The electronic newsletter of
Beth Miriam
December 11, 2016
                  180 LINCOLN AVE, ELBERON, NJ

Meeting, Breakfast, & Concert by Art Topilow

9:30 - Breakfast
10:00 - Dr. Art Topilow and Friends will give a concert
11:00 - Annual Meeting
All temple members are invited and encouraged to be at the Annual Congregational Meeting to find out what the Board of Trustees have been doing, ask questions of the Board, review the temple budget and receive updates about the temple.

♪ ♪ There will be a concert by Dr. Art Topilow and his trio performing.  You won't want to miss this wonderful musical offering. ♪ ♪

And, of course, there will be breakfast.
Everything starts at 9:30 in the Social Hall.

Let's study the portion of the week
Rabbi Stanway is happy to announce the beginning of a Portion of the Week study.  We will be learning the parashat hashavuah using commentaries and delving into some of the themes and issues in each portion.  We will meet beginning on January 7 at 11 am and the study will be about an hour.  A full calendar will be available on the temple website.
The Hanukkah Gift Shop is here!
Browse the gift shop & buy presents for yourself, friends, and loved ones. Lots of new items available! Menorahs, dreidels, gelt, wrapping paper, puzzles, stuffed animals, chanukah candles & more!

WEDNESDAYS - December 7th & 14th from 4-6:15
SUNDAYS- December 4th,11th & 18th from 8:45 am-12:15

Hanukkah Celebration Dinner and Shabbat
Friday, December 30
6:15:  Dinner
7:30:  Shabbat Service

Bring your menorah and candles, your dreidels and your appetite as we celebrate Shabbat and Hannukah with fried chicken dinner including latkes and jelly-filled donuts, a dreidle tournament and menorah lighting on the 7th day of Hanukkah.  This will be followed by a music-filled Shabbat service with Cantor Camhi singing with a Hanukkah twist! 

The cost is $10/adult $5/child (12 and under) and a maximum of $35.  It is very important to RSVP to the temple at 732-222-3754 so we know how much food to buy.  Invite a friend, too and celebrate the Festival of Lights!

Please join us for this fun evening in the dark of winter but with the light of Hanukkah and Shabbat with your friends and family.   Don't forget to bring your menorah!
2016 TBM Raffle
After a long and sometimes-frustrating battle with various bureaucracies, we have finally acquired our license for the World Famous, and highly lucrative, Temple Beth Miriam Raffle.  The prizes are wonderful and well worth the small investment in the ticket.

We will be mailing out ticket books in the next few days and we strongly encourage you to participate in this very important event in the financial life of Beth Miriam. We count heavily on Raffle Ticket sales to help meet our anticipated budget expenditures.
Your ticket purchases go towards the many outstanding programs offered by Beth Miriam for toddlers, young children, "tweens," teens, adults, and seniors.

We hope you will reach deep down into your wallet and buy as many tickets as you can. You can mail your stubs and checks to the office or bring them in yourself.
Many sincere thanks in advance for your most kind and generous consideration,
Bob Kellert
Raffle Chair
A Program for Young Children
Saturday, December 17
10 AM

Join us for 'Hanukkah Together' our festival of lights celebration of Hannukah for very young children and their family.  We will enjoy food, a PJ Library story, Hanukkah music and dance and a fun 1 1/2 hour Hanukkah event.  Everyone is welcome!

Shabbat Visual Tefillah
Friday, December 16  7:30

Featuring the wonderful scenes from our congregants' vacations this past summer  Everyone is most welcome to this special Shabbat of beauty and worship.
Naomi Stanway Follow Up

If you were at services on Friday, December 9, you heard Naomi Stanway speak about her Tikkun Olam work in Rwanda and it was astonishing.  Many of you wanted to see the website for the village.  It is: www.asyv.org.

Naomi's presentation was the first of what the Religious Practices Committee hopes to be many.  If your child or grandchild is a Beth Miriam alumna and is involved in real, life-changing work and tzedakah, let the rabbi know.  Call Rabbi Stanway at 732-222-3754.