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UPCOMING EVENTS & DATES TO REMEMBER
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During the month of Shevat, 7:10 with Megilla starting at 7:15 pm
ending Tuesday February (don’t be late!)
25th, save 10% on all Etty On Tuesday March 10th
Rubinow Tree of Life Shacharit begins at 6:00 am and Megilla
plaques. Leaves are $90, at about 6:20 am. Last Chance Megillah
Acorns are $450 and reading will be at 5:00 pm, and enjoy a
Foundation Stones are $900. Purim Seudah (with entertainment by
Contact the office at (847) Brain Bash Trivia) at 5:30 pm. Please
679-9800, email make reservations to Larry & Judy Weinger (847)
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t h e o n l i ne o r d e r f o r m a t Partners in Torah
http://kessermaariv.org/tree%20of%20life.html Kesser Maariv is proud to host “Partners” on Mondays
ARK Food and Toiletry Drive from 8-9:00pm. Men and women are invited to come learn
Our annual ARK Food and Toiletry Drive is now Torah with a partner, and hear short inspirational remarks
underway. Non-Perishable Kosher Food Items Needed: at the end. Refreshments are served. Questions? Contact
Canned vegetables & fruits, boxed meals, rice, beans, pasta, Jeff Greenspan. Daily Minyan
cereals; condiments; baby formula & baby foods; cake We have daily Shacharit which begins at 6:00 am.
mixes; instant mixes like potatoes, gravies and sauces; Currently, on Sundays, Mincha-Maariv begins 10 minutes
canned tuna, salmon; Toiletries Needed: Shampoo, before sunset, and Monday–Thursday, Maariv only at 7:00
conditioner, body wash, hand soap, deodorant, plastic bags, pm. But, Daily Mincha-Maariv will resume on March 9!
diapers, baby products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss. ! Pick up a Kesser Maariv Pushke (Tzedaka Box). .
Please drop off food donations in the blue bin Rabbi Soloveichik’s Sunday Parsha Shiur
located in the shul lobby. Questions or for a pick-up call Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik’s Sunday morning Parsha shiur
Larry Weinger at (847) 677-2198. We will be collecting meets at 9:30 am. All are welcome to attend this
donations through March 9th (Purim). fascinating shiur.
Event on March 3 Rabbi Benzie’s Gemara Shiur
The AGWC is hosting an event for men and women on We are studying the ninth and final chapter which discusses
Tuesdya March 3 at 7:15 pm. Rifka Cook, Professor at the laws of general Brachot. This class is open to
Northwestern University, will speak about “Psalms of everyone.
Survival: The Sephardic Jews in Latin America. No Annual Dinner & Ad Journal
charge. Please come and bring a friend. The Shul’s Annual Dinner and Ad Journal will be held on
Purim & Fast of Esther May 17th. We will honor Rabbi Louis & Rebbetzin Saretta
The Fast of Esther will take place on Monday, March 9. Lazovsky for their 36th year of leadership. More
The fast begins at 5:49 am, and ends after we read information will follow soon.
Megillah. Graduation Kiddush
On Monday afternoon March 9, we will daven We will hold our annual Graduation Kiddush in June.
Mincha at 6:30 pm (we have a custom to give $1.50 as Please contact the office if you have a graduate and would

