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Chai Notes

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




**Friday, July 19   6:00 pm Shabbat Evening  Service
Nate Ginsberg will conduct service
**Friday, July 25   6:00 pm Shabbat Evening Service
Rabbi Kosovske will conduct service
Speaker: James Barber, Public Safety Director
Topic: “How to Best Protect our Religious Community”
**Saturday, July 26   9:30 am
10:30 am
Shabbat Breakfast
Shabbat Morning Service
Rabbi Kosovske will conduct service
**Friday, August 2   6:00 pm Shabbat Evening Service
Rabbi Kosovske will conduct service
**Saturday, August 3   9:30 am
10:30 am
Shabbat Breakfast
Shabbat Morning Service
Rabbi Kosovske will conduct service

**For security purposes effective July 12, the east entrance to the Temple (adjacent to Wells Fargo Bank) will be the only unlocked access for Shabbat Services.

Upcoming Events

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

  • Rabbi Kosovske’s March 2020 Sha’arai Shomayim trip to Israel is very much an alive item.  A wonderful itinerary has been set up and will, in addition to some great touring, allow us to experience Purim in Israel, something never to be missed!  At this point, we are only awaiting pricing from our tour company, and we will have that shortly.  And then, during Rabbi Kosovske’s visit to Mobile at the end of this month, we will hold an informational session.  Stay tuned!

  • Rabbi Kosovske will be at Temple from Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, August 3 and again on Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, August 31Currently, Rabbi is out of the country until July 21 and contact is sporadic, so please send your message through the Temple Office, if communication is necessary.  Otherwise, 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.

  • Oneg Sign-Up!  The SAT Sisterhood is asking for individuals to sign-up for an oneg during the month of August.  If interested, please contact Dianna Kubat for more details (diannakubat@gmail.com or 405-249-5369).

  • The Springhill Avenue Temple Committees are an important part of our membership.  If you would like to join one or make sure that you are on one, please contact the Temple Office for our current committee list.  More members are especially needed for our Kesher Committee. 

  • Neighbor-to-Neighbor Dinner, Thursday, July 25 Our Trialogue community in partnership with Central Presbyterian Church is serving a meal to low-income families in Mobile who are food insecure.  The dinner is at the Central Presbyterian Church, 1260 Dauphin Street from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to cook, serve, set-up, and clean-up.  Please call Demetrius Semien (919-619-0912) if you would like to volunteer.  Admission is free.  Meals served meet the dietary restrictions of the Abrahamic faiths.  We hope you will be able to attend.

  • Men’s Club Meeting Announcement – There will be a meeting of the Men’s Club immediately following the Shabbat Service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27.  This will be a short planning session.  You do not need to be a member to attend.

  • Challah Baking Class on Wednesday, July 31 from 9:00-12:00 noon.  Join Rabbi Kosovske in making challah dough and onion pletzel.  Also, learn beginner and advanced braiding techniques with Barry Fox.  The venue is Leslie & Larry Miller’s kitchen, please RSVP if you would like to come!


  • Both Religious School & Hebrew School are out of session until registration in the Fall.  The Registration date will be announced once it is determined.

  • The next Torah Study is Wednesday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m.  The weekly Torah portion is Numbers 30:2 – 32:42; Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 , which will be discussed.