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Thursday, May 8th at 6:30am
 Join us for Yom Ha'Atzmaut services followed by a special Israeli style breakfast!

Friday, May 10 - Shabbat Services - 6:30 pm
Candle lighting - 7:41 pm

PJ Library "Super Science Shabbat with Morah Nancy" - 5:45pm

Saturday, May 11 - Shabbat Services - 9:00 am

Bat Mitzvah of Reyda Slater
Daughter of Meltem & Merrick Slater

The luncheon will be hosted by Meltem & Merrick Slater
In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Reyda

The luncheon will also be sponsored by Phyllis Chaskes
In honor of the birth of great grandson Mason Hardy Wasserstrom and Grandson Ari Chaskes graduating from Tullane University and going on for Masters at Vanderbilt, and Rikki Chaskes graduating from Hofstra with Teaching Masters

Shabbas Simcha "A Shabbat Together"
Join us as we celebrate our May birthdays & anniversaries
      Shabbat Alive! (ages 7 - 12) - 10:30 am
     Mini Minyan (ages 0 - 7) - 10:30 am

     Mincha Service 12:45 pm

Baby Naming of Leah Eliana Yaltzindeg
Daughter of Erin & Nissim Yaltzindeg
Granddaughter of Sandra & Steven Tannenbaum




SISTERHOOD

5/15 - Painting Craft Night* @ 7:30pm
5/19 (Sun) - Torah Fund Breakfast @ 9:00am - 
HONORING ELLEN MULTER - rsvp deadline May 13th
5/22 - Israeli Dancing @ 8:30pm

Sisterhood Co-Presidents Anita Cohen & Liz Schwartz
Email us at sisterhood@merrickjc.org

Dear Fellow Congregants,
 
As you know our wonderful Administrative Director, Jamey Kohn, will be leaving us at the end of June. In the weeks since his departure was first announced many members of our congregation have expressed how much they will miss his presence and his extraordinary dedication.
 
There will be an opportunity for all of us to honor Jamey for what he has come to mean to the Merrick Jewish Centre and our entire community. On June 8th, our Shabbat Kiddush luncheon, will allow us to honor Jamey in a very special way. You will be hearing more about that occasion in the weeks ahead.
 
But, in typical Jamey Kohn fashion, he would like to do something for the Merrick Jewish Centre prior to his departure. As many of you know, Jamey is a long distance runner, and in two weeks he plans to run over one hundred twenty-five miles in a two day ultra marathon. It is Jamey's wish that if members of the congregation wish to sponsor his run that the money raised be directed towards the remodeling of our main office - the place that he has spent countless hours, over many years, as the welcoming face of our congregation interacting with each one of us in his own inimitable style. Please let us know if you would like to join our list of sponsors by making a contribution of your choosing for each mile Jamey runs. You can complete a from online by clicking here or contacting the office at your earliest convenience.
 
Naturally, we wish Jamey only great success in the future.
 
With my best wishes,
 
Howie Segal
MJC President

MEN'S CLUB

5/20 - Met's vs. Washington National Game - your tickets are available in the main office
7/? - Annual Fishing Trip




Men's Club President: Hank Arkin
Email us at mensclub@merrickjc.org
MJC CSA

Merrick Jewish Centre is a pickup point for the CSA (community supported agrigulcture).  We would like to encourage you to join and spread the word about this wonderful opportunity for fresh, organic food that comes each week during the season.

Mary and Joanne


CHESED (helping hands)  (Email chesed@merrickjc.org)
 
Evening meetings (8:20pm after minyan): 5/13
Afternoon meetings with lunch!: 6/5

Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) - Did you know that MJC members have been assembling trays of lasagna for the Interfaith Nutrition Network for over 20 years? Come help us fulfill this mitzvah at the MJC at 9am on the following dates: 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!
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Having an Event?
Don't forget to save your left-overs for Rock and Wrap It Up.
Need someone to deliver to the Shelter?
email: Chesed@MerrickJC.org

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

ANOTHER WAY TO SUPPORT THE MJC IS BY SHOPPING THROUGH AMAZON SMILE!  THANK YOU!
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