Weekly E-News 2020-5780
August 14th - August 21st
The Office is Open
from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
For normal business operations.

All services and programs continue to be suspended until further notice.
Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, August 14
12 noon via Zoom
Our congregational president, Matthew Allan, will be holding a virtual meeting to answer your questions and address your concerns regarding our upcoming virtual High Holiday services. If you have questions or simply would like to hear what is going on at the synagogue, please join us via Zoom to talk to Matthew. 
The login information for Zoom is below.

Meeting ID: 786 0047 4524
Passcode: Q77iGH
Road to Rosh Hashanah
To help us prepare for this unique High Holidays, Rabbi Henkin will be offering daily videos for the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah to help us reflect, contemplate, and get ourselves spiritually ready to celebrate. Videos will be posted on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AgudathAchimSavannah) and on our new YouTube channel (search Agudath Achim Savannah or #RoadtoRoshHashanah). Join us each day starting on Rosh Hodesh Elul (Thursday, August 20) all the way up to Erev Rosh Hashanah (Friday, September 18) for a short message for the day!

If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Henkin at rabbihenkin@gmail.com
Selihot Night Live
Saturday night, September 12
Starting at 8:30 pm

Join Jews from throughout the Conservative/Masorti Movement as we come together to learn, sing, and connect as a community. Over 60 rabbis and cantors will present, and a variety of Selihot services will be offered throughout the evening. We will usher in the High Holiday season focusing on themes of Teshuva (Repentance: If I Am Only For Myself, Who Is For Me?), Tefilah (Prayer: And If I Am Only For Myself, What Am I?), Tzedakah (Righteous Acts: And If Not Now, When?), and Shema Koleinu (Hear our Voice, Accept our Prayer).  This event is sponsored by the Conservative Movement High Holiday Task Force, a partnership between the Cantors Assembly, Jewish Educators Assembly, North American Association of Synagogue Executives, our Rabbinical Assembly, and the United Synagogue
of Conservative Judaism. 

Registration information will be coming soon; in the meantime, feel free to check https://www.cjselihot.org/ for more and updated information
Please help us planning by registering your child at:

Do not hesitate to contact our Principal, Eva Locker, with any question you may have
Torah Readings
August 15, 2020 | Av 25 5780

Annual|(Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) Etz Hayyim, p. 1061-1084
Triennial|(Deuteronomy 11:26-12:28) Etz Hayyim, p. 1061-1067
Haftarah|(Isaiah 54:11-55:5) Etz Hayyim, p. 1085-1087

*All pages are for the Etz Hayyim Humash
 All synagogue activities
(including Sisterhood and Men's Club events)
are suspended until further notice.
We are maintaining Daily Services, via Facebook
To participate, please make sure you follow us on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/AgudathAchimSavannah/ 

Join us for Friday night and Shabbat morning services via Zoom using the following information...

Meeting ID: 870 3207 9194
Password: 181818

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.
Online Siddur
Shalom Hevre,

As we move towards online minyanim via Facebook Live, the Rabbinical Assembly has made PDF copies of the services available for those who may not have a siddur at home. If you would like to be able to pray with the text during our online services, please feel free to download the appropriate service and follow along during our virtual minyan.

Our site has been updated with PDFs of the Shabbat services for those who would like to follow along during our Zoom services.

If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Henkin at rabbihenkin@gmail.com 
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, September 10th 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 Thursday, September 2nd at 10:30 a.m. 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.

Time for Online Services
"Please follow our services via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/AgudathAchimSavannah/ 

Zoom information for Shabbat services (beginning at 6 pm on Friday night and including 9:45 am Shabbat morning services)

Meeting ID: 870 3207 9194
Password: 181818

Friday, August 14th
7:30 am Shacharit
6:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat (via Zoom)
7:51 pm Candle Lighting

Saturday Shabbat, August 15th
9:45 am Shabbat Shacharit (via Zoom)
8:46 pm Havdalah (via Facebook Live)

