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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
 
 
 
8:30 am: Halacha In Our Lives with focus on High Holidays: Halacha comes from the word “to walk,” and its central purpose is to help us walk with God. Each Sunday morning at 8:30, Rav Ari will give a 30-minute shiur on practical halacha, with an eye towards increasing spiritual awareness in our daily living. Recordings of each class can be found here: https://www.svaj.org/halacha-shiur 
 
Tuesday
2:00 pm: Scapegoats and Battlehorns - The Roots of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in Tanach. Our Tuesday Tanach learning continues! We'll take a pause from the book of Genesis to explore the roots of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the Tanach. With Rav Ari.

8:00 pm: High Holidays with the Pachad Yitzchak with Rav Ari. The Pachad Yitzcak was one of the most brilliant and original orthodox thinkers of the 20th century. We'll study some of his most fascinating pieces on the High Holidays together.
 
Wednesday
8:00 pm: Weekly Spiritual Reflection with Rabbi Josh Feigelson
As a special part of The Shofar Project for the Skokie Valley community, IJS Executive Director and Skokie Valley member, Rabbi Josh Feigelson will lead this weekly hour of learning, reflection, conversation, and meditation.  Watch your email for the zoom link.
 
Join The Institute for Jewish Spirituality and an historic coalition of 11 partner organizations from across the denominational spectrum for The Shofar Project--a month of opportunities to prepare spiritually for the High Holidays!
 
 
Thursday
11:15 am:  Lunch Club with Bobbie Winter: This week will focus on the Pandemic and Rosh Hashanah. How do you plan for the Holidays during a Pandemic? How do you find meaning by staying home? Is it worth it to go to an outdoor service, to an indoor service, and how can you safely invite others to your outdoor space?
These and other issues will be addressed this week and through the month of Elul towards enabling a meaningful holiday season. Please join us in this timely discussion, share your thoughts with others and gain insight into managing the holiday season during a pandemic.
 
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:  Haftorah of the Week. New time! Join us for a discussion that explores the Haftorah, its significance, context and connections to the weekly Torah portion. Click here for this week's source sheet.
 
 
 
Friday
6:00 pm:  Online Kabbalat Shabbat with singing and Torah by Rav Ari. Zoom only.  Will not take place 9/18
 
6:45 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat : Indoor Tefillah. Preregistration required.  
 
 
Shabbat
9:30am, 10:30 am: Tot Shabbat in the Park!  Join us to safely meet outdoors with Tot Shabbat in the Park! Meet at Timber Ridge Park. Bring your own blanket/chairs and snacks. Adults must wear masks.  Children are encouraged to wear masks if possible. Preregistration required! CLICK HERE
 

Upcoming at Skokie Valley

 

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.
 
 
 

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This Week

This Week at Skokie Valley

Upcoming events this week of September
Fri 18
Erev Rosh Hashana
7:00a
 
Shacharit
6:34p
Candle Lighting
Sat 19
Rosh Hashana
8:30a
 
Shacharit
10:30a
 
Learner's Minyan
3:30p
Open Service
6:30p
 
Mincha
7:34p
Candle Lighting
Sun 20
Rosh Hashana
Tashlich
6:00p
 
Mincha
7:33p
Havdalah
8:00p
 
Maariv/Selichot
Mon 21
Fast of Gedalia
5:26a
 
Start of Fast
7:00a
 
Shacharit
Selichot Schedule, fast days
6:20p
 
Mincha/Maariv
Fast Day, Mincha/Maariv
7:26p
 
End of Fast
Tue 22
7:15a
 
Shacharit
2:00p
 
Scapegoats and Battlehorns - The Roots of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur in Tanach
Led by Rav Ari: Our Tuesday Tanach learning continues! We'll take a pause from the book of Genesis to explore the roots of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur in the Tanach.
8:00p
 
Maariv/Selichot
Wed 23
7:15a
 
Shacharit
8:00p
 
Maariv/Selichot
Thu 24
7:00a
 
Shacharit
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.
7:00p
 
How to Daven at Home with Rabbi Balinsky
Zoom with Rabbi Michael Balinsky to learn how to daven at home during the High Holidays September 9 & 13: Introduction and Rosh Hashanah September 24: Yom Kippur
8:00p
 
Maariv/Selichot

 

Today's Zmanim

Alot Hashachar 5:11a
Earliest Tallit 5:44a
Netz (Sunrise) 6:35a
Latest Shema 9:39a
Zman Tefillah 10:41a
Chatzot (Midday) 12:44p
Mincha Gedola 1:15p
Mincha Ketana 4:20p
Plag HaMincha 5:37p
Candle Lighting 6:34p
Shkiah (Sunset) 6:54p
Tzeit Hakochavim 7:35p
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