Past Events
included our Melave Malka
with Rabbi Dr. David
Herzberg

and Women’s Council


Membership event with
Leslie Goddard as Amelia
Earhardt!
More details inside!
like to sponsor. where parents, the Shul and the Jewish United Fund
Serve Dinner at Café ARK contribute money towards an Israel Experience for our
We will be serving dinner at Café ARK on March 4th and youngsters. Next enrollment will be in November 2020.
May 6th. Please contact Cookie Goldrich at 847-401-8149 See Rabbi Benzie for details.
to share in this wonderful Mitzvah. Past Events
Misheberach List Scholar-in-Residence & Melava Malka - with Rabbi Dr.
If you have names for a misheberach, please send them to David Herzberg was very interesting! At the Melave Malka
the shul office or e-mail to bhhkmal@yahoo.com. he discussed “Halachik Dilemmas in Counterterrorism.”
Happy Day Cards On Shabbat he spoke about “The Centrality of Jerusalem in
To purchase cards, designed by Wendy Hartz a”h, please Jewish History,” and “November and the History of
contact the office at (847) 679-9800 or Modern Israel.”
bhhkmal@yahoo.com. Cards are available for purchase Chanukah Tish led by Rabbi Benzie was enjoyed by all
from the office for $1.50 each or 13 cards for $18. who attended. It featured food, Divrei Torah and singing.
Parsha Podcasts ADELE GOLDBLUM WOMEN’S COUNCIL
Rabbi Louis Lazovsky's morning Vorts on the Parsha are Past Events
available as podcasts online at Thanks to Deborah Leonard for presenting “The Holocaust
KesserMaariv.podomatic.com (a link is on our homepage, and the Second Generation.”
www.KesserMaariv.org). On the Podomatic page you can Membership Event! Thanks to Eleanor Greenspan, Sue
subscribe via iTunes. Goldrich and all who helped. Leslie Goddard’s portrayal
Rabbi Meyer Juzint’s Nechamas Meyer - Mussar on of Amelia Earhart was really interesting!
Parsha and The Chain of Miracles Thank you to all of the women who have become
These books - Mussar on Parsha and an amazing Holocaust members of the Women's Council this year. It is not too
memoir written by a teacher of Rabbi Louis Lazovsky and late! You can still send in $25 (payable to Kesser Maariv)
a friend of Kesser Maariv, are available for purchase from to become a member for the 2019-2020 year. Stay tuned
the office, and from www.kessermaariv.org and Amazon. for upcoming programs.
Nechamas Meyer is $25 and Chain of Miracles is $20. Thanks to Cookie Goldrich, Brenda Kahn, Carmella
JVS Chicago scholarships Bega, Marsha Brody, Larry Rosen and Larry Weinger for
Please visit https://www.jcfs.org/jvsscholarships serving dinner at Cafe ARK in December; and Cookie,
for college scholarchip opportunities. Carmella, Brenda & both Larrys for serving there in
Send-a-Kid-to-Israel-Partnership November and in January Cookie, Brenda, both Larrys,
Kesser Maariv is a proud partner in the SKIP program, Carmella and Beth Gottesman served.
GOOD & WELFARE
Mazel Tov to: Marty & Sandy Miretzky on the birth of a
Congregation B.H.H. Kesser Maariv A.L. granddaughter Sima Rochel, born to Eitan & Chaya Sara,
4341 W. Golf and the birth of a grandson, Elan Aharon, born to Ira &
Skokie, IL 60076 Fb.me/KesserMaariv Samantha...Drs. Steve & Teri Steinberg on the engagement
(847) 679-9800 twitter.com/KesserMaariv of their daughter Debbie to Jordan Kagan...Howard &
fax (847) 679-5041 KesserMaariv.podomatic.com
Barbara Pomper on the birth of a great-grandson, Zev
Pomper, and the marriage of their granddaughter
e-mail: bhhkmal@yahoo.com Elisheva...Susan Shreck Greer on the birth of a
www.KesserMaariv.org grandson...Sanford & Shelley Schwartz on the birth of a
Rabbi Louis A. Lazovsky great-granddaughter...Jeff & Mila Zaretsky on the Bar
Steven D. Goldrich, President Mitzvah of their grandson Simcha Dovid
Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky, Keren...Carmella & Yossi Bega on the engagement of
Associate Rabbi & Executive Director
their grandson Yaakov David Oziel...Gilda Allswang on
Sandy Miretzky, Nasrin Kheradyar & Saretta Lazovsky,
the engagement of her granddaughter Shoshana
Co-Presidents, Adele Goldblum Women’s Council
Committee Contact Information:
Allswang...Cookie Goldrich on the marriage of her
grandson Shykee Goldrich.
Happy Day Cards Saretta Lazovsky
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Refua Shleima to: Bella Perlman & all who need one.
Donate Books & Siddurim Office Condolences to: Edmond Namordi on the loss of his
