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High Holy Days 2019 / 5780 Schedule

Selichot Service and Discussion with Havdalah
Saturday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. at CKI

Erev Rosh HaShanah
Sunday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Rosh HaShanah—Day 1
Monday, September 30, 9:00 a.m.
Discussion Group, 9:15 a.m.
Children’s Service (ages 4-8) 10:15 a.m.
Tashlich Service 1:45 p.m.
Main Beach
300 Lakeshore Dr.
Crystal Lake, IL
Family Service with Tashlich 4:30 p.m.
Main Beach
300 Lakeshore Dr.
Crystal Lake, IL

Rosh HaShanah—Day 2
Tuesday, October 1, 9:00 a.m.

Kol Nidre
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 9, 9:00 a.m.
Discussion Group, 9:15 a.m.
Children’s Service (ages 4-8) 10:15 a.m.
Mincha Service 5:00 p.m.
Neila Service 6:00 p.m.
Break-the-Fast 7:15 p.m.

Sukkot
Monday, October 14, 8:30 a.m.
Sukkot Morning Services with Lulav & Etrog

Yizkor
Saturday, October 19, 9:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion with Yizkor

Simchat Torah
Sunday, October 20, 9:15 a.m.
Simchat Torah Celebrations with Religious School and Pizza in the Hut


Rosh HaShanah & Yom Kippur Children’s Services
Monday, September 30 and
Wednesday, October 9 at 10:15 a.m.
Bring your family to our High Holy Day Children’s Services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, as well as on Yom Kippur. These are wonderfully engaging, musical and fun services, and geared to younger children ages 4 through 8.


Family Service with Tashlich
Monday, September 30 at 4:30 p.m.
MCJC will be hosting a musical, family-friendly, High
Holy Day service. We’ll share songs, stories, a shofar blowing Shofar-palooza, and much more. This program is open to the public, so bring friends and family, Jewish or not.


Break-the-Fast 2018 at MCJC
Wednesday, October 9 at 7:15 p.m.
Join the entire MCJC community at
Break-the Fast after Yom Kippur Services:
$10 per person, $5 per child, $30 max per family
To register, please contact the MCJC office at 815-455-1810 or office@mcjconline.org
You can also pay securely on our website, https://mcjconline.org/2019/07/high-holy-days-2019-volunteer-payment-forms/


Simchat Torah
Sunday, October 20 at 9:15 a.m.
Simchat Torah is a joyous celebration when we end the last book
of the Torah and start again from the beginning.
Young and old, Dor v’Dor, generation-to generation,
we’ll sing and dance, together with the Torahs.

MCJC High Holy Days Participation & Order Form – Return by August 15

Submit Names for the MCJC High Holy Day Greeting Card and Yizkor Book. Submit reservations for Break-the-Fast or non-member High Holy Day Tickets.

The MCJC High Holy Day Card offers an easy way to fulfill the long-standing tradition of offering New Year’s greetings to friends and family. If you would like to include your name/s in the card we send to members and friends, please complete the form below. This form also gives you the opportunity to provide names of loved ones for the Yizkor Booklet, to sign up for the Break-the-Fast, even to get non-member High Holy Day tickets.

Important Note

Please note that we had a spam issue with our online form and had to remove it. You may click on and print the .pdf below and mail it in with your payment to: McHenry County Jewish Congregation, 8617 Ridgefield Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60012.

If you prefer to pay online, you can still do that with the button below or in the right column of the site. Be sure to mail in your form, which will be paired with your online payment in the office.

Participation & Order Form – .pdf Version

https://mcjconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_HH-Form_web.pdf

High Holy Days Payment Button

Amount: USD

Join “Let’s Have Fun Together” August 16 for the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show

Don’t miss our next “Let’s Have Fun Together” event on Friday, August 16, at Wonder Lake Center Beach.  We will meet for a picnic at 6:00 pm followed by the highly entertaining Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team performing (admission free) at 7:00 pm.

The Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team won the National Show Ski Championship four times, and has been a top five national water ski show team competitor every year since 1996. During the one hour, fast moving, highly entertaining themed show, the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team members perform a variety of gravity-defying stunts. Click here for some amazing pictures of the team in action.

Bring your own picnic dinner and lawn chairs, and plan to arrive at Wonder Lake Center Beach to meet the rest of our group at 6:00 pm. Bruce Weiss will lead us in Kiddush, the Shabbat prayer over wine, and HaMotzi, the prayer over the bread, before we eat our picnic dinners followed by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show performing at 7:00 pm.

