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.

Important Live Service Info

We will begin outdoor services ON MAY 21 AT 6:30 PM (NOTE THE TIME) on the patio. If it rains, we can move inside with social distancing. Masks will be optional outside but required inside.

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.

Rabbi Cy Stanway

Rebecca Levin

Judy Berg

Elise Feldman

Debbie Gerbman

Dr. Erwin Tepper

Dr. Erwin Tepper

Staci McGlincy

Wendy Sloter

Darryl and Vita Dworkin

Vicki Brosniak

Vicki Brosniak

Dr. Rita Tangorra

Dr. Rita Tangorra

Kara Zappacosta

Steve Silver

Fred Eckhaus

ClaraGee Ziment

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

This Month’s Yahrtzeits

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This Month’s Yahrtzeits

Since the temple is opening up, you can do any temple business you wish by calling George in the office to make sure he is there (which he is every day during the week).  Also, if you would like to meet Rabbi Stanway in the temple, he is most happy to meet you there while, of course, observing CDC guidelines about social distancing and masks.  

Health Update at TBM

In an effort to continually value our congregant’s health and well-being, Temple Beth Miriam has installed the Guardian Air Commercial disinfecting 24 volt light systems, which will significantly reduce common allergy triggers from particulates such as pollen, mold spores, dander and dust.

Thoroughly tested on airborne and surface bacteria & viruses, such as MRSA, e-coli, and Norwalk flu viruses and Covid-19. These disinfecting lights will service the hallway, sanctuary, party room (back) and main office. 

Shabbat Service Info 

Kabbalat Shabbat for MAY 7 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.

And mazal tov to Sophie Behar who will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on May 8 at 5 PM. Mazal tov,And mazal tov to Sophie Behar who will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on May 8 at 5 PM. Mazal tov, Sophie!

And mazal tov to Sophie Behar who will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on May 8 at 5 PM. Mazal tov, Sophie!


We will be sharing Havdallah, the very short ceremony marking the end of Shabbat and the beginning of the week on MAY 22 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.

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