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Kiddush is sponsored by Muchnik Family on occasion of Yaakov Tzvi Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov!


There will be no No Heritage kids program this week

Father and Son learning at 6:00 PM. This week father and son learning is sponsored by Kilstein family.


Save the date: Rosh Chodesh Tammuz Lecture for women - Sunday, June 26 at 8:30 PM:

Speaker: Mrs. Kochava Yitzhak

The topic is "The First War and The Last War"


Please let Heritage office know at if you would like to be a storyteller or to sponsor future Father and Son learning and Thursday Night Mishmor. Cost is 0. 

Rabbi Agishtein`s Halacha Corner


After I finished making my cholent I realized that I had accidentally used a Milchig knife to dice the onions. Is my cholent still okay to eat?


If the knife was a ben yomo (it was used for hot milchigs within the past 24hrs) then the onion is milchigs. Therefore, the only way the cholent can still be kosher is if it contains 60 times more than the amount of Milchigs that fell in.


In this case, since the onions themselves are not the issue but rather the Milchigs that they absorbed from the knife, as long as the volume of the cholent is 60 times larger than the volume of the blade of the knife, the cholent can be eaten. If it is a small cholent and it does not contain that much, a Rov should be contacted.


If the knife was not a ben yomo (it was not used for hot Milchigs in the past 24hrs) there is more room for leniency and the cholent is permitted, regardless of its size. This is known as the leniency of the Bais Meir. He writes that although one should not use such an onion L’chatchila, if it was already used accidentally and throwing out an entire cholent is a substantial loss, one can be lenient based on a combination of factors (the extent of which, are unfortunately beyond the scope of this article).


To send in a question, call or text Rabbi Agishtein at 973-545-6756 or email him directly at 


Weekly Torah
Aharon is taught the method for kindling the Menorah. Moshe sanctifies the Levi`im to work in the Mishkan. They replace the firstborn, who were disqualified after sinning with the golden calf. After five years of training, the Levi`im serve in the Mishkan from ages 30 to 50; afterwards they engage in less strenuous work.

One year after the Exodus from Egypt, HaShem commands Moshe concerning the Korban Pesach. Those ineligible for the Korban Pesach request a remedy, and thus is given the mitsvah of Pesach Sheni, which allows a `second chance` to offer the Korban Pesach one month later.

Miraculous clouds that hover near the Mishkan signal when to travel and when to camp. Two silver trumpets summon the princes or the entire nation for announcements. The trumpets also signal travel plans, war or festivals. The order in which the Tribes march is specified. Moshe invites his father-in-law, Yitro, to join the Beney Yisrael, but Yitro returns to Midyan. At the instigation of the Eruv Rav (the mixed multitude of Egyptians who joined the Beney Yisrael in the Exodus) some of the people complain about the manna. Moshe protests that he is unable to govern the nation alone. HaShem tells him to select 70 elders, the first Sanhedrin, to assist him, and informs him that the people will be given meat until they will be sickened by it. Two candidates for the group of elders prophesy beyond their mandate, foretelling that Yehoshua instead of Moshe will bring the people to Canaan. Some protest, including Yehoshua, but Moshe is pleased that others have become Prophets. HaShem sends an incessant supply of quail for those who complained that they lacked meat.

A plague punishes those who complained. Miryam makes a constructive remark to Aharon which also implies that Moshe is only like other Prophets. HaShem explains that Moshe`s prophecy is superior to that of any other Prophet, and punishes Miryam with tsara`at, as if she had gossiped about her brother. Moshe prays for her, and the nation waits until she is cured before travelling.

Shabbos Information

This week`s Torah chapter is Behaaloscha

This Friday, June 17

Mincha will be at 7:00 PM

Candle lighting will be at 8:10 PM

Shabbos, June 18

Shabbos Morning class by Rabbi Agishtein and Rabbi Zaslavsky will be at 8:30 AM

Shachris will be at 9:00 AM

No Heritage kids program this week

Kiddush is sponsored by Muchnik Family on occasion of Yaakov Tzvi Bar Mitzvah

sponsor Kiddush

Father and Son learning will be at 6:00 PM

Shabbos Class of Rabbi Dr. Pinchas Zusis will meet at 7:00 PM

Mincha will be at 8:00 PM

sponsor Seuda Shlishis

Maariv will be at 9:20 PM

Shabbos ends at 9:30 PM


Weekly Davening


Sunday - 8:15 AM

Monday - Friday - 7:00 AM


Sunday - Thursday - 8:15 PM


Galina Shir
June 15
Alyssa Volkov
June 17
Taya Grilli
June 19
Igor Donskoy
June 20
Rachel Grilli
June 20
Grisha Titievsky
June 20
Brocha Gendelman
June 21
Yona Daniel Goizman
June 21
Sofia Muchnik
June 21
Maks and Sarah Shilkrot
June 15
Michail Raynes
Isaak ben Mordechai
June 19




Chicago Chesed Fund

“Kindness” is our middle name – literally.

We call ourselves the Chicago Chesed Fund because Chesed is the Hebrew word for kindness, and that’s what we are all about.

For 25 years, we’ve remained committed to helping Jewish families in crisis throughout metropolitan Chicago by providing immediate assistance.  

We opened our doors in 1987 with food distribution and financial assistance programs to 35 families. 

Today, our more than 20 programs and services provide vital assistance to over 3,000 individuals a year. Our original budget of $100,000 has since grown to over $4 million.

shoesOur 44,000-square-foot “warehouse of kindness” in Lincolnwood has served as our headquarters since 2005. We offer a wide array of programs and services, aimed at battling hunger, preventing eviction and homelessness, and providing needy families with basics such as furniture and clothing. Our flagship program is our food pantry, which has helped us become one of the largest food distribution centers in northern Cook county. 

We aren’t just another social services organization. 

Our response is immediate, coming only hours after a request for assistance is made. 

We realize the importance of maintaining our clients’ dignity, and offer assistance with sensitivity and discretion.  

We are dedicated to addressing the specific cultural needs of the Chicago Jewish community – such as the need for kosher food, a Jewish education, and access to culturally appropriate care and resources.

Today, the Chicago Chesed Fund serves Jewish families throughout the city of Chicago, primarily in the Rogers Park, Peterson Park, and Albany Park neighborhoods, and some northern suburbs. 

Over the last quarter of a century, we’ve made a real difference in the lives of hundreds of Jewish families throughout the city of Chicago. We’ve helped them put food on the table, clothe their children and pay their mortgage – and get back on the road to self-sufficiency. 

In short, we’ve helped strengthen the very fabric of our Jewish community.

Yet, in recent years, the economic climate has led to a significant increase in demand for our services.  Even as we continue to expand to meet this need, we remain true to the vision of our founders – to offer personalized, immediate assistance to those in need.

To learn more about our services or to volunteer please visit our website:

Call our main number 847-679-7799

Car donations

General donations

Food Pantry

Food Porch Family G'mach – Clothing, Books, Toys, Baby Equipment


Interest-Free Loans  


Simcha Link Matchmaking Service

For other services, please call these direct numbers:

Eviction Prevention (Arevim) 

773-242-9318 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Job Link  

773-866-1111 /

Linen (Bed, Bath and Chesed)  


Medical Supplies (Routberg Memorial)  


Bridal Gowns & Headpieces (Ateres Chaya)  


Bridal Showers (Ginot Shoshana)  


Centerpieces (Prop-A-Party)  


Chair & Table Lend (Simcha Lend)  


Crinoline G'mach  


Gowns Rentals for Immediate Family (Jane Webster Simcha Boutique)  


Maternity Gown G'mach  


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