Young Israel of West Rogers Park
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Parashat Chukat
July 12-13 / 10 Tamuz  

In This Issue

Zmanim (Times)

Kiddush & Simchas

Shiurim (classes)

Community Announcements

Zmanim (Times)

Friday, July 12, 2019

Candle Lighting
  Early  7:49pm
  Regular 8:07pm
Mincha/Maariv 7:30pm

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Shacharit 9:00am

Mincha 7:57pm

Maariv 9:07pm

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Shacharit 8:15am


Friday, July 19, 2019

Candle Lighting
  Early  7:45pm
  Regular 8:02pm
Mincha/Maariv 7:25pm

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!

A copy of the Family Edition of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' Covenant and Conversation for this week's Parashah is attached.

On Friday evening this week, the Shul will be open at 7:20pm. Rabbi Rosenberg will teach a short shiur in Likutei Moharan of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov at 7:25pm. "Ashrei" (the beginning of Minchah) will be at 7:30pm.

Kiddush, Simchas and Events

Mazal tov to Rabbi and Miriam Prero on the bris of their grandson, Aharon Tzvi Prero, born to Efrayim and Brittany Prero. Mazal tov to great grandparents Arthur and Sally Dordek.

Mazal tov to Gene and Ellen LeVee on the birth of a grandson to their children, Matt & Shelly LeVee in New York.


IY"H we are excited to present our third annual Joint Women's Shiur on August 3, 2019, Parshas Matos Ma'asei, at 5:00pm at Shaarei Tzedek. With the success of last year, the format will again be "Ask the Rabbi," featuring Rabbi Zev Cohen, Rabbi Reuven Gross, Rabbi Elisha Prero, Rabbi Daniel Raccah, and Rabbi Yaakov Robinson.

Please submit any questions you have wanted to ask to by Wednesday July 17,  2019 so that your inquiries can be addressed by our esteemed panel.

Thank you for your participation and please spread the word to your friends and neighbors!


Thank you to:

  • Miriam Prero, for preparing her award-winning cholent for kiddush
  • 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 (Prophets) shiur, which is currently learning the book of Shoftim/Judges, will meet on Wednesday evening at 8:30pm. 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

Come join Alderman Debra Silverstein and Committeeman Ira Silverstein on Monday, July 15 for their Movie in the Park showing of Ralph Breaks the Internet at Chippewa Park, 6748 N. Sacramento. Admission is free and the movie begins at dusk. Come to the park at 7:00pm for free face painting, balloon twisters and refreshments. Call 773-262-1050 for more information.

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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