Temple Beth El Newsletter

Volume 14 Issue 2                                     November/December 2006

Baby Boom

Congratulations to great-grandmother Lillian Bodner and grandparents Sally and Allen Bodner on the birth September 17 of Max Harper Paolozzi, son of Becky and Damon Paolozzi. Becky is Sally and Allen's daughter.

Congratulations to the Gordon-Turem family on the October 4 birth of Ryan Richard Turem, great-grandson of Hyman Gordon, grandson of Gwyn Gordon, and son of Jennifer and Barry Turem. Barry is Gwyn's son.

Welcome to

Dan and Diane Becker as new members of our congregation.

The Beckers and their two-year-old daughter Sarah live in Jacksonville. Dan is a physician at the Veteran's Service Office in Gadsden.

Soup Bowl

Diane Becker is coordinating our volunteers at the Anniston Soup Bowl. We provide four volunteers quarterly to serve food. If you can volunteer for this two-hour commitment, please contact Sherry Blanton and then Diane will contact the volunteers when needed.

Women's Auxiliary

Nineteen members have joined the Women's Auxiliary during the 2006-7 membership drive. If you would like to join for the year, contact President Rena Schoenberg or Treasurer Sherry Blanton.


Shabbat Schedule

Nov. 3 7:30 PM - Shabbat Service with Rabbi Bloom and Oneg Shabbat

Nov. 17 6:30 PM - Covered Dish Supper and 7:30 Shabbat Service with Rabbi Baylinson

Dec. 1 7:30 PM - Shabbat service with Rabbi Bloom and Oneg Shabbat

Dec. 15 6:30 PM - Hanukkah Celebration, Covered Dish Supper, and 7:30 PM Service. Latkes will be provided. Everyone is invited to bring their menorahs from home and to light them before we have supper. We will light the big menorah in the sanctuary after supper. There are a few boxes of Hanukkah candles available for purchase at the Temple.

InterFaith Thanksgiving Service

Rabbi David Baylinson will deliver the sermon at the InterFaith Thanksgiving Service Sunday November 19 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Golden Springs Rd. at Greenbrier Rd. in Anniston. There is a reception at 3:00 and the service is at 4:00. This is the first time the InterFaith Service has had a rabbi as speaker. Let's turn out as a congregation to support this event and our rabbi.



Thanks to

--recent Oneg hosts Sally Bodner, Gwyn Gordon, Dale Walker and Pat Weinberg. To host an Oneg call Sherry Blanton

--Rena Schoenberg for coordinating the Rosh Hashanah brunch and Yom Kippur Break the Fast

--Dale and Clay Walker and their company Fireguard for donating new fire extinguishers for our building

--Ben Miller and Miller Sand and Landscape Supply for donating the mulch to beautify our gardens

--Rabbi and Mrs. David Baylinson for the silver trays for our kitchen

--Madalyn and Fred Kemp for hosting our Sukkot picnic and service at their home

--everyone who participated in our High Holy Day Observances, from lay participants to flower donors to those who baked for the Rosh Hashanah Oneg

--our High Holy Days musicians: Louise Ballenger, David Armstrong, David Rice, and organist Griff Perry

--our High Holy Days kitchen staff: Debra Carr, Stella Madden, and Dottie Winston

--all who made donation to our annual High Holy Days Food Drive for InterFaith Center for Concern and to Susan Fishman-Armstrong and the Anthropology Club of West Georgia State for their donations. It was the most successful food drive we have ever sponsored.



Jennie Bell

Jeremy Steven Blanton

Alfred Boam

Etta Berman

Harry Goodman

Rosalie Freibaum

Sol Schauer

Morris Wallach

Goldie Weinberg


Birdie Held

Annie Boam

Phillip Booke

Rena Rosenthal Burgas

Lizzie Brown

Rose Fink

Beate Burgas Gureasko

Louis Gureasko

Alvin Goldstine

Sid Jaffe

Abraham Katzman

Rascha Katzman

Nathan Krawitz

Margarete Kempenich

Irving Mace

Eugene Mercy

Joe Miller

Ina Nathan

Michael Roffis

Harry Routman

Amelia Saks

Lena Tannebaum Strock

Connor Jacob Wisminiti

Susan Spector Wisminiti

Louis Yalovitz

Marvin Yalovitz


News for the next bulletin? Enclosures (submit 100 full-page copies)? Send your news or enclosures to Steven Whitton by December 10, 2006.


 A Note from Our President

Our Rabbis have asked me to request that congregants please use the side door at the front of the sanctuary rather than crossing the bima as we enter and leave the sanctuary before and after services. If you need to leave the sanctuary during services, please continue to use the rear exit to the vestibule as we have always done. Thanks for your cooperation.


Sherry Blanton


Volunteer to carry the flag Temple Flag at the InterFaith Thanksgiving service or to provide hospitality for the Rabbis and their wives before services: call Sherry Blanton