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Shabbos Information
This week`s Torah chapter is VeEschonon

This Friday, August 16 Mincha will be at 7:00 PM

Candle lighting will be at 7:30 PM

Kidush is sponsored by Lena and Misha Goizman to thank Hashem for always openly manifesting his kindness to us and in gratitude to our Heritage Village for always having our back!

Mincha on Shabbos, August 17 will be at 7:20 PM

Maariv will be at 8:38 PM

Shabbos ends at 8:48 PM
Weekly Torah

Although Moshe is content that Yehoshua will lead the nation, Moshe now prays to be allowed to enter the Land of Israel in order to fulfil its special mitsvot. However, HaShem refuses his request. Moshe reminds the Beney Yisrael of the gathering at Sinay when they received the Torah -- that they saw no visual representation of the Divine, but only the sound of words. Moshe impresses on the Beney Yisrael that the revelation of Sinay took place to an entire nation, not to a select elite, and that only the Jewish People will ever be able to claim that HaShem spoke to their entire nation. Moshe specifically enjoins the Beney Yisrael to `pass over` the event of the gathering at Sinay to their children throughout all generations. Moshe accurately predicts that after the Beney Yisrael have dwelled in Erets Yisrael they will sin, be exiled from the Land, and be scattered among all the peoples. They will stay few in number but eventually they will return to HaShem. Moshe designates three `cities of refuge` to which a person who kills inadvertently may flee. Moshe repeats the Ten Commandments and then teaches the Shema, the central credo of Judaism - that there is only one G-d. Then Moshe warns the people not to succumb to materialism and forget their purpose as a spiritual nation. The Parashah ends with Moshe exhorting the Beney Yisrael not to intermarry when they enter into Erets Yisrael, as they cannot be a treasured and holy nation if they intermarry and become indistinguishable from the other nations.

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Birthdays
Jennie Berkovich
August 15
Eitan Goizman
August 16
Eliyahu Nachum Vladimirskiy
August 17
Talia Malka Korneyev
August 20
Yosef Maslovsky
August 20
Anniversaries
Yaakov and Inna Obodyanik
August 18
Mordechai and Olga Kilshteyn
August 22
Yahrzeit
Liba Peisin
Liba bas Sheina Leah
August 17
Roman Shlyakhtichman
Yerachmiel ben Nachman
August 20
Shabbos Halacha

Eating Before Havdala - Forgetting Ata Chonantanu

If you forgot to say ata chonantanu after Shabbat (or Jewish festivals), you do not need to repeat the amida. But, if you then ate food before saying havdala, you must repeat the amida including ata chonantanu. 

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Shalva

SHALVA provides the following services to domestic violence victims and their families:

24 hour crisis line

Culturally sensitive individual and group counseling

Legal information & court support

Financial assistance

Rabbinical & community advocacy & training

Information & referrals

Community prevention & educational programs

Mission Statement

SHALVA's mission is to address domestic abuse in Jewish homes and relationships through counseling and education.

Core Values

The following reflect our core values that are the never-changing definition of who we are and what we stand for. They are the underpinnings of our organizational culture.

SHALVA's philosophy and services are rooted in Jewish values.

Maintaining the strictest level of safety and confidentiality

Providing high-quality services in a supportive environment

Being physically and financially accessible to all Jewish abuse victims

Serving all clients with the utmost sensitivity to their religious observance

Helping clients regain their dignity and sense of self

Founded in 1986, SHALVA provides free domestic abuse crisis-counseling for adult women in the Chicago Jewish community.

"We believe that every Jewish woman has the right to be safe in her personal relationship with her partner."

Agency Overview

SHALVA is the oldest independent Jewish domestic abuse agency in the United States and has been instrumental in facilitating national and international dialogues on the specific needs of Jewish families experiencing domestic violence. SHALVA carries out its mission by working to create "a zero tolerance" for domestic abuse in the Jewish community.

SHALVA'S first executive director was Sherry Dimarsky. In 1986, SHALVA's first year of existence, 24 clients were served. Since then, SHALVA has worked with over 4,000 clients from every denomination of Judaism that seek assistance for domestic abuse. Over the years, SHALVA has grown to include free counseling services in the form of crisis-counseling, ongoing individual, support and educational groups.

SHALVA works in partnership with domestic abuse agencies throughout the Chicago metropolitan area to increase awareness around culturally-specific Jewish issues and to serve as a resource specializing in Chicago's Jewish population. SHALVA's community education programs reach more than 3,400 people annually throughout the Jewish community and our newsletter is sent to over 19,500 homes biannually. Since 1986, SHALVA volunteers and staff have educated thousands of individuals about violence in Jewish relationships. SHALVA staff trains Rabbis, police officers, hospital social workers, camp counselors, teachers, friends and family of victims in order to increase education and community awareness about domestic abuse, to inform the public about SHALVA's counseling and education services, and to promote advocacy around the issue of domestic abuse.

 

Contact Us

Tel #: 773-583-HOPE (4673)

Fax #: 847-674-0180

Website: www.shalvaonline.org

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 46375

Chicago, IL 60646-0375

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National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)