Weekly Update – 26 February 2015

This Friday Simchat Shabbat where we honor those who have birthdays and anniversaries in the month of February. Join us as we all celebrate with our February honorees!

On Saturday, we will have Hebrew beginning at 10:00 and Torah study beginning at 10:45.

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday. As we will be working on a Purim spiel for Friday night, there will only be Hebrew instruction in the Bet and Gimmel classes.

There are still some dishes left from the Art Auction and Neighbor Night on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen. If you left them, please reclaim them.

It is almost Purim and Sisterhood needs your help!  Come bake hamantaschen with us

on Wednesday, March 4th at 10:00 am.  Everyone welcomed to join in. No experience needed.  It is lots of fun to bake together.  Hope to see you there!

 We will be celebrating Purim at our Shabbat service on March 6th beginning at 6:00. There will be a potluck dinner followed by a Purim service. Please bring a dish to share. No desserts please as the hamentaschen will be provided by the Sisterhood. And please MAKE RESERVATIONS by calling the office or sending an e-mail by March 5th.   We need to know how many to set the tables for.  And, of course, everyone is encouraged to wear a costume.

There will be a fun filled Purim Carnival for Religious School children and their families to be held on Sunday March 8th from 11:00-1:00. There will be games, prizes, and a light lunch. Kids and their parents are strongly encouraged to wear costumes!! (And parents, if you are willing to help out, we would love it!)

On March 13-14, we will welcome our Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Ari Hagler, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History at Troy University. Over the course of the two days, there will be several opportunities for us to take advantage of Dr. Hagler’s expertise on the Middle East situation. Please see the bulletin for more details of his visit. The Brotherhood will be cooking a pancake breakfast before his session on the morning of March 14th. If you are planning on attending, please call the office. The Brotherhood needs to know how many to cook for.

The Temple Emanu-el Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 18th at the home of Russ and Karen Nanning beginning at 7:00. The book we will be discussing is entitled I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Update – 19 February 2015

This Friday is our annual Neighbor Night service where we invite our neighbors to share a Shabbat service with us.  Please plan on attending to be good hosts for our neighbors.

A reminder for all those who are baking and/or bringing items for the Oneg Shabbat for Neighbor Night, please have them at the temple by 10:00 on Friday morning.

The last session of the class on grief will be held this Thursday, February 19th beginning at 7:00 at the synagogue.  There is a book being used for the class entitled I Can’t Stop Crying by John Martin and Frank Ferris.  

On Saturday, we will have Hebrew beginning at 10:00 and Torah study beginning at 10:45.

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

There are still some dishes left from the Art Auction on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen.  If you left them, please reclaim them.

The Religious School Shabbat that was scheduled for Friday, February 27th has been postponed and rescheduled for April 24th.

Come join us for Sisterhood’s next social action project! We will be meeting Wednesday February 25th in the social hall at 6:00 p.m. We will be preparing memorable packets for our troops made from old tattered flags that are no longer able to be used. This is a nationally recognized program known as “Stars for our Troops”. Please bring whatever you would like to drink and eat as we will have a social hour to begin! Please call into the Temple (Tammy) and let us know you are coming! (334-792-5001) Please call in reservations by February 18th.

We will be celebrating Purim at our Shabbat service on March 6th beginning at 6:00.  There will be a potluck dinner followed by a Purim service.  Please bring a dish to share.  No desserts please as the hamentaschen will be provided by the Sisterhood.  And please MAKE RESERVATIONS by calling the office or sending an e-mail by March 3rd.   We need to know how many to set the tables for.

On March 13-14, we will welcome our Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Ari Hagler, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History at Troy University.  Over the course of the two days, there will be several opportunities for us to take advantage of Dr. Hagler’s expertise on the Middle East situation.  Please see the bulletin for more details of his visit.

 

 

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Weekly Update – 12 February 2015

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

On Saturday, we will hold a morning Shabbat service beginning at 9:15 on Saturday. It will be followed by Torah study and then Hebrew will begin at 11:15. Note the change in time for the Hebrew and Torah study this week!!

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday

There congregational trip to Israel planned for May 10-May 21st has been cancelled. Thanks to all who showed interest in the trip. Unfortunately, too many of those who wanted to go found out that they could not for one reason or another.

The general Sisterhood Meeting and Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, February 12th in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall.

There are some dishes left from the Art Auction on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen. If you left them, please reclaim them.

There will be a two session class on Grief held on Thursday, February 12th and Thursday, February 19th beginning at 7:00 at the synagogue. Please let Rabbi Lynne know if you are interested in this class. There is a book that will be used for the class. It is called I Can’t Stop Crying by John Martin and Frank Ferris.

Everyone has commented on the vast improvement in our parking facilities and the new entrance to the synagogue. This never would have come to fruition without the help and dedication of Susan and Leslie Blumberg. On Sunday, February 15th beginning at 12:30, we will formally thank Leslie and Susan with a short dedication of a plaque mounted in their honor, with a light lunch to follow. We owe a debt of gratitude to both of them, for their foresight for our future.

Next Friday, February 20th is our annual Neighbor Night service where we invite our neighbors to share a Shabbat service with us. Please plan on attending to be good hosts for our neighbors.

