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Parshas Vayakhel-Pikudei, 5773

Parshas Vayakhel-Pikudei, 5773

27 Adar-03/9/2013

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Vol. 13, Issue 48 (#722) E-mail Edition Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie Shul News – Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel-Pikudei, 5773 (27 Adar-03/9/2013)

Table of Contents

News and Announcements 
     Weekday Mincha Minyan Resumes 
     Kiddush Lunches and Alerts 
     Prize Week 
     Time to Order Matzah 
     Not Too Soon To Sell Your Chometz 
     DATE CHANGE: Pesach without Fuss – a Class for Women 
     Seder How-To, Step by Step 
     Join us at our Seder 
     Helping The Needy For Pesach 
     Shaimos 
     Koshering Utensils for Pesach 
     Pesach Resources are Live! 
     Jewish Youth House Update 
     Note Cards to Support Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie 
     Hashovas Aveidah - Missing Coat 
     Mazal Tovs! 
     Kiddush Committee News 
Kiddush Sponsors 
Timely Reminders 
Schedule for the Coming Week 
Shabbat L’Yisraelim 
Useful Information 
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News and Announcements

 

Weekday Mincha Minyan Resumes

With the change of the clock this week, we will resume having a Mincha Minyan throughout the week. This week, Mincha will be at 6:40 p.m. Maariv is shortly thereafter, and in between you have the option of joining in a few minutes of Torah study, led by Rabbi Raices.

Kiddush Lunches and Alerts

In honor of Asher Hoffman’s Bar Mitzvah this week, Kiddush this Shabbos will be a lunch, with Challah, so you can wash and have your seudah.

In honor of Tom Atkin’s Bar Mitzvah next week, Kiddush next Shabbos will be a lunch, with Challah, so you can wash and have your seudah.

In honor of Pesach, there will be NO kiddush the Shabbos before Pesach, Parshat Tzav, 3/23/13, because the building will already be cleaned.

Prize Week

This week we are opening up “shop” for the kids to redeem their tokens for prizes and games. Everyone can shop and choose prizes which will then be placed in bags, with their names, to be taken home during the week.

On Shabbos, one is not allowed to acquire things, so for this halachic reason, prizes cannot be taken home on Shabbos. Prizes will be available for pickup from Tuesday evening onwards. If the parents cannot pick up the prizes at a time when the shul is open for regular davening, you can contact Yona Posner at 847 677 1770 x305 to arrange another time.

Time to Order Matzah

Now is the time to place your order for hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, to be sure we can provide you with what you need for Pesach, in a timely fashion. Please let us know how many pounds you will need as soon as you can. If you have any special needs, we can probably help you with that, too.  Ordering is easy - it’s all on the website at www.SkokieChabad.org/shmurah  

Not Too Soon To Sell Your Chometz

Avoid the last minute rush, and arrange for the sale of your chometz right now. You can do it online here.

DATE CHANGE: Pesach without Fuss – a Class for Women

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE: 
On Monday evening, March 11, 2013, 8:00 pm at Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie, join Mrs. Yona Posner for some practical guidance and tips about how to clean, shop, and cook, and transform your home for a kosher and joyous Pesach.

Seder How-To, Step by Step

Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner for a step-by-step guide to conducting your very own Pesach seder.  Whether it is your first time leading a seder, or you’d like a “brush-up” on information, you will finish this class empowered to direct a fully halachic Seder that will be enjoyable for all.

March 20, 2013, 8:00 pm, at Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie

Join us at our Seder

No Jew should be alone on the Seder night, and we invite your family to join ours. Do you know anybody else who would like to join us? Please do let us know! Get Seder information here.

Helping The Needy For Pesach

Ma’ot Chittim, Tzorchai Hachag, whatever you choose to call it, there is an actual need that you can address in our own community: There are families in our community who are struggling financially with their daily needs. Many of these families simply do not have enough money for the additional expenses of Pesach. Give your contribution to Rabbi Posner to forward to a needy family or donate online here.

