Simchat Shabbat is back!
Our popular child and family friendly Visual Tefillah real Shabbat service returns October 27 6:30 (NOTE TIME).  Everyone most welcome!


A message from the Social Action Committee of Beth Miriam


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Dear Friends,

As many of you know, a young man from Rumson-Fair Haven High School,  Pierce Jarck, a 16 year-old, took his life last week.  Many of our Teen Academy students (Grade 7-12) knew him and went to school with him.  As well, many of my students who did not know him were impacted by news of his death and suicide, unfortunately, became an all-too-real reality for my students.

They were deeply moved to do something constructive.  To that end, the older Teen Academy class wanted to memorialize him with a tribute on the front sign of the temple.  It is their way of saying to the family, 'We are with you in your sorrow.'

The younger students have organized a bake sale with all the proceeds going to the Teen Suicide Talkline in his memory.  The bake sale will be baked goods that the students have created themselves.  There will be a wide variety of baked good and hot chocolate available with each item at $1 - $1.50.  We ask that all of Beth Miriam attend the bake sale next Sunday, October 29 at 11 AM.  Please support this cause and our students who have responded to this tragedy by fixing the world in their own unique and beautiful way.

If you wish to make a contribution directly in honor of the Teen Academy students or in memory of  Pierce Jarck, you may do so by writing a check to MHA-NYC, 50 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NJ 10004.

May his memory be bound up in the bonds of life and may his memory be a blessing to all who knew him and to all whose lives he touched.


Rabbi Cy Stanway

Temple Beth Miriam invites you to join with members of Jersey Shore Post 125, Jewish War Veterans of the USA to honor all military veterans at our Shabbat Veteran’s Day Service, Friday, November 10 at 7:30 pm.  An Oneg sponsored by the Post will follow services. 
Post 125  traces its origins to 1935 and has served veterans, their families, and the Monmouth
County community since that time.   

A Thank You from the Las Vegas Police Department
Temple Beth Miriam made a donation to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department from the Tzedakah Fund in memory of those who were killed in Las Vegas last month.  The money will be used to support the families of the victims, help pay for the medical care for the survivor victims and help with the funeral expenses.  Below is the note Rabbi Stanway received from the LVPD in response.  

The Sisterhood Rummage Sale is on November 5 and is the Sisterhood's biggest and best fundraiser.  Bring in your old clothes beginning on October 30 and join the Sisterhood for setup throughout the week. 

You can bring your shoes and clothes and place them in the Social Hall.
And something new:  Our jewelry boutique made over $800 last year thanks to everyone participating in our “NEW IDEA”.  So, of course, we are doing this again!  Would each family kindly donate a piece of inexpensive costume jewelry - used or new - for our sale on November 5?
Donations of jewelry are minimal and this would help us fill the jewelry table in our Boutique.  Please call Vivian if you have any questions:  732-221-7574

Thank you so much!
Vivian Fried - Joni Darnell - Cindy Singer


Now until November 2 at the office.
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday  10 - 4 - Friday. 10 - 2
NOTE: Your child can drop it off on his/her way to class

Sign up:   Vivian  732-221-7574
                 Cindy   732-996-2298
                 Joni      732-614-9500

Become a Hanukkah dinner maven! On Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3PM, Jerry Kass will give a hands-on cooking class in the Temple kitchen. The menu will include brisket cooked in the traditional French technique, crispy potato latkes and other sides. Class is limited to 10 paid people ($15/person) so that all can participate and enjoy the results. Please RSVP to the Temple office with a check or credit card. This event is organized by the Nurturing our Community through Food group and the Programming Committee.
Attention Jewish WWII Veterans

Jersey Shore Post 125 of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA is honoring the surviving post 125 Jewish World War II Veterans as well as the surviving Jewish World War II Veterans in the area. The program will be on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) 100 Grant Ave, Deal Nj. The program will commence at 10:30 AM and will be followed by a luncheon buffet at 12 noon. All World War II Veterans are invited. Please be our guest at this program and luncheon. If any Jewish World War II veteran wishes to attend, contact Gerry Levine at 732-829-6599 or email by November 5, 2017 for reservations.
180 Lincoln Ave.,