Well, if you didn’t make it to Jean Ellen’s party on the 15th, you missed quite the event!  We had a full house and it was clearly evident how much of an impact Jean Ellen Schulman has had on the Shoals community…and that her teachings and wisdom have impacted communities around the world!  We are so blessed to have her as part of congregation and it was such a delight to get to celebrate her 90th birthday at our Temple!  Thank you, Howard Zeff and other volunteers for making everything look beautiful before, during and after!

Cemetery Signs Look Like New

If you are like me, you don’t make frequent visits to the Jewish cemetary over in Sheffield but…if you do, you will notice how nice the signs are looking! Many thanks to Kerry Shapiro for all his hard work at cleaning and repairing the signs and the posts/frames for the signs.  This was no easy task in that the posts needed to have the old (peeling) paint removed and then repainted and the signs themselves where looking really dirty and old.  Kerry used his tools and talents – not to mention good ole “elbow grease” to get this work done and we all own him a BIG THANK YOU!

Sarah Whitehead Bat Mitzvah

On November 11, Sarah Whitehead will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah! Rabbi Nancy Tunick and Scott Whitehead would like to invite all congregants to share in this beautiful event which will begin at 10:00am at the Temple.  There will also be a Kiddush lunch, immediately following the service, at the Shoals Gold Record Room.  In addition, the congregation will be celebrating the event on Friday evening with a special Oneg in Sarah’s honor following services.  All congregants are asked to please bring a dish to share at the Oneg.  Congratulations, Sarah!

Service Schedule

The upcoming service schedule is as follows:

  • October 27 – Ken Wolf
  • November 3 – Robert Adler
  • November 10 – Rabbi Nancy
  • November 11 – Sarah Whitehead (Bat Mitzvah)
  • November 17 – Rabbi Nancy
  • November 24 – Thanksgiving holidays – no services
  • December 1 – Rabbi Nancy
  • December 8 – TBD
  • December 12 (Tuesday) – Chanukah

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:

  • Sarah Whitehead Oneg – Friday, November 10, following services; Please bring a special dish to share in this celebration!
  • Sarah Whitehead Bat Mitzvah – Saturday, November 11, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Soup Kitchen – our next Soup Kitchen weekend will be November 17th
  • Chanukah Celebration – Tuesday, December 12 – more details to come

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! I will not be at services this week so I’ll see you in November!


Traci Welch