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Sign up to use the Sukkah: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050849afad22a3fd0-open
When in doubt, give us a call. We are open 9-5 M-TH and 9-3:30 F and can be reached at 205-933-2740.
Your Holiday Questions Answered…
When is the office closed?
- Our Temple Beth El offices will be closed on the following dates in observance of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah:
- October 10-11
- October 17-18
How do I ensure my child can miss school to observe the holidays??
- If your child is planning to miss any school days in order to attend holiday services, Rabbi Henkin has prepared a letter to give to the administration of your child’s school asking that he/she/they be excused on particular days to celebrate Jewish holidays. If you would like a copy of the letter, please email him at email@example.com and let him know the name of the school and which of the dates you are planning on not sending your child so that they can celebrate the holiday with their community. Rabbi Henkin will fill out and sign the letter which you will be able to pick up at the synagogue.
Are there any changes to our COVID policy?
- There are no current changes to our COVID-19 policy. You can review that policy here. We strongly encourage you to consider wearing a mask.
As always, a big thank you to the Men’s Club for constructing our Sukkah!
Enjoy Our Sukkah!
Our Temple Beth El Sukkah will be open and available for use during Sukkot when it is not in use for programming. Sign up to use the Sukkah: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050849afad22a3fd0-open
Sun. October 9, 11 a.m – 1 p.m: Family Sukkot Program
Join us for a family Sukkot program for all-ages! We’ll have Sukkot learning, lunch, Sukkah decorating and more. Additionally, we’ll be helping our Social Action Committee sort food collected through their annual High Holiday food drive and learning about kosher symbols. RSVP to Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org. This takes the place of 6th/7th grade class.
Mon. October 10, 9:30 a.m – 1 p.m: Sukkot Services
Generation XYZ Programming is made possible in part by the Charlotte and Paul Grodner Senior Adult Programming Fund in the Temple Beth-El Foundation.
Tue. October 11, 9:30 a.m – 1 p.m: Sukkot Day 2 Services
Bring your own picnic lunch for a bite in the Sukkah following services.
Tue. October 11, 5:30 – 7 p.m: Social Action Open Sukkah
Wed. October 12, 7 p.m: Sisterhood Sangria in the Sukkah
Women of Temple Beth El, join us for an evening filled with a tasty Sangria Bar, yummy nosh, and celebrating the beautiful holiday of Sukkot together.
We will learn about the custom of inviting special guests to our sukkah, Ushpizin, and hear from some participants who will be sharing the female Ushipizot from throughout history that they would invite to their sukkah. Looking forward to having you all join us! RSVP to email@example.com.
Fri. October 14, 5:45 – 9 p.m: Dinner in the Sukkah + Improv with You Belong in Birmingham
Calling all young adults… join us for Improv in the Sukkah with You Belong in Birmingham, Temple Beth El and Temple Emanu-El. A vegetarian dinner and drinks will be served in the Temple Beth El Sukkah beginning at 7 p.m. Afterwards, we’ll walk down Highland Avenue for improv comedy at Temple Emanu-El. Start the evening getting into the Shabbat spirit and join us first for musical Kabbalat Shabbat services, beginning at 5:45 p.m!
Sat. October 15, 6:30 p.m: Havdalah Under the Stars
Sun. October 16, 8:30 a.m – 3 p.m: Social Action Habitat for Humanity Build
What better time than Sukkot to participate in [T]BE Involved Social Action’s annual Habitat for Humanity build? SAC needs fifteen volunteers for each shift to make this mitzvah a success! Shifts are from 8-11:30 a.m and 12-3 p.m. Sign up at the following link (also available on the website and calendar): https://hfhgb.volunteermatrix.com/.
Don’t forget… Magic City Mensches Kicks Off October 16th! Direct questions to Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon. October 17, 9:30 a.m – 1 p.m: Shemini Atzeret Service
Sisterhood will be sponsoring the Kiddush Lunch on Shemini Atzeret. Come for services and Yizkor, stay for the delicious and casual lunch that Mandy Deavers will be preparing.
Mon. October 17, 5:30 p.m: Erev Simchat Torah Program (Cultural Center) – Featuring Magic City Klezmer
This year’s Simchat Torah celebration is made possible in part by the Myron “Pete” Cohen and Ann Z Cohen Aron HaKodesh Fund in the Temple Beth El Foundation. Support for the Magic City Klezmer Band is being requested from the Rabbi Culpeper & Irby Cohen Performing Arts Fund of the Temple Beth-El Foundation.
Tue. October 18, 9:30 a.m – 1 p.m: Simchat Torah Service
My Jewish Year has been made possible in part by the Sam and Faye Shafferman Adult Education Fund of the Temple Beth-El Foundation.