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:



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


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!