Vol. 13, Issue 40 (#714) E-mail Edition Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie Shul News – Shabbos Parshas Vaeira, 5773 (1 Shevat-01/12/2013)

Table of Contents

News and Announcements 
     Prize Week 
     First Ever Skokie Chabad Men’s Club Breakfast Event! 
     Farbrengen for Men Sunday Evening 
     Baba Sali Hilula Dinner 
     Reserve now for Shabbat Dinner 
     Living With Integrity 
     Jewish Youth House Update 
     Some People Do Read The Shul News II 
     Summer Camp Registration is Open 
     Kiddush Committee News 
Kiddush Sponsors 
Timely Reminders 
Schedule for the Coming Week 
Shabbat L’Yisraelim 
Useful Information 
From our Online Magazine

News and Announcements



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 after Shabbos.

On Shabbos, one is not allowed to acquire things, so for this halachic reason, prizes cannot be taken home on Shabbos. 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.

First Ever Skokie Chabad Men’s Club Breakfast Event!

Join us & be part of our first ever Men’s Club breakfast, this Sunday, January 13th. All men are welcome.  We will start off with Shacharis at 8:00 a.m. then go into a homemade breakfast, and top it off with some learning.  At 9:00 a.m Rabbi Posner will discuss “Corporations in Halacha.” Amongst the issues to be covered: May we own shares in a corporation that owns Chometz on Pesach or does business on Shabbos? May we borrow to or lend from a corporation on interest? How may ongoing changes to the laws governing corporation be actually changing the relationship of shareholders to the corporation, and how might that change the Halachic status of owning shares in a corporation?

You won’t want to miss this event; come for the Torah, but plan on enjoying the food!

We thank Hiam Naiditch for being the driving force behind this event, and his committee of Yehuda Leib Burgeman, Evan Loiterman, Rob Phillips, Dr. Berel Polisky, Steve Rosenberg.

Farbrengen for Men Sunday Evening

This Sunday evening at 9:00 p.m. there will be Farbrengen with Rabbi Reuven Matasuf, Shliach in Paris, France. He is coming to town as the guest speaker for the Baba Sali dinner on Monday and has graciously agreed to farbreng the evening before.

Baba Sali Hilula Dinner

The Hilula dinner in honor of the Baba Sali, Rabbi Yisrael Abichatzeira zt”l, this Monday, January 14, 2013 is sold out. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a l’chaim and to light a candle. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, in case of cancellations, please make sure to enter your info here: www.skokiechabad.org/2078227. The waitlist will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Maariv on Monday evening will take place downstairs, at 7:15 p.m., instead of the usual time. Shacharis Monday morning will also be downstairs, so upstairs can be prepared for the dinner.

Reserve now for Shabbat Dinner

On Friday, January 25, enjoy Shabbat dinner with friends, followed by an interesting presentation.

·         Do we have the basic knowledge of what the Torah expects of us in the business world, or how to conduct ourselves when it comes to money?

·         What do you know about day-to-day business ethics?

·         What happens when special situations arise, and you may need to do something questionable?

·         Has the Jewish educational system given us and our kids the tools to be good Jews in the real world?

·         Can Moses succeed on Wall Street, in the office, in the supermarket, or even in a friendly transaction between two friends?

Shalom Menora will answer these questions and more, based on his 30 years of experience in business both in Israel and the U.S.  Shalom, who originally hails from Chicago, currently lives in Israel, where he runs his real estate and hi-tech investment company. He is on the board of the Jewish Business Ethics Center in Jerusalem.

$24/adult, and $14/child for Friday night Shabbat dinner with supervised play for children. Reserve online now for a $2 discount per person at www.SkokieChabad.org/2095522

Living With Integrity

Register now for the upcoming course from the Jewish Learning Institute. Living with Integrity - Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas begins in a few short weeks.

Are you obliged to keep all commitments? What are the responsibilities of the sandwich generation? Are the ungracious deserving of our charity? How far should we go to give the benefit of the doubt? A discussion on personal ethics and the Jewish view on laws that test the limits of our integrity.

This course meets for 6 Thursdays beginning January 31 - March 14, at 10:30 AM or 8:00 PM, or for 6 Sundays beginning February 3- March 17, at 10:30 AM.

This course is eligible for CLE credits and ETHICS credits. Fee $100.00 - tuition includes textbook.  Multiple Signups Special: 10% off with Minimum 2 signups.

