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
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.
To view a full itinerary and to download an on-line application, go to
For additional information, call Rabbi Jay at 973-865-9534 or email him at
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
|MORE JULY ACTIVITIES...
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
Friday, July 27, 1 PM
Women's Rosh Chodesh at JCC
Life Force Yoga
Contact Sheri Jay for information:
Friday, July 27, 8PM
Friday Shabbat Service honoring
Judith & Don Pripstein
Sunday, July 29, 10AM
Poetry Presentation by Richard
from his new book
"My Lighthouse Key
Acclaimed Singer and Songwriter
Sunday Evening, August 12th at 7pm
$35 per person
Dancing, Good Listening, Snacks and Dessert
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 & CANASTA
Wednesdays 12:30 - 4
RABBI JAY'S FRIDAY MORNING CLASS
"Israel's Milestones & Their Meanings"
June 29 - August 24
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.
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.
2411 Long Beach Blvd.
Spray Beach, NJ 08008
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
from 9:00 - 1:30.
Mary Beth, Tony and Leslie
Leslie Dinkfelt, Office Manager
Marcie Deutsch, Computer Admin.
Mary Beth Krieger, Staff Member
Tony DeGregorio, Custodial Staff
Rabbi Michael S. Jay
Rose Valentine, JCC President
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| THIS WEEK AT THE JCC
7/13/18 - 7/20/18
Sarge Comedy Concert
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Mah jongg & Canasta
12:30 - 4:00 PM
Rabbi Jay's Class
Rosh Chodesh Av
begins at sundown on
Thursday, July 12
Candle Lighting Time
(So. Ocean County NJ)
HERE IS A CALENDAR OF ALL CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
ON LBI FOR 5778
Services 8:00 PM
What is a journey?
Last week's Oneg was sponsored by Bunny Kaufman in memory of her husband Herman
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:00 AM Service
(Numbers 30:2 - 36:13 )
Jeremiah 2:4 - 28; 3:4