December 2013 eNewsletter!

Upcoming Events
12/4: Lazarus Dinner
12/10: Book Club
12/15: FVJS
12/22: Board Meeting

Read a Good Book!
FVJN Book Group
Dec. 10, 7 pm at FVJN
“Fanny Brice: The Original Funny Girl,” by Herbert Goldman

Bring a book suggestion along with the name of the author to be added to the 2014
ballot for  next year’s book list.
All are welcome!

Annual FVJN Fundraising Campaign

We come to you this time each year with our annual end-of-the-year fundraiser request. FVJN does not charge membership dues. Instead, we rely on donations that allow us to offer our many activities to you!

This year, through FVJN, people gathered for:

  • Social service activities
  • Interfaith- and family-friendly services and celebrations
  • Fox Valley Jewish School (FVJS)
  • Book Club meetings
  • Adult education programs
  • Bar and bat mitzvah celebrations
  • Social activities

Help us continue to offer all this and more to you and our community in 2014!
Please consider sending your tax-deductible donation today.

Mail to: FVJN, P.O. Box 346, Geneva, IL 60134
Donate online: Visiting and click on the “Donate” button under the main banner.

Warmly, on behalf of the FVJN Board of Directors,
Greg Cibura, President

*Please include note if you are donating in honor or in memory of someone.

FVJN- to-Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinners
First Wednesday of Each Month

Each month, FVJN volunteers prepare either a main dish, a salad or two sides (including vegetables), or a dessert. These meals currently feed 60 to 75 men, women and children at Lazarus House.

Volunteers are needed to sign up to participate in this monthly effort!

Many food items available from Lazarus donations, and volunteers are encouraged to check and see what they can pick up to prepare.

Please contact coordinator Lisa Garcia to sign up to volunteer:
or call (630) 201-5344.


Time to Think About Summer Camp!
Come learn about Camp Sabra, the JCC (Jewish Community Center) overnight camp at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO (near St. Louis).

FVJN friends Tammie & Mike Weinberger and their children are hosting an informational gathering at their home on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4:30 pm. Everyone interested is welcome to attend a fun presentation! Pizza will be included.

Information about the camp is available at:
Please RSVP  by Friday, Dec. 6 to Tammie:

DATE: Sunday, December 8, 2013
TIME: 4:30 pm
PLACE: 0N425 Sulley Place, Geneva, IL 60134
(In the Mill Creek subdivision)

Happening Elsewhere

•Holocaust Program
Thursday, Nov. 7
3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Crimi Auditorium, Aurora University
Magda Brown: Holocaust Survivor
Kelley Szany: Director of Educational Outreach and Genocide Initiatives, Illinois Holocaust Museum
Carl Wilkens: Founder of “World Outside My Shoes”
RSVP to <a href=”” track=”on” ></a> or (630)844-6864.

•Exhibit: State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
November 6, 2013 to February 2, 2014
State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda is an exhibition that examines
how the Nazi party used propaganda to win support in Germany’s democracy after WWI,
implement radical programs in the 1930s, and justify war and mass murder under a
dictatorship state.  Exhibition artifacts include toys and clothing, posters, films,
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