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

Adult Hebrew classes will resume in the Fall. Torah study will not be held this week, and will resume on June 13th when we will be studying the Weekly Torah portion.  

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 dish to share.

 

 

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Weekly Update – 28 May 2015

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

Adult Hebrew classes will resume in the Fall. Torah study will not be held this week, and will resume on June 13th when we will be studying the Weekly Torah portion.

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 dish to share.

 

 

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Weekly Update – 21 May 2015

Shabbat Services will be held this Friday night beginning at 7:00. This week is Simchat Shabbat where we will honor those who have birthdays or anniversaries in the month of May.  
Adult Hebrew classes will resume in the Fall. Torah study will not be held this week, and will resume on June 13th when we will be studying the Weekly Torah portion. 

We will be celebrating Shavuot on Sunday, May 24th with a Yizkor service beginning at 10:00 in the sanctuary.

The Brotherhood is coordinating a trip to Montgomery to a Montgomery Biscuits Baseball game on Sunday, May 24th at beginning at 5:35. Tickets are $13.00 each and they have procured a block of 20 tickets so we can all sit together. There are one or two left, so if you have not made reservations, and would like to join us for what will be a very enjoyable time, you can call Leon Minsky at 333-2539 to reserve your tickets!

Many people wonder what they can do to help alleviate the suffering in Nepal. There are three organizations that the Union for Reform Judaism is recommending to which we can safely make contributions. They are: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the America Jewish World Service, and Doctors Without Borders. One person can truly make a difference.

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Weekly Update – 14 May 2015

Sisterhood members who have signed up, don’t forget the luncheon today (Thursday) at noon at the Dothan Country Club.

Shabbat Services will be held this Friday night beginning at 7:00. The scheduled Kabbalat Shabbat service will not take place this week.

 

Adult Hebrew classes will be held beginning at 10:00 on Saturday. Torah study will begin following the Hebrew classes at 10:45.

 

Mitzvah Misfits will be bowling on Saturday starting at 5:00. Please arrive promptly as we only have the lanes for a short period of time.

 

To celebrate the end of the year, we will be having a congregation picnic to be held beginning at 11:00 on Sunday. We will supply hot dogs, chips, cookies and a drink. There will be games for the kids. Parents, please check on the L’Dor V’Dor Facebook page for information on what your children should wear and bring on Sunday. We will need volunteers for set up and clean up as well as supervising the games.

 

The Brotherhood is coordinating a trip to Montgomery to a Montgomery Biscuits Baseball game on Sunday, May 24th at beginning at 5:35. Tickets are $13.00 each and they have procured a block of 20 tickets so we can all sit together. Please call Leon Minsky at 333-2539 to reserve your tickets!

 

Many people wonder what they can do to help alleviate the suffering in Nepal. There are three organizations that the Union for Reform Judaism is recommending to which we can safely make contributions. They are: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the America Jewish World Service, and Doctors Without Borders. One person can truly make a difference.

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Weekly Update – 7 May 2015

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

 Adult Hebrew classes will be held beginning at 10:00 on Saturday. Torah study will begin following the Hebrew classes at 10:45.

 In order to allow families to fully celebrate Mother’s Day together, there will be no religious school on Sunday.

 The Religious School/Congregation needs volunteers to help with the end of year picnic to be held on May 17th.   A complete list of what is needed is in the bulletin. Please call the office if you can either help with the food, or can physically help with the cooking, clean up set up, or coordinating games that day.

Sisterhood Dutch Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 14th at noon at the Dothan Country Club. The cost is $19.08. Please RSVP to Kay Podem if you are attending. Those who are not members of the Dothan Country Club may write checks payable to Susan S. Blumberg, and mailed to Susan at 105 Blumberg Dr. Dothan, AL 36303. They should be received by May 10th.

 The Brotherhood is coordinating a trip to Montgomery to a Montgomery Biscuits Baseball game on Sunday, May 24th at beginning at 5:35. Tickets are $13.00 each and they have procured a block of 20 tickets so we can all sit together. Please call Leon Minsky at 333-2539 to reserve your tickets!

