A Night of Casino Entertainment August 31, 2019

Join MCJC for a great evening of fun and games:
A Night of Casino Entertainment!

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019

Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Tables open at 7:00 pm

Location: Flores Banquets & Steel Heart Events
240 N. Throop St., Woodstock, IL 60098

Purchase Tickets at:
mcjc2019-casinofundraiser.eventbrite.com
$50 with advance purchase
$60 at the door

Your ticket purchase includes:

  • TWO FREE Drink Tickets (Beer, Wine, or Soft Drinks)
  • Pasta Dinner
  • Live Music!
  • 100 Chips for the Casino Tables
  • Cash Bar
  • Silent Auction
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Additional Raffles
  • Casino Tables Featuring: Craps, Roulette, Black Jack, and Poker!!!!

Exchange the chips you win at the Casino Tables for Raffle Tickets at the end of the evening. Raffle items will be on display during the event.

For more information, email events@mcjconline.org.

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.

Torah Video: Emor – Action & Inaction, work & rest, Active & Passive, Will & Restraint

Please join us on Saturday morning at 9:30 for a special, lay-led Shabbat worship and Torah study.

Emor

This portion introduces a dialogue about the relationship between action and inaction, work and rest, active and passive, will and restraint.

THE TROPE 

Torah: Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23  Click here.

Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15 – 44:31 – Click here.

How to submit items for the weekly e-nouncements or bimonthly Newsletter

To submit an entry for the weekly e-nouncements and/or website: email e-nouncements@mcjconline.org no later than Friday for the following week’s issue.

To submit an entry for the August/September Newsletter, MCJC Connections: email your entries to newsletter@mcjconline.org by July 5. Please note: This will be our High Holy Day and School Opening issue.

For both publications, please enter your copy into the body of an email. If you have associated artwork or pictures, attach to your email as a .jpg.

If you are not receiving newsletters or e-nouncements, please notify the Communications Committee via webmaster@mcjconline.org.

MCJC Annual Notice & Proxy

Dear Fellow Congregant:

The annual meeting of the McHenry County Jewish Congregation will be held Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 10:30 am. The meeting will include:

  • State of the Congregation 
  • Board of Directors Election, 2019-20
  • Rabbi’s Comments, School & Committee Reports
  • Open discussion of congregational matters

The annual meeting coincides with year-end school activities, which will begin at 9:15 am. All members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting starting at 10:30 am, as your input is vital to our success. We hope you also plan to attend our annual school closing picnic, which will start at about 11:15 am. 

Each family membership is entitled to two votes (member must be 18 or older). Single members are entitled to one vote. 

A quorum (25% of eligible voters) is required to conduct congregational business so it is important you either attend or provide a proxy. If you cannot attend, you are allowed to designate a vote by proxy. You may print out and sign the proxy below and send it along with a member who is attending the May 19 meeting, or you may cut, paste and complete the proxy and email it to Dale Morton at Rdalemorton@gmail.com or Karen Koenig at president@mcjconline.org.

Your vote is necessary to advance the business of this congregation this coming year by voting for or against the slate presented to the congregation by the Nominating Committee.

MCJC’s Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of officers for consideration for the 2019-20 fiscal year. 

Officers
Karen Koenig – co-President
Andy Purvin – co-President (acting Secretary)
Dara Turnball – co-President
Jennifer Finger – Treasurer

At-Large Board Members
Robb Tadelman
Mark Goldberg
Iza Celewicz
Brian Horn
Jonah Markowitz

We hope you will be able to join us on May 19.  If you have any questions you can contact our Nominating Committee Chair, Dale Morton, or Co-President, Karen Koenig.

Karen Koenig, MCJC Co-President


Please either cut and paste and complete the proxy and email it to me, Karen Koenig, at president@mcjconline.org, or to Dale Morton at Rdalemorton@gmail.com — or employ the tried and true technique of printing out the proxy, signing it and giving it to a member who is attending the meeting.

PROXY

I, _____________________________________________, will not be able to attend the Congregational Meeting of MCJC on May 19, 2019. I designate the congregant member below to vote on all matters on my behalf.

Signed,


(Signature)


(Printed Name)


DESIGNATED PROXY


(Printed name of Proxy)


(Date)

Religious School News Week of May 14, 2019

Don’t miss the Annual Meeting & School Closing Day Picnic!

Grades 4-7 finished their Jewish values film. Our “Jewish Values” video will make it’s debut during Closing Day activities. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, May 15: Religious school for grades 3-7

Sunday, May 19-: Religious School Closing Day

Please join us as we wrap up our school year with student memories, Havdalah, singing, kids vs. adult Jewpardy, Kona Ice, games for the kids (during the Annual Meeting) and of course a hot dog lunch (with sides) for everyone at the MCJC Annual Closing Day Picnic.

MCJC Book Club To Explore What It Means To Be Jewish In Modern Day New York

On Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 pm, the MCJC Book Club will meet to discuss My Jewish Year by Abigail Pogrebin.

Although she grew up following some holiday rituals, Pogrebin realized how little she knew about their foundational purpose and contemporary relevance. She wanted to understand what had kept these holidays alive and vibrant, and chronicles her journey into the spiritual heart of Judaism in this captivating, educational, and inspiring memoir.

All are welcome to participate in the Book Club at any time. Rachel Kamin, director of the cultural and learning center at North Suburban Synagogue Beth-El, facilitates all discussions.

We encourage participants to make a donation of $36 to MCJC to help cover the cost of the facilitator. For more information, contact Rita Janowitz at books@mcjconline.org.

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.”

From BimBam: 49 Facts About Counting the Omer

49 Facts About Counting the Omer – From BimBam

https://youtu.be/AMqb73x1hGA

Moishe House residents tell us about the Omer, one day at a time.

Straight from the BimBam (G-dcast) archives comes a silly but educational video about counting the Omer. In 2013, we brought together 30 individuals from Moishe House to write and record 49 facts about the Omer.

We’re not going to give too much but the Omer is a verbal counting of each day between Passover and Shavuot.

ABOUT BIMBAM

BimBam’s digital storytelling sparks connections to Judaism for learners of all ages. Visit their website for more:
https://www.bimbam.com .

The Jewish Heart of McHenry County