MCJC Invites All High Rollers to Casino Night

MCJC is inviting its members and the community at large to its major fundraiser, Night of Casino Entertainment, to be held Saturday, April 28, starting at 7 pm at the McHenry VFW, 3002 West Illinois Route 120, in McHenry.

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 spiritual growth in McHenry County.

We are asking for Silent Auction items and raffle prizes, as well as event sponsorships.

Passover Seder at MCJC

MCJC invites you to our table
as we carry on the tradition of hosting our

Second Night Community Passover Seder
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

McHenry County Jewish Congregation
8617 Ridgefield Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Cost: $20 per adult; $10 per child (ages 4-12), $60 max. per family

RSVP: Please detach and return by March 19, 2018 to:
MCJC 8617 Ridgefield Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
or Email to: mcjcoffice@yahoo.com

Name: ___________________________________________________________________
# of adults ______ # of children under 12 ____ Payment amount $______
Credit Card # _______________________________ Exp. Date _________________

Torah Study: Tetzaveh 2018: Coming to terms with the inherited Priestly caste system in the Torah

In this week’s Torah portion, for the first time in the Torah, we are faced with a social structure that includes a hereditary elite within the Jewish people: Aaron and his male descendants, the priestly caste. “Modern Judaism has a problem with the priesthood. The notion of hereditary holiness—that one segment of the Jewish people is set apart from others, given ceremonial privileges, and invited to bless the people—conflicts with our egalitarian ethos.” (Daniel Nevins, JTS).

It turns out that the rabbis of the Talmud, whose discussions over the course of hundreds of years during which Judaism went from being a religion centered on the Temple to one centered on legal scholarship, also had a hard time embracing the very idea of an inherited dynastic social order of elites.

Upcoming at MCJC

MCJC E-nouncements * February 20, 2018 * Adar

Wednesday, February 21
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED THIS WEEK
4:30 pm: Religious School

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

Saturday, February 24
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah Discussion
7:00 pm: Jewish Film Festival at CKI

Sunday, February 25
9:15 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom

Wednesday, February 28
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School (Purim Fun!)
6:00 pm: PADS Dinner

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

Saturday, March 3
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah Discussion

Sunday, March 4
9:15 am: Community Purim Services & Carnival
3:00 pm: PYJ Rollerblading Program

Wednesday, March 7
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

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

Saturday, March 10
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah Discussion

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

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
9:15 am: Religious School – Special Fox Valley Passover Program at CKI in Elgin (See Calendar, link in left column – and ad, right column)

SAVE THE DATES:
Sunday, April 8
10:30 am: JVS Branding Workshop (See Calendar, link in left column – and ad, right column)

Saturday, April 28
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Night of Casino Entertainment and Silent Auction at the McHenry VFW.
(See Calendar, link in left column – and ad, right column)

Upcoming at MCJC

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: Special Torah Discussion

Sunday, February 18
8:00 am: Board Meeting
No Religious School: Teacher-In-Training off-site

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

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

Saturday, February 24
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah Discussion
7:00 pm: Jewish Film Festival at CKI

Sunday, February 25
9:15 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom

Wednesday, February 28
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School (Purim Fun!)
6:00 pm: PADS Dinner (See Below)

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

Saturday, March 3
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah Discussion

Sunday, March 4
9:15 am: Community Purim Services & Carnival
(No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom)

Wednesday, March 7
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School

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

Saturday, March 10
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services: Special Torah Discussion

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

* * * * *

SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, April 28
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Night of Casino Entertainment and Silent Auction
at the McHenry VFW.
(See Calendar Listing on this site and ad, right column)

PADS Dinner in February

MCJC E-nouncements – February 13, 2018

The next MCJC-sponsored PADS dinner is February 28th 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church 1320 Dean Street in Woodstock.

The menu is soup, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, and dessert. The MCJC PADS dinner team needs to provide enough food for 60 guests. Gene Lindow and his Trio Grille team will provide the roasted chicken entree, and Leslie Cook will provide the soup.

We need food providers for the mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, and dessert. We also need a total of five volunteers to help serve the meal.

Important: do not feel that you yourself need to provide a food item for 60 people…provide whatever your time & energy allow you to provide.

Please let me (socialaction@mcjconline.org) know which food item & how much of the needed food item you are able to provide. Also please contact Amy Yosloff-Lanetta via socialaction@mcjconline.org if you are able to help serve the meal. Write “Amy” in the subject line. Your help with this important community service project is GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Warm regards, Bruce Weiss, MCJC Social Action Chairperson

Upcoming at MCJC

MCJC E-nouncements – February 6-12, 2018

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 – see ad, right column, and calendar on this site)
7:00 pm: Jewish Film Festival at CKI (see ad, right column, and calendar on this site)

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
8:00 am: Board Meeting
No Religious School: Teacher-In-Training off-site

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

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

Saturday, February 24
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services
7:00 pm: Jewish Film Festival at CKI (see ad, right column, and calendar on this site)

Sunday, February 25
9:15 am: Religious School
11:00 am: Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom

Wednesday, February 28
1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Tom
4:30 pm: Religious School (Purim Fun!)

Friday, March 2
6:30 pm: No Community Shabbat & Potluck Dinner – See
Havdala Program Saturday, March 3 below!

Saturday, March 3
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services
5:00 pm: Community Havdala with Potluck  (see calendar on this site)

Sunday, March 4
9:15 am: Community Purim Services & Carnival
(No Adult Ed with Rabbi Tom)

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 enabling Jews of all backgrounds to connect to our heritage, our community, and our future.

The Jewish Heart of McHenry County