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February 2023 Temple Emanu-El Bulletin-Web Version

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Read the Text Version @emanuel.temple . February 2023 Tevet-Shevat 5783 (205) 933-8037 The monthly bulletin for Temple Emanu-El Birmingham, Alabama Purim Events This Month Friday, March 3 Sunday, March 5 Purim Tot Shabbat at 5:00 pm Purim Spiel & Megillah Reading at 9:30 am Saturday, March 4 Purim Carnival at 10:00 am Adult Purim Party at 7:30 pm 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, February 10 Friday, February 17 Our Services Friday, February 3 6:00 PM 6:00 PM Friday, February 24 Erev Shabbat Service 5:00 PM Family Shabbat Service 6:00 PM Tot Shabbat with 4th Grade Shabbat Across America Erev Shabbat Service honoring Jann Blitz 6:00 PM with Choir Erev Shabbat Service Shabbat Shirah Saturday, February 4 Saturday, February 11 Saturday, February 18 Saturday, February 25 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 Parshat Yitro Shabbat Morning Service Shabbat Morning Service Shabbat Halicha Exodus 18:1-20:23 Shabbat Hiking & Service 6:00 PM Parshat Terumah at Red Mountain Park Haftarah Havdalah Program Exodus 25:1-27:19 Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6 Parshat Beshalach at Chabad Haftarah Exodus 13:17-17:16 6:00 PM I Kings 5:26-6:13 TEFTY Launch Parshat Mishpatim Haftarah at Vestavia Bowl Exodus 21:1-24:18, Judges 4:4-5:31 30:11-16 Haftarah II Kings 12:1-17 Shabbat Halicha Torah Study Shabbat Hiking Every Wednesday 12 P.M. February 4, 10:00 A.M. or dial-in at +1 312 626 6799 Hike begins at 10:15 A.M. Meeting ID: 661 751 570 (Add these hiking dates to your 2023 calendar AND Mar 4, Apr 8, May 13) Every Saturday 9 A.M. One Saturday per month, in lieu of a Jasper Room at the Temple sanctuary service, we will meet at Red Mountain Park to spend In person and via zoom 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 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: February 2023 Published monthly 2100 Highland Avenue South Temple Emanu-El Issue Number: 160 except for June/July issue Birmingham, AL 35205-4002

Around Our Temple 3 My name is Doug Hocutt and I have the privilege How Do We Teach Our Children About and honor of serving as your Synagogue Administrator, which entails running Temple Emanu-El’s operations Special Needs? and events. If you and your child see a child or adult I was reared right outside of Birmingham, and while in a wheelchair, instead of looking the not Jewish myself, my wife and children are. Since the other way, look them straight in the eye birth of our first child, my wife, Jennifer, and I wanted and say “good morning”. him to engage his Judaism. The diverse community in This will teach your child four things: Birmingham was truly a blessing and made this quite easy for us. 1. a wheelchair is just a ride 2. it will demonstrate the Jewish We enrolled our son, Jackson, in the Cohn ECLC at the LJCC and we were also lucky enough to be able to attend Rabbi Miller’s rejuvenation classes there as well. value of b’tzelem Elohim - that We attended High Holiday services at this wonderful congregation. All this really we’re all created in the image of sparked my interest in Jewish history, which I had been curious about before, but God, and each person is special never explored. My newfound interest and my family’s involvement in Jewish life led and unique me to a job and eventually a career at the LJCC. Over the next eleven years I served 3. it will exhibit the Jewish value in several roles there, which increased my Jewish knowledge and professional skills. of chesed - treating others with The most recent and relevant position was that of property manager, where I was kindness able to be part of the day-to-day operations of the facility and be part of planning 4. it will show the Jewish value of community events. kavod – respect Mary Anne Freeman has written a Additionally, I have worked with other Jewish agencies around town, including children’s book that can help teach us N.E. Miles Jewish day school (where my daughter, Susie, attends), Birmingham that we’re all special, and that we can Jewish Federation and Foundation, and Chabad of Alabama (where my son attends show kindness and respect to all people for worship and religious education). - and animals. It’s about Oliver, her long-haired dachshund, who spent 10 I am so excited to be here with you and to get to know and serve this facet of of his 15 years in a wheelchair. our Jewish community. I look forward to learning the stories and history of Temple Let’s Roll, Oliver! is a picture book about Emanu-El and getting to know all of you. I hope to put everything I have learned Oliver and how he taught his people a to good use in helping keep this Temple clean, safe, and secure. The Jewish doggie wheelchair wouldn’t slow him community has done so much for my family, so I am truly grateful to be able to serve down from enjoying life. as Director of Administration & Events and to be a small part in ensuring all our Oliver’s book will be available early families and individuals can explore and enjoy their rich Jewish heritage to the fullest. 2023. For more information, contact Mary Anne at [email protected].

