On Friday, June 2nd Temple Beth Miriam in Elberon held its annual Shabbat service on the beach at Breakwater Beach Club. The service was followed by a barbecue cookout behind the temple, which included an ice cream truck for the attendees. The service, dinner, and ice cream were enjoyed by all just in time before the skies opened up for a surprise downpour.
The service began at 6:30 on the beach and was “bring your own chair.” Rabbi Cy Stanway and Cantor Marnie Camhi were set up on the beach with guest musicians from the congregation, and led the service, which was attended by over 50 people. Sandra Perez of the Programming Outreach & Membership committee said, “We love to do this event every year to welcome summer, and we’re so lucky to have our temple just down the block from the beautiful beach at the Jersey Shore.”
After the service everyone returned to the temple, where the volunteers had prepared hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, and salads. Fries and onion rings were provided by The Windmill. The TBM Men’s Club sponsored the bar table, and an anonymous donor provided an ice cream truck, which was enjoyed by children and adults alike. Just as everyone finished eating and got their ice cream, the skies opened up for a sudden rain shower, and everyone helped to bring the rest of the food inside, where the congregants enjoyed some socializing before heading home.
In Rabbi Cy Stanway’s email thanking all of the volunteers and participants he said, “It was great to see so many people and a terrific way to begin the summer. This was a team effort and we all came together to do something very special.”
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