Weekly Update – 24 September 2014

Until further notice, no parking will be available on our parking lot on the CVS side. There will still be limited handicap parking (ONLY) beside the handicap access door.

Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00. It is Simchat Shabbat, where we will honor those with birthdays and anniversaries in the month of September.

Torah study will be held at 10:30 on Saturday. We will be studying parashat Haazinu. We have also decided as a group to meet in the library from now on.

Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the handicap entrance.

Religious School will meet at 10:00 on Sunday, and will only meet for one hour due to the Memorial service. Because of the construction, we are asking that you not allow your children go out to the Parking Lot unsupervised or to play in the parking lot. It is quite dangerous right now.

Erev Rosh Hashanah services will begin on Wednesday night beginning at 8:00. Rosh Hashanah day services will begin at 10:00 Thursday morning, September 25th. They will be followed by our annual Rosh Hashanah luncheon. (You have made your reservations, right?) After lunch we will caravan out to Emerald Lake (behind the Post Office on the circle) for our Tashlich service.

Due to our construction, the parking lot will not be available for Rosh Hashanah services. Please use the Methodist church parking lot and enter the sanctuary through the sanctuary doors. For those who have difficulty walking, there will be parking available at the lot behind the synagogue, and you can enter through the current handicap entrance. We ask that if you are able to walk from the Methodist church to the synagogue, that you not park behind the synagogue, so those who need those spots will have them available.

The Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 28th at 11:15 in Memory Hill Cemetery on Hwy 52.

Looking ahead, Kol Nidre is a week from Friday, on October 3rd, beginning at 8:00.

Sisterhood members, please contact Angela Banker if you are interested in attending the WRJSE District Biennial October 23-26 in Parkland, FL. The early bird cut off rate has been extended until October 2.

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Weekly Update – 18 September 2014

Beginning today (Sept. 18), until further notice, no parking will be available on our parking lot on the CVS side. There will still be limited handicap parking (ONLY) beside the handicap access door.

Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00. We will have a ceremony to celebrate the conversion of Karen Arenson at the beginning of services. In honor of Karen’s becoming a Jew, the Arensons are sponsoring the Oneg.  

Torah study will be held at 10:30 on Saturday. We will be studying parashat Nitzavim. We have also decided as a group to meet in the library from now on.

 Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the handicap entrance.

 Religious School will meet at 10:00 on Sunday.  Because of the construction, we are asking that you not allow your children go out to the Parking Lot unsupervised or to play in the parking lot. It is quite dangerous right now.  

 Our first High Holy Days event will be Selichot on Sunday, September 21st. At 5:00 we will be showing the movie, The Book Thief, the story of Liesel, a young girl and her relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a young Jewish man who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. We will eat a pot-luck dinner during the showing of the movie. Bring a dish to share; drinks and dessert will be provided. Following the movie, we will have our annual Selichot service. The Selichot service itself is quite short, and somber.

 Erev Rosh Hashanah services will begin on Wednesday night beginning at 8:00. Rosh Hashanah day services will begin at 10:00 Thursday morning, September 25th. They will be followed by our annual Rosh Hashanah luncheon. (You have made your reservations, right?) After lunch we will caravan out to Emerald Lake (behind the Post Office on the circle) for our Tashlich service.

 Due to our construction, the parking lot will not be available for Rosh Hashanah services. Please use the Methodist church parking lot and enter the sanctuary through the sanctuary doors. For those who have difficulty walking, there will be parking available at the lot behind the synagogue, and you can enter through the current handicap entrance. We ask that if you are able to walk from the Methodist church to the synagogue, that you not park behind the synagogue, so those who need those spots will have them available.

 Next week’s Weekly Update will be published on Wednesday due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Please look for it, as there may be a change concerning the parking situation.

 NEEDED: A volunteer to clean and polish the candlesticks after services on Friday. Please call the office if you would like to do this mitzvah.

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Weekly Update – 8 September 2014

Announcements

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

Torah study will be held at 10:30 on Saturday, following the Brotherhood Breakfast which we have been invited to attend. We will meet in the Board room.

Just a reminder that the construction of our new entrance and the parking lot has begun…..as you can see. We will need to park in the CVS side of our parking lot, and enter the building through the sanctuary doors for services. There are several parking places near the handicap door for those who need them, and you will need to enter the parking lot from Commonwealth Street. If you come to the temple during the week, you will need to use the current handicap entrance. There has been a bell installed on that door for your convenience.

