January 26 Elijah

Rabbi Stanway at MLK event
Rabbi Stanway participated in the community-wide service at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Red Bank to commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr on January 15th.  The presence of two Jewish clergy along with a dozen or so Christian clergy and a local imam gave voice to ecumenical nature of the gather and an even more clear voice that the divisive state of dialogue present in this country has a powerful witness against it.  It was a moving and meaningful event and next year, you are all encouraged to participate.

I Love the 80s Purim Spiel is Almost Here!
Grab your groggers and wear your favorite ‘80s clothes and join us for TBM’s totally rad 80’s themed Purim Spiel “The New Queen on the Block” (written by Cantor Marnie) on Sunday, February 25 at 11am.  Sing, dance and laugh to the music of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Gibson & more!


First Seder Help Needed

We are happy to announce that TBM will be hosting another fabulous First Seder for Pesach.  Bob Kellert is going to be our Seder Coordinator and is looking for volunteers.  This is a big event and a great opportunity to get involved.  Contact me at rabbi@bethmiriam.org if you are interested and I will get you all the necessary information.  Or, if you wish, reach out directly to Bob Kellert at bobeggs@aol.com.  Thanks!


Chocolate Oneg

Our front office staff loves our temple!  And, to express that love Frankie Langer and Tyler Barbato are sponsoring a chocolate-themed Oneg Shabbat on February 16th at 7:30.  Come join us!

Visual Tefillah
Make a note to join us for our next Visual Tefillah Kabbalat Shabbat on February 23 at 7:30.  And, of course, join us for any and all Shabbat services at Beth Miriam.
Social Action Committee News
The Social Action/Social Justice Committee is in high gear as it plans to address local and statewide issues.  Look at this link to see what the committee is working on.
Save the Date
  • Family Pizza and Bingo night: April 7, 6PM.  Everyone most welcome!
  • Movie Night: 'The Band's Visit' - February 10, 7 PM.  Desserts and yummies by Stella Stanway

Sunday Morning Talmud 

After a year of challenging ourselves in Genesis Midrash Rabbah, we are almost finished the current volume. Our next course of study will be Tractate Megillah in the Babylonian Talmud regarding the laws of the Purim megillah and Purim in general. Everyone is most welcome to join us for the class which is held every Sunday morning that there is Religious School.

If you want to get the book (which you will need if you are coming to class, you can get it here in various formats

Welcome Back from Israel, Eliza
Eliza H., one of our amazing students at Beth Miriam, just came back from Israel on her Birthright Israel-Taglit trip.  Her trip was, in the words of her mom, 'Amazing' and then she could not stop talking about it for hours after that.  Welcome back, Eliza, and thank you to her mom and dad who acknowledged the role Beth Miriam has had and is having in her Jewish identity.
Welcome Back from Israel, Eliana!
Welcome back to Eliana S. who just returned from Israel on her Birthright Israel-Taglit trip.  Eliana has been sending pictures all throughout her trip and her parents and grandparents have been showing those pictures to everyone they know!  Eliana had what she says was a 'beyond amazing time' in Israel and so deeply appreciated the reality of the Land that she learned so much about.  Welcome back, Eli!