Shabbat News: VaYigash

Shabbat Schedule
Candle Lighting: 4:00 p.m.
Minha Friday: 4:00 p.m.
Shaharit: 8:30 a.m.
Rabbi Yitzhak’s class: 2:50 p.m
Minha Shabbat: 3:50 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 5:10 p.m.

Shabbat Shiur for Women
The Shabbat Shiur for Women will take place at 3:00 at the home of Yocheved Lieberman, 3042 Jarvis. Our guest speaker will be Mr Jeremy Stern.

Tzom Asarah BeTevet

Tuesday, December 18 is the Fast of the Tenth of Tevet
Fast begins: 6:19 a.m.
Shaharit: 7:15 a.m.
Fast ends: 5:11 p.m.

(According to Rabbi Moshe Feinstein*, those who do not find the fast difficult, should break their fast at 5:11 p.m. Those who find it difficult, may begin eating at 5:02 p.m.)
* Igrot Moshe Orah Hayyim Vol. 4, Siman 62

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. Naji Battat (Eliyahu ben Rosa), Robert Sadacca (Yom Tov ben Yaakov), Gabriel Abitbol, Burton Wolff, Dr. Nessim Shems, Manuel Finkelstein (Nissim Menahem ben Shlomo), Milton Joseph Kantor (Moshe Hirsh Kantor), Samuel Alfassa (Shemuel ben Yisrael)

Women: Golda Malka bat Manuella Bella, Doreen Perahia (Donna bat Rachel v’Avraham), Anne Novil (Anna bat Chava), Regina Ventura (Reina Ventura), Eliza Gigi (Eliza bat Sara), Dorothy Spector (Dina bat Naftali Hertz), Kitty Brod

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



Mazal Tov!
Mazal Tov to David and Chana Devorah on their recent marriage!
There will be a Shabbat Chatan this Shabbat for them.
May they build a bayit ne’eman beYisrael, leshem ule’tiferet!

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.


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 9 – 14, 2018
Is sponsored by
Marcel Theboul
In loving memory of his father
Yosef ben Menashe & Camra Theboul
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!