Weekly Update – 26 March 2015

We will have a Kabbalat Shabbat service beginning at 6:30 in the library. If you are not attending this service, we ask that you remain in the Social Hall until regular services begin at 7:00.

This Friday we will have a regular Shabbat service beginning at 7:00. This is Simchat Shabbat and we will honor those with birthdays and anniversaries in the month of March.

 

Both the Conversational and the Beginning Hebrew classes will meet this Saturday beginning at 10:00, and Torah Study will follow at 10:45.

 

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday. This Sunday will feature the ever popular Chocolate Seder!

 

We are still waiting for people to pick up dishes that have been left at the temple following various temple events. If you have left some dishes, please reclaim them. We need to get the kitchen cleaned for Passover.

 

On Tuesday, March 31st, beginning at 7:00 at the temple, in conjunction with the Troy-Dothan University Library, we will welcome the return of Biblical Scholar, Dr. Joel Hoffman. He has just written a book entitled, The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor; The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible. There are many stories, legends, and just plain knowledge that were not included in our Biblical text. Dr. Hoffman will be talking about some of these missing texts. The public is invited to attend. Dr. Hoffman will be willing to sign books, although he will not have any to sell. However, Rabbi Lynne has purchased 8 of his books. If you would like to buy one, they will be available on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $20.00.

 

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.

 

A reminder that the deadline for reservations for the Passover Seder is THIS Friday, March 27th. The seder is a catered meal, and we have to have an accurate count for the caterers. So PLEASE make your reservations as soon as possible.

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Weekly Update – 19 March 2015

This Friday we will have a regular Shabbat service beginning at 7:00.

There will be no Torah study on Saturday.

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

We are still waiting for people to pick up dishes that have been left at the temple following various temple events. If you have left some dishes, please reclaim them. We need to get the kitchen cleaned for Passover.

On Tuesday, March 31st, beginning at 7:00 at the temple, in conjunction with the Troy-Dothan University Library, we will welcome the return of Biblical Scholar, Dr. Joel Hoffman. He has just written a book entitled, The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor; The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible. There are many stories, legends, and just plain knowledge that were not included in our Biblical text. Dr. Hoffman will be talking about some of these missing texts. The public is invited to attend.

The Southeastern Conference of Congregations — which includes 36 URJ congregations from Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, and others — is planning to hold a Shabbaton at Camp Jacobs in Utica, MS, March 27-28. Isaac Nuell from the Religious Action Center will be there to talk about social justice opportunities for congregations and David Bauman from Little Rock will provide music. Apparently the number of people who have registered so far is low and it may be postponed to another date. The registration fee is $90 and includes lodging, three meals, and snacks. Accommodations can be made if you don’t want to stay overnight and also there may be financial assistance available from the URJ for registration. If you’re interested in attending, please contact Brian Seidman or the Temple office.

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 next Sunday, March 29th.

A reminder that the deadline for reservations for the Passover Seder is Friday, March 27th. The seder is a catered meal, and we have to have an accurate count for the caterers. So PLEASE make your reservations as soon as possible.

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Weekly Update – 12 March 2015

This Friday we will be welcoming our scholar in residence, Dr. Ari Hagler who will be speaking at our Shabbat services. In addition, Lisa Priddle will be reading from Torah.

 

On Saturday, the Brotherhood will be cooking a Pancake Breakfast to begin at 9:45. Following the Breakfast, Dr. Ari Hagler will lead a discussion on the Middle East. All are invited to attend. This program will be in lieu of Torah Study.

 

On Saturday night, beginning at 7:00, Dr. Hagler will present a lecture entitled “Pariah No Longer: The New Age of Israel’s Inclusion in the Middle Eastern Political Order.” His lecture will be followed by a Q & A session. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

 

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

 

We are still waiting for people to pick up dishes that have been left at the temple following various temple events. If you have left some dishes, please reclaim them.

 

The Temple Emanu-el Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 18th at the home of Russ and Karen Nanning beginning at 7:00. The book we will be discussing is entitled I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits.

