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June/July 2022 Sivan/Tammuz/Av 5782 The monthly bulletin . for Temple Emanu-El @emanuel.temple (205) 933-8037 Birmingham, Alabama OUR YEAR OF CELEBRATION Thank you for a great year! (see the Rabbi’s Reflections page 3) 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, June 3 Friday, June 10 Friday, June 17 Friday, June 24 Saturday, June 4 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Erev Shabbat Erev Shabbat Erev Shabbat Erev Shabbat 6:00 p.m. Shavuot Service Service Service Service Service (sefeorbdaectkaiclso)ver Saturday, June 4 Saturday, June 11 Saturday, June 18 Saturday, June 25 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Shabbat Morning Shabbat Hilicha/ Shabbat in the Park Shabbat Hiking Service Service (at Red Mountain Park) (Overton Park) Torah Portion Torah Portion Torah Portion Torah Portion Parshat Shelach Lekha Parshat Bamidbar Parshat Naso Parshat Beha’alotkha Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 Numbers 1:1 – 4:20 Numbers 4:21 – 7:89 Numbers 8:1 – 12:16 Haftarah Portion Haftarah Portion Haftarah Portion Haftarah Portion Joshua 2:1 - 24 Hosea 2:1 - 22 Judges 13:2 - 25 Zachariah 2:14 – 4:7 NOTE: Beginning July 1 all Saturday Shabbat services will start at 10:00 am (instead of 10:30 am). Friday, July 1 Friday, July 8 Friday, July 15 Friday, July 22 Friday, July 29 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Erev Shabbat Erev Shabbat Erev Shabbat Erev Shabbat Erev Shabbat Service Service Service Service Service Saturday, July 2 Saturday, July 9 Saturday, July 16 Saturday, July 23 Saturday, July 30 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Shabbat Morning Shabbat Morning Shabbat Hilicha/ Shabbat Morning Shabbat Hiking Service Service Service (at Red Mountain Park) Service Torah Portion Torah Portion Torah Portion Torah Portion Torah Portion Parshat Matot-Masei Parshat Korach Parshat Chukat Parshat Balak Parshat Pinchas Numbers 30:2-36:13 Numbers 16:1-18:32 Numbers 19:1-22:1 Numbers 22:2-25:9 Numbers 25:10-30:1 Haftarah Portion Haftarah Portion Haftarah Portion Haftarah Portion Haftarah Portion Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4 I Samuel 11:14-12:22 Judges 11:1-33 - 33 Micah 5:6-6:8 Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 USPS Publication Title: Our Temple Statement of Frequency: Address: Organization: IDENTIFICATION Issue Date: June & July 2022 Published monthly 2100 Highland Avenue South Temple Emanu-El Issue Number: 153 except for June/July issue Birmingham, AL 35205-4002

Around Our Temple 3 Rabbi’s Reflections at the Annual Meeting Shabbat Halicha Shabbat Hiking The past two years have proved itself difficult for our community; pivoting with variants while trying to ensure a vibrant and sacred community. Saturday, June 11 We’ve zoomed. We’ve streamed. We’ve moved covid tiers back and forth. 10:30 a.m. But, we’re still here, standing strong. And, above all, we continue to build lasting Jewish memories. For nearly 140 years, this has always been our (Hike begins at 10:45 a.m.) Temple’s mission: whenever we faced adversities, we do not give up; it’s not in our ethos. We muster the courage like Joshua and Caleb to One Saturday per month, bring hope to our Temple families. in lieu of a sanctuary This year, we are as strong as ever. We just engaged a top educator in the country, Elizabeth Bloch, who has already made such an excellent service, we will meet at impression on our students, teachers, and parents. Cantor Wittner has Red Mountain Park to created wonderful musical programs, including our new Shabbat Band, spend Shabbat morning The Mighty Mighty Graftones! together. Led by our Later this month, our staff will meet for our annual calendaring retreat. clergy, we will spend We already have an exciting year planned: a new High Holiday experience, one to two hours enjoying new adult education opportunities, enhanced worship experiences, and Shabbat and nature. continuing to partner and collaborate with our dear friends at Temple Beth El. On behalf of the Clergy and Senior Staff, thank you all for making history We meet at with us. May Hashem continue to bless this historic congregation. Red Mountain Park at B'shalom, the Frankfurt Drive entrance: Rabbi Adam M. Wright 2011 Frankfurt Dr, From 1882, thru early 1900s, and into the 21st century — Birmingham, AL 35211 Celebrating our past, present and future. Torah Study Every Wednesday afternoon, 12 p.m. or dial-in at +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 661 751 570 AND Every Saturday morning 9 a.m. NOW IN PERSON in the Jasper Room at Temple Emanu-El and via zoom. or dial-in at +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 731 472 885 password: torah

