Young Israel of West Rogers Park
Come as you are
Shabbat Ki Tavo
September 20-21 / 21 Elul  

In This Issue

Zmanim (Times)

Kiddush & Simchas

Shiurim (classes)

Community Announcements

Zmanim (Times)

Friday, 9/20
Candle Lighting 6:32pm
Mincha/Maariv 6:42pm

Saturday, 9/21
Shacharit 9:00am
Mincha 6:22pm
Maariv 7:32pm

Sunday, 9/22
Selichot 12:45am
Shacharit 8:15am


Friday, 9/27
Candle Lighting 6:20pm
Mincha/Maariv 6:30pm

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!

*** NOTE: Selichot will begin at 12:45am this Saturday night/Sunday morning ***

A copy of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' Covenant and Conversation for this week's Parashah can be found here.

Membership Renewal
This is the season to renew membership or to join Young Israel for the first time. If you have not already done so, members are requested to return their membership form to the Shul together with payment. For more information, see here. Payments may also be arranged through PayPal. Please email or speak with Robbin Katzin with any questions.

Kiddush, Simchas and Events

A belated thank you to the following people who also contributed  to the kiddush given 2 weeks ago by David and Staci Margulis in honor of Rabbi and Mrs. Prero:

  • Arthur and Sally Dordek
  • Jonathan and Tamar Miller
  • Shoshana and Igor Tseitkin

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


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. 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 at Young Israel. All are welcome to participate.

  • The Navi (Prophets) shiur, which is currently learning the book of Shmuel (Samuel) 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

October 2019 beat meeting
Beat 2412, which covers the area west of Ridge from Pratt to Devon, is scheduled to have a meeting at Warren Park Fieldhouse, 6601 N. Western, on Wednesday, October 4, at 7pm.

Representatives of the Chicago Police Department will be present at each meeting to listen to citizen concerns. It is important that as many members of the community attend as possible.

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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