December 2017 Newsletter from Temple Beth Miriam
 
 
 
 
From the Rabbi
Let's focus on the light. 

What does this mean?  Simply this: Hannukah is a story of conflict and war.  You know the story: the Greeks desecrated the Temple and Judah the Maccabee began a revolution against the Greeks to displace them from the Land of Israel and, when they succeeded, they purified the Temple.  That is the historical basis for the holiday.

And that is the foundation for the evolution of the holiday.

You see, the Rabbis were very worried how the Jews were celebrating the holiday.  They were celebrating the military victory, the violence and the destruction.  It is for that reason they emphasized the story of the oil and the miracle of the lamp.  Later generations added the childish story of the children playing dreidel to hide the fact that they were really studying Torah.  But the reasons for all these stories are the same; the propensity to celebrate violence is everywhere and it takes a concerted effort to redirect that urge.  Today's celebration of Hannukah is just that.

And the lesson lives today and we ought to embrace it.

Everywhere we turn, we hear the word 'war' connected to some disagreement.  There are the 'culture wars,' the 'war on religion,' the  'war on liberals/conservatives,' 'media war,' etc.  In fact, if you put any noun after the 'war on...' I guarantee you will find someone who will agree with you.  
 
 
 
 
Obviously the reality is that a disagreement is hardly a war.  There are enough real wars going on to know that if we disagree about the place of religion in the public square, it is hardly a war.  Want to know what war is really like?  Take a trip to Syria.  Or Yemen.  Or Myanmar.  Or, or, or....

Yet the language we use today from the top down is language of conflict and violence.  Our Rabbis saw that exact same phenomena 2100 years ago and sought to accentuate something different.  They accentuated the light and turned a celebration of violence into a celebration of religious liberty and playfulness.  They succeeded.

 We need to embrace the message and thoughts of the Rabbis if we are to break out of this self-defeating and absurd belief that we are at war with anyone who disagrees with us.  Different ideas sharpen thinking and not everyone who you disagree with is an enemy.  That is the thinking of simple and there is more than enough of that in this country and in this world.  Engagement brings light and light brings hope and hope engenders peace.

Hannukah is really the Festival of Peace and it is because our Sages confronted our desire to celebrate war and violence and inverted it in meaning and practice.  This is the true miracle of Hannukah.  And, if we are to grow as people and as a nation, we ought to be embracing that miracle.  And so, as you light your menorah this Hannukah, look deeply into the light.  It is there that you will find the message of the Rabbis for the small and quiet flame is the still and small voice that teaches us that, yes, peace is possible if you actively pursue it and pursue it especially vigorously in our own lives.

Hag Hannukah Sameach
 
 
 
 
From the Cantor
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Lights! Camera! Action!

December at TBM has so much to offer you! We will have many opportunities for us to celebrate Chanukah together as a Temple family! See the calendar and website for all the details!

Our Youth Choir will be singing for the Shabbat Service during Chanukah on Friday, December 15 at 6:30pm. All religious school students in grades 2-12 are invited to join the Youth Choir. Please email me to sign up your child. We will be rehearsing on Sundays, December 3 and 10 immediately following religious school.

Purim Spiel Auditions will be held on Sunday, December 17 immediately following religious school. The sign-up sheet will be posted on the music room door starting December 3. We will be performing my brand new spiel called “The New Queen on the Block,” based on 1980’s-early ‘90s pop music: The New Kids on the Block, Debbie Gibson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper and more! Students in grades 3-12 and adults (members in good standing) are welcome to audition for a singing/speaking role. Sing any appropriate song you like! Students in grade 2 can be in the chorus (no audition). Rehearsals will begin in January immediately following religious school on Sundays when we return from winter break.

Shalom,
Cantor Marnie
cantor@bethmiriam.org
 
 
 
 

From the Principal
As the secular year winds down, I am looking forward to important events coming in 2018. Please make sure that you have checked and saved the dates relevant to your family (shown below) so that we can count on your attendance. Family Shabbat services give all our students a chance to experience leading services. Our teachers spend valuable class time preparing them to lead the prayers and read the readings from the bima - we hope all students and their families are able to attend. In fact, it’s really such a special time, families should feel welcome to invite special friends and relatives to join us.

On the same weekend as their respective Family Services, all grades have their own unique Family Ed experiences. Again, please save the date and make sure there is a parent or special friend or relative to work and learn with your child. We have found that not only do the parents have a wonderful chance to learn together with their child and create a meaningful heirloom, but parents and students of the grade also have a chance to be together as a group, get to know each other and bond.
​​​​​​​
January
5 Primary (Grades Prek-3 ) Shabbat & Installation
7 Primary (Grades Prek-3) Family Ed
February
2 Grade 6 Family Service
4 Grade 6 Tallit Workshop
April
27 Grade 4/5 Matan Siddur
29 Grade 4/5 Family Ed
 
 
 
 
 
All students in grades 5,6,7 & 8 (and their Jewish friends) are invited to attend a special Mad Science Hanukah?!
For all the details and to reserve your spot, please sign up online here (or contact Stella):
 
 
 
 
 




Keep an eye out around Hanukah for a Special Video for our members from your Amazing Staff at Temple Beth Miriam!
 
 
 
 
 
Annual Congregational Meeting​​​​​​​
The Annual Congregational Meeting is on Sunday, December 17 at 10 am.  We have important issues to discuss and board members to meet.  The entire congregation is encouraged to participate in this important meeting.  Breakfast will be served.  Please mark your calendar.
 
 
 
 
 
We Need Your Help!!

Members of Temple Beth Miriam, we need your help. We have an Oneg every Friday. It is a great time for the congregation to meet, shmooze and discuss what is coming up and to be social with other members of the Temple. Our lovely Rosy has been shopping for the Oneg for the last few times and we are asking our members to please help out and provide an Oneg. It is something easy like cheese and crackers  or fruits and veggies.
If you would like to sign up to provide an Oneg, please follow  the link below.

 
 
 
 
 
                    WOW! WE DID IT AGAIN!
         Our Rummage Sale was a great success. We made over $5,000 minus expenses of ads, food, maintenance and supplies. We also will be adding the proceeds of two paintings donated by David Naussbaum and some gift items.
          Thank you to Rabbi Cy, Stella, Harry Silverman, Frankie and Tyler for their help in “getting the word out”. I must thank Al Fried for his hours of “administrative” skills to me! Thanks to Tello and Rosie for being there for us.

                                                                           This year we had 72 volunteers - WOW!
          Whether you worked an hour or came in every day for the nine days we thank you so much. A special thanks to the men who helped set up and break down - especially Alan Darnell. And to our security team - you did great. And to our youth group who popped in at times to help us - many thanks.
A special thanks to our “temple friends” Jean, Toni, Susan, and Lela who sold over $700 in our jewelry boutique. Our request for jewelry from the congregation certainly paid off. Thanks to everyone. Many thanks to Greg and Emilia for their continued help. Greg, you make our money in our main room! And to our new help in our boutique - Clodia and Olga, along with Emilia - who helped make over $1,000. Thank you to Barbara, Dawn, and Jame on our “better buys” which made over $200. IT ALL ADDS UP. And a big thanks to our “money keeper” of the day Ilene Kellert.
          To those who could not help but made donations of clothing, etc., we thank you. Can’t do it without “STUFF”. To those who were unable to help this year, we missed you and see you next year! A special thanks to friends Jeannie and John Stetz for donating two new racks.
the end of our sale our boutique is donated to Jersey Shore University Medical Center Thrift Shop. Coats, jackets, sweats, and anything warm are donated to our Youth Group’s Midnight Run to the homeless in Asbury Park. SPCA gets blankets and pillows. A mission picked up 30 large clothing bags for the needy. And many thanks to Amy for delivering so many books to an organization.
        We are listing our volunteers who helped and congratulate them on a job well done! If we missed your name please let us know.
                                                                Happy Holidays, be well, and see you next year!
                                                               Vivian Fried        Joni Darnell        Cindy Singer
 
 
 
