Newsletter September 2019!

First Day of Sunday School Is Sunday, 9/15
Come to our Back-to-School Breakfast this Sunday and Register on Site!
Tuition $210 until 9/15!
Click HERE to Register Now, and Save!

Are you looking for a fun Jewish educational experience for your children? We’ve got just the thing, right here in downtown Geneva!

Fox Valley Jewish School
•Register NOW for the 2019 – 2020 FVJS Sunday school year!
Interested in a unique Jewish Sunday school experience for your children?
FVJN offers Sunday an educational, fun, social Sunday school program during the school year, right in the heart of downtown Geneva!

If interested in attending the 2019 – 2020 school year, please email (  as soon as possible, and express your interest. Responses are appreciated ASAP in order to plan for next school year. Whether or not your children are current, former or new to us, we hope to hear from you soon!

Tuition structure for 2019 – 2020: Annual tuition for all students is $210 by September 15, and $250 after that date.
Learn more about FVJS HERE!
Thank you!


International Day of Peace 2019
“Diverse Voices: Come Listen & Converse”
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 – 5:30 pm
At Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva (UUSG) 102 S. 2nd St., Geneva.
Free and open to all!

We hope you will join us in celebrating International Day of Peace with a diverse group of friends and neighbors from throughout your own community!
This is a local interfaith community event, coordinated and hosted by various faith groups in the Tri-Cities, including FVJN.
The afternoon will include a “Tri-City Environmental Action Panel, Children’s Peace Activities, and a Diverse Music for Peace Concert!
For more information, contact Rachel:


FVJN High Holidays Services 2019
Mark Your Calendars!
•Rosh Hashanah Service Led by Cindy Michelassi
Sunday, Sept. 29, 6:30 pm service at the UUSG

•Yom Kippur Service Led by Cindy Michelassi
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 pm service at the UUSG, Light meal at 5:30 pm.

*Readers needed for both services! Reply to email below and specify Hebrew or English.

Family friendly, open to all, and free!
$10 Donation requested to help pay for service leader.
Please all RSVP now for planning purposes to:
The UUSG (Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva) is located at 110 S. 2nd St. Geneva.
FVJN is providing building security for both services.
For more information:



9/11 – Board Meeting
9/15 – First Day FVJS!
9/21 – NIFB Morning
9/21 – Day of Peace Event!
9/29 – Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Click HERE  for more details and complete calendar!


Lazarus House Mitzvah Dinner
First Wednesday of each month.

Needed for October 2: Main dish, 1 side dish, dessert
Needed for November 6: 1 side dish, dessert
Needed for December 4: Main dish, 1 side dish, dessert

We are in need of volunteers to sign up for this FVJN mitzvah project, each month of the year.
This is a great individual, family or group activity!
Visit to sign up today!

Thank you to Mike Y., Nancy S., Tammie M., and Tobey B for providing the September mitzvah meal!

FVJN volunteers provide dinner the first Wednesday of each month to approximately 70 guests at Lazarus House, a shelter located in St. Charles, which serves men, women and children in need in the Tri-Cities. Please visit the above link to sign up for future dates!

This is a wonderful, easy mitzvah we do to help those in need right here in our community. More volunteers are always needed!

Questions? Contact FVJN coordinator Lisa Foydel:


Notes for You!
• Donations: We rely on your donations! Please consider FVJN when making donations in honor of or as a memorial to someone in your life. The FVJN Giving Tree is a great way to honor others and assist FVJN in our fundraising efforts:

• If you have an interest in being part of a Caring Committee, a Social Action Committee, an Adult Education & Social Committee or FVJS Committee, please contact Rachel ( ( )!


Hebrew word/phrase of the week:
Meaning: See you later!