Passover is less than 4 weeks away. Each week we will include in the Shabbat Reminder information of interest about the holiday.
Thinking of writing you own family Haggadah. Here is a wonderful web site from my JEWISH LEARNING: MAKE YOUR OWN HAGGADAH
Dates to Remember:
JCC of LBI Sisterhood Community Seder - March 31
Women's Seder - March 22
See articles in this issue with details.
A MESSAGE FROM RABBI JAY
As many of you know, this past week I had the privilege of joining several members of our congregation in Washington for the AIPAC (America Israel Public Affairs Committee) Policy Conference. The conference is an intimate gathering of 18,000 supporters of Israel. Initially one might query whether "intimate" is the correct adjective. Indeed, though the 18,000 people are from different states, different countries, and different religions, the large swath is made intimate by the uniform goal of love for, and speaking out on behalf of, our Jewish Homeland.
Jews working toward a common goal is as ancient as our Texts. In this week's Torah portion, Vayakhel-Pekudei, the Torah reports that every person was, in one way or another, involved in the construction of the Mishkan, the portable Tabernacle that was God's dwelling place as the Israelites wandered through the desert.
This year's conference featured many wonderful seminars and speakers. Imagine in one evening seeing Senator Chuck Schumer, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Vice President Pence. And then, the very next morning, hearing from Senator Robert Menendez, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Marco Rubio, and Prime Minister Marco Rubio. Then, imagine seeing a cross-section of Israeli culture, from journalists, to high Tech heroes, to educators, to generals. Then imagine an intimate conversation about protest and change between Natan Sharansky and his daughter. Then imagine a lunchroom filled with over 1000 Rabbis from all Jewish denominations who are listening to a discussion about Israel's shifting religious landscape. And imagine doing all of this while together with folks who, like you, care deeply about Israel and the Jewish people.
This year AIPAC set forth three prime lobbying Agendas.
First, the need to make sure that Security Assistance for the State of Israel continues unabated in order for our Homeland to be able to maintain its qualitative military edge over Israel's many enemies.
Second, the need to continuously oppose Iranian Aggression and Nuclear ambitions. Despite the agreement entered into between Iran and the US and its allies, Iran has continued to work openly on ballistic missile projects and shows no sign of halting its support of global terrorism.
Third, Vigorously oppose Boycotts of Israel. The concerted effort by Israel's enemies and anti-Semitic regimes to convince universities and municipalities is growing every day. We can help to put an end to this by ensuring passage of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.
As in past years, this year, several JCC members were in Washington. AIPAC would like to see congregations bringing more congregants to Policy conference. In order to promote this, AIPAC has offered a block of 5 spots to the JCC (and other congregations) at a discounted rate of $399.00. The normal rate is $599.00. The JCC has until April 13th, 2018 to take advantage of this discount. If you have been thinking of joining me at Policy Conference, next year from March 24-26, 2019 would be a great year to do it.
Rabbi & David & Lenore Forested
Mark Chazin, Kem Spencer, Rabbi Jay,
Karen Shatz and David Shatz
Mary & Jake Pletter join Rabbi Jay at AIPAC
Please reach out to me if you have an interest.
Shabbat Shalom - Rabbi Michael S. Jay
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.
For additional information, call Rabbi Jay at 973-865-9534 or email him at
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 (email@example.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
Beginning January 3, the JCC Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 - 1:30.
Sunday evening, March 18th at 6:30 PM showing "A Stranger Among Us" starring Melanie Griffith and directed by Sidney Lumet.
When a brutal murder occurs 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.
CONGREGATION SHA'AREY HA-YAM
BETH AM SHALOM
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018
BETH AM SHALOM
LAKEWOOD, NJ 08701
CANTOR ARLYLNE UNGER WILL CONDUCT THE SEDER
Members and Extended Family
(Age 13 and above): $25.00 each
(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
Glatt Kosher Chinese Buffet
Wine, Soda, Coffee or Tea
See attached for Reservations:MIRIAM
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
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.
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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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HERE IS A CALENDAR OF ALL CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
ON LBI FOR 5778
Friday, March 9, 2018
We are proud that the JCC of LBI is a registered participant of
SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA
This Friday night, hundreds of synagogues across the continent will take part in an historic national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews - Shabbat!
By participating in this continent-wide event, you will not only have the opportunity to experience Shabbat, but you will be sharing your experience with tens of thousands of Jews across North America.
Join us for Services
Hidden Message of the Shema
Saturday, March 10, 2018
On the Shabbat after Purim, two Torah Scrolls are removed from the Ark. The Sidrah of the week is read from the first, and from the second, the chapter of Parah Adumah, the Red Cow (or Red Heifer), is read.
The reading of this chapter was instituted for this time of the year because Jews were required to purify themselves before coming to Jerusalem for the pilgrimage festival of Passover.
Maftir: Numbers 19:1 - 22))
Ezekiel 36:16 - 36:38
Here is the Haftorah:
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 March 9, 2018
March 2 Yahrzeits will be read due to cancellation of services last Shabbat.
Joseph Dicicco Jr.
Arthur E. Weinstein
James Norberg Sr.
March 9 Yahrzeits
Milton G. Smith
Hershel Alan Denker
* Yahrzeit Plaque - These names are lovingly enshrined on our synagogue memorial boards.
KAREN & DAVID SHATZ
who were recipients of the
Julian Y. Bernstein
Distinguished Service Award
given by the Westchester Jewish Council
for their work with
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:
Jewish Community Center of LBI
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
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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
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
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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