JCC the Place to Be The Jewish Community Center of LBI 

E-Letter                        
October 11, 2017
21 Tishri 5778




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  and Watercolors
         
ALL ARE WELCOME

Contents
Men's Club
A Holiday Message from the Rabbi
Kol Hakavod
The Week That Was...
Ongoing Activities
Raffle Results
Giving Opportunities
Bulletin Ads
This Week's Events
Shabbat Information
Yahrzeits
Congregation News
Celebrate a Milestone
Kiddishes
Sisterhood Stuff
TD Affinity Program
Name Badges
Text Blast Sign Up
Documents & Links
A  HAG MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI


  Butterfly Beginnings
 
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'S HOURS
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 (mjayrab@gmail.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.

Cliff Farin
Rudy Valentine
Rose Valentine
Judy Abend
Ken Abend
Don Pripstein
Barbara Marcus
Ron Marr
Linda Marr
Joyce Fields
Jennifer Millner
Sheri Jay
Rabbi Jay






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



ONGOING ACTIVITIES 
Mah jongg

MAH JONGG - 
EVERY
WEDNESDAY 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.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

LED OUTSIDE SIGN FUND - NEW!

Possible Rendition of the 
New Sign

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.

  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: 

ADS FOR JCC BULLETIN

Please contact the JCC Office (609-492-4090) if you would like to place an ad in the Bulletin
 
 
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
10/11 - 10/20  

Thursday
Simchat Torah Supper
6:00 PM

Sunday
Men's Club Meeting
9:00 AM

Wednesday
Mah jongg
12:30 - 4:00 PM


See JCC Calendar: 

HAG SOMEACH
&
SHABBAT SHALOM


Erev Shemini Atzeret
Wednesday, October 11
Candle lighting: 6:05 PM


JOIN US FOR SERVICES


Thursday 
October 12
SHEMINI ATZERET
9:30 AM
Torah Portion
Deuteronomy 14:22 - 16:17
Numbers: 29:35 - 30:1
Here is the reading:
READING
Haftorah
IKings 8:54-8:66
Here is the Haftorah:


Candle lighting 7:12 PM

EREV SIMCHAT TORAH

SUPPER FOLLOWED BY SERVICES
6:00 PM

Italian Chef
Menu

Tortellini Soup
Pizza
Salad
Dessert


Call the office to let us know you will be having supper with us.  609-492-4090




Friday,
October 13
SIMCHAT TORAH
9:30 AM


Torah portion
Deuteronomy: 33:1 - 34:12
Genesis: 1:1 - 2:3
Numbers 29:35 - 30:1
Here is the reading
READING
Haftorah
Joshua 1:1 - 1:18
Here is the Haftorah: 


SHABBAT

Shabbat

Candle Lighting Time
Friday
October 13, 2017
 6:02 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)

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

Friday,
 October 13, 2017
8:00 PM

Saturday
 October 14, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 9:00 AM
Torah Study
10:00 AM
Services

Torah Portion
Bereshit
Genesis 1:1 - 6:8
Here is the reading:

Here is the Haftorah
Isaiah 42:5 - 43:10

Simchat Torah

 
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 October 13, 2017

Philip Millstein
Stanley Bloom
Leonard Einhorn
Lessie Markowitz*
Shirley Morgan
Bessie Okner
Abe Hirschorn*
Andrew Rothschild
Irene Schiff
Henry Schragger
Olly Alexander*
Samuel Finkel
Irving Kern
Yetta Miller
Clara P. Kahn
Harold Leon Levy*
Irene Pepis
Robert Williams
Florence Brounstein
Thelma Butler
Goldie Gorelick*
Goldie Perlman*
Morris Saden

* Yahrzeit Plaque - These names are lovingly enshrined on our synagogue memorial boards.
CONGREGATION
NEWS

Get Well
TOM BLAKE

 

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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

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

KIDDUSHES 
on Saturday morning

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

SEE NEW DONATION & MENU:

SISTERHOOD STUFF

SHOEBOX RECYCLING
PROGRAM
FOR DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK:

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.
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. 

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

 

 

  

KIDDUSH SPONSOR

KIDDUSH