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April 2023 Temple Emanu-El Bulletin-Web Version

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Read the Text Version @emanuel.temple . April 2023 Nisan-Iyar 5783 (205) 933-8037 The monthly bulletin for Temple Emanu-El Birmingham, Alabama Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 pm Congregational Second Night Seder Friday, April 7 at 5:00 pm Passover Tot Shabbat in Hess Chapel. Nosh will be served in Weil Hall immediately following the service. RSVP to [email protected] by April 6. Saturday, April 8 at 5:00 pm TEFTY Matzah & Chill at Temple Emanu-El. RSVP to [email protected] by April 7. Wednesday, April 12 at 11:00 am Passover Yizkor Service 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, March 31 Friday, April 7 Friday, April 14 Friday, April 21 Friday, April 28 6:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm Erev Shabbat Service Passover Tot Shabbat Family Shabbat Service Yom HaShoah Yom HaAtzmaut 6:00 pm with participation from Shabbat Service Shabbat Service with Erev Shabbat Service our 2nd Graders, Youth with Choir Band and Choir Choirs, Religious School Teacher Appreciation and guest visit from UA Hillel Saturday, April 1 Saturday, April 8 Saturday, April 15 Saturday, April 22 Saturday, April 29 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 AM Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Shabbat Morning Shabbat Halicha (Hike) Shabbat Morning Shabbat Morning at Red Mountain Park Service Service Service Service Parashat Shmini Bar Mitzvah Micah Smith Parashat Tzav Pesach Shabbat Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47 Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36 Chol ha-Moed Parashat Tazria-Metzora 6:00 PM Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24 Haftarah: II Havdalah Program Exodus 33:12-34:26; Samuel 6:1 - 19 Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33; Numbers 28:19-25 Numbers 28:9-15 Parashat Achrei Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Mot-Kedoshim Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24 5:00 pm TEFTY Matzah & Chill Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27 Haftarah: Amos 9:7 - 15 Shabbat Halicha Torah Study Shabbat Hiking Every Wednesday 12 pm April 15 & May 13 Meet at 10:00 am or dial-in at +1 312 626 6799 Hike begins at 10:15 am Meeting ID: 661 751 570 One Saturday per month, in lieu of an online service, AND we will meet at Every Saturday Morning Red Mountain Park to spend 9 am Shabbat morning together. Led by our clergy, we will or dial-in at +1 312 626 6799 spend one to two hours enjoying Shabbat and nature. Meeting ID: 731 472 885 We will meet at password: torah Red Mountain Park at the Frankfurt Drive entrance: 2011 Frankfurt Dr. Birmingham, AL 35211 USPS Publication Title: Our Temple Statement of Frequency: Address: Organization: IDENTIFICATION Issue Date: April 2023 Published monthly 2100 Highland Avenue South Temple Emanu-El Issue Number: 162 except for June/July issue Birmingham, AL 35205-4002

