A.M. Online Nov 12, 2021


Nov 12 – 19 2021 8 – 15 Kislev 5782
Rabbi: Alan M. Abramson


Masks are required for all attendees. Children under bar / bas mitzvah must sit with their adults and remain in their seats. No food allowed inside the building. Bottled water is acceptable since our public fountain is not being used. The kitchen is OFF LIMITS. All attendees must remain in their seats and no congregating in the hallways or other rooms. Keep social distancing. There will be no kiddushim until further notice. If you are not following the guidelines, you will be asked to leave the shul as we have some high risk members that will be at the shul.

Candle Lighting time
Fri Nov 12, 4:12

Schedule of Davening:

FRIDAY Nov 12th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15 at shul
CLT 4:12

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Nov 13th

Shacharis 7 & 8:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:15 at shul

Maariv 5:00 at shul

SUNDAY Nov 14th

Shacharis 8:00 at shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

MONDAY Nov 15th

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

TUESDAY Nov 16th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45


Shacharis 7:00 at shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45


Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

FRIDAY Nov 19th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul
CLT 4:06

Shabbos Schedule


Shabbos’ Women’s Tehillim: Please join together “virtually” this Shabbos afternoon, 4:00 to recite Tehillim. It is more important now than ever that our community comes together for this all important service. May HKB”H answer our tefillos speedily.

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¨From the Rabbi’s Study¨

I recently attended a JUF seminar exploring the latest demographic study of Chicago metropolitan Jewry. What was more interesting than the usual and expected results were the comments from the non-orthodox clergy reacting to the downward trends of their membership numbers. During the q and a several of them expressed unease and dissatisfaction with the post covid tendency to zoom into shabbat and holiday services. They bemoaned the social isolation, the lack of communal prayer and the distancing of congregant and clergy. Interestingly the orthodox movement has for the most part reconvened not fully or without precaution but nevertheless at least in communal prayer. This has helped solidify the very nature of our ability to persevere and eventually grow. That may be one of the main reasons that the orthodox movement has been the only one of the major denominations to rise in number.

In this weeks Parsha we witness Yaakov’s prayer reaching the heavens but more importantly the prayers received and answered. It is the template of what davening is all about. We are allowed private time at shul (or at home) to commune with Hashem and allow the prayers to reach the highest peaks of heaven. When we stand before Hashem, we are to be cognizant of these sentiments and use those precious moments to concentrate with devotion (kavanah). Let us rededicate ourselves to prayer with kavanah and encourage our fellow Jews to do the same.

Good Shabbos
Rabbi A. M. Abramson

To all those who are not well as well as those worldwide with this virus. Let Hashem hear our tefillos on their behalves, and all have a speedy recovery. If there is a choleh that needs a misheberach, please email their name to anshemotele@sbcglobal.net .
Since we are not currently making the Mishebarach at Torah readings, in your private shmone esrai, you can include in the “Refaeinu” paragraph a special tefilla for the cholim that you have in mind.

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Shabbat Shalom

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