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Friday, January 11 - Shabbat Services - 6:30 pm
     Candle lighting - 4:29 pm

Saturday, January 12 - Shabbat Services - 9:00 am
The congregational luncheon will be hosted by
Lana & Steve Friedman
in celebration of the first birthday of their son, Jacob Emmanuel

     Shabbat Alive! (ages 8-12) - 10:30am
     Mini Minyan (ages 0-7) - 10:30am

     Mincha Service - 12:45 pm

Saturday, January 12th at 5:45pm: PJ Library- Havdalah with Ari Safari and His Animal Friends (Age 0-9)

Saturday, January 19th at 10:30am: Mini Minyan (Age 0-5)

Sunday, January 20th at 4pm: Tu Bishvat Seder and Kosher Wine Tasting- (All Ages!)

Friday, February 1st at 6:30pm: Friday Night Lights- (All Ages!)

MJC Young Families Chavurah - Friday Night Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children
Interested in sharing a Friday night dinner with Rabbi Dermer? If you live within 2 miles of the synagogue and would like to host in your home, Rabbi Dermer would love to get to know you better and share the magic of Shabbat dinner with your family and friends. Catered Kosher dinner provided. Contact Rabbi Dermer (



The new year 2019 is here ...the Israel Action Committee is here to take ACTION educate enlighten and to share with you the great groups that are taking a part in engaging meetings, all Complimentary meetings members and Friends and Family ALL are invited. 
We want to show you how Long Island Loves Israel! 
Event# 1: January 13th
"STAND WITH US " is coming to Merrick!
The Barkan Family who just came back from Israel would like to invite you to their parlor meeting  on Sunday, January 13 th  at 4:00 p.m. The address is  2720 Shore Drive in Merrick.    Kindly RSVP to Robbi Ir via telephone at  (516) 987-2959 , or Lauren Harnick via email at

Event# 2: February 10th at 4pm. AT THE MERRICK JEWISH CENTRE
SPACA (Students, Parents Against Campus Anti-Semitism).  EVERY community in Long Island is invited... Appropriate for Students in grades 7 and up  as well as parents and grandparents or anyone who wants to learn what's happening on college campuses.
A movie from JERUSALEM UNIVERSITY will be shown and young College Students and activists from NYU and Columbia will come to discuss their experiences.  More information will come, you may contact  with any questions.

EXPERIENCE UDEP - Helping Kids Learn and Grow through Technology

MJC member Joe Berkowitz and his family for the past five years have been connecting children who live in disaster and poverty-ridden areas to the world through technology, school by school, installing computers, networking, printers and more.

Click here to find out more about (and how to contribute to) this wonderful education project called, "UDEP" (named in memory of Joe's father).
SISTERHOOD & Z'HAVAH (Young Women's Sisterhood) 

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
4/3 -  Board Meeting  @ 7:30pm /  Israeli Dancing @ 8:30pm
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

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

Like us on Facebook  By "Liking" the Merrick Jewish Centre Facebook Page, you can help get the word out about upcoming events.  Thank you!

You can also "Like" our MJC Israel Action page by clicking here and help support Israel advocacy!