ENews January 2015!

Upcoming Events!


1/7 – Lazarus House Dinner

1/8 – PJC Meeting at FVJN

1/9 – FVJN Shabbat Evening Potluck

1/11 – FVJS

1/17 – Adult Social Dinner

1/20 – Women’s Gathering

1/25 – FVJS

1/25 – Board Meeting

1/31 – Movie Night


What’s Happening!

1/9 – Shabbat Evening Potluck

6:30 pm at FVJN

Please bring a non-meat dish or dessert to share.

RSVPs appreciated for planning purposes:



1/17 – Adult Social Dinner

6 pm at Front Street Cantina, 577 S. 3rd St. Geneva

RSVP required: http://fvjn.org/rsvp


1/20 – Women’s Gathering

7 pm at FVJN

Open to all women.

Feel free to bring a snack to share, and a beverage.

RSVPs requested. Alysa: ahwalisz@comcast.net


1/31 – Movie Night

7 pm Mike & Nancy’s House

Feel free to bring a snack to share, and a beverage.

RSVPs requested. Nancy: nccox@comcast.net


FVJN Book Group 2015!

The votes are in!

Below are the book choices for this year. Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month.
February: The Privilege of Aging: Portraits of Twelve Jewish Women,  by Patricia Gottlieb Shapiro
April: French Impression,  by Katherine Lato
June: Saving Israel,  by Daniel Gordis
August: The  Unamericans: Stories, By Molly Antopol
October: The Rabbi’s Cat,  by Joann Sfar                                                               December: The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century,  by David Laskin


What’s Happening at FVJS!

Three very special blankets are now available for patients to use at Edward Hines, Jr., Veterans Administration Hospital.

Students at Fox Valley Jewish School (FVJS) in Geneva contributed to the creation of these blankets as each child decorated an 8-inch muslin square. They used fabric markers to render their colorful images of support and care.

FVJS art teacher Ruth Silverman was able to sew the muslin squares into three blankets, combining the squares with other fabric.

Silverman brought the finished blankets to the Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors Chanukah Party in December, where the children and families got to see the results of their efforts before they were donated.

All the Pre-K through 8th grade students who worked on these blankets hope they help to comfort and keep patients warm at the VA Hospital.


Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinners!

Volunteers Needed the First Wednesday of Each Month!

Volunteers Needed for March, April & May!

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

Volunteers are needed to help, NOW!

Please visit http://www.fvjn.org/lazarus-house TO SIGN UP!

Or please contact Rachel: rachely@fvjn.org