MAY 3, 2019
Visual Tefillah - May 3 - 7:30

Join the temple family for a Shabbat Visual Tefillah for the soul
The service utilizes a projected siddur (prayerbook) and is very informal.  Come as you are!

Everyone is most welcome to this special Shabbat.
Wonderful End of Pesach Pizza and Bingo

Kudos to Sharon Silverman for organizing a wonderfully fun evening of Havdallah, Pizza and Bingo.  About 40 people enjoyed the laughter, the food and the prizes.  The evening began with Cantor Camhi and Rabbi Stanway leading Havdallah, the set of blessings ending Shabbat and beginning the regular week and then delicious pizzas from Nick's and way too much dessert (is there ever too much dessert?) was enjoyed.  We then had great fun with Bingo and watching the children win was a treat.  Many thanks to all who made donations to the evening. You were all very generous.  
Evening Pirke Avot Class

The Adult Evening Pirke Avot Class will take place on May 22 at 7 PM.  This will be the only class this month.  Everyone is invited to learn and share during this hour of adult study.
Mazal Tov Confirmation Class

Mazal tov to our Confirmation class of 2019 and to their families.  This year we congratulate Sadie Kawut, Raina Lambert, Jack Girard and Elliot Topper for completing 10th Grade in Religious School and being important parts of the Rabbi's Teen Academy class.  The service when these students will receive their blessing and certificates will be on May 31 at 7:30 pm.  Yasher koach to all the students!
Mazal Tov Grade 7

Our Grade 7 students will be celebrating the end of their fulfilling and meaningful academic year with their Siyyum during services on Friday, May 17 at 7:30.  Mazal tov to all these wonderful students who will lead us in prayer and inspire us.  
Mazal Tov, Judy Berg

On Friday, June 7th, during Shabbat Service, Judy Berg will be honored by the Union for Reform Judaism as she retires from the National Board of the URJ after 28 years of service.  
During her tenure she was a Vice-Chair, led the Commission on Outreach and Membership,  chaired the Trustees Committee, and traveled to Temple Boards as a facilitator to name just a few of her leadership positions.  Presently she is on the Board of the Commission for Social Action which is affiliated with the Religious Action Center in Washington, DC.  In this capacity she advocates for issues of social justice which you all know is her passion.  Peter Weidhorn, a past chair of the URJ will make the presentation.  It will take place at Temple Beth Miriam in Elberon during Friday evening services at 7:30 PM.  There will be a celebratory Oneg following the service. 
A Candid Shot
Rabbi Stanway recently officiated at a double baby naming for two sisters adopted by two families which also have two sisters.  It was a joyous event and the children felt very comfortable on the bima.  One even wanted to join the Rabbi as he led the service and someone took a picture of it!
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