4 Around Our Temple Let’s Celebrate Letty Lichtenstein Marcus Special The congregation is invited to celebrate with Letty Lichtenstein Marcus February Birthdays and her family for her 90th birthday on Saturday, March 11 at our 10 am Shabbat Service. Letty will be blessed along with her Following are members of our granddaughter, Jillian Goldberg, and her fiance, Meidan Meshulam family celebrating birthdays of Tel Aviv on their upcoming nuptials, and the naming of her in years divisible by 5. great-granddaughter, Charlotte Grace Saville, daughter of * OVER 90 Alexis Marcus Saville and Chris Saville. *Joan Becker Letty has been married to Robert (Bob) Marcus for 69 years and Ross Cohen they raised their family at Temple Emanu-El since moving back to Rena Cohen Birmingham in 1960. Letty has served our congregation in various Lexi Cohn capacities over the years, as a board member, a founding and active Taliaferro Cohn member of the caring committee for over 30 years, co-chairing major Gary Cutter fundraisers, and always lending a helping hand when asked. Susan Elliott Keith Feinman In her free time, you can find Letty at the LJCC doing yoga, swimming, Samuel Friedman and dancing in creative dance classes. Fran Godchaux Dalia Haines Please join Letty and her family following the Shabbat service in Edie Hapner Abroms Hall for an oneg lunch and birthday cake so we can all *Jerome Leader wish Letty a happy and healthy 90th birthday! Emily Levine Haley Lewis *Robert May *Loretta Newfield *Richard Pizitz Andrew Saag Erin Segal *Jerry Seigel Ben Sokol Stephanie Strauss Zoe Weil Brian Wiatrak Please note that Anniversary and Birthday lists are gathered from information in the Temple’s database. We apologize for any errors or exclusions. Please contact us at [email protected] regarding any corrections.

Around Our Temple 5 Thank You for Your Support Happy Anniversary During our 10-Day Campaign This Year David Reese from our Temple’s Tikun February Anniversaries Olam Committee, presents a check to Alisha Crossley, Director of Marketing David & Janet Aarons and Development for Family Promise. Barry & Julie Altmark Kenneth & Karen Bluestein David Reese presents a check to David Lawrence & Ginger Brook Ovson, newly elected Vice President of Ronald & Avie Cohen Programs and Services for Collat Jewish Joel & Emily Feinstein Family Services. Scott & Hilary Gewant Adam & Amy Kessler Thanks to everyone who contributed to our 10-Day Campaign Paul & Glenda Nagrodzki this past year to make these gifts possible. Wendy & Lee Taylor Michael & Michele Wilensky Register - Qxten, TZEDAKAH You Belong in Birmingham, Nexten, Temple Beth El, and Temple Emanu - El are co-hosting a screening of American Birthright, and a LIVE Q& A with filmmaker Becky Tahel, at Sidewalk Cinemas. American Birthright is an autobiographical documentary about a young Israeli- American who sets out to answer the question \"why be Jewish\" after her sister marries outside of the faith. This is a movie for anyone who has ever grappled with faith and identity, or who wants to ask the big, bold questions about what it means to be a young Jewish person today. Doors will open at 6:00 so that David Reese, representing our you can take advantage of Temple, presented a check from money collected in our lobby Sidewalk's full bar and concession Tzedakah Box, to Kerry Upton stand (unlimited popcorn on us!) RN, BSN, Manager Ambulatory and the movie will begin at 6:30 Services at 1917 Outpatient p.m, followed by a conversation Clinic. with Becky herself. Also from the Temple Tzedakah Box, David Reese presented a Register - Q We'll end the evening with a check to Karen Griner, CEO \"I'chaim!\" together and a further S.T.A.I.R. Start the Adventure Thank you to the Jacobson Cultural Arts Fund of the Grafman Endowment chance to mix, mingle, schmooze, in Reading. Fund for helping to make this unique event possible. and question. Thanks to everyone who helped to make these possible.

