Jewish Community Center o f  
Long Beach Island

E-Letter

 

September 14, 2018
5 Tishrei

 

 

 


 

JCC the Place to Be




Contents
A Message from the Rabbi
Kol Hakavod
The Week That Was...
50/50 Raffle
Sisterhood Stuff
Upcoming JCC Activities
Federation Film Festival
Community Events
Bulletin Ads
Text Blast Sign Up
Name Badges
TD Affinity Program
This Week's Events
Service Schedule
Yahrzeits for Next Week
High Holiday News
Upcoming Holidays
Congregation News
Sponsor a Kiddish
Celebrate a Milestone
Giving Opportunities
Acme & Shoprite Scrip
Documents & Links
A MESSAGE FROM RABBI JAY


HAPPINESS BEGINS WITH HOW WE LIVE OUR LIVES
 
During my Rosh Hashanah sermon I discussed the 10 things our Jewish tradition provides for us to do in our daily lives to make us happier. The suggestions come from a prayer entitled "Eilu Devarim" which we read every day during morning services. (The prayer is on page 90/91 of the Mahzor).


I have gleaned this list from the prayer itself and The Happiness Prayer  By Rabbi Evan Moffic:
 
1)HONOR THOSE WHO GAVE YOU LIFE

2)BE KIND

3)KEEP LEARNING

4)INVITE OTHERS INTO YOUR LIFE

5)BE THERE WHEN OTHERS NEED YOU

6)CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES

7)SUPPORT YOURSELF AND OTHERS DURING TIMES OF LOSS

8)PRAY WITH INTENTION

9)FORGIVE

10) LOOK INSIDE THE TORAH AND YOURSELF               AND COMMIT

As I requested on Rosh Hashanah tell me one of two things:
 
1) Search your memory and tell me why do you come to services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, or

2) Tell me what would make you happy.

Look for the full text of my sermons after Yom Kippur.   Any questions or thoughts? Just email me at Mjayrab@gmail.com

If we are looking for happiness let's start with one of the songs we sang on the first day of Rosh Hashanah:
 
DON'T WORRY/ BE HAPPY
 
Here's a song for the New Year
I hope the time doesn't bring you fear
Don't worry, be happy

In every life we do some bad
Just say you're sorry, don't be sad
Don't worry, be happy
Don't worry, be happy now
don't worry

(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don't worry, be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don't worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don't worry, be happy
 
To repent won't cost you money,
Just dip your apples in some honey
Don't worry, be happy
 
You did a sin now say "ahl chait"
But for Yom Kippur you'll have to wait
Don't worry be happy
Don't worry, be happy now
 
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don't worry, be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don't worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don't worry, be happy
 
SHABBAT SHALOM AND GEMAR CHATIMAH TOVAH (MAY YOU BE SEALED FOR GOOD)
Rabbi Michael S. Jay
5779


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...

Shofar Rosh Hashanah at the JCC of LBI.  There is no more beautiful picture than the doors of our beautiful building opened wide to welcome all. The sanctuary/social hall was filled to capacity with members and guests, families large and small, babies to seniors. Rabbi Jay delivered an interactive sermon on the first day of the holiday with a call to "Don't Worry Be Happy". On the second day, he spoke of Israel as well as conducted a thoughtful 9/11 memorial service.   The richness and energy of our hazzan Shalom Zachmy filled the building. As our President said, "I cannot wait to hear the Hazzan chant Kol Nidre."

Our new President, Michael Babst, spoke of his journey as a Jew and encouraged the congregation to support the JCC through this year's High Holiday Appeal (a letter with the speech and contribution card will be in the mail shortly). Terri Robinovitz lead a wonderful program for a sizeable group of children and her efforts are so appreciated. It was so special to see all of them on the bimah, which was dressed for the holiday with flowers donated by the Rosensweig Family.

Thank you to many for making the service go so smoothly.  Kudos to Carole Nunberg for taking care of all reservations, tickets and seating, to Irene Babst who helped with greeting worshippers at the door, to Harold Farin and Stuart Pepose for serving as ushers, to Harris Weisel and Ira Morganthal our capable gabbiam.  Thank you also to our staff for their work and support.

