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For all upcoming events please view the complete Temple Beth Am calendar.

Dance Party for Charity Oct 18

posted Sep 29, 2015, 10:49 AM by David Plass   [ updated Sep 29, 2015, 10:50 AM ]

High Holiday Food Drive

posted Sep 13, 2015, 7:19 AM by David Plass   [ updated Sep 13, 2015, 7:20 AM by David Plass ]

Did you know that there are over 283,000 people on Long Island who are hungry and utilize the services of Island Harvest?

Did you know that 110,000 children on Long Island know hunger first hand – enough to fill Citi Field... more than TWICE

That means that 1 in every 10 Long Islanders knows hunger first hand.
Island Harvest is the bridge between those who have a surplus of food and those who are in desperate need of it.

The Merrick & Bellmore synagogues are joining together from Rosh Hashanah to Sukkot to collect food to meet this growing crisis.

The items most in demand are:

peanut butter, canned tuna, canned soup, bags of dried beans, canned beans, canned vegetables, cereal, canned fruit, rice, dried pasta, and oatmeal.

There will be collection boxes at each congregation and Island Harvest will pick up the food at the end of Sukkot.

On behalf of Island Harvest, I thank you for all your help and wish you and your families a Shanah Tovah U’Metukah - A Sweet & Happy New Year.

Rabbi Mickey Baum
Temple Beth Am of Merrick
Island Harvest Advisory Board Member

Support Beit Issie Shapiro in the NYC Marathon!

posted Jul 28, 2015, 5:52 PM by David Plass   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 6:59 AM ]

Please support the American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro’s 2015 New York City Marathon participants as they run 26.2 miles to help provide innovative services and programs for children with disabilities in Israel. Through tireless training and dedication, each runner has committed to raising at least $3,000 to help support AFOBIS’s work. We hope you’ll come to cheer on Team AFOBIS on November 1st as they take on all five boroughs and race to the finish line to help raise much needed funds to support children with disabilities in Israel and throughout the world

The American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro is the U.S. fundraising organization supporting Beit Issie Shapiro (BIS), Israel's leading organization in the development and provision of innovative therapies and services for children with disabilities. BIS impacts more than 30,000 people through educational and theraputic services, research, training, and advocacy.

With over 300,000 Israeli children with disabilities and many millions more worldwide, Beit Issie Shapiro has moved beyond its origins as Israel's most prolific provider of services to children with disabilities and their families to become an acknowledged global leader in the development and proven implementation of innovative solutions in the disabilities field.

If you wish to join, follow this link and click on “Fundraise for this Campaign” on the right-hand side of the screen:

Words to Action July 29

posted Jul 23, 2015, 10:25 AM by David Plass   [ updated Jul 29, 2015, 5:08 PM ]

Dear Beth Am family,

I want to let you know about a student leadership program that the ADL is facilitating at Hofstra University.

This is an interactive workshop for recent high school graduates and college students to empower and equip them with effective responses to anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias on campus.

I have attached the flyer but you can also get more information on their Facebook event.
The details are as follows:
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Axinn Library, Room 246
*kosher dinner provided

Gain the knowledge, skills and resources to respond and let your voice be heard.  You can register online at: http://hofstrawordstoaction.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact Stephanie Merkrebs, at 212-885-7736 or email smerkrebs@adl.org.

For directions, please call Hofstra Hillel at 516-463-6922 or email hillel@hofstra.edu

Rabbi Mickey

High Holidays 5776/2015

posted Jul 12, 2015, 5:37 PM by David Plass   [ updated by David Plass ]

Temple Beth Am of Merrick and Bellmore is proud to announce our 

High Holiday Service Schedule for 5776/2015:

Sat, Sept 5, 7:00pmSelichot Program and Service, Temple B'Nai Torah

Rosh Hashanah:
*Sun, Sept 13, 8pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

*Mon, Sept 14, 10am: Morning service
Mon, Sept 14, 2pmFamily Service: Pre-school age and up
Mon, Sept 14, 3:30pm: Tashlich Service at Camman's Pond

Tues, Sept 15, 10:30am: Morning Service

Yom Kippur:
*Tues, Sept 22, 8pm: Kol Nidre Evening Service

*Weds, Sept 23, 10am: Morning Service
Weds, Sept 23, 2pm: Family ServicePre-school age and up
Weds, Sept 23, 4pm: Afternoon Service
Weds, Sept 23, 6pm: Yizkor Service
Weds, Sept 23, 6:30pmNeilah Service

Sunday, Sept. 27th, 7pm: Erev Sukkot and Consecration Service
Monday, Sept. 28th, 10:30am: Sukkot Morning Service

Most services are OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY, except where noted with *, when tickets are required.

