Friday, April 17, 2015

Upcoming Service schedule

Shabbat schedule 2015
May 1
June 5
July 10
Aug. 7
September High Holidays
October 7
November 6
December 4

2016
April 29 Pesah seder different location

Next service May 1 7:30 Erev Shabbat

MAY 1 SERVICE
Monthly (Reform style) Friday Night Shabbat Services,held at
Jewett Park Community Center
836 Jewett Park Drive

2 blocks west of Waukegan, 1 block north of Deerfield Rd
Topic: Shavuot
You shall count for yourselves -- from the day after the Shabbat, from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving -- seven Shabbats, they shall be complete. Until the day after the seventh sabbath you shall count, fifty days... You shall convoke on this very day -- there shall be a holy convocation for yourselves -- you shall do no laborious work; it is an eternal decree in your dwelling places for your generations. -Leviticus 21:15-16, 21
Shavu'ot, the Festival of Weeks, is the second of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Passover andSukkot).
Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and is known as Hag ha-Bikkurim (the Festival of the First Fruits).
Historically, it celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and is also known as Hag Matan Torateinu (the Festival of the Giving of Our Torah).
The period from Passover to Shavu'ot is a time of great anticipation. We count each of the days from the second day of Passover to the day before Shavu'ot, 49 days or 7 full weeks, hence the name of the festival. The counting reminds us of the important connection between Passover and Shavu'ot: Passover freed us physically from bondage, but the giving of the Torah on Shavu'ot redeemed us spiritually from our bondage to idolatry and immorality.
Shavu'ot is also known as Pentecost, because it falls on the 50th day; however, Shavu'ot has no particular similarity to the Christian holiday of Pentecost, which occurs 50 days after their Spring holiday.
It is noteworthy that the holiday is called the time of the giving of the Torah, rather than the time of the receiving of the Torah. The sages point out that we are constantly in the process of receiving the Torah, that we receive it every day, but it was first given at this time. Thus it is the giving, not the receiving, that makes this holiday significant.
Shavu'ot is not tied to a particular calendar date, but to a counting from Passover. Because the length of the months used to be variable, determined by observation and there are two new moons between Passover and Shavu'ot, Shavu'ot could occur on the 5th or 6th of Sivan. However, now that we have a mathematically determined calendar, and the months between Passover and Shavu'ot do not change length on the mathematical calendar, Shavu'ot is always on the 6th of Sivan (the 6th and 7th outside of Israel.
Work is not permitted during Shavu'ot.
It is customary to stay up the entire first night of Shavu'ot and study Torah, then pray as early as possible in the morning.
It is customary to eat a dairy meal at least once during Shavu'ot. There are varying opinions as to why this is done. Some say it is a reminder of the promise regarding the land of Israel, a land flowing with "milk and honey." According to another view, it is because our ancestors had just received the Torah (and the dietary laws therein), and did not have both meat and dairy dishes available. See Separation of Meat and Dairy.
The book of Ruth is read at this time. Again, there are varying reasons given for this custom,
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Shabbat schedule 2015
May 1
June 5
July 10
Aug. 7
September High Holidays
October 7
November 6
December 4

2016
April 29 Pesah seder different location

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pesah seder 2016


Pesah/Passover seder.
at the Continental Restaurant in Buffalo Grove 5:30 PM. on April 29th, 2016 8th night of Passover


Thank you/See you there!

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Want a friendly, warm, welcoming, Jewish fellowship group  who met monthly and High Holidays for services, fellowship,  study and noshing? This membership is not expensive and is compatible with any current membership you have in a synagogue. 
Dues only $149 per adult annually and includes High Holidays.

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Want a friendly, warm, welcoming, Jewish fellowship group who meet monthly and High Holidays for services, study and noshing? The service utilizes the Reform prayer book/siddur. Hope you are interested in trying out this wonderful congregation. We meet in at the Rodeway Inn in Skokie 9333 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie for kabbalat shabbat, study and goodies until 2015,  at which time we switch to Jewett-park-community-center 


Shabbat Schedule
Nov 7
Dec. 5

2015 Schedule

January--9th (2nd Friday)
February---6th
March---6th
April---10th (2nd Friday)
May---1st
June---5th
July---10th (2nd Friday)
August---7th
September  High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah Sept 13 evening 8 PM and then Sept 14 10 AM.  Kol Nidre Sept 22 7:30 PM . Yom Kippur morning Sept. 23 10 AM
October---2nd
November---6th
December---4th

As in past, High Holiday services will be held at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield. 2014/5775
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C. Horwitz

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