Weekly Update – 21 April 2016

This Friday, we join together as a temple mispocha or family on the first night of Passover, at 6:00 to eat the traditional foods and tell the familiar story. Since the seder falls on a Friday this year, there will also be a short Ma’Ariv Service at 5;00 preceding the Seder.
Due to the Passover holiday, there will be no Torah Study and Religious School is also cancelled.
Yizkor for Passover will be held on Saturday, April 30th beginning at 10:00. Torah study will follow the service.
The temple book club will be meeting at the home of Karen and Russ on Wednesday, April 27th beginning at 7:00. The book we are reading is The Ice-cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman. Please bring a snack to share.
DELI DAY is coming on May the 4th!!! Please sell as many tickets as you can, and more importantly, say yes if someone calls and asks you to help out. This is our largest fund raiser of the year, and we need everyone’s help.
On Thursday, May 12th, Sisterhood will be hold its annual Dutch Luncheon at the Dothan Country Club at 12:00 noon. This meeting is special as Rabbi Lynne will be installing our new officers for 2016-2018. The cost of the luncheon is $19.06. Everyone planning to attend needs to make reservations to Susan by Sunday, May 8th. If you are a member of the country club the $19.06 will be charged to your account, but if not please make payment to Susan in the amount of $19.06.

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Weekly Update – 14 April 2016

Shabbat services will begin on Friday at 7:00. Savannah Shepherd will be reading Torah and doing a talk based on the Torah portion.

Torah study will meet beginning at 10:45 on Saturday morning.

Religious School will meet as usual at 10:00 on Sunday. This week features the very popular Chocolate Seder!

The Sisterhood is holding a general membership and luncheon on Thursday, the 14th beginning at noon in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall. This is the annual business meeting, so please make every effort to attend. All women are invited to attend.

The Mitzvah Misfits Bowling League will be bowling this Saturday beginning at 5:00 at Dothan Bowling Lanes. They are always in need of substitutes, so if you would like to bowl, please contact Kenny or Lisa.

We join together as a temple mishpocha or family on the first night of Passover, Friday, April 22nd at 6:00 to eat the traditional foods and tell the familiar story. Since the seder falls on a Friday this year, there will also be a short Ma’Ariv Service at 5;00 preceding the Seder. Further details are available in the flyer that was sent to all congregants. PLEASE make your reservation as soon as possible. DEADLINE IS FRIDAY APRIL 15TH. The dinner is catered and we need to know the exact number in advance.
Don’t forget to bring gently used men’s shoes to help Blake Lindley complete his Bar Mitzvah project. He is collecting shoes to help the homeless population served by Harbor House. There is also a need for socks (new, not used) for the homeless men. Donations of socks can be put in the same box on the stage we are using to collect the shoes. We will be accepting donations until the end of April.

This is your LAST chance to help Team Asa in his quest to raise money for research to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Asa is taking part in a walk which will take place in Pensacola on April 16th at 9:00. We can contribute to the team. Over on the left-hand side under the heading Teams, click on Team Asa. You will see a picture of Asa, and you will be able to donate. Whether you walk or donate, Team Asa appreciates your help!!

Elizabeth Berman has shared that we are invited to attend the 2016 Days of Remembrance ceremony, which will be held Wednesday April 20 at 10:00 am at the Naval Support Activity Panama City Long Glass Conference Center. If you plan to attend, you must first pre-register by 3:00 pm April 15 by contacting RPSN Zachary (Please check your email for contact information). US citizens whose names are on his list should be able to drive in after showing photo ID. Doors open at 9:30. The first video presentation will begin at 9:45, and the official start is 10:00 am.

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Weekly Update – 7 April 2016

Shabbat services will begin on Friday at 7:00.

Torah study will meet beginning at 10:45 on Saturday morning.

Religious School will be taking a field trip this week to Tallahassee to attend the Jewish Food Festival. All congregants are invited to attend. We will meet at 8:00 (note the time change!) on Sunday morning in the temple parking lot for those who wish to caravan to the festival grounds. There is a website with all the pertinent information. http://www.templeisraeltlh.org/index.php/welcome. So plan on caravanning or meet us there. It will be a cultural experience and will allow us to taste the Jewish food that is not generally available.

There will be a Sisterhood Board Meeting on Thursday, April 7th at noon in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall. The regular Sisterhood lunch and meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14th beginning at noon in the Social Hall. All women are invited to attend.

