Weekly E-News 2020-5781
September 25th-October 2nd
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  

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
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 

Parashat Ha'azinu

Deuteronomy 32:1-52 (pp. 1185-1195)
Haftarah: Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20 (pp. 1235-1236, 1239.)

*All pages are for the Etz Hayyim Humash
September 25th-October 2nd 2020 Birthday Celebrations

September 26th:
Judith Shatz

September 28th:
Robyn Carroll

September 29th:
Paul Todtfeld

September 30th:
Abram Applebaum
Elizabeth Arkin

October 1
Chrissie Karp
Suzanne Konter
Stephen Sacks
Anniversary Celebrations

September 25th:
Gerald andnger Caplan

September 27th:
Melvyn and Ellie Galin
Jim and Marilyn Farley
Yahrzeits For:

September 25 - October 2, 2020
7 Tishrei - 14 Tishrei 5781


Friday, September 25th / Saturday, September 26th - 8 Tishrei
Abraham Eichler-- grandfather of Steven Berwitz
Sarah Nathan--sister of Mark Nathan

Saturday, September 26th / Sunday, September 27th - 9 Tishrei
Yosef Knafo--father of Eva Locker
Rose Milgram--grandmother of Barbara Abrams
Jodi Wolff--daughter of Jack Wolff and Roberta Wolff

Sunday, September 27th / Monday, September 28th - 10 Tishrei
Reba Abrams--mother of Ellis Abrams
Samuel Birnbaum*--grandfather of Susan Slotin and father of Harriet Ullman
Morris Kamine--uncle of Roberta Kamine-Haysman
Giovanna Maglione--mother of Ida Zeger
Muriel Maida--sister of Allan Ratner
Isidor Melaver*--father of Millicent Melaver

Monday, September 28th / Tuesday, September 29th - 11 Tishrei
Therese Kronowitz*--grandmother of Lowell Kronowitz

Tuesday, September 29th / Wednesday, September 30th - 12 Tishrei
Benjamin Abrams--father of Ellis Abrams
Eugene Bloom--father of Stacey Schlafstein
Leah Genoune--sister-in-law of Orly Hankin
Sol Miller--grandfather of Jana Feiler and father of Julian Miller

Wednesday, September 30th / Thursday, October 1st - 13 Tishrei
Ruth Krieger--mother of Joan Pam

Thursday, October 1st / Friday, October 2nd - 14 Tishrei
Harriet Konter--mother Jerry Konter, Sally Greenberg

Commemoration of the Yahrzeit begins the evening of the first noted date   
*Denotes Memorial Plaque
Donor Dues Program
In The Community
JEA Art Gallery:  5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA (912) 355-8111 
Vicky Lunick 912-355-8111
 
The Art Show at the JEA beginning October 1, 2020, will feature the works of Abigail Stevens
 
Abigail Stevens - Biography
 
“The Year in 20/20: Keeping Perspective”
    “Borrowing from the title of a long–running TV show, this is an installation examining the phases that many of us have gone through in this one year alone. From parenting in a pandemic to witnessing a time in history torn apart by political debate and protests, to the literal movement from one phase of societal re-opening to another, we progress through the timeline of the past year collectively, yet in a private manner. Here is my rather personal time capsule of thoughts and daily routines during the quarantine period of about three months. In that time, I was working from home remotely with a two year-old. I was not aware of the many new roles I was about to take on in addition to being a mother and wife. At a time that was utterly chaotic in nature and unprecedented, I found myself not only pivoting professionally but also personally.
“The confinement of my Victorian-era house in downtown Savannah had me seeking out new ways to creatively stage my home - as if trying to stretch into every extra inch of space for me, my spouse, our toddler, two dogs, and two goldfish. In the shelter of our home, I found myself surrounded by vintage décor and thinking about the last pandemic and how very similar yet different our experience was to those who lived here in 1918 - in this very house and through the decades thereafter as survivors. I also wanted to incorporate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Through the use of everyday items, I seek to merge the past and present, to explore the complexity of being a parent and an active global citizen in a not yet post pandemic world - an act that almost seems rebellious in a way.”
Abigail Stevens holds a B.A. in Art History from Agnes Scott College and an M.A. in Art History from Savannah College of Art and Design. She currently works at the Jewish Educational Alliance and Savannah Jewish Federation. She lives in Savannah, GA with her husband, toddler, two dogs and two goldfish.
     Verity Stevens is age 2 and currently attends preschool at JEA. She likes to help her mommy make art and is excited to collaborate on this project. She also graciously donated some of her crayons, stencils, and attire for art’s sake.

Abigail Stevens’ artwork will be available for viewing from
October 1 through October 30, 2020, at the JEA (5111 Abercorn Street).
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