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How to submit information for the MCJC Newsletter or e-nouncements…

Please note: The deadline for the next MCJC Newsletter is Friday, April 5. This issue will cover May, June, AND July. For information on how to submit information for the Newsletter and e-nouncements, please see Below.

HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS FOR E-NOUNCEMENTS OR NEWSLETTER

To submit an entry for the weekly e-nouncements and/or website: email
e-nouncements@mcjconline.org no later than Friday for the following week’s issue.

To submit an entry for the May/June/JULY Newsletter, MCJC Connections: email your entries to newsletter@mcjconline.org by April 5.

For both publications, please enter your unformatted copy into the body of an email. If you have associated artwork or pictures, attach to your email as a .jpg or .pdf.

If you don’t receive newsletters or e-nouncements, please notify the Communications Committee via webmaster@mcjconline.org.

Important News from the MCJC Communications Committee

The MCJC Communications Committee is hard at work on several projects. We’d like to tell you about two of them.

1. We are putting together a congregational database and cleaning our mailing list. In the near future, non-members currently receiving the newsletter will receive a card asking if they would like to remain on the newsletter mailing list for a small yearly fee to offset printing and mailing costs. All current members will continue to receive the newsletter as a benefit of membership.

2. We are making our annual process of gathering information from members much easier for you!

This year, well in advance of our membership campaign, we will send you the Request for Information that usually arrives with your membership packets. The Request will be in the form of a letter with easy-to-update tables that show you what information we currently have in our new database.

All you need to do is confirm that the information is correct or update it or fill in missing information and return the updated form to us.

Please watch for this important mailing during May and plan to return your form as soon as possible. Thank you. ~ From the Communications Committee

Last MCJC-sponsored PADS dinner of the 2018-2019 season coming up…

PADS_lgWe are looking forward to our last MCJC-sponsored PADS dinners for the 2018-2019 winter season: Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

The dinners are at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1320 Dean Street in Woodstock. Those bringing food should plan to have it there by 6:00 pm. We now use paper goods, so servers no longer need to stay on to do dishes.
We appreciate those who help out so regularly with this important community service. If you would like to join the team as a food preparer or server, please contact me, Bruce Weiss, via socialaction@mcjconline.org.

Thanks for your help, and warm regards,
Bruce Weiss,
MCJC Social Action Chairperson

Upcoming at MCJC Week of April 2, 2019

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

Wednesday, April 3
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 1 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School for grades 3-7.

Friday, April 5
Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table – Please visit our website, upper right column, for online Shabbat services.

Saturday, April 6
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion (Shabbat HaChodesh)

Sunday, April 7
9:30 am: Religious School for all grades.
11:00 am: Adult Education

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
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (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
9:30 am: Religious School– Special Passover Program with the “Matzah Man”
10:30 am: Mother’s Day BoutiqueVendors 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: 1st Night Seder of Passover — NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner or services – Hope to 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 Seder 2nd Night. – You can sign up online.

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: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (If you can bring 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 Services & Torah Discussion. 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)

Sunday, April 28
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education
1:30 pm: MCJC visits McHenry County’s only Holocaust Memorial and hears Storyteller Jim May.

Sad news . . .

We mourn the passing of Gerald Crohn,
father of Sandy Lindow,
husband of the late Phyllis.
Our thoughts & prayers are with the
Lindow Family.

~~~

From Shalom Memorial Park:

Gerald P. Crohn, 91, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, 3/24/2019; beloved husband of the late Phyllis nee Klempner for 44 years; loving father of Sandra (Gene) Lindow, Lori (Mark) Kabins and Sherry (Gerald) Bridgers; cherished grandfather of Danielle, Melissa, Geoffrey Lindow, Ashley, Joshua, Jordan Kabins, Jaci and Austin Bridgers; devoted son of the late David and Ethel Crohn; dear brother of Gloria Gray Weismann and the late Mel Crohn.

Chapel service, Tuesday, 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice. For information or to leave condolences, (847) 255-3520 or www.shalom2.com.

Service Information:
Service : Tuesday, March 26th at 12:15 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service – Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Interment: 
Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information:
Sandy and Gene Lindow Residence
20520 Beth Court
Marengo, Illinois 60152

Tuesday following the service until 9 PM
Wednesday 6 PM – 9 PM
Minyan 7 PM Tuesday and Wednesday

Contributions:
Alzheimer’s Association
8430 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, #800
Chicago, Illinois 60631
847-933-2413
www.alz.org/illinois

Or

The Charity of Your Choice

~~~

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

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Upcoming at MCJC Week of March 26, 2019

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

SPRING BREAK IS HERE! Sunday, March 24 through Sunday, March 31. No Religious School, Adult Education, or Lunch and Learn (Lunch and Learn WILL meet this week, March 27).

Wednesday, March 27
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn 
6:00 pm: MCJC-sponsored PADS Dinner at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Woodstock.

Friday, March 29
6:30 pm: Shabbat Shalom with Rabbi Tom – Please visit our website, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this palace in time.

Saturday, March 30
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, March 31
9:30 am: NO Religious School – Spring Break
11:00 am: NO Adult Education – Spring Break

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

Friday, April 5
6:30 pm: Shabbat Shalom with Rabbi Tom – Please visit our website, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this “Palace in Time.”

Saturday, April 6
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, April 7
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education

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
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (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
4:30 pm: Ari and Noah Shamash B’nai Mitzvah Service with a Community Havdala Program and Reception

Sunday, April 14
9:30 am: Religious School– Special Passover Program with the “Matzah Man”
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

Friday, April 19
6:30 pm: 1st Night Seder of Passover — NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner or services – Hope to 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 Seder 2nd Night. – You can sign up online.

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

Sunday, April 28
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education
12:00 pm: MCJC visits McHenry County’s only Holocaust Memorial and hears Storyteller Jim May.

Torah: Emotional Freedom

Please join us on Saturday morning at 9:30 for Shabbat worship and Torah study.

Shemini 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWv6r6gWojQ&feature=youtu.be

Our relationship with God, like any relationship, is a dialectic between moments of love and intimacy as well as moments of anger and distance. To maintain the integrity of our relationship with the Divine, it is critical to be able to express the entire gamut of the human condition, to embrace it. We must be able recognize that God will disappoint us, even hurt us, if we are to maintain the integrity of our relationship.

Haftarah: II Samuel 6:1 – 7:17 – Click here.

MCJC Visits McHenry County’s Only Holocaust Memorial

Please join us as
MCJC Visits Spring Grove to see
McHenry County’s Only Holocaust Memorial.

Sunday,
April 28, 2019
at 1:30 pm

Spring Grove Park
2102 Main Street
Spring Grove, IL 60081

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 to create this beautiful monument.

This event is free.

Donations to a planned meditation bench are appreciated.
Make checks payable to MCJC,
note it is for the bench, and mail to:
McHenry County Jewish Congregation
8716 Ridgefield Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

You may also donate online with our Express Bench Donation button in the right column of the website, just under the Passover Seder payment button.