FVJN ENews! May 2, 2017

Shalom, Everyone!

Spring is already underway, and summer is just around the corner, which means Swedish Days is coming up, soon! Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming information and announcements. Each year, FVJN has a healthy foods booth in Downtown Geneva, during the annual Swedish Days event. This is one of our biggest fundraisers, and it’s also the most fun! We need everyone to get involved and volunteer. More info to come.

Friday, May 12, will be our last Shabbat Evening Potluck until next fall. We hope to see you all, there! Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza to provide!

Are there activities, events, gatherings you would like to see offered at Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors? Please share your ideas with us. We’re always looking for new ways to foster our growing Jewish community. Please send your ideas sand suggestions to info@fvjn.org or rachely@fvjn.org.

Shalom,
Rachel Yackley
Executive Director, FVJN

Shabbat Evening Potluck!
Please RSVP!
Friday, May 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at FVJN
Free pizza, provided by FVJN!
Please bring a dish to share.
We kindly request that you RSVP so we know how many pizzas to order.
RSVP to: rachely@fvjn.org 

Mitzvah Dinner for Lazarus
First Wednesday of Each Month
Volunteers Needed!
Click HERE (http://www.fvjn.org/lazarus-house/) to sign up!
FVJN invites you to help provide monthly dinners for guests of Lazarus House in Geneva. If interested, please contact Lisa Foydel at l (mailto:lisafoydel@hotmail.com) isafoydel@gmail.com (mailto:lisafoydel@gmail.com) .

FVJN Author!
FVJN member and local author, Katherine Lato, has set up a free offer for the Kindle version of her novel, French Encounters, on May 3rd and 4th. This book will be discussed Oct. 10 in the FVJN Book Group! To download the book, click HERE.

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FVJN Calendar
May/June
5/3 – Lazarus House Dinner
5/7 – FVJS
5/10 – Board Meeting
5/12 – Shabbat Evening Potluck
5/21 – FVJS (Last Day)
6/7 – Lazarus House Dinner
6/13 – Book Group
6/14 – Board Meeting
6/19 – Swedish Days Booth Set-Up
6/20 to 6/25 – Swedish Days!

FVJN Enews! April 4, 2017

Social Dinner, NIFB Volunteer Day, More!

Wishing you all a Happy Passover!                                                           Reminder: there will be no Shabbat Gathering at                                      FVJN this month, due to the holiday.                                  

Chag Pesach Sameach!

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Children Invited to Ice Cream Passover Seder at FVJN!

All children ages 3 through 12 are invited to join Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors’ Sunday School students for an Ice Cream Seder to celebrate Passover.

In FVJN’s children’s seder, all the symbolic foods will be represented by different ice cream toppings. Each child will receive a bowl of ice cream and the toppings

will be added as the story of Passover is told. A non-dairy ice cream substitute will be available upon request.

The Ice Cream Seder will be held on Sunday, April 9 at Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Children will also make a craft and watch A Rugrats Passover.

Parents are encouraged to stay to observe.

There is no charge for this event but reservations are required in order to ensure that enough seats are available.

Reserve space for your child by going to https://www.fvjn.org/fox-valley-jewish-school/ice-cream-seder-rsvp/ on or before April 6, and include if your child needs nondairy ice cream or has any other food allergies that might be triggered by toppings.

Additional information is available by emailing info@fvjn.org .

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Book Group  

Tuesday, April 18, 7 pm @ FVJN

*Note: One week later than usual, due to Pesach.

Book: History on Trial, by Deborah E. Lipstadt

All are welcome! Questions? Contact MikeY@fvjn.org

                                                                                                                                                        

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Volunteer at NIFB!                                                                                                                                                    

Join us for a fun-filled morning, four times a year, when we volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva.

Our next date will be April 22, 9 am – noon.

To sign up please email Alysa: ahwalisz@comcast.net (mailto:ahwalisz@comcast.net) .

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FVJN Adult Social Dinner!                                                                                                                                

Join us at The Lodge on 64!

All are welcome. Join us for an FVJN Adult Social Dinner on Saturday, April 29, at 6:00pm.

Please RSVP by April 24 to ahwalisz@comcast.net (mailto:ahwalisz@comcast.net) . Include phone number in case of changes.

The Lodge on 64 is located at 41W379 Route 64 in St. Charles, IL 60175.

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Congratulations to Silvia!                                                                                                                                          

As of Tuesday, April 4, FVJN Board member Silvia Schnicker is officially a US Citizen!

Join us in wishing her a big “Mazel Tov,” on this exciting culmination of all her hard work.

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Mitzvah Dinner for Lazarus                                                                                                                              

First Wednesday of Each Month

Volunteers Needed!

FVJN invites you to help provide monthly dinners for guests of Lazarus House in Geneva. If interested, please contact Lisa Foydel at lisafoydel@hotmail.com.

