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

 February 2, 2019
 26 Shevat 5779







STAY WARM!!!!!

Contents
Message from the Rabbi
Kol Hakavod
The Week That Was...
Upcoming Activities
Connecting....
Giving Opportunities
Next Week's Events
Service Schedule
Congregation News
Yahrzeits for Next Week
Celebrate a Milestone
Sponsor a Kiddish
Bulletin Ads
Name Badges
TD Affinity Program
Text Blast Sign Up
Documents & Links
A TORAH MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI

We are a people of laws. More importantly we are a people of laws that require us to treat others, humans and animals, well. Look at some of the first laws that we receive, as a people, in the Torah:
 
1)    A slave is not a slave forever. Freedom can be given after six years.
2)    A slave is not just property; the slave has legal and moral rights.
3)    A person who creates a hazardous situation is responsible to anyone injured by that hazardous situation.
4)    A stranger should not be wronged or oppressed (because we were strangers in Egypt).
5)    Widows and orphans must be cared for and not mistreated.
6)    The poor should be given interest free loans.
7)    Do not spread false rumors.
8)    If your enemy's ox is wandering you must return it to your enemy; If it has fallen, you must help your enemy to raise it up.

Shabbat is for everyone including beasts of burden and slaves.

The Torah, no less than 36 times, reminds us not to oppress the stranger. Usually this admonition is accompanied by the explanation that we were strangers. Why do the laws start with social justice and why are we reminded so frequently to take care of those less fortunate than us? Because the Torah wants to be certain that we learn the lesson that these laws are important and that we place these laws at the forefront of what we care about.

The story of the Jewish people is the story of the constant stranger. Abraham is told to leave his home to, in essence, become a stranger. Joseph is a stranger in Egypt as were his brothers and father. Moses is a stranger in Egypt and in Midian.
As strangers, in the Torah and in later history, we were treated poorly. We are given very precise instructions to not do the same to strangers in our communities.

We are strongest when we are compassionate to those who need our compassion most.
 
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....

Everyone enjoyed Rabbi Jay's cholent last Shabbat as well as the showing of "Schindler's List"last Sunday afternoon.

Thanks to all who helped Rabbi Jay set up and clean up.


Next Cholent Shabbat is  February 23 and Movie Afternoon on February 10.
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

WOMEN'S STUDY GROUP

Women's Study
Sunday February 24
10:30 AM
Lite Breakfast

"Rebecca: How She Shaped the Future of our People"
Continuing our study of the Matriarchs which began with our discussion of Sarah and where she was when Abraham was binding Isaac, we will be learning about Rebecca, the love story between her and Isaac and her relationship with Jacob and how it affected history.

Contact Debby Schweighart at  dschweig19@gmail.com if you are planning to join us.


FLORIDA REUNION

Tuesday, February 26 at Noon
at 
DUFFY'S
Linton and Federal, Delray Beach
Call Helyn Benjamin @ 561-740-7499
or
Eileen Buzinsky @561-362-3880 
to let them know you will attending
or
for additional information




CONNECTING... 

If you get together with JCC members this winter, send us a picture we can share with the congregation.  



Here are the Valentines and Fruchtermans at Tybee Island GA
GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

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
See form for your order:  PAVERS
  We will be taking orders for pavers to be put in this Spring.  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: TREE OF LIFE

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 & 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

 
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 
from 9:00 - 1:30
  
 

 
Mary Beth, Tony and Leslie


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



CONTACT INFORMATION:
  
Rabbi Michael S. Jay

Michael Babst, President
mjbofjcclbi@gmail.com


  VIEW THE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER/JANUARY BULLETIN
with this link
 
E-mail Editor: Rose Valentine 
rvalen 1963@aol.com
 

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NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS

2/1/19 - 2/8/19

Friday 2/1
Shabbat Dinner
6:00 PM

SHABBAT SHALOM


Shabbat 

Candle Lighting Time
Friday
February 1, 2019
 4:59 PM
(So. Ocean  County NJ)

   JOIN US FOR SERVICES

FRIDAY
February 1, 2019
Services
7:00 PM

RABBI'S TALK:
What are we supposed to hear when we say "Hear O'Israel/"

SATURDAY 
February 2, 2019

Torah Study
9:00 AM
Services
10:00 AM

Torah Reading
Mishpatim
(Exodus  21:1 - 24:18
Here is the Parshah

Haftorah
Jeremiah 34:8 - 34:22; 33:25-33:26
Here is the Haftorah

Torah Readers
Aaron Lombardi
Rabbi Jay


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.
 
 

CONGREGATION
NEWS

SHARE YOUR NEWS
 
 
 
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 
 
   
YAHRZEITS FOR NEXT WEEK

These names will be read at services on February 1, 2019

Marlene Harelick
Bette Kender*
Louise Newman
Saul Block
Sigmund Donin
Florence Morris Piscetelli
Shirley Racusin
Sam Fine
Joseph Lenkowsky
Esther Litvin
Louise Paul
Louis Rose
Rose Rosenweig
Madeline Goldberg
Nancy Brill
Fay Schragger
Melvin Denholtz
Max Gottlieb*
Bella Karp

   
  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.


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
 
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:

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

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.
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 

 

YAHRZEIT PLAQUE FORM:

PLAQUE 

 

KOL HAKAVOD DONATION FORM

KOL HAKAVOD