Shabbat Terumah      


Bruchim Habaim! Welcome!
Shabbat Terumah
2 Adar 5778 – February 17 , 2018
Friday, February 16
Shacharit 7:00 am
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv 5:05 pm
Candle Lighting 5:05 pm
Shabbat, February 17
Shacharit 9:00am
Drasha: 2 Wings, 1 Bird
Mincha in Berger 5:05 pm
Havdalah 6:09 pm
Daily Shacharit Schedule
Sunday 9:00 am
Monday & Thursday 7:00 am
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7:15 am
Sunday Mincha-Maariv 5:15 pm
Weekday Maariv
Monday to Thursday 7:30pm

Welcome to new members Adam & Paula Landau and Adalberto Madrigal!
Upcoming Events
February 23-24: Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer Kossoy from Machon Pardes.
Feb 23: Friday Night Community Dinner! Don’t miss this! Join us for a delicious catered dinner followed by a shiur on fascinating questions of how we apportion our Tzedaka. Register here
Order your Purim Cards today! Click here for details!
Register today for the Skokie Valley-Kol Sasson Purim Palooza Seudah and Party on March 1! Help us make this an amazing Purim! Sponsorship Opportunities Available and Needed!
Register and sponsor here!
March 1: Skokie Valley and West Rogers Park Women’s Tefillah Groups Purim Davening. Shacharit, Torah Learning and Megillah reading starting at 9:00 am in the SVAJ social hall. Call 847-675-3565 for details.
March 4: Awareness and Action about Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing
The US Government has called what is happening to the Rohingya people in Burma "Ethnic Cleansing." The largest group of Rohingya refugees in North America are located right here in Chicago. The Rohingya Culture Center will be joining us on Sunday, March 4th to share their story and how they supporting refugees here in Chicago. The Jewish community, including the Illinois Holocaust Museum, American Jewish World Service, and the Jewish Council on Public Affairs, is beginning to take action. We have a special role to play as we can support the efforts of refugees here in our own backyards. Join us as we learn their plight and then take action to support efforts to provide education for their children.
March 17: Yesh Tikvah Shabbat We are hoping to join a nationwide initiative to raise awareness and sensitivity regarding infertility, and unite as Jews over a cause that affects 1 in 8 men and women throughout the Jewish community. If you have experienced infertility or pregnancy loss and would like to help us plan this important program, please contact Rav Ari ( or Laura Magid ( We will be holding a supportive and discreet meeting to reflect and plan for this weekend on Sunday, February 18 at 10:00 am in Berger.
Homebound Megillah readings: We would like to arrange for megillah readings for community members who are not able to make it to shul on Purim. If you are able to help, please contact

This Week’s Classes

Winter Courses: Check out our new schedule of 6 classes, click here for details!
Shabbat: 12:30 pm Parashat Hashavua, with Jed Abraham 
Sunday: 8:00 am Talmud for Everyone, with Rabbi Steven Mandel
Monday: 8:00 pm Why Everyone Wants to Be the Chosen People, with Rick Arons
Tuesday: 2:00 pm Moshiach! with Rav Ari
Tuesday: 8:00 pm Kashrut with Rav Ari. Reminder—if you want to be a SVAJ kitchen mashgiach you must attend the final 3 sessions of the kashrut class and attend a training with Tammi Finestone
Thursday: 7:45 pm Insights into the upcoming Parsha with Rav Ari
Todah Rabah

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Marsha and Rick Arons on the yahrtzeits of his parents, Beatrice and Bertram; Sara Barach; Sherwin Ditlove; Georges Elgrably; Helen Goodfriend in honor of the birthday of her granddaughter Yaara Leve; Larry Heyman; Eileen Himelman; Pearl Hirsch in memory of Kenneth Hirsch; Tammy and Louis Pretekin in memory of Tammy's father, Larry Schuster, on his 6th Yahrtzeit; Aviva and David Rubin, Tamar and Joel Rubin; Ron Weiner

Thank you to the following people for baking the sweet treats for this Shabbat: Marsha Arons, Nina Black, Audrey Chavel, Tammi Finestone, Debbie Koster, Eileen Sufrin

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored this week by Rick and Marsha Arons in memory of his parents Beatrice and Bertram Arons.

Romemu is sponsored this week by Sara Barach. Please contact the office or go to and click the “Donate” button or contact Rick Arons if you would like to support this important effort to raise funds for shul security!

Hakarat Hatov – Recognizing the Good

Many thanks to Meira Goldman for planning an amazing Purim! She always plans the best events!!!
If there is someone whom you would like to recognize, please submit their name and a short paragraph (75 words or less) on the positive impact they are having to Submissions may be anonymous.
Items of Interest
On Sunday evening, February 25 at 7 PM, Kol Sason will host a screening of "Levinsky Park", a 66-minute award-winning documentary which presents a clash of two worlds:  that of long-time residents who have lived in the area since the aftermath of WWII; and that of thousands of recent migrants and refugees, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, who cross the desert to reach freedom.  Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Glassenberg; Eritrean refugee Dawit; and Adi Lerner, Program Director at the Westside Justice Center.  Suggested minimum donation is $5 per person (additional donations gladly accepted
The 5th annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival will feature 31 films on screens at Arclight Cinemans and Cinemark Theaters across the city and suburbs, as well as the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.  The festival will span tree weekends in March 2018: March 1-4; March 8-11, and March 15-18.
Here is a link to the schedule: JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival Schedule
Tickets may be purchased through the JCC website or the theater box office.

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