(847) 679-9800 or bhhkmal@yahoo.com mother...Pam Steinberg on the loss of her father.
For information about ordering Yahrzeit plaques, please
Endowment Rabbi Louis Lazovsky
call the office at (847) 679-9800.
Kiddush & Seudat Shlisheet Judy Whisler Thank you to our recent Kiddush Sponsors: Sally Aaron;
Membership 8/677-2281 j5awhisler@aol.com Howard, Steven & Cookie Goldrich; Avi Lowenstein;
Office Lenny & Marlyn Fensterheim; Lipsky & Greenstein
Social Hall Rental family; Moshe Kipnis, Simona Cheskis and Maya
Tree of Life bhhkmal@yahoo.com Kucher; Jeff & Sandy Cagan; Sandi & Jim Pappas, and
Yahrzeit Plaques (847) 679-9800
anonymous sponsors. themselves against their attackers.
Thank you to our recent Seudat Shlisheet Sponsors: Purim (Monday night March 9 & Tuesday March 10) -
Judy & Larry Weinger, Samuel & Sophia Gabay, Dan & As Megillat Esther teaches, Jews were hated in
Faith Harris, Steve & Sue Goldrich, Gilda Allswang, every one of the 127 countries known in the ancient
Sandy & Marty Miretzky, Rabbi Louis & Saretta world. Haman, a former stable worker who was
Lazovsky, David & Anne Elovic, Mike Wishner. originally a slave to Mordechai, became the richest man
DVAR TORAH in the world. He bribed Achashverosh, King of Persia
The Four Parshiot - Before Rosh Chodesh Adar we and emperor of the ancient world, for permission to
begin a series of four special Torah readings and annihilate the Jews. Once permission was granted,
haftarot. Parshat Shekalim is on Shabbat, February 22. Haman drew lots, or “Purim,” to select the day to
It commemorates the annual required donation of a implement the final solution. Queen Esther prayed and
one-half shekel coin that every Jew made to maintain the fasted for three days prior to her request of King
Temple, to purchase the daily sacrifices and to conduct Achashverosh that the Jews should not be killed. The
a census of the Jewish people. original fast began the night of the first Passover seder.
Parshat Zachor, Shabbat, March 7, is always read on Esther was only partially successful in that three-day
the Shabbat before Purim. All of us, even children, are fast; it led the King to issue a proclamation permitting
obligated to hear every word of the special maftir of the Jews to protect themselves, but the King’s original
Parshat Zachor which discusses our obligation to destroy order for the extermination of the Jews was not
Amalek. The Jewish people have been commanded to rescinded. As a result, we prepared for a defensive war
wage a never-ending battle against evil. This special on Purim. As during all times of danger, we did teshuva,
Shabbat reminds us how and why. prayed and fasted for Hashem’s help. This second fast,
Parshat Parah - Shabbat, March 14. In the time of the a communal fast, was held the day before Purim and
Temple, everyone had to eat from the Paschal Lamb eventually became known as Taanit Esther to
(korban Pesach) on Passover. We read about the Parah commemorate Hashem’s answering the prayers of Esther
Adumah to remind everyone to ritually purify themselves and Am Yisrael.
with the ashes of the Red Heifer (Parah Adumah) to be Four Mitzvot were ordained especially for Purim.
able to eat the sacrifice. This reading should be heard by They are: 1) Reading or listening to the reading of the
everyone, even children. Megillah at night and on the day of Purim to remind
Shabbat, March 21 is Parshat Hachodesh. The ourselves of the hidden but ever-present hand of the
additional reading discusses laws pertaining to the Almighty; 2) Mishloach Manot, or giving at least two
Passover sacrifice and the importance of time, which is gifts of food to at least one person; 3) Matanot
the defining characteristic of the Jewish people. The Le'evyonim – giving two gifts of charity to at least two
Almighty promised that the Jewish empire will be one poor people; and finally, 4) Purim Seuda, or eating the
over time, as our sages expressed: “The nations of the festive Purim feast where we break bread together with
world are like the sun and the Jewish nation is like the family, friends and strangers on Purim day. These
moon;” despite waning, always regenerating. mitzvot help promote fellowship and love among Jews
Fast of Esther (Monday March 9) – The day before and are as valid now as they were then.
Purim is a fast day, commemorating the gathering of the Pesach & The First Seder begin on
Jewish people for prayer before they defended Wednesday night, April 8, 2020!

