Weekly E-News 2021, 5781
March 5 - March 12
Sell Your Hametz

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.

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 your convenience, we are again offering an electronic form this year. You may fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/m4EA47N4B5sG2tzL8. If you would like a hard copy of the form, please contact Rabbi Henkin at rabbihenkin@gmail.com.  

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

An exploration of the implementation of Jewish power, in the past and in the present. How have Jews rebelled against, accommodated to, and made use of structures of power in varying historical contexts?
3/10: Prof. Amy Kalmanofsky, “Rebels With a Cause: Insurrection in the Tanakh”
3/17: Prof. Marjorie Lehman, “The Power Dynamics of Queen Helene”

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.
3/11: Dr. Stephen Arnoff, "These Songs of Freedom: Discovering the Rock and Roll Canon for Passover"
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:
2020 | 5781 
Parashat Ki Tissa/Shabbat Parah
Candle Lighting: 6:08 PM
Havdalah: 7:03 PM
(all times are for Savannah)

Annual Reading: Exodus 30:11-34:35 (Etz Hayyim pp. 523-546)
Triennial Reading: Exodus 31:18-33:11 (Etz Hayyim pp. 529-538)
Special Maftir: Numbers 19:1-22 (Etz Hayyim pp. 880-883)
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38 (Etz Hayyim pp. 1287-1289)

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

Adults age 65 and older
Caregivers of adults 65 and older
Emergency first responders
Healthcare workers
Residents and staff of long-term care facilities

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.  Skeptics Study Group (second Thursday of every month, 11 a.m., 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 Skeptics class will be Thursday, March 11th at 11:00 a.m.

3.  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, March, 17 Please contact Motti for class link or email mottilocker@gmail.com

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 5
Mr. Jonathan Cohen
March 6
Mrs. Virginia Caplan 

March 9
Mrs. Susan Slotin
March 10
Mrs. Linda Hoffman 

March 10
Mrs. Eva Locker 

 March 12
Mrs. Donna Cohen 

March 12
Ms. Toby Hollenberg 

March 5
Richard and Lynn Berkowitz 

March 9
Douglas and Lisa Goldstein
March 9
Doug and Jean Holstein

Yahrzeits For:

March 5 - March 12, 2021
21 Adar- 28 Adar 5781

Friday, March 5 /Saturday, March 6- 22 Adar
Arnold Bonder- father Michael Bonder
Sarah Garvis- aunt of Cary Shoob
Ruth Gelman- mother Roberta Wolff
Sander Smalheiser- grandfather of Kenneth Sadler

Saturday, March 6 /Sunday, March 7- 23 Adar
Vera Lenowitz- grandmother of Richard Bodziner
Bert Oestreicher- aunt of Virginia Caplan, and Danny Weil
Alan Wexler- brother of Edward Wexler

Sunday, March 7 /Monday, March 8- 24 Adar
Simon Director- grandfather of Simone Wilker

Monday, March 8 /Tuesday, March 9- 25 Adar
Edith Karpf- mother Sally Krissman
Frances Slutsky-mother of Howard Slutsky

Tuesday, March 9 /Wednesday, March 10- 26 Adar
William Haysman- grandfather of Melvin Haysman
Joyce Lederman- wife of Jerome Lederman
Jack Rosen- father of Tom Rosen
Sam Shusterman- father of Karen Cranman
Toby- Wolff- mother of Jack Wolff

Wednesday, March 10 /Thursday, March 11 -27 Adar
Harry Dunn- grandfather of Joan Moore
Harold Schwartz- grandfather of Mark Shwartz

Thursday, March 11 /Friday, March 12- 28 Adar
Mordechai Locker- grandfather of Motti Locker
Rae Rosenthal- grandmother of David Rosenthal
Robert Sutner- brother-in-law of Buddy Metz
Arnold Tenebaum- uncle of Bert Tenebaum

Friday, March 12 /Saturday, March 13- 29 Adar
Hannah Baker- aunt of Ellin Joselove
Paul Jolles- father of Marilyn Farley
Morris Kaminsky- father Leah Gross
Nathan Mann- father of Linda Sacks
Commemoration of the Yahrzeit begins the evening of the first noted date.
*Denotes Memorial Plaque
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