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My Trip to Israel with NFTY or How I Put the Bat Mitzvah NFTY Certificate to Good Use!

By SaraAnn Yerushalmi Stanway   Judaism is a religion centered on learning. As children, we learn prayers, our Alef Bet, the holidays. As B’nei Mitzvah, we discover the Torah and our own personal faiths. As young adults, we are taught our history as a people, our responsibility to the community. And through it all, we [...]

By | August 30th, 2013|TBM Blog|0 Comments

Have You Put up Your Parapet?

In the Torah portion for this week, there is a famous verse that reads: כִּ֤י תִבְנֶה֙ בַּ֣יִת חָדָ֔שׁ וְעָשִׂ֥יתָ מַעֲקֶ֖ה לְגַגֶּ֑ךָ וְלֹֽא־תָשִׂ֤ים דָּמִים֙ בְּבֵיתֶ֔ךָ כִּֽי־יִפֹּ֥ל הַנֹּפֵ֖ל מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃ “8 If you build a new house, you must construct a guard rail around your roof to avoid being culpable in the event someone should fall from it.”  [...]

By | August 15th, 2013|TBM Blog|0 Comments

Selichot 2013

By | July 24th, 2013|TBM Blog|0 Comments

Festival Experiences

Beth Miriam has been doing first and last day Festival services for many years.  (The Festivals are Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot).  However, attendance has been very limited, especially when the Festival lands on a weekday.  Therefore, to adapt to this, Beth Miriam is going to launch the Festival Experiences. At each Festival, there will be [...]

By | June 21st, 2013|TBM Blog|0 Comments

High Holiday 2013 Schedule

HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE UPDATED SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 Sunday, September 8 Cemetery Service 10AM Friday, September 13 Kol Nidre 8 PM. Saturday, September 14 Yom Kippur Children’s (1-5yrs) 9 A.M. Morning 10 A.M. Study with the Rabbi 1 P.M. Community Family 3 P.M. Musical Spiritual Reflection 4 P.M. Yizkor (Memorial ) 4:30 P.M. (approx.) Neilah (Closing) [...]

By | June 21st, 2013|TBM Blog|Comments Off on High Holiday 2013 Schedule

BETH MIRIAM IS GOING TO ISRAEL IN MARCH 2014

Exciting news: Beth Miriam is planning to go to Israel from March 2-11, 2014.  Rabbi Stanway will be leading the trip with the professional staff from ITAS Tours, professionals who are experts in Israel trips.  There is an active committee of 9 congregants who are planning the trip with the Rabbi. The promotional materials and registration forms [...]

By | March 7th, 2013|TBM Blog|0 Comments

Beshallach – Lying, Lance, and Leadership

It has been all over the news in the past couple of weeks: Lance Armstrong is a liar and he admits it.  Well, I must say that knowing what we all know about him lately, it is not very surprising that he is a liar and consistently lied about his doping throughout much of his [...]

By | January 24th, 2013|TBM Blog|0 Comments

Vaeira – Delving Deeply

Parashat Vaeira - Holiness is Relationship As you are probably aware from the Passover Seder, we have four different cups of wine or grape juice. Each one, we are taught, refers to a verb that God uses in the Torah to describe the process of the Exodus from Egypt. One of those words is והוציתי [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|TBM Blog|0 Comments

Parashat Shemot – In Spite of it All…

The parasha that we read this week begins the book of Exodus.  In it, we read what Pharaoh says at what we can imagine to be the beginning of his reign when we ‘arose and did not know Joseph.  He says, 9 וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל־עַמּוֹ הִנְֵּה עַם בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל רַב וְעָצוּם מִמֶּֽנּוּ: - "And he said unto [...]

By | January 2nd, 2013|TBM Blog|0 Comments

Vayigash – I got caught!

The parasha this week has Joseph, the vizier of Egypt and newly-self-revealed brother of those who sought to kill him many years ago, sending his brothers back to Canaan to get their father, Jacob.  He is not angry with them but sends them on their way by saying, וַיְשַׁלַּ֜ח אֶת־אֶחָ֝יו וַיֵּלֵ֞כוּ וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֲלֵהֶ֭ם אַֽל־תִּרְגְּז֝וּ בַּדָּֽרֶךְ: [...]

By | December 20th, 2012|TBM Blog|0 Comments