E-LIJAH
               The electronic newsletter of
Temple Beth Miriam
                  180 Lincoln Ave, Elberon, NJ
732-222-3754

www.bethmiriam.org

February 10, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
Preneg February 10
 
 
 
 
Join us for erev Shabbat on February 10 at 7:30 and bring in the Shabbat with Wine and Cheese at 6:30. 

Everyone is welcome. 

Come, shmooze, enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
The Heimlich-Aaron Library is getting a serious makeover!
 
 
 
 
The Heimlich Aaron library is about to get a long overdue makeover!

You may have noticed that we have been quietly giving away books that have not been touched in over 30-50 years, while we have been building up the use of our Children’s Library, which is now temporarily being housed in a spare classroom.  Your children have been visiting the library twice a month and, under the direction of our EBRS Alum Chase Kaplan, have been enjoying discussions, hearing Jewish content stories and taking out books with our state of the art checkout system generously donated by our Temple Sisterhood.

Now we plan to remodel the space for the Heimlich Aaron Library.  We will be replacing all the bookcases, updating the lighting, putting on a fresh coat of paint and replacing our dated and worn furniture with new durable tables and chairs.  When it is complete, it will be a beautiful and welcoming space to learn, meet, share and even think.

And we need your help.  We have committed not to use any funds from our temple's budget. The Aaron family has already generously donated a substantial number of dollars and we’d like you, the parents and grandparents and congregants in general, to have the opportunity to participate in funding this worthy project.  We would like to suggest a minimum donation of $100 (or more, of course).  All those who participate with this minimum contribution will have their names engraved on a plaque to be displayed on our existing EBRS dedication board, located near the school wing.

To participate, simply send in your check, made out to Temple Beth Miriam, with a note in the memo specifying Library Renovation.    

I look forward to your participation in this exciting project.  I know it will further enrich our children’s experience at Temple Beth Miriam and will also send them the message that caring for this sacred space is important and matters.

Stella Stanway
 
 
 
 
 
Coming in March – Intro to Judaism Class
 
 
 
 
Details are just starting to be finalized but there will be an Introduction to Judaism class that will begin in March.  It is sponsored by the URJ and several Reform rabbis will team-teach the class over the 16 (probably) week period.  The class will take place at Temple Shalom in Aberdeen as it is central in the Monmouth County. 

If you are interested in such a class, please contact Rabbi Stanway at the temple.

This class is open for anyone; people considering conversion, people who want to learn just for its own sake, or people simply wanting to brush up on their Jewish knowledge.
 
 
 
 
 
SALTY Night at the Lounge
 
 
 
 

By now you must have heard all about TBM's Movie Night on February 25, featuring Dirty Dancing, dinner and discussion- all beginning at 6;15.  Well, if childcare is an issue, or even if it isn't, SALTY is offering and evening of fun for kids of all ages at the same time, but in the Pess Lounge.  Just like the family summer camps from the 50's and 60's, the whole family can be entertained in one place!

Please use the link here to sign up all the kids, even their Jewish non TBM friends.  The cost is $5 per child and dinner will be included, along with a choice of a movie of their own, crafts, games and just plain fun.  When the adult event is over, the kids event will be over too.

SALTY is excited to host this event for all kids!

Stella J. Stanway
 
 
 
 
 
Movie Night at Beth Miriam
February 25, 6:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Come have the “Time of Your Life” Sing Along, “Stay”, “In the Still of the Night” and many more.

Dirty Dancing and deli dinner. We have a special night planned. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this film, with a sing-a-long to all those hit songs of the 50s and 60s. Jennifer Gray and her family go to the Catskills with her family where she mets up with Patrick Swayze, the dance instructor.

Dress like it is 1963. Song sheets will be provided. Traditional Jewish deli will precede the movie and a discussion will follow.

Cost:
$15.00 for adults, $10.00 for those of high school age.
Call the Temple to reserve at 732-222-3754, or email at tbmreception@bethmiriam.org.
Any questions call Mark Cohen, Programming Chair at 908-601-1151.
 
 
 
 
 
Attention Families with young children - Tu Bishvat Together
 
 
 
 
TU BISHVAT TOGETHER: CELEBRATING NATURE AND TREES


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

10 AM - 11:30

JOIN US FOR TU BISHVAT TOGETHER, OUR PROGRAM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN.  AS THE DAYS BECOME WARMER, OUR TRADITION TEACHES US TO RECOGNIZE OUR PLACE IN NATURE AND OUR DEPENDENCE UPON IT.  BRING YOUR YOUNG CHILDREN FOR MUSIC, DANCING, FOOD, AND A SPECIAL TU BISHVAT ARTS AND CRAFT PROGRAM.  EVERYONE IS MOST WELCOME
 
 
 
 
 
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