Sunday, August 16th
9:00 am Shacharit
 6:00 pm Minhah/Maariv

Monday, August 17th
 7:30 am Shacharit
 6:00 pm Minhah/Maariv

Tuesday, August 18th
 7:30 am Shacharit
 6:00 pm Minhah/Maariv

Wednesday, August 19th
8:00 am Shacharit
  6:00 pm Minhah/Maariv

Thursday, August 20th - Roch Chodesh
7:30 am Shacharit
 6:00 pm Minhah/Maariv

Friday, August 21st - Roch Chodesh
7:30 am Shacharit
6:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat (via Zoom)
7:43 pm Candle Lighting

August 14th - August 20th, 2020
Birthday Celebrations

 August 16th - Louis Rabinowitz
Ashley Schlafstein
Elise Shernoff

 August 18th - Linda Meier
Tova Tolman

 August 20th - Danny Weil
August 14th - August 21, 2020
24 AV - 1 Elul 5780

Friday, August 14th / Saturday, August 15th - 25 Av
Bernard Lehrberger* - father-in-law of Rene Lehrberger
Sylvia Udinsky - mother of David Udinsky and Gary Udinsky

Saturday, August 15th / Sunday, August 16th - 26 Av
Sara Heyman - grandmother of Kevin Heyman
Aline Simmons - mother of Dorothy Stock

 Sunday, August 16th / Monday, August 17th - 27 Av
No Observance

 Monday, August 17th / Tuesday, August 18th - 28 Av
Bernie Milgram - uncle of Barbara Abrams

 Tuesday, August 18th / Wednesday, August 19th - 29 Av
Jonathan Behr - brother of Zelda Tenenbaum

Wednesday, August 19th / Thursday, August 20th - 30 Av
 Samuel Rudowitz - great grandfather of Linda Hoffman

 Thursday, August 20th / Friday, August 21st - 1 Elul
Alan Neidich - brother of Linda Hoffman

Commemoration of the Yahrzeit begins the evening of the first noted date   
*Denotes Memorial Plaque
Donor Dues Program
In the Community
The Art Show at the JEA beginning August 3, 2020, 
will feature the works of Courtney Trowman
Courtney Trowman - Biography
“Move Through”
       A new exhibition, Move Through, by Courtney C. Trowman opens August 3rd at the Jewish Educational Alliance featuring around 40 works of mixed media collage that will be on display until August 31st.
       In Move Through, Courtney temporarily draws people’s attention away from fine art to fun(ky) art, fun being the key. Courtney aims to move the viewer through a whimsical journey, hoping they pause for the surprise details. Many of the pieces will also feature a poem or haiku description.
All the pieces on display were created with either the concept of ‘portals’ and/or ‘landscapes’ in mind, both of which a person makes the conscious choice to move through…or not. While Courtney says the show does not have a specific agenda or statement, she does invite the viewers to be drawn in by the fun and then find a theme or state of being of their own in each piece and ask themselves “Shall I move through?”
Courtney has been in Savannah since January of 2016, previously living in California, Arizona, Ohio and even England for two years. This is her first solo art show, though she has been part of several group shows at Sulfur Studios. Courtney came to her art in her twenties, taught by her own curiosity, play and experimentation. Courtney’s creative career has also included being a professional dance theatre performer and the Assistant Director for Zion Dance Company, as well as a self-published poet. 
       When asked about her collage art, Courtney says it was born out of an inherent need to create, a desire for another outlet other than dance or poetry, and specifically from her inability to draw or paint well. She became fascinated by collage and mixed media after seeing Robert Rauschenberg’s work for the first time. She says he gave hope to her inner Picasso. All her work consciously consists of upcycled and recycled items.
       “I always have my eyes peeled for found objects or interesting bits of “trash” on the ground.” She also notices that one area of her creativity bleeds into all the others. You can see elements of both poetry and motion in her work.
       The ‘Move Through’ art exhibition will surprise gallery visitors with its unique perspective, liveliness, multi-layers, and unexpected details in both materials and techniques.
Courtney Trowman 
artwork will be available for
viewing from
August 31 through August 31, 2020, 
at the JEA (5111 Abercorn Street).