SHABBAT DINNER - JULY 10
 
You are invited to attend our second Zoom Shabbat dinner on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Please plan on joining us for a Shabbat filled with friendship and community.
 
We will start our evening with the blessings and prayers, followed by a period of sharing your Shabbat dinner with family and friends in a breakout room. If you have no specific request and are open to making new friends, fill out the form and we will arrange for you to be seated with a fabulous group of people. 
 
For the form and information about a special Shabbat gift, click on this link:

 
A MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 
As I am writing this message we have just finished an awesome Zoom discussion about the movie “Just Mercy”. Look for a notification about our next discussion which will be on the HBO series: “The Plot Against America”. (It is a 6 part series, so begin watching it now!)
 
In addition to our usual complement of services this Shabbat, don’t forget to join us for our Welcome Back Zoom Brunch on Sunday morning, June 28 at 10:30 featuring the return of our dear friend Dr. Eric Mandel. Dr. Mandel will be giving a PowerPoint presentation entitled US-Israel relations and the state of the Middle East in a post-Covid world. As always, Dr. Mandel’s presentation will be followed by a question/answer session.
 
Now on to Torah! In this week’s Torah portion, Korach is a first cousin to Moses and Aaron. He and his followers are unhappy that they are not THE leaders and they begin a rebellion. There is much rich narrative to discuss in this Torah portion. However, I want to focus on one piece, because it is pertinent to my recent messages.
 
Moses, in an effort to resolve the conflict, calls a meeting. Unfortunately, Korach and his group refuse to meet. Their decision to not even begin a conversation with Moses is at the root of the problem and it doomed their effort from the beginning. 
 
I am certain that the refusal to engage and to discuss issues has proven fatal to many a civilization.
 
The Rabbis were very keyed into the fact that it was natural for people to have disagreements. In Hebrew, the word for disagreement is “Makhloket”. Their solution was that a disagreement required an open, serious, but respectful, conversation.
 
In the Rabbinic vernacular each Makhloket had 49 arguments for one side, and 49 arguments for the other side. The discussion (argument) needed to thoroughly run through all sides of a dispute. At the end, a vote was taken and the argument that received the most votes, was the one that was followed. This is called “49 vs. 49”. The number 49 was not chosen by accident.  Of the several explanations given, the one I like the most is that our ancestors waited 49 days to receive the Torah after they left Egypt. We commemorate this each year when we count 49 days from Passover until Shavuot.
 
A disagreement that follows the rubric of full and respectful argument is called a “Makhloket Shem Shamayim”, “A disagreement for the sake of heaven”. 
 
A dispute that does not get resolved in this fashion, i.e. one where the parties either do not discuss or where they are completely disrespectful, is “a disagreement that is not for the sake of heaven”. This method is destructive and should be avoided.
 
We live in a world in which folks do not engage, one with the other. At best, we do not listen to each other. At worst, we defame and disparage each other. At absolute worst we seek to physically harm one another. Because of this, nothing gets resolved and the venom within continues boils over.
 
The Torah tells us story after story after story about what happens when we refuse to speak and/o to listen.  The end result of such behavior is never good. 
 
Have the conversation. Have the tough conversation. Remember that when you are having the conversation, whether easy or tough, you need to socially distance. And for Gosh sake, don’t forget to wear the mask.
 
S habbat Shalom - Rabbi Michael S. Jay
 
 
KOL HAKAVOD CAMPAIGN
 
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
 
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY
 
We are beginning our Rosh Hashanah fundraiser. Start the New Year with some delicious honey. Buy some for yourself and give them as gifts to family and friends. Click  here FLYER   for the full-size flyer. 
 
Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, we will ship an 8 oz jar of Kosher clover honey with a personalized card reading: “Shana Tova – Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year.” – signed with your name. 
 
Cost is $12.50 per jar. Order by July 22nd for free shipping within the U.S. Additional fees apply for international orders. Ordering is quick and easy! Go to this link to: ORDER NOW .
 
For more information contact Diane Buskirk at 856-952-5940 or  diane.buskirk@yahoo.com  or Suzy Geier at 703-629-8654 or  suzy.geier@gmail.com
  
 
NEW!!!!
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

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Virtual Welcome Back Brunch
Nothing like fresh bagel and schmear to start off a Sunday morning. Let's welcome everyone back with brunch together, Sunday, June 28 at 10:30 via Zoom. Here is the link to join us: BRUNCH
WELCOME BACK Dr. Eric Mandel , who will give us an update on Israel: "US/Israel Relations Post COVID"
Dim the lights, pour the wine and put on your dancing shoes. Our favorite song stylist Michael D'Amore will be joining us via Zoom on Sunday evening, July 19th. Details to follow.
 