The Religious School Shabbat that was scheduled for Friday, February 27th has been postponed and rescheduled for April 24th.

Come join us for Sisterhood’s next social action project! We will be meeting Wednesday February 25th in the social hall at 6:00 p.m. We will be preparing memorable packets for our troops made from old tattered flags that are no longer able to be used. This is a nationally recognized program known as “Stars for our Troops”. Please bring whatever you would like to drink and eat as we will have a social hour to begin! Please call into the Temple (Tammy) and let us know you are coming! (334-792-5001) Please call in reservations by February 18th.

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Weekly Update – 5 February 2015

Services will be held this Friday beginning at 7:00. The Confirmation Class from the First United Methodist Church will be visiting us this week.

Since this is the first Shabbat in the month, we will hold a morning Shabbat service beginning at 9:15 on Saturday. It will be followed by Torah study and then Hebrew will begin at 11:15. Note the change in time for the Hebrew and Torah study this week!!

The Mitzvah League will be bowling on Saturday night beginning at 5:30 sharp. Please be on time as we only have access to the lanes for a stated period of time.

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday. Please make every effort to attend as we are working on music for our upcoming Religious School Shabbat.

There is a congregational trip to Israel planned for May 10-May 21st.  The itinerary looks fantastic and it looks like a once in a lifetime trip. We still have places open on the tour, so if you were hanging back, and would like to join the tour, please contact Rabbi Lynne ASAP. The deadline to sign up is February 15th.

The general Sisterhood Meeting and Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, February 12th in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall.

There are some dishes left from the Art Auction on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen. If you left them, please reclaim them.

There will be a two session class on Grief held on Thursday, February 12th and Thursday, February 19th beginning at 7:00 at the synagogue. Please let Rabbi Lynne know if you are interested in this class. There is a book that will be used for the class. It is called I Can’t Stop Crying by John Martin and Frank Ferris.

Everyone has commented on the vast improvement in our parking facilities and the new entrance to the synagogue. This never would have come to fruition without the help and dedication of Susan and Leslie Blumberg. On Sunday, February 15th beginning at 12:30, we will formally thank Leslie and Susan with a short dedication of a plaque mounted in their honor, with a light lunch to follow. We owe a debt of gratitude to both of them, for their foresight for our future.

Mark your calendar for two special Shabbat services that will be held in February. Friday, February 20th is our annual Neighbor Night service where we invite our neighbors to share a Shabbat service with us. Please plan on attending to be good hosts for our neighbors. The following Friday, February 27th is Religious School Shabbat. Our young people ages 4-14 will be conducting the service. It is very inspiring to watch the future of Judaism lead us in worship. There will be a simple dinner for religious school students and their families beginning at 6:00 that evening.

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Weekly Update – 29 January 2015

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

Beginning Hebrew will be held along with Pimsleur Hebrew beginning at 10:00 on Saturday. It will be followed by Torah Study.

Religious School will meet beginning at 10:00 on Sunday

There is a congregational trip to Israel planned for May 10-May 21st. We met with a representative from ARZA via telephone on Sunday the 18th. The itinerary looks fantastic and it looks like a once in a lifetime trip. We still have places open on the tour, so if you were hanging back, and would like to join the tour, please contact Rabbi Lynne ASAP. The deadline to sign up is February 15th.

Several families have been taking turns providing a meal once a week for Lisa Carroll and her family, and it looks like she will need that support more than ever now that she is recovering from a bad knee break. Therefore, if anyone who would like to help the Mitzvah Volunteers who are currently providing a meal each week for the Carroll family, please contact Angela Banker @ 334-432-3765 to schedule this mitzvah honor.

There will be a Sisterhood Board meeting at noon on Thursday, February 5th. The general Sisterhood Meeting and Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, February 12th in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall.

There will be a two session class on Grief held on Thursday, February 12th and Thursday, February 19th beginning at 7:00 at the synagogue. Please let Rabbi Lynne know if you are interested in this class. There is a book that will be used for the class. It is called I Can’t Stop Crying by John Martin and Frank Ferris.

Everyone has commented on the vast improvement in our parking facilities and the new entrance to the synagogue. This never would have come to fruition without the help and dedication of Susan and Leslie Blumberg. On Sunday, February 15th beginning at 12:30, we will formally thank Leslie and Susan with a short dedication of a plaque mounted in their honor, with a light lunch to follow. We owe a debt of gratitude to both of them, for their foresight for our future.

Mark your calendar for two special Shabbat services that will be held in February. Friday, February 20th is our annual Neighbor Night service where we invite our neighbors to share a Shabbat service with us. Please plan on attending to be good hosts for our neighbors. The following Friday, February 27th is Religious School Shabbat. Our young people ages 4-14 will be conducting the service. It is very inspiring to watch the future of Judaism lead us in worship.

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Weekly Update – 22 January 2015

Shabbat Services will be held Friday night beginning at 7:00. This week is Simchat Shabbat where we will honor all those with birthdays or anniversaries in the month of January.

Adult Classes normally held on Saturday are cancelled.

There will be no Religious School this week.