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PASSOVER INFORMATION classes being offered by competent rabbinic authorities,
including at Kesser Maariv, or call me with any questions.
MAOT CHITTIM
(See laws of Kashering on next page)
Passover is a time of the year when we remember those who
are not as fortunate as others. The "Shulchan Aruch - Code 1) We Search for Chametz on Tuesday night, April 7 after
sundown. We follow all of the procedures and customs
of the Jewish Law" reminds us of our obligation to help all
Jews celebrate Passover, our festival of freedom. Please give including reciting the blessing and Kol Chamira
(renunciation of ownership) upon conclusion of the search;
generously to those in need so that they too can have Matzos,
Wine, Maror and all other basic Passover needs. The Shul 2) The Fast of the First Born is on Wednesday morning
April 8. Fathers fast for their first born son under Bar
distributes Maot Chittim to people who need it. Donations
may be sent to the office or given to Rabbis Louis, Ben Zion Mitzvah. A Siyum can be attended if fasting is difficult. We
will hold a siyum that morning after our 6:00 am minyan;
or Eli, and they will be distributed.
"Kol Dichfien Yasay V'yaichal - Whoever is needy, let them 3) We Burn Chametz on Wednesday morning April 8.
Burning of the Chametz will be available that day, from 8:00
come and celebrate Passover with us." -Haggadah
am until 11:00 am, at Or Torah and Chovevei Tzion.
PRE-PASSOVER PREPARATIONS
Everyone must perform Bitul (Nullification of) Chametz and
Pre-Pesach Shiurim at Kesser Maariv
recite the Kol Chamira at this time;
All these classes are open to men and women.
4) The Prohibition of Eating Chametz begins at 10:18 am on
Haggadah Shiur - Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik - TBA
Wednesday morning April 8;
Original Explanations and Themes of the Haggadah
5) Wednesday April 8 – Make sure to make an Eruv
Shabbat Hagodol Drasha - Rabbi Louis Lazovsky
Tavshillin before candle lighting! This allows us to cook
Shabbat, April 3 at 5:20 pm
food on Yom Tov for Shabbat, which begins immediately after
Pesach in Halacha and Hashkafa
Yom Tov. A special bracha is made over two matzot and a
Laws of Pesach - Rabbi Benzie - TBA
cooked food, commonly a piece of fish or chicken. The Bracha
In addition, many of Rabbi Ben Zion’s previous classes are is “Baruch Ata Ad-nai (G-d’s Name) El-heinu melech ha’olam
available on KMvort.podomatic.com: asher kidishanu b’mitzvotav vitzivanu al mitzvat eruv.” The
Mitzvot of the Seder Night: Reciting the Haggadah; Matza; accompanying B’din Eruvah declaration (see ArtScroll Siddur
Maror; Four Cups; Reclining; Hallel: bit.ly/1R6OY7I p. 654) should also be recited. This food is set aside and eaten
(direct link) on Shabbat.
Preparing for Pesach: Bedikat Chametz; How to Kasher 6) The Seder - We cannot begin the seder until after nightfall
your home; Selling Chametz; How Matza is Made (7:50 pm). In each and every generation we must feel as if
bit.ly/22vkT5v we are re-experiencing the exodus from Egypt. Accordingly,
Thoughts on the Hagaddah. bit.ly/1pU0BEO we must delve into the Haggadah to remember the suffering
LIST OF COMMUNITY PESACH PREPS of our ancestors and to learn of the greatness of Hashem. We
cRc Pesach Fair, including Hagalas Kaylim (Purification must involve our children in this process and realize that
of Vessels for Passover) will be on Sunday, April 5 from 2 each part of the Passover Seder has great meaning and
pm - 4:30 at HTC, 7135 N. Carpenter, Skokie, (also knife significance. In addition to reciting the Hagaddah, special
sharpening and Shaatnez checking) mitzvot of the night include drinking four cups of wine or
Hagalas Kaylim at Kesser Maariv on Sunday April 5 grape juice, eating Matza, Maror and a Yom Tov meal. We
from 7:30pm-9:00 pm! must eat the Afikomen by 12:52 am.
Hagalas Kaylim - at Telshe Yeshiva, 3535 W. Foster, 7) First Day - On Thursday morning April 9 we have a Yom
Chicago: TBA. Big orders must reserve 773-727-5241. Tov service in Shul, followed by a Yom Tov meal. Note that
