Young Israel of West Rogers Park
Come as you are
Parshat Metzora/Shabbat HaGadol
April 12-13/ 8 Nisan   

In This Issue

Zmanim (Times)

Kiddush & Simchas

Shiurim (classes)

Community Announcements

Zmanim (Times)

Friday, April 12, 2019

Candle Lighting  7:08pm
Mincha/Maariv 7:18pm

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Shacharit 9:00am

Mincha 6:58pm

Maariv 8:08pm

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Shacharit 8:15am

Mechirat Chametz


Friday, April 19, 2019
First night Pesach
Mincha/Maariv 7:26pm

See attached for complete Pesach schedule
Young Israel of West Rogers Park
2706 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60645
(773) 501-4728

Rabbi Elisha Prero
Joel Malkin, President
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Young Israel of West Rogers Park wishes members and friends a Shabbat Shalom!

This Shabbat is Shabbat HaGadol, the Shabbat before Passover.  To learn more about this special Shabbat, see

Rabbi Prero will deliver his Shabbat HaGadol derashah immediately after the end of Shabbat morning davening, before Kiddush.

Torah in a Minute

is on break

For Shabbat HaGadol, you might enjoy a Shiur from OU’s “Haftorahman”
with Reuben Ebrahimoff
April 4, 2019
available at

Thank you to:

  • Miriam Prero, for preparing her award-winning cholent
  • Those who help prepare the shul for Shabbat and set up or clean up for Kiddushim and Seudah Shelishit
  • Those who help lead our tefillot
  • Our Kiddush Shoppers team, Ethel Fenig, Robbin Katzin, Ari Madoff, Joel Malkin, and Hillorie Morrison

This Shabbat:

  • Rabbi Asher Dordek will read the Torah
  • Rabbi Prero will deliver the derasha after davening


Safety at Shul
At this time of heightened concern about the safety of Jews throughout the country, Young Israel of West Rogers Park has introduced a locked-door policy, which went into effect following the massacre in Pittsburgh. The Shul will make every effort to position a volunteer by the front door to safely welcome friends and members to our davening, classes, meetings, and other programs.  If you come to Shul at one of these times and see that a greeter is not present, please knock for entry.  Thanks for your understanding.

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

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.

  • The Navi (Prophets) shiur, which is currently learning the book of Shoftim/Judges, is on break until May 1st.  All are welcome.  Learning is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Richard Chasman, z"l.  For more information, please speak with Robbin Katzin.

Community Announcements

Free Passover car wash  sponsored by Alderman Debra Silverstein & Senator Ira Silverstein, Committeeman,  April  7-17 at: Fast Car Wash, 7130 Western, Chicago; Speedy Car Wash, 5724 Lincoln, Chicago; Uptown Car Wash, 4900 Broadway, Chicago; Niles Car Wash, 900 Civic Center Dr., Niles. One free exterior car wash plus one free self-serve vacuum. Pick up vouchers at Ald. Debra Silverstein’s office, 2949 Devon, on Sunday, Mar. 31, 12-2pm; & Monday, April 1, 4-6pm. For more information call 773-761-0050.

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 alcoholism.

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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