President’s Message

Don

Welcome. As president of the JCC of LBI it is my pleasure to invite you to visit our site, learn more about us, come see us, and participate in our many services and activities. And while most questions about the JCC can probably be answered by accessing the many subjects covered in various areas of this web-site, if you have others, please feel free to contact me through the JCC Office.

We are a congregation of about 300 member units, consisting of young and old, retired and working, full time or summer residents, and having a home on LBI or the  surrounding mainland. The majority of our members are only in the area for a few weeks or few months during the summer season, and a great number also belong to another congregation. In fact, I only live in New Jersey for 6 months of the year. Unlike most other congregations, our activities are therefore at their peak during the months of May through September, but we have many full-time residents and conduct Friday evening services and some social activities throughout the year.

We are not affiliated with any particular branch of Judaism, and have members from all branches. Our religious services generally follow those of the Conservative movement. We have Saturday morning Shabbat services from Memorial Day through Simchas Torah, as well as for all major holidays.

Whether a member or not, there are many ways for you to participate with us. Browse our web site to learn of opportunities to attend a religious service; an educational, cultural, or social event; to use or rent our beautiful facility for a private celebration; or to make a financial contribution in honor or memory of someone dear.  And I am always looking for volunteers to work on our many activities or committees.

SHALOM,             Don Pripstein

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