JCC the Place to Be The Jewish CommunityCenter of LBI 

E-Letter                        
February 16, 2018
1 Adar 5778


FEBRUARY 16 & 23 
SERVICES ON FRIDAY EVENING 
BEGIN AT 7:00 PM 

Contents
A Message from the Rabbi
Kol Hakavod
Winter Office Hours
Florida Reunion
March Movie Nite
Women's Seder
Be a Volunteer
TD Affinity Program
Bulletin Ads
Name Badges
Text Blast Sign Up
This Week's Events
Shabbat Information
Yahrzeits
Congregation News
Upcoming Shabbat Activities
Kiddishes
Sisterhood Stuff
Celebrate a Milestone
Giving Opportunities
Documents & Links
A MESSAGE FROM RABBI JAY
 
SADNESS IN TIMES OF CHAOS

This week has seen a tragedy of immeasurable proportion. Many beautiful souls, mostly children, have been summarily taken from us. One beautiful child is directly connected to our community.  And there are no answers.  And we cry, and we cry.
 
The pain and sadness coursing through our bodies and souls is unspeakable, as are the feelings of inadequacy.   We have seen this before and each time we bellow out vows that it will not happen again.  And yet, we have been unable to stop it. 
 
Are we really unable, or have we lacked the will?  Each day we should be looking in the mirror and posing the following question: "Have I done enough to end this insanity?"
 
The Jewish people are a people of action, and we have failed to take action.  I do not pretend to know what the answer is, but I do know that there is a solution if we are willing to make it so.  Remember the words of Theodore Herzl: "If you will it, it is no dream".  His dream was to create a nation for a people; our dream should be to save the people of our nation.
 
Today we have, and hear, only searing, burning questions.  And we have no answers.  So what are we to do?  Our tradition hints at one method for addressing the problem.  The answer might lie in the quintessential theological statement of our Jewish tradition, the Shema.
 
Shema Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad.
Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, The Lord is One.
 
The first word, "Shema", means to "hear", or "listen".  Our tradition tells us that the first thing we must always do is to listen.   We need to hear.  We need to let those asking the questions know that we are listening.  The questioner needs to know that we hear him or her.  The questioner needs us to be present; and the questioner needs to know that we will stay present.
 
We must listen now, we must be present now, but we must make a vow to change the world in which we live for better. 
 
As we enter Shabbat, make a fervent prayer for a better world, a world of peace, and a world free from those full of evil intent.
 
Shabbat Shalom - Rabbi Michael S. Jay
 
 

Today, with a Melton class, and Rabbi Moshe Rudin, the JCC of LBI and Congegation Adath Shalom, lowered the Flag to half-mast to share the grief of the Parkland, Florida community and the grief of a nation.  We said Kaddish in memory of 
Alyssa Miriam Alhadeff, Granddaughter of 
JCC congregants David and Terri Robinovitz and all have lost their lives in this senseless tragedy.
May we see the end of violence and evil in our day and may we take affirmative steps to make it so.

 
T RAVEL TO ISRAEL WITH THE JCC OF LBI

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 will be. 
 
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 www.israeltour.com/jcclb .
 
For additional information, call Rabbi Jay at 973-865-9534 or email him at mjayrab@gmail.com
 
 

RABBI'S OFFICE HOURS
Rabbi Jay will now be at his office at the JCC on TUESDAYS and will have office hours from Noon - 2:00.  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

 

WINTER OFFICE HOURS

The JCC Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 - 1:30.
THE WEEK THAT WAS..

ANNUAL WOMEN'S FLORIDA LUNCHEON
MARCH MOVIE NITE

Movie Night Saturday evening, March 18th at 6:30 PM showing "A Stranger Among Us" starring Melanie Griffith and directed by Sidney Lumet. 

 
  

When a brutal murderoccurs among the Hasidic Jewish community and looks like an inside job, tough New York cop, Emily Edith (Melanie Griffith), goes undercover as a Hasid to find the culprit.
 