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FVJN Playgroup!

Sunday, April 30, 10 am at FVJN

Geared for littles ages 3 and under, but all children are welcome.

There are lots of assorted toys at FVJN. Feel free to bring a snack, and we’ll play and hang out and visit! This is not a drop-off. Please RSVP!

If planning on coming or have questions, contact Rachel: rachely@fvjn.org. See you there!

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Friday Flick @ UUSG

“Before the Flood,” presented by National Geographic, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a UN Messenger of Peace.

“This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is — but also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet,” said DiCaprio

Friday, April 28, 7 p,m.

The UU is located at 110 S. Second St., Geneva. Free!

All are welcome, and this is a free event. Please reply to Rachel: rachely@fvjn.org (mailto:rachely@fvjn.org) , if you plan to come.

For more info: http://www.uusg.org/friday-flicks/

FVJN ENews • March 2017

FVJN’s Annual Donors & Volunteers Thank You Dinner!

Saturday, March 18, 6 pm at Natalie’s House.

Join us to thank our wonderful volunteers and donors who helped FVJN during another successful year!

The Board of Directors does the cooking and you get to schmooze and enjoy a wonderful dinner!

Volunteers and donors, plus one, are our guests. Everyone else is invited to come share a great meal, and say thanks for $5 per person.

Please RSVP by WEDNESDAY MARCH 15 to: rachely@fvjn.org. Indicate volunteer/donor or other in your email response, and how many people are coming (adults only, please.) Natalie’s address will be sent via email after RSVP is received.

Thank you!

FVJN Board of Directors

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Shabbat Evening Potluck!

Friday, March 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at FVJN

Free pizza!

Please bring a dish to share.

Please RSVP so we know how many pizzas to order.

RSVP to: rachely@fvjn.org.

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Friday Flicks • Movie Night!

Friday, March 24, 7:00 pm

“Gore Vidal The United States of Amnesia”

At the UUSG, 110 S. Second St., Geneva.

Free and all are welcome. Snacks are provided and discussion follows the film.

Info: http://www.uusg.org/friday-flicks/

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FVJN Playgroup!

Sunday, 3/26, 10 am at FVJN

Geared for littles ages 3 and under, but all children are welcome.

There are lots of assorted toys at FVJN. Feel free to bring a snack, and we’ll play and hang out and visit! This is not a drop-off. Please RSVP!

If planning on coming or have questions, contact Rachel: rachely@fvjn.org. See you there!

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Mitzvah Dinner for Lazarus

First Wednesday of Each Month

Volunteers Needed!

Sign up here: http://www.fvjn.org/lazarus-house/

FVJN invites you to help provide monthly dinners for guests of Lazarus House in Geneva. If interested, please contact Lisa Foydel at lisafoydel@hotmail.com.

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Volunteer at NIFB!

Join us for a fun-filled morning, four times a year, when we volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva.

Our next date will be April 22.

To sign up please email Alysa: ahwalisz@comcast.net

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Coming Up!

March/April

  • 3/8 – Board Mtg
  • 3/10 – Shabbat Evening Potluck
  • 3/18 – Annual Thank You Dinner
  • 3/19 – FVJS
  • 3/26 – Playgroup
  • 4/5 – Lazarus Dinner
  • 4/9 – FVJS
  • 4/12 – Board Meeting
  • 4/14 – Shabbat Evening Potluck
  • 4/18 – Book Group
  • 4/22 – FVJN @ NIFB!
  • 4/23 – FVJS
  • 4/29 – Adult Social Dinner

FVJN Enews February 7, 2017

FVJN ENews                                                                                  February 7, 2017

Shabbat Evening Potluck!

Friday, Feb. 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at FVJN

Please bring a dish to share.

Everyone’s welcome!

RSVP to: rachely@fvjn.org

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NEW: FVJN Playgroup!

Sunday, 2/19, 10 am at FVJN. Free!

Geared for littles ages 3 and under, but all children are welcome.

There are lots of assorted toys at FVJN. Feel free to bring a snack, and we’ll play and hang out and visit! This is not a drop-off.

If planning on coming or have questions, contact Rachel: rachely@fvjn.org. See you there!

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Book Group

Feb. 21: Out of the Shoebox, by Yaron Reshef

FVJN Book Group Meets Tuesday evenings at 7 pm.

All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mikey@fvjn.org.

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Friday Flicks • Movie Night!

Friday, Feb. 24, 7:00 pm

“From this Day Forward”

At the UUSG, 110 S. Second St., Geneva.

Free and all are welcome. Snacks are provided and discussion follows the film.

info: http://www.uusg.org/friday-flicks/

Flm: http://www.fromthisdayforwardfilm.com/

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Volunteer at NIFB!

Join us for a fun-filled morning, four times a year, when we volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva.

Our next date will be April 22.

