Coronavirus COVID-19

Dear Congregation of Life Mishpachah [Family]:

Many churches, congregations and other public places are putting into place a response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. We here at CTL are very concerned for everyone’s health and wellness.

The WHO issued a statement yesterday stating that it is a pandemic and, as a result, the President has issued further travel restrictions. We are following reports from the Alabama Department of Public Health, The Mobile County Health Department, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force very carefully. As of this moment, there have been no confirmed infections in the State of Alabama. Of course, there are cases in nearby states and it will likely be found in Alabama soon.

While we do not need to panic nor overreact, we do want to take some common sense precautions for our Congregation. Therefore, here is our protocol:

1.) We will be staying up to date with our local authorities advice and warnings

2.) We will be disinfecting all hard surfaces, especially door handles3.) We will be placing a hand hygiene product on Oneg table, and use before you serve yourself

4.) Please wash your hands for 20 seconds (with soap) frequently, Use the two bathrooms, and utility sink in kitchen, Do not touch your face

5.) Please cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or a tissue (wash hands after disposing of tissue)

6.) If you (or your children) are the least bit sick – at all – please stay home

May HaShem protect all of us in His protective tent.

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:
The Torah reading for week ending Adar 18, 5780 is [Shemot] Exodus 30:11–34:35 called Ki Tisa meaning “When You Take”. The Haftorah reading is from Ezekiel 36:16-38. The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is 1 Corinthians 8:4-13.

Shabbat Color Theme: (Optional) Yellow/White

Torah Service: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM.

Nursery available for ages 5 and under.

Oneg/Lunch: 12:00–1:00 PM. The theme is American

Guests are welcome to stay for Oneg. Members and regular attendees, please bring enough food for your family and some to share with our guests. Parents, please be with your children and help with their portions and food selection. After Oneg, your dishes will be put on the small table in the foyer. Also, help with clean-up will be appreciated so we can begin our afternoon services on time.

If you are coming to CTL after 10:30 AM, please enter through the double doors; walk through the Oneg room and enter sanctuary by using the back hallway. This will help with the flow of our service that is in progress. Thanks.

Afternoon Services: 1:00 PM–2:30 PMCongregational Midrash: (Open to everyone) Jack and others will lead a deeper discussion about this week’s Torah Parashah (portion).

Women’s Bible Study: We are presently discussing the Apocalypse of John available from the web site of Beth Immanuel audio series. Each week we listen to D. Thomas Lancaster’s teaching, then we discuss what was taught. This week’s audio teaching will be #10.

Children 12 and under: Pending

Upcoming Shabbat Themes: Cuisine and Color to wear if you so desire.

3/21 Israeli/Mediterranean–Blue/Navy

3/28 Oriental–Purple/Violet
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Bible Study Tuesday: 7:00 PM. Dane is currently teaching on the “Holy Spirit”. Last night, we learned that Adonai can send an evil spirit one time, and then His Spirit another time to accomplish His will in King Shaul’s life. Read 1 Samuel 18-19.

Dance Team Practices: Tues. at 6:00 PM. Sunday practice will resume March 29th at 1:00 PM.

Food Outreach: Sunday, March 29th with set-up time of 1:30 PM. Thanks to all who donated shampoo, deodorant, and other such items. These go really fast and are appreciated by the people we serve.

Greeting Cards made by Christine Basham are now available in our Market Place. Since it is Shabbat, you will be given an addressed envelope so payments can be made by mail.
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Purim Celebration–Last Sunday was a fun-filled time with friends. The food was great, and thanks to all who played the games…both kids and adults together! See our Face Book page for the many pictures. Thanks Gina for your artistic skill in decorating and picture taking. We love each and everyone of you!

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She [Torah] is a Tree of Life to those who grasp her, and whoever holds on to her are called blessed. (Proverbs 3:18)

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:
The Torah reading for week ending Adar 11, 5780 is [Shemot] Exodus 27:20 called Tetzaveh meaning “You Shall Command”. The Haftorah reading is from 1 Samuel 15:2-34. The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is Hebrews 13:11-17.
This Shabbat, we will have a special teaching on the Feast of Purim. Get ready to “boo” and “hiss” when Haman’s name is mentioned, and “cheer” when you hear Esther’s and Mordecai’s name.

Shabbat Color Theme: (Optional)

OpenTorah Service: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM.

Nursery available for ages 5 and under.

Oneg/Lunch: 12:00–1:00 PM. The theme is Open

Guests are welcome to stay for Oneg. Members and regular attendees, please bring enough food for your family and some to share with our guests. Parents, please be with your children and help with their portions and food selection. After Oneg, your dishes will be put on the small table in the foyer. Also, help with clean-up will be appreciated so we can begin our afternoon services on time.

