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Tisha B’Av
The fast to commemorate the destruction of the first andsecond Bait Hamikdash begins on Monday evening August8. We will recite Eicha and the evening Kinnot following
Maariv at 8:21 pm. Shacharit on Tuesday morning August 9will be at 6:00 and we wil recite all Kinnot. At 4:00 pm wewill show the Chafetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Video“Mending Our Relationships, Building Our World” at nocharge. Mincha with our Tefillin and Torah reading will begin at 7:35 pm. The fast will end at 8:43 pm.
“All who mourn Jerusalem merit and see its rebuilding”
 – The Talmud
HIGH HOLIDAYS 5771Membership
We invite you to join us for the High Holidays. RoshHashana begins on September 28! Please refer to the
enclosed flyer for information about membership and seatsfor the High Holidays.
We begin to recite Selichot, prayers of repentance andatonement, on Motzai Shabbat, September 24 at 11:00 pm.
Before Selichot, please join us at 10:00 pm for refreshmentsand an inspiring speaker immediately preceding Selichot.Please join us to begin the High Holiday season in ameaningful way.
Shabbat Shuva Shiur
On October 1, 2011, Rabbi Louis Lazovsky will deliver hisannual special Shabbat Shuva shiur in lieu of the Shabbatafternoon class at 4:30 pm.
New Year Greetings
Be part of the Kesser Maariv Family's New Year greetingcard. For only $26, your name will be included on a poster in the Shul's front lobby. It's a great way to extend your goodwishes! Call Sheryl Greenstein at (847) 967-7408 or emailoogiah@aol.com by Wednesday, September 21 to have your 
name included.
Hakafot on Simchat Torah
Hakafot will be held on Thursday evening and Fridaymorning, October 20 and 21. We are looking for a host o
hosts to sponsor our refreshments. Please call the office tomake arrangements.
Simchat Torah Communal Luncheon
On Friday, October 21 we will have our annual Simchat
Torah Lunch. Thanks to a generous sponsor, there will not be a per person charge for lunch, though reservations arerequested. Call the Shul office at (847) 679-9800 by October 16 with your reservations.
We recite Yizkor on Yom Kippur, Shabbat October 8 at
about 11:30 am, and on Shmini Atzeret, Thursday October 20 at about 10:30 am.
Chesed Project
We are collecting food and money for Kosher US soldiers,for KosherTroops.com. We are collecting specific food items(see the enclosed flyer) and the troops will get them for RoshHashana. Please bring all donations to the shul by August28. Questions? Call the Weingers at (847) 677-2198, and
see the flyer in this newsletter.
Weekday Minyanim
Please join us for daily minyanim. Shacharit is at 6:00 amMonday through Friday, and 8:00 am on Sunday. Mincha-Maariv on Sunday through Thursday is 15 minutes beforesunset.
Misheberach List
If you have names for a misheberach, please send them to theshul office or e-mail to bhhkmal@yahoo.com.
The shul will once again sell top quality Lulav sets fromIsrael. To order your set please complete and return the order form below and return it to the shul no later than Thursday,October 6. For additional information, or to order an
upgrade set, please call Ben Zion Lazovsky at (847) 679-9800. Sets will be available for pick-up after Yom Kippur.
````````````````Detach and return bottom portion along with your payment``````````````````````````````````
 Name:___________________________ E-mail: _______________________________Phone:_________________________  Number of Sets:__________ Total enclosed: $________ 
Price Per Set is $52.00 for members and $57.00 for non-members
with higher priced sets alsoavailable. My check in the amount of $ ____ is enclosed. Please call Ben Zion Lazovsky to makespecific arrangements to pick up your set(s) which will be available after Yom Kippur.
E-mail List
We occasionally send e-mails with important information.To be placed on our e-mail list, please send an e-mail to bhhkmal@yahoo.comindicating that you wish to be placedon the e-mail list. We are happy to have more than one e-mail address per family.
KM to Publish Manuscripts of Rabbi Meyer Juzint
Kesser Maariv will publish works and manuscripts of RabbiMeyer Juzint on Parsha, Talmud and Mussar. The firstvolumes will be published, G-d willing, to commemorateRabbi Juzint’s 10 yahrzeit, which is on October 14, 2011.
To be a part of this project, please contact RabbiLouis Lazovsky.
