Young Israel of West Rogers Park
Come as you are
Parashat Shoftim
August 17-18 / Elul 7
In This Issue

Zmanim (Times)

Kiddush & Simchas

Shiurim (classes)

Community Announcements

Zmanim (Times)

Friday, August 17,  2018

Candle Lighting
Reg - 7:29pm
Early - 7:19pm

Mincha/Maariv 6:50pm

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Shacharit 9:00am

Mincha 7:19pm

Maariv 8:29pm

Sunday, August 19, 2018 Shacharit 8:15am


Friday, August 25, 2018
Mincha/Maariv 7:28pm

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 its members and friends a Shabbat Shalom!

This week we read the fourth of the Seven Haftarot of Consolation.

Torah in a Minute
  Why Say Tehillim (Psalms)?

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Membership Renewal
This is the season to renew membership or to join Young Israel for the first time. Members are requested to return their membership form to the Shul together with payment. Payments may also be arranged through PayPal. Please email with any questions.

Kiddush, Simchas and Events

Thank you to:

  • 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:

  • Reuven Stern will read Torah
  • Rabbi Rosenberg will give the derashah after davening
  • Please note that Kiddush this week will feature pareve and dairy foods and will not include a cholent.


KEEPING IN TOUCH... about Minyanim
In an effort to make good use of social media, Young Israel is using WhatsApp. If you would like to be able to receive up-to-date information about Minyanim at Young Israel, you may join the YIWRP Minyanim group in WhatsApp by following this link. The link works on a personal computer or smartphone.

Memorial for Dr. Chasman
Young Israel of West Rogers Park will be engraving a leaf on our Eitz Chaim in memory of Dr. Richard Chasman, z"l. If you would like to contribute to this leaf, please make a donation of any amount by check or via PayPal, with a memo indicating the purpose of your gift. Thank you to those who have already donated.

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 night at 8:15pm.

  • The Navi (Prophets) shiur will meet on Wednesday night 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, z"l. For more information, please speak with Robbin Katzin.

Community Announcements

Chicago Safety Network (CSN)  is presenting a safety seminar entitled "Situational Awareness for Shul Greeters" on August 23rd. Details are available here.

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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