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Oy Vey – A Total Eclipse of the Sun

As you may know, I live in two worlds at the same time.  I am dedicated to the service of the Jewish people and to the religious teachings and wisdom of the rabbis.  At the same time, my other foot is in the world of science.  And, it is in that world that I want [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rabbi Stanway’s Statement in Regard to Israel’s Recent Decisions

As you all know, Israel has caved into the ultra-Orthodox parties and has suspended an agreement to create an egalitarian prayerspace at the Western Wall, the Kotel thereby breaking a deal that was four years in the making with the liberal streams of Israeli Jewry.  The government asserts that the agreement is 'suspended.'  This is [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Italian American Festival

TBM to be at the Italian-American Festival For the first time ever, Beth Miriam is going to have a presence at the Italian-American Festival celebrating our temple with and in the community from the evenings of August 9 -13th.  We will have a tent putting forward the face of Beth Miriam and we will be [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reflections from Birthright

By Robbie Greenberg I returned from Israel eight days ago and upon landing, despite having just completed a 15 hour airport marathon, immediately attended a “welcome back” pizza dinner with the families of all my friends who went on Birthright with me.  . ”How was it!” “Did you see the Dead Sea?!” “How incredible was [...]

By | June 18th, 2017|TBM Blog|0 Comments

The Shofar service in the new Mishkan HaNefesh.

Believe it or not, I am preparing for next year’s Days of Awe.  As you know, we are getting a new prayerbook for the holidays and the services will be even more meaningful.  As the cantor and I are planning what we will do, let me fill you in on some of things we have [...]

A Thank You From Rabbi Stanway

  For the second time, the people of Temple Beth Miriam have supported me while I mourned the death of a parent.  Your presence at minyan and in our home throughout the week brought comfort and warmth to my family and I thank you from the innermost part of my being.  Your cards, calls, emails, [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Profile of Lori Goldstein, Guide of the Listening Project

TBM Listens: Our First Hineynu: It's Our Turn Project A Profile of Lori Goldstein To understand, one has to listen. These are the requirements for a dialogue designed to build a promising future. As well, finding out what moves people is done by searching out new opportunities and chances. Lori Goldstein is ready to listen [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Hineynu: It's Our Turn|0 Comments

What God Creates

As we begin the Torah anew with the book of Genesis inevitable questions arise.  With all of the tzoris and misery in the world the most fundamental question is, 'Why did God create the world in the first place?'  Remember, this is not a scientific question but a reflective one.  The Talmud answers this question [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Our New Machzor

    Beginning in 2017, Beth Miriam will be using a new and exciting High Holiday machzor.  Watch this space in the coming months as we roll it out.

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Beginning in 2017, Beth Miriam will be using a new and exciting High Holiday machzor.  Watch this space in the coming months as we roll it out.

By | May 10th, 2016|TBM Blog|0 Comments