Weekly E-News 2021/5781
May 14 - May 21
In Person Services-Stage 2

Dear Congregants,

We are happy to inform you that the board decided Tuesday night to move forward with expanding our in-person services. Here is the new criteria, in addition to the previous requirements:

  • we are raising the participation amount up to 50 people total
  • we still require registration; however, if the cap is not met there will be an individual on site who will have the authority to allow entry to people who did not register.
  • we will allow children of all ages attend services under supervision of an adult. Children must be supervised at all times by at least one adult, and must be able to abide by masking and social distancing rules.  The playroom will not be available for use at this time.   
  • unvaccinated people above the age of 18 who have a medical reason (proven by a doctor) for not completing their vaccination can call the office for further discussion and possible accommodation
  • The result of the changes that were made now requires everyone to wear a mask at all times


Matthew Allan
Back to the Synagogue!

If interested, please sign up at the link below and then e-mail vaccination record to the synagogue!

Sign Ups for Shavuot, May 17th and 18th, and the rest of May have been added.
This Shabbat:
2021 | 5781 
Parashat B'har-B'hukkotai
Candle Lighting: 7:57 pm
Havdalah: 8:56 pm
(all times are for Savannah)

Annual Torah reading: Numbers 1:1 - 4:20 (Etz Hayyim pp. 769-785)
Triennial Torah reading: Numbers 2:1 - 3:13 (Etz Hayyim pp. 774-779)
Haftarah: Hosea 2:1 - 22 (Etz Hayyim pp. 787-790)

All services will be held via Zoom at the below information and simulcast on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AgudathAchimSavannah):

Meeting ID: 875 6579 9200
Passcode: Minyan

Tikkun Leil Shavuot--Two Ways to Learn and Celebrate!

On the evening of Shavuot, there is a tradition to stay up all night studying Torah as the holiday celebrates the revelation at Mount Sinai. This year, we're offering TWO options for learning and celebrating--both from the comfort of your own home.

Tik-Zoom-Too Leil Shavuot 
Sunday, May 16

with Congregation Beth Israel (Greenville, SC)
Temple Emanuel (Virginia Beach, VA)
Heska Amunah Congregation (Knoxville, TN)
Congregations B'nai Israel & Adath Israel (Danbury & Middletown, CT)
Beit Rayim Synagogue (Toronto, ON)

Join some of our Conservative friends and colleagues who we met and partnered with last year for some more learning, to meet new friends, and to visit with those we may not have seen recently! Both Rabbi Henkin and Linda Sacks will also be teaching during the evening. There is no cost, but please register ahead of time at https://www.bethisraelsc.org/tikkun-leil-shavuot

Conservative/Masorti Tikkun Leil Shavuot (presented by Rabbinical Assembly)
Sunday, May 16, 12:00 pm - Monday, May 17, 12:00 pm

Join Conservative Jews from around the globe for 24 hours of learning! Rabbis, professors, and teachers from around the world will be teaching for free! Feel free to join (or not join) any particular sessions that may interest you! For a full schedule of learning, please click schedule button below. Rabbi Henkin is teaching at 7:30 am on Monday the 17th. To participate, you can go to  https://tinyurl.com/CMTikkun.  

For more information or to register, please go to https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1349&reset=1 (registration for this program is not required but will allow you to receive updates, schedules, source sheets, and reminders).

Shavuot Schedule

Sunday, May 16
12:00 pm  Rabbinical Assembly virtual Tikkun Leil Shavuot begins
6:00 pm   Minhah (via Zoom)
6:30 pm   Tik-Zoom-Too Leil Shavuot begins
7:58 pm   Candle Lighting

Monday, May 17
9:45 am   Shaharit
12:00 pm  Rabbinical Assembly virtual Tikkun Leil Shavuot ends
8:57 pm   Candle Lighting

Tuesday, May 18
9:45 am   Shaharit (with Yizkor)
8:58 pm   Havdalah (Shavuot ends)
Shalom School is looking for someone to lead our toddler time on Sunday morning once or twice a month. Toddler time is about 1 hour long (storytelling, singing, craft ...).
      If you like working with little ones and have some Judaic knowledge, we would love for you to join our team. Compensation based on experience.
      Please call Eva Locker, Shalom School Principal, at (912)224-4617 if interested.
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 16+ are now eligible to be vaccinated
Pfizer is available for 12 and older. Parents must sign permission form for child to receive vaccination.
Moderna and Johnson and Johnson are for 18+
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!

Your Online Siddur

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

Click the button below!
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, May 12th. Please contact Motti for class link or email mottilocker@gmail.com

3 . Skeptics Class-  (second Thursday of every month, 11 a.m.): 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, May 13th at 11:00 a.m.

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
May 16
Richard Berkowitz 

May 17
Helen Cranman

 May 17
Sharon Sand 

 May 20
Nancy Tenenbaum

May 21
Walter Diamond

Yahrzeits For:

May 15 - May 21, 2021
4 Sivan - 10 Sivan 5781

Friday, May 14/Saturday, May 15- 4 Sivan
Julius Galin - father of Melvyn Galin & uncle of Murray Galin

Saturday, May 15/Sunday, May 16- 5 Sivan
David Artis - grandfather of Suzanne Konter
David Kramer - father of Linda Zoller
Dena Schultz - sister of Michael Konter

Sunday, May 16/Monday, May 17- 6 Sivan
Moses Haysman - father of Arthur Haysman
Larry Hirsh - father of David Hirsh
Sidney Paderewsky - grandfather of Steven Arkin
Joy Steinberg - mother of AM Goldkrand

Monday, May 17/Tuesday, May 18- 7 Sivan
Samuel Tenenbaum - grandfather of Bert Tenenbaum, Sheldon Tenenbaum,
& Karen Gale, and stepfather of Harriet Ullman

Wednesday, May 19/Thursday, May 20- 9 Sivan
Howard Weinberg - father of Lynn Simon

Thursday, May 20/Friday, May 21- 10 Sivan
Albert Ullman - husband of Harriet Ullman
& father of Susan Slotin

Commemoration of the Yahrzeit begins the evening of the first noted date.
*Denotes Memorial Plaque
Donor Dues Program
In The Community