Weekly Update – 22 September 2016

Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at the normal 7:00 time. It is Simchat Shabbat and we will be honoring people who have birthdays or anniversaries in the month of October.
Torah Study will be held on Saturday. Please note that the group voted a new meeting time. Please arrive at 9:45 so you can grab a cup of coffee and maybe a nosh, and get settled. We will begin Torah study promptly at 10:00. We ask if you come in, and we have begun our discussion, that you come in quietly and find a seat. Sound really carries in the Social Hall. We will dismiss at 11:00. We will continue our study of the weekly Torah portion. This week it is Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8.  
Mark your calendar for the first event in the High Holy Day season, Selichot which will be celebrated this Saturday, September 24th. We will begin at 5:00 with the showing of the movie School Ties. Bring a dish to share; drinks and dessert will be provided. Following the movie and a short havdalah service, we will have our annual Selichot service. The Selichot service itself is quite short, and somber. But we do remind ourselves of God’s positive attributes and God’s power to forgive those who are sincere about their repentance. And we usher in the High Holy Day season by changing the mantles on the Torah from their everyday blue ones to their white holiday covers.  
Religious School will begin at 10:00 on Sunday.
Reservations for the Rosh Hashanah Luncheon and the Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast are due by the end of the month. Don’t wait to the last minute! And don’t forget your New Year’s greetings as well.  
We have begun our annual food drive and will be collecting food and checks made payable to the Wiregrass Area Food Bank through the month of October. Please don’t forget to make your donation.
Our Temple book group will be holding its first meeting on Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 at the home of Russ and Karen. The book we are discussing is The Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Khizhnik. Please bring a snack to share.
The Mitzvah Misfits will be bowling on Saturday, October 1st beginning at 5:00. Anyone is invited to join us, ability is not a prerequisite! Please call Steve by noon on the first to reserve a spot to play.
Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner. We will be worshipping on Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, October 2nd beginning at 8:00. Services will resume the next morning beginning at 10:00. Morning services will be followed by our annual Rosh Hashanah luncheon. (Have you made your reservations yet?). After lunch we will caravan as a congregation to Emerald Lake where we will observe the short Tashlich service.

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Weekly Update – 15 September 2016

Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at the normal 7:00 time.  
Torah Study will be held on Saturday. Please note that the group voted a new meeting time. Please arrive at 9:45 so you can grab a cup of coffee and maybe a nosh, and get settled. We will begin Torah study promptly at 10:00. We ask if you come in, and we have begun our discussion, that you come in quietly and find a seat. Sound really carries in the Social Hall. We will dismiss at 11:00. We will continue our study of the weekly Torah portion. This week it is Ki Teitzei, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19.  
There will be NO Religious School this week.
The Brotherhood is kicking off its years activities with a Bagel Breakfast and meeting on Sunday, September 18th. The breakfast will begin at 9:30am and the business meeting will begin at 10:00. Hope to see you there.
Just a reminder, if you would like to read Torah during the High Holy Days, please contact Rabbi Lynne by the end of next week. (9/23)
Reservations for the Rosh Hashanah Luncheon and the Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast are due by the end of the month. Don’t wait to the last minute! And don’t forget your New Year’s greetings as well.  
We have begun our annual food drive and will be collecting food and checks made payable to the Wiregrass Area Food Bank through the month of October. Please don’t forget to make your donation.
Mark your calendar for the first event in the High Holy Day season, Selichot which will be celebrated on Saturday, September 24th. We will begin at 5:00 with the showing of the movie School Ties. Bring a dish to share; drinks and dessert will be provided. Following the movie and a short havdalah service, we will have our annual Selichot service. The Selichot service itself is quite short, and somber. But we do remind ourselves of God’s positive attributes and God’s power to forgive those who are sincere about their repentance. And we usher in the High Holy Day season by changing the mantles on the Torah from their everyday blue ones to their white holiday covers.  

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Weekly Update – 1 September 2016

Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at the normal 7:00 time.  
There will be no Torah Study or Religious School this weekend in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
On September 2nd, the Cumming family will host a Shabbat potluck and service at the Spiritual Life Center on Fort Rucker beginning at 6:00. Contact Nathan for more information.
The Mitzvah Misfits are bowling again! Steve has graciously offered to coordinate our bowling since the Priddles have moved to Jacksonville. He asks that if you wish to bowl you e-mail him at melsteven900@gmail.com by noon of the day we will be bowling so he can reserve a sufficient number of lanes. And Steve requests you contact him by e-mail. (Don’t tell him at the Oneg the Friday before we bowl!) Anyone is welcome to join us. You most definitely do not need to be a good bowler to join us. We will be bowling once a month. We will begin on Saturday September 3rd and will be meeting at the Dothan Bowling Lanes at 5:00. The cost is $10.00 per person which includes shoe rental if you need them. Many of the bowlers go out to dinner after we bowl which is also a lot of fun.
There are tee shirts available to those who bowl and anyone else who would like to show their support of the Mitzvah Misfits. The price is $15.00 for a good quality Gildan tee-shirt. Contact Rob if you would like to purchase one. The deadline for placing an order is September 2nd.  
There will be a Sisterhood Board Meeting on September 1st at noon at Temple Emanu-El and on September 8th they will have a Sisterhood Luncheon also at noon at Temple Emanu-El. Please note the new lunch committee: The September Luncheon is chaired by Jo Ann. The committee members are: Pat, Susan, Charnene, Debra, Laura, and Ann.
 On Sunday, September 11th, beginning at 9:45 we are asking for volunteers for the annual Pew Patrol to make the sanctuary shine and sparkle for the upcoming High Holy Days. All you need to bring with you is a willingness to clean the pews, the woodwork or the silver and some elbow grease. 