 Many people wonder what they can do to help alleviate the suffering in Nepal. There are three organizations that the Union for Reform Judaism is recommending to which we can safely make contributions. They are: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the America Jewish World Service, and Doctors Without Borders. One person can truly make a difference.

 Does anyone have the book entitled Jewish History in 100 Nutshells by Naomi Pasachoff? Rabbi Lynne lent her copy of the book to someone and it was never returned. She would really like to have it back as soon as possible.

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Weekly Update – 29 April 2015 

DELI DAY IS THURSDAY. IF YOU ARE ON ONE OF THE TEAMS, PLEASE BE PRESENT ON TIME READY TO WORK. We will also need a few people to help clean up the temple at the end of the day.  Let’s make this the best Deli Day ever!!

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

 

Because this is the first week of the month, we will hold Morning Shabbat Services beginning at 9:15.  That will be followed by TORAH STUDY AT 10:00, and then we will hold our HEBREW CLASSES AT 11:15. This is our normal first week on the month schedule. 

 

There will be Religious School this Sunday beginning at 10:00

 

Rabbi Lynne and Reverend Lynn Nesbitt will be co-teaching a class based on a television series entitled Jews and Christians; A Journey of Faith. The second of the two classes will be held onWednesday, May 6th at the Methodist church beginning at 6:00.  Participants are cordially invited to have dinner at the Methodist Church prior to the class for a nominal cost of $6.00. Dinner is served beginning at 4:45. Please tell Rabbi Lynne if you are interested in attending the dinner by Monday, May 4th.  We need to give an accurate number to the church for the meals. 

The Religious School/Congregation needs volunteers to help with the end of year picnic to be held on May 17th.   A complete list of what is needed is in the bulletin.  Please call the office if you can either help with the food, or can physically help with the cooking, clean up set up, or coordinating games that day. 


Sisterhood Dutch Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 14
that noon at the Dothan Country Club.  The cost is $19.08.  Please RSVP to Kay Podem if you are attending. 

 

The Brotherhood is coordinating a trip to Montgomery to a Montgomery Biscuits Baseball game on Sunday, May 24th at beginning at 5:35.  Tickets are $13.00 each and they have procured a block of 20 tickets so we can all sit together.  Please call Leon Minsky at 333-2539 to reserve your tickets! 

 

Many people wonder what they can do to help alleviate the suffering in Nepal.  There are three organizations that the Union for Reform Judaism is recommending to which we can safely make contributions.  They are: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the America Jewish World Service, and Doctors Without Borders.  One person can  truly make a difference.

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Weekly Update – 23 April 2015

This Friday night will be a wonderful service. Not only is it Simchat Shabbat where we honor our congregants who have birthdays and anniversaries in the month of April, but also our Religious School students will be leading the service. Come and qvell with us as our students lead us in worship.

Hebrew classes will be held this Saturday beginning at 10:00. These classes will be followed by Torah study at 10:45.

There will be no Religious School this week.

Rabbi Lynne and Reverend Lynn Nesbitt will be co-teaching a class based on a television series entitled Jews and Christians; A Journey of Faith. The second of the two classes will be held on Wednesday, May 6th at the Methodist church. Participants are cordially invited to have dinner at the Methodist Church prior to the class for a nominal cost of $6.00. Please tell Rabbi Lynne if you are interested in attending. She needs to know if you are attending the dinner on Wednesday by Monday May 4th.

The Deli Day coordinators sent out an e-mail to the congregation on April 22nd asking for volunteers to contact the coordinators to volunteer for teams. PLEASE reply to one of the two e-mail addresses in the e-mail and let them know which team you would like to volunteer for. And then, please report at the time you are needed to do the task you have selected.

The unveiling for Frieda Katz will be held on Sunday, April 26th at 1:00 at Memory Hill. All are invited to attend.

The Brotherhood is coordinating a trip to Montgomery to a Montgomery Biscuits Baseball game on Sunday, May 24th at beginning at 5:35. Tickets are $13.00 each and they have procured a block of 20 tickets so we can all sit together. Please call Leon Minsky at 333-2539 to reserve your tickets!

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