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Shabbat, Friday, March 22, Saturday, March 23
16 Adar II
Parashat Tzav
Torah Reading: Leviticus 8:1 (p. 621)
Haftarah: Jeremiah 7:21 (p. 627)

Friday, March 22
8:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat service
6:52 pm pm Candle Lighting

Saturday, March 23
9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service
6:00 pm pm Mincha
7:53 pm End of Shabbat

THIS SHABBAT: The Oneg is sponsored by Mark Rosenthal, Sandy Finkelstein, and Jay Levin in honor of their shared birthday on March 20.

YAHRZEITS FOR MARCH 22 – MARCH 29  Gertrude Vogelman, Harry Karpman, Isidore (Irving) Bayers, James Liebowitz (father of Brenda Liebowitz), Mildred Friedman (grandmother of Melissa and Shari Kaplan), Barbara Steinklein (mother-in-law of Heather Steinklein), Harry Moskowitz, Anna Rapp, Jennifer Pinhas, Max Wolf (father of Edith Ritz), Joseph Miller (grandfather of Zoe Goodman-Frost)

JEWRY DUTY  Making a Minyan is an important mitzvah. Please help make a minyan this week: Becourtney, Berg, Bergenfeld, B&P, Bergenfeld, R&M, Berman, Biser, Blum, Bodin, Boyars, Breitowich, R&D, Breitowich, S, Brenner, Bressler, Brokaw, Bromberg

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. Winter Promotion: For first time Kvellers, Buy One Milestone, Get One Free! Contact Heather Steinklein at or 732-387-2651, or Elizabeth Cohen at 732-290-9242, or submit the available form or just call Jenn in the office.


Sarah Biser                                     Celebrates her husband, Bob Kravitz’s birthday – March 14th.
Sarah Biser                                                        Celebrates David Levine’s birthday – March 15th.
Sarah Biser                                                        Celebrates Pepper Biser’s birthday – March 31st.
Maxene & Gil Bodin                                                   In honor of their grandson, Kyle Rosenstock, making his Bar Mitzvah.
Deena & Michael Charnofsky                                    Wishing Sandy Finkelstein a Happy Birthday.
Deena & Michael Charnofsky                                        Wishing Mark Rosenthal a Happy Birthday.
Sandy Levin                                                     Celebrates Sandy Finkelstein, Mark Rosenthal and Jay Levin’s  birthdays  on March 20th.
Elly Rosenthal & Family                                                              Wish Mark a very Happy Birthday.
Elly & Mark Rosenthal                      Wish Sandy Finkelstein and Jay Levin a very Happy Birthday.
Anne & Steve Schuman                     Celebrates Sandy Finkelstein, Mark Rosenthal & Jay Levin’s birthdays on March 20th.
Carol & Ivan Sokoloff                                                        Celebrate Sarah’s birthday – March 3rd.
Ivan Sokoloff                                                                   Celebrating Carol’s birthday – March 5th.
Jay Turoff                                         Celebrates Sandy Finkelstein, Jay Levin and Mark Rosenthal on their shared birthday, March 20th.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ TORAH, HAFTARAH, OR MEGILLAH, CONTACT SHANI ABRAMOWITZ!  Shani is a JTS rabbinical student who is our Torah, Haftarah, & Megillah Reading Coordinator. You can contact Shani at (630) 310-7990 or

MINYAN MITZVAH OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH: ONLINE SIGN-UPS WITH "SignUpGenius"  Our synagogue community now has an online system in place that enables volunteers to sign up for minyan/ services on a particular day & keeps track of how many other people have already signed up for that day. Online, you will be able to see once we already have 10 volunteers for any given minyan & when more volunteers are needed. SignUpGenius also indicates if there is a change in minyan time or venue. To sign up for tonight's minyan or any other weekday minyan or Friday night service during the month of March, go to the following link:

THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE is hard at work assembling a slate of candidates for the upcoming TBA Board Elections.  If you are interested in serving on the Board please e-mail Marshall Sholtzow at

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM, SISTERHOOD WILL HOLD THE ANNUAL PURIM CARNIVAL.  Bring your family and friends to this wonderful, fun-filled event! Games, prizes, food, face painting, etc. Volunteers are needed. Contact either Ruth Goldfarb at 732-772-0708 or Amy Naphtali at 732-817-9893 or