4 Around Our Temple Happy Anniversary Cantor’s Corner June Anniversaries In case you missed it last month, we had a very nice Yom HaShoah Havdalah service, followed by dinner Jack & Barbara Aland Jr. with our Havdalah Under The Stars Temple Circle. Steve & Julie Anderson (See pictures below.) David & Donna Askenazi Mark & Debbie Barstein On June 3, the Hillel Connections interns will Rodney & Susan Barstein introduce themselves to the congregation, and on Lincoln & Nancy Berland June 5, I will be reading through the Book of Ruth in celebration of Alan & Sandra Berman Shavuot. We will use a variety of commentaries to provide multiple David & Barbara Betten perspectives and to allow us to examine the connection between the Michael & Emily Blumenthal text and the holiday. See back cover of the bulletin for more information. Ross & Wanda Cohen June 10, the Temple Circle leaders will be honored or called out Robert & Eileen Cohn (in a good way). Clinton & Amy Dillard I hope you will join us for all of the special, upcoming events. Craig & Laurie Elmets Cantor Robby Wittner, Scott & Amy Garber Engel Cantorial Chair Warren & Toby Gewant Howard & Donna Goldberg Nathan & Nick Goldstein David & Susan Harwood Chris & Jennifer Keshishian Jonathan & Sheryl Kimerling Michael & Rochelle Koslin Hugh & Deanna Leader Robert & Faye Levin Jack & Esther Levy Evan & Annette Lichter William & Linda Lehman III Gary & Ann Mollengarden Gary & Judy Monheit Mark & Maureen Petrofsky Paul & Ann Rich Jr. Mark & Jody Robinson Stephen & Katherine Rostand Earl & Marilynn Rothstein

Around Our Temple 5 MORE PHOTOS FROM 2022 EVENTS Happy Anniversary Michael & Cindi Routman Neil & Regina Sigman David & Nan Skier Jeremy Erdreich & Larry Slater Charles & Julie Stein Murray & Marilyn Tanner Bruce & Shelly Tucker Joseph & Jackie Waites Jr. Gary & Lynn Weinberger Donald & Joan Weisberg Leonard & Janet Wertheimer Peter & Sari Weber July Anniversaries David & Lois Cohen Jeff & Susan Cutler Stephen & Lori Dorsky Kirk & Ami Epstein Ronny & Marian Epstein Larry & Barbara Fine Brad & Stephanie Friedman Lee & Fran Godchaux Larry & Cinda Goldberg Michael & Betsy Humphries Igor & Mila Kishinevsky David & Donna Kraselsky Doug & Nancy Lewis B. G. & Carol Minisman Jr. Dick & Joan Pizitz Andy & Susan Rotenstreich Joel & Bunny Rotenstreich Michael & Amy Saag Alan & Isabel Siegal Frank & Wendy Siegal

6 Around Our Temple Special June Birthdays Are you ready to lead a Temple Circle this Fall? Following are members of our Connection is the center of Judaism. Temple Emanu-El’s Circles is an family celebrating birthdays opportunity for small groups of congregants to be together. In various circles, in years divisible by 5. you can play games, watch movies, sing together, study Torah, explore the Jann Blitz outdoors, tell stories, build friendships and more! Want to have a virtual Wine Club? R. Abigail Banks Brandenburg Connect with fellow preschool moms? Edward Bromberg Share your favorite walking trail? We can Belle Casey build a Temple Circle around all that and more! Charles Collat If you are interested in participating or leading a Temple Circle, Mackenzie Derr please contact Monika at [email protected] or 205.933.8037, ext. 213. Elizabeth Dillard Head over to to learn more and sign up as a Temple Circle leader! Kaydee Erdreich-Breman Rebecca Gordon Update on Reorganizing & Catherine Graham Categorizing The Engel Library Ginger Held Ira Holt As my internship at Temple Emanu-El comes to an end, Jay Humphries I thought some reflections and thanks were definitely Helen Levine in order. The cataloging and organization of this Rosalind Markstein congregation’s Engel Library was a more daunting task in reality than in theory. During my time at your Temple, I have been able Leigh Anne Nomberg to set up an online integrated library system that handles everything from Eli Pinhas patron information to checking materials in and out to cataloging the David Pizitz materials in your library. With the help of many wonderful volunteers, Carly Rogoff I have managed to catalog and organize the Leah Marks Teens Collection and the children’s section of the library. The children’s portion of the library Marc Rutstein has been divided into Youth and Easy Reader. The Youth materials include David Skier Youth Fiction, Youth Holiday, Youth Nonfiction, and Youth Biography. The Carlie Somerville Easy Reader materials include Easy Reader, Easy Reader Bible Stories, Stephen Steinmetz Easy Reader Nonfiction, and Easy Reader Holiday. The Adult section Shana Watson of the library still needs cataloging, and I have high hopes of someone Norman Weinberg finishing this project with as much enthusiasm Steve Weinstein and dedication as I have applied to my internship. I would like to personally thank Monika Singletary for giving me this opportunity and Kathryn Paulter for always being my biggest cheerleader and friend during my internship. But most of all, I must thank all of my volunteers for giving their time and putting their love into all that they did to help me in the advancement of getting this beautiful collection of materials a chance at being a one of a kind library at a one of a kind Temple. Jenna Patterson, JD MLIS Candidate, 2022 University of Alabama

Around Our Temple 7 Mazel Tov! Special July Birthdays ... to Caroline Gill, who will be joining the Perlmutter Fellows Program at Following are members of our the College of Charleston. This program is an initiative of the Yaschik/Arnold family celebrating birthdays Jewish Studies Program and the School of Languages, Cultures and World in years divisible by 5. Sadie Arnold Affairs, which seeks to develop future leaders in our community. Rodney Barstein Melissa Black Charlotte Blair Jacob Blumenthal Daniel Cohn Evelyn Frohsin Mitchell Ives Mark Kernan Josie Kulbersh Marvin Lazarus Nash Leibovitz Nancy Lewis William Marx Jocelyn McClelland Gary Mollengarden Susan Rotenstreich Asher Sigman Joseph Waites Donald Weisberg Janet Wertheimer 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.

