Sad News . . .

We mourn the passing of Thelma Beverly Perbohner, mother of Robert Perbohner.

Our thoughts & prayers are with the
Perbohner Family.

~~~

From Chicago Jewish Funerals:

THELMA BEVERLY PERBOHNER

June 6, 1928 – April 18, 2019

SERVICE INFORMATION

DATE AND TIME

Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM

LOCATION

Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077

CLERGY

Rabbi Ryan Daniels
North Shore Congregation Israel

INTERMENT

Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
Get Directions

SHIVA

The Moss Residence
901 Northwoods Road
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
847.373.8452
Get Directions

Monday following the interment until 8PM and Tuesday from 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Parking on one side of street only and additional parking on Hunter Court off of Waukegan Road

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Lungevity Foundation
228 South Wabash Street, Suite 700
Chicago, Illinois 60604
www.lungevity.org
or
Charity of your choice

OBITUARY

Thelma Beverly Perbohner nee Zuckerman, age 90

Beloved wife of the late Arthur for 50 years. Loving mother of Jill (Robert) Moss, Eric Perbohner and Robert (Wendy) Perbohner. Proud grandmother of Brian (Michelle) Moss; Rachel (David) Bouta and Aaron (Christine) Moss, Zachary, Alexandra and Nicole Perbohner; Aria (fiancé Korey Gundrum), Ethan and Julia Perbohner and step-grandmother of Steven and Jennifer Reid. Cherished great grandmother of Juliet Sarah Moss. Devoted daughter of the late Joseph and Libby Zuckerman. Service Monday 10 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lungevity Foundation, 228 S. Wabash, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60604 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com

~~~

תהא נפשו צרורה בצרור החיים
T’hi nafsha tzrurah b’tzror hachaim
May her soul be bound up in the bond of life.

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Religious School News Week of April 16, 2019

By Davina Kelly

Our students are very busy learning about Passover the last few weeks. They are practicing the Four Questions in Hebrew, singing Passover songs with special guests Ilene Kaye and Paula Eskoz, and making crafts.

The K-1 class made Afikomen bags. Grades 2-3 made 10 made bookmarks depicting the Ten Plagues (check out the photos in the upcoming Newsletter — they came out great)! All grades had fun working together to make Matzah houses and toffee Matzah. And Hebrew practice continues for all.

Wednesday, April 17 – Religious School for grades 3-7.

Sunday, April 21  No Religious School (2nd Day of Passover)

Wednesday, April 24 – Religious School for grades 3-7.

Sunday, April 28 – Religious School for all grades.

Then at 1:30 pm, please join MCJC at Spring Grove Park to see
McHenry County’s Only Holocaust Memorial.

Storyteller Jim May will meet us at the park to share stories about Holocaust survivor Lisa Derman and explain how MCJC member Nancy Wicker and Max Gimpel, father of Al Gimpel, helped create this beautiful monument.

Spring Grove Park
2102 Main Street
Spring Grove, IL 60081

A Special Shabbat Service Friday evening, April 26

Paula Eskoz and Ilene Kaye are working with Rabbi Tom to create a special Friday evening service filled with beautiful and familiar melodies. Paula and Ilene are creating this service as they remember their fathers and say Kaddish for them on the occasion of their Yahrzeits.

At 6:30 pm on April 26, we will use our faithful friend and prayerbook, Siddur Sim Shalom, to welcome Shabbat with such wonderful prayers as Shalom Aleichem, Yedid Nefesh, Mizmor l’David, L’kha Dodi, Mourners’ Kaddish, the formal Barkhu, some beautiful English readings, Ahavat Olam, the Sh’ma, Hatzi Kaddish, Silent Amidah, Shalom Rav, the conclusion, Kaddish Shalem, Aleinu, and the Kaddish. We will end with Yigdal.

Ilene will work with Rabbi Tom to put together this beautiful service. Please come to share and help create an extra special evening. Services will begin at 6:30 pm.

We will enjoy a Kiddush after the service (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring via kiddush@mcjconline.org).

Religious School News Week of April 9, 2019

It was good to see everyone back from Spring Break, and now that we’re beginning to feel a little warmth in the air, our thoughts turn to Passover and other Spring holidays.

