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.