September 7, 2022 / 11 Elul 5782

Dear Friends,

Soon, the spiritual and wonderful blasts of the shofar will once again reverberate proudly through our beautifully renovated sanctuary. 

The New Year is almost upon us.

We will gather as friends, neighbors, and fellow congregants to celebrate, contemplate, mourn, and atone.

We will depart as something stronger, something greater, bonded by the awesome annual rituals that have joined millions of Jews over thousands of years.


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A sincere and heartfelt תודה [todah | thank you] to our Ritual Committee.

Led by Michael Mann, the Ritual Committee has orchestrated a complete and special High Holy Days experience, from Selichot Havdallah on September 17, through Simchat Torah on October 21.

Todah to all who participated in the preparations for this holiday season. It is expected to be a truly remarkable High Holy Days.

A great ברוכה הבאה  [brukha haba’a | welcome] to Rabbi Michael Shields from Temple Emanu-El and the Wiregrass community.

Temple Emanu-El is fortunate and thankful to be joined by Rabbi Shields for these High Holy Days and the year ahead.

For those who have had the opportunity to attend the services or Torah Study or pre-service discussions he has led, you are already well aware that Rabbi Shields has a great interest and shows great care in learning, teaching, and exploring Judaism and Judaica. On and off the pulpit, Rabbi Shields seeks commonalities and builds connections with each congregant, guest, and friend of the temple.

We are honored to be able to pray with Rabbi Shields over this very important thirty-four day period.    

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Friends and guests, we hope you will be able to join us for these special holiday services and celebrations.

Together, we will welcome 5783 with vigor, optimism, dedication, and a dash of chutzpah.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Our contact information is located on the Temple Emanu-El Contact Us page.


L’Shana Tovah!

Your friends at Temple Emanu-El