Around Our Temple 3 ADULT EDUCATION UPCOMING EVENTS Register at April 6 Come early for a nosh before our Intro to Judaism classes Congregational Second Intro to Judaism Night Seder at 6:00 pm Facilitated by Rabbi Adam Wright SUNDAYS @ 10:00 am | APRIL 9, 16, 23, 30 April 7 LOCATION | HESS CHAPEL Passover Tot Shabbat Join us for an engaging course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life. at 5:00 pm Open to all, this course is perfect for interfaith couples, those rearing Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering a “return” - (conversion), April 8 and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience. TEFTY Matzah & Chill at 5:00 pm Our programs welcome people from all backgrounds. Topics include holidays, life cycle celebrations, theology and core beliefs, prayer, Torah, history, antisemitism, April 12 the Holocaust, Zionism, Israel, the North American Jewish experience, and the tapestry of the Jewish people today. Yizkor Service at 11:00 am Judaism in Art: April 14 Images of Prejudice and Pride Family Service with Facilitated by Shirley Osband participation from our 2nd graders and choirs, teacher appreciation THURSDAYS @ 6:00 pm | MAY 4, 11, & 18 LOCATION | JASPER ROOM and guest visit from UA Hillel at 6:00 pm The class will use PowerPoint images of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and architecture to create a view over time of the portrayal of the Jewish people and April 17 their Judaism by the works of both Jewish and non-Jewish artists and architects. This class will present a conceptual background but not an art-critical explanation Movie: Devorah’s Hope about line, color, etc. at 6:30 pm About Shirley: Shirley was born in Birmingham and has lived here for most of her April 21 life. After graduating with a BA from Northwestern University and many years of parenting, she returned to school and received a Master’s degree in Art History Yom HaShoah Shabbat from UAB/UA. Following her MA, she was asked to be an Art Historian at UAB as Service with choir at 6:00 pm an Adjunct. She spent 17 years teaching “Renaissance Through Contemporary Art.” As a member of Temple Emanu-El for about 60 years and a supporter and April 23 collector of contemporary art, her appreciation of the arts now allows Shirley to share her knowledge and passion. Mitzvah Day These adult education programs are April 28 underwritten by our Grafman Endowment Fund. Yom HaAtzmaut Shabbat Service with band and choir at 6:00 pm April 29 Micah Smith Bar Mitzvah at 10:00 am Havdalah at 6:00 pm April 30 Loretta Newfield Celebration of Life at 4:00 pm SAVE THE DATES May 3 Last Day of Hebrew School May 4 Kesher End of the Year Party at 5:30 pm May 5 Tot Shabbat at 5:00 pm May 6 New Member Havdalah May 7 Last Day of Gail & Jeffrey Bayer Family Religious School May 19 Temple Emanu-El Annual Meeting at 5:00 pm

4 Around Our Temple Special Religious School News April Birthdays from Elizabeth Bloch, MARE Director of Education James Abroms Jordan Askenazi The month of March has been pleasantly busy with so much Roz Caplan (99) more excitement still to come through the end of the school year. We have had another very well attended joyful Tot Shabbat on Richard Cohn March 3rd, followed by a fun and full house Megillah reading Robert Cohn & Purim Carnival on March 5th. Many thanks to our Temple Linda Cohn Sisterhood for sponsoring the Purim Carnival and making so many kids of all ages Alicia Collins happy. Our community wide 3rd – 7th grade Sunday afternoon program we call Deanna Danalevich Magic City Mensches was all about Israel and led by our Israeli teens Zohar and Andy Dickerson Ma’ayan, was held on March 12th. Sallie Downs Helene Elkus On Friday, March 17th, our 3rd graders, and our religious school choirs did us proud Richard Epstein in leading prayers and Shabbat songs. On Sunday, March 19th, our K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Cathy Friedman graders enjoyed a true story by children’s author and Temple member Mary Anne Carley Holt Freeman who read her book “Let’s Roll, Oliver” and answered some interesting Benjamin Kanter questions from students. Each student received the book “Let’s Roll, Oliver” as a Noah Leibovitz gift from our Grafman Endowment Fund. Robert Levin Evan Liberman Please join us for our last day celebration on May 7th at 10:30 am for nosh and Lacey Liberman schmooze with other parents and grandparents, followed by student presentations Brian Mastin at 11:00 am, on what they learned in religious school this year. We are also planning Joan Morris a couple of surprises for our students and hope you will join to celebrate their Aaron Nelson accomplishments. Meredith Salloway Alison Siegal Below are important dates to put on your calendars and I hope to see you Robert Simon at many of these events and celebrations. Bruce Tucker Kelley Winston Thur, Apr 6: Second Seder – 6:00 pm at Temple Emanu-El Fri, Apr 7: Tot Shabbat – 5:00 pm in Hess Chapel [email protected] Please note that Anniversary and Birthday lists Fri, Apr 14: Teacher Appreciation Shabbat Family Service with 2nd grade and are gathered from information in the Temple’s Choir participating – 6:00 pm (Please join us to honor our teachers) Sun, Apr 16: 6th grade Family Program – Yad project database. We apologize for any errors or Sun, Apr 23: Mitzvah Day (Parents are encouraged to join at 11:00 am) exclusions. Please contact us at 7th graders do Mitzvah work 10:00 am at Black Warrior Riverkeeper [email protected] Fri, May 5: Tot Shabbat – 5:00 pm in Hess Chapel [email protected] regarding any corrections. Sun, May 7: Last Day for 2022-2023 school year (Please join us at 10:30 am) Sat, May 20: Confirmation of 10th graders – 10:00 am Shabbat morning service (Please join us to support our Confirmation students and their families) If you and your family are traveling for spring break, have a great time and come back safely. Yaacov and I send you and your loved ones early wishes of Chag Pesach Sameach – A very Happy Passover!

