A MESSAGE FROM RABBI JAY
Yizkor means, "May God remember" or "God will remember". This is the definition but, in reality, it isn't only about God remembering; I think it is mostly about us remembering. We have lost someone and we do not want to forget that person; and that person would not have wanted to be forgotten.
Why do I consider this issue now? This Saturday, April 7, 2018, will be the first Yizkor service since my mom passed. I don't want to forget the voice, the smile, the laugh, the kind words, the gentle touch. I don't want to forget the life-lessons she taught me.
And this past week, as Passover began, we ensured that my mom would not be forgotten. We held the first Seder in the Social hall at the JCC. Why the social hall you ask? Aren't Seders usually held at home? Because we were 37 people. With blessing, all of my Israeli relatives (including my mom's baby sister, Aunt Estelle) came to LBI to share the Seder with their American relatives. That is 17 Israeli adults and 2 babies, plus, 18 family and friends from the States. The Seder, indeed our entire time together was in honor, and in memory, of my mom.
We sat around the reading the Haggadah, talking, singing, and eating, until 1:00 in the morning.
We had services in the morning, led with the joy that the holiday cries for. And then we all got together for the community Seder on Saturday evening. As you may know, in Israel there is no second Seder, so our community extravaganza was a treat for them. Again, we all participated in the Haggadah, sang songs, ate and danced.
My relatives had such fun that they are looking forward to spending some time with us when our community travels to Israel this coming October. If you have not signed up, I look forward to hearing from you!
What a joy it was to be together, and how meaningful it was to remember my mom, Zena Jay, with most of our loved ones during this first Passover after her passing.
This year the Passover Yizkor service will have meaning, and we will pray fervently for God to remember. But even before the Yizkor service, we have had the honor of remembering and honoring, and we have expressed our love. Remembering is a holy act.
Join us this Saturday morning to remember and to honor your loved one(s).
Chag Pesach Sameach - Rabbi Michael S. Jay
- Passover Service - Friday morning 9:30 AM
- Shabbat & Passover Service - Saturday morning 9:30 AM, Yiskor will be recited.
RAVEL TO ISRAEL WITH THE JCC
The JCC trip to Israel will take place October 7-18, 2018. The itinerary will take us from Tel Aviv to the Golan Heights, to a winery, to the Kineret, to a Kibbutz, to Sefad, to Jerusalem, to the Dead Sea, to Massada, to many museums, and more. At Massada we will be sharing in a bar mitzvah of one of our fellow travelers. What joy!
The JCC's first trip to Israel will take place October 7-18, 2018. The itinerary will take us from Tel Aviv to the Golan Heights, to a winery, to the Kineret, to a Kibbutz, to Sefad, to Jerusalem, to the Dead Sea, to Masada, to many museums, and more. At Masada we will be sharing in a bat mitzvah of one of our fellow travelers.
We will be immersed in Israeli history and culture and, at the same time, we will get to better know our selves, and each other.
So far an extraordinarily nice group of people have chosen to travel with us.
This trip that has been designed both for the person who has never been to Israel, and for the person who has visited frequently. Come be a part of what is sure to be a trip of a lifetime.
In addition to a set itinerary, we will have some evenings where we will be free to explore on our own. We will be provided with information on concerts or cultural events in the places where we
The tour is officially flying El Al; however, if you want to fly United, ITC can help you to make arrangements.
To view a full itinerary and to download an on-line application, go to
For additional information, call Rabbi Jay at 973-865-9534 or email him at
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
|WINTER OFFICE HOURS
Beginning January 3, the JCC Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 - 1:30.
|THE WEEK THAT WAS....
A wonderful Community Seder was enjoyed by 90 attendees last Saturday night. Thanks to Carole Nunberg, Jody Brusilow and Lexa Merson for doing all the work to make the Seder possible and to Rabbi Jay for leading a fun seder evening.
Special thanks to Cliff Farin for his annual Plague presentation
and to Susan Sheehan for leading us in song. The evening was made extra special with Rabbi's family from Israel and their spirited participation.
