Weekly Update – 11 December 2014

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.

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Weekly Update – 4 December 2014

Shabbat Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at 7:00. Look forward to seeing you there!

There will be a short Shabbat morning service beginning at 9:15 on Saturday which will be followed by the beginning Hebrew class as well as the Pimsleur Hebrew class at 10:00. Hebrew classes will be followed by Torah Study.

The Brotherhood is sponsoring a trek to Troy for the basketball game on Saturday. If you wish to go and do not already have tickets, please contact Leon Minsky. Those who wish to caravan up there will meet in the synagogue parking lot at 10:00 on Saturday morning.

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

On Sunday, December 7th, our Congregation’s children will have an opportunity after Religious School to shop in our Judaica Shop with special prices for them to purchase gifts for parents and/or siblings. We do need congregants (preferably non-parents) to help wrap the gifts. Please let Tammy in the office know if you can help make this a successful and fun day for the children.

On a related note, come visit the Judaica Shop, we have lots of items for your holiday gift giving: dreidels, candles, chanukiot, kippot, jewelry and trivets.

The Anderson family raises and shows pigs each year, and then sell them to be slaughtered and consumed. Emily and Abigail decided for their Bat Mitzvah project that they would purchase one of their pigs, have it slaughtered and donate the meat to a food bank. The cost of one of these pigs is several hundred dollars. To help defray the cost, their Religious School class is sponsoring a bunch on Sunday, December 7th beginning at noon. They will cook turkey bacon, and pancakes and ask for a donation in return for brunch. So while the children are shopping in our gift shop, the parents can enjoy brunch and help feed the hungry at the same time.

Finally, on Sunday, beginning at 1:00ish, or whenever you finish eating and shopping, the Religious School students are invited to come and roller skate together at Fun Zone. This is a wonderful opportunity for the kids to get together and play. Please contact Loretta Shapiro if you have any questions.

For those of you who read and enjoyed Anita Diamant’s book, The Red Tent, it will be featured in a mini-series on the Lifetime channel on Sunday, December 7th and Monday, December 8th, beginning at 8:00.

On Tuesday, December 9th, at 7:00 at the temple, we will have an organizational meeting for a temple choir. All you need is the ability to carry a tune. You do not have to be able to read music, and men are especially needed.

Don’t forget to get your reservations in for the Hanukkah dinner and service to be held on Friday, December 19th.

 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. Looking forward to having many people volunteer for this wonderful mitzvah.

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Weekly Update – 27 November 2014

Shabbat Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at 7:00. This Friday is Simchat Shabbat where we honor all of those who have a birthday or anniversary in the month of November.

 There will be no Torah Study or Hebrew classes this week.

There will also be no religious school this Sunday.

The 7th annual Dothan Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Evergreen Presbyterian Church beginning at 6:30 TONIGHT. Glenda Davis will be the speaker, and child care will be provided. This is a beautiful service which reminds all of us of our commonalities instead of our differences. Please make every effort to join us.

The temple office will be closed this Thursday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood Judaica Shop has Hanukkah Candles in stock and  some in store sales going on. Also new items will be arriving soon. Please stop in and see us during Religious School hours! Contact Angela Banker at 432-3765 if you need to visit shop at other times.

Don’t forget to send in your answer to the question that was sent about the High Holy Day music. The deadline is the 30th of November.

 Brotherhood is sponsoring its first-ever Troy University Basketball Game excursion on Saturday afternoon December 6th. The game begins at noon. All are welcome, please contact Leon Minsky for tickets!

 Bacon for Bacon!!! The students in Abigail and Emily’s Religious School class are sponsoring a brunch on Sunday, December 7th beginning at noon. They will cook turkey bacon, and pancakes and ask for a donation in return for brunch. The money collected will help defray the cost of the pig that the Anderson girls purchased to provide meat for a local area food bank as their B’not Mitzvah project. Also on the 7th, the Sisterhood Gift shop will be open for younger children to purchase Hanukkah gifts for their family and they will be wrapped free of charge. So while the children are shopping, the parents can enjoy brunch and help feed the hungry at the same time.