Shaatnez Testing - available at Star Cleaners, 3704 we may not eat a meal after 6:00 pm in preparation for the
Dempster, year-round. second seder.
Skokie’s Spring Greening on April 19, 2020 from 10:00 8) Second Night & Seder - We cannot begin to make
a.m. - 2:00 pm at Niles North High School, 9800 Lawler, preparations or begin the second seder until after candle
Skokie. You can drop off batteries, tires, paint, shred lighting on Thursday evening April 9, which is not before
d o c u me n t s a n d m u c h m o r e . Details at 8:08 pm. Recite the mini-Havdala “Baruch Hamavdil Bein
http://skokiespringgreening.info/ Kodesh L’chol” at that time then light candles. Remember
Also TBA - Free Document Shredding & Some to transfer the fire from an existing flame; and let that candle
Electronics Recycling as well as Proper Disposal of burn out by itself, as we may not extinguish flames on Yom
Shamos. Shamos should not be brought to Kesser Maariv. Tov. We do recite “Shehechiyanu” at candle lighting; some
Note: Likutei Pshatim (and similar publications) may be have the custom to have a new fruit for the second night.
double-bagged and placed with the regular garbage pickup. After this, you may cook/warm up food, set the table and
Burn Chametz on Wednesday morning April 9 from 8:00 then begin the Seder. The Seder is very similar to the first
am until 11:00 am, at various locations in Skokie. Everyone night’s Seder. The Afikoman must be eaten by 12:52 am.
must perform Bitul (nullification of) Chametz and recite the 9) Second Day - After Shul we have a Yom Tov meal. In the
Kol Chamira before 11:30 am. evening, Shabbat begins as Yom Tov ends.
Selected Laws for Passover 5780 10) Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed Friday night April 10 we light
Preparing for Passover is always difficult. I will attempt to candles (from an existing flame, like paragraph 7 above) no
briefly cover 14 areas but urge you to either review the laws later than 7:07 pm, since we may not transfer a flame on
from the original source materials, attend any of the many Shabbat. Also, if one wishes to warm up food, it must be on
the blech (etc.) before this time. The Candle lighting Bracha Ovens: Run a self clean with the oven racks inside. If it is
(and Kiddush) is only for Shabbat. In the morning we read not self-clean it is Kasherable, but ask me for instructions.
King Solomon’s Song of Songs. Eat your Eruv Tavshillin on Rangetops Gas: Burners should be on for thirty minutes with
Shabbat day. the grates in their normal position. Afterward, the grates
11) We make Havdalah after Shabbat April 11th and Chol must also be covered with foil for Pesach. Electric ranges
Hamo’ed continues until Tuesday evening, April 14. need to be red-hot for at least 30 minutes. Often you must
12) Seventh Night - April 14 - Candle lighting at 7:12 pm. put a brick on the burner for it to turn red-hot. Glass top
We do not make “Shechiyanu” at Candle Lighting. That ranges have slightly different details; please ask me.
night we eat a Yom Tov meal. Dishwashers: May not be kashered for Pesach.
13) Seventh Day - April 15 -we read about the miracle of the Sinks: Stainless steel sinks may be kashered with hagala
Splitting of the Sea. After Shul we eat a Yom Tov meal. (pouring scalding water on them). Sinks must be clean and
14) Eighth night - April 15 - we light candles (from an with no rust spots. Boil water in a container until there is a
existing flame, like paragraph 7 above) after 8:15 pm, and eatrolling boil, and carefully pour the water on all parts of the
a Yom Tov meal. sink and faucet. Cast-iron sinks cannot be kashered. Still,
14) Eighth Day - April 16 - at Shul we recite Yizkor, a one must pour boiling water on the cast-iron sink as
custom that began in the Middle Ages in Europe. Rabbi described above, and additionally one must cover the surface
Moshe Soloveichik feels Yizkor on Festivals (as opposed to of the sink. One possibility is to buy a dishpan that fits in
