Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island E-Letter

August 7, 2020
17 Av 5780


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MAGIC COMES TO LBI
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!

The show will be performed LIVE, broadcast from Jay's studio, in real time.. Jay can hear and respond to you, in real-time...and so can you! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to have Jay perform the same magic he has performed for TV, for major vacation resorts, for half-time shows and casino showrooms. 
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ZOOM CLASSES NEXT THIS WEEK

We are taking a little vacation from the Tuesday and Wednesday classes. They will resume on the first day of Elul (8/21) in preparation for the holidays. Look for details soon.

Family Dynamics in Chumash Class (The Joseph Story) 
Monday, 8/10 @ 10:00 AM Click on
Click on CHUMASH

Weekly Torah Study - Pirkei Avot
Thursday, 8/13 @ 11:00 AM Click TORAH STUDY
NEXT WEEK'S SPECIAL
ZOOM
EVENTS

Sunday
July 9 @ 10:00 PM
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Election of Officers
Year Committee Reports
See the Agenda Here: AGENDA
JOIN THE MEETING

Thursday
August 13 @ 7:45 PM
OUR OWN
HERB SHAPIRO
will share with us on Zoom
his personal reflections on the development of
Long Beach Island
JOIN THE MEETING


TO SEE THE
COMPLETE LIST OF SUMMER EVENTS
CLICK HERE:

HIGH HOLIDAY INFORMATION
The High Holidays are just 6 weeks away!!!!

JCC members should receive their Yom Tov information in the mail this week. The mailing will include a booklet with an introductory letter, dates and times of services, ticket information and an order form. See the web site for all the information: HIGH HOLIDAYS

We welcome non-members to services as well. Information about the High Holiday services are on our web site and can be viewed with this link: HIGH HOLIDAYS
We are excited to introduce you to our cantor for the Holiday services, Hazzan Sara Geller.

Hazzan Geller will be joining us for Kabbalat Services on August 14th at 6:00 PM. We look forward to welcoming her to our JCC family.
A MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
At the very beginning of Parashat Eikev Moses tells the Israelites that: “[I]f you obey these rules and observe them carefully, the Lord your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant that He made with your fathers. He will love you, bless you, and multiply you...”.

At first blush we might look at the text and consider that it is yet another, “if/then” proposition. We are being told that if we follow the rules, then we will be rewarded.

However, there is an important underlying connection being made here that one might overlook if it were not specifically pointed out. God is not acting on a promise that God made to “these” Israelites, rather the covenant being maintained was made generations earlier with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 

Moses’ speech is important because it forces the Children of Israel to recognize that the gifts bestowed upon them were coming to them through the actions of their ancestors. While they are reminded of how their lives have been impacted by Abraham’s, Isaac’s, and Jacob’s relationships with God hundreds of years earlier, they are also forced to recognize that they hold their ancestors’ legacy in their hands.

It is only if the Children of Israel perform well, that God’s promise to Abraham, that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars in the heavens, will come to fruition. But it was only by Abraham’s good actions that the Children of Israel exist in the first place. 

The inter-generational symbiosis is very real. It is so real, in fact, that the Children of Israel should have recognized that their actions would have an impact on their descendants. Torah never lets us forget that the future and the past are inextricably intertwined.

It is easy to read the Torah and see the connection. But there is a bigger lesson being taught by the Text. If we each lived our lives recognizing that, but for the actions of our parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and all of our ancestors, we would not be where we are today, it would force us to garner respect and appreciation for those who came before us, and their ideals.

At the same time, if we are cognizant of the fact that our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all of our descendants, will be impacted by the things we do today, might we be prone to do things differently?

The Torah tells a story, but it is not a storybook. While the narrative is always important, and provides lesson upon important lesson, there is often (always) an underlying, larger, message. The Torah thus becomes a lens through which we can view the things we do. 

Our lives are not just about us. They are about the lives of those who preceded us and they are about the lives of those who will come after us. Torah provides the thread that binds the generations together.


Shabbat Shalom – Rabbi Michael S. Jay
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY
BOOK CLUB

JCC WOMEN'S AUXILIARY:
BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION

THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM
BY MARIE BENEDICT

Monday, August 17 at 12 Noon
An Interactive Zoom Experience
led by Sheri Jay Horowitx

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

SUSAN (SHAPIRO) & FRIENDS SUMMER SERIES
Our inaugural program of Susan & Friends Summer Series brought the delightful Jamie Brenner to LBI via Zoom. Jamie novels are always set in a beach community. We hope she will chose LBI for one of her future stories.


Our second program of the series featured veteran journalist, Leslie Bennetts, who gave us quite an insight into the life of Joan Rivers.
If you haven't read her book, put it on your list:
"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 hereFLYER 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

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 28th. 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: 

KOL HAKAVOD

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





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 family.

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.

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 
rvalen1963@aol.com 



SHABBAT SHALOM

Candle Lighting Time
Friday evening,
August 7, 2020
7:46 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)

JOIN US FOR INTERNET
SERVICES

Friday evening,
August 7, 2020
 8:00 PM

Here is 
your invitation from 
Rabbi Jay to
Join Zoom Services

Saturday Morning
Service
Saturday, 
August 8, 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 Eikev
Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25 
 Here is the portion: 

Haftorah
Isaiah 49:14 - 51:3
Here is the Haftorah:

Saturday,
August 8, 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:

YAHRZEITS FOR NEXT WEEK

Yetta Ellman
Martin Ferber*
Cecile E. Kessler
Arnold Rifkin
Barton Bloom
Louis Katz
Robert Warren*
Jack Blecher
Myer Elgart*
Joseph Friedland
Sophie Neustadt*
Leslie Kaufman
Sylvia Davis
Adam Marc Kreiger*
Sidney Pripstein*
Louis Greenwald*
Celine Kolb
Grace Petter
Tillie Schoenberger

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

CONDOLENCES
TO

SHELLEY KREIGER
on the loss of her
brother-in-law
Richard Wildstein
Richard and his wife Judy
are former residents of LBI and past JCC members.

A Zoom Shiva will held on August 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
Here is the link:

"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."

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
Janet Cohen
August 8
Annette Kaplan
August 8
Jan Becker
August 9
David M. Freedman
August 10
Allen Lox
August 11
Roberta Abramowitz
August 13
Adam Fishman
August 13
David Robinovitz
August 13
Lynn Sherman
August 13








LATEST
BULLETIN:

PRAYER BOOK:
 
WEB SITE:

PAVERS:

TREE OF LIFE
  
YAHRZEIT PLAQUE FORM:

KOL HAKAVOD DONATION FORM

TRIBUTES: