January 24, 2020

Eliana Swartz set to perform

Eliana Swartz - daughter of Steve and Annie Swartz - and a long-time congregant and participant in our Days of Awe services is a profession singer with an angelic voice.  She will be performing four original songs on January 28th at Cafe Artiste in Ocean Grove (Jersey Shore Arts Center).  She invites us all to the performance.  Our own Chase Kaplan will be accompanying Eliana on guitar!

Cafe Artiste is located at the Jersey Shore Arts Center 66 South Main St Ocean Grove, New Jersey 07756 which has an elevator to all floors and a ramp in the front parking lot.
The show is on the 3rd floor of the arts center, and takes place 7pm Tuesday January 28th. $5 admission at the door and features features 5 upcoming singer/songwriters. Coffee, tea and desserts can be purchased at the cafe before and during the show. 
Ellie's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EllieSwartz35/

The office is updating its database and there are a lot of data missing.  We are missing many birthdays, anniversaries and yahrtzeits.  Please take a moment and give the office a call or go to your Chaverweb account (which can be accessed from the bottom of the temple website page), go to 'Manage Profile' and enter the information as needed.  We want to make sure the database is up-to-date and correct.  Thanks!

Rabbi Stanway is planning ahead for the Community First Seder for the first night of Pesach.  However, he very much needs help with organizing and picking things up, making phone calls, etc.  Can you help?  Call Rabbi Stanway at 732-222-3754!  Thanks!

Title: Congregation Administrator
Function: The Administrator serves as the chief administrative staff of the congregation in accordance with the values, goals and objectives and wishes of the Board of Trustees and Temple Beth Miriam’ By-Laws. The Congregation Administrator is responsible for the day-to- day synagogue operations including all support functions: management of fiscal and administrative functions; supervision of all administrative, clerical and building maintenance personnel; and coordination and recruitment of volunteers.
Relationships: Reporting to the Board of Trustees through the President, as a member of the professional staff team, the Administrator assists the Executive Committee, President and committees as assigned. The Administrator is to coordinate and collaborate with the Rabbi and Religious School Director on administrative areas. The Rabbi serves as the administrator’s day-to-day supervisor.

Principal Responsibilities: Under the direction of the President and in close consultation with the Rabbi, the Congregation Administrator is responsible for the performance of the following administrative functions, either directly or through staff and volunteers:
  • Fiscal
  • Membership
  • Office management
  • Administration
  • Religious services and Programs
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Program and calendar
  • Rentals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact effectively with congregants, Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers/community members;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills;
  • Flexability to multi-task and changing circumstances and priorities;
  • Jewish literacy/knowledge sufficient to direct congregational activities;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks and Chaverware;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial resources including budgeting;
  • Experience in facilities management and operational technologies, including website management and social media;
  • Experience with volunteer activities and fundraising;
  • Physical mobility to allow work throughout the facility and off facility, ability to sit and utilize a computer terminal, and the ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Qualifications and Prerequisites
  • Education and Experience:
  • Prior experience in congregational or non-profit work environment strongly preferred
  • Bachelors degree strongly preferred
Letters of interest with resume may be transmitted to : congadmin@bethmiriam.org

Purim begins on the evening of March 9th. Temple Beth Miriam will continue the custom of fulfilling the Purim mitzvah of Misloach Manot, the tradition of giving friends and family yummy gifts to spread the joy of the holiday. The Purim bags for temple members are $5.00 each.

You will receive a letter of explanation; an order form; a two-sided list of temple members, staff, and teachers; and a list of those people you sent baskets to in 2019. Please indicate the names of people you wish to give Purim baskets to and send the order form and lists back to the temple by Friday, January 17, 2020 with your full payment. You may donate your basket, give baskets to non-temple members ($10.00 each), and reciprocate with other temple members, as described in the letter.

You don’t want to miss out on being a part of this wonderful tradition and donating to the temple at the same time!

Thanking you in advance,

Wendy Sloter for the Purim Committee