This Week at Temple Emanu-El: Tuesday, May 4 – Liturgy 101 with Cantor Wittner at 6:00 PM, Antisemitism Across America with Bari Weiss at 7:00 PM | Wednesday, May 5 – Torah Study at 12:00 PM | Friday, May 7 – Happy Hour & Shabbat Watch Party at 5:00 PM, Tot Shabbat at 5:00 PM, Family Shabbat Service at 5:45 PM | Saturday, May 8 – Torah Study at 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service ~ Jordan Askenazi becomes a Bat Mitzvah at 10:30 AM

Temple Emanu-El is a welcoming Reform Jewish congregation, engaging members in prayer, study, fellowship, and acts of loving kindness for our congregational family and the community at-large.

Shabbat This Week

Torah Portion:
Parashat Behar-Bechukotai
Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34

Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14

Click here to learn more about this week’s Torah portion.

Thankfully COVID19-related illnesses are beginning to drop and many of our congregants are getting vaccinated. As of April 30, while we are maintaining our limited seating policy at Shabbat services, we welcome both those who have and have not yet received a vaccine. To learn more about our recent update from our COVID Task Force of plans to phase in click here and/or to sign up to attend Shabbat services in-person, click here.

Friday – May 7

Happy Hour & Shabbat Watch Party – 5:00 PM
(Click the live stream below to join the Friday Night Happy Hour & Shabbat Service via Zoom)
Tot Shabbat (via Facebook/YouTube/Website) – 5:00 PM
Erev Shabbat Service – 5:45 PM

Saturday – May 8

9:00 AM – Torah Study (click here to join)
10:30 AM – Shabbat Morning Service ~ Jordan Askenazi becomes a Bat Mitzvah

Jordan Askenazi will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Jordan Askenazi is in 7th grade at Mountain Brook Junior High. She is the daughter of David and Donna Askenazi and the sister of Abraham and Sareena. Her grandparents are Alvin and Sharon Jaffee of Houston, Texas, and Shirleen and the late Albert Askenazi of El Paso, Texas. Jordan enjoys playing basketball, lacrosse, traveling, being with her friends and family, and spending summers at Camp Barney Medintz.

For her Bat-Mitzvah Project, Jordan has chosen to help Mitchell’s Place, an organization that specializes in improving the lives of children affected by autism and other developmental disabilities Although she was not able to volunteer due to COVID restrictions, she has been collecting ‘wish list’ items and monetary donations to help them fulfill their organizational mission.

Please join their family virtually on Friday, May 7th at 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm and Saturday, May 8th at 10:30 am

Erev Shabbat

Friday 5:45 PM

Shabbat Morning

Saturday 10:30 AM