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.