JCC the Place to Be The Jewish Community Center of LBI 

E-Letter


October 28, 2016
26 Tishri 5777
See the November issue of the Jewish Journal for Commentary article by Rabbi Jay (page 2) 
and article on the JCC of LBI Taste of Israel contributed by Arlene Schragger (page 9) See  JOURNAL
 
Contents
A Message from the Rabbi
Kol Hakavod
The Week That Was....
Upcoming Activities
Ongoing JCC Activities
We Are Going To Israel
Community Activities
Volunteer Opportunities
Giving Opportunities
Text Blast Sign Up
This Week's Events
Shabbat Information
Yahrzeits
Congregation News
Onegs & Kiddishes
Sisterhood Stuff
Cook Books
Acme Stamps
TD Affinity Program
Name Badges
Bulletin Ads
Documents & Links
A TORAH MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 
 
And so the story begins again.  Creation and re-creation.  A world imagined and re-imagined.  The story of how God began making the world is not the story of creating something from nothing.  Instead, if you read the Text closely, as God began, something already existed.  We are told that the earth was "unformed and void" and that a wind from God was sweeping over the water.  Thus, the Text tells us that at the very least earth and water were already present as the creation began.
 
If something already existed, then the story is not so much about "creation" as it is about "change".  Throughout the story there are transformations and alterations.  Light is added. Heaven and earth and water are separated.  Vegetation is added. Swarming things are added.  Animals and man are added.  It is change upon, change, upon change. Man is placed in the garden and man is removed from the garden.  And the change does not end in Parashat Bereishit. 
 
Indeed, at its core, the Torah is a book about change, upon change, upon change. To be certain it is managed modification, but it is change nonetheless.  
 
We should take the hint and continually look around us to see what needs to be changed and then, like God Whose image we were created in, take steps to facilitate those changes.
 
Shabbat shalom - Rabbi Michael S. Jay
 

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...


 
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah services were well attended and everyone enjoyed the Suppa in the Sukka (which was eaten in the Social Hall - too cold and windy in the succah.)



We had a nice turnout for the showing of the movie Exodus last Movie Night Saturday night. Thank you to Lynn Berkowitz for showing the movie and Irene Babst for making the popcorn.  The next movie night is Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 PM showing the film 
"Cast A Giant Shadow" (1966) starring  Kirk DouglasJohn Wayne and  Frank Sinatra, the story of Mickey Marcus.


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

MOVIE NITE AT THE JCC


Saturday November 5 at 7:00 PM  
Cast A Giant Shadow
(1966) starring Kirk Douglas, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra

Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 PM - When Harry Met Sally (1989) starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan
 
Admission is free and all are welcome.  



MEN'S CLUB MEETING - 
Sunday November 6
10:00 AM

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Mah jongg
MAH JONGG  
Wednesdays 12:30 - 4:00 PM 




WE ARE GOING TO ISRAEL - JOIN US

  
Explore Israel with the Montebello Jewish Center and the Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island
Led by Rabbi Richard Hammerman and
Rabbi Michael S. Jay
February 8 -17, 2017


To see details and the itinerary, see this link
 
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

ART EXHIBIT Art

North End Trilogy Gallery  in Barnegat Light is hosting a gallery exhibit of Paul Dresher's work.  His works and outlook were heavily influenced by his experience as a US soldier liberating the camps in Germany after WWII. 

North End Trilogy
4th & Broadway
Barnegat Light, NJ 
October 28th- 30th
Schedule:
Preview- Friday 11-5
Reception - Saturday 2-6
Closing - Sunday 11-5 




Sunday, October 30 - Sunday, November 20
Click on this site for a sneak preview of the films and show dates and times: FESTIVAL

All films will be screened at the
Marquee Cinemas - Orchard 10
1311 Route 37 West
Toms River, New Jersey 08755
(Adjacent to Ruby Tuesday)
 
General Admission is $10.00 per ticket.
Tickets purchased at the door are $12.00 per ticket and based on availability.  Series packages are also available.
 
For additional information or directions -
Phone: 732-363-0530
Email: filmfest@ocjf.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers needed at INTERFAITH HEALTH & SUPPORT SERVICES

Assist 60+ Seniors with medical transports, shopping, visiting, reassurance calls, respite care or office administration. Free training!   Pre- Scheduled Appointments - Monday to Thursdays 9AM-3:30PM.   Office Volunteers-Fill-In Monday through Thursday 9AM-12PM or 12PM-3PM.  One day a week or one day a month.  
 
Inquire at Interfaith 609 978 3839. Ask to speak with Janice or Christine. 

