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ourtemple.org @emanuel.temple . May 2022 Iyar/Sivan 5782 (205) 933-8037 The monthly bulletin for Temple Emanu-El Birmingham, Alabama From 1882, thru early 1900s, and into the 21st century — Celebrating our past, present and future. A Celebration o f Success ... 140 years and going strong 2022 Temple Emanu-El Congregational Meeting & Celebration Join us on Friday, May 13 at 5:00 pm as we come together to celebrate our Temple’s Past, Present, and Future. Special Shabbat service and celebratory dinner to follow. See enclosed insert for this year’s board nominations and page 3 for more details. Our Mission: Temple Emanu-El is a welcoming Reform Jewish congregation, engaging members in prayer, study, fellowship, and acts of loving kindness for our congregational family and the community at-large.

2 Our Services Friday, May 6 Friday, May 13 Friday, May 20 Friday, May 27 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Tot Shabbat Annual Congregational Erev Shabbat Erev Shabbat 5:45 p.m. Meeting Service Service Yom Ha’Atzmaut Shabbat Service 5:45 p.m. Israeli Independence Erev Shabbat Service and Dinner Saturday, May 7 Saturday, May 14 Saturday, May 21 Saturday, May 28 9:00 a.m. NO Torah Study 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Collaborative 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Confirmation Service Shabbat Morning Shabbat Morning at Temple Beth El Service See pg. 4 for details Service Service Finn Harris Thatcher Gould Bar Mitzvah Torah Portion Torah Portion Parshat Emor Bar Mitzvah Parshat Bechukotai Torah Portion Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23 Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34 Parshat Kedoshim Torah Portion Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27 Haftarah Portion Parshat Behar Haftarah Portion Ezekiel 44:15 – 31 Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2 Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14 Haftarah Portion Amos 9:7 – 15 Haftarah Portion Jeremiah 32:6 – 27 NOTE: May 1 – Final Day of Religious School & May 30 (Memorial Day) — office closed Torah Study Every Wednesday 12 p.m. https://zoom.us/j/661751570 or dial-in at +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 661 751 570 AND Every Saturday 9 a.m. NOW IN PERSON in the Jasper Room at Temple Emanu-El and via zoom. https://zoom.us/j/731472885 or dial-in at +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 731 472 885 password: torah USPS Publication Title: Our Temple Statement of Frequency: Address: Organization: IDENTIFICATION Issue Date: May 2022 Published monthly 2100 Highland Avenue South Temple Emanu-El Issue Number: 152 except for June/July issue Birmingham, AL 35205-4002

Around Our Temple 3 Cantor’s Corner SAVE THE DATE Following our moving commemoration of the Holocaust, we Shavuot Text Study begin this month with a celebration of Israeli Independence with Cantor Wittner on the night of May 6th. The service will include a variety of tunes from Israeli composers and will provide for the festive June 5 at 6:00 PM atmosphere the occasion deserves. Join Cantor Wittner for this deep Mid-month, Temple Emanu-El will engage in its first combined Confirmation service with Temple Beth El. We are so excited that a large dive into the Book of Ruth: part of our Birmingham Jewish community will gather in prayer as one on “There are many explanations given the morning of the 14th at Beth El. for the reading of Ruth on Shavuot. Stay tuned for more musical programming to come! Cantor Robby Wittner, Engel Cantorial Chair The most quoted reason is that Ruth’s coming to Israel took place A Celebration o f Success ... 140 years and going strong around the time of Shavuot, and her acceptance into the Jewish faith 2022 Temple Emanu-El was analogous of the acceptance of Congregational Meeting & Celebration the Jewish people of God’s Torah.” Friday, May 13 at 5:00 pm (myjewishlearning.com) AGENDA Please RSVP by June 3 to Kathryn • 5:00 pm – Congregational Meeting & Salute to Temple Leadership, [email protected] Staff and Volunteers, followed by • Shabbat service with special music celebrating the history of or call (205) 933-8037, ext. 235 Temple Emanu-El. Sisterhood Bulb Sale • Celebratory Dinner to follow, sponsored by Temple. Has Started!! Please RSVP by May 6. Garden Party Blend Go to ourtemple.org/annualmeeting or contact Kathryn Pautler at New for 2022...25 bulbs for $23! [email protected] or (205) 933-8037, ext. 235. It’s time to order your See enclosed insert featuring the Temple, Endowment Fund, quality, direct from Holland Sisterhood and Brotherhood board slates. Sisterhood Flower Bulbs. Now while Your participation is everything is blooming is the perfect important to us to keep abreast of what is happening and time to check around your yard planned in the coming year at Temple. (or your neighbor’s yard!) and see what will bring it even more A quorum of members in good standing is required to elect color and style for next year! our new board members. Order today online at Special thanks to the Hannah & Hyman Goldstein Volunteer Fund sisterhoodbulbsale.com or complete and the Muncy Harris Abroms Cultural Arts Fund, both of the order form and mail to the address listed. Grafman Endowment Fund.

