Torah study canceled this Satuday

There will be no Torah Study or Saturday morning Shabbat this Saturday, Feb. 6th.

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Weekly Update – 4 February 2016

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

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

There are many dishes on top of the freezer that were left after the Sisterhood Art Auction. Please come and claim yours if you left one or two or more.

There will a general membership Sisterhood meeting and luncheon, at noon on Thursday, February 11th in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall. All women are invited to attend.

Please respond to Leon Minsky NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 8TH if you would like to attend the Valentine’s dinner sponsored by Brotherhood on Friday evening February 12th. There is no charge for the meal, but they do need to know how much food to prepare. So please respond to Leon if you are planning on attending. Dinner will be by reservation only.

The Reverend and the Rabbi are returning! Reverend Lynn Nesbitt and Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith will be teaching a two session class on Understanding Islam. The class will meet at 6:00 on Wednesday, February 17th and 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 15th and February 22nd respectively if you wish to join us for dinner.

Finally, please mark your calendars for Neighbor Night. This year the service will be held on Friday night, February 19th beginning at the usual 7:00 time. Please every effort to attend this service to greet our neighbors and extend our Temple Emanu-el hospitality.

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Weekly Update – 28 January 2016

Shabbat services will be held as usual at 7:00 on Friday night. Lisa Priddle will be leading services in the absence of Rabbi Lynne. Michael Mann will be reading the 10 Commandments from the Torah portion this week.There will be no Torah study this week. It will resume on February 6th.

The Mitzvah Misfits will be bowling this Saturday at the Dothan Bowling Lanes beginning at 5:30 sharp. They are in need of several substitutes. Please call Lisa or Kenny Priddle if you would like to bowl. No experience necessary.

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

There are many dishes on top of the freezer that were left after the Sisterhood Art Auction. Please come and claim yours if you left one or two or more.

Sisterhood is also pleased to sponsor a Tu B’Shevat seder on Sunday, January 31st at 2 pm. Please contact Lisa Stein-Cohen for more information. 

The Sisterhood Board will meet on Thursday, February 4th at noon at the temple, and the following week Thursday, February 11th, at noon there will be a general membership luncheon meeting in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall.
Please respond to Leon Minsky if you would like to attend the Valentine’s dinner sponsored by Brotherhood on Friday evening February 12th. There is no charge for the meal, but they do need to know how much food to prepare. So please respond to Leon if you are planning on attending.  
Finally, please mark your calendars for Neighbor Night. This year the service will be held on Friday night, February 19th beginning at the usual 7:00 time. Please every effort to attend this service to greet our neighbors and extend our Temple Emanu-el hospitality.

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Weekly Update – 21 January 2016

Shabbat services will be held as usual at 7:00 on Friday night. It is Simchat Shabbat; those who have January birthdays or anniversaries will receive a special blessing. There will be no Torah study or Religious School due to the Art Auction.

The Sisterhood Art Auction is this weekend! If you have volunteered for a task, please be on time to perform it. You can continue to sell tickets; we have some extra ones in the office if you need them. But most importantly, attend the auction with your friends and have a good time!

Sisterhood is also pleased to sponsor a Tu B’Shevat seder on Sunday, January 31st at 2 pm. Tu B’Shevat is the Jewish holiday dedicated to trees, and the seder celebrates the fruits and nuts grown in the land of Israel. Bring fruits, nuts or beverages native to Israel, red, pink or white grape juice and/or wine. Also, figs, dates, raisins, oranges, avocados, bananas, pomegranates, olives, almonds are suggested. If you are planning on attending, please contact Lisa Cohen by this Saturday, January 23rd to reserve a place and let her know what you might be bringing. Lisa needs to know what supplies she needs to purchase.

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Weekly Update – 14 January 2015

​Shabbat Services will be held as usual on Friday night beginning at 7:00.
Torah study will begin at 10:45 on Saturday morning. We will continue in our in depth study of the book of Genesis. Newcomers are welcome!  

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

This Saturday, January 16th Brotherhood will be sponsoring a family day trek to Troy University to watch the Troy basketball team play in their new, state of the art stadium. We will meet in the temple parking lot at 2:30 to caravan up to Troy. The game begins at 4:00. The Brotherhood is asking a voluntary per person donation of $5.00 to benefit the Brotherhood Camp Jacobs Scholarship Fund. Contact Leon Minsky if you would like to come, but HURRY!!  

The Sisterhood Art Auction is coming soon! When you are called and asked to help, please say yes, but in the meantime, mark your calendar for January 23rd and 24th to both help and partake of this wonderful annual fund raiser. And don’t forget to sell your tickets.
We need all the kitchen space we have for the Art Auction. On top of the (new) freezer is a relatively large Steralite box and a white Mikasa plate with a blue trim. If either of these belong to you, please come and pick them up.

As most of you know, Temple Emanu-el was prominently featured in the documentary Road to Eden which chronicled Dan Nichols’ trek through the Deep South during Sukkot of 2011. For the next few days, we will be able to purchase the DVD of this documentary at a 20% discount. Just go to www.roadtoedenfilm.com and use the special coupon code, eden-mlk. The synagogue does have a copy of the dvd as well if you would like to see it.

