Category Archives: Social Action

PADS Dinner in February

MCJC E-nouncements – February 13, 2018

The next MCJC-sponsored PADS dinner is February 28th 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church 1320 Dean Street in Woodstock.

The menu is soup, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, and dessert. The MCJC PADS dinner team needs to provide enough food for 60 guests. Gene Lindow and his Trio Grille team will provide the roasted chicken entree, and Leslie Cook will provide the soup.

We need food providers for the mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, and dessert. We also need a total of five volunteers to help serve the meal.

Important: do not feel that you yourself need to provide a food item for 60 people…provide whatever your time & energy allow you to provide.

Please let me (socialaction@mcjconline.org) know which food item & how much of the needed food item you are able to provide. Also please contact Amy Yosloff-Lanetta via socialaction@mcjconline.org if you are able to help serve the meal. Write “Amy” in the subject line. Your help with this important community service project is GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Warm regards, Bruce Weiss, MCJC Social Action Chairperson

Upcoming PADS dinner Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:00 pm.

The MCJC Social Action Committee is seeking volunteers to help prepare and/or serve a meal the fourth Wednesday of each month from November through April for the homeless of McHenry County at the Woodstock Emergency PADS Site.

The Woodstock Emergency PADS Site is Redeemer Lutheran Church 1320 Dean Street in Woodstock. Food donations need to be brought to the Woodstock Emergency PADS Site at 6:00 pm and dinners are served between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Our next PADS dinner is Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

For more information, or to make arrangements to pick up your food donation, or to help out as either a food preparer or server for this important community service project, contact Bruce Weiss at socialaction@mcjconline.org.

Monetary donations for this important endeavor will also be greatly appreciated.

McHenry County Div. of Transportation “Adopt-A-Highway” Program & McHenry County Conservation District “Adopt-A-Trail” Program

MCJC Connections
January/February 2018 ~ Tevet/Shevat/Adar ~ Vol. 5778

The MCJC Social Action committee participates in both of these
community service programs by picking up litter on a regularly scheduled basis from Ridgefield Road between U.S. Route 14 and
Country Club Road, and from the bike trail along U.S. Route 14 between Ridgefield Road and McHenry County College.

The team leader for the Adopt-A-Highway Program is Bruce Weiss, and the team leader for the Adopt-A-Trail Program is Lizz Dewey.

Signs have been installed by the McHenry County Division of
Transportation and the McHenry County Conservation District at the corner of Ridgefield Road and U.S Route 14, at the corner of Ridgefield Road and Country Club Road, and at the corner of U.S. Route 14 and Lucas Road, notifying the general public of MCJC’s participation in the Adopt-A-Highway and Adopt-A-Trail Programs.

MCJC-sponsored PADS Dinners

MCJC Connections
January/February 2018 ~ Tevet/Shevat/Adar ~ Vol. 5778

The MCJC Social Action committee prepares and serves dinners for the homeless community of McHenry County at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Woodstock the fourth Wednesday of every month between October and April.

The MCJC-sponsored PADS dinner team consists of Ben & Amy Llaneta (team leaders), BJ Llaneta, Bruce & Marian Weiss, Gene Lindow, Bob & Esther Kaplan, Eileen Franks, Elli Emmons, Linda & Jerry Trachsler, Iza Celewicz, and Leslie Cook.

Forty-five homeless guests were served dinner on October 25 and fifty-one were served dinner on November 22. One of the PADS Program administrators commented at the October 25 dinner, “your synagogue always prepares wonderful dinners for the PADS guests.”

Habitat for Humanity, McHenry County

MCJC Connections
January/February 2018 ~ Tevet/Shevat/Adar ~ Vol. 5778

The MCJC Social Action committee involvement has been with Habitat For Humanity, McHenry County, which came about through the efforts of Rabbi Maralee Gordon and MCJC Social Action committee member George Sachs.

MCJC Social Action committee member Howard Frank serves as a volunteer worker for Habitat for Humanity, McHenry County, and has helped build eight homes this past year.

Continued MCJC participation in this wonderful community service program is achieved through the efforts of MCJC Social Action committee member Howard Frank. Every Wednesday between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm for the past eight months, Howard has represented MCJC as a volunteer worker for Habitat For Humanity, McHenry County. In that time, Howard has helped build eight homes, has met a lot of nice people, and has learned a great deal about construction and repair work.