4 Around Our Temple Happy Anniversary May Anniversaries T. K. Thorne to visit Temple Emanu-El Lee Ascherman & NEW DATE —Thursday, May 26 at 7 pm. (rain or shine) Lindsay Levine Award-winning author and former police captain Jeffrey & Rebecca Cohn T. K. Thorne reveals never-told stories from Jeff & Tamara Cusmariu Birmingham’s civil rights era in Behind the Jason & Lacey Epstein Magic Curtain. Please RSVP by May 25 to Keith & Tammy Fleisher Kathryn at [email protected] Glenn & Clara Fleisig Raymond & Rosalie Gotlieb Thorne introduces us to those who operated behind the scenes Charles & Lisa Graham in the civil rights movement in Alabama, shedding light on Barry & Nancy Hamric the moral complexities of these participants — some firebrands, some reluctant players, and some predators Brian & Katie Held Jerry & Ginger Held who worked for their own gain. This journalistic exploration Donald & Ronne Hess of a complicated time in Alabama’s social history will sit Terry & Patti Hirsberg comfortably on the shelf next to histories by Diane Bart & Robin Kolber McWhorter, Glenn Eskew, and Taylor Branch. Bob & Letty Marcus Billie Marsala & Anisa Dawn — Anthony Grooms, author of Bombingham Brian & Michelle Mastin and The Vain Conversation Jacob & Madeline Reiss Rick & Kit Roth Justin & Jamie Routman Marc & Tianne Routman Kenneth & Leah Saag Gavin & Natalie Shores Kerry & Ellen Stein Steven & Jocelyn McClelland Steve & Brenda Weinstein Joel & Rebecca Wisotsky Please note that Anniversary and Birthday lists are gathered from information in the Temple’s database. We apologize for any errors or exclusions. Please contact us at [email protected] regarding any corrections.