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Weekly Update – 19 November 2014

Announcements

Shabbat Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at 7:00. This is a very distinctive Shabbat as Emily and Abigail Anderson will be conducting services as they each become a Bat Mitzvah. In honor of their daughters, Todd and Lorna Anderson are sponsoring a very special Oneg Shabbat. Come and celebrate with the Andersons and qvell with them at this auspicious occasion.

 The beginning Hebrew class as well as the Pimsleur Hebrew class will meet beginning at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Hebrew classes will be followed by Torah Study.

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

 The 7th annual Dothan Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Evergreen Presbyterian Church beginning at 6:30 on Tuesday, November 25th. Glenda Davis will be the speaker, and child care will be provided. This is a beautiful service which reminds all of us of our commonalities instead of our differences. We need to provide several platters of “pick up” type desserts. If you can provide a plate of cookies, brownies, small cupcakes, etc, please contact Rabbi Lynne ASAP.

 Just a reminder to be careful around our construction. The stairs are now available for usage.

 The temple office will be closed next Thursday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

 The Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood Judaica Shop has Hanukkah Candles in stock and  some in store sales going on. Also new items will be arriving soon. Please stop in and see us during Religious School hours! Contact Angela Banker if you need to visit shop at other times.

Please remember to answer the short survey that was e-mailed to everyone last week. The deadline to answer the survey is November 30th.

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Weekly Update – 13 November 2014

The monthly Kabbalat Shabbat service will be held on Friday beginning at 6:30. If you do not wish to attend the service, we ask that you remain in the social hall until the regular Shabbat service begins at 7:00.

Shabbat Services will be held on Friday evening beginning at 7:00. The Temple Bowling League, the Mitzvah Misfits will be conducting services this week and will be making a special presentation.

The beginning Hebrew class as well as the Pimsleur Hebrew class will meet beginning at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Hebrew classes will be followed by Torah Study.

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

Rabbi Lynne and Reverend Lynn Nesbitt will once again be teaching a class together at the First United Methodist Church. The second class will be held on Wednesday evening November 19th beginning at 6:00. The title of the class is “How Do We Decide Which Commandments to Obey?” In addition, the Methodist church invites us to share in their Wednesday night supper which is served from 4:45 to 6:00 at a cost of $6.00 per person. They will not serve pork products or catfish on the nights we will be joining them. If you wish to eat at the church before the class, let Rabbi Lynne know before Monday, November 17th. You do not need to have attended the first class to attend the second class.

A General Sisterhood Dinner meeting will be held at 6:00 on Thursday, November 13th. Our guest will be Laura Stakelum who will be talking about her work at Healthy You.

Dr. Dan Puckett is an Associate Professor at Troy University. He recently completed a book entitled In the Shadow of Hitler: Alabama’s Jews, the Second World War and the Holocaust. He will be coming to Temple Emanu-el to talk about his book and also to answer any questions we might have about the book. The lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18th beginning at 7:00. We might think that Alabama’s Jews were more removed from the news of the World War; but then again, were we? Come on the 18th to find out more about this fascinating topic.

Just a reminder to be careful around our construction. The stairs are now available for usage.

The Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood Judaica Shop has Hanukkah Candles in stock and some in store sales going on. Also new items will be arriving soon. Please stop in and see us during Religious School hours! Contact Angela Banker at 432-3765 if you need to visit shop at other times.

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Weekly Update – 6 November 2014

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

371 Productions will return to Dothan during this weekend to film some more for their PBS documentary. They will be filming the Friday evening of the 7th prior to services and during the Oneg, but not during the service itself except for a brief “shot” from a tripod situated in the hallway leading to the sanctuary. There has been a letter explaining the project and a release form e-mailed to each congregant. If you do not want to be on camera, just let the director or crew know and they will try to avoid filming you; additionally the crew will not use the image of anyone who did not sign a release. If you have any questions or concerns, please be in contact with Brian Seidman, your board-appointed liaison to 371, or directly with the film’s director, Brad Lichtenstein. 

There will be no Torah Study this week due to the proximity of the Peanut Festival Parade.

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

This Saturday, November 8th is our annual Bill Nomberg Temple Hadassah Goods and Services auction. Come at 4:30 to put your bids in for the silent auction, enjoy a light dinner, and have a great for only $10.00. Looking forward to seeing you then.