Please join us at the first
Women’s Auxiliary Meeting
on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 7:30 PM.
More information on Zoom meeting
invite to follow.
"The Secrets Women Keep and Why"
Susan Shapiro Barash/ pen name Susannah Marren
 
Here is the link to join us:
 
We have lots of exciting plans for this summer. On Sunday, August 9th, magican Jay Mattioli will be bringing his Virtual Magic Show to the JCC. Recently, Jay appeared on America's Got Talent. The show begins at 6:00 - fun for the whole family!
 
ZOOM CLASSES NEXT THIS WEEK
 
Family Dynamics in Chumash Class (The Joseph Story) 
Monday, 6/29 @ 10:00 AM Click on
Click on CHUMASH
 
"Psalm Day - Psalm Where - Some How" 
Tuesday, 6/30 @ 1:00 PM Click PSALMS
 
Ask the Rabbi 
Wednesday, 7/1 @ 3:00 PM
Have a cup of tea or a cocktail with the Rabbi Wed. afternoon. Click ASK THE RABBI
 
Weekly Torah Study - Pirkei Avot
Thursday, 7/2 @ 11:00 AM Click TORAH STUDY
 
 
GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
 
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: 
 
 
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 May/June
with this link
 
E-mail Editor: Rose Valentine 
rvalen 1963@aol.com  
 
 
NEXT WEEK'S SPECIAL
ZOOM
EVENTS
 
Sunday
10:30 AM
Virtual Welcome Back Brunch and Speaker Eric Mandel
Link:
 
Wednesday
7:30 PM
WAX Program
featuring
Susan Shapiro
Link:
 
 
 
 
SHABBAT SHALOM
 
Candle Lighting Time
Friday evening,
June 26, 2020
8:11 PM
(So. Ocean County NJ)
 
JOIN US FOR INTERNET
SERVICES
 
Friday evening,
June 26, 2020
 6:00 PM
 
Here is 
your invitation from 
Rabbi Jay to
Join Zoom Shabbat KABBALAT
 
 
Saturday Morning
Service
Saturday, 
June 27, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome Back to the JCC of LBI
Sanctuary...
even if it is virtually.
Rabbi Jay will be conducting services from the sanctuary
this Saturday morning.
This the "premiere"
of our streaming services.
 
To view the service go to the JCC website:
 
Go to Religious Life/Livestreaming
 
 
 
 
Torah Portion
Parshah Korach
 Here is the portion: 
 
Haftorah
Here is the Haftorah:
 
 
Saturday,
June 20, 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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE WEEK THAT WAS...
 
Last Shabbat was our first Zoom Beach Bar Mitzvah. What a sight to see our bar mitzvah boy Tyler Brahe on the deck of is grandparent's beach house overlooking the dunes. The day was perfect and we all had front row seats.
 
 
 
YAHRZEITS FOR NEXT WEEK
 
Edward Mashberg
Jacob Plon*
David Scheer
Betty Sher*
Rebecca Weiner
Paul Schwartz
I. Sidney Sherwin
Morris Turek
Minnie Abromowitz
Harry Feldgus
David H. Klaiman
Bradford Saivetz*
Melvin Mauskopf
Max Strassman*
Meyer Chazin*
Leon Flumenbaum
Aranka Goldhammer
Judith Ann Kessler*
Harry Miller
Irving Robinson
Evelyn Nelson Schwartz
Harry Gottlin
Gerald Katz
Mitchell Erlich Silverman
Florrie Levison
Zolman Okner
George Starr* 
 
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
 
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
 
 
Stanley Bayer
June 27
Martin Hochman
June 27
Norma Hochman
June 27
Nathan Fink
June 28
Vicki Baty
June 29
Michael Lippman
June 30
Dina Ranade
July 1
Richard Schey
July 2
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
 
 
JUST CLICK AND YOU'RE THERE!!!
 
LATEST BULLETIN:
 
 
PRAYER BOOK:
 
 
WEB SITE:
 
 
 PAVERS:
 
 
TREE OF LIFE
 
   
YAHRZEIT PLAQUE FORM:
 
KOL HAKAVOD DONATION FORM
 
TRIBUTES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 fami ly.
 
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.