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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: 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.
 
Monday
7:30 pm: Bake Babka with Leah!
Join Skokie Valley member Leah Neiman as we continue our baking series and learn how to bake delicious chocolate babka from start to finish in about an hour. Gather your ingredients before the class so you can bake along with Leah.  The recipe is posted below.
 
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 
Thursday classes will not be held on 11/26 and will resume on 12/3
11:15 am:  Midday Break for Breath and Well-Being with Bobbie WinterJoin long time social worker Bobbie Winter for a midday break, taking inventory on your well being while engaging in breathing and relaxation exercises to enhance and promote continued well-being. A supportive atmosphere with compatible people can help reduce the stress of the on-going pandemic and common issues we're all facing. 
 
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: New class! 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.
 
Shabbat
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. 
 

Upcoming Events

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 November
Mon 23
7:00a
Shacharit
Shacharit
4:10p
 
Mincha/Maariv
7:30p
 
Baking with Leah: Babka!
Join Leah Neiman for a hands-on, bake-along series all about yeasted doughs. Fun for all ages! Each session will focus on one recipe. In this series we will bake challah, babka, tahini buns, rugelach and bagels together !
Tue 24
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.
4:10p
 
Mincha/Maariv
Wed 25
7:15a
Shacharit
4:10p
 
Mincha/Maariv
Thu 26
Thanksgiving Day
9:00a
 
Shacharit
10:45a
 
Altgold B'nai Mitzvah
1:00p
Mincha
Mincha on Thanksgiving Day
Fri 27
Thanksgiving Friday
4:01p
Candle Lighting
4:11p
 
Mincha/Maariv
Sat 28
Parshat Vayetzei
9:00a
 
Shacharit
4:00p
 
Mincha
5:03p
Havdalah
Sun 29
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
4:10p
 
Mincha/Maariv

 

Today's Zmanim

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Netz (Sunrise) 6:51a
Latest Shema 9:14a
Zman Tefillah 10:02a
Chatzot (Midday) 11:37a
Mincha Gedola 12:01p
Mincha Ketana 2:24p
Plag HaMincha 3:24p
Shkiah (Sunset) 4:23p
Tzeit Hakochavim 5:09p
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