Young Israel of West Rogers Park
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Parshat Bemidbar / Shavuot
June 7-10 / 5-7 Sivan   

In This Issue

Zmanim (Times)

Kiddush & Simchas

Shiurim (classes)

Community Announcements

Zmanim (Times)

Friday, June 7, 2019

Candle Lighting
  Early  7:46pm
  Regular 8:04pm
Mincha/Maariv 7:20pm

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Shacharit 9:00am

Mincha 7:54pm

Please see attached for full Shavuot schedule
First Night Shavuot

Maariv 9:04pm
Candle lighting 9:14pm

Sunday, June 9, 2019
First Day Shavuot
Early Shacharit 4:30am
Reg Shacharit 9:00am

Mincha/Maariv 8:05pm

Candle lighting for second night 9:15pm

Monday, June 10, 2019
2nd Day Shavuot
Shacharit 9:00am
Yizkor not before 10:45am

Mincha 8:05pm

Maariv 9:05pm


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 and a Chag Sameach!

  • This week we begin reading the Book of Bemidbar (Numbers).
  • Shavuot follows immediately after Shabbat.  Please see the schedule of services and learning opportunities for Shavuot attached to this email.
  • As in recent years, Young Israel will have two Shacharit services for the morning of the first day of Shavuot (Sunday, June 9) - 4:30am (“Neitz” Minyan) and 9:00am.

Kiddush, Simchas and Events

Thank you to:

  • Rabbi Mayer Simcha and Shira Stromer for sponsoring our Shavuot Mishmar refreshments
  • Dr. Ellen LeVee for organizing and publicizing our Mishmarot
  • YU Torah Mitzion Kollel for supporting and participating in our night time Mishmar
  • All our Mishmar presenters
  • 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 drasha


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

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.

  • The Navi Shiur (Prophets Class), which is currently learning the book of Shoftim/Judges, will meet on the second day of Shavuot, Monday, 6/10 at 7:00pm in lieu of its regular Wednesday evening time. 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

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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