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Upcoming at MCJC Week of May 14

Wednesday, May 16 1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom 6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting Friday, May 18 6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck May 19 9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services with Torah Discussion 7:00 pm: Community Shavuot Learning Program … Continue reading

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Torah: Creating Communities of Meaning (Bamidbar 2018)

In the institutional American Jewish world, over the past half century, there has been what scholars call a Theology, a Halacha of Demographics: How many people registered for our program? Who is affiliated and with whom? Who is engaged with Israel and why?  This has become … Continue reading

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Upcoming at MCJC

Wednesday, May 9 1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom Thursday, May 10 7:00 pm: MCJC Book Club Friday, May 11 6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner Saturday, May 12 9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services with Torah Discussion … Continue reading

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Torah: The Jubilee Year — Meshing Human to God and Human to Human Relationships (Behar-Bechukotai 2018)

At the very heart of our tradition is the notion that there is holiness in the world and that we are responsible, accountable, to God, for having such holiness realized.  That the way in which you and I behave in … Continue reading

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Religious School Closing Day May 6 — Line Up of Festivities

9:15 am: Join Rabbi Tom and the teachers in Havdalah, singing, and a brief review of the year 10:00 am: Participate in our first ever Adults vs. Kids Jewpardy game 10:30 am: Parents attend the congregation’s Annual Meeting and board elections while our Kids … Continue reading

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Thank you all PADS dinner volunteers for an amazing 2018 season

The April 25 MCJC-sponsored PADS dinner fed 35 homeless guests and seven PADS volunteers. The FOOD PROVIDERS for this dinner were:  Gene Lindow (barbecue chicken),  Leslie Cook (barley bean vegetable soup),  Amy and Ben Llaneta (potato salad),  Ellen Morton (green … Continue reading

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The MCJC Book Club

The MCJC Book Club continues to meet every other month. Our next meeting is Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM. We will discuss And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer. This book is available in paperback format at libraries, … Continue reading

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Torah: Emor — The Trope

The Trope Emor – Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23 – Click here.

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Upcoming at MCJC Week of May 1

Wednesday, May 2 1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom 4:30 pm: Religious School 6:15 pm: Religious School Faculty Meeting Friday, May 4 6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner Saturday, May 5 9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services with … Continue reading

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MCJC Annual Notice and Proxy

Dear Fellow Congregant: The annual meeting of the McHenry County Jewish Congregation will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 10:30 am. The meeting will include: • State of the Congregation (Officers Report) • Board of Directors Election, 2018-19 • Rabbi’s Comments • Open discussion of congregational matters The … Continue reading

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