From the Rabbi


We are Reform Jewish community which means that we are 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.  

Beth Miriam is a place of welcome and warmth.  You will always be embraced regardless of your background, previous affiliation, or Jewish knowledge.  We believe that you are a vital part of the Jewish future and present and we are a place in which to nurture, feed and protect that Jewish part of your self.  Join us anytime for a class, a service or an event.  You will find a place to call home right away.

Important Yahrzeit Plaque Info

In a congregation with as much history as Beth Miriam, it is inevitable that we begin to run out of space on the Yahrtzeit boards.  Over the years many families have placed ‘Reserved’ plaques for themselves.  The problem is that no one knows who they are reserved for or even who reserved them.  Therefore, we are asking that, if you have a reserved plaque, you let the temple know at 732-222-3754 (if you know where the plaque is) or come in to show us.  This way, we can make a record so that, when the time comes, we know exactly where the plaque with a family name should be placed.  If we don’t hear from the family, we will have to open that space up so that there is space on the board.  Please get in touch with the temple before June 1st, 2020.  Thank you for your help.

Breakfast with the Rabbi

Join us on March 15, 2020 at 9:30 AM for Breakfast with the Rabbi featuring Dr. Judith Topilow, an accomplished pediatrician and member of Beth Miriam for an important and informative presentation entitled ‘The Truth About Pediatric Vaccinations.’  Everyone is welcome to this presentation.  Breakfast will be available at 9:30 and the presentation by Dr. Topilow will immediately follow. There is no cost.

Attention, Young Families 

Dear Families and Little Ones,

My name is Katharina Weiner and I am a member of Temple Beth Miriam with my husband Zachary and our nineteen-month-old son, Ezra.

We enjoy the welcoming and loving atmosphere of Beth Miriam, and are always excited to attend events and Shabbat services. When we attended the fabulous Rosh Hashana children’s service last year, we were amazed by how many children were part of it. We thought how wonderful it would be to have a children’s program for our little ones to meet other Jewish children, and for us parents to have a chance to get to know each other too.

I reached out to Rabbi Cy and as we discussed the many ideas and visions and we are getting started!

Read more about this great new program

Ideas include:

  • A Shabbat experience for children ages 0-5 and their siblings. This will include story time, music, and arts & crafts. It is an opportunity for young members of our congregation and their caregivers to be part of an hour long Shabbat experience that is catered to their age. Toddlers can dance, run around, and have a fun religious experience on a Saturday morning. For some of you it might sound familiar, as you have attended the “Shabbat Together” experience a few years ago. We would love to have this back at our Temple.
  • “Lox and Little Ones”, a Jewish toddler-parent group with events throughout the year around Monmouth County. Meeting up for nature hikes, musical experiences, playground dates, and lots more! The ideas are infinite since we are living in an area that offers so much for all of us.
  • Tot Shabbat, a 30 minute musical Shabbat service for children 10 and under.

The first event we are planning is a Summer blessing for our children, followed by a Shabbat dinner. We are looking to have it in the beginning of Summer, and we would be excited if many of you would be part of it.

Also, you don’t have to be a member! Tell your Jewish friends and bring them to any of our events.

Thank you and have a Happy Purim!


Katharina Weiner


Adult Learning

Join us throughout the week for learning with Rabbi Stanway.  On Sundays at 8 am whenever there is Religious School, join us for Talmud.  No knowledge of Hebrew is needed and everything is done in English.  You can get our next volume at this link.

Learn more

On Wednesdays at 10, join us for Theology class.  This year we have been studying Pirke Avot, the important sayings of our Sages.

And on Shabbat mornings when there is no bar/bat mitzvah, the portion-of-the-week.  Every week enlightens and challenges and there are plenty of laughs, too!

2022 B’nai Mitzvah Parents’ Meeting

If your child is having his/her bar/bat mitzvah in 2022, you should have received an email invitation to the meeting on March 3 at 7 pm at the temple for the orientation meeting.  (If you did not get the email invitation, please contact the temple at 732-222-3754 asap).  Please make a point in coming to this important meeting.

Plan for Purim!

Looking ahead to March, the annual TBM Purim Spiel is on Sunday, March 8 during religious school. This year’s theme is current hit pop songs and our spiel is called Purim Pop Palooza. It is an original Purim Spiels written by our own Cantor Marnie Camhi.  Everyone is most welcome to attend!  And, of course, following the Spiel is the world-famous TBM Purim Carnival.  Mark your calendars for this fun family day.

Apply for Membership Online

You can now apply to the temple online using this form.  After filling in the application, the temple will be in touch with you.  Welcome!

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