Diamonds’ Brunch, Meeting & Free Concert

WOODSTOCK COMMUNITY CHOIR
Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 12:15 pm 
 
$5 per person for brunch at MCJC (pay at the door) 
A free concert following brunch will be at the Woodstock Opera House 
 
 As with all Diamonds’ 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 carpool 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.

MCJC’s Major Fundraiser: An Evening of Casino Entertainment

Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the McHenry VFW 

Our “Little Shul on the Prairie” is in the process of requesting donations and/or sponsorships from our community members to help make our event successful. 

The success of this event will enable us to continue to provide an outstanding religious education for both children and adults, as well as, community outreach and the spiritual growth in McHenry County. We are asking for Silent Auction items, Raffle prizes, as well as event sponsorships.

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS CATEGORIES:

$50 Wildcard

Name on MCJC website, Facebook, Twitter, as well as printed program book. 

$200 Queen

Name on MCJC website, Facebook, Twitter, as well as printed program book and table signage at event, and “Raise your Glass” announcements 

$350 King

Name on MCJC website, Facebook, Twitter, as well as printed program book, table signage at event, “Raise your Glass” announcements, your promotional materials in our “Thank You” bags (*if provided) and a ticket to the event. 

$500 Ace

Name on MCJC website, Facebook, Twitter, as well as printed program book, table signage at event, “Raise your Glass” announcements, your promotional materials in our “Thank You” bags (*if provided) and Two tickets to the event. 

$1000 or more The Royal Flush

Name on MCJC website, Facebook, Twitter, as well as printed program book, table signage at event, “Raise your Glass” announcements, your promotional materials in our “Thank You” bags (*if provided) and four tickets to the event. ***** AND***** A genuine LAS VEGAS printed casino table felt for your choice of table game as well as your business or family name printed on it. Deliverable after the event for you to keep. 

Donated items and sponsorships to MCJC are considered a charitable contribution and are tax deductible. PLease contact us for our Federal ID number.

For more information, or to arrange donation pickups, please contact us via email at mcjcevents@gmail.com.

Special Board Announcement

We are pleased and excited to announce that we have signed a new contract with Rabbi Tom, whereby he will serve as our community’s spiritual leader for at least the next two years, with the possibility of third and fourth option years.
The Board and Rabbi Tom look forward to continuing the journey of building MCJC as our Jewish home – with love, respect, curiosity, diversity, and Torah. 
 
Jack B. Fishman President

Upcoming at MCJC

Wednesday, January 24
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:00 pm: PADS Dinner (See Ad, right column)

Thursday, January 25
7:00 pm: MCJC’s Book Club (See Post below, Calendar left column, Ad right column)

Friday, January 26
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner is on this week!

Saturday, January 27
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, January 28
9:15 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom
4:00 pm: Sounds of Faith – Interfaith Childrens’ Concert at the Raue Center in Crystal Lake (See Post below, Calendar left column, Ad right column)

Wednesday, January 31
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

Friday, February 2
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, February 3
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services
7:00 pm: CKI Jewish Film Festival (See Calendar left column, Ad right column)

(Note that First Shabbat Havdala Programming that night has been canceled. Folks are encouraged to attend the Film Festival at CKI.)

Sunday, February 4
9:15 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom
12:15 pm: Diamonds’ Brunch, Meeting, & Free Concert (See
Calendar left column, Ad right column)

Wednesday, February 7
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School
6:30 pm: Ritual Committee

Friday, February 9
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner

Saturday, February 10
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, February 11
9:15 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom
3:00 pm: Prairie Jewish Youth Event at X-treme Wheels in Crystal Lake (for 5th grade-high school)

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

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

Saturday, February 17
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, February 18
No Religious School: Teacher-In-Training at the Chicago Board of Education. Note that renowned puppeteer Marilyn Price will be at CKI in Elgin that morning. More details to come.

SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, April 28

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Night of Casino Entertainment and Silent Auction at the McHenry VFW. Ticket and sponsorship information will be available soon.

Upcoming at MCJC

Friday, January 26 at 6:30 pm
6:30 pm: Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner is on this week!

Saturday, January 27
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, January 28
9:15 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom

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

Sunday, February 4
12:15 pm: Diamonds’ Brunch, Meeting & Free Concert (see ad in right column)

Save the Dates:
Sunday, February 11
3:00 pm: Prairie Jewish Youth Event at X-treme Wheels in Crystal Lake (for 5th grade-high school)

Sunday, February 18
No Religious School: Teacher-In-Training at the Chicago Board of Education. Note that renowned puppeteer Marilyn Price will be at CKI in Elgin that morning. More details to come.

Saturday, April 28
7:00pm – 10:00pm

A Night of Casino Entertainment and Silent Auction at the Mchenry VFW. Ticket and sponsorship information will be available soon.

Shabbat Ba’Bayit: Shabbat in the Home Friday, January 19, 2018, at 6:30 pm

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 bring in Shabbat with prayers, singing 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!

We are past the RSVP date. However, if you do wish to participate, please contact Jill Purvin at events@mcjconline.org, or leave a message with the MCJC office at 815-455-1810, to help us plan.

NOTE: The MCJC building will be closed this Friday night.

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
For more information, see related ads at the right or calendar listings in the left navigation bar.

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

The Jewish Heart of McHenry County