There is a congregational trip to Israel planned for May 10-May 21st. We met with a representative from ARZA via telephone on Sunday the 18th. The itinerary looks fantastic and it looks like a once in a lifetime trip. We still have places open on the tour, so if you were hanging back, and would like to join the tour, please contact Rabbi Lynne ASAP. The deadline to sign up is February 15th.

The Sisterhood Art Auction will be held this weekend. Make sure if you have volunteered to bring food or play any other role in the Art Auction, that you follow through. But most importantly, please attend, and bring a load of friends.

Several families have been taking turns providing a meal once a week for Lisa Carroll and her family, and it looks like she will need that support more than ever now that she is recovering from a bad knee break. Therefore, if anyone who would like to help the Mitzvah Volunteers who are currently providing a meal each week for the Carroll family, please contact Angela Banker @ 334-432-3765 to schedule this mitzvah honor.

There will be a Sisterhood Board meeting at noon on Thursday, February 5th. The general Sisterhood Meeting and Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, February 12th in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall.

There will be a two session class on Grief held on Thursday, February 12th and Thursday, February 19th beginning at 7:00 at the synagogue. Please let Rabbi Lynne know if you are interested in this class.

 

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Hadassah Art Auction – 24 January 2015

The art auction will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Myer Blumberg Social Hall of Temple Emanu-El, 188 N. Park Ave. in Dothan. Admission for the art auction is $10, and tickets can be purchased at the Temple office or any Temple member. Information can also be obtained by calling 792-5001.
The festivities get under way at 6 p.m. with an opportunity for attendees to preview the works of art.

Original Article from the Dothan Eagle

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Weekly Update – 15 January 2015

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

Beginning Hebrew and Pimsleur Hebrew will be held on Saturday, January 17, beginning at 10:00, and Torah Study will follow at 10:45.

Religious School will be held on Sunday January 18th at 10:00.

The book club will be meeting on tonight, January 15th at 7:00 at the Goldsmith’s house. The book we are discussing is Snow In August by Pete Hamill.

There is a congregational trip to Israel planned for May 10-May 21st. We are having a meeting on Sunday, January 18th at 1:00, and will have a representative from our tour company, ARZA, on speaker phone to answer any questions you may have. We are getting down to the wire, so if you are interested in coming with us, please let Rabbi Lynne know ASAP.

The Sisterhood Art Auction will be held the weekend of January 24th. Please say yes when you are asked to help out with this important fundraiser. Invite your friends, sell your tickets, and most importantly, come yourself to this wonderful ever

Our wonderful volunteer librarian, Jean Cooper has been methodically going through our library as she moves the children’s and young adult books to the new book shelves. We have also received several large donations of books which are being incorporated into the library. The result of this is that there are more books available to the congregation every week as Jean makes her ways through our collection. Please check the table in the back of the social hall often to see what is available.

Several families have been taking turns providing a meal once a week for Lisa Caroll and her family, and it looks like she will need that support more than ever now that she is recovering from a bad knee break. Therefore, if anyone who would like to help the Mitzvah Volunteers who are currently providing a meal each week for the Carroll family, please contact Angela Banker @ 334-432-3765 to schedule this mitzvah honor.

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Weekly Update – 8 January 2015

Kabbalat Shabbat will be held this Friday, January 9 beginning at 6:30pm in the library. If you are not attending Kabbalat Shabbat, please do not enter the sanctuary until the Shabbat Service begins at 7:00.

Beginning Hebrew and Pimsleur Hebrew will be held on Saturday, January 10, beginning at 10:00, and Torah Study will follow at 10:45.

Religious School will be begin Sunday January 11th at 10:00.

The Mitzvah Misfits will be bowling on Saturday, January 10th at Dothan Bowling Lanes beginning promptly at 5:30.

The book club will be meeting on Thursday, January 15th at 7:00 at the Goldsmith’s house. The book we are discussing is Snow In August by Pete Hamill.

There is a congregational trip to Israel planned for May 10-May 21st. We are having a meeting on Sunday, January 18th at 1:00, and will have a representative from our tour company, ARZA, on speaker phone to answer any questions you may have. We are getting down to the wire, so if you are interested in coming with us, please let Rabbi Lynne know ASAP.

The Sisterhood Art Auction will be held the weekend of January 24th. Please say yes when you are asked to help out with this important fundraiser.

Our wonderful volunteer librarian, Jean Cooper has been methodically going through our library as she moves the children’s and young adult books to the new book shelves. We have also received several large donations of books which are being incorporated into the library. The result of this is that there are more books available to the congregation every week as Jean makes her ways through our collection. Please check the table in the back of the social hall often to see what is available.

As most of you are aware, Lisa Carroll has been providing 24/7 care for her Dad. He fell this weekend and as Lisa tried to prevent his fall, he fell on her, fracturing her knee. She is undergoing surgery today. Several families have been taking turns providing a meal once a week for Lisa and her family, and it looks like she will need that support more than ever. Therefore, if anyone who would like to help the Mitzvah Volunteers who are currently providing a meal each week for the Carroll family, please contact Angela Banker @ 334-432-3765 to schedule this mitzvah honor.

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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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