Young Israel of West Rogers Park
Come as you are
Parashat Yitro
February 2-3 / Shevat 18
In This Issue

Zmanim (Times)

Kiddush & Simchas

Shiurim (classes)

Community Announcements

Zmanim (Times)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Candle Lighting 4:47pm

Mincha/Maariv 4:57pm

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Shacharit 9:00am

Mincha 4:37pm

Maariv 5:47pm

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Shacharit 8:15am


Friday, February 9, 2018

Mincha/Maariv 5:06pm

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!

This Shabbat, the Aseret haDibrot (The Ten Commandments) are read as part of Parashat Yitro.

Kiddush, Simchas and Events

Kiddush and Seudah Shelishit are sponsored this Shabbat by Jackie & Leah Stromer in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Jackie's mother of blessed memory, Gittel Sasha bat Yaakov Tzvi HaKohen and in honor of the birth of their grandson, born to Shira & Mayer Simcha Stromer.

Mayer Simcha & Shira Stromer would like to inform you of the bris of their son on on Friday, February 2 at Adas Yeshurun, 3050 W. Touhy. Shacharit at 6:45am followed by bris at 7:25am.

Mazal tov to Dr. Richard Chasman on the birth of a grandson to his children David & Laura Chasman.

Thank you to:

  • Miriam Prero for preparing her delicious, award-winning cholent for Kiddush
  • Our Kiddush Shoppers team, Ethel Fenig, Robbin Katzin, Ari Madoff, Joel Malkin, and Hillorie Morrison
  • Those who help set up or clean up for Kiddushim and Seudah Shelishit
  • Those who help prepare the shul for Shabbat
  • Those who help lead our tefillot and read the Torah and Haftarah
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 not meet on February 5. It will resume Monday, February 12, at 8:15pm.

  • The Navi (Prophets) shiur will meet on Wednesday, February 7, at 8:30pm. The class is currently learning the book of Yehoshua (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

Tanielle Miller Foundation, Glenn Miller and Ruth Rotenberg are looking forward to your joining us for a lecture by Rabbi David Fohrman, author, Torah scholar and founder of Alpha Beta Academy. The topic will be “How Did Mishloach Manot Come To Be? The Secret Story of Esther and Mordechai.” The lecture will be held at Or Torah, 3800 Dempster St. Skokie, commemorating the 13th yahrtzeit of our daughter Tanielle, ע"ה , and in memory of Millie Miller ע"ה , Sunday February 4, 11:15 AM.

Chicago Wolves celebrate Jewish Heritage Day on Sunday, February 18 at 3:00pm. Reserved seating in Section 116 along with Wolves-branded kippah or scarf. For questions, contact Adam Goldberg at (847) 832-1955 or

YU Torah Mitzion Kollel holds its 10th Annual Dinner Celebration on Sunday evening, February 25th at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel, appreciating the contributions of Rosh Kollel Rabbi Reuven and Dr. Nechama Brand. Shiur by Rabbi Efraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. For more information, visit

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.

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