Category Archives: Upcoming

Upcoming at MCJC Week of May 14, 2019

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

Wednesday, May 15
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, May 17
6:30 pm: Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table – Please visit our website, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this “Palace in Time.”

Saturday, May 18
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion. Please note: this is a special lay-led service as both Gabbai Gene and Rabbi Tom will not be there. If you can participate, in particular read Torah or Haftarah, please contact Linda Blatchford at l_blatchford@yahoo.com.

Sunday, May 19
9:30 am: Last Day of Religious School
10:30 am: MCJC Annual Meeting. If you cannot attend, please send your Proxy form (emailed to you and available on this link.) Your input is vital.
11:15 am: Religious School Annual Closing Day Picnic

Monday, May 20
6:30 pm: Communications Committee Meeting, Panera Bread, Crystal Lake

Wednesday, May 22
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
6:15 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

Friday, May 24
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Saturday, May 25
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion. Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Wednesday, May 29
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn

Thursday, May 30
7:00 pm: MCJC Book Club

Friday, May 31
6:30 pm: Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table – Please visit our website, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this “Palace in Time.”

Saturday, June 1
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion.
6:30 pm: MCJC Casino Night Fundraiser – Doors open 6:30 pm; Tables open 7:00 pm.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of May 7, 2019

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

Wednesday, May 8
Yom HaZikaron/IDF Memorial Day
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Thursday, May 9
Yom HaAtzmaut/Israel Independence Day

Friday, May 10
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Saturday, May 11
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion. Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Sunday, May 12
Mother’s Day
9:30 am: NO Religious School
11:00 am: NO Adult Education

Wednesday, May 15
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, May 17
6:30 pm: Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table – Please visit our website, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this “Palace in Time.”

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

Sunday, May 19
9:30 am: Last Day of Religious School
10:30 am: MCJC Annual Meeting. If you cannot attend, please send your Proxy form (emailed to you and available on this link.) Your input is vital.
11:15 am: Religious School Annual Closing Day Picnic

Monday, May 20
6:30 pm: Communications Committee Meeting, Panera Bread, Crystal Lake

Wednesday, May 22
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
6:15 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

Friday, May 24
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Saturday, May 25
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion. Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Wednesday, May 29
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn

Thursday, May 30
7:00 pm: MCJC Book Club

Friday, May 31
6:30 pm: Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table – Please visit our website, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this “Palace in Time.”

Upcoming at MCJC Week of April 30, 2019

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

Wednesday, May 1
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn at MCJC
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:00 pm: Religious School Faculty Meeting

Thursday, May 2
Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day

Friday, May 3
Shabbat Shalom with Rabbi Tom – Please visit our website, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this “Palace in Time.”

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

Sunday, May 5
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, May 8
Yom HaZikaron/IDF Memorial Day
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Thursday, May 9
Yom HaAtzmaut/Israel Independence Day

Friday, May 10
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Saturday, May 11
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion. Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Sunday, May 12
Mother’s Day
9:30 am: NO Religious School
11:00 am: NO Adult Education

Wednesday, May 15
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

Sunday, May 19
9:30 am: Last Day of Religious School
10:30 am: MCJC Annual Meeting. If you cannot attend, please send your Proxy form emailed to you and available on this link. Your input is vital.
11:15 am: School Closing Day Picnic

Upcoming at MCJC Week of April 23, 2019

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

Tuesday, April 23 
6:30 pm: Last evening of Shiva for Thelma Beverly Perbohner, The Moss Residence, 901 Northwoods Road, Deerfield, Illinois 60015

Wednesday, April 24
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 4 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:00 pm: MCJC-sponsored PADS Dinner

Friday, April 26
6:30 pm:  Ilene Kaye and Paula Eskoz are working on a special MCJC Friday evening service in cooperation with Rabbi Tom. The service will incorporate some of their old favorites from Siddur Sim Shalom — which might be favorites of yours. A light, kosher for Passover Kiddush follows the service. (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Saturday, April 27
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning ServicesYIZKOR & Torah Discussion. Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring veggie or dairy kosher for Passover food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Sunday, April 28
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education
1:30 pm: In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Religious School students and all MCJC families visit McHenry County’s only Holocaust Memorial and hear Storyteller Jim May. (See flyer and driving directions outside the sanctuary.)

Wednesday, May 1
2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
4:30 pm: Religious School

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, May 19 – MCJC Annual Meeting & School Closing Day Picnic – more information coming soon!

MCJC Week of April 16, 2019

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

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 to April 17.

