Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island E-Letter

July 17, 2020
25 Tammuz 5780


The
Our favorite song stylist, Michael D'Amore, will be returning to the JCC via Zoom.
Consider inviting some friends to your back yard and enjoy the music together - social distancing of course and wearing your favorite masks. $18 per computer/electronic devise.
FOR TICKETS
EMAIL jccoflbievents@gmail.com
You will receive your link and password
prior to the event
DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR
LINK AND PASSWORD
7/19 @ 1PM


TWO EXCITING PROGRAMS COMING UP
Join in the beautiful custom of Jewish women ushering
In the Hebrew month with prayer and study. No prior
knowledge of Hebrew or Torah needed, just the desire
to learn and share with your fellow congregants.

Led by
Sheri Horowitz-Jay
Please invite your friends.
Tuesday, July 21 2020
7:45pm
HERE IS THE ZOOM
LINK: ROSH CHODESH

WE WILL BE HAVING A CHAIR YOGA WITH MOVEMENT AND BREATHING
ROSH CHODESH CLASS
VIA ZOOM
WITH KIM ELLNER,
LMT, YOGA THERAPIST,REIKI MASTER

Please RSVP to sherihorowitzjay@gmail.com or
Call the synagogue office at 609-492-4090
Though we are on Zoom… we will be together!


SAVE THE DATE
 Featuring: Rosh Chodesh Elul
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
7:45 pm
 
ISRAEL LIVE
FROM THE ARAVA

One of the key things the Arava and LBI have a lot in common;
SAND,
lots and lots of sand!

Join us live
(JULY 26th AT 11:00 am via Zoom)
on a virtual visit to learn about the Arava, life on the Moshav, desert agricultural research and the role it plays in Israel and the world.

Enjoy this preview video:
Agricultural Research in Israel's Arava Desert
A 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 father’s 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, 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 fought for and earned the hard-fought right to be back in to our homeland.

Because of our history, we inherently know that a time and a place is just that; it is simply a time and a place. Quarantine, isolation, and social distancing are just a time and a place. We will journey from our current situation and end up in a, somewhat different, Promised Land. It will be a land free from the fear of close contact. It will be a land where we can freely go to a restaurant or to a movie. It will be a land where people can comfortably hug. 

We waited 2,000 years for the right time to get back to Israel. But the time we chose to return was the correct time and we have an incredibly vibrant homeland to prove it. We are a people who can wait for the right time to do the things we would like to be doing.

Our lives are a journey; each relationship is a journey, each hour is a journey; each zoom service is a journey; each masked trip out of our homes is a journey.  Live each day of the journey as if it is the day that you will enter the Promised Land. But wait for the right time.

Wait for yourself. Wait for your loved ones. Wait for those who are more vulnerable. Wait until the time is right.

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
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY

BOOK CLUB - Monday, July 20 @ 12:00 Noon
Our book selection is" One Hundred Philistine Foreskins” by Tova Reich. The book centers on the life of Temima Ba’alatOv, known also as Ima Temima, or Mother Temima, a charismatic woman rabbi of extraordinary spiritual power and learning, and an utterly original interpreter of the Hebrew Bible.
 
We are excited to announce the establishment of the
SUSAN (SHAPIRO) & FRIENDS SUMMER SERIES
  Tuesday, July 28 @ 7:45 PM
Zoom interview by Sheri Horowitz Jay of Jamie Brenner, 
author of the novel "Summer Longing" 
When a baby is left on the doorstep of a beach house on Cape Cod, an unlikely group of women come together to save the little girl, and end up saving themselves. A great summer read!!

It’s always fun to hear an author speak and it is not necessary to read the book to attend the event. However, if you would like to read the book you can find it on amazon on this link: https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Longing-Jamie-Brenner-ebook/dp/B07XDMJ3T8



Thursday, August 6 @ 7:45 PM
Author, Leslie Bennetts will share insights from her book: 
"Last Girl Before the Freeway: 
The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers." 
Thursday, August 27 @7:45 PM
Zoom interview by Susan Shapiro
of Sally Koslow,
author of "Another Side of Paradise"
an unforgettable portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham, a remarkable couple steeped in all the glamour, romance, and intrigue of old Hollywood.