Yom Kippur) was begun to remember family members who your sink and drill a hole in it to drain (but be careful the
were killed in Pogroms and whose absence is sorely felt on sink should not back up into the dishpan).
Yom Tov. Silverware: Can be kashered if they are rust free with
We make a regular Havdala, and after Havdala Hagala. You can drop them into a pot of boiling water one
please be careful and put away all your Pesach utensils at a time, or go to the cRc Pesach Fair (Sunday 4/5 from
before bringing Chametz into your house. And remember, 2:00-4:30 pm at HTC, or at Telshe TBA. Or at Kesser
there is a big Mitzva to eat Matza with enthusiasm and gusto Maariv on Sunday April 6 from 7:30pm-9:00 pm!
on the First night of Pesach. There is no mitzva to eat Anything with small holes or crevices cannot be
Chametz after Pesach!!! Kashered.
Please call me at home (847) 676-0556 or at the Pots: Pots that are usually used for cooking liquids may be
synagogue (847) 679-9800 if you have any questions about kashered by Hagala, provided they are clean and have no
these or other issues, including how to “kasher” appliances crevices. For details, see one of the Rabbis Lazovsky, or
and utensils for Pesach (Rabbi Ben Zion’s shiur on this topic bring it to the cRc Pesach Fair. Frying pans and roasting
is online at bit.ly/22vkT5v or see the summary below). A pans cannot be kashered.
Dishes: Cannot be kashered.
Countertops: The cRc Passover
PASSOVER DATES TO REMEMBER Guide has an extensive list of
Shabbat Hagodol Drasha Shabbat Afternoon April 3 at 5:20 pm countertop materials and if they may
Search for Chametz - Bedikat Chametz Tuesday night, April 7 be kashered. Even if your countertop
Fast of the First Born-Taanit Bechorim (Siyum after minyan) Wednesday, April 8 cannot be kashered, clean it well and
Prohibition of eating Chametz begins at 10:18 am Wednesday, April 8 cover it – some people cover it with
boards, some use Contact paper with
Burning of Chametz before 11:34 am Wednesday, April 8
light adhesive and some use aluminum
Sedarim Wednesday evening, April 8 & Thursday evening April 9
foil. Whatever you use, cover it well
Eat the Afikomen no later than 12:52 am April 8 & 9 so that food will not touch the
First two days of Yom Tov Thursday April 9 & Friday April10 countertop. Clean and cover your
Chol Hamoed (Intermediate Days) Shabbat April 11-Tuesday April 14 backsplash too.
Last Days of Yom Tov- Tuesday evening April 14 - Thursday evening April 16 Refrigerators: Must be thoroughly
cleaned with soapy water. Does not
need a 24 hour waiting period
Chag Kasher V'samayach, and on this Pesach, may we merit beforehand.
the ultimate redemption. Small appliances like coffee makers, Keurig machines,
crock pots, instaPots, blenders and food processors cannot be
Brief Laws of Kashering Your Kitchen for Pesach kashered for Pesach. For any other items advice or
assistance, please ask me - email bhhkmal@yahoo.com.
by Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky
Kashering your kitchen for Pesach is never easy. Below are
some main points on Kashering. Please ask any Rabbi More Divrei Torah on the Hagaddah and links to audio
Lazovsky for more details or even to see if your situation shiurim will be on the expanded Newsletter on our Website!
differs from what is listed below. We are always happy to
help people understand what they need to do to Kasher their
kitchen.
Most items and appliances must be clean and idle for 24
hours before Kashering.
SELLING THE CHAMETZ - IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!!!
Any "Chametz" which an individual desires to use after Passover must not only be stored in a separate place in the home
where it is not seen during the holiday, but it must also be considered as not belonging to the individual for that period. This
is effected by authorizing the Rabbi to sell the "Chametz" and the place where the “Chametz” is found to a non-Jew. Rabbi
Lazovsky is available to sell the Chametz at his home, at the shul or by special appointment. Please call (847) 676-0556 to
make the necessary arrangements.