8 Our Youth and Education BAT MITZVAH Message from our Director of Education Ellis Nomberg On May 1st, which was our last Sunday, we celebrated another successful year of learning at Temple Emanu-El religious school. Monday, June 20, 2022 We had our all-school assembly with Rabbi Wright and Cantor Wittner. We prayed and sang joyously together. Our students Ellis will celebrate from each grade proudly shared their Mitzvah Projects as well her Bat Mitzvah with as the organizations they picked to send the tzedakah money family and close they collected during the year. Our session ended with strawberry lemonade friends in Key Largo, popsicles for a sweet and cool summer, and the sweet taste of Temple FL on June 20th. Emanu-El, thanks to the Gail & Jeffrey Bayer Religious School Fund, of our Grafman Endowment Fund. Ellis is a rising 8th We also celebrated a great first year of post B’nai Mitzvah programming for grader at Mountain 8th – 12th graders, in collaboration with Temple Beth El with a joint 10th grade Brook Junior High. confirmation service and end of year party at Dave & Buster’s. We will be building Traveling and exploring new on this year’s success of Kesher – our Community Teen Education program and destinations is what Ellis has have already started planning for year two. More details forthcoming. been passionate about for years. This summer, our education and engagement team will be working diligently Ellis is the daughter of Leigh Anne to bring quality educational and exciting engagement programming for our youth and David Nomberg and sister of in religious school, as well as Temple Emanu-El parents and learners of all ages. Lilly (15). Proud Grandparents are More information coming over the summer. Ruth Nomberg, Joel Nomberg, Marlene and Rick Beringer. You can help us with our work and make our programs successful Great-Grandmothers are Becky in multiple ways: May and Shirley Beringer. 1) Register your Kindergarten – 12th grade students now, so we may For her Mitzvah Project she will hire enough teachers and prepare the classrooms accordingly. be making Self Care Kits for local For your convenience here is the registration link: girls through a program at Girls, Inc. Ellis will be collecting small cosmetic 2) If you have a passion for Judaism and enjoy being with young kids, bags to make the kits. A donation talk to me about teaching in our wonderful school with our terrific box will be located in the Temple teachers and Madrichim. lobby to drop off bags to donate. 3) If you have a teen, encourage them to become a Madrich/a, Teaching Assistant (they even get paid!). 4) Support our religious school in any and every way you can, i.e. Join us for Sunday/Wednesday Tefillah, volunteer to help at different programs, trips, etc., volunteer on Sundays that you are available, consider joining our education committee, and most importantly be a champion for our wonderful religious school. Here are two important dates to put on your calendar now: • Sunday, August 21, at 10:30 – “Meet the Teacher” for parents & students (K-7th grade) • Sunday, August 28, 9:30-11:50 – “Opening Day of Religious School” & Parent Meeting with Rabbi Wright and me, to hear about all that we have planned for the year for our kids and parent and adult learning and engagement opportunities. While I am at Temple all summer and welcome your visits, calls, emails,if you are traveling, please come back and bring back your family safely. See you soon! Elizabeth Bloch, MARE Director of Education

