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

 May 24, 2019
 19 Iyar 5779

Friday evening services now begin at 8PM


 

 
Join us in saying farewll to 
long-time JCC of LBI 
employee & friend

MARCIE DEUTSCH

Marcie will be moving down to South Carolina 
and we want to show her how much we appreciate her 
and wish her well.

We will also be celebrating her birthday 
at a Luncheon in her honor
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 
 12:00 Noon 
at the JCC Social Hall.

$25 per person (includes a gift)
RSVP to the JCC Office
609-492-4090

MEET OUR KITCHEN MANAGER


We are delighted to welcome to the JCC family, Sue Berube, who has accepted the new position of Kitchen Manager.  She will be preparing and serving our Onegs, Kiddishes as well as other kitchen activities.  Sue is a long time resident of Beach Haven and she and her husband Vern were owners of The Dunes Market here on the Island.
 
Contents
Meet Our Kitchen Manager
Message from the Rabbi
Kol Hakavod
June Activities
The Week That Was....
Chaverah forming
Mah jongg
Scholars Near the Beach
Shoprite Scrip
Giving Opportunities
TD Affinity Program
Next Week's Events
Service Schedule
Yahrzeits for Next Week
Happy Birthday
Congregation News
Sponsor a Kiddish
Celebrate a Milestone
Bulletin Ads
Name Badges
Documents & Links
A MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI

As I am writing this it is Thursday, May 23rd, which is the 18th day of Iyar on the Hebrew calendar. It is also the 33rd day of counting the Omer, which is known as Lag B'Omer. Here are 7 interesting facts about this holiday:
 
1. It's the 33rd day of the Omer count
2. It's the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, writer of the Zohar and teacher of Kabablah
3. It's also the day that commands us to love and respect each other.
4. It's traditional to light bonfires on Lag B'Omer eve. LagB'Omer
5. It's customary to eat carobs on Lag B'Omer
6. It's the one day during the Omer (the counting between Passover and Shavuot) when you can suspend the mourning practices and do such things as have a celebration, listen to music or cut your hair.
7. There are seven facts here because seven represents the number of perfection. Seven's a pretty popular number in Judaism. Look at some of the 7's in our tradition:
7 weeks of the Omer
7 emotions, one for each week of the Omer( love, fear, compassion, ambition, humility, bonding and receptiveness)
7 candles in the Menorah
7 days of the week
7 colors in the rainbow- the sign of G-d's covenant
 
According to an article on My Jewish Learning, by: Francine Klagsbrun:
 
The Omer is a time of semi-mourning, when weddings and other celebrations are forbidden, and as a sign of grief, observant Jews do not cut their hair. Anthropologists say that many peoples have similar periods of restraint in the early spring to symbolize their concerns about the growth of their crops. But the most often cited explanation for the Jewish practice comes from the Talmud, which tells us that during this season a plague killed thousands of Rabbi Akiva's students because they did not treat one another respectfully. The mourning behavior is presumably in memory of those students and their severe punishment.
 
According to a medieval tradition, the plague ceased on Lag B'omer, the 33rd day of the Omer.  (The Hebrew letters lamed and gimel which make up the acronym "Lag" have the combined numerical value of 33.) As a result, Lag B'omer became a happy day, interrupting the sad­ness of the Omer period for 24 hours. (It is thus customary to have weddings on Lag B'Omer).
 
In Israel it is customary to have picnics and light bonfires on Lag B'Omer. Yesterday I had a phone conference with our Israeli tour guide, David Eisenstadt (in preparation for the JCC's June 2020 trip to Israel) and he told me that due to the a severe drought in the country, the Chief Sephardic and Ashkenazi Rabbis joined forces with secular fire officials to caution people against lighting large bonfires this year. Only in Israel would it be possible for the head Rabbis and the fire marshal to make a joint statement!
 
 
This coming Monday, May 27, 2019, is Memorial Day. It is observed on the last Monday of May, and honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. While it has been a tradition to observe this Day with picnics and family gatherings, please be sure to set aside some time to consider the heroes who sacrificed their lives to protect all that we hold dear. If you know a family who has lost someone while serving our country, please reach out to them and thank them. If you do not know anyone personally, spend a moment in reflection for all who have lost their lives so that we might live ours in the best way possible.
 
On Memorial Day I will be giving the closing Benediction at Four Seasons Harbor Bay in Little Egg Harbor.
 