6 Around Our Temple SAVE THE DATES #1!JACOBS February 12 CAMP IS Community Tu B’Shevat Program 100% 98% 96% 99% at Birmingham of our families said of families were of families were of families were Botanical Gardens they were likely to satisfied with our satisfied with happy with camp recommend Jacobs COVID response communication February 23 Camp to friends leadership and protocols from camp *Legacy Luncheon and family THBEECSOUTNITNRY February 24 THBEECSOUTNITNRY *Special Shabbat Service Our Families Love and Celebration The strong sense The confidence The Jewish joy The healthy, Honoring Jann Blitz of community and independence and celebration safe and secure *Please see back cover for and family at of Shabbat that environment that Jacobs Camp built at camp happens at camp camp provides more details How Our Families Temple Emanu-El Describe Jacobs Camp Blood Drive Fun Exciting Friendly Good Food Tuesday, March 7 Joyful Second Home Welcoming from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. BSCauasrmveedpysoownfidt9ha0toaNvfeorrrot1mh0,AF0mo0u0enrpdicaaartneionJntefwroeirssphJoeOwnvdiesehrnntCisga.hmtps' 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 on March 7th. If you would like to donate, you can schedule your appointment by visiting or calling (205) 933-8037

Around Our Temple 7 ADULT EDUCATION Stop by the Jasper Room for a nosh before our Adult Education Classes: SUNDAYS: all sessions 10:00 a.m. in the Jasper Room February 5, 12, 26 • March 12, 19 • April 9, 16, 23, 30 Intro to Judaism Faciltated by Rabbi Adam Wright Join us for an engaging course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life. Open to all, this course is perfect for interfaith couples, those rearing Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering a “return” - (conversion), and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience. Our programs welcome people from all backgrounds. Topics include holidays, life cycle celebrations, theology and core beliefs, prayer, Torah, history, antisemitism, the Holocaust, Zionism, Israel, the North American Jewish experience, and the tapestry of the Jewish people today. Register at These adult education programs are underwritten by our Grafman Endowment Fund. Temple Circles Adventure Group Goes Fencing

8 Our Yahrzeits May the beauty of their lives shine forever, and may we always bring honor to their memory. January 29 – February 4 Ben Rutstein Violeta Neuwirth Myrna Landau Levine David Engel Marvin Silverstein Bella Perlman Frances G. Levy Lee Forst Salomon Alloun Linda Cohn Speaks Patricia “Patty” Rubenstein Patricia C Bailey Marjorie Lichenstein Simon Friedman Eva Rotenstreich Becker Syd Stanton Pizitz James Michael Lugar Ed Malcolm Friend Charles B. Todd Mike Reisin Daniel Betten May Clara Weil Paul R. Rich Abe Luria Max Goldberg Michael Jay Blonder Roberta Kay Weinstein Arnold L Roseman Nathan Meyer Marcuse Sarah Meyerson Goldman Genady Bronshteyn Louis (Buddy) Schulhafer February 5 – February 11 Rose Schulman Eva Margolin Malcolm Gordon Mel Bruck Carolyn Sloss V. Hugo Marx, Jr. Fannie Hanover Abraham Cohen Albert Askenazi D. Riley Stuart Marjorie Abraham Meyer James L. Hirsh Mina Louise Coleman Lillian Muriel Berchuck Rae Wender Ferdinand Meyer Harold Joseph Denson Lillian Van Baalen Blach Murray Woltag Morris Jaffe Charlotte Elmets Louis Wynne Ella K. Morris Istvan Kertesz Florence Elsas Marlene Bledsoe Louise Zide Ernest Munchgesang Marcia Cypress Kramer Louis S. Elsas William Bleiweiss Hennrietta Kraselsky Stanley M. Erdreich, Sr. Bette Ann Pearl Blumenthal February 12 – February 18 Lincoln Newfield Abe S. Krawcheck Samuel Estroff Morris D. Blumenthal, Sr. Daniel Noble