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THE BETH HAMEDROSH HAGODOL

KESSER MAARIV ANSHE LUKNIK NEWSLETTER


SHEVAT / ADAR / NISSAN 5775
FEBRUARY / MARCH / APRIL 2015
UPCOMING EVENTS & DATES TO REMEMBER

Etty Rubinow Tree of Life Sale


During the month of Shevat (through Thursday,
February 19th), all Leaves, Acorns and Foundation
Stones are 10% off on our Etty Rubinow Tree of
Life. You can download the form online at
http://kessermaariv.org/tree%20of%20life.html .
ARK Food and Toiletry Drive
Our annual ARK Food and Toiletry Drive is now
underway. Non-Perishable Kosher Food Items
Needed: Canned vegetables & fruits, canned and
boxed meals (i.e., soup, macaroni & cheese), canned
or dried beans and peas, pasta, rice, low sugar
cereals, peanut butter, jelly/jam; condiments (i.e.,
ketchup, mustard); baby formula & baby foods;
cake, cookie, pastry mixes; instant mixes like
potatoes, gravies and sauces; canned tuna and
salmon; Toiletries Needed: Shampoo, conditioner,
body wash, hand soap, deodorant, plastic bags,
diapers, baby products, toothbrushes, toothpaste,
floss.
Please drop off food donations in the blue bin
located in the shul lobby. If you want your items
picked up, call Larry Weinger at (847) 677-2198. We
will be collecting donations until Purim.
Serve Dinner at Caf ARK
Volunteers are needed to serve dinner at Caf ARK
on Wednesdays February 11th and April 29th. Please
call Cookie Goldrich at (847) 673-8149 to sign up.
Card Standings
Card Standings renewals are due! To have your
name included when we send out a card for an
occasion, please contact the office. Thanks to the
new families who have joined the standings.
Beautiful All Occasion Cards are available for
purchase from the office for $1.50 each or 13 cards
for $18.
Talmud Class on Wednesday Night
Rabbi Benzie's Wednesday Night Shiur is nearing
the end of the first chapter of Gemara Brachos! Shiur
meets Wednesday after Maariv, at about 7:15 pm
and is open to men and women of all levels.
Parsha Podcasts
Rabbi Louis Lazovsky's morning Vort on the Parsha
are now available as podcasts online at
KMvort.podomatic.com (a link is on our homepage,

www.KesserMaariv.org

www.KesserMaariv.org). On the right side of the


Podomatic page you can subscribe via iTunes.
Purim
The Fast of Esther will take place on Wednesday,
March 4. The fast begins at 4:52 am, and ends at
6:09 pm.
We read the Megillah on Wednesday evening
March 4th. We begin Mincha (with Torah reading
for the fast day) at 5:20 pm and will read Megillah at
6:30 pm. On Purim morning, Thursday, March 5,
we will daven Shacharit at 5:50am and read
Megillah at about 6:20 am. Last Chance Megillah
reading will be at 4:15 pm, Mincha at 4:45 pm and
the shuls Purim Seudah (reservations required) will
be at 5:00 pm featuring magical entertainment. See
the enclosed flyer for details on the Purim Seudah
and Last Chance Megillah Reading.
Weekday Minyanim
Weekday Shacharit is at 6:00 am. With Daylight
Savings Time beginning on March 8, we will have to
start Shacharit a few minutes after 6:00 that week.
Sunday, Mincha-Maariv 10 minutes before sunset.
MondayThursday, Maariv only at 7:00 pm. We
hope to resume Daily Mincha-Maariv in mid-March.
Yom Hashoah
Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day, this year
corresponding to Thursday, April 16, is the day that we
remember and pay tribute to those sacred Kedoshim who
went to their eternal rest sanctifying the name of the
Almighty in the ultimate act of Kiddush Hashem. May
their memory forever be a blessing. Hashem Yikom
Damam.
Yom Haatzmaut - Israel Independence Day
This year, Yom Haatzmaut, 5 Iyar, falls on Friday, April
24th. In Israel they will observe it on Thursday April 23rd.
Please show the world our love for Eretz Yisrael, the
place where the Divine presence rests. The JUFs Israel
Solidarity featuring the Walk with Israel will take place
on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Ravinia from 12 noon-4:00
pm.
Stop By the Shul to...

