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Friday, June 26 – Saturday, June 27
5 Tammuz
Parashat: Korach
Torah Reading: Numbers 16:1 (p. 860)
Haftarah: 1 Samuel 11:14 (p. 877)
Friday, June 26

6:30 pm – ZOOM Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Hebrew High School graduation
8:13 pm Candle lighting
Saturday, June 27

9:30 am Morning Service - CANCELLED
9:22 pm End of Shabbat
9:30 pm Virtual Havdalah & Maariv on ZOOM

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 JUNE 26– JULY 3  Bernard Schoenfeld (father of Ellen Berman), Harry Wohlfeld (grandfather of Hayley Furman), Sidney Held (father of Marsha Goldner), Irving Scheer, Hyman Blum (father of Robert Blum), Judy Shonz (cousin of Elaine Singer), Aaron Shore, Anne Schloss, Ralph Schuman (father of Steven Schuman), Richard Kotler (brother of Stuart Kotler), David Kaufman, Allan Doris (brother of Leroy Doris), Joel Ira Wolman, Louis Wolman, Sam Fishkin (father of Debra Shanin), Sam Skolnik (father of Ronald Skolnik), Sidney Bromberg (father of Lloyd Bromberg), Mollie Sherman, Herta Holtz (mother of Shirley Mazo), Louis Jaffe, David Feder (uncle of Ruth Goldfarb), Hannah Blum Cogan (granddaughter of Robert & Naomi Blum), Susan Alexander (mother of Adam Alexander), Steven Bloch, Dolly Shanin (mother of Neil Shanin), Ronald Himmel (husband of Marion Himmel; father of Lyle Himmel), Deby Holler


JEWRY DUTY  Making a Minyan is an important mitzvah. Please help make a minyan this week: Goldfarb, Goldin, Goldner, Goldwasser, Goodman, Gottdenker, Goulden, Green, Greenberg, Gross, Grossman, M&F, Grossman & Brancati, Grosso & Bnstein, Grun, Grundwerg



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 bimah during Friday night services. We will toast your milestone at the Kiddush after Shabbat morning services. 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. 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.

JUNE, 2020


JoAnn Abraham                            Celebrates Stuart’s birthday – June 26th!

JoAnn & Stuart Abraham              Celebrate their Anniversary – June 18th!

JoAnn & Stuart Abraham              Celebrate Eric Abraham’s birthday – August!

JoAnn & Stuart Abraham              Celebrate Murray Mark’s 90th birthday!

JoAnn & Stuart Abraham              Celebrate Eva Wyner on her college graduation!

JoAnn & Stuart Abraham              Celebrate Rivkah Wyner on her high school graduation!

Beverly & Herman Berg                Celebrate grandson Jason Frommer’s birthday!

Maxene & Gil Bodin                      Celebrate our grandson, Kyle Rosenstock, being inducted                                                               into the National Junior Honor Society. Wishiing Kyle                                                                      continued success in high school!

Benita & Len Brokaw                    Celebrate our grandson, Nate Sandler, graduating from                                                                 Carl Sandburg Middle School – Old Bridge!

Risa & Leroy Doris                        Celebrate Murray Mark’s 90th birthday!

Sandy Finkelstein                         Celebrates Jay Turoff’s birthday on June 9th and wishes for                                                              good health!

Sandy Finkelstein                         Celebrates the Sisterhood Board and is excited for her                                                                    new incoming officiers, Fran Katz & Lee Becourtney!

Liz & Scott Leeb                           Celebrating our 23rd Wedding Anniversary on June 22nd!

Raellen Mandelbaum                    Celebrating my grandson, Jack Rider’s 1st birthday!

Murray Mark                                  Wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Adam Pusillo and his family                                                               and a hearty Yasher Koach to Rabbi Malik, Josh Feldstein,                                                            Ann Gabel and everyone in the TBA Religious School for                                                             making Adam Pusillo’s Bar Mitzvah so meaningful!

Murray Mark                                  Mazel Tov to Eva Wyner on her graduation!

Murray Mark                                  Mazel Tov to Rivkah Wyner on her graduation!

Amy & Ben Naphtali                     Celebrating our daughter, Sarina, on graduating Carnegie                                                                 Mellon University with a double major in Civil & Environment                                                             Engineering and Engineering Public Policy.

Amy & Ben Naphtali                     Celebrating our son, Mason, on graduating from Freehold High                                                             School’s Computer Science Program and future                                                                                  success in NJIT!.