Around Our Temple 5 Are you ready to lead a Temple Circle this Fall? Special May Birthdays Connection is the center of Judaism. Temple Emanu-El’s Circles is an Following are members of our opportunity for small groups of congregants to be together. In various circles, family celebrating birthdays you can play games, watch movies, sing together, study Torah, explore the in years divisible by 5. outdoors, tell stories, build friendships and more! Want to have a virtual Wine Club? Bradyn Brobst Connect with fellow preschool moms? Meredith Cash Share your favorite walking trail? We can build a Temple Circle around all that and more! If you are Avie Cohen interested in participating or leading a Temple Circle, please contact Monika at Ronald Cohen [email protected] or 205.933.8037, ext. 213. Mary Faye Cohn Head over to ourtemple.org/temple-circles to learn more and sign up as a Morgan Cohn Temple Circle leader! Jeffrey Cutler Ashley Denney Congratulations to Eric Land Isa Dorsky Eric Land was inducted into the NATAS (National Academy of Television Bernard Feld Arts and Sciences) Southeast Gold Circle of the 2021 Southeast Emmy Hilary Gewant Beverlee Gordon Awards, for his 50 years of service and contributions Ben Gordon in the television industry. Abigail Harwood The “son of a broadcaster”, he worked his Samuel Hirsberg way up from his start at age 13 in Ohio cleaning the Cody Hirsberg weather boards and sweeping the studio floors among Rhoda Kaplan other duties assigned by management, to Reporter, Victoria Kimerling to Sales Manager, to President and General Manager Isabella Kimerling at television stations around the country. Barry Labovitz He was involved with bringing “Violins of Hope” Shirley Leader to Birmingham to an overflow crowd. The violins were lost during the Holocaust, and were recovered and restored in Israel, and have toured Jon Lewis the world now. He also, along with his Maximilian Lizee wife, Cindy, helped Dr. Henry Penion bring the story to the small screen Sarah Moore producing “Dreams of Hope.” Susan Rathmell Currently, he is the Vice President James Rotenstreich and General Manager of ABC 33/40, Shirley Salloway Kahn CW 21 and MY 68 of the Sinclair Jamie Schwartz Broadcast Group in Birmingham. Benjamin Singletary Stephanie Sklar Thanks to all Willa Stockman who contributed. Todd Washko Mike Falligant, director of mental Mike Weiner health services of the Crisis Center of Birmingham, receiving a check from Tikkun Olam Committee member, David Reese. This money was a monthly collection from the Temple Tzedakah box.

6 Our Youth & Education MITZVAH DAY BAR MITZVAHS April 10, 2022 Finn Harris Saturday, May 7, 2022 Finn attends Homewood Middle School as a 7th grader. Finn has played drums since elementary school and now is a percussionist for the HMS Band. Finn is an avid video gamer, but does get outside sometimes. When outdoors, he enjoys thinking about video games while rollerblading, playing pickleball, riding his bike and chopping wood for the firepit. Finn is a member of the Birmingham Boulders recreational rock climbing team and is constantly discovering new ways to climb the walls around the house. Finn was born in Davis, California and moved to Rockville, MD at 8 weeks old. In Maryland, Finn was joined by his sister, Penny Harris, and he and his family have lived in Homewood, AL since 2016. Finn is the son of Matt and Melissa Harris, beloved grandson to Phil and Judi Harris, Tom Locke and May Locke (in memory). Thatcher Drew Gould Saturday, May 21, 2022 Thatcher will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah May 21 at Temple Emanu-el with family and friends with a luncheon to follow in Abroms Hall. He is a seventh-grader at Pizitz Middle School and lives in Vestavia Hills and Bluff Park. Thatcher is passionate about playing competitive soccer, and also loves to play video games on the computer. Thatcher is the son of Mr. Izzy Gould and Ms. Robyn Deemer and has two brothers, Jake (15) and Nathan Gould (10). Special thanks to the Hermione & Edward Friend Fund of the Grafman Endowment Fund for underwriting many of our Mitzvah Day projects once again this year.