 
Paula Adler
Fran Applebaum
Barbara Bascom
Natalie Bellucci
Dawn Berkeley
Joan Blumenfeld
Norman Brosniak
Kathy Cohen
Alan Darnell
Joni Darnell
Debbie Deener
Danille DelCuore
Grace Dressner
Joanne Edison
Elaine Espey
Alvin Fried
Vivian Fried
Heather Foster
Janet Fromkin
Debbie Gerbman
Amy Goldman
Irene Goldman
Susan Goldman
Lori Goldstein
Lisa Jacobson

 
 
 
 
Chase Kaplan
Keith Kaplan
Gail Kass
Darlene Katz
Bob Kellert
Ilene Kellert
Susan Kreizman
Meryl Ledwitz
Ron Ledwitz
Rebecca Levin
Valentina Lifton
Jamie Lowenstein
Maxine Miller
Larry Nagel
Mary Newmark
Terry Negin
Bobbie Newman
Susan Packman
Judy Peckmore
Karen Pingitore
Annie Raulerson
Alissa Reisler
Reina Reisler
Cindy Singer
 
 
 
 
Wendy Sloter
Barbara Steinberg
Judy Steinweiss
Judy Topilow
Gail Topper
Jean Vitale
Toni Vitale
Nancy Weiner
Dawn Berkeley

Friends of TBM:
Susan Asaro
Eileen Borodich
Beth Cottler
Suzie Cummings
Chrissy Devivo
Sandy Fox
Jill Panone
Carol Ronan
Emilia Rosen
Greg Rosen
Pam Sherman
Jean Vitale
Toni Vitale
Olga Harris
Hannah
Irma
Lela
 
 
 
 
 
what's going on at TBM?
 
 
 
 

With Hannukah almost upon us, Beth Miriam wants you to know about all our events. There are some RSVP’s involved, so take a look below and then call the temple (732-222-3754), email us at signups@bethmiriam.org.


On Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3PM, Jerry Kass will give a hands-on cooking class in the Temple kitchen. The menu will include brisket cooked in the traditional French technique, crispy potato latkes and other sides. Class is limited to 10 paid people ($15/person) so that all can participate and enjoy the results. Please RSVP to the Temple office with a check or credit card. This event is organized by the Nurturing our Community through Food group and the Programming Committee

 
 
 
 
On December 15, join us for our Kabbalat Shabbat/Hannukah service at 6:30 and a family dinner at 7:30. The dinner will be filled with fun, dreidel games, sing-a-long. We need your RSVP by December 11 so we can know what to purchase. (Because we are preparing food for a specific number of people, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins so, please, RSVP today). KIDS ARE FREE! Adults are only $10/adult. Bring the whole family and bring some friends. Bring your menorah and candles, too!  RSVP by calling the temple 732-222-3754 or signups@bethmiriam.org or use your Chaverweb account.

On December 18 at 6:00 PM, everyone is invited to join Beth Miriam and Brandl Restaurant at Brandl Restaurant in Belmar for a menorah lighting ceremony with Rabbi Cy and Cantor Marnie and totally free wings, soup, and latkes! There is (really) no charge at all. This is the second year we are doing this and, if you remember last year, you remember how much fun it was and how much food there was! Everyone is welcome. 703 Belmar Plaza.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.

B’Shalom,

Frankie Langer and Tyler Barbato 
 
 
 
 
 
Become a Hanukah Dinner Maven with Jerry Kass 
Sunday, December 10 at 3:00pm
$15/person
The menu will include brisket cooked in the traditional French technique, crispy potato latkes and other sides. 
 
 
 
 
Hannukah Dinner
Friday, December 15
6:30 Service
7:30 Party
 
 
 
 
Mazal Tov Josh Miller on becoming an Eagle Scout!
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations!
Steven DelCuore Bat Mitzvah 
December 2, 2017

Lyla Gill Bat Mitzvah  
December 16, 2017
 
 
 
 
Lyla Gill turns 13 in December and is excited to become a Bat Mitzvah! She lives in Ocean Township with her family, two dogs (London and Moxy) and three fish.
Lyla loves animals, she enjoys gymnastics, cheer, music and baking.

Lyla volunteered for two separate causes for her Kishrei Halev project. First she brought a group of friends together for a beach cleanup and was able to make one of our local beaches that much prettier.

