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Shabbos Information

This week`s Torah chapter is VaYetze

This Friday, December 6 Mincha will be at 4:05 PM

Candle lighting will be at 4:01 PM

Kidush is sponsored by Misha and Marina Khodos on the occasion of Misha`s siyum on Masechet Makos and Esther Mira`s 1st birthday!

sponsor Kiddush

Mincha on Shabbos, December 7 will be at 3:50 PM

sponsor Seuda Shlishis

Maariv will be at 5:01 PM

Shabbos ends at 5:11 PM

Friday Night Boys Oneg!

Rabbi and Rebbitzen Agishtein invite all the boys 8th grade and up to an oneg this Friday night at their home at 7061 N Kedzie ave, apt 402 from 8PM to 9PM.

Girls Shalosh Seudos
Rabbi and Rebbitzen Agishtein invite all girls 7th grade and up to a shalosh seudos this Shabbos at their home at 7061 N Kedzie ave, apt 402 at 3:30 PM.
Weekly Torah
Fleeing from Esav, Yaakov leaves Beersheva and sets out towards Haran, the home of his mother`s family. After a fourteen year stopover in the Yeshivah of Shem and Ever, he resumes his journey and comes to Mount Moriyah, the place where his father Yitschak was brought as an offering, and the future site of the Beyt HaMikdash.

He lays down to sleep and has a prophetic dream of angels ascending and descending on a ladder between heaven and earth. HaShem promises him the Land of Israel; that he will father a great nation; and he will be guarded by Divine protection everywhere. Yaakov awakes and vows to build an altar there and tithe all that he will receive.

Then he travels to Haran and meets his cousin Rachel at the well. He arranges with her father, Lavan, to work seven years for her hand in marriage, but Lavan deceives Yaakov, and substitutes Rachel`s elder sister, Leah. He then commits himself to work another seven years in order to also marry Rachel. Leah bears him four sons - Reuven, Shimon, Levi and Yehudah - the first of the Tribes of Israel. Rachel is jealous that she cannot conceive, and gives her handmaiden Bilhah to Yaakov. Bilhah bears Dan and Naftali. Leah also gives Yaakov her handmaiden Zilpah, and she bears Gad and Asher. Leah now gives birth to Yisachar, Zevulun, and a daughter, Dinah. HaShem finally blesses Rachel with a son, Yosef.

Yaakov decides to leave Lavan, but Lavan, aware of how much wealth Yaakov has made for him, is reluctant to let him go, and concludes a contract of employment with him. Lavan tries again to swindle Yaakov, but is unsuccessful, and Yaakov becomes extremely wealthy. Twenty years later, Yaakov, aware that Lavan has become resentful of his wealth, takes advantage of his father-in-law`s temporary absence, and flees with his family. Lavan pursues them but is warned by HaShem not to harm them. A covenant is agreed upon by Yaakov and Lavan, and Lavan returns home. Yaakov continues on his way to face his brother Esav.

Inspirational Quote
Birthdays
Avraham Vladimirskiy
December 5
Innessa Donskoy
December 7
Lena Goizman
December 9
Cnana Leah Stesel
December 9
Yahrzeit
Felix Birman
Felix ben Naum
December 6
Galina Fridberg
Galina bas Lev
December 12
Tzvi Hirsch Gleizer
Tzvi Hirsch ben Yaakov
December 5

Rabbi Agishtein`s Halacha Corner

Last week`s question:

C-Pap Machine on Shabbos

Question: I have sleep apnea and I have to use a C-Pap machine on Shabbos. Some models can be turned on and off with a timer but it is not always easy to know when I will be taking a nap on Shabbos afternoon. The newer models only go on once you breath into them for a number of seconds. Which do you recommend I use? 

Answer: The best option is to leave the machine running the whole Shabbos. If that is not an option then one can use a Shabbos timer and if need be even adjust the pins on Shabbos. 

Although generally speaking it is prohibited to adjust the pins on Shabbos because by doing so one causes the machine to go on or off. In a case of illness like sleep apnea it is permitted [see שש”כ פרק יג’ סע’ כה’]

If the machine is one which even when it is on, only begins the flow of air pressure when it senses someone’s breathing. In this case the person is actually turning on the machine through his action thereby transgressing a Rabbinic prohibition. However, if this is the only option available, then one can still use the machine preferably by putting on the mask in a backhanded way. 