 

On Tuesday, March 31st, beginning at 7:00 at the temple, in conjunction with the Troy-Dothan University Library, we will welcome the return of Biblical Scholar, Dr. Joel Hoffman. He has just written a book entitled, The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor; The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible. There are many stories, legends, and just plain knowledge that were not included in our Biblical text. Dr. Hoffman will be talking about some of these missing texts. The public is invited to attend.

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Weekly Update – 26 February 2015

This Friday Simchat Shabbat where we honor those who have birthdays and anniversaries in the month of February. Join us as we all celebrate with our February honorees!

On Saturday, we will have Hebrew beginning at 10:00 and Torah study beginning at 10:45.

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday. As we will be working on a Purim spiel for Friday night, there will only be Hebrew instruction in the Bet and Gimmel classes.

There are still some dishes left from the Art Auction and Neighbor Night on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen. If you left them, please reclaim them.

It is almost Purim and Sisterhood needs your help!  Come bake hamantaschen with us

on Wednesday, March 4th at 10:00 am.  Everyone welcomed to join in. No experience needed.  It is lots of fun to bake together.  Hope to see you there!

 We will be celebrating Purim at our Shabbat service on March 6th beginning at 6:00. There will be a potluck dinner followed by a Purim service. Please bring a dish to share. No desserts please as the hamentaschen will be provided by the Sisterhood. And please MAKE RESERVATIONS by calling the office or sending an e-mail by March 5th.   We need to know how many to set the tables for.  And, of course, everyone is encouraged to wear a costume.

There will be a fun filled Purim Carnival for Religious School children and their families to be held on Sunday March 8th from 11:00-1:00. There will be games, prizes, and a light lunch. Kids and their parents are strongly encouraged to wear costumes!! (And parents, if you are willing to help out, we would love it!)

On March 13-14, we will welcome our Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Ari Hagler, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History at Troy University. Over the course of the two days, there will be several opportunities for us to take advantage of Dr. Hagler’s expertise on the Middle East situation. Please see the bulletin for more details of his visit. The Brotherhood will be cooking a pancake breakfast before his session on the morning of March 14th. If you are planning on attending, please call the office. The Brotherhood needs to know how many to cook for.

The Temple Emanu-el Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 18th at the home of Russ and Karen Nanning beginning at 7:00. The book we will be discussing is entitled I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Update – 19 February 2015

This Friday is our annual Neighbor Night service where we invite our neighbors to share a Shabbat service with us.  Please plan on attending to be good hosts for our neighbors.

A reminder for all those who are baking and/or bringing items for the Oneg Shabbat for Neighbor Night, please have them at the temple by 10:00 on Friday morning.

The last session of the class on grief will be held this Thursday, February 19th beginning at 7:00 at the synagogue.  There is a book being used for the class entitled I Can’t Stop Crying by John Martin and Frank Ferris.  

On Saturday, we will have Hebrew beginning at 10:00 and Torah study beginning at 10:45.

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

There are still some dishes left from the Art Auction on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen.  If you left them, please reclaim them.

The Religious School Shabbat that was scheduled for Friday, February 27th has been postponed and rescheduled for April 24th.

Come join us for Sisterhood’s next social action project! We will be meeting Wednesday February 25th in the social hall at 6:00 p.m. We will be preparing memorable packets for our troops made from old tattered flags that are no longer able to be used. This is a nationally recognized program known as “Stars for our Troops”. Please bring whatever you would like to drink and eat as we will have a social hour to begin! Please call into the Temple (Tammy) and let us know you are coming! (334-792-5001) Please call in reservations by February 18th.

We will be celebrating Purim at our Shabbat service on March 6th beginning at 6:00.  There will be a potluck dinner followed by a Purim service.  Please bring a dish to share.  No desserts please as the hamentaschen will be provided by the Sisterhood.  And please MAKE RESERVATIONS by calling the office or sending an e-mail by March 3rd.   We need to know how many to set the tables for.

On March 13-14, we will welcome our Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Ari Hagler, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History at Troy University.  Over the course of the two days, there will be several opportunities for us to take advantage of Dr. Hagler’s expertise on the Middle East situation.  Please see the bulletin for more details of his visit.

