Category Archives: Passover

Join in on this 4-part learning series with Rabbi Tom at Panera in Crystal Lake

Join Rabbi Tom Samuels for a four-part series exploring the foundational story of the Jewish people. Sessions 1, 3 and 4 will be held in the meeting room at: Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Session 2 … Continue reading

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MCJC Community Passover Seder 2nd Night . . . Celebrate!

If you have not yet signed up for the MCJC Seder, there’s still time to sign up online! We extended the online reservation and payment deadline: Wednesday, April 17 – DEADLINE TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT THE 2ND NIGHT SEDER MCJC … Continue reading

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Passover 2018: The Fifth Cup of Hope

Passover 2018: The Fifth Cup of Hope

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PASSOVER 2018 AT MCJC

Second Night Community Passover Seder Saturday, March 31 6:30-8:30 pm MCJC invites you to our table as we carry on the tradition of hosting our Second Night Community Passover Seder at MCJC. RSVP Here. Other Passover Updates at MCJC If … Continue reading

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Passover 2018: The Seder as an Aspirational Calling

Passover 2018: The Seder as an Aspirational Calling The Passover Seder is an opportunity, and according to our great Sages, a mandated responsibility, to reclaim a Jewish experience of depth.

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Passover 2018: Free Choice and Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart

Passover 2018: Free Choice and Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart God doesn’t take away Pharaoh’s freedom to choose between good and evil, between compassion and cruelty. Pharaoh himself gives that freedom away by repeatedly choosing evil until he has defined himself in … Continue reading

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Passover is coming…search for the Chametz!

By Jennifer Schwartz, MCJC Religious School Lead Teacher One of my favorite memories is finding the chametz before Pesach with my Papa.  We would hide small chunks of bread throughout the house on napkins; then we’d take a flashlight and go … Continue reading

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Passover 2018: It All Starts with a Question

Passover 2018: It All Starts with a Question In the Jewish tradition, there’s a sense that everything gets moving as a result of a problem, a question, a Machloket in Hebrew. That even the most provocative question is still better … Continue reading

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Upcoming Passover Programming at MCJC

MATZAH-MAKING WORKSHOP On Sunday, March 11, at 10:00 am, our Religious School children will participate in a special hands-on Matzah-making workshop. Our children will knead, roll and bake their own round hand-made Matzah as the ancient Hebrews did over 3,300 years … Continue reading

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Passover 2018: The Seder as an Aspirational Calling​

Passover 2018:  The Seder as an Aspirational Calling​ The Passover Seder is an opportunity, and by our great Sages, a mandated responsibility to reclaim a Jewish experience of depth, meaning, and relevancy in every generation.​  

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