While it is preferable to do this in person, in response to those who have requested a written authorization because of their
inability to do this in person, the following form may be used. The form must be received by the Rabbi no later than Sunday,
April 4, 2020.

Fill in the date, your name, home and business addresses, and sign the form.

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IF YOU WILL NOT BE IN THE CHICAGO METRO AREA FOR PASSOVER PLEASE INDICATE THE CITY AND
TIME ZONE WHERE YOU WILL BE:
City: ___________________TIME ZONE:________hours ahead/behind Chicago

I ____________________________________ hereby authorize Rabbi Louis Lazovsky as my agent with the power of attorney
to sell all foods and items of Chametz in accordance with the requirements of Jewish Law, including leasing all the area(s)
in my possession where there is Chametz. This sale includes, but is not limited to, Chametz found at the following addresses:

_________________________________________________Ci ty_____________State________ Zip _______

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Signature: ___________________________________ Date: ____________________

PASSOVER YIZKOR MEMORIAL SERVICES


Yizkor is always recited on the last day of Passover. This year, Yizkor will be recited on Thursday April 16. The
congregation will continue to observe Yizkor for all who have a plaque. For those that do not have a plaque who want Yizkor
recited, please make certain that we properly remember the names of our departed loved ones. In order to do this, we request
that you fill in the HEBREW first name of your departed loved one, as well as the HEBREW first name of their father in
the space provided below. You can submit as many names as you need, just make extra copies of the form, or write all of
the names on a separate piece of paper and return them to the rabbi in the enclosed envelope.

Please remember that in the Yizkor prayer we recite that the soul of the departed should rest in eternal paradise on the merit
of charity given in their name.

Please write the Hebrew Name of the Deceased and the Hebrew name of the deceased’s father.
Name Father

