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Tisha B’Av
The fast to commemorate the destruction of the first and
High Holidays 5779 & Membership Information
second Bait Hamikdash begins on Saturday evening
July 21st. Because Erev Tisha B’Av is Shabbat, not all We recite Selichot on Saturday evening, September
of the usual laws apply; for example, the meal before 1st. Please join us for refreshments at 10:00 pm, a
the fast may be meat, since the meal is on Shabbat. To shiur at 10:40 pm, and Selichot at 11:00 pm.
allow people to eat the final meal as late in the day as Rosh Hashana begins Sunday night,
possible, we will daven Mincha on Shabbat, July 21st September 9th.
at 5:00 pm (please note we will not serve seudat shlishit Membership Information
in Shul). You should finish your pre-fast meal no later Lulav Order Form
than 8:10 pm. We will daven Maariv and read Eicha at KM New Year Greeting
9:30 pm after Shabbat is over so families may drive. Form are all inside!!!
However, we do not make a regular Havdala; we cannot
drink so we say “Baruch hamavdil bein kodesh lechol.”
On Tisha B’Av we observe the chameshet SUNDAY July 21, 2018
inuyim, which are the same five prohibitions that are Shacharit will begin at 8:00 am. There is Torah reading
observed on Yom Kippur for the entire Tisha B’av. The and a Haftarah. As a sign of mourning, we do not don the
prohibitions include: no eating or drinking, no Tallit or Tefillin until the afternoon. At the conclusion of
annointing, no wearing leather shoes, no bathing or davening, we recite the entire Kinot service. Rabbis Louis
washing even part of your body, and no marital & Ben Zion Lazovsky will give commentary on the Kinnot.
relations. As an We do not get up to sit on regular chairs until after mid-
additional sign of day, which is at 12:56.
Thanks to a Mincha will begin at 7:50 pm. We put on the Tallit and
generous donor, mourning, we do not
Tefillin and recite those sections of the davening that were
we have Koren exchange greetings,
omitted in the morning. We also take out the Torah and
Tisha B’av Kinnot engage in levity or read a Haftarah.
Books (Mesorat transact business. Maariv will begin at 8:35 pm and will be followed by
Harav) for use. We also are not Kiddush Levanah, the sanctification of the moon.
permitted to learn The fast will end at 9:02 pm.
joyous passages of On the merit of our sincere prayers and mourning
Torah. Instead we for Jerusalem and for the destruction of the Bait
learn those passages Hamikdash, may the Almighty hear our prayers. May He
from the Talmud in Gittin or Moed Kattan that deal have mercy on us and send the Mashiach to redeem us from
with the destruction of the Temple or laws of mourning. the four corners of the earth to a rebuilt Eretz Yisrael and
We may also learn those sections from the Nach dealing Bait Hamikdash.
with the destruction of the Temple provided that we
skip those sections that speak of redemption. Early Shabbat
As the summer continues we daven Mincha every Friday at
TISHA B’AV SCHEDULE 7:00 pm. If you will be starting Shabbat early with us, light
SHABBAT JULY 21, 2018 Mincha at 5:00 pm. candles at about 7:25 pm, and repeat Kriat Sh'ma after
Finish your pre-fast meal by 8:10 pm. nightfall.
After Shabbat, do not make havdala. Say “Baruch
Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L’Chol” and you may drive to shul Rabbi Juzint’s Nechamas Meyer & Chain of Miracles
for Maariv & Eicha at 9:30 pm. At this time we will Get authentic Slabodka Mussar explanations on the weekly
remove the parochet from the Ark, dim the lights and sit on Parsha (Breishis & Shemos) by Rabbi Meyer Juzint z”l, a
the ground or low stools or benches. Eicha and the evening teacher of Rabbi Louis Lazovsky and a friend of Kesser
Kinot will be read. Maariv! Purchase from the office and on our website for
$25. The introduction is a special companion to The Chain Lulav and Etrog Sets
of Miracles, also available from the office for $20, which The shul will once again sell top quality Lulav sets
describes how Rabbi Juzint was saved by Divine from Israel. Please order your set from the office
Providence many times during the Holocaust. by September 14th. Cost per set is $50 for members
Skokie First Responders Kiddush or $55 for non-members Upgraded sets available.
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about 15 firefighters,
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PAST EVENTS Mazal Tov to: Evelyne Sternfeld on the marriage of her
A Yom Haatzmaut Luncheon was held granddaughter Bina Rosenberg to Shmuel
on Shabbat April 20. Steve Landes spoke Weitzburger, and on the Bat Mitzvah of her
about his great-grandfather, Jerusalem’s great-granddaughter Sara Chana Marshak;
Chief Rabbi Tzvi Pesach Frank and his Dan & Faith Harris on the engagement of
grandfather Rabbi Menachem B. Sacks. their son Mike to Nyssa Spector; Nasrin
After lunch he also gave a detailed Kheradyar on the birth of a granddaughter,
presenation on Fighting Terror in the Nili, born to Debbie & Eric Schames; Nate
Courtroom.... Serlin on the birth of a granddaughter,
Shavuot Mishmar and Women's Mishmar. Dr. Steve Adielle; Gilda Allswang on the birth of two
Steinberg spoke on "The Covenant of Naaseh VeNishma: great-granddaughters in Israel: Shira Goldstein and Eden
What was it? When was it? Why was it?" Rabbi Louis Matslev; Lester Farber on the marriage of his son Josh to
taught the Book of Ruth; Rabbi Benzie spoke on “Special Amanda Lapidus; Judy & Larry Weinger on the marriage
Species in Halacha;" and Rabbi Eli discussed the halachik of their son Jacob to Bracha Cohen.
view on Israel’s actions at the Gaza border. Thank you to
Marty and Sandy Miretzky for the delicious food for the Mazal Tov to our Graduates! Thanks to the
Mishmar break.... following families for sponsoring: Blumofe,
Elovic, Rosenheim/Finch, Whisler, Allswang,
Graduation Kiddush - a lovely Kiddush took place on Brill, Goldstein, Harris, Kats, Herbach, Namordi,
June 2 honoring this year’s graduates. Pomper, and Sternfeld.

