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November 2022 Temple Emanu-El Bulletin

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Read the Text Version @emanuel.temple . November 2022 Cheshvan-Kislev 5783 (205) 933-8037 The monthly bulletin for Temple Emanu-El Birmingham, Alabama K r i s ta l l n a c h t Shabbat Service November 4 at 5:45 p.m. Please join us for Shabbat as we observe the 84th anniversary of Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” with an evening of music, prayer, learning and meditation. Members of our choir will perform, along with our Jewish Music Scholar in Residence, Dr. Ralph Selig. Oneg after services is sponsored by the Rotenstreich family in honor of their B’nei Mitzvah. Special thanks to the Ruth & Marvin Engel Cantorial Chair & Choir Fund of the Grafman Endowment Fund 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 Friday, November 11 Friday, November 18 Our Services Friday, November 4 5:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Friday, November 25 Tot Shabbat 5:45 p.m. Family Service 5:45 p.m. Erev Shabbat 5:45 p.m. with 7th Grade Erev Shabbat Erev Shabbat Service Service Service with Choir honoring Veterans with Junior Choir Saturday, November 5 Saturday, November 12 Saturday, November 19 Saturday, November 26 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Shabbat Halicha & Service Shabbat Morning Shabbat Morning at Red Mountain Park Service Service Service Torah Portion Bat Mitzvah B’nei Mitzvah Parshat Vayera Brenna Casey Torah Portion Asher and Noah Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 10:30 a.m. Parshat Toldot Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 Rotenstreich Haftarah Portion Torah Portion II Kings 4:1 - 27 Parshat Chayei Sara Haftarah Portion 6:00 p.m. Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 Malachi 1:1 – 2:7 Havdalah Program Haftarah Portion on Reflections I Kings 1:1 - 31 Torah Portion Parshat Lech-Lecha Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 Haftarah Portion Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 NOTE: Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday November 21-25 Friday, November 11th at 5:00 pm Shabbat Halicha Torah Study Join Cantor Wittner and Elizabeth Bloch, our Director Shabbat Hiking Every Wednesday 12 p.m. of Education, for a fun and musical Tot Shabbat. November 12, 10:00 AM or dial-in at +1 312 626 6799 Pizza dinner to follow. Hike begins at 10:15 AM RSVP by November 10 to [email protected]. One Saturday per month, in Meeting ID: 661 751 570 lieu of a sanctuary service, we Special thanks to the Nina & Norman Cohen Next Generation Fund. will meet at Red Mountain Park AND to spend Shabbat morning together. Led by our clergy, Every Saturday 9 a.m. we will spend one to two hours Jasper Room at the Temple enjoying Shabbat and nature. In person and via zoom We meet at Red Mountain Park at the Frankfurt Drive entrance: or dial-in at +1 312 626 6799 2011 Frankfurt Dr, Meeting ID: 731 472 885 Birmingham, AL 35211 password: torah USPS Publication Title: Our Temple Statement of Frequency: Address: Organization: IDENTIFICATION Issue Date: November 2022 Published monthly 2100 Highland Avenue South Temple Emanu-El Issue Number: 157 except for June/July issue Birmingham, AL 35205-4002

Around Our Temple 3 Cantor’s Corner NEW MEMBER CORNER from Cantor Robby Wittner BNruenwcMh eamndbeTreWmepllceoTmoeur Engel Cantorial Chair Join us for a meaningful Kristallnacht service on January 29 from 11am - 1pm November 4th, as we remember our forebears The New Member Committee plans through their musical traditions. Then, our Junior and a variety of gatherings throughout Youth Choirs will be returning after their celebrated the year to welcome newcomers to debuts for Simchat Torah. They will help lead us in Temple Emanu-El. We hope to see all prayer for our November 18th family service. our newest members (since Jan. 1, 2021) at our New Member Welcome Brunch Simchat Torah and Consecration - 5783 and Temple Tour on January 29th from 11am -1pm, so please SAVE THE DATE! Linda Goldstein Jan Hirsch Adam Gordon Marilynn Rothstein Sylvia Wright Monika Singletary, Staff Liason Special thanks to the Ellen & Jack Aland Membership Engagement Fund of the Grafman Endowment Fund SpieMnccuilauslditchinaFgnufknuusndntddoaiennorgdwufrrBoitGrtaeorrnaruyfbrmeyba&itmnhJeaEanKbydaaZonriwedffn,mC“&TeuhnJlettouFGerualrnalPdAfitaofrostnsrsehisFce”uk,lpnbPidynrg,othagmenrdaaRkmfueotmrhththii&nsegcJdeFDinluenRbneordras.