Then along with her best friend, she volunteered at the Ronald McDonald house in New Brunswick. In addition to preparing a three coarse meal for the families that were staying there, the girls learned a lot about how the organization provides support for so many families and how much they rely on volunteers to help get this done.
 
 
 
 
Steven is a 7th grade student at Solomon Schechter Day School and turned 13 on Thanksgiving Day! He lives in Ocean Township with his mother, Danielle, and his sister, Olivia. Steven loves animals and has 3 cats.

Steven is part of a men’s gymnastics team and trains year round. Competition season is especially exciting, and begins one week after he becomes a Bar Mitzvah!

Steven’s Kishrei Halev project involved an organization that is near and dear to his heart—the Monmouth County SPCA! Steven adopted 3 of his pets from the MCSPCA and learned they receive no funds from the local, state or federal government and rely strictly on donations and modest fees. Steven collected from our generous community blankets and towels desperately needed for the animals. Additionally, with his own money he earned this summer mowing lawns, he purchased and delivered various items from the MCSPCA wish list (including over 160 cans of cat/dog food)!

Steven is very excited to be given the opportunity to go to Israel in 2019! He is especially looking forward to floating in the Dead Sea, kayaking in the Jordan River, and climbing Masada at sunrise!

Steven loves Temple Beth Miriam and hopes to become active in SALTY and Teen Academy!
 
 
 
 
 
TBM at Jewish Family and Childrens' Service
 
 
 
 
The students of  Beth Miriam participated in packing food at the Jewish Family and Childrens’ Service in Asbury Park on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Yasher koach to all of them and to the parents and clergy of Beth Miriam who attended.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Teen Academy Class raises $300+ in support of teen suicide
 
 
 
 
The members of Temple Beth Miriam’s Teen Academy under the supervision of Rabbi Stanway came together after the recent death by suicide of Peter “Pierce” Jarck, Jr., a junior and varsity lacrosse player at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.  “This was a reality check – a suicide happening right here in our community,” says Maya R. In a heart-felt discussion, the students debated ways to support a troubled friend who may not want to seek help. “I, and a lot of kids my age, have massive pride, and to say ‘I have anxiety’ hurts your pride,” says Josie H..

The students held a bake sale on October 29, and donated the proceeds to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  Teen Academy member Ian O. says that addressing teen suicide with the meeting and bake-sale project has made him more confident to reach out to others: “If I see that somebody is really down on himself, then I would go and talk to that person.” Josie emphasizes that texting can be easier than open conversation. “I have a separate group chat where my friends and I feel we can talk without being judged,” she says. “It’s a safe space.”

After Pierce Jarck’s death on Sunday, October 16, when students came to school on Monday, “I knew people would be crying,” says Teen Academy member Jacob G., “but I wasn’t expecting that the whole school would get into such a state of mourning that the hallways would be silent.”  He says he will never forget this spontaneous gesture of respect for Pierce. “It was like an unwritten code – you didn’t want to break the silence.”

To make a donation to help suicide-prevention efforts, go to www.mentalhealthamerica.org/donate, or send a check, payable to MHA-NYC, to the Mental Health Association of New York City, 50 Broadway, 19th floor, New York, NY 10004.

Erica Casriel – writer
Kim Levin/Erica Casriel/Cy Stanway – photographers
 
 
 
 
 
Beth Miriam Nominating Committee report 2017



The Nominating Committee appointed by the President consists of Board Members Brian Gillet, Judy Berg and non-Board members Stella Stanway, Joanne Edison, and the undersigned as Nominating Committee Chairman.


The Nominating Committee met and thoroughly discussed all potential nominees by reviewing the entire Temple Membership list. The Nominating Committee hereby nominates the following members to the Board of Trustees with a term to expire at the end of 2020:


  1. Marian Gross
  2. Pat Shapiro
  3. Harry Silverman
  4. I. Mark Cohen
  5. Roy Dressner
  6. Peter Grayson
  7. Sandra Maseda
  8. Lori Goldstein


The Nominating Committee also recommends the following Officers to be elected by the Board of Trustees after the annual meeting:


  1. Harry Silverman – President
  2. I. Mark Cohen – Vice President
  3. Brian Gillet – Vice President
  4. Barry Edison – Vice President
  5.  Robert Kellert – Treasurer
    6.  Wendy Sloter – Corresponding  Secretary


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Jewish Family and Childrens' Service seniors now meet at Beth Miriam

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 am for lively discussions and lunch!

