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Shabbat News: Balak

Shabbat Schedule
Please note: Throughout the summer until September we will be having early Minha.
Candle Lighting: 7:25 p.m. for those who participate in early Minyan
Candle Lighting: 8:10 p.m. for those who DO NOT participate in early Minyan
Minha Friday: 7:00 p.m.
Shaharit: 8:30 a.m.
Rabbi Yitzhak’s class: 7:00 p.m.
Minha Shabbat: 8:00 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 9:20 p.m

Shabbat Shiur for Women
The Shabbat Shiur for Women will meet meet at 3:45 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Elaine Rosenberg, 2949 Birchwood with guest speaker Mrs. Sandra Kost.

Nava Yitzhak’s Children’s Supervision
The Nava Yitzhak’s Children’s Supervision is run by Nava Yitzhak in the Serene Center Zayan Hall every Shabbat from 10:30 – 11:30 AM.

The following are names of those whose memory will be remembered this week and for whom a special prayer will be recited this Shabbat:

Men: Leon Faratzi (Yehuda Faratzi), Shimon Levy, Arthur S. Weiss (Anshail Shimshon Yosef Weiss), Max Albert Azus (Menahem Azus), Alvin Cantor (Avraham ben Zelig), Avraham ben Shlomo Nahmias, Albert Levy (Avraham HaLevi)

Women: Eliza Mevorah (Aliza Mevorah), Vicki Jay Varon Madigan (Vida bat Esther v’Avraham), Florence Varon Lytkowski

Refuah Sheleima – A Speedy Recovery
We wish a Refuah Shleimah to Dr. Rene Amon, Ezra Atami, Martha Bitran, Cecile Esses, Jack Chunowitz, Nagia David bat Yaffa, Prof. Isaac Daniel, Gabriella bat Sarah, Rahel bat Freha Hasson, Albert Hazan, Len (Yehuda) Marcus, Rachel Shaoul bat Esther, Belinda Soussana, Dr. Betty Jane Yadede, Rachel Leah bat Yehudit, and Zohar ben Mazal.

Announcements
FAST OF 17 TAMUZ
The fast day of Shiv’ah Asar B’Tamuz – 17 Tamuz, will be on Sunday, July 1
Fast begins: 3:48 a.m.
Minha at the Sephardic Congregation: 7:50 p.m.
Fast ends: 9:20 p.m.*

*(According to Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, those who do not find the fast difficult, should break their fast at 9:20 p.m. Those who find it difficult, may begin eating at 9:11 p.m.)

Hamim Sponsorsorship
Shabbat July 21: Bar Mitzvah of Yonatan Yosef Mishlati

If you would like to sponsor a Shabbat Hamim or Seudat Shelisheet in honor of, or in memory of, a friend or loved one, please contact the office at (847) 475-7707.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Book Signing with Rabbi Michael Azose
Please join us for a book signing of Rabbi Michael Azose’s historical novel “Quest for Survival” to take place on Sunday July 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Serene Center, Zayan Hall of the Sephardic Congregation.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Tisha B’Av Worldwide Event
Sunday, Tisha B’Av, July 22
The Isadore and Ruth Gibber A”H
Worldwide Event
“Feeling the Pain of Another”
In the Serene Center, Zayan Hall of the Sephardic Congregation.
Program A: 3:30pm
Program B: 5:30pm
Admission: Adults $15, Students $10
Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation

Annual Picnic
Save the date! The Sephardic Congregation Annual Picnic will take place on August 12, 2018 @ Lovelace Park. More info to follow.

SHABBATON AT THE SEPHARDIC SYNAGOGUE
Join us for a special Shabbaton with special guest speaker Rabbi Yinon Kalazan!
Friday, August 18th – Motzei Shabbat August 19th
More details to follow.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Sephardic Congregation Annual Banquet
The Sephardic Congregation’s 50th Annual Banquet Committee is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s upcoming event. For more information, please contact the synagogue office.


The Evanston Community Kollel – Ateret Mordechai

The Kollel thanks the patrons for their generosity!

Sponsor Learning in the Kollel
Our Rabbis teach that there is enormous power and merit associated with supporting Torah learning. As such, please consider sponsoring a night, a week or a month of learning in the Kollel. You may sponsor in memory, or for a speedy recovery, or in honor of a loved one or friend. In addition to the great merit of supporting Torah in our community, your sponsorship will be marked with printed pages noting the intent of your support that are placed in stands on the tables in the sanctuary for the duration of your sponsorship period.
Here are the costs for the various sponsorships:
A night of learning – $52
A week of learning – $100
A month of learning – $400

Thank you in advance for your support!