Pick up a Kesser Maariv Pushke (Tzedaka Box).

Borrow books from our Lending Library,


located on the south side of the Social Hall (for
members only).

Borrow Shiurim from the Tape Lending


Library

E-mail List
We occasionally send e-mails with important
information. To receive our emails, please send an
e-mail to bhhkmal@yahoo.com indicating that you
wish to be placed on the e-mail list. We are happy to
have more than one e-mail address per family.
Rent the Shul for Your Simcha
For information regarding renting the Social Hall for
your event, please call Ben Zion Lazovsky at the
Shul office at (847) 679-9800. Also, book you
childs Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Shul calendar!
Contact Judy Whisler at j5awhisler@aol.com
Misheberach List
If you have names for a misheberach, please send
them to the shul office or e-mail to
bhhkmal@yahoo.com.

Congregation B.H.H. Kesser Maariv A.L.


4341 W. Golf
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 679-9800
fax (847) 679-5041
e-mail: bhhkmal@yahoo.com
www.KesserMaariv.org
Rabbi Louis A. Lazovsky
Steven D. Goldrich, President
Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky, Associate Rabbi
Nasrin Kheradyar, Saretta Lazovsky & Sandy
Miretzky, Co-Presidents,
Adele Goldblum Womens Council
Committee Contact Information:
Bricks

Saretta Lazovsky
(847) 676-0556 or lazovsky@juno.com

Chesed Fund Anne Elovic

(847) 673-2904

Donate Books & Siddurim


Office
(847) 679-9800 or bhhkmal@yahoo.com
Endowment

Rabbi Lazovsky (847) 676-0556

Happy Day Cards Wendy Hartz (708) 205-5109


Kiddush & Seudat Shlisheet Judy Whisler
(847) 677-2281 or j5awhisler@aol.com
Membership

Judy Whisler

Social Hall Rental


Tree of Life
Yahrzeit Plaques

(847) 677-2281

Office
bhhkmal@yahoo.com
(847) 679-9800

PAST EVENTS
Melave Malka & Scholar-in-Residence with Rabbi
Avishai David. At the Melave Malka, Rabbi David
spoke on Fundamentalism in the Middle East and its
Affect on the Religious Community. Thanks to Rabbi
Eli Lazovsky for chairing the weekends festivities.
Our annual Oneg Shabbat was held at the home of Jeff
& Eleanor Greenspan. The capacity crowd heard a very
interesting presentation by Jeff on Public vs. Private
Education.
Kumzits Concert Thanks to Asaf Erez of Od Yishama
Orchestra of Seattle, and to Rabbi Gershon Meisel, for
leading the Kumzits.
Send-A-Kid-to-Israel We had another strong
enrollment in SKIP, which allows parents to contribute
money annually in partnership with the synagogue and
the Jewish Federation for an Israel experience for their
children.
Chanakuah Visitations at Skokie Hospital Thanks to
Bonnie Hernandez, Natalie Meerovich, Eleanor
Greenspan, Floyd Ruben and Rebbetzin Saretta Lazovsky
for visiting patients.
Adele Goldblum Womens Council
Upcoming Event a Parsha Class with Sarah Kramer
will be held on Monday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm at the
Shul. Small donation requested.

Past Events
Classes with Sarah Kramer on Parsha were held.
The Membership Event was held at Hamachi Sushi.
Thanks to Susan Goldrich, Nasrin Kheradyar &
Jafet, and Sandy Miretzky for their help.
Dr. Steve Steinberg spoke on Wonder of Wonder,
Miracle of Miracles - What is a Miracle? Thanks to
Bonnie & Rick Hernandez for hosting the class in
their home.
Thanks to Julie Rosenheim for leading a discussion
and mini session on Yoga for a Quiet Mind.