WOMEN'S SEDER

CONGREGATION SHA'AREY HA-YAM
&
BETH AM SHALOM
 
MIRIAM'S SEDER
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018
6 PM
BETH AM SHALOM
1235 NJ-70
LAKEWOOD, NJ 08701
 
CANTOR ARLYLNE UNGER WILL CONDUCT THE SEDER
 
Members and Extended Family 
(Age 13 and above): $25.00 each
Adult Non-Members 
(Age 13 and above): $30.00 each
Children Age 10-12: $15.00 each
Children under 10: Free
 
Deadline for reservations is March 7, 2018
 
Menu includes:
Glatt Kosher Chinese Buffet
Wine, Soda, Coffee or Tea
 
See attached for Reserations:  MIRIAM

BE A VOLUNTEER



VOLUNTEER 
at 
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.

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.
ADS FOR JCC BULLETIN

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:  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. 

 
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  
  
    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


Office Staff:
 Leslie Dinkfelt, Office Manager
 Marcie Deutsch, Computer Admin.
Mary Beth Krieger, Staff Member
Tony DrGregorio, Custodial Staff


 
CONTACT INFORMATION:
  
Rabbi Michael S. Jay

Rose Valentine, JCC President
rvalen1963@aol.com

SEE NOV/DEC/JAN BULLETIN
with this link
 
E-mail Editor: Rose Valentine rvalen
1963@aol.com



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SHABBAT SHALOM

Shabbat

Candle Lighting Time
Friday
February 16, 2018
5:06 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)

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


Friday, February 16, 2018
7:00 PM

Rabbi's Talk:
How to keep praying when it seems our prayers are not heard. 



Saturday, February 17, 2018

Torah Study
9:00 AM
Services
10:00 AM

Torah Portion:
Terumah
(Exodus 25:1 - 27:19) 
Here is the reading:
PARSHAH


Here is the Haftorah:
IKings 5:26 - 6:13
Here is the reading

Torah Leigners:

Aaron Lombardi
Rabbi Jay




Wednesday evening
February 28
6:00 PM
Pizza & Purim



Thursday morning
March 1
Megillah Study
9:00 AM
Purim Service
10:00 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
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 February 16, 2018

Arlene Babst
Rachel Bendavid
Adam Heller
Esther Hirsch
Fay Schragger
Jeffrey Weiner
Nancy Brill
Max Gottlieb*
Hilda Rosenberg
Theodore Brod*
Harry Dudkin
Lisa Ellen Kaufman*
Israel Koller
Aaron Lox
Frank John Lamagna
Eric Moss
Moshe Neustadt*
Steven Fisch
Gussie Gross
Irvin Babbitt
Ethel Dalinsky
Irving Newman
Gloria Cohen
Amanda Kanowitz*
Nellie Lehman
Isador London
Solomon Schall




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

CONDOLENCES
to

TERRI & DAVID ROBINOVITZ
on the passing of their granddaughter
Allysa Miriam Alhadeff


a student at
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida

The funeral will be held on Friday, February 16 at 10:00 AM
at Star of David Memorial Gardens
Cemetery and Funeral Chapel
77001 Bailey Road
North Lauderdale, FL

Shiva at
8675 Watercrest Circle W
Parkland, FL
Dates and Times
TBA



"May God remember forever our dear ones who have gone to their eternal rest. May they be at one with the One who is life eternal. May the beauty of their lives shine for evermore, and may our lives always bring honor to their memory." 


 
Mazel Tov
MARK & MARSHA CHAZIN
on the bar mitzvah 
of their  grandson
Jack Chazin Halperin
son of 
Rachel & Jason Halperin

Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  
DIANE & BARNEY HOFFMAN
on the success of
"Humor Me"
a film by their son
Sam Hoffman



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CONTACT: 

 
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

UPCOMING SHABBAT ACTIVITIES




We are planning special Shabbats in the months to come.

Kabbalat Shabbat & Dinner


Friday, March 9 @ 6:00 PM


  
KIDDUSHES 
on Saturday morning

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

SEE DONATION & MENU:
SISTERHOOD STUFF



Jewish Community Center of LBI
PASSOVER SEDER
 
Saturday March 31, 2018
 at 6:00 PM
 led by Rabbi Michael Jay
Spiritual Leader of the JCC of LBI
 
All are Welcome!!! Reservations Necessary

See flyer for details:



 
SHOEBOX RECYCLING
PROGRAM
FOR DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK:

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

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

S END ONE OF OUR NEW TRIBUTES IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF


See order form here: 

ENDOWMENT FUND

Join Herb and Selma Shapiro 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.


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: 

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