Category Archives: Upcoming

Upcoming PADS dinner Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:00 pm.

The MCJC Social Action Committee is seeking volunteers to help prepare and/or serve a meal the fourth Wednesday of each month from November through April for the homeless of McHenry County at the Woodstock Emergency PADS Site.

The Woodstock Emergency PADS Site is Redeemer Lutheran Church 1320 Dean Street in Woodstock. Food donations need to be brought to the Woodstock Emergency PADS Site at 6:00 pm and dinners are served between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Our next PADS dinner is Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

For more information, or to make arrangements to pick up your food donation, or to help out as either a food preparer or server for this important community service project, contact Bruce Weiss at socialaction@mcjconline.org.

Monetary donations for this important endeavor will also be greatly appreciated.

Upcoming at MCJC

E-nouncements Jan. 9, 2018
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Wednesday, January 10
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, January 12
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner (Off for Winter Break)

Saturday, January 13
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, January 14
9:15 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom

Monday, January 15
7:30 am: MLK Interfaith Breakfast

Wednesday, January 17
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

Thursday, January 18
7:00 pm: MCJC’s Book Club

Friday, January 19
6:30 pm: Shabbat BaBayit: Shabbat services & dinner at the home of MCJC members Steve and Sharon Danzig.

Saturday, January 20
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, January 21
8:00 am: MCJC Board Meeting
9:15 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom

SAVE THE DATES:

Friday, February 2 at 6:30 pm
Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner is on this week!

Saturday, February 3 at 7:00 pm
CKI Jewish Film Festival
(Note that First Shabbat Havdala Programming that night has been canceled. Folks are encouraged to attend the Film Festival at CKI)

Sunday, February 4 at 12:15 pm
Diamond’s Brunch, Meeting & Free Concert

A Musical Gathering at the Raue Center

MCJC Connections
January/February 2018 ~ Tevet/Shevat/Adar ~ Vol. 5778

On Sunday, January 28, 2018 over 150 children and youth from six of the best children’s ensembles of the Chicago metropolitan area who represent various faith and ethnic traditions will gather at the Raue Center for the Arts (26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake) for a day of interfaith music and dance.

The day culminates with a public concert called “The Sounds of Faith.” It will include song, dance, recitation, and chant from Islamic, Jewish, Christian, and Hindu traditions. All of the participants will join together in a shared anthem, “Peace in the Desert,” composed and conducted by the well-known composer, Lee Kesselman.

Tickets are available online at https://www.faithbridgeinterfaith.org/. FaithBridge, a local interfaith consortium in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago, and the Harran Productions Foundation are sponsors for this event.

Endorsed by the Parliament for World Religions, this “Sounds of Faith” concert will inaugurate local celebrations of World Interfaith Harmony Week sponsored by the United Nations. Over 1,000 events are anticipated worldwide through February 8, but this may be the only one to focus entirely on children.

Groups that will participate include Campanella Children’s Choir,
Northbrook, the Nasheed Club of the Islamic Foundation School of
Villa Park, the Little Warriors for Christ and Imani Ya Watume of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, the Children’s Kathak Dance Ensemble, Schaumburg, and the Chicago Children’s Choir – Rogers Park & Humboldt Park Neighborhood Choirs.

Upcoming at MCJC

Wednesday, January 3
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom (Off for Winter Break)
4:30 pm: Religious School (Off for Winter Break)

Friday, January 5
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, January 6
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, January 7
8:30 am – 12:30 pm: Blood Drive at MCJC
9:15 am: Religious School (Off for Winter Break)
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom (Off for Winter Break)

Wednesday, January 10
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom (Off for Winter Break)
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, January 12
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner (Off for Winter Break)

Saturday, January 13
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, January 14
9:15 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom

Wednesday, January 17
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

Thursday, January 18
7:00 pm: MCJC’s Book Club

Friday, January 19
6:30 pm: Shabbat BaBayit: Shabbat services & dinner at the home of MCJC members Steve and Sharon Danzig.

Saturday, January 20
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, January 21
8:00 am: MCJC Board Meeting
9:15 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom

SAVE THE DATE:
Sunday, February 4 at 12:15 pm
Diamond’s Brunch, Meeting & Free Concert (Adjacent ad, post or Events Calendar listing)

MCJC Blood Drive – Sun. January 7, 2018

Heartland Blood Centers conducts our MCJC Blood Drive on:

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Donors will receive a $13 Noodles and Company coupon.

Click Here to schedule your preferred donation time. You can also email MCJC member Haley Swanson-Markowitz with any questions through the Social Action email, socialaction@mcjconline.orgWrite “Haley” in the subject line.

Blood donors save lives! Be a lifesaver and sign up for our blood drive!

Shabbat BaBayit – January 19, 2018

The Sages of old spoke of Shabbat as a glimpse of the World to Come. A gift to us human beings from the Treasure-house of HaShem, The Divine.

All are welcome to a special Shabbat Service and a Kosher Shabbat dinner at the home of MCJC members Steve and Sharon Danzig.

Steve and Sharon will prepare a traditional Kosher chicken dinner, just like Bubbe used to make, but even better!

All you need to do is to RSVP by Friday, January 12, 2018, so that they can plan. Please RSVP to ​815-455-1810 .

 

Diamond’s Brunch, Meeting & Free Concert

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Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 12:15 pm
 $5 /pp for bru
nch at MCJC (pay at the door)
A free concert following brunch will be at the Woodstock Opera House
 
As with all Diamond’s events, this one is open to the entire congregation and their friends, and friends of their friends.
After brunch and our meeting at MCJC, we will all car-pool to the Woodstock Opera House for a free program of the Woodstock Community Choir, and their presentation of: “How Far I’ll Go – A Salute to Modern Musicals,” which will run from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
This concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Woodstock Opera House. Donations in support of the Woodstock Community Choir are welcome. Please RSVP to Bruce Weiss at diamonds@mcjconline.org.

Upcoming at MCJC

Wednesday, December 20
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School CANCELLED

Friday, December 22
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, December 23
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, December 24
9:15 am: No Religious School
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom
5:30 pm: Diamonds’ Christmas Eve Dinner

Wednesday, December 27
1:00 pm: No Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: No Religious School
6:00 pm: PADS Dinner

Friday, December 29
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, December 30
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, December 31
9:15 am: No Religious School
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom

Wednesday, January 3
1:00 pm: No Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: No Religious School

Friday, January 5
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, January 6
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services
5:00 pm: First Saturday Havdala Program – CANCELLED

Sunday, January 7
9:15 am: No Religious School
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom

Save the Date:
Friday, January 19

6:30 pm: Shabbat BaBayit – All are welcome to a special Shabbat service and a Kosher Shabbat dinner at the home of MCJC members Steve and Sharon Danzig. More info to follow.