GOOD & WELFARE


Mazel Tov to Mila & Jeff Zaretsky on the
engagement of their daughter Batya Ashley Keren to
Shay Savy...Dr. Dinora Ingberman on the birth of a
grandson to Gabe & Chani Volobov; and on her
marriage to Dr. Larry Biel...Dr. Joel Feder and Sally
Velik on their marriage...Sanford & Shelley
Schwartz on the birth of a great-granddaugher, Yael
Chava, and on the Bat Mitzvah of their
granddaughter in Israel...Gilda Allswang on the
engagement of her grandson Yoni Allswang in
Jerusalem...Ann Lavon and Aron Lavon on the birth
of a granddaughter, Esther, in Israel...Aron and
Elisheva Lavon on their marriage...Rabbi Ben Zion
Lazovsky on his engagement to Channah Solomon,

and to his parents Rabbi Louis & Saretta Lazovsky


& grandmother Gilda Allswang...Pauline Richter on
the engagement of her granddaughter Tehila to Ben
Lowenstein in Israel...Gilda Allswang on the
engagement of her granddaughter Dina Allswang in
Jerusalem....
Welcome to Skokie: Sam and Janice Handelman and
Eron and Beth Nygart
Condolences to: Jeff Whisler on the passing of his
mother, Roz Whisler...Irwin, Melissa, Shellie &
Jared Kerzner on the passing of their wife and
mother, Idelle Kerzner. May you know of no more
sorrow.
Thank you to our recent Kiddush Sponsors: Rabbi
Neil & Debbie Brill, Howard & Barbara Pomper, Dr.
Joel Feder, Sally Aaron, Dr. Dinora Ingberman,
Sanford & Shelley Schwartz, Bob & Sheryl
Greenstein, Steve & Susan Goldrich, Mila & Jeff
Zaretsky, Bonnie & Rick Hernandez, Leonard &
Marlyn Fensterheim, Moysha Kipnis, and
anonymous sponsors.
Thank you to our recent Seudat Shlisheet Sponsors:
Gilda Allswang, Rabbi Benzie Lazovsky, Jeff &
Judy Whisler, The Lazovsky Family, Howard &
Barbara Pomper, Sandy & Marty Miretzky, Moysha
Kipnis, Kyle & Daria Newfeld, and anonymous
sponsors.
To sponsor a Kiddush or Seudat Shlisheet, please
contact the office, or Judy Whisler at
j5awhisler@aol.com.
DVAR TORAH
Tu BShevat - Wednesday March 4th. The Jewish New
Year of Trees has Halachik significance in the Land of
Israel, where the Year determines which tithes are
separated. This year it is especially important because
any fruits that develop between this Tu BShevat and
next have the special sanctity of Shmitta (the Sabbatical
year). Outside Israel, we emphasize our bonds to Israel
on Tu BShevat. Tu BShevat is nowadays also
celebrated as Jewish Arbor Day with large-scale
plantings in Israel.

The Four Parshiot - Before Rosh Chodesh Adar we


begin a series of four special Torah readings and
haftarot. Parshat Shekalim is on Shabbat, February
14. It commemorates the annual required donation of
a one-half shekel coin that every Jew made to
maintain the Temple, to purchase the daily sacrifices
and to conduct a census of the Jewish people.
Parshat Zachor, Shabbat, February 28, is always
read on the Shabbat before Purim. All of us, even
children, are obligated to hear every word of the
special maftir of Parshat Zachor. In the special
reading, we learn about our obligation to destroy