Yasher Koach to all those who had aliyahs and honors, to Mark Rosenthal and Aaron Lombardi for reading Torah, to Ira Morganthal and Stu Lehrer for chanting the Haftorahs. 

The sounds of the shofar called to us: Shevarim, Teruah, Tekiah.  Yasher Koach to our Baal Tekia (Shofar Caller) Don Pripstein and Shofar blowers Rabbi Jay and Stu Lehrer.

 
5779

50/50 RAFFLE
 
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.

RAFFLE DRAWING IS AT BREAK THE FAST

SISTERHOOD STUFF

A BREAK-THE-FAST
FEAST 5779

At the Center following Mincha & N'eilah
On Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September 19, 2018
$20 per person
 

Click on the attached form and send with your check payable to Sisterhood to:

CAROLE NUNBERG 
KINGS GRANT 
2 GOLF CLUB WAY
MARLTON, NJ 08053
609-410-7649        carolebn1@aol.com
Make checks payable to Sisterhood
 
Reservations are a must and check must be received by 
September 12th. After that date the cost will be $25.00 
per person. No exceptions
BREAK THE FAST FORM


ONEG SHABBAT


See this form to reserve a Friday nite for an Oneg Shabbat
  ONEG


SISTERHOOD
 GIFT SHOP

Come visit the JCC Sisterhood Gift Shop 
in the lobby
to purchase your holiday needs or for a special gift

SHOE BOX RECYCLING



SHOEBOX RECYCLING
PROGRAM
FOR DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK:


ONGOING JCC ACTIVITIES

Mah jongg
MAH JONGG  

Wednesdays 12:30 - 4:00 PM 

NO MAH JONGG 9/19

FEDERATION FILM FESTIVAL

 
Sunday October 14 - Sunday October 28

FOR DETAILS, LIST OF FILMS AND DATES AS WELL AS TRAILERS SEE: 
COMMUNITY EVENTS

Jewish Cultural Group at Mirage Presents......
****And Here's To You...****
"The Guthrie Brothers"
The greatest Simon & Garfunkel tribute band
PLUS A Delicious Deli Dinner
Thursday, October 11, 6:30 PM
Choices: Corn Beef, Pastrami, Turkey, Tuna or Egg Salad
$32.00 per person
Call Helen Gross (609) 607-0005
BULLETIN ADS

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

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:  BADGES

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. 

Think about joining this program and helping the JCC to reap the benefits.
 
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.
FOR HANDICAPPED ENTRANCE
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  
  
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:     
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 
from 9:00 - 1:30
  
 

 
Mary Beth, Tony and Leslie


Office Staff:
 Leslie Dinkfelt, Office Manager
 Marcie Deutsch, Computer Admin.
Mary Beth Krieger, Staff Member
Tony DeGregorio, Custodial Staff



CONTACT INFORMATION:
  
Rabbi Michael S. Jay

Michael Babst, President
mjbofjcclbi@gmail.com


  VIEW THE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER BULLETIN
with this link
 
E-mail Editor: Rose Valentine 
rvalen 1963@aol.com
 




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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
9/14 - 9/21


Wednesday  
NO Mah jongg 



S HABBAT SHALOM
 &
GUT YONTIFF


Shabbat 



  
Candle Lighting Time
Friday
September 7, 2018
6:48 PM
(So. Ocean  County NJ)

   JOIN US FOR SERVICES

SHABBAT SHUVAH

Shabbat Shuvah ("Sabbath [of] Return" שבת שובה) refers to the Shabbat that occurs during the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Only one Shabbat can occur between these dates. This Shabbat is named after the first word of the Haftarah (Hosea 14:2-10) and literally means "Return!" 


