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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 8:00pm this week. 

July 13 is PHC’s Annual Israeli War Veteran (AFIWDF) Kiddush. 

To donate to AFIWDF write a check and give to Moshe or Esther Calamaro. To donate to the PHC Kiddush click here and in payment notes and write AFIWDF Kiddush

July 28 is Men's Scotch & Steak Night

Aug 25 is PHC's Picnic

                Weekly Announcements

Persian Hebrew Congregation

Parshat Chukat

July 11-17, 2024


Friday Night Schedule:

Shir Hashirim - 6:45pm

Mincha Friday Night - 7:00pm

Early Candle Lighting - not before 6:52pm.

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

Regular Candle lighting time - 8:06pm.

Shabbat Morning

Shacharit - 8:40am

Shabbat afternoon Class - 7:10pm

Shabbat Afternoon Mincha - 7:50pm

Havdala: 9:15pm


This week is the Annual AFIWDF Kiddush!

Come join the PHC in welcoming this year’s group of Israeli wounded soldiers!

This week, as in past years, the Calamaro family has graciously sponsored the Kiddush in honor of the Disabled Israeli War Veterans.

The AFIWDF (American Friends of Israel War Disabled Foundation) sponsors a group of soldiers every year to visit the Chicago area and funds are needed to cover all the expenses incurred during their visit.  Your generosity would be appreciated. 

Checks can be made out to the AFIWDF given to Moshe or Esther Calamaro.

Thank you very much.


On behalf of the Persian Hebrew Congregation, we would like to thank Esther & Moshe Calamaro for the Shabbat shopping this week.

Chazak U’Baruch!


Seudat Shelishit this week is sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Fredy in loving memory of Miriam bat Leah, Aleha HaShalom.

May her memory be for a blessing.


Daily Minyan Schedule:

Sunday Shacharit 7:20am

Mon - Friday Shacharit 6:10am

Mincha & Arvit this week is at 8:00pm.


The Wednesday Night Kol Bo Class is on break this week.


B’Ezrat Hashem the Persian Hebrew Congregation will be hosting a Shloshim Event in memory of our dear Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Nathan Weiss, on Thursday, July 18 at 6:45pm.

All are welcome to attend.



There will be a Morasha Minyan this Sunday, July 14, for boys from 5th grade and up at 9:00am at PHC.

There will be a breakfast after in the social hall.


More Save the Dates:

Torah, Scotch & Steak Night – July 28

PHC Annual Picnic – Aug 25

PHC Annual Dinner – TBA soon – stay tuned!


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.

Saaed Yitzhak ben Miriam Mohtarma, Doniel ben Ayuma, Sara Rachel bat Shifra, Liba Ruth bat Dina, Alter Fivel Nachum Shalom ben Fayga, Shayna Bracha bat Sima Yenta, Shamir ben Penina, Itta bat Tzippeh, Janet Sarah bat Heshmat, Sarah Vered bat Shoshana, Sima Yenta bat Chana Gittel, Flora bat Farangiz, David ben Maryam, Chaya Musa Ita bat Chana Gittel, Shifra Shulamis bat Chaya Musa Ita.


The Persian Hebrew Congregation is now accepting Zelle payments.

The email address for these payments is:


                      WhatsApp Groups

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

Tue, July 16 2024 10 Tammuz 5784