We join together as a temple mishpocha or family on the first night of Passover, Friday, April 22nd at 6:00 to eat the traditional foods and tell the familiar story. Since the seder falls on a Friday this year, there will also be a short Ma’Ariv Service at 5;00 preceding the Seder. Further details are available in the flyer that was sent to all congregants. PLEASE make your reservation as soon as possible. DEADLINE IS APRIL 15TH. The dinner is catered and we need to know the exact number in advance.

Don’t forget to bring gently used men’s shoes to help Blake complete his Bar Mitzvah project. He is collecting shoes to help the homeless population served by Harbor House. There is also a need for socks (new, not used) for the homeless men. Donations of socks can be put in the same box on the stage we are using to collect the shoes.

As most of you know, Asa, son of congregants, Todd and Lorna was diagnosed with juvenile (Type 1) diabetes. Asa is taking part in a walk to raise money for research to hopefully discover a cure for this disorder. The walk itself will take place in Pensacola on April 16th at 9:00. We may certainly contribute to the team at this address: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/NorthFloridaChapter4135?pg=entry&fr_id=6025. Over on the left-hand side under the heading Teams, click on Team Asa. You will see a picture of Asa, and you will be able to donate. Whether you walk or donate, Team Asa appreciates your help!!

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Weekly Update – 31 March 2016

This Shabbat, for the first time in a long time, we will have just a regular Shabbat service beginning at 7:00.On April 1st, there will be a Shabbat Dinner and Kabbalat service held at Fort Rucker at the Fort Rucker Spiritual Life Center beginning at 6:00. Congregants, especially those who live in the vicinity of Fort Rucker are invited to attend. Please contact Nathan Cumming at 870-834-0627 if you have any questions.

On Saturday, there will be a Shabbat morning service beginning at 10:00. It will be followed by Torah study. Religious School will begin at 10:00 on Sunday.

Also on Sunday morning, April 3rd, beginning at 10:00 members of the Board will be available for an informal chat over breakfast. (Coffee, bagels and cream cheese, pastry, OJ, etc) and chat. If you have something to discuss with a Board member or would just like to meet some of the Board members, plan on coming and enjoying a cup of coffee and breakfast with our elected leadership.

On April 3rd the Social Committee is sponsoring its second Night At the Movies. The movie will be Shalom Y’All, a documentary about Jews in the South. Dinner will be a Southern Dairy Dinner. Dinner will be served at 5:00 ONLY to those who have called the office to make a reservation by Thursday this week. There is a $10.00 charge. The movie will begin at 6:00. Please call Lisa if you have any questions.

There will be a Sisterhood Board Meeting on Thursday, April 7th at noon in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall. The regular Sisterhood lunch and meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14th beginning at noon in the Social Hall. All women are invited to attend.

Don’t forget to bring gently used men’s shoes to help Blake complete his Bar Mitzvah project. He is collecting shoes to help the homeless population served by Harbor House. There is also a need for socks (new, not used) for the homeless men. Donations of socks can be put in the same box on the stage we are using to collect the shoes.

As most of you know, Asa, son of congregants, Todd and Lorna was diagnosed with juvenile (Type 1) diabetes. Asa is taking part in a walk to raise money for research to hopefully discover a cure for this disorder. The walk itself will take place in Pensacola on April 16th at 9:00. We may certainly contribute to the team. Over on the left hand side under the heading Teams, click on Team Asa. You will see a picture of Asa, and you will be able to donate. Whether you walk or donate, Team Asa appreciates your help!!

We have copies available of the booklet that was produced for the 50th anniversary of the temple in 1979. If you would like one, they are located on the stage. They will be left there until the end of the month. (Which is Thursday of this week) So if you want one, hurry!

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Weekly Update – 24 March 2016

This Shabbat, we will be celebrating Purim beginning with a potluck dinner at 6:00 (Have you made your reservations??? Call the office by Thursday, please) followed by a Purim service. Bring a main or side dish to share and NO DESSERTS, please. Our hamentaschen bakers made lots of hamentaschen for us to enjoy after the service.
Torah Study will meet at 10:45 on Saturday.
There will be no Religious School this week.

On April 3rd the Social Committee is sponsoring its second Night At the Movies. The movie will be Shalom Y’All, a documentary about Jews in the South. Dinner will be a Southern Dairy Dinner. Dinner will be served at 5:00 ONLY to those who have called the office to make a reservation. There is a $10.00 charge. The movie will begin at 6:00. Please call Lisa if you have any questions.

