| The Jewish Community Center of LBI
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.
"Solutions for a Water Starved World"
Friday, July 27, 1 PM
Women's Rosh Chodesh at JCC
orce Yoga with Debbie Lubetkin, PhD
Contact Sheri Jay to register:
Friday, July 27, 8PM
Friday Shabbat Service honoring
Judith & Don Pripstein
Sunday, July 29, 10AM
Poetry Presentation by
from their new book
"My Lighthouse Key"
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.
RAVEL TO ISRAEL WITH THE JCC
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
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
|Waiting for the guests to arrive: Howard & Sherry Fruchterman, Rose Valentine, Howard & Janet Cohen.
|Enjoying dinner outside at the Cohens
WHAT A GREAT EVENING FOR THE JCC OF LBI!!!!!
Acclaimed Singer and Songwriter
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
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:
Monday and Thursday @ 9:00 AM 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
END ONE OF OUR 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.
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
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
7/20/18 - 7/27/18
Mah jongg & Canasta
12:30 - 4:00 PM
JNF speaker at the home of Ruth & Howard Miller
Rabbi Jay's Class
Rosh Chodesh Program
at the JCC
(So. Ocean County NJ)
HERE IS A CALENDAR OF ALL CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
ON LBI FOR 5778
24th Street, Spray Beach
bring beach chairs
Turning Baseless Hatred into Baseless Love.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
10:00 AM Service
(Numbers 1:1 - 3:22)
Isaiah 1:1 - 1:27