The reason being that if there is no other option then one is allowed to transgress a Rabbinic prohibition in a backhanded way [and if that’s not possible then even in a regular way for a person who is ill, even if there is no risk of life. [see שו”ע שכח סע’יז’ מ”ב ס”ק קב’] 

This week`s question:

Diluting juice for Kiddush

In an effort to limit my kids already robust sugar intake, I tend to dilute the juice in my house with one third water. This week after Kiddush my husband tried the grape juice and realized that I had been a little overzealous with my dilution. 

Is there a limit to how much I can dilute grape juice and still use it for Kiddush? 

If yes then assuming I overdid it, do we need to make Kiddush again?

 
To send in a question, call or text Rabbi Agishtein at 973-545-6756 or email him directly at acagishtein@gmail.com.

Oy Chanukah, Oy Chanukah

Save the date!

Heritage Chaunkah Party: Sunday, December 22
(first night of Chanukah)

Details to follow.

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Yom Kippur Yizkor will take place Wednesday, October 9, 11:00 AM

at Heritage Congregation, 2941 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago

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The ancient custom of recalling the souls of the departed and contributing to charity in their memory is rooted in the fundamental Jewish belief in the eternity of the soul. When physical life ends, only the body dies, but the soul ascends to the realm of the spirit where it regularly attains higher levels of purity and holiness.

When this life is over, the soul can no longer perform good deeds; that method of attaining merit is the sole province of mortal man who must struggle with the baseness and selfishness of his animal nature. But there is a way for the disembodied soul to derive new sources of merit. History is a continuum. If we, the living, give charity or do good deeds due to the lasting influence or in memory of a departed parent or other loved one, the merit is truly that of the soul in its spiritual realm. Moreover, God in His mercy credits our deed to the departed one because he or she, too, would have done the same were it possible. Even if the departed one was too poor to have made contributions to charity, the soul benefits nonetheless, because it may be assumed that he or she would have been charitable had sufficient means been available. But mere intentions do not suffice; only accomplishment can achieve this purpose. The intention to give and the fulfillment of that intention are both necessary; consequently, the pledges to charity should be redeemed as soon as possible after Yom Kippur.

It is for all these reasons that Yizkor is one of the highlights of the Yom Kippur service. The reason is neither emotional nor sentimental- although it is undeniable that Yizkor touches the most sentimental chords in the human heart - but because of the spiritual benefits it confers, both above and below.

Ashkenazic Jewry's custom of reciting Yizkor on Pesach, Shavuos, and Shemini Atzeres is of a later origin, possibly the time of the Crusades when bloody massacres wiped out many Jewish communities and seriously hurt many others.

It is virtually a universal custom that those whose parents are still living leave the synagogue during Yizkor. This is done to avoid the “evil eye”: i.e., the resentment that might be felt by those without parents toward those whose parents are still living.

Our Synagogue has Memorial Board with plaques recording the Hebrew and English name of the deceased and the Hebrew date of death.

May God remember the soul of my father, my teacher, (name of deceased) son of (name of his father) who has gone on to his world, because, without making a vow, I shall give to charity on his behalf.

As reward for this, may his soul be bound in the Bond of Life, together with the souls of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah; and together with the other righteous men and women in the Garden of Eden.

Now let us respond: Amen.

O God, full of mercy who dwells on high, grant proper rest on the wings of the Divine presence in the lofty levels of the holy and the pure ones, who shine like the glow of the firmament for the soul of (name of deceased) son of (name of his father) who went on to his world, because, without making a vow, I will contribute to charity in remembrance of his soul.

May his resting place be in the Garden of Eden - therefore may the Master of mercy shelter him in the shelter of His wings for eternity; and may He bind his soul in the Bond of Life. Hashem is his heritage, and may he repose in peace on his resting place.

Now let us respond: Amen.

May God remember the soul of my mother, my teacher, (name of deceased) daughter of (name of her father) who has gone on to her world, because, without making a vow, I shall give to charity on her behalf.

As reward for this, may her soul be bound in the Bond of Life, together with the souls of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah; and together with the other righteous men and women in the Garden of Eden.

Now let us respond: Amen.

O God, full of mercy who dwells on high, grant proper rest on the wings of the Divine presence in the lofty levels of the holy and the pure ones, who shine like the glow of the firmament for the soul of (name of deceased) daughter of (name of her father) who went on to her world, because, without making a vow, I will contribute to charity in remembrance of her soul.