Wednesday, April 10 – Religious School for grades 3-7.

Sunday, April 14 – Religious School for all grades. A special Passover activity will surprise and delight you.

While you’re there on the 14th . . .
Check out MCJC’s

Mother’s Day Gift Boutique

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

There will be jewelry, handmade Kippot, woodwork, and an assortment of other beautiful items.

Vendors will provide raffle prizes, so plan to take your chances to win one! Raffle tickets are $1 each, 6 tickets for $5.

If you can volunteer some time, please get in touch with Linda Blatchford at membership@mcjconline.org.

Would you like to be a vendor? It’s not too late if you act quickly. Visit this page, sign up and pay your vendor fee.

On Sunday, April 28, MCJC will observe Yom HaShoah.  After Religious School for all grades, families will meet at 1:30 at Spring Grove Park to hear storyteller Jim May talk about McHenry County’s only Holocaust Memorial.  MCJC has a strong connection with the Memorial since member Nancy Deborah Wicker and Max Gimpel, father of Al Gimpel, helped to create this beautiful tribute to survivor Lisa Derman.  Please join us for a memorable afternoon.  The flyer and directions are located just outside the sanctuary.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of April 9, 2019

For more information about any of these listings, please visit our website, the provided links or the MCJC Calendar at mcjconline.org/events.

Wednesday, April 10
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 2 meets at MCJC. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, April 12 – DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR MCJC 2nd NIGHT SEDER
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner/Services (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Saturday, April 13
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion (Shabbat HaGadol). Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

4:30 pm: Ari and Noah Shamash B’nai Mitzvah Service with a Community Havdala Program and Reception

Sunday, April 14
8:00 am: Board Meeting
9:30 am: Religious School
10:30 am: Mother’s Day Boutique – Vendors check HERE.
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, April 17
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 3 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:15pm:  Ritual Committee meeting

Friday, April 19
6:30 pm: Passover First Night Seder  — NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner/Services – We’ll see you at MCJC’s 2nd Night Seder.

Saturday, April 20
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
6:00 pm: MCJC Community Passover Second Night Seder – Please sign up online now. Reservation deadline: April 12.

Sunday, April 21
9:30 am: NO Religious School
11:00 am: NO Adult Education

Wednesday, April 24
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 4 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:00 pm: MCJC-sponsored PADS Dinner

Friday, April 26
6:30 pm: Ilene Kaye and Paula Eskoz are arranging a special MCJC Friday evening service in cooperation with Rabbi Tom on the occasion of their fathers’ Yahrzeits. Kiddush follows the service (If you can bring kosher for Passover veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org).

Saturday, April 27
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning ServicesYIZKOR & Torah Discussion. Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring kosher for Passover veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Sunday, April 28
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education
1:30 pm: In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Religious School students and MCJC families visit McHenry County’s only Holocaust Memorial and hear Storyteller Jim May. (See flyer and driving directions outside the sanctuary.)

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, May 19 – MCJC Annual Meeting & School Closing Day Picnic – more information coming soon!

MCJC-Sponsored PADS Dinner Coming Up April 24

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is PADS_lg.jpgBy Bruce Weiss

MCJC members prepared and served PADS dinners for the homeless at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Woodstock on February 27 and March 27. We fed twenty-three PADS guests and eight overnight PADS volunteers on February 27 and twenty-eight PADS guests and six overnight PADS volunteers on March 27.

The meals were delicious, and it was a joy for the MCJC meal servers to see how much the PADS guests and volunteers enjoyed and appreciated them.

Special thanks go to the following individuals for providing food for  the February and March dinners:   Gene Lindow, Leslie Cook, Briana & Elsie Salgado, Esther Kaplan, Ellen Morton, Iza Celewicz, Kim Solomon Dooley, and Marian and Bruce Weiss.

Special thanks also go out to the following individuals for helping to serve the February and March dinners:  Linda and Jerry Trachsler, Iza Celewicz, Briana and Elsie Salgado, Kim and Logan Solomon Dooley, and Bruce Weiss.