Tuesdays - Current Events discussion
Thursdays - Yiddish/Jewish culture discussion

Warm, kosher lunch served at 12 noon.  
Requested donation of $4/meal.
Everyone welcome

Social Action Committee
The Social Action committee wants YOUR involvement.  Keep abreast of all the activities of the committee, announcements and news by going to the Social Action Committee page on the temple website.  It will be updated whenever there is something to share with the congregation.

 
 
 
 
Mazal Tov, Michael!

If you were here for Neilia on Yom Kippur you heard  Michael Pingitore’s story of regret, repentance and renewal.  There is a continuation of this journey and it is wonderful and his parents and he are delighted to share it with you.  Karen and Don Pingitore proudly announce that their son Michael has begun fulfilling his dream.  He left for the U.S. Air Force November 28th.  He will be trained as an Airman in Security Forces. We wish Michael mazal tov and we congratulate Karen and Don on this joyous moment of pride and nachas.
 
 
 
 
 
Remembering Hannukah

Hanukkah (alternately spelled Chanukah), meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of the hanukkiyah, a special menorah for Hanukkah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts); and special songs and games.  Want to read more?  Go to this link: https://reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/hanukkah
 
 
 
 
 
Family Challenge
​​​​​​​
Temple Beth Miriam will be making a video filled with clips of families lighting the Menorah. If your family wishes to be a part of this video, please email your home video to Rabbi Cy at @rabbi@bethmiriam.org. Your video will be placed on the website and Facebook page.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shoah Torah restoration project
 
The Shoah Torah restoration project is coming along nicely.  Thanks to the generosity of the Berkeley Family the scroll rollers (atzei chaiim) are being replaced, new mantles for the Days of Awe and Shabbatot, and breastplace, crowns, yad and wimple (klei kodesh) are all being replaced. 
 
 
 
 
 

Temple Beth Miriam is Grateful for the Following Contributions:

     

 
 
 
 
The Endowment Fund
In memory of Sidney J. Cohen
-Mark & Kathy Cohen

Wish List
In memory of Amanda Feldman
-Barbara Feldman

In memory of Robert Weston
- Sylvia Ehrenhalt ​​​​​​​

In memory of her mother, Reene Fiedler
-Judy Topilow


 
 
 
 
Press Family Youth Group Fund
In honor of Rebecca Pess' Speedy Recovery
-The Kellert Family

Tzedukah Fund
In memory of Jerome Levy
-Danielle DelCuore
 
 
 
 
 
   Special Thanks to the following for their Kol Nidre Appeal Donations:
In no specific order
 
 
 
 
Rickie Kashdan
Abby & George Parigan
David & Stacy Howard
Eric Adler
Charles Reap
Toby Stevens
Jane Gerechoff
Barry Bricken
Arthur Simon
Scott & Debbie Gerbman
William Lewis
Kevin & Erica Brown
Richard Berger
Annette Chomsky
Feinberg Family
Jill & Arthur Rothschild
Paula Adler
Sherincoff Family
Gross Family
Steinberg Family
Elise Feldman
Natalie Bellucci
Steinweiss Family
Joan Block
Steven Friedman
Camhi Family
Lifton Family
Caren Chesler
Brody Business Department
Danielle DelCuore
Silverman Family
Francine Cohen
Virginia Wierner
Fisher Family
Zucker Family
Lisa Angeles
Jonathan & Leslie Seidel
Mark and Kathy Cohen​​​​​​​
 
 
 
