Weekly Update – 23 June 2016

Shabbat services will begin as usual at 7:00 Friday evening. This is Simchat Shabbat where we will honor those who have birthdays and anniversaries in the month of June. In honor of Rob’s birthday, the Goldsmiths will be providing the food for the Oneg Shabbat.

Torah Study will held beginning at 10:45 on Saturday. We will be looking at Torah portion B’ha’alotkha, Numbers 8:1-12:16. (And yes, we will learn how to pronounce the name of the portion.)

Our congregant, Lisa is spearheading a drive to collect food, especially for children for the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. Children are not getting the food they normally do during the school year, so the need for food for kids rises during the summer months. She will be collecting from now until the end of June. There will be a box on the stage for the food. THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK OF THE DRIVE.

On Friday, July 1st, Helon and Harold have once again graciously offered to host a 4th of July Shabbat. We will meet at their house at 6:00 and meet for a short Erev Shabbat service. After the service, the Cutlers will provide a dinner featuring hotdogs and other 4th of July favorites. PLEASE RSVP to the office by Friday, June 24th if you are planning on attending. The Cutlers need to know how much food to buy.

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Weekly Update – 16 June 2016

Shabbat services will begin as usual at 7:00 Friday evening.

Torah Study will held beginning at 10:45 on Saturday. We will be looking at Torah portion Naso, Numbers 4:21-7:89.

There will be open bowling for anyone who wants to bowl with us on Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 at the Dothan Bowling Lanes. We all bowl just for fun. You do not have to be a proficient bowler to join us; just the desire to have some fun and a few laughs. Also, we usually go out for dinner together once we have finished bowling.

Our congregant, Lisa is spearheading a drive to collect food, especially for children for the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. Children are not getting the food they normally do during the school year, so the need for food for kids rises during the summer months. She will be collecting from now until the end of June. There will be a box on the stage for the food.

On Friday, July 1st, Helon and Harold have once again graciously offered to host a 4th of July Shabbat. We will meet at their house at 6:00 and meet for a short Erev Shabbat service. After the service, the Cutlers will provide a dinner featuring hotdogs and other 4th of July favorites. PLEASE RSVP to the office by Friday, June 24th if you are planning on attending. The Cutlers need to know how much food to buy.

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Weekly Update – 2 June 2016

​This Friday evening Erev Shabbat Services will begin at 7:00. Rabbi Lynne and Rob will be providing the Oneg Shabbat in honor of Rabbi Lynne’s birthday.

Torah Study will held beginning at 10:45 on Saturday. We will be looking at this week’s Torah reading, Behukotai, Leviticus 26:3-37:34. This is the concluding reading in the book of Leviticus.
Mark your calendars for this Sunday June 5th at 10:00. This is the date of the annual meeting and we need as many congregants as possible to attend to vote on the new slate of officers. The Brotherhood will be cooking one of its world renown pancake breakfasts which will be served at approximately 9:15.  
Our congregant, Lisa is spearheading a drive to collect food, especially for children for the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. Children are not getting the food they normally do during the school year, so the need for food for kids rises during the summer months. She will be collecting from now until the end of June. There will be a box on the stage for the food.  
Please check the temple kitchen and see if there are dishes you left in the past few weeks. There is an eclectic collection on top of the freezer in the kitchen.

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Weekly Update – 26 May 2016

​This Friday is Simchat Shabbat where we will honor those with birthdays and anniversaries in the month of May. Services will begin at 7:00.
There will be no Torah Study this week.
Mark your calendars for June 5th at 10:00. This is the date of the annual meeting and we need as many congregants as possible to attend to vote on the new slate of officers. The Brotherhood will be cooking one of its world renown pancake breakfasts which will be served at approximately 9:15.  

Our congregant, Lisa is spearheading a drive to collect food, especially for children for the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. Children are not getting the food they normally do during the school year, so the need for food for kids rises during the summer months. She will be collecting from now until the end of June. There will be a box on the stage for the food.  

Please check the temple kitchen and see if there are dishes you left in the past few weeks. There is an eclectic collection on top of the freezer in the kitchen.
Enjoy the long holiday weekend!

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Weekly Update – 19 May 2016

This Friday, we will not only be celebrating Shabbat, we will be celebrating with the Seidman family as we give little Michael Seidman his Hebrew name and officially welcome him into the Temple Emanu-el family. In honor of Michael’s naming, the Seidmans will be hosting the Oneg Shabbat. Services begin at the normal time of 7:00.
Torah Study will be held Saturday morning at 10:45. This is the last session we will be doing this year where we read the book of Genesis and the associated midrash.

On Saturday, from 1:00 to 4:15, Troy University is sponsoring a panel and discussion on Improving Race Relations in our City. Panelists include Superintendent Chuck Ledbetter, Police Chief Steve Parrish, Reverend Raymond Ramsey, Attorney Kristy Kirkland, and radio personality, Marcus Kage. There will be a panel discussion, a time for questions and answers, and discussion groups. The forum will be held in Sony Hall.

The book club will meet one more time before taking a break for the summer. The book for the month of May is Stars of David by Abigail Pogrebin. We will meet on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 at the house of Russ and Karen Nanning. Please bring a snack to share, and also several books you would like to suggest that the club read, so we can set our books beginning in the Fall.

Mark your calendars for June 5th at 10:00. This is the date of the annual meeting and we need as many congregants as possible to attend to vote on the new slate of officers. The Brotherhood will be cooking one of its world renown pancake breakfasts which will be served at approximately 9:15.

Please check the kitchen and see if there are dishes you left in the past few weeks. There is a collection on top of the freezer in the kitchen.

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Weekly Update – 12 May 2016

​This Friday, services will be held beginning at the usual time, 7:00. This will be a very special service since Blake will be celebrating his Bar Mitzvah and Confirmation. It should be a Shabbat service that you do not want to miss.
On Saturday, May 14th, Brotherhood will be holding its final Pancake Breakfast beginning at 9:15. Dr. Charles Ledbetter, superintendent of the Dothan City Schools will be our guest. He will speak to us about his vision for our schools, and answer questions. The entire congregation is invited to attend, and bring a friend. Even if you do not have children in the school system, the state of education affects the quality of life in Dothan.
Torah Study will follow Dr. Ledbetter’s talk on Saturday.
There will be no bowling this Saturday night.
Sunday, May 15th, we will celebrating the end of the academic year with a picnic and pool party to be held at the home of our Religious School Director, Karen Nanning beginning at 11:00. This should be a fun-filled way to end our year.
Next Friday, we will be celebrating with the Seidman family as we give little Michael Seidman his Hebrew name and officially welcome him into the Temple Emanu-el family. In honor of Michael’s naming, the Seidmans will be hosting the Oneg Shabbat.
The book club will meet one more time before taking a break for the summer. The book for the month of May is Stars of David by Abigail Pogrebin. We will meet on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 at the house of Russ and Karen. Please bring a snack to share, and also several books you would like to suggest that the club read, so we can set our books beginning in the Fall.
There was an error in the bulletin concerning Sisterhood Officers. Kay will be corresponding secretary, not Roberta as it read in the bulletin.
Please check the kitchen and see if there are dishes you left in the past few weeks. There is a collection on top of the freezer in the kitchen.  

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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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