Young Israel of West Rogers Park
Come as you are
Parashiot Tazria-Metzora
April 20-21 / Iyar 6
In This Issue

Zmanim (Times)

Kiddush & Simchas

Shiurim (classes)

Community Announcements

Zmanim (Times)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Candle Lighting 7:17pm

Mincha/Maariv 7:27pm

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Shacharit 9:00am

Mincha 7:07pm

Maariv 8:17pm

Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
Shacharit 8:15am


Friday, April 27, 2018
Mincha/Maariv 7:35pm

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!

Mazal Tov to Past-President Jonathan and Tamar Miller on the engagement of their daughter Shoshana to Pinchus Mayer of Neve Daniel.

Young Israel acknowledges with sadness the recent passing of Mark L. Cohen a”h, former member of the shul.

Ahavat HaGer
From Rabbi Prero:

I encourage all who are able to attend the program on the mitzvah of loving the convert, Ahavat HaGer, this Sunday, April 22 at 8:00pm at Kehillat Chovevei Tzion, 9220 Crawford Ave., Skokie, Il 60076. Details are on the attached flyer.

By way of background, the mitzvah to love the ger appears 48 times in the Torah. There are various types of preparedness and anxiety that attend a conversion, both before and after a conversion. As a community, we address some better than others. This program will focus on how we as individuals and as a community can best fulfill this important aspect of our service of G-d.

Kiddush, Simchas and Events

Thank you to:

  • Miriam Prero for preparing her award-winning cholent for Kiddush
  • Those who help prepare the shul for Shabbat
  • Those who help lead our tefillot. A special thank you to Rabbi Asher Dordek for reading Torah
  • 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
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, April 23, at 8:15pm.

  • The Navi (Prophets) shiur will meet on Wednesday, April 25, 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. Learning is dedicated to the memory of Dr. RIchard Chasman, a"h. For more information, please speak with Robbin Katzin.

Community Announcements

"Driving West Rogers Park:Chicago's Once & Future Jewish Neighborhood," a film recounting the "Golden Age" of the '50s & '60s, a growing Orthodox community, & efforts to preserve WRP for future generations, at 9:30a,, Sun., Apr. 29, at KINS, 2800 North Shore; & panel: Dr. Howard Rieger, Pres., Jewish Community Council of WRP, Past Pres., Jewish Fdns of N. America, & Dr. Steven Nasatir, Pres., JUF/Jewish Fdn of Met. Chicago. Focus: Strengthening WRP & surrounding suburbs. Free, but RSVP at

HTC's Rabbi William Z. & Eda Bess Novick z"l Bigdei Yisrael invites the community to help sort and pack the clothes to be shipped to the poor in Israel. Our warehouse, located at 3721 W. Chase in Skokie (between Touhy and Howard by Walmart), will be open on Sundays from 11-1pm and on Monday’s from 10am-12 noon. Feel free to bring more gently used clothes to donate at these times. We would to thank the wonderful Bais Yackov High School 9th grade and Arie Crown’s 6th grade girls for helping this week. They did a fabulous job! For more information or to schedule a group please call Pnina Levinson at 224-392-1879 or Zehava Krauss 773-463-6611. Thank you and Tizku L’Mitzvot!

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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