Rabbi Lynne and Reverend Lynn Nesbitt will once again be teaching a class together at the First United Methodist Church. The second class will be held on Wednesday evening November 19th beginning at 6:00. The title of the class is “How Do We Decide Which Commandments to Obey?” In addition, the Methodist church invites us to share in their Wednesday night supper which is served from 4:45 to 6:00 at a cost of $6.00 per person. They will not serve pork products or catfish on the nights we will be joining them. If you wish to eat at the church before the class, let Rabbi Lynne know before Monday, November 17th. You do not need to have attended the first class to attend the second class.

A General Sisterhood Dinner meeting will be held at 6:00 on Thursday, November 13th. Our guest will be Laura Stakelum who will be talking about her work at Healthy You.

There will be a beginning Hebrew class which will begin November 15th and will meet at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Each class will last 45 minutes. If you are interested in this class please contact the rabbi. There is a text you will need to purchase and she will let you know what it is.

Dr. Dan Puckett is an Associate Professor at Troy University. He recently completed a book entitled In the Shadow of Hitler: Alabama’s Jews, the Second World War and the Holocaust. He will be coming to Temple Emanu-el to talk about his book and also to answer any questions we might have about the book. The lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18th beginning at 7:00. We might think that Alabama’s Jews were more removed from the news of the World War; but then again, were we? Come on the 18th to find out more about this fascinating topic.

Just a reminder to be careful around our construction. The stairs are now available for usage.

 

 

 

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Weekly Update – 30 October 2014

This Friday is Shabbat…..and Halloween. However, we will have our regular Shabbat services beginning at 7:00.

There will be a short Shabbat morning service this Saturday, November 1st beginning at 9:00. We will join the Brotherhood for a Pancake Breakfast. At 10:00ish, the Hebrew class will meet, followed at 10:45 by our normal Torah study. Anyone is invited to join us.

The Brotherhood will meet on Saturday, November 1st. A pancake breakfast will be served at 9:30, and Kim Meeker, Assistant Director of Dothan Leisure Services will do a presentation on Dothan’s exciting initiative for a Forever Wild area within the city limits.

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

Rabbi Lynne and Reverend Lynn Nesbitt will once again be teaching a class together at the First United Methodist Church. The class will be held on two Wednesday evenings; November 5th and November 19th beginning at 6:00. The title of the class is “How Do We Decide Which Commandments to Obey?” In addition, the Methodist church invites us to share in their Wednesday night supper which is served from 4:45 to 6:00 at a cost of $6.00 per person. They will not serve pork products or catfish on the nights we will be joining them. If you wish to eat at the church before the class, let Rabbi Lynne know before the Monday before each class (Monday, November 3rd and Monday, November 17th).

There will be a Sisterhood Board on Thursday, November 6th at noon at the temple. Also a General Sisterhood Dinner meeting will be held at 6:00 on Thursday, November 13th. Our guest will be Laura Stakelum who will be talking about her work at Healthy You.

There will be a beginning Hebrew class which will begin November 15th and will meet at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Each class will last 45 minutes. If you are interested in this class please contact the rabbi. There is a text you will need to purchase and she will let you know what it is.

Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the new handicap entrance. We cannot use the stairs until further notice.

Don’t forget our annual food drive to benefit the Wiregrass Area Food bank. You can bring food and put it on the stage, or you can write a check payable to the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. The food bank looks forward to our drive every year because they are running low on supplies at this point. Our donations are way down this year. PLEASE WRITE YOU CHECK TODAY!! We will be accepting donations until October 31st.

371 Productions will return to Dothan during the weekend of November 7th to film some more for their PBS documentary. They will be filming the Friday evening of the 7th prior to services and during the Oneg, but not during the service itself except for a brief “shot” from a tripod situated in the hallway leading to the sanctuary. There has been a letter explaining the project and a release form e-mailed to each congregant. If you do not want to be on camera, just let the director or crew know and they will try to avoid filming you; additionally the crew will not use the image of anyone who did not sign a release. If you have any questions or concerns, please be in contact with Brian Seidman, your board-appointed liaison to 371, or directly with the film’s director, Brad Lichtenstein.