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

AUDIO/VISUAL PROJECT
  We are very excited about the decision of the Board of Directors to pursue the enhancement of the audio system for the JCC of LBI as well as the purchase of a projection system.  This multi-phased project will allow us to become a venue for expanded programming and opens us up to many wonderful opportunities for future planning.  Your gift large or small is much appreciated. Please send your contribution to the JCC office: 2411 Long Beach Blvd., Spray Beach, NJ 08008 and note on the memo line A/V Project. 

  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: 

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
10/28 - 11/4

Wednesday
MAH JONGG 
12:30 - 4:00 PM

SHABBAT SHALOM


Shabbat

Candle Lighting Time
Friday
October 28, 2016 
 5:40 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)


JOIN US FOR SERVICES

Friday, October 28, 2016
8:00 PM

Rabbi's Sermon:
"Questions To Ponder About The Story Of Adam and Eve"


Board Representative:
Rose Valentine


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Torah Study
9:00 AM
Services
10:00 AM

Torah Reading
Bereshit
(Genesis 1:1 - 6:8
Here is the
PARSHAH
 
Haftorah 
Isaiah 42:5 - 43:10
HAFTORAH

Torah Reader:
Aaron Lombardi

KIDDISH SPONSORED BY
CHARLIE MOSS
in memory of his
wife Denise

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 28, 2016

I rving Kern
Yetta Miller
Clara P. Kahn
Harold Leon Levy*
Irene Pepis
Robert Williams
Florence Brounstein
Goldie Gorelick*
Goldie Perlman*
Morris Saden
Ronald Dalin
Ellen Rosen Field
Joseph Rosenthal
Eric M. Kahn
Lorraine Baratt
Samuel Finkel
Thelma Butler


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

  Funeral details for
RICHARD NEWMAN
Sunday, October 30, 2016
11:00 AM
"BLOOMFIELD-COOPER JEWISH CHAPELS" 
44 Wilson Avenue Manalapan, NJ  Burial will follow at Wellwood Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.
The Period of Mourning will be observed at the residence 23 Reef Lane Little Egg Harbor, NJ on Monday from 1-7pm.




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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, Joy Kern, if you are in need of assistance or if you know of a JCC member that needs our help. 
609- 978-3669 
 
   
KIDDISHES 

on Saturday morning

Contact Lynn Berkowitz 
or Rose Valentine
for information about 
sponsoring a Kiddish
609-709-3160
973-632-0913

SEE NEW DONATION & MENU

Sponsorship includes:

*Printed acknowledgement on the food table, in
the Shabbat Reminder email and in the Shabbat program
*Verbal, public acknowledgement from the bimah during services.
 

SISTERHOOD STUFF

ONEG SHABBATS

Sisterhood is responsible for the Oneg Shabbats each Friday night.  We could use your help in organizing each week.  This is a special call to those who are in the area off season. Pick a week that you can help and let Jody Brusilow (jrb53056@icloud.com) know so you can be placed on the schedule.  

SHOE BOX RECYCLING
We are again collecting gently worn, paired men's, women's and kids shoes that are still reusable and re-wearable (no ski boots, ice skates, roller blades, flip flops, crocs or bedroom slippers). Please bring them to the JCC during office hours.

"Let's clean up our closets and the environment by recycling our shoes."


COOK BOOKS












The office ha a few copies of Puzzle Israel cookbook, "Yalla, Let's Cook" for sale for $20.00. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Lone Soldier Center, whose mission is to assist lone soldiers before, during and after their army service. They provide them with food, laundry, basic necessities, equipment, advice, seminars, social events, monthly Shabbat meals and more. A "lone soldier" is an IDF soldier with no family in Israel to support him or her. A lone soldier may be a new immigrant, a volunteer from abroad, an orphan or an individual from a broken home.




And don't forget our Sisterhood Cookbook.
Great recipes from our best JCC cooks.  Perfect for ideas for your holiday meals.  Call the office. $10.00.

ACME STAMPS

If you are on the Island and shop at Acme, but are not collecting the Farberware Saver Stamps, please collect them for the Mah-jongg Tournament. Drop them off at the JCC office and put in Karen Schwing's mailbox. We will use them to buy pots and pans for the gift table at the Mah-Jongg Tournament. Thanks for your help!

Karen Schwing and Stacey Vreeland, Mah-Jongg Tournament Co-Chairs

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:  BADGES

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!!!

 

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER BULLETIN:

BULLETIN

WEB SITE:

JCC WEB SITE

 

MEMBERSHIP FORMS

MEMBERSHIP 

 

PAVERS:

PAVERS 

 

TREE OF LIFE

TREE 

 

SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP CATALOG

 GIFT

 

JEWISH JOURNAL: 

JOURNAL

 

YAHRZEIT PLAQUE FORM:

PLAQUE 

 

KOL HAKAVOD DONATION FORM

KOL HAKAVOD