The electronic newsletter of
Beth Miriam
November 8, 2016
                  180 LINCOLN AVE, ELBERON, NJ 732-222-3754
Sisterhood Presents.....
Jews On The Chocolate Trail
Author Talk
By Rabbi Deborah Prinz
With Chocolate Breakfast and Book Signing

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time: 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Location: Temple Beth Miriam
              180 Lincoln Ave, Long Branch, NJ
Cost: Free for TBM Sisterhood Members
       $10 per person for Non-Members
Reserve seat by 11/27 - late fee of $5 after this date
       Sisterhood@bethmiriam.org or 732--222-3754

Rabbi Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocoholics everywhere as she unwraps the role of Jews in the trade, retail and manufacture of chocolate since it was first introduced to Europeans. Activate your inner “choco-dar,” your radar for chocolate experiences, on this delectable journey through the Jewish history of chocolate—a real treat!

Chocolate & More Breakfast will begin at 9:15 am, featuring recipes from Rabbi Prinz’s book. Coffee, tea, and non-chocolate selections will also be offered. Rabbi Prinz will speak at approximately 9:45 am.

A limited number of copies of On The Chocolate Trail will be available, on a first come basis, for purchase and signing at a discounted price.

High Holiday Food Drive

Thanks to everyone for your generous donations to the High Holiday Food Drive. We collected 140 bags of food this year (approximately 1400 pounds) and $220 in donations. The food was split between the pantries at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in WLB and the Mercy Center in AP. Both pantries were very grateful for the generosity of everyone. The money is being used to help both pantries complete their Thanksgiving baskets for their clients and again is greatly appreciated. Thanks to the sisterhood for the donation of the bags and for help stapling the flyers. Thanks to the youth you helped with the bags and handed them out after services. And a very special thanks to Tim and Beth Knotts who stepped up and offered their truck to collect the food and made the deliveries to the two pantries.

Sisterhood Rummage Sale   

Sunday, November 6   8 AM to 2 PM
Bag Day: Monday, November 7   9 AM to Noon

Volunteers needed to help!
Donations needed to sell!
Please donate a piece of new or used costume jewelry to be sold in our jewelry Boutique between now and Nov 3.  Jewelry only can be left at office.
DROP OFF Rummage Sale items at side door of Temple
Mon - Tues - Thurs    Oct 31, Nov 1 and Nov 3   10 - 3
Wed  Nov 2   10 - 6
PLEASE:         Do not drop off before Monday.  There are no drop offs on Friday.  Please refrain from dropping anything into the Rabbi's office. Thanks!
Breakfast with the Rabbi
Brought to you by the Programming Committee
There are some wonderful programs coming up to enrich you and maybe even challenge you.  Mark your calendars as we welcome to the temple the following programs in November and December.  Both programs begin at 9:00 for breakfast and 9:30 for the speaker.  Everyone is most welcome.

November 20   State Senator Raymond J Lesniak

December   11    Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Shabbat Visual Tefillah for the soul
 Friday, December 16  7:30

Featuring the wonderful scenes from our congregants' vacations this past summer  Everyone is most welcome to this special Shabbat of beauty and worship.
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
The 17th annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival will run from Sunday, October 30, through Sunday, November 13, 2016. The festival features dramatic and documentary films from around the world, and most screenings feature guest speakers, including filmmakers and scholars. This year’s festival features more screenings than ever before, at three new venues: AMC Loews New Brunswick; Rutgers Business School (Livingston Campus, Piscataway); and Princeton Garden Theatre. For festival schedule or to purchase tickets, visit the website http://BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu/film. Festival Phone: 848-932-4166; Email: rujff@rci.rutgers.edu. The festival is sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers.

Our Amazing Young Adults
BETH MIRIAM has raised some amazing young men and women who are changing the world for the better in ways that are inspiring and challenging us in the way we look at things. 

We want to know about it.

If you, your child or your grandchild has been a part of the Beth Miriam family and has been doing something extraordinary, Rabbi Stanway would love to hear about it.  He is in the planning stages of a possible new program to feature these extraordinary men and women on a Friday night Shabbat to share their passion.  Have them contact the Rabbi at 732-222-3754 or rabbi@bethmiriam.org.  Rabbi Stanway is eager to hear from them.
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, December 18

9:30 - Breakfast
10:00 - Dr. Art Topilow and Friends will give a concert
11:00 - Annual Meeting
All temple members are invited and encouraged to be at the Annual Congregational Meeting to find out what the Board of Trustees have been doing, ask questions of the Board, review the temple budget and receive updates about the temple.

♪ ♪ There will be a concert by Dr. Art Topilow and his trio performing.  You won't want to miss this wonderful musical offering. ♪ ♪

And, of course, there will be breakfast.
Everything starts at 9:30 in the Social Hall.
Hanukkah Together
A Program for Young Children
Saturday, December 17
10 AM

Join us for 'Hanukkah Together' our festival of lights celebration of Hannukah for very young children and their family.  We will enjoy food, a PJ Library story, Hanukkah music and dance and a fun 1 1/2 hour Hanukkah event.  Everyone is welcome!
Friday, December 30
6:15:  Dinner
7:30:  Shabbat Service

Bring your menorah and candles, your dreidels and your appetite as we celebrate Shabbat and Hannukah with fried chicken dinner including latkes and jelly-filled donuts, a dreidle tournament and menorah lighting on the 7th day of Hanukkah.  This will be followed by a music-filled Shabbat service with Cantor Camhi singing with a Hanukkah twist! 

The cost is $10/adult $5/child (12 and under) and a maximum of $35.  It is very important to RSVP to the temple at 732-222-3754 so we know how much food to buy.  Invite a friend, too and celebrate the Festival of Lights!

Please join us for this fun evening in the dark of winter but with the light of Hanukkah and Shabbat with your friends and family.   Don't forget to bring your menorah!


(Le troisieme picque-nicque Canadien annuel)
Mark your calendar
(Marquer votre calendrier)
Let's have some mid-winter fun!
(Nous allons avoir du plaisir d'hiver)

The Third Annual Canadian Picnic (Le troisieme picque-nicque Canadien annuel)  is coming to Beth Miriam!  Join us for lunch with fries (frites) and onion rings (rondelles d'oignon) from The Windmill, burgers (boeuf est grillee sur flamme), dogs (hot dog grille), and vegetarian choices (choix vegetariens).  (Rumour has it that there will be poutine, too!)  We will make s'mores, enjoy a bonfire (feu de joie) and have a wonderful after-school afternoon with friends!

January 29, 2017/Janvier 29, 2017
12 noon/midi
$10/adult   $5/child   $35/maximum
Call the temple to RSVP (Répondez s'il vous plaît) by January 20 or sign up with Chaverweb (signer avec Chaverweb)

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Following all Canadian laws, all announcements are in French and English
(Suivant toutes les lois Canadiennes, toutes les annonces sont en francais et en anglais)
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Mishkan HaNefesh - Our new Machzor
Interested in purchasing the new machzor?

Throughout the year there will be a table in the foyer where you can buy any number of sets of the new High Holiday machzor for $50/set and help the temple reach its goal of 400 sets.  You will be able to dedicate them as you wish.  You can download the order/dedication form from this link.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the temple at 732-222-3754.