JCC the Place to Be The Jewish Community   Center of LBI 
 
 E-Letter                        
 July 20, 2018
 8 Av  5778


 BE PART OF NEXT WEEK'S SPECIAL ACTIVITIES 

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

Friday, July 27, 1 PM 
Women's Rosh Chodesh at JCC 
Life F orce Yoga with Debbie Lubetkin, PhD
Contact Sheri Jay to register:  
ictiam@aol.com



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





Sunday, July 29, 10AM  
Poetry Presentation by 
Pat & Richard  Morgan 
 from their new book 
  "My Lighthouse Key"

Contents
A Message from the Rabbi
Kol Hakavod
The Week That Was...
Summer Concerts
Dining for Dollars
Upcoming Events
Giving Opportunities
Volunteer
This Week's Events
Shabbat Information
Yahrzeits
Congregation News
Kiddishes
Sisterhood Stuff
TD Affinity Program
Bulletin Ads
Text Blast Sign Up
Name Badges
Documents & Links
A TISHA B'AV MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 
Tisha B'Av begins on Saturday evening, at the conclusion of Shabbat. It is known as the saddest date on the Hebrew calendar because it the date on which both the First and Second Temples were destroyed. Our tradition also notes other disasters that have occurred on this date. Among others, the expulsions of the Jews from England and Spain were tied to the 9th of Av.
 
Tisha B'Av services will be held this coming Saturday evening beginning at 8:30 pm. In observance of the Holiday, we will conclude Shabbat with the lighting of the Havdallah candle, but we will not bless the wine or the spices. (They will be blessed at the conclusion of Tisha B'Av, on Sunday evening.) We will also not be roasting marshmallows or making S'Mores this week, sorry L .
 
As is the tradition, we will refrain from wearing leather shoes, light a candle, sit on the floor (if possible), and chant Eicha (the Book of Lamentations). This service tends to have great meaning for those who are present. Please join us.
 
We will also be reading Eicha at Sunday morning services which will begin at 9:00 am.
 
As we prepare for this most somber of holidays, it is wholly appropriate to remember the negative events of our past. Recalling past tragedies is one way of ensuring that they will not happen again. However, I would suggest that we should not use this time to only "dwell" on our past misery. We should also use the holiday of Tisha B'Av to think about how we might avoid problems in the future. We should marvel at our resilience as a people despite all that has happened.
 
Join us for services; we can continue the discussion. As always, if you want to lead a part of the service or read some of Eicha, just let me know. I don't need to know in advance; just ask when you get there on Saturday evening or Sunday morning.
 
Shabbat Shalom and tzom kal (easy fast)
 
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...

 
The sound of laughter rocked the JCC of LBI last Sunday evening as SARGE regaled the over 250 guests at the event with his most interesting life journey.  The evening was a rousing success - not only was the house filled with so many happy people but it was a financial success as well.

Diane & Sarge
Kudos go to chairperson Diane Hoffman and her committee for an outstanding job.  Those great orange cards were created by Paula Hait and Arlene Schragger.  Arlene also created the posters and all the wonderful ads and articles.  Rabbi Jay handed out cards all over Beach Haven. Barbara Marcus and Phyllis Sisenwine helped with the mailings. Mimi Bloom made phone calls, Cliff Farin worked with the sound system, Sherry Fruchterman was our consultant for the room set up along with Tony and Helen & Mel Benjamin and Sam Sisenwine were involved in the set up morning of. Jeri Riffle & Leslie Kinkfelt were on hand Sunday evening  to help with the ticket sales along with table volunteers and ushers: Pat & Richard Morgan, Phyllis & Ted Cohen, Maxine & Don Paris, Marilyn Alexander, Irene & Michael Babst and Farin Grandchildren Zoey and Marshall. Jody Brusilow was on hand to lend Sisterhood support and our Office Staff Leslie Dinkfelt and Marybeth Kreiger were invaluable. Thanks to Mitch Powitz for providing a motel room for Sarge. From beginning to end Phyllis Sisenwine, Ina Galer and Rose Valentine provided a sounding board for the chairman. 

Waiting for the guests to arrive: Howard & Sherry Fruchterman, Rose Valentine, Howard & Janet Cohen.
  
Our pre-show dinner was a great success.  Special thanks to Janet & Howard Cohen for opening up their home for this event and Rose Valentine & Sherry Fruchterman for coordinating the dinner set up and Howard Fruchterman for the flowers and David Shatz for finding us a wonderful server. 

