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       The Persian Hebrew Congregation

A Synagogue that feels like home

Jews from numerous countries and various origins pray together in our beautiful sanctuary, celebrate chagim together, study together, enjoy kiddushim together and are always excited to welcome newcomers to our congregation.

Three Tenets of Judaism

At the Persian Hebrew Congregation, our home away from home, the three tenets of Judaism, Torah, Avodah and Ge'Meelut Chasidim (Study, Worship and Acts of Kindness) are the values that we hope to live by.

                     Upcoming Events

Scroll down for schedule for:

Monday, September 27: Hoshana Rabbah

Tuesday, September 28: Shemini Atzeret

Wednesday, September 29: Simchat Torah

                Weekly Announcements

Shabbat Chol HaMoed Succot & Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah - 5782

Sept 24-29, 2021


On behalf of the Persian Hebrew Congregation, we would like to thank Steve Hoffman for all he does for the Beit Keneset in general and especially for setting up and taking down the Succah each year.


Mask Policy at PHC

At this point, due to various governmental mandates in the State of Illinois and Cook County, the board of the Persian Hebrew Congregation requires that masks be worn during high volume services.


Shabbat Chol HaMoed, Friday Night, September 24

Shir HaShirim - 6:10pm

Mincha - 6:25pm

Candle lighting - 6:24pm


Shabbat Day, September 25

8:40am - Korbanot

9:00am - Baruch She’amar

5:25pm - Class

6:05pm - Mincha & Seudat Shelishit

7:32pm - Havdalah

8:45pm - Women’s Melaveh Malka in PHC’s Succah

Sunday Chol HaMoed

7:20am - Shacharit

6:20pm - Mincha & Arvit

7:00pm - Men’s Scotch & Steak - Simchat Beit HaShoeiva

Monday Morning, September 27 - Hoshana Rabbah Special Tikkun (reading Sefer Devarim & Tehilim) starting at 4:00am at the Synagogue

6:10am - Special Shacharit with Hoshanot.


Shemini Atzeret Night, September 27

6:18pm - Candle Lighting

6:20pm - Mincha & Arvit

Kiddush - Seudah - In the Succah[1]


Shemini Atzeret, Tuesday, September 28

8:40am - Shacharit & Tikkun HaGeshem,[2]& Mussaf

10:15am - Yizkor[3]

Simchat Torah Night

6:25pm - Mincha & Arvit followed by Hakafot[4]

Preparation for night & candle lighting not before 7:27pm

Beginning with the Night of Simchat Torah - we return to eating in our homes[5]


There will be a Simchat Torah Dinner at PHC following Hakafot

Donations are welcomed!


Wednesday, September 29 - Simchat Torah Day

8:40am - Shacharit, Torah Reading[6] & Mussaf

11:00am - Hakafot

Goodie Bags for the Kids!

6:15pm - Mincha & Arvit

7:20pm - Havdalah


The chullent this week is sponsored Jacob & Merisa Monahiem.

Seudat Shelishit this week is sponsored by Eliyahu Kohanpour in honor of the Siyum that he will make on Masechet Succah.

Everyone is welcome to come!


We have restarted our rotation for shopping of fruits and eggs for our Shabbat Chullent/Kiddush.

The Persian Hebrew Congregation would like to thank the Rochelle & Haskell Israel for doing the Synagogue shopping for this Shabbat.

The Persian Hebrew Congregation would also like to thank the Sylvia Cohen for doing the Synagogue shopping for the last days of the Holiday.

If you would like to be added to our list, please let Rochelle Israel know or reply to this email.


Daily Tefilla Schedule:

Shacharit Sunday 7:20am

Shacharit Monday – Friday 6:10am

Mincha & Arvit – 6:15pm


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.

Please let us know if the person does not need to be on the list.

Lynn bat Irving, Daniel Aharon ben Davida Rochel, Alessi Julia bat Rachel Masum, Ruth bat Muzli, Avigayil bat Chava Rachel, Yitzchak Pinchas ben Michla, Dovid ben Rus, Shlomo ben Zisel, Shaina Bracha bat Sima Yenta, Bracha Esther bat Sarah, Zvi Hirsch ben Masha, Avraham ben Leah, Dovid ben Chaya Rivka, Na’avah Amaliyah bat Sarah, Hava bat Sara, Beni Vasriyon ben Esther, Tamar bat Miriam, Sarah Vered bat Shoshana, Chana bat Shoshana, Shmuel Mordechai ben Tova, Reuven ben Gittel, Miriam Abigail bat Etta, Chaya Musa Ita bat Chana Gittel, Sima Yenta bat Chana Gittel, Sima Yucha bat Sarah Leah, Melech Gershon ben Sarah, Rachel bat Elise, Dena Lea Bat Sarah, Chanania ben Flora, Moshe ben Sara Yocheved, Chana Leah bat Michal, Batsheva Beila bat Chava, Eliezer ben Leah, Chanit Rivka bat Ashira Yehudit, Devorah bat Bela, Chaim ben Meir, Eitan ben Chana, HaRav Yom Tov Yitzchak Ben Rissel, Leah bat Machla Rivka, Motaran ben Tavous, Baruch Ezra ben Eshrat, Rivka Bat Monear, Liba Ruth bat Dina, Tziporah Miriam bat Mazal, Soosan bat Zaman, Eliezer Shalom Zelig ben Tzivia Dina, Elka Freidel Bat Chana Gittel, Aron Yankel ben Roza Riva, Devorah Chaya bat Rachel, Jamie Benjamin ben Muzli, Rina Bat Muzli, 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!



[1] We eat in the Succah on Shemini Atzeret but we do not make the Bracha of “Leshev BaSuccah”. We do recite the Bracha of Shehechiyanu.

[2]Before Mussaf we say Tikun HaGeshem and we switch to Mashiv HaRuach in the Shemona Esrei.


[3] Most of the Yizkor Service may be said by the individual without a minyan, only the Kaddish would require a Minyan.


[5] We recite the Bracha of Shehechiyanu in Kiddush.

[6] P’ VeZot HaBeracha & Beginning of Bereshit



                      WhatsApp Groups

To join our PHC WhatsApp group or the Daf Yomi group speak to Rabbi Hamaoui.


Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782