2 Last Day of Hebrew School
4 Lag Ba-Omer Cookout
5 Saturday Service, Tisch with Rabbi & Carrie
6 Last Day of Sunday School
11 Kabbalat Shabbat with Dr. Mark Packer leading services
12 No Saturday Service
13 Mother’s Day
16 Hadassah Closing Meeting
18 Sisterhood Sabbath
19 Saturday Service
20 Temple Board Meeting
20 Yizkor Service & Blintzes
25 Kabbalat Shabbat
26 Saturday Service
It’s a quiet time right now for Sisterhood. We are hopeful the cause of the leak in the Rabbi’s study has been solved and we can get the new floor installed in the Sisterhood room, Temple office, and the Rabbi’s study.
There will not be a Sisterhood meeting during the month of May.
Hope you all enjoy our beautiful spring weather.
Please RSVP to all events!
Falafel Friday: This Friday at 6:00 pm-Israel Independence Day
Spartanburg Earth Day: Celebration at Unitarian Universalist Church, Saturday, April 21
Sunday Speaker Series: Sunday, April 22 with David Alvis:
“Michelangelo’s David and the Politics of the Chosen People”
Sisterhood Board Meeting: Sunday, April 22 at 12:00
Hadassah Meeting: Wednesday, April 25 at 11:00
Rabbi’s Brown Bag Lunch: Wednesday, April 25 at 12:00
Kabbalat Shabbat: Friday, April 27 beginning at 5:30 with refreshments.
Saturday Service: April 28 at 9:30 am
Sunday School: Sunday, April 29 beginning at 9:20 with Hebrew
We had a good turnout for our general meeting on March 25. The membership approved the spending for the floors in the Sisterhood room, temple office, and the Rabbi’s study once the source of the leak has been found.
Watch for information about the next general meeting coming up in May.
There will be a board meeting on April 22 at noon in the educational building.
Wishing everyone a good Passover.
Rabbi’s Brown Bag Lunch: Wednesday, March 21 at noon
Hebrew School: Wednesday, March 21 at 3, 4, and 5:00
Soup & Salad: Friday, March 23 at 6:00
Sunday School: Sunday, March 25 with model seder
Sisterhood General Meeting: Sunday, March 25 at 12:00 pm
Hebrew School: Wednesday, March 28 at 3, 4, and 5:00 pm
Erev Passover: Friday, March 30-NO Service
Passover Day 1: Saturday, March 31, 9:30 am service
NO Sunday School: Sunday, April 1
NO Hebrew School: Wednesday, April 4
Kabbalat Shabbat: Friday, April 6 beginning at 5:30 with refreshments.
Saturday Service: April 7 with Yizkor and tisch
NO Sunday School: Sunday, April 8
Hebrew School: Wednesday, April 11 at 3, 4, and 5:00 pm
Holocaust Remembrance: Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 pm film with Remembrance
We honor Dot Frank as our first Mensch of the Month.
Dot is a Greer, S.C. native who married Marvin Frank in 1950. She became active in Temple B’nai Israel in January of that year, and converted to Judaism a year later in the old synagogue on Dean Street. Dot was the first conversion officiated by Rabbi Wrubel, who later remarried Dot and Marvin in a traditional Jewish wedding on January 7th, 1951.
An extremely energetic young woman, Dot graduated from Spartanburg General Hospital’s nursing program in 1950. She worked outpatient for four years then began a thirty-nine-year career with Orthopaedic Associates.
Working did not keep Dot from being very active with her congregational family. She was a founding member of Temple B’nai Israel Sisterhood in 1950. Dot recalls that both women and men were active in the synagogue back then, but within their own separate groups. The congregation served not only as a place of worship but provided all social activities for the Franks. Families were very busy with dinners, game nights, entertainment and all Temple functions.
Dot was active in fundraising, participating in the very first Sisterhood Bake Sale. She has baked and worked at each Bake Sale for 67 years! The bake sales started with cheesecakes, and the Sisterhood maintained both a meat and dairy kosher kitchen.
As the variety of baked goods grew, Dot perfected her recipes for strudel and Miami sweet rolls. A patron of the bake sale identified the Miami sweet rolls “butterflies.”
From that point on, Dot’s butterflies became a favorite. Both of her delicious recipes are in the Sisterhood cookbook, entitled “A Little Bit of This & A Little Bit of That.”
Dot reminisced about the ladies with whom she became like a sister, their “girls’ beach trips,” and the weekend family get-togethers.
“I have had a wonderful life because of the Jewish community,” Dot says. “I appreciate how welcoming the community was and still is. The Rabbi is such a caring and kind man. My family and the Jewish community are the center of my life. The congregation is about family, common values and goals.”
Hope this finds everyone well and enjoying our early spring weather.
There will be a general meeting on Sunday, March 25 at noon in the Sunday School building. Come out for refreshments and socialization as well as business. This is an important meeting as we will be voting to underwrite the cost of the proposal to replace the flooring in the Sisterhood room as well as the office and the Rabbi’s office (after it flooded). We need a good turnout in order to have a quorum.
Hope everyone has a good Passover.
We have an empty food barrel that needs filling. Please bring 1 nonperishable item when you visit the temple for donation. There are many in our community who need our help.