JCC the Place to Be The Jewish Community Center of LBI 

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Sept. 15, 2027
25 Elul 5777
HIGH HOLIDAY INFORMATION
 
 

We are looking for a family to host our Cantor for Rosh Hashana - Wednesday & Thursday night.  Please call Rose if you can help. 973-632-0913

At this point, please contact Carole Nunberg with inquiries for High Holiday tickets. 609-410-7649 or carolebn1@aol.com.   All checks and forms should continue to be sent to the JCC Office.

Contents
High Holiday Information
A Holiday Message from the Rabbi
Kol Hakavod
The Week That Was...
Ongoing Activities
Sisterhood Stuff
Men's Club
Community Events
18 Mile Run
Federation Film Festival
Giving Opportunities
Name Badges
Text Blast Sign Up
This Week's Events
Shabbat Information
Yahrzeits
High Holidays
Congregation News
Kiddishes
TD Affinity Program
Bulletin Ads
Documents & Links
A YOM TOV MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI

Look below for a request I am making for your help. This Shabbat is the last before Rosh Hashanah and the marathon that we call the Yamim Noraim, The Days of Awe.   Rose Valentine sent an important message to the Board of Trustees that she recently received. It is about the need, at this time of year, to focus on what we need to see and repair in ourselves.  The traditional exercise is not to point out the flaws in others, but rather to see them in ourselves.  This is hard, but it is essential to the process of Teshuvah, i.e. repentance or change.  You can read the essay here:
 
Since this is the last Friday before the Holidays, as has been our recent tradition, as suggested by David and Maxine Freedman, everyone is invited to join us before services, at 7:15 pm, in order to have a moment with me at the Aron HaKodesh, the Ark that houses the Torahs.  This will provide a time for personal reflection and prayer as we approach this important time on our Jewish calendar.
 
Next Wednesday night we will commence celebrating Rosh Hashanah.  It is a time of introspection and review.  It is a time of doing Teshuvah. According to our tradition, God will review how we each comported ourselves over the course of 5777, and will then decide whether or not to enter us into the Book of Life for 5778.
 
However, rather than relying on God to make a favorable decision I believe that this is a time of for us to begin to make personal choices.  Choices about how we choose to live our lives. Choices about how we will treat others. Choices about the impact we wish to have on the world around us.
 
Join me in hoping and praying that the collective decisions of our community in the year to come will be holy and that each of us has a year to come that is filled with health, peace, joy, and fulfillment.
 
As I am wont to do, I need to ask for your help.  I would like you to email me all or some of the following:
 
1)      The name of your favorite song or your "anthem".
2)      The name of the song that makes you happy (if different from the one above)
3)      The name of the song that you listen to when you are sad.
4)      The name of the song that is guaranteed to make you jump up and dance.
 
I hope to see you at the Selichot service on Saturday evening at 7:30.  We will change the Torah covers to the traditional High Holy Day white, Have a Havdallah service, Have our Selichot service, and watch the film "A Serious man" which, in a darkly comical way, raises issues about life and Jewish tradition.
 
Shabbat Shalom and Shanah Tovah U'metuka (A Good and Sweet New Year) -  Rabbi Michael S. Jay
 




RABBI'S HOURS
No office hours September 19 & 26.
Rabbi Jay will now be at his office at the JCC on TUESDAYS and will have office hours from 10:00 AM - Noon.  Drop in to chat (call the office to make sure he is in and not out on an emergency 609-492-4090) or make an appointment with him (973-865-9534).

This is also a good time to telephone the rabbi.
KOL HAKAVOD CAMPAIGN

Please consider being a part of this campaign to supplement the clergy needs of our congregation.   This is a separate, voluntary commitment  and is additional to our low annual dues obligation. HERE IS THE LINK TO BRING UP THE DONATION FORM KOL HAKAVOD

 

THE WEEK THAT WAS...

The Sisterhood Book Club enjoyed a discussion of 
"The Submission" by 
Amy Waldman and quite a crowd attended the Sunday nite movie about Jerry Lewis.

Thank you to Howard Fruchterman for replacing our summer flowers at the front door with fall mums.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES 
Mah jongg

MAH JONGG - 
EVERY
WEDNESDAY FROM 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
No mah jongg September 20


SISTERHOOD STUFF

BREAK THE FAST
The Sisterhood will be preparing a Break-The-Fast to be served immediately following Ma'ariv
on Yom Kippur
Reservations are required and may be made by calling
Carole Nunberg at 609-410-7649
$20 per person by September 20th / $25 per person after September 20.




SHOEBOX RECYCLING
PROGRAM
FOR DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK:


MEN'S CLUB
 
Men's Club Reorganization Meeting
Sunday, September 17, 2017 
at 10:00 am
Steering Committee members and 
potential new members are invited to attend  


COMMUNITY EVENTS

 
The Jewish Cultural Group at Mirage Presents......
 