Our Yahrzeits 9 May the beauty of their lives shine forever, and may we always bring honor to their memory. May 29 – June 4 Ann Boman Terry Schneiderman Mitylene “Mity” Scharff Louis Pizitz Esther Bredosky Brenner Armen Schwartz Lester Herbert Seigel Anne Reese Harry Baskin Phil Seitel Faye Reisin Mary W Bernstein Helen Kaufman Broda Wilbur Silberman Carl Steiner George Risman Philip Brodnax Nathan Stern Ernest David Rosemore Louis Burger Mark David Solomon Norman Sullivan Charles Rosner Glenn Harvey Cooper Anna Paula Cohen Nettie Levine Sterman Morris Rousso Conrad Cypress Ilona Weil Morris Rousso Loyce Coughlin Leah Elsas Joseph Tanner Leonard J. Weil Sidney Sokol Dora M. Euchvitz Irving Epsman Irving V. Trost Rae Weinstein Abe Silverman Mildred D. Frankel Clara Belle Yasnyi Samuel Wender Benjamin Singer, Jr. Edward M. Friend, Jr. Lawrence Claster Falk Bess Solomon Isadore Goldfarb David Feldman June 12 – June 18 June 19 – June 25 Erwin B. Steiner Sidney Milton Goldstein Charles Tanner Bernard Greenspon Pauline Hirsh Fine Frank A. Abelson Ruth K. Abroms Libby Weinman Dorothy Hirschowitz Miriam Goldstein Fleisher Marjorie Bean Sheila Epstein Appelbaum Lester Weinstein Saundra Hulsey Louis Berman Leonard Wertheimer, Sr. Bessie Jaffe Kaplan Walter Gerson A. Max Boxer William Bernstein Robert Barry Kartus Elise S. Goldman Alex Cohen Ezral Bernstein June 26 – July 2 Joyce Rutstein Gowen Harry Cohn Abe Kessler Jack Dorsky Sam Blach Selma Shoenholz Abroms Lillie Sarah Klotzman Dave Handler Evelyn Dube Julie Labe Bloch Muncy Harris Abroms Marsha Goldberg Handler Henry Feinberg Steven Bluestein Harold Van Baalen Sara Krentzman Mollie Hess Becker Jacob N. Leibovici Israel Jaffe Lillian Perrin Friedman Ben Cooley Rosalie W. Blach Myldred A. Mann Bernie Kahn Shirley Goldberg Joseph Epstein Jacob Burger Selma B. Maring Morris Karpeles Maurice Kohn Erdreich, Jr. Evelyn S. Burger Sylvia “Babe” Miller Harry Kartus Sidney Jay Goldberg Isadore “Izzy” Eubanks Leon Roy Burger Carole Ethel Muss Jack Kartus Ernest Goldstein Arline Karu Feldman Bessie Mae Cohen Sheila Klein Gerry Goldstein Tessie Cohen Leah Newfield Nellie G. Koplon Hyman H. Goldstein Marcelle Klotz Hagedorn Lois McMillen Cooper Sandra Weinstein Pintzow Sybil Green Landau Reuben Grafman Corinna Rothschild Hagedorn Bari Cotton Irene Lebowich Carolyn Hagedorn Dorothy Hershfield Pearl Cypress Harry Richman Sol Leland Frank Harper I.R. Hochstadter Ruth Datnoff Jonas Rosenfield Roslyn T. Levene Frank Haver Theda Carter Horton Arthur Chester Dorn Robert Routman Jack J. Levenson Marcia F. Heiman Patti Perlman Irwin Florence Epstein Betty DeLapp Sachs Marc Levine Louis Jacobson Lillian Finkelstein Jacob M. Levine, Jr. Sadie Goldstein Jaffe General William Henry Kelly Gertrude Gerson Nellie Shapiro Carolyn Levy Annie Blackman Jaffe William Irving Landau W. Paul Hester Samuel L. Singer Henrietta Cotton Lewis Richard Lapidus Julia Loeb Hirsch Sadie Lux Simon Klotz Hyman Lasakow Carrye B. Jaffe Sol Slive Betty Loeb Ann T. Lehman P.D. Johnson Marion Solomon Sol Miller Ruby Monroe Vivian Kaplan Levingston Tommy Kohara Elina Kishinevsky Stern B.B. Miller Rose Monsky Frances Goldstein London David Koplon Ann Morris Sonia F. Ovson Seymour Marcus Hilda Taylor Morris M. Nelson Yetta Piassick Reva Marcus Robert M. Unger Raymond Oppenheim Simon ‘Si’ Rosenbaum Simon Myerson Doralee Handler Perotin Jean Ross June 5 – June 11 Nathan Rotenstreich Shula Rutkoff Lenora Pate Rose Tenenbaum Rotenstreich Tikvah Rutkoff Diana M. Patterson Milton Abroms Morris Rothman Coleman H. Sachs Ike Adler S. Joseph Alper W.B. Bennett

10 Our Yahrzeits May the beauty of their lives shine forever, and may we always bring honor to their memory. Anne Krentzman Rose Glaser Kahn Rebecca Cherner Beatrice Cohen Maxine Ovson Cohn Gertrude Block Labe Ayleen Kayser Julius Davis Melba Terrell Epsman Malvern B. Cooper Joshua Klein Ida Shapiro Feinberg Bess S. Bayme Cotton Averette Lackey Paula Leader Rose Shapiro Eisenberg Isadore Lichtenstein Ronald M. Leaf Phillips S. Feld Shirley Fink Lillian Estrach Rachel Levinson Ray Friedman Tillie Davidson Fisher David Feinefeld Margaret D. Lyon Nina R. Levitt Norris Friedman Corinne Erdreich Fox Vernon W. Gibson Yankee Sokol Marcus Phillip Lewis Allen D. Golden Margot Kessler Marx A.B. Loveman Lena Kaufman Goldberg Gordon Freeman Gus Goldstein Emma Wellman Hart Sid S. Friedman Carrie Broda Goodman Naum Mazur Clara S. Loveman David Friedman Karen Lynn McKinley John Ashton Majeau Abraham