ENews March 2018!

Shabbat Gathering Potluck
March 9, 6:30 pm
Barb’s House

Join FVJN friends for Shabbat blessings and dinner!
FVJN provides the pizza, you bring a side dish.
RSVP to rachely@fvjn.org (address will be provided upon RSVP).

Host a Shabbat Potluck Gathering!
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!

3/7 – Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinner
3/9 – Shabbat Gathering Potluck
3/11 – FVJS
3/14 – Board Meeting
3/18 – FVJS & Ice Cream Seder
3/23 – Friday Flick!
3/30 – Passover Begins (No FVJN Event)

•We now have a Facebook group! Please visit “Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors (FVJN) Group” and join! You can post anything relevant to FVJN, and communicate directly with other FVJN friends!

•Thank you for reading our weekly eNewsletter! Let Rachel know you were here — rachely@fvjn.org (mailto:rachely@fvjn.org) — and get entered into a raffle for a special prize!  Amanda Littauer is February’s winner!

•Scroll down to see photos from our Family Bowling event!

•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!

Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinner
Next Date: Wednesday, March 7. Drop off by 6 pm at Lazarus House in St. Charles
Still Needed:
April: Main Dish
May: Main and 1 side dish
June: 2 Side dishes
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.

Our Mural is in the Movies!
The 10th Annual Geneva Film Festival
March 8 – 10 at Penrose Brewing and Playhouse 38,
both located on Stevens St. in Geneva
Visit  http:// http://genevafilmfestival.org/geneva/ for info and tickets

A wonderful selection of films from all over the world, from independent filmmakers, will be shown at this year’s Geneva Film Festival.  Film formats include short and feature-length films, in categories such as documentaries, narrative, student films, animated films, and music videos.

As a bonus, the Geneva Foundation for the Arts, which provided a generous grant for our mural project, will be showing a short (two minute) film between movies, about the Foundation’s work in Geneva. Included is our mural and interviews with some of our FVJN friends!

Friday Flick with Our UUSG Friends!
March 23, 7 pm
UUSG 102 S. 2nd St., Geneva

“Culture of Fear” This month we offer 2 short documentaries on fear in our society today: A Virus Called Fear and Culture of Fear

For a complete description, click on the date on the FVJN calendar: ** http://www.fvjn.org/calendar-of-events/

Friday Flicks are free and open to everyone. Please plan on joining us in the Common Room as continue our series of films on topics of Social Justice.

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, and it doesn’t cost you a thing to donate!

On your first visit to ** AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-8418697) 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. Thank you!

Fox Valley Jewish School (FVJS)
Registration will soon begin for the 2018 – 2019 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/ 


•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 

Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard invites you to their annual Sophie and Jack Edwards Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
March 16 – 18 “Power, Puralism, and Peoplehood – From Talmud to Today”
Program information can be found  here
For Questions or to  RSVP, please contact ** cec.lifelonglearning@congetzchaim.org or call 630-627-3912.
Congregation Etz Chaim is located at 1710 S. Highland, Lombard, IL  60148.

•The 5th Annual Chicago Jewish Film Festival
Happening throughout March
Coming up March 17 & 18: Congregation Etz Chaim will be showing several films at Cinemark at Seven Bridges, 6500 IL-53, Woodridge
For all the details, visit ** https://jccfilmfest.jccchicago.org/