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