From the Rabbi




Celebrating Winter Holidays

A Conversation for Parents in Jewish-Interfaith Families

Cycle of life

The Beth Miriam community extends its deepest condolences to Alana Zagha on the death of her husband, Douglas, who died last week. Doug’s death was sudden and unexpected. The family will have a memorial service as soon as COVID subsides where we can remember Doug. Our condolences to all of his children and his family at this devastating time.

We are sad to report the death of Rita Zimring. Rita and Israel (z’l) were dedicated and devoted members of Beth Miriam for 15 years. They moved to Voorhees to be closer to family several years ago but they always held TBM in high esteem and said that the 15 years with Beth Miriam at the Shore were the best years of their lives. May her memory be a blessing.

The temple community extends its condolences to the family and friends of Corynn Warner, widow of Ira Warner, z”l. Corynn passed away on January 7. The funeral will be at Temple Beth Miriam on Monday, January 10 at 11 AM with full masking required while inside the building. Corynn was a long-time member of Beth Miriam and resident of Long Branch. She will be missed and we extend our condolences to the family at this sad moment.

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Shabbat Services January 21

The ongoing Covid situation has begun to dwindle, from all reports.  But to keep us all safe, we will have services on Zoom for January 21 at 7:30 in room 589-198-4173 p/w 181818.  We will get back to live services as soon as it is safe to do so.

This week’s parasha: Shemot  


Purim casino night!

We are planning a Purim fundraiser on March 19th– it will be a Casino Night! This fun filled evening will include music, food, and entertainment, but most importantly, a silent auction. We are in need of donations of all monetary values, but especially high-end items.

Some examples:

  • A stay at your vacation home. You pick the dates and terms.
  • Tickets to one game from a season ticket holder and maybe a parking pass.
  • Original artisan item, such as artwork, woodwork, jewelry, etc.
  • A service that your business provides.

Items of lesser value are also needed for silent auction or basket raffles. If you would like to donate an item, please click here to go to a .pdf of the form send it back to dgerbman@comcast.net .

We will also be selling sponsorships to underwrite event expenses. If you would like to sponsor part of the event please contact me as soon as possible at dgerbman@comcast.net .

Debbie Gerbman
C – 732-616-9711

Looking for a Purim Spiel for your congregation?

Our Cantor, Marnie Camhi, has put together wonderful and creative Purim Speil for 2022.  If you congregation is looking for one, go to this page and download it.  You will love it!

Save the date: Breakfast with Brahms


Art Topilow, Piano and Raphael Klayman, Violin
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