Musical Selichot!

We prepared to enter the Yamim Noraim with enhanced kavannah at our musical tefillah on Motzei Shabbat:

High Holidays 5778/2017

For our High Holidays Bulletin, with a message from Rabbi Hart and the schedule from Selichot to Shemini Atzeret, click to read or print.

For a summary of laws and customs for Rosh Hashana, click here.


  Many Waters Cannot Drown Love: Responding to Hurricanes

  Harvey & Irma. Read Rabbi Hart's recent D'var Torah.

Please pledge for the Yom Kippur Appeal!

As we look to the upcoming High Holidays and to 5778, we ask that each of you join in making an early commitment to the success of our new rabbi and our now bustling 60-year-old congregation. Please make your pledge for the Yom Kippur Appeal! Every contribution is valued, appreciated and will be gratefully acknowledged.

To make your pledge now, click here.  For more information, click here.

High Holiday Seating

High Holiday seating is included in annual membership fees for full members and their children (under the age of 26). Associate members and non-members may purchase seats. Also, full members may purchase additional seats for other relatives and guests. For details, click here.

Vigil Against Hate

On August 14, Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob organized and hosted a rally in Skokie against racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry, and hate following the Nazi violence in Charlottesville.

For a video of rally highlights and more network news coverage, click here.

Learning at Skokie Valley

For a guide to summer learning opportunities at the synagogue, click here.

     Welcome to SVAJ, Rabbi Ari Hart!

With a tremendous sense of gratitude and joy, we are delighted that Rabbi Ari Hart has now started as our new, full-time rabbi. We welcomed Rav Ari, his wife Becca, and their adorable son Hodiyah (“Hodi”) to our community on July 1st.

We extend a special hakarat ha’tov – acknowledgement of gratitude – to all those who have enabled us to reach this incredible milestone! 

Read more here.



Sun, September 24 2017 4 Tishrei 5778