Amalek, which is also one of the major themes in the


Book of Esther. Haman is associated with Amalek,
the grandson of Esav, who was even worse than
Haman in that he represented total and absolute evil.
The Jewish people have been commanded to wage a
never-ending battle against evil. This special
Shabbat reminds us how and why.
Parshat Parah - Shabbat, March 14. In the time of
the Temple, everyone had to eat from the Paschal
Lamb (korban Pesach) on Passover. We read about
the Parah Adumah to remind everyone to ritually
purify themselves with the ashes of the Red Heifer
(Parah Adumah) to be able to eat the sacrifice. This
reading, like that of Parshat Zachor, should be heard
by everyone, even children.
Shabbat, March 21 is Parshat Hachodesh. The
additional reading discusses laws pertaining to the
Passover sacrifice and the importance of time, which
is the defining characteristic of the Jewish people.
The Almighty promised that the Jewish empire will
be one over time, as our sages expressed: The
nations of the world are like the sun and the Jewish
nation is like the moon; despite waning, always
regenerating.
Fast of Esther (Wednesday March 4) The day
before Purim is a fast day, commemorating the
gathering of the Jewish people for prayer before they
defended themselves against their attackers.
Purim (Wednesday March 4 & Thursday March 5)
As Megillat Esther teaches, Jews were hated
in every one of the 127 countries known in the
ancient world. Haman, a former stable worker who
was originally a slave to Mordechai, became the
richest man in the world. He bribed Achashverosh,
King of Persia and emperor of the ancient world, for
permission to annihilate the Jews. Unlike our
enemies during the time of Chanukah, who would
have permitted our survival had we converted,
Haman desired the extermination of every Jew.
Once permission was granted, Haman drew lots, or
Purim, to select the day to implement the final
solution. Queen Esther prayed and fasted for three
days prior to her request of King Achashverosh that
the Jews should not be killed. The original fast
began the night of the first Passover seder. Esther
was only partially successful in that three-day fast; it
led the King to issue a proclamation permitting the
Jews to protect themselves, but the Kings original
order for the extermination of the Jews was not
rescinded. As a result, we prepared for a defensive
war on Purim. As during all times of danger, we did
teshuva, prayed and fasted for Hashems help. This

Likutei Pshatim (and similar


publications) may be doublebagged and placed with the
regular garbage pickup.
Selected Laws for Passover
5775
by Rabbi Louis Lazovsky
Preparing for Passover is always
difficult. I will attempt to briefly
cover 6 areas but urge you to
either review the laws from the
original source materials, attend
any of the many classes being
offered by competent rabbinic
authorities, including at Kesser Maariv, or call me with
any questions.
1) We Search for Chametz on Thursday night, April 2
after sundown. We follow all of the procedures and
customs including reciting the blessing as well as Kol
Chamira (renunciation of ownership) upon conclusion of
the search;
2) The Fast of the First Born is on Friday morning April
3. Fathers fast for their first born son under Bar Mitzvah.
A Siyum can be attended if fasting is difficult. Our shul
will hold a siyum on Monday morning after our 6:00 am
minyan;
3) We Burn Chametz on Friday morning April 3.
Burning of the Chametz will be available that day, from
8:00 am until 11:30 am, location TBA We perform Bitul
Chametz and recite the Kol Chamira at this time;
4) The Prohibition of Eating Chametz begins at 10:22 am
on Friday morning, April 3;
5) The Seder - We cannot begin the seder until after
nightfall. In each and every generation we must feel as if
we are re-experiencing the exodus from Egypt.
Accordingly, we must delve into the Haggadah to
remember the suffering of our ancestors and to learn of
the greatness of Hashem. We must involve our children
in this process and realize that each part of the Passover
Seder has great meaning and significance. In addition to
reciting the Hagaddah, special mitzvot of the night
include drinking four cups of wine or grape juice, eating
Matza, and eating Maror. We must eat the Afikomen by
12:53 am both nights;
6) Second Seder - We cannot begin to make preparations
or begin the second seder until after candle lighting on
Saturday evening April 4, which is not before 8:03 pm.
Please call me at home (847) 676-0556 or at the
synagogue (847) 679-9800 if you have any questions
about these or other issues, including how to kasher
appliances and utensils for Pesach (Contact the office for
a copy of Rabbi Ben Zions shiur on this topic, or go to
KMvort.podomatic.com). A Chag Kasher V'samayach,
and on this Pesach, may we merit the ultimate
redemption.

