Special COVID News

MARCH 20, 2020
Temple Office Hours
The office is closed until March 29th.  If you need to speak to the Rabbi, call him at 732-768-7773
The board of trustees has determined that, as the virus situation is so fluid, all events, classes and meetings will be cancelled until March 29. We will be in constant contact with everyone through our Facebook page and this website.
Kabbalat Shabbat Info
As this incredible week begins to wind down, now is the time to prepare for Shabbat tomorrow night. Join us for services on ZOOM tomorrow. This way, we can see your faces as you see ours, despite social distancing. Don’t forget to get your wine/grape juice for kiddush, your challah for motzi and your candles for birkat ha-neirot. You will be on mute for most of the service but there will be times you will be unmuted.

Throughout the service, you will be able to chat on the sidebar. Just open the chat by clicking the icon at the bottom of your Zoom screen.

Below is the information for Zoom. It will take you to my personal room so you can use the same room number every week until this virus episode is over. To get the application (app) click on the link and, if asked to download, download it. If you are asked to enter a room number, just enter:

589 198 4173. That will take you directly to my personal room

Here are all the details for Kabbalat Shabbat tomorrow night at 7:30 pm:

Temple Beth Miriam Kabbalat Shabbat Info
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Rabbi Stanway

You Can Still Learn Torah...
During this epidemic, Rabbi Stanway is still teaching Torah.  As well as the classes and services and occasional video announcement, he is also creating a d’var Torah revolving around the issues of this extraordinary times.  You can read his thoughts here and comment on them.  The more questions and comments, the better the learning.  Go to this link and find it on the Temple Facebook  Page: 
April Shmoozeletter to be ELECTRONIC Only

The April Shmoozeletter will be sent only electronically for April.  There will be no hard-copies made, delivered or mailed.
Passover Seder Reformatted: To Be Done Online
Because of the Corona Virus, the temple board of trustees has determined that holding the community seder is imprudent.  Therefore, the community seder will not be done at the temple.  Plans are being made to create a seder online.  Details will be available as soon as we can get them together.

In the meantime, practice the 4 Questions.  Here is a link to our own Cantor Camhi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=xbw1Z3DTtw8&app=desktop
Yahrtzeit Plaque News

In a congregation with as much history as Beth Miriam, it is inevitable that we begin to run out of space on the Yahrtzeit boards.  Over the years many families have placed ‘Reserved’ plaques for themselves.  The problem is that no one knows who they are reserved for or even who reserved them.  Therefore, we are asking that, if you have a reserved plaque, you let the temple know at 732-222-3754 (if you know where the plaque is) or come in to show us.  This way, we can make a record so that, when the time comes, we know exactly where the plaque with a family name should be placed.  If we don’t hear from the family, we will have to open that space up so that there is space on the board.  Please get in touch with the temple before June 1st, 2020.  Thank you for your help. 
Do You Want to Get the Shmoozeletter Electronically Only?

If you only want to get the Shmoozeletter electronically, and not a hard copy, please contact the temple at 732-222-3754 or tbmoffice@bethmiriam.org or tbmreception@bethmiriam.org and let us know.  
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