Vol. 13, Issue 32 (#706) E-mail Edition Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie Shul News – Shabbos Parshas Toldos, 5773 (3 Kislev-11/17/2012)

Table of Contents

News and Announcements 
     Israel - Operation Pillar of Defense 
     Community-wide evening of support for communities affected by Hurricane Sandy 
     Hurricane Sandy Gift Card Drive 
     Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau will be in Chicago 
     Jewish Youth House Update 
     Camp Gan Israel Winter Camp 
     L’Chaim! You’re Invited. 
     Mazal Tov. 
     Kiddush Committee News 
Kiddush Sponsors 
Timely Reminders 
Schedule for the Coming Week 
Shabbat L’Yisraelim 
Useful Information 
From our Online Magazine

News and Announcements


Israel– Operation Pillar of Defense

Our prayers and thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael. Clickhere to read more and find out what you can do to help.

Community-wide evening of support for communities affected by Hurricane Sandy

There will be a gathering this Sunday, November 18, 8pm, at KINS, 2800 North Shore, Chicago, IL in support of those affected by Hurricane Sandy. There will be presentations by people from the affected area, reporting on the extent of the devastation and the need. A robust attendance at the event will communicate solidarity with those who were victims of the hurricane’s destruction, so your presence is important.

If you have not yet done so, you can contribute to the relief efforts in two ways: donations on our website here, or by donating gift cards for specific stores, with our new Jewish Youth House initiative, (more details below).  If you have contributed and you want to contribute again, you can do so, too.

Hurricane Sandy Gift Card Drive

Rabbi Chaim has arranged an initiative with the Jewish Youth House, and we are partnering with Rabbi Eli Goodman of Chabad of Long Beach, NY to assist folks to rebuild their community.

Many families have to start from the ground up, trying to get everything from furniture and appliances to pots and dishes, as well as actually getting their own homes back to safe and livable conditions. The thing that would be most useful is to help people set up their homes, by providing them the means to replace some of the larger essentials that they need. It isn’t practical to make a collection of furniture or pots, but what we can do is send them with gift cards to shop at stores that would carry those items.

We are collecting gift cards to stores like Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, and Toys R Us.

If you prefer to give a donation, that is also fine, we will purchase the gift cards and send them along with the others.You can drop off the gift cards/donations at the offices of Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie/Jewish Youth House, at 4043 Dempster in Skokie. For more info contact Rabbi Chaim.

Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau will be in Chicago

Come hear the gripping presentation from Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, entitled: “Buchenwald Exposed.”  Rabbi Lau is a powerful speaker and has a strong message to share.

The event will be held, Sunday evening, December 2, 7:00 PM at the Niles North High School Auditorium (across from Old Orchard mall).  This event is organized by JLI of Metropolitan Chicago.

Tickets are $18 in advance; $25 at the door. Reservations can be made here.

Jewish Youth House Update

JLI Teens  
JLI Teens had another amazing week, our group is growing from week t week. 
The coming week we will be discussing "How can we become advocates for Israel?" and “Why is Israel hated by the nations of the world?” This Monday 7:00 - 8:30 at the Mooz, Dinner will be served. 

Jewish Youth Club  
This week, Jewish Youth Clubs were in the spirit of solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. Tehilim were said in their merit.The boys club will not meet in the coming week due to Thanksgiving.

Hurricane Sandy Gift Card Drive 
The Jewish Youth House is partnering with Rabbi Eli Goodman of Chabad of Long Beach, NY to assist folks to rebuild their community. See details above.

Girls Kiddush 
The Girls Kiddush will take place on Shabbos after davening, at the Mooz. Girls 6 grade and up are invited.

Camp GanIsraelWinter Camp

Do you have winter break plans yet? Why not send your children to the only "camper-approved" Jewish Winter Camp Experience in the Northwest Suburbs? Camp Gan Israel Winter Camp registration is now open! Camp is for boys, ages 5-8 and girls, ages 5-11. Dates are Dec. 26th 2012-Jan 4th 2013 - daily and weekly Options are available. Camp will take place at 16296 West Aptakisic Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

For more information: 847-345-6406info@ganisraelchicago.com, organisraelchicago.com/winter

Sign up before November 13th to receive the Early-Bird discount atwww.ganisraelchicago.com/winter.

L’Chaim! You’re Invited.

Please join us to celebrate the engagement of Vlad Gutkovsky to Sofi Fedushchenko! There will be a L’Chaim this Motzai Shabbos Parshas Toldos, November 17th, beginning 7:30 p.m. at Shul, 4059 Dempster St. We look forward to greeting you there, Mordechai and Irina Gutkovsky.

Kiddush Committee News

After a week of vacation the salad committee is back at work making salads.

This week’s salads are green lettuce salad, rotini pasta salad, health salad, and tomato/chickpea salad. Thanks to the dedicated committee of Friedman and Scheer for making our salads each week.

Kiddush Sponsors

Aryeh Kitzes in honor of his 70th birthday

Timely Reminders

This Thursday 11/22 is a legal holiday, so we will be on our legal holiday schedule - Shacharis at 8:00 a.m. and Mincha & Maariv at 4:10 p.m. There will be no 7:45 Maariv Minyan. The JLI classes will meet on Tuesday instead of Thursday.

Next Friday, the 9th of Kislev, is both the birthday (5534/1773) and the yahrzeit (5588/1827) of the second Lubavitcher Rebbe (the Mitteler Rebbe), R. Dovber.

You can read more about the life and times of the Mitteler Rebbe on our website, here.

Schedule for the Coming Week


This Friday

4:08 p.m.   Candlelighting 
4:15 p.m.   Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos

Shabbos Day

9:09 a.m.    Latest Morning Krias Shma 
9:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
11:30 a.m.  Kiddush sponsored by Aryeh Kitzes in honor of his 70th birthday 
2:30 p.m.    Rabbi Raices’ class in his home, 3534 Arcadia 
4:05 p.m.   Mincha 
followed by Gemara Megilla with Rabbi Raices, or Seudah Shlishis with Nigunim & Divrei Torah 
5:12 p.m.   Maariv and Shabbos ends


8:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
9:00 a.m.    Tanya 
10:30 a.m.  JLI: “Kabbalah of You” with Rabbi Yochanan Posner 
4:15 p.m.   Mincha 
                  followed by “The Living Torah” 
4:58 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.    Introduction to Chassidus with Rabbi Moshe Miller


6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:00 p.m.    Parashat Hashavua L’Dovrei Ivrit with Rabbi Raices 
7:00 p.m.    JLI Teens 
7:45 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.    Weekly Torah Class with Rabbi Yochanan Posner


6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
10:00 a.m.  Weekly Parsha and discussion with Rabbi B. Epstein 
10:30 a.m.  JLI: “Kabbalah of You” with Rabbi Yochanan Posner 
2:30 p.m.    “What Page are We On in the Prayerbook?” Davening class in the home of Susan Rosenberg, 8343 Lowell 
7:45 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.    JLI: “Kabbalah of You” with Rabbi Yochanan Posner 
8:00 p.m.    Knit, Purl, and Parsha with Yona Posner in the Phillips home, 9040 Kildare


6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
11:00 a.m.  Explanation of Tefila, Halachos of Shabbos, Etc. with Rabbi Posner 
5:00 p.m.    Jewish Youth Club - Girls 
7:45 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.    Gemora, Mesechta Pesachim with Rabbi Raices


8:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
1:00 p.m.    Tanya Class (Women) – contact Mrs. Raices 
4:10 p.m.   Mincha 
4:55 p.m.   Maariv

Next Friday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
4:04 p.m.   Candlelighting 
4:10 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.