September 14, 2018
 
 
 
 
We Are You!
Beth Miriam is a Reform synagogue and is a temple brimming with tradition as well as creativity. 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TALMUD STUDY RESUMES ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16  8 AM
EVERYONE WELCOME
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Parashat: Vayeilech

SUMMARY: 

Moses prepares the people for his death and announces that Joshua will succeed him. (Deut 31:1–8)

Moses instructs the priests and the elders regarding the importance of reading the Torah. (Deut 31:9–13)

God informs Moses that upon his death, the people will commit idolatry and "many evils and troubles shall befall them." God tells Moses to teach the people a poem that will "be My witness." (Deut 31:14–30)


 
 
 
 
 
SCHEDULE OF DAYS OF AWE SERVICES
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 18
Kol Nidre 8:00 PM

Wednesday, September 19
Yom Kippur Services
Children’s Service (1-5yrs) 9:00 AM
Morning Service 10:00 AM
Afternoon Service Open to All 2:00 PM
Approaching the Ark 3:30 PM
Yizkor (Memorial) 4:00PM (approx.)
Neilah (Closing) 5:30 PM (approx.
 
 
 
 
 
You are invited to a Family Sukkot!
September 22nd
628 Little Silver Point Road
Little Silver, NJ 07739

Crafts to decorate the Sukkah!
Food and adult beverages!
Movie!
Rabbi Cy and Cantor Marnie will be there to teach about the lulav!
Want to camp out all night?  You can!

Call Kara Zapacosta at 917-831-6785 to 
RSVP by September 3
Everyone is welcome
Let Kara know you are coming
 
 
 
 
SUKKOT HAVDALLACUE

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR END-OF-SUKKOT PARTY WITH OUR HAVDALLACUE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 AT 6 PM.

COME ENJOY HAVDALLAH, A FRIENDLY BONFIRE, THE SUKKAH AND WAVING THE LULAV ON LAST TIME.  

The cost will be $10/adult. $35/family of 5 max., $5 anyone under Bar/Bat Mitzvah age. Calling the office AT 732-222-3754 or by e mailing  tbmoffice@bethmiriam.org and let us know if you prefer a vegetarian option.
 
 
 
 
SIMCHAT TORAH/CONSECRATION

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR SIMCHAT TORAH AND CONSECRATION CEREMONY WHERE WE WILL BEGIN A NEW TORAH - LITERALLY - AND BEGIN THE JOY OF TEACHING TORAH TO OUR YOUNG CHILDREN.

THE SERVICE WILL BEGIN ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 10:30 AM

 
 
 
 
LAST DAY OF SUKKOT YISKOR AND STUDY

YOU ARE INVITED TO A 1 1/2 HOUR TEXT STUDY AND YISKOR SERVICE ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 9 AM ON THE LAST DAY OF SUKKOT.  WE WILL LEARN A LITTLE TORAH AND REMEMBER OUR LOVED ONES WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

 
 
 
 
 
SISTERHOOD EVENTS

Sisterhood Meeting
Sunday 9/16 – 9:15 am at TBM
Come join us for a nosh at the first meeting of the year! We will be discussing the Spaghetti in the Sukkah event, Chanukah gifts for the religious school, and a possible event at Stumpy’s Hatchet House! Can you help with these events? Have an idea for another event? Just want to escape your To-Do list and chat over coffee? Than come out and join us! Sisterhood cannot continue to function without involvement from its members, so please come and give us whatever bit of time you can spare. Hope to see you all there!

Sisterhood’s Spectacular Spaghetti in the Sukkah Supper!!
Wednesday 9/26 – 5:30 pm
The TBM Sisterhood invites you and your family to have a wonderful pasta dinner in the Sukkah. All are invited! There will be homemade sauces with and without meat, salad, rolls, drinks and friendship! Let us take one weekday meal off your plate, by filling that plate with spaghetti!
There is no cost if you RSVP by September 22
After September 22 there is a $5 charge

To sign up contact Debbie Gerbman at dgerbman@comcast.net or call the TBM office.
Hope to see you there!
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday Theology Class
RESUMES SEPT 26, 10 AM

This year we will study a most meaningful text, Pirke Avot with a distinctly spiritual slant and social justice lens. You will find it engaging and, best of all, useful in your own lives.  The class meets on Wednesdays at 10 am. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

We will be studying from the new Pirkei Avot book which can be found at this link.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ISRAELI AUTHOR RUBY NAMDAR TO SPEAK AT RUTGERS ON 9/27

Ruby Namdar's provocative book The Ruined House explores the enduring power of the ancient purification ritual of the High Priest on the Day of Atonement through the life--and unraveling--of a successful professor of comparative literature at New York University at the beginning of the 21st century. When is a "vision" a mental breakdown? When is a gourmet cut of steak not the ingredient of a fancy meal but the symbol of rites associated with the Temple in Jerusalem? Can the Hebrew and Aramaic languages of the Talmud seep into the consciousness of a thoroughly acculturated and sophisticated New Yorker? Join Ruby Namdar, winner of Israel’s Sapir Prize in 2014, in conversation with Professor Nancy Sinkoff, academic director of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, the sponsoring organization. “Living in English, Writing in Hebrew” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick. Free and open to the public. Free parking. Books available for purchase at the event. RSVP to rsvpBildner@sas.rutgers.edu or 848-932-2033. More information (including excerpt from The Ruined House) at BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu.
 
 
 
        
 
 
 
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