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UPCOMING EVENTS & DATES TO REMEMBER Tisha B’Av The fast to commemorate the destruction of the first and second Bait Hamikdash begins on Monday evening August 8th . We will recite Eicha and the evening Kinnot following Maariv at 8:21 pm. Shacharit on Tuesday morning August 9 will be at 6:00 and we wil recite all Kinnot. At 4:00 pm we will show the Chafetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Video “Mending Our Relationships, Building Our World” at no charge. 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 5771 Membership We invite you to join us for the High Holidays. Rosh Hashana begins on September 28 th ! Please refer to the enclosed flyer for information about membership and seats for the High Holidays. Selichot We begin to recite Selichot, prayers of repentance and atonement, on Motzai Shabbat, September 24 th at 11:00 pm. Before Selichot, please join us at 10:00 pm for refreshments and an inspiring speaker immediately preceding Selichot. Please join us to begin the High Holiday season in a meaningful way. Shabbat Shuva Shiur On October 1, 2011, Rabbi Louis Lazovsky will deliver his annual special Shabbat Shuva shiur in lieu of the Shabbat afternoon class at 4:30 pm. New Year Greetings Be part of the Kesser Maariv Family's New Year greeting card. 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 good wishes! Call Sheryl Greenstein at (847) 967-7408 or email email@example.com by Wednesday, September 21 st to have your name included. ãØñá
Hakafot on Simchat Torah Hakafot will be held on Thursday evening and Friday morning, October 20 th and 21 st. We are looking for a host or hosts to sponsor our refreshments. Please call the office to make arrangements. Simchat Torah Communal Luncheon On Friday, October 21st 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 are requested. Call the Shul office at (847) 679-9800 by October 16 th with your reservations. Yizkor We recite Yizkor on Yom Kippur, Shabbat October 8 th at about 11:30 am, and on Shmini Atzeret, Thursday October 20 th 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 Rosh Hashana. Please bring all donations to the shul by August 28 th . 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 am Monday through Friday, and 8:00 am on Sunday. MinchaMaariv on Sunday through Thursday is 15 minutes before sunset. Misheberach List If you have names for a misheberach, please send them to the shul office or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. ORDER YOUR LULAV AND ETROG NOW!! The shul will once again sell top quality Lulav sets from Israel. To order your set please complete and return the order form below and return it to the shul no later than Thursday, October 6 th . For additional information, or to order an upgrade set, please call Ben Zion Lazovsky at (847) 6799800. Sets will be available for pick-up after Yom Kippur.
````````````````Detach and return bottom portion along with your payment`````````````````````````````````` LULAV ORDER FORM 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 also available. My check in the amount of $ ____ is enclosed. Please call Ben Zion Lazovsky to make specific arrangements to pick up your set(s) which will be available after Yom Kippur.
Congregation B.H.H. Kesser Maariv A.L. 4341 W. Golf Skokie, IL 60076 (847) 679-9800 fax (847) 679-5041 e-mail: email@example.com www.KesserMaariv.org Rabbi Louis A. Lazovsky Steven D. Goldrich, President Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky, Associate Rabbi & Executive Director Nasrin Kheradyar & Saretta Lazovsky, Co-Presidents, Adele Goldblum Women’s Council Committee Contact Information: Bricks Chesed Fund Donate Books & Siddurim Endowment Happy Day Cards Kiddush Membership Social Hall Rental Tree of Life Yahrzeit Plaques Saretta Lazovsky Anne Elovic Office Michael Hartz Wendy Hartz Judy Whisler Bob Greenstein Judy Whisler Office Office Office (847) 676-0556 (847) 673-2904 (847) 679-9800 (708) 366-7662 (708) 205-5109 (847) 677-2281 (847) 967-7408 (847) 677-2281 (847) 679-9800 (847) 679-9800 (847) 679-9800
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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicating that you wish to be placed on the e-mail list. We are happy to have more than one email address per family. KM to Publish Manuscripts of Rabbi Meyer Juzint Kesser Maariv will publish works and manuscripts of Rabbi Meyer Juzint on Parsha, Talmud and Mussar. The first volumes will be published, G-d willing, to commemorate Rabbi Juzint’s 10th yahrzeit, which is on October 14, 2011. To be a part of this project, please contact Rabbi Louis Lazovsky. Send-A-Kid-To-Israel Partnership (S.K.I.P.) Kesser Maariv is proud to be a participating Congregation in S.K.I.P. The program allows parents to contribute money