Enjoying dinner outside at the Cohens

WHAT A GREAT EVENING FOR THE JCC OF LBI!!!!!

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

DINING FOR DOLLARS

We have secured three restaurants who will be participating in this program

Classic Restaurant (across from Brazzi's) 
Kostas Greek Restaurant, Tuckerton 
Manero's, Manahawkin 

These establishment will give the JCC a percentage of the bill when members eat at their restaurant on designated dates.
Diners will take a coupon with them to be signed by the restaurant and sent to the office so we can keep a tally.

INFORMATION ON THE DATES TO FOLLOW

CLICK ON HERE FOR YOUR COUPON:

ONGOING ACTIVITIES



Monday and Thursday @ 9:00 AM 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


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: 

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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 THIS WEEK AT THE JCC
7/20/18 - 7/27/18

Monday
Zumba
9:00 AM

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

Thursday
Zumba
9:00 AM
JNF speaker at the home of Ruth & Howard Miller
7:30 PM

Friday
Rabbi Jay's Class
10:00 AM
Rosh Chodesh Program
1:00 PM
at the JCC


SEE LIST OF ALL JCC EVENTS: CALENDAR

SHABBAT SHALOM

Shabbat

Candle Lighting Time

Friday
July 20, 2018
 8:02 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)

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

 
 
 
 
 
  SHABBAT HAZON*
(see below)
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, July 20, 2018


6:00 PM
24th Street, Spray Beach
bring beach chairs

Rabbi's Talk
Turning Baseless Hatred into Baseless Love.

Saturday, July 21, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9:00 AM Torah Study
10:00 AM Service

Torah Portion
Devarim
(Numbers 1:1 - 3:22) 
Here is the Parshah

Haftorah
Isaiah 1:1 - 1:27
Here is the Haftorah

 
Torah Readers
Aaron Lombardi
Rabbi Jay

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
NO Drop In Havdallah
This Week



Tisha B'Av Service
Saturday, July 21
8:30 PM

Tisha B'Av, the ninth of the month of Av, is a day of mourning for Jews. It is the day Jews remember the destruction of both Temples that once stood in Jerusalem as well as a number of other tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people over the course of history.

The Shabbat immediately preceding the festival is Shabbat Hazon* (vision). The name derives from the haftarah (prophetic reading) for the day. Taken from Isaiah 1, the reading describes Isaiah's vision of national disaster befalling the Israelites because of their sins. 

Tisha B'Av is a full fast day, so the last meal must be eaten before sunset prior to the ninth of Av. The meal often is comprised of round foods like eggs or lentils, which symbolize mourning in Jewish tradition because they evoke the cycle of life. In addition to abstaining from food or drink during Tisha B'Av.

Megillat Eicha (the Scroll of Lamentations)-which is a lament for the destruction of the First Temple - is chanted. The meal ending the fast traditionally omits meat and wine, in acknowledgment of the fact that the burning of the Temple continued until the next day. Finally, the sorrow that began on the 17th of Tammuz comes to a halt and the Shabbat immediately following Tishah B'Av is called Shabbat Nahamu (Shabbat of comfort) because the Haftarah begins with the words "nahamu nahamu ami" ("comfort, comfort my people"). This begins a period of consolation and comfort leading up to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Extracted from My Jewish Learning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summer Daily Services:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.


YAHRZEITS
FOR NEXT WEEK

These names will be read at services on Friday, July 20, 2018

Leslie Barrish
Tola Herszenberg
Jennie Oxfeld
Jeannette Shapiro
Sam Glasser
Arthur Goldman
Benjamin Price
Rebecca Rosner
Nathan Stone*
Howard Tittlebaum
Evelyn Bookman*
Max Dreyfus*
Shirley Fischer
Sol Daniel Gussin
Doris Morton
Clara Waxman*
Herb Josephson*
Emil Mendlow
Esther Saden
Carl Sher*
Sidney Levine
Sadie Taub*
Frank Fink*
Alvin Hurwitz*
Benard Miller
Gertrude Oertell
Jay Max Starr MD
Louis Alexander
Leon Isanuk*
Frank Levi




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

SISTERHOOD BOOK CLUB
Monday, August 8
10:30 AM at the 
JCC  Library
 
"Nothing is Forgotten" by Peter Golden.



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:

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.
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