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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. 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.

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Shabbat Service Update

SHABBAT SERVICE UPDATE

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES ON SERVICES AT BETH MIRIAM. THIS SPACE WILL BE UPDATED EVERY FRIDAY WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION.

DID YOU KNOW THAT ALL THE SERVICES ARE RECORDED ON YOUTUBE AND STILL ONLINE? YOU CAN CHECK OUT PREVIOUS SERVICES BY GOING TO YOUTUBE.COM AND SEARCH FOR TEMPLE BETH MIRIAM

Shabbat Services are at 7:30 each Friday night.  During the COVID pandemic we will be meeting either on Zoom in room 589-198-4173 p/w 181818 or on YouTube.  Please check the temple website each week to make sure of the online service information.  The rule of thumb will be that if the temple is open for congregants, we will be on YouTube.  If it is not, we will be on Zoom and FaceBook Live

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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
 
 
 
 

Favorite Jewish Food Recipe?

Have favorite Jewish recipes passed down from generation to generation? Please share them for ” Bubbeh’s Cookbook,” a TBM fundraiser. Please email them to: rlreb8@gmail.com.
 
Rebecca Levin

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This Month’s Yahrtzeits

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DECEMBER 2020YAHRTZEITS

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)

Let’s Get Ready for Hannukah!

Stella Jeruzalmi Stanway produced a Hannukah Bitmoji Hannukah adventure for the whole family.  Take a look and enjoy all the songs, stories, movies, and recipes for the whole family this year.  It may be a different Hannukah for all of us but that doesn’t mean we can celebrate! Use this link

Hannukah will be a little different this year, for sure.  But that doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate as a community.  Watch this space for details on our First Night program of signing, candle lighting, sharing gifts, and maybe even some other exciting things.  

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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

  • December 26   7:30 PM
  • January 23  7:30 PM

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!

This Week’s Elijah

To access the Elijah for this week, use this link
Elijah Newsletter

Rabbi Stanway’s Podcasts

Cy, once again hats off to you, Marne, Stella, Andy et al for pulling off the YouTube services..You didn’t let the ‘virtual’ nature of them to repress your personality. Also, insightful sermons… The AM sermon tied in a lot of the sins/forgiveness as well as the good we hopefully do…
Rich Berger

We are so proud to be members of TBM. The high holiday services were so lovely (and technologically smooth)…Cy, Marnie, Andy and Stella, you’re all amazing. We are also grateful to have you part of our “framily”. Love, Annie and Steve.

Annie and Steve Swartz

I want to thank the temple for having services on YouTube. The reason for it was sad but the results were terrific. For the first time since my daughter went to college I was able to go to services with her and her family in person. We traveled to Chicago for Rosh Hashana and watched from there. We  were home for Yom Kippur and watched services with my son’s family. For us, it was the best High Holy days in a long time.

Robby Setrin,

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