WEEKLY E-NEWS   2017 5778

Join us for an evening of Hanukkah Fun, Food and Games!

-"Maccabee cookie" decorating contest

-Games and craft tables 

-A donation bin for gently used toys to donate to foster children so that they will have some new toys to play with this holiday season.

-Kids, bring a wrapped book for a synagogue children's book exchange 

The AA is experiencing a wonderful transition of growth in our youngest demographic and we could not be more excited. But with growth, comes a need for additional fun!

As in years past, the synagogue has created a wish list of items that would benefit our members. This year, the wish list is geared towards our youngest members in an effort to keep them entertained and engaged while they accompany their parents to Shabbat and holiday services. We are creating an Enrichment Corner in the Board Room where the children can choose from a variety of fun, educational and Jewish items to help enhance their synagogue experience. 

The wish list of items for the Enrichment Corner is below and many can be found on Amazon.  Please join us in providing the children of AA with a positive Jewish experience and teaching them the  mitzvah of  tzedakah by donating one or more of these items. 

Wish list
KidKraft Children's Menorah
Shabbat Is Coming!- Kid's book


Last Sunday, AA hosted a Hanukkah party for the area Girl Scouts which included projects and learning about Hanukkah with 
Rabbi Henkin!
 With the shorter days, abundance of travel that the holiday season brings, and inevitable germs of winter, it has become more difficult for our hard-working captains to gather a minyan.  If you are available to help out--particularly for those in our community who are reciting Kaddish--we would appreciate anyone who can make the extra effort to help us ensure a minyan each day.  If you have a yahrzeit coming up, your presence will help us ensure a minyan and offer you an opportunity to honor your loved one's memory.  Please see the service schedule at the bottom of this email and contact Rabbi Henkin or Motti with any questions.

Shalom School is looking for a teacher  to work with our younger students on Sunday morning.
If you like working with children and have some Judaic knowledge, we would love for you to join our team.
Training provided. Salary based on experience.
Please call Eva Locker, Shalom School Principal, at (912)224-4617 if interested.

ShalomSchool Upcoming SHALOM SCHOOL

Have a hard time making it to the Synagogue to meet with Rabbi Henkin?  He's hitting the road to come to your area!  He'll be coming to different areas near you, so feel free to stop by at the times below to ask a question, study a little, or just have a cup of coffee and talk!  Keep an eye on your email for future times!

Monday, December 18th:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at
Starbucks in Barnes & Noble 
(7804 Abercorn Ext., Savannah)

Please email Rabbi Henkin at rabbihenkin@gmail.com, if you have any suggestions of future meeting places!

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Mazal tov to Matthew & Michelle Allan for hosting a Hanukkah Charity party (which included many AA young families) which collected 22 pairs of pajamas, 8 make-up kits, headbands, 82 items of clothing, a football, 7 art kits, 42 books, 12 backpacks, 7 winter coats, over $250 in grocery gift cards, and many toothbrushes and toothpastes to donate to area refugee families, a family who was not able to afford gifts for their children for the holidays, and children in foster care.  We are proud of the tzedakah efforts you and your friends have put in and am sure those families thank you for your help!



December 15, 2017 - December 22, 2017
27 KISLEV - 4 TEVET 5778
Friday, December 15th / Saturday , December 16th -  28 Kislev
Fannie Nichelson  -  grandmother of Ron Ginsberg
William Wolff  -  father of Jack Wolff
Saturday, December 16th / Sunday , December 17th -  29 Kislev
Phillip Goldberg*  -  great uncle of Victor Shernoff
Bernard Mally  -  uncle of Steven Scheer
Barney Sadler*  -  father of Kenneth Sadler
Helene Symonds*  -  sister-in-law of AM Goldkrand
Sunday, December 17th / Monday , December 18th -  30 Kislev
Maurice Fields  -  father of Jeanmare Holstein
John Goldkrand*  -  husband of AM Goldkrand
Harvey Pam  -  husband of Joan Pam
Stephen Ullman*  -  son of Harriet Ullman & brother of Susan Slotin
Monday, December 18th / Tuesday , December 19th - 1 Tevet
Lawrence Elman*  -  father of Brenda Salter
Sundel Isaacson  -  grandfather of Robert Isaacson
Elsie Meyerhoff  -  mother of Eric Meyerhoff
Simon Perlman*  -  father of Harriet Karlin
Harold Seeman  -  father of Sharon Sand