Elly & Mark Rosenthal                  Celebrating their 44th Wedding Anniversary!

Debra & Neil Shanin                     Celebrate Steven’s graduation from TBA Hebrew High and                                                                    Marlboro High School!

Anne & Steve Schuman               Congratulations to our grandson, Brett Strug, on his                                                                              graduation from Scotch Plains High School.

Anne & Steve Schuman               Celebrating grandson, Brett’s 18th birthday!

Carol & Ivan Sokoloff                    Celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary!

Carol & Ivan Sokoloff                    Celebrating our granddaughter, Isabelle Anne’s 1st birthday!

Heather Steinklein                        Celebrates all of the congregants who kvelled and                                                                             supported the milestone program this year. I am                                                                                  celebrating my ambassador, Marilyn Denkin, and                                                                                welcoming a new team member, Zoe Leeb!

TBA Board of Trustees                 In honor of the outgoing and incoming officers and trustees!

Lida & Jay Thompson                   Celebrating the high school graduation of                                                                                              their daughter, Gabrielle, and wishing her success as                                                                           she starts her next life chapter at UCLA!

Ellen & Marvin Winston                 Celebrate the birth of our granddaughter, Frankie Leigh                                                                         Bulmer on May 23rd!


ON HOLD UNTIL WE ARE BACK IN THE SYNAGOGUE BUILDING: INVITATION TO SIGN UP FOR "SHALOM SQUAD" SHIFTS IN JUNE-   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

Password: 309875



Schedule of TBA Virtual Services on ZOOM for the month of June

While our synagogue building remains closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Temple Beth Ahm is offering virtual services via ZOOM according to the following schedule: 

•pre-Shabbat Kabbalat Shabbat services EVERY Friday evening (Erev Shabbat) at 6:30 PM.

 •post-Shabbat Maariv & Havdalah EVERY Saturday night (Motzaey Shabbat) at 9:30 PM

 •evening minyan EVERY weeknight (Sunday-Thursday) at 8:15 PM

 •morning minyan EVERY Sunday morning at 9:00 AM

 •morning minyan EVERY Thursday morning at 8:00 AM

•Additional morning minyanim may be scheduled by request for a relative's yahrzeit or other occasions


FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 6:30 PM. ZOOM KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE & HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION.  Mazel Tov to our graduates and their families: Daniela Butkovic (daughter of Jen & Denis Butkovic), Mason Naphtali (son of Amy & Ben Naphtali), Ben Schornstein (son of Dr. Iris Mentle & Howard Schornstein), Steven Shanin (son of Debbie & Neil Shanin), & Gabby Thompson (daughter of Lida & Jay Thompson).






SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2:15 PM - COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION VIA TBA ZOOM – This will be our 3rd weekly open session allowing our congregants to let us know how you are doing and what's on your mind.  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you!


SUNDAY, JULY 12- FIRST SESSION OF ADULT BASIC HEBREW READING CLASS: LEVEL II, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM NOON.This class will be held weekly via ZOOM on Sunday mornings. We will start with a one-day review of the Hebrew alphabet and then continue with a multi-week unit beginning with Adon Olam.  Past Level I students are welcome to join our continuing Level II students in a supportive learning environment.  To register or if you have any questions, please email Susan Einbinder at


BLOOD DRIVE CANCELLED - The blood drive scheduled for July 12 has been cancelled. However, blood supplies are very low, so if you are able to donate blood, please use the following link to find a location and schedule an appointment, either at a mobile drive or a donor center (Howell or New Brunswick): or call 1-800-933-9566. Please mention TBA's Group Number 70475 when you go. Please contact Janet Kaplan for more information at 732-910-4416 or The Social Action Committee will keep you posted if we are able to reschedule for a later date.


WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, AUGUST 12 - SEPTEMBER 2, COMMUNITY-WIDE "SCHOLARS IN THEIR RESIDENCE" PROGRAM: PREPARING ONE'S SOUL FOR THE HOLY DAYS, 7:00-8:15 PM,  Temple Beth Ahm is co-sponsoring this virtual adult education speaker series on Zoom with Marlboro Jewish Center, Monmouth Reform Temple, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Shaari Emeth, & Temple Sholom. The participating scholars are Rabbi Larry Hoffman (HUC), Rabbi Amichai Lau Lavi (Lab/Shul NYC), Rabbi Dalia Marx (HUC), and Rabbi Aviva Richman ( Zoom link and other details to follow in future announcements.


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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