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May 2023 Temple Emanu-El Bulletin-Web Version

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Read the Text Version @emanuel.temple . May 2023 Iyar-Sivan 5783 (205) 933-8037 The monthly bulletin for Temple Emanu-El Birmingham, Alabama 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, May 12 Friday, May 19 Our Services Friday, May 5 6:00 pm 5:00 pm Friday, May 26 Erev Shabbat Service Annual Meeting, Erev Shabbat 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Tot Shabbat with band Service and Dinner Shavuot Shabbat Service 6:00 pm Erev Shabbat Service Saturday, May 6 Saturday, May 13 Saturday, May 20 Saturday, May 27 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study Torah Study 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am Shabbat Morning Service Shabbat Halicha (Hike) Shabbat Morning Service Yizkor Shabbat Morning at Red Mountain Park Millie Blair Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation Service 6:00 pm Parashat Emor Havdallah Program Parashat Bamidbar Parashat Tanakh Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23 Numbers 1:1 – 4:20 Deuteronomy 14:22 – 16:17; Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 Parashat Haftarah: Samuel 20:18-24 Behar-Bechukotai Numbers 28:26-31 Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34 Haftarah: Habakkuk 3:1-19 Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14 Shabbat Halicha Torah Study Shabbat Hiking Every Wednesday 12 pm May 13 & June 10 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: May 2023 Published monthly 2100 Highland Avenue South Temple Emanu-El Issue Number: 163 except for June/July issue Birmingham, AL 35205-4002

Around Our Temple 3 TZEDAKAH Special Thanks The month of March Tzedakah box check went to the 2nd Night Seder Crisis Center of Birmingham. Pictured is David Reese Volunteers presenting the check to Temple Emanu-El relies on Leen Murad, response advocate at the center. Volunteers to accomplish their mission. I would like to personally Thanks to everyone recognize the following volunteers who helped to make these possible. who helped make our 2nd Night Seder a wonderful evening. THANK YOU TO: Sherron Goldstein, Yaakov Bloch, Chuchi Fierman, Kim Roth, Jonathan Hostettler, Rona Harper, Lisa Bebenek, Liz Prosch, Ilene Johnson, Judy Ladden, Stephanie Steinmetz and Adrian Dyer-Smith. THANK YOU TO OUR TEMPLE STAFF: Doug Hocutt, Kathryn Pautler, Mark Johnson, Monika Singletary, Mark Robinson, Alison Berman and the Rabbi Grafman Endowment Fund. Once again, I thank you so very much! ~Sylvia Wright 2nd Night Seder Chairperson

4 Around Our Temple Special Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood May Birthdays Exciting Volunteer Opportunity John Arnold for Men & Women Paul Bebenek Rosalyn Bloomston Volunteer in Israel from Home! Jacob Cohen Howard Hapner Become a skilled volunteer in Israel Daniel Hugunine from your own home! Join this vibrant Ilene Johnson virtual community, English B’yachad, Shara Kernan and help young adult Ethiopian Israelis Lola Mae Kessler develop strong English language skills which are Shirley Leader 91 necessary for improving employment opportunities and Morgan Madden advancing careers. Strong English skills bring financial Liliane Opsomer benefit and upward mobility. Elizabeth Prosch English B’yachad trains tutors and pairs each tutor with Cathy Rogoff a young adult Ethiopian Israeli. Each tutor commits to a Katherine Rostand minimum of 10 sessions, one hour each week (because Robert Russell of time difference, tutors must be available late morning Camden Siegal to early afternoon). Levi Watson There will be a Zoom Orientation meeting on Wednesday, 10 May at 7:00 pm (CT) Please note that Anniversary and Birthday lists Please contact Laurie Elmets at [email protected] or are gathered from information in the Temple’s 205-276-8650, to sign up for the orientation or if you need more information. database. We apologize for any errors or exclusions. Please contact us at com[email protected] regarding any corrections.

