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Chai Notes

Springhill Avenue Temple’s Weekly Bulletin
Thursday, March 15, 2017



Friday, March 16   6:00 pm Shabbat Evening Service
Sermon:  “Moses’ Religious Planning and Ours”
Corned Beef Sandwich Oneg
Friday, March 23   6:00 pm Shabbat Evening Service
Special Oneg for Ofir Rozenberg


Upcoming Events

  • Mi Shebeirach: In Our Prayers – If you or someone you know would like to be listed for the month of March, please contact Susie at the Temple Office ( or 251-478-0415). Springhill Avenue Temple will clear this list at the end of each month.

Our prayer for healing this month includes
Judy Cherniak Plecko
Lynne Kushner

  • The 2018 Congregational Passover Seder this year will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m., so mark your calendars!  PREPAID RESERVATIONS ONLY – RESERVED SEATING! The Sisterhood and Men’s Club will bring you a wonderful meal filled with your favorites — chopped liver, gefilte fish, horseradish, matzah ball soup, Manischewitz wine, brisket and trimmings.  BYO wine if you want a more modern pairing with your meal.

We are doing the cooking, come and help Gail Chadwick and Alicia Pereira set the tables on Tuesday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Make charoset with Sandra Gandler and Marian Berkin on Thursday, March 29 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Assemble sedar plates with Priscilla Gold-Darby on Friday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • To reserve your place today, you can pay by mail or online here (Members-$35; guests-$40; children under 13-$20; 5 years and under-free).  If you need financial help to attend, contact Rabbi Kaplan.  Need more info?  Contact the Temple Office – 478-0415.

  • From March 2 – July 1, 2018 The Mobile Museum of Art will present the No Child’s Play exhibition from the American Society for Yad Vashem.  This event is  sponsored in part by the MAJF, Ahavas Chesed Synagogue, Springhill Avenue Temple and many, many others.  In addition, Dr. Marlene W. Yaholom will be on hand for a discussion and Yom Hashoah on Sunday, April 22 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. while this exhibition is at the museum.  Free for members of the museum and regular admission for non-members.

  • On Sunday, March 25, 3:00 pm, “1945” will be screened at the Ahavas Chesed SynagogueThe film is set in post-war Hungary. The Film Journal International says “This film itself is a perfect storm of realistic immersion, including the fine black-and-white cinematography, rich production design and excellent ensemble performances.”  The film’s astonishing reveal speaks volumes”.  Author Roy Hoffman will lead a discussion following the film.   Tickets may be purchased at the door.  Call Kathy 251-343-7197 or email for reservations or for more ticket info check out our website and order tickets online or purchase at the door.  Tickets $8.00, Seniors and Students $6.00.

  • Interested in Israel?  Our friends at Temple Beth El of Pensacola are going to Israel this July. With 18 participants the trip is a go, but they have room for a few more and wanted to extend an invitation to our Temple members.  The trip, led by Rabbi Joel Fleekop, hits all the major sites, with special options for both first time visitors and veteran Israeli travelers. Organized in conjunction with Daat/ARZA World Travel, we will also have the opportunity to meet with leaders in the Israeli Reform Movement.  For a daily itinerary and more details visit  For more information please contact Rabbi Joel at 850-438-3321 or


  • The next Hebrew School and Religious School is scheduled for this Friday, March 18, for the skit, service, and dinner.

  • The next Wednesday Night Torah Study will be held in the Temple Library on Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m.  Continuing with Chapter 15, page 257, “The Rabbis: Judea 100-220 C.E.” in Michael Satlow’s “How the Bible Became Holy”.next Wednesday Torah Study is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m.