Shaimos

As you clean up for Pesach and encounter the perennial Shaimos problem, please consider carefully what is in fact Shaimos. It is not respectful to the Shaimos to deposit all sorts of non-Shaimos discarded materials with the Shaimos, and please be aware that it costs the shul a lot to dispose of Shaimos.

Shaimos is being accepted Sunday, April 1, at 7532 St.Louis, 2-5 PM. (If you must drop Shaimos at shul, it would be appropriate to help defray the cost to the shul.)

For guidelines on what is actually “Shaimos”, you can read here.

Koshering Utensils for Pesach

Do you need help koshering utensils for Pesach? Bring your stuff for an open house Koshering, on Thursday, March 21, from 5 pm to 8 pm. We will have a large vat of boiling water ready to Kosher your utensils for Pesach, and personnel to do the koshering for you while you wait. Any utensils to be Koshered must be thoroughly cleaned at least 24 hours before. Only metal tableware or pots can be Koshered. Bakeware, china, etc. cannot be done.

Learn more about Koshering for Pesach here.

Pesach Resources are Live!

Whatever you are thinking about for Pesach, it is probably on our website at our Pesach page!www.SkokieChabad.org/Pesach13 has everything you need, including but not limited to Seder info, how-to guides, schedules for Pesach classes and courses, open-house koshering, model matzah bakery, chametz selling, chametz burning, and more!

Jewish Youth House Update

8th Day 
The 8th Day concert was pretty awesome! We certainly turned heads with our exclusive customized t-shirts and we rocked the house. We also got some pictures & autographs with the Marcus brothers. Pictures are on Facebook here: 

JLI TEENS – WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR? 
JLI Teens is off to a great start: We welcomed some new faces, had great food, and explored awesome ideas. We will meet next Monday to discuss some riveting topics, including “What is real freedom? Why are people willing to die for it?” and “Is democracy a guarantee for freedom?” JLI Teens meets on Monday nights, 7:00 PM at the Mooz. Dinner is served.

Model Matzah Bakery 
Children (and even adults) are welcome to come bake their very own matza at the Model Matza Bakery. This event is for all ages. Beginning with wheat kernels, children get really into it, winnowing and separating the chaff, grinding it in a hand-driven wheat mill, mixing, kneading, rolling and baking it finally in the required amount of time. In the Model Matzah Bakery, children learn how Shmurah Matzah is made - literally from "scratch".Sunday March 17th 3:00pm. Cost: $10. For more info and to RSVP, contact Rabbi Chaim.

Jewish Youth Club 
The girls club enjoyed delicious pizza this week (thanks to Chalavi), learned life lessons from the Parsha, and had a great time in the Mooz.

The boys celebrated the Bar Mitzvahs of Noah Friedman and Asher Hoffman by having a grand "bonfire in the snow" and a BBQ dinner, We wish Asher and Noah a tremendous Mazel Tov. May you both grow and continue to be a source of Nachas to your parents and family and the entire Jewish people.

There will be no Jewish Youth Clubs this coming week.

Note Cards to Support Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie

We are excited that we now have notecards available! These beautiful cards are available through a donation to Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie, and are very versatile. You can use them as Purim cards, birthday cards, commemoration notes, or whatever you dream up. You can see samples and pricing here:http://www.skokiechabad.org/2136156.

Call or email us and get some today.

Hashovas Aveidah - Missing Coat

A coat went missing in Shul on Purim.  It is a child’s size medium, brown Gap coat.  There is a size XXL, brown Gap coat in Shul. Probably someone mistakenly took the wrong one. Please double check your kid’s coat and see whether her coat is way too small for her.

Mazal Tovs!

We extend a hearty Mazal Tov to Asher Hoffman on his becoming Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to his mother, father, and grandparents. May they all see much Yiddishe, Chassidishe Nachas.

We extend a hearty Mazal Tov to Dr. Michael and Eileen Groner on the birth of twin grandchildren, to their children Avi and Malka Groner. May they see much Yiddishe, Chassidishe nachas.

