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Friday, December 25 – Saturday, December 26 
11 Tevet 
Parashat Vayigash 
Torah Reading: Genesis 45:28 (p. 279) 
Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15 (p. 291) 
Friday, December 25 
3:30 pm Informal socializing with TBA congregants on ZOOM before services   
4:00 pm Abbreviated Mincha & Kabbalat services on ZOOM 
4:18 pm Candle lighting 
Saturday, December 26
No Morning Shabbat services  
5:23 pm End of Shabbat 
5:30 pm Maariv & Havdalah via ZOOM 
CONDOLENCES are extended to Carol Rosenfeld Leibeck on the death of her father, Saul Schachter. 
PLEASE NOTE: There is now a TBA outside mail box right next to the double glass office doors for everyone's convenience.  Once mail is inserted, it drops down to a locked section  
for security purposes.  Any questions please call office 732-583-1700. 


YAHRZEITS FOR DECEMBER 25 – JANUARY 1  Charles Albertson (brother of Gary Albertson), Anna Heitner (grandmother of Phyllis Brooks), Donna Barrack, Malkah Umansky (aunt of Anne Schuman), Minerva Himelfarb (wife of Harry Himelfarb), Mollie Kaufman (mother-in-law of Roberta Kaufman), Nettie Kreiser (mother of Beverly Berg), Paula Spiegelbord (sister of Rita Colodin), Roxie Skoler (mother of Robin Barofsky), Aaron M. Siegelman, Betty R. Bienstock, David Reznikoff, Fred Gross (father of Sindy Manas), Harry J. Leffer, Irving Landsberg, Isidore Meyer Wasserman, Pincus Hoffman, Dr. Leonard Hatkin, Esther Strauss (mother of Janet Kaplan & Edie Jacobs; grandmother of Erin Klein), Alfred R. Pearlman, Bernard Goodman, Bonnie Joy Farin (wife of Harold Farin), Juliet Klein (grandmother of Michael Klein), Betty Maze, Florence Locke (mother of Henry Locke), Sylvia Schornstein (mother of Howard Schornstein), Bertha Trauman (grandmother of Alan Gabel), Esther Rubenfeld, Frances Epstein (mother-in-law of Marilyn Epstein), Dr. Harvey Rein (husband of Susan Rein), Nathan Hochberg, Leonard Stengel (brother of Theodore Stengel), Seymour Kravitz (father of Lois Finn), Terry Gold (brother-in-law of Paul Figler) 
JEWRY DUTY  Making a Minyan is an important mitzvah. Please help make a minyan this week: Adelson, Albertson, Alexander, Algava, Arbital, Arky, Ascher, Backman, Barlev, Barofsky, K&R, Barofsky, N&R, Becourtney, Bellows, Berg, Bergenfeld, B&P 
SHABBAT MILESTONES Kvell with your Temple Beth Ahm family! Share good news of any kind - birthdays, anniversaries and whatever makes you smile! On the fourth Shabbat of each month, we will announce your milestone during Friday night services.  Due to the early shabbat times, we will be pre-recording milestones that will be sent out to the congregation for November & December.  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. Promotion: For first time Kvellers, Buy One Milestone, Get One Free! Contact Heather Steinklein at or 732-387-2651, or submit the available form or just call Jenn in the office. We wish to welcome our new intern to our milestone committee, Zoe Leeb.  
Marilyn & Nat Denkin                                  Celebrates the 18th birthday of their                                                                                                                                      granddaughter, Rebecca! 
Ann & Alan Gabel                                       Celebrating the birth of our granddaughter, Lily June! 
Ann & Alan Gabel                                       Celebrating our grandson, Mark’s 5th birthday! 
Laura & Nathan Goldwasser                       Celebrate the engagement of their son,                                                                                                                                     Andrew to Devora! 
Barbara & Mark Leveene                            Celebrating our 53rd wedding anniversary on                                                                                                                                 December 23rd. 
Mark Leveene                                             Celebrating Barbara’s birthday on December 28th. 
Rabbi Lisa Malik & Cantor Adi Wyner         Wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Seth Arbital on being                                                                             honored as Man of the Year (MOY) by the                                                                                         Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs of our region, as                                                                           well as for being the driving force behind several                                                                               multi-synagogue Men’s Club events during the                                                                                  pandemic. 
Rabbi Lisa Malik & Cantor Adi Wyner         Wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Abigail (‚‘‘Abi“)                                                                                       Cohen, regional president of Hagalil USY, on                                                                                   being honored as Youth of the Year (YOY) by the                                                                             Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs of our region. 
Mark Rosenthal                                           Wishes Elly a very Happy Birthday. 
Elly & Mark Rosenthal                                 Celebrate Seth Arbital & Abi Cohen on being named                                                                        the NJ Federation of Men’s Clubs, Man of the Year &                                                                        Youth of the Year, respectively. 
Carol & Ivan Sokoloff                                  Celebrating the 5th birthday of their grandson, Henry! 
TBA Executive Committee                          Celebrate Seth Arbital & Abi Cohen on being named                                                                        the NJ Federation of Men’s Clubs, Man of the Year &                                                                        Youth of the Year, respectively. 
CHALLAH CONNECTION: SHABBAT TOGETHER!   To facilitate a feeling of inter-connectedness between TBA members during this time of social distancing, we would like to provide challah to TBA members as a Shabbat gift. Volunteers needed to bake challah at home (in kosher kitchen) and to deliver challahs to other congregants. If you would like to sign up to volunteer and/or to receive two homemade kosher challahs on one Erev Shabbat (one challah request per family) over the next few months, please contact Ronit Sagman at or (732) 533-8924.  We look forward to braiding our community more tightly together with this initiative! 
ON HOLD UNTIL WE ARE BACK IN THE SYNAGOGUE BUILDING: INVITATION TO SIGN UP FOR "SHALOM SQUAD" SHIFTS IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER-   BA's Shalom Squad enables us to strike a balance between the values of being a welcoming community and providing security to our members and guests. Would you be willing to greet people at the door one Shabbat morning from 9:20 AM-12:00 PM and/or one Friday night from 7:45-9:00 PM (or 5:45-6:45 PM for Friday night services that begin at 6:00 PM on the 3rd Friday of the month)? If you are interested and available for a Shalom Squad shift over the next few months, you can sign up on 
Option 1)  
Join Zoom Meeting with video and audio   
(Click this link to join meeting after you have installed the Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or laptop)
Meeting ID: 550-999-2020  
Password: 309875

