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Wednesday, October 11
5:00 pm TBARS (Religious School) Supper in the Sukkah
6:05 pm Holiday Candle Lighting
7:00 PM Erev Shemini Atzeret Service & Yizkor Alternative
8:00 pm Kiddush & Oneg in Sukkah after services

Shemini Atzeret, Thursday, October 12
1st Scroll – Deuteronmy 14:22 (p. 1074)
2nd Scroll (Maftir) – Numbers 29:35 (p. 936)
Haftarah: I Kings 8:54 (p. 1263)
9:30 am Shemini Atzeret services & Yizkor

12:00 pm (approx.) – Kiddush in Sukkah
7:04 pm Holiday Candle Lighting
7:00 pm Simchas Torah Maariv & Hakkafot & Dancing
8:00 pm Kiddush & Oneg in Sukkah after services

Simchas Torah – Friday, October 13
1st Scroll – Deuteronomy 33:1 (p.1202)
2nd Scroll (Maftir)- Numbers 29:35 (p.936)
Haftarah: Joshua 1:1 (p. 1267)

9:30 am Sinchas Torah services with Hakkfot & Dancing
1:30 pm (approx.) Simchas Torah Luncheon honoring Amy & Ben Naphtali (Kallat Torah & Chattan B’raisheet). Luncheon sponsored by TBA & the Prusack Morgenstern Fund.
6:02 pm Shabbat candle lighting & end of Simchas Torah
8:00 pm  Abbreviated Kabalat Shabbat & Maariv. There will be NO Oneg.

Shabbat, Friday, October 13, Saturday, October 14
24 Tishrei
Parashat B’raisheet  Shabbat Mevarchim
Torah Reading: Genesis 2:4 (p. 12)
Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5 (p. 36)

Saturday, October 14
9:30 am Shabbat Services
5:00 pm Mincha
7:00 pm End of Shabbat

CONDOLENCES are extended to the family of our member, Phyllis Levitt on her death.

YAHRZEITS FOR OCTOBER 13 – OCTOBER 20  Anne Siegel, Benjamin Lieberman, Marvin Goldstein, Richard Michael Bresnick, Sarah Weinreich, Bob O’Riley (father-in-law of Sara Brown), Leah Ury, Max Barmak, Morris Nathan Kabat, Sam Holtz (father of Shirley Mazo), Annie Finkel (mother-in-law of Harry Himelfarb), Arthur Bloomberg, Joel Greenspan, Edith Heitner (mother of Phyllis Brooks), Jack Solomon Berman, Morris Schwartz, Sophie Abraham (mother of Stuart Abraham), Harry Kimmel, Rudolph Fragner (grandfather of Michelle Rich), Arthur Lipnick (grandfather of Laura Goldwasser), Sam Wohl, Alex Richner (grandfather of Burton  Fried), Harry Okun, Julius Golubow (father of Karen Pollock), Louis Heitner (father of Phyllis Brooks), Melvin Singer (husband of Elaine Singer), Solomon Singer, Albert Furman (uncle of Hayley Furman), Barry Escott (brother of Bettyann Honig), Julia Lenoil (mother of Faith Brenner), Nathan Weinstein, Samuel Simon

JEWRY DUTY  Making a Minyan is an important mitzvah. Please help make a minyan this week: Singer, Skolnik, Smith, Snovsky, Sokol, Sokoloff, Solomon, Springberg, Stein, Steinberg, A&A, Steinberg, D, Steinklein, Stengel, Strohmenger, Sussman

INTRODUCING OUR TORAH, HAFTARAH, & MEGILLAH READING COORDINATOR, SHANI ABRAMOWITZ! From now on, if you are interested in reading Torah, Haftarah, or Megillah at Temple Beth Ahm, please contact Shani Abramowitz at Shani is a JTS rabbinical student who is spending the year in Israel. If you would like to get in touch with her by phone, Shani's Israeli cell number is 011-972-53-820-3067 & her What's App number is 1-630-310-7990.

HURRICANE RELIEF FUNDRAISER  thru beginning of December: The Social Action Committee is running a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser to help members of the Jewish communities of Houston and South Florida who have been devastated by recent hurricanes. Please be generous and hand deliver or mail monetary donations and/or gift cards (such as Walmart, Home Depot, Target) to the temple office; they will be forwarded to the Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ for distribution to areas where they are most needed, through their Jewish Federations, in time for Chanukah. There are also collection jars for tzedakah donations located in the temple lobby and the school wing. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please contact Janet Kaplan at 732-910- 4416 or with any questions.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017, MEN’S CLUB COMEDY NIGHT. Join us for a night of comedy and dinner (kosher deli).  Doors open at 7:45 PM.  BYOKD (Bring Your Own Kosher Drinks).   Cost: $37.50 per person. Silver and Gold Sponsorships are available.  Comics are Freddy G, Luke Thayer, and Phil Selman.  Contact Steve Schuman (732)995-4318 for reservations.  Space is limited.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 6:45 PM, SISTERHOOD PAID-UP MEMBERSHIP DINNER. Join us for a fun evening with dinner. Our featured speaker will be Jaime Novak, author of “Keep This Toss That”. She will teach us how to organize our things. RSVP to Amy Naphtali at or 732-817-9893 or Lisa Solomon at or 732-851-6816.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 9 AM to 1 PM - MITZVAH DAY (Social Action Committee):  We will have a blood drive for Central Jersey Blood Center (please pre-register or just walk in), and are collecting all types of clothing, shoes, and small appliances for the Rescue Mission of Trenton; food drive at Stop & Shop 10 am-12 pm; and we will kick off our One Warm Coat drive, which runs through Dec. 3). We are selling Baker Mark Leveene's delicious cupcakes to raise funds for hurricane relief. Please contact Janet Kaplan at 732-910-4416 or with questions.

