Friday, May 1, 2020
A Pre-Shabbat D'var Torah from Rabbi Wolkenfeld
View the video and source sheet on Sefaria or YouTube .
The Jack Strulowitz Lakefront Eruv is up!
To stay updated on the status of the Eruv, visit our Twitter or Facebook pages. May our Eruv join us all together for a Shabbat filled with peace and unity.
Shabbat Schedule & Page Numbers
Friday Candle Lighting: 7:32 PM
Saturday Havdalah: 8:33 PM

Recite Evening Sh’ma: May 1, after 8:35 PM
Latest time to recite Morning Sh’ma: May 2, 9:16 AM

Readings for Shabbat Parshat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim:
Leviticus 16:1-18:30
Hertz: Page 480
Kaplan: Page 584
Stone: Page 636
JPS Commentators: Page 117
Amos 9:7-15
Hertz: Page 494
Kaplan: Page 1164
Stone: Page 1173
In Honor
Happy Birthday to Dr. Arnold Clevs and the Boys from Kovno! Your strength, courage, spirit, and incomparable love for Am Yisrael inspire us daily. We look forward to celebrating many more May 5th birthdays with you here and in Israel.

Rabbi Paul & Linda Saiger in honor of Arnold Clevs - It is with hearts full of love and with our deepest appreciation that we send you Birthday wishes on your "chosen" Birthday.

Avi & Shaina Herring in memory of Sheldon Sharfman, Shlomo Mordechai ben Yitzchak, a"h
Upcoming ASBI Online Events
New online events are being added every week! Check our events page for more details about upcoming events.
Tonight at 5:30 PM

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Shabbat comes in at 7:32 PM - there will be time to light candles and accept Shabbat after the Zoom service.

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Tomorrow Night, 8:45 PM

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This Sunday, May 3, 11:15 AM

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This Monday, May 4, 6:00 PM

We know you don't have much reason to get out of your sweatpants these days. So it's time to break out your fanciest look (above waist, that is - we're not monsters) and get ready for a classy virtual evening with all your (virtual) YP friends! We'll spice things up with a special drinks demonstration from our very own certified bartender, Karli Salinger!

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This Wednesday, May 6, 5:30 PM

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This Thursday, May 7, 3:00 PM

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Parshat Emor, May 8 - 9

Support Medical Providers in the ASBI community as they work tirelessly to help those in need. To recognize their tremendous contributions and support them during this challenging time, ASBI is designating Parshat Emor (May 8 - 9) as Medical Provider Appreciation Shabbat. The Chesed committee will arrange to send Shabbat dinner and a thank you note to any shul members who fall into this category.

To support this effort with a contribution, please click here.
Monday - Friday at 7:30 AM | Sundays at 8:30 AM

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Monday - Friday at 6:15 AM | Sundays at 7:15 AM

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Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Scholarship
The Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Scholarship is available to ASBI full members in good standing for financial assistance towards Jewish day school, as well as Jewish learning programs for adults and children. Learn more and apply at

All inquiries are kept private and should be made to the Marovitz Fund Administrator, Sarah Friedman, at

Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel is indebted to Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, a”h, for his generosity to the synagogue and to the Marovitz Scholarship Fund.
ASBI Small Business Task Force
Have a business and looking for ways to be successful through this crisis? Wondering what to do with employees, whether to take loans on, remote working best practices and how to explore alternate revenue models?

A number of people from our community have come forward to offer consulting services to serve as a soundboard for making tough decision with ASBI businesses owners. We can help come up with scenarios, crunch numbers, share what that means for your business, and what you can do to adapt.

If you'd like to engage with us, or volunteer as a consultant, please email

The inspiration for this initiative came from this shiur by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
Tacos Gingi Cinco de Mayo Lakeview Delivery
Place your order by this Sunday, May 3!
Shalom Lakeview Amigos! Tacos Gingi is coming to you for a special cinco de Mayo Taco Tuesday.

Place your orders via phone (847-983-0648) or web ( by this Sunday, May 3, for FREE DELIVERY on Tuesday, May 5, at 5:00 PM.

We'll have a truck at the Florence G. Heller JCC (524 W. Melrose) for pick up of pre-placed orders. Please follow the COVID-19 regulations when you pick up your order: wear gloves and mask and maintain a 6-foot distance from other customers.
ASBI's YouTube Channel
Did you miss one of our recent online events? Catch up on our YouTube page, which has videos of Rabbi Levi Cooper's shiur, Rabbi Wolkenfeld's "Halakhah of Coronavirus Part I", and more!
Since we can't distribute printed copies, please enjoy the following digests online instead: