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B’ruchim Habaim: 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.

Temple Beth Miriam welcomes people of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, national origins, religious or ethnic backgrounds. Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and non-Jews wishing to explore Judaism are welcome at all services and programs.

Ours is a place of joy and support and sharing.

.We are authentically warm and our holy space is always sincere.  Join us anytime.


Yiskor, Consecration, Special Simchat Torah Aliyot and Singing, Scotch Tasting, Sukkah Take-Down

Let’s celebrate the end of Sukkot with some special programs and events.logo_130221
We will welcome our Kindergartners and first-time Beth Miriam students with a special blessing and music on October 23 at 10:15 in the Sanctuary.
Following the Consecration, we will celebrate Simchat Torah with music led by the Cantor and with the 7 Aliyot and we will read from the Torah the story of creation – a story about beginnings as we begin our new year.
After the Simchat Torah celebration we will move to the Sukkah somewhere near 10:45 and take a moment to reflect on the lives of our lost loved ones with Yiskor led by the Rabbi and the Cantor.
And, right after that (maybe around 11:15 or a bit later?), join us for Scotch tasting to toast the end of the Festival and, following that, we will take down the Sukkah and say ‘shalom’ to Sukkot!  A busy day at Beth Miriam!  Join us!

Sukkot Survey

Did you participate in any of the Sukkot events?  Over the course of the Festival, we had hundreds of congregants participating in one or more of the events and we would love to hear from you.  Please take 2 minutes to do the survey and let us know what you think: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Sukkot2016

Yom Kippur Poem

Many people have asked for a copy of the poem Rabbi Stanway read on Yom Kippur.  It is available here for download.

Rabbi Stanway’s Rededication of the Holocaust Torah Remarks

Many people have asked that the remarks Rabbi Stanway offered on the occasion of the Holocaust Torah.  You can download them from this link: holocaust-torah

A Great Sukkot!

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mishkan_hanefeshMishkan HaNefesh – the new Machzor for the Days of Awe – Order several sets!

On Rosh Hashanna morning, Rabbi Stanway introduced the new Machzor – Days of Awe Prayerbook – that we will be using next year: Mishkan HaNefesh.  This is a unique prayerbook and is a tectonic shift in the worship experience for the High Holidays with new avenues for prayer, reflection, worship and understanding the themes of the holy days of Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur. 

wilt-mishkan-hanefesh-FIYou may purchase as many sets of these books as you like (one for Rosh Hashanna and one for Yom Kippur – they are sold only in sets) for $50/set.  Purchasing several sets will help us to reach the temple need of 400 sets.   You will also be able to dedicate as many sets as you wish.  Download the order form or pick one up from the temple.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rabbi Stanway at 732-222-3754