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Parshas Noach, 5774

Parshas Noach, 5774

1 MarCheshvan-10/05/2013

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Vol. 14, Issue 28 (#752) E-mail Edition Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie Shul News – Shabbos Parshas Noach, 5774 (1 MarCheshvan-10/05/2013)

Table of Contents

News and Announcements 
     Survey: What to do about Weekday Mincha in the Winter 
     Introduction to Chassidus –The Fourth Course Begins This Week 
     The OTHER Healthcare Debates 
     Women’s Book Club Meets this Wednesday 
     More High Chairs Needed 
     Lots of Thank Yous 
     New Seforim in our Library 
     Event for Women 
     Hashovas Aveidah 
     Kiddush Committee News 
Kiddush Sponsors 
Timely Reminders 
Schedule for the Coming Week 
Shabbat L’Yisraelim 
Useful Information 
From our Online Magazine

News and Announcements

 

Survey: What to do about Weekday Mincha in the Winter

The days are getting shorter and the time for Mincha is getting earlier. In past years around mid-October we switched to Maariv-only at 7:45 pm on Monday through Thursday. This year there is interest in keeping the Mincha Minyan going through the winter. This means that Mincha may be as early as 4:10 for several weeks. If you are interested in being part of this, and/or if you can get your spouse, kid, neighbor, etc. to be part of this, please let us know. We need some sense of who is available and interested if we hope to make a go of it.

Please hit “Reply” right now and tell us if you can participate in this, or if you prefer sticking with the old routine of Maariv-only at 7:45. For that matter you can let us know if you would prefer Maariv only some time other than 7:45 p.m.  Seriously. We do 7:45 because at one point that was convenient for most of the regulars, but people change, times change, schedules change, and maybe it is time to change this, too.

Introduction to Chassidus –The Fourth Course Begins This Week

The next six week Chassidus course with Rabbi Moshe Miller will begin on this Sunday, October 6, 2013, and will meet on Sundays at 8:00 p.m. at Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie, 4059 Dempster Street.

This course will focus on the overall topic of “The Purpose of Creation”.

We will trace the origin of the subject to a posuk in Torah; elaborate its meaning, logic and how it is connected with other concepts in Torah and Chassidus; discuss different understandings of the concept by different authorities.

Basic familiarity with Hebrew reading and translating required. This course is ideal for individuals who have some experience with learning Chassidus, whether it is simply attending shiurim at a Shul or a Chabad House, or even yeshiva graduates. Men and women are welcome.

Tuition for this course is $60. Study materials are included, and there will be homework assignments and mini tests so you can monitor your progress and your retention of the material.

For more information please contact Dovid Lapson, robertlaps@comcast.net, or Rabbi Moshe,moshemiller@yahoo.com, or call us.

Register online at www.skokiechabad.org/2084403.

We thank Dovid Lapson for conceiving of this idea and his persistence in seeing to become an ongoing reality.

The OTHER Healthcare Debates

LIFE IN THE BALANCE from Jewish Learning Institute: More intriguing than any fictional TV show, this six-week course will prepare you for choices that you or a loved one may be called upon to make. It is also a fascinating exposure to little-discussed aspects of Judaism. 
Click here to watch a video of
 Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman, widely respected authority in Jewish medical ethics, endorse the course.

This new JLI course is taught by Rabbi Yochanan Posner, at three different times for your convenience.

6 Sundays beginning Oct 27th - Dec 15th, from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 6 Thursdays beginning Oct 31st - Dec 12th , from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, or from 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Register and more info at http://myjli.com/index.html?task=location&lid=655

Women’s Book Club Meets this Wednesday

All women are invited to discuss the current book, "Souls on Fire", by Elie Wiesel, this Wednesday: October 9, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. at the home of Carole Cohen, 8550 Keeler in Skokie.

In “Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters,” Elie Wiesel enters, like an impassioned pilgrim, the universe of Hasidism. "When I am asked about my Jewish affiliation, I define myself as a Hasid,” writes the author. "Hasid I was, Hasid I remain". Yet Souls on Fire is not a simple chronological history of Hasidism, nor is it a comprehensive book on its subject. Rather, Elie Wiesel has captured the essence of Hasidism through tales, legends, parables, sayings, and deeply personal reflections. For more information, please contact Yona at Yona@SkokieChabad.org

More High Chairs Needed

B”H we have seen a growth of our tots population and are in need of more high chairs at the Kiddush and other such events. If you would like to sponsor one or more, please contact Rabbi Yochanan.

Lots of Thank Yous

Thank you to Tiffany Fedida for coordinating Nursing home visits, and to the Posner, Richter, and Telsner families for bringing Lulav and Etrog to residents.

Thank you to Yecheskel Posner, Eli Superstein, Shmulik and Yankel Raices, as well as a slew of volunteers who manned the Sukkah-mobiles and shared the Sukkos experience with many.