David Loveman Libby Feinblum Brook Robert Carafiol Sandra R. Apolinsky Louis E. Maring, Sr. Louis Hyman Berry Abraham David Oppenheim Herman Needle Jacob Fies Bruce Cassal Harold (Bo) Bowman Blach III Mary Patrick Dena C. Osband Frances Frohsin Harry Cohen Regina Flaum Bluttman Paul M. Overall Rebecca Slive Gingold Isaac Eli Cohen Rose Perelman Nathan Petrofsky Marion Kahn Godchaux Marks B. Cooper Ralph Brok Pauline Lewy Rosenfeld Judith Grusin Cawn Rattner Dominic Goedecke Thelma Cuttler Jennie Chiffons Barbara Dunham Ream Herman Goldberg Allan Denson Helen Rotenstreich Florence Renaud Meyer Goldner Cora S. Dorn Lyman Cohn Dorothy (Dot) Roth Joan Rittenbaum Morris Goldstein Alice Ettelson Max Copeland Mitchel Rubenstein David Rose James Forrest Fargason Richard Diamond Irene L Russakoff Walter Rosenbaum Edward Hiller Sylvia Gandler Gladys K. Evans Louis S. Rosenblum Anita Hirsberg Gussie Goldstein David T. Feidelson Max Schulman Paul Rosenthal Suzanne Kirschberg Lee Gotthelf Edythe Gewant Arnold J. Siegal Dora Landau Roth Isaak Kishinevsky Daniel Greenspan Albert B. Goldsmith Shirley Simmons Gabriel Sedlis Howard Koch Samuel Grossberg Selma Virginia Goldstone Mosely Shugerman Beatrice E. Kohn Bernard Holzer Morris William Green Will Slate Isadore E. Simon Itka Kronenberg Rose Jacobson Clarence Hagedorn Barbara Curjel Steiner Morris Sirote Lew Lazarus Harry O. Kanter Alan Jack Hanan Gertrude W. Stern Edna Kamenshine Levine Bertha Kern Marie F. Harrell Esther G. Swedlaw Louise Levy Temerson Natalie McFarland Harvey Korman A. “Chief” Harris James Carl Thompson Razelle Toranto Nancy Mendelson Magda Beckmann Kruse Janet Cypress Harris George Phillips Sonya Damsker Lefkovits Bertha K. VanPraag Moses Weil Susie Jaffe Hyman Yassem Estelle Weinberger Morris Piha Bert Levin Louis Kaplan Joe Ziff William J. Wilson Max Rittenbaum Jane Marx Levy Joseph Seymour Kimerling Cecile Hiller Rodriguez Bruce A. Mayer Dorothy Koen February 19 – February 25 Joseph David Rosen Paula Michael Jack Ladinsky Leon Rosenthal Alex Leitman Teri Helene Aronov Louis Mohr Floyd Bert Athey Rita Routman Frances Munchgesang Herbert R. Biernstein Lena Bittner Ruth Brok Do Sup Chung Lillian Cohen Jacob Henry Cohn Minnie B. Cooper Marylyn Dorsky

Our Tributes 9 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 January 10, 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: Rebecca May In Honor Of: Judy Aland by Cheryl & Charlie Collat Bat Mitzvah of Mia Cutter, granddaughter by Michelle G. Luria Neal Morris of Sharon & Gary Cutter Jeanette Berman by Sandra & Alan Berman by Faye & Robert Levin by Sandra & Alan Berman by Wanda & Ross Cohen Birth of “Ellie” Meira Briggs-Aland, Robert “Bobby” Bloomston, Abraham Isaac Roobin granddaughter of Barbara & Jack Aland father of Brett Bloomston by Sandra & Alan Berman by Cheryl & Charlie Collat by Roz Bloomston Rose Shugerman by Faye & Robert Levin by Cheryl & Charlie Collat by Jane & Melvin Davis Birth of Isabella “Izzy” Harper Held, daughter of by Ashley & Jon Lewis Liz Slive Katie & Brian Held and granddaughter of Ginger & by Denise & Wayne Lewis by Sandra & Alan Berman Jerry Held and Donna & David Kraselsky by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein by Cheryl & Charlie Collat by Cheryl & Charlie Collat by Susan & Andy Rotenstreich by Gail & Charles Herman Birth of Harry Moshe Kolber, grandson of Stanley Browdy by Letty & Bob Marcus Robin & Bart Kolber by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Susan & Andy Rotenstreich by Nancy Goedecke by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein Howard Simon by Carol Herman Linda Lassen Cohn by Barbara & Henry Helzberg by Linda Verin & Rick Clay by