ADELE GOLDBLUM WOMEN’S COUNCIL Thank you to the following families for sponsoring in
Upcoming Events honor of Yom Ha’atzma’ut: L & S Lazovsky, Frazin,
The next two Women’s Seudat Shlisheet will be held on Greenstein, Herbach, Harris, Landes, Allswang, Goldrich,
Shabbat, July 7 and July 28. On July 7th at 5:30 pm Sandra Yvette Katz, Lezak, B & C Lazovsky, Polisky, Weinger,
Cagan will speak on “Noah’s Ark was Just a Start: Animal Brill, Rosenheim/Finch, Hernandez.
Welfare and the Torah.” The program for July 28 will be
announced. Refua Shleima to: Fredi Weiss, Bella Perlman, Alvin J.
Summer Bonfire will be on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 Goodman, Alan Slodki.
pm at Emily Oaks Nature Center. Musician Miriam
Brousseau will entertain. Condolences to: Jeff Zaretsky on the passing of his mother,
Serve Dinner at Café Ark on August 15. Please contact Bela.
Cookie Goldrich at (847) 673-8149 to participate. Steve Goldrich and Howard Goldrich on the passing of
their mother, Mrs. Jean Goldrich.
Past Events The family of Alvin Doppelt.
May Women's Seudat Shlisheet featured speaker Debbie
Harris, Director of Keshet’s Gadol Program on “How to be Rent the Shul for Your Simcha
Inclusive with Adults with Developmental Disabilities.” For information
Paint Night in May was a lot of fun. The scenes of regarding renting
Jerusalem were fabulous! the Social Hall for
Shavuot Mitzvah Plants were delivered to residents of the your event, please
Robineau and Lieberman and to ARK clients. Thanks to call Ben Zion
coordinators Brenda Kahn and Natalie Meerovich. Lazovsky at the
Shul office at
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Herbach; Gene & Lily Cherny; Natalie & Oleg Meerovich;
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DVAR TORAH of hope; tradition teaches us that the Mashiach – Messiah
THE THREE WEEKS AND THE NINE DAYS – will be born or will arrive on this day with Elijah the
“Bain Ha’metzariim - Between the Narrows,” is how our prophet informing us of our redemption.
sages refer to the three week period between the fast of
“Shiva Asar B’Tamuz - The seventeenth of Tammuz,” and Tu B’av - The 15th day of Av corresponding to
between the fast of “Tisha B’av - The ninth day of Av.” Friday, July 27 - “Tu” meaning 15 in Gematria - is a minor
This year the fast of the seventeenth day of Tammuz was holiday on which we do not fast, say eulogies or say
observed on Sunday, July 1st. The period is one of Tachanun. Several reasons are given for the holiday. One
profound sadness and bad luck when the Jewish people is that by that day, the summer is half over, leaving us more
commemorate the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem time to learn Torah at night. Another reason has to do with
which eventually led to the destruction of the second drying wood to be used on the Mizbeiach (Altar) in the
Temple. In fact, both Temples were destroyed on Tisha Temple. The Maharal says that while the Jews were in the
B’av. desert, they only married members of their own tribe. After
As this is a period of bad luck and mourning, we they entered the Land of Israel, they began to marry
avoid going to civil court or entering into business deals members of other tribes on the 15th of Av. Because these
that are other than routine. We also refrain from marriages strengthen ties between families in different
pleasurable activities such as live performances, plays, tribes, it is a cause for a minor holiday. Contemporarily,
operas, musicals, movies or listening to music. We also do this last reason is the most oft-cited, and therefore it is
not cut our hair or nails. common to celebrate weddings on this day.
The Nine Days begin on Thursday night, July 13th.
Ashkenazic Jews do not eat meat, drink wine, launder Rosh Chodesh Elul - Shabbat & Sunday August
clothes, swim or bathe in hot water from then until after 11-12 - When Moshe Rabbeinu ascended Mt. Sinai to
Tisha B’av. As we do not have public displays of receive the second set of Luchot (Tablets), he went up on
mourning on Shabbat, we may eat meat and drink wine on this day. The month of Elul also initiates a 40-day period
Shabbat even during the nine days. of repentance. Within those forty days are the Aseret
Tisha B’av begins immediately after Shabbat on Yemay Teshuva - Ten Days of Repentance that begin with
July 21st, and concludes 42 minutes after sundown on Rosh Hashana and conclude with Yom Kippur. The Shofar
Sunday evening, July 22nd. The Fast of The 9th of Av, or is blown every morning during Elul to awaken our sleeping
Tisha B’av, was originally to be the day of greatest joy for hearts to return to Hashem. We also recite the penitential
the Jewish people. It was on that day that the Jewish Psalm L’Dovid Ohrie (Psalm 27).
people were to enter Israel after their exodus from Egypt.
However, when the spies that Moses had sent to explore Selichot, prayers of forgiveness and atonement, are recited
Israel returned on the night of Tisha B’av, they brought at midnight. Ashkenazic Jews recite them for at least four
back a false report so evil that the people rejected the land days prior to Rosh Hashana – this year, we will begin
and G-d. As a result of this sin, the Almighty issued a Selichot on Motzai Shabbat, September 1, 2018. In our
decree against the Jewish people: they would wander 40 time, because being up at midnight for so many nights is
years in the desert and all males age 20 and over would die difficult, many only recite the first Selichot service in the
in the wilderness, never to enter the promised land. The middle of the night. Sephardic Jews say Selichot the entire
Almighty further decreed that as a result of the false tears month of Elul.
shed by the Jewish People, the day would permanently be The focal point of Selichot prayers is the recitation
one of travail. Indeed, both Temples were destroyed on the of the 13 attributes of G-d. Tradition teaches us that
9th of Av with the subsequent exiles of the Jewish people; reciting these attributes evokes Divine mercy. G-d Himself
the Spanish Inquisition began on this day in 1492, and bestowed this tradition to Moshe Rabbenu when he
approximately 425 years later, World War I was declared ascended to the heavens to receive the Ten
on Tisha B’av. 13 years ago, the expulsion of Jews living Commandments, Torah and Oral traditions.
in Gaza began the day after Tisha B’av. Rosh Hashana will begin Sunday night September