 
Novick Family
Newmark Family
Agisim Family
Wendy Sloter
Lori Goldstein
Richard Krupnick
Librader Family
Auerbach Family
Mark & Marianne Pollack
Dressner Family
Barbara Feldman
Daniels Family
Prestup Family
Robert Berman
Lori Haber
Sam Fromkin
Aaron Family
Judith Rubinstein
Raskin Family
Andrea & Peter Harris
Edison Family
Edwin Tepper
Brandt Family
William Fromkin
Esther Lysaght
Ledwitz Family
Frankel Family
Sylvia Ehrenhalt
Elaine Espey
Tamara Casriel
Norma Rosenbloom
Phyllis Wahl
Robert Krantz
Marilyn Ancona
Louis Chazen
Schatzow Family
Barreca Family
Susan Stearns
Skolnik Family

 
 
 
 
Resnikoff Family
Kamm Family
Fried Family
Eisenberg Family
Pat Shapiro
Charles Cheskin
Faith Lessig
Pingitore Family
Swartz Family
Grayson Family
Gavin Family
Judy Benn
Andrea Phox
Segall Family
Bernard Peckman
Robert Segall
Paul Edelson
Cindy Singer
Amy Goldman
Barbara Bascom
Cindy La Rue
Robert Fish
Deener Family
Setrin Family
Berg Family
Ira Zohn
Negin Family
Jeanne Singer
Galkin Family
Kerensky Family
Steven Warner
Susan Warner
Susan Hodes
Boris Sagalovsky
David Fisher
Panis Family
Topper Family
Leonard & Dawn Berkeley
Norman & Gladys Glassman​​​​​​​
 
 
 
 
 
                              Happy Birthday to You!
 
 
 
 
Ellen Garfunkle
Keith Kaplan
Alan Darnell
Evelyn Friedenberg
Norma Rosenbloom
David Schatzow
Erika Casriel
Scott Gerbman
Gina Gillet
Barbara Prestup
Max Rubinstein
Chase Kaplan
Richard Agisim
Angela Sturm
Lisa Kaye
Scott Greenberg
Thomas Gavin
Myrna Raskin
Margarita Tangorra

 
 
 
 
Lucas Seckler
Dana Galkin
Ava Salowe
Mitchell Newmark
Keith Dorbin
Aidan Ford
Hilary Feinberg
Paul Feinberg
William Fromkin
Robert Greenberg
Anna Greenberg
Sarah Kaye
Robert Reisler
Shirley Berman
Geri Girard
Olivia Gill
Lyla Gill
Elaina Lippsett
Richard Schwadron​​​​​​​
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Theodore Panis
Bridget Lysaght
Rebecca Levin
Danielle Goldwert
Jonathan Krantz
Terry Negin
Harvey Goldman
Irene Goldman
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
        Happy Anniversary and to many more years!
Steve & Fran Silver              Marc & Kathy Cohen                 Stuart & Barbara Eichenbaum
              Howard & Marian Jewell                Arthur & Judith Topilow
 
 
 
 
 
December Yahrzeits
 
 
 
 
December 1
Albert Ballin,  Marcia Barret Baker, Mary Beam, David Bosniak, Beatrice Deutsch, Edward Dorbin, Mitzi Fox, Gloria Fried, Harry Gorsky, Miriam Graff, Sylvia Gray, David Greenstone, Claire Haber, Bernard Halbstein, Carrie Hamburger, Reene Fiedler, Stuart Haupt, Louis Hersh, Pinkus Jaffe, Helen Klein,Esther Lefkowitz, William Malin, Albert Newfield, Edward Novick, Albert Parker, Leo Pearl, Nan Sachs, Meyer Satsky,  Bernice Seldin, Gilda Stanway, Jerry Tamkin, Ira Tiplitz, Ruth Tucker, Irving Weston, Samuel Wetzler, Susan Zaback, Israel Zimring
 
 
 
 
December 8
Martin Blank
Dorothy Burnhardt
Edwin Chesler
Gert Conn
William Davis
Estelle Eisenberg
David Emmering
Daniel Goldman
Sidney Goldstein
Pauline Green
Jean Halbstein
Mary Keller
Miriam Klein
Israel Kotkin
Morris Leibowitt
Herbert Lippsett
Delores Lorber
Solomon Neimark
Benedict Neimark
Edith Shaw
Anna Stamelman
Nathan Strauss
Barbara Tanenbaum

 
 
 
 
