Bulletin/Current Events

Chai Notes

Springhill Avenue Temple’s Weekly Bulletin
Thursday, November 14, 2019


**Friday, November 15   6:00 pm Shabbat Evening Service
In honor of Charmein Moser
Rabbi Kosovske to conduct service
Special Oneg to follow
    Saturday, November 16   9:30 am
10:30 am
Shabbat Breakfast
Shabbat Morning Service
Rabbi Kosovske will conduct service
**Friday, November 22 6:00 pm Thanksgiving Shabbat Service
Rabbi Kosovske to conduct service
Special Oneg to follow

**Please join us in fellowship at the oneg in the Social Hall following services.

Upcoming Events

  • Mi Shebeirach: In Our Prayers – If you or someone you know would like to be listed for the month of November, 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.

Iris Ginsberg
Iris Klein
Murry Mutchnick
Steven Renaud
Mark Segal

  • Rabbi Kosovske will be at Temple on Thursday, November 14 until Sunday, November 24 .  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.

  • On Friday, November 15, we will be honoring Charmin MoserFor more years than we can remember, Charmein has been the Director of the Congregational Choir at Springhill Avenue Temple.  She always went way beyond her job description, putting in untold hours and weeks in service to the Temple.  But now, Charmein has told us it’s time to retire.  We have begged, cajoled, and guilted her as much as we could, but she is really stepping down.  The Temple invites you and whomever you would like to bring to be our special guest.  The service begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a great oneg (celebration).  We really hope you can join us and help us show Charmein how much we love her.  If you need any more info, call Barry at 251-610-0628.

  • Springhill Avenue Temple’s Annual Pet Blessing – Sunday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. (during Religious School), we will have our Annual Pet Blessing.  This special ceremony is for all Springhill Avenue Temple pet owners of all ages!  Please bring your dogs, cats, goldfish, birds, iguanas, rabbits, gerbils, and any other pets you would like to have blessed.  Please also bring a leash for your dog and other equipment or cages for your pets so as to keep them safe.  The ceremony will be held on the Temple’s front lawn and everyone is invited. 
  •  A HavDeli!  A Havdalah experience, a deli dinner & a hilarious movie!  All for one low price of $12 per person (pay in advance or at the door).  On Saturday, November 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Temple Social Hall, we will screen the movie, “Keeping Up with the Steins”.  For food planning purposes, please RSVP to the Temple Office.  Absolute deadline for RSVPs – Monday, November 18!

  • “THE POLITICS OF EXCLUSION – Antisemitism and Fascism in Germany and the United States, Then and Now” – Dr. Richard E. Frankel, Associate Professor of History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will speak on this topic on November 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., to be held at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Auditorium, University of South Alabama.  This event is brought to you by the Mobile-Christian Jewish Dialogue, USA Department of History, Mobile Area Jewish Federation, and the Gulf Coast Holocaust Center.

  • Friday, November 22, we will have a Thanksgiving themed oneg with turkey, bite sized dressing, cranberry brie bites, sweet potato bars, mini baked potatoes, & pumpkin challah.  All homemade.

  • Level 2 Religious School Students are collecting pantry items for “Grace’s House of Hope”, their Hanukkah Giving Project.  Our congregation can help support our young students by donating the following items:  snacks, zip lock bags (all sizes), boxed dinners (hamburger helper), diapers and pull-ups; Dial bath soap, Lysol cleaner, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.  Donations will be collected through December 16, 2019.  Drop your items off at the Religious School Office or place them in the Level 2 Classroom.

  • For Your InformationThe monthly Temple Bulletin is published on our website on the first of every month and is always available for printing under the “Current Events” tab (both past and present issues).  You will also find the weekly Chai Notes there.  Bookmark it for future reference!  Please make sure we have your most accurate contact information (email and phone number) by calling or emailing the Temple office (secretary@springhillavenuetemple.com or 251-478-0415).


  • The next Religious School session is scheduled for Sunday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m., when we will have our annual Pet Blessing Service.

  • The next Torah Study with Rabbi Kosovske is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20 at 5:30 p.m.