Solomon Heffler Joe Hagedorn Iyla Gross Mark Aaron McKinley Alison Evans Mead Julius Hirsch Jimmie Gary Harp Lucien Hagedorn Nancy Quermann McKinley Maynard B. Melamed Joel Mendelson Esther K. Kartus Gladys Hiller Cheryl Hanan Bea Miller Lois Katz Jerome Korman Bernard Honan Beatrice Mogilner Marcia Berman Kraselsky Rabbi Bernard Honan Max Perlman Judi Overbach Neuman Joe A. Koplon Miriam Kartus Eva B. Pearlman Michael Land Henry Lewy Jack Samuel Kaufman Edward H. Phillips Essie Rosenberger Drew Land Leopold Loeb Samuel Koplon Minnie Myer Picard Leona Rothstein William Lefkovits Marie Barbot Majeau Robert Lapidus Samuel W. Levin Bessye Levenson Marcus Samuel S. Levine Minnie Pizitz Samuel Rudacevsky Harold Phillip Lischkoff Helen Needle Mary Sterne Rich Frank Sachs Robert David London Semon Ullman Newfield Anita Lichter Joseph M Russakoff Herman Mazer Dolly Ann Newmark Sidney Light Ruth R. Silverfield Judy Camp Miller Ida K. Ovson Herman Loewe Eva M. Sacks Bertha Smolian Herbert Morewitz Lorraine Phillips Dede Lurie Anna Scherr Harold A. Nelson Peter Rathmell Dolores Lurie Julia Simon Dave Sokol Marilyn Lichtenstein Nelson Goldie G. Russakoff Arlene Kolber Meek Yetta Slive Jesse Solomon Isadore Newmark Jane Schreibman Leo Mendel Sally Stevens Dorothy Steiner Leonard Lambert Rivkin Dora Silberman Samuel Morse lll Harry M. Strauss, Jr. Sherry Ubben Jennie Rose Eva Rae Solomon Ted Neuman Sidney Tucker Himan Urdong Evalena Odess Roseman Florence G. Sonnabend Myra Mirsky Odess Samuel Wasserman Sarah E. Sarasohn Ben S. Weil Sara G. Rosenberg Ben Weil Elaine Weiner Harry Schneiderman Edwin M. Weller Harry Clark Rosendorf Snooks Odess Weinstein Abe Weinstein Yetta Sigman Helen Newman Routman Bernard Weinstein Emanuel Steiner July 24 – July 30 Marty Schulman Joe Weinstein Dorothy Tenenbaum Becky Seitel Morton L. Weiss Gloria Zell Joyce Vincent Lydia Amiel Abraham Silver Miriam Grafman Wolfson Katherine Virago Harold Apolinsky William Sklar July 10 – July 16 William “Bill” Winston Joan Aarons Sokol July 3 – July 9 Sara Zeldin Ira Beck Israel Urdong Judith Todd Abrams Robert B. Berman Lilly Leyens Weil Maude Schuster Bloch Gene M. Abroms July 17 – July 23 Jean Esther Biernstein Sidney Weinstein Clara Grace Bluttman Leon Aland Joan Baim Blach Ruth C. Weinstein Soloman Max Bredosky Hilda Katz Beck Max C. Berk Clara Meyer Blank Jay M. Ziff Fay Lewis Berman Joseph E. Berman Bertha W. Bresler Morris L. Bluttman Rosalie B. Blach Helene Bresler Donald Rosent Chapman Alvin B. Bresler Fannie Brown Regina Capilouto Herman Cohen Julius Cohen Ellen Siegal Dorsky Harold Caplan Gladys Hanover Feldman Herman Friedman Harvey Gotlieb Gloria Goldstein Howton

Our Tributes 11 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 May 5, 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: Cecille Herzel Jack Held Judy Aland by Betty Steinmetz by Dixie Hagedorn by Martha Ann Cooper Bernard Jaffe by Eve & Rick Hirsch by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Janet & David Aarons by Betty Steinmetz by Amy & Michael Saag Solomon Kimerling Carole Pizitz by Ferne Seigel by Betsy & Peter Printz by Betty Steinmetz by Carole Simpson by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Michael Pizitz by Dayton, Sara & Leon Spector Eddie Krys by Betty Steinmetz by Sam Tenenbaum, Jr. by Wanda & Ross Cohen Kit Roth Teri Aronov, mother of Hilary Gewant Lee Lichter by Donna & Howard Goldberg by Judy & Gerson May by Eve & Rick Hirsch In Honor Of: Harold Blach, Jr. Esther Light, mother of Simone Herring Birth of Charlie Davis, grandson of by Eve & Rick Hirsch by Fran Marlow Jeri Berman-Davis and Alan Davis Lynn Bloomston Hal Malen by Eve & Rick Hirsch by Ricky Koslin and Lyons Heyman by Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman Birth of Logan David Singletary, Steve Browdy Edgar Marx, Sr. son of Monika & Ben Singletary by Marilyn & Lenny Leonard by Harry Bayer by Sylvia Wright & Eli Pinhas Sherry Cherner by Cheryl & Charlie Collat Birth of Shoshana Audrey