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Shabbos Information
This week`s Torah chapter is Lech Lecha

This Friday, October 19 Mincha will be at 5:50 PM

Candle lighting will be at 5:43 PM

Kidush is sponsored by The Gorelik Family.

Mincha on Shabbos, October 20 will be at 5:30 PM

Shabbos ends at 6:52 PM
Parsha in a Nutshell

G‑d speaks to Abram, commanding him, “Go from your land, from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.” There, G‑d says, he will be made into a great nation. Abram and his wife, Sarai, accompanied by his nephew Lot, journey to the land of Canaan, where Abram builds an altar and continues to spread the message of a one G‑d.

A famine forces the first Jew to depart for Egypt, where beautiful Sarai is taken to Pharaoh’s palace; Abram escapes death because they present themselves as brother and sister. A plague prevents the Egyptian king from touching her, and convinces him to return her to Abram and to compensate the brother-revealed-as-husband with gold, silver and cattle.

Back in the land of Canaan, Lot separates from Abram and settles in the evil city of Sodom, where he falls captive when the mighty armies of Chedorlaomer and his three allies conquer the five cities of the Sodom Valley. Abram sets out with a small band to rescue his nephew, defeats the four kings, and is blessed by Malki-Zedek the king of Salem (Jerusalem).

G‑d seals the Covenant Between the Parts with Abram, in which the exile and persecution (galut) of the people of Israel is foretold, and the Holy Land is bequeathed to them as their eternal heritage.

Still childless ten years after their arrival in the Land, Sarai tells Abram to marry her maidservant Hagar. Hagar conceives, becomes insolent toward her mistress, and then flees when Sarai treats her harshly; an angel convinces her to return, and tells her that her son will father a populous nation. Ishmael is born in Abram’s eighty-sixth year.

Thirteen years later, G‑d changes Abram’s name to Abraham (“father of multitudes”), and Sarai’s to Sarah (“princess”), and promises that a son will be born to them; from this child, whom they should call Isaac (“will laugh”), will stem the great nation with which G‑d will establish His special bond. Abraham is commanded to circumcise himself and his descendants as a “sign of the covenant between Me and you.” Abraham immediately complies, circumcising himself and all the males of his household.

Source:Chabad.org

Inspirational Quote

Birthdays
Leah Trilisky
October 21
Nina Chava Donskoy
October 22
Rafael Gorelik
October 24
Yahrzeit
Semyon Belson
Semyon ben Avraham
October 19
Arkadiy Galper
Aizik ben Tevel
October 18
Shabbos Halacha

Answering Kedusha If You Accepted Shabbat

SITUATION You have begun Shabbat early and you are at a minyan where they are saying kedusha for Friday.

WHAT TO DO Reply to kedusha.

Beginning Shabbat Early When Friday Is Rosh Chodesh

SITUATION You begin Shabbat early when Rosh Chodesh falls on Friday.

WHAT TO DO Do not say ya`aleh v`yavo in ma`ariv (along with the normal Shabbat prayers).

Source:practicalhalacha.com

Jewish Educational Team

WHAT IS JET?

JET's mission is very clear: to provide college students and young professionals with the most meaningful, relevant, and fun Jewish education one could possibly imagine.  We offer innovative courses, one-on-one learning, and phenomenal trips.  Our students are empowered to make informed decisions about their Jewish identity while having the time of your life!  JET's families provide a very warm and accepting atmosphere, and delicious home-cooked meals!

OUR HISTORY 

Founded by Rabbi Zev Kahn in the Fall of 2005, JET launched its programming on Chicago campuses with the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship, an intensive 10 week crash course in Judaism.  Since then, JET has graduated more than 300 very satisfied students from this amazing fellowship.  But we did not stop there. In an effort to cater to the interests and needs of all types of Jewish students, JET has partnered with several international Jewish organizations to bring YOU the BEST variety of COURSES, TRIPS, & SOCIAL EVENTS for YOUR Jewish adventure.  So as you browse our site and see the wide range of programs, just know that JET is working for you.  Come fly with JET and let us be the PORTAL for your fun, authentic, and meaningful Jewish experience on campus and beyond!

OUR MISSION

JET strives to empower and to inspire Jewish college students and Young Jewish Professionals to develop a stronger connection to our Jewish heritage, the Jewish people, and the land of Israel through fun, authentic, and innovative educational, social, and travel programs.

OUR VISION 

To provide Jewish college students and young professionals in Illinois with the best resources available to make informed choices about their Jewish life and their contribution to the Jewish people.

You can find this all and more on www.jetcampus.com