Weekly Update – 30 October 2014

This Friday is Shabbat…..and Halloween. However, we will have our regular Shabbat services beginning at 7:00.

There will be a short Shabbat morning service this Saturday, November 1st beginning at 9:00. We will join the Brotherhood for a Pancake Breakfast. At 10:00ish, the Hebrew class will meet, followed at 10:45 by our normal Torah study. Anyone is invited to join us.

The Brotherhood will meet on Saturday, November 1st. A pancake breakfast will be served at 9:30, and Kim Meeker, Assistant Director of Dothan Leisure Services will do a presentation on Dothan’s exciting initiative for a Forever Wild area within the city limits.

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday morning.

Rabbi Lynne and Reverend Lynn Nesbitt will once again be teaching a class together at the First United Methodist Church. The class will be held on two Wednesday evenings; November 5th and November 19th beginning at 6:00. The title of the class is “How Do We Decide Which Commandments to Obey?” In addition, the Methodist church invites us to share in their Wednesday night supper which is served from 4:45 to 6:00 at a cost of $6.00 per person. They will not serve pork products or catfish on the nights we will be joining them. If you wish to eat at the church before the class, let Rabbi Lynne know before the Monday before each class (Monday, November 3rd and Monday, November 17th).

There will be a Sisterhood Board on Thursday, November 6th at noon at the temple. Also a General Sisterhood Dinner meeting will be held at 6:00 on Thursday, November 13th. Our guest will be Laura Stakelum who will be talking about her work at Healthy You.

There will be a beginning Hebrew class which will begin November 15th and will meet at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Each class will last 45 minutes. If you are interested in this class please contact the rabbi. There is a text you will need to purchase and she will let you know what it is.

Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the new handicap entrance. We cannot use the stairs until further notice.

Don’t forget our annual food drive to benefit the Wiregrass Area Food bank. You can bring food and put it on the stage, or you can write a check payable to the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. The food bank looks forward to our drive every year because they are running low on supplies at this point. Our donations are way down this year. PLEASE WRITE YOU CHECK TODAY!! We will be accepting donations until October 31st.

371 Productions will return to Dothan during the weekend of November 7th to film some more for their PBS documentary. They will be filming the Friday evening of the 7th prior to services and during the Oneg, but not during the service itself except for a brief “shot” from a tripod situated in the hallway leading to the sanctuary. There has been a letter explaining the project and a release form e-mailed to each congregant. If you do not want to be on camera, just let the director or crew know and they will try to avoid filming you; additionally the crew will not use the image of anyone who did not sign a release. If you have any questions or concerns, please be in contact with Brian Seidman, your board-appointed liaison to 371, or directly with the film’s director, Brad Lichtenstein.

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Weekly Update – 22 October 2014

This Friday is our monthly Simchat Shabbat Services where we have a special time for those who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in the month of October. In lieu of a sermon, Rabbi Lynne will read a story.

The Torah study group has decided to make some changes to our study times. We will begin promptly at 10:00 with Pimsleur Hebrew. (Lesson 16) At 10:45, we will begin Torah study which will run until noon. The first Saturday of each month, beginning on November first, we will meet at 9:00 for a Shabbat morning service. All are invited to attend.

There will be a beginning Hebrew class which will begin November 15th and will meet at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Each class will last 45 minutes. If you are interested in this class please contact the rabbi. There is a text you will need to purchase and she will let you know what it is.

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday morning.

Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the new handicap entrance. We cannot use the stairs until further notice.

Don’t forget our annual food drive to benefit the Wiregrass Area Food bank. You can bring food and put it on the stage, or you can write a check payable to the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. The food bank looks forward to our drive every year because they are running low on supplies at this point. We will be accepting donations until October 31st.

All Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood and Temple members who would like to participate, our next Empty Bowls Sisterhood social action project is scheduled for Wednesday,  Oct 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center.  Feel free to bring whatever snacks and drinks you would like to have as we will have a social time prior to making the pottery bowls. There will be a small donation collected to cover the cost of the materials for making the bowls. This project  is designed to support local programs that feed the poor.  We had a lot of fun doing this last year and there have been many requests to do this project again.  So please come and join us and have a good time in the process!  Please RSVP to the Temple office by Oct. 23rd. (TODAY!!!!)

The Brotherhood will meet on Saturday, November 1st. A pancake breakfast will be served at 9:30, and Kim Meeker, Assistant Director of Dothan Leisure Services will do a presentation on Dothan’s exciting initiative for a Forever Wild area within the city limits.