Tickets are provided for Temple Beth Am families in good standing who are current on their dues.

Summer Services 2015

posted Jun 24, 2015, 7:33 AM by David Plass   [ updated Sep 1, 2015, 5:37 PM by David Plass ]



The first Friday night Summer Service will be on Friday, July 3rd. These services will be held in the Social Hall, beginning at 8:00 pm, and last approximately 30 minutes. These services are informal and are conducted by the various arms of the Temple. A mini-oneg follows each service. The Yahrzeit list is read at every service. Dress is casual. There will be two special digital services led by Rabbi Mickey Baum, where he will be using an electronic white board to lead the service. We had this type of service last year and everyone enjoyed them and requested that we have them again. Each of these services gives us a nice start to the summer Sabbath. Please come and join us. If you would like to participate in any of these services, please contact the representative for that service or the temple office. We look forward to seeing you at one these services. Below is a list of the dates and each Temple arm that will be conducting the service.


Temple Arms

Contact Person

July 3

Board of Trustees &

Ritual Committee

David Plass

David Roberts

July 10

Special Digital Service

Rabbi Mickey Baum

July 17


David Roberts

July 24


Robin Levine

July 31

Chai Society

Sharon & Angelo Albano

August 7

Special Digital Service

Rabbi Mickey Baum

August 14

Board of Trustees &

Ritual Committee

David Plass

David Roberts

August 21


David Roberts

August 28


Robin Levine

Friday night services in the sanctuary will resume on

September 4.

Shavuout and Confirmation Service May 24

posted May 18, 2015, 11:39 AM by David Plass   [ updated May 26, 2015, 5:10 PM ]

You are cordially invited to worship with us at

The Confirmation Service for the Class of 2015

6 Sivan 2775 at 10:00 AM

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Reception brunch to follow


Temple Beth Am

2377 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY

(cross street is Kirkwood)


Confirmands of 2015

Owen Bradley

Jacob Lamonsoff

Jack Lido

Robert Oginsky

Ryan Rosenblum

Evan Ross

Danielle Schwartz

Allison Singer

Dine/Grill-A-Round May 30

posted Apr 26, 2015, 5:02 PM by David Plass   [ updated Jun 2, 2015, 8:51 AM ]

SATURDAY MAY 30th, 2015 7:00pm
$36 PER PERSON-payable to Temple Beth Am
***Please note this event is open to Non Members***


Would you like to host a dinner?
Need more information?
Please contact Wendy 

Israel Independence Day Celebration & BBQ Apr 23

posted Apr 9, 2015, 7:58 AM by David Plass   [ updated Apr 24, 2015, 4:27 PM ]

Community Yom Hashoah Commemoration Apr 15

posted Apr 1, 2015, 6:31 PM by David Plass   [ updated Apr 22, 2015, 6:10 AM ]

Surviving Auschwitz:

A Community Yom Hashoah Commemoration 

April 15, 2015

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

We have the great honor to listen to the testimony of Ruth Mermelstein on her survival of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen

6:30 PM-7:30 PM Bellmore/Merrick Student Holocaust Project Exhibition 

7:30 PM-8:30 PM Yom Hashoah Program including our speaker and readings, poems, and songs from our youth. Refreshments to follow.

Hosted by Bellmore Jewish Center -2550 Centre Ave, Bellmore

In conjunction with: Congregation Ohav Shalom, Merrick Jewish Centre, Temple Beth Am of Merrick and Bellmore, Temple Israel of Merrick, and Young Israel of Merrick

For more information and to RSVP, contact the BJC office at 516-781-3072 . This event is free and open to the public.

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