Weekly Update – 28 May 2015

Shabbat Services will be held this Friday night beginning at 7:00.

Adult Hebrew classes will resume in the Fall. Torah study will not be held this week, and will resume on June 13th when we will be studying the Weekly Torah portion.

The Annual meeting of the membership of Temple Emanu-el will be held on Sunday, June 14th beginning at 10:00 with a brunch followed by our business meeting. Please make every effort to attend.

The Book Club will meet at 7:00 on the 16th at the home of Russ and Karen Nanning. The book we are reading is Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lansky. Please bring a dish to share.

 

 

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Weekly Update – 21 May 2015

Shabbat Services will be held this Friday night beginning at 7:00. This week is Simchat Shabbat where we will honor those who have birthdays or anniversaries in the month of May.  
Adult Hebrew classes will resume in the Fall. Torah study will not be held this week, and will resume on June 13th when we will be studying the Weekly Torah portion. 

We will be celebrating Shavuot on Sunday, May 24th with a Yizkor service beginning at 10:00 in the sanctuary.

The Brotherhood is coordinating a trip to Montgomery to a Montgomery Biscuits Baseball game on Sunday, May 24th at beginning at 5:35. Tickets are $13.00 each and they have procured a block of 20 tickets so we can all sit together. There are one or two left, so if you have not made reservations, and would like to join us for what will be a very enjoyable time, you can call Leon Minsky at 333-2539 to reserve your tickets!

Many people wonder what they can do to help alleviate the suffering in Nepal. There are three organizations that the Union for Reform Judaism is recommending to which we can safely make contributions. They are: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the America Jewish World Service, and Doctors Without Borders. One person can truly make a difference.

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Weekly Update – 14 May 2015

Sisterhood members who have signed up, don’t forget the luncheon today (Thursday) at noon at the Dothan Country Club.

Shabbat Services will be held this Friday night beginning at 7:00. The scheduled Kabbalat Shabbat service will not take place this week.

 

Adult Hebrew classes will be held beginning at 10:00 on Saturday. Torah study will begin following the Hebrew classes at 10:45.

 

Mitzvah Misfits will be bowling on Saturday starting at 5:00. Please arrive promptly as we only have the lanes for a short period of time.

 

To celebrate the end of the year, we will be having a congregation picnic to be held beginning at 11:00 on Sunday. We will supply hot dogs, chips, cookies and a drink. There will be games for the kids. Parents, please check on the L’Dor V’Dor Facebook page for information on what your children should wear and bring on Sunday. We will need volunteers for set up and clean up as well as supervising the games.

 

The Brotherhood is coordinating a trip to Montgomery to a Montgomery Biscuits Baseball game on Sunday, May 24th at beginning at 5:35. Tickets are $13.00 each and they have procured a block of 20 tickets so we can all sit together. Please call Leon Minsky at 333-2539 to reserve your tickets!

 

Many people wonder what they can do to help alleviate the suffering in Nepal. There are three organizations that the Union for Reform Judaism is recommending to which we can safely make contributions. They are: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the America Jewish World Service, and Doctors Without Borders. One person can truly make a difference.

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Weekly Update – 7 May 2015

Shabbat Services will be held this Friday night beginning at 7:00.

 Adult Hebrew classes will be held beginning at 10:00 on Saturday. Torah study will begin following the Hebrew classes at 10:45.

 In order to allow families to fully celebrate Mother’s Day together, there will be no religious school on Sunday.

 The Religious School/Congregation needs volunteers to help with the end of year picnic to be held on May 17th.   A complete list of what is needed is in the bulletin. Please call the office if you can either help with the food, or can physically help with the cooking, clean up set up, or coordinating games that day.

Sisterhood Dutch Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 14th at noon at the Dothan Country Club. The cost is $19.08. Please RSVP to Kay Podem if you are attending. Those who are not members of the Dothan Country Club may write checks payable to Susan S. Blumberg, and mailed to Susan at 105 Blumberg Dr. Dothan, AL 36303. They should be received by May 10th.

 The Brotherhood is coordinating a trip to Montgomery to a Montgomery Biscuits Baseball game on Sunday, May 24th at beginning at 5:35. Tickets are $13.00 each and they have procured a block of 20 tickets so we can all sit together. Please call Leon Minsky at 333-2539 to reserve your tickets!

 Many people wonder what they can do to help alleviate the suffering in Nepal. There are three organizations that the Union for Reform Judaism is recommending to which we can safely make contributions. They are: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the America Jewish World Service, and Doctors Without Borders. One person can truly make a difference.

 Does anyone have the book entitled Jewish History in 100 Nutshells by Naomi Pasachoff? Rabbi Lynne lent her copy of the book to someone and it was never returned. She would really like to have it back as soon as possible.

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Weekly Update – 29 April 2015 

DELI DAY IS THURSDAY. IF YOU ARE ON ONE OF THE TEAMS, PLEASE BE PRESENT ON TIME READY TO WORK. We will also need a few people to help clean up the temple at the end of the day.  Let’s make this the best Deli Day ever!!

Shabbat Services will be held this Friday night beginning at 7:00.  

 

Because this is the first week of the month, we will hold Morning Shabbat Services beginning at 9:15.  That will be followed by TORAH STUDY AT 10:00, and then we will hold our HEBREW CLASSES AT 11:15. This is our normal first week on the month schedule. 

 

There will be Religious School this Sunday beginning at 10:00

 

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 second of the two classes will be held onWednesday, May 6th at the Methodist church beginning at 6:00.  Participants are cordially invited to have dinner at the Methodist Church prior to the class for a nominal cost of $6.00. Dinner is served beginning at 4:45. Please tell Rabbi Lynne if you are interested in attending the dinner by Monday, May 4th.  We need to give an accurate number to the church for the meals. 

The Religious School/Congregation needs volunteers to help with the end of year picnic to be held on May 17th.   A complete list of what is needed is in the bulletin.  Please call the office if you can either help with the food, or can physically help with the cooking, clean up set up, or coordinating games that day. 


Sisterhood Dutch Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 14
that noon at the Dothan Country Club.  The cost is $19.08.  Please RSVP to Kay Podem if you are attending. 

 

The Brotherhood is coordinating a trip to Montgomery to a Montgomery Biscuits Baseball game on Sunday, May 24th at beginning at 5:35.  Tickets are $13.00 each and they have procured a block of 20 tickets so we can all sit together.  Please call Leon Minsky at 333-2539 to reserve your tickets! 

 

Many people wonder what they can do to help alleviate the suffering in Nepal.  There are three organizations that the Union for Reform Judaism is recommending to which we can safely make contributions.  They are: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the America Jewish World Service, and Doctors Without Borders.  One person can  truly make a difference.

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Weekly Update – 23 April 2015

This Friday night will be a wonderful service. Not only is it Simchat Shabbat where we honor our congregants who have birthdays and anniversaries in the month of April, but also our Religious School students will be leading the service. Come and qvell with us as our students lead us in worship.

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

There will be no Religious School this week.

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 second of the two classes will be held on 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 on Wednesday by Monday May 4th.

The Deli Day coordinators sent out an e-mail to the congregation on April 22nd asking for volunteers to contact the coordinators to volunteer for teams. PLEASE reply to one of the two e-mail addresses in the e-mail and let them know which team you would like to volunteer for. And then, please report at the time you are needed to do the task you have selected.

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

The Brotherhood is coordinating a trip to Montgomery to a Montgomery Biscuits Baseball game on Sunday, May 24th at beginning at 5:35. Tickets are $13.00 each and they have procured a block of 20 tickets so we can all sit together. Please call Leon Minsky at 333-2539 to reserve 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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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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