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Weekly Update – 25 August 2016

Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at the normal 7:00 time. It is Simchat Shabbat where we will honor those with birthdays and anniversaries in the month of August.
Torah Study will take place beginning at 10:45 on Saturday. We will be looking at this weeks Torah portion Ekev, 7:12-11:25 for those of you who like to read ahead.
Religious School will meet on Sunday beginning at 10:00.
Do you have some magazines you don’t want? Religious school teachers need magazines preferably with colorful pictures to be used for craft projects. We thank you in advance.
On September 2nd, the Cumming family will host a Shabbat potluck and service at the Spiritual Life Center on Fort Rucker beginning at 6:00. Contact Nathan for more information.
The Mitzvah Misfits are bowling again! Steve has graciously offered to coordinate our bowling since the Priddles have moved to Jacksonville. He asks that if you wish to bowl you e-mail him by noon of the day we will be bowling so he can reserve a sufficient number of lanes. And Steve requests you contact him by e-mail. (Don’t tell him at the Oneg the Friday before we bowl!) Anyone is welcome to join us. You most definitely do not need to be a good bowler to join us. We will be bowling once a month. We will begin on Saturday September 3rd and will be meeting at the Dothan Bowling Lanes at 5:00. The cost is $10.00 per person which includes shoe rental if you need them. Many of the bowlers go out to dinner after we bowl which is also a lot of fun.
There are tee shirts available to those who bowl and anyone else who would like to show their support of the Mitzvah Misfits. The price is $15.00 for a good quality Gildan tee-shirt. Contact Rob Goldsmith if you would like to purchase one. The deadline for placing an order is September 2nd.  

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Weekly Update – 18 August 2016

Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at the normal 7:00 time. Bill Miller and Leon Minsky will be co-leading services in the absence of Rabbi Lynne.

There will be no Torah Study this Saturday.

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

On Wednesday August 24, the monthly meeting of the Interfaith Dialog group. It will meet at the Evergreen Presbyterian Church at noon. Bring your lunch, and if you would like a link to the video that will be discussed, please contact Lavonda. Anyone can attend who is interested. It is a very hamishe group.

Do you have some magazines you don’t want? Religious school teachers need magazines preferably with colorful pictures to be used for craft projects. We thank you in advance.

On September 2nd, the Cumming family will host a Shabbat potluck and service at the Spiritual Life Center on Fort Rucker beginning at 6:00. Contact Nathan Cumming at 870-834-0627 for more information.

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Weekly Update – 11 August 2016

Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at the normal 7:00 time.

Torah Study will be held at 10:45 on Saturday. We will be looking at the first parasha in the book of Deuteronomy: 1:1-3:22.

Saturday evening, August 13th there will be a special service for the commemoration of Tisha B’Av. We will begin the evening at 8:00 with havdallah, and then will be treated to a special chanting of the book of Aicha (Lamentations). We will have English copies available, or if you would like, you can bring your own copy of the Tanakh. If you have never heard the book of Lamentations chanted, you do not want to miss this opportunity. The nusach (the tune of the chant) is haunting. We will begin promptly at 8:00, so please do not be late.

There will be no bowling on Saturday, August 13th. However, we are having a meeting of the bowling group on Saturday evening, August 27th at 7:00 at the temple. We will discuss the future of the bowling league without the Priddles and decide (finally!!) on tee-shirts. There will be dessert and drinks provided.

Just a reminder that Religious School will be in session beginning Sunday, August 14th at 10:00. We will be meeting at the Nanning home. Bring your suits and towels!

Do you have some magazines you don’t want? Religious school teachers need magazines preferably with colorful pictures to be used for craft projects. We thank you in advance.

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Weekly Update – 28 July 2016

Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at the normal 7:00 time. It is Simchat Shabbat, and we will be honoring those with July birthdays and anniversaries.

Torah Study will be held at 10:45 on Saturday. We will be looking at parashat Pinchas, Numbers 25:10-30:1

Please contact Rabbi Lynne if you have a table top radio that you are no longer using that you would be willing to donate.

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Weekly Update – 21 July 2016

Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at the normal 7:00 time. Lisa Cohen will be leading services in Rabbi Lynne’s absence. The Cohens will be relocating to Jacksonville at the end of the month, and we appreciate Lisa’s willingness to lead services during this hectic time in her family’s lives.

There will be no Torah study this weekend.

Just a heads up that Simchat Shabbat for the month of July will be on July 29th, not the 22nd as was sent on the calendar.

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Weekly Update – 14 July 2016

Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at the normal 7:00 time. Kat Julius will be providing the Oneg Shabbat to honor her husband, Al Julius, at the time of his yahrzeit.

Torah study will be held on Saturday beginning at 10:45. We will be looking at this week’s Torah portion, Chukkat, Numbers 19:1-22:1.

Just a heads up that Simchat Shabbat for the month of July will be on July 29th, not the 22nd as was sent on the calendar.

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Weekly Update – 30 June 2016

This 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. You will need to bring a lawn chair to sit on. And services/picnic will be held rain or shine.

There will be no Torah study this weekend

There is a very large, very nice black and white striped umbrella that was left on the stage the Friday before last when we were experiencing heavy thunderstorms. It might come in handy over the next few weeks as we experience our normal heat and thunderstorms.

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