May her resting place be in the Garden of Eden - therefore may the Master of mercy shelter her in the shelter of His wings for eternity; and may He bind her soul in the Bond of Life. Hashem is her heritage, and may she repose in peace on her resting place.

Now let us respond: Amen.

May God remember the soul of my grandmother/aunt/sister/daughter/wife (name of deceased) daughter of (name of her father) who has gone on to her world, because, without making a vow, I shall give to charity on her behalf.

As reward for this, may her soul be bound in the Bond of Life, together with the souls of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah; and together with the other righteous women in the Garden of Eden.

Now let us respond: Amen.

O God, full of mercy who dwells on high, grant proper rest on the wings of the Divine presence in the lofty levels of the holy and the pure ones, who shine like the glow of the firmament for the soul of (name(s) of deceased) son of (name of his father) who went on to his (their) world, because, without making a vow, I will contribute to charity in remembrance of his (their) soul.

May his (their) resting place be in the Garden of Eden - therefore may the Master of mercy shelter him (them) in the shelter of His wings for eternity; and may He bind his (their) soul in the Bond of Life. Hashem is his heritage, and may he (they) repose in peace on his (their) resting place.

Now let us respond: Amen.

May God remember the souls of (all my relatives, both on my father’s side and on my mother’s side), the holy and pure ones who were killed, murdered, slaughtered, burned, drowned and strangled for the sanctification of the Name, because, without making a vow, I shall give to charity on their behalf.

As reward for this, may their souls be bound in the Bond of Life, together with the souls of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah; and together with the other righteous men and women in the Garden of Eden.

Now let us respond: Amen. 

May God remember the souls of the communities of the House of Israel in Europe who were set to flames in the years of the Holocaust 5699 – 5705 (1939-1945) - six million men and women, boys and girls, babies, youth and elders, who were killed and exterminated with horrible cruelty, who fell as a result of mass killing in the places where they lived (in cities, towns and villages), or were sent to concentration camps, like sheep to the slaughter, who died horrible deaths and were turned into ashes in the horrible extermination camps of Germany, Poland, Russia and other countries, at the hands of German executioners and their helpers among the other nations who plotted to kill and uproot the Jewish nation, to erase the memory of Judaism and to kill anybody who bore the name of Israel. Without making a vow, I shall give to charity on their behalf. As reward for this, may their souls be bound in the Bond of Life, together with the souls of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah; and together with the other righteous men and women in the Garden of Eden.

Now let us respond: Amen.

O God, full of mercy who dwells on high, grant proper rest on the wings of the Divine Presence in the lofty levels of the holy and the pure ones, who shine like the glow of the firmament for the souls of the holy and pure ones who were killed, murdered, slaughtered, burned, drowned and strangled for the sanctification of the Name through the hands of the German oppressors and their helpers, may their name and memory be obliterated.

Without making a vow, I will contribute to charity in remembrance of the souls of those holy and pure ones. May their resting place be in the Garden of Eden therefore may the Master of mercy shelter them in the shelter of His wings for eternity and may He bind their souls in the Bond of Life. Hashem is their heritage, and may they repose in peace on their resting places.

Now let us respond: Amen.

 
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If you would like to make a donation in memory of a loved one

please use the options below:

(suggested donation is $18 or $36 per name)

   
Make check to Heritage and mail it to
Heritage, 2826 W. Lunt Ave. Chicago IL 60645
Call Heritage office at 773-973-1800
to provide a credit card information
 
 

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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: www.chicagochesedfund.org

Call our main number 847-679-7799
for:

Car donations

General donations

Food Pantry

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

Housewares

Interest-Free Loans  

Furniture

Simcha Link Matchmaking Service www.simchalink.org

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 /www.joblinkchicago.org

Linen (Bed, Bath and Chesed)  

847-675-2154 

Medical Supplies (Routberg Memorial)  

773-761-4624

Bridal Gowns & Headpieces (Ateres Chaya)  

773-267-7174

Bridal Showers (Ginot Shoshana)  

847-982-0562

Centerpieces (Prop-A-Party)  

773-778-7205

Chair & Table Lend (Simcha Lend)  

773-539-5991

Crinoline G'mach  

773-262-0799

Gowns Rentals for Immediate Family (Jane Webster Simcha Boutique)  

773-539-1069

Maternity Gown G'mach  

773-338-6361 

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