Around Our Temple 5 Happy Anniversary April Anniversaries ~ CONGRATULATIONS ~ Sheldon & Melissa Black Nick Landau & Lanier Blair NICHOLAS STOLL Yaakov & Elizabeth Bloch Jeff & Adrian Dyer-Smith MAZEL TOV to Nicholas Stoll on winning Richard & Carole Epstein third place for 6th grade overall in the Hoover Math Tournament on Saturday, Paul & Cathy Friedman March 4. With Nicholas’s win, Homewood Allan & Sherron Goldstein Middle School won second place overall. Henry & Barbara Helzberg Nicholas is a 6th grader in our Bayer Family Religious School and a member of our Brian & Jen Kulbersh Youth Choir. CONGRATULATIONS! Michael & Pat Levine Alan & Paige Lichtenstein Joshua & Kate Lourie Allan & Ashley Metsky Jason & Jessica Ruha Jerry & Jean Sklar Drew & Lauren Weil Bert & Leigh Ann Young TZEDAKAH Pictured here on the right is Executive Director of Three Hots, and A Cot and one of the members with a check from Temple Emanu-El’s Tzedakah Box. Thanks to everyone who helped to make these possible.

6 In case you missed it: ADULT PURIM PARTY Rewind Back to the 90’s – March 4, 2023

7 SPECIAL THANKS to Gail & Jeffrey Bayer for making this event possible. Special thanks to Barry Hamrick for the wonderful photos.

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Around Our Temple 9 HONOR YOM HASHOAH BAR MITZVAH BY REMEMBERING THOSE WHO PERISHED IN THE HOLOCAUST Micah Smith Saturday, April 29th, at 10 am  . Micah Smith will be called to the Torah on Saturday, April 29th, at 10 am. He is THE PERFECT FILM FOR ALL AGES. the son of Benjamin and Jennifer Smith and big brother to Joel. Micah is in the 7th grade Made possible by the Cantor Brian Miller Cultural at Simmons Middle School where his favorite Arts Fund and the Muncy Harris Abroms Cultural subject is Math. He enjoys playing the piano and trumpet, tennis, basketball, and spending Arts Fund of the Grafman Endowment Fund. time with his dogs and family. He is also active in Boy Scouts and volunteers regularly with the Shelby County Special Olympics bowling team.  Micah attends summer camp at URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS, and appreci- ates all the friendships he has made there.  Along with the important friendships, camp has helped to solidify his Jewish identity and further his Jewish education. Micah is very thankful to the entire staff at Jacobs Camp and to theTemple Emanu-El community for helping in his Bar Mitzvah journey. PLEASE JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING MICAH ON HIS BAR MITZVAH!

10 Around Our Temple Thank you for joining us to honor and show our appreciation to JANN BLITZ FOR HER 26 YEARS OF SERVICE AND COUNTLESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS with the Grafman Endowment Fund.