Around Our Temple 5 Happy Anniversary May Anniversaries Lindsay & Lee Ascherman Shannon & Peter Brasovan Rebecca & Jeffrey Cohn Tamara & Jeff Cusmariu Lacey & Jason Epstein Clara & Glenn Fleisig Tammy & Keith Fleisher Rosalie & Raymond Gotlieb Lisa & Charles Graham Nancy & Barry Hamric Katie & Brian Held Ginger & Jerry Held Ronne & Donald Hess Patti & Terry Hirsberg Robin & Bart Kolber Letty & Bob Marcus Anisa Dawn & Billie Marsala Michelle & Brian Mastin Madeline & Jake Reiss IV Kit & Rick Roth Jamie & Justin Routman Tianne & Marc Routman Leah & Kenneth Saag Susanne & Armand Schachter Natalie & Gavin Shores Ellen & Kerry Stein Jocelyn McClelland & Steve Tandet Rebecca & Joel Wisotsky Lolly & Matthew Wool

6 Around Our Temple UPCOMING EVENTS Violet Watson May 3 Lester Siegel Scholarship Award Winner Last Day of Hebrew School Violet is a 5th grader in our Religious School May 4 and is so excited to be going to Jacob’s Camp for her second summer, where she knows this Kesher End of Year Party will reinforce her Jewish values and at Urban Air instill pride in our shared Jewish heritage at 5:30 pm and traditions. Violet is an active member of our Youth Choir and has Adult Ed - Judaism in Art: volunteered with Family Promise. She volunteers with Team Kick Images of Prejudice & Pride Cancer, which is a program that teaches soccer to children with special needs while raising money for cancer research at UAB. at 6:00 pm Violet is active in Girl Scouts and has helped design and build Buddy Benches for two elementary school playgrounds. Buddy Benches May 5 help kids find friends at school, so they don’t feel lonely. When she is older, she wants to volunteer and one day work at Temple Emanu-El, Tot Shabbat with the little kids in Religious School. at 5:00 pm May 6 Millie Blair Bat Mitzvah at 10:00 am May 7 Last Day of Religious School May 11 Adult Ed - Judaism in Art: Images of Prejudice & Pride at 6:00 pm May 12 Shabbat Service with band (female composers) (note: JCRC educators will be visiting) at 6:00 pm May 13 Shabbat Halicha/Shabbat Hike at 10:00 am Havdalah Program on how women influenced the Synagogue at 6:00 pm May 17 Adult Ed - Judaism in Art: Images of Prejudice & Pride at 6:00 pm

Around Our Temple 7 BAT MITZVAH May 19 Millie Blair Annual Meeting, Shabbat Service, & Dinner Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 am starting at 5:00 pm My name is Millie Blair and I am a 7th May 20 grader at Mountain Brook Junior High. I was born in Jacksonville, FL and Confirmation moved to Birmingham when I was at 10:00 am 3 years old. My parents are Alyssa and Bradley Blair and I have two little May 25 sisters – Charlotte (10) and Goldie (7). I am lucky to have all my grandparents, Erev Shavuot – Elyse & Ken Blair and Rhonda & Harry Weinberg living in Birmingham. Book of Ruth Text Study I am so thrilled to become a Bat Mitzvah on May 6! I follow in the footsteps of my mother, great-grandmother, uncle, and cousins who have been a with Rabbi Wright Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Temple Emanu-El. at 6:00 pm My favorite subjects in school are Math and Science, but I’m also May 26 really starting to enjoy French. When I’m not studying for school or my Bat Mitzvah, you can usually find me on the track, soccer field or swimming Office Closed for Shavuot pool. I run cross country, track and swim for Mountain Brook Junior High and play academy soccer for AFC. During my free time, I love to travel Shavuot Shabbat Service with my family, hang out with my friends, read books, listen to music, at 6:00 pm and go shopping. May 27 During the summer, I attend Camp Barney Medintz which gives me an opportunity to be around other Jewish kids. I have been going to Camp Yizkor & Shabbat Service Barney since I was 8 years old and I am a 3rd generation Barney Medintz at 10:00 am camper. My time there has been incredibly rewarding as I’ve been able to connect with so many Jewish girls that are just like me and made May 29 me proud of my Jewish roots. Office Closed for Memorial Day I am also so thankful for the Jewish education I’ve received at Temple Emanu-El and would personally like to thank Cantor Wittner SAVE THE DATE: and Rabbi Wright for helping me throughout my Bat Mitzvah studies. I am looking forward to becoming a Bat Mitzvah on May 6 and can’t wait June 3 to celebrate this simcha with my family and friends! Ben Lebensburger Bar Mitzvah PLEASE JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING MILLIE ON HER BAT MITZVAH! at 10:00 am New Member Havdalah at the home of Marilynn & Earl Rothstein at 6:30 pm June 11 New Member Brunch at Jan & Ron Hirsch’s Home at 10:00 am June 22 American Red Cross Blood Drive at 10:00 am

