The electronic newsletter of
Temple Beth Miriam
February 17, 2017
                  180 Lincoln Ave, Elberon, NJ


Purim is Coming!
Join us at Beth Miriam (www.bethmiriam.org) for Purim!  Our Purim Players under the direction of Cantor Marnie Camhi will be performing the original play, “The Little Mermaidelah.”  It is a delightful play and everyone is welcome.  The play begins at 10:30.  After the play, we will have a costume contest and a Purim song session!  Then we continue to the joy and invite you to join us for our SALTY carnival beginning around 12 pm.  There will be food, games and the drawing of the Raffle (tickets will be available for the thousands of dollars in gift certificates grand prize).  Everyone is welcome.  Join us for a fun day of Purim at Beth Miriam!
Saturday Morning Torah Study
Saturday Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Stanway is off and running and very successful.  We will open up the pages of the Torah and delve into the commentaries and discuss our insights.  Everyone is welcome to join us at 11 on Saturday mornings (provided there is no bar or bat mitzvah that morning) until about 12 pm.  It is free and all the materials are supplied.  Welcome!!

Simchat Shabbat!  A New 6:30 PM Friday Evening Service
We heard you!

As part of our way of offering a Shabbat experience to younger families, we are offering a 6:30 pm service on March 17, April 21, May 26 and June 9.  These services will be over by 7:30 (at which point, if you would like to say Kaddish but don’t want to be at the service so early, Rabbi Cy and Cantor Marnie will be there to lead it with you.)  The services will be filled with the music you know and love and may use the new Mishkan Tefillah for Children or the regular Mishkan Tefillah.

Everyone is most welcome to these services; young, older, members of the community, people interested in the community and everyone in between!

Please mark you calendars or refer to the temple calendar

Gateway to Mishkan HaNefesh: Class 3

Our study of Mishkan HaNefesh continues on March 19 as we delve into the new Days of Awe Machzor that Beth Miriam will be acquiring in the coming months for next Rosh Hashanna.  Join us at 9:30 on Sunday, March 19 in the Pre-Function area.

As well, if you want to sponsor and dedicate any number of books, call the temple for details at 732-222-3754.  Books are $50/set.
Movie Night at Beth Miriam
February 25, 6:00 PM
Come have the “Time of Your Life” Sing Along, “Stay”, “In the Still of the Night” and many more.

Dirty Dancing and deli dinner. We have a special night planned. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this film, with a sing-a-long to all those hit songs of the 50s and 60s. Jennifer Gray and her family go to the Catskills with her family where she mets up with Patrick Swayze, the dance instructor.

Dress like it is 1963. Song sheets will be provided. Traditional Jewish deli will precede the movie and a discussion will follow.

$15.00 for adults, $10.00 for those of high school age.
Call the Temple to reserve at 732-222-3754, or email at tbmreception@bethmiriam.org.
Any questions call Mark Cohen, Programming Chair at 908-601-1151.
SALTY Lounge Night for Everyone
By now you must have heard all about TBM's Movie Night on February 25, featuring Dirty Dancing, dinner and discussion- all beginning at 6;15.  Well, for parents, if childcare is an issue, or even if it isn't, SALTY is offering and evening of fun for kids of all ages at the same time, but in the Pess Lounge.  Just like the family summer camps from the 50's and 60's, the whole family can be entertained in one place!

Please use the link here to sign up all the kids, even their Jewish non TBM friends.  The cost is $5 per child and dinner will be included, along with a choice of a movie of their own, crafts, games and just plain fun.  When the adult event is over, the kids event will be over too.

SALTY is excited to host this event for all kids!