DIVAS DAMES & DELI
A fabulous evening of entertainment & dinner
 
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Doors Open at 6:15 PM Sharp

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OPEN THIS LINK TO THE FLYER

18 MILE RUN

 

45th Annual LBI Commemorative 18 Mile Run
Sunday, October 8
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Holgate

The race is dedicated to the 11 Israeli athletes slain by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics and the thousands who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The JCC will volunteer at a water station in front of our building. Please let the office know if you want to volunteer on Oct.8 morning. 


FEDERATION FILM FESTIVAL 
Sunday, October 15
thru
Sunday, October 29








 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK ON:   FILMS


GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
RAFFLES
All members should have received their raffle tickets.  Please help to make this project a success by purchasing tickets.  Additional tickets are also available in the office.

MORRIS L. SHAPIRO ENDOWMENT FUND
All organizations should have a substantial endowment fund to ensure its continuation. Except for dire emergencies, the principal amounts in the fund cannot be used to run the organization. Interest earned from the account may be used. As previously announced, Herb and Selma Shapiro have created a JCC  Endowment Fund to honor Herb's father. It will be known as  "The Morris L. Shapiro Endowment Fund at the JCC of LBI " The Shapiros have generously pledged a total of $50,000 to fund this. While initially established by the Shapiros, anyone may contribute to this important fund. 

Join Herb and Selma in helping assure the continuity of our JCC, and our ability to continue providing a full-service congregation to serve the Jewish people of the area. All members are encouraged to help this important effort by contributing to this Fund. 

Your gift to the fund can be sent to the JCC Office. Please mark your check accordingly.

  YAHRZEIT PLAQUES
Space is available for memorial plaques on the yahrzeit boards in the Sanctuary.  Here is the order form: 

TREE OF LIFE (located in the Social Hall)
You can purchase a leaf in honor of an occasion or in memory of a loved one. 
Here is the Tree of Life Form:  TREE

PAVERS ( in front of the Front Entrance) 
Only 4 x 8 and 12 x 12 size pavers are available 
Here is the Paver Form: 

NAME BADGES

If you did not order a name tag, we will be putting in another order.  Here is the link for the form to order your name tag:  TAGS

TEXT BLAST SIGN UP

If you would like to receive JCC of LBI reminders and alerts via text message on your cell phone, please contact the office by email (jccoflbi@gmail.com) or phone (609-492-4090) We would be alerting you for example that "Services are cancelled" or "Last opportunity to sign up for Community Seder".

 This information will not be shared and will only be used for JCC purposes. 

 
JCC INFORMATION
 
 
 
THE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT
2411 Long Beach Boulevard (24th Street)
Spray Beach, NJ 08008

ENTER THE BUILDING DURING OFFICE HOURS
THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR.
PRESS THE ENTRY BUTTON ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE FOR ADMITTANCE.


Mailing Address:
2411 Long Beach Blvd.
Spray Beach, NJ 08008

Telephone: 609-492-4090
FAX: 609-492-7550

web site: www.jccoflbi.org  
  
OFFICE HOURS:     
 
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
FRIDAY - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Office Staff:
Jeri Riffle, Executive Director
 Leslie Dinkfelt, Office Manager
 Marcie Deutsch, Computer Admin.

Leslie, Marcie and Jeri

 
CONTACT INFORMATION:
  
Rabbi Michael S. Jay

Rose Valentine, JCC President
rvalen1963@aol.com


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with this link

 
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1963@aol.com



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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
9/15 - 9/22
 
Sunday 10:00 AM
Men's Club Meeting

See JCC Calendar: 

SHABBAT SHALOM
&
GUT YOM TOV

Shabbat

Candle Lighting Time
Friday
September 15, 2017
  6:46 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)

HERE IS A CALENDAR OF ALL CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
ON LBI FOR 5778


JOIN US FOR SERVICES

Friday,
September 15, 2017
8:00 PM

  Rabbi's Talk:
Improving the Whole 
by Improving the Parts

Oneg Shabbat sponsored by 
Debra & Phillip Belena
in honor of the
b'not mitzvah 
of their daughters
Jocelyn and Carly


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Torah Study
9:00 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Services
10:00 AM

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B'NOT MITZVAH OF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
JOSELYN KATE BELENA
and
CARLY ROCHELLE BELENA




Jocelyn and Carly Belena attend
West End Secondary School in New
York City. They love LBI, especially
the water, no matter the temperature.
Jocelyn loves to figure skate, and is a
competitive nordic skier and biathlete.
Carly loves to sing and act, and
recently played Little Red Riding
Hood in Into the Woods.