&teionlnibbpaeotriosgnseisrble, The Sisterhood Thanks You! Breatko-tehned-FthaestHwiagshaHwoolyndDearyfus.l way In addition to the generous funding from Sherron and Allan Goldstein Break-the-Fast Fund, thank you to Sherron and Allan Goldstein. Thank you to Elinor Staff and Linda Mendel for arranging the beautiful floral centerpieces. Thank you to Jan Hirsch for coordinating the desserts for Break-the-Fast and thank you to our fabulous bakers: Roz Bloomston, Ginger Brook, Marilyn Haver, Jan Hirsch, Emily Hess Levine, Candy Myerson, Diane Weil and Rachel Wright Sylvia Wright, Sisterhood President

4 Around Our Temple Happy Anniversary November Anniversaries The Bulb Shop is Coming!! Jann & Russ Blitz Nov. 1st – 4th & Nov. 6th (Tuesday – Friday & Sunday) Bobbie & Warren Goldstein It’s that time when our bulbs arrive and we get to envision the beautiful Evelyn & Jack Held blooms we will have in the Spring! Alice Walther & Stefan Kertesz We will have items for sale for those who didn’t get their orders placed in the Shirley & Jerry Leader fall, or as additions for those who did order but need a few more. Kim & Steven Leaf If you’d like to place an order in advance for any of the items we’ll have Natalie & Irving Meisler for sale, please email or call Kim Roth ([email protected], (205) 914-3545) Cathy & Lee Rogoff as all of these items are on a first come, first serve basis. Nancy & Danny Rousso Emily Rousso & Seth Capper The shop will be open Norma Starr & Mitch Schneidkraut Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00am – 4:00pm Sandra & Larry Shulman Wednesday from 10:00am – 5:30pm Toby & Bert Siegel Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm Sunday from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Monika & Ben Singletary Stephanie & Brad Sklar If you will be unable to come during these times, Delaney & Andrew Spalding please call or email Kim Roth to arrange a time that will work for you. Elinor Sue & Mike Staff Stephanie & Steve Steinmetz Thank you for your support of Sisterhood and the Temple! Lori & Jimmy Weil Bev & Sandy Wiatrak

Around Our Temple 5 Becky May Celebrating her 104th Birthday in November Special Rebecca (Becky) Leibovici May grew up in Montgomery, one of six November Birthdays children, and married the love of her life, Ike May. Their home, in Jasper, was always busy but filled with love and happiness with their Following are members of our seven children, extended family, and many friends. The highlight of family celebrating birthdays every day was when Ike came home from work greeting her with a big in years divisible by 5. kiss and the family sat down for dinner together followed by Ike cutting Lindsay Bayer fruit for everyone then rubbing her feet as the family relaxed. Emory Bearman While raising her large family Becky was always active in Jasper David Betten serving as PTA president, exercising at Jazzercise, getting her children Sybil Breman to their activities, and finding time to play Bridge with her friends. Sharon Cutter She continued to play duplicate bridge until she was almost 101. Frances Cypress The May family, along with the Engel and Mitnick families were the core of the small Matthew Dreffin but vibrant Jewish community at Jasper’s Temple Emanuel. Judaism has always been Carol Filler important in her life and she has continued her membership following the Temple’s Jeanne Hagedorn merger with Temple Emanu-El. Matthew Harris She attributes her longevity to always moving forward and keeping up with family and Jace Held friends. She continues to live in Jasper Facetiming with her family multiple times during the Lindsey Humphries day. Her life is a blessing to all who know her. May she continue in good health. Robin Kolber Elle Lourie B’NEI MITZVAH Griffin Marx Rebecca May Noah Rotenstreich Saturday, November 5, 2022 Aidan Metsky Avi Peetluk Noah Rotenstreich will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Andrew Petrofsky November 5, 2022. Noah is in the 7th grade at The Altamont School where Amy Rostand his favorite subjects include English and math. Noah enjoys hanging out Neil Roth with his friends, watching movies, and going to his favorite home away from Gloria Solomon home, Jacobs Camp. Jacobs Camp and his