Our Yahrzeits 7 May the beauty of their lives shine forever, and may we always bring honor to their memory. May 1 – May 7 May 8 – May 14 May 15 – May 21 Robert Steinhauer Fannie Weinstein Alex H. Sterman Sylvia Lewis Weinstein Rebecca O. Aland Jack Morris Adler Robert Z. Aland Jack Bass Louis A. Beck Frances Axel Sissy Toranto Richard Wertheimer Bernard Axel Caroline Wiren Norvall O. Winnik Lewis Bernheim Lillie Engel Buchstane Rosa Avidan Jay Cohen Gary Marshall Cohen May 22 - May 28 May 29 – June 4 Dr. Calvin Davenport Denney Elinor Bozeman Bennett Abraham Cohen Bettie Rubel Ehlbert Frederick K. Bergman Lawrence Ascherman Harry Baskin Esther Cohen Elsie Cohen Bernheim Mary W Bernstein Rose Goldstein Harry Erdberg Harold B. Blach Ralph Carl Blach, Jr. Aletta Filer Helen Bruck Harris Touro Bellows Louis Burger Winfield Scott Downs II Glenn Harvey Cooper Rose B. Epstein Rabbi Joseph Stephen Gallinger Edith K. Buxbaum Alta Epsman Samuel Erlick Irvin Lewis Gotlieb Lottie Colick Goldey Garry Goldberg Loyce Coughlin Dave Hess Jerrell Wayne Goldforb Dora M. Euchvitz Ethel Aland Fleisher Rafe Hirsch Morris Henry Cooper Mildred D. Frankel Robert S. Freedman Phoebe Cotton Dorothy Goldstein Edward M. Friend, Jr. Raye Slaughter Jaffe Rose Katz Gotlieb Isadore Goldfarb Sally Friedman Moses I. Krawcheck Florence Touro Eisner Sidney Milton Goldstein Chester Goldberg Phillip C. C. Levitch Morris Finkel Andrea Gould Bernard Greenspon Renee Haimsohn Rabbi Milton L. Grafman Dorothy Hirschowitz Gwendolyn Hartman Herman B. Litten Anne Mitnick Greenspon Saundra Hulsey Linda May Horwitz Dr. Martin S. Litwin Barbaree Heaster Roy D. Gresham Bessie Jaffe Kaplan Stanley Kahn, M.D. Harry Held George Kirschberg Robert Barry Kartus Fannie May Harry R. Kaplan Max Kaplan David Dixon McPhillips Maria Katz Louis Leaf Abe Kessler Clara E. Kaplan Fedora Krentzman Elliot Loveman Lillie Sarah Klotzman Joseph Kushner Samuel Meyerson Annie Kronenberg Bertram Moses Marx Ernest Champion Max Michael, Jr. Shirley Leventhal Rosalyn Mason Sara Krentzman Richard Steven Light Dorothy Woolf Miller Jacob N. Leibovici Bobbie Solomon Maron Jacob Minisman Kay Goldstein Lewis Martin May Myldred A. Mann Robert J. Meshad Rose Schwartz Mitnick Julian Lichter Vivian Zuraff-Mazur Selma B. Maring Karen Z. Mitnick Lawrence Mollengarden Felix Mendel Abraham I. Papier Sylvia “Babe” Miller Emanuel Mogilner David Osband James O. Patrick Carole Ethel Muss Marvin Raymond Nelson Dorothy P. Perlman William Michalove Rabbi Morris Newfield Lena Pinkerson Mildred Overbach Rubin Piha Leah Newfield Johnny Odess Barbara Leah Schimmel Meyer Randman Raymond Reisman Sandra Weinstein Pintzow Eugene Ovson Merle Cotton Schultz Lillie Zukerman Rebalsky Jacques Posner Sylvia Seidenman Irene Leyens Rich Dave Rosenfeld Harry Richman COL Norman Rebalsky Abraham Shugerman Julius Rittenbaum Donald Raymond Jonas Rosenfield Audrey Friedman Rich Ben Lowell Siegal Robert Routman Mary Sachs Roobin Louis Rogoff Ari Rutkoff Betty DeLapp Sachs Annie Rappaport Rosner Bambi Silver Max Harry Roobin Lena Salloway Bessie Berman Siegal Gertrude Simon Lucille Woolf Rosenfeld Jack Schneidkraut Nellie Shapiro Evelyn Cooper Simon Fanny Slaughter Sarah Rosenthal Linda Schwartz Samuel L. Singer Allen Solomon John W. Snow George Shapiro Katherine Steiner Pete Roth Sol Slive Joel Spigel Sam Sundock Sandra Russell Steve Slate Marion Solomon Joanne Reed Wright Rosa Phillips Wald Minnie W. Salomon D.D. Sokol Elina Kishinevsky Stern Wolfe Weinberg Martha L. Shapiro Rita Russ Speer Abraham W. Woolf Michael Slive Sigfried Steiner Hilda Taylor Gustava Estroff Zivitz Stanley Solomon Martin Stoll Robert M. Unger Elene Solomon Ronny Taylor Kay Usdan

