Welcome to this week's E-lijah
Elijah for September 15, 2019
Mazal Tov, Alex Preston!
Mazal tov to Alex Preston who will become bat mitzvah on September 14 at 10am.  Mazal tov to Tara, her mom and Richard, her dad and her grandparents Sherri and Frank Esposito on this wonderful occasion.

Alex loves to play basketball, go to the beach, surf and, for her Kishrei HaLev project she cleaned up the beach at Breakwater Beach Club.  Alex is very excited for her bat mitzvah and is looking forward to being with her family and friends.

Everyone is welcome to worship with Alex and her family on this joyous event.
Selichot is the official beginning of the Days of Awe period.  You are invited to join Rabbi and Stella Stanway at their home on September 21 at 7 PM (or 6:30 if you want to come early and schmooze) as we share a meal together, courtesy of Stella Stanway, share a bonfire, have a short service of reflection with Rabbi Stanway and Cantor Camhi and share our hopes and visions for 5780.  Everyone is invited.  Call the temple for the Rabbi's address at 732-222-3754.  
Southern Fried Shabbat: A Perfect End of the Summer Evening

It was the wind and rain from Hurricane Dorian that kept us inside but the atmosphere at the Southern Fried Shabbat was warm and welcoming.  So many people enjoyed the last summer service and the official TBM end of summer with an amazing chicken dinner.  Many thanks to Steve Silver and the Membership Committee, the Worship Committee headed by Sharon Silverman and the support staff at the temple for this evening and all the planning and coordination of the services throughout the summer.  

Regular service times will resume on September 15 at 7:30.  
Tzedakah for the Bahamas

We have all seen the horrible pictures from the Bahamas.  So many people lost everything.  The damage was total in so many cases and, even more tragically, so many lost their lives - a number which we still don't know as is bound to rise. 

To respond to this, many organizations have set up collections.  Beth Miriam is collecting any money you wish to donate and Rabbi Stanway will send everything collected to the Tzedakah Fund for the next month to one of the organizations.  We will send it in the temple's name.  Please send your check to the temple between now and October 20th and we will take it from there.
Family Affair is reaching out to all of our Temple Beth Miriam congregants to make sure that any member who has difficulty with transportation for the High Holidays, will be helped with a ride.

Any congregants in need of transportation, or volunteers who would like to provide a ride, please contact Lori Goldstein at lgoldstein83@verizon.net, or the Temple office by September 23rd. Please specify Erev Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashana morning, Erev Yom Kippur, Yom Kippur morning or afternoon.