There have been some containers left at the synagogue over the summer. They have been put on top of the refrigerator. There is quite a collection. Please claim them asap, as we will be getting the kitchen ready for the new year.

Brotherhood will be holding its first meeting on Saturday, September 13th beginning with a joint breakfast with the Torah study group and the religious school faculty at 9:45. All members and prospective members are invited to attend and see how our new griddle is working.

The Mitzvah Misfits Bowling League will begin its fall league play on Saturday, September 13th at 5:00 at Dothan Lanes. If you would like to join this fun activity, please contact Kenny Priddle.

The first day of Religious School is September 14th! We have an exciting year planned, and look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday the 14th at 10:00 sharp.

 The September bulletin has gone out to the congregation. There are several things in it which require you to turn in reservations, etc. Please read the bulletin carefully and note the due dates of the Sukkah Party, the Rosh Hashanah luncheon, the Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast, names to be read at the Yizkor service, and Sisterhood greetings. This particular bulletin is very full with all the information you need for the upcoming High Holy Days.

 Our first High Holy Days event will be Selichot on Sunday, September 21st. At 5:00 we will be showing the movie, The Book Thief, the story of Liesel, a young girl and her relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a young Jewish man who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. We will eat a pot-luck dinner during the showing of the movie. Bring a dish to share; drinks and dessert will be provided. Following the movie, we will have our annual Selichot service. The Selichot service itself is quite short, and somber.

 

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Weekly Update – 4 September 2014

Announcements

Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00.  In the absence of the rabbi, Barbara Minsky will be leading services.

There will be no Torah Study this week.

Just a reminder that the construction of our new entrance and the parking lot has begun…..as you can see. We will need to park in the CVS side of our parking lot, and enter the building through the sanctuary doors for services.  There are several parking places near the handicap door for those who need them, and you will need to enter the parking lot from Commonwealth Street. If you come to the temple during the week, you will need to use the current handicap entrance.  There has been a bell installed on that door for your convenience.

 There have been some containers left at the synagogue over the summer.  They have been put on top of the refrigerator. There is quite a collection.  Please claim them asap, as we will be getting the kitchen ready for the new year.

 Sisterhood will hold its first luncheon meeting on Thursday, September 11th, in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall at noon. All Sisterhood members and prospective members are invited to attend. 

 Brotherhood will be holding its first meeting on Saturday, September 13th beginning with a joint breakfast with the Torah study group and the religious school faculty at 9:45.  All members and prospective members are invited to attend and see how our new griddle is working.

 The Mitzvah Misfits Bowling League will begin its fall league play on Saturday, September 13th at 5:00 at Dothan Lanes.  If you would like to join this fun activity, please contact Kenny Priddle.

 The first day of Religious School is September 14th!  We have an exciting year planned, and look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday the 14th at 10:00.

 The September bulletin has just gone out to the congregation.  There are several things in it which require you to turn in reservations, etc.  Please read the bulletin carefully and note the due dates of the Sukkah Party, the Rosh Hashanah luncheon, the Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast, names to be read at the Yizkor service, and Sisterhood greetings. This particular bulletin is very full with all the information you need for the upcoming High Holy Days. 

 Just a quick reminder if you are sponsoring an Oneg for a special occasion, you need to let Tammy know as well as Angela Banker, Sisterhood president.  You may responsible for any costs incurred for extra clean-up.

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Weekly Update – 28 August 2014

Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00.  It will be a regular Shabbat Service. Remember that you need to enter through the sanctuary doors.

There will be no Torah Study this week.

 Just a reminder that the construction of our new entrance and the parking lot has begun…..as you can see. We will need to park in the CVS parking lot, and enter the building through the sanctuary doors for services.  There are several parking places near the handicap door for those who need them, and you will need to enter the parking lot from Commonwealth Street. If you come to the temple during the week, you will need to use the current handicap entrance.  There has been a bell installed on that door for your convenience.

 There have been some containers left at the synagogue over the summer.  They have been put on top of the refrigerator. There is quite a collection.  Please claim them asap, as we will be getting the kitchen ready for the new year.

