Category Archives: Happenings

Upcoming at MCJC Week of August 14

For more information about any of these listings, please visit our website, either the provided links or the MCJC Calendar at mcjconline.org/events.

Wednesday, August 15
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED

Friday, August 17
4:30 pm: Faculty Meeting
5:00 – 8:00 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Picnic Dinner at the Wonder Lake National Champion Water Ski Team Show.

  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Dinner & Social
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Shabbat Candles, Kiddush, Shabbat Songs
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team Performs

Saturday, August 18
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, August 19
8:00 am: Board Meeting
8:00 am: Maintenance Committee Clean-Up Day (also, see Committee Announcements below)
11:00 am: Fox Valley Religious School Faculty Training

Wednesday, August 22
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom

Friday, August 24
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, August 25
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, August 26
Religious School Opening Day | OPEN HOUSE | Community Picnic

Wednesday, August 29
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED

Friday, August 31
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday September 1
5:00 pm: Selichot Service and Discussion with Havdala (see below for more information)


SAVE THE DATES
Sept. 9: Rosh Hashana – Erev
Sept. 10: Rosh Hashana – 1st Day
Sept. 11: Rosh Hashana – 2nd Day
Sept. 18: Kol Nidre
Sept. 19: Yom Kippur
Sept. 23: Sukkot – Erev
Sept. 24: Sukkot – 1st Day
Sept. 25: Sukkot – 2nd Day
Oct. 1: Shemini Atzeret
Oct. 2: Simchat Torah

“Let’s Have Fun Together,” MCJC! Friday, August 17, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Wonder Lake Beach

SPECIAL MCJC SHABBAT PROGRAM 
PICNIC – SHABBAT CELEBRATION – WATER SKI SHOW

Plan to join your MCJC family for a special Shabbat program featuring a picnic,  a celebration of Shabbat,  and a water ski show.

The entire MCJC community and their friends are invited to gather at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 17, at the Main Beach in Wonder Lake located at Hancock Drive and East Lake Shore Drive. Come early so it’s easier to find parking.

Bring your chairs and a picnic dinner to enjoy.

  • From 5:00 to 6:00 pm, we’ll enjoy dinner together and visiting with one another in fellowship.
  • From 6:00 to 6:30 pm, we will light Shabbat candles,  say Kiddush, and sing some Shabbat songs.
  • From 7:00 to 8:00 pm we’ll enjoy the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team perform its highly entertaining show.

The crowd attending the Water Ski Show begins to build in earnest on the hillside overlooking Wonder Lake Beach between 6:30 and 7:00 pm.  During that time the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team begins to get ready for its show and plays show music.

The Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team performs between 7:00 and 8:00 pm.   The audience faces the western sky during the show.  If it is sunny,  having a sun visor or hat will make it a bit easier to see the show.

This is a free admission event, but the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team members walk through the audience during a  5-minute intermission in the show to collect donations.

This MCJC event is weather dependent.  If we have  rain or thunderstorms that evening, we will cancel the event. You may check for cancelation in the Express Announcements on the MCJC website in the upper right corner.

If you have questions regarding this special MCJC Friday Shabbat event, please email diamonds@mcjconline.org or call Bruce Weiss (815-338-2721)  or Burl Cohn (847-777-8119).

Upcoming at MCJC Week of August 7

For more information about any of these listings, please visit our website, either the provided links or the MCJC Calendar at mcjconline.org/events.

Wednesday, August 8
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom

Friday, August 10
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, August 11
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, August 12
10:00 am – 12:00 noon: B’nai Mitzvah Families Meet & Greet at MCJC

Wednesday, August 15
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom

Friday, August 17
4:30 pm: Faculty Meeting
5:00 – 8:00 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Picnic Dinner at the Wonder Lake National Champion Water Ski Team Show.
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Dinner & Social
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Shabbat Candles, Kiddush, Shabbat Songs
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team Performs

Saturday, August 18
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, August 19
8:00 am: Board Meeting
8:00 am: Maintenance Committee Clean-Up Day (also, see Committee Announcements below)
11:00 am: Fox Valley Religious School Faculty Training

Wednesday, August 22
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom

Friday, August 24
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, August 25
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, August 26
Religious School Opening Day | OPEN HOUSE | Community Picnic
9:15 am – 12:30 pm: OPEN HOUSE – tour the building, meet members, teachers, and Rabbi Tom, enjoy a community picnic.
9:15 am – 11:30 am: Religious School Opening Day
(SEE 2018-2019 SCHOOL SCHEDULE HERE).

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Opening Day Picnic

Wednesday, August 29
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED

Friday, August 31
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday September 1
5:00 pm: Selichot Service and Discussion with Havdala (see below for more information)


SAVE THE DATES
Sept. 9: Rosh Hashana – Erev
Sept. 10: Rosh Hashana – 1st Day
Sept. 11: Rosh Hashana – 2nd Day
Sept. 18: Kol Nidre
Sept. 19: Yom Kippur
Sept. 23: Sukkot – Erev
Sept. 24: Sukkot – 1st Day
Sept. 25: Sukkot – 2nd Day
Oct. 1: Shemini Atzeret
Oct. 2: Simchat Torah

Upcoming at MCJC Week of July 31

For more information about any of these listings, please visit our website, either the provided links or the MCJC Calendar at mcjconline.org/events.

