Weekly Update – 27 August 2015

Shabbat services will be held this Friday, as usual, beginning at 7:00.  In the absence of the rabbi, Barbara Minsky will be leading services.  This Friday is Simchat Shabbat where we will honor all those with birthdays and anniversaries in the month of August.

Torah study will not meet this week. We will not meet again until Saturday, September 5th.

All Religious School classes with the exception of the Confirmation Class will meet this Sunday beginning at 10:00.

Shabbat services have been held all summer and have been relatively well attended which has really depleted our supply of cakes and cookies to be served at the Oneg Shabbat. If you are shopping and wish to pick up a cake or cookies, or if you are inclined to bake and make something to be used at the Oneg, we would be glad to accept your donations! If you are supplying any baked goods for a particular Friday night, please call the office and let Tammy know.

There will be a Pulpit Committee Meeting on Tuesday, September 1st at 7:00 at the home of Harold and Helon Cutler.

The Sisterhood Board will meet at noon on Thursday, September 3rd.  Please make every effort to attend.  Also, the first general Sisterhood Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 10th at noon in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall.  All women are invited to attend.

The Brotherhood will hold its first breakfast meeting on Sunday, September 6th.  All men are invited to attend.

We will be celebrating Selichot on Saturday September 5th beginning at 5:00.  Bring a dish to share, drinks and dessert will be provided.  While we are eating, we will watch the movie

Woman in Gold.  After dinner and Havdalah we will have a short Selichot service and change the mantels on the Torah.  This is a wonderful way to begin the High Holy Day season. 

Just a reminder that your reservations for the High Holy Day meals are due no later than September 4th….next Friday.

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Weekly Update – 20 August 2015

Shabbat services will be held this Friday, as usual, beginning at 7:00.  In the absence of the rabbi, Lisa Priddle will be leading services.

 Torah study will not meet this week. We will not meet again until Saturday, September 5th.

 All Religious School classes with the exception of the Confirmation Class will met this Sunday beginning at 10:00.

 The Mitzvah Misfits Bowling League will be bowling on Saturday, August 22nd beginning at 5:00.  This will be our last month of practice before we begin league bowling in September.

 On Sunday, August 23rd, volunteers are needed for Pew Patrol to clean the sanctuary for the High Holy Days.  We will begin work at 10:15.  All are invited to attend.

 Just a reminder that Tuesday, August 25th is the deadline for Sisterhood Greetings.  Please send in your form and check ASAP.

 The Book Club will meet at the home of Russ and Karen Nanning on Tuesday, August 25th beginning at 7:00.  The book we will be discussing is Boston Girl  by Anita Diamant.

Shabbat services have been held all summer and have been relatively well attended which has really depleted our supply of cakes and cookies to be served at the Oneg Shabbat. If you are shopping and wish to pick up a cake or cookies, or if you are inclined to bake and make something to be used at the Oneg, we would be glad to accept your donations! If you are supplying any baked goods for a particular Friday night, please call the office and let Tammy know.

 The URJ is holding a round-table discussion called “Repairing the World: The Struggle for Justice in an Often Unjust World,” at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, on Sunday August 30, 2015, from 10 am – 3 pm. Speakers include Rebecca Stapel-Wax, executive director of the Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity (SOJOURN). There will be a round-table discussion with other panelists and lunch will be served. The cost is $36 and includes admission to the Center for Civil and Human Rights and exhibits. For more information contact Tammy or Brian Seidman.

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Weekly Update – 13 August 2015

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

Torah study will not meet this week. We will not meet again until Saturday, September 5th.

 Mark your calendars: Religious School begins on Sunday, August 16th except for the Confirmation Class.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone back that day!

 The Sisterhood is holding a Meet and Greet also on August 16th beginning at 10:15 at Atlanta Bread Company.  All women are invited to attend, whether or not you are a Sisterhood member.

 The Mitzvah Misfits Bowling League will be bowling on Saturday, August 22nd beginning at 5:00.  This will be our last month of practice before we begin league bowling in September.

 On Sunday, August 23rd, volunteers are needed for Pew Patrol to clean the sanctuary for the High Holy Days.  We will begin work at 10:15.  All are invited to attend.