December 15
Harold Aaron
Adah Ash
Zena Barr
Bernard Bedrick
Moises Braman
Charles Brand
Steven Brower
Mortimer Cole
George Eichler
David Elsas
Ethel Elsas
Adele Elsas
Jacon Flamendorf
Sol Friedman
Nathan Glick
Benjamin Goldwasser
Marion Grad
Rose Hader
Rose Hasburg
Adolph Haupt
Jack Herbert
Millicent Kaplan
Howard Kastner
Stanley Levine
Kitty Lubin
Jeanne Michel
Hedy Miller
Edith Moore
George Moss
David Ralby
PFC Frank Reingold
Joseph Rosen
Charles Rosencrans
Diana Schatell
Laurence Stamelman
Gustav Steinhardt
Sophia Straus
Adolf Strauss
Howard Strauss
Elias Teich
Milton Tenzer
Seymour Van-Wiemokly
Harry Vesell
Bette Wagenheim
Juliet Weiss
Harry Zuckerman​​​​​​​
Jerie Sloter
 
 
 
 
December 22
Helene Baron
Lena Budish
Marion Dent
Pearl Dworkin
Michael Erhard
Jerome Feldman
Mimi Fink
Beatrice Frankel
Gloria Franzblau
Bernard Fromkin
Julius Golden
Eva Goldstein
Ruth Gubersky
Estelle Hershoff
Morton Kavanaugh
Charles Kaye
Richard Klein
Irving La Kritz
Samuel Lane
Sadie Lawn
Barbara MacArthur
Harry Marshall
Irving Primost
Harry Raffel
Elaine Restifo
James Schneider
Carl Schultz
Harry Singer
Maxwell Spector
Dorthy Steinweiss
Elsa Strauss
Jacob Tanebaum
Harry Vogel
Sheldon Wolpin​​​​​​​
 
 
 
 
December 29
David Berger
Teri Berkeley
Lucille Brand
Edward Brosniak
Bernice Cholminski
Nathan Cohen
Sidney Cooper
Rose Denburg
Morris Fine
Frank Freidlin
Eugene Fried
Diane Gelb
Simon Gillet
Mary Gladstone
Joseph Goldmna
Michelle Goldman
Leon Gordon
David Hershoff
Mollie Hodes
Frederick Housman
Henry Jacobs
Anna Kern
Harley Kuhl
Lori Levine
Louis Levy
Lena Malachowsky
Minnie Mintz
Jacob Norman Posner
Michele Raskin
Harry Reingold
Sadie Roseman
Lance Rowland
Rachel Sagalovsky
Mary Schapiro
Estelle Sheridan
Frances Sidorsky
Shirley Skloff
Kalman Weinstein
 
 
 
 
 

December 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Event

Time

Location

Taste of NFTY 6-8 Grade @ Camp Harlam



Kabbalat Shabbat

7:30 PM



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Event

Time

Location

No Torah Study - Bar Mitzvah Morning



Taste of NFTY grade 6-8 @ Camp Harlam



Steven Delcuore Bar Mitzvah

10:00 AM



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Event

Time

Location

SISTERHOOD GIFT GALLERY WILL BE OPEN



Taste of NFTY 6-8 grade @ Camp Harlam



YOUTH CHOIR REHEARSAL

12:00 PM



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Event

Time

Location

JFCS Annual Dinner



WORSHIP COMMITTEE

7:30 PM



Friday, December 8, 2017

Event

Time

Location

VISUAL TEFILLAH KABBALAT SHABBAT

7:30 PM



Saturday, December 9, 2017

Event

Time

Location

No Torah Study: Childrens Program



HANNUKAH TOGETHER FAMILY PROGRAM

11:00 AM


Social Action Soup Making

3:00 PM



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Event

Time

Location

SISTERHOOD GIFT GALLERY WILL BE OPEN



SOCIAL ACTION SOUP SALE



SISTERHOOD MEETING

9:00 AM


TEEN ACADEMY

10:00 AM


YOUTH CHOIR REHEARSAL

12:00 PM


Hannukah Cooking Class

3:00 PM



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Event

Time

Location

FIRST LIGHT OF HANNUKAH




Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Event

Time

Location

Membership Meeting

7:00 PM



Friday, December 15, 2017

Event

Time

Location

Birthday & Anniversary Blessing



YOUTH CHOIR PERFORMANCE



Kabbalat Shabbat

6:30 PM


HANNUKAH SHABBAT DINNER

7:30 PM



Saturday, December 16, 2017

Event

Time

Location

Lyla Gill Bat Mitzvah 10:00 AM



No Torah Study: Bat Mitzvah




Sunday, December 17, 2017

Event

Time

Location

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING



PURIM SPIEL AUDITIONS (AFTER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL)



