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A Message from Howard Frank, MCJC’s Habitat Coordinator

From Howard Frank, MCJC’s Representative to Habitat for Humanity On Feb. 24 I went to my first Home Dedication for Habitat for Humanity. The new owners of the home in McHenry are a single father Matt and his five-year-old son. … Continue reading

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PASSOVER 2018 AT MCJC

Second Night Community Passover Seder Saturday, March 31 6:30-8:30 pm MCJC invites you to our table as we carry on the tradition of hosting our Second Night Community Passover Seder at MCJC. RSVP Here. Other Passover Updates at MCJC If … Continue reading

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Upcoming at MCJC Week of March 20

Please see the MCJC Online Calendar for more information on any of these dates:  Wednesday, March 21 1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom 4:30 pm: Religious School Friday, March 23 6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner Saturday, … Continue reading

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Upcoming at MCJC Week of March 27

Please see the MCJC CALENDAR for more information on any of these dates:  Wednesday, March 28 1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED 4:30 pm: No Religious School – Spring Break 6:00 pm: PADS Dinner Friday, March 30 6:30 pm: … Continue reading

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Upcoming at MCJC

For more information on all events, visit our Online Calendar. Wednesday, March 14 1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom 4:30 pm: Religious School Friday, March 16 6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner Saturday, March 17 9:30 am: … Continue reading

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Passover 2018: The Seder as an Aspirational Calling

Passover 2018: The Seder as an Aspirational Calling The Passover Seder is an opportunity, and according to our great Sages, a mandated responsibility, to reclaim a Jewish experience of depth.

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Passover 2018: Free Choice and Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart

Passover 2018: Free Choice and Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart God doesn’t take away Pharaoh’s freedom to choose between good and evil, between compassion and cruelty. Pharaoh himself gives that freedom away by repeatedly choosing evil until he has defined himself in … Continue reading

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Rachem Na רַחֵם נא (MBD)

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A Shabbat Niggun

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Passover is coming…search for the Chametz!

By Jennifer Schwartz, MCJC Religious School Lead Teacher One of my favorite memories is finding the chametz before Pesach with my Papa.  We would hide small chunks of bread throughout the house on napkins; then we’d take a flashlight and go … Continue reading

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