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Shabbat, Friday, December 8, Saturday, December 9
21 Kislev
Parashat VaYeshev
Torah Reading: Genesis 38:1 (p. 233)
Haftarah: Amos 2:6 (p. 247)

Friday, December 8
4:12 pm Candle Lighting
8:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat service

Saturday, December 9
9:30 am Shabbat Morning services
12:45 pm Mincha after Kiddush
5:16 pm End of Shabbat

NEXT SHABBAT: The Kiddush luncheon will be sponsored by Erin & Mike Klein in honor of Erin’s special birthday.

YAHRZEITS FOR DECEMBER 8 – DECEMBER 15  Arlene Goldstein (cousin of Marion Himmel), Leonard Labow (uncle of Susan Winograd), Hyman Schwartz, Joseph Greenstein, Charles Farin (father of Harold Farin), Irving Geltzeiler (father of Leonard Geltzeiler), Kathi Crnicki (sister-in-law of Jennifer Butkovic), Laura Stein (mother of Ira Stein), Lillian Miller (mother of Lester Miller), Sidney Sokoloff (father of Ivan Sokoloff), Scott Brown, Andrew B. Heyer, Daniel Freedman (father of Joan Joynson), Linda Furman (mother of Hayley Furman), Victoria Levine, Esther Rothstein, Harry May (stepfather of Frances Turnof), Harry Rodesky, Morris Gale, Sophia Rosenthal, Julius Mash, Mendel Levine, Norbert Leon Weinberg (uncle of Josef Eimer), Sarah Mair (aunt of Benita Brokaw), Simon Schwartz, David Lichtman (father of Edward Lichtman), Ida Reznikoff, Benjamin Gitlen, Ray Farin (mother of Harold Farin), Charles Whitman, Aaron Kotler (father of Stuart Kotler), Benjamin Harris, Charles Yoss, Edward Goldberg, Jonathan Barkan (nephew of Michelle Rich), Pauline Barofsky (mother of Norman Barofsky), Wolf Nesoff

JEWRY DUTY  Making a Minyan is an important mitzvah. Please help make a minyan this week: Hinkis, Hirsch, Hoffman, Hollander, Holler, Honig, Hurvich, Josephson, Joynson, Juros, Kalt, Kaplan, J, Kaplan, M, Kaplan, S, Kaplan, S

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 –  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.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM – SISTERHOOD GAME DAY AT FRED & MURRY’S. Enjoy an afternoon of playing games with friends and enjoying lunch. Cost: $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For reservations in information contact Sindy Manas at

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13,  the Dalet Class will be going to the Willows to entertain the residents for Chanukah at 5:15 pm.   We will light the Synagogue Chanukiyah in front of the building at 6:00 pm.  All congregants welcome.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 9:45 AM – Religious School Chanukah program. At 10:30 AM, the students will be participating in a Chanukah holiday program from Musical IQ. Please RSVP for this program to After the program, there will be latkas and donuts sponsored by the Prusack Morgenstern Fund. Winners of the Chanukah Gift Baskets will be announced at this time! Come and have a wonderful time.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 7:00 PM, ANNUAL SISTERHOOD FAMILY BINGO NIGHT. Come out and have fun playing Bingo. We will have prizes and snacks.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 10:00 AM -  MEN’S CLUB & TBA RELIGIOUS SCHOOL PRESENT A TRIP TO THE MONMOUTH COUNTY JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM TO SEE THE HISTORY OF JEWS IN MONMOUTH COUNTY. This event is open to all TBA members and children older than 4th grade. There is no charge for this event.  It is being sponsored by the Men's Club.  There will be a bus leaving from TBA at 9:30am or you can meet us at the museum at 10am.  Pizza and soft drinks will be provided by Men's Club. The bus is scheduled to return to TBA approximately 12:30pm. Space on the bus is limited so sign up on or before 12/31 at:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 5:00 PM – EARLY KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE; 6:00 PM – SHABBAT DINNER as we welcome back Rabbi Malik and Cantor Wyner.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, "TBA-WOW (WITHOUT WALLS) CLASS" AT THE HOME OF BONNIE & HAROLD FARIN IN HOLMDEL: "WHAT DOES BEING JEWISH MEAN TO YOU?"  During the 5 sessions that will be held at congregants' homes on Wednesday evenings between January-May 2018 (January 24, February 14, March 14, April 25, & May 30), Rabbi Malik will lead discussions  based upon the book, “I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl,” edited by Judea and Ruth Pearl (2005).  Each of the 5 class sessions will focus on a different aspect of Jewish connection and self-definition: identity, heritage, covenant & faith, humanity & ethnicity, tikkun olam & social action.  The January 24 class will meet at the home of Bonnie & Harold Farin (10 Hidden Hollow Road in Holmdel). RSVP REQUIRED for classes in congregants' homes by Monday, a few days before each class. Call the host or the TBA office at 732-583-1700.   To minimize synagogue expenses and to maximize participation during each class, you are strongly encouraged to BUY A COPY OF THE BOOK & BRING TO EACH SESSION. Used copies of the book are available in hardcover and paperback for $4-$10 on Amazon:


SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM, LEARNER’S MINYAN WITH OUR REBBITZMAN, CANTOR ADI WYNER: If you have ever felt “lost” during synagogue prayer services (“davening”) and you want to learn “what”s, “how”s, and “why”s of various parts of the Shabbat morning service, come to Learner’s Minyan, which will take place on the 4th Shabbat of every month in TBA’s chapel (while the main service takes place in the sanctuary). All you need to bring is your willingness to learn and any questions that you may have about topics related to Jewish prayers. People at all levels of knowledge and experience are welcome! Upcoming sessions: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 26.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, LUNCH & LEARN WITH RABBI MALIK, “GREAT DEBATES IN JEWISH HISTORY" Join Rabbi Malik to learn about and discuss some of the great debates in Jewish history, including Korach's rebellion, Hillel vs. Shammai, and the current debates in Israel re: religious pluralism and Women of the Wall. Upcoming sessions meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month: Feb. 8, March 8, April 12, May 10.  Nominal fee for lunch. For information and RSVP (required), contact Bonnie Farin by February 5 at

  Marlboro Jewish Center Israel Film Series is featuring the film Epilogue.  An elderly couple, find it hard to adjust to today's Israel and to the social changes surrounding them. After years of struggle, they refuse to let go of their communal dreams, and their revolutionary plans to build a welfare state in Israel. During a night of painful disillusionment, the two decide to leave their apartment for a last journey.  (Running Time 1:36). $7 at the door includes refreshments (pretzels. candy, soft drinks and coffee).   Place: Marlboro Jewish Center, 103 School Road West, Marlboro.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS 2018: Each year Temple Beth Ahm is delighted to award scholarships to some of our students for travel and/or study in Israel or a program that will enhance their Jewish education. The money for these scholarships come from several funds set up for just this purpose. Applications are available in the temple office and must be filled out and returned by March 1, 2018.

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 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


Mon, December 18 2017 30 Kislev 5778