 Just a reminder that Tuesday, August 25th is the deadline for Sisterhood Greetings.  Please send in your form and check ASAP.

 The Book Club will meet at the home of Russ and Karen Nanning on Tuesday, August 25th beginning at 7:00.  The book we will be discussing is Boston Girl  by Anita Diamant.

 Shabbat services have been held all summer and have been relatively well attended which has really depleted our supply of cakes and cookies to be served at the Oneg Shabbat. If you are shopping and wish to pick up a cake or cookies, or if you are inclined to bake and make something to be used at the Oneg, we would be glad to accept your donations! If you are supplying any baked goods for a particular Friday night, please call the office and let Tammy know.

 The URJ is holding a round-table discussion called “Repairing the World: The Struggle for Justice in an Often Unjust World,” at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, on August 30, 2015, from 10 am – 3 pm. Speakers include Rebecca Stapel-Wax, executive director of the Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity (SOJOURN). There will be a round-table discussion with other panelists and lunch will be served. The cost is $36 and includes admission to the Center for Civil and Human Rights and exhibits. For more information contact Tammy or Brian Seidman.

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Weekly Update – 6 August 2015


Shabbat Services will be held as usual beginning at 7:00 Friday evening.Torah study will meet at 10:45 on Saturday. We will continue our study of the last book in the Torah, Devarim or Deuteronomy. After this week, we will not meet again until Saturday, September 5th.

There will be a Teacher’s Meeting held on this Sunday, August 9th from 10:00-1:00. Lunch will be provided.

 To all Teachers and Parents of Religious School Students from Stephanie Butler:

“Remind.com is a text based communications system that allows the sender to quickly send text reminders to many people at once. We will start using Remind.com at the religious school in order to keep parents and students better informed. Many of you probably already have a Remind.com account or app that you use for communication with your secular school/teachers. You can use that same account, but sign up for the religious school’s “class;” or you can quickly and easily sign up to join our “class.” You can opt in or out at any time. Instructions for signing up for this are in the bulletin.

Mark your calendars: Religious School begins on Sunday, August 16th except for the Confirmation Class. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back that day!

The Mitzvah Misfits Bowling League will be bowling on Saturday, August 22nd beginning at 5:00. This will be our last month of practice before we begin league bowling in September.

On Sunday, August 23rd, volunteers are needed for Pew Patrol to clean the sanctuary for the High Holy Days. We will begin work at 10:15. All are invited to attend.

Just a reminder that Tuesday, August 25th is the deadline for Sisterhood Greetings. Please send in your form and check ASAP.

The Book Club will meet at the home of Russ and Karen Nanning on Tuesday, August 25th beginning at 7:00. The book we will be discussing is Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.

Shabbat services have been held all summer and have been relatively well attended which has really depleted our supply of cakes and cookies to be served at the Oneg Shabbat. If you are shopping and wish to pick up a cake or cookies, or if you are inclined to bake and make something to be used at the Oneg, we would be glad to accept your donations! If you are supplying any baked goods for a particular Friday night, please call the office and let Tammy know. 

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Weekly update – 30 July 2015

Shabbat Services will be held as usual beginning at 7:00 Friday evening. This week we will be experiencing a Learner’s Shabbat. We will have a normal Shabbat Service, but the parts of the service will be explained more fully.
Torah study will meet at 10:45 on Saturday. We will continue our study of the last book in the Torah, Devarim or Deuteronomy.

A few weeks back we started a planning committee in order to gather the thoughts of congregants on how we can work together to continue to build a strong congregation. Host families will be getting in touch with you soon to invite you to their homes. I hope you will accept their invitation! Thank you. Stephanie Butler.

The Pulpit Committee will meet on Sunday, August 2nd at 1:00 at the home of Kay Podem.

There will be a Teacher’s Meeting held on Sunday, August 9th from 10:00-1:00. Lunch will be provided.

To all Teachers and Parents of Religious School Students from Stephanie Butler:

“Remind.com is a text based communications system that allows the sender to quickly send text reminders to many people at once. We will start using Remind.com at the religious school in order to keep parents and students better informed. Many of you probably already have a Remind.com account or app that you use for communication with your secular school/teachers. You can use that same account, but sign up for the religious school’s “class;” or you can quickly and easily sign up to join our “class.” You can opt in or out at any time.

