Shabbat News: Re’eh – Rosh Hodesh Elul

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: 7:38 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: 6:25 p.m.
Minha Shabbat: 7:25 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 8:47 p.m

Hodesh Tov! Rosh Hodesh will be Shabbat and Sunday.

Shabbat Shiur for Women
The Shabbat Shiur for Women is on
hiatus until further notice.

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: Hyman Meshulam (Haim Meshulam), Mark Victor (Mordechai Haim Hasdai), Isaac Mizrahi (Yitzhak Mizrahi), David Alscher (David Alshih), Hesghel Farahmandpour (Yehezkel ben Yair), Jacob Sedacca (Yaakov Sedacca)

Women: Gracia Yacoel, Sarah C. Varon (Sarah bat Avraham), Esther Denner (Esther bat Victoria Vida), Esther Nahmias (Esther bat Soltana), Esther Mangoubi, Bertha Hasday (Bolisa Hasday), Esther Aronesti (Esther bat Sophie and Meir)

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


Mazal Tov to Yael Seruya on her engagement to Yudi Zdanowitz from Brooklyn. Mazal tov to the entire Seruya and Zdanowitz families!
May the couple be blessed with all the blessings of the Torah and may they merit to build a Bayit Ne’eman BiYisrael!


Mazal tov also to Mrs. Roslyn Kohanchi on the marriage of
Eliyahu Kohanchi to Moriah Hertz BE”H this coming Sunday.
Mazal tov to the entire Kohanchi and Hertz families.
May the couple be blessed with all the blessings of the Torah and may they merit to build a Bayit Ne’eman BiYisrael!

Hamim Sponsorsorship

Shabbat Sept. 8: Hamim sponsored by Marcelle Levy in memory of Elie Levy a”h

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.


Annual Picnic
Save the date! The Sephardic Congregation Annual Picnic will take place on August 12, 2018 @ Lovelace Park. A Special Caricature Artist will entertain the children and adults. Don’t miss the fun!
Lovelace park – 2740 Gross Point Road from 1-4 p.m.

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


Josh and Michelle Prince
In memory of
Hesghel Farahmandpour
Yehezkel ben Yair a”h

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!