Shabbat Vayishlach


B’ruchim Haba’im! Welcome!


14 Kislev 5778 – December 2, 2017


Friday, December 1

Shacharit - 7:15 am

Candle Lighting - 4:00 pm

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv - 4:05 pm


Shabbat, December 2

Shacharit - 9:00 am

Drasha by Adam Segal – Tzohar

“The Unnecessary Struggle of a Nation”


Mincha in Berger 3:50 pm

Seudat Shlishit Drasha by Adam Segal-Tzohar

“Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself: Tzohar’s Vision of the Lifecycle”

Havdalah - 5:03 pm


Daily Shacharit Schedule

Sunday Shacharit - 9:00 am

Monday, Thursday – 7:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Shacharit - 7:15 am


Sunday Mincha-Maariv

4:05 pm

Weekday Maariv

Monday through Thursday - 7:30 pm

Community Announcements

Kiddush this week is sponsored by David and Aviva Rubin in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary and by Cara and Josh Gutstein to thank the community.

Seudat Shlishit this week is sponsored by David and Aviva Rubin in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary and by Michael Koplow in memory of his father Martin Koplow.

Condolences to Daniel and Sarah Weinberg on the loss of Daniel’s grandmother, Betty Louise Zacher Winter.

Missed the Installation? View a video on our home page

Refuah Sheleimah to Milt Goldberger, Marlene Mandel, Jerry Shyman and Isadore Small.

Weekly Class Parashat HaShavua with Jed Abraham will meet in the Social Hall; Talmud for Everyone with Steven Mandel on Sundays at8:00 am.

Romemu Sponsors We seek sponsors of our new “Romemu” effort to help fund our Synagogue Safety and Security program. Please contact Rick Arons or the office if you would like to support this important effort!

We proudly welcome Adam Segal from Tzohar this Shabbat December 1-2 is a national movement of 1,000 Zionist rabbis and women volunteers who are leading the revolution for an ethical inclusive and inspiring Jewish Israel, through rabbinic leadership, public Tzoharpolicy and grassroots service. Its mission is to guarantee the Jewish future of the state of Israel. There are three opportunities to hear him on Shabbat and learn about this organization.

Mayre Press is Retiring We wish all the best to Mayre on her retirement as our dedicated administrator. All are encouraged to join us at the Annual Meeting on December 13 to formally say “thank you” for her devotion and years of service to the synagogue.

Annual Meeting and Election of New Officers All are encouraged to attend on December 13 at 7:45 pm to hear an update of our exciting year, learn about what is ahead and find ways to get involved! Visit: Proposed SVAJ Board for 2018 to see the slate.

Attention 3rd through 6th Grade Parents Send a Kid to Israel Partnership (SKIP) is a special kind of savings plan. The SKIP partners, the Federation contributes $85 per year, our synagogue $85 and the individual family $85. These savings add up and, students who participate for the full seven years (grades 3 through 9), will have funds including interest to help meet the cost of an Israel program. Contact the shul office – December 3 is the deadline.

Friday night Dinner 12/15/17 Light the Night with Skokie Valley – Menorah lighting, Family Friendly Kabbalat Shabbat, catered dinner, singing, games. Registration is now open at

Sponsors for Shabbat Chanukkah Kiddush We hope to have an "extra special" dessert kiddush on Shabbat Chanukah. We seek sponsors to fund the Chanukkah treats. Please contact Tammy Pretekin (847 331 7572) or the SVAJ office to contribute to this kiddush.

Survey about Adult Education at SVAJ - As Skokie Valley continues to grow, we are looking to create educational programming that meets the needs, interests, and schedules of our membership. Please take five minutes to fill out this brief survey that we have designed to get your input on these critical matters. Thank you from the SVAJ Education Committee--Simi Chavel (Chair) and Elliot Raff.


December 1  Oneg Shabbat, 7:15 pm featuring Adam Segal – TZOHAR at Straus-Quintas home, 9429 Avers, “The Threat to Jewish Continuity in Israel Today: Tales from the Front”

December 2  Community-Wide Session on Health Issues, 7:30 pm

December 5  Rav Hart’s Class: Religious Zionism, 2:00 pm, Berger Beit Midrash

December 7  World Events with Joyce Schrager, 1:15 pm, Israel Hall

December 10  Keshet Chanukkah Lauren Rosenblatt Memorial Concert 4:00 pm

December 13  Annual Meeting and Voting on New Slate of Officers, 7:45 pm, Social Hall

December 15  Family Friday Night Shabbat Chanukkah Dinner,

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