Category Archives: Happenings

Upcoming at MCJC Week of February 20, 2019

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, February 20
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 21
6:00 pm:  Communications Committee

Friday, February 22
6:30 pm: MCJC Religious School’s K-3 Sponsored Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner.

Saturday, February 23
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah.

Sunday, February 24
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, February 27
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, March 1
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner

Saturday, March 2
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, March 3
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education

AND THEN, FOR ADAR…PURIM!
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
Religious School Purim Program

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 
5:00 pm:  Purim Dinner
6:00 pm: Megillah Reading/Purim Shpiel -Wizard of Oz theme (wear a costume, and shake, rattle, & roll that gragger)

SAVE THESE MARCH DATES!
Sunday, March 10: Charles Troy Comes to MCJC with Acclaimed “The Creation of West Side Story” Show. (Please note this date change).

This is an MCJC event you won’t want to miss! The show is followed with light refreshments, and free babysitting is available — but you must RSVP here or call the office at 815-455-1810.

Read all about this wonderful event

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST…
MARCH 1-17
The Chicago Jewish Film Festival

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 – MCJC Passover Seder

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

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Jim May, Storyteller & Author

MCJC travels out to Spring Grove on Sunday, April 28, 2019 after Religious School.  Please join our entire synagogue to see McHenry County’s only Holocaust Memorial. Storyteller Jim May will share the story of Holocaust survivor Lisa Derman, at the beautiful monument created by Jim and MCJC member Nancy Deborah Wicker, with Hebrew written by Max Gimpel, father of Al Gimpel.  Watch the e-nouncements for upcoming details.

Save the Date March 10: Charles Troy Comes to MCJC with Acclaimed “The Creation of West Side Story” Show

The Creation of West Side Story

The MCJC Let’s Have Fun Together Committee is pleased to announce that Charles Troy will present his highly acclaimed “The Creation of West Side Story” show at MCJC on Sunday, March 10 at 1:30 pm.

This 90 minute multimedia show was a huge entertainment success, receiving a standing ovation, this past summer at the Woodstock Opera House.  It’s a show you won’t want to miss! Plan to bring your family and friends to share this delightful and informative entertainment experience. Free child care is available if needed.

Charles Troy is America’s most celebrated dramatic musical theater historian/storyteller. He has developed more than fifty multimedia shows on musical theater subjects. His presentations are informative, highly entertaining, and have been embraced by audiences nationwide.

Mr. Troy is based in Chicago and performs extensively in Chicago North Shore communities and appears on a monthly basis at the Skokie Theater. He has been featured twice on the front page of the Arts & Entertainment section of the Chicago Tribune. The late Roy Leonard, former theater critic for WGN-TV, wrote in his blog in 2014, “I first saw Charles Troy a few months back at the Skokie Theater and have been back three times since, learning things I never knew about Broadway musicals I’ve enjoyed for years.”

RSVP and advance ticket purchase are required. Tickets are $15/per person.  Please RSVP via the calendar listing on this site (in the calendar, click on the March 10 listing to go to a registration page) or by calling the MCJC office at 815-455-1810.

You may purchase your tickets securely with your online RSVP by credit card or PayPal, or you may send a check made out to MCJC to:

McHenry County Jewish Congregation
8617 Ridgefield Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Attn: Tickets

Please RSVP and purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment in the event of sellout. We will hold your tickets for you at the door.

If you have questions about the show, please contact Bruce Weiss via email (funtogether@mcjconline.org).

We will provide child care during the show if needed. You may indicate your requirements when you register.

A refreshment social immediately follows Charles Troy’s presentation.

“The Creation of West Side Story” is brought to you by MCJC’s Let’s Have Fun Together program.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of February 12, 2019

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, February 13
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, February 15
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner

Saturday, February 16
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, February 17
8:00 am: Board Meeting
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, February 20
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 21
6:00 pm: Communication Committee Meeting

Friday, February 22
6:30 pm: MCJC Religious School’s K-3 Sponsored Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner.

Saturday, February 23
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah.

SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, March 10: Charles Troy Comes to MCJC with Acclaimed “The Creation of West Side Story” Show. (Please note this date change).

This is an MCJC event you won’t want to miss! The show is followed with light refreshments, and free babysitting is available — but you must RSVP here or call the office at 815-455-1810.

Read all about this wonderful event

AND THEN, FOR ADAR…PURIM!
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
Religious School Purim Program

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Megillah Shpiel Night

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST…
MARCH 1-17
The Chicago Jewish Film Festival

SUNDAY, APRIL 28
MCJC will travel out to Spring Grove on Sunday, April 28, 2019 after Religious School.  Please join our entire synagogue to see McHenry County’s only Holocaust Memorial. Storyteller Jim May will meet us there to share the story of Holocaust survivor Lisa Derman, at the beautiful monument created by Jim and MCJC member Nancy Deborah Wicker, with Hebrew written by Max Gimpel, father of Al Gimpel.  Watch the e-nouncements for upcoming details.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of February 5, 2019

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, February 6
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, February 8
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner

Saturday, February 9
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah.

Sunday, February 10
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, February 13
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, February 15
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck DinnerSee Extended Kiddush below.

Saturday, February 16
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah.

Sunday, February 17
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, February 20
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

Friday, February 22
6:30 pm: MCJC Religious School’s K-3 Sponsored Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner.

Saturday, February 23
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah.

SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, March 10: Charles Troy Comes to MCJC with Acclaimed “The Creation of West Side Story” Show. (Please note this date change).

This is an MCJC event you won’t want to miss! The show is followed with light refreshments, and free babysitting is available — but you must RSVP here or call the office at 815-455-1810.

Read all about this wonderful event

Upcoming at MCJC Week of January 29, 2019

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

Please note cancellations due to severe weather
Wednesday, January 30 
NO Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom
NO
 Religious School

Friday, February 1
NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner

Saturday, February 2
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
NO Community Havdalah Program

Sunday, February 3
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education with Rabbi Tom

Wednesday, February 6
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, February 8
NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner. See Extended Kiddush below.

Saturday, February 9
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah.

Sunday, February 10
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education with Rabbi Tom

Wednesday, February 13
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, March 10: Charles Troy Comes to MCJC with Acclaimed “The Creation of West Side Story” Show. (Please note this date change).

This is an MCJC event you won’t want to miss! The show is followed with light refreshments, and free babysitting is available — but you must RSVP here or call the office at 815-455-1810.

Read all about this wonderful event

Upcoming at MCJC Week of January 22, 2019

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, January 23
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, January 25 
6:30 pm: NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner

Saturday, January 26
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, January 27
8:00 am: Board Meeting
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, January 30
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, February 1
NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (please join us Saturday, Feb. 2 for a Community Havdalah or Feb. 9 for an Extended Kiddush).

Saturday, February 2
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
4:30 pm: Community Havdalah Program to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah.

Sunday, February 3
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education

SAVE THE DATES!
Saturday, February 9
Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah.

Sunday, March 10: Charles Troy Comes to MCJC with Acclaimed “The Creation of West Side Story” Show. (Please note this date change).

This is an MCJC event you won’t want to miss! The show is followed with light refreshments, and free babysitting is available — but you must RSVP here or call the office at 815-455-1810.

Read all about this wonderful event

Upcoming at MCJC Week of January 15, 2019

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, January 16
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

Friday, January 18 
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner

Saturday, January 19
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, January 20
9:30 am: Religious School
10:40 am: Tu B’Shvat Seder Celebration – Parents and friends are welcome to join us. We will sample tree fruits, plant seeds, make bird feeders and play an environmental trivia game.
NO Adult Education

January 23
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, January 25 
NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner

Saturday, January 26
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, January 27
8:00 am: Board Meeting
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education

SAVE THE DATE!
March 10: Charles Troy Comes to MCJC with Acclaimed “The Creation of West Side Story” Show. (Please note this date change).

This is an MCJC event you won’t want to miss! The show is followed with light refreshments, and free babysitting is available — but you must RSVP here or call the office at 815-455-1810.

Read all about this wonderful event.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of January 8, 2019

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, January 9
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

Thursday, January 10
7:00 pm: MCJC Book Club discusses Three Floors Up with Rachel Kamin

Friday, January 11 
NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner

Saturday, January 12
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
Extended Kiddush until 3:30 following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah. You are invited to share vegetarian items.

Sunday, January 13
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education with Rabbi Tom

Wednesday, January 16
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School 
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!
March 10: Charles Troy Comes to MCJC with Acclaimed “The Creation of West Side Story” Show. (Please note this date change).

This is an MCJC event you won’t want to miss! The show is followed with light refreshments, and free babysitting is available — but you must RSVP here or call the office at 815-455-1810.

Read all about this wonderful event.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of January 1, 2019

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, January 2
NO Lunch and Learn
NO Religious School

Friday, January 4 
NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (Plan to attend our next Extended Shabbat on Jan 12).
6:00 pm: An Interfaith Program: Planting the Seeds of Faith and Friendship at Resurrection Catholic Church

Saturday, January 5
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, January 6
NO Religious School– Winter Break
NO Adult Education – Winter Break

Wednesday, January 9
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

Thursday, January 10
7:00 pm: MCJC Book Club discusses Three Floors Upwith Rachel Kamin

Friday, January 11 
NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (Plan to attend our next Extended Shabbat on Jan 12).

Saturday, January 12
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
Extended Kiddush until 3:30 following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah. You are invited to share vegetarian items.

Sunday, January 13
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education with Rabbi Tom

Wednesday, January 16
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School 
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

Upcoming at MCJC Week of December 24, 2018

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, December 26
NO Lunch and Learn
NO Religious School
12:00 pm:  Funeral for Manfred Lindow at CKI (for full information, read here)
6:00 pm: MCJC-sponsored PADS Dinner

Friday, December 28 
NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (Plan to attend our next Extended Shabbat on Jan 12.)

Saturday, December 29
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, December 30
NO Religious School– Winter Break
NO Adult Education – Winter Break

Wednesday, January 2
NO Lunch and Learn
NO Religious School

Friday, January 4 
NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (Plan to attend our next Extended Shabbat on Jan 12.)
6:00 pm: An Interfaith Program: Planting the Seeds of Faith and Friendship at Resurrection Catholic Church

Saturday, January 5
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, January 6
NO Religious School– Winter Break
NO Adult Education – Winter Break

Wednesday, January 9
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Thursday, January 10
7:00 pm: MCJC Book Club discusses Three Floors Up by Rachel Kamin

Friday, January 11 
NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (Plan to attend our next Extended Shabbat on Jan 12.)

Saturday, January 12
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
Extended Kiddush until 3:30 following morning service to include light fare, zemirot, Talmud Torah.