Friday, April 24, 2020
We have a lot to share with you this week!
Please scroll down for information about new opportunities to give and receive support in our community, new upcoming events, food delivery and pick-up options, Shabbat Tefillah at home guide, and more!
A Pre-Shabbat Message from Rabbi Wolkenfeld
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 & Tefillah
Friday Candle Lighting: 7:24 PM
Saturday Havdalah: 8:26 PM

Recite Evening Sh’ma: April 24, after 8:27 PM
Latest time to recite Morning Sh’ma: April 25, 9:21 AM

Everyone should remember to include Rosh Chodesh insertions into their Tefillah including Hallel, Barchi Nafshi, and the special Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Musaf. View our Guide to Tefillah at Home for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh .

Readings for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh, Parshat Tazria Metzora:
Leviticus 12:1-13:59
Hertz: Page 460
Kaplan: Page 556
Stone: Page 608
JPS Commentators: Page 84
Numbers 28:9-15
Hertz: Page 695
Kaplan: Page 814
Stone: Page 890
JPS Commentators: Page 211
Isaiah 66:1-24
Hertz: Page 944
Kaplan: Page 1266
Stone: Page 1208
ASBI Email Scam Notice
PLEASE NOTE: An email claiming to be from Rabbi Wolkenfeld asking for assistance was sent out earlier today. If you received this email, please disregard it. Rabbi Wolkenfeld will never solicit the purchase of gift cards over email.

Email and phone scams have been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, so please be extra vigilant and always check the sender address carefully and don't click on any suspicious links.
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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EREV SHABBAT L'CHAIM (Tonight at 6:35 PM) &
KABBALAT SHABBAT (Tonight at 6:50 PM)
Shabbat comes in at 7:24 PM - there will be time to light candles and accept Shabbat after the Zoom service.

To join by phone, dial 312-626-6799
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This Saturday, April 25, 8:40 PM

To join by phone, dial 312-626-6799
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A Tel Aviv Tish after the Establishment of the State
This Sunday, April 26, 1:30 PM

Join us for a Yom HaAtzmaut shiur, in partnership with Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi.

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This Sunday, April 26, 7:00 PM

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This Monday, April 27 & Monday, May 18, at 7:30 PM

To join by phone, dial 312-626-6799
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Begins THIS MONDAY, April 27, at 8:30 PM

To join by phone, dial 312-626-6799
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This Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 PM

To join by phone, dial 312-626-6799
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This Wednesday, April 29, 5:30 PM

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This Thursday, April 30, 2:30 PM

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Monday - Friday at 7:30 AM | Sundays at 8:30 AM

To join by phone, dial 312-626-6799
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Monday - Friday at 6:15 AM | Sundays at 7:15 AM

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Mizrahi Comes to Lakeview!
Place an order this week for delivery on Thursday, April 30.
Support one of Anshe Sholom's favorite caterers and enjoy Mizrahi for Thursday Dinner (and maybe for Shabbat as well)!

Organized by the YP Committee but open to the whole Lakeview Community. Mizrahi is bringing us their delicious food to Lakeview and delivering to our homes Thursday evening April 30th for just an extra $5 per household.

Since they are coming all the way from Northbrook, this can only work if we have a minimum of 15 orders and the orders are $25 minimum. Just call Mizrahi (847-831-1400), tell them you are part of the Lakeview order for Thursday April 30th, place your order, and pay over the phone. Orders must be placed by 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 30th.

We miss you a lot but hopefully the taste of Mizrahi will remind you of the delicious YP Shabbat Dinners that we can't wait to have with you (when it's safe!).
Medical Provider Appreciation Shabbat
Parshat Emor, May 8 - 9
Medical professionals of all kinds are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, 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.

  • If you or someone in your family is an ASBI Member and medical professional, and would like to be recognized and supported, please click here to add your name.

  • To help the Chessed Committee in this and other chesed initiatives, please click here to join the Chesed Committee WhatsApp group.
Financial Assistance Fund
ASBI is launching a Financial Assistance Fund to provide short-term financial assistance ASBI members who have suffered the loss of a job or income in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. Please look for a forthcoming email from the shul for information about how to request this support. All donations made to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund will be dedicated to supporting our community in this way. Donations can be made at
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.
Stories from the Past, Stories for the Future
If you missed our Yom HaShoah commemoration this week, you can watch a recording on our YouTube channel.
The Straw Hat
Tazria-Metzora 5780: Tumah Happens
Listen to this week's episode of The Straw Hat for a discussion of this week's Parsha with Rabbi Wolkenfeld and Rabbanit Sarna. They also share some suggestions on how to make Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut meaningful at home.
New episodes are released every other Wednesday. Listen and subscribe to The Straw Hat at or find it on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , Stitcher , and more!

Jacob Leven

In Honor
Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot in honor of Rabbanit Leah Sarna

In Memory
Richard & Roxie Goldberg in memory of Richard's grandfather, HaRav Menachem Mendel Goodman Zecher Tzadik Livracha, a”h, of Congregation Anshe Motele, on his 21st yahrtzeit.
Wendy & Scott Newberger in memory of Dovid Berg, a”h
Yiftach & Marget Ofek in memory of Arnold Watts, a”h, who loved Pesach
Peter Vays & Ms Inna Tsimerman in memory of their beloved great grandparents, Sonia & Zyama Rapoport, a”h

Sheldon Bierman and Carole Huberman

A Note from the Clevs Family
We wanted to thank the entire ASBI community for their outpouring of love and support in response to the loss of our beloved mother, Batia Clevs. We know that her neshama is looking down on us and graciously thanking every single one of you. Batia loved her community and her Jewish people, we are deeply touched by everything everyone has done. We do hope that her memory will live on in every single one of you and that you’ll never forget her warm hugs and kisses. We wish everyone health during this difficult time.
Since we can't distribute printed copies, please enjoy the following digests online instead:

Support Local Kosher Restaurants & Caterers!

Please follow Milt's Facebook page for the most up-to-date changes and offers.
You can now place an order online or over the phone and pick up your order in store - completely contactless! Only one customer allowed in at a time.
Daily dinner deliveries to the North are available for a $10 fee - place your order by 2 PM. Call 773-857-1440 to take advantage of this delivery service!

Tailgators is offering a daily lunch and dinner menu with curbside pick-up or delivery (for a nominal $ 5.00 fee), Monday through Friday, as well as 3 options for Shabbos in a Box, with curbside pick-up or delivery.

To learn more or place an order, call 224-534-7787.

Zelda's is offering drive-up pick up or $15 Lakeview delivery.

Call 847-674-0033 to learn more or place an order.