Wednesday, April 17 – DEADLINE TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT THE 2ND NIGHT SEDER
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 3 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:15 pm:  Ritual Committee meeting

Friday, April 19
6:30 pm: Passover First Night Seder  — NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner/Services – We’ll see you at MCJC’s 2nd Night Seder.

Saturday, April 20
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
6:00 pm: MCJC Community Passover Second Night Seder

Sunday, April 21
9:30 am: NO Religious School
11:00 am: NO Adult Education

Monday, April 22
6:00 pm: Communications Committee Meeting (Panera Bread, Crystal Lake, Meeting Room)

Wednesday, April 24
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 4 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:00 pm: MCJC-sponsored PADS Dinner

Friday, April 26
6:30 pm:  Ilene Kaye and Paula Eskoz are working on a special MCJC Friday evening service in cooperation with Rabbi Tom. The service will incorporate some of their old favorites from Siddur Sim Shalom — which might be favorites of yours. A light, kosher for Passover Kiddush follows the service. (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Saturday, April 27
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning ServicesYIZKOR & Torah Discussion. Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring veggie or dairy kosher for Passover food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Sunday, April 28
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education
1:30 pm: In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Religious School students and MCJC families visit McHenry County’s only Holocaust Memorial and hear Storyteller Jim May. (See flyer and driving directions outside the sanctuary.)

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, May 19 – MCJC Annual Meeting & School Closing Day Picnic – more information coming soon!

Upcoming at MCJC Week of April 9, 2019

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

Wednesday, April 10
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 2 meets at MCJC. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, April 12 – DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR MCJC 2nd NIGHT SEDER
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner/Services (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Saturday, April 13
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion (Shabbat HaGadol). Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

4:30 pm: Ari and Noah Shamash B’nai Mitzvah Service with a Community Havdala Program and Reception

Sunday, April 14
8:00 am: Board Meeting
9:30 am: Religious School
10:30 am: Mother’s Day Boutique – Vendors check HERE.
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, April 17
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 3 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:15pm:  Ritual Committee meeting

Friday, April 19
6:30 pm: Passover First Night Seder  — NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner/Services – We’ll see you at MCJC’s 2nd Night Seder.

Saturday, April 20
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
6:00 pm: MCJC Community Passover Second Night Seder – Please sign up online now. Reservation deadline: April 12.

Sunday, April 21
9:30 am: NO Religious School
11:00 am: NO Adult Education

Wednesday, April 24
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 4 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:00 pm: MCJC-sponsored PADS Dinner

Friday, April 26
6:30 pm: Ilene Kaye and Paula Eskoz are arranging a special MCJC Friday evening service in cooperation with Rabbi Tom on the occasion of their fathers’ Yahrzeits. Kiddush follows the service (If you can bring kosher for Passover veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org).

Saturday, April 27
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning ServicesYIZKOR & Torah Discussion. Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring kosher for Passover veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Sunday, April 28
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education
1:30 pm: In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Religious School students and MCJC families visit McHenry County’s only Holocaust Memorial and hear Storyteller Jim May. (See flyer and driving directions outside the sanctuary.)

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, May 19 – MCJC Annual Meeting & School Closing Day Picnic – more information coming soon!

Calling all Crafters . . . to our MCJC Mother’s Day Boutique

Are you looking for a wonderful venue to showcase and sell your handmade items just in time for Mother’s Day? How about our

MCJC Mother’s Day Boutique
Sunday, April 14, 2019
10:30 – 1:30 pm

taking place at:
McHenry County Jewish Congregation
8617 Ridgefield Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

If you would like a table, please register with us by filling in and submitting the information below. You may make your payment with the button below this form or with the EXPRESS MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE VENDOR PAYMENT in the right column of each page of our website.

INFORMATION FOR VENDORS

MCJC is planning our Mother's Day Boutique, and we invite you to participate as a vendor.

The event is Sunday, April 14 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm at McHenry County Jewish Congregation, 8617 Ridgefield Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60012.

  • Setup time is after 9:30 am.
  • The fee is $20, and you provide one raffle item.
  • Your fee entitles you to one 8 ft. table and a 10' x 5' space.
  • Items should be handmade.
  • Important note: We cannot accept any more jewelry vendors. That item category is filled.
  • If you bring food with you, please bring only veggie or dairy items into the building.

MCJC will place announcements for the Boutique in a few community newspapers, in our weekly congregational e-nouncements and on our website.

We look forward to your participation. For more information, please contact Linda Blatchford at membership@mcjconline.org.

If you are paying your $20 vendor fee online, use the Payment button below or the EXPRESS MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE VENDOR PAYMENT button in the right column of every page of the site. Your credit card or PayPal payment is secure with PayPal.

