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Summer Services 2015

posted Jun 24, 2015, 7:33 AM by David Plass   [ updated Jun 30, 2015, 11:56 AM ]



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 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.

Congregational Meeting Apr 29

posted Mar 26, 2015, 4:13 PM by David Plass   [ updated Apr 29, 2015, 6:53 PM ]

A regularly scheduled congregational meeting will be held on 
Wednesday, April 29, 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.

HELP WANTED: Recording Secretary

posted Mar 26, 2015, 12:37 PM by David Plass   [ updated May 13, 2015, 8:39 AM ]


Temple Beth Am is in need of a dedicated volunteer for the following position:

Recording Secretary--this position requires monthly attendance at the board meetings and congregational meetings to take attendance as well as minutes of the meeting. Board meetings are usually the third Wednesday of the month and start at 8pm. They usually end before 10pm. Congregational meetings are held four times a year, usually October, January, April and June.  In addition, notes must be typed and emailed to board members before the following meeting.

If you are interested in this position please contact Allan Gershberg at algersh2@hotmail.com.

Passover Services Schedule 2015

posted Mar 18, 2015, 11:03 AM by David Plass   [ updated Apr 10, 2015, 6:46 PM ]

Passover Service Schedule.  All services are in the Sanctuary

Friday, April 3th  Abbreviated Shabbat Evening Service at 5PM
Saturday, April 4th – Shabbat/Passover Morning Service at 10:30AM
Friday, April 10th – Passover Morning and Yizkor Service at 10:30AM
Friday, April 10th -- Shabbat Evening Service at 8:15PM

Community Seder Apr 4

posted Mar 16, 2015, 12:40 PM by David Plass   [ updated Apr 4, 2015, 7:27 PM ]

Community Second Night of 

Passover Seder

Sponsored by

Chai Club of Temple B’nai Torah

2900 Jerusalem Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793 (516) 221-2370

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a complete Passover Seder meal without the preparation.

Led by Cantor Steven Sher

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cantor Sher will conduct the Seder and lead us in prayer and song. The Seder will be a full course traditional kosher style dinner, featuring many of your favorite dishes. Adults will receive a modern Haggadah to take home.

In order to make the Seder accessible to everyone, we will recite familiar passages and songs in both English and Hebrew. Families with children, singles, seniors, and unaffiliated members of our community are all welcome.  All reservations, which are required, must be made no later than March 21st, 2015.

We can’t accommodate any walk-ins. Please call Brian Levy, (516) 781-4966 or e-mail bellobl@aol.com with any questions.

Or, you can use the attached sign-up form and send it with payment, to Temple B'nai Torah

Beth Am and Beit Shalom Choirs Mar 20

posted Mar 11, 2015, 6:26 AM by David Plass   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 8:34 PM ]

On Friday, March 20, after our regular Friday Night Shabbat services, we are in for a special treat: The Temple Beth Am choir and the Beit Shalom 7th Adventist Church choir will be performing a variety of inspirational songs together in the sanctuary.

Time: 8:00PM

Immediately following, during the oneg, there will be a discussion in the Social Hall led by Rabbi Brown and Pastor Gutierrez from the church.

Please join us for an evening of prayer, song and inspiration!

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