Wonder Lake Center Beach is located at 4110 E. Lake Shore Drive in Wonder Lake. We will gather under the big tree near the water, on the far right side of the beach, as you face the water.

If it is a sunny evening, wear a hat or sun visor, as the audience watches the ski show facing the western sky.

This event is weather-dependent and will be cancelled if it rains. Notification of cancellation will be posted in the e-nouncements at the top, right corner of mcjconline.org.

Please RSVP to funtogether@mcjconline.org, if you plan to attend this “Let’s Have Fun Together” event, so the committee knows how many people to expect.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of July 30, 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, July 31
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Friday, August 2
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 celebrating Shabbat.

Saturday, August 3
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Wednesday, August 7
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Friday, August 9
3:00 pm: Faculty Meeting
6:30 pm: 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, August 10
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).
7:00 pm: Erev Tisha B’Av Services & Discussion Group – a special Tisha B’Av program.

Sunday, August 11
Tisha B’Av

Wednesday, August 14
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Friday, August 16
Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table. Please visit our website at mcjconline.org, the upper right column, for a beautiful video celebrating Shabbat.
6:00 pm: “Let’s Have Fun Together” picnic and Wonder Lake Water Ski Show

Saturday, August 17
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services and Torah Discussion

Sunday, August 18
MCJC Clean-Up Day. If you can attend, please contact Dale Morton at building@mcjconline.org.
8:00 am: Board Meeting

Sunday, August 25
9:30 am – noon:  First Day of Religious School
9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open House and New Member Brunch

Saturday, August 31
6:30 pm: A Night of Casino Entertainment – Join MCJC for a great evening of fun and games!

Torah: Mattot-Massei

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

MATOT-MASSEI

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 30:2 – 36:13  Click here.

Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4 – 28; 3:4

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Another good Torah “helper” is Pocket Torah, available in the Apple App store. Pocket Torah Trope teaches “Trope Phrases,” and Pocket Torah teaches portions.

Tisha B’Av: Balancing Memory and Loss with the Present and the Future

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

DEVARIM

Every human being is inevitably left with a huge emptiness which is a vacuum of unanswered questions, fears, and doubts that come with the trials and tribulations of being human. How do we go on living and  find the strength to carry on? How do we make the lessons, the values, the inspirations of our individual and collective memories a part of who each of us is becoming, while at the same time finding our own voices of aspiration? We ask, “How can we hold these two intentions?”

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: Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22  Click here.

Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1 – 1:27 — Click here.

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Another good Torah “helper” is Pocket Torah, available in the Apple App store. Pocket Torah Trope teaches “Trope Phrases,” and Pocket Torah teaches portions.

Torah: Pinchas – Justice, Truth, and then Peace

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

PINCHAS 2019

“This week’s news—most weeks’ news—offers sufficient evidence of that. Leaders must act quickly and forcefully to restore order. Justice is crucial to that effort. Perhaps Pinchas receives God’s covenant of peace because he needs it so desperately. We all do. May it come speedily, in our days.”  (Professor Arnold Eisen, JTS)

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 25:10 – 30:1  Click here.

Haftarah: I Kings 18:46 – 19:21 – Click here.

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Another good Torah “helper” is Pocket Torah, available in the Apple App store. Pocket Torah Trope teaches “Trope Phrases,” and Pocket Torah teaches portions.

Torah: Balak

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

BALAK 2019

More and more questions…fewer and fewer answers…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 22:2 – 25:9  Click here.

Haftarah: Micah 5:6 – 6:8 – Click here.

* * *

Another good Torah “helper” is Pocket Torah, available in the Apple App store. Pocket Torah Trope teaches “Trope Phrases,” and Pocket Torah teaches portions.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of July 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, July 10
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Friday, July 12
3:00 pm: Faculty Meeting at MCJC
6:30 pm: 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, July 13
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, July 17
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
6:15 pm: Ritual Committee

Saturday, July 20
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, July 21
11:30 am: “Let’s Have Fun Together” at the Woodstock Folk Festival

Wednesday, July 24
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Thursday, July 25
6:30 pm:  Communications Committee Meeting at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Friday, July 26
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 celebrating Shabbat.

Saturday, July 27
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Wednesday, July 31
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

SAVE THE DATES! 
Saturday, August 10
7:00 pm: Erev Tisha B’Av Services & Discussion Group – members Gene Lindow and Muriel Pick will co-lead a special Tisha B’Av program.

Sunday, August 25
9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open House and New Member Brunch

Saturday, August 31
6:30 pm: A Night of Casino Entertainment – Join MCJC for a great evening of fun and games!