FRIDAY 
September 14, 2018
8:00 PM
Services

RABBI'S TALK:
"Holy Welcome"



ONEG SHABBAT

sponsored by
 Dana & Adam Meyers 
in honor of the birth of their grandson Jacob Finn

SATURDAY 
September 15, 2018
9:00 AM
Torah Study 
10:00 AM
Services

Torah Portion
Vayeilech
(Deuteronomy 31:1 - 31:30)
Here is the Parshah:
PARSHAH


Haftorah
Hosea 14:2 - 10
Michah 7:18 - 20
Joel 2:15 - 27

Torah Reader
Aaron Lombardi
Rabbi Jay

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 14, 2018

Isadore Brecher
Helen Koseff*
Leon Segal
Dorothy Sherry*
Ida Steinberg
Helaine Bennett
Zena Josephson*
Michael Norman Kreiger*
Leo Slomovitz
Jill Sisenwine Berger
Arthur Landau
Bertha Landau
Philip Millstein*
Karl Rebarber
Hannah Resnek
Freda Black
Sara Jacobs Fink*
Arthur Petter
Beatrice Smith*
Madeliene Margolis
Dina Singer
Belle Wolpert
Anne Millstein* 



 
* Yahrzeit Plaque - These names are lovely enshrined on our synagogue memorial boards.


HIGH HOLIDAY NEWS

FOOD DRIVE

 Please bring your filled bags to the JCC with non-perishablefoods by Yom Kippur.


YOM KIPPUR SCHEDULE

CANDLE LIGHTING
Tuesday Nite
6:41 PM

SERVICES

Tuesday, September 18 
6:30PM
Kol Nidre

Wednesday, September 19
9 AM
Yom Kippur 

Children's Service
11:00 AM
 
Wednesday, September 19
5:00 PM
Mincha, Ma'ariv & Ne'ilah

Wednesday, Sept. 19 
7:30 PM
Break-the-fast at the Center 


UPCOMING HOLIDAYS
Sukkah


HELP BUILD OUR SUKKAH
Sunday, 9/23 @ 10:00 AM
Let the office know you can be there.

Sunday, September 23
 7:30PM
Erev Succoth

Monday, September 24
 9:30AM
1st Day Succoth

Tuesday, September 25
9:30AM
2nd Day Succoth

Monday, October 1
 9:30AM
Shemini Atzeret
Yizkor to be recited



Monday, October 1
6:00PM
Simchas Torah

Tuesday, October 2 
9:30AM
Simchas Torah


CONGREGATION
NEWS


SHARE YOUR NEWS
 
 
 
Caring 
CARING COMMITTEE
   
This committee acts as a support system for congregation members facing illness and other personal situations that need to be addressed.
Please contact Chairperson,
Debby Schweighardt
if you are in need of assistance or if you know of a JCC member
that needs our help.
973-634-5349 
 
   
SPONSOR A KIDDUSH


We are proud to announce the establishment of the 
Zena Jay Kiddush Fund
in memory of Rabbi Jay's mother

Those who want to sponsor a kiddish or would like to donate to the fund, can contact the office at 609-492-4090

For information about 
sponsoring a Kiddush

SEE DONATION & MENU:

CELEBRATE A MILESTONE AT THE JCC

The JCC is a beautiful place to celebrate a milestone: wedding, anniversary, baby naming, birthday.

Contact the office for further information. 609-492-4090
 
GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

SEND ONE OF OUR TRIBUTES IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF

See order form here: TRIBUTE

ENDOWMENT FUND
Join Herb and Selma Shapiro z'l to help assure the continuity of our JCC, and our ability to continue providing a full-service congregation to serve the Jewish people of the area.

A donation of at least $50,000 to the endowment fund will allow the donor to name one of the funds as the donor wishes. All such name funds will be joined together to be part of the endowment fund portfolio.

Judith & Donald Pripstein have joined the Shapiros with a $50,000 donation and have established The Pripstein Family Endowment Fund.

All members are encouraged to help this important effort by contributing to this fund whether as a specific named fund, or as a general donation.

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: PLAQUES


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: PAVER

ACME & SHOPRITE SCRIP

Scrip is available from Acme as well as ShopRite.   You can help the JCC of LBI earn free money by using these $25 gift cards when you shop at these stores.

Contact the office at 609-492-4090

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 

 

YAHRZEIT PLAQUE FORM:

PLAQUE 

 

KOL HAKAVOD DONATION FORM

KOL HAKAVOD