ANNUAL INTERFAITH SHABBAT
Friday, June 1
Guest Speaker: Reverend John Anderson, the new pastor at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brant Beach
The Island Singers will perform
|OCEAN COUNTY FEDERATION EVENT
The Place to Be
Tuesday, April 26, 2018
Ramada Inn of Toms River
6:30 pm Dinner -
7:30 pm Entertainment
General Admission $60/person
Price after April 9 $65/person
for tickets call
732-363-0530 or click on this link:
|AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
ST. FRANCIS SPRING CARD
& GAME PARTY LUNCHEON
TUESDAY, MAY 8th
11:30AM - 4:00 PM
ST. FRANCIS CHURCH HALL
COST: $20.00 PER PERSON
INCLUDES: LUNCH, DOOR PRIZES, 50/50, BASKET AUCTION
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: JUDY CAPPERELLA.
TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE ST. FRANCIS CENTER
END ONE OF OUR NEW TRIBUTES IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF
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.
We are proud to announce that 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.
A Endowment Fund Committee has been established headed by Arnie Galer.
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
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.
THE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT
2411 Long Beach Boulevard (24th Street)
Spray Beach, NJ 08008
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WINTER OFFICE HOURS:
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
FRIDAY - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Mary Beth, Tony and Leslie
Leslie Dinkfelt, Office Manager
Marcie Deutsch, Computer Admin.
Mary Beth Krieger, Staff Member
Tony DrGregorio, Custodial Staff
Rabbi Michael S. Jay
Rose Valentine, JCC President
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4/5/18 - 4/13/18
Candle Lighting Time
April 5, 2018
April 6, 2018
(So. Ocean County NJ)
HERE IS A CALENDAR OF ALL CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
ON LBI FOR 5778
Friday, April 6
Exodus 13:17 - 15:26
Numbers 28:19 - 28:25
See Parshah here:
II Samuel 22:1 - 51
See Haftorah here:
Friday, April 6
Saturday, April 7
Shabbat & Passover Service
Yiskor will be recited
Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6
The Last Two Days of Passover In a Nutshell
What and How We Celebrate
The seventh and eighth days of
Passover are celebrated as
Yom Tov, holidays, capping the weeklong celebration that begins with the first
Israel, only the seventh day is celebrated. In Hebrew, the last two days are known as Shvii shel
Pesach (Seventh of Passover) and
Acharon shel Pesach (Last of Passover), respectively.
What Happened on the Seventh Day of Passover?
On the 15th day of the month of Nissan, the children of Israel left Egypt, where they had served as slaves for generations. Despite his original stubborn refusal, after 10 debilitating plagues, Pharaoh relented and allowed Israel to leave Egypt for a three-day spiritual retreat in the desert.
Three days later, when the Israelites failed to return, Pharaoh realized that they were gone for good, safely on their way to independence and freedom in the Promised L
and. He bridled his best warhorse and called his nation to join him in pursuit of his erstwhile slaves.
After a short chase, the Egyptian army caught up with the Israelites at the banks of the red sea. The Israelites were trapped; there was nowhere to go but into the sea.
to raise his staff and the sea split, allowing the Israelites to comfortably cross on dry land. When the Egyptians attempted to follow the Israelites across, the sea came crashing down on them. Chariots, riders and horses all perished in the sea.
Overwhelmed with gratitude, Moses led the Israelites in singing the Song of the Sea. Miriam led the women in an additional song of thanks, accompanied by tambourines and drums.
This miracle took place in the wee hours of the morning of the Seventh of Passover.
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 Friday, April 6, 2018
Mae Hirschorn Cohen*
Calvert I. Waranch*
* Yahrzeit Plaque - These names are lovingly enshrined on our synagogue memorial boards.
KAREN & DAVID SHATZ
on the birth of their
Aidan Micah Shatz
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.
the office 609-492-4090
for information about
sponsoring a Kiddush
SEE DONATION & MENU:
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Interfaith Health & Support Services of Southern Ocean County, Inc. in Manahawkin.
- a coalition of different faith communities, social service, and health care organizations
- that provides volunteer physical, emotional and spiritual support to those living at home who are vulnerable because of age or disability.
Here is a list of various volunteer opportunities at Interfaith: INTERFAITH
Interfaith is collecting old cell phones, glasses, hearing aids and used stamps on envelopes.
We will have a box at the JCC for any donations.
CELEBRATE A MILESTONE AT THE
JCC OF LBI
The JCC is a beautiful place to celebrate a milestone: wedding, anniversary, baby naming, birthday.
Contact the office for further information. 609-492-4090
ADS FOR JCC BULLETIN
Please contact the JCC Office (609-492-4090) if you would like to place an ad in the Bulletin
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
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