Shabbat News: Shabbat Hazon Tisha B’Av

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: 8:01 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: will not take place this week
Minha Shabbat: will follow the Mishlati Bar Mitzvah (about 1:30 p.m.)
Seudat Shelisheet should be eaten at home
Shabbat Ends: 9:10 p.m

Arvit/Kinot: 9:25 p.m.

Shabbat Shiur for Women
The Shabbat Shiur for Women will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Alida Harris, 3105 Jarlath. We are excited to be able to hear Mrs. Mara Goldblatt who is visiting from Israel.

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: Dr. Lawrence Sussman, Rabbi Shalom Nadoff (Harav Shalom El Nadav), David Levin, Haim Lipmanovich ben Yehudit v’Gutman, Albert Hayot, Joe Skenazy (Yosef ben Vidal), Haim Shukiar, Joseph Daniel (Yosef Daniel), Henry Carmona (Zefaniah Carmona)

Women: Becky Behar (Rivka Behar), Ida Landis (Chaya Gitel bat Moshe HaLevi)

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
Mazal Tov to the Mishlati Family on Yonatan’s becoming a Bar Mitzvah!
The Mishlati Family would like to invite the Congregation to the Kiddush celebrating Yonatan’s bar mitzvah,.
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 (Fast Day of Av) Schedule
Shabbat, July 21 Erev Tisha B’Av
Minha: approx. 1:30 p.m.(following the Mishlati Bar Mitzvah)
Fast begins: 8:20 p.m.
Shabbat ends: 9:10 p.m.
Arvit & Kinot: 9:25 p.m.
Remember to say “Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh LeHol” before doing any weekday activities.
Please come to synagogue wearing non-leather shoes.

For the laws and customs of Tisha B’Av click here.

Sunday, July 22 Tisha B’Av
Shaharit: 8:00 a.m.
Hatzot HaYom (halachic midday): 12:57 p.m.
The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Video Presentations
“Feeling the Pain of Another”

Special address by HaRav Shmuel Kamenetzky

3:30pm – Video A – HaRav Elimelech Biderman, Rabbi Yissocher Frand, Rabbi Paysach Krohn

5:30pm – Video B – Rabbi Yechiel Spero, Dr. Dovid Lieberman, Mr. Charlie Harrari

Minha: 7:25p.m.
Arvit: 8:42p.m.
Birkat HaLevanah following Arvit
Fast ends: 9:09 p.m.

May we all merit to witness the rebuilding of the Beit Hamikdash speedily in our days!

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.

Board Meeting

The next Executive Board meeting will take place on August 26 @ 10:00 a.m.

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!