PASSOVER DATES TO REMEMBER


Shabbat Hagodol Drasha
Shabbat Afternoon March 28 at 5:10 pm
Search for Chametz - Bedikat Chametz
Thursday night, April 2
Fast of the First Born-Taanit Bechorim (Siyum after minyan)
Friday, April 3
Prohibition of eating Chametz begins at 10:22 am
Friday, April 3
Burning of Chametz before 11:38 am
Friday, April 3
Sedarim
Friday evening, April 3& Saturday evening April 4
Eat the Afikomen no later than 12:53 am
April 3 & April 4
First two days of Yom Tov
Shabbat April 4 & Sunday April 5
Chol Hamoed (Intermediate Days)
Sunday April 5-Thursday April 9
Last Days of Yom Tov
Thursday evening April 9 - Saturday evening April 11

second fast, a communal fast, was held the day


before Purim and eventually became known as
Taanit Esther to commemorate Hashems answering
the prayers of Esther and Am Yisrael.
Four Mitzvot were ordained especially for
Purim. They are: 1) Reading or listening to the
reading of the Megillah at night and on the day of
Purim to remind ourselves of the hidden but everpresent hand of the Almighty; 2) Mishloach Manot,
or giving at least two gifts of food to at least one
person; 3) Matanot Le'evyonim giving two gifts of
charity to at least two poor people; and finally, 4)
Purim Seuda, or eating the festive Purim feast where
we break bread together with family, friends and
strangers on Purim day. These mitzvot help promote
fellowship and love among Jews and are as valid
now as they were then.
MAOT CHITTIM
Passover is a time of the year when we remember those
who are not as fortunate as others. The "Shulchan Aruch
- Code of the Jewish Law" reminds us of our obligation
to help all Jews celebrate Passover, our festival of
freedom. Please give generously to those in need so that
they too can have Matzos, Wine, Maror and all other
basic Passover needs. The Shul distributes Maot
Chittim to people who need it. Donations may be sent to
the office or given to Rabbis Louis, Ben Zion or Eli, and
they will be distributed.
"Kol Dichfien Yasay V'yaichal - Whoever is needy, let
them come and celebrate Passover with us."
Haggadah
Dont miss Rabbi Moshe Soloveichiks
Haggadah Shiur. Time and Date TBA.

PRE-PASSOVER PREPARATIONS
As we go to press, dates, times and details for the cRc
Pesach Fair, Hagalas Kaylim (Purification of Vessels
for Passover) and Proper Disposal of Shamos have
not been set yet. We will announce them as they
become available.
Shamos should not be brought to Kesser Maariv. Note:

Shabbat Hagodol - March 28 is Shabbat Hagodol. It

always takes place the Shabbat before Passover. The


message of this Shabbat is the maturity of the Jewish
people in their slaughtering a sheep, the primary
Egyptian deity, as the Korban Pesach, which led to their
deliverance.
The Omer, or period of counting 49 days between
Passover and Shavuot, is a solemn period when twenty
four thousand students of Rabbi Akiva, all rabbis and
leaders of Israel, passed away. We being counting
(Sfira) the night of April 4th. One should count after
sunset. If one forgot to count at night, count the next day
without reciting the blessing. If one forgot the entire day,
the blessing may not be recited for the rest of the Omer,
even if one counts at night. During this time we refrain
from celebrating weddings, having haircuts, purchasing
new clothing and hearing live music. On the 33rd day of
the counting, known as Lag BOmer, this year
corresponding to Thursday, May 7, the students did not
die. As a result, it is a day of joy and celebration.
Marriages, which are ordinarily prohibited during the
sefira period, are permitted on Lag BOmer, and field
trips and outings take place. In Israel, the day is marked
by the bonfires and pilgrimages are made to the grave of
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, whose Yahrzeit is on Lag
BOmer. Shavuot begins on Saturday evening May 23
and ends on Monday evening May 25.