These programs will take place after Maariv Service 
which begins at 7:30 PM. Use this link to join:  ZOOM


Start the New Year with some delicious honey. Buy some for yourself and give them as gifts to family and friends. Click  here : FLYER   for the full-size flyer. For more information contact Diane Buskirk at 856-952-5940 diane.buskirk@yahoo.com  or Suzy Geier at 703-629-8654 or  suzy.geier@gmail.com
  DEADLINE FOR FREE SHIPPING 7/22


Mystic Meat and Seafood in Ship Bottom will give the Women's Auxiliary at 5% donation on any individual orders. Orders can be placed with Renee and Phil. Let them know this order is to be recorded in the donation book for the JCC of LBI. Orders are curbside pick up only. Make your request over the phone with a credit card: 609-324-1194. For more information, visit their web site: MYSTIC


HERE IS THE WAX'S FIRST NEWSLETTER

MORE UPCOMING
JULY EVENTS
HAVDALLAH WITH SUE HOROWITZ

Join us for Havdallah, Saturday evening, July 25th, as Sue Horowitz,  singer-songwriter from the rocky coast of Maine, joins Rabbi Jay for a special musical service. Sue has traveled all over North America to share her music and teach at congregations, homes, concert venues and conferences. We look forward to her adding to our Havdallah program. 
 
The Chaverah group is inviting everyone to a night of  Trivia - Zoom Style. Hosted by the professional “Text Breakers”, we will start our night of challenge on July 30 at 8:00 PM. Cost is $15.00. Call the office to purchase tickets to this event.   Zoom log-in sent prior to event. 

ZOOM CLASSES NEXT THIS WEEK

Family Dynamics in Chumash Class (The Joseph Story) 
Monday, 7/20 @ 10:00 AM Click on
Click on CHUMASH

"Psalm Day - Psalm Where - Some How" 
Tuesday, 7/21 @ 1:00 PM Click PSALMS

Ask the Rabbi 
Wednesday, 7/22 @ 3:00 PM
Have a cup of tea or a cocktail with the Rabbi Wed. afternoon. Click ASK THE RABBI

Weekly Torah Study - Pirkei Avot
Thursday, 7/23 @ 11:00 AM Click TORAH STUDY
GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

PAVERS
Inscribe a paver at the front entrance to the building
8" X 4", 8" X 8" and 12" X 12"

SEE UPDATED ORDER FORM:
Become a permanent part of the JCC landscape.
Purchase a personalized paving stone
in honor of your family or in memory of a loved one.

Please contact Diane Hoffman
with your order or with any questions:


PRAYER BOOKS
There are still High Holiday Prayer Books and Chumashim available to be purchased in memory or honor of someone or something. The cost of a Prayer Book is $72 each and $120 for an Eitz Hayim Chumash. The donation includes an affirmation sticker in the book and an acknowledgement letter or letters.
See Order form here: Prayer Book


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


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- congregation to serve the Jewish people of the area. Judith z"l & Donald Pripstein have joined the Shapiros with a $50,000 donation and have established The Pripstein Family Endowment Fund.

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.

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: 

JCC INFORMATION
THE JCC OF LBI IS LOCATED AT
2411 Long Beach Boulevard (24th Street)
Spray Beach, NJ 08008
Telephone: 609-492-4090 FAX: 609-492-7550
web site:  www.jccoflbi.org   
  
THE OFFICE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.
PLEASE USE THE PHONE OR EMAIL WITH REQUESTS.
OUR OFFICE STAFF WILL BE CHECKING IN REGULARLY.
  Staff:
 Leslie Dinkfelt, Office Manager
  Mary Beth Krieger, Staff Member
Tony DeGregorio, Custodial Staff
Kitchen Manager: Susan Berube

CONTACT INFORMATION:
  Rabbi Michael S. Jay

Michael Babst, President

 VIEW THE JULY/AUGUST
with this link

E-mail Editor: Rose Valentine 
rvalen 1963@aol.com  

NEXT WEEK'S SPECIAL
ZOOM
EVENTS

Sunday
7:00 PM
Michael D"Amore

Monday
12:00 Noon
WAV Book Cllub

Tuesday
7:45
Rosh Chodesh Yoga


TO SEE THE
COMPLETE LIST OF SUMMER EVENTS
CLICK HERE:



