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B’ruchim Habaim: Welcome to Temple Beth Miriam


Beth Miriam is a Reform synagogue filled with tradition as well as creativity.  We are about creating a truly holy space for everyone who comes into our Mishkan – the place where God dwells.

This is a place where you can pray, sing, be intellectually and spiritually stimulated, engaged with the community and with Israel.  Ours is a place of joy and support and sharing.

Ours is a place of joy and support and sharing.

Ours is a truly egalitarian community where traditional families, LGBTQ people, interfaith families and partners, singles and anyone interested in finding a sanctuary will be welcome.  We are authentically warm and our holy space is always sincere.



September 11th at 12 noon


Come meet the teachers and catch up with your TBM family.
FREE WITH RSVP by 9/7!!  $5 per person at the door, space permitting.  Respond to SISTERHOOD@BETHMIRIAM.ORG or call Debbie Gerbman at 732-616-9711  Hope to see you there!



Hi Honey, it’s Rosh Hashanna!


The Men’s Club is having a fundraiser with RHHoney.  You can order an 8 oz. bottle of  honey, send it with a personalized message, and help support our TBM Men’s Club.  There is no shipping or handling.

Go to RHHoney.com.  Enter TBMhoney when it asks for our “coupon”.  The price is $12 dollars a jar.  The Men’s Club is using this to spread Rosh Hashanna joy and as a fundraiser so buy lots of jars!

Other Men’s Club events coming up include:

  • September 11- Our greet that dads at Sunday School Breakfast; 9am
  • September 18- Our softball game vs. Monmouth Reform; 9am


Important Religious School News

The Religious School calendar for the new year is up and available for  download from this link



Mark your calendars for September 10 at 6:30 as we share a real Western BBQ (catered – just like they did in the Old West!) and watch the classic ‘The Frisco Kid’ with Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford followed by a discussion with Rabbi Brooks Susman on the Jewish immigrant experience to the United States.
Everyone is welcome.
Because it is catered, the cost is $20/person and for children 12 and under, $10.  RSVP through ChaverWeb or you may call the temple at 732-222-3754 to RSVP.  RSVP by September 3 so we can order the right amount of yummy food.


Rabbi Cy Stanway and the Programming Committee invite you to join them for another in the series of Breakfast with Rabbi Cy featuring Joe Grabas, a noted expert in land titles and real estate matters who will speak about “Do Not Be Wise in Words, be wise in Deeds: Jewish Landholdings at the Jersey Shore”.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Cost is free. All are welcome.




A congregation’s life is very much like a person’s-  We grow from infancy to adolescence and to maturity.  Thus, what is true for a person can truly parallel that of a congregation.

Ours is a mature congregation and as a person grows and reflects as they get older, so too do we. As a mature congregation we are in a time of reflection and of planning for the future.  To this end a small group of temple members have formed a committed core to plan a dynamic vision for the next century of our temple.

It is called “Hineinu: It’s Our Turn” -a comprehensive and encompassing initiative that will address the current challenges and opportunities that we must engage in the next century- how each of us will have the opportunity and shared responsibility to address everything from the identification and preparation of the next generation of leadership to our financial stability as well as future vision of just what Temple Beth Miriam can grow into a true center of Reform Judaism.

In the coming months you will not only hear about  the many initiatives and programs that make up Hineynu: It’s Our Turn, but also better familiarize yourself with the new leaders emerging in this undertaking, and how each of us can be a contributor to its success.

Its success can be measured only by each of our engagement as shareholders- be a part of Jewish history, our collective experience of an inspiring and affirmative initiative that will determine our communal future! Hineinu!







HaYom T’amtzeinu היום תאמצינו – Strengthen Us This Day

mishkan_hanefeshIn a very exciting program, Beth Miriam is going to be introducing Mishkan HaNefesh, our new High Holiday prayerbook on Rosh Hashanna 2017.  This remarkable machzor (High Holiday prayerbook) is unlike anything you have ever used.  It is filled with original readings, art, new Torah readings, art, new Torah readings, unique services as well as the customary reading you are familiar with.  The music will include the familiar tunes but also some new melodies to match the new prayers.  Stay tuned.

1354565487-35 readings, unique services as well as the customary reading you are familiar with.  The music will include the familiar tunes but also some new melodies to match the new prayers.Be*__