Vol. 14, Issue 27 (#751) E-mail Edition Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie Shul News – Simchas Torah - Parshas Beraishis, 5774 (24 Tishrei-09/28/2013)

Table of Contents

News and Announcements 
Sukkos on Wheels 
Simchas Torah Schedule – MUST READ 
We Will be Serving Food and More Food and More Food 
“Farewell to the Sukah” Farbrengen 
Don’t Miss Breakfast 
Simchas Torah Seudah 
Introduction to Chassidus –The Fourth Course Begins Next Week 
Mazal Tov 
Hashovas Aveidah 
Kiddush Sponsors 
Timely Reminders 
Schedule for the Coming Days and Weeks 
Shabbat L’Yisraelim 
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News and Announcements


Sukkos on Wheels

Our Sukkahs have been rolling around town making stops at all sorts of places! Some of the stops included Niles North, local businesses, some homes of elderly and housebound people, and the campus of NEIU (Northeastern). At each stop, people hopped aboard for a quick bite of something to eat with a bracha, and to have a chance to shake lulav too.

Here’s our photo album of some Sukkos stuff:

Here’s some press coverage about our unique sukkahs: 

Simchas Torah Schedule – MUST READ

Please read the detailed schedule below so you know what is happening at Shul over the next few days and when, so that you can have the optimal joyful experience!

We Will be Serving Food and More Food and More Food

Over the next few days we will be serving a lot of food, here are the dates. Times are below in the detailed schedule:

9/25 – Shmini Atzeret before Hakafos: Light Kiddush 
9/26 – Shmini Atzeret “Farewell to the Sukkah” at 5:30 p.m. in the Shul Sukkah 
9/26 – Simchas Torah After Maariv: Kiddush and all sorts of surprise buffet items throughout Hakafot 
After Hakafot: Farbrengen/Seudah for the hardy 
9/27 –Simchat Torah: Breakfast kiddush with eggs, waffles, coffee and more! 
Lunch by reservation ONLY 
9/28 – Shabbat Bereishit: Regular Kiddush 
After Mincha: Farbrengen/Seudah

Why are we doing this? To make it easier to experience the joy!

Please consider sponsoring these very special events. Your sponsorship or partial sponsorship is needed and welcomed!

“Farewell to the Sukah” Farbrengen

The “Farewell to the Sukah” Farbrengen on Thursday, 9/26, at 5:30 pm, is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Bogachkov. The purpose of this farbrengen is to say “Farewell” to the Sukah by eating in the Sukah on last time before this Mitzvah is done for the year (according to our custom to eat in the Sukah on Shmini Atzeres, as well.). Men, please join us for some really good food and lively inspiration to get us geared up for Simchas Torah and Hakafos.

Don’t Miss Breakfast

There is a breakfast-style Kiddush on Simchas Torah morning (Friday) at 10 am, before Hakafos, replete with scrambled eggs, waffles, coffee, breakfast cereals etc. This will be a great way to reinvigorate yourself for another day of celebration. This limited-edition kiddush will be over at 10:30 am!

Simchas Torah Seudah

Thank you to all the people who reserved for the Simchas Torah Seudah on 9/27. The food is gonna be great and the atmosphere even better. After a long week of celebrating Sukkot with delicious home-cooked foods, this will be great!

This meal was founded and organized for many years by Manny Scheer, a”h.

Introduction to Chassidus –The Fourth Course Begins Next Week

The first three Chassidus courses with Rabbi Moshe Miller at Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie were very enjoyable learning experiences for all of the participants. You are invited to attend the next course in this series.

This course will focus on the overall topic of “The Purpose of Creation”.

We will trace the origin of the subject to a posuk in Torah; elaborate its meaning, logic and how it is connected with other concepts in Torah and Chassidus; discuss different understandings of the concept by different authorities.

Basic familiarity with Hebrew reading and translating required. This course is ideal for individuals who have some experience with learning Chassidus, whether it is simply attending shiurim at a Shul or a Chabad House, or even yeshiva graduates. Men and women are welcome.

This six week Chassidus course with Rabbi Moshe Miller will begin on next Sunday, October 6, 2013, and will meet on Sundays at 8:00 p.m. at Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie, 4059 Dempster Street.

Tuition for this course is $60. Study materials are included, and there will be homework assignments and mini tests so you can monitor your progress and your retention of the material.

For more information please contact Dovid Lapson, [email protected], or Rabbi Moshe,[email protected], or call us.

Register online at www.skokiechabad.org/2084403.

Mazal Tov

We extend a hearty Mazal Tov to Dr. Bruce and Rose Sharon on the birth of a granddaughter born Monday to their children Shaya and Tzipora Sharon. May they have much Yiddishe, Chassidishe Nachas!

Hashovas Aveidah

A yellow and blue windbreaker/rain coat was taken by mistake from the shul coatroom on the first days of Yom Tov. If you have a similar jacket, please check it and make sure you have the right one and did not mix it up with someone else's at shul. If you did, your coat is waiting for you in Shul. If you return it please let us know so we can notify the owner.