friends from Jacobs Camp have Susan Styers played an important part in Noah developing a strong Jewish identity. For his Beth Warner Bar Mitzvah, Noah and his brother, Asher, are collecting much-needed items for the First Light homeless shelter for women and children. Please note that Anniversary and Birthday lists are gathered from information in the Temple’s Asher Rotenstreich Saturday, November 5, 2022 Asher Rotenstreich will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on database. We apologize for any errors or November 5, 2022. Asher is a 7th grader at The Altamont School where exclusions. Please contact us at his favorite subjects are math and English. This is Asher’s first year at [email protected] Altamont, and he’s really enjoying it. regarding any corrections. Outside of school, Asher competes in mountain biking and rock climbing. During the summer Asher loves going to Jacobs Camp, and he’s excited that many of his camp friends will be coming in for his Bar Mitzvah. For his Bar Mitzvah, Asher and his brother, Noah, will be collecting wish list items for First Light, a local shelter for women and children. BAT MITZVAH Brenna Casey Saturday, November 19, 2022 Brenna will be called to the Torah Saturday, November 19th, 2022 on her 13th birthday. She is the daughter of Emily and Matt Casey of Indian Springs, AL, and little sister to Belle Casey. Brenna is in the seventh grade at Oak Mountain Middle School and is in several advanced classes. She is an avid athlete playing travel softball, and OMMS softball and basketball. She is also a member of the show choir and is an SGA representative for her class. Her mitzvah project is Special Equestrians, and she loves the idea of supporting their mission to enrich the lives of adults and children with physical, cognitive or emotional challenges through a relationship with a horse. Please join us in congratulating Brenna on her Bat Mitzvah.

6 Around Our Temple A D U LT E D U C AT I O N Stop by the Jasper Room for a nosh before jumping into one of our upcoming Adult Education Classes: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6 at 10:00 a.m. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the Jasper Room in the Jasper Room Judaism through Art Breakfast with the Rabbi Faciltated by Harriet Finck Faciltated by Rabbi Adam Wright Join us to learn about Jewish texts with Come enjoy breakfast and learning with artist Harriet Finck. We will work on our Rabbi Adam Wright. More details to follow. own art pieces while learning. RSVP to [email protected]. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the Jasper Room Plate Fusing Class Faciltated by Rhandie Weaver Join Rhandie Weaver, artist and owner of Blue Dragon Glass, who will work with you to decorate a 7”x 7” clear glass plate. Students will use glass embellishments and pieces of colored glass to create a design that will then be fired in a kiln to make their designs permanent. They will receive their plate within two weeks of the class after it is shaped in the mold of their choice. These plates would make great Chanukah gifts as well! Blue Dragon Glass has been in business since 2001. Originally from Los Angeles, California, artist Rhandie Weaver moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 2007. Rhandie specializes in making many kinds of glass art and custom glass pieces ranging from works of art that combine stained glass, to glass carving and etching, and fused glass in one piece. She has created works around Birmingham that include the Vulcan Statue at the Birmingham Zoo. NOTE: This class has a maximum of 12 participants. RSVP to [email protected] SUNDAY DECEMBER 4 at 10:00 a.m. in Temple Emanu-El Kitchen Chanukah Cooking with Sherron Goldstein Faciltated by Sherron Goldstein Learn to make a popular Chanukah dish with Sherron Goldstein! Details to follow. RSVP to [email protected]. These adult education programs are underwritten by our Grafman Endowment Fund. FEELING GELTY 5783 A PARTY FOR THOSE AGES 21 TO 35 We are partnering again this year with Urban Ministry, in providing Christmas gifts for the students on the West End. We will have our list of children and their wish lists by the first week in November and gifts should be delivered to Temple by December 3rd. Look for additional information at Thank you in advance for being so supportive of this wonderful Temple program.