8 Our Tributes We appreciate the thoughtfulness of those who support our congregation by remembering and honoring their friends and loved ones through their generous contributions. Thank you for the following gifts received through April 6, 2022. GENERAL & UNRESTRICTED FUNDS Donations to our General Temple and Endowment Funds, and the Unrestricted Named Endowment Funds provide the greatest flexibility to respond to our congregation’s changing needs. In Memory Of: Lawrence Goldman Edward Shulman Jack Becker by Linda Goldman by Rosalyn Bloomston by Bert Bloomston Gene Harris, brother-in-law of Jerry Sklar Marvin Silverman Harold Blach, Jr. by Shirley & Jerry Leader by Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman by Frances Cypress Sam Hartman by Letty & Bob Marcus Vladimir Belotserkovskaya by David and Gerry Kassouf Benjamin Schultz by Svetlana Belotserkovskaya Donald Herman by Ricky Koslin Charles Brown, father of Ellen Stein by Bea & Bill Gotthelf Howard Leonard Schultz by Amy & Ronnie Strickland Joan Jacobson by Rhonda & Harry Weinberg Ned Caheen by Sandra & Alan Berman Meyer I. Shiland by Frances Cypress by Beverly & Stanley Erdreich by Judy & Gerson May Sherry Faye Rubenstein Cherner by Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman Morris O. Staff by Carol & Steve Aaron by Barbara & Larry Fine by Elinor Sue & Michael Staff by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Nancy Goedecke Dorah Heyman Sterne by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein by Dixie Hagedorn by Lyons Heyman by Fran Marlow by Carol Herman Ida Schultz Webster David Clark by Denise & Wayne Lewis by Ricky Koslin by Diane Clark by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein Arthur Weinberg James Clark by Letty & Bob Marcus by Rhonda & Harry Weinberg by Diane Clark by Fran Marlow Wishing Good Health To: Therese Clark by Judy & Gerson May Amy Chauvin by Diane Clark by Candy & Ed Meyerson by Amy & Michael Saag Cissy Held by Lucy Schulhafer Brian Held by Freddi Aronov Ira Harris Kline by Linda Barstein by Linda Barstein by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Susan & Barry Koretzky by Lynn & Larry Birnbaum Alan Koslin Alan Seigel by Roz Caplan by Ricky Koslin by Letty & Bob Marcus by Frances Cypress Rebecca Malcove Leader Lesly Simon by Lee & Rick Dunsmore by Shirley & Jerry Leader by Linda Barstein by Tootie & Steve Fradkin Nathan Marx In Honor Of: by Fran & Lee Godchaux by Lisa T. Marx Bat Mitzvah of Violet Levine, by Shirley Salloway Kahn Victor Hugo Marx granddaughter of Ronne & Donald Hess by Laura & Gordon Kirschberg by Lisa T. Marx by Fran & Lee Godchaux by Susan & Barry Koretzky Duke Roos Birth of Logan David Singletary, by Ricky Koslin by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstrich son of Monika & Ben Singletary by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein Chana Schniper by Fran & Lee Godchaux by family of Betty Loeb by Jack Schniper by Carol Herman by Norma Jean Long Buddy Schulhafer by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Lee & Rick Dunsmore Birth of Levi Colton Paquette, by Leah & Ken Saag by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein grandson of Marie & Preston Goldfarb by Amy & Michael Saag by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein by Lucy Schulhafer by Amy & Michael Saag by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Ferne Seigel by Andrew Sperling Special Anniversary of by Laurie & Zach Solomon by Pat Weil Judy Weinstein Jablow & Peter Jablow by Elinor Sue & Michael Staff Gertrude Schulhafer by Barbara & Larry Fine by Pat Weil by Lucy Schulhafer Ida Gingold Cotton Louis Schulhafer, Jr. by Rhonda & Harry Weinberg by Lucy Schulhafer Your contributions through our “Temple Tributes” help to support Temple Emanu-El’s annual operations and activities, and further build our Grafman Endowment Fund to enrich our congregation…now and forever. To make a Tribute Gift to either a temple or an endowment fund, please contact the Endowment Office at (205) 933-8397 or [email protected] A list of all our funds is available on our website at www.ourtemple.org.



