Jewish Community Center of    JCC the Place to Be
 Long Beach Island  E-Letter

 January  3, 2020
 6 Tevet  5780








January Shabbat Dinner
Friday, January 10 @ 6:30 PM
$20 per person
$40 per family
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Contents
A Message from the Rabbi
Kol Hakavod
Studying Anti-Semitism
Mah jongg
Florida Annual Reunion
Giving Opportunities
Bulletin Ads
Name Badges
Next Week's Events
Service Schedule
Yahrzeits for Next Week
Happy Birthday
Congregation News
Cholent Shabbats
Celebrate a Milestone
JCC Cook Books
Sponsor an Oneg Shabbat
Sponsor a Kiddish
TD Affinity Program
Documents & Links
A MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI

There is no denying it; there is a growing problem with anti-Semitism in this country and, more specifically, in New York and New Jersey. The Jewish community is attempting to figure out what to do about it, how to combat it, and where to start.
 
While most have acknowledged the issue, I have found it disconcerting that there are actually people who are denying it. There is no doubt that it is a problem and that it is coming from both the right and the left. I am beginning a three part class on anti-Semitism this coming Sunday, with the follow-up classes to occur in February and March. I will be covering 1) the roots of anti-Semitism (They go back farther than you might think), 2) Historic anti-Semitism, and 3) modern anti-Semitism.
 
I have been reading several books and articles on the topic and will provide a reading list to the congregation. In the interim please take a look at the following:
 

#1 - Sunday, January 5

MONSEY. BROOKLYN. JERSEY CITY 



When anti-Semitism strikes our community, we stand up and stand together.

This Sunday, we will march through the streets - proud, united, and strong.

The 1.5 million Jews of our great city and region will not stand down. We will not be intimidated. We invite New Yorkers of every background to stand with us and say "no" to hate and fear.

JOIN US.

Meet at Foley Square on Sunday, January 5 at 11 am. We will march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Columbus Park (near Cadman Plaza).

Please spread the word by forwarding this message to your friends, family and others. We call on people of all backgrounds to join us. And we very much hope that you will participate and, if appropriate, to march with you as a delegation.

For more information see: SOLIDARY WALK

Please forward this email or share the Facebook event with anyone who might be interested in attending. All are welcome.

#JewishandProud #StandTogether


#2 - Monday, January 6



It's a sad reality that the most identifiably-Jewish Jews have become prime targets for antisemites. A Jew who doesn't wear a kippah is safer than those of us who do. Jews in kippot and street clothes are safer than a woman in a sheitel or a yeshiva student wearing a large velvet kippah. And they are all safer than the Haredi Jew in a big black hat.

At this moment, it's important for each Jew to remember that - no matter our background, our practices, or our garb - we are all connected. We must live out that famous Talmudic creed 'Kol Yisrael areivim zeh bazeh,' 'All of Israel is responsible for one another.'

That's why AJC has created the #JewishandProud initiative.

Regardless of what we usually wear, we're putting on a kippah, or a magen david necklace, or a t-shirt with Hebrew writing on it, or whatever we want to wear to show the world that we are Jews, that we stand together, and that we are not going to cower in fear.

Please take a moment to head to this link JEWISH AND PROUD  to sign up to participate and find ways to share the initiative on social media. And please help us spread the word about #JewishandProud this Shabbat from your bimah.

May this first Shabbat of 2020 bring us all shalom and shleimut as we seek a safer and more secure world for all."

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

 

STUDYING ANTI-SEMITISM

"The History of Anti-Semitism from Torah to Today": A three-session study with Rabbi Jay. 

Sunday, January 5 at 10:00 AM at the home of Rose & Rudy Valentine

Please respond to this link if you are attending
ANTI-SEMITISM     PS Brunch included.


Sunday, February 9 at 10:00 AM at the home of Irene & Michael Babst

Tuesday, March 24 7:00 PM at the home of Diane & Ron Buskirk 

MAH JONGG & CANASTA


Mah jongg & Canasta Mah jongg
Wednesdays from 
12:30 to 4:00 PM


FLORIDA ANNUAL REUNION


2020 Florida Ladies Reunion Luncheon
Tuesday, February 11
Details to be announced

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

YEAR END CONTRIBUTION
Members and friends of the JCC who have an IRA and are 70 1/2 years of age or older  can direct some or all of their required minimum distribution (up to $100,000) to the JCC of LBI and avoid paying taxes on the amount contributed.  Charitable contributions can only be made from IRAs not 401 (K)s or similar types of retirement accounts.  You do not need to itemize your taxes in order to make an IRA charitable contribution as long as the contribution is sent from the IRA directly to the charity,  A direct contribution will reduce the taxable portion of the IRA.  However, as you are not being taxed on the amount you cannot claim it as a tax deduction as well.  Qualified charitable contributions must be made by December 31 each year in order to exclude that amount from taxable income.

