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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 7:55pm this week. 

                Weekly Announcements

Persian Hebrew Congregation

Parshat Behar

May 24-30, 2024


Halacha Clarification regarding a custom of Sefirat HaOmer:

Lag Ba’Omer is this Saturday Night and Sunday, May 26.

It is the custom of the Sephardim to refrain from haircuts and shaving until the 34th day of the Omer which is Monday morning, May 27, after Shacharit.

Ashkenazim may shave and take haircuts in honor of Shabbat beginning Friday, May 24 (today).


Friday Night Schedule:

Shir Hashirim - 6:45pm

Mincha Friday Night - 7:00pm

Early Candle Lighting - not before 6:41pm.

Recommended Candle lighting time for those praying at 7:00pm - 7:20pm.

Regular Candle lighting time - 7:54pm.

Shabbat Morning

Shacharit - 8:40am

Shabbat afternoon Class - 7:00pm

Shabbat Afternoon Mincha - 7:40pm

Havdala: 9:04pm


The Chullent this week is sponsored by Jacob & Merisa Monaheim in loving memory of Ruben Meyerson, Reuven ben Yissachar, Alav HaShalom.

May his memory be for a blessing.


On behalf of the Persian Hebrew Congregation, we would like to thank Mitch & Elizabeth Dayan for the Shabbat shopping this week.

Chazak UBaruch!


Seudat Shelishit this week is open for sponsorship.


Daily Minyan Schedule:

Sunday Shacharit 7:20am

This Monday, May 26, Shacharit will be at 7:20am due to Memorial Day Schedule.

Tues - Friday Shacharit 6:10am

Mincha & Arvit this week is at 7:55pm


Save the date PHC’s annual Dads & Grads Kiddush will be on June 8.

Please send in the names of your graduates and what they are graduating from and where the are going...

Please click on the flyer below to donate for our Dads & Grads Kiddush.

Chazak UBaruch!!


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.   

Miriam bat Ita Bini, Iris bat Rivka, Hillel Chanan ben Henna, Ruth bat Miriam, Liba 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.

Sun, May 26 2024 18 Iyyar 5784