Weil, by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Helene Elkus daughter of Zoe & Alec Weil, Margie Chessin by Nancy Goedecke granddaughter of Lori & Jimmy Weil and by Harry Bayer by Dixie Hagedorn great-granddaughter of Pat Weil by Rhonda & Harry Weinberg by Leonard Held by Lisa & Alan Engel Gene Harris, brother-in-law of Jerry Sklar by Faye & Robert Levin by Marilyn Haver by Jack Schniper by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Sylvia Wright & Eli Pinhas Cissy Held by Judy & Gerson May Birth of Elijah David Weil, grandson by Susan Damsky by Candy & Ed Meyerson of Lori & Jimmy Weil, and great-grandson by Judy & Michael Feinstein by Susan & Andy Rotenstreich of Pat Weil by Dixie Hagedorn by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Sylvia Wright & Eli Pinhas by Eve & Rick Hirsch by Ferne Seigel Special Anniversary of Jane & Joe Bluestein by Cindy & Eric Land by Carole Simpson by Eve & Rick Hirsch by Sylvia Wright & Eli Pinhas by Sue & Allan Solomon Special Anniversary of by Wendy & Jonathan Rutkoff by Sam Tenenbaum, Jr. Carole & Michael Pizitz by Sue & Allan Solomon Sandra Russell by Betty Steinmetz by Joyce & Gaston Stein by Jane M. Kaplan Special Birthday of Sandra Berman by Betty Steinmetz Ben Siegal by Judy & Gerson May Rosalyn Hellman by Isabel & Alan Siegal by Lynn Rathmell by Betty Steinmetz Samuel Tenenbaum by Betty Steinmetz Joan Jacobson by Sam Tenenbaum, Jr. Special Birthday of Joanna Gotlieb Collat by Janet & David Aarons Wishing Good Health To: by Ricky Koslin and Lyons Heyman by Jane & Joe Bluestein Joan Becker Special Birthday of Charlotte Ives Goldberg by Helene Elkus by Eve & Rick Hirsch by Eve & Rick Hirsch by Faye & Robert Levin Star Bloom Jack Held by Sylvia Wright & Eli Pinhas by Betty Steinmetz by Maxine Sklute by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Evelyn Held Naming of Maisie and Theodore Wright, by Ferne Seigel by Dixie Hagedorn children of Rachel & Rabbi Wright by Carole Simpson by Betty Steinmetz by Eve & Rick Hirsch by Sue & Allan Solomon Lyons Heyman by Betty Steinmetz by Sandra & Alan Berman by Sam Tenenbaum, Jr. 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

12 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. ELLEN & JACK ALAND MARGOT & EDGAR MARX FAMILY RABBI MORRIS NEWFIELD FUND MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT FUND FUND FOR DUES ENDOWMENT In Memory Of: In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Judy Aland, Harold Blach, Donald Herman, Edgar Marx, Sr. Edgar Marx, Sr. Joan Jacobson, Edgar Marx, Sr. and by Barbara & Jack Aland by Alicia McGivaren Anderson Buddy Schulhafer by Ginny & Richard Anthony by Morton Goldfarb BLACH FAMILY FUND by Milla & Randy Averett Cissy Held and Edgar Marx, Sr. FOR DUES ENDOWMENT by Beckham-Shaw by Carol & B.G. Minisman In Memory Of: by Kevin Blackwell In Honor Of: Harold Blach, Jr. by Chip Brantley & family Jerry Lapidus by Cindy & Eric Land by Lynn & Timothy Callahan by Morton Goldfarb Edgar Marx, Sr. and Donald Vann by Pat & Ehney A. Camp III REESE FAMILY FUND by Richard, Jason, Kit & Rick Roth by Vickie & Jerry Chandler In Honor Of: In Honor Of: by Paula & Francis Crockard, Jr. The simchas of Mara and Lana Kornblith Special Birthdays of Shirley & Jerry Leader by Jan & David Ehrhardt and family by David Reese by Kit & Rick Roth by Emily McGivaren Ferrell BUNNY & JOEL ROTENSTREICH FUND by Judi Favor FOR DUES ENDOWMENT BETTY ALLENBERG GOLDSTEIN by Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman In Honor Of: CAMP JACOBS SCHOLARSHIP FUND by Shaun & Hayes Flynn Special Birthday of Jann Blitz In Memory Of: by Maye & Bernard Frei by Bunny & Joel Rotenstreich Edgar Marx, Sr. by Alice & Matthew Jackson by Molly, Evie, Elise & Hank Frohsin by Michael Kammerer & family Afsiswcealeynetaerr tphleeanseew by Betty & William C. Knight, Jr. remember the Temple EDWARD & HERMIONE FRIEND by Sandra B. Koplon COMMUNITY FUND by Becky Leibensperger We hope you will remember that the gifts In Memory Of: by George Lynn and contributions to the Rabbi Grafman Judy Aland, Cissy Held, Donald Herman, by Henry S. Lynn, Jr. Endowment Fund you make during your Joan Jacobson and Lynette Slaughter by Alicia Weeks McGivaren lifetime or through legacy planning help by Linda & Richard Cohn by Carrie & Jamey McMahon ensure that our Temple has a safety net in Charles Brown by Betty & John McMahon, Jr. the event of a catastrophe. Additionally, by Ellen & Fred Elsas by Kathy G. Mezrano each year a portion of our endowment is by Susan & David Ritter allocated to the Temple – this past year, HANNAH & HYMAN GOLDSTEIN by Polly Fraser & Paul Scharff we were extremely pleased to grant over VOLUNTEER FUND by Lydia Cheney & Jim Sokol $542,000. Many of these funds cover a In Memory Of: by Elizabeth & John Steiner significant portion of its general operating Esther Light by Mary Steiner expenses and the care of our cemeteries. by Debra & Joel Goldstein by Rose Steiner by Monica Stroud Plus, a significant amount of these MOLLIE & HERMAN GOTLIEB by Martha & Brent Thompson allocations are used to enhance our SANCTUARY PRESERVATION FUND by Helene & Phil Tucker programming beyond what our general In Memory Of: by Carol Walker Judy Aland, Margie Chessin, Cissy Held by Tricia & Troy Wallwork operating budget can afford. and Sol Kimerling by Ann & Kennon Walthall See article on pages 13-14, that outlines by Marcia Unger by Anna McGivaren Westhoff by Andrea & Goodloe White a few of our recent allocations. JOAN & MILTON JACOBSON by Sarah & Penny Whiteside Again, we thank you for your support! CULTURAL ARTS FUND In Memory Of: IVES FAMILY RELIGIOUS If you have any questions how you can become Joan Jacobson SCHOOL FUND part of helping our Temple’s Endowment by Anna & Chandler Cox, Jr. In Memory Of: by Marilyn & Bobby Hale Joan Jacobson Fund grow, please contact Jann Blitz in our by Richard Harrison II by Tracy & Kent Cramer Endowment Fund Office at (205)397-0814. by Ginger & Jerry Held by Patti Ives Dunning by John Ives by Charlotte Ives Goldberg by Marian Radwin & Holly Mazer by Sandra & Larry Shulman

Our Tributes 13 Our Funds at Work As we wrap up this fiscal year, our Grafman Endowment Fund is pleased to continue to play a pivotal role in enhancing our congregational life. During the past several months, our Endowment has underwritten some incredible programs and opportunities for our congregants to gather together: • Reese Family Fund and • Steiner Interfaith Fund substantially underwrote Margaret & Maurice the community evening on May 5, featuring the special Salloway Fund for screening of the Menachem Begin documentary, purchasing a number “Upheaval” as we honored Yom Ha’atzmaut/ Israel of new Mishkan T’filah Independence Day with our friends and neighbors. prayerbooks for Shabbat services to ensure that we had enough for each attendee. • Leona & Marvin Cherner Caring Community Fund for underwriting the lovely bags delivered to our senior congregants over the course of the year from our Hinenynu / Caring Committee. • Sherron & Allan Goldstein Fund sponsored the • Subsequently the Mary K. Bradnax reception following Music Fund and Ruth & J.D. the baby naming Rosenberger Music Funds sponsored ceremony for Dr. Ralph Selig, our Jewish music Rachel & Rabbi scholar-in-residence, Dr. Ralph Selig Wright’s precious and the bima band for a special twins in February. Shabbat service the following evening. • Muncy Harris • Most recently, the Hannah & Hyman Goldstein Abroms Cultural Volunteer Fund helped underwrite the lovely Arts Fund dinner following our Annual Congregational for funding the Meeting honoring our board members and various fabulous Purim other volunteers. Plus, the Muncy Harris Abroms Spiel for our Cultural Arts Fund provided from the beautiful congregation and accompaniment of the quartette during the the Nina & Norman Cohen Next Generation Fund moving Shabbat service and dinner for underwriting the fun Young Adult Purim celebration. accompaniment that evening. (continued on page 14)