Option 2)   
Join Zoom Meeting by phone. Call one of the numbers below and then enter meeting ID when prompted.
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Meeting ID: 550-999-2020 
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 Schedule of TBA Virtual Services on ZOOM:
•evening minyan EVERY weeknight (Sunday-Thursday) at 8:15 PM 
•morning minyan EVERY Sunday morning at 9:00 AM 
•morning minyan EVERY Thursday morning except holidays at 9:00 AM  
•Additional morning minyanim may be scheduled by request for a relative's yahrzeit or other occasions    
Friday service times in DECEMBER & JANUARY
4:00 PM - Abbreviated Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat  (just Lecha Dodi)  
Note: During the winter months, Rabbi Malik will pre-record Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv services, as well as a D'var Torah. This recording will be sent to the congregation during the day on Friday.  

Saturday night service times in DECEMBER
5:30 PM- Maariv & Havdalah, including announcement of list of yahrzeits for the week  

Saturday night service times in JANUARY 
6:00 PM- Maariv & Havdalah, including announcement of list of yahrzeits for the week  
THE MONTH OF DECEMBER – EAT-IN OR TAKE OUT FROM FRED & MURRY’S. Sisterhood will get 10% of the sales. Just sign the book when you pay. Please call before going to make sure that they are open at 732-462-3343. 

COAT DRIVE THROUGH DECEMBER 31. The Social Action Committee is collecting the following for the One Warm Coat Organization. All sizes (clean, outgrown, no longer worn) coats, jackets, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, scarves, snow pants, etc. We have a bin in the parking lot next to the old white shed (with signs) into which you can drop off your donations until Dec. 31. (If you can take an extra minute to tape a note to the bag with how many coats/jackets/hooded sweatshirts are in it, that would be appreciated! We keep count for OWC.) All items will be picked up & distributed by the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission to keep men, women and children warm this winter!  
Please contact Janet Kaplan at 732-910-4416 or for more information.  
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 11:30 AM (& monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month on ZOOM), LUNCH & LEARN: SPIRITUAL VALUES AND THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE OF GOD Teacher: Rabbi Lisa Malik. Class dates (1st Thursday of the month):  January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6.    
Meeting ID: 550-999-2020   
Password: 309875 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, TUESDAY TORAH & TALMUD TIDBITS (every Tuesday)  1st, 3rd, & 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.  2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM.  Teacher: Rabbi Lisa Malik      
Meeting ID: 550-999-2020     
Password: 309875  
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2021, 11:00 AM (& monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month on ZOOM), WILD WOMEN OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS 
Teacher: Rabbi Lisa Malik. Class dates (3rd Wednesday of the month): January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19.    
Meeting ID: 550-999-2020   
Password: 309875 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2021, 7:30 – 9:00 PM – SISTERHOOD PRESENTS A VIRTUAL ART AUCTION. Details will be forthcoming. 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021, 7:00 PM – SISTERHOOD PRESENTS THE IMAHOT: A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR MATRIARCHS BECOMING MOTHERS.   This is a Torah study session presented by Rabbi Malik. Please RSVP to Karen Pollack at or 908-839-6240. Zoom information will be sent prior to the event. 
INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE TBA SHOFAR If you are not receiving the Shofar, click here to sign up. [] or call the office at 732-583-1700.  

SPONSOR AN ONEG OR KIDDUSH! On Friday evenings, after 8:00 PM services, there is 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, the 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 celebrate any other special occasion. To reserve a date or to get information, please contact Elaine Singer at 732-566-3306 or 
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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. Preschool 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! 



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