Shabbat News: VaYechi

Shabbat Schedule
Candle Lighting: 4:03 p.m.
Minha Friday: 4:05 p.m.
Shaharit: 8:30 a.m.
Rabbi Yitzhak’s class: 2:50 p.m.
Minha Shabbat: 3:50 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 5:13 p.m.

Shabbat Shiur for Women
The Shabbat Shiur for Women will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Esther Weiner, 3000 Sherwin, with guest speaker, Rabbi Shlomo Crandall.

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: Lawrence Strauss (Label Strauss), Moshe Schreim (Moshe ben Raphael v’Latifa), Harry Kalish, Samuel Alfassa (Shemuel ben Yisrael), Soloman Pizante (Shlomo Pizante), Harry Tartak (Naftali Hertz ben Nachum), Victor Avenaim (Chaim ben Avraham), Joseph Alfassa (Yosef Alfassa), Paul Bemoras (Pinchas ben David), Dr. Bernard Smaller (BenZion ben Benyamin), Semaya Mevorah, Menachem Daniel ben Chaim HaCohen v’Golda, Victor Nessim, Elisha Capsuto, David Moustakis (Dovid Moustakis), Salomon Elkaim (Shlomo ben Eliyahu)

Women: Dina Sayegh (Dina bat Avraham), Mimi Hasson (Miriam Sarah bat Mazaltov uShlomo), Zaphira Mevorah, Esther Hadassah Mevorah Glickman, Alice Bern (Bolissa bat Rosa), Esther Rousso Nahmias (Esther bat Menahem v’Rahel)

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

Hamim/Breakfast Sponsorsorships

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.



Please send in your Tu B’Shvat Dinner reservations if you haven’t already done so – thank you!

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, January 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

The Evanston Community Kollel – Ateret Mordechai


The learning for the week of
December 15 – 22, 2018
Is sponsored by
Ralph and Alfred Sayegh
In loving memory of
Abraham Sayegh (Avraham ben Sarah)
Dina Sayegh (Dina bat Hanna)
Sophie bat Dina

And by

Dr. Steve and Dr. Rose Novil
In loving memory of Dr. Steve’s mother
Anna bat Chava

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!