VOLUME 20, ISSUE 36 FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013 / 24 ELUL 5773
TORAH PORTION: NITZAVIM- VAYAYLECH (DEUTERONOMY 29:9 – 31:30)
CANDLE LIGHTING: 7:06 P.M. SHABBAT ENDS: 8:15 PM (CHICAGO)
This week’s Shabbat Fax/Email is dedicated by Bruce & Kiki Wittert wishing Mazel Tov to our wonderful children Mitch and Amy Rose, on the occasion of Yosef Chaim’s ‘upsherin’ – his third birthday and special first haircut! May he grow to be a great human being and a great Jew, who is a pride to his family and the entire community. We wish to thank CTN for all they have done for our entire family.
Special Rosh Hashanah Issue
1. ‘IT IS YOUR WAY, OUR G-D, TO BE PATIENT WITH BOTH THE BAD PEOPLE AND THE GOOD PEOPLE …” (FROM THE SPECIAL HIGH HOLIDAY SEASON, ‘SELICHOT’ SERVICE, THAT BEGINS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT.)
G-d is patient with us. It’s an important theme to remember during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. (more…)
VOLUME 20, ISSUE 35 FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013 / 17 ELUL 5773
TORAH PORTION: KI-SAVO (DEUTERONOMY 26:1 – 29:8)
CANDLE LIGHTING: 7:18 P.M. SHABBAT ENDS: 8:2 PM (CHICAGO)
This week’s CTN Shabbat Fax is sponsored by Rabbi Moshe Katz and family, in honor of the second yartzeit of his brother, Rabbi Reuven Katz z”l. “Growing up you were a role model for us. We loved Torah because you loved Torah. We wanted to live elevated lives because your life was elevated!”
VOLUME 20, ISSUE 35 FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013 / 10 ELUL 5773
TORAH PORTION: KI-SAITZAI (DEUTERONOMY 21:10 – 25:19)
CANDLE LIGHTING: 7:28 P.M. SHABBAT ENDS: 8:37 PM (CHICAGO)
This week’s CTN Shabbat Fax is sponsored by Myra (Mickey) Sanderman in memory of her mother, Dorothy Kropman Lipp and her father, Louis E. Lipp, loving inspirations to her children, grandchildren, Stacy (Josh) Spielman and Steven Sanderman, and great grandchildren, Tziyona, Devorah, Yehuda, Ephraim and Aviva Spielman, and Hannah and Julia Sanderman.
VOLUME 20, ISSUE 34 FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013 / 3 ELUL 5773
TORAH PORTION: SHOF’TIM (DEUTERONOMY 16:18 – 21:9)
CANDLE LIGHTING: 7:38 P.M. SHABBAT ENDS: 8:47 PM (CHICAGO)
This week’s CTN Shabbat Fax is dedicated by Julie Swartz, “thanking CTN for all the wonderful things you do for the Jewish community, and for helping me discover the beauty of Torah”.
VOLUME 20, ISSUE 33 FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013 / 26 AV 5773
TORAH PORTION: RE’EH (DEUTERONOMY 11:26 – 16:17)
CANDLE LIGHTING: 7:47 P.M. SHABBAT ENDS: 8:56 PM (CHICAGO)
This week’s CTN Shabbat Fax is dedicated by Jennifer and Jerry Albom, in celebration of the recent engagement of our daughter Malka to Ari Reich. May they build a beautiful Jewish home together!
My commitment to Israel and efforts on behalf of Jewish causes has dramatically increased since I have begun to learn more about Torah and Jewish tradition with CTN and its wonderful Rabbis. CTN has had a tremendous impact on my and my family’s life.
CTN has allowed me – and many other young professionals – to grow in my Jewish identity and Jewish knowledge at a pace that is right for me. If you’re looking for Jewish learning and inspiration, CTN is definitely the place to go!
Rabbi Deutsch and Rabbi Katz really make an effort to try to connect to everyone. At CTN people are always reaching out to you and offering support every step of the way. Classes and holiday services are always on a level that is inclusive as well as inspirational.
I have an incredibly hectic job as a Chief Financial Officer for a high growth technology company. My study session with Rabbi Deutsch is a great spiritual renewal in the middle of my week and helps me keep focus on what is truly important.
The Rabbis at CTN do an amazing job of demonstrating the beauty and richness of Judaism. They provide me and many others with the opportunity to incorporate Torah study and growth into my week at my own pace. CTN has truly been a wonderful addition to my life.