ENews May 2018

To enrich the lives and enhance connections of our Jewish community                                                  May 6, 2018

Shabbat Gathering Potluck — Please Join Us!
Friday, May 11, 6:30 pm
Tracy & Max’s House. Come meet our newest Board member!
Join FVJN friends for Shabbat blessings and dinner!
FVJN provides the pizza, you bring a side dish.
*Please note: Due to hosting family allergies, No nuts in food nor separate. No sesame seeds, sesame oil, sunflower seeds nor sunflower oil.
RSVP to rachely@fvjn.org (address will be provided upon RSVP).

Volunteer at NIFB with FVJN!
Saturday, June 2, 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 May 24. Please include names (and children’s ages).
RSVP to: rachely@fvjn.org

Mark Your Calendar!
5/9 – Board Meeting
5/11 – Shabbat Gathering
5/20 FVJS: Field Trip & Last Day!
6/2 – Volunteer at the Food Bank!
6/6 – Lazarus House Dinner
6/12 – Book Group
6/13 – Board Meeting
6/19 – 6/24 – Swedish Days Booth!
Click HERE (http://www.fvjn.org/calendar-of-events/) for complete calendar!

The 2nd Annual FVJS Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser was a success!
All who attended had fun, including Geneva Mayor Ken Burns!
“Diners” listened to a presentation from FVJS students and voted on where to donate funds raised that morning. The recipients were:
* Temple Beth Shalom Hurricane Recovery Fund, San Juan, Puerto Rico
* Northern IL Food Bank

Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinner
July: Main, 2 sides
August: Main, 2 sides, dessert
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  

News & Notes!
•Swedish Days is just around the corner! Mike and Dave are already getting the balls rolling. Swedish Days will be June 19 – 24, this year, and we need everyone to volunteer. Emails will be forthcoming!

•Chat with us! 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!

•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!


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/ (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 

•Israeli Folk Ensemble Nava Tehila to Perform at Oak Park Temple
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Internationally renowned musical group to perform as part of Oak Park Temple’s artist-in-residence weekend.
Tickets for the Nava Tehila concert are open to the public and can be purchased through the Temple web site at** www.oakparktemple.com (http:// www.oakparktemple.com) or call the Oak Park Temple office at 708-386-3937.