ONE WARM COAT DRIVE, OCTOBER 29 to DECEMBER 3  We will be collecting jackets/coats/vests (gently worn and clean) and winter accessories (sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves, warm socks) for distribution by the Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry to adults and children in the community who need them. There will be a collection box in the lobby and one in the parking lot. In addition, you can drop items off at Snap Fitness next to ShopRite (thank you, Brian Lillianthal!). Please go through your closets and ask your friends, relatives and neighbors to give warmth.  Contact Janet Kaplan at 732-910- 4416 or with any questions.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 10:00 AM – TBA MEN’S CLUB PRESENTS “BREAKFAST WITH AL KOGON”.  Please join us for breakfast and enjoy Al's stories from his military experience during World War II and at the Nuremberg trials.  This event is free of charge but please RSVP to Rick Robinson at  so we can make sure to have enough food.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 –  7:00 AM, TBA BUSINESS NETWORK This is a networking group for local Jewish business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs looking to meet other like- minded individuals during a monthly breakfast meeting. Meetings thereafter will be at 7:00 AM on the second Wednesday of each month. Please RSVP to Scott at or 908-208-2504.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 7:30 PM, GALA DINNER/DANCE HONORING JAY & ELLEN MORGENSTERN. Invitations have been mailed to the congregation.

REGISTER BEFORE NOVEMBER 17: SUNDAY, MARCH 4– TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018. AIPAC (AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE) POLICY CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC  Through demonstrations of groundbreaking Israeli innovations that are saving lives, keynote speeches by top political leaders, and smaller educational sessions, conference attendees experience the full scale of pro-Israel activism in just 3 days. On Tuesday, we will lobby members of Congress to support legislation that encourages a stronger relationship between the US and Israel. Cost of the conference: $499 (not including hotel, food, & transportation) if you register before November 17. Register and find more information about Policy Conference at  or by calling Max Jaffe at 646-360-1527 or A generous anonymous donor has made it possible to provide need-based scholarships to 3 TBA congregants who are interested in attending the AIPAC Policy Conference for the first time. The first 3 first-timers who contact Rabbi Malik ( will be granted this scholarship.

SHABBAT MILESTONES Kvell with your Temple Beth Ahm family! Share goodnews of any kind - birthdays, anniversaries and whatever makes you smile! On the fourth Shabbat of each month, we will announce your milestone from the bima during Friday night services. We will toast your milestone at the Saturday Kiddush. You will be listed on the display board on each table in the social hall. You will have your milestone printed in the weekly announcements and monthly Shofar. In addition to the single milestone at $36, we offer a “Milestone Six Pack.” Buy 5 milestones and get one free and “kvell” all year for $180. Email Sandy Finkelstein at or call 732-241-6471, or Heather Steinklein at or call 732-387-2651, or just hand in the available form to the office or just call Jenn in the office.

MARK’S BAKERY GIFT CERTIFICATE – NOW AVAILABLE  A unique gift idea for family and friends. Good for one cake. Cost: $25 donation to the Religious School. Contact Mark Leveene at

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PRESCHOOL RECYCLES  Turn your trash into cash for the preschool by adding to our collections.  Thank you for participating in this program. Preschooll accepts natural corks, used makeup and skin care containers, toothpaste containers, juice pouches, and soda can tabs. Questions? Contact Amy at

WHEN BUYING THROUGH AMAZON ALWAYS USE OUR LINK! Temple Beth Ahm participates in Amazon's affiliate program. When you shop at Amazon by clicking on the following link, every purchase benefits our religious and primary school. Don't forget to click the link:  Once you register TBA as your charity you just have to start your Amazon shopping at each time and TBA will benefit!

SPONSOR AN ONEG OR KIDDUSH! On Friday evenings, after services, there is always a lovely Oneg Shabbat held in our synagogue. This year we have a number of opportunities for congregants to sponsor an Oneg in honor of an event in your family. You can also sponsor a Kiddush on Shabbat. Either can be for a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, a birth of a child or grandchild, the yahrzeit of a loved one, the anniversary of your own Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or just because you want to do it. To reserve a date or to get information, please contact Elaine Singer at 732-566-3306 or


Fri, October 20 2017 30 Tishrei 5778