A Message from Howard Frank, MCJC’s Habitat Coordinator

From Howard Frank, MCJC’s Representative to Habitat for Humanity

On Feb. 24 I went to my first Home Dedication for Habitat for Humanity. The new owners of the home in McHenry are a single father Matt and his five-year-old son. It was a wonderful occasion, seeing the son running around and proudly showing the house off to anyone that he could.

I have attached photos of the key handoff from Kathy Haupt of Habitat to Matt and one of Matt and his son. I didn’t realize it until I met Matt at the dedication, but Matt has been volunteering with me for a number of weeks on another build for another family.

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On another note, I spoke to one of the managers of the new Restore Center for Habitat (2205 S. Eastwood) regarding volunteer opportunities. He indicated that they are always looking for helping hands to do a myriad of jobs at the center. They range from a cashier, shelf stocker, product tester, material sorter and any other task that might be required for any retail operation. Anyone interested should contact Mark or Dan (managers) at (815) 334-0500.

Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. To aid in this, the MCJC Social Action Committee is coordinating volunteer efforts with the local McHenry County Habitat for Humanity group.

We volunteer on Wednesdays at the work site (locations change depending on build schedules). No construction experience is required, only the desire to help. We are supervised by experienced personnel. All tools and safety equipment are supplied by Habitat.

For a look at some of the projects we are currently involved in, please Click Here. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Howard Frank at habitat@mcjconline.org.

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 you have a university student in your household for whom you wish a Passover box be sent to (Matzah, macaroons, and other Passover-related goodies) on behalf of the MCJC community, please let Jill Purvin know at mcjcevents@gmail.com.

We are looking for volunteers to help kasher MCJC’s
kitchen for Passover. We’ll meet on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 9:00 am. For more information or to volunteer please contact the MCJC office at mcjcoffice@yahoo.com.

Upcoming at MCJC Week of March 20

Please see the MCJC Online Calendar for more information on any of these dates: 

Wednesday, March 21
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, March 23
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, March 24
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah
Discussion

Sunday, March 25
9:00 am: MCJC’s Kitchen Koshering for Passover
9:15 am: No Religious School – Spring Break
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom – Spring Break

Wednesday, March 28
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED
4:30 pm: No Religious School – Spring Break
6:00 pm: PADS Dinner

Friday, March 30
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner
Cancelled – It is the First Night of Passover

Saturday, March 31
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah
Discussion
6:30 pm: MCJC’s Annual Second Night Community
Passover Seder

Sunday, April 1
9:15 am: No Religious School – Spring Break
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom – Spring Break

Wednesday, April 4
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

Friday, April 6
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, April 7
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah
Discussion

Sunday, April 8
9:15 am: Religious School
10:30 am: Special Organizational Branding Workshop
with JVS
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom (JVS Program)
12:00 pm: Membership Committee Meeting
12:00 pm: School Faculty Meeting

JVS Branding Workshop April 8, 2018

Create your own unique professional image, and influence how others perceive you!

Individuals are no longer “just” employees. Instead, consider yourself an entrepreneur. Articulate who you are, what you do and how you add value.

For more information about this Branding workshop offered by JVS Chicago at MCJC  April 18, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, see the flyer below.

Register through JVS, SandraSaltzman@jvschicago.org.

 

Upcoming at MCJC Week of March 27

Please see the MCJC CALENDAR for more information on any of these dates: 

Wednesday, March 28
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED
4:30 pm: No Religious School – Spring Break
6:00 pm: PADS Dinner

Friday, March 30
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner Cancelled – First Night of Passover

Saturday, March 31
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion
6:30 pm: MCJC’s Annual Second Night Community Passover Seder

Sunday, April 1
9:15 am: No Religious School – Spring Break
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom – Spring Break

Wednesday, April 4
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

Friday, April 6
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, April 7
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services with Yizkor & Torah Discussion

Sunday, April 8
9:15 am: Religious School
10:30 am: Special Organizational Branding Workshop with JVS
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom (JVS Program)
12:00 pm: Membership Committee Meeting
12:00 pm: School Faculty Meeting

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MCJC’s Major Fundraiser
Click here to RSVP

Saturday, April 28
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Night of Casino Entertainment and Silent Auction at the McHenry VFW

Upcoming at MCJC

For more information on all events, visit our Online Calendar.

Wednesday, March 14
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, March 16
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, March 17
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah
Discussion

Sunday, March 18
8:00 am: Board Meeting
9:15 am: Religious School will be held at CKI in Elgin for
a special Fox Valley Passover Program
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom
3:00 pm: Prairie Jewish Youth Chocolate Seder Program

Wednesday, March 21
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, March 23
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, March 24
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah
Discussion

Sunday, March 25
9:00 am: MCJC’s Kitchen Koshering for Passover
9:15 am: No Religious School – Spring Break
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom – Spring Break

Wednesday, March 28
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED
4:30 pm: No Religious School – Spring Break
6:00 pm: PADS Dinner (See Below)

Friday, March 30
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner
CANCELLED – (First Night of Passover)

Saturday, March 31
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah
Discussion
6:30 pm: MCJC’s Annual Second Night Community
Passover Seder

Sunday, April 1
9:15 am: No Religious School – Spring Break
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom – Spring Break

Wednesday, April 4
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee Meeting

Friday, April 6
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, April 7
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah
Discussion

Sunday, April 8
9:15 am: Religious School
10:30 am: Special Organizational Branding Workshop
with JVS
11:00 am: No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom
12:00 pm: Membership Committee Meeting

Annual Second Night Community Passover Seder
Saturday, March 31
6:30-8:30 pm

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