Temple Avodah, Oceanside NY

However you define your family,
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Oceanside Jewish Life

Oceanside, New York has an active Jewish Community. In addition to our Reform Congregation at Temple Avodah, Oceanside houses an active Jewish Community Center — the Freidberg JCC, a Conservative Synogogue — OJC, and an Orthodox Shul — Young Israel.

Friedberg JCC Partners in Caring Program

Loss and Healing Support Group Center

Groups begin the week of January 23, 2017

Sessions run 8 weeks (unless otherwise specified)

At the Friedberg JCC 15 Neil Court, Oceanside


Bereavement I: Loss of Spouse/Significant Other:

Professionally led 8 week support group for men and women who have lost a spouse/significant other within
the past year. Participants will explore within a trusting and nurturing environment their reactions to loss,
learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and share experiences with one another.

Facilitated by Gloria Lebeaux, LCSW Director of Social Work Services and Partners in Caring, Friedberg

When: Tuesday nights 7:15-8:15 pm or

Monday mornings 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Bereavement II: Next Step

Professionally led 8 week support group for widows/widowers who have been through an initial loss of
spouse bereavement group or have been bereaved over one year. Participants will continue the
conversation and examine life after the loss of their spouse or significant other

Facilitated by Gloria Lebeaux, LCSW Director of Social Work Services and Partners in Caring, Friedberg

When: Tuesday afternoons 1:00-2:00 pm

Place: Friedberg JCC 15 Neil Court Oceanside

Fee: $120 JCC Non Members

$80 JCC Members

“Grieving Through the Arts” – A gentle and creative approach to the grief journey for those grieving the
loss of a loved one, recent or long ago

A five week group where participants will work together to connect, witness and support one another by
using the arts to deepen understanding, create healing and encourage remembering.

Facilitated by Jamie Tedesco Cohen, MSW social worker/artist experienced in utilizing the creative arts to
promote growth and healing


When: Thursday afternoons 1:30-2:45 PM starting January 26

Fee: $65 JCC Non Members

$50 JCC Members

A phone interview is required for registration.

Additional Support Groups:

Groups for Separation/Divorce:

Professionally led 8 week support group gives participants the opportunity to connect with others who are
coping with separation and divorce, to share the feelings of grief and loss and other emotions related to
their experience and to explore and redefine their new role and identity.

Facilitated by Gloria Lebeaux, LCSW Director of Social Work Services and Partners in Caring, Friedberg

When: Friday mornings 10:00-11:00 am

Fee: $120 JCC Non Members

$ 80 JCC Members

Group/Individual Career Counseling

Are you struggling with unemployment or underemployment? Are you looking to transition into a new
career? Career Connect Long Island, through the Sid Jacobson JCC, is available to provide FREE career
counseling with skilled career service professionals. One hour individual appointments are available
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call Gloria Lebeaux , LCSW at 634-4010 for an appointment

Getting Back into the Job Market

Do you know what you need to do to conduct an effective job search in today’s job market? In this workshop
we will go over the latest strategies to help you find a job in the 21st century. Learn the tips and tools you
need to show perspective employers you are keeping up with the times and the competition.

When: Tuesday February 7 6:30-8:00 pm

FREE but requires advanced registration. Please call Gloria Lebeaux, LCSW at 634-4010 for an

Group for Families of Transgender Youth

Many families can feel isolated and alone on their journey of understanding and supporting their child’s
gender identity. If you would like to meet other families, join our informative and supportive group. Share
your experiences and learn more about a range of health, legal and social topics relevant to trans gender and gender
diverse young people and their families.

This group will be facilitated by Ellen Bernstein, MSW social worker and parent of a transgender young
adult and Kristi Hamaty, social work intern

When: Five week group starting Tuesday January 31

Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm

Fee: $65 JCC Non Members

$50 JCC Members

Caregiver Support Group

JASA AZORS/Help Monthly Caregiver Support Group provides caring and compassionate services to
adults over the age of 60 living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias and their families.
Open to both spouses and adult children.

When: third Wednesday of each month, 12:30-2:00 pm

FREE: Open to the Public

Facilitated by Bari Goltzman, MSW, Director of JASA’s Long Beach Programs

For more information and to register please call Gloria Lebeaux at 516-634-4010 or
e mail glebeaux@friedbergjcc.org Preregistration is required by January 9, 2017

Oceanside Challah Bake was held on November 9, 2016

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Temple Avodah Sisterhood participated in the Oceanside Challah Bake on 11.9.16 at the JCC, together with all the Oceanside Temples and Ladies of Oceanside.

Holocaust Memorial and Remembrance Garden dedicated May 4, 2016


A terrific evening of remembrance for new lives and lives lost ,Yom Hashoah, occurred May 4, 2016, at the Oceanside JCC.

The evening was dedicated to a new Holocaust Memorial and Remembrance Garden. Several Oceanside Rabbis spoke including Rabbi Goren from Temple Avodah.

Our congregant Ben Myerson, spoke from a younger person’s point of view of the March of the Living. Paul and Joshua Engel lit a candle for their father-in-law (grandfather) along with 6 other candles that were lit. The 7th was for the Righteous Gentiles who hid Jews or helped Jews escape during the Holocaust. The children’s choir which consisted of children from Young Israel, OJC, and Temple Avodah were outstanding.

The sculptor who designed the new memorial is Lea Weinberg. Her mom was a Holocaust survivor and she described in great length how she designed the memorial. The children’s (remembrance) garden is beautiful. Please stop by the JCC and have a look.

Sponsored by The Jewish Community Council of Oceanside (JECOCO)

Photos taken of the Holocaust Memorial dedication courtesy of Joseph Abate, LI Herald.

To repeat their memories…
to tell their story…..
to all who will listen…
for you the promise of a new Spring

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Community Events & General Information

The Basser Center for BRCA is dedicated to educating the Jewish community about the prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2.

A positive BRCA1 or BRCA2 result means that a person has an inherited mutation in either gene and is at increased risk for certain cancers.

In the United States, BRCA testing is usually covered by insurance if the patient meets certain criteria. Insurance coverage and criteria varies by insurance plan, and genetic counselors are excellent at determining whether insurance is likely to cover the testing.

Friedberg JCC

The Barry & Florence Friedberg JCC is a full-service community center providing a wealth of social, recreational and educational programs including Camping, Early Childhood, Children & Teens, Special Needs, Adults, Health, Fitness & Sports and Social Services.

Friedberg JCC
15 Neil Court
Oceanside, NY 11572

Oceanside Jewish Center

Oceanside Jewish Center (“OJC”) is an Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are an egalitarian congregation and a nurturing community which provides opportunities for Jews of all ages and backgrounds to live in the presence of God through religious observance, Jewish learning and acts of social responsibility.

Oceanside Jewish Center
2860 Brower Ave
Oceanside, NY 11572

Young Israel of Oceanside

Oceanside has vibrant orthodox community at the heart of which is Young Israel of Oceanside, a thriving kehilah of two-hundred families. Take a close look at our website and at all of the activities and services we and our community offer, including an abundance of minyanim, shiurim, youth programs, yeshivos and local food establishments.
Young Israel of Oceanside
150 Waukena Avenue
Oceanside, NY 11572