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MAY, 2010


NO. 5

"The synagogue bulletin is dedicated in loving memory of Sarah Berlow"

President’s Message

Dear Friends:

As I promised in our last bulletin, here are some photographs from our annual Purim party costume contest. Our contestants truly outdid them- selves, making it very difficult to select the winners. This year, there were prizes for adults and children. In the adult category, Ira Kohlman took first place honors. Erin Grossman was awarded second place and Lois Rakov came in third. In the children’s category, Josephine Gendler was the first place winner. Hannah Given was a very close second and Michael & Barbara Schwartz’s granddaughters, Kylie & Linsey, were honored with third place. Thanks to all who participated to make the Purim party one of the most memorable ever!

fully subscribed. This year’s scholar is Rabbi Avi Weiss, Senior Rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in the Bronx, New York. It is our honor to have Rabbi Weiss join us once again to discuss numerous topics pertaining to World Jewry. The Scholar-In-Residence program, which is partially underwritten by the Arthur Rubloff Foundation, affords our participants with an oppor- tunity to spend the weekend together to worship, learn and interact with some of the finest Jewish scholars of our time. We are proud to offer this program to our comunity.

My warmest wishes for a happy and healthy Shavuot.

Mark J. Schechter

And speaking of pictures, I was able to capture our dear friend Mark Greben enjoying his lunch during our annual Hol-hamoed Passover lunch program. Mark was so kind as to take a moment to be photographed with our dear Rabbi. The well-attended lunches were held during the first two days of Hol-hamoed Passover. I am pleased to report that those in attendance performed an important mitzvah by filling the Moes Chitim canister on their tables with their generous contribu- tions, to ensure that those less fortunate could partake in Passover foods.

Yizkor Service

The Yizkor Memorial Service will be conducted on the second day of Shavuoth, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010 at the following times. Please note that there will be only one complete service with Yizkor recited two times – during and after that service.



Start at:

Starts at:

9:00 A.M.

10:45 A.M.

12:00 Noon

As of this writing, our Annual Scholar-In-Residence program is nearly

All are Welcome

An Important Announcement from the Ritual and Seating Committees

Enjoy, Celebrate and Observe Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 5771 as you never have before at the Chicago Loop Synagogue. This year, the liturgy will again be chanted by the internationally reknowned Cantor Moshe Stern, accompanied by the Tel Aviv Lev- Ran Singers under the choral direction of Menashe Lev-Ran. Services will be conducted by Rabbi Stanley E. Kroll.

For your convenience and plea- sure, hotel accommodations will be available at the Standard Club, 3 1/2 blocks from the synagogue. Gourmet holiday cuisine will be provided by Danziger Kosher Caterers. The price for the entire package, which includes a High Holiday ticket, hotel and meals, will be $1,375.00 per person for single occupancy; $2,250.00 for double occupancy. High Holiday ticket and meals will be $850.00. High Holiday tickets will be $300.00 per seat.

In as much as we expect that the demand for seating in the Main Sanctuary will be greater than the supply, we urge those who wish to worship in the Main Sanctuary to re- spond promptly when they receive their seating reservation forms in the mail in the next few weeks.

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