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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SALTY News for November

We had a large SALTY attendance at NFTY-GER New Member Kallah in September, bringing 19 SALTYites, and now we want to continue the trend and we are working hard to make sure all of our SALTYites can enjoy the greatness of NFTY-GER. New Member was a great fun for all! You can see what some…

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Reflections of Camp and Urban Mitzvah Corps 2011

My Summer Experience at Urban Mitzvah Corps Jenna Wyatt There are moments in our lives that shape us into who we become. At the end of the day, we are who we are, because of what we have experienced and how that has impacted us. At the end of this summer, I can say that…

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Social Action Divrei Torah

By Steve Peckman: Chairman, Social Action Committee D’var Torah – 13 January 2012 Social Action Service – “Shemot”   The Hebrew word for both the book of Exodus, and tonight’s Torah portion is “Shemot”, which translates to “Names”, which in context refers to the names of the sons of Jacob, it begins in slavery and…

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