WEEKLY E-NEWS   2018 5778
 We are delighted and excited to announce the  Installation of Rabbi Steven Henkin

The installation will take place on 
Friday, February 16th.
Dinner is $18 per person, please R.S.V.P. to the office.
Our popular Rabbi on the Road series continues!  For those of you for whom it's hard to get to the synagogue to meet, Rabbi Henkin will continue to go around to different areas of town to answer questions, learn together, or chat.  Come on by and visit!

Monday, February 19th: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (SPECIAL EVENING TIME) at
Savannah Wine Cellar (5500 Abercorn Street, Savannah)

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

New learning opportunities available! Based on member requests, we are looking to add two new learning opportunities. 

1) Great Rabbis and Sages: This lunch and learn style class (time and location TBD) will look at some of our traditions greatest teachers to explore their personalities and contributions to Judaism. 

2) Jewish Folklore: This class will dig deeper into Jewish folk tales as we examine parts of our tradition that we may have heard about but are not part of the classical religion.

If you are interested in either opportunity or have other ideas, please contact Rabbi Henkin at rabbihenkin@gmail.com. Please also check out our current slate of classes listed below and join in the learning!




InthecommunityIN THE COMMUNITY 

Scholarship & Teen Identity Grant Opportunities
The Jewish Educational Alliance and Savannah Jewish Federation have a number of funding opportunities for members and supporters to help you with college costs, travel to Israel, Jewish Camp, and leadership programs.
All Applications Due: March 2nd 2018
Jacob & Ida Ulman College Scholarship Fund
Offered through the Savannah Jewish Federation, this scholarship available to any member of the Savannah Jewish community and is awarded based on need, availability, and applicant's participation in the Savannah Jewish community for any college expenses. 
Henry W. Center College Scholarship Fund
Offered through the Jewish Educational Alliance to the families of JEA members in good standing, this scholarship is based on need, availability, and the applicant's scholastic achievement. 
Harvey Rubin Memorial Award
Do you know a high school teen who has shown exceptional athletic ability and leadership in the community? How about nominating him or her for the Harvey Rubin Memorial Award? Any member of the Jewish community is eligible to be nominated.
Savannah Jewish Federation Camp and Teen Experience Scholarships
Planning on going/sending your children to a Jewish overnight camp? Expanding your Jewish IQ? Participating in a BBYO, NFTY, NCSY, USY leadership development program? Made possible through the generous support of our donors and the Annual Community Campaign, SJF Camp and Teen Experience Scholarships are available to SJF members in good standing (Federation membership is defined as being over 18 years of age, Jewish, and a contributor to the Annual Campaign) and their families. 
Kay Becker Israel Scholarship
Offered through the Jewish Educational Alliance to any member of the Jewish community, this scholarship is available to teens for travel to Israel and may be used for peer group travel, gap year programs, Yeshiva attendance or college abroad programs. 
To apply for any of these scholarships and awards, please go to the Federation Scholarship Page and click on the appropriate Awards and/or Scholarship award application(s). 

February 16, 2018 - February 23, 2018
1 ADAR - 8 ADAR 5778
Friday, February 16th / Saturday , February 17th - 2 Adar
Eva Etherton - mother of Linda Rettig
Irvy Etherton - father of Linda Rettig
Saturday, February 17th / Sunday , February 18th - 3 Adar
Ernie Friedman* - husband of Mary Friedman &
father of Stephen Friedman
Sunday, February 18th / Monday , February 19th - 4 Adar
Israel Dunn* - father of Joan Dunn Moore
Aaron Rosenbaum - grandfather Esther Buchsbaum
Monday, February 19th / Tuesday , February 20th - 5 Adar
Murray Todtfeld - brother of Paul Todtfeld
Isadore Weitz* - father of Mary Friedman

Tuesday, February 20th / Wednesday , February 21st - 6 Adar
Wednesday, February 21st / Thursday , February 22nd - 7 Adar
Esther Kaminsky* - mother-in-law of Jean Kaminsky &
grandmother of Danny & Myron Kaminsky & Toby Friedman
Abram Rubin* - brother of Elise Shernoff
Cantor Joseph Schwartzman - grandfather of Susan Timna
Thursday, February 22nd / Friday , February 23rd - 8 Adar
Paul Madison* - uncle of Gerald Caplan
Chaim Melamed - grandfather of Lisa Kaminsky
Commemoration of the Yahrzeit begins the evening of the first noted date  
*Denotes Memorial Plaque
February 16, 2018 -  February 23, 2018
Birthday Celebrations

February 17th
Yael Elfassy-Conner
David Kinsey

February 18th
Robin Pam
Reilly Winters

February 21st
Raphael Allan
Ellen Winters
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 March 8, 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, February 16th  -  Installation of Rabbi Henkin
7:00 am Shacharit with breakfast to follow
5:54 pm Candle Lighting
6:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, February 17th
9:45 am Shabbat services
12:40 pm Mincha
6:45 pm Maariv at the house of Rabbi and his family
6:50 pm Havdalah
Sunday, February 18th
9:00 am Shacharit
6:00 pm Mincha/Maariv
Monday, February 19th
7:15 am Shacharit
6:00 pm Mincha/Maariv
Tuesday, February 20th
7:30 am Shacharit
6:00 pm Mincha/Maariv
6:15 pm Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 21st
8:00 am   Shacharit with Breakfast & Torah Study
6:00 pm   Mincha/Maariv
Thursday, February 22nd
7:30 am Shacharit & Torah Study
6:00 pm Mincha/Maariv
Friday, February 23rd
7:00 am Shacharit with breakfast to follow
6:00 pm Candle Lighting
6:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat