The Next Big Thing / High School without Walls

Beth Am Shalom’s program for our high school youth so that they continue to learn about our tradition’s heritage and values outside the classroom by visiting important historic, cultural and educational events and sites. This program is made possible through a generous bequest from Rabbi Stanely Yedwab z”l who served Temple Beth Am for 39 […]


Merrill Pollinger Scholarship Awarded to 2 Outstanding Students at Beth Am Shalom

Left to right –Merrill’s daughter Wendy Fishler, Lois Pollinger, Lois’s granddaughter, Meryl, and Kenneth Pollinger, Merrill’s son A scholarship for excellence was created in 1994 by Lois Pollinger in memory of her husband, Merrill Pollinger who passed away in 1992, Merrill was a manufacturer’s rep, selling books to school libraries; college book stores and public […]


Fabric of Our Community Quilt

Fabric of Our Community Quilt is a project organized by Ocean County RAFT (Reaching Across Faith Traditions). Members of local faith-based groups are asked to decorate a fabric square with symbols that represent their unique identity. Ultimately the squares will be combined to create a quilt representing the beautiful diversity of our community. Apply for […]


March for our Lives – Sunday March 24

As promised here are additional testimonials from members who attended a March for our Lives, on Sunday March 24. Yvette Atkkins “I am still “fired up” with so many thoughts about Saturday. The sign I carried began with the words; “This person of faith…” I am a person of faith and Saturday, March 24, 2018 […]


Teachers May Update

First let me introduce myself my name is Stacey Friedman, I am the kindergarten first grade teacher. I have been working at Beth Am Shalom for nine years and love every minute of it. Wow what a year it has been these kids have learned a lot throughout the year starting with Rosh Hashanah, where […]


Teachers February Update

The 8th grade Religious School students walk down the hall and approach the Beit Midrash for their Tuesday night class. The sense of anticipation in the air is palpable as they draw closer and closer. They turn to enter and feel a presence in the room. A very strong presence. Is it a prophet? An […]


WANTED: Youth Volunteers to assist Jewish War Veterans

photo by Anthony Quintano on Flickr How else can we say “thank you” to our service men & women? Helping them honor those who served! In preparation for Memorial Day, members of the Jewish War Veterans will be placing American Flags on the graves of military veterans at our Beth Olam Cemetery on Route 70, […]


BAS Senior Youth Group News March 2016

Sunday, February 28, was one of those times when plans had to be changed for various reasons. Ice Skating on this balmy, sunny day made no sense. So the Beth Am Shalom Senior Youth Group winged it. We still had lunch at J-II Kosher Restaurant. The pizza was delicious. To walk off the many calories […]


Jerusalem Day at Beth Am Shalom

Sunday, May 17 from Noon till 3pm Jerusalem Day (Hebrew: יום ירושלים‎, Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. The day was declared a religious holiday to mark the regaining of […]

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