Weekly E-News 2020-5781
September 18th-September 25th
Shanah Tovah!
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)

High Holiday Schedule  

Friday, September 18--Erev Rosh Hashanah
6:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat/Rosh Hashanah Ma'ariv
7:08 pm Candle lighting

Shabbat, September 19--Rosh Hashanah Day 1
9:00 am Shabbat/Rosh Hashanah services
1:30 pm Family Service
2:15 pm High Holiday learning session with Rabbi Henkin
6:30 pm Rosh Hashanah seder *see below for details
8:01 pm Candle lighting

Sunday, September 20--Rosh Hashanah Day 2
9:00 am Rosh Hashanah services
3:00 pm Neighborhood-based Shofar/Tashlikh services (see below for more information)
7:59 pm Havdalah (end of Rosh Hashanah) 

Sunday, September 27--Kol Nidre
6:30 pm Kol Nidre services
6:56 pm Candle Lighting

Monday, September 28--Yom Kippur
9:00 am Yom Kippur services
11:30 am Yizkor
1:30 pm Family Service
4:00 pm Open Q & A session with Rabbi Henkin
5:00 pm Minhah
6:30 pm Neilah
7:49 pm Havdalah/End of fast

To ensure the safety of all our staff and congregants, our Board of Directors have approved of hosting High Holiday services online this year. Below is the Zoom information (and link) as well as the schedule for our High Holiday services. All High Holiday services will be held on the same Zoom link and will also be streamed to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AgudathAchimSavannah).


Meeting ID: 834 0758 4424
Passcode: AA5781
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 and YouTube channel linked below. 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
Neighborhood Shofar/Tashlikh Services
Sunday, September 20
3:00 pm (except where noted)

In order to be able to fulfill the mitzvah of hearing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, to observe the tradition of tashlikh services, and to offer everyone to gather safely in small groups, we are organizing neighborhood-based shofar and tashlikh services on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. EVERYONE who attends must observe social distancing and wear a mask while in attendance. Our #1 priority is safety and we ask for your assistance in keeping yourselves and your friends safe. If there is not a service in your area, please feel free to join the one closest to you.

Services will be held at the following locations:

Downtown: Calhoun Square (Gordon & Abercorn)
Isle of Hope: ( 7460 Laroche Ave)--4:00 pm (Please note the different time)  
Landings: Landings Harbor Marina (600 Priest Landing Drive)--4:00 pm (Please note the different time)
Midtown: behind Heard Elementary School (414 Lee Blvd)
South Carolina: AllJoy Boat Dock (265 AllJoy Road, Bluffton)
Need a Mahzor for the Holidays?

We are lending out to our congregants copies of Mahzor Hadash which we use on the High Holidays, as well as tallitot and kippot. If you would like to borrow a mahzor, a tallit, or a kippah to use, please contact Motti (mottilocker@gmail.com or 912-352-4737) to arrange a time to pick-up.
Welcome our Hazzan Rabbi Feivel Rubinstein
Born and raised in Santa Monica, CA, Rabbi Feivel Rubinstein has spent his entire adult life working with Jewish communities around the country. After graduating with a degree in Music from the University of Colorado Boulder, Rabbi Feivel turned his attention towards the Rabbinate and was ordained in 2019 from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles. It was at Ziegler where he met his now wife Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein, who currently serves as the Rabbi for Agudath Achim in Shreveport, LA. Described as “a camp counselor by constitution and trade”, Rabbi Feivel currently owns and operates FreelanceJudaism, works for the North Louisiana Jewish Federation as their Program Director, as well as teaches in the local religious school. Helping to lead services for the High Holidays provides an opportunity to share the power of music and prayer with the Jewish community, and he looks forward to getting to know the community of Agudath Achim in Savannah. While the computer screen will be his window into the community this year, Rabbi Feivel hopes that this will be only the first of many opportunities to share the spirit of our tradition with Congregation Agudath Achim.
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.
Your Online Siddur
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, October 8th 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, September 30th 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.
Torah Readings
2020 | 5781 
Torah Reading First Day Genesis 21:1-34, Maftir Numbers 29:1-6
Second Day Genesis 22:1-24 Maftir Number 29:1-6
Haftarah First Day I Samuel 1:1-2:10; Second Day Jeremiah 31:1-19

*All pages are for the Etz Hayyim Humash
September 18th-September 25th 2020 Birthday Celebrations

September 20th:
David DeVaro
Tom Glaser
Brenda Salter

September 21st:
Nathan Dayan
Lisa Mackowiak

September 22nd:
Irvin Warshaw

September 23rd:
Harper McGhie

September 24th:
Toby Friedman
Yahrzeits For:

September 18 - September 25, 2020
29 Elul - 7 Tishrei 5780


Friday, September 18th / Saturday, September 19th - 29 Elul
Beverly Rosenthal--mother of David Rosenthal

Saturday, September 19th / Sunday, September 20th - 1 Tishrei
Janice Fiegleman--mother of Arlene Wizwer
Sam Hirsch*--grandfather of Stanley Rosenberg
Leah Schwartz--grandmother of Mark Schwartz
Phyllis Shoob*--mother of Cary Shoob

Sunday, September 20th / Monday, September 21st - 2 Tishrei
Bettye Cohen--mother of Ronald Cohen
Bailee Kronowitz*--mother of Lowell Kronowitz

Monday, September 21st / Tuesday, September 22nd - 3 Tishrei
Israel Broder--Paul Abel

Tuesday, September 22nd / Wednesday, September 23rd - 4 Tishrei
Hershel Isaacson--father of Robert Isaacson

Wednesday, September 23rd / Thursday, September 24th - 5 Tishrei
Dorothy Handshu--mother of Dayle Levy
Linda Wexler*--wife of Edward Wexler

Thursday, September 24th / Friday, September 25th - 6 Tishrei
Alfred Appel*--father of Rene Lehrberger
Dorothy Goldkrand*--mother-in-law of AM Goldkrand

Commemoration of the Yahrzeit begins the evening of the first noted date   
*Denotes Memorial Plaque
Donor Dues Program
In The Community
Mazal tov to our own Susan Slotin the new Hadassah vice president and Micheall Allen the new communications and marketing officer!
Click this link to RSVP to April Haas: AprilSHaas@gmail.com

Click this link to join the ZOOM event on September 24 @ 5:30 pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5646744515?pwd=WUJsNVd5Y3BhM2x2c21rSENRSUxWZz09 
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