Beth Miriam is a Reform synagogue where we seek to nurture the Jewish life of all of our congregants, young and old, in times of distress and in moments of joy. We are steadfast in our commitment to תיקון עולם (tikkun olam/social justice) in the greater world around us and in Israel, and we seek to strengthen our ties of love and loyalty with Israel in all arenas. We embrace all Jews, showing warmth, love and equality to all. We show love and equality to all genders, races, gay and straight families and individuals, marital and parental statuses of every Jewish person. We also welcome the interfaith family to our congregation openly and lovingly.
Social Action Shabbat
Join the temple community on December 3 at 7:30 for our annual Social Action Shabbat celebrating the temple’s social action and tikkun olam activities. The evening will begin with a Preneg of wine and cheese at 7 PM and everyone is most welcome. Come and celebrate Shabbat with a Social Action twist.
Social Action Soup Making
Sisterhood Hannukah Lunch and Dreidel Tournament
Date: December 6th
Time: 12 – 2 pm
Come join us for a wonderful lunch of Latkes, Sandwiches, Salad and Desserts.
Then watch your junior dreidel sharks spin their way to prizes and glory in this year’s Dreidel Tournament!
Don’t miss this great annual event!
RSVP TO THE TEMPLE 732-222-3754 By December 1st
Cost: $5 per person/Maximum $20 per family with RSVP
**$2 per person late fee at the door
Men’s Club Event: Revamping the Library
Our temple has a need for an updated library. This project will help our young, old, and all other members utilize our library. Our goal is to make it a more space efficient, computer driven center for learning. The first phase is to discard old books, references, video tapes, etc. We need your help. Please join us and wear something you mind getting dusty!
Deli Night at Beth Miriam
Join us on December 12 at 6:30 PM for a deli dinner and the movie “The Deli Man’ with haimisha interviews with Jerry Stiller, Larry King, Fyvush Finkel, and Ziggy Gruber. You will love this heartwarming and very Jewish movie and the short discussion afterwards and you will love the food – traditional deli with all the fixin’s! The cost is FREE for temple members if you RSVP (732-222-3754) by December 9, 2015. If you are not a member of TBM or want to pay at the door, the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. (Please RSVP though so we can get enough food). This is going to be a very laid-back night and extremely tasty! Joyously sponsored by the Programming Committee of Beth Miriam.
Purim Spiel Tryouts
We are starting to plan for our annual Purim Spiel. This year, following the smash success of Frozen!, we will be doing Disney’s Descendants (also written by Cantor Marnie!). Auditions will be after religious school on Sunday, January 3 and rehearsals will begin on Sunday, January 24. The sign-up sheet will be on the Music Classroom door beginning in December. Auditions for parts are open to students in grade 3 and up, and adults (members in good standing). 2nd graders (and older students/adults who do not want a speaking/singing role) can be in the chorus and there will not be an audition. We are also looking for adults and students (grade 3 and up) to help create the scenery.
Contact Cantor Marnie for more information: email@example.com
The December holidays can be a complicated time for interfaith families. If you are raising your kids Jewish, how can you honor the family, heritage and traditions of a parent who did not grow up Jewish (whether or not the parent currently practices another religion)? Join us as we welcome Rabbi Jillian Cameron to the temple to lead us in this important discussion on December 6 at 9:30. Please check this link for further details.