 

 

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Weekly Update – 12 February 2015

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

On Saturday, we will hold a morning Shabbat service beginning at 9:15 on Saturday. It will be followed by Torah study and then Hebrew will begin at 11:15. Note the change in time for the Hebrew and Torah study this week!!

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday

There congregational trip to Israel planned for May 10-May 21st has been cancelled. Thanks to all who showed interest in the trip. Unfortunately, too many of those who wanted to go found out that they could not for one reason or another.

The general Sisterhood Meeting and Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, February 12th in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall.

There are some dishes left from the Art Auction on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen. If you left them, please reclaim them.

There will be a two session class on Grief held on Thursday, February 12th and Thursday, February 19th beginning at 7:00 at the synagogue. Please let Rabbi Lynne know if you are interested in this class. There is a book that will be used for the class. It is called I Can’t Stop Crying by John Martin and Frank Ferris.

Everyone has commented on the vast improvement in our parking facilities and the new entrance to the synagogue. This never would have come to fruition without the help and dedication of Susan and Leslie Blumberg. On Sunday, February 15th beginning at 12:30, we will formally thank Leslie and Susan with a short dedication of a plaque mounted in their honor, with a light lunch to follow. We owe a debt of gratitude to both of them, for their foresight for our future.

Next Friday, February 20th is our annual Neighbor Night service where we invite our neighbors to share a Shabbat service with us. Please plan on attending to be good hosts for our neighbors.

The Religious School Shabbat that was scheduled for Friday, February 27th has been postponed and rescheduled for April 24th.

Come join us for Sisterhood’s next social action project! We will be meeting Wednesday February 25th in the social hall at 6:00 p.m. We will be preparing memorable packets for our troops made from old tattered flags that are no longer able to be used. This is a nationally recognized program known as “Stars for our Troops”. Please bring whatever you would like to drink and eat as we will have a social hour to begin! Please call into the Temple (Tammy) and let us know you are coming! (334-792-5001) Please call in reservations by February 18th.

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Weekly Update – 5 February 2015

Services will be held this Friday beginning at 7:00. The Confirmation Class from the First United Methodist Church will be visiting us this week.

Since this is the first Shabbat in the month, we will hold a morning Shabbat service beginning at 9:15 on Saturday. It will be followed by Torah study and then Hebrew will begin at 11:15. Note the change in time for the Hebrew and Torah study this week!!

The Mitzvah League will be bowling on Saturday night beginning at 5:30 sharp. Please be on time as we only have access to the lanes for a stated period of time.

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday. Please make every effort to attend as we are working on music for our upcoming Religious School Shabbat.

There is a congregational trip to Israel planned for May 10-May 21st.  The itinerary looks fantastic and it looks like a once in a lifetime trip. We still have places open on the tour, so if you were hanging back, and would like to join the tour, please contact Rabbi Lynne ASAP. The deadline to sign up is February 15th.

The general Sisterhood Meeting and Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, February 12th in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall.

There are some dishes left from the Art Auction on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen. If you left them, please reclaim them.

There will be a two session class on Grief held on Thursday, February 12th and Thursday, February 19th beginning at 7:00 at the synagogue. Please let Rabbi Lynne know if you are interested in this class. There is a book that will be used for the class. It is called I Can’t Stop Crying by John Martin and Frank Ferris.

Everyone has commented on the vast improvement in our parking facilities and the new entrance to the synagogue. This never would have come to fruition without the help and dedication of Susan and Leslie Blumberg. On Sunday, February 15th beginning at 12:30, we will formally thank Leslie and Susan with a short dedication of a plaque mounted in their honor, with a light lunch to follow. We owe a debt of gratitude to both of them, for their foresight for our future.

Mark your calendar for two special Shabbat services that will be held in February. Friday, February 20th is our annual Neighbor Night service where we invite our neighbors to share a Shabbat service with us. Please plan on attending to be good hosts for our neighbors. The following Friday, February 27th is Religious School Shabbat. Our young people ages 4-14 will be conducting the service. It is very inspiring to watch the future of Judaism lead us in worship. There will be a simple dinner for religious school students and their families beginning at 6:00 that evening.

