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Shabbos Information
This week`s Torah chapter is Matos/Masei

This Friday, July 13 Mincha will be at 8:10 PM

Candle lighting will be at 8:06 PM

Kidush is sponsored by the Birman Family on the occasion of Ilya`s mother`s, Natalya bas Eliezer`s, Yahrzeit.

Mincha on Shabbos, July 14 will be at 7:55 PM

Shabbos ends at 9:26 PM
Parsha in a Nutshell - Matos/Masei

Moses conveys the laws governing the annulment of vows to the heads of the tribes of Israel. War is waged against Midian for their role in plotting the moral destruction of Israel, and the Torah gives a detailed account of the war spoils and how they were allocated amongst the people, the warriors, the Levites and the high priest.

The tribes of Reuben and Gad (later joined by half of the tribe of Manasseh) ask for the lands east of the Jordan as their portion in the Promised Land, these being prime pastureland for their cattle. Moses is initially angered by the request, but subsequently agrees on the condition that they first join, and lead, in Israel’s conquest of the lands west of the Jordan.

The forty-two journeys and encampments of Israel are listed, from the Exodus to their encampment on the plains of Moab across the river from the land of Canaan. The boundaries of the Promised Land are given, and cities of refuge are designated as havens and places of exile for inadvertent murderers. The daughters of Tzelafchad marry within their own tribe of Manasseh, so that the estate which they inherit from their father should not pass to the province of another tribe.

Birthdays
Lena Titievsky
July 16
Alex Volkov
July 18
Ezra Ami Trilisky
July 19
Sarah Raizel Stesel
July 19
Yahrzeit
Raisa Belotserkovskaya
Raisa bas Michail
July 18
Polina Gershengorn
Perel bas Nuchem
July 15
David Yelkonovich
David Velvel ben Yosef Issur
July 19
Shabbos Halacha

Follow Nearest Jewish Community for Non-Setting Sun

If the sun does not set for more than 24 hours, such as north of the Arctic Circle in the summer, follow the nearest Jewish community`s Shabbat starting time.

Starting Shabbat within Shabbat Domain/Techum Shabbat

If an entire community starts Shabbat early, individuals must also start early. If any part of the community starts on time, you may also do so.

Starting Shabbat outside Shabbat Domain/Techum Shabbat

If you are outside techum Shabbat (which may be as little as 0.7 miles, or 1 km, past the last house of an inhabited area—city, village, etc.), you may start Shabbat at sunset even if the nearby community starts early, as long as the rabbi from that community does not have authority over your area.

Source: practicalhalacha.com

Inspirational Quote

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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