Temple Beth Miriam E-lijah February 12, 2021

 
 
 
 
KABBALAT SHABBAT FEBRUARY 12

Kabbalat Shabbat for February 12 will be on the in the Zoom Room, 589-198-4173 p/w 181818 at 7:30 PM.  The room will be open for pre-neg schmoozing 15 minutes or so before service and for at least 15 minutes after service for a Zoom-neg.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE RELIGIOUS PRACTICES COMMITTEE HAS ELECTED TO CONTINUE ZOOM SERVICES THROUGH MARCH AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST THE PANDEMIC.  WE WILL REACCESS THE STATUS IN THE SPRING.  WE ALL WANT TO GET BACK IN BUT WE ALL WANT TO BE SAFE, AS WELL.
 
 
 
 
MEGILLAH READERS WANTED

Rabbi Stanway is looking for volunteer Megillah readers for the online Purim event.  If you would like to read, just let Rabbi Stanway know and he will get you the text.  E-mail him at rabbi@bethmiriam.org or call the office.  

 
 
 
 

COVID REGISTRATION INFO



If you have not yet registered for your COVID vaccine shot, you must do it so that you can get on the waiting list and be notified. Go to this link to register with your information: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov

 
 
 
 
TBM PICK-UP DELI DAY

Rabbi Stanway is working on a Covid-Friendly Deli Day!  

The date is April 8 and order forms will soon be available.  If you would like to help staff a table at the temple for drive-by pick-ups, Rabbi Stanway can use a couple of folks.  If you are interested in helping out, please let him know at rabbi@bethmiriam.org.  Yummy
 
 
 
 
A MESSAGE FROM FAMILY AFFAIR


Food insecurity has become a problem for more and more families in our community. Family Affair would like to help. If you are aware of a family within our congregation or in the greater community, that needs our assistance, please contact Lori Goldstein at 732-239-2146 or lorigoldstein83@gmail.com.
 
 
 
 
WHAT'S YOUR JEWISH STORY?


Rabbi Stanway has begun a new program that is really taking off.

Everyone of us has a Jewish story and we almost never get to tell it.

During this pandemic, as we build our community in new and creative ways, this is a good opportunity to tell your Jewish story. We will use the medium of either a recorded Zoom call or a podcast, depending on your preference.

If you want to share your story, give Rabbi Cy a call at 732-768-7773 and he will set up a time and date for the zoom or phone call.
 
 
 
 
MY JEWISH STORY: PREVIOUS TWO EPISODES
KARA ZAPPACOSTA AND CLARA-GEE ZIMENT
 
 

Click on the screenshot to see and hear Kara Zappacosta's story

Click on the screenshot to see and hear ClaraGee Ziment's story
 
 

 
 
 
 
To see all the previous interviews,
 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY YAHRTZEITS
 
 
 
 
May their memories be an eternal blessing and may their souls be bound up in the bonds of life
 
 
 
 
Did you know that you can send a short paragraph about your loved ones so that you can share a bit about them at the time their name is read from the bima?  Just email the temple or the rabbi at tbmoffice@bethmiriam.org or rabbi@bethmiriam.org and we will gladly do this for you.
 
 
 
 
(If you notice an error in the list, either the spelling of the name or the date, please feel free to let the office know so we can correct it)

DO YOU HAVE A NAME FOR THE YAHRTZEIT LIST OR THE MI SHEBAYRACH (PRAYERS FOR HEALING) LIST THAT IS NOT ON THE LIST BELOW?  IF SO, YOU CAN CALLL THE OFFICE OR EMAIL THE OFFICE AT TBMOFFICE@BETHMIRIAM.ORG AND LET GEORGE THE NAME AND THE DATE YOU PREFER IT TO BE READ.
 
 
 
 
 
Beth Miriam is Grateful for the following donations:

Thomas Block - General Fund
The Heller Foundation - General Fund with appreciation to Beth Miriam
Danielle DelCuore - Tzedaka Fund in memory of mother Lucille Levy
Robert & Robin Simon - in memory of Simon & Strom families
Bob St. Lifer - Rabbis Fund 
 
 
 
