Shabbat News: VaYera

Shabbat Schedule
Candle Lighting: 5:33 p.m.
Minha Friday: 5:35 p.m.
Shaharit: 8:30 a.m.
Rabbi Yitzhak’s class: 4:20 p.m.
Minha Shabbat: 5:20 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 6:41 p.m.

Shabbat Shiur for Women
The Shabbat Shiur for Women will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Bobbie Nussbaum, 2825 Fitch, with guest speaker, Mrs. Chani Friedman.

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: James Wolff, David Ordonez (David ben Sarah), Irv Bemoras, Haim Hazan, Meir Toledano, Joseph Gotfried, Henry Ruehl, Morris Meshulam (Moshe ben Rivka v’Eliyahu), Jack Levin, Morris Capsuto

Women: Leah Bambaggi, Marie Hadges (Miriam bat Shoshana), Ruth Mishoulam (Ruth bat Benyamin), Mariey Ebner Schumar, Rachelle R. Levy, Sophie Sasson, Patricia Cicurel (Hadassah Cicurel), Rivka bat Benyomin Mishoulam

Refuah Sheleima – A Speedy Recovery

We wish a Refuah Shleimah to Prof. Isaac Daniel (Yitzhak ben Bella), Albert Hazan (Avraham ben Rivka), Yitzchak Moshe ben Perel, Mordechai ben Tamar, Ivy Baruch (Ivy bat Rachel), Martha Bitran, Cecile Esses, Nagia David bat Yaffa, Rahel bat Freha Hasson, Marcelle bat Mazal, Belinda Soussana, Rachel Leah bat Yehudit.

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



We wish condolences to Terri Marcus on the passing of her beloved husband, our long-time member and Executive Board President,
Len Marcus, a”h.
Condolences to the entire Marcus family.
May they be comforted among the other mourners
of Tziyon and Yerushalayim.


Mazal Tov to our dear friends, Yehuda and Aviva Tzur,
on the occasion of the engagement of their son, Yinon, to Racheli Adler.
May they merit to build a Bayit Ne’eman beYisrael!

Mazal Tov to Mr. Abraham Seruya and Mrs. Simi Seruya
on the upcoming marriage of their daughter Yael to Yudi Zdanowitz this week in Israel. Mazal Tov as well to the entire Seruya family and to the Chatan’s parents
Rabbi Dr. Joel and Bella Zdanowitz.
May the young couple merit to build a Bayit Ne’eman BiYisrael!

Join the Evanston Community Kollel Ateret Mordechai’s SEFER TORAH CAMPAIGN and purchase your letter, word, or pasuk for only $10 a letter. You will also receive a stunning certificate indicating which letter(s) belongs to YOU!
To purchase a letter, call or text 773-875-1019 or email

Breakfast Sponsorsorships

Sunday Oct. 28: Breakfast sponsored by Melida Ordonez in memory of David Ordonez

Thursday Nov. 8: Breakfast sponsored by: Valentine Shashoua, Ezra Shashoua, Iris Shashoua Turk, Georges Shashoua, and Abraham Shashoua in memory of Nadhum
Ezra Shashoua, on the 25th anniversary of his passing

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.


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 Sunday, November 4 at 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!