Muse Of Fire, Coming Feb 13 – March 1

New Holocaust Remembrance Play Coming to Redtwist Theatre in Chicago

In Auschwitz, 1942, Jewish prisoners took it upon themselves at grave personal risk to perform comedic farce based on the first great anti-Semitic tragedy of the century, the Dreyfus Affair. Playwright Jake Rosenberg’s new play Muse of Fire is the story of this performance, striking a rare balance of humor and horror. The play runs February 13 to March 13

at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 West Bryn Mawr Avenue in Chicago. Discounted tickets ($15) are available using the discount code MUSEUM at the Brown Paper Tickets website: of fire

February Book Club

Reminder: Our first book club of the year is meeting Tuesday February 9th @ 7:00 PM @ FVJN . Our First book is

A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales
Book by Ruth Calderon
Preview book
Ruth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of talmudic texts. In this volume, her first to appear in English, she offers a fascinating window into some of the liveliest and most colorful stories in the Talmud. …
a bride for one night

Pushing the Envelope Farm Tu B’Shvat Tasting and Cooking Workshop


Pushing the Envelope Farm is hosting a
Tu B’Shvat Tasting and Cooking Workshop
Light bite too!
Sunday, January 24
5:30-7 pm

333 S River Lane
Geneva, Il 60134
RSVP so that we can properly prepare: 630.578.3313 or

Taste the seven species which were the staple foods from
the Land of Israel during the biblical times.
We will make several recipes using the seven species.
All ages welcome!

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Happy Tu B’Shevat

happy TUB

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, marks the “New Year” for the trees. Which begins Sunday night January 24th at Sundown and end on Monday January 25th at Sundown.

We celebrate by eating fruit, specifically the kinds that the Torah mentions that the Land of Israel is known for: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.

Here are some yummy recipes to help celebrate the holiday

Almond Smoothie:

1 1/2 C. cold unsweetened soy milk or milk

1 T. almond butter

2 drops vanilla extract

5 dates

2 T. raisins

1 T. carob powder

5 ice cubes

Blend almond butter and milk to make a nice thick creamy shake. Add dates, raisins, vanilla, carob powder, and ice.

Nut Filled Pears

4 pears

3 T. nuts, chopped

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 C. orange juice

Core the pears. Mix nuts and cinnamon. Fill each pear cavity with nuts and cinnamon. Place pears in a baking pan and pour orange juice over the pears. Bake at 350*F for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Pomegranate Sorbet

3.5 cups pomegranate juice

1 cup sugar

Dissolve 3 cups of sugar in the juice and pour into a container lined with parchment paper.

Put container in the freezer.

When the mixture is frozen solid, take it out, break it into pieces and process in a blender or food processor with the remaining half cup of pomegranate juice until smooth.

Return it to the pan and freeze until firm. Let defrost slightly before serving.

Optional: Garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds.

1st & 2nd Grade Art Work on Display

Exciting Artwork created by our very own up and coming future “Rembrandts” These magnificent creations were completed by our 1st and 2nd grade students, and can been seen at FVJN! Look how beautiful our Art Cabinet Doors are! Doesn’t that Butterfly make everyone wish for Spring!! Beautiful work !!!fvjn 1 artwork 1fvjn 1 artwork 2fvjn 1 artwork 3