Welcome to Temple Beth Miriam

Beth Miriam is a Reform synagogue filled with tradition as well as creativity. We are about creating a truly holy space for everyone who comes into our Mishkan – the place where God dwells.

This is a place where you can pray, sing, be intellectually and spiritually stimulated, engaged with the community and with Israel. Ours is a place of joy and support and sharing.

Ours is a place of joy and support and sharing.

Beth Miriam is an egalitarian community where traditional families, LGBTQ people, interfaith families and partners, singles and anyone interested in finding a sanctuary will be welcome. We are authentically warm and our holy space is always sincere.

After a long and sometimes-frustrating battle with various bureaucracies, we have finally acquired our license for the World Famous, and highly lucrative, Temple Beth Miriam Raffle.  The prizes are wonderful and well worth the small investment in the ticket.

We will be mailing out ticket books in the next few days and we strongly encourage you to participate in this very important event in the financial life of Beth Miriam. We count heavily on Raffle Ticket sales to help meet our anticipated budget expenditures.

Your ticket purchases go towards the many outstanding programs offered by Beth Miriam for toddlers, young children, “tweens,” teens, adults, and seniors.

We hope you will reach deep down into your wallet and buy as many tickets as you can. You can mail your stubs and checks to the office or bring them in yourself.

Many sincere thanks in advance for your most kind and generous consideration,

Bob Kellert
Raffle Chair

Annual Congregational Meeting

council_2761c1_webSunday, December 18
9:30 – Breakfast
10:00 – Dr. Art Topilow and Friends will give a concert

11:00 – Annual Meeting

All temple members are invited and encouraged to be at the Annual Congregational Meeting to find out what the Board of Trustees have been doing, ask questions of the Board, review the temple budget and receive updates about the temple.

As a bonus, there will be a concert by Dr. Art Topilow and his trio performing.  You won’t want to miss this wonderful musical offering.  And, of course, there will be breakfast.  Everything starts at 9:30 in the Social Hall.

The Hannukah Gift Shop is almost here!

45862-250Browse the gift shop & buy presents for yourself, friends, and loved ones. Lots of new items available! Menorahs, dreidels, gelt, wrapping paper, puzzles, stuffed animals, chanukah candles & more!

WEDNESDAYS – December 7th & 14th from 4-6:15 p.m.
SUNDAYS- December 4th, 11th & 18th from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

FREE GIFT WRAPPING AVAILABLE!

Amazing Young Adults

Beth Miriam has raised some amazing young men and women who are changing the world for the better in ways that are inspiring and challenging us in the way we look at things.  We want to know about it. As part of a new program to share their amazing accomplishments, we welcome Naomi Stanway.   Naomi will be speaking on December 9 during Shabbat Service about her work for the past year at the AGOHOZO-SHALOM YOUTH VILLAGE Her work is inspirational and quite amazing.   Everyone is welcome to join us

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Visual Tefillah

Be a part of the congregation for a Shabbat Visual Tefillah for the soul

Friday, December 16
Featuring the wonderful scenes from our congregants’ vacations this past summer  Everyone is most welcome to this special Shabbat of beauty and worship.

Breakfast with the Rabbi

Join us for Breakfast with the Rabbi at 9:00 for breakfast and 9:30 on December 11 as we welcome Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon who will speak about The Monmouth County Clerk’s Office and You.  Everyone is always welcome.

 

Hanukkah is Coming: Mark your Calendars

HANNUKAH CELEBRATION & SHABBAT DINNER
Friday, December 30
6:15 – Dinner
7:30 – Shabbat Service

dreidelBring your menorah and candles, your dreidels and your appetite as we celebrate Shabbat and Hannukah with fried chicken dinner including latkes and jelly-filled donuts, a dreidle tournament and menorah lighting on the 7th day of Hanukkah.  This will be followed by a music-filled Shabbat service with a Hanukkah twist!

The cost is $10/adult $5/child (12 and under) and a maximum of $35.  It is very important to RSVP to the temple or on Chaverweb at 732-222-3754 so we know how much food to buy.  Invite a friend, too and celebrate the Festival of Lights!

Please join us for this fun evening in the dark of winter but with the light of Hanukkah and Shabbat with your friends and family.

Hanukkah Together
A Program for Young Children
Saturday, December 17
10 AM
Join us for ‘Hanukkah Together’ our festival of lights celebration of Hannukah for very young children and their family.  We will enjoy food, a PJ Library story, Hanukkah music and dance and a fun 1 1/2 hour Hanukkah event.  Everyone is welcome!

Learn more about Hanukkah!  Click this link!

Save the Date
We’ll have the time of our lives….

dirty-dancing-soundtrack-frontJoin us on February 25 for Movie Night as we watch and SING to the music of “Dirty Dancing” – a movie that takes place in the height of the Jewish Catskills and the relationship between Jennifer Grey (a Jewish teen) and Patrick Swayze (a non-Jewish dance instructor).  You know the movie.  You know the music.  Now let’s sing and have ‘the time of our lives’!  (You knew I would have to sneak that in somewhere!)

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Many thanks to Andrea Phox (Adult Education photo), Marissa Lambert (Education slider photo)