Our Yahrzeits 7 May the beauty of their lives shine forever, and may we always bring honor to their memory. Oct 30 – Nov 5 Lillie Weinstein Barbara S. Michael Jack A. Jaffe Michael Jon Cohen Paul Wiener Margaret Miller Rose Jaffe Irma Rae Bloch Erdreich Norman Adelman Nathan Aaron Kahn Karl Meyer Applebaum Kenneth Eisner Wyker James Bowman Monroe Jay Evan Kaufman Hermyne R. Fox Estelle Yassem Benjamin Patterson Scott Kraselsky Noah Garden Herbert J. Baum, Jr. Gerald Popkin Sol Lewy Herman M. Beck November 6 – 12 Beckie Pearl Richard Goldblatt Lillian Schermer Schultz Stephen Peetluk Rose Goodman Herbert Meyer Besser Gloria Abel-Waldron Elaine Silver Bernice Perlman Ida W. Grafman Max Binder Leanore Aland Phyllis Russell Rogers Emanuel Solomon Lena Roobin Erica Green Mollie Bowman Blach David Jay Appelbaum Rebecca Benton Staff Louis Royal Basya Gurevitch Isadore Bonfield Larry Baras Harry M. Strauss, Sr. Elaine Koppel Saag James Haimsohn Helen Cohen Grace E. Sals Bernard Eric Hanan Irby Cohen Alvin Bearman Estelle Wertheimer Albert Segal Edward Berman Roberta Yerton Sylvia Shiland Berman Dodie Jaffe Frank Simpson Cook, Sr. Irving M. (Boots) Silverfield Bertha Goldner Kahn Mia Cusmariu Sol Berry November 13 – 19 Joel Silverman Sharon Felder Donald H. Broudy Helen Heffler Silverman Frances Mack Charles Edward Alexander Abraham Slaughter Herman Marcus Carl M. Feldman Robyn Cohen Gail S. Bayer Eddy Sokol Stephen Yale Mazer Clarence Gluck Nina F. Cohen Rose Belitsky Reba Strauss Sarah Meadows Lawrence Cohn Muriel Sutker Marilyn Michael Hinky Gold Anne E. Cohn Leonore Wolk Berman Stella Waites Bertha Michaelson Biel Miriam Goldberg Bessie S. Cooper Elaine Blatt Martha Susan Weinstein Sharon Patterson Rose Feldman Goldner Manuel Dorsky Evelyn Blum Elizabeth Kronenberg Bertha Peresman Pauline B. Harris Lawrence Friedman Weinstein Hazel Randman Elmer F. Jaspan Herman Goldstein Margaret L. Blumenthal Burton Zavelo Rebecca Rogoff Freda Josephs Joseph Gotlieb Babcia-Maria Brzezinska Irwin Ira Leslie Jay Randall Gotlieb November 20 – 26 Luther Roper Richard Lewitz Naomi Carroll Haimsohn Joe Dannis Sigmund Rosen Berney B. Loveman Howard J. Helzberg Allen Dube William Abroms Morton Jerry Marks Hortense Helzberg Taft Epstein Maryln Silverfield Athey Selma Sachs Eric Hirschowitz Estelle Erlick Dora Weinstein Gerson May Minnie Hudson Isaac Louis Fabian Ida Bellows Greta A. Melamed Margaret Johnson Marion W. Freehling Adolphe E. Berke Schreibman Cathy H. Friedman Herbert L. Blank Benjamin Sears Jack Odess Harry Koch Mollie Gotlieb Ray Schall Blatzer Anne Shiland Dora Ravitz Paul Lande Freda Newfield Greenfield Henry H. Bowman Isadore Rotenstreich Florence Rice Lebensburger Frieda Greenhouse John M. Chapman, Sr. Bruce Simon Edward N. Salomon Phillip Levitt Helen Friedman Gregg Marion Wender Cohen Natalie Gorden Sperling John Sandson Sadie Levy Harold Heaster Ralph L. Solomon Sharon Lewis Jo Marks Heyman Pearl Starr Natalie Gorden Sperling Sadye Lichtenstein Lewis Louis Henry Hirsh Samuel B. Stern Bernard Steiner Milton Mack Elias Inzelbuch Rebecca Stern Milton “Buddy” Sterman Flora May Molly Isenberg Abe Burt Tenenbaum Beatrice Tucker Jean Weinstein Maurie Weil

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 October 13, 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: Rhoda Link Wishing Good Health To: Andy Abroms by Carol & Jimmy Filler Myron Butler by Alisa & Jimmy Nadler by Nancy Goedecke by Natalie & Keith Nadler by Betty Steinmetz Max Beck Michael Koslin Oscar “Babe” May by Lucy Schulhafer by Judy & Gerson May by Susan & Barry Koretzky Sara Bitran Rabbi Jonathan Miller Isle Nathan by Maria Bitran by Carol & Jimmy Filler by Mary Lynne & Eli Capilouto Steve Geringer by Marilyn Haver Peter Printz Mark Petrofsky by Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman by Marian & Ronny Epstein by Betty Steinmetz Charlotte Ives Goldberg by Brenda and Jordan Friedman David Siegal by Judy & Gary Monheit by Betty Steinmetz by Mary Lynne & Eli Capilouto Joyce Stein by Carole Simpson Frances Rosemore