Category Archives: Shabbat & Holidays

A Shabbat Experience That Reshaped My Week & My Life

By Leslie Cook I’d like to tell you about the Shabbat experience I enjoyed for ten years when I lived in West Rogers Park. Someone told me once that in an Orthodox community Shabbat shapes the entire week. From Saturday … Continue reading

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Faithbridge: 13th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Program

CONNECTING ONE TO ONE Lighting Up the Dark Times Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 4:00 pm At: Faith Community United Church of Christ, 2023 Rt. 176 at Bayview Beach Rd., Prairie Grove, IL – 815-479-1307 Join with neighbors, families and … Continue reading

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Sharing & Extending Shabbat, Friday Evenings, Shabbat Mornings & Afternoons

Welcome Shabbat and share its first hours with our Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table video series, and also at our MCJC Community Shabbat Potluck Dinners. Our Friday evenings begin at 6:30 pm. The upcoming schedule is: Friday, June 7 6:30: Community Shabbat Service & … Continue reading

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A Special Shabbat Service Friday evening, April 26

Paula Eskoz and Ilene Kaye are working with Rabbi Tom to create a special Friday evening service filled with beautiful and familiar melodies. Paula and Ilene are creating this service as they remember their fathers and say Kaddish for them … Continue reading

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Sharing and Extending Shabbat, Friday Evenings, Shabbat Mornings & Afternoons

Welcome Shabbat and share its first hours with our Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table video series and at our MCJC Community Shabbat Potluck Dinners. Our Friday evenings begin at 6:30 pm. The upcoming schedule is: Friday, April 56:30 pm: Friday Night Shabbat … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shalom . . . Join the Celebration

MCJC is taking another step toward Extending Shabbat, enriching this “Palace in Time” for every member of our congregation. The top right column of our website will host videos from Rabbi Tom to enrich your Shabbat experience. Be sure to … Continue reading

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Extending Shabbat – Community Havdalah and Extended Kiddush

Our MCJC family likes to get together in different ways to extend Shabbat. Sometimes we share a Community Havdalah Program, and sometimes we share an Extended Kiddush. Except for some weeks in the coldest part of winter, we gather for … Continue reading

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Important Winter Date Changes at MCJC

Following a decision of the Ritual Committee, please note the following winter program changes and additions: MCJC COMMUNITY SHABBAT POTLUCK DINNERS will NOT meet on these dates (Winter Break): Friday, December 21, 2018 Friday, December 28, 2018 Friday, January 4, 2019 Friday, … Continue reading

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Important Winter Program Date Changes

Following a decision of the Ritual Committee, please note the following winter program changes: NO MCJC COMMUNITY SHABBAT POTLUCK — WINTER BREAK  Friday, December 7, 2018 (TOMORROW NIGHT) Friday, December 14, 2018 Friday, December 21, 2018 Friday, December 28, 2018 Friday, … Continue reading

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Songs, Meditations and Prayers for Community Shabbat

Song: Halleluyah ~ (Leonard Cohen) Well I’ve heard there was a secret chord, That David played and it pleased the Lord, But you don’t really care for music, do you? Well it goes like this: The fourth, the fifth, the minor … Continue reading

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