The electronic newsletter of
Beth Miriam
January 6, 2017
                  180 LINCOLN AVE, ELBERON, NJ

Primary Service and Board Installation

Everyone is welcome on January 6 at 7:30 for the Primary grade Shabbat at service of Installation when we will share Shabbat and offer our blessings to the new and existing members of the Board of Trustees.  Everyone is most welcome.  Please join us.

Mazal tov:
Harry Silverman (President), Al Goldman, Brian Gillet, Chase Kaplan, Wendy Sloter, Steve Silver, Barry Edison, Lenny Berkeley, Danielle Delcuore, Mark Cohen, Bob Kellert, Pat Shapiro, Lori Goldstein.  Alan Darnell, Andrea Phox, Cindy Singer, Gary Pess, Heather Foster, Judy Berg, Marian Gross, Mike Gross, Paula Rowland, Rich Berger, Sharon Silverman, Stuart Lippsett
Hanukkah at Beth Miriam
Filled with light, warmth and joy

The Hanukkah celebrations at the temple were beautiful and warm.  The Shabbat Hanukkah service was inspirational, the dinner was fantastic (and oily - just like the Macabees intended!) and the dreidle game filled the Social Hall with laughter and joy.  Press this link to relive the evening with pictures.
Important Purim Spiel Announcement
We are planning ahead for Purim!! This year’s Purim Spiel will be The Little Mermaideleh! Auditions will be on Sunday, January 8 immediately after religious school. Bring a light lunch with you (no pork or shellfish please). The sign-up sheet is posted on the music room door. All TBM religious school students in grades 3-12 are welcome to audition for a speaking/singing role. Students in grade 2 can be in the chorus (no audition). Adults that are members in good standing are also welcome to be part of the show. Please prepare 1 song to sing that will show off your voice. Rehearsals will be on Sundays immediately following religious school beginning January 22. The spiel will be performed on Sunday, March 12. If your 2nd grader would like to be in the show, please email me to let me know. If you/your child in grades 3-12 would like to be in the chorus only (no audition), please also let me know. Please email me with any questions.
Thank you!

Cantor Marnie

Send us your Hanukkah pictures!
Rabbi Stanway began an ancient tradition last year (!) and asked you send him a Hanukkah picture for the Elijah after the holiday.  Please send them to him at rabbi@bethmiriam.org.  We'd love to see you celebrate the Festival of Lights.
Israel Visual Tefillah!
Rabbi Stanway is putting together another Visual Tefillah service and wants YOUR Israel trip pictures!  It doesn't matter how old the pictures are, just put them on a thumb drive and bring them to the temple for inclusion into the next Visual Tefillah service on March 3.