ENews February 2018!

Shabbat Potluck Gathering!
Friday, Feb. 9, 6:30 pm
at Amanda & Laura’s House (RSVP for address)
Bring a dish to share; FVJN provides pizza!
RSVP to: rachely@fvjn.org (mailto:rachely@fvjn.org)

Would you like to spend Shabbat having dinner with old and new friends from FVJN? We invite you to host a gathering at your home — all you need to provide is the space!

FVJN will promote and collect RSVPs and spring for a pizza you order for delivery at your house, and everyone who comes will bring a dish to share.

Shabbat Gatherings are held the second Friday of each month.
If you would like to host (or need more info), please reply to Rachel: rachely@fvjn.org.
This is a great way to participate in our Jewish community, and make new friends, too!


FVJN Book Group
Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 7 pm at FVJN
Book: Casting Lots,  By Susan Silverman

The FVJN Book Group meets at FVJN at 7:00 pm every other month.
All are welcome!


Volunteer at NIFB with FVJN!
Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 am – noon
Northern Illinois Food Bank: 273 Dearborn Ct. Geneva
Open to ages 8 and up.

Help your community and have a blast, too, volunteering with friends at NIFB!
Dress to get dirty (just in case), and wear close-toed shoes.
RSVPs required by Feb. 17. Please include names (and children’s ages).
RSVP to: rachely@fvjn.org

Hope to see you, there!


Family Bowling Event! RSVP ASAP!
Saturday, March 3, 12:30 – 2:30
St. Charles Bowl: 2520 W. Main St., St. Charles

Come enjoy a fun afternoon with bowling and pizza, with FVJN friends!
All ages welcome!
Only $5 per person! FVJN will pay the rest of the fees!
Mail check to FVJN, PO Box 346, Geneva, IL
Advance RSVP to rachely@fvjn.org


Coming Up!

2/7 – Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinner
2/9 – Shabbat Evening Potluck Gathering at Members’ House!
2/11 – FVJS
2/13 – Book Group
2/21 – Board Meeting (note date change)
2/24 – NIFB Volunteer Morning
2/25 – FVJS

3/3 – Family Bowling Event!



• Please join us in extending a big Mazel Tov to Sharon Glass (formerly of Geneva), who recently married Michael Schwartz! Sharon is a retired family therapist and Michael is a cardiologist with DuPage Medical. They live in Naperville.

•If you’ve gotten this far, thank you for reading our weekly eNewsletter! Let Rachel know you were here — rachely@fvjn.org  — and get entered into a raffle for a special prize! January’s winner: Nancy Sohn!

•Are you interested in making FVJN what you’ve always wanted your local Jewish organization to be? There are so many ways to get involved: Join the Board, Join and/or chair a committee, volunteer with events, and more! Contact Rachel rachely@fvjn.org with your interests and ideas, today!


FVJN Annual Fundraising Campaign
If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late!
Please Donate to Our Annual Fundraising Campaign, now!
Our future depends on you!

Donating is easy by sending in your tax-deductible donations right away, online (https://www.fvjn.org/donate/) (https://www.fvjn.org/donate/) or through the mail. Click on the link above or mail your tax-deductible donation today to FVJN, P.O. Box 346, Geneva, IL  60134.


Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinner
Next Date: Wednesday, Feb. 7. Drop off by 6 pm at Lazarus House in St. Charles

Still Needed:
April: Main Dish
May: Main, side
June: 2 sides

FVJN Provides Dinner the First Wednesday of Each Month.
More Volunteers Needed!
Please sign up for upcoming months, too!
Click http://www.fvjn.org/lazarus-house/ to sign up!

Questions? Please contact Lisa Foydel at lisafoydel@hotmail.com  


Amazon Smile: Shop and Help FVJN at the Same Time!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile ** smile.amazon.com (http://smile.amazon.com), select “Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors” to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.


Fox Valley Jewish School (FVJS)

Register now for the remaining 2017 – 2018 school year!
Classes offered from PreK (age 3) through 8th grade.
Registration forms and more information available at

** http://www.fvjn.org/fox-valley-jewish-school/



2018 Jewish Film Festival
Congregation Kneseth Israel is hosting its first Jewish Film Festival!
Two films left to be featured:
Fanny’s journey on Feb 11
Dough on Feb. 24
Free and open to all.
CKI is located at 330 Division St., Elgin
for info:** www.ckielgin.org, 847-741-5656


Prairie Jewish Youth (PJY)
Check out exciting events BELOW for students in 5th – 12th grade!
RSVP Required for ALL EVENTS:
** http://prairiejewishyouth.weebly.com/upcoming-programs.html**

•Challah Making!
Sunday, February 25, 2018
3 pm to 4:30 pm
At the May Residence.
Open to 7th – 12th graders.