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       The Persian Hebrew Congregation

A Synagogue that feels like home

We are a Sephardic Orthodox Congregation in Skokie, IL. 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


The Daily Mincha & Arvit will be at 4:00pm this week.

Chanuka Party Sunday, Dec 10th Register Here

                Weekly Announcements

Persian Hebrew Congregation

Parshat Vayishlach

Nov 30-Dec 8, 2023

Shabbat Shalom!


Our hearts and our minds are with our brothers & sisters in Eretz Yisrael.

Let’s keep on doing Mitzvot, saying Tehilim and giving Tzedaka to provide merit to help the wounded heal, the hostages to be freed and the rest of Am Yisrael to also be healed from this very traumatic experience.


On behalf of the Persian Hebrew Congregation, we would like to wish a Mazal Tov to Chillie & Dassie Dubovick on the birth of a new baby girl.

Mazal Tov also to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Dubovick and to Rabbi & Mrs. Hamaoui and to the entire family.

May the parents merit to raise this new child to Torah, Chupah & Maasim Tovim.



On Tuesday Night, in the Shemona Esrei of Arvit of December 5th we will be switching to the winter paragraph of Barech Alienu & Veten Tal Umatar Levracha.


The Holiday of Chanuka begins Thursday Night, Dec. 7, with the lighting of the first candle of the Menorah.

The preferred time to light the Menorah on that night is at 5:05pm.


Shabbat Schedule

Shir HaShirim - 3:45pm

Candle Lighting - 4:00pm

Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat - 4:00pm


Shacharit - 8:40am

Shabbat Afternoon Mincha - 3:45pm

Havdala: 5:10pm


The Kiddush this week is sponsored by Jake & Rachel Jakofsky in loving memory of Jake’s father, Max (Mendel ben Yaakov) Jakofsky, Alav HaShalom.

May his memory be for a blessing.


Seudat Shelishit is open for sponsorship.


On behalf of the Persian Hebrew Congregation, we would like to thank Rachel & Jake Jakofsky for the Shabbat shopping this week.


Regular Daily Tefilla Schedule

Sunday Shacharit - 7:20am

Monday - Friday Shacharit: 6:10am

Daily Mincha & Arvit this week - 4:00pm


Save the Date!

Chanuka Party Sunday, Dec 10.

Please click on the flyer below to register.


Father & Son Morasha learning program.

See flyer below:

Mother & Daughter Morasha learning program.

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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 say extra prayers & Tehilim for the hostages, wounded & Israeli Soldiers.   

Libba Ruth bat Dina, Rachel bat Dina, Alter Fivel Nachum Shalom ben Fayga, Shayna Bracha bat Sima Yenta, Chai Esther bat Mindel, David Vella ben Rachel, Mayli bat Moran, Keren Ta’ir bat Adina Tova, Flory bat Eissa, Shamir ben Penina, Moshe ben Yola Gracia, Ben Yehuda ben Rachel, Itta bat Tzippeh, Esther bat Sarah Miriam, Janet Sarah bat Heshmat, Sarah Vered bat Shoshana, Sima Yenta bat Chana Gittel, Flora bat Farangiz, David ben Maryam, Tuvia ben Tzivia, Sara Rachel bat Shifra, Chaya Musa Ita bat Chana Gittel, Shifra Shulamis bat Chaya Musa Ita.


                      WhatsApp Groups

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

Wed, December 6 2023 23 Kislev 5784