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The Persian Hebrew Congregation

Shabbat P’ Vayikra & Parshat Zachor – 5779

March 14-20, 2019

Shabbat Shalom

Attention: Men, Women & Children, this week is the reading of Parshat Zachor. Please make an extra effort to come to shul this week.

Although women are not obligated to come, it is highly recommended that they attend.

Chazak UBaruch!


On behalf of the Persian Hebrew Congregation, we would like to wish a Mazal Tov to Talia Yehudit Avidov on the occasion of her becoming a Bat Mitzvah.

We would also like to wish a Mazal Tov to Avner & Keni Avidov on Talia’s Bat Mitzvah.

May Talia merit to bring much joy and Simcha to her entire family and to all of Am Yisrael. Amen.


Shabbat Schedule:

Candle lighting this week is at 6:37pm

Friday Mincha is at 6:35pm

Shacharit is at 8:40am

Shabbat afternoon class is at 5:45pm - Massechet Chagiga.

6:25pm - Shabbat Mincha & Seudat Shelishit

7:48pm - Havdalah


The Chullent and Seudat Shelishit this week is sponsored by Rachamim & Malka Kohanpour in loving memory of Rachamim’s father, Yehuda ben Reuven, Alav HaShalom.

The Chullent is also sponsored anonymously in loving memory of Zamir ben Victoria, Alav HaShalom.

May their memories be for blessings.


On behalf of the Persian Hebrew Congregation we would like to thank Arleen & Steve Isaacs for the shul shopping for this week.

If you would like to sponsor a Kiddush, Chullent or a Seudat Shelishit please contact the Rabbi.


Weekday Schedule:

Sunday: Shacharit 7:20am

Mon - Fri: Shacharit is at 6:10am.

Mincha during the coming week will be at 6:40pm.

The Monday morning class is at 11:45am.


Purim Schedule - PHC - 5779 – March 20 - March 21, 2019

Fast of Esther – Wednesday, March 20

Fast begins at: Sephardim - 5:41am, Ashkenazim - 5:31am

Shacharit - 6:00am

Mincha - 6:45pm

Fast ends at 7:52pm

7:20pm – Arvit, 7:35pm - Megilla

After the Megilla…

Costume party.

Costume contest for kids.

Prizes will be awarded for “best” costumes.

We thank Rabbi Steve and Arleen Isaacs for sponsoring a Dairy Meal in loving memory of their daughter, Leah Esther Isaacs, Aleha HaShalom.

May her memory be for a blessing.

Purim Day, Thursday, March 21

Shacharit – 6:10am

First Reading – 7:00am

Second Reading – 8:00am

Mincha – 5:00pm

Purim Seuda – 5:15pm

Registration Required!

Come dressed in your Purim costume!

Enjoy An Amazingly Delicious Meat Meal.

“Balloon Man from Casablanca”

Adults (13 and up) – $20

Children (6 -12) – $10

Please reply to this email so that we know that you and how many others are coming to the Thursday afternoon Purim Seuda:


Book Club Schedule:

All meets are at 7:30pm at the Persian Hebrew Congregation


Benefit concert for the Israeli Wounded War Veterans.

Here at PHC, Sunday March 31 at 500pm.

Featuring “The Chicago Klezmer Experience”



Refuah Sheleima List:

If you have a name of a person that needs a refuah sheleima, you may reply to this email with the name of the person.

Tziviah Adina bat Bracha Necha, Avraham Shalom ben Miriam Tzivia,Tzivia Rina bat Yehudit Batya, Tziporah Miriam bat Mazal, Soosan bat Zaman, Yoel ben Rachel, Aron ben Nechama, Eliezer Shalom Zelig ben Tzivia Dina, Chana Gittel bat Chaya Sarah Rachel, Elka Freidel Bat Chana Gittel, Matan ben Simcha, Sharona bat Aviva, Rom ben Carmella, Nooran ben Tag'i, Ben Yehuda ben Rachel, Yakov ben Shoshana, Baruch Shmuel ben Nachman Baila, Geula Luba Yehudit bat Gittel Tziporah, Feivel Dovid ben Bayla Fraydel, Shlomo Aaron ben Bayla Fraydel, Chanania ben Flory, Nehemiah Yitzhak ben Faigel, Yakir Ephraim ben Rachel Devorah, Aron Yankel ben Roza Riva, Leah bat Machla Rivka, Jenny bat Leah, Fayga Bas Freidel, Betzalel Meir ben Sarah, Kalman ben Chana, Pari bat Zaman, Aharon ben Zinat, Simone bat Daniella, Sarah bat Bimah, Devorah Chaya bat Rachel, and David ben Miriam.

If the person whose name you submitted is no longer in need of a Refuah Sheleima, please inform the Rabbi.

Shabbat Shalom!

Mon, March 18 2019 11 Adar II 5779