Temple Beth Miriam welcomes you

The oldest congregation in Monmouth County and the one with the youngest attitude

Beth Miriam is a Reform synagogue affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism and it is a temple brimming with tradition as well as creativity. Our mission is to create a holy space for everyone who comes into our Mishkan – the place where God dwells.

This is a place where we invite you to pray, sing, to be intellectually and spiritually stimulated, learn and be engaged with the community and with Israel.

Ours is a place of joy and support and sharing.

Our temple is an egalitarian community where traditional families, LGBTQ people, interfaith families and partners, singles, Jews-by-Choice and anyone interested in finding a sanctuary will be welcome.  Please, reach out.  We promise to reach back.

Dear friends,
My friend, Judy Tenzer Benn, now has End Stage Kidney Disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type O. She is working with Renewal, a remarkable non-profit organization. They have found an email campaign to be an effective technique, and it’s best to cast as wide a net as possible. Spreading the word is so valuable. So, I am sending each of you this message in the hope that you may know of someone who is able and willing to do the incredible good deed of donating a kidney to save a life. There are many that have donated a kidney, and their health is fine.
To learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call 718-431-9831 ext. 209 or email R23282@renewal.org. Renewal’s website is www.renewal.org. All inquiries to Renewal are strictly confidential and are without any obligation. They can also put you in touch with others who have donated a kidney and are willing to share their experience. All medical costs for evaluation and surgery are covered by the recipient’s insurance. Related costs such as travel expenses and lodging, may be covered by Renewal.
Please share this with people with whom you email. Please also post just the attached picture, as well as the video link at the bottom of this email, on Facebook. You never know whether or not there is someone who will respond to this urgent need.
We will be grateful beyond words,
Ashley Brousell

The Social Action Committee is having its famous soup sale!  Use this link to find out details!

Become a Hanukkah dinner maven! On Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3PM, Jerry Kass will give a hands-on cooking class in the Temple kitchen. The menu will include brisket cooked in the traditional French technique, crispy potato latkes and other sides.  Class is limited to 10 paid people ($15/person) so that all can participate and enjoy the results. Please RSVP to the Temple office with a check or credit card. This event is organized by the Nurturing our Community through Food group and the Programming Committee.

Youth Choir and Purim Spiel casting

Announcing Youth Choir rehearsals! All religious school students in grades 2-12 are invited to join Cantor Marnie and sing in the Youth Choir! There will be 2 rehearsals on Sundays, December 3 and 10 immediately following religious school. The choir will sing at the Chanukah Shabbat Service on Friday, December 15 at 6:30pm. Please email Cantor Marnie to sign up your child: cantor@bethmiriam.org.

Purim Spiel Auditions will be Sunday, December 17 immediately following religious school. The sign-up sheet will be posted on the music room door starting December 3. We will be performing my brand new spiel called “The New Queen on the Block,” based on 1980’s-‘90s pop music. Students in grades 3-12 and adults (members in good standing) are welcome to audition for a singing/speaking role. Students in grade 2 can be in the chorus (no audition).