To sign up all you do is text from your phone…

To or Recipient is: 81010

Message is: @emanu-elrs”

 

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Weekly Update – 23 July 2015

Shabbat Services will be held as usual beginning at 7:00 Friday evening.  This is Simchat Shabbat where we will honor all of those who have birthdays or anniversaries in the month of July.  Michael Mann will also be reading Torah.

Torah study will meet at 10:45 on Saturday.  We will begin our study of the last book in the Torah, Devarim or Deuteronomy.

The Brotherhood will be meeting on Sunday at IHOP on Sunday at 8:30.  After breakfast they will adjourn to home of Melvyn and Lisa Cohen to help them pack up for their upcoming move.

A few weeks back we started a planning committee in order to gather the thoughts of congregants on how we can work together to continue to build a strong congregation.  Host families will be getting in touch with you soon to invite you to their homes.  I hope you will accept their invitation!  Thank you.  Stephanie Butler

Someone left a striped golf umbrella at the Shabbat Services held at the Cutlers on July 3rd.  It is on the stage in the synagogue waiting for its owner.  This is the last call to find its owner. 

There will be a short observance of Tisha B’Av beginning at 8:00 on Saturday Evening, July 25th.  It will consist of  a solemn reading of the book of Lamentations.

If you are among those who have felt intimidated by services, or you just want to know more about our Shabbat services, there will be a Learner’s Shabbat held on July 31st.  We will have a normal Shabbat Service, but the parts of the service will be explained more fully.

The Pulpit Committee will meet on Sunday, August 2nd at 1:00 at the home of Kay Podem.   

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Weekly Update – 9 July 2015

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

However, Torah Study WILL take place on Saturday, July 11th. There will be no Torah study the following week, July 18th.

 Chavarem (friendship) group for couples or singles who are new to Dothan and Temple Emanu-El is coming together to provide a positive forum to share experiences as folks settle in to life in Dothan.  The first meet-up will be on July 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the Cohens’ home, 108 Bridgewater Court, (334) 446-5413.  Each meeting will start with a 5-minute spiritual opening of any member’s choice.  The first one will be led by Lisa Cohen.  We can then have a friendly discussion and decide the forum for the subsequent meet up.  All interested parties should send a quick RSVP to lsteincohen@comcast.net

A few weeks back we started a planning committee in order to gather the thoughts of congregants on how we can work together to continue to build a strong congregation.  Host families will be getting in touch with you soon to invite you to their homes.  I hope you will accept their invitation!  Thank you.  Stephanie Butler

Someone left a striped golf umbrella at the Shabbat Services held at the Cutlers last week. It is on the stage in the synagogue waiting for its owner.

There will be a short observance of Tisha B’Av beginning at 8:00 on Saturday Evening, July 25th. It is a solemn reading of the book of Lamentations.

If you are among those who have felt intimidated by services, or you just want to know more about our Shabbat services, there will be a Learner’s Shabbat held on July 31st. We will have a normal Shabbat Service, but the parts of the service will be explained more fully.

If you’re interested in seeing the little mermaid please contact Leon or Barbara Minsky. This Sunday, July 12 at 2:00 for sale at $40 each (negotiable). They also have vouchers for 2 free seats for the preview, either Wed. or Thurs. nite.

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Weekly Update – 25 June 2015

Shabbat Services will be held this Friday night beginning at 7:00. It is Simchat Shabbat where we honor those who have birthdays and anniversaries in the month of June.

Because of the Bat Mitzvah taking place on Shabbat morning, there will be no Torah study this week. Torah Study will also not meet on July 4th. It WILL meet on July 11th.

 Just a reminder that next week on Saturday morning, June 27th, Liana Shapiro will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah. The service will begin at 10:00. Please come and qvell with Liana and her family.

We had such a wonderful July 4th Shabbat last year, we decided to do it again this year. Services will NOT be held at the synagogue on Friday, July 3rd, rather we will meet at the home of Harold and Helon Cutler  in Dothan. A short service will be held beginning at 6:00. (Please bring a lawn chair to sit on) Following the service, the Cutlers are generously providing a picnic dinner of hotdogs, chips, watermelon and ice-cream cones. They do need to know how much food to prepare so PLEASE RSVP TO TAMMY IN THE OFFICE BY JUNE 30TH if you plan on attending the service.

