Vol. 14, Issue 16 (#740) E-mail Edition Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie Shul News – Shabbos Parshas Devarim, 5773 (6 Menachem Av-07/13/2013)

Table of Contents

News and Announcements 
     Tisha B’Av Film 
     Tisha B’Av Schedule 
     New Torah 
     Jewish Youth House Update 
     Kiddush Committee News 
Kiddush Sponsors 
Timely Reminders 
Schedule for the Coming Week 
Shabbat L’Yisraelim 
Useful Information 
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News and Announcements


Tisha B’Av Film

On Monday night, after Eicha, we will show the documentary film “Nicky’s Family”.

“Nicky's Family” tells the nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II.

Winton, now 104 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn‘t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans.

Tisha B’Av Schedule

Monday, Erev Tisha B’Av

Midday..........................................12:57 p.m. 
Mincha........................................... 6:00 p.m. 
Fast begins..................................... 8:21 p.m. 
Maariv and Eicha........................... 9:00 p.m. 
Movie: Nicky’s Family................... 9:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Tisha B’Av

Shacharis & Kinos........................ 9:00 a.m. 
Midday........................................ 12:57 p.m. 
Mincha.......................................... 7:25 p.m. 
Fast ends....................................... 9:02 p.m

See below for movie information, and “Timely Reminders” for more Tisha B’Av information

New Torah

A new Torah is being donated to our shul, and dedicated by Marge Fettman in honor of her husband, her parents, and her husband’s parents.

We look forward to announcing more details about this very soon!

Jewish Youth House Update

We're hosting Jersey 
This week CTeen of Skokie will be hosting a traveling camp from the JCC in Margate City, NJ. We will enjoy an inspirational Friday night dinner and program at Shul. 

There will be a girls Kiddush this Shabbos in the Mooz, after davening. 

Kiddush Committee News

Thank you to the salad committee of Friedman & Scheer for making our Kiddush salads. This week you can look forward to: Pasta Salad, Fresh Fruit, Green Salad, Cucumber Salad

Kiddush Sponsors

Susan and Shevach Reuven (Steve) Rosenberg in honor of Susan's mother's Yahrzeit on Tisha B'Av

Timely Reminders

During the Nine Days we enter a period of more intense mourning for the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash. In addition to the restrictions of the Three Weeks, we do not eat meat or drink wine, bathe for pleasure, launder, etc. The Rebbe encourages making Siyumim, thus increasing joy in a way permissible during this time. There will be Siyumim made in Shul after Mincha on some days.


Erev Tisha B’Av, Monday 
It is prohibited to study Torah (except for sections related to the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash) beginning at 12:57 pm. Tachanun is omitted at MinchaSeudah Hamafsekes (the meal of bread and egg dipped in ash) is eaten individually (i.e. without a mezuman) on a low stool after Mincha. Eating is

permitted, even after the Seudah Hamafsekes, until 8:21 pm. After 8:21 pm one may wear only non-leather shoes and sit only on a low stool. We do not offer greetings throughout TishaB’Av.

It is not our custom to sleep on the floor. In the morning (as well as throughout the day such as after using the bathroom) wash only the finger tips. Brushing teeth is prohibited.

Omit the brocha “She’asah li kol tzorki”. Tallis and Tefilin are not worn; we do not make the brocha onTzitzis or kiss them during Shema, etc. After Krias HaTorah we recite Kinos. Eicha is read after Shachrisindividually (not led by a chazan).

Work requiring focused concentration (e.g., gardening, cooking, etc.) and sitting on an ordinary seat is prohibited until midday on Tuesday (12:57 pm).

In Tallis and Tefilin. In Shemoneh Esrai include Nacheim and Aneinu. Be careful to remove Tefilin  beforeshkia  (8:24 pm).

The Fast concludes at 9:02 pm.

After the fast is over, wash hands in alternating fashion as we do each morning.  We do not eat meat, drink wine, listen to music, shower for pleasure or launder clothing until midday (12:57 pm) on Wednesday.

Please note the following times for Tisha B’Av: 
Mincha on Monday is at 6:00 p.m. 
Maariv and Eicha at 9:00 p.m. (and followed by a screening of “       ” 
Tisha B’Av Shacharis is at 9:00 a.m. 
Mincha is at 7:25 p.m.

Read more about the Three Weeks, Nine Days and Tisha B’Av here.

Schedule for the Coming Week


This Friday

6:40 p.m.  Early Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos 
8:06 p.m. Candlelighting 
8:15 p.m. Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos

Shabbos Day

9:11 a.m.   Latest Morning Krias Shma 
9:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
11:30 a.m.Kiddush sponsored by Susan and Shevach Reuven (Steve) Rosenberg in honor of Susan's mother's Yahrzeit on Tisha B'Av 
4:00 p.m.   Rabbi Raices’ class in his home, 3534 Arcadia 
5:00 p.m.   Women’s Class with Mrs. Raices, this week in the TBA home, TBA 
8:05 p.m. Mincha followed by Pirkei Avos Chapter 3 
followed by Gemara Megilla with Rabbi Raices, or Seudah Shlishis with Nigunim & Divrei Torah 
9:16 p.m.  Maariv and Shabbos ends


8:00 a.m.   Shacharis 
9:00 a.m.   Tanya 
8:10 p.m. Mincha 
                  followed by “The Living Torah” 
9:00 p.m. Maariv

Monday – Erev Tisha B’Av

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.   Gemora with Rabbi Posner 
6:00 p.m. Mincha 
8:24 p.m.   Fast Begins
9:00 p.m. Maariv and Eicha,
 followed by screening of “Nicky’s Family”


9:00 a.m.   Shacharis and Kinos 
7:25 p.m. Mincha 
9:00 p.m. Maariv 
9:02 p.m.   Fast Ends


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 
8:10 p.m. Mincha 
                  Gemora, Mesechta Pesachim with Rabbi Raices 
8:58 p.m. Maariv


6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.   Gemora with Rabbi Posner 
1:00 p.m.   Tanya Class (Women) – contact Mrs. Raices 
8:10 p.m. Mincha 
8:57 p.m. Maariv

Next Friday

6:30 a.m.   Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.   Gemora  with Rabbi Posner 
6:35 p.m.  Early Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos 
 p.m. Candlelighting 
8:10 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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