Sandra & Alan Berman David Solomon Birth of Benjamin Drummond Lamoine Howell, by Sandra Koplon by Jane & Melvin Davis grandson of Rochelle & Michael Koslin by Eileen & Edward Leader Nathan Solomon by Cheryl & Charlie Collat by Shirley & Jerry Leader by Jane & Melvin Davis Birth of Gene Brody Mirelman, grandson of by Ashley & Jon Lewis David Sperling Kim & Dan Mirelman by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein by Andrew Sperling by Ashley & Jon Lewis by Letty & Bob Marcus Natalie Sperling Birth of Waylon Tsui Ovson, grandson of by Amy & Michael Saag by Andrew Sperling Anne & David Ovson by Sandra & Larry Shulman Jeff Stern by Cheryl & Charlie Collat Mitchell Cotton by Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein by Fran & Lee Godchaux by Rhonda & Harry Weinberg by Jack Schniper by Ashley & Jon Lewis Anita Fine, sister of Gary Cutter Sara Weinberg Birth of Hallie Davis Rotenstreich, great-granddaugh- by Jane & Joe Bluestein by Rhonda & Harry Weinberg ter of Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman Margaret Hirsch Weiss by Candy & Ed Meyerson by Nancy Goedecke by Jan & Ron Hirsch Birth of James Dees Rotenstreich, great-grandson of by Ginger & Jerry Held Samuel Wisotsky Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Candy & Ed Meyerson by Rebecca & Joel Wisotsky by Jane & Joe Bluestein by Betsy Printz Cantor Marshall Wolkerstein by Candy & Ed Meyerson by Sherri & David Romanoff by Sam Tenenbaum, Jr. Engagement of Abby Rotenstreich, granddaughter of by Jack Schniper Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich to Josh Lubel Cookie Frank Wishing Good Health To: by Candy & Ed Meyerson by Carol Herman Alan Berman Baby naming of Alana Bette Lawson Sarah Goldberg by Ricki Koslin and Lyons Heyman by Linda & Doug Friedman by Candy & Ed Meyerson by Judy & Gerson May Retirement of Jann Blitz Michael Goldstein by Amy & Michael Saag by Judy & Robert Rutstein by Jack Schniper by Pat Weil Special Birthday of Hal Abroms Larry Haimsohn, brother of Carole Pizitz Brenda Friedman by Wendy & Frank Siegal by Roz Bloomston by Betsy Printz Special Birthday of Charles Berk by Jane & Joe Bluestein Raymond Gotlieb by Sam Tenenbaum, Jr. by Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman by Beverly & Stanley Erdreich Special Birthday of Carol Filler by Fran & Lee Godchaux Michael Koslin by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Nancy Goedecke by Susan & Barry Koretzky Special Birthday of Michael Freeman by Ashley & Jon Lewis Rosalind & Danny Markstein by Sam Tenenbaum, Jr. by Denise & Wayne Lewis by Carol Herman Special Birthday of Jake Guercio by Letty & Bob Marcus Michael Pizitz by Sam Tenenbaum, Jr. by Candy & Ed Meyerson by Letty & Bob Marcus Special Birthday of Letty Marcus by Carrie & Richard Pizitz Carole Simpson by Sara & Marvin Lazarus by Betsy Printz by Emily Helzberg Special Birthday of Dorothy Shiland by Amy & Michael Saag Marcia Unger by Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich by Linda Verin & Rick Clay by Emily Helzberg Special Birthday of Jack Spiegleman Scott Leader Brenda Weinstein by Eileen & Edward Leader by Shirley & Jerry Leader by Betsy Printz Strauss Strauss by Susie Strauss

