Vol. 13, Issue 46 (#720) E-mail Edition Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie Shul News – Shabbos Parshas Tetzaveh, 5773 (13 Adar-02/23/2013)

Table of Contents

News and Announcements 
     What Makes This Shabbos Different… 
     Purim is here! 
     Purim Seudah – Last Chance to RSVP 
     Time to Order Matzah 
     Note Cards to Support Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie 
     Jewish Youth House Update 
Timely Reminders 
Schedule for the Coming Week 
Shabbat L’Yisraelim 
Useful Information 
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News and Announcements


What Makes This Shabbos Different…

… there will be NO kiddush.

… there will be no kids’ groups meeting. We will however have the kid’s room open during davening.

Purim is here! Reservationsc closing at noon!

·        Purim in Persia is our famously fantastic Purim party for families, on Motzei Shabbat, 2/23/13. Join us for crafts, activities, animals, entertainment, and fun for the whole family! Reserve online now to get a $2 discount for to avoid the rush: www.SkokieChabad.org/2122093

·        Hourly Megillah Readings: Make sure to listen to the Megillah being read twice on Purim – once at night and once during the day. It’s easy to do with Skokie Chabad, we have readings every hour, on the hour. Purim night (2/23) from 7:00 pm – 12 midnight, and Purim day (2/24) every hour from 9:00 am through 5:00 pm.

·        Matanot L’Evyonim – The Mitzvah is to give directly to two different needy people on Purim day. We make it easy for you on a hectic day! You can submit the information online and Rabbi Posner will deliver on your behalf on Purim day: www.SkokieChabad.org/2122094

·        Mishloach Manot – you can help bring Purim joy to nursing home residents and elderly people on Purim! Contact us to be part of this mitzvah, and to visit and deliver mishloach Manot to the residents on Purim.

All our Purim informaation is avaible online at www.SkokieCabad.org/Purim.


The Purim Seudah begins at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday– make sure to reserve a spot for your family! No need to worry that you will be partied out by Purim afternoon, and don’t forget that one of the mitzvahs is to eat a festive meal! Join us for live music, entertainment, and a sit-down dinner for Purim. Reservations are required – click here: www.SkokieChabad.org/2122102

Time to Order Matzah

We need to place our order for hand-baked Shmurah Matzah now in order to be sure we will be able to provide you with what you need for Pesach. 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.  It’s all on the website atwww.SkokieChabad.org/shmurah

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.

Jewish Youth House Update

“Eighth Day” Back In Chicago 
This isn't your mother's Jewish country indie folk rock band! Join Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie and the Jewish Youth House on March 3rd for an amazing concert with breakaway hit band, Eighth Day! 
We are excited to have nabbed a great block of seats, where we can be up close to all the energy and action. Eighth Day is most well-known for their danceable fun song, Ya'alili and their Jewish folksy, country, hip indie rock vibe. They are legendary at Skokie Chabad for having played the music that makes tables collapse! (Photos from that Purim are here.) Each member of our group will receive a complimentary T-shirt customized for the event. To get your tickets go to the website at www.skokiechabad.org/2136064  or emailinfo@JewishYouthHouse.org.  

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Timely Reminders

This Shabbos we read Parshas Zachor. The Torah requires that everyone hear this portion being read. 

Purim is Motzai Shabbos and Sunday. 

Megilla readings will be during regularly scheduled davening times, as well as every hour on the hour on Purim evening from 7:00 PM - 12:00 midnight, and on Purim day from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

If you know someone who is homebound, please contact RabbiYochanan@SkokieChabad.org, so we can help arrange a Megilla reading, 

One should hear the Megilla being read twice on Purim, once at night, February 23, and then again on Purim day, February 24. The Mitzvos of Mishloach Manos (gifts of two prepared foods), Matanos L'Evyonim (money for the poor, to at least two charities) and Seudas Purim (a festive holiday meal) must be done during Purim day on Sunday. They should be done after having heard the Megillah. Any money for Matanos L'Evyonim received by 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning will iy"h be distributed to the needy the same day. 

Monday, Shushan Purim, we do not say Tachnun.

Earliest Tallis: on Mon: 5:41 am - Fri: 5:35 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.

Schedule for the Coming Week


This Friday

5:13 p.m.   Candlelighting 
5:20 p.m.   Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos

Shabbos Day

9:19 a.m.    Latest Morning Krias Shma 
9:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
                  NO KIDDUSH 
2:30 p.m.    Rabbi Raices’ class in his home, 3534 Arcadia 
5:10 p.m.   Mincha 
followed by Gemara Megilla with Rabbi Raices, or Seudah Shlishis with Nigunim & Divrei Torah 
6:16 p.m.   Maariv and Shabbos ends 
                  followed by immediate Megilla Reading 
7:45 p.m.   Main Megilla Reading


8:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
4:45 p.m.   Mincha 
                  followed by Purim Seudah (by reservation) 
                  Maariv after the Seudah  - give us your number and we’ll call you.


6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
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 
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 
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 
10:30 a.m.  JLI: “Living With Integrity” with Rabbi Yochanan Posner 
1:00 p.m.    Tanya Class (Women) – contact Mrs. Raices 
5:00 p.m.    Jewish Youth Club - Boys 
7:45 p.m.   Maariv 
8:00 p.m.    JLI: “Living With Integrity” with Rabbi Yochanan Posner

Next Friday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
5:21 p.m.   Candlelighting 
5:30 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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