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.


Want to follow along in your own Hagaddah?

You can get one for the Kindle here or hard copy here.

(Not needed if you just want to follow along online. The Hagaddah will be displayed)



Deli Day is coming to TBM – April 8

The temple is working with Ben’s Deli to bring post-Pesach Deli to you for pick up at the temple! The deadline for ordering is April 5th

The ready-to-fill-in menu is set for our COVID-safe Deli Day pick up on April 8. You can get it at this link and the office will send the .pdf, as well. Fill it in online, save it to your desktop and attach it to an email to this address: dczegledi@bensdeli.net with the payment info. That’s it!

The Deli will be available for pick up on April 8 outside the temple. We will notify you of the time etc. Full COVID protections will be observed including masks and social distancing.

This is a great opportunity to help raise money for the temple. Please participate as much as you can and enjoy a great deli treat.

Food insecurity is real

The COVID crisis has exacerbated the food insecurity issue. Rabbi Stanway has been responding when necessary and needed and the members of the TBM family seem to have enough food. However, what about the people who don’t reach out to him and who are food insecure? For many reasons, people do not share that they are hungry. Therefore, we want to share with you this option.

Fulfill is our local food bank. Should you or someone you know need food, please follow the directions below:

To find closest pantry to your house, text 888-918-2729, type findfood, provide zip code, and 5 closest pantries will show up.

In addition, Fulfill has a drive up food pantry every Friday from 1-3 and they will provide a family of 4, four days of food.

To make a direct donation, go to this link: https://fulfillnj.fenly.org/tbm

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.

Elise Feldman

Debbie Gerbman

Dr. Erwin Tepper

Dr. Erwin Tepper

Staci McGlincy

Wendy Sloter

Vicki Brosniak

Vicki Brosniak

Dr. Rita Tangorra

Dr. Rita Tangorra

Kara Zappacosta

Steve Silver

Fred Eckhaus

ClaraGee Ziment

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

I would like to thank the temple for having services on YouTube. The reason for it was sad but the results for me was 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. Steve and I traveled to Chicago for Rosh Hashana and watched services 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
Setrin Family

Shabbat Service Update

Kabbalat Shabbat for March 12 will be on the in the Zoom Room, 589-198-4173 p/w 181818 at 7:30 PM . And don’t forget the pre-neg at about 7:15 and the ZoomNeg after the service for as long as people want to stay. This way, we can sit and shmooze and share.


We will be sharing Havdallah, the very short ceremony marking the end of Shabbat and the beginning of the week on March 20th at 7 PM in the Zoom Room 589-198-4173.  Come join us for some moments of peace and reflection as we strengthen one another during these challenging days. 

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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

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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

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