Send-A-Kid-To-Israel Partnership (S.K.I.P.)
Kesser Maariv is proud to be a participating Congregation inS.K.I.P. The program allows parents to contribute moneyannually in partnership with the synagogue and the JewishFederation for an Israel trip for their children. Students ingrades 3-6, enrolled in a day or afternoon school, who havefinished paying their annual membership to the shul areeligible to participate. For additional details, a registrationkit or to enroll your child(ren) for the first time, pleasecontact Ben Zion Lazovsky at (847) 679-9800.
Rent the Shul for Your Simcha
For information regarding renting the Social Hall for your event, please call Ben Zion Lazovsky at the Shul office at(847) 679-9800. Also, book you child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah inthe Shul calendar!
Teen Mishnah Club
High school-age boys are invited to participate in a MishnahClub, led by Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky. The boys meet oncea week before Mincha to learn Gemara.
Happy Day Cards & Standings
Join the Kesser Maariv Cards standing list! For only $50 ayear, your name will automatically be included whenever acard is sent from our shul to fellow members for a refuashlayma, condolence or mazal tov. To join the standings, please contact the office at (847) 679-9800 or  bhhkmal@yahoo.com. Also, cards are available for purchasefrom the office for $1.50 each or 13 cards for $18. If youwould like us to send a card for you for $2, please contactWendy Hartz at (708) 205-5109.
PAST EVENTSShavuot Mishmar
- Thanks to Women’s Mishmar  presenters: Rebbetzin Saretta Lazovsky, Mindy Schiller andEva Zussman; regular Mishmar shiurim by Rabbis Eli, BenZion & Louis Lazovsky, and Dr. Steve Steinberg. The TeenMishmar was led by Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky. Thanks tothe Miretzkys and Hartzes for the refreshments...In June wehad a festive
Graduation Kiddush
in honor of our manygraduates...Our 
Annual Banquet and Ad Journal
on July17 was a great success. We celebrated the investiture of Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky as Associate Rabbi, presented theCommunity Service Award to Mrs. Jean Goldrich, and paidtribute to Rabbi Meyer Juzint at his 10 yahrzeit. We were
very fortunate to hear from Steven Landes and Rabbi AaronLeib on their experiences as students of Rabbi Juzint.
The next
Women’s Seudat Shlisheet
will be onAugust 13 at 5:00 pm. Arkady Kats will speak on “GrowingUp Jewish in Russia.”
House & Garden Membership Event
on Sunday,September 18 from 9:15 am-2:15 pm. See the enclosed
flyer for all the details!
KM Knitters
meet every other Tuesday at 7:00 pmat the Shul. No experience necessary – Beginners welcome!Knitters of all abilities attend. For more information, meetingconfirmation, and to be placed on the email list please callWendy Hartz at (708) 205-5109.Wanted: Volunteers to work on
Rosh Hashana GiftBag
 project. Email Sandy at dogisraelpurple@yahoo.com.
At recent Women’s Seudat Shlisheet, Golda Shira spokeabout being a White House Correspondent. In late July Naomi Landes Stern spoke about her recent trip to Israel...
Congregation B.H.H. Kesser Maariv A.L.4341 W. Golf Skokie, IL 60076(847) 679-9800fax (847) 679-5041e-mail: bhhkmal@yahoo.comwww.KesserMaariv.orgRabbi Louis A. LazovskySteven D. Goldrich,
Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky,
 Associate Rabbi & Executive Director 
 Nasrin Kheradyar & Saretta Lazovsky,
Co-Presidents, Adele Goldblum Women’s Council 
Committee Contact Information:BricksSarettaLazovsky(847) 676-0556Chesed FundAnne Elovic(847) 673-2904Donate Books& SiddurimOffice(847) 679-9800Endowment Michael Hartz(708) 366-7662Happy DayCardsWendy Hartz(708) 205-5109KiddushJudy Whisler(847) 677-2281MembershipBob GreensteinJudy Whisler (847) 967-7408(847) 677-2281Social HallRentalOffice(847) 679-9800Tree of Life Office(847) 679-9800YahrzeitPlaquesOffice(847) 679-9800
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.
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
Eruv Tavshillin
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.
Rosh Hashana
- 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.
Tzom Gedaliah
- 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.

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