Bulletin/Current Events

Chai Notes

Springhill Avenue Temple’s Weekly Bulletin
Thursday, April 18, 2019



Friday, April 19   6:00 pm Congregational Passover Service
Rabbi Kosovske will conduct service
Saturday, April 20   9:30 am Yom Tov Shabbat Breakfast
Matzo Brei with salami & eggs
10:30 am Yom Tov Shabbat Service
Rabbi Kosovske will conduct service
Friday, April 26 6:00 pm Yom Tov & Shabbat Service w/Yizkor
Rabbi Kosovske will conduct service


Upcoming Events

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

Our prayer for healing this month includes

Murry Mutchnick
Corley Nease
Aaron Phol

  • Rabbi Kosovske will be at Temple from Thursday, April 18 thru Sunday, April 28, 2019.  Please remember, that Rabbi is always reachable via telephone and/or email should you need him.  Feel free to call Susie in the Temple Office and she will give you his contact information.

  • The monthly Saturday Morning Shabbat Breakfast is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m.  Kitchen opens at 8:30 a.m. with Rabbi Kosovske.  Breakfast will consist of Matzo Brei with salami and eggs.  All are welcome to come learn and assist in making this traditional Passover breakfast.  RSVPs are needed.  Please let Larry Miller or Rabbi know.

  • Luncheon with the Rabbi – Passover Passes Over – A luncheon with the Rabbi is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Ralph & Kacoo’s The Seafood Restaurant on the Causeway.  Private Room – Dutch Treat – RSVP to the Temple Office – 251-478-0415.

  • Historic Walking Tour Scheduled for Sunday, April 28 at 12:30 p.m.  Richard Rose has once again graciously volunteered to lead a historical walk of Mobile, which will include this history of the early Mobile Jews.  The walk is approximately 3 miles, will begin at Fort Conde, and should be finished no later than 3:30 p.m.  Please wear walking shoes and you may want to bring some bottled water.  Contact Richard Rose or the Temple Office if you would like to participate.

  • Save the Date – Sunday April 28, 5:00 p.m. @ Temple!  2019 Scholar-In-Residence Program – “Examples of Musical Development and Influence in Reform Judaism” – Under the direction of Terry Maddox, M.M., a Massed Choir, along with guest artists, will share a program and lecture of examples of choral works reflective of the various changes that have influenced both worship and social culture.  This journey will travel from the Baroque period, to the advent of the Reform Movement, and into the influence of pop, Broadway, and jazz upon Jewish musical literature. The Massed choir will be composed primarily of members of the Mobile’s Vocal Arts Choral Society, along with members from Biloxi, Mississippi’s “Gloria In Excelsis” Choral Society, and members of the choir of Touro Synagogue, New Orleans.  Dinner will be served after the program.  $10 per person for program & dinner.  Pay in advance or at the door.  For planning purposes RESERVATIONS ARE REQUESTED BY FRIDAY, APRIL 26.  To RSVP, please call the Temple Office – 478-0415. The following sponsors (in alphabetical order) have helped to make this event possible: Gail & Jonathan Fratkin, Aleta & Ted Greenspan, Alicia & Michael Pereira, Bettina & Steve Prager, and Melanie & Bill Susman.  We are grateful for their generosity.

  • The 2019 Gulf Coast Shoah Commemoration will be held at the Ahavas Chesed Synagogue this year and is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.  Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 6:30 p.m. to view student writings and art.  Call to Remembrance by Glenn Mutchnick in honor of Harry and Kela Zarembo.


  • The next session of the Religious School and Hebrew School is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, at the regular times.   

  • The next Wednesday Torah Study is scheduled for April 24 at 5:30 p.m. with Rabbi Kosovske.