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Moriah Happenings
May 31, 2018
17 Sivan 5778
*Join your Moriah Family this Shabbat*

Parashat HaShavua Class is taking place this Shabbat morning at 8:30 am

Mazal Tov to Arieh Lev Robinson who will become a Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat. Mazal Tov to his parents, Randy & Gila Robinson, to his siblings, Jonah, Mira and Leora Robinson, and to his grandparents, Allan & Dian Robinson, David & Joan Marcus.

Mazal Tov to Jeremy Elkins and Hillary Maxwell on Jeremy's auf ruf this Shabbat. To Jeremy's parents, Abby & Gary Elkins, to his grandparents, Sandra & Richard Elkins, to his siblings, Franci & Michael Kind, Molly & Aaron Katz and Adam & Rivki Elkins and to his nieces and nephews, Rivka, Batsheva and Levi Katz and Issac and Nathan Kind and Chana Elkins. To Hillary's parents, Marjorie and Brett Maxwell, to her grandmother, Barbara Schwartz and to her brothers, David and Brian Maxwell.

In June, July and August months, we need to make sure that the morning minyan has enough people. Please try to come to the morning minyan (6:30 am) as often as possible.

*Please respect our observance of Shabbat and refrain from using your phone at any time anywhere in the building. If there is a reason that you must use your phone, we ask that you please leave the building.
Service Times
Shabbat Candle lighting: 8:03 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:30 pm
Shabbat Services: 9:00 am
Minchah: 7:55 pm
Havdalah: 9:03 pm
Monday - Thursday: 6:30 am
Next Friday: 6:30 am and 6:30 pm
This Week's Parasha
Contact Us: (847) 948-5340
Children's Services
Beginning at 10:30 am
Tot Shabbat – Room 118
Mini Minyan (K-2) - Room 129
Junior Congregation (3-6) – Goldstein Beit Midrash
Babysitting – Room 118
Kids’ Games – Room 113
Participate in Services
Lead Ashrei/Shir HaKavod: 
We encourage children under Bar/Bat Mitzvah age who can read Hebrew to contact  Amie Barrish (847) 405-0510 
Haftarah Readers: 
Contact  Dan Shulman 

Torah Reader assigners: (click the name to email): 

June, Betsy Graupe
August,  Alan Sohn
September: Dan Shulman
October, Karen Ebroon
November,  Norm Finkel 
December,  Pam Brill 
January, D avid Ec anow
February, Lisa Weiner 
March,  Marc Botbol
April,  Perry Hoffman
Observing Yahrzeits this week:
June 2: Linda Spring
June 3: Mark Levin
June 5: Lee Cohn, Karen Schur
USY: Mcdusyfest at Great America is this Tuesday June 5th ! Bus will leave from Moriah at 12:30 pm and will return at 8:30 pm. Cost will be $45. Light lunch will be served on the bus. Please RSVP to by this
Monday (June 4). 

ATID & KADIMA will resume in the Fall. Have a great summer.
Click here for the descriptions of all courses

Please RSVP to the shul office if you are planning to attend.

Talmud Study
Mondays, 7:30 pm
Taught by Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Avraham

iEngage: Israel's Milestones & their Meanings, A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture and Study Series
Led by Rabbi Ben Kramer
Monday Evenings, 7:30-9:00 pm, April 9 - June 11

Jewish Theology and the Modern Jew
Tuesdays, 7:30 pm
Taught by Rabbi Ken Berger
Participants are asked to bring a copy of Neil Gillman's Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew.
Facilitated by: Irene Sufrin
Date: June 9 : As Close to Us as Breathing: A Novel by Elizabeth Polliner 
Upcoming Events
Community Events & Programs
Looking for host families for Israeli counselors this summer

We are looking for families near Northbrook or on the North Side of Chicago to open their homes and hearts this summer by hosting Israeli camp staff.
Being a JCC host family is a rewarding and life-changing experience for the entire family.

All our host families and Israeli camp staff have something in common – the desire to share new ideas and experiences. Our Israeli staff are eager to experience our culture as Americans and Jews while host families develop a deeper connection to Israel and, maybe, even learn a little Hebrew without ever leaving home. Summer after summer, hosts tell me that their Israeli guest has become like a member of the family, and our Israeli camp staff feel that home hospitality was a highlight of working at camp.

Every hosting arrangement is different, but all host families are responsible for providing a separate bedroom, daily meals with the family, some local transportation and open communication, lots of encouragement and advice. JCC Chicago provides full medical and accident insurance and staff provide their own spending money for expenses incurred outside of the home.

To learn more about this mutually beneficial opportunity, contact Emily Gottlieb, Regional Vice President, at 847.763.3543 or
Visit to learn about CJE SeniorLife's comprehensive network of programs/services for older adults and their families.
"The Hearing Loop"
Moriah has a loop system available for individuals using hearing aids, to improve communication access for our members and guests with hearing loss. To access this system, tell your audiologist or hearing instrument specialist that your synagogue is "looped" and ask if there is a t-coil in your hearing aid(s). Then make an appointment to have it activated. If your hearing aids do not have a t-coil, talk with him/her about alternate ways of accessing the loop. 
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