14 Our Tributes DESIGNATED TEMPLE FUNDS Our Funds at Work (continued)) Gifts to these “immediate use” funds fulfill special needs beyond the scope of what Many of our endowed funds greatly dues and tuition fees are able to provide. enhanced our Youth & Education RABBI WRIGHT MS. LOIS program this past year. DISCRETIONARY FUND SCHOLARSHIP FUND Most recently: In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Edgar Marx, Sr. Elina Kishinevsky Stern • Gail & Jeffrey Bayer Religious by Katharine & Stephanie Marx by Mila & Igor Kishinevsky School Fund underwrote the and Marion & Edgar Marx, Jr. technology support for our youth & Meyer Randman MUSIC FUND education program, as well as a by Judy Roy & Lydia Johnson In Memory Of: portion of the administrative costs. Leigh Schniper Judy Aland Additionally, it provided funding for by Jack Schniper by Betty Cohen special programs to enhance individual In Honor Of: classes, including: Rabbi Adam Wright PRAYERBOOK • Red Mountain Theatre program by Tracy & Al Cohn REPLACEMENT FUND for our Kindergarten class Naming of Maisie & Teddy Wright, In Memory Of: • Playmaking Residency children of Rachel & Rabbi Wright Howard Leonard Schultz and Program for the 1st Grade class by Lana & Steve Royal Merle Cotton Schultz • Elijah Cup Program for the by Maureen & Mark Petrofsky 4th Grade class CANTOR WITTNER’S DISCRETIONARY FUND TIKKUN OLAM FUND • Betty & Robert Loeb Education In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Fund provided funding for the Edgar Marx, Sr. Edgar Marx, Sr. personalized Yad project for our by Katharine & Stephanie Marx by Kaydee Erdreich-Breman 6th Grade class. and Marion & Edgar Marx, Jr. • Lee & Stanley Elsas Teens Fund Leigh Schniper along with the Bayer Religious by Jack Schniper School Fund sponsored an incredible program for our 7th Grade class New Fiscal Year engaging with the educators of the Brings New Faces to iCenter for Israel Education. the Endowment Fund Board • Ives Family Religious School Fund underwrote the special sweet treats July 1st marks the beginning of for all our students on the last day a new fiscal year for Temple Emanu-El and of Religious School. the Rabbi Grafman Endowment Fund. We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new board members: Brad Sklar and David Silverstein. We welcome their energy, leadership and input as we continue to build our endowment in the coming year! We also wish to recognize Gail Bayer and Kerry McInerney who are rolling off our Board due to term limits, each blessing us with their dedication to our efforts during the past 6 years.

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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. In celebration of Shavuot, . please join Cantor Wittner Saturday, June 4 at 6:00 pm The monthly bulletin for Temple Emanu-El in reading through 2100 Highland Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205 the Book of Ruth (205) 933-8037 | FAX (205) 933-8099 We will use a variety of commentaries to provide multiple perspectives and Founded in 1882 and affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. to allow us to examine the connection Clergy between the text and the holiday. Rabbi Adam Wright Cantor Robert Wittner, Engel Cantorial Chair Rabbi Jonathan Miller, Rabbi Emeritus Senior Team Danielle Barnett, Director of Accounting and Finance Jann Blitz, Endowment Fund Executive Director Elizabeth Bloch, Director of Education Monika Singletary, Director of Engagement and Membership Board of Directors EXECUTIVES Robert Berman, President Charles Collat, Jr., President Elect Barbara Aland, Vice President Dr. Adam Gordon, Vice President Lisa Bebenek, Secretary Joel Piassick, Treasurer Dr. Al Cohn, Immediate Past President Sherron Goldstein, Presidential Appointment Jeffrey Bayer, Presidential Appointment GENERAL BOARD Dr. David Askenazi Fran Godchaux 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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