JCC the Place to Be The Jewish Community   Center of LBI 
 
 E-Letter                        
 July 13, 2018
 1 Av  5778



 
SARGE is in CHARGE at the JCC
THIS SUNDAY, JULY 15!
7:30 pm
Sanctuary seating $50
Auditorium seating $35

Tickets may be purchased at the JCC of LBI during business hours. Seats will also be available at the door.
 For more information call 609-492-4090


HELP WANTED
Someone to help with set up and clean up at the Pre-Sarge Dinner this Sunday
from 4 - 8 PM
Call Diane Hoffman for details 732-742-2881

Contents
A Message from the Rabbi
Kol Hakavod
The Week That Was...
Additional July Activities
Summer Concerts
Upcoming Events
Volunteer
This Week's Events
Shabbat Information
Aliyah Class
Yahrzeits
Congregation News
Kiddishes
Sisterhood Stuff
Dining for Dollars
Giving Opportunities
TD Affinity Program
Bulletin Ads
Name Badges
Text Blast Sign Up
Documents & Links
A TORAH MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 
In Matot-Masei, The Torah recalls the 40-year journey of the Israelites as they wandered in the desert and slowly headed toward the Promised Land. We are a people who have always journeyed. From the moment that Abraham was first told to leave his fathers home, until the moment that the Israelites stood looking into the Promised Land, our people were always on the move.
 
But the journey did not stop once our ancestors entered the Promised Land. Once inside the land, we needed to conquer the indigenous peoples. Once they conquered the land, neighboring tribes and countries were constantly attacking our ancestors.
 
We were ultimately dispersed by the Babylonians, but were able to return within 70 years. We were then conquered by the Romans and forced to disperse for nearly 2,000 years. During this time we were journeying. We moved from country to country. We moved from home to home. We were welcomed in, and then kicked out.
 
Finally we were allowed back in to our land.
 
Because of our history, we inherently know that a time and a place is just that; a time and a place. We see our life as a journey; each relationship as a journey, Each hour as a journey.   Live each day of the journey as if it is the day that you will enter the Promised Land.
 
Go for yourself. Go for your loved ones. Go for the Holy One. But go.
 
Shabbat Shalom - Rabbi Michael S. Jay


T 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 
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  ISRAEL TOUR.
 
For additional information, call Rabbi Jay at 973-865-9534 or email him at  mjayrab@gmail.com


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...

Sundays breakfast and update on Israel was a huge success. The Israeli meal featuring Shakshuka prepared by the Rabbi & David Shatz and the fact-filled presentation by Dr. Eric Mandel were appreciated by all in attendance as our synagogue continues to provide important programming to the community.  Yasher Koach to Rabbi Jay and David Shatz for creating this event and to David and Diane Hoffman helping with the clean up.

Here is the recipe for the Shakshuka:

1/3 cup olive oil
1 large onion diced
2 bell peppers of different colors cut into 3/4 inch strips
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
3-4 cups chipped tomatoes
2-4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoons ground caraway seeds
Pinch of cayenne pepper- optional
Salt & pepper
6-8 eggs
2 teaspoons chopped parsley or cilantro


in a very large pan heat the oil and add the onions.  After 3-5 minutes add the peppers and let saute for 7 - 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, garlic and dry spices and cover.  Let cook for 7 minutes on medium to high heat.  Make some gaps with a wooden spoon in the sauce and carefully break 6 eggs into the gaps.  Sprinkle with salt and cover the pan.  Cook over low-medium heat for 10-12 minutes, just until the eggs are set.  Sprinkle with parsley or cilantro and serve hot with fresh bread.

Compliments to the Chef

JCC JULY BAZAAR

Thanks to our wonderful staff and volunteers the Bazaar went off without a hitch. 
Special thanks to Mary Beth Krieger in the JCC office for doing a superb job of organizing the vendors and keeping all the records and custodian, Tony DeGregorio, who knows where everything is and keeps us calm.  

Our Bazaar volunteers were: Don Pripstein, Ron Marr, Diane Hoffman, Terry Robinovitz, Jody Brusilow, Joan Silver, Richard Morgan, Karen Shatz, David Shatz, Don Paris, Mel Benjamin, Ina Morganthal, Ira Morganthal, Caden & Jackson Valentine.

Taking care of providing food and drink was the Sisterhood crew: Ina Galer, Alisa Friedberg, Rochelle Spencer, Renee Goldman, Paula Hait, Joan Ely, Marilyn Alexander, Bunny Kaufman, Herman Kaufman, Enid Dairman, Harold Farin, Carole Nunberg, Jody Brusilow and Lexa Merson

SEE YOU ON AUGUST 8TH FOR THE 
AUGUST BAZAAR

SISTERHOOD BOOK GROUP

Eight members of the Sisterhood Book Group met on Monday, July 9th, to discuss the book Forest Green by Nicole Krauss. It is always enjoyable to get together to discuss any book that we have all read!!

For the August meeting, we are reading Nothing is Forgotten by Peter Golden. This is a novel about the life-changing journey of a young man who travels from New Jersey to Khrushchev's Russia and the beaches of Southern France as he finds love and discovers the long-hidden secrets about his Jewish heritage.

In 1950s New Jersey, Michael Daniels launches a radio show in the storage room of his Russian-Jewish grandmother's candy store. Not only does the show become a local hit because of his running satires of USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev, but half a world away, it picks up listeners in a small Soviet city.

