Young Israel of West Rogers Park
Come as you are
Parashat Vayishlach
December 1-2 / Kislev 14
In This Issue

Zmanim (Times)

Shul Announcements 

Kiddush & Simchas

Shiurim (classes)

Community Announcements

Zmanim (Times)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Candle Lighting 4:00pm

Mincha/Maariv 4:10pm

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Shacharit 9:00am

Mincha 3:50pm

Maariv 5:00pm

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Shacharit 8:15am


Friday, December 8, 2017

Mincha/Maariv 4:09pm

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!

On Monday night, December 4, at Ma'ariv, we begin adding the words "v'tein tal umatar livrachah" ("and grant dew and rain as a blessing") in the 9th blessing of the Amidah, the Blessing of Years.

Robbin Katzin is updating our membership list, to be distributed to the shul members. If you have any recent address, phone, or email changes, or would like some contact information kept private, please email her at

Kiddush, Simchas and Events

Young Israel of West Rogers Park's next Musical Cafe, Chanukah Edition
The Voyage, including vocalist Efrayim Prero, will perform at our Musical Cafe on Saturday night, December 16, the 5th light of Chanukah. Come enjoy music, sufganiyot, and chanukah gelt, together with the regular offerings of our Musical Cafes. Doors will open at 7:45pm. The Voyage will perform at 8:00pm.

Thank you to Rebecca Shuman for her donation to the Kiddush Fund

Thank you to Miriam Prero for preparing her award-winning cholent for Kiddush.

Thanks to our Kiddush Shoppers team, Ethel Fenig, Robbin Katzin, Ari Madoff, Joel Malkin, and Hillorie Morrison.

Thanks to those who help set up or clean 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, December 4, at 8:15pm.

  • The Navi (Prophets) shiur will meet on Wednesday, December 6, at 8:30pm. The class is currently learning the book of Joshua. Participants may use the Judaica Press (English) edition or the Mossad HaRav Kook (Hebrew) edition. For more information, please speak with Dr. Richard Chasman or Robbin Katzin.

Community Announcements

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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