Weekly Update – 16 February 2017

We will once again be hosting Neighbor Night this Friday, February 17th at 7:00. We are inviting our neighbors to share our worship with us and join us for a wonderful Oneg Shabbat sponsored by the Temple Board. Please plan on joining us that night. We will need as many people as possible to attend to welcome the many neighbors who show up for this popular event.

Reminder for all Temple Board members to bring their goodies to the temple plated and ready to be served on Friday, February 17th before 10:00 if at all possible. Food can also be brought to the temple that night, but for set up purposes, it would be easier to receive the goodies in the morning.
 
We do need volunteers to help with setting up the Oneg at 10:00 on Friday and also volunteers to help clean up once the service is complete. Remember this is a very important service both for us and for our community.

Torah Study will meet on Saturday at 10:00

Religious School will NOT meet this week.

Temple Book Club will reschedule and we will let you know the date when we know.

Attention Sisterhood Members: If you did not get your new Sisterhood Yearbook at the meeting last week, you may pick it up in the temple office.  ASAP 

Weekly Update – 9 February 2017

Shabbat Services will be held as usual on Friday beginning at 7:00.
Torah Study will meet on Saturday at 10:00

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

As Jews, we know historically what it has meant to be seen as “the other.” Over the past year, we have seen an unprecedented surge of anti-Semitic incidents. Swastikas have spread like wildfire across Jewish and other institutions.  Jewish families have been threatened and marginalized such as the high profile case in Montana that some of you may have heard about. There have also been coordinated bomb threats called into Jewish Community Centers and Jewish Day Schools. The Anti-Defamation League Southeast Regional Interim Director Shelley Rose will speak to us noon on Thursday, February 9th about the current state of anti-Semitism and what we as a community can do to respond at. The Sisterhood is providing a Soup and Salad lunch for those who made reservations by the deadline. This should be an enlightening program and one that you will not want to miss.

We will once again be hosting Neighbor Night on Friday, February 17th at 7:00. We are inviting our neighbors to share our worship with us and join us for a wonderful Oneg Shabbat sponsored by the Temple Board. Please plan on joining us that night. We will need as many people as possible to attend to welcome the many neighbors who show up for this popular event.

The Book Club is meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd at the home of Russ and Karen at 7:00. They will be discussing Michael Chabon’s book, The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay. Please bring a snack to share.

Weekly Update – 2 February 2017

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

There will be a Shabbat service and potluck dinner at Fort Rucker this Friday beginning at 5:30 at the Spiritual Life Center, Building 8939. If you have any questions, please contact Nathan.

We will be having a Shabbat morning service beginning at 9:00 Saturday morning. It will be followed by Torah study. We will be finished by 10:30 in order to accommodate those who wish to attend Empty Bowls.

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

The Sisterhood Board will meet at noon on Thursday, February 2nd at the temple.

For those who made bowls earlier for the Empty Bowls project and those who want to support it, on Saturday, February 4th @ 11am-1pm the Empty Bowls and soup will be on sale at The Cultural Arts Center, 909 St. Andrews St.

As Jews, we know historically what it has meant to be seen as “the other.” Over the past year, we have seen an unprecedented surge of anti-Semitic incidents. Swastikas have spread like wildfire across Jewish and other institutions.  Jewish families have been threatened and marginalized such as the high profile case in Montana that some of you may have heard about. Just last week, ADL worked with the FBI and other law enforcement authorities to respond to a series of coordinated bomb threats called into more than 24 Jewish Community Centers including in Alabama and Georgia. The Anti-Defamation League Southeast Regional Interim Director Shelley Rose will speak to us noon on Thursday, February 9th about the current state of anti-Semitism and what we as a community can do to respond at. The Sisterhood has graciously agreed to host the congregation at a soup and salad lunch in concert with Shelly Rose’s talk. The Sisterhood does need to know how much food to prepare, so it is imperative that you call Tammy in the Temple Office by Friday, February 3rd if you are planning on attending. This should be an enlightening program and one that you will not want to miss.

We will once again be hosting Neighbor Night on Friday, February 17th at 7:00. We are inviting our neighbors to share our worship with us and join us for a wonderful Oneg Shabbat sponsored by the Temple Board. Please plan on joining us that night. We will need as many people as possible to attend to welcome the many neighbors who show up for this popular event.

Weekly Update – 26 January 2017

Shabbat Services will be held as usual on Friday beginning at 7:00. This Friday is Simchat Shabbat where we will celebrate those who have birthdays and anniversaries in the month of January.

Torah Study will meet at 10:00 on Saturday. We will be looking at this week’s parasha, Vayeira, Exodus 6:2-9:35.

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

Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds saved the lives of over 200 Jewish soldiers in a POW camp in Germany and was awarded the Righteous Among the Nations award from Israel and Yad Vashem. His son, Pastor Chris Edmonds will be here in Dothan at Temple Emanu-el at 7:00 on Saturday January 28th to talk about his father. His talk will be followed by light refreshments and a chance to talk to Pastor Edmonds. Please plan on attending to welcome our friends and neighbors.