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12 Our Yahrzeits May the beauty of their lives shine forever, and may we always bring honor to their memory. March 26 – April 1 April 2 – April 8 Francis G. Flurer Lawrence Warner April 23 – April 29 Louis Franklin Joyce Weinstein Mitzi Jaffe Aarons Emanuel Aland Joyce Weintraub Annie Bertha Abelson Arnold Abelson Joseph Apolinsky Stanley Friedman Anne Ascher Nathan Azrin Bernice Barstein Stephen Edward Furst April 16- April 22 Vladimir Belotserkovskiy Edith Coolik Besser Sidney Morris Bernheim Rose Brenner Freda Bluestein Shirley Gold Isaac Abelson Lawrence Bunsey William Bromberg Joel David “Kip” Borisky Carolyn Goldberg Sarah M. Blach Paula Bunsey David John Clark Arline Lipson Goldberg Walter Isaac Bloch Thomas Bunsey, Jr. George Clay Bill Brooks Bennie Goldstein Henry W. Bluttman Thomas Bunsey, Sr. Marvin Cohn Eldridge Chiffons Anne Rosenberg Brody Esther Cohen Fannie Engel James McAllister Clark Ike Gotlieb Miriam Bromberg Laura Beth Gill Lawrence Clawson Katherine Hanan Steve Browdy Ruth Oppenheim Dorman Richard Goldner Emanuel Copeland Sophie Caplan Miriam Fratkin Annie Josephs Goldstein Merrill Leiman Dulin Colin Hartman Steven Christopherson Chaim Lazar Gordon Nettie Schwartz Hess Bonnie Clawson Sydney J. Friedman Seymour S. Green Stan Dyer Harry Gilbert Aaron Green Alex Epstein Sidney E. Hiller Jay Cohen Max Glazer Jacob Greenberg Sam Epstein Adolph Hirsch Artressi Diane Cook Eli Goldberg Ida Estroff Harris Trevor Hartman Rachel S. Jospin Frances Copeland Freda Herman Leonard Jacobs Simon Kessler Prude Thomas Cowen, Jr. Bernard Goldstein, Sr. Milton D. Jacobson Marvin “Buddy” L. Jacobs Allen Koslin Loretta Munn Crystall Eleanor Goodman Joan Jacobson Joan Kahn Joe Landau Mary Grob Sol Koretzky Elaine Kartus Rosa Leibovici Preston Edwards Marie Rose Handler Bernard Kronenberg Ronnie Slive Kasowitz Frieda Leitman Louis A. Estrach Ralph Levene Karen Kernan Gerard J. Lewis Marylyn Pendergast Isay Robert Lewis Kate H. Lewis Lola Liberman Sophie Fox Patsy Kanter Abner Lichtenstein Edgar Marx, Sr. Max Joseph Gerson Abe Klotzman Chris Lewis Sarah Schneidkraut Victor Hugo Marx, Sr. Yetta Krakovitz Benjamin Litwin Meyer Irving Shiland Alice R. Maulitz Alvin Goldberg