The September bulletin has just gone out to the congregation.  There are several things in it which require you to turn in reservations, etc.  Please read the bulletin carefully and note the due dates of the Sukkah Party, the Rosh Hashanah luncheon, the Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast, names to be read at the Yizkor service, and Sisterhood greetings. This particular bulletin is very full with all the information you need for the upcoming High Holy Days. 

Just a quick reminder if you are sponsoring an Oneg for a special occasion, you need to let Tammy know as well as Angela Banker, Sisterhood president.  You may responsible for any costs incurred for extra clean-up.

Happy Labor Day weekend!

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Weekly Update – 21 August 2014

Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00.  It is Simchat Shabbat and we will be honoring those with birthdays or anniversaries in the month of August.  Remember you will need to use the Sanctuary doors to enter the building.

There will be Torah Study this Saturday beginning at 10:30 am.  We will be studying the current Torah portion, Re’eh.  Remember to enter through the door facing Park Avenue that leads into the Social Hall.

 

The Susan (Nomberg) McCullough Gallery is celebrating its first anniversary with a very special family exhibit.  Paintings not only by Susan, but by Joel Nomberg and Dottie Nomberg (z”l) will be exhibited from July 16th through August 31st

 

Just a reminder that the construction of our new entrance and the parking lot has begun.  We will need to park in the CVS parking lot, and enter the building through the sanctuary doors for services.  There are several parking places near the handicap door for those who need them, and you will need to enter the parking lot from Commonwealth Street. If you come to the temple during the week, you will need to use the current handicap entrance, and will need to call the temple office (792-5001) in order to have the door opened for you. 

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Weekly Update – 15 August 2014

Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00.  It will be a regular service.

There will be Torah Study this Saturday beginning at 10:30 am.

 The book group will meet on Wednesday, August 20th at 7:00 at the home of Brian and Amie.  The book we are reading is Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons.  The Dothan library has several copies of it available specifically for us.  You do need to ask for it at the desk.

 The Susan (Nomberg) McCullough Gallery is celebrating its first anniversary with a very special family exhibit.  Paintings not only by Susan, but by Joel Nomberg and Dottie Nomberg (z”l) will be exhibited from July 16th through August 31st

There were two errors in the yarzeits that appeared in the August Bulletin.  Hy Wakstein will be remembered on Friday, August 15th.  And Barbara Blumenfeld will be remembered on August 22nd.  Our sincere apologies for the errors. 

The unveiling for Hy Wakstein will be held at 1:00 on Monday, August 18th at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Panama City.  Anyone who wishes is invited to attend.

Just a reminder that beginning on Monday, August 18th, construction of our new entrance and the parking lot will begin.  If you come to the temple during the week, you will need to use the current handicap entrance, and will need to call the temple office (792-5001) in order to have the door opened for you. 

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Weekly Update – 8 Aug 2014

At this time of conflict and violence, Temple Emanu-El’s congregation reaffirms our support for Israel’s right to exist within safe and secure borders and its self-defense. We pray for an end to the suffering caused by war, for security for all the people of Israel and its region, and for a lasting peace. We offer these words from the Hashkiveinu prayer:

O God, spread your peace upon us. Guide us with your good counsel, and save us for the sake of your name. Be a shield about us, turning away every enemy, disease, violence, hunger, and sorrow. Shelter us in the shadow of your wings, for You guard and protect; You are a ruler of mercy and compassion. Blessed are you, Adonai, who spreads the shelter of peace over us, over Israel, and over all the world.

Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00. In the rabbi’s absence, Suzanne Geiger and Bill Miller will be leading services.
There will be no Torah study this Saturday.

The Susan (Nomberg) McCullough Gallery is celebrating its first anniversary with a very special family exhibit. Paintings not only by Susan, but by Joel Nomberg and Dottie Nomberg (z”l) will be exhibited from July 16th through August 31st.

There were two errors in the yarzeits that appeared in the August Bulletin. Hy Wakstein will be remembered on Friday, August 15th. And Barbara Blumenfeld will be remembered on September 5th. Our sincere apologies for the errors.

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Weekly Update – 31 July 2014

The book group will meet on Thursday August 20th at 7:00 at the home of Brian and Amie Siedman. The book we are reading is Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons. The Dothan library has several copies of it available specifically for us. You do need to ask for it at the desk.
The Susan (Nomberg) McCullough Gallery is celebrating its first anniversary with a very special family exhibit. Paintings not only by Susan, but by Joel Nomberg.

and Dottie Nomberg (z”l) will be exhibited from July 16th through August 31st.

