Category Archives: Entertainment

You’re Invited! MCJC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Lordy, Lordy, MCJC’s Turning 40!
Join the Fun on
Saturday, Nov. 16,  at 6 pm
when MCJC Celebrates 40 Years of
Serving as the Jewish Heart of McHenry County

The evening will include:

Havdalah: We’ll bid farewell to Shabbat with prayer and song, and reflect on our history and community-minded spirit.

Potluck/Dinner: We’ll provide the entrée and beverages if you bring a veggie/dairy side dish or dessert to share.

Swap Auction: This fun fundraiser involves you donating a good quality treasure or two that you no longer need (think nice jewelry or kitchenware, great gadgets, handy tools, golf clubs, etc.). We’ll have live bidding on some items, plus a ‘name your price’ section for others. You can start dropping off an item or two at MCJC at any time … just leave them in the front closet labeled for the swap auction. Contact Ellen Morton at to coordinate drop off times/locations if the building is not open. Prepare to take some treasures home with you that night!

Donations: Can’t make it that night? Or just want to show MCJC a little love? Consider donating to the ‘$40 for 40’ campaign. Go to the MCJC website at and look toward the top of the left column for the $40 FOR 40 DONATION FOR MCJC 40TH ANNIVERSARY Payment Button. You may also use the Payment Button provided with your online registration.

The event is free to all. MCJC members and friends, past and present, please join us to catch up with old friends and celebrate your ‘Little Shul on the Prairie’!

RSVP by November 11 by clicking here:

Questions? Contact Ellen Morton at

P.S. Do you have a favorite MCJC memory? Please share it when you register at

Charles Troy Returns to MCJC With A New Show!

On a return visit to MCJC this December


Sunday, December 8, 2019
1:30 PM at MCJC

The MCJC “Let’s Have Fun Together” Committee is pleased to announce that Charles Troy will present his highly acclaimed ninety-minute multimedia show, “Irving Berlin: The Ultimate Jewish Immigrant” at  MCJC on Sunday, December 8, at 1:30 pm.

Mr. Troy is a musical theater historian who has developed more than fifty multimedia presentations on musical theater. His shows are informative, highly entertaining, and have been embraced by audiences nationwide. Mr. Troy is a genius at his craft and is to musical theater storytelling what Babe Ruth was to baseball: simply the best. Mr. Troy is based in Chicago, and does a show the first Wednesday of every month at the Skokie Theater.

If you were at the last Charles Troy presentation on West Side Story, we know you’ll want to return for more. If you missed that one, be sure to save the date, Sunday, December 8, for an unforgettable afternoon.

MCJC tickets are $15 each. You can sign up and get your payment instructions at