Earth Day
Honoring: The Earth!

We will perform acts of kindness as a community for our world!

 


May

Theme: Older Americans Awareness
Honoring: Our oldest congregants

Let us honor our oldest congregants by hearing their stories and doing acts of kindness for them.

Sun, December 4 2022 10 Kislev 5783