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November 2 - 3
The Merrick Jewish Centre joins with thousands of congregations all across America encouraging the members of our community to #ShowUpForShabbat.  This Shabbat in addition to our regular Saturday morning service there will be a special family friendly Friday night service with lots of ruach (spirit) and a yummy desert afterward. Let's #ShowUpForShabbat and counter the hate with the joy of Shabbat.

Friday, November 2  
Regular Shabbat Services (Location: Main Sanctuary) - 6:30 pm
Friday Night Lights! (Location: CJL) - a special family service with Rabbi Dermer - 6:30pm

     Candle lighting - 5:30 pm

Saturday, November 3 - Shabbat Services - 9:00 am

Babynaming of Brooke Parker Zimmerman
Daughter of David & Stephanie Zimmerman
Granddaughter of Shelley & Eliott Zimmerman and Tina & Patrick Turso
Great Granddaughter of Teri Mermelstein

We are grateful to the following families for the sponsorship of our luncheon:

Shelley & Eliott Zimmerman in honor of the naming of their granddaughter, 
Brooke Parker Zimmerman


Andrea & Steve Davis
in honor of the dedicated, hard working Gala Committee


Rena Cohen Kozin & Steve Kozin
In honor of Andrea and Steve Davis 
for their strong and gracious leadership and Gemilut Hasadim.    
With much admiration and in friendship, Rena and Steven Kozin


Rabbi Charles & Betty Klein
In honor of Andrea & Steve Davis and the entire Gala Committee

     Shabbat Alive! (ages 8-12)

     Mincha Service - 12:45 pm


Text and Context:  In this class we will delve deeply into the Biblical text in 
an attempt to understand not just the text, but the context of the foundational stories, so that we can better appreciate the Bible as the primary record of our people's spiritual development. Each class will be an opportunity to explore and discover the hidden meanings waiting to be found in the text. No prior Bible study is necessary.  Taught by Rabbi Klein on Mondays from 2:30- 3:30 beginning October 15th.

Mussar: The Jewish Path to Self-Improvement:  Mussar, literally "ethics," is the Jewish approach to character development. We all strive to become better people, but what does Judaism have to teach us about closing the gap between our high ideals and our day to day actions? Each week, we will focus on a different character trait to study and practice. From compassion to patience, discipline to humility, contentment, mindfulness, and so many more - we will learn classical Jewish texts in the Mussar tradition, and support each other as we continue to grow into better people and holier Jews.   Taught by Rabbi Dermer on Mondays at 7pm beginning October 15th.

Parasha at the Plaza:  Join Rabbi Dermer at Bagel Plaza for a nosh and exploration of the weekly Torah portion. We'll learn a range of commentaries on the Parasha, and discuss their meaning in our own lives. All experience levels and Hebrew abilities welcome. Bring a friend, take a bagel break, and add a little extra spirituality into the week.  Taught by Rabbi Dermer on Tuesdays at 10am beginning October 16th. Location: Bagel Plaza. Receive 20% off your nosh during the session.
MJC Employment Network

Seasonal Counter Help Needed

The Cookie Outlet of Long Island, located in Hicksville, is looking to add additional personnel for the Holiday Season.  We are looking for a counter person that could give us 40 hrs per week until Dec 25th.

Duties will include helping customers, working the register, some phone orders and general maintenance of the retail store. We are also looking for part/time additional support with the warehouse and deliveries (maybe 20 hrs p/week). If anyone wants to earn some extra money in a fun environment (after all what is more fun than cookies?), call Albert at 516-2856-8237 to discuss compensation and more details.


Lifelong Learning and Co-Sponsored by the Sisterhood

Present: The Forever Letter Writing Workshop

November 4th, 9:30am - 12:30pm - MJC Center for Jewish Life

For more information: Click here

Registration Can Be Found Here.
SISTERHOOD & Z'HAVAH (Young Women's Sisterhood) 

11/15 - Paid Up Membership Party / Fashion Show @ 7:00pm
11/28 - Israeli Dancing @ 8:30pm (Board Meeting @ 7:30pm)
1/16/19 - "#Rituals" with Rabbi Dermer @ 8:30 (Board Meeting @ 7:30)
1/30 - Israeli Dancing @ 8:30pm (Board Meeting @ 7:30pm)
2/6 - Decorating Ideas with Wendy @ 8:15pm
2/27- Board Meeting @ 7:30pm
3/6 - Purim Shalach Manot Bag Packing
3/15 - 16th Scholar-in-Residence Weekend / Sisterhood Shabbat with Rahel Musleah
3/27 - Israeli Dancing @ 8:30pm
4/3 - Board Meeting @ 7:30pm
4/24 - Bunco Game Night* @ 7:30 (Passover snacks will be served)
5/8 - Painting Craft Night* @ 7:30pm
5/19 (Sun) - Torah Fund Breakfast* @ 9:00am
5/22 - Israeli Dancing @ 8:30pm

Sisterhood Co-Presidents Anita Cohen & Liz Schwartz
Email us at
MEN'S CLUB (Email )


November 4 @10:00am  - Breakfast with Bubbe (special person)
December 8 @ 5:45pm - Once Upon a Shabbat Havdalah Chanukah Craft

CHESED (helping hands)  (Email
Evening meetings (8:20pm after minyan): 11/12, 1/17/19, 3/4, 5/13
Afternoon meetings with lunch!:  10/31, 12/5, 2/6/19, 4/3, 6/5

Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) - Did you know that MJC members have been assembling trays of lasagna for the Interfaith Nutrition Network for almost 20 years? Come help us fulfill this mitzvah at the MJC at 9am on the following dates:  11/15, 12/20, 1/17/19, 2/14, 3/14, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17

Clothing Donation?
Drop off your bags in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters bin located in the back of our parking lot, and the office will provide you with a tax receipt.   Too many bags to carry?  Call the office and a volunteer will be happy to schedule a home pickup.  Thank you!
Having an Event?
Don't forget to save your left-overs for Rock and Wrap It Up.
Need someone to deliver to the Shelter?

Please remember: Charity begins at home -- so whenever you come to the synagogue, please bring a nonperishable kosher item for the Kosher food pantry!

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