2017-08-02 / Voice at the Shore

TBS gets community service award for 25 years of Bingo


Brigantine Councilman Vince Serra presents a proclamation to Temple Beth Shalom Bingo chairman Howard Abber and president Jack Lieberman recognizing the temple for its long history of community service. Brigantine Councilman Vince Serra presents a proclamation to Temple Beth Shalom Bingo chairman Howard Abber and president Jack Lieberman recognizing the temple for its long history of community service. Every summer, kids in Brigantine look forward to Thursday night Bingo at Temple Beth Shalom (TBS). So do many of their parents and grandparents.

“Most [of the kids] are accompanied by parents or grandparents. It is difficult to judge who gets more excited, the players or their chaperones!” said temple president Jack Lieberman.

This year, which marked the twenty-fifth year of kids’ summer Bingo at Temple Beth Shalom, the Brigantine city council presented TBS with a proclamation honoring the temple for all of the community activities it has sponsored and continues to sponsor for the island. The proclamation was presented to Lieberman and Bingo chair Howard Abber by two city councilmen on the opening night of summer Bingo.

The Temple’s Bingo caller, Dr. Burton Schwartz, likes to add an extra level of challenge to the game by making young players do math or answer trivia questions in order to get the number called. Kids play for gift certificates donated by local merchants and other prizes donated by congregants. “The most difficult decision the winners face is choosing between the certificates and the prize table!” said Lieberman.

Temple Beth Shalom’s summer kids’ Bingo nights run through August 17. For more information, contact the temple at (609) 266-0403. s

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