PRAYER BOOKS
There are still High Holiday Prayer Books and Chumashim available to be purchased in memory or honor of someone or something. 
The cost of a Prayer Book is $72 each and $120 for an Eitz Hayim Chumash. 
The donation includes an affirmation sticker in the book and an acknowledgement letter or letters.


SEND ONE OF OUR TRIBUTES IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF
See order form here: TRIBUTE


PAVERS
Inscribe a paver at the front entrance to the building
8" X 4", 8" X 8" and 12" X 12"
SEE UPDATED ORDER FORM:


Become a permanent part of the JCC landscape.
Purchase a personalized paving stone 
in honor of your family or in memory of a loved one.

Please contact
Diane Hoffman 
with your order 
or with any questions: 
dihoff1@aol.com




TREE OF LIFE
Add a leaf (leaves) to our beautiful Tree of Life located in the Social Hall.  See the order form here: 

Bronze Leaf $90 
Silver Leaf $126 
Gold :Leaf $180

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 z"l & 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

BULLETIN ADS

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

 
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  
  

OFFICE HOURS
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 AM to 1:30 PM 

  
 

 
Mary Beth, Tony and Leslie

Office Staff:
 Leslie Dinkfelt, Office Manager
 
Mary Beth Krieger, Staff Member
Tony DeGregorio, Custodial Staff



Kitchen Manager
Susan Berube


CONTACT INFORMATION:
  
Rabbi Michael S. Jay

Michael Babst, President
mjbofjcclbi@gmail.com

  VIEW THE NOV/DEC/JAN BULLETIN
with this link



E-mail Editor: Rose Valentine 
rvalen 1963@aol.com
 

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NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS
1/3/20 - 1/10/20

Sunday
10:00 AM
Anti-Semitism Study
with Rabbi Jay
Reservations Required
Limited Seating

Wednesday
12:30 - 4:00 PM
Mah jongg/Canasta

Friday
Trip to Philadelphia to see RGB Exhibit

SHABBAT SHALOM

Shabbat 
Candle Lighting Time
Friday 
January  3, 2020
4:27 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)


Friday evening
January 3, 2020

Rabbi's Talk
 Joseph and the history of deceit

Saturday
  January 3, 2020
9:00 AM 
Torah Study
10:00 AM 
Services



Torah Readers
Aaron Lombardi
Zach Lombardi

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  January 3, 2019

Mary Berkowitz
Marilyn Morgenthal*
Samuel Rosenberg
Lena Scheer
Esther Ruta Mirrer*
Vernon Rosenberg*
Rosie Starr*
Rose Kleinfeld
Sarah Mizrahi
Robert Ian Stevens
Jay Unger
Susan Blumenfield*
Anne Galer
William Gordon
Samuel Horowitz*
Ann Kamler
Helene Lowenthal
Herman Marcus
Becky Reiff*
Alex Birnbaum*
John M. Furman
Eva Kaplan
Gertrude Rifkin
Larry Zwillman
Benjamin Goodman*
Joseph Martin*
Howard Paitchel
Bernice Shechtman
Bertha Goldstein
Richard Kirsh
Hillary Levine
Joshua Scharf
Mildred Tittelbaum
 
   
PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW WHEN YOU WILL NEED A MINYAN TO SAY KADDISH.  

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Cake

This Week's
Birthdays:

Charles Schleifer
January 4
Howard Treatman
January 5
Patricia Block
January 7
Scott Ranani
January 7
Diane Buskirk
January 9
Kenneth Podos
January 10
 

   

If you have not given the office your birthday information and would like to receive birthday wishes, please notify the office of your date of birth.

And if you would like to have the Rabbi give you or a family member a special blessing on the Shabbat of your/their birthday, please let him know: RABBI

CONGREGATION
NEWS


ELYSE PEPOSE
recovering from knee surgery
 
SHARE YOUR NEWS
AND PICTURES



JCC Friends ringing in the new year at Tuckers


 
 
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 
     
CHOLENT SHABBATS

Join us for our two scheduled "Cholentfest" dates, January 25th and February 22nd. Both days are Saturdays. We will have Torah study and/or services and then have cholent for lunch. 
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
 
JCC COOKBOOKS

Looking for a house gift for Thanksgiving, a Chanukah present or just enjoy trying new recipes? The JCC cookbook is available for $10 per book.

Latkes   
SPONSOR AN ONEG SHABBAT


SPONSOR
an Oneg Shabbat 
on Friday night

with a $36.00 
minimum contribution

See this form for details
ONEG

Call the JCC Office to reserve a date.
609-492-4090
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:

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.


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

 

ONEG SHABBAT SPONSOR:

ONEG 

 

KIDDISH SPONSOR:

KIDDISH