Tisha B’Av 2017

Tisha B’Av 2017

How do we, as Jews, collectively deal with the death and despair that permeates much of our history? How do we actualize our Covenant with God, to become a Nation of Priests that thinks and acts aspirationally? How do we process the losses and traumas, ever so present in our collective memory and psyche, without becoming a cult of death? Where our defining story, our defining metaphor as a people is that of death and survivalism? How do we not become entirely about memory and loss, to the exclusion of the present, let alone the future?

McHenry County Jewish Congregation continues a month of holidays

PRESS RELEASE

By Leslie Cook

Crystal Lake, IL – Local congregation, McHenry County Jewish Congregation (MCJC) continues a time of reflection and return with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, beginning with Kol Nidre, Friday evening September 29 at 7:00pm.

Holidays at MCJC are unique and special.  Our own members lead the services, making these co-creative and empowering experiences for all.  

We welcome non-members and guests to share these days with us but ask that you RSVP in advance and consider making a donation to MCJC.

Kol Nidre
Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Yom Kippur Morning Service
Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 9:00 am

Yom Kippur Children’s Services (Ages 4-8)
Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 10:15
MCJC will offer Children’s Services on Yom Kippur. This a wonderfully engaging, musical and fun service, and geared to younger children ages 4 through 8.  ​

Yom Kippur Mincha Service
Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 4:30 pm

Yom Kippur Neila Service
Saturday, September 30, 2017, at​ 6:00 pm

Break-the-Fast
Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 7:15 pm

Join the entire MCJC community for Break-the-Fast after Yom Kippur Services. So that we can plan, please contact the MCJC office to RSVP at: 815-455-1810 or mcjcoffice@yahoo.com.  

Pizza in the Hut Religious School Sukkot Celebration
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Sukkot Yom Tov Morning Services with Lulav & Etrog
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 9:30 am

Friday Night Shabbat Services & Potluck Dinner in the Sukkah
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Shabbat Morning Sukkot Services
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9:30 am

Study, prayer, celebration and community-building continue throughout the year with Shabbat potlucks and services, Religious School, an active Adult Education program and online through our website at mcjconline.org. We hope you’ll join us!

Contact:

To learn more about MCJC, please contact:

Rabbi Tom Samuels
rabbi@mcjconline.org

Or stop in to visit us at 8617 Ridgefield Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60012. Call the MCJC office first at 815-455-1810 to be sure someone will be there to greet you.

McHenry County Jewish Congregation wishes you a Happy New Year

PRESS RELEASE

By Leslie Cook

Woodstock, IL – Local congregation, McHenry County Jewish Congregation (known to its friends as “MCJC”) looks forward to to the beginning of a new Jewish year, 5778, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Rosh HaShanna (“Head of the Year”) is known as the Birthday of the World, and it’s the perfect time to pause and celebrate the beauty of creation. It’s also a time to reflect on the past year as we look forward to the year to come.

You can even get a jump start on reflection and study the evening of September 16, Selichot.

High Holy Days at MCJC are unique and special. Our own members lead the services, making these co-creative and empowering experiences for all.

We welcome non-members and guests to share the High Holy Days with us but ask that you RSVP in advance and consider making a donation to MCJC.

We hope you’ll join us for one or more of our holiday services — better yet that you’ll study and celebrate with us throughout the year:

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Leil Selichot – An Evening of Reflection & Learning in Preparation for the High Holidays

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Erev Rosh HaShanna (Eve of the New Year)

Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 9:00 am; Children’s Service (ages 4-8): 10:15 am
Rosh HaShanna Morning Service – Day I

Tashlich Service (Immediately following services, approx. 1:45 pm)
Cast your bread on the water
2:30 pm (Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Dr, Crystal Lake, IL 60014​)

Family Service with Shofar Blowing and Tashlich by the Pond – Open to the Public
4:30 pm (Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Dr, Crystal Lake, IL 60014​)
Join us for a musical family High Holiday and Tashlich service.