SHABBAT SHALOM

Candle Lighting Time
Friday evening,
July 17, 2020
8:05 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)

JOIN US FOR INTERNET
SERVICES

Friday evening,
July 17, 2020
 8:00 PM
Note the change of time
Here is 
your invitation from 
Rabbi Jay to
Join Zoom Services


Saturday Morning
Service
Saturday, 
July 11, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

Rabbi Jay will be conducting services from the sanctuary
this Saturday morning.
We hope to be both live streaming along with Zoom


To view the service go to the JCC website:

1. Go to website
2. Go across top to Religious Community
3. Go to Live Streaming in the pull down menu
4. Hit the play arrow on the screen to get into the live streaming for Shabbat Services starting at 10:00 am
Torah Portion
Matot-Masei
 Numbers 30:2 - 36:13
 Here is the portion: 

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

Saturday,
July 18, 2020
9:00 PM
HAVDALLAH
Here is 
your invitation from 
Rabbi Jay to
Join Zoom Services:

Sunday - Thursday
Ma'ariv Service
7:30 PM
Here is 
your invitation from 
Rabbi Jay to
Join Zoom Services:


THE WEEK THAT WAS...

Another enjoyable Shabbat Dinner via Zoom with folks enjoying their dinner with old and new friends.

YAHRZEITS FOR NEXT WEEK
A. Paul Greene
Alan Miller
Sidney Zalkind*
Gladys Babbitt
Abraham Cherins
Gertrude Foosaner
Philip Gerstenblatt
Isadore Treatman
Sidney Weinman
Gerald Katz
Molly Lang
Marilyn Lerner*
Harry Prebluda
Janet Rothenberg
Nathan Stokes
Rose Telles
Jack Bendavid
Fannie Bzezensky*
Helen Finestone
Roy Finestone
Tillie Fischer
Edward Liebowitz
Anna Bloom
Samuel Goodman
Helga Melin
Jack Morgan
Philip Heinish
David Rifkin
Adele Rosenberg



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.
CONGREGATION NEWS

DR. NANCY YOUNG
&
DR. JEFFREY MELIN
on the birth of their
grandson
Benjamin Henry Cohen
June 3, 2020 
The parents are
Claire Melin Cohen
&
Zack Cohen


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 
   
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Irving Gross
July 18
Robin Kanis
July 18
Barry Lewisohn
July 18
Susanna Lachs Adler
July 20
Norman Shapiro
July 21
Robert Simandl
July 21
Martin Flumenbaum
July 22
Edward Herman
July 23
Susan Davis
July 24
Lewis Deutsch
July 24
Jodi Stephani Rothman
July 24








LATEST BULLETIN:

PRAYER BOOK:
 
WEB SITE:

PAVERS:

TREE OF LIFE
   
YAHRZEIT PLAQUE FORM:

KOL HAKAVOD DONATION FORM

TRIBUTES:

JCC FUNDS
Your gift to the JCC support our Clergy, our Congregation and the Community.

ENDOWMENT FUND
This fund was established to assure the continuity of our JCC, and our ability to continue providing a full-service congregation to serve the Jewish people of the area. While a donation of any amount is encouraged, a donation of at least $50,000 allows the donor to name a special or specific Endowment Fund in memory or honor of a specific person event, or fami ly.
GENERAL FUND
Donations to this fund are not earmarked but placed in the general administrative account. Donations to this fund can be in honor or memory of a person, event, or family.

KOL HAKAVOD FUND
Donations to this campaign supplement the clergy needs of our congregation.

RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND – This fund, managed by the rabbi, allows donors to enable the rabbi to do the work of tzedakah in response to the needs of individuals, organizations and the community.

ZENA & JERRY JAY KIDDISH FUND - The Zena and Jerry Jay Kiddush Fund was established in memory of Rabbi Jay's parents to help provide funds for our Saturday morning kiddushes.