To sign up please email Alysa: ahwalisz@comcast.net.

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Mitzvah Dinner to Lazarus

Volunteers Needed!

FVJN invites you to help host monthly dinners at Lazarus House in Geneva. If interested, please contact Lisa Foydel at lisafoydel@hotmail.com. 

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Announcements!

Welcome to the world:

Danielle Dobies had a girl!

Lily Pamela Casali

Born 8/3/17

Mazel too to the new family!

Send your announcements to rachely@fvjn.org.

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FVJN Calendar

2/10 – 6:30 pm Shabbat Evening Potluck

2/19 – 10 am Playgroup

2/21 – 7 pm Book Group

2/24 – Friday Flick @ the UU

2/26 – FVJS

3/1 – Lazarus Dinner

3/5 – FVJS

3/8 – Board Mtg

3/10 – 6:30 pm Shabbat Evening Potluck

3/19 – FVJS

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Support FVJN!

Please visit https://www.fvjn.org/donate/ or send your donation to:

FVJN • PO Box 346 • Geneva, IL 60134.

Thank you for your support!

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Elsewhere

• Prairie Jewish Youth •

Want your kids to meet other Jewish kids in the area? Check out exciting events for students in 5th – 12th grade! Open to ALL Jewish teens.

Get all info here: http://prairiejewishyouth.weebly.com/

• Congregation Etz Chaim •

2017 Artist in Residence Weekend March 3 – 5

Featuring Rabbi Noam Katz 

Details: https://congetzchaim.org/

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FVJN ENews • January 24, 2017

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Friday Flicks • Movie Night!

With a twist on our former FVJN Movie Group, we are instead inviting everyone interested to join us at our neighbors, the Unitarian Universalist Society in Geneva (UUSG), for their Friday Flicks!

First up is: “DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR,” January 27 – 7 pm.

The UU is located at 110 S. Second St., Geneva. Free!

All are welcome, and this is a free event. Please reply to Rachel: rachely@fvjn.org, if you plan to come. For more info: http://www.uusg.org/friday-flicks/

The UU’s Friday flicks are documentaries with social justice themes. They are sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva.  These movies are shown free to the public the fourth Friday of most months (not December or June).Usually they begin at 7 pm. Please enter the church through the entrance at 110 S. Second Street, Geneva.

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Mitzvah Dinner to Lazarus

FVJN invites you to help host monthly dinners at Lazarus House in Geneva. If interested, please contact Lisa Foydel at lisafoydel@hotmail.com.

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Book Group

Feb. 21: Out of the Shoebox, by Yaron Reshef

FVJN Book Group Meets Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mikey@fvjn.org.

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Shabbat Evening Potluck!

Friday, Feb. 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at FVJN

Please bring a dish to share.

Please RSVP to: rachely@fvjn.org

Everyone’s welcome!

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NEW: FVJN Playgroup!

Sunday, 2/19, 10 am at FVJN. Free!

Geared for littles ages 3 and under, but all children are welcome. This is not a drop-off, so parents please plan on staying and visiting.

There are lots of assorted toys there. Feel free to bring a snack, and we’ll play and hang out and visit!

If planning on coming or have questions, contact Rachel: rachely@fvjn.org. See you there!

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Bravo FVJS Students!

The FVJS fundraiser breakfast, hosted and run by our FVJS students, staff, School Committee and volunteers, was a hit! The “house” was packed, and $220 was raised, which will be donated to Phillips Park Zoo, this year’s FVJS Community Service project.

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Support Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors!

Now is the time to make your annual donation to support all we do. FVJN does not charge dues, and participation in most of our events is free. We rely solely on your generous support.

Please visit https://www.fvjn.org/donate/ or send your donation to:

FVJN • PO Box 346 • Geneva, IL 60134.

Thank you for your support!

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FVJN Calendar

1/27 – Friday Flick

2/1 – Mitzvah Dinner to Lazarus

2/5 – FVJS

2/8 – Board Meeting

2/10 – Shabbat Evening Potluck

2/19 – FVJN Playgroup

2/21 – Book Group

2/26 – FVJS

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Elsewhere

• Prairie Jewish Youth •

Want your kids to meet other Jewish kids in the area? Check out these exciting events for students in 5th – 12th grade!

PJY High School Club

PJY JSC Ice Skating/Hot Chocolate & Jewish Jokes!

Jan. 29, 3 – 5 pm

Downtown Elgin City Skate

$4 skate rental

RSVP: http://prairiejewishyouth.weebly.com/upcoming-programs.html

More PJY!

Tu B’shevat Seder Feb. 11

Scavenger Hunt Feb. 26

Get all info here: http://prairiejewishyouth.weebly.com/

• Congregation Etz Chaim •

2017 Artist in Residence Weekend

March 3 – 5

Featuring Rabbi Noam Katz

https://congetzchaim.org/