Also on Sunday, April 3rd, beginning at 10:00 members of the Board will be available for an informal coffee and chat. If you have something to discuss with a Board member or would just like to meet some of the Board members, plan on coming and enjoying a cup of coffee and a nosh with our elected leadership.

On April 1st, there will be a Shabbat Dinner and Kabbalat service held at Fort Rucker at the Fort Rucker Spiritual Life Center beginning at 6:00. Congregants, especially those who live in the vicinity of Fort Rucker are invited to attend. Please contact Nathan if you have any questions.

Don’t forget to bring gently used men’s shoes to help Blake complete his Bar Mitzvah project. He is collecting shoes to help the homeless population served by Harbor House. There is also a need for socks (new, not used) for the homeless men. Donations of socks can be put in the same box on the stage we are using to collect the shoes.

As most of you know, Asa, son of congregants, Todd and Lorna was diagnosed with juvenile (Type 1) diabetes. Asa is taking part in a walk to raise money for research to hopefully discover a cure for this disorder. The walk itself will take place in Pensacola on April 16th at 9:00. We may certainly contribute to the team at this address: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/NorthFloridaChapter4135?pg=entry&fr_id=6025. Over on the left hand side under the heading Teams, click on Team Asa. You will see a picture of Asa, and you will be able to donate. Whether you walk or donate, Team Asa appreciates your help!!

We have copies available of the booklet that was produced for the 50th anniversary of the temple in 1979. If you would like one, they are located on the stage. They will be left there until the end of the month. So if you want one, hurry!

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Weekly Update – 17 March 2016

This Shabbat, our Religious School Students will be leading the service. Services will be at 7:00 as usual. However, Religious School students ONLY please arrive at 6:00 for pizza and a quick run-through of the service.
Torah Study will meet at 10:45 on Saturday.  
The Mitzvah League will be bowling this Saturday at the Dothan Lanes at 5:00pm.

Religious School will meet at 10:00 this Sunday. At 11:00 we will have a Purim Carnival, and all are invited to attend.

Also on this coming Sunday at 10:00, we need 4-5 hamantaschen bakers to bake the hamantaschen we will be consuming at our Purim Potluck and service to be held on Friday March 25th. Please contact Debbie Mann if you would like to help with this important mitzvah.

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Purim Potluck on Friday, March 25th. We have had next to no response and we need to know how many tables to set up.

On April 3rd the Social Committee is sponsoring its second Night At the Movies. The movie will be Shalom Y’All, a documentary about Jews in the South. Dinner will be a Southern Dairy Dinner. Dinner will be served at 5:00 ONLY to those who have called the office to make a reservation. There is a $10.00 charge. The movie will begin at 6:00. Please call Lisa Priddle if you have any questions.
On April 1st, there will be a Shabbat Dinner and Kabbalat service held at Fort Rucker at the Fort Rucker Spiritual Life Center beginning at 6:00. Congregants, especially those who live in the vicinity of Fort Rucker are invited to attend. Please contact Nathan if you have any questions.

The Book Club will meet next Wednesday, March 23rd at the home of Karen and Russ. They will discuss the book Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman.

Don’t forget to bring gently used men’s shoes to help Blake Lindley complete his Bar Mitzvah project. He is collecting shoes to help the homeless population served by Harbor House. There is also a need for socks (new, not used) for the homeless men. Donations of socks can be put in the same box on the stage we are using to collect the shoes.

As most of you know, Asa, son of congregants, Todd and Lorna was diagnosed with juvenile (Type 1) diabetes. Asa is taking part in a walk to raise money for research to hopefully discover a cure for this disorder. The walk itself will take place in Pensacola on April 16th at 9:00. We may certainly contribute to the team. Over on the left hand side under the heading Teams, click on Team Asa. You will see a picture of Asa, and you will be able to donate. Whether you walk or donate, Team Asa appreciates your help!!

 We have copies available of the booklet that was produced for the 50th anniversary of the temple in 1979. If you would like one, they are located on the stage. They will be left there until the end of the month. So if you want one, hurry!  