annually in partnership with the synagogue and the Jewish Federation for an Israel trip for their children. Students in grades 3-6, enrolled in a day or afternoon school, who have finished paying their annual membership to the shul are eligible to participate. For additional details, a registration kit or to enroll your child(ren) for the first time, please contact 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 in the Shul calendar! Teen Mishnah Club High school-age boys are invited to participate in a Mishnah Club, led by Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky. The boys meet once a week before Mincha to learn Gemara. Happy Day Cards & Standings Join the Kesser Maariv Cards standing list! For only $50 a year, your name will automatically be included whenever a card is sent from our shul to fellow members for a refua shlayma, condolence or mazal tov. To join the standings, please contact the office at (847) 679-9800 or email@example.com. Also, cards are available for purchase from the office for $1.50 each or 13 cards for $18. If you would like us to send a card for you for $2, please contact Wendy Hartz at (708) 205-5109. PAST EVENTS Shavuot Mishmar - Thanks to Women’s Mishmar presenters: Rebbetzin Saretta Lazovsky, Mindy Schiller and Eva Zussman; regular Mishmar shiurim by Rabbis Eli, Ben Zion & Louis Lazovsky, and Dr. Steve Steinberg. The Teen Mishmar was led by Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky. Thanks to the Miretzkys and Hartzes for the refreshments...In June we had a festive Graduation Kiddush in honor of our many graduates...Our Annual Banquet and Ad Journal on July 17 was a great success. We celebrated the investiture of Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky as Associate Rabbi, presented the Community Service Award to Mrs. Jean Goldrich, and paid tribute to Rabbi Meyer Juzint at his 10 th yahrzeit. We were very fortunate to hear from Steven Landes and Rabbi Aaron Leib on their experiences as students of Rabbi Juzint. ADELE GOLDBLUM WOMEN’S COUNCIL UPCOMING EVENTS The next Women’s Seudat Shlisheet will be on August 13 at 5:00 pm. Arkady Kats will speak on “Growing Up Jewish in Russia.” House & Garden Membership Event on Sunday, September 18th from 9:15 am-2:15 pm. See the enclosed flyer for all the details! KM Knitters meet every other Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the Shul. No experience necessary – Beginners welcome! Knitters of all abilities attend. For more information, meeting confirmation, and to be placed on the email list please call Wendy Hartz at (708) 205-5109. Wanted: Volunteers to work on Rosh Hashana Gift Bag project. Email Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org. PAST EVENTS At recent Women’s Seudat Shlisheet, Golda Shira spoke about being a White House Correspondent. In late July Naomi Landes Stern spoke about her recent trip to Israel...
Shavuot Plant Sale for residents of the Robineau, Lieberman Geriatric Center & the ARK for Shavuot. Thanks to Brenda Kahn and Cookie Goldrich....We had Dinner at EJ’s Pizzeria on June 13...That was followed by a fun and musical Bonfire at Emily Oaks Nature Center on June 28... on July 20 th, Cookie Goldrich, Brenda Kahn, Lora Frazin, Carmella Bega, Jake Goldrich & Chevy Lowenstern served Dinner at the ARK...Our Women’s Week of Learning during the Nine Days was truly inspiring. Thanks to Tema Taxer for presenting “The Essense of the Churban and our Role in Rebuilding,” Malkie Eisenberg for presenting “The Flag of the Jewish Woman” and Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik for offering “Reflections On the Life of Rebbetzin Ella Soloveichik” for her 10 th yahrzeit. GOOD & WELFARE Mazel Tov to: Joe & Iris Fagan on the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Neeli Fagan...Jacob Herbach on his marriage to Danielle Weissman, and to his parents Alan & Ann Herbach...Joan & David Ushkow on the marriage of their granddaughter...Larry & Judy Weinger on the B’nei Mitzvah of 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...Adam Kabens on his marriage to Daniela Brodsky...Maury & Tina Pressburger on the engagement of their son Korey to Shevy Goldman of Teaneck, NJ....Lester Farber on the engagement of his daughter, Allison...Matthew Smiley on becoming an Eagle Scout. Mazel Tov to all of our Graduates! Condolences to: Rabbi Neil Brill on the loss of his sister, Ila Levin...Arkady Kats on the loss of his mother, Rakhiliya Kats...Walter Wolf on the loss of his uncle, Michael Golenzer. Celebrate your simcha on the Etty Rubinow Tree of Life! Leaves are $100, Acorns are $500 and Foundation Stones are $1,000. Call Ben Zion at (847) 679-9800 to order, or just print the order form off of our website. Thank you to our recent Kiddush Sponsors: Alan & Ann Herbach, 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 & Faith Harris, Rabbi Louis & Saretta Lazovsky, Milt & Shirley Sabin, Yosef & Carmella Bega, and Dr. Joel Feder. To sponsor a Kiddush or Seudat Shlisheet, please call the office, or Judy Whisler at (847) 677-2281. Do you have a new neighbor who might enjoy davening at Kesser Maariv? Please call the office so we can welcome them, or call Anne Elovic, Chesed Fund Chair, at (847) 673-2904. DVAR TORAH Selichot, prayers of forgiveness and atonement, are recited at midnight, while Ashkenazic Jews recite them for at least four days prior to Rosh Hashana – this year, we will begin Selichot on Motzai Shabbat, September 24, 2011. In our time, because being up at midnight for so many nights is difficult, many only recite the first Selichot service in the middle of the night.
