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Chai Notes

Springhill Avenue Temple’s Weekly Bulletin
Thursday, October 12, 2017


Friday, October 13   6:00 pm Simchat Torah Service
Consecretion of Alice Handmacher
Followed by Celebration Dinner
provided by Religious School
Friday, October 20   6:00 pm Shabbat Evening Service
with the Congregational Choir
Sunday, October 22 12:00 pm 3rd Annual Pet Blessing


Upcoming Events


  • The next Eastern Shore Torah Study is scheduled for Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 p.m. – “Sukkot – Development and What it Means Today”.  Please bring an appetizer (potato or pasta salad or fresh fruit) because the hostess is preparing the main dish.  Email or call in your choice and to RSVP contact Carol Zimmerman (251-990-3060 or caz9@aol.com).  Beverages will be served.  Bring BYOB.  Your hosts are Randy & Liz Fry (27038 Creekwood Drive, Daphne, AL  36526).

  • Springhill Avenue Temple’s 3rd Annual Pet Blessing will be held on Sunday, October 22nd at 12:00 Noon.  Bring your beloved family pets for their yearly blessing!  All dogs should be on leashes and cats and other critters contained in carriers to prevent any accidental mishaps.

  • Ahavas Chesed Synagogue’s Artist-in-ResidenceDebra Band is the synagogue’s artist-in-residence the weekend beginning on Friday, October 27th.  On Friday Ms. Band will be speaking on Lecha Dodi and its mystical significance and her artistic interpretation of this song.  Then on Saturday, October 28th, she will speak about her personal journeys interwoven with the Torah reading for the week.  Her prints will also be on display at the synagogue.  There is no charge for either event.  Friday’s service is 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. with an oneg following.  Saturday service is 10:00 a.m. – Noon with lunch following.  RSVP by October 20th. RSVP for lunch is necessary.  For more info and/or to RSVP, please call 251-343-6019.

  • The Temple Book Club will meet again on Sunday, October 29th at 1:00 p.m.   The book to be discuss is Great House by Nicole Krauss.

  • “How the Bible Became Holy” is the new Torah Study Course being studied onWednesday nights.  Using the book by Michael Satlow of the same name, discussions will focus on how ancient sources became the Bible that we know and love today.  Members are free and non-members $30.  Please purchase the book How the Bible Became Holy by Michael Satlow directly from Amazon or from your favorite bookseller.  This is an Adult Education Committee initiative.  For more information, please contact Jonathan Fratkin (601-573-5220; fratkinjonathan047@gmail.com) or Steve Muhlfelder (704-591-1281; muhlfelders@gmail.com), Co-Chairs of the Adult Education Committee or the Temple Office (secretary@springhillavenuetemple.com; 251-478-0415).



  • The Hebrew School and Religious School students are expected to attend the Simchat Torah Service on Friday, October 13th at 6:00 p.m.  The service will be followed by a Celebration Dinner provided by the Religious School.  No Hebrew or Religious School is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th.

  • The next Wednesday Torah Study is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th at 5:30 p.m.