May 5, 2017

Making the Omer Count:  Tunes for Teens: an all ages musical coffeehouse to benefit Covenant House

6 May 2017 @ 6:00pm

Join us for a night of music, community, great coffee, and homemade snacks as we gather to help alleviate one of the worst of social injustices, child homelessness. 

Covenant House offers an immediate safe harbor to youth (ages 18-21) who are homeless where staff strive to move each young person forward down the path to an independent adulthood, free from the risk of future homelessness by providing comprehensive services including education, job skills and more.

Proceeds will go to support Covenant House, an organization helping to save children from abuse and neglect.
We’ll be featuring some of the coolest artists around, many of whom happen to be our own temple members!

Our event will begin with a short, musical Havdallah service, let by our guitar-wielding rabbi, as we bid Shabbat farewell and welcome in the new week together.

$5 admission and donations accepted: Pizza $1/slice: baked yummies available for sale and complimentary coffee, etc.
Making the Omer Count: Pet Fair and Blessing
Making the Omer Count: First Aid: May 21, 2017 
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Whether you have children, a significant other or a parent who lives with you, there might just come a time when they need emergency medical attention and quickly. Join Tim Knotts and Beth Weston-Knotts, certified EMTs, at Temple Beth Miriam and learn how to be ready to assist your loved ones before emergency medical assistance arrives.
Medical Emergencies covered:
Heart Attack

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. 
Temple Beth Miriam to host first-ever "Days of Awe Art Exhibit"
Temple Beth Miriam’s Hineinu Initiative will host its first community-wide art exhibit. The juried-selected will be thematically consistent with the fall holiday period and will open just prior to Selichot and close by early November after Simchat Torah.
“The artwork media to be displayed will include painting, drawing, pastel and photography. The show will provide an opportunity for TBM members as well as the art community to share and sell their works. as well as creating a enriched environment at the Temple, ” said event chair Renee Freedman.
Beth Miriam President Harry Silverman added that “this ambitious undertaking will be an enhancement of our Temple’s commitment to be warm and welcoming for its members, visitors and potential new members. It’s wonderful to have a new member step forward to lead this initiative!” He joined Renee’s call for interested volunteers to contact Renee with their interest in serving on one of the Days of Awe Exhibit’s committees. These committees will include Temple members and Arts community members.
A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception to open the show will take place in early September and the $18 entrance fee for the opening night also covers the artists’ submission fee for up to 6 pieces to be juried.
Please e-mail Renee if you are interested in showing your artwork and/or volunteering at
Making the Omer Count: Color Your World

As part of our ‘Making the Omer Count’ series of Social Action events, we are happy to introduce you to ‘Colour Your World.’

During the week of May 1st to May 7th, one of the weeks of the Omer project, we will be collecting arts and craft supplies for kindergarten and pre-school school children, at the Bradley Elem. School in Asbury Park.
You can drop off your donated supplies to Temple Beth Miriam during that week. If you want to make a monetary donation, send check to TBM  office (specify Omer  Arts Project) and the committee will buy the needed supplies. 

Suggested supplies: colored construction paper,drawing paper,crayons, colored markers,colored pencils, glue sticks, sketching pads,water paint kits and any other supplies.

Let’s all make this a very successful venture. It will greatly help the children of Asbury Park.

Thanks for your support!
Israel Trip 2017 Meeting to Answer Your Questions - May 17, 6 PM
On May 17th at 6 PM, we will welcome Amy Perlmutter from Ayelet Travel who will answer any and all questions about the Israel 2017 Trip to Israel with Rabbi Stanway.  You are welcome to attend.  She will have answers to itinerary questions, accommodations questions, travel and insurance questions and how to use your airline points.  You won’t want to miss this meeting.