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Weekly Update – 10 March 2016

This weekend we are pleased to host Rabbi Stephen Fuchs and his wife, Vickie. An e-mail went out to the congregation yesterday detailing the programs we will be presenting with Rabbi Fuchs. Friday night services along with a presentation by Rabbi Fuchs will begin at 7:00. An informal session and pancake breakfast sponsored by the Brotherhood will be held on Saturday beginning at 9:15, and Rabbi Fuchs will be talking about his book in a program open to the community beginning at 7:00 on Saturday evening. Make plans to attend all the events, this weekend, and bring your friends on Saturday night!
Religious School will meet at 10:00 on Sunday.
 Please join us for lunch at Barbara Minsky’s home Saturday March 12, at 12:30 p.m. for a special Hadassah meeting. We have a special guest: our new Hadassah South Regional President, Bonnie Boring. Bonnie will update us on what is happening in Hadassah today. We will also be introducing our new members to the importance of Hadassah. Bonnie will present a surprise award to one of our Hadassah members at this meeting. I hope you will all be able to join us. And please bring in your blue box money!!!
Next Friday, March 18th, the service will be led by our Religious School students. You will not want to miss this service. In addition, on Sunday, March 20th beginning at 11:00, we will have a Purim Carnival for our Religious School students.
On Sunday March 20th, we need 4-5 hamantaschen bakers to bake the hamantaschen we will be consuming at our Purim Potluck and service to be held on Friday March 25th. Please contact Debbie Mann if you would like to help with this important mitzvah.
Don’t forget to bring gently used men’s shoes to help Blake Lindley complete his Bar Mitzvah project. He is collecting shoes to help the homeless population served by Harbor House. There is also a need for socks (new, not used) for the homeless men. Donations of socks can be put in the same box on the stage we are using to collect the shoes.

 

As most of you know, Asa, son of congregants, Todd and Lorna Anderson was diagnosed with juvenile (Type 1) diabetes. He has made changes in his diet, takes insulin and controls it very well; in sum, he has handled his disease with a maturity far beyond his 10 years. Asa is taking part in a walk to raise money for research to hopefully discover a cure for this disorder. The walk itself will take place in Pensacola on April 16th at 9:00. If you are in Pensacola, you are more than welcome to join Team Asa, raise money and do the walk. However, if you not inclined to walk, you may certainly contribute to the team. Using this web address: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/NorthFloridaChapter4135?pg=entry&fr_id=6025, and over on the left hand side under the heading Teams, click on Team Asa. You will see a picture of Asa, and you will be able to donate. Whether you walk or donate, Team Asa appreciates your help!!

 

We have copies available of the booklet that was produced for the 50th anniversary of the temple in 1979. If you would like one, they are located on the stage. They will be left there until the end of the month. So if you want one, hurry!  
Don’t forget on Saturday night, we will be “Springing Forward.” Our clocks will need to be set forward one hour.

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Weekly Update – 3 March 2016

​Shabbat services will be held as usual at 7:00 on Friday night. Lisa Cohen will lead services in Rabbi Lynne’s absence.
There will be no Torah study this week.
There will also be no religious school this weekend.
Sisterhood Kitchen-Garden sale (includes several large folding tables) will be held on Sunday March 6 from 1-5pm. Please attend, and spread the news to all of your friends!

Don’t forget to bring gently used men’s shoes to help Blake Lindley complete his Bar Mitzvah project. He is collecting shoes to help the homeless population served by Harbor House. There is also a need for socks (new, not used) for the homeless men. Donations of socks can be put in the same box on the stage we are using to collect the shoes.

As most of you know, Asa Anderson, son of congregants, Todd and Lorna Anderson was diagnosed with juvenile (Type 1) diabetes. He has made changes in his diet, takes insulin and controls it very well; in sum, he has handled his disease with a maturity far beyond his 10 years. Asa is taking part in a walk to raise money for research to hopefully discover a cure for this disorder. The walk itself will take place in Pensacola on April 16th at 9:00. If you are in Pensacola, you are more than welcome to join Team Asa, raise money and do the walk. However, if you not inclined to walk, you may certainly contribute to the team. Using this web address: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/NorthFloridaChapter4135?pg=entry&fr_id=6025, and over on the left hand side under the heading Teams, click on Team Asa. You will see a picture of Asa, and you will be able to donate. Whether you walk or donate, Team Asa appreciates your help!!

Mark your calendars for the weekend of March 11-12. We will be hosting Rabbi Stephen Fuchs as a scholar in residence. He will be speaking at Friday night services about his connection to our Holocaust torah. On Saturday, March 12th, the Brotherhood will host a pancake breakfast which we will eat as we enjoy a very informal Torah study. Finally Saturday evening at 7:00, Rabbi Fuchs will be discussing his book, What’s In It For Me? Finding Ourselves in the Biblical Narratives.

We have copies available of the booklet that was produced for the 50th anniversary of the temple in 1979. If you would like one, they are located on the stage. They will be left there until the end of the month. So if you want one, hurry! 