Brief Laws of Kashering Your Kitchen for Pesach


by Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky
Kashering your kitchen for Pesach is never easy. Below
are some main points on Kashering. Please ask any
Rabbi
Lazovsky for more details or even to see if your situation
differs from what is listed below. We are always happy
to help people understand what they need to do to Kasher
their kitchen.
Ovens: Run a self clean with the oven racks inside. If it
is not self-clean it is Kasherable, but ask me for
instructions.
Rangetops Gas: Burners should be on for one hour with
the grates in their normal position. The grates must also
be covered with foil. Electric ranges need to be red-hot
for at least 45 minutes. Often you must but a brick on the
burner for it to turn red-hot. Glass top ranges have
slightly different details; please ask me.
Dishwashers: Most dishwashers may not be kashered for
Pesach.
Sinks: Stainless steel sinks may be kashered with hagala
(pouring scalding water on them). Sinks must be clean
and with no rust spots. Boil water in a container until
there is a rolling boil, and carefully pour the water on all
parts of the sink and faucet. Cast-iron sinks cannot be
kashered. Still, one must pour boiling water on the castiron sink as described above, and additionally one must
cover the surface of the sink. One possibility is to buy a
dishpan that fits in your sink and drill a hole in it to drain
(but be careful the sink should not back up into the
dishpan).
Silverware: Can be kashered if they are rust free with
Hagala. You can drop them into a pot of boiling water
one at a time, or go to the cRc Pesach Fair (see above).
Pots: Pots that are usually used for cooking liquids may
be kashered by Hagala, provided they are clean and have
no crevices. For details, see one of the Rabbis Lazovsky,
or bring it to the cRc Pesach Fair. Frying pans and
roasting pans cannot be kashered.
Dishes: Cannot be kashered.
Countertops: The cRc Passover Guide has an extensive
list of countertop materials and if they may be kashered.
Even if your contertop cannot be kashered, clean it well
and cover it some people cover it with boards, some
use Contact paper with light adhesive and some use
aluminum foil. Whatever you use, cover it well so that
food will not touch the countertop.
Refrigerators: Must be thoroughly cleaned with soapy
water.
Small appliances like coffee makers, blenders and food
processors cannot be kashered for Pesach.
For any other items, please ask me - email
bhhkmal@yahoo.com.
A Happy and Kosher Pesach to one and all!!!

