Deli Day – April 30th

Deli day 2015 is April 30th. Contact a local member of the temple or go to http://www.dothandeliday.org/ to get your tickets.

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Weekly Update – 16 April 2015

There will be a Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday night beginning at 6:30 in the temple library. If you are not attending the Kabbalat Shabbat service, please remain in the Social Hall until 7:00 when the regular service will begin.

 

Friday night Shabbat services will begin at 7:00. We will be commemorating Yom Hashoah this Friday night.

Hebrew classes will be held this Saturday beginning at 10:00. These classes will be followed by Torah study at 10:45.

 

The Mitzvah Misfits will be bowling on Saturday, April 18th beginning at 5:30. Remember if you are not bowling, please find a substitute.

 

Religious School will begin at 10:00 on Sunday. Our ISJL Education fellow, Abby Klionsky will be here this Sunday. In addition we will be rehearsing for our upcoming Religious School Shabbat, so we really need to have our students in attendance this week.

There will be a Religious School Kickball/Sack Lunch on April 19th at 1:00 at Solomon Park.  Please have everyone bring a Sack Lunch (Cokes, bottled water and juice boxes will be provided) lawn chairs, blankets and other picnic supplies. We will plan to play kickball beginning at 1:30 until 2:30.  Kids need to wear tennis shoes and shorts. 

 

The Temple Book Club will meet at the home of Karen and Russ Nanning on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00.  The book we are reading is entitled 700 Sundays by Billy Crystal.

 

Rabbi Lynne and Reverend Lynn Nesbitt will be co-teaching a class based on a television series entitled Jews and Christians; A Journey of Faith. The two classes will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd and Wednesday, May 6th at the Methodist church. Participants are cordially invited to have dinner at the Methodist Church prior to the class for a nominal cost of $6.00. Please tell Rabbi Lynne if you are interested in attending. She needs to know if you are attending the dinner this Wednesday by Monday.

COOKIE BAGGERS NEEDED: We have over 2,000 cookies that will need to be put in bags for Deli Day. If you can spare a few hours on Tuesday April 28th beginning at 9:00 in the morning to help put the cookies in the bags, please contact Lynne Tures.

The unveiling for Frieda Katz will be held on Sunday, April 26th at 1:00 at Memory Hill. All are invited to attend.

 

After the Shiva service at the home of Lynne and Gifford Tures, two of the booklets we use, Gates of Prayer at a House of Mourning were not returned. If you accidentally picked one up, please return it to the temple.

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut.

Jewish Federation of Central Alabama is sponsoring an Israel Fest in celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut.  It will be held on Sunday April 19th at Wynlakes located at 7900 Wynlakes Blvd in Montgomery.  The time is 4-7pm, and costs $15.00 per adult, children under 12 are free.  There will be speakers, an IDF military band, games and Israeli meal and much more.  Please rsvp by April 10th to mail.jfca@gmail.com or 334-277-5820 if you wish to attend. 

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Weekly Update – 9 April 2015

There will be a Yizkor Service for Passover beginning at 10:00am on Friday, April 10th.

Friday night Shabbat services will begin at 7:00.

Saturday morning there will be a Shabbat morning service beginning at 9:15. As we have done for the past few months, Torah study will begin around 10:00 following services, and the prayer book Hebrew and conversational Hebrew classes will follow Torah Study.

Religious School will begin at 10:00 on Sunday. Just a reminder that for those children who are interested in participating in the skit for our last day of religious school, the first rehearsal will be on Sunday April 12th. The rehearsal will not last more than an hour and a snack will be provided.

The unveiling for Mark Lewis will be held at the cemetery in Eufaula beginning at 10:00 on Sunday, April 12th. All are invited to attend.

The Sisterhood Board will meet on Thursday, April 9th at noon at the temple.

The regular Sisterhood meeting and luncheon will be on Thursday, April 16th at noon in the Social Hall.

The Mitzvah Misfits will be bowling on Saturday, April 18th beginning at 5:30. Remember if you are not bowling, please find a substitute.

There will be a Religious School Kickball/Sack Lunch on April 19th at 1:00 at Solomon Park.  Please have everyone bring a Sack Lunch (Cokes, bottled water and juice boxes will be provided) lawn chairs, blankets and other picnic supplies. We will plan to play kickball beginning at 1:30 until 2:30.  Kids need to wear tennis shoes and shorts. 