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Weekly Update – 25 February 2016

Shabbat services will be held as usual at 7:00 on Friday night. This Friday is Simchat Shabbat. In addition, we will celebrate the conversion of Russ Nanning.  
There will be no Torah study this week due to the B’not Mitzvah of Karen Nanning and Karen Arenson which will be held beginning at 10:00 on Saturday morning. It will be followed by a Kiddush luncheon. Everyone is invited to share in the joy with the two Karens and their families.
Religious School will be held beginning at 10:00 on Sunday morning.

Our next Sisterhood social action project Stars for our troops will be held Sunday Feb 28, 2016 at 10:30 a.m in the Social hall. Bagels and coffee will be served. All Temple members are invited. Please come and help. It will be fun!

Sisterhood Kitchen-Garden sale (includes several large folding tables) will be held on Sunday March 6 from 1-5pm. Members please bring items on the following set up days: Sunday February 28-Wednesday March 2, 9:30 am-12. It is extremely important to have everything in by these dates to allow time for set up and pricing, and all donations should be in good condition and working order.

Don’t forget to bring gently used men’s shoes to help Blake Lindley complete his Bar Mitzvah project. He is collecting shoes to help the homeless population served by Harbor House. There is also a need for socks (new, not used) for the homeless men. Donations of socks can be put in the same box on the stage we are using to collect the shoes.

As most of you know, Asa Anderson, son of congregants, Todd and Lorna Anderson was diagnosed with juvenile (Type 1) diabetes. He has made changes in his diet, takes insulin and controls it very well; in sum, he has handled his disease with a maturity far beyond his 10 years. Asa is taking part in a walk to raise money for research to hopefully discover a cure for this disorder. The walk itself will take place in Pensacola on April 16th at 9:00. If you are in Pensacola, you are more than welcome to join Team Asa, raise money and do the walk. However, if you not inclined to walk, you may certainly contribute to the team. Using this web address: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/NorthFloridaChapter4135?pg=entry&fr_id=6025, and over on the left hand side under the heading Teams, click on Team Asa. You will see a picture of Asa, and you will be able to donate. Whether you walk or donate, Team Asa appreciates your help!!

Mark your calendars for the weekend of March 11-12. We will be hosting Rabbi Stephen Fuchs as a scholar in residence. Please see the bulletin for all the details.

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Weekly Update – 18 February 2016

Shabbat services will be held as usual at 7:00 on Friday night. This Friday is our annual celebration of Neighbor Night. Please make plans to attend so we can greet the neighbors who attend and extend our famous Temple Emanu-el hospitality.
Torah Study will be held this Saturday beginning at 10:45. We will continue our study of the book of Genesis.

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

The Reverend and the Rabbi have returned! Reverend Lynn Nesbitt and Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith will be teaching a two session class on Understanding Islam. The class will conclude on Wednesday February 24th at the First United Methodist Church. There is a community dinner beginning at 4:45 at a cost of $7.00 per person. They will not be serving pork or shellfish either night. Please let Rabbi Lynne know by February 22nd if you wish to join us for dinner. You do not have to have attended the first class to attend the second one.
The Mitzvah Bowling League will be bowling on Saturday, February 20th at 5:00 at the Dothan Bowling Lanes. Please contact Lisa or Kenny Priddle if you would like to bowl. They are always in need of substitutes, and you definitely do not need to be a good bowler to play.
On Sunday, February 21st, we will be having a shower for the Seidman family in honor of the arrival of their son, Michael. It will begin at 2:00. There was a flyer sent out shortly containing all the pertinent information.
The Book Club will be meeting on February 23 at 7:00 at the home of Les and Barbara Kraut. The book we will be discussing is The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman. Please note the change in the location and the book that will be discussed. And please bring a snack to share.
Our next Sisterhood social action project Stars for our troops will be held Sunday
Feb 28, 2016 at 10:30 a.m in the Social hall. Bagels and coffee will be served. All Temple members are invited. Please come and help. It will be fun!

Sisterhood Kitchen-Garden sale (includes several large folding tables) will be held on Sunday March 6 from 1-5pm. Members please bring items on the following set up days:
Sunday February 28-Wednesday March 2, 9:30 am-12. It is extremely important to have everything in by these dates to allow time for set up and pricing, and all donations should be in good condition and working order.

Don’t forget to bring gently used men’s shoes to help Blake Lindley complete his Bar Mitzvah project. He is collecting shoes to help the homeless population served by Harbor House.

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