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.
A 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.