June 2015 eNewsletter!


FVJN Food Booth at Swedish Days in Geneva:

June 23 – 28 (Plus set-up June 22)


We NEED YOUR HELP! Our food booth at Swedish Days is one of our biggest annual fundraisers!

Come have fun selling veggie burgers, kosher hot dogs, healthy frozen treats and

pickle pops, and enable FVJN to continue to do all we do! No experience needed.

No One Works Alone!

Volunteers needed for all shifts. No experience needed; it’s easy and fun (and training

is included!). Please sign up now by emailing Rachel: Rachely@fvjn.org.

Include your name, email address, best phone number,

and shift(s) —  day and time you are available.

Visit http://www.fvjn.org/2015-swedish-days/ to see which volunteer times are open,

then email Rachel: rachely@fvjn.org with the information, above.

The FVJN food booth will again be located on the north east corner of Third and

Campbell. Children are welcome to work with their parents, but there must be a minimum

of two adults per shift. This is also a fun way to meet and make new FVJN friends!

Thank you in advance, and we look forward to seeing you!


Upcoming Events!


6/3 – Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinner

6/4 – PJC Meeting at FVJN, 7 pm.

6/5 – Shabbat Evening Potluck at FVJN, 6:30 pm.

6/9 – Book Group at FVJN, 7 pm

6/10 – Mural Work Evening at FVJN, 7 – 8 pm.

6/14 – Board Meeting

6/20 – NIFB Volunteer Day, 9 – 11:30 am.

6/22 – 6/28 – Swedish Days Booth!


Shabbat Evening Potluck at FVJN

Friday, June 5, 6:30

Please RSVP to rachely@fvjn.org

with how many coming, and what (non-meat dish, beverage or dessert) you’ll be bringing.


Book Group

Tuesday, June 9, 7 pm at FVJN

Book: Saving Israel, by Daniel Gordis.

All interested are welcome!


Mural Work Evening

Wednesday, June 10, 7 – 8 pm at FVJN

Come help us create our awesome tile mosaic mural! RSVP requested (for head count).

Please email Rachel: rachely@fvjn.org.

Additional Mural Work Days will be scheduled, going forward!


NIFB Volunteer Day

Saturday, June 20, 9 – 11:30 am

All welcome, age 8 and up. Come help our community and have a blast, too!

You must register by emailing Alysa: ahwalisz@comcast.net


Register for Sunday School!

Click on the Fox Valley Jewish School tab on our website

to register your preschoolers – 8th graders for 2015 – 2016!


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 names

on this permanent addition to FVJN’s space.

For more information: https://www.fvjn.org/giving-tree/


Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinners!

Volunteers Needed the First Wednesday of Each Month!

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:


or contact Lisa Foydel Kramer: lisafoydel@hotmail.com


Job Opening at Fox Valley Jewish School!

Join the staff at our unique non-traditional Sunday School!

One opening is available  to teach both grades 3-4 and 5-8 (two class groupings).

Fox Valley Jewish School, the Sunday school run by Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors,

serves Jewish and interfaith families who are looking for something a little different.

Located in Geneva, IL, the school meets two Sunday mornings each month from 9:30-11:30,

September through May.

This teacher would teach each of the two age groups for one hour each, two Sundays

a month.  Topics include Jewish history with an emphasis on Jews in America, ethics,

basic Torah (Bible), life cycle events and community service.   Compensation is

$50 per Sunday.  Jewish applicants preferred but not required.

Send resumes to rachely@fvjn.org.


FVJN Mural Project

Progress is underway! The drawing is almost complete! We’re so excited about this

project and look forward for your participation when we begin to tile our mural!

We have received a generous matching grant from the Geneva Foundation for the Arts!

We need your help to raise our portion of needed funds!

To donate, get involved, or for more info, visit: https://www.fvjn.org/mural-donation/