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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.

Our building is closed but Skokie Valley is going strong! Please see below for upcoming Shul Events. Click on each event for the Zoom link. Check back here often as our offerings expand to meet communal needs!

Sunday through Friday
9:30 am Sundays, 8:30 am Mondays through FridayTen Minute Mishnah Learning: All are welcome for a short, ten minute mishna learning. Mishnayot will be learned in the memory of those for whom community members are saying kaddish. At the beginning of each learning session we will recite the names of those whom we are remembering.
 
Sunday through Thursday
8:30 pm: Sefirat Ha'Omer Counting and Reflections with Rav Ari.
 
 
Tuesday
2:00 pm: The Book of Genesis For the past two years, a committed group has been carefully studying the book of Genesis, with selected midrashim and commentators. Join us for a deep study of this amazing sefer.
 
4:00 pm:  A Caring Conversation in the time of COVID-19: Using the wisdom of bikkur cholim to guide our conversations.  Presented by Sharsheret and JCFS Chicago, this is a one hour training session via Zoom for shul chesed/caring committees making calls to congregants.   
The program includes some Torah, virtual handouts, practical suggestions, and a role play. Email ElizabethUry@jcfs.org to register or for questions. 
 
 
Wednesday
 
3:00 pmDance for Life: Tune in to this easy to follow Dance for Your Life exercise program led by Shelley Kleinman. This is a 30 minute dance routine in your chair--safe, fun and get's your whole body moving! 
 
Thursday
11:15 am 6/4:Skokie Valley Lunch Club with Bobbie Winter:  Join Bobbie Winter, LCSW, for a cup of coffee and informal conversation, sharing common issues in managing the new normal of life during a pandemic. All are welcome. Roberta Winter is a clinical social worker with 50 years of experience and is a registry care manager at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab, formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, with a specialty as a support group facilitator.
 
12:00 pm 6/4: 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.
 
3:00 pm 6/4: Parsha and Stories:  Kids and families are welcome for Parsha and stories with Rav Ari and special guests!
 
7:00 pm 6/4: Study the Weekly Haftorah!  Join us for a discussion led this week by Ben Katz that explores the Haftorah, its significance, context and connections to the weekly Torah portion.
 
 
Friday
2:00 pm 6/5:  Tot TefillahJoin us to welcome Shabbat with our beloved Tot Shabbat songs. There will be opportunities for you to lead Tot Tefillah as well - stay tuned.
 
6:30 pm 6/5: Kabbalat Shabbat : We will be getting in the Shabbat spirit with prayerful song and maybe some dance!   
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

Tefillah Schedule via Zoom

8:00am: Shacharit (9:00 am Sundays)
8:30am: Mishna Learning in memory of those for whom we are saying Kaddish (9:30am Sundays)
8:10 pm: Mincha/Maariv

Click here for link to all tefillot 

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This Week

This Week at Skokie Valley

Upcoming events this week of June
Tue 2
4:00a
 
Bikkur Cholim Training
On June 2, from 4 to 5 pm, JCFS and Sharsharet are presenting a one hour training via Zoom for shul chesed/caring committees making calls to congregants.
8:00a
Shacharit
Shacharit
2:00p
 
The Book of Genesis with Rav Ari
8:10p
 
Mincha/Maariv
Wed 3
8:00a
Shacharit
Shacharit
8:10p
 
Mincha/Maariv
Thu 4
8:00a
Shacharit
Shacharit
11:15a
 
Skokie Valley Lunch Club With Bobbie Winter
Join Bobbie Winter, LCSW, for a lunch and a cup of coffee and informal conversation, sharing common issues in managing the new normal of life during a pandemic. All are welcome. Roberta Winter is a clinical social worker with 50 years of experience and is a registry care manager at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab, formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, with a specialty as a support group facilitator.
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.
3:00p
 
Parsha and stories for kids
Kids and families are welcome for Parsha and stories with Rav Ari and special guests!
7:00p
 
Haftorah of the Week
Join us for a discussion led by community scholars that explores the Haftorah, its significance, context and connections to the weekly Torah portion.
8:10p
 
Mincha/Maariv
Fri 5
8:00a
Shacharit
Shacharit
2:00p
 
Tot Tefillah
6:30p
 
Mincha/Maariv
8:03p
Candle Lighting
Sat 6
Parshat Nasso
9:00a
 
Shacharit
8:00p
 
Mincha
9:07p
Havdalah
Sun 7
9:00a
 
Shacharit
1:00p
 
Pirkei Avot Study & Discussion Group
Pirkei Avot study and discussion group led by Mike Koplow. All are welcome!
Mon 8
8:00a
Shacharit
Shacharit
8:15p
 
Mincha/Maariv

 

Today's Zmanim

Alot Hashachar 3:26a
Earliest Tallit 4:13a
Netz (Sunrise) 5:17a
Latest Shema 9:02a
Zman Tefillah 10:18a
Chatzot (Midday) 12:49p
Mincha Gedola 1:27p
Mincha Ketana 5:13p
Plag HaMincha 6:47p
Shkiah (Sunset) 8:21p
Tzeit Hakochavim 9:13p
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