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                                          Shabbat Noach


Bruchim Habaim! Welcome!
This Week’s Schedule

Friday, October 12
Shacharit 7:15 am
Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat, Maariv: 5:50 pm
Candle lighting: 5:54 pm

Shabbat October 13
Shacharit: 9:00 am
Bnei Mitzvah of Ari & Gabriel Klein
Mincha/Seudah Shlishit: 5:50 pm
Havdalah: 6:55 pm

Sunday, October 14
Shacharit: 9:00 am
Mincha/Maariv: 6:00 pm
Daily Shacharit
Monday & Thursday: 7:00 am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:15 am
Daily Maariv
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 pm


Mazal Tov!
To Debri & Doug Klein on the Bnei Mitzvah of Ari & Gabriel this Shabbat!
To the Skokie Valley marathoners who ran in this year’s Chicago Marathon: Jenny Levin, Suzanne Mishkin, & Samantha Spolter
New Members
Welcome to Paula Blumberg and family who upgraded to a full family membership!
Todah Rabah
Kiddush this week is being sponsored by the Klein family in celebration of Ari’s & Gabriel’s Bnei Mitzvah.
Seudah Shlishit is being sponsored this week by Debri & Doug Klein in honor of the Bnei Mitzvah of Ari & Gabriel, and in honor of the 103rd birthday of Doug’s grandmother, Evelyn Brooks Emanuel aka “Nanny”.
Coffee Klatch thanks Nina Black & Avery Hart for their sponsorship.
Sunday morning breakfast is sponsored by the Men’s Club.
Upcoming Events at Skokie Valley
Tot Shabbat Launch! This Shabbat we kick off the first parent and child Tot Shabbat within the Skokie Valley/Kol Sasson community. 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, we ask that you pick up your child and head upstairs. We will be meeting in the back of the social hall from 10:30-11:15 am for songs, tefillah, and fun!
This Sunday, October 14 
Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World
Dr. Malka Simkovich presents a four-part series co-sponsored by Skokie Valley and Drisha Institute
Sunday, October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Wednesdays 7:00 to 7:55 pm: Mastering the Siddur - Intermediate Hebrew. There is still room for you to join our new Hebrew/Tefillah class! If you have taken an introductory class, and can read Hebrew (you know the consonants and the vowels and their sounds) but would like more practice plus the ability to understand what you’re actually saying, this class is for you!Through practice reading and singing, you will learn to pray with confidence and comprehension! We will also study the history and themes of the various prayers, along with some basics of Hebrew grammar and vocabulary. This promises to be a fun, no-pressure environment in which to learn -- and to make new friends!
The instructor is David K. Lerner. If you have questions, please contact him at or 312-208-3283. Please arrive 10 minutes early for the first session. Registration not needed, just show up!
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!
We are so fortunate to have had so many new families join over the last few months. If you would like to host new families for Shabbat meals please contact Jenny Levin
Are you interested in a weekend/weekday evening new parents' group? It can be hard to find a new parents' (0-12 months) group that meets after work hours or on the weekends. If you're interested, please email Rachel Karp-Finkle at
If you would like to sponsor a Kiddush, we ask that you notify us no later than the Monday before that Shabbat so that the food can be ordered. Please contact Tammi Finestone at or call the office.  Thank you for your help!
This Week’s Classes at Skokie Valley
Shabbat: 12:30 pm: Parashat Hashavuah with Jed Abraham 
Class on the Weekly Torah Portion (Parsha shiur) with Rav Ari: Thursdays at 8:15pm (right after maariv) resumes 10/4
The Book of Genesis with Rav Ari: Tuesdays at 2:00pm, Begins 10/23

Hakarat Hatov – Recognizing the Good

Many thanks to Asher Karoll for his stewardship on the high holidays and his remarkable ability to announce pages in three different machzorim without missing a beat.

If there is someone whom you would like to recognize, please submit their name and a short paragraph (75 words or less) on the positive impact they are having to Submissions may be anonymous.
Shul Directory: Need contact info for a fellow member of SVAJ? Use the online shul directory! On the navigation bar at the top of the home page, click on "Contact." Then, on the dropdown menu, click on "Directory." (Or click on this link:). Note: you must be logged in to access the directory.
Ways to Support Skokie Valley
Legacy Giving: If you or anyone in your family is interested in establishing a legacy gift to Skokie Valley please contact us.
Shop on Amazon and support Skokie Valley at the same time! Make you shopping count! It works! Go to this unique link, which will bring you to our Amazon Smile page, and shop as usual. For everything you buy, Amazon will donate a small part of your purchase price to Skokie Valley. It’s that simple. Tell your friends and family to go to when they shop and designate Skokie Valley as their chosen charity. Shopping and prices are the same, and you retain your Prime membership benefits.  We are now a registered and approved charity with, which enables companies to direct grants to approved organizations. Find out if your company participates with Benevity, and encourage them to consider Skokie Valley in their giving programs. Click this link for more details.
JUF Donor Advised Fund: A charitable giving account that allows you to recommend grants to qualified charitable organizations of your choice, take advantage of the highest charitable tax deduction available, and make your charitable giving simple, effective and satisfying. Go here for more details!
There is a mailbox on the wall outside the shul office door for after hours deposits. Please put any envelopes, checks, etc. in the mailbox and not under the door. Thank you!

Have an announcement for the bulletin? Please send information to Carin Netter,

Tue, October 16 2018 7 Cheshvan 5779