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.

A Message from Rabbi Stanway

The recent actions by the present administration regarding LGBTQ people has absolutely no effect on the way Temple Beth Miriam reaches out, engages and welcomes all people. Please know that everyone is always welcome to every event at Beth Miriam, all services and all classes and will be treated with the utmost respect.

Rabbi Cy Stanway

Health and Wellness: Inside and Out

Sunday, March 5th – 9 am – 12 noon

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9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Healthy Brunch Buffet

We will partake in delicious and nutritious foods, including vegetarian, sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free selections.

9:00 – 9:20 am: Perfectly Posh Presentation

If you love great products that are as fun as they are good for you then you’re going to love Perfectly Posh. They use the very best and most natural ingredients available, with no irritating or controversial ingredients or fillers. The most luxurious butters, oils, fruits and flowers are used with simplicity. In addition, all of their products are made in the USA. They source and blend quality ingredients from all across this great country to bring you the best products for your pampering pleasure.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Perfectly Posh Facial and Hand Pampering Stations will be open.

Use the natural and simple Perfectly Posh masks, scrubs, and lotions to give your face and hands a fresh and fabulous feeling.

10:00  – 11:00 am: Home Exercise and Stretching for All Ages

US News and World Report says that the ticket to living well into your golden years is a lifelong exercise program. Whether you are 35 or 85, regular exercise and stretching can help with many common ailments, as well as safeguarding against more serious problems down the road. We will be learning simple exercises and stretches that can be done in the home with minimal equipment and can be modified for all ability levels.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  “Put our Best Fork Forward” – Nutrition Workshop

March is National Nutrition Month! The theme for 2017, “Put our Best Fork Forward”, reminds us that each bite counts. Making just small shifts in our food choices can add up over time. This presentation, developed by a registered dietitian, will provide interesting and important information benefiting ladies of all ages!

Please RSVP to sisterhood@bethmiriam.org by March 1st

This is a free event for those who have paid their Sisterhood dues for 2017. Dues can be paid at the door, checks made payable to TBM SISTERHOOD. You do not need to be a member of TBM to join the Sisterhood, so friends and family are all invited to join!

The Raffle is Almost Here!

THE BETH MIRIAM RAFFLE IS ALMOST HERE. 
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!  The prizes are wonderful and well worth the small investment in the ticket.  THE DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE PURIM CARNIVAL ON MARCH 12IF YOU CAN’T GET TO THE TEMPLE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS, WE WILL HAND DELIVER THEM TO YOU!

Call the temple at 732-222-3754 and tell us how many tickets you would like (each ticket is $10). 

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 and Al Goldman
Raffle Chairpersons

New Online Introduction to Judaism Class

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the largest, most diverse Jewish movement in North America, launches a new online Introduction to Judaism class, filling a significant need in the North American community for individuals who want to explore liberal Judaism but have no in-person opportunities to study.

For more information, go to this link.

Purim is Almost Here!

Arial Dress Tail Costume collageJoin us at Beth Miriam for Purim!  Our Purim Players under the direction of Cantor Marnie Camhi will be performing the original play, “The Little Mermaidelah.”  It is a delightful play and everyone is welcome.  The play begins at 10:30.  After the play, we will have a costume contest and a Purim song session!  Then we continue to the joy and invite you to join us for our SALTY carnival beginning around 12 pm.  There will be food, games and the drawing of the Raffle (tickets will be available for the thousands of dollars in gift certificates grand prize).  Everyone is welcome.  Join us for a fun day of Purim at Beth Miriam!

Visual Tefillah – Israel Pictures and Guest Speaker

Join us on March 3 at 7 PM for our famous Beth Miriam Preneg of wine and cheese and then at 7:30 for our Visual Tefillah service featuring congregants’ photos from Israel trips.  As well, we will welcome Chase Kaplan – as part of our Amazing Young People’s program – whose experiences on Birthright Israel will inspire you.  If you or your children or grandchildren are interested in Birthright, you won’t want to miss Chase’s presentation.  Everyone is most welcome to the Preneg and the service.

Fifth Grade Family Service

Our CommunityJoin us on Friday, February 24 at 7:30 for our Grade 5 Family Service.  The students will lead us in worship and song and have their first experience reading the Torah.  Everyone is welcome!

Movie Night at Beth Miriam

Come have the “Time of Your Life” Sing Along, “Stay”, “In the Still of the Night” and many more.
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Dirty Dancing and deli dinner. We have a special night planned. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this film, with a sing-a-long to all those hit songs of the 50s and 60s. Jennifer Gray and her family go to the Catskills with her family where she mets up with Patrick Swayze, the dance instructor.
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Dress like it is 1963. Song sheets will be provided. Traditional Jewish deli will precede the movie and a discussion will follow.
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Cost:
$15.00 for adults, $10.00 for those of high school age.
Call the Temple to reserve at 732-222-3754, or email at tbmreception@bethmiriam.org.
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Any questions call Mark Cohen, Programming Chair at 908-601-1151.

Attention SALTY and Parents

ATTENTION SALTY and PARENTS!
By now you must have heard all about TBM’s Movie Night on February 25, featuring Dirty Dancing, dinner and discussion- all beginning at 6;15.  Well, if if you are a parent and childcare is an issue, or even if it isn’t, SALTY is offering and evening of fun for kids of all ages at the same time, but in the Pess Lounge.  Just like the family summer camps from the 50’s and 60’s, the whole family can be entertained in one place!

Please use the link BELOW to sign up all the kids, even their Jewish non TBM friends.  The cost is $5 per child and dinner will be included, along with a choice of a movie of their own, crafts, games and just plain fun.  When the adult event is over, the kids event will be over too.

SALTY is excited to host this event for all kids!

TBM YOUTH LOUNGE NIGHT

Let’s Go Bowling!

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The winter is coming to an end.  Before we get ready for softball in the spring, lets go bowling.
Date:  March 16th
Time:  7-9pm
Location:  Bradley Beach Bowl (location changed from Sea Girt Lanes)
Email Barry Edison at eyedocbarry@gmail.com to let him know you are coming.

Coming in March – Intro to Judaism Class

Details are just starting to be finalized but there will be an Introduction to Judaism class that will begin in March.  It is sponsored by the URJ and several Reform rabbis will team-teach the class over the 16 (probably) week period.  The class will take place at Temple Shalom in Aberdeen as it is central in the Monmouth County.  If you are interested in such a class, please contact Rabbi Stanway at the temple.

This class is open for anyone; people considering conversion, people who want to learn just for its own sake, or people simply wanting to brush up on their Jewish knowledge.

Ongoing Adult Education

MIDRASH RABBAH STUDY: Sunday mornings 8 am when there is Religious School.  No Hebrew or Aramaic required, only imagination!   Everyone welcome.

THEOLOGY – Every Wednesday at 10 am.  An exploration of current theological issues through a free-flowing discussion founded upon this year’s book.

SHABBAT MORNING TORAH STUDY – 11 am Saturday mornings.  An study of the week’s פרשת השבוע – Torah portion of the week with classic and modern rabbis.

We’d love to hear from you

Want info on a program, the school, the congregation, membership, or need the rabbi or cantor to give you a call?  Feel free to call the temple at 732-222-3754 or drop us a quick e-mail below with your request.  We guarantee we will get back to you.

Do you need to talk with someone right away?  Call the temple at 732-222-3754.

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