​​​​​​​FEBRUARY 28, 2020
Breakfast with the Rabbi
Join us on March 15, 2020 at 9:30 AM for Breakfast with the Rabbi featuring Dr. Judith Topilow, an accomplished pediatrician and member of Beth Miriam for an important and informative presentation entitled 'The Truth About Pediatric Vaccinations.'  Everyone is welcome to this presentation.  Breakfast will be available at 9:30 and the presentation by Dr. Topilow will immediately follow. There is no cost. 

Attention 2022 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parents
If your child is having his/her bar/bat mitzvah in 2022, you should have received an email invitation to the meeting on March 3 at 7 pm at the temple for the orientation meeting.  (If you did not get the email invitation, please contact the temple at 732-222-3754 asap).  Please make a point in coming to this important meeting.


Temple Beth Miriam Children’s Program

Dear Families and Little Ones,

My name is Katharina Weiner and I am a member of Temple Beth Miriam with my husband Zachary and our nineteen-month-old son, Ezra.

We enjoy the welcoming and loving atmosphere of Beth Miriam, and are always excited to attend events and Shabbat services. When we attended the fabulous Rosh Hashana children’s service last year, we were amazed by how many children were part of it. We thought how wonderful it would be to have a children’s program for our little ones to meet other Jewish children, and for us parents to have a chance to get to know each other too.
I reached out to Rabbi Cy and as we discussed the many ideas and I decided to get it started! 

Ideas include:
  • A Shabbat experience for children ages 0-5 and their siblings. This will include story time, music, and arts & crafts. It is an opportunity for young members of our congregation and their caregivers to be part of an hour long Shabbat experience that is catered to their age. Toddlers can dance, run around, and have a fun religious experience on a Saturday morning. For some of you it might sound familiar, as you have attended the “Shabbat Together” experience a few years ago. We would love to have this back at our Temple.
  • “Lox and Little Ones”, a Jewish toddler-parent group with events throughout the year around Monmouth County. Meeting up for nature hikes, musical experiences, playground dates, and lots more! The ideas are infinite since we are living in an area that offers so much for all of us.
  • Tot Shabbat, a 30 minute musical Shabbat service for children 10 and under.

The first event we are planning is a Summer blessing for our children, followed by a Shabbat dinner. We are looking to have it in the beginning of Summer, and we would be excited if many of you would be part of it.

Also, you don’t have to be a member! Tell your Jewish friends and bring them to any of our events.

To really get started, I need your help. I would appreciate if you could fill out the short survey on the following page and mail it back in the enclosed envelope by March 6th.
Thank you and have a Happy Purim!
Katharina Weiner
Looking ahead to March, our annual Purim Spiel is on Sunday, March 8 during religious school at 11 am. This year’s theme is current hit pop songs and our spiel is called Purim Pop Palooza. Right after the reading and the Spiel is our world-famous carnival!  Plan on being there and bring the whole family!
Yahrtzeit Plaque News

In a congregation with as much history as Beth Miriam, it is inevitable that we begin to run out of space on the Yahrtzeit boards.  Over the years many families have placed ‘Reserved’ plaques for themselves.  The problem is that no one knows who they are reserved for or even who reserved them.  Therefore, we are asking that, if you have a reserved plaque, you let the temple know at 732-222-3754 (if you know where the plaque is) or come in to show us.  This way, we can make a record so that, when the time comes, we know exactly where the plaque with a family name should be placed.  If we don’t hear from the family, we will have to open that space up so that there is space on the board.  Please get in touch with the temple before June 1st, 2020.  Thank you for your help. 
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