Temple Beth Miriam E-lijah  January 29

 
 
 
 
TU B'SHVAT PROGRAM
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION SCHOOL OF SACRED MUSIC ANNOUNCES:

Join us to celebrate Debbie with an evening of song and memory.
January 28 at 8PM ET on Zoom

As we have done for the past nine years, we will gather to raise our voices, rejoicing in the incredible canon of Jewish music that Debbie lovingly created.

This year, of course, our gathering will be virtual, which — although challenging in many ways — offers us the unique opportunity to widen our tent as we welcome friends from across the country and around the world. Join us as we sing some of the beloved music that shaped our Jewish souls, our collective Jewish identity, and in so doing continue to be inspired and renewed by Debbie's spirit!
Joining us for this special evening will be many of Debbie's musician buddies, with whom she shared this music and much more:

 
 
 
 
Cantor Jill Abramson
Ellen Allard
Elana Arian
Merri Lovinger Arian
Noah Aronson
Ivan Barenboim
Bat Ella Birnbaum
Rabbi Ken Chasen
Michelle Citrin
Cantor Richard Cohn
Cantor Ellen Dreskin
Rabbi Daniel Freelander
Alan Goodis
Cantor Zoe JacobsRabbi Noam Katz
Cantor Jeff Klepper
Shira Kline
Benny Koonyevsky
 
 
 
 
Cantor Jack Mendelson
Josh Nelson
Dan Nichols
Joyce Rosenzweig
Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller
Cantor Leon Sher
Julie Silver
Peri Smilow
Craig Taubman
Cantor Rosalie Will
and other special guests
We invite you and your community to join us for this special event.
L'Shalom,
Cantor Richard Cohn,
Director, Debbie Friedman
School of Sacred Music
Merri Lovinger Arian,
Faculty-Artist, Debbie Friedman
School of Sacred Music
 
 
 
 
 
Mazal Tov, Kyle Katz!

Mazal tov to Kyle Katz who will become bar mitzvah on January 30 at 10 am.  Mazal tov to parents David and Darlene and brother Dylan.
 
 
 
 
Learning Opportunities Online

There are some amazing learning opportunities online.  Check these out!
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
Small Yahrtzeit Change

We are going to list the yahrzetis from the SUNDAY to the next SATURDAY in the week in which the death occurred. We will begin this new system beginning in February.  
 
 
 
 
 
Oh, Yummy!

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 folk.  If you are interested in helping out, please let him know at rabbi@bethmiriam.org.  Yummy
 
 
 
 
 
Now Recruiting for JWA's Rising Voices Fellowship
 
 
 
 
The Rising Voices Fellowship is a national leadership development program of the Jewish Women’s Archive for female-identified Jewish teens in grades 10–12 with a passion for writing and an interest in Judaism, feminism, and social justice. This ten-month program offers a unique curriculum exploring Jewish women’s history and identity, and gives Fellows the tools and training to use their voices to make positive social change.

Do you know someone who would make a great Fellow? Please forward this email or contact Program Manager Sarah Quiat with your recommendation. Thank you for your help!

Applications are due by March 19, 2021.
 
 
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What's Your Jewish Story?

Rabbi Stanway is going to begin something we think you'll like. 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. Rabbi Stanway has already reached out to people and is beginning the process. But if you want to volunteer, give Rabbi Cy a call at 732-768-7773.
 
 
 
 
 
KABBALAT SHABBAT FOR JANUARY 29 WILL TAKE PLACE AT 7:30 AT THE TEMPLE AS WELL AS BE LIVESTREAMED ON THE TEMPLE YOUTUBE CHANNEL
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
 
 
 
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
Youth Group Stella Stanway  stellastanway@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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