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Open house set at McHenry County Jewish Congregation

The McHenry County Jewish Congregation will be hosting an open house in August.

The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the congregation, 8617 Ridgefield Roa, Crystal Lake.

RSVPs are required at https://mcjconline.org/event/new-member-brunch.

Get a taste of Religious School, tour the building and meet other members, teachers and Rabbi Tom at the event.

MCJC is accepting registrations for membership and school enrollment. Opening day for MCJC’s Religious School is from 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 and will include a picnic.

The community picnic starts at 11:30 a.m. Hot dogs and veggie/pareve food selections will be served.

MCJC serves as the heart of Jewish life in the greater McHenry County area through education, worship, social action and building community.

MCJC’s Religious School meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays.

Membership in MCJC includes tickets for the High Holidays, which this year begin Sept. 9 with an Erev Rosh Hashanah service at 7:30 p.m., followed by services at 9 a.m. Sept. 10 and 11 and Oct. 4.

A Kol Nidre service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sept. 18. The Yom Kippur service begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 19, followed by a Break-the-fast at 7:15 p.m. Children’s services will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 10 and 19.

MCJC hosts Community Shabbat and Potluck Dinner at 6:30 p.m. each Friday, and Shabbat services at 9 a.m. each Saturday, with a Torah discussion at 9:30 a.m. Services are led by Rabbi Tom Samuels. 

For information on the congregation or any of its events or educational programs, call 815-455-1810 or go to the MCJC website at www.mcjconline.org.

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