Young Israel of West Rogers Park
Come as you are
Parashat Pinchas
July 14- July 15 / Tammuz 21
In This Issue

Zmanim (Times)

Shul Announcements 

Kiddush & Simchas

Shiurim (classes)

Community Announcements

Zmanim (Times)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Candle Lighting 8:05pm

Mincha/Maariv 8:15pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Shacharit 9:00am

Mincha 7:55pm

Maariv 9:05pm

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Shacharit 8:15am


Friday, July 21, 2017

Mincha/Maariv 8:10pm

Young Israel of West Rogers Park
2706 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60645
(773) 501-4728

Rabbi Elisha Prero
David M. Rosenberg, President
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Young Israel of West Rogers Park wishes its members and friends a Shabbat shalom.

Please note that mincha/kabbalat shabbat will begin at 10 minutes after candle-lighting time for the next 5 Friday evenings (Pinchas, Mattot-Mas'ei, Devarim/Chazon, Vaetchanan/Nachamu, Eikev).


Thanks to those who attended our 40th Annual General Membership meeting on Sunday, June 9. Rabbi Prero gave an inspiring D'var Torah. The membership elected the new board (all members are continuing), and President David Rosenberg shared a report of the previous year of Synagogue activities and a view on year 5778. The meeting concluded with certificates of appreciation in recognition of services to the Synagogue:

  • Rebbetzin Miriam for “Shabbos Cholents”
  • Blue Pencil for “Strategic Consultation”
  • Chevra Mishnayot for “Dedication to Learning Together”
  • Elyssa Herzfeld for “Synagogue eBulletins”
  • Dr. Ellen LeVee for “Annual Shavuot Daytime Mishmar”
  • Ethel Fenig for “Promotion of Musical Cafés”
  • Rabbi Asher Dordek for “Torah Reading”
  • evën sh’siyah as “Official Jewish Rock Band of YIWRP”

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Kiddush & Simchas

Thank you to Rebbetzin Prero for preparing cholent for kiddush this shabbat, as in many weeks past!

Thank you to those who help by purchasing supplies, setting up, or cleaning up for Kiddushim and Seudah Shelishit.

If you would like to sponsor a Kiddush, Seudah Shelishit, or other shul program, please send an email to
Shiurim (classes)

Unless otherwise specified, shiurim and classes take place in the Arthur & Sally Dordek Library at Young Israel. All are welcome to participate in any of the shiurim.

  • Rabbi Prero's shiur on Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik's sefer, Al Hateshuva, On Repentence, will meet on Monday, July 17th, at 8:15pm.

Community Announcements

Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago Needs Your Help
Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago provides food to members of the Jewish community so that they may celebrate the Jewish holidays with dignity. We are getting ready for our 2017 Rosh Hashanah Delivery. We invite you to join us!

Save the Dates:
We will be packing the non-perishable items on Sunday, September 10th.
Our delivery will take place on Sunday, September 17th.
We need volunteers for both dates. Our warehouse location will be announced soon. Please check the Maot Chtim website for updates as we get closer to the holiday.

There is an AA meeting at YIWRP every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30pm. it is a beginners meeting and open to those interested in recovering from alcholism.

YU Torah Mitzion Kollel - For information about programs offered by our important Torah learning partner, please visit their website at or email

Eruv - Don't forget to check the status of the West Rogers Park eruv before every Shabbat. (773) 743-7882.

Join the Club!

You can join any of our Chai Clubs by signing up using the following buttons. Your regular payments will be made to the shul until you decide to stop them.

*Please note that the Chai Clubs are additional donations and do not apply towards membership dues.
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