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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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/

ENews January 2017


Hello FVJN Friends!

We’re starting off 2017 with some changes we want to tell you about.
Rachel Yackley, our former Executive Director, is back with us! If you have any questions, suggestions, wish to volunteer or get involved, please feel free to contact her at rachely@fvjn.org.

We’ve also had some changes to our Board of Directors. Below is the current list. If you haven’t yet, hopefully you will meet them, soon!
Eric Zimmerman
Alysa Hwalisz
Natalie Stratton
Barb Anderson
Ruth Silverman
Silvia Schnicker

Our FVJS School Committee continues to do an outstanding job, each school year. Currently serving on this committee are: Mim Evans, Barb Anderson, Julie Coller and Melissa Wilke.

There’s always room for more! If you are interested in serving on our Board or volunteering with our religious school, please let us know: info@fvjn.org.


Book Group: 2017 Picks!

Feb. 21: Out of the Shoebox, by Yaron Reshef
Apr. 11: History on Trial, by Deborah E Lipstadt
June 13: The Girl from Venice, by Martin Cruz Smith
Aug. 8: The Natural, by Bernard Malamud
Oct. 10: French Encounters, by Katherine Lato (of FVJN!)
Dec. 19: The Mathematician’s Shiva, by Stuart Rojstaczer

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



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!




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!

Havdalah Overnight Lock-in at CKI
Jan. 21, 7 pm to Jan. 22, 9 am
Havdalah, Music, Story Teller, Movies & GaGa!
$5 per person
RSVP: http://prairiejewishyouth.weebly.com/upcoming-programs.html
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/

Shabbat Evening Potluck!
Friday, Jan. 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
at FVJN
Please bring a dish to share.
Please RSVP to: rachely@fvjn.org
Everyone’s welcome!

Please Come!

Breakfast with FVJS

Sunday, 1/22 9:45 – 10:30 am

$3 per person

This is a fundraiser benefiting Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora, the focus of this year’s FVJS Community Service.

Please RSVP to:
mimevans83@gmail.com with the number of people coming.


Be a Part of the Community!

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

FVJN Calendar1/4/17 – Lazarus House Dinner

1/8/17 – FVJS

1/11/17 – Board Meeting

1/13/17 – Shabbat Gathering

1/22/17 – FVJS

You’re Invited: Special Breakfast!

Please join us on Sunday, Jan. 22, for a special breakfast and show our Sunday school students that all of FVJN values 00935c33-83b4-4392-a256-66d581e84859community service!

Community Service is an important part of the curriculum at Fox Valley Jewish School.  Each year all the students learn about and support a selected nonprofit organization.  This year they are working with Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora.  This zoo provides homes for wild animals that cannot survive in the wild due to injury or some other difficulty.  It also educates the public on the wildlife in the area and how we can create an environment that works for people and wildlife.  

The students visited the zoo in October and made treat containers for the animals in art class.  Their next project is a pancake breakfast fundraiser and you are invited! Please show the students that all of FVJN values community service by coming to this event.  Breakfast will be served from 9:45-10:30 a.m. downstairs at FVJN.  The cost is $3 per person.  Please respond to mimevans83@gmail.com with the number of people who will attend so we know how much food to prepare.  Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on 1/22. 

The FVJS School Committee
Mim Evans
Barb Anderson
Julie Coller
Melissa Wilke

Happy Chanukah!

Wishing all our FVJN family, friends and neighbors a very Happy Chanukah, filled with light, laughter and love!