|MEN'S CLUB MEETING
MEN'S CLUB MEETING
Please join us on Sunday
October 15, 2017
9 am for services f
ollowed by breakfast
10 am: Richard Morgan's P
oetry For Men - Collected Words
ALL ARE WELCOME
A HAG MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
As the holidays draw to a close, it is a good idea to review the last 60 days. From the beginning of the Month of Elul until Simchat Torah, our tradition requires us to work on ourselves. We apologize to God and our fellow human beings for the improper things we may have done this past year. (if we are honest with ourselves, we can admit that we have not always acted properly). We also plan how we might improve ourselves in the year to come. We experience and celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the New Year, and then personally and communally apologize, and cleanse ourselves on Yom Kippur. On Sukkot we express our joy at our renewal. The penultimate day of the festival cycle, Hoshana Rabbah, traditionally offers us one last chance to repent. Shemini Atzeret provides an additional day when we try to hold onto the festival period for a little longer, just as our ancestors remained in Jerusalem one last day before returning from their pilgrimage visit.
Then, suddenly, it is Simchat Torah. We dance exultantly with the Torah and each other. We laugh, sing, and pray; it is truly a time of joy. Then we complete the Torah cycle. We finish reading the last section of the Torah and immediately, without delay, read from the beginning. From this we learn that every ending is a beginning. Life continues.
This year, on LBI, we had the good fortune of having the peak Monarch Butterfly season coincide with our holidays. On any trip outside we witnessed myriad butterflies flying and floating in the wind and stopping at flowers to seek nectar. The Monarchs on the east coast travel to central Mexico for the winter and then travel back. Not unlike our Torah reading, it is a continual process that repeats year after year and L'dor V'dor, from generation to generation.
Just as we seek to change our selves and our ways, the Monarchs will go from adult to egg to larva to pupa and back to adult. Just as we hope to come out at the end of the holidays in a new and better form, closely connected to the image of God within us, the Monarchs go from an earthbound caterpillar to a beautifully renewed butterfly that can fly closer and closer to heaven.
As we begin reading the Torah anew this year, let us recognize that we are each renewed, every year. We may begin as incomplete and earthbound caterpillars, but with some work we can wrap ourselves in a "tallit-like" cocoon and emerge from it with resplendent wings providing us with a new opportunity to grow and fulfill our potential as people and as Jews.
May this be a year of glorious new beginnings for each of us - Rabbi Michael S. Jay
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).
Rabbi Jay can always be reached on his cell phone ((973-865-9534) or at his email address (email@example.com).
He is also available by appointment.
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....
We were blessed this year with beautiful weather and the opportunity to have onegs and kiddushes in the sukkah.
Thank you to Jody Brusilow for doing a beautiful job in decorating our sukkah.
|The Stars and Stripes,
Flag of Israel and
the list of 11 slain Israel Athletes on display at St. Francis Community Center
18 Mile Run
Thank you to all those who handed out water and cheered on the runners last Sunday.
Barbara Marcus benches luluv and esrog with the guidance of Rabbi Jay while waiting for the runners to pass the JCC building.
LBI IS THE BEST! Balloon Festival last weekend
MAH JONGG -
FROM 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LAST DAY OF MAH JONGG OCTOBER 25.
50/50 RAFFLE RESULTS
Congratulations to our 50/50 Raffle winners:
FIRST PRIZE : Robert Snyder
SECOND PRIZE: Shelly Kreiger
THIRD PRIZE:Herbert Feinberg
Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets.
LED OUTSIDE SIGN FUND - NEW!
Possible Rendition of the
The Board has agreed to
begin a campaign to replace the outside sign to a LED sign which can be changed from the office computer and would have room for more information to share with the folks driving by our building. Thank you to Jackie & Paul Avondoglio for make the initial commitment to the Sign Fund.
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.
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:
in front of the Front Entrance)
Only 4 x 8 and 12 x 12 size pavers are available
ADS FOR JCC BULLETIN
Please contact the JCC Office (609-492-4090) if you would like to place an ad in the Bulletin
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.
2411 Long Beach Blvd.
Spray Beach, NJ 08008
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
Jeri Riffle, Executive Director
Leslie Dinkfelt, Office Manager
Marcie Deutsch, Computer Admin.
Rabbi Michael S. Jay
Rose Valentine, JCC President
VIEW THE SEPT/OCT BULLETIN
with this link
E-mail Editor: Rose Valentine
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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
10/11 - 10/20
Simchat Torah Supper
Men's Club Meeting
12:30 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 11
Candle lighting: 6:05 PM
JOIN US FOR SERVICES
Deuteronomy 14:22 - 16:17
Numbers: 29:35 - 30:1
Here is the reading:
Here is the Haftorah:
Candle lighting 7:12 PM
EREV SIMCHAT TORAH
SUPPER FOLLOWED BY SERVICES
Call the office to let us know you will be having supper with us. 609-492-4090
Deuteronomy: 33:1 - 34:12
Genesis: 1:1 - 2:3
Numbers 29:35 - 30:1
Here is the reading
Joshua 1:1 - 1:18
Here is the Haftorah:
(So. Ocean County NJ)
HERE IS A CALENDAR OF ALL CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
ON LBI FOR 5778
October 13, 2017
Genesis 1:1 - 6:8
Here is the Haftorah
Isaiah 42:5 - 43:10
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.
FOR NEXT WEEK
These names will be read at services on October 13, 2017
Clara P. Kahn
Harold Leon Levy*
* Yahrzeit Plaque - These names are lovingly enshrined on our synagogue memorial boards.
SHARE YOUR NEWS
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.
CELEBRATE A MILESTONE AT THE
JCC OF LBI
The JCC is a beautiful place to celebrate a milestone: wedding, anniversary, baby naming, birthday.
Last month the Hershenberg family held a baby naming on a Sunday morning in the JCC sanctuary. Here is baby Dafna and her parents Rachel Hershenberg & Ben Brewer.
Contact Jeri at the office for further information. 609-492-4090
Contact Lynn Berkowitz
through the office 609-492-4090
for information about
sponsoring a Kiddush
SEE NEW DONATION & MENU:
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TD AFFINITY PROGRAM
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
JUST CLICK AND YOU'RE THERE!!!
LATEST BULLETIN: BULLETIN
JCC WEB SITE
TREE OF LIFE
YAHRZEIT PLAQUE FORM:
KOL HAKAVOD DONATION FORM