NFTY Convention Reflections

NFTY Convention has been one of the most memorable experiences of my Jewish life so far, if not my entire life. I had heard stories from other NFTYites about their amazing Convention experiences, but it still managed to exceed even my highest expectations. Each day was jam packed with programming and services, as well as trips…

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A Response to Disaster

I have been asked to respond to a question by “Jewish Values Online” – an interdenominational assembly of rabbis who respond to submitted questions through Jewish lenses.  I recently received this question: What is the Jewish response – besides of course helping those in need – to environmental tragedy, like the earthquake and tsunami in…

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Funds for Donations

Donating to our funds is a good way to honor someone.  All you need to do is either call the office at 732-222-3754 to make a credit card donation or mail your check to 180 Lincoln Ave., Elberon, NJ 07740 TBM FUNDS OUR GENERAL PURPOSE FUNDS Tree of Life – A beautiful way to honor…

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New Community Service Prayerbook

Last fall at the post High Holiday review one of our members suggested that the prayer book for our well-attended Community service was not the best Beth Miriam could offer. Since our synagogue is vibrant, welcoming and innovative we felt that the prayer book should reflect that. After some discussion Rabbi Stanway decided it was…

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Urban Mitzvah Corps and TBM

This summer, we have four teens participating in Urban Mitzvah Corps, a 6-week summer volunteer program run through the URJ.  Every night, a participant posts a blog entry and click HERE to check out an entry from a current SALTY leader, Jenna Wyatt.

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Posting from Camp Harlam

I am up here at our URJ Camp Harlam for my usual two weeks in the summer and I have to tell you that this has been the busiest summer ever. All in a good way, too! First, a word of thank you to the congregation. I could not be up here serving as your…

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Shabbat at Camp Harlam

It was a beautiful Shabbat service on the chapel on the hill last night.  The youngest campers, Carmel, led the service and they did a fabulous job.  It got me thinking about something, too. Being a 9 year old and standing in front of the camp with the support of a staff or faculty member…

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When Kaddish Gets Real

We send our kids to camp for a variety of reasons. Of course, we send them to Camp to have fun and to have a variety of Jewish experiences that they can not get anywhere else. But sometimes something happens at Camp that has a profound impact on the campers and the staff. We had…

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Youth Group Update from Jenna

  Shalom,   I am Jenna Wyatt, the NFTY GER Representative on the SALTY board for the year 5771-5772. My position was a recently created board position to answer any questions you may have about NFTY. So at anytime, everyone can reach me by email at jmwyatt95@yahoo.com, or by phone at (570)-647-8502 with any questions…

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