The book club will be meeting on Wednesday evening, January 20th at 7:00 at the home of Karen and Russ Nanning. We will be discussing at long last the book The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert, as well as talking about the future direction of the group. Please bring a snack to share.

Sisterhood is also pleased to sponsor a Tu B’Shevat seder on Sunday, January 31st at 2 pm. Tu B’Shevat is the Jewish holiday dedicated to trees, and the seder celebrates the fruits and nuts grown in the land of Israel. Bring fruits, nuts or beverages native to Israel, red, pink or white grape juice and/or wine. Also, figs, dates, raisens, oranges, avacados, bananas, pomegranates, olives, almonds are suggested. If you are planning on attending, please contact Lisa Cohen to reserve a place and let her know what you might be bringing. 
 
 

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Weekly Update – 7 January 2016

Shabbat Services will be held as usual on Friday night beginning at 7:00.

There will be a short Shabbat morning service beginning at 10:00 on Saturday morning.  The service will be followed by Torah study.  We will continue in our in depth study of the book of Genesis.  Newcomers are welcome! 

Religious School will resume on Sunday.  Dothan’s own Anna Blumenfeld Herman and her husband Nadav will be here to talk to parents and students about Camp Jacobs.  There will pizza served at noon along with a surprise!  Please respond to the L’Dor Vador facebook page if you will be staying for pizza so we know how much to order

On Sunday, January 10th beginning at 5:00, the Social Committee will sponsor a light dinner and movie.  The light dinner will consist of deli treats, like pastrami on rye, and dill pickles, and matzo ball soup.  Who knows, even egg creams!  The light supper will be followed by a screening of the movie Deli Man which is an acclaimed documentary of this Jewish institution.  Because they need to know how much meat to buy, please RSVP to the office by Friday at noon if you are planning on attending.  There will be a charge of $10.00 per person to cover the cost of the food. 

Mark your calendar for January 16th when Brotherhood will be sponsoring a family day trek to Troy University to watch the Troy basketball team play in their new, state of the art stadium.  We will meet in the temple parking lot at 2:30 to caravan up to Troy.  The game begins at 4:00.  The Brotherhood is asking a voluntary per person donation of $5.00 to benefit the Brotherhood Camp Jacobs Scholarship Fund.  Please contact Leon Minsky if you would like to attend.  Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

The Sisterhood Art Auction is coming soon!  When you are called and asked to help, please say yes, but in the meantime, mark your calendar for January 23rd and 24th to both help and partake of this wonderful annual fund raiser. And don’t forget to see your tickets.

Sisterhood is also pleased to sponsor a Tu B’ Shevat Seder on Sunday, January 31st at 2 pm. Tu B’ Shevat is the Jewish holiday dedicated to trees, and the Seder celebrates the fruits and nuts grown in the land of Israel.  Bring fruits, nuts or beverages native to Israel, red, pink or white grape juice and/or wine.  Also, figs, dates, raisins, oranges, avocados, bananas, pomegranates, olives, almonds are suggested.  If you are planning on attending, please contact Lisa Cohen to reserve a place.

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Weekly Update – 31 December 2015

Shabbat Services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00. It is also the first day of the secular New Year. To properly mark the occasion, the Oneg will consist of champagne (and sparkling juice) and hors d’oeuvres.  If you wish, bring a snack to share or a bottle of your favorite bubbly.

Both Torah study and Religious School are on Winter Break for this week.

On Sunday, January 10th beginning at 5:00, the Social Committee will sponsor a light dinner and movie.  The light dinner will consist of deli treats, like pastrami on rye, and dill pickles, and matzo ball soup.  Who knows, even egg creams!  The light supper will be followed by a screening of the movie Deli Man which is an acclaimed documentary of this Jewish institution.  Because they need to know how much meat to buy, please RSVP to the office if you are planning on attending.  There will be a charge of $10.00 per person to cover the cost of the food. 

Mark your calendar for January 16th when Brotherhood will be sponsoring a family day trek to Troy University to watch the Troy basketball team play in their new, state of the art stadium.  We will meet in the temple parking lot at 2:30 to caravan up to Troy.  The game begins at 4:00.  The Brotherhood is asking a voluntary per person donation of $5.00 to benefit the Brotherhood Camp Jacobs Scholarship Fund.  Please contact Leon Minsky if you would like to attend.  Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

The Sisterhood Art Auction is coming soon!  When you are called and asked to help, please say yes, but in the meantime, mark your calendar for January 23rd and 24th to both help and partake of this wonderful annual fund raiser.

 

 

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Weekly Update – 17 December 2015


Shabbat Services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00.
There will be Torah study this Saturday morning beginning at 10:45. The topic is one Rabbi Lynne chose. Are you curious? Come and find out.
The Mitzvah Misfits will be bowling this weekend at the Dothan Lanes beginning at 5:00. If you are a regular and cannot make it, please arrange for a substitute. If you would like to substitute, please contact Kenny or Lisa Priddle. You definitely do not have to be a good bowler to participate.

Religious School is on Winter Break this Sunday.