8 Around Our Temple THANKS TO ALL who volunteered on MITZVAH DAY 2023

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10 Around Our Temple Temple Emanu-El Blood Drive The blood supply in our nation and in our own community has taken a major hit. To help combat this, we will be teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive THURSDAY, JUNE 22 FROM 10 am - 3 pm If you would like to donate, you can schedule your appointment by visiting or calling (205) 933-8037

Our Yahrzeits 11 May the beauty of their lives shine forever, and may we always bring honor to their memory. April 30 – May 6 Johnny Odess, Jr. Fannie May Anne Mitnick Greenspon May 21 – May 27 Eugene Ovson Samuel Meyerson Barbaree Heaster Rebecca O. Aland Jacques Posner Rose Schwartz Mitnick Harry Held Bernard Axel Helen Allenberg Applebaum Lawrence Mollengarden Rafe Hirsch Harris Touro Bellows COL Norman Rebalsky Rabbi Morris Newfield Elsie Cohen Bernheim Jack Bass Audrey Friedman Rich Raye Slaughter Jaffe Lewis Bernheim David Osband Harry R. Kaplan Phoebe Cotton Ernest Champion Mary Sachs Roobin Dorothy P. Perlman Maria Katz Irving Gandler Abraham Cohen Annie Rappaport Rosner Rose Katz Gotlieb Gary Marshall Cohen Lena Pinkerson Kay Goldstein Lewis Andrea Gould Bessie Berman Siegal Barbara Leah Schimmel Julian Lichter Roy D. Gresham Lottie Colick Evelyn Cooper Simon Felix Mendel Herman Hostettler Stanley Kahn, M.D. Merle Cotton Schultz Dorothy Goldstein Joel Spigel Sylvia Seidenman William Michalove Jerrell Wayne Goldforb Rose B. Epstein Joanne Reed Wright Ben Lowell Siegal Meyer Randman Elliot Loveman Samuel Erlick Rose Stern Zalmon Bambi Silver Lillie Zukerman Rebalsky Dave Rosenfeld Avery Fierman Gertrude Simon Irene Leyens Rich Ralph Carl Blach, Jr. Ethel Aland Fleisher May 7 – May 13 Fanny Slaughter Julius Rittenbaum Abe Kessler Sally Friedman Elene Solomon George Kirschberg Miriam Gandler Jack Morris Adler Sam Sundock Louis Rogoff Fedora Krentzman Chester Goldberg Rosa Avidan Sissy Toranto Max Harry Roobin Annie Kronenberg Rose Goldstein Louis A. Beck Rosa Phillips Wald Lucille Woolf Rosenfeld Miriam “Mimi” Wolfe Weinberg Sarah Rosenthal Louis Leaf Green Goodman Chaya Sara Bitran Abraham W. Woolf Bertram Moses Marx Sylvia Gouse Dr. Calvin Pete Roth Gwendolyn Hartman Gustava Estroff Zivitz Sandra Russell Martin May Linda May Horwitz Davenport Denney Minnie W. Salomon Mildred Overbach Winfield Scott Downs II Bettie Rubel Ehlbert May 14 – May 20 Jack Schneidkraut Abraham I. Papier Max Kaplan Martha L. Shapiro James O. Patrick Rose Kushner Harry Erdberg Robert Z. Aland Abraham Shugerman Joseph Kushner Aletta Filer Lawrence Ascherman Michael L. Slive Rubin Piha Larry A. Levine Stanley Solomon Raymond Reisman Bobbie Solomon Maron Robert S. Freedman Frances Axel Harold Bowman Blach, Sr. David Dixon McPhillips Rabbi Joseph Elinor Bozeman Bennett Katherine Steiner Lena Salloway Robert J. Meshad Frederick K. Bergman Robert Steinhauer Linda Schwartz Dorothy Woolf Miller Stephen Gallinger Alex H. Sterman Jacob Minisman Irvin Lewis Gotlieb Harold B. Blach D.D. Sokol Karen Z. Mitnick Helen Bruck Martin Stoll Sigfried Steiner Emanuel Mogilner Dave Hess Kay Usdan Ronny Taylor Marvin Raymond Nelson Samuel H. Jospin Lillie Engel Buchstane Fannie Weinstein Max Michael, Jr. Edith K. Buxbaum Richard Wertheimer Clara E. Kaplan Moses I. Krawcheck Morris Henry Cooper Shirley Leventhal Florence Touro Eisner Phillip C. C. Levitch Richard Steven Light Morris Finkel Herman B. Litten Dr. Martin S. Litwin