SHABBAT SCHEDULE
Date

Candle Lighting

Friday Mincha

Shacharit

Shiur

Mincha

Yitro

2/6-2/7

4:52 pm

4:55 pm

8:45 am

3:45 pm

4:45 pm

Mishpatim / Shekalim

2/13-2/14

5:01 pm

5:05 pm

8:45 am

3:50 pm

4:50 pm

Terumah

2/20-2/21

5:10 pm

5:15 pm

8:45 am

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

Tetzaveh / Zachor

2/28-3/1

5:18 pm

5:25 pm

8:45 am

4:10 pm

5:10 pm

Ki Tisa

3/6-3/7

5:27 pm

5:30 pm

8:45 am

4:20 pm

5:20 pm

Vayakhel-Pikudei /Parah

3/13-3/14

6:35 pm

6:40 pm

8:45 am

5:25 pm

6:25 pm

Vayikra

3/20-3/21

6:43 pm

6:45 pm

8:45 am

5:35 pm

6:35 pm

Tzav / Hagadol

3/27-3/28

6:51 pm

6:55 pm

8:45 am

6:40 pm

1st Day Pesach

4/3-4/4

6:59 pm

7:00 pm

8:45 am

5:10 pm
Drasha
n/a

7:00 pm

2 Day Pesach
7th Day Pesach

4/4-4/5
4/9-4/10

8:03 pm
7:05 pm

7:00 pm
7:05 pm

8:45 am
8:45 am

n/a
n/a

7:00 pm
7:05 pm

8th Day Pesach

4/10-4/11

7:06pm

7:05 pm

n/a

7:05 pm

Shemini

4/17-4/18

7:14 pm

7:15 pm

8:45 am
Yizkor
8:45 am

6:05 pm

7:05 pm

Tazria-Metzora

4/24-4/25

7:22 pm

7:25 pm

8:45 am

6:15 pm

7:15 pm

nd

If you have a chiyuv - obligation to daven or require an Aliya, please inform Rabbi Lazovsky before Shabbat.
WEEKDAY SCHEDULE

Minyan Times
Minyanim meet in the Kaufman Bais Midrash

Shacharit
Sunday: 8:00 am,
Monday-Friday: 6:00 am
Mincha-Maariv
Sunday: 10 minutes before sundown
Monday Thursday Maariv only at 7:00 pm.

Classes
Sunday Morning at 9:15 am: Parsha Class in the
Weekly Sedra. Given by Rabbi Moshe
Soloveichik
Wednesday night at 7:15 pm: Gemara
Brachos. Given by Rabbi Ben Zion Lazovsky.
Shabbat afternoon one hour before Mincha Parsha Class. Given by Rabbi Lazovsky.
For more learning opportunities, contact Rabbis
Ben Zion or Eli Lazovsky

Malamud Reference Library Come and Learn from any of the hundreds of titles in our library.
Lending Library Members may borrow books from our Lending Library, located on the south side of the Social Hall.
Tape Lending Library We have tapes and digital audio files on many topics including Chumash, Talmud and Mussar.

SELLING THE CHAMETZ - IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!!!


Any "Chametz" which an individual desires to use after Passover must not only be stored in a separate place in the home
where it is not seen during the holiday, but it must also be considered as not belonging to the individual for that period.
This is effected by authorizing the Rabbi to sell the "Chametz" and the place where the Chametz is found to a non-Jew.
Rabbi Lazovsky is available to sell the Chametz at his home, at the shul or by special appointment. Please call (847) 6760556 to make the necessary arrangements.
While it is preferable to do this in person, in response to those who have requested a written authorization because of
their inability to do this in person, the following form may be used. The form must be received by the Rabbi no later than
Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Fill in the date, your name, home and business addresses, and sign the form.
` ` Detach & Return` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` `` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` `
IF YOU WILL NOT BE IN THE CHICAGO METRO AREA FOR PASSOVER PLEASE INDICATE THE CITY AND
TIME ZONE (hours ahead/behind Chicago) WHERE YOU WILL BE: ___________________TIME ZONE:________
Date: ____________________
I ____________________________________ hereby authorize Rabbi Louis Lazovsky as my agent with the power of
attorney to sell all foods and items of Chametz in accordance with the requirements of Jewish Law, including leasing all
the area(s) in my possession where there is Chametz. This sale includes, but is not limited to, Chametz found at the
following addresses:
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________

Signature: ___________________________________

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PASSOVER YIZKOR MEMORIAL SERVICES
Yizkor is always recited on the last day of Passover. This year, Yizkor will be recited on Saturday, April 11. The
congregation will continue to observe Yizkor for all who have a plaque. For those that do not have a plaque who want
Yizkor recited, please make certain that we properly remember the names of our departed loved ones. In order to do this,
we request that you fill in the HEBREW first name of your departed loved one, as well as the HEBREW first name of
their father in the space provided below. You can submit as many names as you need, just make extra copies of the form,
or write all of the names on a separate piece of paper and return them to the rabbi in the enclosed envelope.
Please remember that in the Yizkor prayer we recite that the soul of the departed should rest in eternal paradise on the
merit of charity given in their name.
Please write the Hebrew Name of the Deceased and the Hebrew name of the deceaseds father.
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