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We are transitioning our community to gathering online. Please see below for upcoming Shul Events. Click on each event for the Zoom link. Stay tuned as our offerings expand to meet communal needs!

Sunday through Friday
7:30 amTen Minute Mishah 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.
10:00 am:  Tot Shabbat
7:30 pm: Jewish Mindfulness Meditation In partnership with Orot:
At this time of uncertainty and shifting ground, we can turn to Jewish wisdom and the practice of mindfulness meditation to center us and calm our anxieties. Orot is so glad to be able to support the community by offering weekly Jewish mindfulness meditation sits to all who are interested in joining. 

Each Tuesday night, from 7:30-9:00 CST, you can join one of our wonderful meditation teachers online for a restorative and grounding meditation practice. 

3:00 pmDance for LifeTune 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! 
Kabbalat Shabbat  5:45- We will be getting in the Shabbat spirit with prayerful song and maybe some dance!   Will resume after Pesach​​​​​​​
8:30 pm: Communal Havdallah - and Community Check in after Yom Tov and Shabbat 


Tefillah Schedule via Zoom

7:00am Shacharit
7:30am Mishna Learning in memory of those for whom we are saying Kaddish
7:15pm Mincha/Maariv

Click here for link to all tefillot 

Important statement about the Coronavirus - March 13, 2020

This morning we learned of active Coronavirus cases in the Skokie area and area hospitals.

Our leadership and Medical Advisory Team have been actively working to put in place protection measures over the last few weeks, but we also have recognized that when the virus reaches our area things would change.

We are committed above all to doing what is in our power to slow the spread of COVID-19 for all and to protect the health of every single one of our community members. As vital as community tefillah and gathering is, the value of pikuach nefesh - protecting life, takes precedence. 

Thus, with a heavy heart, we are closing Skokie Valley for all tefillot and public gatherings at this time.

More details about this decision and its consequences will follow.  For now, please know that no tefillot or programs are taking place at Skokie Valley effective this afternoon until further notice. If you need anything from the office, please do not stop in: instead, use email, phone or mail.

For many of us, these changes, both in the shul and in the institutions around us, are upsetting. Our focus in the coming days will be to continue to build community in every other means possible - through virtual Torah classes, spiritual gatherings, phone buddy check ins, Zoom events, volunteering opportunities, and more. 

We know that this shall pass, and we know that as a Jewish people we have seen and triumphed over much greater challenges. If you have ideas for ways we can continue to connect while not physically gathering, please share them with friends, neighbors and shul leadership. Together, we will rise to meet the needs of this uncertain moment and embody our Skokie Valley values and the eternal Pillars of Torah (learning), Avodah (prayer) and Gemillut Chasadim (acts of kindness).
Wishing everyone a restful and healthy Shabbat,
Rav Ari
Debbie Eisenstein

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.

Upcoming Events

For all online meetings and classes, click on the Calendar button below. 

The Weekly Schedule is in the section below. Click on the event for the Zoom link.






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This Week

This Week at Skokie Valley

Upcoming events this week of April
Mon 6
Morning Mishna Learning
Tue 7
Morning Mishna Learning
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation
Join one of Orot's wonderful meditation teachers online for a restorative and grounding meditation practice.
Online Support Space
Support space for those of us who wish to connect.
Wed 8
Erev Pesach
Taanit Bechorot
Morning Mishna Learning
Candle Lighting
Thu 9
Candle Lighting
Fri 10
1st Day Omer
Candle Lighting
Sat 11
Chol Hamoed Pesach
2nd Day Omer
Sun 12
Chol Hamoed Pesach
3rd Day Omer
Morning Mishna Learning


Today's Zmanim

Alot Hashachar 4:57a
Earliest Tallit 5:32a
Netz (Sunrise) 6:24a
Latest Shema 9:38a
Zman Tefillah 10:44a
Chatzot (Midday) 12:53p
Mincha Gedola 1:26p
Mincha Ketana 4:41p
Plag HaMincha 6:02p
Shkiah (Sunset) 7:23p
Tzeit Hakochavim 8:06p
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