There, with rock and roll leaking in through bootlegged airwaves, Yulianna Kosoy-a war orphan in her mid-twenties-is sneaking American goods into the country with her boss, Der Schmuggler.

But just as Michael's radio show is taking off, his grandmother is murdered in the candy store. Why anyone would commit such an atrocity against such a warm, affable woman is anyone's guess. But she had always been secretive about her past and, as Michael discovers, guarded a shadowy ancestral history. In order to solve the mystery of who killed her, Michael sets out to Europe to learn where he-and his grandmother-really came from.

Please consider joining us on Monday morning, August 13th, at 10:30 in the JCC of LBI library to share in the discussion! We are tentatively to meet for the last time this summer on September 17th - and that book title will be chosen by the group in August. 

If you would like to have your name added to the group email list, please contact Paula Hait at paulahait@comcast.net

Happy reading!!!


MORE JULY ACTIVITIES...
Checkmark Thursday, July 26, 7:30 PM 
Jewish National Fund speaker at the  home of Ruth & Howard Miller, 321  Beach Plum Dr., Loveladies. Topic:  "Solutions for a Water Starved World". Reservations Required

Checkmark Friday, July 27, 1 PM 
Women's Rosh Chodesh at JCC 
Life Force Yoga 
Contact Sheri Jay for information:  
ictiam@aol.com

Checkmark Friday, July 27, 8PM 
Friday Shabbat Service honoring  Judith & Don Pripstein


Checkmark Sunday, July 29, 10AM 
Poetry Presentation by Richard
Morgan
 from his new book 
"My Lighthouse Key

CABARET NITE


featuring
Acclaimed Singer and Songwriter
Michael D'Amore
 




Sunday Evening, August 12th at 7pm
$35 per person
Dancing, Good Listening, Snacks and Dessert

ONGOING ACTIVITIES


ZUMBA BEGINS JULY 2

Week of July 2, Classes on Monday and Friday at 9:00 AM
After that Monday and Thursday until August 23


Mah jongg
MAH JONGG & CANASTA

Wednesdays 12:30 - 4





RABBI JAY'S FRIDAY MORNING CLASS


10:00 AM
"Israel's Milestones & Their Meanings"
June 29 - August 24


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.

 
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  
  
    SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:     
 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 
from 9:00 - 1:30.




Mary Beth, Tony and Leslie

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:
  
Rabbi Michael S. Jay

Rose Valentine, JCC President
rvalen1963@aol.com

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with this linK

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rvalen
1963@aol.com


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 THIS WEEK AT THE JCC
7/13/18 - 7/20/18

Sunday
Sarge Comedy Concert
7:30 PM

Monday
Zumba
9:00 AM

Tuesday
Aliyah Class
10:00 - 10:30 AM

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

Thursday
Zumba
9:00 AM

Friday
Rabbi Jay's Class
10:00 AM


SEE LIST OF ALL JCC EVENTS: CALENDAR

SHABBAT SHALOM

Shabbat

Rosh Chodesh Av 
begins at sundown on 
Thursday, July 12 

Candle Lighting Time

Friday
July 13, 2018
 8:06 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Services 8:00 PM

Rabbi's Talk:
What is a journey?

Last week's Oneg was sponsored by Bunny Kaufman in memory of her husband Herman

Saturday, July 14, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9:00 AM Torah Study
10:00 AM Service

Torah Portion
Matot-Masei
(Numbers 30:2 - 36:13 ) 
Here is the Parshah

Haftorah
Jeremiah 2:4 - 28; 3:4
Here is the Haftorah

 
Torah Reader
Rabbi Jay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
Drop In Havdallah
 9:00 PM

Havdallah & S'more 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summer Daily Services:
Beginning Wed. June 27th 
through Labor Day
M - F 9:00 AM
at the JCC
Sundays on the beach at 24th St, 
Spray Beach (weather permitting) 
with two Sundays on the north end of the Island (TBA)


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.


SHABBAT ON THE BEACH
Friday, July 20th
24th Street Spray Beach
6:00 PM
ALIYAH CLASS

Have you always wanted to have an aliyah at the Torah but feel embarrassed because you don't know what to do.  Come to Aliyah Class with Sheri Horowitz-Jay:


Tuesday, July 17 @ 10:00 - 10:30 AM

YAHRZEITS
FOR NEXT WEEK

These names will be read at services on Friday, July 13, 2018

Jack Morgan
David Rifkin
Adele Rosenberg
Beatrice Busch*
Anne Einhorn
Eleanor Cohen
Max Selsky*
Sy Frand
Shirley Rose
John Dzuna
Rudi Cohen
Irwin Moses*
Joseph Schiller




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


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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, 
Debby Schweighardt 
if you are in need of assistance or if you know of a JCC member 
that needs our help.     
973-634-5349


KIDDUSHES 
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 c ontact  the office at 609-492-4090

For information about 
sponsoring a Kiddush
SEE DONATION & MENU:
SISTERHOOD STUFF

SPONSOR AN 
ONEG SHABBAT

See this form to reserve a Friday nite for an Oneg Shabbat

UPCOMING  
S ISTERHOOD SCHEDULE 

August 16th
7-9 PM



GIFT SHOP
Sisterhood has some wonderful new items in the Gift Shop.  Come browse around during Office hours.


SHOEBOX RECYCLING
PROGRAM
FOR DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK:

DINING FOR DOLLARS

RESTAURANTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
CLICK ON HERE FOR YOUR COUPON:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

S END ONE OF OUR TRIBUTES IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF
See order form here: 

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. 

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.


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: 

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.
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. 

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