371 Productions will return to Dothan during the weekend of November 7th to film some more for their PBS documentary. They will be filming the Friday evening of the 7th prior to services and during the Oneg, but not during the service itself except for a brief “shot” from a tripod situated in the hallway leading to the sanctuary. There has been a letter explaining the project and a release form e-mailed to each congregant. If you do not want to be on camera, just let the director or crew know and they will try to avoid filming you; additionally the crew will not use the image of anyone who did not sign a release. If you have any questions or concerns, please be in contact with Brian Seidman, your board-appointed liaison to 371, or directly with the film’s director, Brad Lichtenstein.

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Notice: Do not use stairs.

Everyone is to enter the building using the newly constructed handicap ramp.
The steps CANNOT be used until further notice.

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Weekly Update – 15 October 2014

This Friday, we will celebrate the last holiday in our series of Holy Days with the joyous holiday of Simchat Torah. We will read the end of the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy) and then turn around and read the first few verses in Bereshit (Genesis). We will be consecrating our newest Religious School attendees, Emily Arenson, Daniel Emery, and Natalia and Gabriel Cummin. The service will begin at 7:00. 

The Torah study group has decided to make some changes to our study times. Beginning this Saturday, we will begin promptly at 10:00 with Pimsleur Hebrew. (Lesson 15) At 10:45, we will begin Torah study which will run until noon. At noon our Shabbat Lunch bunch will eat lunch together. (BYO lunch.) The first Saturday of each month, beginning on November first, we will meet at 9:00 for a Shabbat morning service. All are invited to attend.

There will be a beginning Hebrew class which will begin November 15th and will meet at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Each class will last 45 minutes. If you are interested in this class please contact the rabbi. There is a text you will need to purchase and she will let you know what it is.

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday morning.

 Immediately following Religious School, we will be deconstructing our Sukkah. Many hands make light work, so please give us 30 minutes of your time to help with this necessary task.

Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the handicap entrance.

The next book group meeting is at Lisa and Kenny Priddle’s house on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 pm. The book is The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. The library has copies reserved for the Temple book group at the Main library desk; you can also check the ebook out from the library.

Another note from Sisterhood. The Empty Bowls project will be held on October 29th, not the 22nd as stated in the bulletin. The time will still be 6:00.

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Weekly Update – 8 October 2014

Our annual Sukkot potluck and service will be held this Friday, beginning at 6:00. Please bring a side or main dish to share. NO DESSERTS, please as desserts and drinks will be provided. Also, PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL THE TEMPLE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS so we know how many tables we need to set up.

Torah Study will be held on Saturday beginning at 10:30, not at 10:00 as was in the calendar.

If you wish to join a group of men who meet with no agenda other than to have breakfast together and talk, be at the IHOP on the circle at 8:30 on Saturday morning.

Two congregational families have invited the congregation to share in celebrating Sukkah in their own Sukkot. The Cohens will be having Havdallah and a nosh at their home (108 Bridgewater Ct in Dothan) beginning at 6:30 this Saturday. Please RSVP to Lisa at 954-253-9962. The Arenson/Smily families will host a sukkah gathering at their house (109 Morning Glory Ln. in Grove Park) beginning at 3:00 this Sunday. Please RSVP to Terence at 334-790-2489. See the bulletin for more detail on both Sukkot gatherings.

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday morning.

Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the handicap entrance.

Next week, we will celebrate the last holiday in our series of Holy Days with the joyous holiday of Simchat Torah. We will read the end of the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy) and then turn around and read the first few verses in Bereshit (Genesis). We will be consecrating our newest Religious School attendees, Emily Arenson, Daniel Emery, and Natalia and Gabriel Cummin. The service will begin at 7:00.

The Mitzvah Misfits Bowling League will be bowling this Saturday beginning at 7:30. We must be bowling by 7:30 as another league begins at 9:00.

Another note from Sisterhood. The Empty Bowls project will be held on October 29th, not the 22nd as stated in the bulletin. The time will still be 6:00.

The 317 Productions crew will be filming our thriving synagogue at a couple events in the coming weeks. Any congregants filmed will be asked permission before their words or images are used. Please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to the filmmakers.

The next book group meeting is at Lisa and Kenny Priddle’s house on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 pm. The book is The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. The library has copies reserved for the Temple book group at the Main library desk; you can also check the ebook out from the library.

The Pulpit Committee needs your feedback! We made significant changes to the Yom Kippur Afternoon service and added some musical pieces by a volunteer choir. The Pulpit Committee will be meeting in the next few weeks to talk about the changes. Please contact anyone on the Pulpit Committee if you have any feedback, negative or hopefully positive about the High Holy Day services this year. Members include: Lisa Stein-Cohen, Harold Cutler, Les Kraut, Kortney Kropp, Ed Marblestone, Kay Podem, and Lisa Priddle.

