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Bruchim Habaim! Welcome!

23 Av 5779

Friday, August 23
Shacharit: 7:15 am
Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat, Maariv: 6:30 pm
Candle lighting: 7:20 pm
Shabbat August 24
Shacharit: 9:00 am
Drasha: How to Talk in Shul
Mincha/Maariv: 7:15 pm
Havdallah: 8:20 pm
Sunday, August 25
Shacharit: 9:00 am
Mincha/Maariv: 7:25 pm
Daily Shacharit
Monday & Thursday: 7:00 am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:15 am
Daily Mincha/Maariv
Monday through Thursday: 7:25 pm
Mazal Tov
To Meira & Josh Goldman and big brothers Liel & Gideon on the birth of a baby girl, Sidney Willow (Sivan Hadas), on Tuesday!
To Sarah Barach on the marriage of her granddaughter, and the birth of her 18th great-grandchild!
To Lusia Zaitseva and Daniel Kurganov on their wedding at Skokie Valley last Sunday.
Todah Rabah
Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Michele & Nelson Kanter and family to mark the end of shloshim for Michele’s mother, Ida Zell; and by Myra & Ira Weiss for the yahrzeits of Myra’s father Azriel Abba Siff and grandfather Yissachar Baer Siff.
Thank you to the Shabbat Mevarchim Kiddush sponsors this week:
Marvin & Hermine Becker, Bobbie & Barry Berkowitz , Lynn Ditlove, Dan & Debbie Eisenstein, Georges & Sol Elgrably, Bill & Tammi Finestone, Sam Fisher, Milton Goldberger, Paul & Vera Heuberger, Suzanne Heuberger, Pearl Hirsch, Don Karger, Asher & Lydia Karoll, Ben Katz & Felice Fischer, Shlomo & Miriam Latinik, Rich & Monica Magid, Robert Rothstein, David & Aviva Rubin, Jenny Schack, Michael & Rachel Stein, Neal & Eileen Sufrin, Ron Weiner, David & Sherri Wishnia, The Shamayim V’Aretz Institute
High Holiday Information
The schedule of services, as well as information regarding seats, Memorial Book and Yom Kippur appeal donations, can be found on at the top of the page under “High Holidays.” Please complete these forms by September 1.
Click here for Rav Ari's High Holiday letter.
It's never too early to make your Yom Kippur Appeal pledge!
Click here for a letter from Skokie Valley President Debbie Eisenstein and  click here to make your pledge.


Renew Your Membership Today!
It’s time to renew your synagogue membership for 2019-2020.
Thanks to everyone who has already renewed!
You must renew your membership before reserving your High Holiday Seats
*****Upcoming Events at Skokie Valley*****


Jewish Thinkers in the Modern Age
Sunday, August 25 @ 6:15 pm: Michael Stein: "David Weiss Halivni"
Continuing our popular series, we will explore different leading Jewish thinker each week, taught by scholars
and professors from our community and membership.
Next: September 1 @6:15 pm: Dr. Joshua Feigelson: "Yitz Greenberg - Debate over Modern Orthodoxy"
Please note earlier starting time of 6:15 pm for the remainder of the series
These lectures are free and open to the public. See flyer for complete schedule.
This series is sponsored by Edward and Leah Reicin in memory of Nahum Zalman Stern




This Week’s Classes at Skokie Valley - August 24 to 30 
Shabbat @ 12:00 pm: Parashat Hashavuah with Jed Abraham.
Monday @ 8:15 pm (right after maariv): Weekly Talmud class with Rabbi Steven Mandel, Masechet Megilla 
Shabbat, September 7, after Mussaf and at 5:45 pm (following Mincha): CJE SeniorLife will present a discussion on Caring for Ourselves and Our Loved Ones: Hard Conversations.
Shabbat, September 14: Baseball Kiddush is back! Go to to be a sponsor!
Shabbat, September 14 @ 5:30 pm: Join us as we dedicate the Miriam Bromberg z’l Youth/Teen Lounge, in honor of Miriam’s legacy to provide a cornerstone location for the youth of the synagogue and Skokie to grow and develop.
September 28 - Safety Shabbat. Join us for lunch and important information about safety within our building. Details coming soon.
Wednesdays, October 30 to December 11 @ 7:45 - 9:00 pm: Skokie Valley is partnering with JCC Chicago to offer “Becoming a Soulful Parent”. This parent group, grounded in Jewish wisdom and text, helps guide parents to reflect on the kind of parent and partner they want to become. This group is geared towards moms with at least one child between the ages of 2-5 and will be led by JCC Chicago’s Director of Social Services, Rachel Schwartz. The 6 week series will meet at Skokie Valley. Register at

Calling all silver polishers! We want to make sure all the silver that adorns the Torahs is clean and shiny for the High Holidays. If you are willing to help polish, please call Carin in the office. Thank you!


*****From the Ritual Committee*****

We need to ensure there is a minyan at all weekday Tefillot.  We are looking for men to join the "Skokie Valley Minyan" WhatsApp group. Text your full name and "minyanaire" to Simi Chavel: 732-910-4348 or email

Do you know someone who has recently moved to Skokie and might like getting to know our community? Please reach out to Brian Altgold or Michael Anderson from the membership committee, so that we can welcome them!

To host a new family for a Shabbat meal please contact Rachel Stein
*****Youth News*****
Tot Shabbat! Tot Shabbat is for children between the ages of 0-4 and each child must be accompanied by an adult. For children already in groups, please pick up your child and head upstairs. We will be meeting this Shabbat in Berger Beit Midrash from 10:30-11:15 am for songs, tefillah, and fun!
We need parents to help lead Tot Shabbat! Click here to sign up!

A friendly reminder: for the safety and security of our kids, children must be in groups or in shul with you. Children cannot be in the hallways or social hall without supervision. If children are found wandering the building, they will be brought directly to you. Thank you for your partnership to keep our children and shul safe and peaceful.




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Sun, August 25 2019 24 Av 5779