The Temple Book Club will meet at the home of Karen and Russ Nanning on Tuesday, April 21st.  The book we are reading is entitled 700 Sundays by Billy Crystal.

SELL YOUR DELI DAY TICKETS!! DELI DAY IS APRIL 30TH. IT IS FAST APPROACHING. – If you’d like to purchase tickets please contact a member of the temple or go to dothandeliday.org

After the Shiva service at the home of Lynne and Gifford Tures, two of the booklets we use, Gates of Prayer at a House of Mourning were not returned. If you accidentally picked one up, please return it to the temple.

The unveiling for Frieda Katz will be held on Sunday, April 26th at 1:00 at Memory Hill. All are invited to attend.

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Passover Seder

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Passover preparations are underway. We will see you tonight at 5 for Shabbat Services and 6 for Pesach Seder.

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Weekly Update – 2 April 2015

This is a very special Friday, indeed. Our Annual Congregational Seder will begin promptly at 6:00 for those who have made reservations. Because it is also Shabbat, we will have a short Ma-Ariv service beginning at 5:00 in the sanctuary.

There will be no Hebrew classes or Torah Study on Saturday.

There will also be no Religious School this Sunday.

The Sisterhood Board will meet on Thursday, April 9th at noon at the temple.

There will be a Yizkor Service for Passover beginning at 10:00am on Friday, April 10th.

The Mitzvah Misfits will be bowling on Saturday, May 16th beginning at 5:30. Remember if you are not bowling, please find a substitute.

The regular Sisterhood meeting and luncheon will be on Thursday, April 16th at noon in the Social Hall.

Just a reminder that for those children who are interested in participating in the skit for our last day of religious school, the first rehearsal will be on Sunday April 12th.

There will be a Religious School Kickball/Sack Lunch on April 19th at 1:00 at Solomon Park.  Please have everyone bring a Sack Lunch (Cokes, bottled water and juice boxes will be provided) lawn chairs, blankets and other picnic supplies. We will plan to play kickball beginning at 1:30 until 2:30.  Kids need to wear tennis shoes and shorts. 

There are two corrections in the calendar that was distributed with the current bulletin.

  • The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 21st instead of Wednesday, April 22nd.
  • The unveiling for Mark Lewis will begin at 10:00am on April 12th, not 12:00pm.
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Weekly Update – 26 March 2015

We will have a Kabbalat Shabbat service beginning at 6:30 in the library. If you are not attending this service, we ask that you remain in the Social Hall until regular services begin at 7:00.

This Friday we will have a regular Shabbat service beginning at 7:00. This is Simchat Shabbat and we will honor those with birthdays and anniversaries in the month of March.

 

Both the Conversational and the Beginning Hebrew classes will meet this Saturday beginning at 10:00, and Torah Study will follow at 10:45.

 

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday. This Sunday will feature the ever popular Chocolate Seder!

 

We are still waiting for people to pick up dishes that have been left at the temple following various temple events. If you have left some dishes, please reclaim them. We need to get the kitchen cleaned for Passover.

 

On Tuesday, March 31st, beginning at 7:00 at the temple, in conjunction with the Troy-Dothan University Library, we will welcome the return of Biblical Scholar, Dr. Joel Hoffman. He has just written a book entitled, The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor; The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible. There are many stories, legends, and just plain knowledge that were not included in our Biblical text. Dr. Hoffman will be talking about some of these missing texts. The public is invited to attend. Dr. Hoffman will be willing to sign books, although he will not have any to sell. However, Rabbi Lynne has purchased 8 of his books. If you would like to buy one, they will be available on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $20.00.

 

Just a reminder that for those children who are interested in participating in the skit for our last day of religious school, the first rehearsal will be on Sunday April 12th.

 

A reminder that the deadline for reservations for the Passover Seder is THIS Friday, March 27th. The seder is a catered meal, and we have to have an accurate count for the caterers. So PLEASE make your reservations as soon as possible.

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Weekly Update – 19 March 2015

This Friday we will have a regular Shabbat service beginning at 7:00.

There will be no Torah study on Saturday.

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

We are still waiting for people to pick up dishes that have been left at the temple following various temple events. If you have left some dishes, please reclaim them. We need to get the kitchen cleaned for Passover.

On Tuesday, March 31st, beginning at 7:00 at the temple, in conjunction with the Troy-Dothan University Library, we will welcome the return of Biblical Scholar, Dr. Joel Hoffman. He has just written a book entitled, The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor; The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible. There are many stories, legends, and just plain knowledge that were not included in our Biblical text. Dr. Hoffman will be talking about some of these missing texts. The public is invited to attend.

