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Congregational Meeting Oct 22 7PM

posted Oct 14, 2014, 7:18 AM by David Plass   [ updated Oct 17, 2014, 8:26 AM ]

Dear Congregants,

It is my pleasure to announce that on Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm (NOTE TIME) there will be a regularly scheduled Congregational meeting in the Youth Lounge, located on the School Level of the Temple Beth Am building.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the regular business of the congregation and vote on a change to the Constitution and By-Laws. The proposed change will reduce the size of the Board of Trustees. Since this is a modification of the Constitution and By-Laws of the synagogue, it must be voted on and passed at two consecutive Congregational meetings. 

The first vote, which passed, occurred at the previous Congregational meeting on June 25,  2014.  You can find the proposed change to the Constitution and By-Laws here.

I encourage everyone to attend this meeting, where you can learn a bit more about what’s going on at the Temple. More importantly, you will have a chance to make your vote count and your voice heard.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me at president@templebethammerrick.org or 516-978-1555.

Thank you,

David Plass

BATY (Youth Group) Starts Sept 16

posted Sep 15, 2014, 5:28 PM by David Plass   [ updated Sep 17, 2014, 12:47 PM ]

An exciting new year of Beth Am Temple Youth (BATY) starts Tuesday September 16th from 5:30 – 6:45 at Temple Beth Am!
Members of BATY do not need to be members of the Temple!  All Jewish High School students welcome!
BATY meets twice a month!  Members can be social, learn leadership skills, earn community service hours and receive letters of recommendation for college, summer jobs, scholarships, etc! Dinner is always served!  Come check us out.
If you are coming, please RSVP as soon as possible!  If you cannot make this meeting but do plan on coming, please let me know as well.
I encourage everyone to give Youth Group a try!  Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you!
Mark Derwin


posted Sep 7, 2014, 5:24 PM by David Plass   [ updated Sep 21, 2014, 4:50 AM ]


The Temple Beth Am Bowling League has changed the start time for the September 20th bowling night to 4:30pm.  This is to give you time to bowl and still make it to our Selichot Service at 7:30pm.

High Holiday Services 5775/2014

posted Aug 25, 2014, 3:44 PM by David Plass   [ updated Oct 5, 2014, 4:08 PM ]

Temple Beth Am of Merrick and Bellmore is proud to announce our
High Holiday Service Schedule for 5775/2014:

*Sat. Sep 20, 7:30pmSelichot Program and Service

Wed, Sep 24, 8pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Thu, Sep 25, 10am: Rosh Hashanah Morning service
*Thu, Sep 25, 2pmRosh Hashanah Family Service
*Thu, Sep 25, 3:30pm: Tashlich Service at Camman's Pond

*Fri, Sep 26, 10:30am: Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
*Fri, Sep 26, 8:15pm: Shabbat Evening Service

Fri, Oct 3, 8pm: Kol Nidre and Shabbat Evening Service

Sat, Oct 4, 10am: Yom Kippur and Shabbat Morning Service
*Sat, Oct 4, 2pm: Yom Kippur Family Service
*Sat, Oct 4, 4pm: Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
*Sat, Oct 4, 6pm: Yizkor Service
*Sat, Oct 4, 6:30pmNeilah Service

Phyllis Chesler at Selichot Service Sept 20

posted Jun 30, 2014, 6:02 PM by David Plass   [ updated Sep 21, 2014, 4:50 AM ]

Temple Beth Am Sisterhood and
Temple B'Nai Torah Present

A Selichot Program 

Phyllis Chesler

Renowned feminist, author, professor and psychotherapist

Join us as Dr. Chesler talks about her life-changing experiences 
as a newly married woman living in Afghanistan with her 
husband and his family as described in her memoir
"An American Bride in Kabul".

Followed by a special oneg and Selichot services. 

September 20, 2014 7:30 P.M.

Temple Beth Am of Merrick and Bellmore

Any questions, please contact Robin Levine 
516-546-8639 or RobinL61@optonline.net 

Books will be available for purchase for $20
at the Temple Beth Am main office

Temple Beth Am of Merrick and Bellmore 
2377 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, 
NY 11566

Safe House Swim Program: Donations Needed!

posted Jun 27, 2014, 1:43 PM by David Plass   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 7:11 AM ]

New or gently used bathing suits for over 30 children and teens, boys and girls, sizes ranging from 12 months through men’s/women’s large are being requested, as well as towels and flip flops.
Please contact Barbara Bressler/Sisterhood Social Action @ 516 632 8381 if you can provide any of the above items.
Cash donations of any amount are always welcome!
On behalf of the mothers and children of Safe House, thank you for your support!

Summer Services 2014

posted Jun 15, 2014, 7:11 PM by David Plass   [ updated Sep 5, 2014, 9:08 AM ]



The first Friday night Summer Service will be on Friday, June 27th, 2014. 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 "business casual."

Each of these services gives us a nice start to the summer Sabbath.  Please come and join us.  If you would like to help lead or participate in any of these services, please contact the representative for that service or the temple office.   We look forward to seeing you at these services.

Below is a list of the dates and each Temple arm that will be conducting the service. All are welcome!


Temple Arms

Contact Person

June 27


David Roberts

July 4

Board of Trustees &

Ritual Committee

David Plass

David Roberts

July 11


Robin Levine

July 18

Chai Society

Gladys Kruh

July 25


David Roberts

August 1


Robin Levine

August 8

Board of Trustees &

Ritual Committee

David Plass

David Roberts

August 15

Chai Society

Gladys Kruh

August 22


David Roberts

August 29

Board of Trustees &

Ritual Committee

David Plass

David Roberts

Friday night services in the sanctuary will resume on

September 5.

Choir Service, Board Installation June 20

posted Jun 14, 2014, 7:26 PM by David Plass   [ updated Jun 20, 2014, 7:46 PM ]

Please join us at

Friday night Shabbat Services
Friday, June 20 at 8:15pm

for a Choir Service

The incoming 
Board of Trustees, Officers and
new President
of Temple Beth Am
will be installed in their new positions.

Family and friends are cordially invited

Oneg to follow


posted May 19, 2014, 5:43 PM by David Plass   [ updated Jun 26, 2014, 7:03 AM ]

A regularly scheduled congregational meeting will be held on 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7:30PM in the Social Hall

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the regular business
of the congregation, and to vote on:
  • the Board of Trustees and Officers for 2014
  • the temple's budget for 2014-2015
  • modification to the temple's constitution.  The proposed modification is available here.
All congregants are welcome to attend, to give feedback, to ask questions
of the temple officers and board of trustees members who are present,
and to vote if eligible.

The meeting will be immediately followed by the "Jews on Broadway" 
screening of "Yentl" in the Library at 8pm.

Family Picnic and BBQ June 8

posted May 12, 2014, 6:20 AM by David Plass   [ updated Jun 10, 2014, 5:15 PM ]

Third Annual Temple Beth Am
Family Picnic and BBQ!

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Softball,Volleyball, & More!
Children’s playground & outdoor roller rink
Bring your bikes, In-line skates, & softball gloves
Bike path to Jones Beach

When: Sunday, June 8, 2014, 12:00 pm - 5pm Lunch Served: 12:30 pm
WHERE: Cedar Creek Park, Valley Picnic Area, 3400 Merrick Rd., Seaford
COST: FREE! Open to all Temple members


PARKING: Parking Field 8 (Across from New Turf Fields)
RSVP: June 2 to the temple office at 378-3347
FOR MORE INFO CONTACTKen Fradkin 516.474.4138,  David Roberts: 516.993.5334

DESSERT: POTLUCK! Bring your own favorite dessert!

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