Mark Your Calendars!May
- 5/25 — FVJN Dinner at Altiro Latin Fusion, 6:00pm, RSVP Here
- 5/28 — FVJN Women’s Gathering
- 6/5 — FVJN-to-Lazarus Mitzvah Dinner
- 6/7 — Shabbat Evening w/Potluck (At Peck Farm)
- 6/8 — FVJN Volunteers at NIFB
- 6/11 — Book Club (One More River by Mary Glickman)
- 6/18 – 6/23 — Swedish Days – FVJN’s Booth!
- 6/30 — Board Meeting
- May 3: FVJN Shabbat Evening: A Very Special Family Service Starring FVJS Students!
Friday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. at Peck Farm Park’s Orientation Barn
The evening will begin with a family service, with special participants from
our religious school students at FVJS!
All FVJS students are expected to attend, as part of the school curriculum.
Families, friends, and individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend, too!
The evening will also include special recognition in appreciation for our many volunteers’ time and energy, given throughout the year. If this includes you, please come!
The service will be followed by Kiddish, hamotzi, and an oneg.
Please bring treats to share at oneg (feel free to bring fruit and other healthy treats!).
FVJN Hosts Holocaust Speaker
Sunday, May 19, 6 – 8 p,m,
At the UUSG sanctuary: 102 S. 2nd St., Geneva (just around the block from FVJN)
Come hear Ericka Yeger share the story of her mother, Sarah Nussbacher, a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp. Nussbacher was more than 70 years old before she finally talked about her experiences during the Holocaust.
Join us at the UUSG (Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva) sanctuary, on Sunday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The UUSG is located at 102 S. 2nd St. in Geneva.
Sarah Nussbacher was born in 1923 in Transylvania/Hungary, and passed away in 2007 in Israel. In 1943, she and her entire family were taken to Auschwitz. Nussbacher was over 70 years old when she was finally ready to talk about her memories.
Come and learn why Nussbacher was deported to Auschwitz, how she survived, and why it all happened. Hear about her life before, during and after the Holocaust, as her daughter, Ericka Yeger, presents her mother’s story.
This presentation provides a better understanding of the Holocaust through Nussbacher’s experiences, extending to how WW II started, how Hitler came to power, and what can be done to prevent it from happening again.
This program is open to all, and free of charge, though donations are always welcome. Please RSVP to: RachelY@fvjn.org
Adult Social Dinner!
Saturday, May 25
Location and time TBD
Come join us for a fun evening filled with visiting with new and old
friends, and wonderful food!
RSVP early to: Rachely@fvjn.org
FVJN- to-Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinners
First Wednesday of Each Month
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.
Please contact coordinator Lisa Garcia to sign up to volunteer: email@example.com.
*Volunteers are needed for June 5, July 3, Aug. 7
– Plan Ahead –
FVJN Volunteers at NIFB! (Northern Illinois Food Bank)
Saturday, June 8, 9 to 11 a.m.
Please RSVP to: Rachely@fvjn.org
FVJN families and individuals: Come lend a hand at NIFB!
If you wish to participate, please let Rachel know, ASAP. For this session, volunteers can be as young as 8 years of age. If you’ve done this with us before, you know how fun it is, and it’s a terrific way to help our greater community!
Swedish Days in Geneva June 18 thru 23, 2013
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for this years Swedish Days! FVJN will again have a food booth at the north east corner of Third and. and Campbell streets (just south of FVJN). We will again be selling 1/4 lb. kosher all beef hot dogs, chipotle black bean veggie burgers, and a variety of frozen treats including the ever popular Pickle Pop! This year all volunteers will receive a cold bottle of water and a frozen treat during every shift they work.
Look for scheduling information in the coming weeks.
This is a great way to help raise funds for FVJN and meet other members!
To volunteer, email Kimberly: firstname.lastname@example.org
From Nancy Sohn & Mike Simon and family: In memory of of Rose Sohn.
Pizza Party For Middle and High Schoolers!
Hosted by Temple B’nai Israel in Aurora. Open to all!
Celebrate the end of the Religious School Year!
May 21, 5 p.m.
Luigi’s Pizza and Fun Center, 732 Prairie St., Aurora
Lazar tag and games, too!
RSVP to Cathy Cohen: 630-355-6127 or email@example.com
Jewish Summer Camp Time!
Is your child going away to camp for the first time?
Visit www.onehappycamper.org and find out if your child
is eligible for a grant up to $1,000 to use towards
her/his first Jewish overnight camp experience!