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May 2022 | Nissan/Iyar 5782

Dear Members, Friends, and Families of B’nai Shalom: Robin and I are back from Israel and look forward to sharing with you the many exciting, meaningful, and fully enjoyable highlights of our marvelous trip to our promised land. I look forward to continuing sharing...

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April 2022 | Adar II / Nissan 5782

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: Although the joyous and festive holiday of Purim has only just concluded, we nonetheless turn our attention (as always) to the custom-filled and traditionally-rich holiday of Passover immediately. I share the following...

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March 2022 | Adar I / Adar II 5782

Dear B’nai Shalom members, friends, and families: With the holiday of Purim quickly approaching, I shared with you the following points and reminders concerning the holiday which I hope will be helpful to everyone in making the celebration of Purim festive and joyful....

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February 2022 | Shevat / Adar 5782

Dear B’nai Shalom members, friends, and families: Even as we brave the cold temperatures and do our best to tolerate what a typical Chicago winter brings us, we continue to learn, study, and engage ourselves in the pursuit and love of Torah. I share the following...

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January 2022 | Tevet / Shevat 5782

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: Robin and I hope everyone is staying well, healthy and safe. For those who are NOT feeling well or doing as well as they need to be, we wish you a refuah sh’layma – a quick and complete recovery. Throughout the COVID...

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December 2021 | Kislev / Tevet 5782

Dear B’nai Shalom members, friends, and families: Coming up soon on the 10th of Tevet is the Fast of Asarah B'Tevet, one of the lesser-known, less completely understood fast days on our Jewish calendar. As with most of our fast days, the name of the fast: "Asarah...

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November 2021 | Kislev 5782

Dear B'nai Shalom members, families, and friends: I believe it is worth reviewing and examining the single-most recited prayer in our daily liturgy line-up, the prayer by which a prayer service is even defined. I am referring to the Amidah, the “standing prayer.” The...

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October 2021 | Tishrei/Cheshvan 5782

Dear B'nai Shalom members, families, and friends: Having now completed the entire cycle of the "September"-Tishrei holidays, we have the longest "drought" and empty space on our Jewish calendar until the next time we come to a once-a-year holiday celebration....

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September 2021 | Elul 5781/Tishrei 5782

Dear B’nai Shalom Families, Members, and Friends: As you read this month’s bulletin, Jews worldwide are thinking about, and preparing for the upcoming High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This is part and parcel of the substantive and anticipatory getting...

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August 2021 | Av/Elul 5781

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: As you read this month’s bulletin, we may still be in the month of Av but we will be soon preparing to enter the Hebrew month of Elul. Many people may recognize the name “Elul” as the month that precedes Rosh Hashanah...

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The shul office is staffed on Monday, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm; Wednesday, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; and Friday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There is an answering machine available 24/7 so you can leave a voice message or contact us and you will be contacted with answers to your questions and inquiries.

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