The Southeastern Conference of Congregations — which includes 36 URJ congregations from Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, and others — is planning to hold a Shabbaton at Camp Jacobs in Utica, MS, March 27-28. Isaac Nuell from the Religious Action Center will be there to talk about social justice opportunities for congregations and David Bauman from Little Rock will provide music. Apparently the number of people who have registered so far is low and it may be postponed to another date. The registration fee is $90 and includes lodging, three meals, and snacks. Accommodations can be made if you don’t want to stay overnight and also there may be financial assistance available from the URJ for registration. If you’re interested in attending, please contact Brian Seidman or the Temple office.

Just a reminder that for those children who are interested in participating in the skit for our last day of religious school, the first rehearsal will be next Sunday, March 29th.

A reminder that the deadline for reservations for the Passover Seder is Friday, March 27th. The seder is a catered meal, and we have to have an accurate count for the caterers. So PLEASE make your reservations as soon as possible.

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Weekly Update – 12 March 2015

This Friday we will be welcoming our scholar in residence, Dr. Ari Hagler who will be speaking at our Shabbat services. In addition, Lisa Priddle will be reading from Torah.

 

On Saturday, the Brotherhood will be cooking a Pancake Breakfast to begin at 9:45. Following the Breakfast, Dr. Ari Hagler will lead a discussion on the Middle East. All are invited to attend. This program will be in lieu of Torah Study.

 

On Saturday night, beginning at 7:00, Dr. Hagler will present a lecture entitled “Pariah No Longer: The New Age of Israel’s Inclusion in the Middle Eastern Political Order.” His lecture will be followed by a Q & A session. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

 

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

 

We are still waiting for people to pick up dishes that have been left at the temple following various temple events. If you have left some dishes, please reclaim them.

 

The Temple Emanu-el Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 18th at the home of Russ and Karen Nanning beginning at 7:00. The book we will be discussing is entitled I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits.

 

On Tuesday, March 31st, beginning at 7:00 at the temple, in conjunction with the Troy-Dothan University Library, we will welcome the return of Biblical Scholar, Dr. Joel Hoffman. He has just written a book entitled, The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor; The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible. There are many stories, legends, and just plain knowledge that were not included in our Biblical text. Dr. Hoffman will be talking about some of these missing texts. The public is invited to attend.

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Weekly Update – 26 February 2015

This Friday Simchat Shabbat where we honor those who have birthdays and anniversaries in the month of February. Join us as we all celebrate with our February honorees!

On Saturday, we will have Hebrew beginning at 10:00 and Torah study beginning at 10:45.

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday. As we will be working on a Purim spiel for Friday night, there will only be Hebrew instruction in the Bet and Gimmel classes.

There are still some dishes left from the Art Auction and Neighbor Night on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen. If you left them, please reclaim them.

It is almost Purim and Sisterhood needs your help!  Come bake hamantaschen with us

on Wednesday, March 4th at 10:00 am.  Everyone welcomed to join in. No experience needed.  It is lots of fun to bake together.  Hope to see you there!

 We will be celebrating Purim at our Shabbat service on March 6th beginning at 6:00. There will be a potluck dinner followed by a Purim service. Please bring a dish to share. No desserts please as the hamentaschen will be provided by the Sisterhood. And please MAKE RESERVATIONS by calling the office or sending an e-mail by March 5th.   We need to know how many to set the tables for.  And, of course, everyone is encouraged to wear a costume.

There will be a fun filled Purim Carnival for Religious School children and their families to be held on Sunday March 8th from 11:00-1:00. There will be games, prizes, and a light lunch. Kids and their parents are strongly encouraged to wear costumes!! (And parents, if you are willing to help out, we would love it!)

On March 13-14, we will welcome our Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Ari Hagler, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History at Troy University. Over the course of the two days, there will be several opportunities for us to take advantage of Dr. Hagler’s expertise on the Middle East situation. Please see the bulletin for more details of his visit. The Brotherhood will be cooking a pancake breakfast before his session on the morning of March 14th. If you are planning on attending, please call the office. The Brotherhood needs to know how many to cook for.

The Temple Emanu-el Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 18th at the home of Russ and Karen Nanning beginning at 7:00. The book we will be discussing is entitled I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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