Habitat For Humanity, McHenry County accepts monetary donations of new and gently used building materials and household goods at their ReStore resale store located at 2205 S. Eastwood Drive in Woodstock.

PADS Dinner Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

Please see also the MCJC Calendar on this site.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 6:00 pm
The MCJC Social Action Committee is seeking volunteers to help prepare and/or serve a meal the fourth Wednesday of each month through April for the homeless of McHenry County at the Woodstock Emergency PADS Site.
The Woodstock Emergency PADS Site is Redeemer Lutheran Church 1320 Dean Street in Woodstock. Food donations need to be brought to the Woodstock Emergency PADS Site at 6:00 pm, and dinner is served between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
For more information, or to make arrangements to pick up your food donation, or to help out as either a food preparer or server for this important community service project, contact Bruce Weiss at socialaction@mcjconline.org.
Monetary donations for this important endeavor will also be greatly appreciated. For more information, please check our calendar on this site.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations.
To aid in this, the MCJC Social Action Committee is coordinating volunteer efforts with the local McHenry County Habitat for Humanity group. We volunteer on Wednesdays at the work site (locations change depending on build schedules).
No construction experience is required, only the desire to help. We are supervised by experienced personnel. All tools and safety equipment are supplied by Habitat. For a look at some of the projects we are currently involved in, please Click Here. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Howard Frank through our Social Action address, socialaction@mcjconline.org. Write “Howard” in the subject line.

PADS Dinner — We need you!

Please see also the MCJC Calendar on this site.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 6:00 pm
The MCJC social action committee is seeking volunteers to help prepare and/or serve a meal the fourth Wednesday of each month through April for the homeless of McHenry County at the Woodstock Emergency PADS Site.
The Woodstock Emergency PADS Site is Redeemer Lutheran Church 1320 Dean Street in Woodstock. Food donations need to be brought to the Woodstock Emergency PADS Site at 6:00 pm and dinner is served between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
For more information, or to make arrangements to have your food donation picked up, or to help out as either a food preparer or server for this important community service project, contact Bruce Weiss at socialaction@mcjconline.org.
Monetary donations for this important endeavor will also be greatly appreciated.

Corners of Our Fields 5778

MCJC Connections
November/December 2017 ~ Cheshvan/Kislev/Tevet ~ Vol. 5778

As is our custom at MCJC, the High Holy Days usher in our “Corners of Our Fields” food drive, in conjunction with Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger.

Todah rabbah to all those who contributed this year. MCJC donated $523.55 pounds of food to the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry!

Feel free to use the envelopes attached to the grocery bags to mail donations to Mazon at any time throughout the year. Your donations are much appreciated.

Social Action Goings On — One of These Is for You!

MCJC Connections
November/December 2017 ~ Cheshvan/Kislev/Tevet ~ Vol. 5778

Through the McHenry County Conservation District Adopt-a-Trail program, we keep clean the section of the bike trail between McHenry County College and Ridgefield Road, 2/5 of a mile. Through the McHenry County Adopt-a-Highway program, we keep clean the stretch of Ridgefield Road from MCJC west to Route 14, one mile. We meet at MCJC at noon on the third Sunday of the month.

MCJC is providing Dinner to the Woodstock PADS shelter on the fourth Wednesday of the month, now through April. Please contact temporary PADS Coordinator Bruce Weiss at socialaction@mcjconline.org to participate through cooking, monetary donations and serving food.

“Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations.” To aid in this, the MCJC Social Action Committee is coordinating volunteer efforts with the local McHenry County Habitat for Humanity group. We volunteer on Wednesdays at the work site (locations change depending on build schedules). No construction experience is required, only the desire to help. We are supervised by experienced personnel. All tools and safety equipment are supplied by Habitat. For a look at some of the projects we are currently involved in, go to www.habitatmchenry.org/current-projects.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Howard Frank through Social Action, socialaction@mcjconline.org. Write “Howard” in the subject line.

MCJC is providing Dinner to the Woodstock PADS shelter on the
fourth Wednesday of the month, now through April. Please contact
PADS Coordinator Amy Yoslov-Llaneta through Social Action, socialaction@mcjconline.org, to participate through cooking, monetary donations, and serving food. Write “Amy” in the subject line.