Milton K. Lewis Pearl Wald Marcuse Carolyn Silverman Rose Leah Mazer Ida Goldberg Morton M. Mitnick Cheri Silverman Hyman Miller Solomon Goldberg Nathan Marx, U.S.N. Mose Newberger Enid Silverstein Abraham Solomon Miller Alan M. Goldblatt James Harold Maus David Petrofsky Harry Sokol Paul P. Mitnick Fred Goldstein Leonard Petrofsky Carol Solomon Joselle Pincus Morewitz Betty Cohen Goldstein Max Lorch Mayer Esther Pevow Jacob Max Solomon Bertha Lehman Newfield Betty Goldstein Gertrude Muss Elizabeth Roobin Sonia K. Newmark Seaburt Goodman Martha Neuman Thomas Andrew Sandson Rae Stein Loretta Bernstein Norris Joseph Hagedorn Morris Pinhas Bruce Schlechter Israel Wald Louis Oppenheim Renee Haimsohn Hortense “Mickey” Pizitz Ella Leyens Weil Maria Opsomer Meyer Heiman Jean Reitman Rose Seton Isadore Weinstein Anne Perley Pauline Kravetz Hymon Ripps Bertha B. Shapiro Herman Pinkerson Isaac Ben Krentzman Jean W. Roseman Mrs. S. A. Shapiro April 9 – April 15 Hugo Kuhn M.H. Roseman Alex Walton Sokol Jerry Printz Israel Landau Benjamin A. Roth Ben Aarons Harry Ravitz Benjamin Leader Harvey N. Rothstein Alan Sowry Dawn Adler Alex Rittenbaum Harry Meisler Naomi Russin Royal Adria Spielberger Ellen Berman Aland Bari Roseman Stella Baer Strauss Judith Aland Archie Rosenthal Lil Mendel Dena Sachs William Wasserman Jack Becker Charles Robert Ruffing Mary Ovson Gertrude Schulhafer May Sachs Berke Mark Lewis Russakoff Edward Schulman Howard Leonard Schultz Adolph B. Weil Fred Berman Herman Saks Herold Schwab Roslyn Blitz Schulwolf Arthur Weinberg Colman Blach Leigh Schniper Deborah Seitel Marjorie Goldstein Wert- Alice Rose Brownstein Chana Schniper Sandra Seton Sandy G. Siegal Reva Saul Cohen Louis Schulhafer, Jr. Bessie Shiller Donald Silberman heimer Ida Gingold Cotton Clara Siegel Edgar K Simon Isadore Sperling Anne Wildstein Mary Louise Diamond Benjamin Singer Ida Schultz Webster Arthur S. Steiner Abraham Yanuck Neddie Mae Elkus Joe Slaughter Sylvia Shapiro Weinstein Jacobo Steinman Herschel Feibelman Velma Sohn Bernard Barel Wiatrak Cecile A. Sundock David Finkelstein Dorah Heyman Sterne Bennie Witt Herley Curry Thompson Bryna Talpers Gene Thompson Samuel Tenenbaum Ruth G. Weiner Irving H. Wolfson Alfred Yeargin Gloria Joan Zimmerman

