Vol. 13, Issue 35 (#709) E-mail Edition Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie Shul News – Shabbos Parshas Vayeishev, 5773 (24 Kislev-12/8/2012)

Table of Contents

News and Announcements 
     Chanukah 2012 
     Join us in Lighting up Skokie 
     Chanukah Wonderland for Kids 
     Chanukah Lounge for Adults 
     Chanukah Learning for Men and Women 
     Spreading the Chanukah Light to the Elderly and Infirm 
     Of Locks and and Keys and Security 
     Jewish Youth House Update 
     Thank You 
     Mazal Tovs 
     Kiddush Committee News 
Kiddush Sponsors 
Timely Reminders 
Schedule for the Coming Week 
Shabbat L’Yisraelim 
Useful Information 
From our Online Magazine

News and Announcements


Chanukah 2012

Chanukah begins this Motzei Shabbos and we are excited about Chanukah this year! With an event every night, it’s going to be a very bright holiday. For instructions on how to light the first night (or any night) click here: www.skokiechabad.org/224506

 Make sure to register online for events, in order to get discounts off every reservation!

Sunday, December 9, 2012: Start Chanukah right with the Chanukah Wonderland. From 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, Families will enjoy tons of activities and crafts, as well an Olive Oil Press and other presentations. Info and RSVP ($2 discount) at www.SkokieChabad.org/Wonderland

Monday, December 10, 2012: CTeen lights up Chanukah with a Glow-in-the-Dark bash! 7:30 pm at the Mooz - for more info and to RSVP, contact Rabbi Chaim.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012: This party’s not for kids! Adults will have a great time with the relaxed atmosphere at the Chanukah Lounge, while enjoying buffet stations, live music, and fun entertainment. Doors open at 7:15 pm, don’t forget to RSVP now for $5 discount per person! www.SkokieChabad.org/2037320

Wednesday, December 12, 2012: Chanukah Learning with Rabbi Posner. Torah Perspectives – “What Miracle are We Celebrating?” is the newest of riveting and detailed classes you can enjoy (for men and women). 8:00 pm at 4059 Dempster.

Thursday, December 13, 2012: Public Menorah Lighting with Skokie Mayor Van Dusen at Krier Plaza/Skokie Site of Civic Pride in Downtown Skokie. Free hot drinks, latkes, and donuts for all attendees. 6:00 pm at the corner of Oakton and Niles Center Rd in Skokie.

Friday night, December 14, 2012: His and Hers simultaneous Farbrengens! Farbrengen for men at the Finkel home and for women at the Fedida home.

Detailed info about ALL the events of Chanukah are online. The Chanukah pages are up and running on the website at www.SkokieChabad.org/Chanukah2012.

Spreading the Chanukah Light to the Elderly and Infirm

During Chanukah volunteers will be visiting the Jewish residents of all of the nursing homes and the hospital in Skokie, bringing them the light and joy of Chanukah. This is being coordinated by Tiffany Fedida. If you would like to be part of this, please contact her.

Of Locks and Keys and Security

Over the past few months you may have noticed work being done on our building. We have upgraded and added security systems to protect all of us. As part of this process we have rekeyed the exterior locks and the old key no longer works to those locks . In the coming week or so, we will change the combination of the alley door.

If you find that your key no longer works or that the combination you enter does not unlock the door, do not use force on the lock. The lock is not broken; it is just that you don’t have a current key or combination.

If you need to be able to gain access to the building at times when it is not open to the public, please speak to Rabbi Yosef Posner about getting a new key. If your usual means of entry is via the combination lock, the new combination is ●,●,●,●. If your computer does not have the security clearance to read that encrypted combination, please speak to Rabbi Yosef Posner.

Thank You

Thank you to Tal Adar, Avi Belson, David Superstein, Chaim Telsner, and  Alan Towb for putting up our giant menorahs all round town!

Mazal Tov

We extend a hearty Mazal Tov to Larry and Lora Frazen on the birth of a granddaughter on Sunday, to their children Deanna and Eli Casper. May they have much Yiddishe Chassidishe Nachas!

We extend a hearty Mazal Tov to Rabbi Sholem Ber and Rivkie Raices on the birth of a granddaughter Nechama Rochel on Tuesday, to their children Mendel and Chaya Mushka Raices. May they have much Yiddishe Chassidishe Nachas!

Kiddush Committee News

Thank you to the salad committee of Friedman & Scheer for making our Kiddush salads.

Kiddush Sponsors

Dr. and Mrs.Bruce and Rose Sharon in honor of his father's yahrzeit

Timely Reminders

The first Chanukah light will be kindled this Motzei Shabbos. For detailed instructions on how to light your menorah and more about Chanukah, read here.

Earliest Tallis: on Mon: 6:12 am - Fri: 6:15 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 Teves will be Thursday afternoon, 4:09 p.m. and 11 Chalakim

The beginning of the new Hebrew month of Teves will be Friday.

Schedule for the Coming Week


This Friday

3:59 p.m.   Candlelighting 
4:10 p.m.   Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos

Shabbos Day

9:24 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 Dr. and Mrs.Bruce and Rose Sharon in honor of his father's yahrzeit 
2:30 p.m.    Rabbi Raices’ class in his home, 3534 Arcadia 
4:00 p.m.   Mincha 
followed by Gemara Megilla with Rabbi Raices, or Seudah Shlishis with Nigunim & Divrei Torah 
5:06 p.m.   Maariv and Shabbos ends


8:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
9:00 a.m.    Tanya 
4:10 p.m.   Mincha 
                  followed by “The Living Torah” 
4:51 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.    Introduction to Chassidus with Rabbi Moshe Miller


6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora Makos with Rabbi Posner 
7:00 p.m.    Parashat Hashavua L’Dovrei Ivrit with Rabbi Raices 
7:45 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.    Weekly Torah Class with Rabbi Yochanan Posner


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 
7:45 p.m.   Maariv


6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora Makos 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 
7:45 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.    Gemora, Mesechta Pesachim with Rabbi Raices


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

Next Friday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.    Gemora Makos with Rabbi Posner 
4:00 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.

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