Torah Portion
Nitzavim-Vayeilech
(Deuteronomy 29:9 - 31:30)
Here is the Parshah


Haftorah
Isaiah 61:10 - 63:9
Here is the Haftorah:
HAFTORAH

Guest Rabbi:
Rabbi Judith Edelstein

Torah R eaders:
Jocelyn Belena
Rabbi Judith Edelstein
 Aaron Lombardi

Haftorah: Carly Belena

Kiddish sponsored by 
Debra & Phillip Belena
in honor of the
b'not mitzvah 
of their daughters
Jocelyn and Carly



Saturday evening
SELICHOT

7:30 pm
Changing of the Torah Mantles
Havdallah
Selichot Service
Refreshments
Movie & Discussion

"A Serious Man"
 Nominated for Best Picture in 2009

Trailer

Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is a physics professor at a 1960s university, but his life is coming apart at the seams. His wife (Sari Lennick) is leaving him, his jobless brother (Richard Kind) has moved in, and someone is trying to sabotage his chances for tenure. Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis, but whether anyone can help him overcome his many afflictions remains to be seen.





Please help us create a special atmosphere by not using electronic devices (phones, cameras, games etc) in or around the synagogue on Shabbat  
and Holidays. No food or drink is permitted in the sanctuary.


YAHRZEITS
FOR NEXT WEEK

These names will be read at services on September 15, 2017

Sadie Bodanji
Martha Horowitz
John E. Frankfurt*
Sarah Kirsh
Rose Danon
Kyle Frand
Hilda Kelsen
Lucille Jerome
Esther Martin*
Yetta Zimmer
Gussie Ungar
Barbara Goldstein
Elizabeth Greene
Abram Plon



* Yahrzeit Plaque - These names are lovingly enshrined on our synagogue memorial boards.
HIGH HOLIDAYS

Shofar
Thursday, September 21
1st Day Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 22
2nd Day Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 29
Kol Nidre

Saturday, September 30
Yom Kippur

The Sisterhood will be preparing aBreak-The-Fast to be served immediately following Ma'ariv
on Yom Kippur

Reservations are required and may be made by calling
Carole Nunberg at 609-410-7649
$20 per person by September 20th / $25 per person after September 20.

CONGREGATION
NEWS



ELYSE & STUART PEPOSE
on the birth of their  granddaughter
Averie Lenorah Pepose 

BERNARD & VERA HERSHENBERG
on the baby naming
at the JCC this Sunday
of their grandaughter
Dafna Hershenberg
daughter of
Ben & Rachel Hershenberg

Baby Blocks


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CONTACT: 

 

CARING COMMITTEE
   
Caring
This committee acts as a support system for congregation members facing illness and other personal situations that need to be addressed.  
Please contact Chairperson, Kem Spencer if you are in need of assistance or if you know of a JCC member that needs our help.     201-819-3210

KIDDUSHES 
on Saturday morning

Contact Lynn Berkowitz 
through the office 609-492-4090
for information about 
sponsoring a Kiddush

SEE NEW DONATION & MENU:


BE A CONTRIBUTING
SPONSOR OF A KIDDUSH IN THE SUCCAH  THIS YEAR
FOR $72.00


TD AFFINITY PROGRAM

Easy money! 

Do you have an account with TD Bank? 

You can contribute to the JCC without it costing you a cent. TD Bank will pay us on the number of accounts in our TD Affinity Club. There is no minimum number of members. We automatically receive $10 for every checking account and .01% of the balance on Savings Accounts. In addition we receive $50 for any new accounts.  This is strictly confidential and the JCC does not know the amount in any of the accounts. 

We just received a check for $456.00 from TD Bank. So think about joining this program and helping the JCC to reap the benefits.
ADS FOR JCC BULLETIN

Please contact the JCC Office (609-492-4090) if you would like to place an ad in the Bulletin
 

DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

JUST CLICK AND YOU'RE THERE!!!

  

LATEST BULLETIN:

BULLETIN

 

WEB SITE:

JCC WEB SITE

 

 

MEMBERSHIP FORMS

MEMBERSHIP 

 

  

PAVERS:

PAVERS 

 

 

TREE OF LIFE

TREE 

 

 

JEWISH JOURNAL: 

JOURNAL

 

 

YAHRZEIT PLAQUE FORM:

PLAQUE 

 

  

KOL HAKAVOD DONATION FORM

KOL HAKAVOD

 

 

ONEG SPONSOR

ONEG 

 

 

SUMMER CALENDAR

CALENDAR

 

HIGH HOLIDAYS

RESERVATIONS  

 

 

ROLL OF REMEMBRANCE

REMEMBRANCE

 

 

KIDDUSH SPONSOR

KIDDUSH