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Welcome to Skokie Valley!

We are a Modern Orthodox congregation with a firm commitment to halakha (Jewish law), a spirit of inclusion and ahavat achim v'achot (love of fellow person), and a strong commitment to intellectual discussion of Torah and other Jewish texts.

We invite you to join us in our “Big Tent” as we express the vitality and enthusiasm that defines us as Jews. Membership is open to all Jews regardless of affiliation, commitment or background.

Please see below for upcoming classes and events. Click on each event for the Zoom link. Check back here often as our offerings expand to meet communal needs!

Sunday
 
Halacha comes from the word “to walk,” and its central purpose is to help us walk with God. Each Sunday morning Rav Ari will give a 30-minute shiur on practical halacha, with an eye towards increasing spiritual awareness in our daily living.
Fill out this form or email Rav Ari ravari@svaj.org with halachic questions you’d like to be discussed.
 
10:00 am: Annual Meeting of Skokie Valley membership.  Zoom link was sent in email.
 
11:00 am: Celebrate Tu B'Shvat! Family-friendly pickling activity.  Join us as Hody Nemes, 4th-year rabbinical student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and climate activist, teaches a family-friendly program on the connection between Tu B’Shvat and climate change, and what actions you can take to live more sustainably, including waste-reduction efforts such as lacto-fermentation pickling which will be demonstrated!

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the pickle-making from home. Children are encouraged to attend!​​​​​​ Go to www.asbi.org/event/pickle-time-higiya for list of possible ingredients and Zoom link!
 
Tuesday
2:00 pm: The Book of Genesis:  Join us for a deep study of the book of Genesis with Rav Ari, with selected midrashim and commentators. 
 
 
 
Thursday 
11:15 am:  Midday Break for Breath and Well-Being with Bobbie Winter:  Have grey skies and escalating Covid reports got you down? Have you gone through your "to do" list and watched all the videos you care to see? Is it harder to motivate yourself for daily tasks? Then Skokie Valley has what you need, a midday break with a nice cup of coffee or tea and a mood-elevating 45 minutes with friendly people, along with guided breathing and relaxation to help you through the rest of the day. The group is looking forward to welcoming you.
 
12:00 pm: Stop giving yourself back pain! Zoom in with Jen Cohen, a Physical Therapist specializing in orthopedics. Learn how to take care of your body while working from home. We will do useful stretches and mobility exercises right from your desk. This will help you stay healthy and prevent injuries while working from your home office/dining room table/tv tray in the playroom.
 
8:00 pm: Parsha Shiur by Rabbinic Intern Yael Keller. Get an early look at the parsha each week. Join Yael Keller to explore themes and delve into the characters of sefer Bereshit. Download the source sheet here.
Motzei Shabbat
 
 
6:00 pm: Virtual Havdala: Join Rav Ari & Skokie Valley friends for havdala, music & community each week. Zoom link in Friday's email.
 

Tefillah Schedule Indoors and via Zoom

Weekdays:
Shacharit:
Monday & Thursday: 7:00 am
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 7:15 am
Sunday: 9:00 am
 
Shabbat: 9:00 am
 
Mincha and Maariv - approximately 10 minutes before sundown - check calendar.
 
Pre-registration required for attendance at Tefillot.
 
Contact office for Zoom link
 

 

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This Week

This Week at Skokie Valley

Upcoming events this week of January
Fri 22
7:15a
Shacharit
4:33p
Candle Lighting
4:43p
 
Mincha/Maariv
Sat 23
Parshat Bo
9:00a
 
Shacharit
9:00a
 
Bela Burstyn Bat Mitzvah
4:30p
 
Mincha
5:37p
Havdalah
6:00p
 
Virtual Havdala
Join Rav Ari & Skokie Valley friends for Havdala, music, & community each week
Sun 24
8:30a
 
Halacha in Our Lives with Rav Ari
Each Sunday morning Rav Ari will give a 30-minute shiur on practical halacha, with an eye towards increasing spiritual awareness in our daily living.
9:00a
 
Shacharit
10:00a
 
Annual Meeting
11:00a
 
Tu B'Shevat Pickling Event
Joint us along with Kol Sasson and Anshe Shalom B'nai Israel Green Teams for a family-friendly program on the connection between Tu B’Shvat and climate change, and what actions you can take to live more sustainably, including waste-reduction efforts such as lacto-fermentation pickling, which will be demonstrated!
4:45p
 
Mincha/Maariv
8:00p
 
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z'l Memorial Book Club
In tribute to the memory of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z'l and in response to the uncertain times we live in, Skokie Valley members will be reading Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times, the new book published by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z'l. This reading group will be facilitated by our member Ilana Gleicher-Bloom.
Mon 25
7:00a
Shacharit
Shacharit
4:45p
 
Mincha/Maariv
Tue 26
7:15a
Shacharit
2:00p
 
The Book of Genesis with Rav Ari
We are studying the book of Genesis, with selected midrashim and commentators. Join us for a deep study of this amazing sefer.
4:45p
 
Mincha/Maariv
Wed 27
7:15a
Shacharit
4:45p
 
Mincha/Maariv
Thu 28
Tu B'Shvat
7:00a
 
Shacharit
11:15a
 
Skokie Valley Lunch Club With Bobbie Winter
Mid-Day Break for Breath and Well-Being
12:00p
 
Stop giving yourself back pain!
Stop giving yourself back pain! Zoom in with Jen Cohen, a Physical Therapist specializing in orthopedics. Learn how to take care of your body while working from home. We will do useful stretches and mobility exercises right from your desk. This will help you stay healthy and prevent injuries while working from your home office/dining room table/tv tray in the playroom.
4:45p
 
Mincha/Maariv
8:00p
 
Parsha Shiur with Yael Keller
Get an early look at the parsha each week. Join Yael Keller to explore themes and delve into the characters of sefer Bereshit.

 

Today's Zmanim

Alot Hashachar 5:46a
Earliest Tallit 6:18a
Netz (Sunrise) 7:13a
Latest Shema 9:37a
Zman Tefillah 10:26a
Chatzot (Midday) 12:03p
Mincha Gedola 12:27p
Mincha Ketana 2:52p
Plag HaMincha 3:52p
Candle Lighting 4:33p
Shkiah (Sunset) 4:53p
Tzeit Hakochavim 5:38p
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