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Upcoming at MCJC Week of June 11, 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, June 12
2:00 pm:  Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Ethics of our Fathers Series, Part 2 of 4 (How to Live a Life of Meaning and Purpose) – please follow the link to register.

Friday, June 14
3:00 pm: Faculty Meeting
6:30 pm: Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table – Please visit our website at mcjconline.org, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this “Palace in Time.”

Saturday, June 15
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Wednesday, June 19
2:00 pm:  Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Ethics of our Fathers Series, Part 3 of 4 (How to Live a Life of Meaning and Purpose) – please follow the link to register.
6:15 pm: Ritual Committee

Friday, June 21
6:30: Community Shabbat Service & 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, June 22
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.)

Wednesday, June 26
2:00 pm:  Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Ethics of our Fathers Series, Part 4 of 4 (How to Live a Life of Meaning and Purpose) – please follow the link to register.

Torah: Nasso

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

Nasso

THE TROPE
Please note: These trope links connect to the beginning of the whole Torah portion / Haftarah. Find a specific reading with the drop-down box at the top, right of the page, and/or by using chapter and verse.

Torah: Numbers 4:21 – 7:89  Click here.

Haftarah: Judges 13:2 – 13:25 – Click here.

Sharing & Extending Shabbat, Friday Evenings, Shabbat Mornings & Afternoons

Welcome Shabbat and share its first hours with our Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table video series, and also at our MCJC Community Shabbat Potluck Dinners.

Our Friday evenings begin at 6:30 pm. The upcoming schedule is:

In addition, although we gather for services and Kiddush each Saturday, we enjoy two Extended Kiddushes each month, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Members share veggie/dairy foods, we talk, we sing, and we learn Torah together.

Coming up in June:

We hope you will join us in creating our “Palace in Time,” Shabbat.

Celebrating Shavuot, The Feast of Weeks, June 8

On Saturday, June 8, we celebrate the Festival of Shavuot with Shabbat morning services that include the Yizkor prayer.  Immediately following services, we continue our celebration with an Extended Kiddush, including light fare, Zemirot, and Talmud Torah with Rabbi Tom. Our study session during Extended Kiddush focuses on Shavuot.

Shavuot is a time to focus on Matan Torah, revelation, when Moses received the Torah from God at Sinai.

Our Torah is called “The Book of Life,” Sefer Ha’Chayim. It is something with which to get intimately involved. The Torah is a meeting place where we can encounter holiness in our everyday lives.

Our Torah engages, integrates, and inspires the whole person: it speaks to us about the world we inhabit, and the world we would like to build.

Many people follow the custom of eating dairy foods on Shavuot. My Jewish Learning shares some interesting reasons for this practice. If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of June 4, 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, June 5
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Ethics of our Fathers Series, Part 1 of 4 (How to Live a Life of Meaning and Purpose) – please follow the link to register. 

Friday, June 7
6:30: Community Shabbat Service & 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, June 8
9:30 am: Celebrate the Festival of Shavuot with Shabbat morning services that include the Yizkor prayer.  Immediately following services, we continue our celebration with an Extended Kiddush, including light fare, Zemirot, and Talmud Torah with Rabbi Tom. Our study session focuses on Shavuot.

Sunday, June 9
First Day of Shavuot

Monday, June 10
Second Day of Shavuot

Wednesday, June 12
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Ethics of our Fathers Series, Part 2 of 4 (How to Live a Life of Meaning and Purpose) – please follow the link to register.

Friday, June 14
3:00 pm: Faculty Meeting
6:30 pm: Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table – Please visit our website at mcjconline.org, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this “Palace in Time.”

Saturday, June 15
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Wednesday, June 19
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Ethics of our Fathers Series, Part 3 of 4 (How to Live a Life of Meaning and Purpose) – please follow the link to register.
6:15 pm: Ritual Committee

Torah: Bamidbar

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

Bamidbar

THE TROPE
Please note: These trope links connect to the beginning of the whole Torah portion / Haftarah. Find a specific reading with the drop-down box at the top, right of the page, and/or by using chapter and verse.

Torah: Numbers 1:1 – 4:20  Click here.

Haftarah: Hosea 2:1 – 2:22 – Click here.

Torah: Bechukotai – On Religious Humility

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

Bechukotai

Our relationship with Judaism should be no different than our relationship with a partner, a spouse, or our kids. When you find things about them, about the Torah, that you don’t like but have to live with nevertheless, you must struggle with it. Never give up.

THE TROPE
Please note: These trope links connect to the beginning of the whole Torah portion / Haftarah. Find a specific reading with the drop-down box at the top, right of the page, and/or by using chapter and verse.

Torah: Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34  Click here.

Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14 – Click here.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of May 28, 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, May 29
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at MCJC

Thursday, May 30
7:00 pm: MCJC Book Club

Friday, May 31
6:30 pm: Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table – Please visit our website, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this “Palace in Time.”

Saturday, June 1
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion.
PLEASE NOTE: MCJC Casino Night Fundraiser POSTPONED until August 31.

Sunday, June 2
Yom Yerushalayim

Wednesday, June 5
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Ethics of our Fathers Series, Part 1 of 4 (How to Live a Life of Meaning and Purpose) – please follow the link to register. 

Friday, June 7
6:30: Community Shabbat Service & 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, June 8
9:30 am: Celebrate the Festival of Shavuot with Shabbat morning services that include the Yizkor prayer.  Immediately following services, we continue our celebration with an Extended Kiddush, including light fare, Zemirot, and Talmud Torah with Rabbi Tom.

How to Live a Life of Meaning and Purpose

Explore the teachings of ancient rabbinic sages on how to live a life of meaning and purpose. Join us at Panera Bread in Crystal Lake for this 4-part summer series, Pirkei Avot: Ethics of the Fathers, taught by Rabbi Tom Samuels of McHenry County Jewish Congregation.

WHEN: Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2 pm – 3 pm

WHERE: Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

While this summer series at Panera in Crystal Lake is free and open to the public, we request that you register with us if you plan to attend.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE, GO TO: mcjconline.org/event/meaning-and-purpose

HOSTED BY: McHenry County Jewish Congregation, 8617 Ridgefield Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60012, 815-455-1810, email: office@mcjconline.org, website: mcjconline.org.

Torah: Behar – Modeling a Just Society

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

Behar

We will focus on the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years and how our text is a model for a just society where the dignity of the individual is sacrosanct (yet another manifestation of how blessed we all are to have inherited this text).

THE TROPE
Please note: These trope links connect to the beginning of the whole Torah portion / Haftarah. Find a specific reading with the drop-down box at the top, right of the page, and/or by using chapter and verse.

Torah: Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2  Click here.

Haftarah: Jeremiah 32:6 – 32:27 – Click here.