The focal point of Selichot prayers is the recitation of the 13 attributes of G-d. Tradition teaches us that reciting these attributes evokes Divine mercy. G-d Himself bestowed this tradition to Moshe Rabbenu when he ascended to the heavens to receive the Ten Commandments, Torah and Oral traditions. Rosh Hashana will begin Wednesday night September 28, and Yom Kippur will be Friday evening and Shabbat October 7 th and 8 th. We make an Eruv Tavshillin before candle lighting on September 28, October 12 and 19. This allows us to warm up food on Yom Tov for Shabbat, which begins immediately after 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 ArtScroll Siddur (p. 654), is “Baruch Ata Ad-nai (G-d’s Name) El-heinu melech ha’olam asher kidishanu b’mitzvotav vitzivanu al mitzvat eruv.” The accompanying B’din Eruvah declaration should also be recited. This food must be set aside and eaten on Shabbat. Rosh Hashana - September 28-30. On Wednesday evening, September 28th , 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, Rosh Hashana commemorates the anniversary of mankind’s creation after the creation of the world six days earlier. During the two days of Rosh Hashana, G-d judges the entire world and inscribes the fate of all life. As Jews, we recite various prayers to express our aspirations, and we eat many symbolic 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 the shofar. One hundred kolot, or notes, blown during various portions of the service remind us of the Almighty’s coronation as King of the Universe, awaken our sleeping hearts from their lethargy to return to the Almighty and help us recount the story of Abraham sacrificing a ram in place of his son. Our sages teach us that the ashes of the ram of Isaac are maintained in a bag underneath the throne of Almighty Gd. 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 the Jewish people forgiveness and mercy. We pray for G-d’s mercy and hope that we, like Isaac, will be spared. We also pray for forgiveness for the previous year’s transgressions and implore the Creator for a year where we will perform Mitzvot 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 Tzom Gedaliah usually takes place the day after Rosh Hashana except when, like this year, that day is Shabbat, and then we fast 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 in 586 B.C.E. With his assassination by one of his countrymen, Jews lost their stake in self-rule even in the Diaspora. The fast begins at 5:37 am and ends at 7:01 pm. “And Repentance, Prayer and Charity remove the unfavorable judgement” Kesser Maariv Pushkas (Tzedaka Boxes) Are Available. Call the Office to pick one up.
SHABBAT & HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Date Devarim Va’etchanan Eikev Re’eh Shoftim Ki Teitzei Ki Tavo Nitzavim-Vayeilech 1st Day Rosh Hashana 2nd Day Rosh Hashana Ha’azinu (Shuva) 8/5-8/6 8/12-8/13 8/19-8/20 8/26-8/27 9/2-9/3 9/9-9/10 9/16-9/17 9/23-9/24 9/28-9/29 9/29-9/30 9/30-10/1 Candle Lighting 7:45 pm 7:36 pm 7:26 pm 7:15 pm 7:03 pm 6:51 pm 6:39 pm 6:27 pm 6:18 pm * 7:18 pm 6:15 pm ‘Erev’ Mincha 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 6:50 pm 6:40 pm 6:30 pm 6:20 pm 6:15 pm 6:15 pm Shacharit 8:45 am 8:45 am 8:45 am 8:45 am 8:45 am 8:45 am 8:45 am 8:45 am 8:30 am 8:30 am 8:45 am Shiur 6:35 pm 6:25 pm 6:15 pm 6:05 pm 5:50 pm 5:40 pm 5:30 pm 5:15 pm no shiur no shiur 4:30 pm Drasha Mincha 7:35 pm 7:25 pm 7:15 pm 7:05 pm 6:50 pm 6:40 pm 6:30 pm 6:15 pm 6:15 pm 6:15 pm 6:05 pm
* Make Eruv Tavshillin before lighting candles (see Dvar Torah for details) 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 Minyanim meet in the Kaufman Bais Midrash Shacharit Sunday: 8:00 am Monday-Friday: 6:00 am Mincha-Maariv Sunday-Thursday: 15 minutes before sundown Classes Sunday Morning at 9:45 am: Parsha Class in the Weekly Sedra. Given by Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik Teen Mishna Club, given by Rabbi B.Lazovsky For more learning opportunities, contact Rabbis B. or E. Lazovsky
Malamud Reference Library Come and Learn from any of the hundreds of titles in our library. Lending Library Members may borrow books from our Lending Library, located on the south side of the Social Hall. Tape Lending Library We have tapes and digital audio files on many topics including Chumash, Talmud and Mussar.
