Author Archives: MCJC Leslie

Support the Holocaust Memorial in McHenry County

ANNUAL HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER To Benefit The Lisa Derman Holocaust Memorial, “Storytelling on the Square,” and Illinois Storytelling, Inc., a non-profit Educational Corporation STAGE LEFT ON THE WOODSTOCK SQUARE SATURDAY, DEC 21   7:00 – 9:00 pm The Lisa Derman Holocaust Memorial … Continue reading

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Chanukah

Thank you to our MCJC member, Gale Harris, for sharing this beautiful Chanukah poem with us: All people yearnFor light in winterEven then, especially then.The temple was defiledAnd only one light shown:A once eternal lightThat could not be sustained.It should … Continue reading

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A Shabbat Experience That Reshaped My Week & My Life

By Leslie Cook I’d like to tell you about the Shabbat experience I enjoyed for ten years when I lived in West Rogers Park. Someone told me once that in an Orthodox community Shabbat shapes the entire week. From Saturday … Continue reading

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Upcoming at MCJC Week of December 17, 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, December 182:00 pm: Learn with Rabbi Tom, *Panera, Crystal Lake4:30 pm: Religious School grades 4-76:15 pm: Ritual Committee meeting6:30 pm: NO Adult Education … Continue reading

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Religious School News Week of December 17, 2019

Students had a great week! Last Wednesday our upper grades worked hard on their Hebrew reading and prayer. On Saturday we had a wonderful Consecration Havdalah where our 4 th graders received their very own prayer books. We are very proud of … Continue reading

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Torah: Vayeshev – On the Limits of Grief & Mourning

Please join us on Saturday morning at 9:30 am for Shabbat worship and Torah study. PARASHAT VAYESHEV On the Limits of Grief and Mourning We read that upon hearing of his son, Joseph’s, death, Jacob tore his clothes, put on … Continue reading

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MCJC’s “Let’s Have Fun Together” Program Hosts Barry Bradford & His Crystal Ball for 2020

The goal of  MCJC’s “Let’s Have Fun Together” initiative is to build community through entertaining and fun programs and activities. Check out our next “Let’s Have Fun Together” event: Sunday, February 2, 2:00 pm at MCJC BARRY BRADFORD PROGRAM“Looking Back Ahead:2019 in … Continue reading

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Planting the Seeds Potluck Dinner & Panel Discussion with Rabbi Tom

Planting the Seeds of Community and FriendshipAn Interfaith Initiative Please join us for our nextCommunity Potluck Dinner & Panel DiscussionFriday, January 24, 2020 ~ 6:30-8:00 pm At: Resurrection Catholic Church2918 Country Club Road   Woodstock, IL 60098 Four local religious … Continue reading

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MCJC Book Club Meets February 13 to Read On Division

The next MCJC Book Club meeting will be February 13 at 7:00 pm at MCJC. The book up for discussion is On Division by Goldie Goldbloom. The novel features a wonderfully complex example of what it means to be an Orthodox Jew … Continue reading

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It was a fascinating and fun afternoon at MCJC

Thirty-nine people attended the December eighth MCJC “Let’s Have Fun Together” Program: Charles Troy’s presentation, “Irving Berlin: The Ultimate Jewish Immigrant.” The show was highly entertaining and informative, and the audience learned the fascinating story of how a five year … Continue reading

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