If you plan to pay via check, please write your $20 check to MCJC and enter "Boutique Vendor" to the Memo area of your check. Mail to:

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

BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR FORM BELOW.

 

MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE VENDOR PAYMENT

Amount: USD

Mother’s Day Boutique at MCJC Sunday, April 14 . . . find the perfect gift!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for mom?
What better place to find it than at our

MCJC Mother’s Day Boutique
Sunday, April 14, 2019
10:30 – 1:30 pm

Crafters and other vendors will showcase unique handmade items at
McHenry County Jewish Congregation
8617 Ridgefield Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Vendors will also provide raffle prizes, so try your luck! Raffle tickets are $1 each, 6 tickets for $5.

We have beautiful jewelry, handmade kippot, woodwork, and an assortment of other beautiful items.

Make mom happy with the perfect gift.

VOLUNTEER REQUEST

If you can help with vendors when they arrive, raffle ticket sales or setting up prizes, please contact Linda Blatchford at membership@mcjconline.org

WANT TO BE A VENDOR?

Register and pay your fee here.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Linda Blatchford, membership@mcjconline.org

Upcoming at MCJC Week of April 2, 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, April 3
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 1 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School for grades 3-7.

Friday, April 5
Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table – Please visit our website, upper right column, for online Shabbat services.

Saturday, April 6
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion (Shabbat HaChodesh)

Sunday, April 7
9:30 am: Religious School for all grades.
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, April 10
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 2 meets at MCJC. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, April 12
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Saturday, April 13
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion (Shabbat HaGadol). Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)
4:30 pm: Ari and Noah Shamash B’nai Mitzvah Service with a Community Havdala Program and Reception

Sunday, April 14
9:30 am: Religious School– Special Passover Program with the “Matzah Man”
10:30 am: Mother’s Day BoutiqueVendors check HERE.
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, April 17
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 3 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:15pm: Ritual Committee meeting

Friday, April 19
6:30 pm: 1st Night Seder of Passover — NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner or services – Hope to see you at MCJC’s 2nd Night Seder.

Saturday, April 20
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
6:00 pm: MCJC Community Passover Seder 2nd Night. – You can sign up online.

Sunday, April 21
9:30 am: NO Religious School
11:00 am: NO Adult Education

Wednesday, April 24
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 4 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:00 pm: MCJC-sponsored PADS Dinner

Friday, April 26
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Saturday, April 27
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion. Extended Kiddush following morning service to include light fare, Zemirot, Talmud Torah (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Sunday, April 28
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education
1:30 pm: MCJC visits McHenry County’s only Holocaust Memorial and hears Storyteller Jim May.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of March 26, 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.

SPRING BREAK IS HERE! Sunday, March 24 through Sunday, March 31. No Religious School, Adult Education, or Lunch and Learn (Lunch and Learn WILL meet this week, March 27).

Wednesday, March 27
1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn 
6:00 pm: MCJC-sponsored PADS Dinner at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Woodstock.

Friday, March 29
6:30 pm: Shabbat Shalom with Rabbi Tom – Please visit our website, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this palace in time.

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

Sunday, March 31
9:30 am: NO Religious School – Spring Break
11:00 am: NO Adult Education – Spring Break

Wednesday, April 3
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 1 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, April 5
6:30 pm: Shabbat Shalom with Rabbi Tom – Please visit our website, the upper right column, for a beautiful video welcoming you to this “Palace in Time.”

Saturday, April 6
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion

Sunday, April 7
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, April 10
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 2 meets at MCJC. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, April 12
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner (If you can bring veggie or dairy food to share, please let us know what you’ll bring at kiddush@mcjconline.org)

Saturday, April 13
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
4:30 pm: Ari and Noah Shamash B’nai Mitzvah Service with a Community Havdala Program and Reception

Sunday, April 14
9:30 am: Religious School– Special Passover Program with the “Matzah Man”
11:00 am: Adult Education

Wednesday, April 17
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 3 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, April 19
6:30 pm: 1st Night Seder of Passover — NO Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner or services – Hope to see you at MCJC’s 2nd Night Seder.

Saturday, April 20
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
6:00 pm: MCJC Community Passover Seder 2nd Night. – You can sign up online.

Wednesday, April 24
1:00 pm: NO Lunch and Learn
2:00 pm: 4-Part Passover Learning Series – Session 4 meets at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. RSVP here.
4:30 pm: Religious School

Sunday, April 28
9:30 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Education
12:00 pm: MCJC visits McHenry County’s only Holocaust Memorial and hears Storyteller Jim May.