Who We Are

Welcome to Beth Miriam.  We are a progressive Reform congregation in Elberon, NJ.  We are egalitarian, welcoming, musical and active.


Beth Miriam celebrates our holidays and festivals with joy.  We are family friendly and welcome everyone to share these special days with us.

Join Us!

You are always welcome to join us for any program, service, or special event.  Our doors are always open to you and your family without regard to Jewish experience.

Special Events

Throughout the year there are special events like Breakfasts with the Rabbi, presentations, services, and much more.  Check the calendar for upcoming events and make plans to join us!


Ritual helps us frame the most significant experiences of our lives.  At Beth Miriam every life cycle event is unique and has deep personal meaning because each life cycle is unique.

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Rabbi Stanway is always available 24/7/365 by phone at 732-768-7773.  But if you want to drop into the office to see him, these are his office hours on normal days.  (Be sure to call the temple first or call him first as there are things that may require his attention outside the temple).

Tuesday 9 - 12:30

Wednesday 9- 12:30

Thursday 9 - 1 

Friday 3 - beginning of services

Sunday - during Religious School likely in the building - call to confirm

Adult education opportunities

After a great year of learning, Adult Ed has been concluded for the year (Theology concludes June 14). Mazal tov to all our learners in Talmud, Theology, and Torah study!

Talmud Class

In our 25 year of studying Talmud, we are continuing with our study of Tractate Brachot.  We meet every Sunday at 8 AM when Religious School is in session. Be sure to check the calendar with this link.

You can find this year's volume here if you wish to join the class: https://www.artscroll.com/Books/9780899067186.html 

 Be sure to check the calendar with this link.

Theology Class
Theology class meets every Wednesday morning during the academic year we will immerse ourselves in a new book entitled 'Thinking About God" and can be bought on Amazon.com.  This book will help us in our Jewish journeys to develop our own theologies and point us in directions that we may never have thought of.  Everyone is most welcome.
Join us each Shabbat morning (Saturday) for Torah study of the portion-of-the-week (or pretty close to it!!) at 10 AM in the Zoom Room 589-198-4173 p/w 181818. No Hebrew knowledge is required and everyone in the class is a Torah scholar – even you! Rabbi Stanway will send you the text so there is nothing to buy. The conversations and observations are always engaging. The class is fun and everyone is most welcome.