Wednesday, August 1
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom

Friday, August 3
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, August 4
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Wednesday, August 8
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom

Friday, August 10
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, August 11
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, August 12
10:00 am – 12:00 noon: B’nai Mitzvah Families Meet & Greet at MCJC

Wednesday, August 15
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom

Friday, August 17
4:30 pm: Faculty Meeting


SAVE THE DATES
Friday, August 17
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Special Shabbat Picnic at Wonder Lake Water Ski Show

Community Shabbat Potluck Picnic Dinner at the Wonder Lake National Champion Water Ski Team Show. We’ll light Shabbat candles, say Kiddush, and sing some Shabbat songs around 6:30 pm. The show is from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Sunday, August 26
9:30 am – 12:30 pm: McHenry County Jewish Congregation OPEN HOUSE – tour the building, meet members, teachers, and Rabbi Tom, enjoy a community picnic.
9:15 am – 11:30 am: Religious School Opening Day
(SEE 2018-2019 SCHOOL SCHEDULE HERE).

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Opening Day Picnic

B’nai Mitzvah Meet and Greet

All MCJC families whose children are entering B’nai Mitzvah age are invited to meet-up at MCJC on Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

This Meet and Greet will be a great opportunity to meet other B’nai Mitzvah parents, talk with B’nai Mitzvah veterans (MCJC parents whose children were already Bar or Bat Mitzvah), to ask questions, and to find out best practices to make the entire process less stressful — meaningful and with wonderful memories.

A dairy nosh will be provided. Please RSVP to Rabbi Tom at: rabbi@mcjconline.org

Upcoming at MCJC Week of July 24

For more information about any of these listings, please visit the provided links or the MCJC Calendar at mcjconline.org/events.

Wednesday, July 25
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Faculty Meeting
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

Friday, July 27
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, July 28
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Wednesday, August 1
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom

Friday, August 3
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, August 4
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Wednesday, August 8
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom

Friday, August 10
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, August 11
9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, August 12
10:00 am – 12:00 noon: B’nai Mitzvah Families Meet & Greet at MCJC

SAVE THE DATES
Friday, August 17
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Special Shabbat Picnic at Wonder Lake Water Ski Show

Community Shabbat Potluck Picnic Dinner at the Wonder Lake National Champion Water Ski Team Show. We’ll light Shabbat candles, say Kiddush, and sing some Shabbat songs around 6:30 pm. The show is from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Sunday, August 26
9:30 am – 12:30 pm: McHenry County Jewish Congregation OPEN HOUSE – tour the building, meet members, teachers, and Rabbi Tom, enjoy a community picnic.
9:15 am – 11:30 am: Religious School Opening Day
(SEE 2018-2019 SCHOOL SCHEDULE HERE).

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Opening Day Picnic

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 coordinates 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 at habitat@mcjconline.org.

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.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of July 17

For more information about any of these listings, please visit our website, either the provided links or the MCJC Calendar at mcjconline.org/events.

Wednesday, July 18
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom

Friday, July 20
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, July 21
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
6:00 pm: Erev Tisha B’Av Services & Study 

Sunday, July 22
9:00 am – noon: Help the Building & Grounds Committee with some outdoor tasks, light painting, etc. – lunch at noon

Tuesday, July 24
7:00 pm: Communications Committee Meeting, location off-site

Wednesday, July 25
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting


SAVE THE DATES
Bnai Mitzvah Families Meet & Greet at MCJC
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Special Shabbat Picnic at Wonder Lake Water Ski Show
Friday, August 17, 2018

Community Shabbat Potluck Picnic Dinner at the Wonder Lake National Champion Water Ski Team Show. We’ll light Shabbat candles, say Kiddish, and sing some Shabbat songs around 6:30 pm. The show is from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Sunday, August 26
9:30 am – 12:30 pm: McHenry County Jewish Congregation OPEN HOUSE – tour the building, meet members, teachers, and Rabbi Tom, enjoy a community picnic.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of July 10

Wednesday, July 11
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED

Friday, July 13
3:00 pm: Religious School Faculty Meeting
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, July 14
9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, July 15
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm: MCJC’s Let’s Have Fun Together program at the Woodstock Folk Festival

Wednesday, July 18
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom

Friday, July 20
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, July 21
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
6:00 pm: Erev Tisha B’Av Services & Study

Sunday, July 22
9:00 am – noon: Help the Building & Grounds Committee with some outdoor tasks, light painting, etc. – lunch at noon

Tuesday, July 24
7:00 pm: Communications Committee Meeting, location off-site

Wednesday, July 25
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting


SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, August 26
9:30 am – 12:30 pm: McHenry County Jewish Congregation OPEN HOUSE – tour the building, meet members, teachers, and Rabbi Tom, enjoy a community picnic.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of July 3

Wednesday, July 4
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED

Friday, July 6
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck CANCELLED

Saturday, July 7
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Wednesday, July 11
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED

Friday, July 13
3:00 pm: Religious School Faculty Meeting
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck

Saturday, July 14
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, July 15
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm: MCJC’s Let’s Have Fun Together program at the Woodstock Folk Festival

Wednesday, July 18
6:30 pm: Membership Committee Meeting, location off-site

SAVE THE DATES:
Sunday, July 22
9:00 am – noon: Help the Building & Grounds Committee with some outdoor tasks, light painting, etc. – lunch at noon

Tuesday, July 24
7:00 pm: Communications Committee Meeting, location off-site