Friday, September 22, 2017, at 9:00 am
Rosh HaShanna Morning Service – Day 2

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 9:30 am
Shabbat Shuva – Sabbath of “turning” and “returning”
Shabbat Shuva Morning Services

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre

Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 9:00 am; Children’s Service (ages 4-8): 10:15 am
Yom Kippur Morning Service

Start: 4:30 pm
Yom Kippur Mincha Service

Start: 6:00 pm
Yom Kippur Neila Service (“Closing of the Gates”)

Start: 7:15 pm
Break-the-Fast
Please join the entire MCJC community for a Potluck Break-the-Fast after Yom Kippur Services.
Contact the MCJC office to RSVP at: 815-455-1810 or office@mcjconline.org.

Contact:
To learn more about MCJC or our month of holidays (yes, there are more), or to let us know you’d like to attend, please contact:

Rabbi Tom Samuels
rabbi@mcjconline.org

Or stop in to visit us at 8617 Ridgefield Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60012. Call the MCJC office first at 815-455-1810 to be sure someone will be there to greet you.

High Holy Days at MCJC: How You Can Participate

I. MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS AND DONATIONS

The MCJC High Holy Days greeting card offers an easy way to fulfill the long-standing tradition of offering New Year’s greetings to friends and family.

If you would like to include your name/s in the card we send to members and friends, please complete the form below. This form also gives you the opportunity to provide names of loved ones for the Yizkor booklet and to sign up for the Break-the-Fast.

New for 2018: Easy online submissions. When you submit the form below, you can pay securely at the same time! Use the Payment Button below the first form. Your credit card (or PayPal account) payment is secure with PayPal.

If you wish to mail in or drop off your payment to MCJC, please have  in by August 13 (MCJC, 8617 Ridgefield Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60012).


PAYMENTS & DONATIONS

Please use this form to offer New Year’s greetings to friends and family, provide names of loved ones for the Yizkor booklet, sign up for the Break-the-Fast, sponsor Honey and Apples or Break-the-Fast, or make a High Holy Days donation.


HIGH HOLY DAYS PAYMENTS & DONATIONS

ROSH HASHANAH GREETING CARD

$18.00 (Use the right column as your worksheet)

YIZKOR MEMORIAL BOOKLET

$18.00 (Use the right column as your worksheet)

Your generous donation is greatly appreciated; please provide first and last names of loved ones below:

BREAK-THE-FAST
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 @ 7:30 PM

$10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child (6-12), $30.00 per family

HIGH HOLY DAYS SPONSORSHIPS & DONATIONS
$ AMOUNT

Total:

HIGH HOLY DAYS TICKETS

Total the number of people in each price category, add together,
and enter that number to the right column worksheet.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Before clicking the form Submit button (below), please review your responses and note the Total Amount due.

After submitting your form, if you wish to pay via Credit Card / PayPal, use the Payment Button below the form to make the payment shown as your Total Amount.

YOUR ONLINE PAYMENT

Your payment was calculated for you from the amounts you entered into your worksheet.

To submit your payment online, please use the Total Amount shown above and enter it using the Credit Card / PayPal payment button below. You will receive your receipt via email.

FOR SECURE CREDIT CARD & PAYPAL PAYMENTS
Amount: USD
HIGH HOLY DAYS ONLINE CONTRIBUTIONS & PAYMENTS CHECKLIST
Entered your form responses.
Reviewed your form responses.
Noted the Total Amount calculated for you.
Clicked form Submit.
If you are paying online, click on the Payment Button that takes you to PayPal to complete your Credit Card or PayPal transaction.
If you are paying via mail, send or drop off your check made out to MCJC to MCJC, 8617 Ridgefield Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60012.


II.  VOLUNTEER TO HELP OUT OR TAKE PART IN THE SERVICE

MCJC can always use your help. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to take an active part in our Jewish community, enriching the High Holy Days experience for yourself and others.

HIGH HOLY DAYS VOLUNTEER INTERESTS

Please tell us your name and how we can connect with you via email to confirm your participation:


NOW TELL US HOW YOU'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE:

 

Thank you for supporting MCJC and sharing the High Holy Days with us this year.

The Jewish Heart of McHenry County

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