January 12, 2018
Primary Shabbat and Board Installation
Friday, January 12 6:30 (NOTE TIME)
The Primary Shabbat and Board Installation had been postponed last week because of the cold weather.  However, it is back to normal now so the service will take place on Friday, January 12 at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome to share this service with our Primary Department.  As well, we will welcome our newest Board Members, Roy Dressner, Sandra Maseda, and Peter Grayson to the Board and bless those who are currently serving.  Everyone is encouraged and welcome to join us.
Sunday Morning Talmud Update

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 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.

A Shabbat Celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr with Trinity AME Church of Long Branch:
​​​​​​​January 19 6 PM (NOTE THE TIME)

Temple Beth Miriam is delighted to welcome our friends from the Trinity AME Church of Long Branch to a special Shabbat service on Friday, January 19 at 6 PM (NOTE THE TIME!!) We will be sharing Shabbat together and honoring the legacy of Dr. King.  Reverend Dr. Lesly Devereaux, the Pastor of the church, will speak that evening.  Everyone is most welcome to attend.  Bring your children and share what will be a very, very special Shabbat as we continue to build bridges of peace and understanding. 

Men's Club Planning and Scotch Tasting

The Men's Club will be having our next meeting on Thursday, January 11 at my home from 7:30-9:00.  Please email me for the address Men's Club members and those who would like to join are welcome.  We will be discussing future events and tasting Scotch.  Please RSVP to me via email.

Barry Edison
President of Men's Club
Pesach Seder Volunteers Needed
There is a ton of snow on the ground but we are planning for the First Night Pesach Community Seder!  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 to Bob at bobeggs@aol.com.  Thanks!
A Beloved Member of Beth Miriam Still Needs our Help
Dear friends,

I want to share this video with you. My friend, Judy Tenzer Benn has end stage kidney disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type O. She is working with a remarkable organization called Renewal that helps match donors with those in need of their generosity. Renewal has found that an email campaign can be an effective technique, so I am hoping you can help me cast the widest net possible.
Spreading the word is so valuable. So, I am sending each of you this video in the hope that it may inspire you or someone you know to do the incredible good deed of donating a kidney to save a life.

A Message from Sam and Summer

As I found out more about Renewal, I was surprised to learn how many people have acted. Many have donated and gone on to live totally normal and healthy lives. If you would like to learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call 718-431-9831 ext. 209 or email R23282@renewal.org. Renewal’s website is www.renewal.org. All inquiries to Renewal are strictly confidential and are without any obligation. They can also put you in touch with others who have donated a kidney and are willing to share their experience. All medical costs for evaluation and surgery are covered by the recipient’s insurance. Related costs such as travel expenses and lodging, may be covered by Renewal.

Please share this with people with whom you email. Please also post just the attached picture, as well as the video A Message from Sam and Summer, on Facebook. You never know whether or not there is someone who will respond to this urgent need.

We will be grateful beyond words,

Ashley Brousell
180 Lincoln Ave.,