Shavuot Plant Sale for residents of the Robineau, LiebermanGeriatric Center & the ARK for Shavuot. Thanks to BrendaKahn and Cookie Goldrich....We had Dinner at EJ’s Pizzeriaon June 13...That was followed by a fun and musical Bonfireat Emily Oaks Nature Center on June 28... on July 20,
Cookie Goldrich, Brenda Kahn, Lora Frazin, Carmella Bega,Jake Goldrich & Chevy Lowenstern served Dinner at theARK...Our Women’s Week of Learning during the NineDays was truly inspiring. Thanks to Tema Taxer for presenting “The Essense of the Churban and our Role inRebuilding,” Malkie Eisenberg for presenting “The Flag of the Jewish Woman” and Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik for offering “Reflections On the Life of Rebbetzin EllaSoloveichik” for her 10 yahrzeit.
GOOD & WELFARE
Mazel Tov to: Joe & Iris Fagan on the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Neeli Fagan...Jacob Herbach on his marriageto Danielle Weissman, and to his parents Alan & AnnHerbach...Joan & David Ushkow on the marriage of their granddaughter...Larry & Judy Weinger on the B’nei Mitzvahof their sons Ben and Joe...Dan & Faith Harris and Rabbi &Mrs. Moshe Soloveichik on the birth of a granddaughter,Leora Avigayil, to Shmuli & Rachel Soloveichik...AdamKabens on his marriage to Daniela Brodsky...Maury & TinaPressburger on the engagement of their son Korey to ShevyGoldman of Teaneck, NJ....Lester Farber on the engagementof his daughter, Allison...Matthew Smiley on becoming anEagle Scout.
Mazel Tov to all of our Graduates!
Condolences to: Rabbi Neil Brill on the loss of his sister, IlaLevin...Arkady Kats on the loss of his mother, RakhiliyaKats...Walter Wolf on the loss of his uncle, MichaelGolenzer.
Celebrate your simcha on the Etty Rubinow Tree of Life! Leaves are $100, Acorns are $500 and FoundationStones are $1,000. Call Ben Zion at (847) 679-9800 toorder, or just print the order form off of our website.
Thank you to our recent Kiddush Sponsors: Alan & AnnHerbach, Dan & Faith Harris, Marty & Sandy Miretzky,Rabbi Louis & Saretta Lazovsky, Samuel & Sofia Gabay,Garden Fresh Kosher Korner and anonymous sponsors.Thank you to our recent Seudat Shlisheet Sponsors:Walter & Jo Wolf, Bob & Sheryl Greenstein, Dan & FaithHarris, Rabbi Louis & Saretta Lazovsky, Milt & ShirleySabin, Yosef & Carmella Bega, and Dr. Joel Feder.
To sponsor a Kiddush or Seudat Shlisheet, pleasecall the office, or Judy Whisler at (847) 677-2281. Do you have a new neighbor who might enjoydavening at Kesser Maariv? Please call the office so we canwelcome them, or call Anne Elovic, Chesed Fund Chair, at (847) 673-2904.
, prayers of forgiveness and atonement, are recited atmidnight, while Ashkenazic Jews recite them for at least four days prior to Rosh Hashana – this year, we will beginSelichot on Motzai Shabbat, September 24, 2011. In our time, because being up at midnight for so many nights isdifficult, many only recite the first Selichot service in themiddle of the night.The focal point of Selichot prayers is the recitationof the 13 attributes of G-d. Tradition teaches us that recitingthese attributes evokes Divine mercy. G-d Himself bestowedthis tradition to Moshe Rabbenu when he ascended to theheavens to receive the Ten Commandments, Torah and Oraltraditions.Rosh Hashana will begin Wednesday nightSeptember 28, and Yom Kippur will be Friday evening andShabbat October 7 and 8.
We make an
before candle lightingon September 28, October 12 and 19. This allows us to warmup food on Yom Tov for Shabbat, which begins immediatelyafter Yom Tov. A special bracha is made over two rolls or matzot and a cooked food, commonly a piece of fish or chicken. The Bracha, which can be found in the ArtScrollSiddur (p. 654), is “Baruch Ata Ad-nai (G-d’s Name)El-heinu melech ha’olam asher kidishanu b’mitzvotavvitzivanu al mitzvat eruv.” The accompanying B’din Eruvahdeclaration should also be recited. This food must be setaside and eaten on Shabbat.
- September 28-30. On Wednesday evening,September 28, we begin the Jewish New Year of 5772. We
also begin the period known as the Aseret Yemay Teshuva,Ten Days of Repentance. A most solemn time, RoshHashana commemorates the anniversary of mankind’screation after the creation of the world six days earlier.During the two days of Rosh Hashana, G-d judges the entireworld and inscribes the fate of all life. As Jews, we recitevarious prayers to express our aspirations, and we eat manysymbolic foods in hopes of bringing special blessings.During Rosh Hashanah, we observe the custom of Tashlich,in which we go to living bodies of water and recite prayers,thus symbolically casting off our sins.A major focus of Rosh Hashana is the blowing of theshofar. One hundred kolot, or notes, blown during various portions of the service remind us of the Almighty’scoronation as King of the Universe, awaken our sleepinghearts from their lethargy to return to the Almighty and helpus recount the story of Abraham sacrificing a ram in place of his son. Our sages teach us that the ashes of the ram of Isaacare maintained in a bag underneath the throne of Almighty G-d. Whenever the Jewish people are in danger of being punished by the Almighty, He looks at these ashes,remembers the actions of Abraham and Isaac and grants theJewish people forgiveness and mercy. We pray for G-d’smercy and hope that we, like Isaac, will be spared. We also pray for forgiveness for the previous year’s transgressionsand implore the Creator for a year where we will performMitzvot unstintingly, a year of good health, peace and prosperity on the merit of our teshuva - repentance.
- Sunday, October 2. The fast day of TzomGedaliah usually takes place the day after Rosh Hashanaexcept when, like this year, that day is Shabbat, and then wefast on Sunday. The fast commemorates the murder of Gedaliah ben Achikam, who was a Jewish leader appointed by our conquerors after the destruction of the First Temple in586 B.C.E. With his assassination by one of his countrymen,Jews lost their stake in self-rule even in the Diaspora. Thefast begins at 5:37 am and ends at 7:01 pm.
“And Repentance, Prayer and Charity remove theunfavorable judgement” Kesser Maariv Pushkas (Tzedaka Boxes) Are Available. Call the Office to pick one up.