Kabbalat Shabbat services will be held this Friday night beginning at 6:30 in the Temple library. If you are not attending the Kabbalat Shabbat service, please wait until 7:00 to enter the sanctuary. Kabbalat Shabbat services will be followed by our regular Shabbat Services beginning at 7:00. Abby Klionsky, our Education Fellow from the Institute of Southern Jewish Living will deliver the D’var Torah.
The beginning Hebrew class as well as the Pimsleur Hebrew class will meet this Saturday beginning at 10:00. Hebrew classes will be followed by Torah Study at 10:45. We will be doing a study session on Hanukkah this week.
The Mitzvah Misfits will be bowling this Saturday night at Dothan Lanes beginning at 5:00.
Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday morning. Abby Klionsky will be presenting a special Hanukkah program.
Last chance to visit the Judaica Shop before Hanukkah! We have lots of items for your holiday gift giving: dreidels, candles, chanukiot, kippot, jewelry and trivets. The shop will be open on Sunday morning during Religious School.
There will be a Pulpit Committee meeting on Tuesday evening, the 16th at 7:00 at the temple.
The book group will meet on Thursday, December 18th at the Goldsmith’s house. The book we will be discussing is Snow in August by Pete Hamill
If you have not made reservations in for the Hanukkah dinner and service to be held on Friday, December 19th, please do so as soon as possible. We need an accurate count both for set up and to know how much to purchase.
As we have done for many years, Temple Emanu-el will be providing all the volunteers to man (or woman) the House of Ruth wrapping booth at the mall on Wednesday, December 24th from 9-5. We volunteer each year for this so our Christian neighbors can do what they need to do on Christmas Eve. All you need is some ability to wrap gifts; they do not need to be a work of art. You also need to be able to stand while wrapping. Please contact Rabbi Lynne and tell her if you can work 2 to 4 hours on a shift. We need at least 4 wrappers for each shift, and it would be nice if there were more for the busy 10 to 4 time slots. Also, at the very end, we need a few men with strong backs to help tear down the display. Several people who have wrapped for us in the past will not be here this year, so please volunteer for this important mitzvah!
The Temple Board voted last night to make available to the congregation pictures that were formerly displayed on our walls. They are currently in the back of the social hall and will be available beginning Friday, December 12th until December 31st on a first come/first served basis. The Board suggests that if you take a picture, it would be nice to make a donation to the temple.