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 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!

High Holiday Services 2016

high-holidaysPlease join us for FVJN’s family-friendly High Holiday Services. Readers needed – if you would like to read (english or hebrew) please let us know when you RSVP. We hope to see you there.

A $10 donation is requested.

Rosh Hashanah Service
Led by Cindy Michelassi
Sunday, Oct. 2, 6:30pm
Persinger Recreation Center
3507 Kaneville Rd, Geneva
(NW corner of Kaneville and Peck)
Readers needed! (English or Hebrew)
Yom Kippur Service
Led by Cindy Michelassi
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30pm
Persinger Recreation Center
3507 Kaneville Rd, Geneva
(NW corner of Kaneville and Peck)
Readers needed! (English or Hebrew)

Havdalah on the Farm!

havdalah4Join Pushing the Envelope Farm for Havdalah, the ancient Jewish ritual of Holy Separation, followed by a special Moon-Celebration. Jews are often referred to as the People of the Book, but we could just as easily be called the People of the Moon. Come learn why.

Saturday, August 20, 7:45pm – 9:30pm

1700 Averill Rd, Geneva, IL 60134, USA
Park in the Continental Envelope Parking lot, adjacent to the Farm. and follow the lights through the farm to the bonfire. Please bring your flashlights.
Handicapped parking available on-site.

RSVP: or call 630.578.3313

Community Bonfire
Musical Havdalah Service
Encounters with the Moon: Guided Meditation & the Blessing of the Moon
Fire Spinning!

We encourage you to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Northern Illinois Food Bank & The Ark.

Pushing the Envelope Farm is suggesting a $5 or more donation to help support education and community programs.

Swedish Days Thank You

The FVJN Swedish Days Booth 2016 was a hit!
We sold out of everything: Pickle Pops, Dr. Pragger’s vegan, gluten free burgers, black bean burgers, Hebrew National hotdogs, and healthy frozen treats!

A huge THANK YOU to all who volunteered, and a special thank you to Mike Yackley and Dave Larson, who lead the charge from organizing to set-up and take-down, to shopping, repairing, working the booth every day and more, and to Dan Simon, who designed all the booth signage and also worked several shifts. Special shout out to Lillian Tanzer who volunteered in the booth 4 days in a row!

FVJN would like to thank the following local businesses for their donations:
Trader Joe’s, Batavia: $50.38
Target, St. Charles: $100 plus 72 black bean burgers
Meijer, St. Charles: $300
The Little Traveler, Geneva: All chopped tomatoes & onions, donated sign laminating