12 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 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 Jessie Millender Liz Slive Andy Abroms by Susan & Lee Reeves by Dian Diamond by Nancy Goedecke by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Morris O. Staff Vladimir Belotserkovshaya by Amy & Michael Saag by Elinor Sue & Michael Staff by Svetlana Belotserkovskaya by Lucy Schulhafer and Susan Schulhafer Dorah Sterne Bobby Bloomston, father of by Ferne Seigel by Lyons Heyman and Ricky Koslin Brett Bloomston by Jerry Seigel Samuel Tenenbaum by Dian Diamond by Sandra & Larry Shulman by Sam Tenenbaum, Jr. Sally Brenner by Tanya and Eisa Shunnara Gene Thompson by David Brenner by Carole Simpson by Jack Schniper Mel Bruck by Dodie Sokol Ida Schultz Webster by Ellen Bruck by Sue & Allan Solomon by Ricky Koslin Linda Lassen Cohn by Lynne, Larry, Laurie & Zach Solomon Ruth Weiner by Dian Diamond by Vicki & Jerry Spiegelman by James Fromstein Ida Gingold Cotton by Stephanie & Stephen Steinmetz Arthur Weinberg by Rhonda & Harry Weinberg by Jackie & Jay Waites by Rhonda & Harry Weinberg Robert Degen by Lori & Jimmy Weil Joyce Weintraub by Ellen Bruck by Pat Weil by Elinor Sue & Michael Staff Marilyn Garber, mother of Scott Garber by Rhonda & Harry Weinberg Don Weisberg by Janet & David Aarons by Ilene & Allan Wilensky by Linda Barstein Ruth Grafman Fromstein Allen Koslin by Sandra & Alan Berman by Janet & David Aarons by Ricky Koslin by Your Birmingham Friends by Adena Kirstein Anna Levine by Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman by Sharon & Jerry Moskowitz by Ellen Bruck by Penney Gordon by Ferne Seigel Lee Lichter by Emily Helzberg by Carole Simpson by Ginger & Jerry Held by Ricky Koslin and Lyons Heyman by Pat Weil Joan Danson May by Fran Marlow Fred Goldstein by Janet & David Aarons by Joan & Allan Morris by Elinor Sue & Michael Staff by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Larry Haimsohn, brother of Carole Pizitz by Amy & Michael Saag by Ferne Seigel by Dian Diamond Loretta Newfield by Jerry Seigel Cissy Held by Nancy & David Denney by Alan Seitel by Ginger & Jerry Held by Richard Harrison II by Sandra & Larry Shulman Emily Held by Jamie & Greg Odrezin by Carole Simpson by Eve Loeb by Carole Simpson by Stephanie & Stephen Steinmetz Evelyn Held by George Thompson by Ilene & Allan Wilensky by Bernard Axel by Sylvia Wright & Eli Pinhas Wishing Good Health To: by Linda Barstein Loretta B. Norris Alan Berman by Becky Miller Benson & Randy Benson by Leah Leaf and Donna Leaf by Dian Diamond by Sandra & Alan Berman Victor Raab Brenda Friedman by Barbara & David Betten by Amy & Scott Garber by Dian Diamond by Roz Caplan Sara “Margery” Shevinsky Rosenbaum Ronne Hess by Alice Diamond by Fran Marlow and Neal Marlow by Fran & Lee Godchaux by Lindy Edwards James Burton Saag, father of Ken Saag Michael Koslin by Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman by Nancy & David Denney by Dian Diamond by Catharine & Eddie Friend Chana Schniper by Susan & Barry Koretzky by Amy & Scott Garber by Jack Schniper David Silverstein by Nancy Goedecke Leigh Schniper by Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman by Dan Goldberg by Jack Schniper by Harry Bayer and Gayle Leitman by Sallye & Tom Grainger Gertrude Schulhafer by Fran & Lee Godchaux by Emily Helzberg by Lucy Schulhafer by Nancy Goedecke by Gail & Charles Herman Louis Schulhafer, Jr. by Linda Verin & Rick Clay by Carol Herman by Lucy Schulhafer Brenda Weinstein by Ricky Koslin and Lyons Heyman Benjamin Schultz by Mary Lynne & Eli Capilouto by Donna & David Kraselsky by Ricky Koslin by Dian Diamond by Joan & Mike Krawcheck Leonard Schultz Janet Wertheimer by Eileen & Edward Leader by Rhonda & Harry Weinberg by Janet & David Aarons by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein Meyer Irving Shiland by Eve Loeb by Judy & Gerson May by Fran Marlow