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Weekly Update – 29 January 2015

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

Beginning Hebrew will be held along with Pimsleur Hebrew beginning at 10:00 on Saturday. It will be followed by Torah Study.

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday

There is a congregational trip to Israel planned for May 10-May 21st. We met with a representative from ARZA via telephone on Sunday the 18th. The itinerary looks fantastic and it looks like a once in a lifetime trip. We still have places open on the tour, so if you were hanging back, and would like to join the tour, please contact Rabbi Lynne ASAP. The deadline to sign up is February 15th.

Several families have been taking turns providing a meal once a week for Lisa Carroll and her family, and it looks like she will need that support more than ever now that she is recovering from a bad knee break. Therefore, if anyone who would like to help the Mitzvah Volunteers who are currently providing a meal each week for the Carroll family, please contact Angela Banker @ 334-432-3765 to schedule this mitzvah honor.

There will be a Sisterhood Board meeting at noon on Thursday, February 5th. The general Sisterhood Meeting and Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, February 12th in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall.

There will be a two session class on Grief held on Thursday, February 12th and Thursday, February 19th beginning at 7:00 at the synagogue. Please let Rabbi Lynne know if you are interested in this class. There is a book that will be used for the class. It is called I Can’t Stop Crying by John Martin and Frank Ferris.

Everyone has commented on the vast improvement in our parking facilities and the new entrance to the synagogue. This never would have come to fruition without the help and dedication of Susan and Leslie Blumberg. On Sunday, February 15th beginning at 12:30, we will formally thank Leslie and Susan with a short dedication of a plaque mounted in their honor, with a light lunch to follow. We owe a debt of gratitude to both of them, for their foresight for our future.

Mark your calendar for two special Shabbat services that will be held in February. Friday, February 20th is our annual Neighbor Night service where we invite our neighbors to share a Shabbat service with us. Please plan on attending to be good hosts for our neighbors. The following Friday, February 27th is Religious School Shabbat. Our young people ages 4-14 will be conducting the service. It is very inspiring to watch the future of Judaism lead us in worship.

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Weekly Update – 22 January 2015

Shabbat Services will be held Friday night beginning at 7:00. This week is Simchat Shabbat where we will honor all those with birthdays or anniversaries in the month of January.

Adult Classes normally held on Saturday are cancelled.

There will be no Religious School this week.

There is a congregational trip to Israel planned for May 10-May 21st. We met with a representative from ARZA via telephone on Sunday the 18th. The itinerary looks fantastic and it looks like a once in a lifetime trip. We still have places open on the tour, so if you were hanging back, and would like to join the tour, please contact Rabbi Lynne ASAP. The deadline to sign up is February 15th.

The Sisterhood Art Auction will be held this weekend. Make sure if you have volunteered to bring food or play any other role in the Art Auction, that you follow through. But most importantly, please attend, and bring a load of friends.

Several families have been taking turns providing a meal once a week for Lisa Carroll and her family, and it looks like she will need that support more than ever now that she is recovering from a bad knee break. Therefore, if anyone who would like to help the Mitzvah Volunteers who are currently providing a meal each week for the Carroll family, please contact Angela Banker @ 334-432-3765 to schedule this mitzvah honor.

There will be a Sisterhood Board meeting at noon on Thursday, February 5th. The general Sisterhood Meeting and Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, February 12th in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall.

There will be a two session class on Grief held on Thursday, February 12th and Thursday, February 19th beginning at 7:00 at the synagogue. Please let Rabbi Lynne know if you are interested in this class.

 

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Hadassah Art Auction – 24 January 2015

The art auction will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall of Temple Emanu-El, 188 N. Park Ave. in Dothan. Admission for the art auction is $10, and tickets can be purchased at the Temple office or any Temple member. Information can also be obtained by calling 792-5001.
The festivities get under way at 6 p.m. with an opportunity for attendees to preview the works of art.

Original Article from the Dothan Eagle

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