Chavarem (friendship) group for couples or singles who are new to Dothan and Temple Emanu-El is coming together to provide a positive forum to share experiences as folks settle in to life in Dothan.  The first meet-up will be on July 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the Cohens’ home.  Each meeting will start with a 5-minute spiritual opening of any member’s choice.  The first one will be led by Lisa Cohen.  We can then have a friendly discussion and decide the forum for the subsequent meet up.  All interested parties should send a quick RSVP. Please contact the temple or consult your directory for contact information.

A few weeks back we started a planning committee in order to gather the thoughts of congregants on how we can work together to continue to build a strong congregation.  Host families will be getting in touch with you soon to invite you to their homes.  I hope you will accept their invitation!  Thank you.  Stephanie Butler

Lisa Carroll has returned the dishes that people generously filled with food to feed her and her family during the time she was recovering from her surgery. The dishes are on top of the freezer in the kitchen in the temple. If any of these dishes are yours, please come and claim them.

When you visit the synagogue during the day, please be patient as you wait by the door. If Tammy or the Rabbi are not expecting you, they will need to look at the camera image before they walk down the hall to the door. On the other hand, if you call ahead of time, we know to expect you and will be there to answer the door As both Tammy and the Rabbi are quite often the only people in the building, and are concerned about their personal safety, it may be a minute or two before you see them coming toward the door.

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Weekly Update – 18 June 2015

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

 

The Pimsleur Hebrew class will meet on Saturday beginning at 9:45. Torah study will follow at 10:45. We will be looking at this week’s Torah portion, Korach, Numbers 15:42-19:32.

 

Lisa Carroll has returned the dishes that people generously filled with food to feed her and her family during the time she was recovering from her surgery. The dishes are on top of the freezer in the kitchen in the temple. If any of these dishes are yours, please come and claim them.

Just a reminder that next week on Saturday morning, June 27th, Liana Shapiro will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah. The service will begin at 10:00. Please come and qvell with Liana and her family.

We had such a wonderful July 4th Shabbat last year, we decided to do it again this year. Services will NOT be held at the synagogue on Friday, July 3rd, rather we will meet at the home of Harold and Helon Cutler, 115 Pinetree Dr. in Dothan. A short service will be held beginning at 6:00. (Please bring a lawn chair to sit on) Following the service, the Cutlers are generously providing a picnic dinner of hotdogs, chips, watermelon and ice-cream cones. They do need to know how much food to prepare so PLEASE RSVP TO TAMMY IN THE OFFICE BY JUNE 30TH if you plan on attending the service.

Chavarem (friendship) group for couples or singles who are new to Dothan and Temple Emanu-El is coming together to provide a positive forum to share experiences as folks settle in to life in Dothan.  The first meet-up will be on July 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the Cohens’ home, 108 Bridgewater Court, (334) 446-5413.  Each meeting will start with a 5-minute spiritual opening of any member’s choice.  The first one will be led by Lisa Cohen.  We can then have a friendly discussion and decide the forum for the subsequent meet up.  All interested parties should send a quick RSVP to lsteincohen@comcast.net

 

A few weeks back we started a planning committee in order to gather the thoughts of congregants on how we can work together to continue to build a strong congregation.  Host families will be getting in touch with you soon to invite you to their homes.  I hope you will accept their invitation!  Thank you.  Stephanie Butler

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Weekly Update – 11 June 2015

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

 

Torah study will meet on Saturday morning at 10:30. We will be looking at this weeks Torah portion, Shelach Lecha, Numbers 13:1-15:41.

 

The Mitzvah Misfits will be bowling this Saturday June 13th beginning at 5:00 at Dothan Lanes. This is not league play; we will be playing just for fun. Anyone who wants to bowl is welcome to join us.

 

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 dessert to share.

Lisa Carroll has returned the dishes that people generously filled with food to feed her and her family during the time she was recovering from her surgery. The dishes are on top of the freezer in the kitchen in the temple. If any of these dishes are yours, please come and claim them.

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