FVJN Monthly E-News August 2013!

Happening this month:
8/13: Book Group: The Red Tent
8/18:  Board Meeting
8/24:  Hot Dogs & Havdalah! (Johnson’s Mound!)
8/25:  Movie Group
8/31: Adult Social Dinner!

FVJS 2013 – 2014: Registration Now Open!

Sign up now for Fox Valley Jewish School! This thriving religious school program,
located right in downtown Geneva, is open to children in Pre-K through 8th grade.

For information and to register, please download the registration and waiver forms
by clicking http://www.fvjn.org/fox-valley-jewish-school/

2013 – 2014 FVJS Calendar:

  • September 8th and 22nd
  • October 6th
  • October 20th Fox Valley Wildlife Center field trip
  • November 3rd and 17th
  • December 1st and 15th
  • January 12th and 26th
  • February 9th and 23rd
  • March 9th and 23rd
  • April 13th and 27th
  • May 11th and 18th


FVJS in the News!

Kids and Critters Team Up for School Year
Fox Valley Jewish School and Fox Valley Wildlife Center are joining forces to help
the animals. The students will be working with Center staff on a number of projects
throughout the school year.


High Holidays 2013

High Holidays Services in the Fox Valley
Rosh Hashanah: Wed. evening, Sept. 4 – Fri. evening, Sept. 6
Yom Kippur: Fri. evening, Sept. 13 – Sat. evening, Sept. 14

As there will not be High Holidays services in Geneva this year, here is a list
of area synagogues where you are all welcome to attend services. All of the offerings
below are free of charge!

Please visit each website for service schedules.

CKI – Congregation Kneseth Israel
330 Division Street, Elgin, IL  60120
phone: 847-741-5656

Congregation Beth Shalom (DeKalb)
820 Russell Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
phone: 815-756-1010

Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville
1935 Brookdale Rd, #115, Naperville, IL 60563
phone: 630-778-9770

Aurora Jewish Renewal Congregation
Aurora University, Wackerlin Center
430 S. Evanslawn Ave.
Aurora IL. 60506-4892

Chabad of Elgin & Hoffman Estates
30W509 Shoe Factory Rd.
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 440 – 4486

TBI unclear about tickets. Please call.
Rabbi Fred Margulies will be assisting with Yom Kippur services (Kol Nidre on 9/13
and morning services on 9/14)!
Temple B’Nai Israel
400 North Edgelawn Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506
phone: 630-892-2450
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

Please contact coordinator Lisa Garcia to sign up to volunteer: elenanestela08@comcast.net

*Volunteers are needed for July 3, Aug. 7, (skipping September, due to Erev Rosh
Hashanah). SIGN UP NOW!

Attention 6th Thru 12th Graders!

All Jewish 6th graders through high schoolers invited:
BBYO’s Glow Golf, 5-D Movie & Dessert!

Sunday, August 25
2:30 pm to 5 pm
Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
$20 per person if you RSVP by Aug. 18.
For info and to RSVP, contact Liza Bachrach:

Greg Cibura

I grew up in Northbrook and have lived in St. Charles for the past 9 years.
I’ve held same job for past 14 years. Currently I’m CTO of FFC.
I help advise on technology for FVJN.

Outside of FVJN and work, I spend time with my wife Elizabeth and 2 minpins (miniature
pinschers). Technology is my hobby, so everything blends together, and I am fortunate for that.

August 13: Book Group!

FVJN Book Group
Tuesday, August 13, 7 pm at FVJN

Have you started reading, yet?
The book choice for August is The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant.
This book group is open to all (and a lot of fun, too)!

Annual Hot Dogs & Havdalah Event!

Saturday, August 24, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Johnson’s Mound

Please join us for our annual Hot Dogs & Havdalah! This year we will be at the top
of beautiful Johnson’s Mound. We’ll provide the hot dogs, and you bring a dish to
share. A sing-a-long Havdalah service will close the evening.

Everyone’s welcome, and feel free to bring outdoor activities/games for the kids.

Johnson’s Mound is located at 41W600 Hughes Rd., about 1 mile west of Fabyan Parkway.
You can drive to the top to park, or park below and walk up.

Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Contact rachely@fvjn.org to RSVP!

Save the Date!

FVJN Adult Social Dinner
Saturday, August 31
Place and time TBD.

Come enjoy an evening with FVJN friends, accompanied by a sumptuous dinner! More
details to follow!

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Mail checks to:
PO Box 346
Geneva, IL 60134

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