Our Tributes 13 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 March 9, 2023. 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: by Jackie & Jay Waites Birth of Isabella “Izzy” Harper Held, daughter Dorothy Beck by Lori & Jimmy Weil of Katie & Brian Held and granddaughter of by Lucy Schulhafer by Pat Weil Ginger & Jerry Held and Donna & David Bobby Bloomston, father of Dena Pollack Kraselsky Brett Bloomston by Stephanie & Stephen Steinmetz by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Kathryn W. Ragland Special Birthday of Harry Bayer Charles Brown by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Eileen & Edward Leader by Ellen & Kerry Stein James Saag, father of Ken Saag Special Birthday of Fran Godchaux Anita Fine, sister of Gary Cutter by Sandra & Alan Berman by Betty Steinmetz by Gayle Leitman by Susan & Jeff Cutler Special Birthday of Mitzi Goldstein Ruth Grafman Fromstein by Nancy Goedecke by Sandra & Alan Berman by Harry Bayer by Donna & Howard Goldberg Special Birthday of Letty Marcus by Nancy & Lincoln Breland by Laura & Gordon Kirschberg by Rosalyn Bloomston by Ellen & Ben Erdreich by Eileen & Edward Leader by Joanna & Charles Collat by Jim, Gwen & Carl Oppenheim by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Marilyn Haver by Wendy & Frank Siegal by Amy & Michael Saag by Carol Herman by Betty Steinmetz by Ferne Seigel by Lana & Steve Royal Marilyn Garber, mother of Scott Garber by Pat Weil by Amy & Michael Saag by Roz Caplan Stanley Schultz by Ferne Seigel by Amy & Michael Saag by Regina & Neil Sigman by Pat Weil Morton Gilbert Sidney Sigman by Joan Weisberg by Laurie Max by Regina & Neil Sigman Special Birthday of Randy Mazer Mae Goldberg Liz Slive by Eileen & Edward Leader by Dan Goldberg by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Retirement of Jann Blitz Lillian Goldstein Carol Solomon by Louise & James Abroms by Elinor Sue & Michael Staff by Betty Steinmetz by Sandra & Alan Berman Larry Haimsohn, brother of Carole Pizitz Myer Staff by Rosalyn Bloomston by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Elinor Sue & Michael Staff by Susann Montgomery-Clark Sam Hartman Max Steinmetz by Susan & Jeff Cutler by Kassouf & Co., P.C. by Betty Steinmetz by Elin Dannis & family Cissy Held Wishing Good Health To: by Sallie & Bruce Downs by Elisa & Aaron Nelson Alan Berman by Lisa & Alan Engel Marilyn Lazarus by Betty Steinmetz by Marian & Ronny Epstein by Regina & Neil Sigman Brenda Friedman by Kaydee Erdreich-Breman Rebecca Leader by Sandra & Alan Berman by Sally & Richard Friedman by Shirley & Jerry Leader by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Carolyn & Henry Frohsin Jerry Leitman, brother-in-law of Sandy Goldman by Sandy & Bill Goldman Gayle Leitman by Betty Steinmetz by Bobbie & Warren Goldstein by Julie Koch Raymond Gotlieb by Ginger & Jerry Held by Eileen & Edward Leader by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Carol Herman by Betty Steinmetz Ronne Hess by Sandra Jaffe & Barry Dreayer Irwin Lowenstein by Julie Koch by Jan & Kenny Jaffe by Nancy Goedecke by Amy & Michael Saag by Al icia & Brian Kahn Samuel Lyon Lyons Heyman by Judy Ladden by Shirley & Jerry Leader by Sandra & Alan Berman by Faye & Robert Levin Claire Zeigler Morris Ricky Koslin by Helen Levine by Fran & Lee Godchaux by Sandra & Alan Berman by Denise & Wayne Lewis by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein Loretta Newfield Tony Vaz by Fran Marlow by David Dreyfoos by Eileen & Edward Leader by Francie Miran and ATID friends by Fran & Lee Godchaux Brenda Weinstein by Jamie & Greg Odrezin by Nancy Goedecke by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Marjorie Perlman by Marilyn Haver In Honor Of: by Sheryl & Jay Perlstein by Ronne & Donald Hess Bat Mitzvah of Mia Cutter, daughter of by Madeline & Jake Reiss by Judy Ladden Sharon & Gary Cutter by Amy & Michael Saag by Sara & Marvin Lazarus by Gayle Leitman by Joyce & Maurice Shevin by Denise & Wayne Lewis Birth of Jordan Blake Barstein, grandson of by Dodie Sokol by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein Susan & Rodney Barstein by Sandra & Jeff Spielberger by Fran Marlow by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Elinor Sue & Michael Staff by Jamie & Greg Odrezin Birth of Charles Davis, grandson of Jeri by Linda Verin & Rick Clay by Marilyn Pipkin Davis and Alan Davis by Lori & Jimmy Weil by Amy & Michael Saag by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Pat Weil by Ferne Seigel by Rhonda & Harry Weinberg by Stephanie & Stephen Steinmetz by Joan Weisberg by Erin Zagnoev