Just a reminder, if you would like to continue receiving a print copy of the bulletin, please send a $15.00 check to the synagogue office to cover the costs of postage and copying.

As we have done for many years, Temple Emanu-el will be providing all the volunteers to man (or woman) the House of Ruth wrapping booth at the mall on Thursday, December 24th from 9-5. We volunteer each year for this so our Christian neighbors are free to do what they need to do on Christmas Eve. All you need is some ability to wrap gifts; they do not need to be a work of art. You also need to be able to stand while wrapping. Please contact Rabbi Lynne and tell her if you can work 2 to 4 hours on a shift. We need at least 4 wrappers for each shift, and it would be nice if there were more for the busy 10 to 4 time slots. And the good news is that we do not have to tear down the display this year and pack it up! Looking forward to having many people volunteer for this wonderful mitzvah.

 

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Weekly Update – 10 December 2015

We will be celebrating Hanukkah as a temple family on Friday night, December 11th beginning at 6:00.  (Hopefully you have made your reservations!) The temple will supply Leon’s Luscious Latkes, drinks and doughnuts for dessert.  Please bring a side dish or a main dish to share. NO DESSERTS, please.  Also, bring your family’s hanukkiot (plural of hanukkiah) as we will light the candles together before we eat dinner.  For those not joining us for dinner, the Hanukkah service will be held in the Social Hall and will begin around 6:45.

There will be no Torah study this Saturday.

Religious School will meet this Sunday at 10:00. Our ISJL Fellow, Ali Duhan, will be visiting and leading a whole school program on Hanukkah.

The Religious School is collecting new socks and underwear for children who are forced into foster care.  There is a box located on the stage for donations.  They are looking for socks and underwear that will fit children from ages 4-14.  This is a very worthwhile project; please consider a donation.  Sunday is the final day for making this donation.

Just a reminder, if you would like to continue receiving a print copy of the bulletin, please send a $15.00 check to the synagogue office to cover the costs of postage and copying.

As we have done for many years, Temple Emanu-el will be providing all the volunteers to man (or woman) the House of Ruth wrapping booth at the mall on Thursday,

December 24th from 9-5. We volunteer each year for this so our Christian neighbors are free to do what they need to do on Christmas Eve. All you need is some ability to wrap gifts; they do not need to be a work of art. You also need to be able to stand while wrapping. Please contact Rabbi Lynne and tell her if you can work 2 to 4 hours on a shift. We need at least 4 wrappers for each shift, and it would be nice if there were more for the busy 10 to 4 time slots. And the good news is that we do not have to tear down the display this year and pack it up!  Looking forward to having many people volunteer for this wonderful mitzvah.

 

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Weekly Update – 3 December 2015

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

There will be a Shabbat Service followed by Torah study on Saturday morning beginning at 10:00.

Religious School will meet this Sunday at 10:00.

Rabbi Lynne invites all adult learners to a one hour session about the REAL story of Hanukkah which will be held on Sunday morning, December 6th beginning at 10:45 in the Social Hall.  We don’t often hear the full story, so become one of the enlightened ones and join us as we all explore this topic together.   

The Religious School is collecting new socks and underwear for children who are forced into foster care.  There is a box located on the stage for donations.  They are looking for socks and underwear that will fit children from ages 4-14.  This is a very worthwhile project; please consider a donation.  It will be delivered at the end of Hanukkah. 

The Sisterhood will once again be helping our religious school students select gifts for their friends and family on Sunday, December 6th beginning at 10:00.  They are asking for volunteers to help both with the selection and the wrapping.  Please call Angela Banker at 334-774-0380 if you would like to help out. If there is no answer, please leave a message.

Right on the heels of Thanksgiving, we light the first candle for Hanukkah on Sunday evening, December 6th.  We will be celebrating Hanukkah as a temple family on Friday night, December 11th beginning at 6:00. The temple will supply Leon’s Luscious Latkes, drinks and doughnuts for dessert.  Please bring a side dish or a main dish to share. NO DESSERTS, please.  Also, bring your family’s hanukkiot (plural of hanukkiah) as we will light the candles together before we eat dinner.  Cost is $8.00 per adult, and $4.00 for children under the age of 10. Please make reservations by calling the temple office before December 11th.  We need to know how many places to set and most importantly, how many latkes to make.

Just a reminder, if you would like to continue receiving a print copy of the bulletin, please send a $15.00 check to the synagogue office to cover the costs of postage and copying.

As we have done for many years, Temple Emanu-el will be providing all the volunteers to man (or woman) the House of Ruth wrapping booth at the mall on Thursday, December 24th from 9-5. We volunteer each year for this so our Christian neighbors are free to do what they need to do on Christmas Eve. All you need is some ability to wrap gifts; they do not need to be a work of art. You also need to be able to stand while wrapping. Please contact Rabbi Lynne and tell her if you can work 2 to 4 hours on a shift. We need at least 4 wrappers for each shift, and it would be nice if there were more for the busy 10 to 4 time slots. And the good news is that we do not have to tear down the display this year and pack it up!  Looking forward to having many people volunteer for this wonderful mitzvah.

 

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