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Weekly Update – 1 October 2014

Yom Kippur services are as follows: Kol Nidre will begin at 8:00pm on Friday night. Morning services will begin at 10:00. There will be a short Children’s Service beginning at 1:00. (NOTE: Time Change for Children’s Service!) Adults will reconvene at 2:15 for a study session led by Les Kraut; there will a Silent Meditation beginning at 3:15, followed by a Healing Service at 3:45. Afternoon (abbreviated), Memorial and Concluding Service will begin at 4:30. Following the Concluding Service, we will have our dairy Break-the-Fast.

Due to our construction, the parking lot will NOT be available for Yom Kippur services. Please use the Methodist church parking lot and enter the sanctuary through the sanctuary doors. For those who have difficulty walking, there will be parking available at the lot behind the synagogue, and you can enter through the current handicap entrance. We ask that if you are able to walk from the Methodist church to the synagogue, that you not park behind the synagogue, so those who need those spots will have them available.

Obviously, there will be no Torah Study on Saturday,

And there will also be no Religious School on Sunday.

On Wednesday, October 8th, we will be constructing our outdoor Sukkah beginning at 5:30. You are invited to bring any decorations you would like to place in or on it with you. Or if you have bigger items for the rooftop, you may leave them in the courtyard sometime before Sukkot. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Board members are especially invited to attend and eat pizza before the 7:00 Board meeting.

Looking ahead, our annual Sukkot potluck and service will be held on Friday, October 10th beginning at 6:00. Please a bring a side or main dish to share. NO DESSERTS, please as desserts and drinks will be provided. Also, please remember to make reservations for the dinner in the main office, so we know how many tables we need to set up.

Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the handicap entrance.

Sisterhood members, please contact Angela Banker if you are interested in attending the WRJSE District Biennial October 23-26 in Parkland, FL. The early bird cut off rate has been extended until October 2.

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Weekly Update – 24 September 2014

Until further notice, no parking will be available on our parking lot on the CVS side. There will still be limited handicap parking (ONLY) beside the handicap access door.

Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00. It is Simchat Shabbat, where we will honor those with birthdays and anniversaries in the month of September.

Torah study will be held at 10:30 on Saturday. We will be studying parashat Haazinu. We have also decided as a group to meet in the library from now on.

Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the handicap entrance.

Religious School will meet at 10:00 on Sunday, and will only meet for one hour due to the Memorial service. Because of the construction, we are asking that you not allow your children go out to the Parking Lot unsupervised or to play in the parking lot. It is quite dangerous right now.

Erev Rosh Hashanah services will begin on Wednesday night beginning at 8:00. Rosh Hashanah day services will begin at 10:00 Thursday morning, September 25th. They will be followed by our annual Rosh Hashanah luncheon. (You have made your reservations, right?) After lunch we will caravan out to Emerald Lake (behind the Post Office on the circle) for our Tashlich service.

Due to our construction, the parking lot will not be available for Rosh Hashanah services. Please use the Methodist church parking lot and enter the sanctuary through the sanctuary doors. For those who have difficulty walking, there will be parking available at the lot behind the synagogue, and you can enter through the current handicap entrance. We ask that if you are able to walk from the Methodist church to the synagogue, that you not park behind the synagogue, so those who need those spots will have them available.

The Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 28th at 11:15 in Memory Hill Cemetery on Hwy 52.

Looking ahead, Kol Nidre is a week from Friday, on October 3rd, beginning at 8:00.

Sisterhood members, please contact Angela Banker if you are interested in attending the WRJSE District Biennial October 23-26 in Parkland, FL. The early bird cut off rate has been extended until October 2.

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Weekly Update – 18 September 2014

Beginning today (Sept. 18), until further notice, no parking will be available on our parking lot on the CVS side. There will still be limited handicap parking (ONLY) beside the handicap access door.

Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00. We will have a ceremony to celebrate the conversion of Karen Arenson at the beginning of services. In honor of Karen’s becoming a Jew, the Arensons are sponsoring the Oneg.  

Torah study will be held at 10:30 on Saturday. We will be studying parashat Nitzavim. We have also decided as a group to meet in the library from now on.

 Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the handicap entrance.

 Religious School will meet at 10:00 on Sunday.  Because of the construction, we are asking that you not allow your children go out to the Parking Lot unsupervised or to play in the parking lot. It is quite dangerous right now.  

 Our first High Holy Days event will be Selichot on Sunday, September 21st. At 5:00 we will be showing the movie, The Book Thief, the story of Liesel, a young girl and her relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a young Jewish man who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. We will eat a pot-luck dinner during the showing of the movie. Bring a dish to share; drinks and dessert will be provided. Following the movie, we will have our annual Selichot service. The Selichot service itself is quite short, and somber.

