Shabbat News: Matot – Masei

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: 8:06 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: 6:55 p.m.
Minha Shabbat: 7:55 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 9:15 p.m

Shabbat Shiur for Women
The Shabbat Shiur for Women will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Leah Cohen, 2940 Lunt. In addition to hosting, Mrs. Cohen will be the guest speaker.

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: Earl Prince (Yitzchok ben Yosef), Jacques Yaghoub Banayan (Yaakov ben Aziz), Leon Angel (Yehuda Angel), Irwin Drucker (Yitzhak ben Yosef), Prof. Yaere Yadede

Women: Serene Azus (Sara Azus), Bernice Sadacca (Bluma bat Yitzchak), Hannah Kaufman, Esther Pinto, Najiah Nissan (Najiah bat Gourgia), Victoria Bonna Levy, Sophie Moses Unger (Simha Moses Unger), Victoria Yenni, Pauline Blau, Helene Souede (Helene bat Moshe v’Shoshana), Linda Gotfried (Leah bat Chaya)

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.

The Rabbi is creating a new list of names of people who need a Refuah Sheleima, which he will read on Shabbat.
If you have any names please email them directly to Rabbi Yitzhak at


Hamim Sponsorsorship
The Mishlati Family would like to invite the Congregation to the Kiddush celebrating Yonatan’s bar mitzvah, next Shabbat, Parshat Devarim, July 21st.
May it be Hashem’s will that we share in many Simachot together.

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.


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.

Join us for a special Shabbaton with special guest speaker Rabbi Yinon Kalazan!
Friday, August 18th – Motzei Shabbat August 19th
More details here.

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!