Kiddush Sponsors

Kiddush is sponsored in honor of Asher Hoffman's becoming Bar Mitzvah by his parents, Michael Hoffman and Jessica Kaz-Hoffman, his grandparents, Barbara and Donald Hoffman and Sid and Peggy Kaz, and Shoshanah Friedman.

Timely Reminders

This week we read Parshas Hachodesh. You can read more about this special Torah reading here.

WE CHANGE THE CLOCKS TO DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME THIS WEEK

Earliest Tallis: on Mon: 6:19 am - Fri: 6:12 am 
*) The time we are posting is primarily with our weekday 6:30 minyan attendees in mind. If someone must daven earlier, please be aware that there are other opinions of how to calculate this.

The Molad of Chodesh Nisan will be Tuesday, 6:21 a.m. and 14 Chalakim

The beginning of the new Hebrew month of Nisan will be Tuesday. We do not say Tachnun during the month of Nissan. We say the “Nasi” for each day (Annotated Siddur, p. 391-397) after Shacharis.

Wednesday, the 2nd of Nissan, is the Yahrzeit of the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, R. Sholom Dovber (5680/1920). You can read more about him on our website, here.

Schedule for the Coming Week

 

This Friday

5:30 p.m.   Candlelighting 
5:40 p.m.   Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos

Shabbos Day

9:06 a.m.    Latest Morning Krias Shma 
7:45 a.m.   Tehillim for Shabbos Mevorchim 
9:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
11:30 a.m.  Kiddush sponsored by in honor of Asher Hoffman's becoming Bar Mitzvah by his parents, Michael Hoffman and Jessica Kaz-Hoffman, his grandparents, Barbara and Donald Hoffman and Sid and Peggy Kaz, and Shoshanah Friedman. 
2:30 p.m.    Rabbi Raices’ class in his home, 3534 Arcadia 
5:30 p.m.   Mincha 
followed by Gemara Megilla with Rabbi Raices, or Seudah Shlishis with Nigunim & Divrei Torah 
6:32 p.m.   Maariv and Shabbos ends

Sunday

8:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
9:00 a.m.    Tanya 
10:30 a.m.  JLI: “Living With Integrity” with Rabbi Yochanan Posner 
6:40 p.m.   Mincha 
                  followed by “The Living Torah” 
7:19 p.m.   Maariv

Monday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora Makos with Rabbi Posner 
6:40 p.m.   Mincha 
7:00 p.m.    Parashat Hashavua L’Dovrei Ivrit with Rabbi Raices 
7:00 p.m.    JLI Teens at the Mooz
7:20 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.    Weekly Torah Class with Rabbi Yochanan Posner

Tuesday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora Makos with Rabbi Posner 
10:00 a.m.  Weekly Parsha and discussion with Rabbi B. Epstein 
2:30 p.m.    “What Page are We On in the Prayerbook?” Davening class in the home of Susan Rosenberg, 8343 Lowell 
6:40 p.m.   Mincha 
                  Chassidic Discourses with Rabbi Raices 
7:22 p.m.   Maariv

Wednesday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora Makos with Rabbi Posner 
5:00 p.m.    Works of Maharal with Rabbi Posner at First Equity Bank, Dempster & Crawford 
6:40 p.m.   Mincha 
                  Gemora, Mesechta Pesachim with Rabbi Raices 
7:23 p.m.   Maariv

Thursday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora Makos with Rabbi Posner 
10:30 a.m.  JLI: “Living With Integrity” with Rabbi Yochanan Posner 
1:00 p.m.    Tanya Class (Women) – contact Mrs. Raices 
6:40 p.m.   Mincha 
7:24 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.    JLI: “Living With Integrity” with Rabbi Yochanan Posner

Next Friday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora Makos with Rabbi Posner 
6:38 p.m.   Candlelighting 
6:45 p.m.   Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos

Shabbat L’Yisraelim

Shabbat L'Yisraelim, provided by Rabbi Menachem Slavaticki and the Chabad Israeli Center, will meet this Shabbat at 10:00 a.m. on the lower level for Shacharit. The Tefila is followed by a complete Seudat Shabbat.

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