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Chai Notes

Springhill Avenue Temple’s Weekly Bulletin
Thursday, July 15, 2021


Attend in-person or via Zoom

Friday, July 16
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service
Sermon: “Bridging the Generation Gap:
Moses Begins his Charge to the Jewish People
Saturday, July 17
 7:00 pm Special Tisha B’av Service
Selections from Mishkan T’filah will be used
(more details below)
Friday, July 23
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

New Zoom Instructions for attending all Shabbat Services and eventsGo to or your zoom app and click on the “Join a meeting” tab.  When asked for the Meeting ID, type in 854 4567 6977 and click “Join”.  You will then be asked for a password.  After entering the password, click continue.  You will then be in the meeting.  Make sure your video and microphone are on before services begin so you can talk with friends.  Just before services, please MUTE YOUR MICROPHONE.  If you are calling in, please dial 1-301-715-8592.

YOU MUST HAVE THE PASSWORD TO ATTEND:  If you do not have the password, have forgotten the password, or are having trouble connecting via Zoom, please contact Nate Ginsberg (251-463-4845; or Howard Silverman (251-605-8832;

Upcoming Events

  • The Temple is now open for in-person Shabbat services.  The Shabbat services will also continue to be accessible via Zoom using the same meeting ID and password for all Temple services and events (see above). 
  • The Tisha B’av Service will begin at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 17, with Havdalah, the ceremony that separates the holiness of the Sabbath from the historical sanctity of Tish B’av (the 9th of the Jewish month of Av).  Following Havadalah, we will remember through prayer, song, and poetry, the tragedies and triumphs of our history and our hope for a better world through the mitzvah of zichronot – the sacredness of remembrance.
  • Rabbi Boraz wants to visit with as many congregants as possible as he begins his tenure on July 1 to serve as our Rabbi.  He encourages you to email him at or to call/text to 603-448-8533.
  • Beginning Friday, August 6, our Friday night service will begin using Mishkan T’filah (our prayerbook).  While many of the prayers are found in the booklet that was distributed to everyone during the pandemic, we will be incorporating different selections not found in the booklet that was so important for us to pray as a community this past year.  For those of you who are not able to attend Friday Evening Services, please note that the booklet itself has the corresponding page numbers of the Mishkan T’filah at the bottom.  More importantly, Mishkan T’filah is available for online purchase either through Kindle or actual book order.  There is also a free version online as well that may be used.
  • Mobile’s Kosher Kitchen is Open!  Mobile’s kosher grocery market is open on Tuesdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm or by appointment (251-265-1213;  Click on the link above to check it out and make your orders today.

  • MAJF invites you to the #JewishTogether Summer Bash – Thursday, July 22, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Medal of Honor Park Amphitheater (Bicentenial Pavillion), 1711 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, 36609.  Bring your chairs to listen to a concert from musical guests, Dahlia Road.  Enjoy a hot dog picnic.  The children will love playing in the splash pad and playground with their friends.  Admission is boxed meals, toiletries, and canned goods for our family mitzvah project to donate to area food pantries.  Help MAJF kick off our 2021 Campaign by making a pledge to give #JewishTogether in 2021.  For more info, click on this linkRSVP here for summer fun with the MAJF family.

  • The Temple Gift Shop has acquired a lovely “Star of David” pendant. It is 10K white gold with .25K diamonds.  Purchase for yourself or as a gift.  For info and pricing contact Amy Friedlander.

  • We are updating our membership info, if you were not able to attend the Annual Meeting or you attended via Zoom, a form will be included with your dues statement.  All members who return their forms by the deadline of July 15 will automatically be entered into a drawing for a bottle wine!  We appreciate your assistance in this membership update effort.

  • Springhill Avenue Temple is now on YouTube where you can watch past services and events.  On your computer, go to, search for Springhill Avenue Temple and there you are!  You will have to signup for a YouTube account, if you do not already have one.  To find the Temple’s videos faster try searching the words “Springhill Avenue Temple” using quotes around the Temple name.

  • 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 ( or 251-478-0415).  This list will be cleared at the end of each month.

Mollie Adams
Norah Eloise Palileo
Paul Bradly
Harold Fink
Allan Hall
Robin Mayer
Charmein Moser
Mark Segal


  • Religious School is currently out of session.

  • Torah Study with Rabbi Boraz  Our Torah Study continues with the weekly parashah Vaetchanan.  Vaetchanan denotes the asking of God without any sense of entitlement.  In this instance, Moses recalls how he pleaded with God to allow him entry into the Promised Land.   In his plea, he did not refer to all that he did for his people.   Our study will cover Chapters 3 through 7 that includes the Shema, V’ahavtah, and the 10 commandments.  We meet in the library on Wednesday, July 21, at 5:30 pm with the Zoom option available.