10 Our Tributes DESIGNATED ENDOWMENT FUNDS Contributions to these “perpetual” funds help provide permanent sources of income for special programming and enhancements for our temple today, as well as for future generations. BLACH FAMILY FUND HANNAH & HYMAN GOLDSTEIN REESE FAMILY FUND FOR DUES ENDOWMENT VOLUNTEER FUND FOR DUES ENDOWMENT In Memory Of: In Memory Of: In Honor Of: Harold Blach, Jr. Aaron Green Birth of Logan David Singletary by Alice Diamond & children by Debra & Joel Goldstein by David Reese by family of Betty Loeb Joan Jacobson Joan Jacobson by Marilyn & Murray Tanner BUNNY & JOEL ROTENSTREICH FUND by Kit & Rick Roth In Honor Of: FOR DUES ENDOWMENT In Honor Of: Special Birthday of Joanna Gotlieb Collat In Memory Of: Special Birthday of Joanna Gotlieb Collat by Marilyn & Murray Tanner Joan Jacobson by Kit & Rick Roth by Bunny & Joel Rotenstreich GINGER & JERRY HELD FUND CEMETERY CARE FUND FOR DUES ENDOWMENT LANA & STEVE ROYAL FUND In Memory Of: In Memory Of: FOR DUES ENDOWMENT David Petrofsky and Leonard Petrofsky Edith Coolik Besser In Memory Of: by Maureen & Mark Petrofsky by Ginger & Jerry Held Naomi Russin Royal by Lana & Steve Royal JANIS & PAUL FRIEDMAN FUND JOAN & MILTON JACOBSON Wishing Good Health To: FOR DUES ENDOWMENT CULTURAL ARTS FUND Lynnn Raviv In Memory Of: In Memory Of: by Lana & Steve Royal Joan Jacobson Joan Jacobson by Cathy & Paul Friedman by Sara & Marvin Lazarus JANET & LEONARD WERTHEIMER In Honor Of: by Jamie & Greg Odrezin FUND FOR DUES ENDOWMENT Birth of Logan David Singletary by Isabel & Alan Siegal In Memory Of: by Cathy & Paul Friedman by Ann & Robert Smith Joan Jacobson by Janet & Leonard Wertheimer DESIGNATED TEMPLE FUNDS In Honor Of: Birth of Logan David Singletary Gifts to these “immediate use” funds fulfill special needs beyond the scope of by Janet & Leonard Wertheimer what dues and tuition fees are able to provide. RABBI WRIGHT Cissy Held The beauty of planning a Jewish DISCRETIONARY FUND by the Leonard Held family legacy gift is that it’s yours to create — In Memory Of: Susan Leigh Schniper Teri Aronov by Jack Schniper and by doing so, you help guarantee by Hilary & Scott Gewant Max Steinmetz the vitality of our congregation and Cissy Held by Betty Steinmetz community. Chances are you already by the Leonard Held family In Honor Of: Joan Jacobson Bat Mitzvah of Violet Levine support the organizations you by Jeri Davis and Edward Goldberg by Emily & Bob Levine care about during your lifetime — Susan Leigh Schniper Our wedding ceremony and by arranging for a legacy gift or by Jack Schniper by Pamela Franco & Tim Stephens bequest, you are making a difference Max Steinmetz by Betty Steinmetz TIKKUN OLAM FUND for generations to come In Honor Of: In Memory Of: — L’dor V’dor! Bat Mitzvah of Violet Levine Harold Blach, Jr. by Emily & Bob Levine by Jan & Amos Weil When you do your estate planning, Cindy Silverman Bailey and please remember your Temple! CANTOR WITTNER Donald Herman DISCRETIONARY FUND by Kaydee Erdreich-Breman For more information on creating a In Memory Of: In Honor Of: Named Fund or exploring the many ways Teri Aronov Bar Mitzvah of Sam Washko by Hilary & Scott Gewant by Kaydee Erdreich-Breman to include Temple Emanu-El in your estate plans, please contact Jann Blitz in our Endowment Office at (205)397-0814.

