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CAN Fundraiser is ENDING!

posted Nov 17, 2015, 6:29 PM by David Plass   [ updated Nov 17, 2015, 6:29 PM ]

CAN you fill your CAN with change and bills?

Back in September I challenged the congregation to fill our custom printed Tsedakah CANs -- and that I would MATCH the congregant family who returned their CAN with the most money in it.  Will it be yours?

Please return your CAN to the Temple Office or the Hebrew School Office by DECEMBER 4th.  Remember to write your name on your CAN so we know who raised the MOST!

Thank you for helping support Temple Beth Am.

--David Plass, President, Temple Beth Am of Merrick & Bellmore

Rescheduled Congregational Meeting Nov 30

posted Nov 10, 2015, 6:42 AM by David Plass   [ updated Nov 10, 2015, 6:42 AM ]

The Congregational Meeting originally scheduled for October 28 has been rescheduled to Monday, November 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM in the Youth Lounge.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the regular business of the congregation.

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.

Thanksgiving Concert Nov 22

posted Nov 3, 2015, 5:03 PM by David Plass   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 3:55 PM ]

Brotherhood Council of Merrick Presents

Annual Thanksgiving Concert

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 2pm

Thanksgiving Concert featuring choral groups from community houses of worship including:

Our very own Cantor Dan Rosenfeld 
and the 

Temple Beth Am Choir

with members from

Beit Shalom, the 7th Day Adventist Church of Manhasset


Donna Rosenblum Speaks Nov 13

posted Nov 2, 2015, 4:22 PM by David Plass   [ updated Nov 15, 2015, 1:38 PM by David Plass ]

Reason2Smile/Jambo Jipya School in Mtwapa, Kenya

On Friday, November 13 after an abbreviated Shabbat Service, Donna Rosenblum, acting director of the nonprofit Reason2Smile Inc, will discuss the organization’s mission and its work supporting and educating orphan and at-risk children living in Mtwapa, Kenya. Donna travels to Kenya every summer and has made a personal connection to the school and the orphan children living in the children’s home. Come hear inspiring stories about how a small grass-roots non-profit is really making a difference in the world. Definitely a worthwhile evening and not to be missed.


Kristallnacht Program Nov 7

posted Nov 2, 2015, 4:17 PM by David Plass   [ updated Nov 2, 2015, 4:17 PM ]

Support NATAL

posted Oct 27, 2015, 5:53 PM by David Plass   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 5:55 PM ]

Dear Temple Beth Am members,

My name is Leora and my family has belonged to the temple for many many years. I am a junior at NYU studying applied psychology and Hebrew and Judaic studies. I am now in Israel studying abroad. I performed community service this summer in Jerusalem and alongside my studies now, I have an internship at NATAL. 

NATAL is Israel's leading trauma center for people suffering from trauma due to terror and war, as an effect of the Israeli-Arab conflict. As part of my internship, I am conducting a campaign to help raise money for this organization. 

Any support would be greatly appreciated. 

Best regards, 
Leora J. Ellison 

If you have a spare moment, please read below about the organization and fundraiser: 

As you are probably aware, Israel is currently going through what some theorists believe to be the Third Intifada. Throughout the day, terrorists are stabbing innocent people in major cities; such as, Hebron, Jerusalem, Raanana, and Tel Aviv. The victims of these attacks are not just the ones suffering. There are the family and friends of these individuals, and the bystanders of the horrific attacks. Therefore, society as a whole is constantly struggling and needs support and help. 

NATAL, a nonprofit, apolitical organization, is currently working hard to help the victims of trauma by normalizing it and providing many services, such as the mobile unit and the hotline unit. 

In order for NATAL to fully impact its citizens, the organization needs your help. Please support NATAL's biggest annual fundraising event, Running in Color. Running in Color is both a 1.5k and 5k run that helps raise awareness and aid Israeli citizens suffering from PTSD due to the current and past situation of war and terror. We hope to raise money to support the many services and organizations NATAL has to offer for its clients, as mentioned above. 

Your very generous donation can help save an individual's life. To help, please click on my campaign page found here and please help spread the word to other family and friends. 

Even from abroad, you can make a huge difference. 

For more information about NATAL, please click here

The American Friends of NATAL is a registered 501c3 non-profit
organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Congregational Meeting Oct 28

posted Oct 6, 2015, 7:05 PM by David Plass   [ updated Oct 30, 2015, 3:36 PM ]

A regularly scheduled congregational meeting will be held on 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM in the Youth Lounge.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the regular business
of the congregation.

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.

Dance Party for Charity Oct 18

posted Sep 29, 2015, 10:49 AM by David Plass   [ updated Oct 20, 2015, 1:12 PM ]

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 Nov 2, 2015, 3:53 PM by David Plass ]

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:

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