Full or partial scholarships may be available via the Dr. Reading Dallal JLI Scholarship Fund.

To register for this course go to www.myJLI.com.

Jewish Youth House Update

Jewish Youth Clubs are back 
The second session of the Jewish Youth Club. begins this week! Join us as we enjoy creative activities combined with meaningful discussion, for a well-rounded, satisfying experience.  

The girls will be meeting on Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm; boys on Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm.  Jewish Youth Clubs meet at the Mooz.

CTEEN Shabbaton in NYC 
The National CTeen Shabbaton will take place in New York over Shabbat, February 8-10. Teens from Skokie join others from all over the country, for the greatest “high school reunion” experience! 
Rabbi Chaim and Rochel Telsner are taking a great group of teens from the Jewish Youth House to the CTeen Shabbaton. Registration for this year is still in full swing! To join the group or for more info, contact Rabbi Chaim.

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

Some People Do Read The Shul News II

We are glad to be able announce again, that some people really read this newsletter very carefully. In particular, people who have been reading the Shul News several weeks ago still read it now. The announcement about the donation of the two beautiful cars has prompted the donation of several more very nice cars. We sincerely thank this generous and anonymous donor, for providing stylish,modern and dependable transportation for the Rabbis and Rebbetzins!

Summer Camp Registration is Open!

It’s time to think summer and Junior Gan Israel Day Camp, with quality programming for kids ages 1½ to 6. Options include: Tots Club, Bright Beginnings, Expanding Horizons, as well as half and full day programs, hot lunches, and transportation. Special features include private swim time at Oakton Water Playground, and sports and gymnastics with “Stretch and Grow” certified coaches, for the ultimate in fun and skill building. Go to www.JuniorGanIsrael.org, or call Mrs. Zeesy Posner, 847-677-1770.

Kiddush Committee News

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

Kiddush Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Tzvi Yehudah and Gitel Zylberman in honor of the yahrzeits of his parents and sister, by Nader Kia in honor of his parents' yahrzeits, and by Judi and David Superstein in honor of her parents’ yahrzeits

Timely Reminders

The beginning of the new Hebrew month of Shevat will be this Shabbos.

Earliest Tallis: on Mon: 6:22 am - Fri: 6:20 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.

Please read the schedule very carefully. There are many changes in time and locations of davening and classes in the coming week.

Schedule for the Coming Week


This Friday

4:20 p.m. Candlelighting 
4:30 p.m. Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos

Shabbos Day

9:38 a.m.   Latest Morning Krias Shma 
9:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
11:30 a.m.Kiddush sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Tzvi Yehudah and Gitel Zylberman in honor of the yahrzeits of his parents and sister, by Nader Kia in honor of his parents' yahrzeits, and by Judi and David Superstein in honor of her parents’ yahrzeits 
2:30 p.m.   Rabbi Raices’ class in his home, 3534 Arcadia 
4:20 p.m. Mincha 
followed by Gemara Megilla with Rabbi Raices, or Seudah Shlishis with Nigunim & Divrei Torah 
5:35 p.m.  Maariv and Shabbos ends


8:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
9:00 a.m.   Breakfast and “Halacha and Corporations” 
4:30 p.m. Mincha 
                  followed by “The Living Torah” 
5:14 p.m. Maariv 
8:00 p.m.   Introduction to Chassidus with Rabbi Moshe Miller (in the Mooz) 
9:00 p.m.   Farbrengen for Men with Rabbi Reuven Matusof


6:30 a.m.   Shacharis (downstairs)
7:15 a.m.   Gemora Makos with Rabbi Posner 
7:00 p.m.   Parashat Hashavua L’Dovrei Ivrit with Rabbi Raices 
7:15 p.m.  Maariv (downstairs) Please note time change


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 
8:00 p.m.  Knit, Purl, and Parsha with Yona Posner in the Phillips home, 9040 Kildare


6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
5:00 p.m.   Jewish Youth Club - Girls 
7:45 p.m.  Maariv 
8:00 p.m.   Gemora, Mesechta Pesachim with Rabbi Raices


6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
1:00 p.m.   Tanya Class (Women) – contact Mrs. Raices 
5:00 p.m.   Jewish Youth Club - Boys 
7:45 p.m.  Maariv

Next Friday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.   Gemora Makos with Rabbi Posner 
4:29 p.m. Candlelighting 
4:35 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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