 Erev Rosh Hashanah services will begin on Wednesday night beginning at 8:00. Rosh Hashanah day services will begin at 10:00 Thursday morning, September 25th. They will be followed by our annual Rosh Hashanah luncheon. (You have made your reservations, right?) After lunch we will caravan out to Emerald Lake (behind the Post Office on the circle) for our Tashlich service.

 Due to our construction, the parking lot will not be available for Rosh Hashanah services. Please use the Methodist church parking lot and enter the sanctuary through the sanctuary doors. For those who have difficulty walking, there will be parking available at the lot behind the synagogue, and you can enter through the current handicap entrance. We ask that if you are able to walk from the Methodist church to the synagogue, that you not park behind the synagogue, so those who need those spots will have them available.

 Next week’s Weekly Update will be published on Wednesday due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Please look for it, as there may be a change concerning the parking situation.

 NEEDED: A volunteer to clean and polish the candlesticks after services on Friday. Please call the office if you would like to do this mitzvah.

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Weekly Update – 8 September 2014

Announcements

Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00.

Torah study will be held at 10:30 on Saturday, following the Brotherhood Breakfast which we have been invited to attend. We will meet in the Board room.

Just a reminder that the construction of our new entrance and the parking lot has begun…..as you can see. We will need to park in the CVS side of our parking lot, and enter the building through the sanctuary doors for services. There are several parking places near the handicap door for those who need them, and you will need to enter the parking lot from Commonwealth Street. If you come to the temple during the week, you will need to use the current handicap entrance. There has been a bell installed on that door for your convenience.

There have been some containers left at the synagogue over the summer. They have been put on top of the refrigerator. There is quite a collection. Please claim them asap, as we will be getting the kitchen ready for the new year.

Brotherhood will be holding its first meeting on Saturday, September 13th beginning with a joint breakfast with the Torah study group and the religious school faculty at 9:45. All members and prospective members are invited to attend and see how our new griddle is working.

The Mitzvah Misfits Bowling League will begin its fall league play on Saturday, September 13th at 5:00 at Dothan Lanes. If you would like to join this fun activity, please contact Kenny Priddle.

The first day of Religious School is September 14th! We have an exciting year planned, and look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday the 14th at 10:00 sharp.

 The September bulletin has gone out to the congregation. There are several things in it which require you to turn in reservations, etc. Please read the bulletin carefully and note the due dates of the Sukkah Party, the Rosh Hashanah luncheon, the Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast, names to be read at the Yizkor service, and Sisterhood greetings. This particular bulletin is very full with all the information you need for the upcoming High Holy Days.

 Our first High Holy Days event will be Selichot on Sunday, September 21st. At 5:00 we will be showing the movie, The Book Thief, the story of Liesel, a young girl and her relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a young Jewish man who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. We will eat a pot-luck dinner during the showing of the movie. Bring a dish to share; drinks and dessert will be provided. Following the movie, we will have our annual Selichot service. The Selichot service itself is quite short, and somber.

 

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Weekly Update – 4 September 2014

Announcements

Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00.  In the absence of the rabbi, Barbara Minsky will be leading services.

There will be no Torah Study this week.

Just a reminder that the construction of our new entrance and the parking lot has begun…..as you can see. We will need to park in the CVS side of our parking lot, and enter the building through the sanctuary doors for services.  There are several parking places near the handicap door for those who need them, and you will need to enter the parking lot from Commonwealth Street. If you come to the temple during the week, you will need to use the current handicap entrance.  There has been a bell installed on that door for your convenience.

 There have been some containers left at the synagogue over the summer.  They have been put on top of the refrigerator. There is quite a collection.  Please claim them asap, as we will be getting the kitchen ready for the new year.

 Sisterhood will hold its first luncheon meeting on Thursday, September 11th, in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall at noon. All Sisterhood members and prospective members are invited to attend. 

 Brotherhood will be holding its first meeting on Saturday, September 13th beginning with a joint breakfast with the Torah study group and the religious school faculty at 9:45.  All members and prospective members are invited to attend and see how our new griddle is working.

 The Mitzvah Misfits Bowling League will begin its fall league play on Saturday, September 13th at 5:00 at Dothan Lanes.  If you would like to join this fun activity, please contact Kenny Priddle.

 The first day of Religious School is September 14th!  We have an exciting year planned, and look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday the 14th at 10:00.

 The September bulletin has just gone out to the congregation.  There are several things in it which require you to turn in reservations, etc.  Please read the bulletin carefully and note the due dates of the Sukkah Party, the Rosh Hashanah luncheon, the Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast, names to be read at the Yizkor service, and Sisterhood greetings. This particular bulletin is very full with all the information you need for the upcoming High Holy Days. 

 Just a quick reminder if you are sponsoring an Oneg for a special occasion, you need to let Tammy know as well as Angela Banker, Sisterhood president.  You may responsible for any costs incurred for extra clean-up.

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