Happy Passover

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It’s Pesach!

The holiday begins tonight, Friday April 22nd at 7:28 P.M. and ends Saturday night, April 30th at 8:41 P.M.

We stop eating Chametz (leavened foods) at 10:36 A.M. this morning and we have to be rid of all Chametz from our possession at 11:45 A.M. We refrain from eating, seeing, and owning Chametz until a half hour after Passover ends, 8 days later on Saturday night April 30th at 8:41 PM.

1) Candle lighting tonight for Shabbat and Pesach is at 7:28 P.M. We say 2 blessings tonight. The first one is for Shabbat and the Holiday. The second blessing is shehechiyanu.

Bo-ruch a-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu me-lech ho-olom a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-sov ve-tzi-vo-nu le-had-lik ner shel Sha-bos v’shel Yom Tov.

Translation: Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the light of the Sabbath and the Festival Day.

The Shehecheyonu blessing:

Bo-ruch a-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu me-lech ho-olom she-he-che-ya-nu vi-kee-yi-ma-nu vi-hi-gee-an-u liz-man ha-zeh.

Translation: Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who has kept us alive and sustained us and let us reach this time.

Saturday night April 23rd. We light candles after 8:32 P.M. and this candle can only be lit from a flame that was burning before Shabbat began. Havdalah is Sunday night April 24th after 8:33 P.M. We say 2 blessings. One for the holiday and Shehechiyanu.

Bo-ruch a-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu me-lech ho-olom a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-sov ve-tzi-vo-nu le-had-lik ner shel Yom Tov.

Translation: Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the light of the Festival Day.

The Shehecheyonu blessing:

Bo-ruch a-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu me-lech ho-olom she-he-che-ya-nu vi-kee-yi-ma-nu vi-hi-gee-an-u liz-man ha-zeh.

Translation: Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who has kept us alive and sustained us and let us reach this time.

Passover then continues with the middle days and next Friday and Shabbat are the last two days of the holiday.

 

FVJN Wishes Everyone A Happy Passover

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

It’s Yankee Candle Time Again! Help us by lighting up your home with the lovely fragrances of Yankee Candle! Ordering time has been extended until April 27, 2016 so please be sure to check out Yankee Candle at this link and don’t forget our group number for credit to FVJN group # 990095440

https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/

yankee candle

FVJS Purim Festivities Sunday March 20 2016

Our next class, March 20, will have special activities for Purim.  The children will go to their first hour classes for a B week.  The second hour they will be making masks and hats and we will read the Megillah. While we are reading the Megillah, it is tradition to have noise makers that are used whenever Hamen’s name is mentioned. Please have each of your children bring a box of macaroni and cheese or other small box of pasta to shake as a noise maker.  Afterwards, we will donate all the boxes to the food pantry.
We hope all the children can join us for this fun day.
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ENEWS March 2016

On Saturday March 5th FVJN Board of Directors hosted a Thank You Dinner for the Many Volunteers and Donors from the past year!  This dinner was a huge success and fun was had by all!  FVJN Board of Directors wants to sincerely extend their gratitude to all those who could not attend!  Without YOU we would not be as successful as we are!  Thank you all once again!!!

 

Mural News:

Our Tile work is complete!  Plans to install the Mural is tentatively set for late April or Early May, we are waiting for our weather to be consistently warm!  There will be tasks that we will need volunteers for, so watch for announcements!

Upcoming Events:

Shabbat Evening Potluck Friday March 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM. Please RSVP to gail@fvjn.org (tentative on attendance, if we do not have attendees we will not hold this event!) We will notify if this is cancelled.

Purim: March begins at Sundown on March 23, 2016 and ends Sundown March 24, 2016

Here is a link to read the Megillah https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Bible/Esther.html

Be sure to enjoy some delicious Hamantaschen!  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/27201/easy-hamantaschen/

Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinner April 6, 2016 1 Volunteer Needed for a Side Dish

Book Club April 12, 2016 7:00 PM A Remarkable Kindness: A Novel by Diana Bletter

 

Adult Social Night:

Sunday March 20, 2016 Adult Social Dinner at The Lodge on 64 is located at 41W379 Route 64 in St. Charles, IL 60175.  6:00 PM please RSVP to ahwalisz@comcast.net by March 16, 2016.   Menus for The Lodge can be found on their website: http://thelodgeon64.com

 

FVJN Giving Tree:

Purchase leaves on our Giving Tree to mark and share lifecycle events, honor family and friends, and to include your own family’s name on this permanent addition to FVJN’s space.  For more information:

https://www.fvjn.org/giving-tree

 

Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinners:

Volunteers Needed the First Wednesday of Each Month!

Join our amazing group of volunteers!

Each month, we prepare dinner for 60 to 75 men, women and children at Lazarus House.

Volunteers are needed to help, NOW!

Please sign up online at: http://www.fvjn.org/lazarus-house or contact Lisa Foydel ASAP to volunteer lisafoydel@hotmail.com

 

Book Group:
Join Us on April 12, 2016 @ 7:00 PM when we start our newest book, A Remarkable Kindness: A Novel by Diana Bletter.   Book Club meets every other month at FVJN on Tuesday’s to discuss our reading’s.  We do have a copy of each book in our library!

** This Month’s Book Club will meet at a special location: The author will Skype with the group from Israel,**

**We will be meeting in the private room at Graham’s 318 in Geneva at 7pm on Tuesday, April 12th, all are welcome, even if you have not read the book.**

 

School News Updates:

Fox Valley Jewish School, extends generous thank you to Pushing the Envelope Farm for hosting a great field trip last month.  The students began spring planting, learned about soil conservation and beekeeping, and made their own pita bread.  The field trip ties in with our lessons on caring for the earth and feeding the poor.  The students are looking forward to Purim and Passover activities.

 

Programs for Our Jewish Youth:

PJY Mitzvah Day – Bingo at Rosewood Sunday March 13, 2016

Open to Jewish 5th Graders through High Schoolers.

For more information, visit http://prairiejewishyouth.weebly.com/upcoming-programs.html

Springboard!

This Spring Dive into Something New, 2 exciting programs for Students grades 8-10

Cost $250.00 for more information visit http://www.juf.org/springboard/about.aspx

 

Support FVJN!

FVJN relies on your donations to stay alive. Please visit our website or click below to donate now! https://www.fvjn.org/donate/

Make your donation in honor or memory of someone special, or feel free to earmark your donation for a specific area: our school, the mural project, or for a leaf on the Giving Tree (see website for details). As always, general donations are always appreciated, and help us do all we do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Social Dinner Sunday March 20, 2016

Join us at The Lodge on 64!
All are welcome. Join us for an FVJN adult social dinner on Sunday, March 20 2016 @ 6:00pm. The Lodge on 64 is located at 41W379 Route 64 in St. Charles, IL 60175.

Please rsvp to ahwalisz@comcast.net by March 16, 2016

Menus for The Lodge can be found on their website:http://thelodgeon64.com/the-lodge-on-64