The Sisterhood Board will meet at noon on Thursday, February 2nd at the temple.

For those who made bowls earlier for the Empty Bowls project and those who want to support it, on Saturday, February 4th @ 11am-1pm the Empty Bowls and soup will be on sale at The Cultural Arts Center, 909 St. Andrews St.

As Jews, we know historically what it has meant to be seen as “the other.” Over the past year, we have seen an unprecedented surge of anti-Semitic incidents. Swastikas have spread like wildfire across Jewish and other institutions.  Jewish families have been threatened and marginalized such as the high profile case in Montana that some of you may have heard about. Just last week, ADL worked with the FBI and other law enforcement authorities to respond to a series of coordinated bomb threats called into more than 24 Jewish Community Centers including in Alabama and Georgia. The Anti-Defamation League Southeast Regional Interim Director Shelley Rose will speak to us noon on Thursday, February 9th about the current state of anti-Semitism and what we as a community can do to respond at. The Sisterhood has graciously agreed to host the congregation at a soup and salad lunch in concert with Shelly Rose’s talk. The Sisterhood does need to know how much food to prepare, so it is imperative that you call Tammy in the Temple Office if you are planning on attending. This should be an enlightening program and one that you will not want to miss.

Weekly Update – 19 January 2017

Shabbat Services will be held as usual on Friday beginning at 7:00. As part of our Shabbat Services, we will be discussing anti-Semetism, the Holocaust and how it shapes our Jewish identity.
There will be no Torah Study or Religious School this weekend.
Just a reminder that the Sisterhood Art Auction is scheduled for THIS WEEKEND. We will need everyone’s help for this annual fund raiser. When you are called, please say yes to the caller. Please sell your tickets, plan on attending, and bring lots of friends.
Those of you who are working on plating food, or cutting fruit and vegetables in Saturday morning, please be at the temple by 9:30.
The Brotherhood reminds its members that muscles are needed at noon to unload the artwork on Saturday, and also at 2:00pm on Sunday to load the art that has not been sold back onto the truck.  
Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds saved the lives of over 200 Jewish soldiers in a POW camp in Germany and was awarded the Righteous Among the Nations award from Israel and Yad Vashem. His son, Pastor Chris Edmonds will be here in Dothan at Temple Emanu-el at 7:00 on Saturday January 28th to talk about his father. His talk will be followed by light refreshments and a chance to talk to Pastor Edmonds. On Friday evening, January 20th , Please plan on attending both events.
The Sisterhood Board will meet at noon on Thursday, February 2nd at the temple.

 The Sisterhood would like to invite the congregation to attend a soup and salad lunch at noon on Thursday February 9th. We will be hosting Shelly Rose from the ADL in Atlanta who will discussing the rise of anti-Semitism. The Sisterhood does need to know how much food to prepare, so please call Tammy in the Temple Office if you are planning on attending. This should be an enlightening program and one that you will not want to miss.

Weekly Update – 12 January 2017

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

Torah Study will meet as usual this week beginning at 10:00 on Saturday morning.

Religious School is back and session and will meet on Sunday beginning at 10:00.

Our intrepid librarian, Jean Cooper has done another cleaning in our library and once again there are books available for free on a table in the Social Hall.

The current membership roster is available for pickup during office hours or whenever you are in the temple. Please remember that if you need to have your copy mailed, please contact Tammy in our office.

Just a reminder that the Sisterhood Art Auction is scheduled for January 21st and 22nd. We will need everyone’s help for this annual fundraiser. When you are called, please say yes to the caller. And sell your tickets and plan on bringing a friend.

Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds saved the lives of over 200 Jewish soldiers in a POW camp in Germany and was awarded the Righteous Among the Nations award from Israel and Yad Vashem. His son, Pastor Chris Edmonds will be here in Dothan at Temple Emanu-El at 7:00 on Saturday, January 28th to talk about his father. His talk will be followed by light refreshments and a chance to talk to Pastor Edmonds. On Friday evening, January 20th, as part of our Shabbat Services, we will be discussing the Holocaust and how it shapes our Jewish identity. Please plan on attending both events.

The Sisterhood Board will meet at noon on Thursday, February 2 nd at the temple.

The Sisterhood would like to invite the congregation to attend a soup and salad lunch at noon on Thursday, February 9th. We will be hosting Shelly Rose from the ADL in Atlanta who will discuss the rise of anti-Semitism. The Sisterhood does need to know how much food to prepare, so please call Tammy in the Temple Office if you are planning on attending. This should be an enlightening program and one that you will not want to miss.

