Weekly E-News 2021, 5781
March 19 - March 26
Passover Resources

As we approach the holiday of Pesah (Passover), it is not only prohibited to eat or prepare any foods that contain hametz (any sort of leavened bread product, including breads, pastries, biscuits, cookies, cakes, etc.), it is also prohibited to own such foods. There is a tradition by which one may store hametz products where they will not be accidentally used during Passover or mixed with Passover foods and sold to a non-Jew until the holiday ends, when it is re-purchased.

To sell your hametz click Here.

By filling out this form, you are permitting Rabbi Henkin to follow this tradition and sell your hametz on your behalf. If you would like him to do so, please fill out this form in its entirety no later than Wednesday, March 24.

For updated information for shopping, please check out the RA Passover Guide.
If you need a hard copy of the hametz sale form or if you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Henkin at rabbihenkin@gmail.com

Fellow congregants,

I would like to invite you to our semi-annual congregational meeting on Tuesday, April 6, at 6:30 PM. Our by-laws require us to meet to nominate members to the Board of Directors. Additionally, I would like to take the opportunity to discuss our post-Covid protocols to date for in-person synagogue services and our plans to re-open to services.
Only these two items will be discussed. Use the following Zoom information to join the meeting:
Zoom Meeting ID: 817 2464 6374
Password: AABoard

If you need help setting up Zoom please e mail or call the office so we can arrange to get that taken care of for you.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me to discuss any matters.


Matthew Allan, President

Interfaith Bible Study
Monday, March 22 
7 pm

We continue building bridges within our Savannah community while learning Torah in a different way! After a very successful first program, we are continuing our Interfaith Bible Study with Rev. Da'Henri Thurmond and St. Paul CME Church. We hope you'll join us to see how the Bible affects our lives, our faith, and to learn more about each other!

This session will be held via Zoom but we hope to hold future sessions in person when we are able.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Rabbi Henkin at rabbihenkin@gmail.com. Zoom information will be given upon RSVP.
Scholar Stream
AA is once again partnering with other Conservative congregations, the Rabbinical Assembly, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem to bring you an amazing learning opportunity! For four weeks, you will be able to learn with world-class Jewish teachers in an online format for FREE. The lists of classes are below; please click the link to register ahead of time and the Zoom information will be sent to you (please contact Rabbi Henkin for the discount code). All sessions will be recorded and available to watch after. When registering, please make sure you enter the discount code SavannahFeb21

Jews and Power: From Biblical to Modern Times
Wednesdays at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

Reimagining Exodus Through Stories, Songs and Sightseeing
Thursdays at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT (1st three sessions); Tuesday at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT (4th session)*

Join faculty of the Conservative Yeshiva for some Passover-themed learning.
3/18: Jonty Blackman, "Journeying to and Through the Promised Land: Part I of an In-Depth Tour of Some of Israel's Most Notable Sites"
3/23: Jonty Blackman, "Journeying to and Through the Promised Land: Part II of an In-Depth Tour of Some of Israel's Most Notable Sites"

This Shabbat:
2021 | 5781 
Parashat Vayikra
Candle Lighting: 7:18 pm
Havdalah 8:12 pm
(all times for Savannah)

Annual Torah reading: Leviticus 1:1-5:26 (Etz Hayyim pp. 585-605)
Triennial Torah reading: Leviticus 3:1-4:26 (Etz Hayyim pp. 592-599)
Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23 (Etz Hayyim pp. 607-612)

Shabbat Shalom!
Vaccine Info--Current Phase: 1A PLUS
COVID-19 vaccinations are now available through the Coastal Health District to the following groups

Must live or work in Georgia
People age 55+ and their caregivers
Teachers K-12, Daycare and preschool workers, and staff
People age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers, parents of children with complex medical conditions
Health care workers, EMS, first responders, law enforcement and fire department
Long-term care residents and staff
NOTE: Some states require more limited eligibility at pharmacies than other vaccine locations

Please call (912) 230-5506 or check their website for vaccination appointments. If you need assistance making your appointment, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you!

Our daily minyan is moving to Zoom!

All services (weekday and Shabbat) will be held at the below Zoom meeting room or join us as the service is simulcast on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AguathAchimSavannah). Please use this information for all services!

Shaharit (Morning)
9:00 am Sundays
8:00 am Mondays-Fridays
9:45 am Shabbatot

Ma'ariv (Evening)
6:00 pm Sundays-Fridays (including Kabbalat Shabbat)

Meeting ID: 875 6579 9200
Passcode: Minyan
Your Online Siddur

A Siddur is here so you can pray
with fellow Jews at the AA

Click the button below!
The Office Hours are from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
For normal business operations.
All services and programs continue virtually until further notice.
(including Sisterhood and Men's Club events)
Talmud Torah K'Neged Kulam - Torah Study for Everyone

1. Rabbinic Literature Study Group (Thursday afternoons, 2:00-3:15 pm): Take a look into the rabbinic mind and how the rabbis interpret the Torah in this weekly class. Contact Rabbi Henkin for the link to the class

2.  Rabbis of the Mishnah Class will take a deep look into the Rabbis of the Mishnah; who they were and what they were thinking. Our next class will be held on Wednesday, April, 21 Please contact Motti for class link or email mottilocker@gmail.com

3 . Skeptics Class- Thursday, April 8 at 11 am

More classes coming soon, so stay tuned!

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 AA office.

All of our regular classes will be held via Zoom, an online meeting platform.
 If you'd like to join a class,
please contact Rabbi Henkin for the class link.
Birthday Celebrations

March 19 
Sheldon Tenenbaum

 March 23
Mr. Jerry Konter 

March 24
Mrs. Ronnie Rosen 

 March 24
Mr. Mike Strear 

 March 25
Mr. Edward Bernard 

March 27
Mrs. Jacqueline Sitrin 

March 28
Mr. Warren Zeger 

March 29
Mr. Richard Barker 

 March 30
Mr. Sam Carroll 

 March 30
Mrs. Sally Greenberg 


March 19
Howie Gaynor and Maribeth Hedgpeth 
March 21
Marc and Susie Gilenson 

March 23
Jon and Wendy Cohen 

 March 26
Aaron and Jenny Tillinger 

Yahrzeits For:

March 19 - March 26, 2021
7 Nisan- 14 Nisan 5781

Friday, March 19 /Saturday, March 20- 7 Nisan
Herman Cranman- husband of Helen Cranman, father of Paul Cranman and Lynn Reeves, grandfather of Kasey Berman and Morgan McGhie
Evelyn Mann- mother of Linda Sacks
Leon Stein- father of Stephanie Zerden
David Ullman- brother in law of Harriet Ullman

Saturday, March 20 /Sunday, March 21- 8 Nisan
Bonnie Bober- mother of Haim Bober

Monday, March 22 /Tuesday, March 23-10 Nisan
Meyer Karlin- Father-in-law of Harriet Karlin

Tuesday, March 23 /Wednesday, March 24- 11 Nisan
Alex Epstein- father of Marlene Dobbs

Wednesday, March 24 /Thursday, March 25- 12 Nisan
Ruth Ham- grandmother of Preston Feiler
Irwin Klein- father of Reggie Goldstein
grandfather of Douglas Goldstein

Friday, March 26 /Saturday, March 27- 14 Nisan
Walter Ehrenreich- brother of Sara Jospin
Jacob Sitrin- father of Charles Sitrin
Sarah Warshawsky- Grandfather of Irvin Warshaw

Commemoration of the Yahrzeit begins the evening of the first noted date.
*Denotes Memorial Plaque
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