by Letty & Bob Marcus Louis Goldman by Evans Brooks Rosemore by Renitta & Jay Goldman In Honor Of: Cissy Held Buddy Schulhafer Bar Mitzvah of Eli Mastin, by Marian & Ronny Epstein by Marian & Ronny Epstein grandson of Marilyn & Earl Rothstein Emily Held by Marian & Ronny Epstein Ida W. Seigel by Laurie & Craig Elmets by Betty Steinmetz by Jane & Lester Seigel Birth of Henry Nathan Held, son of Amanda & by Ilene & Allan Wilensky Layne Held, grandson of Ginger & Jerry Held Joyce Helzberg Ruth Seigler and great-grandson of Leonard Held and Debbie by Emily Helzberg by Sandra & Larry Shulman & Martin Sher Bernice G. Hirsch by Rae & Bruce Hirsch Shirley Strickland by Karen & Kenneth Bluestein Will Holloway by Sandra & Alan Berman by Fran & Lee Godchaux by Nancy Goedecke by Nancy Goedecke Jerry Lapidus Isadore H. Sugerman by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Marian & Ronny Epstein by Carole Watson by Ilene & Allan Wilensky Morris Weisberg by Joan & Don Weisberg THE GRAFMAN ENDOWMENT FUND ANNUAL GIFT CAMPAIGN IS HERE! We hope that you have received your personal copy of our Grafman Endowment Fund Annual Report. It is filled with meaningful highlights from the past year, and includes information on our Annual Endowment Gift Campaign. The Annual Gift Campaign provides pivotal support for many areas of Temple life. Moreover, every family can participate! We welcome gifts from $25 to whatever amount feels right to you and deeply appreciate the past support of nearly half of our congregation families. This year, our goal is to increase participation which, in turn, will help provide additional support for Temple – today and in the future. A Wonderful Benefit: Members who make gifts of $250 or more receive thirty (30) complimentary Endowment acknowledgements (in Honor of, in Memory of, etc.) Those making a gift of at least $100 receive ten (10) acknowledgements and also benefit from the convenience of simply calling or emailing the Endowment Office with their acknowledgement information. PLEDGES ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 31; however, you have until June 30 to make your gift. Every gift not only enriches our congregation today, but also plants seeds in our garden for future benefit. Please consider participating today. L’Dor V’dor! For details, contact the Endowment Fund Office: (205)933-8397 or [email protected]

Our Tributes 9 We are Delighted to Welcome Our Next SAVE Grafman Endowment Fund Executive Director THE DATE On behalf of the Grafman Endowment Fund Board of Directors, I am Mark your calendar delighted to welcome Alison Berman as our new Executive Director. to help honor Alison succeeds Jann Blitz, who retired last month after 26 wonderful years. Jann Blitz’s retirement, Alison is no stranger to Temple Emanu-El. Since joining in 2004, after serving as our she has served as a Religious School Teacher, President of Sisterhood, Endowment’s a Sisterhood Board of Director, Co-chair of the inaugural Temple Food Festival, Chair of the 2022 Annual Congregational Evening, and more. first Executive Director, She has nearly 30 years of experience helping to grow and sustain a position she has held non-profit organizations, and we are excited to have her energy, enthusiasm, and vision. for past 26 years: Alison shared, “I truly am honored to help lead the Grafman Grafman Legacy Alison H. Berman Endowment Fund in its next chapter. Having a robust endowment that Luncheon highly supports Temple life today and for the future is the envy of many organizations. To work alongside congregants and their families to ensure that Our Temple remains vibrant with innovative Thursday, February 23 programming for generations to come is a humbling opportunity, and a blessing.” at 11:30 a.m. Please join me in welcoming Alison. She can be reached at [email protected] or 205.397.0814. Special Shabbat Service & Oneg Celebration Yours truly, Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m. N. Andy Rotenstreich, President Grafman Endowment Fund Board of Directors Invitations and