14 Our Tributes DESIGNATED ENDOWMENT FUNDS DESIGNATED TEMPLE FUNDS Contributions to these “perpetual” funds help provide permanent sources of income for special programming and enhancements for our temple today, Gifts to these “immediate use” funds fulfill special needs beyond the scope of what dues as well as for future generations. and tuition fees are able to provide. ELLEN & JACK ALAND LEAH MARKS TEEN MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT EDUCATION FUND RABBI WRIGHT DISCRETIONARY FUND In Memory Of: FUND In Honor Of: James Saag In Memory Of: Retirement of Jann Blitz by Hal Abroms Lynn Bloomston by Barbara & Jack Aland by Bert Bloomston RABBI JONATHAN MILLER Sherry Cherner BLACH FAMILY FUND FOR LEGACY FUND by Jerry Cherner and family DUES ENDOWMENT In Honor Of: by Jeff Padawer In Memory Of: Retirement of Jann Blitz James Saag James Saag by Mary Lynn & Jesse Bates by David Saag by Richard, Jason, Kit & Rick Roth In Honor Of: RABBI MORRIS NEWFIELD FUND Brit Shalom of William Keshishian NINA & NORMAN COHEN NEXT In Memory Of: by Jenny & Chris Keshishian GENERATION FUND Ruth Grafman Fromstein and Rabbi Wright In Memory Of: Loretta Newfield by Judy & Kent Bricker Loretta Newfield by Carol & B.G. Minisman by Jack Schniper by Lois & David Cohen In Honor Of: by James Sokol Retirement of Jann Blitz by Betty Steinmetz PATSY & CHARLES COLLAT FUND by Morton Goldfarb FOR DUES ENDOWMENT by Carol & B.G. Minisman CANTOR WITTNER DISCRETIONARY In Honor Of: FUND Retirement of Jann Blitz REESE FAMILY FUND In Memory Of: by Collat and Goedecke families In Memory Of: James Saag Edith Perman Allen and Hattie Reese by David Saag JANIS & PAUL FRIEDMAN FUND by David Reese In Honor Of: FOR DUES ENDOWMENT Cantor Wittner In Memory Of: LANA & STEVE ROYAL FUND FOR by Jack Schniper Jerry Leitman DUES ENDOWMENT by Betty Steinmetz by Cathy & Paul Friedman In Memory Of: Wishing Good Health To: James Saag CARING COMMITTEE FUND Ronne Hess by Lana & Steve Royal In Memory Of: by Cathy & Paul Friedman Anita Fine JEAN & JERRY SKLAR FUND FOR by Laurie Max and Dave Brown BETTY ALLENBERG GOLDSTEIN DUES ENDOWMENT CAMP JACOBS SCHOLARSHIP In Memory Of: RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND FUND Teri Aronov, Linda Lassen Cohn, In Honor Of: In Honor Of: Larry Haimsohn, Jerry Leitman and Velma Alabama Spencer Retirement of Jann Blitz Don Weisberg by Alexandra & Charles Kivowitz by Amy Goldstein Chauvin by Jean & Jerry Sklar Wishing Good Health To: Your contributions through our SHERRON & ALLAN GOLDSTEIN Brenda Friedman and Brenda Weinstein “Temple Tributes” help to support BREAK-THE-FAST FUND by Jean & Jerry Sklar In Honor Of: In Honor Of: Temple Emanu-El’s annual Retirement of Jann Blitz Bat Mitzvah of Schuyler Gewant; operations and activities, and further by Sherron & Allan Goldstein Birth of Madison Elfenbein, build our Grafman Endowment Fund Hallie Rotenstreich and HANNAH & HYMAN GOLDSTEIN James Dees Rotenstreich; to enrich our congregation… VOLUNTEER FUND Special Birthdays of Joan Becker, Chu-Chi now and forever. In Memory Of: Fierman, Lyons Heyman, Jerry Leader and Samuel Goldstein Letty Marcus; Marriage of Victoria Kimerling To make a Tribute Gift to either a temple by Debra & Joel Goldstein to Phil Oliphant and Retirement of Jann Blitz or an endowment fund, please contact by Jean & Jerry Sklar the Endowment Office at MOLLIE & HERMAN GOTLIEB SANCTUARY PRESERVATION (205) 933-8397 FUND In Memory Of: or Herman Gotlieb by Marcia Unger [email protected] A list of all our funds is available on our website at

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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. Remember to include Temple Emanu-El in your estate plans, and please let us know when you do. . The monthly bulletin for Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205 ( 205) 933-8037 | Founded in 1882 and affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Clergy Rabbi Adam Wright Cantor Robert Wittner, Engel Cantorial Chair Rabbi Jonathan Miller, Rabbi Emeritus Senior Team Elizabeth Bloch, Director of Education Alison Berman, Endowment Fund Executive Director Monika F. Singletary, Director of Engagement & Membership Doug Hocutt, Director of Administration and Events Danielle Barnett, Director of Accounting & Finance Board of Directors EXECUTIVES Charles Collat, Jr., President Barbara Aland, President Elect 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

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