The electronic newsletter of Beth Miriam November 1, 2016
                  180 LINCOLN AVE, ELBERON, NJ 732-222-3754
Sukkot Programing Survey

Sukkot is over and it was a busy and exciting Festival.  The lulav may be a bit battered (as it is supposed to be!) and the etrog is a little bit softer than the beginning of Festival.  We would love to know what you thought of the programing so if you attended any of the many events, won't you give us your feedback? 

The new temple website is up and running!  It is a new format, works perfectly with your mobile device and has a brand new look!  Many thanks to Andrea Phox and Marissa Lambert for some terrific pictures.  Check out the site here.

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.
Security for Religious School and a BIG thank you!

We take security very seriously here at TBM.  During religious school, we have staff here on Wednesdays to buzz in the children, parents and teachers.  On Sundays, we are asking for volunteers from the congregation to help us by sitting in the office during school hours.  If you’re interested in volunteering for this on any given Sunday, please sign up on the link below or call the office at 732-22-3754.

Many thanks to those who have already volunteered!  We appreciate you!

  • Mike Beson
  • Lisa Brosniak
  • Susan Green
  • Tatiana Shabat

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.
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.