The solemnity of Tisha B’av requires that a major 9, and Yom Kippur will be Tuesday evening and
fast begin the evening before and last approximately 25 Wednesday September 18th and 19th.
hours. During evening services we read the Book of Eicha We will recite Yizkor on Yom Kippur, Wednesday
– Lamentations, which deals with the misery of our people September 19th , and on Shmini Atzeret, Monday, October
during the time of Churban – destruction of the Temples. 1st.
In the morning we read the Kinot services, which recount
the sorrow and suffering of the Jewish people throughout
the ages. It is a day of reflection; the Jewish people repent
their past misdeeds to bring themselves closer to the
Almighty and prepare for the Days of Awe. It is also a day
Brief Laws of the Month of Tishrei - 2018 / 5779 The first day we make kiddush, leisheiv basukah,
On Rosh Hashana night after we come home from wash, hamotzi and eat a Yom Tov meal. During Sukkot
shul we make Kiddush with Shehechiyanu. After hamotzi, whenever we eat any mezonos or hamotzi food in the Sukkah
many have the custom to eat an apple dipped in honey, as we make the Bracha Leishev Basukkah.
well as other symbolic foods. Please note that despite what The second night we may not light candles or
the Machzor says, it is proper to make the bracha Ha'eitz on prepare for that night's meal before 7:33 pm. We make
dates (or pomegranates if you don't eat dates) and eat them Kiddush, then shehechiyanu, then Leisheiv Basukah
before eating the apple dipped in honey. (different than the first night) and have a Yom Tov meal.
As Rosh Hashana is the beginning of our Judgement, During Sukkot G-d decides how much rain we will
we start davening early as we add special prayers describing have for the year (which will water the crops, ensuring our
G-d as King. In the morning we read in the Torah about G-d food needs are met). In the Beit Hamikdash, there was a
remembering Sarah and in the haftorah how He remembered special water-drawing ceremony called the Simchat Beit
Chana (mother of the prophet Samuel) hoping that G-d will Hasho'eivah, which was the most joyous ceremony all year in
remember us for good. We blow the Shofar, which is the the Beit Hamikdash. In our community we find some
special mitzvah of Rosh Hashana, and the special Mussaf we Simchat Beit Hasho’eivas with music and dancing to
mention Biblical verses accepting G-d as King, about G-d commemorate that.
remembering people for good, and about Shofar blasts. After (Many books with the Laws of Yom Tov [like
Shul we have Yom Tov meals at home. Some have the cooking] and Chol Hamoed, and the Lulav may be found in
custom to say Tashlich at a body of water. the Malamud Reference Library.)
Monday afternoon we daven Mincha and Maariv. The last day of Sukkot is Hoshana Rabbah, which is
Candle lighting is not before 7:52 pm, which is the earliest important day according to the Kabbalah, as in the Beit
time to prepare and warm food for that night's meal. We do Hamikdash they performed a special, lengthy ceremony, and
recite Shehicyanu at candle lighting and kiddush (some have our prayers that day, as well as beating the Hoshana bundle,
a custom to have a new fruit for the second night). The are to commemorate that special service.
second day is like the first, except we read about the Binding Sunday night September 30 begins Shmini Atzeret,
of Yitzchak (Akeidah). a distinct holiday from Sukkot, and therefore we do make
During the 10 Days of Repentance culminating with Shehechiyanu at candle lighting and in Kiddush. However,
Yom Kippur we repent for our actions from the previous outside Israel we are required to eat in the Sukkah on Shmini
year, commit to not repeating them, and do as many good Atzeret but we do not make the bracha Leishev Basukkah.
deeds and give as much Tzedaka as possible. We also make On Monday morning we recite Yizkor. Later in the
several changes to Shmone Esray. afternoon, before Mincha, we make a special prayer when we
On Erev Yom Kippur we have a mitzvah to eat, in leave the Sukkah after eating in it for the final time.
order to strengthen ourselves for the fast. We daven Mincha The final day is called Simchat Torah. It is the day
early with the Viduy confession, as Rambam says one may we complete the annual cycle of reading the Torah, and begin
choke while eating out of the fear and dread of Yom Kippur. it again. Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik's grandfather taught that
We gather at Shul before sunset for Kol Nidrei. On Yom our joy comes from starting the Torah again with new depth
Kippur we abstain from eating, drinking, wearing leather and insight, not from finishing the Torah. On Thursday night
shoes, using lotions, creams, ointments or perfumes, washing we have seven Hakafot (circling the Bimah) where we dance
past the knuckle and marital relations. After Yom Kippur we joyfully with the Torahs which we repeat the next morning,
make Havdala over wine, candle and the last bracha of along with all males above Bar Mitzva receiving an aliya, and
Havdala. we have a special aliya for all children. We finish the Torah,
After breaking our fast there is a custom to begin it again, and finish davening.
immediately do more mitzvot, so some begin building their
Sukkah, or at least gathering its pieces.
Sukkot has two special mitzvot associated with it - TISHA B’AV SCHEDULE
the Four species (Lulav, Etrog, Hadas, Arava) and eating in SHABBAT JULY 21, 2018 Mincha at 5:00 pm.
the Sukkah. The Lulav is the tallest of the species; we hold Finish your pre-fast meal by 8:10 pm.
it with its spine (the darker green vertical line) towards us, Maariv & Eicha will begin at 9:30 pm.
with the three hadasim on the right (as we look at the lulav) SUNDAY JULY 22, 2018 - Shacharit will begin at 8:00
and the two aravot on the left. am. Do not sit on regular chairs until after 12:56 pm.
On the first night of Sukkot, we make Kiddush, The Mincha will begin at 7:50 pm. We put on the Tallit and
bracha Leisheiv Basukkah, then Shehichaynu. While we are Tefillin. Maariv will begin at 8:35 pm
exempt from eating in a Sukkah in the rain, on the first night
The fast will end at 9:02 pm. Make Havdala over juice
there is a special mitzvah to eat in the Sukkah and if it rains
or pop, not on wine or grape juice.
we wait out the storm, even until midnight. (Remember
Yaaleh Veyavo in Birkat Hamazon.)