Our Tributes 13 In Honor Of: NEW ENDOWMENT FUND ESTABLISHED Bat Mitzvah of Mia Cutter, daughter of IN HONOR OF Sharon & Gary Cutter by Dian Diamond RICHARD EPSTEIN’S 80TH BIRTHDAY Birth of Ellie Meira Briggs Aland, granddaughter of Barbara & Jack Aland Thank you to Leigh Ann and Franklin Danley for honoring Carole & Richard by Dian Diamond Epstein by establishing the “Carole & Richard Epstein Family Fund.” Birth of Madison Elfenbein, granddaughter of The Danleys are not members of Temple Emanu-El yet longtime family Linda Barstein friends. What an amazing blessing! by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich The donors shared, “We have had the privilege of knowing Mr. and Mrs. Birth of Izzy Held, granddaughter of Ginger Epstein since 1997. Leigh Ann and I both love and adore the Epstein’s. & Jerry Held and Donna & David Kraselsky Mr. and Mrs. Epstein have both treated us and our four children as their by Dian Diamond own and we can think of no better way to honor and thank them for their Birth of James Dees Rotensteich, great-grandson of kindness, friendship, and counsel than through the establishment of the Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Carole & Richard Epstein Family Fund.” by Carol Herman The Epsteins were deeply touched by this gesture. “We could never find Special Birthday of Hal Abroms enough words to express our gratitude for receiving news of the Danleys’ by Mary Lynne & Eli Capilouto establishment of an endowment fund in honor of Richard’s 80th birthday. by Dian Diamond We are blessed to have our Temple Emanu-El family as a foundation for by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich building our lives and blessed to have friends such as Franklin and Leigh Special Birthday of Marian Epstein Ann included in our family group.” by Eileen & Edward Leader Special Birthday of Carol Filler If you would like to learn more about our Endowment Fund by Dian Diamond or are interested in making a gift, please contact by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Alison Berman, Executive Director, at Special Birthday of Betty Goldstein [email protected] or 205.397.0814. by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Special Birthday of Mitzi Goldstein by Jerry Seigel by Carole Solomon Special Birthday of Lyons Heyman by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Special Birthday of Letty Marcus by Janet & David Aarons by Hal Abroms by Nancy & David Denney by Dian Diamond by Elise & Joe Erdberg by Brenda & Jordan Friedman by Mitzi Goldstein by Ginger & Jerry Held by Fran Marlow by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Jerry Seigel by Carole Simpson by Ilene & Allan Wilensky Special Birthday of Robert May by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Naming of Charlotte Saville, daughter of Alexis & Chris Saville by Nancy & David Denney Retirement of Jann Blitz by Mary Lynne & Eli Capilouto by Dian Diamond by Beverly & Stanley Erdreich by Collat & Goedecke families by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Stephanie & Stephen Steinmetz Retirement of Michael Saag by Hal Abroms Great congregation at Temple Emanu-El by Ashlee Jana Safe travels to Mira & Tony Vaz by Eileen & Edward Leader

