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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.

August 6 Kabbalat Shabbat

THE AUGUST 6 SERVICE WILL BE LIVE WITH ZOOM STREAMING OR YOUTUBE STREAMING (IF WE ARE INSIDE BECAUSE OF WEATHER) THIS WEEK. SO FAR, IT LOOKS VERY PROMISING FOR AN OUTDOOR SERVICE AS THE WEATHER WILL BE IDEAL. IF THE WEATHER STAYS TERRIFIC, JOIN US ON ZOOM ROOM 589-198-4173 P/W 181818

My Jewish Story

My Jewish Story has really taken off. People love to tell their stories and the interviews are so interesting. If you want to share your story, give Rabbi Cy a call at 732-768-7773 to set up a time for a Zoom share.

Darryl and Vita Dworkin

Kara Zappacosta

Wendy Sloter

Debbie Gerbman

ClaraGee Ziment

Judy Berg

Dr. Rita Tangorra

Dr. Rita Tangorra

Elise Feldman

Staci McGlincy

Dr. Erwin Tepper

Dr. Erwin Tepper

Rabbi Cy Stanway

Rebecca Levin

Vicki Brosniak

Vicki Brosniak

Steve Silver

Fred Eckhaus

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Social Action/Social Justice online with Sen. Menenzez

On Wednesday August 4th at 3:30 pm join Reform congregations from across New Jersey for a Zoom event with Senator Bob Menendez staff in support of the Freedom to Vote campaign. Register at https://rac.org/NJSenatorMenendez to get Zoom information. We will be advocating in support of the For the People Act (H.R.1/S.1) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R.4), which Senator Menendez supports, but he needs to hear from us to keep the momentum going and use his powers of persuasion with his colleagues. You can click  https://docs.google.com/document/d/19LW4foNhxWX7_ceYT6tLgCeSgZRr9Zu6cD5paAyo6Ss/edit  to consult RAC-NJ’s Candidate Forum Toolkit (You must be signed into Google to view). A similar meeting with Senator Cory Booker is in the works. Besides RAC-NJ’s advocacy for the national Freedom to Vote campaign, RAC-NJ is again prioritizing a Fall 2021 civic engagement campaign to make sure all our congregants are registered and have a plan to vote to choose the NJ Governor, Senate and Assembly in November.

Adult Ed

Talmud Class

After a very successful 24th year of Talmud study, we have completed the sessions for 2020/2021.  We will resume again in the Fall with our continued study of Tractate Brachot.  You can find it here if you wish to join the class: https://www.artscroll.com/Books/9780899067186.html

Theology Class
 
Theology class met every Wednesday morning during the academic year and delved deeply into Sin-a-gogue, a volume dealing with sin and repentance.  We have completed a very successful year and can now decompress for the summer.  We will resume again in the Fall with another volume for study.  The new book will be 'Thinking About God" and can be bought on Amazon.com
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.  BE SURE TO CHECK THE TEMPLE CALENDAR TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE CLASS THAT DAY.

Days of Awe Yiskor Book

The holidays of Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur are going to be here faster than we know. The Religious Practices Committee is busy working preparation.

As part of the preparation, please take a look at the Yiskor book which will be online only again this year. Make sure the names are correctly spelled and if there are any additions notify George at the temple office at tbmoffice@bethmiriam.org AND Rabbi Cy at rabbi@bethmiriam.org. You can also use the form you are getting to make any corrections. Only names of members of the congregation and those who have made a donation will be listed in the Yizkor Book.

Other Days of Awe Info

The mailing for the Days of Awe have been sent to all congregants.  In it is the calendar, important information, and a form if you wish to do a reading from the Bima.  Please watch carefully and if you have any questions at all, please contact the temple at 732-222-3754

  • Did you check the Yiskor Book for accuracy?
  • Did you get whatever guest tickets you needed?
  • Did you contact the office if there are any issues?
  • Did you send your participation/reading request back to the temple?
  • Did you need the temple to reserve a seat for you (near the aisle, etc)?
  • If you are not going to be live with us and plan to watch the livestream, did you pick up your prayerbooks from the temple?

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.

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