The electronic newsletter of Beth Miriam
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
                  180 LINCOLN AVE, ELBERON, NJ 732-222-3754
Community Services and Events for the High Holidays Open to All
There are several worship opportunities during the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur that are open to the community and for which you need not be a member of TBM.  Rabbi Stanway, Cantor Camhi, the Religious Practices Committee and the Board of Trustees warmly welcome you to this year’s celebration of the New Year and opportunities for reflection and prayer.  You are most welcome to attend.  Please note that Erev Rosh Hashanna (the evening of Rosh Hashanna) and Erev Yom Kippur (the evening of Kol Nidre before Yom Kippur day) are open to everyone but you will need to purchase some tickets for you and your family if you are not a present member of the Beth Miriam community.  Call the temple at 732-222-3754 for details.
Rosh Hashanna

October 2

Erev Rosh Hashanna:   8 PM
(tickets available for purchase)

October 3

Children’s Service:  9 AM
Community Family Service: 3 PM

October 4

Second Day Rosh Hashanna  10 AM

Yom Kippur

October 11

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre):  8 PM
(Tickets available for purchase)

October 12

Children’s Service:  9 AM
Study with the Rabbi: 1 PM
Community Family Service: 3 PM
Musical Spiritual Reflection: 4 PM
Yiskor (Memorial): 4:30 PM (approximately)
Neilah: 5:30 PM
Sukkot Activities and Services
Sukkot is coming and there are going to be many programmes throughout the Festival.  Check them out and make plans to be with your Beth Miriam family!  Here is the link!

9:15 AM

Help us build the new 20 x 12 foot Sukkah!  We will be setting it up and decorating it.  And that is where you come in!  Join us as we assemble the Sukkah with joy and decorate it with whatever you bring!  Bring in your fruits and vegetables - real or artificial - (and maybe some filament or string to put it up).  Bring in hay, lights, anything you want and we will find a place for it in the Sukkah.  Then, at 12 pm, join us for a potluck lunch in the Sukkah!  Everyone is welcome.  Please make a dish that will serve about 8 people - no pork or shellfish, please.


10-11:30 AM

Let's celebrate young families with children or young families without children as we enjoy lunch in the Sukkah.  We will share a PJ Library story, shake the lulav, sing, dance and eat lunch.  Call the temple to let us know you are coming at 732-222-3754


In celebration of Shabbat and Sukkot, the Religious Practices Committee is happy to be your host and invite you to join the temple family for a Shabbat dinner in the new and beautiful Sukkah on our beautiful grounds.  The dinner - catered by Tuzzio's - will take place on October 21 at 6:15 with Shabbat service outside (weather permitting) at 7:30 PM.   There is a limit of 60 people for the catered dinner so, if you would like to join us, please use Chaverweb or call the office at 732-222-3754. 

The cost for the dinner is:
$15/person - $10/children 12 and under - $50/maximum (Beth Miriam members)
$20/person - $15/children 12 and under (If you are not yet a member of Beth Miriam

Still Undefeated!
Our softball team played our second game on Sunday, September 18 at The Fireman's Field in Oakhurst.  We played a seasoned team from Monmouth Reform who recently finished their 10th season playing in a league.

After a shaky start and going down 11-3 TBMs bats lit up.  After 5 innings the game was tied at 22.  Did we have another rally in us?  Absolutely.  We rallied for 8 runs in the bottom of the 6th and needed them.  The game ended with a pop-up to third and a TBM victory.

We were good at both getting runners on base and hitting the long ball with late game home runs by Jeff Reisler and Scott Gerbman.  There were excellent defensive plays by Steve Reisler, Steven Foster, Jacob Bader, and David Lambert.  We had solid pitching from Jay Lowenstein, Jeff Segal, and John Calcitrai.  Danna Kawut and Steven Topper were our catchers and also played the field.  As last game showed Alan Bonnar, Jason Harkavy, Steve Peckman, Alan Goldman, and Scott Gillet all know their way around a softball field and all contributed with much needed hits.

I hope everyone can take pride in all the wonderful things Temple Beth Miriam offers, including an undefeated softball team.
Learn to use the AED
As you may know, the temple has a defibrillator which, thank God, we have never had to use.  However, we are offering a free tutorial on how to use it should you ever find yourself in need of applying the life-saving electric shock to someone whose heart is in danger here at the temple.  On September 26 at 7:30, right before the board meeting, Tim Knotts, one of our congregants and a certified EMT will demonstrate the AED.  Everyone is welcome to learn how to use the machine.  The demonstration will take about 20 minutes.
High Holiday Tickets
The High Holidays are approaching!  Please make sure your temple dues are paid so you can receive your tickets.

Contact Shari in the office at 732-2222-3754 or tbmoffice@templebethmiriam.org  if you have an outstanding balance ASAP.

Thank you and Shanna Tova!
Shari Nightingale
Administrator, Temple Beth Miriam
Can't Hear the Shofar at Temple?  Let the Shofar Come to You!
Are you - or do you know - a person who can't get to temple on Rosh Hashanna to hear the shofar being sounded?  Rabbi Stanway would love to hear from you and make arrangements to visit you on the Second Day of Rosh Hashanna to hear the shofar sounded.  Just drop him an email at rabbi@bethmiriam.org and he will take it from there.
The Men's Club is having a fundraiser with RHHoney.  You can order an 8 oz. bottle of  honey, send it with a personalized message, and help support our TBM Men's Club.  There is no shipping or handling.

Go to RHHoney.com.  Enter TBMhoney when it asks for our "coupon".  The price is $12 dollars a jar.  The Men's Club is using this to spread Rosh Hashanna joy and as a fundraiser so buy lots of jars!
Breakfast with the Rabbi


Rabbi Cy Stanway and the Programming Committee invite you to join them for another in the series of Breakfast with Rabbi Cy featuring Joe Grabas, a noted expert in land titles and real estate matters who will speak about “Do Not Be Wise in Words, be wise in Deeds: Jewish Landholdings at the Jersey Shore”.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Cost is free. All are welcome.
Hannukah dinner committee help needed
It's really early to start thinking about Hannukah but Rabbi Stanway is thinking about Hannukah!  It is the same week as Christmas and New Years and that means that lots of people are not going to be around as it is also the school break. But there is still a Shabbat during Hannukah on December 30 so Rabbi Stanway wants to do have a Hannukah dinner and program of some variety.  He already has some help but wants to form a little committee to help him even more to create something for Shabbat Hannukah.  If you want to help, let him know at rabbi@bethmiriam.org
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