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. BLACH FAMILY FUND FOR GINGER & JERRY HELD FUND FOR RABBI WRIGHT DISCRETIONARY DUES ENDOWMENT DUES ENDOWMENT FUND In Memory Of: In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Marilyn Garber, Evelyn Held, Victor Raab Edith Besser James Saag and Don Weisberg by Ginger & Jerry Held by Leah & Ken Saag by Kit & Rick Roth Chaya Sara Harold Blach JOAN & MILTON JACOBSON by Maria Bitran by Lori & Stephen Dorsky CULTURAL ARTS FUND Bonnie Clawson, Lawrence Clawson, In Memory Of: Chaim Schniper and Chana Schniper BARBARA & LARRY FINE FUND Joan & Milton Jacobson by Jessie & Abe Schniper FOR DUES ENDOWMENT by Richard H. Harrison II Don Weisberg In Memory Of: by Joan Weisberg Ruth Grafman Fromstein, Evelyn Held CAROLE & MICHAEL PIZITZ FUND In Honor Of: and Jerry Leitman FOR DUES ENDOWMENT Rabbi Wright by Barbara & Larry Fine In Memory Of: by Deborah Chargois Wishing Good Health To: Evelyn Held, Margery Rosembaum by Letty Marcus Brenda Friedman, Howard Goldberg, and Don Weisberg Wedding of Laura & David Farguson Michael Pizitz and Brenda Weinstein by Carole & Michael Pizitz by Rachel & Tony Farguson by Barbara & Larry Fine Wishing Good Health To: In Honor Of: Ronne Hess and David Silverstein CANTOR WITTNER DISCRETIONARY Special Birthday of Chu-Chi Fierman by Carole & Michael Pizitz FUND by Barbara & Larry Fine In Honor Of: In Memory Of: Special Birthdays of Larry Shulman and James Saag JANIS & PAUL FRIEDMAN FUND Jimmy Sokol; by Leah & Ken Saag FOR DUES ENDOWMENT Birth of Madison Elfenbein and; Leigh Schniper In Memory Of: Retirement of Jann Blitz by Jessie & Abe Schniper Evelyn Held and Joan May by Carole & Michael Pizitz Don Weisberg by Cathy & Paul Friedman by Joan Weisberg In Honor Of: BUNNY & JOEL ROTENSTREICH In Honor Of: Special Birthday of Letty Marcus FUND FOR DUES ENDOWMENT Cantor Wittner by Cathy & Paul Friedman In Memory Of: by Deborah Chargois Evelyn Held by Letty Marcus BETTY ALLENBERG GOLDSTEIN by Bunny & Joel Rotenstreich Special Birthdays of Richard Epstein CAMP JACOBS SCHOLARSHIP and Jack Schniper FUND JANET & LEONARD WERTHEIMER by Jessie & Abe Schniper In Memory Of: FUND FOR DUES ENDOWMENT Our grandchildren Sara “Margery” Shevinsky Rosenbaum Wishing Good Health To: by Jessie & Abe Schniper by Molly, Evie, Elise & Hank Frohsin David Silverstein Wedding of Laura & David Farguson by Janet & Leonard Wertheimer by Rachel & Tony Farguson HANNAH & HYMAN GOLDSTEIN In Honor Of: VOLUNTEER FUND Retirement of Jann Blitz CARING COMMITTEE FUND In Memory Of: by Janet & Leonard Wertheimer In Memory Of: Aaron Green and Marion Shuman Ruth Grafman Fromstein by Debra & Joel Goldstein by Francie & David Gale Evelyn Held by Debra & Joel Goldstein Your contributions through our “Temple Tributes” help to support by Marilyn & Murray Tanner Temple Emanu-El’s annual operations and activities, and further build our Don Weisberg Grafman Endowment Fund to enrich our congregation…now and forever. by Marilyn & Murray Tanner 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

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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. Create your legacy for future generations by including Temple Emanu-El in your estate plans. And 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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