Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island E-Letter

July 24, 2020
3 Av 5780


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JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR OF ISRAEL’S ARAVA WITH OUR GUIDE ALON GADIEL
SUNDAY, JULY 26. 2020 AT 11:00 AM
Here is the link to join us: ARAVA

Alon Gadiel is the present director of Central and Northern Arava Research and Development. Among his responsibilities is the director and coordinator of the annual Arava Open Day Event. This is the largest Agricultural Exhibition in Israel with participants of over 20,000 international and local visitors.

The Arava region is located along 180 km from the Dead Sea in the north to the city of Eilat on the Red Sea coast, in the south, with the mountains of the Negev highlands in the west and the Edom Mountains of the Jordan Kingdom, in the east. Once a barren strip of desert, the Arava now has 600 farms supplying more than 60% of Israel’s exports of fresh vegetables and 10% of ornamentals.
TWO EXCITING PROGRAMS COMING UP THIS WEEK
Come one and come all, let’s challenge your fellow JCC members with “who has retained the most irrelevant information!!! “ 

The Chaverah group is inviting our members, family and friends to a night of Trivia - Zoom Style. Hosted by the professional “Text Breakers”, we will start our night of challenge on
Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 PM.
Cost is $15.00 per computer hook-up. To participate, CLICK ON THIS EMAIL ADDRESS:
JCCEvents@gmail.com with your name and the office will contact you for payment. Zoom log-on will be emailed prior to event.
  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: LONGING
A MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI

This week we have the privilege of starting to read the last book of the Torah, Deuteronomy. It is unique because much of it is told in Moses’ voice as he retells portions of the story and the laws that are already contained in the preceding books. 

You might wonder why Moses should need to repeat the stories and the laws. I think it is because by telling the story in his words, Moses adds a human element that did not really exist in the first 4 books.  For example it is Moses who expresses the very human element of “loving” God that we see in the Shema.  

Generally when we start a new book of the Torah, there is joy. However, the joy is tempered this year because this week we started the Month of Av, and Tisha B’Av (the ninth of Ave) begins this coming Wednesday evening, July 29. The 9th of Av is known as the saddest date on the Hebrew calendar because it is 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 begin on Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm. It is the tradition, to refrain from wearing leather shoes, to light a candle, to sit on the floor (if possible), and chant Eicha (the Book of Lamentations). When you join us on the Zoom link you can perform all of these traditions in your homes. In addition to doing the Tisha B’Av service, inasmuch as we all unfortunately know folks who are in need of healing, we will also be doing a healing service. PLEASE JOIN US!

As always, if you want to lead a part of the service or read some of Eicha, just let me know. (We already have Aaron Lombardi chanting!)

As we prepare for this most somber of days, it is wholly appropriate to remember the negative events of our past and to consider the current Covid crisis. But we should also view Tisha B’Av as a time to think about how we might repair the world. Let’s get to work.

Shabbat Shalom and tzom kal (easy fast on Tisha B’Av)
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

J CC WOMENS AUXILIARY:
BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION
     MONDAY, AUGUST 17 AT 12 NOON 
       AN INTERACTIVE ZOOM EXPERIENCE LED BY:
                   Sheri Horowitz-Jay

Bestselling author Marie Benedict reveals the story of a brilliant woman scientist only remembered for her beauty.
Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side and understood more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.
But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis and revolutionize modern communication...if anyone would listen to her.
A powerful book based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece that celebrates the many women in science that history has overlooked.
ORDER YOUR BOOK NOW AND START READING TODAY!
Click here to purchase the book on Amazon. 
(Kindle version is $9.00.)
Click here to go to the Ocean County Library.

RSVP to Debby Schweighardt, Book Group Coordinator at:  Debby


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" 

SEE DETAILS ABOVE


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. Price has increased to $18.00. 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


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
AUGUST EVENTS

Sunday, August 16th @ 6:00 PM

Magician Jay Mattioli will be bringing his Virtual interactive Magic Show to the JCC. Jay recently appeared on America's Got Talent. Fun for the whole family! $18 per computer/electronic devise.

ZOOM CLASSES NEXT THIS WEEK

Family Dynamics in Chumash Class (The Joseph Story) 
Monday, 7/27 @ 10:00 AM Click on
Click on CHUMASH

"Psalm Day - Psalm Where - Some How" 
Tuesday, 7/28 @ 1:00 PM Click PSALMS

Ask the Rabbi 
Wednesday, 7/29 @ 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, 7/30 @ 11:00 AM Click TORAH STUDY
GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Fund Raising
ANNUAL 50/50 RAFFLE
As is our custom, the 50/50 raffle drawing will be drawn after Yom Kippur on Monday, September 28 th . Tickets remain at $10.00 each or $100 for a book of 11. Tickets will be mailed shortly.
Please support the JCC by purchasing one or many, and don’t forget to sell some to others! Winners need not be present.   


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
11:00 AM
Tour of the Arava
LINK: ARAVA

Tuesday
7:45 PM
Susan & Friends Summer Series
LINK: FRIENDS

Thursday
7:45 PM
Trivia Nite


TO SEE THE
COMPLETE LIST OF SUMMER EVENTS
CLICK HERE:


SHABBAT SHALOM

Candle Lighting Time
Friday evening,
July 24, 2020
8:00 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)

JOIN US FOR INTERNET
SERVICES

Shabbat Chazon
takes its name from the Haftarah that is read on the Shabbat immediately prior to the mournful fast of
Tisha B'Av.

Friday evening,
July 24, 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 25, 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

ZOOM LINK:

Torah Portion
Parashat Devarim
Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22 
 Here is the portion: 

Haftorah
 Isaiah 1:1 - 1:27
Here is the Haftorah:
Saturday,
July 25, 2020
9:00 PM
HAVDALLAH
followed by a
FOLK CONCERT

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. 
 
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...

Sunday night Michael D'Amore came into our homes with his musical renditions of some old favorites. It was fun watching everyone dancing and enjoying the concert. Thank you to David Shatz for bringing Michael back for our enjoyment.

A wonderful group of ladies joined together to welcome in the month of Av. After lighting candles in honor of our mothers and grandmothers and linking the generations, Kim Ellner led us in a relaxing and thoughtful session of chair yoga. Thank you to Sheri Jay for setting this up and leading the program.

NEXT ROSH CHODESH
WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 19
YAHRZEITS FOR NEXT WEEK
Beatrice Busch*
Anne Einhorn
Eleanor Cohen
Max Selsky*
Sy Frand
Shirley Rose
John Dzuna
Rudi Cohen
Irwin Moses*
Joseph Schiller
Leslie Barrish
Elaine Gonsalves
Tola Herszenberg
Nellie Lichtenberg
Jennie Oxfeld
Jeannette Shapiro
Sam Glasser
Arthur Goldman
Abbey Koseff
Benjamin Price
Rebecca Rosner
Nathan Stone*
Howard Tittlebaum



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
LINDA & LEWIS
CHAKRIN
on the marriage
of their son David
to Cheryl Becker



CONDOLENCES
TO
NANCY AND HARVEY
HARRISON
on the loss of their grandson
Jack Nathan

"May God remember forever our dear ones who have gone to their eternal rest. May they be at one with the One who is life eternal. May the beauty of their lives shine for evermore, and may our lives always bring honor to their memory."

Read more about Jack here:

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
Debra Schweighardt
July 25
Toby Meyer
July 27
Stacie Podos
July 27
Pamela Scheer
July 27
Roger G. Rosenstein
July 28
Deborah Smith
July 28
Robert Block
July 29
Carl Steinberg
July 29
Elayne Simandl
July 30







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.