more details to follow Birth of Arthur Yankov Centor, Special Birthday of Rosalie Gotlieb Special Birthday of Jon Kimerling grandson of Freda & Bob Centor by Ralph Blach by Michael & Michelle Rosemore by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Special Birthday of Leonard Held Special Birthday of Judy Monheit Birth of James McCoy “Mac” Eberhardt, by Hal Abroms by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich grandson of Ilene & Allan Wilensky by Nancy Goedecke by Mitzi Goldstein Special Birthday of Jimmy Rotenstreich by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Letty & Bob Marcus by Marian & Ronny Epstein Birth of Miller Andrew Labovitz, by Jessie Millender by Carole Simpson great-grandson of Sandra & Alan Berman by Marian Radwin by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Special Birthday of Dorothy Shiland by Marilyn Haver by Ferne Seigel by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Jerry Seigel Birth of Amira Reach, child of by Carole Simpson Special Birthday of Jean Sklar Susan & Justin Reach by Betty Steinmetz by Eileen & Edward Leader by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Ilene & Allan Wilensky Birth of Charlotte Grace Saville, Special Birthday of Estelle Silverstein great-granddaugher of Letty & Bob Marcus Special Birthday of Rosalyn Siegal by Jerry Seigel by Marilyn Haver by Debbie & Mitch Block by Carole Simpson by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Jean Bearman Special Anniversary of by Faye Bernstein Special Birthday of Gaston Stein Shirley & Jerry Leader by Bhimi and Penny Gordon by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich and Debra Gordon-Hellman Special Anniversary of by Ricky Koslin and Lyons Heyman Special Birthday of Janet Wertheimer Marilyn & Murray Tanner by Letty & Bob Marcus by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Fran Marlow Special Birthday of Louise Abroms by Amy & Michael Saag The lovely High Holy Day services by Janet & David Aarons by Jerry Seigel by Whitney Wright Special Birthday of Barbara Betten by Carole Simpson by Linda & Richard Cohn by Betty Steinmetz New home of Marcia Unger by Marian & Ronny Epstein by Pat Weil by Mary Lynne & Eli Capilouto by Carol & Jimmy Filler by Gloria Weintraub by Jerry Seigel by Joan & Don Weisberg Marriage of Rachel Honan, Special Birthday of Jann Blitz daughter of Roxanne Travelute & by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Michael Honan, to Parker Jacobs by Janet & David Aarons by Mary Lynne & Eli Capilouto by Betty Steinmetz Sandra & Alan Berman family by Elliot Labovitz

10 Our Tributes DESIGNATED ENDOWMENT FUNDS DESIGNATED TEMPLE FUNDS Contributions to these “perpetual” funds help provide permanent sources Gifts to these “immediate use” funds fulfill of income for special programming and enhancements for our temple today, special needs beyond the scope of what dues as well as for future generations. and tuition fees are able to provide. GAIL & HARRY BAYER SHERRON & ALLAN GOLDSTEIN RABBI DISCRETIONARY FUND FAMILY FUND BREAK-THE FAST FUND In Memory Of: In Memory Of: In Honor Of: Marion Deitch, aunt of Rachel Wright Steve Geringer, Emily Held The lovely Break-the Fast and Ruth Siegler by Judy & Gerson May by Amy & Michael Saag In Honor Of: by Harry Bayer by Jack Schniper Bar Mitzvah of Ethan Schniper In Honor Of: by Betty Steinmetz Special Birthday of Leonard Held Wishing Good Health To: by Jack Schniper Sherron & Allan Goldstein Special Birthday of Leonard Held by Harry Bayer by Stefanie Goldstein by Judy Borisky BLACH FAMILY FUND GINGER & JERRY HELD FUND Special Birthday of Dorothy Shiland FOR DUES ENDOWMENT FOR DUES ENDOWMENT In Memory Of: In Honor Of: by Judy & Gerson May Meier Jacob Hapner Birth of Henry Nathan Held The lovely High Holy Day Services by Kit & Rick Roth by Carol & Jimmy Filler by Sandra & Alan Berman In Honor Of: by Jessie Millender by Judy & Gerson May Birth of Henry Nathan Held by Billy Planner IVES FAMILY Happy New Year by Kit & Rick Roth RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND by Michael Bloomston In Memory Of: BARBARA & LARRY FINE FUND Charlotte Ives Goldberg CANTOR DISCRETIONARY FUND FOR DUES ENDOWMENT In Honor Of: In Memory Of: by Pam & Bobby Brown Bar Mitzvah of Ethan Schniper Marissa Apolinsky JOAN & MILTON JACOBSON by Jack Schniper by Barbara & Larry Fine CULTURAL ARTS FUND The lovely High Holy Day Services In Honor Of: In Memory Of: Special Birthday of Leonard Held; Joan Jacobson by Sandra & Alan Berman Sherron & Allan Goldstein and by Judy & Gerson May the lovely Break-the-Fast; by Marian & Ronny Epstein Special Birthday of Dorothy Shiland Birth of Henry Nathan Held by Judy & Gerson May MARGOT & EDGAR MARX FUND by Barbara & Larry Fine FOR DUES ENDOWMENNT Your contributions through our In Memory Of: “Temple Tributes” help to support HANNAH & HYMAN GOLDSTEIN Edgar Marx, Sr. Temple Emanu-El’s annual operations VOLUNTEER FUND In Memory Of: by Marian & Ronny Epstein and activities, and further build Jerry Lapidus and Peter Printz our Grafman Endowment Fund to enrich DIANA & SIDNEY PATTERSON by Marilyn & Murray Tanner SCHOLARSHIP FUND our congregation…now and forever. Wishing Good Health To: In Honor Of: Joe Bluestein and Jack Held Special Birthday of Barbara Betten To make a Tribute Gift to either a temple or an endowment fund, by Marilyn & Murray Tanner by Amy & Michael Saag please contact the Endowment Office In Honor Of: by Pat Weil Birth of Henry Nathan Held at (205) 933-8397 or REESE FAMILY FUND [email protected] by Debra & Joel Goldstein In Memory Of: David B. Jacobs, Carol Reese and A list of all our funds is available on Birth of Aiden Lev Feld; Sol A. Reese our website at Special Anniversaries of Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman, by David Reese Debra & Joel Goldstein, In Honor Of: Gail & Charles Herman, Birth of Henry Nathan Held Robin & Steve Lazarus, and Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich; by David Reese Special Birthdays of Jann Blitz, Leonard Held, Judy Monheit, and Jimmy Rotenstreich by Marilyn & Murray Tanner

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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. Intro to Judaism . with Rabbi Wright The monthly bulletin for Temple Emanu-El The following Sundays at 10:00 am: January 8, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 26 2100 Highland Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205 ( 205) 933-8037 | FAX (205) 933-8099 March 12, 19 April 9, 16, 23, 30 Location: Jasper Room Founded in 1882 and affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Join us for an engaging 12-session course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life. Open to all, this Clergy course is perfect for interfaith couples, those rearing Rabbi Adam Wright Cantor Robert Wittner, Engel Cantorial Chair Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering Rabbi Jonathan Miller, Rabbi Emeritus a “return” – (conversion), and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience. Senior Team Elizabeth Bloch, Director of Education Our programs welcome people from all backgrounds. Alison Berman, Endowment Fund Executive Director Topics include holidays, life cycle celebrations, theology Monika F. Singletary, Director of Engagement & Membership and core beliefs, prayer, Torah, history, antisemitism, the Danielle Barnett, Director of Accounting & Finance Holocaust, Zionism, Israel, the North American Jewish experience, and the tapestry of the Jewish people today. Board of Directors EXECUTIVES Register at NOTE: This class has a maximum of 12 participants. Charles Collat, Jr., President Barbara Aland, President Elect RSVP to [email protected] Dr. Adam Gordon, Vice President Lisa Bebenek, Secretary Josh Mandel, Treasurer Robert Berman, Immediate Past President Joel Piassick, Presidential Appointment David Silverstein, Presidential Appointment GENERAL BOARD David Askenazi Fran Godchaux Brian Kulbersh Ashley Lewis Anne Ovson 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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