Young Israel of West Rogers Park
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Parshat Miketz/Chanukah/Rosh Chodosh Tevet
December 7-8 / Kislev 30
In This Issue

Zmanim (Times)

Kiddush & Simchas

Shiurim (classes)

Community Announcements

Zmanim (Times)

Friday, December 7,  2018

Candle Lighting  3:59pm
Mincha/Maariv 4:09pm

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Shacharit 9:00am

Mincha 3:50pm

Maariv 4:59pm

Sunday, December 9, 2018
Shacharit 8:00am


Friday, December 14, 2018
Mincha/Maariv 4:10pm

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, Chanukah Sameach and a good Chodesh!

For more information about Chanukah, click here.


Hatzalah is there for you each day of there Shabbat Hatzalah is marked this week, in support of the essential work of this important community organization
To support Hatzalah, please consider making a donation at

Torah in a Minute
Watch that flame
(Shabbat Chanukah)
Check out the source sheet at

Kiddush, Simchas and Events

Gala Chanukah Kiddush
for Shabbat Chanukah

Thanks to all who have contributed to the Gala Kiddush
You may donate through the PayPal link at,
or by check (with 'Chanukah Kiddush' in the Memo line).

Kiddush is co-sponsored by Hillorie Morrison in commemoration of the yahrzeit of her late father of blessed memory.

Thank you to:

  • Miriam Prero, for preparing her award-winning cholent
  • 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 Torah
  • Rabbi Prero will give the derashah after davening


The Board of Young Israel will meet on Sunday, December 9 at 9:15am, following Shacharit.

The Next Musical Cafe, featuring Klezmer Love Machine, will take place Saturday night, January 5 (Motzaei Shabbat Va'era).  Time and details to come...

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.

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.

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, ??.  For more information, please speak with Robbin Katzin.

Community Announcements

The December 2018 meeting for Beat 2411, covering the area west of Ridge from Pratt to Howard, is scheduled to take place at Rogers Elementary School, 7345 N. Washtenaw, on Tuesday, December 11, at 7pm. Representatives of the Chicago Police Department will be present to listen to citizen concerns. It is important that as many members of the community attend as possible.

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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