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Weekly Update – 22 October 2014

This Friday is our monthly Simchat Shabbat Services where we have a special time for those who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in the month of October. In lieu of a sermon, Rabbi Lynne will read a story.

The Torah study group has decided to make some changes to our study times. We will begin promptly at 10:00 with Pimsleur Hebrew. (Lesson 16) At 10:45, we will begin Torah study which will run until noon. The first Saturday of each month, beginning on November first, we will meet at 9:00 for a Shabbat morning service. All are invited to attend.

There will be a beginning Hebrew class which will begin November 15th and will meet at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Each class will last 45 minutes. If you are interested in this class please contact the rabbi. There is a text you will need to purchase and she will let you know what it is.

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

Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the new handicap entrance. We cannot use the stairs until further notice.

Don’t forget our annual food drive to benefit the Wiregrass Area Food bank. You can bring food and put it on the stage, or you can write a check payable to the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. The food bank looks forward to our drive every year because they are running low on supplies at this point. We will be accepting donations until October 31st.

All Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood and Temple members who would like to participate, our next Empty Bowls Sisterhood social action project is scheduled for Wednesday,  Oct 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center.  Feel free to bring whatever snacks and drinks you would like to have as we will have a social time prior to making the pottery bowls. There will be a small donation collected to cover the cost of the materials for making the bowls. This project  is designed to support local programs that feed the poor.  We had a lot of fun doing this last year and there have been many requests to do this project again.  So please come and join us and have a good time in the process!  Please RSVP to the Temple office by Oct. 23rd. (TODAY!!!!)

The Brotherhood will meet on Saturday, November 1st. A pancake breakfast will be served at 9:30, and Kim Meeker, Assistant Director of Dothan Leisure Services will do a presentation on Dothan’s exciting initiative for a Forever Wild area within the city limits.

371 Productions will return to Dothan during the weekend of November 7th to film some more for their PBS documentary. They will be filming the Friday evening of the 7th prior to services and during the Oneg, but not during the service itself except for a brief “shot” from a tripod situated in the hallway leading to the sanctuary. There has been a letter explaining the project and a release form e-mailed to each congregant. If you do not want to be on camera, just let the director or crew know and they will try to avoid filming you; additionally the crew will not use the image of anyone who did not sign a release. If you have any questions or concerns, please be in contact with Brian Seidman, your board-appointed liaison to 371, or directly with the film’s director, Brad Lichtenstein.

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Notice: Do not use stairs.

Everyone is to enter the building using the newly constructed handicap ramp.
The steps CANNOT be used until further notice.

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Weekly Update – 15 October 2014

This Friday, we will celebrate the last holiday in our series of Holy Days with the joyous holiday of Simchat Torah. We will read the end of the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy) and then turn around and read the first few verses in Bereshit (Genesis). We will be consecrating our newest Religious School attendees, Emily Arenson, Daniel Emery, and Natalia and Gabriel Cummin. The service will begin at 7:00. 

The Torah study group has decided to make some changes to our study times. Beginning this Saturday, we will begin promptly at 10:00 with Pimsleur Hebrew. (Lesson 15) At 10:45, we will begin Torah study which will run until noon. At noon our Shabbat Lunch bunch will eat lunch together. (BYO lunch.) The first Saturday of each month, beginning on November first, we will meet at 9:00 for a Shabbat morning service. All are invited to attend.

There will be a beginning Hebrew class which will begin November 15th and will meet at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Each class will last 45 minutes. If you are interested in this class please contact the rabbi. There is a text you will need to purchase and she will let you know what it is.

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

 Immediately following Religious School, we will be deconstructing our Sukkah. Many hands make light work, so please give us 30 minutes of your time to help with this necessary task.

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

The next book group meeting is at Lisa and Kenny Priddle’s house on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 pm. The book is The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. The library has copies reserved for the Temple book group at the Main library desk; you can also check the ebook out from the library.

Another note from Sisterhood. The Empty Bowls project will be held on October 29th, not the 22nd as stated in the bulletin. The time will still be 6:00.

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