Shabbat News: Hayei Sarah – Mevarchim Rosh Hodesh Kislev

Shabbat Schedule
Candle Lighting: 5:23 p.m.
Minha Friday: 5:35 p.m.
Shaharit: 8:30 a.m.
Rabbi Yitzhak’s class: 4:10 p.m.
Minha Shabbat: 5:10 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 6:32 p.m.

This Shabbat we bless the new month of Kislev. Rosh Hodesh will be on Thursday and Friday.

Shabbat Shiur for Women
The Shabbat Shiur for Women will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Lori Holman, 3101 Jarlath, with guest speaker Rabbi Asher Dordek.

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: Yasef Senegor (Yosef ben Moshe v’Calo), Hymen Rifkin, Mordehay DeZara (Mordehay ben Sin├Áro), Morad Sadighpour (Mordechai ben Eliyahu), Richard Ruehl, Dr. Nadhum Ezra Shashoua (Yehezkel ben Ezra), Mordechai Itzhaki (Mordechai ben Tzipora)

Women: Rachel Azoulay, Sarah Levy (Sarah HaLevi), Rachel Cohen, Olga Totah, Sophie Kamhi (Simha bat Shmuel Alfassa), Audice Pardo, Perla Cohen Elkaim, Rose Bello (Rosa Bello), Malaka Perlman, Sally Prince (Sarah bat Tzippy u’Mottel), Rose Bello

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


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

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!