Thank you to our Simchas Torah auctioneers Aaron Miller and Yitzchok Zeev Staiman, and to our recordkeeper Rob Phillips, for their help with the Simchas Torah auctions. Special thanks to the winners for bidding and supporting the shul!

Thanks to Andi Belson, Shani and Nava Fedida, Steve Friedman and Rebecca, Beth Herst, Jeremy Montrose, Chana and Dara Shudnow, and Judi Superstein, for their help for Kiddush before Hakafot, during Hakafot and breakfast Kiddush.

Thanks to chairman Steve Friedman, Chaim Naiditch, Brian Alexander, Emily Alexander, Jeremy Montrose, Tzvi Weiss, and Ron Korrub, for setting up and executing the Simchas Torah lunch.

Thank you to all the dedicated children’s programming staff, and especially to the volunteers who stepped in to help out in the kids’ room on Yom Tov.

We thank Olympia Moving and Champion Embroidery for storing and transporting our Sukkahs all year round.

New Seforim in our Library

We thank the Phillips family for donating “By Divine Design: The Kabbalah of large small and missing letters in the Parsha”, by Ari Raskin in honor of Ethan’s 16th birthday, and “Miraculous Journey: A complete history of the Jewish people from creation to the present” by Yosef Eisen, In honor of the author’s forthcoming appearance at a Shabbos dinner at Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie. Look for more details soon!

We thank Tzvi and Marcia Weiss for donating a complete set of “Lessons in Tanya” in honor of the first Yahrzeit of his father on 3 MarCheshvan.

Event for Women

All women are invited to "From Frazzled to Focused," an evening with Rivka Caroline, on Wednesday, October 16, 7:45 p.m. promptly at Bais Menachem, 2833 W. Howard, Chicago.

There will be a klezmer musical performance by Kol Shira and dancing led by Robin Mallor, as well as the presentation by Mrs. Caroline.

This program is sponsored by Mrs. Shira Malka Walder in honor of her mother, Mrs. Ethel Mallor OB”M whose 14th Yartzeit will be commemorated that evening. Refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $5

Rivka Caroline is a Shlucha in Key Biscayne, Florida, author, time management consultant, the more of seven, and able to find time for what matters.

Hashovas Aveidah

A yellow and blue windbreaker/rain coat was taken by mistake from the shul coatroom on the first days of Yom Tov. If you have a similar jacket, please check it and make sure you have the right one and did not mix it up with someone else's at shul. If you did, your coat is waiting for you in Shul. If you return it please let us know so we can notify the owner.

Kiddush Committee News

Thank you to the salad committee of Friedman & Scheer for making our Kiddush salads. This week you can look forward to: Tuna Salad with capers and more, Summer Corn Salad, Coleslaw with ramen noodles, and Fruit Salad.

Kiddush Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander and Sofia Bogachkov in honor of his father's yahrzeit and her mother's yahrzeit

Timely Reminders

Earliest Tallis: on Mon: 6:04 am - Fri: 6:08 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.

We resume saying Tachnun.

Schedule for the Coming Week

 

This Friday

6:07 p.m.   Candlelighting 
6:15 p.m.   Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos

Shabbos Day

9:45 a.m.    Latest Morning Krias Shma 
9:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
11:30 a.m.  Kiddush sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander and Sofia Bogachkov in honor of his father's yahrzeit and her mother's yahrzeit 
4:00 p.m.    Rabbi Raices’ class in his home, 3534 Arcadia 
6:05 p.m.   Mincha 
followed by Gemara Megilla with Rabbi Raices, or Seudah Shlishis with Nigunim & Divrei Torah
7:17 p.m.
   Maariv and Shabbos ends

Sunday

8:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
9:00 a.m.    Tanya 
6:10 p.m.   Mincha 
                  followed by “The Living Torah” 
6:52 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.    Introduction to Chassidus with Rabbi Moshe Miller

Monday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora with Rabbi Posner 
7:00 p.m.    Parashat Hashavua L’Dovrei Ivrit with Rabbi Raices 
6:10 p.m.   Mincha 
6:50 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 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 for women with Mrs. Raices 
6:10 p.m.   Mincha 
                  Chassidic Discourses with Rabbi Raices 
6:49 p.m.   Maariv

Wednesday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora with Rabbi Posner 
11:00 a.m.  Explanation of Tefila, Halachos of Shabbos, Etc. with Rabbi Posner 
5:00 p.m.    Works of Maharal with Rabbi Posner at First Equity Bank, Dempster & Crawford 
6:10 p.m.   Mincha 
                  Gemora, Mesechta Pesachim with Rabbi Raices 
6:47 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.  
 Women’s Book Club meets at Cohen residence, 8550 Keeler

Thursday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora with Rabbi Posner 
1:00 p.m.    Tanya Class (Women) – contact Mrs. Raices 
6:10 p.m.   Mincha 
6:45 p.m.   Maariv

Next Friday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora  with Rabbi Posner 
5:55 p.m.   Candlelighting 
6:05 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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