The next and last MCJC-sponsored PADS dinner for the 2018-2019 winter season is Wednesday, April 24 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1320 Dean Street in Woodstock, between 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

The entree for the April 24 MCJC PADS dinner is meatloaf, which Gene Lindow will provide. If you would like to provide a side dish for the April 24 MCJC-sponsored PADS dinner or would like to help serve the meal, please contact MCJC Social Action chairperson Bruce Weiss at socialaction@mcjconline.org  or 815-338-2721.

MCJC is known throughout McHenry County as a congregation who helps people in need.

Calling all Crafters . . . to our MCJC Mother’s Day Boutique

Are you looking for a wonderful venue to showcase and sell your handmade items just in time for Mother’s Day? How about our

MCJC Mother’s Day Boutique
Sunday, April 14, 2019
10:30 – 1:30 pm

taking place at:
McHenry County Jewish Congregation
8617 Ridgefield Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

If you would like a table, please register with us by filling in and submitting the information below. You may make your payment with the button below this form or with the EXPRESS MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE VENDOR PAYMENT in the right column of each page of our website.

INFORMATION FOR VENDORS

MCJC is planning our Mother's Day Boutique, and we invite you to participate as a vendor.

The event is Sunday, April 14 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm at McHenry County Jewish Congregation, 8617 Ridgefield Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60012.

  • Setup time is after 9:30 am.
  • The fee is $20, and you provide one raffle item.
  • Your fee entitles you to one 8 ft. table and a 10' x 5' space.
  • Items should be handmade.
  • Important note: We cannot accept any more jewelry vendors. That item category is filled.
  • If you bring food with you, please bring only veggie or dairy items into the building.

MCJC will place announcements for the Boutique in a few community newspapers, in our weekly congregational e-nouncements and on our website.

We look forward to your participation. For more information, please contact Linda Blatchford at membership@mcjconline.org.

If you are paying your $20 vendor fee online, use the Payment button below or the EXPRESS MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE VENDOR PAYMENT button in the right column of every page of the site. Your credit card or PayPal payment is secure with PayPal.

If you plan to pay via check, please write your $20 check to MCJC and enter "Boutique Vendor" to the Memo area of your check. Mail to:

McHenry County Jewish Congregation
8617 Ridgefield Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR FORM BELOW.

 

MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE VENDOR PAYMENT

Amount: USD

Mother’s Day Boutique at MCJC Sunday, April 14 . . . find the perfect gift!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for mom?
What better place to find it than at our

MCJC Mother’s Day Boutique
Sunday, April 14, 2019
10:30 – 1:30 pm

Crafters and other vendors will showcase unique handmade items at
McHenry County Jewish Congregation
8617 Ridgefield Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Vendors will also provide raffle prizes, so try your luck! Raffle tickets are $1 each, 6 tickets for $5.

We have beautiful jewelry, handmade kippot, woodwork, and an assortment of other beautiful items.

Make mom happy with the perfect gift.

VOLUNTEER REQUEST

If you can help with vendors when they arrive, raffle ticket sales or setting up prizes, please contact Linda Blatchford at membership@mcjconline.org

WANT TO BE A VENDOR?

Register and pay your fee here.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Linda Blatchford, membership@mcjconline.org

Video: Radical Amazement – How Can We Find Wonder in the World?

From Shaboom! | BimBam

From BimBam:

Parenting can be messy and unpredictable but it can also be amazing! Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg teaches us the importance of incorporating radical amazement into our parenting.

This video is part of a series made possible by the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah.

Our children constantly seem to find the “wow” in the world around them whether it be ants on the ground or a stick turned magic wand. Often times, we push this curiosity aside due to our busy schedules, being late, or just fatigue.

Ruttenberg encourages us to embrace a child’s sense of wonder and wow, also known as radical amazement. Radical Amazement was coined by Jewish scholar Abraham Joshua Herschel, who said, “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ….get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”

LEARN MORE Danya Ruttenberg was named one of The Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” in 2010, and the same year was named one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis by The Jewish Daily Forward. She also has a parenting book called, “Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting.”

We were sad to learn this week at MCJC that BimBam is closing after 20 years of creating wonderful educational videos for children and families. Happily their collection will be rehoused with the URJ library, so we hope to bring you more from time to time.

The Jewish Heart of McHenry County