_________________________________ BEN/BAT _________________________________

_________________________________ BEN/BAT _________________________________

_________________________________ BEN/BAT _________________________________

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SHABBAT SCHEDULE
Date Candle Lighting Erev Mincha Shacharit Shiur Mincha
Yitro 2/14-2/15 5:02 pm 5:05 pm 8:45 am 3:55 pm 4:55 pm
Mishpatim-Shekalim 2/21-2/22 5:11 pm 5:15 pm 8:45 am 4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Terumah 2/28-2/29 5:19 pm 5:20 pm 8:45 am 4:10 pm 5:10 pm
Tetzaveh - Zachor 3/6-3/7 5:28 pm 5:30 pm 8:45 am 4:20 pm 5:20 pm
Ki Tisa - Parah 3/13-3/14 6:36 pm 6:40 pm 8:45 am 5:25 pm 6:25 pm
Vayakhel-Pikudei 3/20-3/21 6:44 pm 6:45 pm 8:45 am 5:35 pm 6:35 pm
Vayikra 3/27-3/28 6:52 pm 6:55 pm 8:45 am 5:45 pm 6:45 pm
Tzav- Hagadol 4/2-4/3 6:58 pm 7:00 pm 8:45 am 5:20 pm 6:50 pm
Drasha
1st Day Pesach 4/8-4/9 7:05 pm 7:10 pm 8:45 am TBA 7:10 pm
2nd Day Pesach 4/9-4/10 8:08 pm 7:10 pm 8:45 am TBA 7:10 pm
Shabbat Chol Hamoed 4/10-4/11 7:07 pm 7:10 pm 8:45 am 6:10 pm 7:10 pm
7th Day Pesach 4/14-4/15 7:12 pm 7:15 pm 8:45 am TBA 7:15 pm
8th Day Pesach 1/15-4/16 8:15 pm 7:15 pm 8:45 am TBA 7:15 pm
Yizkor
Shmini 4/17-4/18 7:15 pm 7:20 pm 8:45 am 6:05 pm 7:05 pm
Tazria-Metzora 4/24-4/25 7:23 pm 7:25 pm 8:45 am 6:15 pm 7:15 pm
If you have a chiyuv - obligation to daven or require an Aliya, please inform Rabbi Lazovsky before Shabbat.
To sponsor a kiddush or shalashudos, please call Judy Whisler at (847) 677-2281.

WEEKDAY SCHEDULE
Minyan Times Classes
Minyanim meet in the Kaufman Bais Midrash
Sunday Morning at 9:30 am: Parsha Class in the
Shacharit Weekly Sedra.
Sunday: 8:00 am Given by Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik
Monday-Friday: 6:00 am
Wednesdays at 7:15 pm (after Maariv): Talmud
Shiur studying Gemara Brachot (9th Chapter)
Mincha-Maariv given by Rabbi Ben Zion.
Sunday: 10 minutes before sundown
Monday-Thursday Maariv at 7:00 pm Shabbat afternoon, 1 hour before Mincha: Parsha Class, given by
Daily Mincha-Maariv resumes on Mon 3/9 Rabbi Louis Lazovsky
For more learning opportunities, contact Rabbis B. or E. Lazovsky

Fast of Esther - Monday March 9 Yom HaShoah - Tuesday April 21


Purim - Megilla Monday Night March 9 at Yom Ha’Atzma’ut - Wednesday April 29
Purim Day - Tuesday March 10 - Megillah at 6:20 am & 5:00 pm Lag B’Omer - Tuesday May 12
Purim Seudah - Tuesday March 10 at 5:30 pm Shavuot - Thursday night May 28
Please RSVP to Larry & Judy Weinger 847-677-2198
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CONGREGATION BETH HAMEDROSH HAGODOL
KESSER MAARIV ANSHE LUKNIK
4341 W EST GOLF ROAD # SKOKIE, ILLINOIS 60076 # (847) 679-9800

SERVING CHICAGOLAND FOR 153 YEARS

“TREE”MENDOUS SAVINGS
ON OUR TREE OF LIFE
* Honor a relative or friend
* Mark a special occasion
* Memorialize a loved one

During the month of Shevat (Thru February 25, 2020) you will save
10% on all leaves, acorns and foundation stones on our Etty Rubinow
Tree of Life (ordered and paid for).
Wording can be in English, Hebrew or a combination of both.

Leaves are available for $100 $90 During Shevat


Acorns are available for $500 $450 During Shevat
Foundation Stones are available for $1,000 $900 During Shevat

Questions? Call the office at (847) 679-9800, or e-mail


bhhkmal@yahoo.com.

Tree of Life Order Form


Please check one: Text of Plaque
[ ] Leaf [ ] Acorn [ ] Foundation Stone
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Name: _________________________________ _____________________________________
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Phone Number: __________________________ ______________________________________

Email: _________________________________ __________________

Amount Enclosed: ____________ Please limit each Leaf to 4 lines plus the date

www.KesserMaariv.org # bhhkmal@yahoo.com # fax (847) 679-5041