Category Archives: Committees

Your MCJC Community Needs You!

MCJC needs a Volunteer Coordinator, and we hope you’ll consider becoming that person! It’s a job that requires just a small time commitment but will have a big impact on the life of MCJC.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our MCJC community, and we have so many people who devote a lot of time and energy to making our community work. From Board Members to those who work on our committees–Building & Maintenance, Communications, Events, Fundraising, Membership and Ritual–we are blessed with hard-working, creative, devoted volunteers.

These committees need help from an energetic Volunteer Coordinator, someone who can build a team of congregants willing to pitch in to help with a dinner or an event or a mailing or to prepare the kitchen for Passover . . . or whatever is needed on an ad hoc basis.

The person who successfully builds this program will relieve a lot of pressure from the team of volunteers who not only manage committees and the projects that come out of those committees but the many smaller related tasks that could be handled by others who prefer shorter term, more limited commitments.

We can provide to a Volunteer Coordinator lists of people to contact to start a volunteer team, individuals you can call on from time to time to help out with projects including set ups and take downs for meals, mailings, ushering and greeting, phone trees and more. We can also offer all the tools of our website, email system and social media connections.

Please contact Dara Turnball (president@mcjconline.org) if you’d like to spearhead an effort to organize people who want to help out a little here and there without a huge, long term commitment. Think of all the ways you can make it fun, while doing something critically important for your congregation!

MCJC Committee & Group Announcements

JOIN A COMMITTEE!
The important work of MCJC happens in its committees — plus it’s a great way to get to know your MCJC family better.

BUILDING & GROUNDS
To all who participated in either of our MCJC spruce up, clean and repair dates, thank you! To any who wanted to participate and weren’t able to make those dates, there’s more to do. Please contact Dale Morton at building@mcjconline.org.

MEMBERSHIP
Please join us for our Membership Open House, Sunday, August 26, 9:15 am. We’ve got an exciting morning planned. RSVP if you haven’t already at https://mcjconline.org/event/new-member-brunch/

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
Our next meeting is Monday, August 27, 6 pm at the Panera Bread on Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake.

SOCIAL ACTION
We’re getting underway for our Social Action work this year . . . with PADS meals, Adopt-a-Highway, Adopt-a-Trail, Habitat for Humanity, and more. If you would like to join us, please contact Bruce Weiss at socialaction@mcjconline.org.

DIAMONDS
We have so many fun and interesting activities planned for this year, all open to the whole congregation. Please contact us for scheduling information or to let us know what fun activities you’d like to share with your MCJC family. Contact Burl Cohn at diamonds@mcjconline.org.

MCJC Committee Announcements

MCJC is busy over the summer! 

BUILDING & GROUNDS
It’s the perfect time to help our Maintenance Men with outdoor projects! We have created a summer work list and are scheduling two volunteer dates to address MCJC needs. The dates are SUNDAY, JULY 22 and SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 from 9 am to noon. Lunch will be served at noon. 

There are many small, outdoor projects at MCJC that we could use your help with. Most of the projects involve painting and/or staining (playground set, front benches, back stairs, etc.).  All supplies will be provided. Please respond to building@mcjconline.org, or just show up!

COMMUNICATIONS
The Communications Committee is gathering all MCJC data collections in order to create a central database. If you compiled any lists or information on MCJC’s behalf, please complete the form here, attach your information, and submit no later than July 15, 2018.

Our next meeting is Monday, July 24, 7 pm, location off-site. Please check for more information here or if interested in attending, email webmaster@mcjconline.org.

MEMBERSHIP
Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 pm off-site. We hope you’ll attend our open house event on August 26. Watch this website and your weekly E-Announcements for more details.

RITUAL
Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 pm at MCJC. This is a great time to get involved with the Ritual Committee as we plan the High Holy Days at MCJC.

Jewish Festival Thank Yous from MCJC Membership Committee…

Thank you to Rabbi Tom and MCJC membership ambassadors Steve and Sharon Danzig, Larry and Elaine Steinberg (who also donated MCJC pens), Burl and Annette Cohn, and Norm and Paula Ezkoz. You were superheroes for bearing with the rainstorms and staffing the MCJC table at the Chicago Jewish Festival.

Also, todah rabbah to Gail and Howard Frank, Renee Cooper, and the above ambassadors who helped copy and prepare the festival materials.

Your work on behalf of MCJC is appreciated!

Linda Blatchford, Membership Chair. 

COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS

MCJC Committees will be busy over the summer. Committees are a great way to get involved with the work of the congregation — and WE NEED YOU!!

BUILDING & GROUNDS
Our second MCJC outdoot clean-up date comes up Sunday, August 19 from 9 am to noon. Lunch will be served at noon.

There are many small, outdoor projects at MCJC that we could use your help with. Most of the projects involve painting and/or staining (playground set, front benches, back stairs, etc.).  All supplies will be provided. Please respond to building@mcjconline.org, or just show up!

COMMUNICATIONS
The Communications Committee meet regularly and is hard at work on a three-way effort: streamlining and making communication inside MCJC more efficient, making our communication with the public more effective, and gathering and reorganizing into a database the data that connects it all. If you are interested in joining us and sharing your communications expertise, please email Leslie Cook, webmaster@mcjconline.org .

MEMBERSHIP
Membership continues to gear up for our busiest season of the year! Please plan to attend our Membership Picnic, August 26. If you would like to join our group, email Linda Blatchford, membership@mcjconline.org.

The School Year is over, but MCJC will be busy over the summer: Join an MCJC Committee

MCJC Committees will be busy over the summer. Committees are a great way to get involved with the work of the congregation. Share your knowledge and talent with one of these Standing Committees.

Building & Grounds
Communications
Education
Fundraising
Membership
Operations
Ritual
Social Action

Indicate your interest by requesting membership in one or more of these committees. Prior registration on our site is required (right column, halfway down). Then you may request to join one or more.

COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS

MCJC Committees will be busy over the summer. Committees are a great way to get involved with the work of the congregation.

BUILDING & GROUNDS
We have created a summer work list and are scheduling two volunteer dates to address MCJC needs. The dates are Sunday, July 22nd and Sunday, August 19th from 9 am to noon.  Lunch will be served at noon.

There are many small outdoor projects at MCJC that we could use your help with.  Most of the projects involve painting and / or staining (playground set, front benches, back stairs, etc.).  All supplies will be provided.  Please respond to building@mcjconline.org or just show up!

MEMBERSHIP
The Membership Committee will meet Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm at MCJC to put together Membership packets. Please join us to help.

Can you volunteer to help staff our table at the GREATER CHICAGO JEWISH FESTIVAL Sunday, June 10? (See information here). Please contact Steve Danzig via membership@mcjconline.org.

RITUAL
Our next meeting is May 16, 6:30 pm at MCJC.