MARCH 24-26, 2019, AIPAC (AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE) POLICY CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC  The following congregants are joining Rabbi Malik’s TBA synagogue delegation for this event that attracts more than 18,000 community and student activists from all 50 states, more than half of the Senate, and over a third of the House of Representatives:  Sarah Biser, Abi Cohen, Jenny Cohen, Michael & Patty Haber, Bob Kravitz, Debbie Locke, Karen Pollock, Barbara Safer, Ronit Sagman, Sarah Schornstein, Gary & Tamar Tolchin, & Rivkah Wyner.
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 U.S. and Israel. Cost of conference: $599. If you would like to join the delegation, contact Max Jaffe at 646-360-1527 or

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2:00 PM, YIDDISH CLUB MEETS.  This group meets the 2nd and 4th Wed. of the month in the temple library. For information, contact Murray Mark at 732-583-0837 or

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 7:00 PM, IT'S KNIT AND CROCHET TIME!  If you would like to learn basic knitting and crochet stitches or brush up on your skills, join us and bring your friends! We will provide yarn and needles to get you started (a small donation to the Social Action Committee to cover costs will be appreciated). Our 7" x 9" rectangles will be woven together into blankets by Warm Up America and provided to people in need. RSVP to Kim Kaufman, or 732-874-1177; or Janet Kaplan, or 732-910-4416. Sponsored by TBA's Social Action Committee.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 7:30 PM, SISTERHOOD BOOK REVIEW.  A discussion of the book “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly will take place at TBA.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31, TORATHON AT CONGREGATION BETH OHR IN OLD BRIDGE, 12:30-5:00 PM  Rabbi Malik and other local rabbis will teach classes at this community-wide program to be held at Cong. Beth Ohr (70 County Road 516, Old Bridge, NJ) . Four 50-minute sessions with refreshment break between sessions. Classes taught by Rabbi Malik:  "A Rabbi Comes Out of the Cave: Living the Yochai Life" & "The Moral of the Story Is... Lessons Learned from the Talmudic Story of Achnai's Oven."  Admission is $5 and donation of canned food for Old Bridge Food Bank.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 7:30 PM. CHOCOLATE SEDER – JOINT PROGRAM – SISTERHOOD AND HADASSAH.  Cost $7. Contact Karen Pollock at or 908-839-6240 or Helen Gross at or 732-583-0298.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 8:00 PM – SISTERHOOD SHABBAT DEDICATED TO BONNIE JOY FARIN. If you would like to participate, please contact Ruth Lipman at

SUNDAY, APRIL 7, JOIN KADIMA FOR OUR FIRST EVENT THIS YEAR, 12:30-2:00 at TBA. A chocolate seder and afikomen hunt. If you're coming straight from religious school, please bring your own nut-free dairy lunch. RSVP by April 1st to Hannah Goldfarb -

APRIL 29-MAY 10, 2019, “JOURNEY TO ISRAEL” TRIP WITH RABBI MALIK & ITC (Israel Tour Connection)   Create memories by traveling to Israel with Rabbi Malik for Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, & Yom HaAtzmaut. Cost of land package: $3195 discounted rate for a shared hotel room if pay by check. Single room supplement: $1175. Group flight available from/to Newark for $1750.  For more details about the trip itinerary and to register online, go to this link:  For additional information, please contact Janine at or (973) 535-2575 or (800) 247-7235


PASSOVER BAKE SALE – Pareve chocolate chip cookies and brownies made in our Kosher for Passover synagogue kitchen - $22.00 for a package of 1 dz. chocolate chip cookies and 1 dz. brownies. Pick up an order form in the lobby. Please return the order by April, 7. Checks are made out to Temple Beth Ahm. Pick up is April 17.

PASSOVER WINE SALE – Please see the order form in the lobby. Orders due by April 7. Pick up is April 14.

PASSOVER FOOD COLLECTION – We are collecting Passover food to bring to the Jewish Family and Children services for Passover. There will be a box in front of the school office for drop off. Any kosher for Passover item is accepted. Please drop off by April 10. Monetary donations are also accepted.

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. Preschooll accepts natural corks, used makeup and skin care containers, toothpaste containers, juice pouches, and soda can tabs. Questions? Contact Amy at

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