Little Shul on
The Prairie

You might not expect to find a full-service synagogue housed in a 100-year-old former school house surrounded by corn fields, but here at MCJC we're full of pleasant surprises.

  • Comprehensive religious education from K - 12
  • Adult education programs
  • Diverse membership
  • Rabbi Maralee Gordon
  • Interfaith families welcome

Since 1979, family and friends have gathered at MCJC to worship, celebrate, educate and to carry on Jewish traditions which have been handed down for centuries. Through regular worship services and an assortment of community events, MCJC strives to meet the spiritual and social needs of Jews in the McHenry county area. As the heart of Jewish life and learning for hundreds of Jews and interfaith families in the greater McHenry County area, MCJC is the place to come to make connections: to our heritage, to each other, and to the future.

Our Vision:

To be the heart of Jewish life in McHenry County and surrounding communities through education, worship, social action and building community.

Our Mission:

To provide an environment for spiritual connection, learning, celebration and social action enabling Jews of all backgrounds to connect to our heritage, our community and our future.

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