Please Note: We will be welcoming Shabbat early and will begin davening Mincha on Friday nights at 7:00 pm.
Therefore, until August 17th, it is important that you remember to: 1) light Shabbat candles early, at about 7:25 pm, and
2) repeat Kriat Sh'ma of Maariv after nightfall.
Date Candle Lighting Erev Mincha Shacharit Pirkei Avot Shiur Mincha
Pinchas 7/6-7/7 8:09 pm 7:00 pm 8:45 am 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Matot-Masei 7/13-7/14 8:06 pm 7:00 pm 8:45 am 6:55 pm 7:55 pm
Devarim - Chazon 7/20-7/21 8:01 pm 7:00 pm 8:45 am no shiur 5:00 pm
Va’etchanan - 7/27-7/28 7:54 pm 7:00 pm 8:45 am 6:45 pm 7:45 pm
Eikev 8/3-8/4 7:47 pm 7:00 pm 8:45 am 6:35 pm 7:35 pm
Re’eh 8/10-8/11 7:38 pm 7:00 pm 8:45 am 6:30 pm 7:30 pm
Shoftim 8/17-8/18 7:28 pm 7:00 pm 8:45 am 6:15 pm 7:15 pm
Ki Teitzei 8/24-8/25 7:18 pm 7:00 pm 8:45 am 6:05 pm 7:05 pm
Ki Tavo 8/31-9/1 7:06 pm 7:00 pm 8:45 am 5:55 pm 6:55 pm
Nitzavim 9/7-9/8 6:54 pm 7:00 pm 8:45 am 5:45 pm 6:45 pm
1st Day Rosh Hashana 9/9-9/10 6:51 pm 6:55 pm 8:30 am no shiur 6:55 pm
2nd Day Rosh Hashana 9/10-9/11 7:52 pm 6:55 pm 8:30 am no shiur 6:55 pm
Vayeilech (Shuva) 9/14-9/15 6:42 pm 6:45 pm 8:45 am Drasha 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Yom Kippur 9/18-9/19 6:35 pm Mincha 2:30 pm 8:00 am during break Mincha 5:10
Kol Nidrei 6:35 Yizkor Neila 6:30