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Temple Emanu-El NONPROFIT ORG. 2100 Highland Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205 U.S POSTAGE Postmaster: Time Sensitive Material. PAID Please deliver immediately. Birmingham, AL Address Service Requested Permit No. 1137 Are you moving? Do we have your correct address? Please let us know by e-mail: [email protected] This issue of OurTemple bulletin is made possible through the support of the Rabbi Grafman Endowment Fund. Celebrating Israel at Temple Emanu-El . JOIN US ON MAY 5 AT 6:30 PM FOR THIS The monthly bulletin for Temple Emanu-El SPECIAL COMMUNITY-WIDE EVENT: 2100 Highland Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205 Special Screening of UPHEAVAL, ( 205) 933-8037 | FAX (205) 933-8099 ourtemple.org the new Menachem Begin documentary. Driven by a passion for his people, former Prime Minister of Israel, Founded in 1882 and affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Menachem Begin, dedicated his life to the survival and safety Clergy of his country and the unity of the Jewish people. Rarely seen Rabbi Adam Wright Cantor Robert Wittner, Engel Cantorial Chair archival materials and revealing interviews showcase Rabbi Jonathan Miller, Rabbi Emeritus Begin’s life in this compelling new documentary. Senior Team Please RSVP by May 4 to [email protected] or Danielle Barnett, Director of Accounting and Finance call (205) 933-8037, ext. 235. Jann Blitz, Endowment Fund Executive Director Special thanks to the Steiner Interfaith Fund of our Grafman Endowment Fund Elizabeth Bloch, Director of Education Monika Singletary, Director of Engagement and Membership JOIN US ON MAY 6 AT 5:45 PM FOR OUR YOM HA’ATZMAUT SHABBAT SERVICE Board of Directors EXECUTIVES We continue to celebrate Israeli Independence Robert Berman, President with a special Shabbat Service featuring Charles Collat, Jr., President Elect Barbara Aland, Vice President Dr. Ralph Selig, our Jewish music scholar-in- Dr. Adam Gordon, Vice President residence. The evening will include a variety of Lisa Bebenek, Secretary tunes from Israeli composers featuring the Bima Joel Piassick, Treasurer Dr. Al Cohn, Immediate Past President Band “The Graftones” and will provide the Sherron Goldstein, Presidential Appointment festive atmosphere the occasion deserves. Jeffrey Bayer, Presidential Appointment Special thanks to the Mark K. Broadnax Music Fund and GENERAL BOARD the Ruth & J.D Rosenberger Music Fund, both of the Dr. David Askenazi Fran Godchaux Grafman Endowment Fund, for underwriting our wonderful bima band. Dr. Brian Kulbersh Ashley Lewis Josh Mandell Ben Smith Amanda Sokol Andy Rotenstreich, Endowment Fund Board President Steven Leaf, Brotherhood President Sylvia Wright, Sisterhood President Remember Temple’s Endowment Fund in your estate plans, and please let us know when you do.


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