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B’ruchim haba-im b’sheim Adonai

Blessed are you who have come in the name of Adonai.

Of all the Jewish institutions and organizations which offer important services and do good work, only one creates Jews — the Synagogue. Thus, the Synagogue assures the continuation of the other organizations and their work, because the synagogue assures the continuation of Judaism by creating Jews.

We accomplish this central and sacred task at Beth Am Shalom by providing spiritual, educational and social programs for our members and community. During Shabbat and festival worship and the celebration and observance of life cycle events, we strive to bring Jews closer to God, their families and the Jewish people. Through sermons, lectures and discussions, we endeavor to give Jews a deeper understanding of and appreciation for Torah and our Jewish heritage. With our social and festive gatherings, we want to create warmth and fellowship among our people Israel.

As a Reform Congregation, we welcome all who would join us. We welcome you to join us in prayer and celebration and in the study of Torah. We approach Torah with an open examination of our tradition in light of contemporary knowledge and understanding. We emphasize that prayer and learning must lead to action in our lives, the lives of our families and in the world. We serve God best by serving others.

As rabbi, I encourage you to learn more about us by reading this website, and I invite you to visit us for any of our programs and services or just give me a call.

Rabbi Stephen D. Gold

About

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Our Rabbi

Rabbi Gold has served pulpits in Richmond, Virginia and Tyler, Texas before returning to New Jersey to become rabbi at Temple Beth Am in 1998

About Us

Beth Am Shalom is the result of a merger between Temple Beth Am of Lakewood and Temple Beth Shalom of Toms River.

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Why you should Join us

• is good for you and your family and the Jewish people
• means: Community, Fellowship, Friendship
• offers a perspective from which to understand our world
• presents and challenges us with a vision for a better one
• means joys are shared and so heightened
• also means that sorrows are shared and so softened
• provides opportunities for service to others
• gives our lives richer meaning through Sabbath and Holy days, establishing a rhythm in tune with the seasons
• helps us draw close to God and one another

This listing of the benefits of synagogue membership is hardly exhaustive. It is, perhaps, as infinite as Jewish learning. They are best realized through active participation in the life of the synagogue. We welcome you to join your life to ours and experience life more fully and more meaningfully.

our leaders

Stephen D. Gold
Rabbi
Jon Sobel
Cantor
Yvette Atkins
President
Glenn Steinberg
1st Vice President
Nancy Schmarak
2nd Vice President
Brad Hyman
Treasurer

Bingo

Held Every Sunday Evening

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Food service from 5pm to 7pm

Every Sunday at 5pm

• Doors open at 5pm
• Boards are sold at 6pm
• Game starts at 7pm

Our motto

Faith is everything

Your membership makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as member, you make a real and lasting difference in your congregation’s and people’s lives.

How to join

Contact our membership committee chair to find out details or come to our Friday evening Erev Services to see our leaders in action.

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Contact our office to set up a tour of our facilities our schedule and appointment with our Rabbi.  A member will always welcome you with open arms.

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Trees in isreal

Beth Am Shalom continues to sell, “Trees in Israel” through the Jewish National Fund. Do you have a simcha such as births, birthdays, engagements, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs or anniversaries that you wish to honor, and/or a death that you want to memorialize? The cost is $18.00 per tree. You can purchase individual trees, a ring of trees (3), a circle of trees (5), or an orchard of trees (10). Please contact Fran Gimpel, 732-657-7120 and give her the name of the honoree or decedent, and the name and address where to send the acknowledgement. (Donations to this program will be listed on the Tzedakh Page)

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This listing of the benefits of synagogue membership is hardly exhaustive. It is, perhaps, as infinite as Jewish learning. They are best realized through active participation in the life of the synagogue. We welcome you to join your life to ours and experience life more fully and more meaningfully.

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