Wednesday, October 24
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom – CANCELLED
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:00-8:00 pm: PADS Dinner, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Woodstock Note: Deadline to register for Hadassah event at CKI (see Oct. 28)
Havdala Potluck Picnic & Bonfire Saturday, October 20, 5 pm
Home of Ellen & Dale Morton
2321 S. Cherry Valley Road, Woodstock, IL.
All MCJC members and their family and friends are invited to spend an autumn evening at Ellendale, a small farm just three miles from MCJC. Come meet (or get reacquainted with) Sunny the Wonder Chicken and her sisters, walk the grounds, and enjoy a good meal, a Havdala service, and a bonfire.
Dress for the weather and the location—there’s plenty of room inside if the weather conspires against us.
Parking is available in a pasture if you bear to the left after pulling into the driveway.
Please bring a folding chair for each member of your party, and a veggie/dairy dish to pass.
Please RSVP to Ellen at email@example.com or 815-353-0819 by October 17, and let her know what you plan to bring. You can also register on this site.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 20th! Don’t forget to RSVP so we know how many to plan for!
MCJC is collecting winter coats, unused or in good condition, for adults and children. The coats will be distributed to low income families living in Woodstock and neighboring communities as part of the Woodstock Area Community Ministries 2018 Winter Coat Drive.
Look for a can marked “2018 Winter Coat Drive” in the MCJC vestibule to place your unused or good condition winter coats that MCJC family members no longer wear.
The 2018 Winter Coat Drive will end Monday, November 5. Please address questions regarding this community service project to MCJC social action chairperson, Bruce Weiss, at 815-338- 2721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our first MCJC-sponsored PADS dinner of the 2018-2019 PADS season is Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1320 Dean Street in Woodstock.
Five to six individuals are needed to help serve the meal (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm). Please contact Bruce Weiss or Amy Yoslov-Llanetta if you are able to help serve the meal. You can get in touch with us about preparing or serving via email@example.com.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:00 pm, MCJC will host a “One Book, One Community” discussion when it reviews Memento Park by Mark Savas. Each year, in honor of Jewish Book Month, Spertus Institute selects a single book to be read and discussed throughout the Chicago area.
This year’s selection, Memento Park, is set in LA, NY, and Budapest (with a stop in Chicago) and begins with an unexpected call from the Australian consulate. Thus protagonist Mark Santos learns of a valuable painting believed to have been looted from his family during WWII. To recover it, he must repair his strained relationship with his father, unearth his family history, and restore his connection to his own Judaism.
The discussion at MCJC will be facilitated by Rachel Kamin. For more information about the Book Club, contact Rita Janowitz.
Are you currently a Hadassah member but not affiliated with any chapter?
Were you ever a Hadassah member in the past?
Are you interested in learning more about Hadassah and the benefits of membership?
The Elgin Chapter of Hadassah invites current & previous Hadassah members, associates and guests to attend our
‘Double-Chai’Tea! Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 pm Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division Street, Elgin, IL 60120
Our Featured Speaker is Bonnie Lipton, National Hadassah Past President. Bonnie is also an Honorary
Vice President and a five-generation Life Member.
She currently serves as National Building Chair for the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower and is a member of the Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors.
Our Guest Presentation is Marilyn Price, nationally renowned storyteller. Since the beginning of her career, Marilyn has been working with adults as a teacher and mentor, utilizing her skills as a storyteller and a personal fascination with her own Jewish roots. She also is known for her work with younger audiences by including her renowned puppetry skills.
It’s only $36.00/pp to attend. Refreshments catered by kosher caterer, Becky Albert. “Hats and gloves” are welcome and encouraged!
Reservations must be mailed by October 24, 2018 to:
Barbara Maring Kulefsky, 349 Wentworth Lane, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Please make your checks payable to: Hadassah.
Please join us for Shabbat worship and Torah study, 9:30 am.
Throughout the Torah, in fact, throughout Hebrew scripture, there is this constant tension, an ongoing, irresolvable paradox between the universal and the particular. The Torah seems to be telling us that we are to live in this friction. This paradox. That one informs the other and visa versa.