SISTERHOOD GIFT GALLERY WILL BE OPEN




Monday, December 18, 2017

Event

Time

Location

Brandl's Resturant (Dinner & Menorah Lighting)

6:00 PM



Saturday, December 23, 2017

Event

Time

Location

Torah Study

11:00 AM



Sunday, December 24, 2017

Event

Time

Location

NO SCHOOL: WINTER BREAK




Monday, December 25, 2017

Event

Time

Location

OFFICE CLOSED




Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Event

Time

Location

NFTY Winter Kallah @ Camp Harlam




Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Event

Time

Location

NFTY Winter Kallah @ Camp Harlam



NO SCHOOL




Thursday, December 28, 2017

Event

Time

Location

NFTY Winter Kallah @ Camp Harlam




Friday, December 29, 2017

Event

Time

Location

NFTY Winter Kallah @ Camp Harlam




Saturday, December 30, 2017

Event

Time

Location

Torah Study

11:00 AM



Sunday, December 31, 2017

Event

Time

Location

NO SCHOOL



 
 
 
 
 
Our Board Members:
President Harry Silverman hjsilverman@optonline.net
Rabbi Cy Stanway rabbi@bethmiriam.org
Cantor Marnie Camhi cantor@bethmiriam.org
Religious School Principal Stella J. Stanway stellastanway@bethmiriam.org
Administrator Frankie Langer tbmoffice@bethmiriam.org
Youth Group Leader Stella Stanway
stellastanway@bethmiriam.org
Building Superintendent Rosy Franceschy 732-762-4335
Fund Allocation Bob Kellert bobeggs@aol.com
House Committee Keith Kaplan kpkaplan@msn.com
Investment Comm Harry Silverman hjsilverman@optonline.net
Sharon Silverman shari4h@gmail.com
Wendy J. Sloter redheadwjs@comcast.net

 
 
 
 

Membership Steve Silver steve.silver@gmail.com
Rel. Sch. Bd. Wendy Sloter redheadwjs@comcast.net
Sisterhood - Point Persons Debbie Gerbman dgerbman@comcast.net
Cindy Singer cinsing@aol.com
Relig. Pract. Sharon Silverman shari4h@gmail.com
Special Events Bob Kellert bobeggs@aol.com
Youth Group Gary Pess handman613@gmail.com
Programming Mark Cohen imarkcohen@comcast.net
Fundraising Steve Peckman steve.peckman@gmail.com
Immediate Past President Michael Gross mgross@ghclaw.com
Vice Presidents Robert Kellert bobeggs@aol.com
Treasurer Lori Goldstein lgoldstein83@verizon.net
Mark Cohen imarkcohen@comcast.net
 
 
 
 

Men's Club Barry Edison eyedocbarry@aol.com
Secretary Emily Feldman fancyme123@yahoo.com
Leonard Berkeley lberkeley@lhbrealty.com
Danielle Delcuore danielledelcuore@yahoo.com
Chase Kaplan kaplanstudios@mac.com
Heather Foster heatherfoster@optonline.net
Steve Silver steve.silver@gmail.com
Brian Gillet gilletbg@optonline.net
Alvin Goldman alvingoldm@aol.com
Lori Goldstein lgoldstein83@verizon.net
Marian Gross mariangross@msn.com
Bob Kellert bobeggs@aol.com
Stuart Lippsett lippsett1@verizon.net
Andrea Phox andreaphox@gmail.com
Patricia Shapiro patshapirorn@aol.com


 
 
 
 
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732-222-3754
 
 
 
 
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