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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

Buffalo Grove

Dual Curriculum Excellence: The Best of Jewish Education and General Academics. The Jewish community of Buffalo Grove and the northwest Chicagoland suburbs have welcomed an exciting new school to the neighborhood: Torah Academy of Buffalo Grove. Torah Academy provides a comprehensive Judaic and general studies education for Jewish children of all backgrounds.

A strong emphasis on excellence in academics, combined with a meaningful Jewish program of values and traditions, will empower each child to grow and achieve his or her maximum potential. Our warm, caring and professional teachers will build each child's confidence and self-esteem, cultivate the unique personality and talents of the individual and promote appropriate character development to foster lifelong learning and accomplishment.

Torah Academy includes a young learning program for two year olds, an early childhood program for ages 3 and 4, a kindergarten for five year olds and first through fifth grades.

Please contact us if you are interested, either by visiting our website: http://www.torahacademybg.com , by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling the school office at 224-353-7791.