Weekly Update – 5 January 2017

Shabbat Services will be held as usual on Friday beginning at 7:00.
Torah Study resumes this week beginning at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Please note that the originally scheduled Shabbat Service will NOT take place as was noted on the temple calendar.  
Religious School is back and session and will meet on Sunday beginning at 10:00.
Our intrepid librarian, Jean Cooper has done another cleaning in our library and once again there are books available for free on a table in the Social Hall.
The current membership roster is available for pickup during office hours or whenever you are in the temple. Please remember that if you need to have your copy mailed, please contact Tammy in our office.
The Mitvah Misfits are bowling on Saturday evening!! We will meet at Dothan Bowling Lanes at 5:00. Please contact Steve Jacobson by e-mail, if you wish to bowl. And remember that experience is not necessary.
Just a reminder that the Sisterhood Art Auction is scheduled for January 21st and 22nd. We will need everyone’s help for this annual fund raiser. When you are called, please say yes to the caller. And sell your tickets and plan on bringing a friend.  

Weekly update – 22 Dec 2016

The Temple Office will be closed on Friday, December 23rd.

Shabbat services will be held beginning at 7:00 on Friday night. We will be saying good bye to the Lindley family who will be leaving at the end of the month to move to Korea. It is also Simchat Shabbat where we will honor all those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in the month of December.

There will be no Torah Study this week. It will resume on January 7th.

Religious School is on winter break and will resume on January 8th.

Please remember to make your reservations for the annual Hanukkah service and potluck dinner to be held on December 30th. Reservations need to be in by December 28th. And Just a reminder that we are asking that everyone bring a side dish that will feed 8-10 people. Dessert, latkes and drinks will be provided.

The Fort Rucker Jewish Community invites everyone to a menorah lighting at 4:30 each day from December 24th-December 30th in front of the Main Post Chapel.

Just a reminder that the first Hanukkah candle will be lit at sundown on Saturday, December 24th.

Weekly Update – 8 December 2016

Shabbat services will be held beginning at 7:00 on Friday night. Lynne Tures will be reading from the Torah.

Torah Study will be held on Saturday beginning at 10:00. We will be looking at this week’s Torah portion, Vayetze.

On Sunday, the Religious School students will have a chance to shop in the gift shop for Hanukkah presents for their family. Religious School parents, please remember to send some funds in with your children to purchase gifts, and we are also requesting help from 10:00-12:00 with gift wrapping.

Because Christmas Eve falls on Shabbat this year, we will be doing the annual mitzvah of wrapping gifts for the House of Ruth on Sunday, December 18th from 12 noon to 7pm at Wiregrass Commons Mall. 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 for fairly long periods of time. Please contact Loretta Shapiro at lshapiro@servisfirstbank.com this week if you are able to help with this important mitzvah if you can work a 2 hour shift or even longer. We need 2-4 wrappers for each shift. Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful people who volunteer for this important project.

The Religious School is coordinating a food drive for the Backpack for Kids project. Many children in our schools go home over the weekend or vacations to empty kitchens and refrigerators. Backpacks with easy to prepare foods are provided to children so they can feed themselves. Items like granola bars, single serving microwavable meals, individual cans of fruit, individual raisin packages, individual containers of cereal. Think like a kid! The religious school will be collecting through December 18th so we can get the food to the food bank before the winter break. This is the final week, so please bring food in if you have not already.

Please remember to make your reservations for the annual Hanukkah service and potluck dinner to be held on December 30th. Details are in the bulletin.

Weekly Update – 23 November 2016

PLEASE NOTE: The Temple office will be closed November 24th and November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Shabbat services will be held beginning at 7:00 on Friday night. This will not only be Simchat Shabbat, where we honor those who have birthdays and anniversaries in the month of October, but we will also celebrate the Adult Bat Mitzvah of Kortney. If you are in town, this is a service you will not want to miss.

There will be no Torah Study or Religious School this weekend as we all enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend with our families.

In honor of Kortney’s Bat Mitzvah, Kortney is collecting needed items for Kitty Kottage which is dedicated to the rescue of kittens. They need clumping cat litter, kitten food, regular cat food, rice cereal for babies, and jars of baby food meat, and baby wipes. You can leave your donation on the stage, or if you wish you can make your tax deductible check payable to Kitty Kottage and send it to Tammy. They are collecting through the month of November.

Also, the Religious School is coordinating a food drive for the Backpack for Kids project. Many children in our schools go home over the weekend or vacations to empty kitchens and refrigerators. Backpacks with easy to prepare foods are provided to children so they can feed themselves. Items like granola bars, single serving microwavable meals, individual cans of fruit, individual raisen packages, individual containers of cereal. Think like a kid! The religious school will be collecting through December 18th so we can get the food to the food bank before the winter break.

Friday, December 2nd there will be a Shabbat Service and Potluck held at Fort Rucker beginning at 6:00 at the Spiritual Life Center. Please contact Nathan if you have any questions and/or wish to attend.

There will be a Shabbat Morning Service on Saturday, December 3rd beginning promptly at 9:30. It will be followed by our normal Torah Study.

On Sunday December 4th, our monthly session on Jewish identity will be a potluck and a movie beginning at 5:00. Please bring a main or side dish to share; dessert and drinks will be provided. The movie is the oldie, but goodie, Frisco Kid. There will be a short discussion at the end of the movie.