November 29, 2019 Elijah
Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the temple will take place on DECEMBER 8 at 10 am
Breakfast will be at 9:30 am
Everyone who is a member in good standing is encouraged and welcome to attend
Hanukkah Gift Gallery


Purim begins on the evening of March 9th. Temple Beth Miriam will continue the custom of fulfilling the Purim mitzvah of Misloach Manot, the tradition of giving friends and family yummy gifts to spread the joy of the holiday. The Purim bags for temple members are $5.00 each.

You will receive a letter of explanation; an order form; a two-sided list of temple members, staff, and teachers; and a list of those people you sent baskets to in 2019. Please indicate the names of people you wish to give Purim baskets to and send the order form and lists back to the temple by Friday, January 17, 2020 with your full payment. You may donate your basket, give baskets to non-temple members ($10.00 each), and reciprocate with other temple members, as described in the letter.

You don’t want to miss out on being a part of this wonderful tradition and donating to the temple at the same time!

Thanking you in advance,

Wendy Sloter for the Purim Committee
Thanksgiving Food Distribution
Rabbi Stanway and Phil Falcone, Social Action/Social Justice Chair, helped to feed the hungry at the Trinity AME church just before Thanksgiving. More than 50 bags of food, a couple of dozen pecan and apple pies and other food items were distributed to those who needed a little boost for Thanksgiving.  

Many thanks to TBM for being so generous.  
Purim Pop Palooza!

Get ready for another exciting Purim Spiel! This year we are doing my newest original spiel called Purim Pop Palooza based on current pop song hits like Señorita, Old Town Road and Bad Guy.

Auditions for TBM students in grades 3-12 will be on Sunday, January 5, during school time. Please prepare a short song that shows off your voice. The sign up sheet will be on the music room door beginning in mid-December. Students in grades 1 & 2 can be in the chorus (no audition). Adults are welcome to be in the show too. We also need help to create scenery.

Rehearsals will take place after school (till about 1:30) on the following Sundays: 1/12, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23 & 3/1. The performance is on Sunday 3/8 during school time. Attendance is very important for a successful show- out of respect for the players and the show, please check your calendars for your child’s availability before committing your child to be in the spiel.

We will be taking photos and video of the performance and need 100% participation. By signing up your child to be in the spiel, you are agreeing to good attendance and for photo and video to be taken and posted online and in the newspaper. All cast members must practice their parts at home and come to rehearsals prepared.

If your child will be participating please click on the following link to receive text messages specific to the Spiel:

Please email me if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Cantor Marnie
Renowned Archaeologist Jodi Magness Presents Discoveries in Ancient Galilean Village of Huqoq
Public Slide-Lecture at Rutgers-New Brunswick, December 10
Since 2011, exciting excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee have been directed by famed archaeologist Jodi Magness, the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. On December 10, Magness will come to Rutgers to share her team’s discoveries, including the remains of a monumental fifth-century synagogue paved with stunning and unique mosaics that include the first non-biblical story ever found decorating an ancient synagogue. The talk, “More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, visit Free parking available with online vehicle registration on the website. Sponsored by Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, the talk is supported by the Sagner Family Foundation.