There was an error in the yarzeits that appeared in the August Bulletin.
Hy Wakstein will be remembered on Friday, August 15th. Our sincerest apologies for the error.

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I’m Done Apologizing – By Menachem Creditor

I’m done apologizing for Israel.

It’s tiring to apologize over and over. Instead, I’ve decided to come clean: I am a progressive American rabbi who leans left pretty hard. I’ve been engaged, as a US faith leader, in work to reform gun laws, extend LGBT rights around the world, grant refuge to illegal immigrants, protect women’s reproductive choice, and more. Paint me blue.

So, when it comes to Israel, many of those with whom I engage in social reform expect me to react to Israel’s military actions in Gaza with scorn and criticism. To be fair, there are times when I do. My Zionism demands I speak out on behalf of the Israel that remains, in my world-view, the most ambitious project-in-process of the Jewish People. Whereas Israel’s 66 short years have witnessed strength and resilience that have redefined Jewish identity in profound ways, the global Jewish family remains interwoven with Israel. If you question this, scan the last week’s news for anti-Israel rallies in Antwerp, Los Angeles, Paris, Boston, and elsewhere that featured widespread anti-Semitic chants and violence against Jews.

So I’m a progressive US faith leader. I’m a Zionist in Berkeley, CA. I’m a Jew in the world, worried for my family. So here is my response to those criticizing Israel this week.

To those who suggest that Prime Minister Netanyahu is over-reacting to the missiles, I offer this response which I have now shared regularly at campus and communal conversations:

Israel is treating wounded Palestinians during this conflict, risking Israeli lives in surgical strikes to destroy weapons-smuggling tunnels created with building materials Israel allowed into Gaza for infrastructure projects to benefit Palestinian society. Just for a moment, consider the deaths that would result from Israel wishing harm on Palestinian civilians. In just the last 48 hours, Israel has allowed over 10 tons of goods into Gaza. During the past weeks, Israel has agreed to two humanitarian cease-fires. In the first hours of those ceasefires, Hamas rained down over 70 missiles onto Israel civilians.

I ask: What do Israel’s enraged critics truly desire? How is it possible to hear indignant claims of human rights violations in the context of Syrians slaughtered by the hundreds of thousands, state-sanctioned terrorism around the globe, and young immigrants treated like chattel by the US and other? Israel is doing its best, sacrificing its own children to preserve the lives of Palestinians.
I also ask, regarding the world’s seemingly acceptance of Hamas’ tactics as the only remaining option left for a desperate leadership:

Were Hamas to truly lead its people forward to a life of stability and peace, wouldn’t it use building materials for schools instead of smuggling tunnels? Wouldn’t Hamas stop stockpiling weapons in mosques and transporting them in UN ambulances? Wouldn’t Hamas stop firing missiles from civilian population centers if it valued Palestinian lives as much as Israel does? If Israel weren’t so concerned for Palestinian lives, wouldn’t it respond to Hamas’ horrific decisions in kind?
I ask the enraged critics of Israel’s defensive responses to Hamas: Would you have us not respond to this monstrosity? Do you think it’s not worth losing the PR battle to retain our humanity and save as many lives as possible? What country would stand by when thousands of terrorist missiles assault its citizens? I, a Jew, have lost 20 of my sons in the last three days, because I will not lose my humanity and stage a careless ground war in Gaza that would cause mass casualties. Though I fight monsters, I will not become one.

My response has changed these last few weeks, in which three Jewish teens were murdered by Arab terrorists and Palestinians celebrated by distributing sweets to children and an Arab teen was murdered by Jewish terrorists and the Jewish world condemned the hatred. I am done trying to apologetically explain Jewish morality. I am done apologizing for my own Jewish existence.
Some will call this needless hyperbole. But, having watched in this last week anti-Semitic “die-ins” in Boston, violent assaults against Jews in Los Angeles and Antwerp, and an almost pogrom at a synagogue in Paris, I’m done mincing my own words.

We will do what we must to protect our people. We have that right. We are not less deserving of life and quiet than anyone else.

No more apologies.

Read More: http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/202649/im-done-apologizing/#ixzz38OowUh1Y

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