Ha’azinu 9/21-9/22 6:30 pm 6:35 pm 8:45 am 5:20 pm 6:20 pm
If you have a chiyuv (to daven or for an aliya), please inform Rabbis Benzie or Eli Lazovsky before Shabbat.
To sponsor a kiddush or shalashudos, please call Judy Whisler at (847) 677-2281 or j5awhisler@aol.com.

WEEKDAY SCHEDULE - Minyanim meet in the Kaufman Bais Midrash
Tisha B’av -
Minyan Times Classes Shabbat 7/21 Mincha 5:00
Sunday Morning at 9:15 am: Parsha Class Finish eating by 8:10 pm
Shacharit Given by Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik Maariv & Eicha 9:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am Wednesday evenings before Mincha - Gemara Sunday 7/22 Shacharit 8:00 am
Monday-Friday: 6:00 am Brachos. Given by Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky Mincha 7:50 pm, fast ends at 9:02
Mincha-Maariv Shabbat Afternoon
Sunday-Thursday: 10 2 hours before Mincha - Parsha by Rabbi Eli Selichot - September 1st 11 pm
minutes before sundown 1 hour before Mincha: Pirkei Avot refreshments at 10:00 pm,
Given by Rabbi Louis Lazovsky a shiur at 10:40 pm

Malamud Reference Library - Come and Learn from any of the hundreds of titles in our library, located in the Kaufman
Bais Midrash.
Lending Library - Members may borrow books from our Lending Library, located on the south side of the Social Hall.
For hours of operation, more details or to donate books, please call the office.
Tape Lending Library - We have tapes and digital audio files on many topics including Chumash, Talmud and Mussar.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, President Steven Goldrich and Rabbi Louis Lazovsky, we are proud to invite
you to join us for our High Holiday 5779 Services this year, beginning with Selichot on Saturday evening,
September 1th. Rosh Hashana begins Sunday night, September 9th.

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E-mail: _______________________________________ and __________________________________________

---------------------------- For Credit Card Payments: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

I authorize Kesser Maariv to charge my __________ card.

Name on Card_______________________ Amount to be charged: ________________

Card # _________-_________-_________-_________ Exp: ____ ____ 3-digit Security Code:__________

Signed _____________________________ Date _________