Kiddush Sponsors

The kiddush on Shabbat Bereishit is customarily sponsored by the Chasnei Torah. We wait curiuosly to find out who they will be!

Timely Reminders

In order to be permitted to prepare on Simchas Torah for Shabbos, remember to make an Eruv Tavshillin on Hashana Raba (9/25). Instructions and what to say are on page 327 in the annotated Tehilas Hashem Sidur.

On Hoshana Raba in the morning at davening time we will have Hoshanos available in Shul for $4.50. 
During the day on Hoshana Raba it is customary we have a Yomtovdike Seudah, dip the Hamotzi in honey, and eat Kreplach. You can read more here:

Reminder: We do Hakafos Shmini Atzeres (Wednesday night) as well as Simchas Torah (Thursday night and Friday morning). We expect to be done Wednesday evening about 9:15 p.m.

Starting with Musaf on Thursday, we begin saying "Mashiv HoRuach u'Morid Hageshem" in the Amidah.

For more on Shmini Atzeres and Simchas Torah, please visit our website here.

We do not say Tachnun for the entire coming week.

Earliest Tallis: on Mon: 5:57am - Fri: 6:01 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.

This Shabbos we bless the coming Hebrew month. We will recite the entire Tehillim communally Shabbos morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. Please join us.

The Molad of Chodesh MarCheshvan will be next Friday, 11:30 p.m. and 3 Chalakim

The beginning of the new Hebrew month of MarCheshvan will be Friday and next Shabbos.

Schedule for the Coming Days and Weeks


Wednesday – Hoshana Rabba

6:30 a.m.Shacharis 
We do not put on Tefillin during Chol Hamo'ed. 
Hoshanos will be available at Shacharis @$4.50. 
During the day we have a Yomtovdike Seudah, dip the Hamotzi in honey, and eat Kreplach. 
Remember to make an Eruv Tavshillin (Annotated Sidur p. 327) 
6:22 p.m.Candlelighting 
6:30 p.m. Mincha 
7:13 p.m. Maariv, Kiddush and
 Hakafos (Davening ends about 9:00 – 9:30 p.m. )

Thursday – Shmini Atzeres

9:00 a.m.Shacharis 
10:45 a.m.Yizkor (approximately)

5:30 p.m. “Farewell to the Sukkah” Farbrengen in the Shul Sukkah sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Bogachkov
6:30 p.m. Mincha 
7:22 p.m. Candlelighting after this time from pre-existing flame 
7:20 p.m. Maariv

7:35 p.m.Kiddush, Candlelighting for women available at shul 
8:05 p.m.Kids’ Simchas Torah Celebration 
Adults begin Auction and Ata Horaisa 
9:35 p.m.Kids join Adults for dancing with Torahs

Friday – Simchas Torah

9:00 a.m.Shacharis 
10:00 a.m.Breakfast Kiddush 
10:30 a.m.Breakfast Kiddush is shut down 
Kids’ Simchas Torah Celebration 
Adults begin Auction & Ato Horaisa 
11:50 a.m.Hakafos Recitation Begins 
12:15 p.m.Kids join adults for dancing with Torahs 
followed by Torah Reading and Musaf 
2:00 p.m.Musaf ends; Lunch Seudah (by reservation) begins 
6:19 p.m. Candlelighting from pre-existing flame 
6:25 p.m.Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos

Shabbos Beraishis

9:42 a.m.Latest Morning Krias Shma 
7:30 a.m.Tehillim for Shabbos Mevorchim with Mezonos and Coffee Buffet 
9:00 a.m.Shacharis 
11:30 a.m.Kiddush sponsored by TBA 
5:55 p.m. Mincha 
Followed by Seudah/Farbrengen 
7:18 p.m.Maariv and Shabbos ends


8:00 a.m. Shacharis 
9:00 a.m. Tanya 
6:25 p.m. Mincha 
followed by “The Living Torah” 
7:04 p.m. Maariv


6:30 a.m. Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.Gemora with Rabbi Posner 
7:00 p.m.Parashat Hashavua L’Dovrei Ivrit with Rabbi Raices 
6:25 p.m. Mincha 
7:02 p.m. Maariv 
8:00 p.m.Weekly Torah Class with Rabbi Yochanan Posner


6:30 a.m.Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.Gemora 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 for women with Mrs. Raices 
6:25 p.m. Mincha 
Chassidic Discourses with Rabbi Raices 
7:00 p.m. Maariv


6:30 a.m.Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.Gemora with Rabbi Posner 
5:00 p.m.Works of Maharal with Rabbi Posner at First Equity Bank, Dempster & Crawford 
6:25 p.m. Mincha 
Gemora, Mesechta Pesachim with Rabbi Raices 
6:57 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 
6:25 p.m. Mincha 
6:55 p.m. Maariv

Next Friday

6:30 a.m.Shacharis 
7:15 a.m.Gemora with Rabbi Posner 
6:07 p.m. Candlelighting 
6:15 p.m.Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos

Shabbat V’Yom Tov L’Yisraelim

Shabbat L'Yisraelim will be in the lower 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.

The Simchat Torah celebration for Chabad Israeli Center will be Thursday evening at 9131 Niles Center Road.)

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