10 Our Tributes DESIGNATED ENDOWMENT FUNDS Contributions to these “perpetual” funds help provide permanent sources of income for special programming and enhancements for our temple today, as well as for future generations. GAIL & HARRY BAYER FAMILY FUND JANIS & PAUL FRIEDMAN FUND FOR EDWARD & HERMOINE FRIEND FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DUES ENDOWMENT COMMUNITY FUND In Memory Of: Linda Cohn In Memory Of: In Memory Of: by Gail & Jeffrey Bayer Anita Fine, Larry Haimsohn and Liz Slive Linda Cohn by Cathy & Paul Friedman by Sally & Richard Friedman BLACH FAMILY FUND FOR DUES Wishing Good Health To: by Maureen & Mark Petrofsky ENDOWMENT Michael Pizitz by Marian Radwin In Honor Of: by Cathy & Paul Friedman by Debbie & Martin Sher Birth of Harry Kolber, grandson of Robin & Bart Kolber HANNAH & HYMAN GOLDSTEIN MS LOIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND by Kit & Rick Roth VOLUNTEER FUND In Honor Of: Wishing Good Health To: Birth of Eloise Bea Kishinevsky Donna Berman In Memory Of: by Mila & Igor Kishinevsky by Kit & Rick Roth Elaine Bader, Stanley Browdy, Linda Cohn, Anita Fine and Jeff Stern RABBI MORRIS NEWFIELD FUND NINA & NORMAN COHEN NEXT by Debra & Joel Goldstein In Memory Of: GENERATION FUND Hannah & Hyman Goldstein Linda Lassen Cohn and Anita Fine In Honor Of: by Marilyn & Murray Tanner by Carol & B.G. Minisman Birth of Eloise Kishinevsky, granddaughter of Larry Haimsohn Robert “Bobby” Bloomston and Jeff Stern Mila & Igor Kishinevsky by Debra & Joel Goldstein by Morton Goldfarb by Lois & David Cohen by Marilyn & Murray Tanner Wishing Good Health To: REESE FAMILY FUND BARBARA & LARRY FINE FUND FOR Alan Berman and David Reese In Memory Of: DUES ENDOWMENT by Marilyn & Murray Tanner Phyllis Bass In Memory Of: In Honor Of: by David Reese Steve Biller and Larry Haimsohn Special Anniversaries of Jane & Joe Bluestein by Barbara & Larry Fine and Candy & Ed Meyerson; LANA & STEPHEN ROYAL FUND Wishing Good Health To: Special Birthday of Chu-Chi Fierman, and FOR DUES ENDOWMENT Alan Berman Retirement of Jann Blitz and Michael Wilensky In Memory Of: by Barbara & Larry Fine by Marilyn & Murray Tanner Anita Fine and Larry Haimsohn In Honor Of: by Lana & Steve Royal Birth of Jordon Blake Barstein, Izzy Held, MOLLIE & HERMAN GOTLIEB Harry Moshe Kolber and SANCTUARY PRESERVATION FUND JANET & LEONARD WERTHEIMER FUND James Dees Rotenstreich FOR DUES ENDOWMENT by Barbara & Larry Fine In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Bobby Bloomston, Linda Cohn, Michael Goldstein, Jeff Stern Your contributions through our Larry Haimsohn and Jeff Stern by Janet & Leonard Wertheimer “Temple Tributes” help to support by Marcia Unger Wishing Good Health To: Wishing Good Health To: Howard Goldberg Temple Emanu-El’s annual Howard Goldberg by Janet & Leonard Wertheiner operations by Marcia Unger In Honor Of: In Honor Of: Birth of Henry Nathan Held and activities, and further build Birth of James Dees Rotenstreich by Leonard & Janet Wertheimer our Grafman Endowment Fund by Marcia Unger to enrich our congregation… DESIGNATED TEMPLE FUNDS now and forever. Gifts to these “immediate use” funds fulfill special needs beyond the scope To make a Tribute Gift to either a of what dues and tuition fees are able to provide. temple RABBI WRIGHT DISCRETIONARY FUND CANTOR WITTNER DISCRETIONARY FUND or an endowment fund, please contact In Memory Of: In Memory Of: Rebecca May the Endowment Office Linda Lassen Cohn by Jerome Weinstein at (205) 933-8397 or by Rochelle Bloomston In Honor Of: [email protected] Max Fratkin B’nei Mitzvah of Asher and Noah Rotenstreich by Jonathan Fratkin and Gail Chadwick by Bunny & Joel Rotenstreich A list of all our funds is available on our Rebecca May by Jerome Weinstein ADULT EDUCATION FUND website at In Memory Of: Gloria Solomon by Betsy Faucette by Joy Fleisher

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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 Temple’s Endowment Fund 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 | FAX (205) 933-8099 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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