Yom Kippur


Heritage Congregation Invites you to Yom Kippur Services in Chicago, 2941 W. Touhy Ave.
Everyone is welcome to attend free of charge
Suggested membership donation $500


Yom Kippur

Sunday night, Sepbember 24 (fast starts 6:45 pm, ends next day 7:33 pm)


3:00 pm

Candle lighting with “Shehecheyanu”

6:25 pm

Kol Nidre

6:30 pm

Monday, Sepbember 25


Shacharis (morning service)

8:00 am

Yizkor (prayer for the departed)

not before 11:00 am

Services end

1:30 pm

Mincha (afternoon service)

4:30 pm


5:50 pm

Neila (concluding service)

6:10 pm

Services end

7:34 pm

Memorial Prayer at the cemetery

On Sunday, September 24, 11:00 AM, Rabbi Dimarsky will conduct a Memorial Prayer for your loved ones at Sunset Memorial Lawns in Northbrook . This service is free of charge. Please bring the names of your relatives.


Yizkor will be recited on Monday, September 25 at 11:00 AM at our synagogue.

Shabbos information

This Shabbos

This week's Torah chapter is Sukkos I

This Friday, September 29 Mincha will be at 7:00 PM

Candle lighting will be at 6:17 PM

Kiddush sponsorship for this week is available

Mincha on Shabbos, September 30 will be at 6:05 PM

Maariv will be at 7:16 PM

Shabbos ends at 7:26 PM

Kiddush reservation


For Venmo and Zelle donations use email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All donations are tax deductible

Weekly Q&A about Jewish law

Answered by Rabbi Agisthein



My in-laws are not religious but they love to come to us for Friday night Shabbos meals. Many times they bring us a bottle of wine or some baked goods from their store in Buffalo Grove. Is there an issue using it on Shabbos being that it was brought from outside the Eiruv


If food was cooked on Shabbos unintentionally it is prohibited to derive benefit from it until after Shabbos (Shu”a 318:1)  In regards to deriving benefit from the transgression of other Shabbos prohibitions i.e. carrying from outside the Eiruv there are two opinions brought in Halacha.  Ram”a maintains that the same rules apply while the Rambam maintains that it is permissible (Beiur Halacha ibid).  The logic behind the Rambam’s leniency is that unlike by cooking, in this scenario no actual change was made in the food itself and the benefit is merely circumstantial.  Therefore if one can avoid using the food without causing family strife then that is what he must do.  If, however, by not using it there will be conflict, then one should really upon the lenient opinion and use it.  

To send in a question, call or text Rabbi Agishtein at 973-545-6756 or email him directly at acagishtein@gmail.com.

Videos by Rabbi Dimarsky


Blessing on the food

Monday and Wednesday nights at Heritage

We say different brochos (blessings) on different types of food we eat.
The class is taught on a beginner and advanced level (including original halachic sources).

Learn the proper blessing and become an expert in praising Hashem!

Thursday night Mishmar

Pre-Shabbos night of learning and socializing

Come to enjoy hot cholent (Jewish traditional food) and other delicacies while getting deeper knowledge in weekly Torah portion, page of Talmud or Hebrew language.

There is a separate Mishmar Junior program for teenage boys led by Rabbi Zuckerman

Rosh Chodesh Event

Monthly gathering for women

For women, Rosh Chodesh, the first day of the new month, is considered a mini-holiday as a reward for not having been willing to participate in the sin of the Golden Calf.

Women had the ability to see beyond the very frightening situation the Jewish people experienced after Moses went up to receive the Torah and tarried on his way back.

Like the moon, becoming brighter and bigger only after it disappears completely into darkness, they knew that better times were on the way. It was impossible to them that God would leave them stranded after having just received the Torah 40 days earlier. They were willing to believe in the power of renewal and trust God no matter how difficult things seemed.

This event is organized in the beginning of every Jewish month. It is held in different locations and has different guest speakers.

For the upcoming event contact our office at office@russianjews.org

Tuesday parenting

As baalei teshuva, our parenting journey holds unique challenges.

"How to Talk So Kids Will Listen" is a terrific book. But as Jewish parents, we're not value-neutral. We have a specific, beautiful heritage that we want to pass on to our kids. We want to raise children who are deeply committed Jews, with a genuine love for Yiddishkeit.

Finding a blueprint for this task is tough. We often can't rely on our own parents' methods.  And we can't simply mirror our friends. They themselves might be on similar journeys.

We crave a clear, practical roadmap to raise balanced, well-adjusted children, continually inspired by their Yiddishkeit.

That's where "Spare the Child'' by Rabbi Yechiel Yaakovson comes in. This book distills Rabbi Yaakovson's decades of chinuch experience into a structured approach for raising children who find their own motivation in Yiddishkeit. It's not just about day-to-day instructions, but shaping the mindset and character of a Jewish parent.

This class meets Tuesdays, 8:45 PM