Weekly Bulletin: Shabbat Noach

1 Cheshvan 5778 – October 21, 2017


Friday, October 20 – Rosh Chodesh


Shacharit - 7:00am

Candle Lighting - 5:42pm

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv - 5:45pm


Shabbat, October 21 – Rosh Chodesh

Shacharit - 9:00am

Drasha by Rav Ari Hart

“Double Rainbow”


Mincha in Berger 5:40pm

Havdalah - 6:43pm


Daily Shacharit Schedule

Sunday Shacharit - 9:00am

Monday and Thursday Shacharit 7:00am

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Shacharit - 7:15am


Sunday Mincha-Maariv



Weekday Maariv

Monday through Thursday - 7:30pm

Rav Ari Hart, Rabbi, ravari@svaj.org, 312-315-9178

Rabbi Milton Kanter, z”l, Founding Rabbi


Rick Arons, President, president@svaj.org

David M. Rubin, Chairman of the Board

Mayre Press, Administrator, office@svaj.org, 847-674-3473


Community Announcements

Thank you and Mazal Tov to this week’s Kiddush sponsor: Pearl Hirsch, who is sponsoring in honor of her 90th birthday celebration. Happy birthday, Pearl!

Thank you to this week’s Seudah Shlishit sponsors: Lydia and Asher Karoll in memory of his grandmothers, Isabelle Lipman and Alta Toba Korolnek.

Refuah Sheleimah to Gene Chez, Bernie Finkel, Helen Goodfriend, Marlene Mandel, and Jerry Shyman.

Towels Needed for Kitchen Please consider donating "gently used" hand towels up to bath sheet sizes for use in the shul kitchen. You can drop off your donations at the shul office. Thank you!

Men’s Club Breakfast with Guest Speaker the Association of Descendants of the Shoah – Illinois will sponsor Mitchell Goldberg, President Decalogue Society of Lawyers, on Sunday, October 22 at 9:45am. His talk is titled, “Caught in the Middle: The Mainstreaming of Anti-Semitic Ideas in Politics and Social Issues on the Right and Left.” Please RSVP to Sherwin Ditlove at sditlove_70@yahoo.com if you’ll attend the breakfast.

A Special Kiddush of Memory, Thanksgiving, and Gratitude Friends, please join us for a special Kiddush on October 28 as Eileen and Neal Sufrin remember and give thanks for the life of Eileen's mother, Rebecca Cohen on the occasion of her yahrzeit. Rebecca and Lenny Cohen were steadfast members and supporters of SVAJ and are remembered with love.

Additionally, on that same Shabbat, we will honor and thank our Gabbaim and all those who davened, leined, spoke, organized, shlepped, and helped make the chaggim more beautiful than ever at SVAJ. We will also take the opportunity to honor Sherwin Ditlove and his team of intrepid volunteers for years of service in running the SVAJ Charity Games. We invite your sponsorship as a sign of gratitude to our many volunteers. You can do this through the shul’s website: www.svaj.org/donate or contact the shul office. Many thanks in advance.

Join the Nominating Committee It is at this time of year that we assemble a Nominating Committee to draft a slate of board members and executive officers for the year ahead. The shul's constitution calls for a Nominating Committee of thirteen members in good standing, including at least five current members of the board of directors (excluding current executive officers). Membership on the Nominating Committee is an important responsibility and a real way to serve the shul. Please let David Rubin know as soon as possible if you are interested in helping out. You can reach him at dmrubin@dmrubin.com or through the shul office.

Donations Welcome for the Installation Reception An announcement was mailed to SVAJ members for the Installation of Rabbi Ari Hart on November 4th. To make a donation, please use the online form: https://www.svaj.org/installation-registration


Pre-Installation Dinner – November 3 In anticipation of the formal installation of Rav Ari, there will be an elegant Pre-Installation Dinner on Erev Shabbat, November 3rd. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm and will be followed by remarks by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Rabbi Weiss is founding president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Rabbi-in-Residence at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in New York. For information and to register, see our website: www.svaj.org/shabbat-dinner.



October 24  Current Events with Torah Perspectives, 2:00pm, Berger Beit Midrash

October 25  Men’s Club Monthly Dinner, 6:00pm; location TBD

November 3  Pre-Installation Dinner with Rabbi Avi Weiss, 6:30pm, Social Hall

November 4  Rabbi Ari Hart Installation Reception, 8:30pm, Social Hall


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Sat, October 21 2017 1 Cheshvan 5778