Pesah 5778

Click here to download the Pesah March 2018 Nisan/Iyar 5778 Sephardic Star

Passover begins March 30 at night with the First Seder and ends after Shabbat on April 7!  We wish everyone a wonderful happy Pesah!

We are proud to announce a Weekly Children’s Program run by Nava Yitzhak in the Serene Center, Zayan Hall every Shabbat from 10 AM to 11 AM.
The Preparing the Kitchen for Pesah will be on March 25, 2018 at 10 AM (please note the correct time as on the last page of the Star it is listed as 11 AM) in the synagogue.
The Passover Dates and Times to Remember can be found on the second page of the Star, followed by an easy to follow section explaining the Passover Seder.
Please remember to Sell your Hametz before Passover.
There is a form in this issue of the Star, you may use and give to Rabbi Yitzhak if you wish to have the Rabbi arrange for the sale of your Hametz.
The  Evanston Community Kollel – Ateret Mordechai has begun a Sefer Torah Campaign.  You may purchase a letter in a Sefer Torah.  Please find out the details inside.
The cRc will have their annual Pesach Fair on March 25, 2018 at the Hebrew Theological College from 2 PM to 5:30 PM.  Please see detail on page 13.
The  Evanston Community Kollel – Ateret Mordechai is a unique morning and night kollel, meeting in the morning for a half hour before tefila and in the evening from 8-9 PM Monday through Thursday at the Sephardic Congregation (1819 W Howard St. in Evanston).  This Kollel helps prepare participants to sit for the Israeli Rabbanut Examination in hilchot Shabbat.  Upon completion of this program, participants will also receive a certificate of completion signed by Rabbi Yona Reiss Shlit”a, Av Beit Din of the Chicago Rabbinical Council, and Rabbi Chaim Twerski Shlit”a, Rosh Yeshiva of Hebrew Theological College & Rav of Bais Chaim Dovid.  Sponsorship Opportunities mentioned in this issue of the Star.
We are only as strong as our members, we are only as solvent as our members.  Our finances are limited-your generous support is always needed.  The new memorial board has spaces available at $500.00 each.

The synagogue is looking for a few good men/women who can help with the Shabbat Hamim.  We need volunteers to do the shopping, pick up the bakery order, and make the Hamim on Thursday night or Friday afternoon.  Please call the office at 847-475-7707 or email Sephardic_Congregation@yahoo. com if you can help.  Thank you!