Well, here we are…it’s the week of Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for, not the least of which is the honor of serving as the President of our Temple for the last (almost) two years.  I am thankful for the things I have learned from each of you, the opportunity I have had to get to know most of you at least a bit better, and the chance to work with a wonderful Board as we served our congregation.  And I am very thankful for our fabulous Rabbi who has helped me see things in a different light so many times and has guided me with her wisdom.  May each and every one of you have a Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and lots of love!

Hannukah Celebration – Date Change!

Our annual Hannukah celebrations has been postponed until the last night of Hannukay or Tuesday, December 19. Due to a number of our congregants having conflicts on the 12th, Rabbi Nancy has been able to rearrange her schedule and will plan to join us the following week to lead our commuity celebration.  I hope you will plan to join us for the event, starting at 6:00pm that evening.  Please bring a covered dish item as we will share a dinner following the service.  In addition, please bring your menorah and candles to light during the service.  And be prepared to eat some great latkes!

 Orders are Slow

Please go onto our Website and take a look at the logoed items we now have available for purchase. We have t-shirts (both short and long sleeved), a hat and a tote bag.  In addition, you (or anyone you know) can also order a copy of Erwin’s book!  It’s easy!!!  Go take a look and place your order today!

Service Schedule

Please remember we will NOT have a service this Friday…the current service schedule for December is:

  • November 24 – Thanksgiving holidays – no services
  • December 1 – Rabbi Nancy
  • December 8 – Buddy Bernstein
  • December15 – TDB
  • December 19 (Tuesday) – Hannukah
  • December 22 – TBD
  • December 29 – TBD

As always, congregants and members of the Shoals community, at large, are invited to attend the weekly Torah Study session which is held each Saturday morning at 9:30, at the Temple.

 Reminder items:

  • No Services this Friday!
  • Hannukah Celebration – Tuesday, December 12, 6:00pm – bring your menorah and a covered dish to share

If you are aware of something in the community that you would like me to draw some attention to in my message, please let me know! And, as always, if you have any announcements you would like for me to share with our membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you on Friday!


Traci Welch