We’ll gather next Tuesday night for our annual Shavuot celebration of Torah and the joy of learning.
The program is so top-secret that Rachel and Anita won’t tell me what it is – but I’ve learned through my spies that we’ll focus on Aseret Ha-Dibrot – the Ten Commandments – and the book of Ruth, both traditionally read on Shavuot. The evening will be filled with learning, fun and . . . food. Prepare to bring an appetite for something dairy – and your favorite dairy dessert.
Our hosts are Karen and Andy Jacobs: 3405 Lake Knoll Drive, Northbrook (for directions, see below). Please respond to Karen so that she can coordinate our “dairy dessert bar” and other refreshments: firstname.lastname@example.org; (847) 644-6655.
Another request: collecting for tzedakah has become our holiday custom. Recently, B’Chavana joined United Power for Action and Justice as a venue for fulfilling our social justice mission. Part of our commitment is financial: $300 towards the operating expenses that keep UPAJ independent and viable. We’ve already begun collecting contributions and welcome more during Shavuot. Please bring a check in any amount – made out to B’Chavana – to support this commitment.
I’m looking forward to celebrating with you.
Directions to the Jacobs’ Home
NOTE TO ALL: Older GPS systems may take you to (slightly) the wrong location in my neighbourhood, so pay close attention to the “starred directions” below describing the house.
From parts west (north or south): Take Tri-State 294 to Willow Road exit. Get off heading east on Willow Road. At FIRST light, turn LEFT (north) onto Landwehr Road. Go to next light and turn LEFT (west) onto Techny Road. From Techny, take SECOND LEFT onto Sleepy Hollow, which is a very short street.
***** At the end of Sleepy Hollow, turn RIGHT onto Lake Knoll, and then our house is the first on the left hand side, brown/gray brick and taupe siding, big “For Sale” sign in the front yard, number is on the
mailbox. You can come to side door or front door. Warning: we
have a very friendly golden retriever, bark-y when you first arrive but then calms down and may try to climb into your lap. The operative command is, “OFF, Rosie.” *******
From parts due north: Take Pfingsten Road south to Techny, turn RIGHT onto Techny then SECOND LEFT onto Sleepy Hollow, then see starred
From parts east – south: Take Edens 94 to Willow Road WEST exit.
Stay on Willow Road, heading west, for about 5 miles until Landwehr Road.
Turn RIGHT (north) onto Landwehr. At next light turn LEFT (west) onto
Techny Road. From Techny take SECOND LEFT onto Sleepy Hollow, then see
starred directions above…
From parts east – north: Take Edens south to Lake Cook Road exit.
Get off Lake Cook heading WEST, follow to Pfingsten Road. Turn LEFT
(south) onto Pfingsten Road. Go to Techny Road, turn RIGHT, then SECOND
LEFT from Techny onto Sleepy Hollow. Then see starred directions above…
Should you choose to accept your mission, Mr. Phelps…