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30 | January 25, 2018 | The Northbrook tower faith In Memoriam Irene Tefka Becker Irene Tefka Becker, 95, of Northbrook, died. She was the dearly beloved wife of the late Maurice Tefka; cherished mother of Ruth (Earle) Horwitz and Edward (Bonnie) Tefka; devoted grandmother to David (Barb) Lotsoff, Mathew (Karyn) Tefka and Elyse (Scott) Radford; “GG” to Moriah and Micah Lotsoff, Addison, Paige and Ryan Tefka, and Peyton, Taylor and Camden Radford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to charity of choice. George R. McKay Jr. George Robert “Bob” McKay Jr., 85, of Northbrook, died Jan. 5. He was the beloved husband of Janet nee Gustafson; loving father of James (Rachel) McKay, Deborah (Michael) Kennedy and Thomas (Lisa) McKay; cherished grandfather of Matthew Kennedy, Brian Kennedy, Shannon (Brent) Shiver, Michael Kennedy II, Ryan (Nicole) McKay, Connor McKay, Patrick McKay, Maddie McKay and Nina McKay; adoring great-grandfather of Jackson Shiver; and proud papa of Tsunami. McKay was born in Chicago and grew up in Evanston. He graduated from Northwestern University, where he played football. After college, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and remained in the Naval Reserves in the years following. While in the Naval Reserves McKay became a banker, which became his career. McKay was always very active and was an avid skier, sailor and fisherman. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 Phillip R. Peterson Phillip R. Peterson, 88, of Northbrook, died Jan. 3. He was the beloved husband for 58 years of Patricia Peterson nee Galbreath; loving father of Sue Peterson, Sally (Kevin) McCarthy and Sandy (Paul) Veith; cherished grandfather of Wallis and Remy Peterson, Molly and Katie McCarthy, Eric, Lauren and Ryan Veith; fond brother of Larry Peterson (Brenda Bazan), David (Judy) Peterson, and the late Sharon (David) Brostrom. Peterson was a CPA and received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Bradley University where he was a member of Pi Gamma Mu National Honorary Society and the Federation of Bradley Scholars. He was selected for recognition in the 1950-51 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email with information about a loved one who was part of the Northbrook community. Faith Briefs Congregation Beth Shalom (3433 Walters Ave.) Shabbat Yoga Experience Shabbat Yoga, a gentle, relaxing yoga session inspired by Shabbat as a rest day, open to all levels Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to noon. Joanna Kaplan will bring together Jewish spiritual heritage and the healing practice of yoga. Yoga and meditation are a perfect way to embody the very nature of Shabbat. Comfortable clothing is encouraged and please bring your own mat. Open to the community at no charge. Shabba-Teen Shabbat Experience Join at Congregation Beth Shalom if you are in ninth- twelfth grade for new Shabba-Teen Shabbat Experience on Feb. 3 from 10:30 a.m. – noon. Hang out in the Youth Lounge and discuss topics that are relevant to you with Rabbi Ari Averbach and Matt Rissien, Director of Youth Activities. All are welcome, 3433 Walters Ave. For questions, please call (847) 498-4100. Havdallah, Dinner and a Movie Join discussion leader Reid Schultz to review and watch the film “Wedding Doll.” Join for dinner, movie snacks and Havdallah on Feb. 17 from 5:30-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 for nonmembers. RSVP to Bernie (847) 498-4100 x46 or Annual No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament and Dinner Congregation Beth Shalom’s Men’s Club 15th Annual No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament and Dinner on Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person if registered by Jan. 21 or $60 at door, players must be 21. Prizes include flat screen TV, gift certificates and more and all final table player receive prizes. For questions or to reserve your space contact Don Pike at or call 847-498-4100. Northbrook Community Synagogue (2548 Jasper Court) Morning Minyan Join morning minyan followed by breakfast on weekdays at 7:15 a.m. and on Sundays and holidays at 9 a.m. For information, call (847) 509-9204. NCS Annual Purim Feed a Family Join for the annual project on Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. that delivers generous supplies of food/household products to families in need. Financial support is needed for success. The group will also need helpers and driers to make deliveries on Sunday morning. Volunteering only one to two hours on Sunday morning will provide you, your children or grandchildren with first-hand experience with Jewish social action and values. For questions, please call (847) 509-9204. St. Giles Episcopal Church (3025 Walters Ave.) Grace Space This is an informal and shorter worship service geared to those with young children, but open to all, at 8:30 a.m.; or worship in a more traditional, formal setting at 10:15 a.m. A free breakfast is served the second Sunday of each month from 9-10:30 a.m. For more information, visit www. Choir Join us for choir practice every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jim Brown, director of music, (847) 272-6622. Men’s Night Out St. Giles men and their male friends and family are welcome to gather at Grandpa’s in Glenview, across from the downtown train station, at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. For more information, call (847) 272-6622. Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago (1810 Pfingsten Road) Juma’ah Prayer This prayer includes a khutba (sermon) by Imam, followed by the prayer from 1-2 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (847) 272-0319. Sunday Talk Every Sunday the Islamic Cultural Center will hold a discussion at 12:30-1 p.m. For more information, call (847) 272-0319 or visit www.icc-greaterchicago. com. Young Israel of Northbrook (3545 Walters Ave.) Weekly Monday Night Torah Study Study Torah with Rabbi Herschel Berger, spiritual leader of Young Israel of Northbrook, at 7 p.m. on Mondays. Discussions will correlate the study topic to modern daily life. No charge. For more information, contact Rabbi Berger at (847) 205-1910 or Temple Beth-El (3610 W. Dundee Road) Early Oneg Spend Friday evenings with this informal early evening participatory service, led by the clergy in the mishkan (chapel). Dress casually for this one-hour service, which begins with an early oneg at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. service, which will provide an opportunity to return home and enjoy a lovely Shabbat dinner with family or friends afterwards. Light appetizers will be served. Casual Morning Minyan On Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., join for a Shabbat, lay-led, participatory service held in the mishkan. The one-hour service is informal and open to all. After worship, many remain for a lively discussion about the Torah portion over a bagel and coffee. Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook (2095 Landwehr Road) Tuesday Women to Women Class Weekly women’s class hosted by Chaya Epstein at 2:15 p.m. Women to Women is a Jewish women’s organization run by women for women. For more information, call (847) 564-8770. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (1133 Pfingsten) Free movie night Come to watch an inspiring, recently released major motion picture Sunday, Jan 28 from 5-7 p.m. Childcare is available with RSVP. Call us for title. Call (847)272- 0400 or email jane@ to RSVP or for more information Village Presbyterian Church (1300 Shermer Road) Souper Bowl of Caring From Jan. 14 until Feb. 4, TVPC is taking collections of non-perishable food items for the Northfield Township Food Pantry. 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