 
OUR GENERAL PURPOSE FUNDS
Tree of Life – A beautiful way to honor any occasion of your family with an engraved leaf on the tree bearing the name of the person honored on occasions such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birth, marriage or any other simcha.  Contribution $180.
The Yahrzeit Memorials – Purchase a sanctuary plaque memorializing a loved one who has died.  This
memorial provides that the name of the loved one will be recited yearly on the anniversary of his/her death.  Donation $500.
Prayer Book Fund – Maintains our supply of prayer books for worship services.  Bookplates are inserted in recognition of donation.  Contribution $36.
Social and Community Action Fund – Provides support for local community programs.
Family Affair – The goal of this program is to bring a little relief and a sign of caring to any of our temple members experiencing difficulty in life, by providing and delivering meals to their homes.
Heimlich-Aaron Library Fund – Maintains an in depth library of books on current and historic themes for the use of all age groups in the congregation.  A growing library of video tapes is available for members use.  Bookplates are inserted in recognition of donation.  Contribution $18.
OUR ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Endowment Fund – For the preservation of our temple and to enable us to fulfill our spiritual, educational, cultural and social needs.
Centennial Fund – Proceeds from this fund are used to underwrite two categories of temple activities;  up to 50% of the programs and programmatic activities; up to 50% of the annual proceeds can be used to underwrite under-funded pensions of Temple staff members.
Tzedakeh Fund – To be able to help congregants who are in needs of financial assistance.
Rabbi Joseph Goldman Fund for Jewish Learning – Proceeds from this fund will be used to underwrite and support an array of educational programs and activities for all age groups within our synagogue.  The objective of these activities will be to enhance Jewish knowledge, experiences, and commitment of temple members.
Heimlich Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established to honor the memory of Ernest Heimlich.
Proceeds of this fund are to be used to underwrite a partial scholarship to a college or school of higher education awarded to a Temple Beth Miriam Confirmand who has distinguished him/herself through exceptional Temple Community activity.  High school and college students.
Dorothy Hirsch Scholarship – Honors the memory of Dorothy Hirsch.  Proceeds of this fund provide scholarships to leadership training activities sponsored by the Reform Movement for high school and college students.
Rabbi Discretionary Fund
The Carolyn Meyer Memorial Lecture Fund – Proceeds from this fund will enable the temple and community to enjoy a biennial lecture on a theme related to Jewish teaching pertinent to a rich congregational life.
Neimark Shabbaton Institute – Honors the memory of Solomon & Regina Neimark.  Proceeds from this gift of $10,000 is to be used yearly to underwrite activities of temple seniors.  The proceeds may be used for the members of the Shabbaton, but are not limited only to seniors.
Berg-Bialek Youth Leadership Retreat Fund – This fund is used to supplement the cost of youth leardership retreats which may include conclaves, biennials and other leadership events.  The use of these funds will be at the discretion of the Rabbi, Temple President and Religious School Director.
Conn Music Fund – Established to honor Gert and Ralph Conn.  Proceeds from this fund are used to provide special musical programs and/or performances during holiday or special celebration.
The Norty Kern Youth Scholarship Fund – Proceeds of this fund will be used to send students of the 7th grade in our Religious School on a class trip.  The preferred trips to be of Jewish interest that will be decided upon by the Rabbi and the Mens’ Club.
Arthur and Hazel Harmon Fund – To honor the memory of Arthur & Hazel Harmon.  Proceeds of this fund are used to purchase a prize for a student of the Religious School who has performed outstanding congregational or community service during congregational year.
The Milton Ziment Fund for Scholastic Achievement – The purpose of this fund will be to provide an annual prize(s) for students of the Religious School who gain recognition for exceptional academic performance.
Sonya Grossman Art & Beautification Fund – This fund is for purchasing works of art & enhancing the beauty of TBM.
The Katz Family Fund – Proceeds of this fund are used to help families in need of funds for Religious School education.
Temple Beth Miriam Wish List – Proceeds are used to help provide needed upgraded technological items and furnishings.
Library Shelves – Available for dedication $1,000.
Evelyn Blank Choral Fund –  To be used for choral and other musical events.
Pess Family Youth Group Fund – Established by Lois & Gary Pess & will be used for all Youth Group activities not covered by other existing funds. It also provides necessary funds for Youth Group members who do not have financial resources to participate in activities & trips
Family Camp Fund – This fund is to help supplement the cost of Reform Jewish sleep-away camp to preserve children’s Jewish future and develop their leadership.
Cantor Discretionary Fund – This fund is directed by the Cantor of the congregation toward non-budgeted musical activities in the congregation.

 
 
 
 
 
BETH MIRIAM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
 
 
 
 President Barry Edison  eyedocbarry@gmail.com
Rabbi Cy Stanway rabbi@bethmiriam.org 
Cantor Marnie Camhi cantor@bethmiriam.org 
Religious School Principal Stella J. Stanway 
Administrator George Korbelak tbmoffice@bethmiriam.org
Religious School Board Wendy Sloter redheadwjs@comcast.net 
Building Superintendent Rosy Franceschy 732-762-4335 
House Committee Keith Kaplan kpkaplan@icloud.com
Invesments Harry Silverman hjsilverman@optonline.net 
Membership Steve Silver steve.silver@gmail.com 
Sisterhood Point Persons Debbie Gerbman dgerbman@comcast.net 
Cindy Singer cinsing@aol.com 
Relig. Pract. Sharon Silverman  shari4h@gmail.com
Social Action/Social Justice Phil Falcone pffalcone@gmail.com
Immediate Past President Harry Silverman hjsilverman@optonline.net 
Men’s Club Alvin Goldman alvingoldm@aol.com 
Danielle Delcuore danielledelcuore@yahoo.com 

 
 
 
 
Brian Gillet gilletbg@optonline.net 
Alvin Goldman alvingoldm@aol.com 
Lori Goldstein lgoldstein83@verizon.net 
Kara Zappacosta karazappacosta@gmail.com
Don Pingitore kg2nv@optonline.net
Rebecca Levin rlreb8@gmail.com 
Sharon Silverman shari4h@gmail.com
Sandra Maseda Perez sandyreym@gmail.com
Chase Kaplan kaplanstudios@mac.com
Roy Dressner rdres@optonline.net
Fred Eckhaus fielaw@gmail.com
Ken Marowitz ken@franksbigandtall.com
Annie Raulerson savannie@hotmail.com

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President Barry Edison  eyedocbarry@gmail.com
Harry Silverman hjsilverman@optonline.net
Brian Gillet gilletbg@optonline.net
Wendy Sloter redheadwjs@comcast.net
Sandra Maseda Perez sandyreym@gmail.com
Roy Dressner rdres@optonline.net
 
 
    
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