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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.


 *SF Shabbat
.Outdoor Shabbat Service, Shabbat Ruach and Joy and Friendship, Southern Fried Chicken Dinner with all the fixins’ (non-fried and vegetarian options will be available), Family Games and RIDES and an Ice Cream Truck) with unlimited ice cream thanks to Lenny and Dawn Berkeley!)A beautiful way to end the summer.  You don’t want to miss it!$10/person
$35 maximum/family of 4 or moreRSVP through ChaverWeb or call the office
at 732-222-3754

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An Evening with The Frisco Kid

1468847330581-dez7rsds2qogco5y-85e47c26be68cfebf4af25927b98cef8Mark 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!..


  • Brisket    Pulled Chicken     Vegetarian Chili
  • Mac and Cheese     Cole Slaw     Baked Beans
  • Corn Bread     Garden Salad     Cookies
  • Fresh Fruit Salad

Inspiring New Program

Hineinu: It’s Our Turn


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!


2.4_roshhashanah_bannerAre we really talking about the High Holidays now?

Believe it or not the rabbi and the cantor are already fully immersed in High Holiday preparation.  One of the tasks is deciding which music we will introduce to the congregation.  Of course most of the music will be the same as in years past but every so often we find something that is really wonderful.  You are invited to learn the music and hear the new songs by clicking the links below.  Enjoy!

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*___