Bulletin/Current Events

Chai Notes

Springhill Avenue Temple’s Weekly Bulletin
Thursday, April 19, 2018


Friday, April 19   6:00 pm Shabbat Evening Service
Saturday, April 27   6:00 pm Shabbat Evening 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
Alan Schneider
Albert Klein
Mark Segal
Judy Cherniak
Lynne Kushner
Donna Mackin

  • Legendary pianist Menahem Pressler will perform with the Mobile Symphony on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 pm.  Menahem Pressler at 94 is still playing around the world.  He is a Holocaust survivor.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.mobilesymphony.org or by phone 251-432-2010 or at the box office at 257 Dauphin Street, downtown.

  • The next Springhill Avenue Temple Book Club Meeting will be held in the Temple Library at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22.  The book to be discussed is The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer (1982), which is available on Amazon.  The stories to be discussed are:  “Gimpel the Fool”, “Yentl the Yehiva Boy”, “Zeidlus the Pope”, “The Last Demon”, “The Seance”, “The Slaughterer”, “A Day in Coney Island”, and “Brother Beetle”.

  • 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, Spring 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 pm. while this exhibition is at the museum.  Free for members of the museum and regular admission for non-members.

  • You are invited to join us and the Religious School for a special service and practice the tradition of Genizah, the burial of old prayer books at our Sha’arai Shomayim Cemetery on Sunday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m., Owen Street.  Genizah means “reserved” or “hidden” in Hebrew.  Traditionally, it is a place where Jews store sacred documents when they fall out of use.  Most synagogues clean out their Genizot (plural of Genizah) every few years by burying the contents in a Jewish cemetery as a sign of reverence and respect.

  • On Sunday, April 29, 12:30 p.m., the Springhill Avenue Temple’s Sunday’s Lunch & Lecture Series presents Dr. Harvey Joanning of Fairhope, Emeritus Professor of Human Development and the Family, Iowa State University.  After our lunch of sandwiches, he will present his scientific study, “The Brain in Love, The Neurology of Intimate Behavior.”

  • Murphy High School Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame will posthumously induct Dr. Joseph Miller and Dr. Carol Berkin on Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m. The event will be held on  the campus of Murphy High School in the Lois Jean Delaney Auditorium.


  • The next Hebrew School and Religious School is scheduled for Sunday, April 22.

  • The Wednesday Night Torah Study is postponed until Wednesday, May 2.