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.

Gift Gallery News

TBM Sisterhood Gift Gallery will be open selling Passover items! Sunday, April 2nd from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m & also before & after the Sisterhood Passover Seder (3:30- 4 p.m. , 7-7:30 p.m. Stop by!

Making the Omer Count

The period between Passover and Shavuot, 49 days, is called the Omer.  It is a time of counting from revelation to redemption (the giving of the Torah).  This mitzvah (“commandment”) derives from the Torah commandment to count forty-nine days beginning from the day on which the Omer, a sacrifice containing an omer-measure of barley, was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem, up until the day before an offering of wheat was brought to the Temple on Shavuot.

But, today, we don’t offer barley at the Temple in Jerusalem.  Today we count in a different way.

The Social Action Committee of Beth Miriam is embarking on a 7 week project for the Omer, called ‘Making the Omer Count.’  It consists of 7 distinct projects that will make a difference in the community.  It has the potential to engage everyone at the temple in at least one project.

Watch this space, your snail mail, and Elijah for a full description with dates and times of events.  Prepare to be engaged!

Breakfast with the Rabbi

Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible
 
April 23, 9:30 AM
You are invited to Breakfast with the Rabbi on April 23 at 9:00 AM with the program beginning at 9:30 AM.  We will welcome Rabbi Brooks Susman and Dr. Chris Bellitto as they inspire us with ‘Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible.”
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What lessons might we learn about wisdom and growing older from the Bible? Is it true that wisdom comes with age or can we learn about wisdom from young people, too? Join us as we draw lessons from famous (and not so famous) Biblical stories to learn how to gather wisdom and appreciate her gifts of blessings and burdens, patience and laughter, and reaping and sowing. Join us as Christopher Bellitto of Kean University talks about his new book in a discussion led by Rabbi Brooks Susman.
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There is no charge and all are welcome.

Simchat Shabbat
Our Family Friendly Shabbat Service at 6:30

April 21, 6:30 PM

We continue our early service series with a service especially created for young families.  Join us on April 21 at 6:30 for a Simchat Shabbat combined with our Visual Tefillah!  The service is filled with music and joy and is guaranteed to go no more than one hour which opens up the whole evening to you and the family.  Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage you to bring friends who are looking for a Shabbat experience tailored especially for them.

Live in Monmouth or Middlesex County? Have a child you know that may enjoy an immersive, summer camp experience? Interested to learn more about a camp program that offers grants to families with children attending Jewish overnight camp?

Check this out — from our partners at the @JewishHeartNJ.
https://jewishheartnj.org/blog/connect-your-child-with-life-affirming-summer-camp-experiences

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