Shabbat News

Shabbat News: Re’eh – Rosh Hodesh Elul
August 30 – 31, 2019


Shabbat Schedule

Minha Friday: 7:00 p.m. until September, when it will resume the regular schedule
Candle Lighting: 7:08 p.m. for those who participate in early Minyan
Shaharit: 8:30 a.m.
Rabbi Yitzhak’s class: 5:55 p.m.
Minha Shabbat: 6:55 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 8:16 p.m.

Hodesh Tov!
Rosh Hodesh Elul is on Shabbat and Sunday.

Shabbat Shiur for Women
The Shabbat Shiur for Women information is not available at this time.

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: Elicha A. Ventura (Elisha ben Avshalom), Aaron Seymour Cohen (Aharon Shimon Cohen), Isaac Elias (Yitzhak Eliyahu), Elias Pinto (Eliyahu ben Yaakov), Max Ventura (Menahem Ventura), Roger Eskinazi (Obadia ben Esther), Victor Sarfatti (Chaim ben Yaakov)

Women: Bea Mevorah Rotter (Tova Mevorah Rotter), Minnie Meshulam (Nehama
bat Hanna), Frances Amado (Tziporah bat Victoria Alfassa), Victoria Bello, Bella Davis, Sophie Heifetz (Sophie bat Matilda), Victoria Vida Levy (Victoria bat Bonna), Allegra Bessie Marcado Freissner (Simha bat Miriam), Sophie Moses Unger (Simha Unger)

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, Yisrael Ben Sarah, Ariella Leba bat Rochel Chana, Dina Raisel bat Geta, Martha Bitran, Cecile Esses, Nagia David bat Yaffa, Rahel bat Freha Hasson, Marcelle bat Mazal, Belinda Soussana, Rachel Leah bat Yehudit, Ora bat Olga, Rachel Shaoul bat Esther.

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



Daily Selihot services begin this week on Monday: 7:00 a.m. Sundays, and 6:15 a.m. weekdays.

The joint Selihot will take place at Ohel Shalom this year (more info to follow.)


With the Grace of Hashem, the Sephardic Congregation has reached a monumental point in its history – namely the remodeling of our sanctuary. As you could see from the list below, people have already begun generously donating towards this project. But we have a while to go before we reach our goal. As such, we are reaching out to our friends and families to help with this important project. Any amount is helpful, every dollar counts. You could also indicate where you want your donation to go towards. We thank everyone in advance for your generous help in making this dream – our dream – a reality!


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.

Board Meeting
The next Executive Board meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 15, at 9:30 a.m. (please note change in time)

The Evanston Community Kollel – Ateret Mordechai 

The Kollel thanks the patrons for their generosity! 
The Kollel resumed this Monday at 8:00 p.m.

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!

Do you want a wonderful way of elevating the soul of a loved one?  Sponsor a book that will be used by the synagogue’s new kollel – the Evanston Community Kollel – Ateret Mordechai.  The cost to sponsor a book is $30.
To sponsor a book, please call the synagogue office.