$@2" August 3, 2011 – à“òùú áà ‘â Dear Members and Friends: We hope this letter finds you well, and safely enjoying the summer. By now we hope you are familiar with the many programs and milestones that we have achieved since our arrival in Skokie. It is with great pleasure that we invite you, your family and friends to reserve your high holiday seats and worship with us for the upcoming New Year of á”òùú 5772. We are confident that the upcoming holiday services will be truly moving and meaningful. Selichot services will be held on Saturday night, September 24, 2011, at 11:00 p.m., at 4341 W. Golf in Skokie, with a special program and refreshments held at 10:00 p.m., immediately preceding the services. Please come, get acquainted with our congregation and allow us to welcome you and include you as part of our extended family. We will once again use the ArtScroll Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. While a number of Adler Machzors will be available, congregants will need to purchase their own ArtScroll Machzors from one of the area book stores. Membership and Ticket Rates The membership rates have not increased in the past five years. To encourage new memberships this year, we will
Membership First Time Good Neighbor Tickets Tickets only, no membership
Family Rate (2 tickets) $1000 $475
Single Rate (1 ticket) $525 $265 $525
Additional Seat $200 $200
Dependent Child $75 $75 $200
Friend of Kesser Maariv (no tickets or membership)
again waive the building fund obligation for new members. To serve you better, we accept payments of $500 and above by Visa, Master Card or Discover. If you have any further questions, please call Bob Greenstein at (847) 967-7408, Judy Whisler at (847) 677-2281, or the synagogue office at (847) 679-9800. The congregation and officers want to extend our warmest best wishes for a New Year filled with good health, peace, prosperity, and happiness to our members, worshipers, families and friends. Please tell your friends, neighbors and relatives about our shul, and encourage them to join us for the upcoming high holiday season. L'Shana Tova Tikatevu V'Tachatemu,
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L u A e L z vk ois ryh a osy
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Please join the Adele Goldblum Women’s Council of Kesser Maariv for a unique experience
House and Garden Membership Event
Sunday September 18th, 2011 9:15 AM- 2:15 PM
(approximate return time)
We will tour and “experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s first home and studio, birthplace of an architectural revolution” in Oak Park, followed by lunch in the garden of Wendy Hartz in River Forest.
Meet at Kesser Maariv Travel in cars to Oak Park - van option a possibility-will be an additional cost Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Have lunch in the Hartz Garden in River Forest $36 includes membership, tour and lunch. $15 deposit requested with registration Respond to Sandy Miretzky at email@example.com or 847-676-4387 or to Eleanor Greenspan at EGGreens@aol.com or 847-675-7573 Please note: Tour limited to 32 people. Members will be given priority registration until 9/9. After 9/9, space permitting, non-members can register at a cost of $25. Registration begins today! First come, first serve. Hope you can join us!
Members and friends of Kesser Maariv We need your help making this a great Rosh Hashanah for the Jewish Troops protecting America.
Please help out by donating food or money to the cause. We will send the food and money to the organization, Kosher Troops, in New York. Kosher Troops will send the food to the soldiers. By the time they receive the food, it will be time to celebrate the new year! TYPES OF KOSHER FOOD NEEDED
Grape Juice-drink box Halva Israeli Pickles & Olives (can only) Meal Mart Amazing Meals others) La Briute Meals Jelly squeeze bottle Beef Jerky or dry salami Tuna in a pouch Salmon in a pouch Cookies Instant soup in a cup (Tradition or
We ask for all donations by August 28th. (Please make checks payable to Kosher Troops and send/drop off checks or food to the Shul office.) Questions: Call the Weinger’s at: 847-677-2198
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