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.

During this ongoing pandemic, you will find our online community especially welcoming and necessary for social and intellectual stimulation. And, if you wish to worship in person, you are most welcome to do so. Full COVID-19 precautions are observed. Whichever way you connect with us, you will find a place to call home right away.

January 23 Havdallah

Your Jewish Story

Rabbi Stanway is going to begin something we think you’ll like. Everyone of us has a Jewish story and we almost never get to tell it. During this pandemic, as we build our community in new and creative ways, this is a good opportunity to tell your Jewish story. We will use the medium of either a recorded Zoom call or a podcast, depending on your preference. Rabbi Stanway has already reached out to people and is beginning the process. But if you want to volunteer, give Rabbi Cy a call at 732-768-7773.

Shabbat Service Update

Kabbalat Shabbat for January 15 will be on the temple zoom channel 589-198-4173 p/w 181818 at 7:30 PM. It will also be simulcast on the temple Facebook page.

Get a Jump on the Parasha

Adult Ed Opportunities

Talmud Class

We are continuing our study of Masechet Brachot, the part of the Talmud that is primarily interested in blessings, prayers and the traditions around them.  Everyone is welcome to join us each Sunday morning  at 8 AM that there is Religious School in Zoom room 589-198-4173 p/w 181818.  You can get the volume from Amazon (Brachot, vol. 1) from this link or go to Artscroll and download the app to your Kindle and purchase the book through the app.  Everyone is welcome

Theology Class
Theology class meets every week on Wednesdays at 10 am (on Zoom for now in room 589-198-4173 p/w 181818). We are working a new book ‘Sin-a-gogue: Sin and Failure in Jewish Thought.’  This class will delve into the issues of sin and Judaism’s various approaches to sin’s meaning and consequences.  These classes are always engaging and the discussions very lively and enlightening. Everyone is welcome to join us. If you wish, you can get the book from this link

Torah Study
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

Why Beth Miriam?

This Month’s Yahrtzeits

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This Month’s Yahrtzeits

E-lijah Newsletter

The Board of Trustees has decided to communicate with the temple electronically through E-lijah and the Temple website at www.bethmiriam.org. If you have been receiving the Shmoozeletter by hard copy, you will get a hard copy of the Elijah at the beginning of the month.Please be sure to open each E-lijah and glance through it. You don’t want to miss anything!

E-lijah Archives
Elijah Newsletter
Our TBM SA/SJ web page at
has a list near the top of the page of many virtual community events January 15-27, 2021 celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please participate and enjoy.
The major TBM SA/SJ priority for 2021 is regular monthly meetings of an SA/SJ committee to talk about our concerns, enjoy occasional presentations, share info about community activities, arrange congregation-wide events such as guest speakers, and coordinate with the statewide RAC-NJ. If you want to suggest a best day/time for these monthly committee meetings, or if you would like to formally join as a member or leader, please let me know. We will make sure the day/time is publicized for all who might be available to drop by the meetings. As always, your comments or questions are appreciated. Phil Falcone SA/SJ Chair
We wanted to let you know how much your hard work, dedication and creativity mean to us as parents.
It is pretty remarkable that our kids look forward to going to Hebrew School even when it is virtual. As if that isn’t impressive enough they are actually retaining the information after their class.
What an accomplishment.  🥰🥰🥰
Zappacosta Family

During this crazy time the lessons they are learning from you are what all of us need. How lucky we are to have you reinforcing empathy, compassion and how to follow your moral compass when interacting with different kinds of people in different situations.

Perri Family

The TBM Hebrew School is a Secret Treasure and all of you are the reason why. Thank you for choosing to be amazing at what you do. The knowledge you are passing down to our children will ripple out into the community through their actions for years to come.

Kutzak Family

Donate to TBM

Donating to our funds is s good way to honor someone, honor someone’s memory, give thanks to someone all the while supporting the temple. All you need to do is either call the office at 732-222-3754 to make a credit card donation, mail you check to 180 Lincoln Ave, Elberon, NJ 07740 or use the PayPal link below. (You do not need a PayPal account)

Please enter your “in memory of” or “in honor of” in the notes section on PayPal. Thank you for your generosity and your support of Temple Beth Miriam.

Go to the Donation Page

Quick Calendars

Everyone one is welcome to our online Havdallah ceremony ending the Shabbat and beginning the new week. The time is 7:30 on the dates below in Zoom Room 589-198-4173

  • January 23  7:30 PM

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