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Shabbos Information
This week`s Torah chapter is Korach


Four-minute video from the Shmuz 
Parshas Korach: Questions Have Answers

 

This Friday, June 15 Mincha will be at 7 PM

Candle lighting will be at 8:09 PM

This week`s kiddush is sponsored by the friends of Slava. This week also marks the yahrzeit of the Lubavicher Rebbe, wich will also be celebrated by a lechaim.

Mincha on Shabbos, June 16 will be at 8:00 PM

Shabbos ends at 9:29 PM
Birthdays
Slava Slavsky
June 14
Alyssa Volkov
June 17
Taya Grilli
June 19
Grisha Titievsky
June 20
Igor Donskoy
June 20
Sofia Muchnik
June 21
Yahrzeit
Yeva Bratslavskaya
Yocheved bas Shlomo
June 21
Yakov Stesel
Yakov ben Chaim
June 19
Weekly Parsha
Korach, Dasan and Aviram, and 250 of the leaders of Israel rebel against the authority of Moshe and Aharon. The rebellion results in their being swallowed up by the earth. Many people of the nation resent the death of Korach and his followers, holding Moshe responsible. HaShem`s `anger` is manifested by a plague which besets the nation, and many thousands perish.

Moshe intercedes once again for the people, instructs Aharon to make atonement for them, and the plague is halted. HaShem then commands that a staff inscribed with the name of each Tribe be placed in the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. In the morning, the staff of Levi, bearing Aharon`s name, sprouts, buds, blossoms and yields ripe almonds. This provides Divine confirmation that the Tribe of Levi is selected for the Priesthood, and also verifies Aharon`s position as the Kohen Gadol, the High Priest.

The specific duties of the Levi`im and Kohanim are stated. The Kohanim were not to be landowners, but were to receive their sustenance from the tithes and other mandated gifts brought by the people. Also taught in this week`s Parashah are laws concerning the first fruits, the redemption of the firstborn and other offerings.

Shabbos Halacha

Appetite for Shabbat Dinner

Do not eat a full meal (any bread or a lot of mezonot) after halachic midday on Friday.

REASON In order to have a special appetite for Shabbat dinner.

NOTE You may eat other food after halachic midday on Friday.

Eating from Start of Shabbat until Kiddush

Once Shabbat begins for you—either at sunset or before (such as if you lit Shabbat candles)--you may not eat or drink before hearing kiddush.  

NOTE Women and girls may make kiddush anytime after lighting candles.

Source: practicalhalacha.com

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)