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Shabbos Information
This week`s Torah chapter is Tzav

This Friday, March 22 Mincha will be at 6:50 PM

Candle lighting will be at 6:46 PM

Kidush is sponsored by Igor and Alla Stavnitser on the occasion of Shaina`s Batmitzvah!

Mincha on Shabbos, March 23 will be at 6:35 PM

Maariv will be at 7:57 PM

Shabbos ends at 8:07 PM
Weekly Torah

The Torah addresses Aharon and his sons to teach them additional laws that relate to their service. The ashes of the `Korban Olah` -- the korban burnt on the Altar throughout the night -- are to be removed from the area by the Kohen after he takes off his special linen clothing. The Olah is brought by someone who forgot to perform a positive commandment of the Torah. The Kohen retains the skin. The fire on the Altar must be kept constantly blazing. The `Korban Minchah` is a meal offering that is made from flour, oil and spices. A handful of it is burned on the Altar, and a Kohen eats the remainder before it becomes leaven. The Parashah describes the special korbanot offered by the Kohen Gadol each day, and by Aharon`s sons and future descendants on the day of their inauguration.

The `Chatat,` the korban brought after an accidental transgression, is described, as are the laws for the slaughtering and sprinkling the blood of the `Asham,` the `guilt-korban` for certain transgressions. The details for the `Shlamim,` various types of peace korbanot, are described, including the prohibition against leaving the remains of the `Todah,` the thanksgiving korban, uneaten until the morning. All sacrifices must be burned after they may no longer be eaten. No sacrifice may be eaten if it was slaughtered with the intention of eating it too late.

Once they have become tame (ritually impure) korbanot may not be eaten and they should be burned. One may not eat a korban when he is ritually impure. Blood and Chelev, forbidden fats of animals, are prohibited to eat. Aharon and his sons are granted the breast and shank of every `Korban Shlamim`. The inauguration ceremony for Aharon, his sons, the Mishkan and all of its vessels is detailed.

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Birthdays
Binyomin Shmuel Stavnitser
March 22
Baila Sarah Khvilovsky
March 23
Levi Yitzhok Gutkin
March 23
Avraham Berkovich
March 25
Yakov Yosef Gutkin
March 27
Yaakov Turetsky
March 29
Anniversaries
Menachem and Valeri Stavnitser
March 24
Igor and Innessa Donskoy
March 25
Yahrzeit
Moshe Kelrikh
Moshe ben Dovid
March 25
Shabbos Halacha

Why Dip Challa in Salt?

Before eating bread (at any time, not just on Shabbat or Jewish festivals), dip the bread in some salt.

REASON #1 Salt makes the bread taste better and it is more prestigious for blessing.

REASON #2 Salting the bread makes it like a sacrifice (which had salt added to it).

NOTE You may sprinkle salt on the bread, but kabbala recommends dipping.

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Please don`t forget to pay for Purim Party:

Adult , children 8 and up .

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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)