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Friday, June 7 - Pre-Shabbat at the Beach - 6:00 pm

   Candle lighting - 8:05 pm

Saturday, June 8 - Shabbat Services - 9:00 am

Baby naming of Mia Carlin
Daughter of Melissa & Brian Carlin
Granddaughter of Tracy Slovinsky and Barry Slovinsky
and Carolyn & Jeffrey Carlin

Join us for a special send-off luncheon for
our Administrative Director, Jamey Kohn, 
as he leaves the Merrick Jewish Centre at the end of June

     Mincha Service - 12:45 pm
Saturday, June 8th
Tikun Leyl Shavuot - An Evening of Learning and Delicious Dairy Dessert
Welcome and Nosh - 8-8:30P.M.
Rabbi Dermer's Session - 8:30-9:15P.M.
Maariv and Havdalah Services and Snack/Coffee Break - 9:15-9:30P.M
Rabbi Siegel's Session - 9:30-10:15P.M.
Rabbi Klein's Session - 10:15-11:00P.M.
Hebrew School Shavuot Celebration for 5 th ,6 th , and 7 th  Graders - 8:00 - 11:00P.M.
Play, Learn, and Eat! With Morah Samantha, Rotem, and Morah Heléna

Sunday, June 9th
Festival Morning Services - 9:00A.M.
Shavuot Family Service and Ice Cream Sundae Extravaganza in the CJL- 10:30A.M.
Community BLINTZ BASH Kiddush at Noon
Mincha and Festival Evening Services - 8P.M.
Candle Lighting - 9:14P.M.

Monday, June 10th
Festival Morning Services - 9:00 A.M.
Yiskor Memorial Service - 10:45 A.M.
Mincha Service - 8P.M.
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
The theme of this year's late night Shavuot learning is "Sign in at Sinai: Torah, Technology, and Tomorrow."  
We will be learning: 
"A Jewish Approach to Privacy in the Computer Age" led by Rabbi Klein
"People of the Book? How Technology has Changed the Way We Connect to Tradition" led by Rabbi Siegel 
"Worth a Thousand Words? A Jewish Perspective on Photoshop" led by Rabbi Dermer 
Join Rabbis Klein, Dermer, and Siegel for a fascinating discussion, Havdalah service, and delicious dairy desserts and snacks available throughout the evening. 
Shavuot Ice Cream Sundae Extravaganza! 
Have you ever had a Shavuot Sundae? 
Well, on Sunday, June 9th, at 10:30am in the CJL, Rabbi Dermer will be hosting a Shavuot Family Service and Ice Cream Party! This service is a great opportunity for the whole family to learn about the Ten Commandments, make ice cream sundaes, and celebrate the holiday together in a sweet and meaningful way. Please RSVP to

MJC Employment Network

SynagogueConnect seeks an intern for Summer 2019. SynagogueConnect is an organization established by Rabbi Klein and Rabbi Brown four years ago. Their hope was to create a world-wide network of synagogues which would welcome young Jews between 18 - 26 to attend High Holiday services without cost. Currently there are over 1,100 synagogues in 32 countries which are a part of the SynagogueConnect network.
SynagogueConnect is in need of an intern - unfortunately unpaid, who is highly skilled in the use of social media. The intern would work very flexible hours helping to enhance the presence of SynagogueConnect on social media leading up to the upcoming High Holy Days.
Those interested can contact Rabbi Klein at 516-546-3535 or at

Almost sixteen year old looking for a mothers helper/ babysitting job. Responsible, creative and caring and would love to help out with your children. If interested, please contact

Merrick Jewish Centre Presents:
CPR/AED Training
Date: Thursday, June 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM
 KINDLY RSVP to 516-379-8650 or
Certification will be provided by the American Heart Association. There will be a $10/pp charge to cover the cost of materials

For well over a century musical theater has been at the forefront of the performing arts not just in America but around the globe. The vast majority of memorable songs by composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Irving Berlin were written for the Broadway stage and their music continues to live on in new productions both there and in hundreds of smaller community theaters. By means of video clips (including a number of rare original cast performances), this seven-part series will allow us to revisit many of these outstanding numbers that continue to enthrall audiences world-wide.

Part 3 of this series will include highlights from several notable works such as "A Chorus Line", "Carousel", "Evita", and "The Music Man". We will also have a chance to learn more about the origin of these shows and the casting and production decisions that made them a success.

Come join fellow congregant Richard Knox on Sunday, June 23rd at
10:30 AM for this entertaining and informative presentation. There will be a light breakfast served beginning at 10 AM.


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
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: 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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