McHenry County Jewish Congregation continues a month of holidays

The McHenry County Jewish Congregation continues a time of reflection and return with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, beginning with Kol Nidre at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.

Holidays at MCJC are unique and special. Our own members lead the services, making these co-creative and empowering experiences for all.

We welcome nonmembers and guests to share these days with us but ask that you RSVP in advance and consider making a donation to MCJC.

The Kol Nidre service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.

The Yom Kippur morning service will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, with the Yom Kippur Children’s Service at 10:15 a.m. The children’s service is a wonderfully engaging, musical and fun service, and geared to younger children ages 4 to 8.

The Yom Kippur Mincha service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, followed by the Yom Kippur Neila Service at 6 p.m.

Join the entire community for “Break-the-Fast” after Yom Kippur service at 7:15 p.m.

To RSVP so that we can plan, contact the MCJC office at (815) 455-1810 or

The “Pizza in the Hut” Religious School Sukkot Celebration will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The Sukkot Yom Tov morning service with Lulav & Etrog will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.

The Friday night Shabbat service and potluck dinner in the Sukkah will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.

The Shabbat morning Sukkot services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Study, prayer, celebration and community-building continue throughout the year with Shabbat potlucks and services, religious school, an active adult education program and online through the website at We hope you’ll join us!

To learn more about MCJC, please contact Rabbi Tom Samuels at or (773) 899-0156.

Or stop in to visit at 8617 Ridgefield Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60012. Call the MCJC office first at (815) 455-1810 to be sure someone will be there to greet you.

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