Tuesday, December 19th / Wednesday , December 20th -  2 Tevet
Robert Bonder  -  son of Michael Bonder
Esther Kamine  -  aunt of Roberta Kamine-Haysman &
great aunt of Michelle Heyman
Lee Sinsheimer  -  mother of Lynne Spector
Wednesday, December 20th / Thursday , December 21st -  3 Tevet
Harry Kamine  -  grandfather of Roberta Kamine-Haysman &
great grandfather of Michelle Heyman
Eric Karp*  - brother of Sidney Karp & Sheryl Kreh
 Ida Rubin*  -  grandmother of Elise Shernoff

Thursday, December 21st / Friday , December 22nd -  4 Tevet
Glenn Bobrow  -  nephew of Davida Stockton
Commemoration of the Yahrzeit begins the evening of the first noted date   
*Denotes Memorial Plaque

December 15th -  December 22nd
Birthday Celebrations

December 15th
Catherine Wexler

December 16th
Alison Morris
Cindy Morris
Sara Robin
Merritt Skidmore-Hess

December 17th
Debby Luskey
Zelda Tenenbaum

December 19th
Gary Udinsky

December 20th
Tomer Locker
Jodi Sadler
Stacey Schlafstein
Jacob Skidmore-Hess

December 21st
Jackson McGhie
Membership and the Bikkur Cholim Committee
Help us be the best community we can be!
If you have a special birthday or anniversary, let us know so that we can celebrate with you!
If you know a member of our congregation is sick or in the hospital, please make sure Rabbi Henkin, Motti, and/or Sidney Karp know so that we can visit them and support them.  
The Talmud says that one who visits a sick person takes away one sixtieth of his/her disease; help us fulfill the mitzvah of bikkur cholim, visiting the sick, by letting us know when someone needs us!

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Talmud Torah K'Neged Kulam - 
Torah Study for Everyone
1 .     Food for the Soul   ( Wednesday mornings, after minyan and breakfast, hosted by Ron Ginsberg):  Come for breakfast, stay for a discussion about some of the stories and issues going on in the Jewish world.
2.  Hasidic Parashat HaShavua (Thursday morning, 8 am, after minyan, hosted by Carol Greenberg):  Join us as we take a look at the week's parashah through the eyes of the Hasidic rebbes, with a special emphasis on the spiritual lessons we can pull from the week's Torah reading.

3.    Midrash Study Group  ( Thursdays afternoons, 2:15-3:15 pm):  Take a look into the rabbinic mind and how the rabbis read the Torah in this weekly class.

4.   Skeptics Study Group (second Thursday of every month, 12 noon, hosted by Michael Konter):  This group is for all of those who want to ask difficult questions about Judaism and/or seeking Jewish answers to the questions they have.  Our next meeting will be January 11, 2018.

Have something you want to learn about but don't see a class about it?  Contact Rabbi Henkin at  rabbihenkin@gmail.com or call the main office.


Friday,  December 15th  -  3rd day of Hanukkah
7:00 am  Shacharit with breakfast to follow
5:04 pm   Candle Lighting
6:00 pm  Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday,  December 16th  -  4th day of Hanukkah & Hanukkah Party
  9:45 am  Shacharit services
12:40 pm  Mincha
   5:55 pm  Maariv at the house of Rabbi and his family
  6:00 pm  Havdalah
Sunday,  December 17th  -  5th day of Hanukkah
9:00 am Shacharit
6:00 pm Mincha/Maariv
Monday,  December 18th  -  6th day of Hanukkah
7:15 am  Shacharit
6:00 pm  Mincha/Maariv
Tuesday,  December 19th  -  7th day of Hanukkah
  7:30 am  Shacharit
 6:00 pm  Mincha/Maariv
Wednesday,  December 20th  -  8th day of Hanukkah
 8:00 am   Shacharit with Breakfast & Torah Study
 6:00 pm   Mincha/Maariv
Thursday,  December 21st
 7:30 am   Shacharit & Torah Study
 6:00 pm   Mincha/Maariv
Friday,  December 22nd
7:00 am  Shacharit with breakfast to follow
5:04 pm   Candle Lighting
6:00 pm  Kabbalat Shabbat