Food, Holidays, Lag B'Omer, MBJCC, Youth

5/3/18 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm: LAG B’OMER BBQ IN WANTAGH PARK

Join us at the Fire Ring in Wantagh Park on Thursday, May 3 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm for an awesome BBQ to celebrate Lag B’Omer!

Lag B'Omer

  • Watch awesome Multi Talents – with Stilt walking, balancing, mini bike & more!

  • Exciting games of Soccer sponsored by sss_logo.png 

  • Fun Jewish Crafts!

  • Relay Races!

  • Kumzitz songs, smores & stories around the bonfire!

  • Kosher BBQ & food will be available for purchase

Open to the entire community!  Fun for the entire family!

Bring your own camp chairs, blanket, warm jackets & your Jewish pride!


Directions to Wantagh Park: Take the Wantagh Parkway south. Exit off the Wantagh Parkway at Sunrise Highway East. Make a right onto Wantagh Avenue. Take to the end and make right onto Merrick Road. At first light make a left into park. Follow the park service road past the administration building. There is a swimming pool a bit past the admin bldg on the left. Turn left into the parking lot before you pass the swimming pool. The bonfire ring is to the east of the pool.


Sponsored by the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council in partnership with the Chabad Center for Jewish Life, the Jewish Committee on Scouting of Theodore Roosevelt Council, and Boy Scouts of America.



Holidays, MBJCC, Passover



As we begin the holiday of Passover, I wanted to spread the word about the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council, an organization that serves to unite the broader Jewish community on Long Island’s South Shore.

The four main objectives of the MBJCC are: (1) to promote Merrick-Bellmore as a strong, vibrant, and robust Jewish community; (2) to encourage a deeper appreciation of and connection to our Jewish heritage and culture; (3) to combat all forms of anti-Semitism; and (4) to support the State of Israel.

Whether or not you belong to a congregation, and regardless of whether you are Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, or unaffiliated, the MBJCC is for you. Check us out for the latest Jewish news and events in our community.

Our website is  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy Pesach.  May we all continue to enjoy the blessings of freedom, faith, and family!



The Council Reborn!

Thanks for visiting the website of the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council.  While this organization has existed for some time, it fell into a state of neglect.  Over the last few months, however, new leadership took over and breathed new spirit into it.

Let me tell you a little about who we are and what we do.  Our founding principle is simple: to promote a strong Jewish identity among all members of the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish community — regardless of their level of observance.  No synagogue membership required!

Our common bond is our vibrant heritage and culture.  To that end, we sponsor events that celebrate our Jewish culture and values — from food festivals to holiday parties, from volunteer work in the community to raising money for charity.

All of us also must stand united in the face of threats to our Jewish community, institutions, and houses of worship.  We work tirelessly to combat all forms of antisemitism and to protect and preserve our Jewish community here on Long Island and elsewhere in our country.  We also serve as your voice to all levels of government regarding issues of concern to our community.

Finally, we give unbending support to the State of Israel.  We have seen the proliferation of vicious anti-Israel sentiment, where Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state is not only questioned, but where certain groups continue to call for its annihilation.  Israel’s well-being is central to Jewish life, and we strive to do everything in our power to ensure that Israel remains a Jewish state — secure, stable, and prosperous.

The Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations to it are tax deductible.