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

 

JUNE ACTIVITIES


Shabbat Dinner  
Friday, June 7th

Farewell Luncheon for 
Marcie Deutsch 
 Wednesday, June 19

Shabbat on the Beach in Loveladies 
  Friday, June 21

Bus Trip to the Jewish Museum in Philly 
Sunday, June 23

Welcome Back Brunch 
Sunday, June 30
 

THE WEEK THAT WAS.....

Thanks goes to Debbi Schweighardt for preparing a most interesting discussion program about Leah & Rachel for our Women's Study Group.
CHAVERAH

The JCC of LBI is forming a Chaverah. 

The initial meeting will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 7:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.  Please join us.
 
MAH JONGG
Mah jongg

Mah jongg begins on Wednesday, May 29th 
from 12:30 to 4:00 PM
WE NEED YOUR HELP 

 
We are very excited to have Rabbi Linda Motzkin, soferet, parchment maker, and scribal artist, and Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein, bread maker and baking teacher as our Scholars Near the Beach this summer.  They are the co-rabbis of  Temple Sinai in  Saratoga Springs, New York.

We are reaching out to the congregation to help with this very special program by hosting our Scholars during their stay at the Jersey Shore from July 11 - July 14.  Please call Rabbi Jay if you can be of assistance.  973-865-9534
SHOPRITE SCRIP

Purchase Shoprite Scrip while still available in the JCC Office.
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
 

Become a permanent part of the JCC landscape.
Purchase a personalized paving stone 
in honorof your family or in memory of a loved one.
It will be 
WRITTEN IN STONE
Deadline for Spring Installation April 30th.

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

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.


 
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 FEBRUARY/MARCH/APRIL BULLETIN
with this link
 
E-mail Editor: Rose Valentine 
rvalen 1963@aol.com
 

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NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS
5/24/19 - 5/31/19

Wednesday
12:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Mah jongg


See JCC of LBI Calendar:

CALENDAR


SHABBAT SHALOM

Shabbat 
Candle Lighting Time

Friday 
May 24, 2019
7:54 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)

   JOIN US FOR SERVICES

Friday evening
May 24, 2019
8:00 PM

Rabbi's Talk:
The famous symbolism of 
10 in our tradition


Saturday morning
May 25, 2019
9:00 AM Torah Study
10:00 AM Services

Torah Reading
Behar
Leviticus 25:1 - 26:2 
Here is the Parshah:

Haftorah
Jeremiah 32:6 - 32:27
Here is the Haftorah:

Torah Reader:
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.

SHAVUOT
  
Shavuot
 
June 8  
Havdallah at 8 PM
followed by 
Tikun L'el Shavuot 
A Night of Study 
Cheesecake and Wine


June 9 
 Services at 9:30 am
Blessing of the Children 10:00 am
Traditional Dairy Kiddish

June 10
Services  at 9:30 am
Yizkor will be recited
Traditional Dairy Kiddish


YAHRZEITS FOR NEXT WEEK

These names will be  read at services on  May 24, 2019

Rena Entin
Victor Marcus
David Slott*
Cory Alpert*
Robert Gottlin
Dora Koyner*
Shelly Keller
Evelyn Rubinfeld
Walter Steigerwald
Mollie Bass*
Samuel Buznitsky
George Fuhrmann
Sylvia Greenspan
Clara Hoffman
Harvey Levin
Bernard Ostroff
Abraham Rosenfeld
Howard Sherry*
Samuel Rosenweig
Elaine Berkowitz
Milton Britz*
Jerome Molbert*
Scott L. Paley
Esther Rosenfeld
Joseph Tomar
Josephine Cramer
Dr. Harry Herman*
David Kaplan
Elizabeth Piwosky
Isidor Rothstein
Bernice Szanger*



  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:

Paul Avondoglio
May 25
Ilene Estes
May 27
Karen Shatz
May 27
Zee Jay Greenspan
May 28
Harriet Sklar
May 28
Jody Rifkin Brusilow
May 30
Sylvain Nakkab
May 30
Arleen Moffitt
May 31
Doris Ostroff
May 31
Bernard Rothman
May 31
 
  

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

CONDOLENCES
to
Stephen & Phyllis Lishnoff
on the passing of their
son-in-law
Bryant P. Lehr
husband of Ellen 
(nee Lishnoff), father of Andrew and Alice



"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." 

SHARE YOUR NEWS
AND PICTURES


Farewell Florida Luncheon


 
 
 
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 
 
   
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:

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
 
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

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