If you are coming to CTL after 10:30 AM, please enter through the double doors; walk through the Oneg room and enter sanctuary by using the back hallway. This will help with the flow of our service that is in progress. Thanks.

Afternoon Services: 1:00 PM–2:30 PMCongregational Midrash: (Open to everyone) Jack and others will lead a deeper discussion about this week’s Torah Parashah (portion).

Women’s Bible Study: We are presently discussing the Apocalypse of John available from the web site of Beth Immanuel audio series. Each week we will listen to D. Thomas Lancaster’s teaching, then we will all discuss what was taught. Since many of you were missing from last Shabbat, we will do #9 audio teaching this Shabbat.

Children 12 and under: Pending

Upcoming Shabbat Themes: Cuisine and Color to wear if you so desire:

3/14 American–Yellow/White

3/21 Israeli/Mediterranean–Blue/Navy
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Bible Study Tuesday: 7:00 PM. Dane is currently teaching on the “Holy Spirit”. Last night, we learned what can happen when we disobey the Word of Adonai, and he removes his Spirit from our life. Saul was appointed king and given a mission, but failed to obey; thus, Adonai rejected him from being king over Israel.

Dance Team Practices: Since we have completed our dances for Purim, we will be taking a short break on Sundays, but will continue practicing on Tues. at 6:00 PM. Sunday practice will resume March 29th at 1:00 PM.

Food Outreach: Sunday, March 29th with set-up time of 1:30 PM. Thanks to all who donated shampoo, deodorant, and other such items. These go really fast and are appreciated by the people we serve.

Greeting Cards made by Christine Basham are now available in our Market Place. Since it is Shabbat, you will be given an addressed envelope so payments can be made by mail.
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Purim Celebration–Sunday, March 8th beginning at 6 PM with potluck supper. This year’s theme is “Fiddler on the Roof”. Come for fun, food, dancing, games (push the potato, cabbage race, balance the bottle, and others). Costumes depicting this years theme are encouraged. Invite your friends.

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She [Torah] is a Tree of Life to those who grasp her, and whoever holds on to her are called blessed. (Proverbs 3:18)

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for week ending Shevat 20, 5780 is [Shemot] Exodus 18:1–20:23 called Yetro name meaning “Excellence”.  The Haftorah reading is from Isaiah 6:1–7:6; 9:6-7.  The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is Matthew 5:17-30.

Shabbat Color Theme:  (Optional) Brown/Beige

Torah Service:  10:30 AM–12:00 PM. Nursery available for ages 5 and under.

Oneg/Lunch:  12:00–1:00 PM.  The theme is Chili
Guests are welcome to stay for Oneg.  Members and regular attendees, please bring enough food for your family and some to share with our guests.  Parents, please be with your children and help with their portions and food selection. After Oneg, your dishes will be put on the small table in the foyer.  Also, help with clean-up will be appreciated so we can begin our afternoon services on time.  
If you are coming to CTL after 10:30 AM, please enter through the double doors; walk through the Oneg room and enter sanctuary by using the back hallway.  This will help with the flow of our service that is in progress.  Thanks.

Afternoon Services:  1:00 PM–2:30 PMCongregational Midrash:  (Open to everyone) Jack and others will lead a deeper discussion about this week’s Torah Parashah (portion).   

Women’s Bible Study:   We are presently discussing the Apocalypse of John available from the web site of Beth Immanuel audio series.  Each week we will listen to D. Thomas Lancaster’s teaching (he goes by Daniel Lancaster), then we will all discuss what was taught.  This Shabbat, we begin with #8 audio teaching. 

Children 12 and under:  Pending  

Upcoming Shabbat Themes:  Cuisine and Color to wear if you so desire.

2/22       Southern–Black/Gray

2/29       Brunch–Orange/Coral

3/7         Open–Purim
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Bible Study Tuesday:  7:00 PM. Dane is currently teaching on the “Holy Spirit”. Last night, we learned how important it is to have the Spirit of Unity.  We need this to be able to bear one another’s burdens and be in one accord.  Being in one accord allows Adonai to move among His congregation.    
Dance Team Practices:  Sundays, at 1 PM and Tuesdays at 6 PM.  We are still practicing “For Such a Time as This”, “Hineh Yeshua” and “Dance With the King” for our Purim Service on March 7th Shabbat Service.
Food Outreach:  
Sunday, February 23rd with set-up time of 1:30 PM.  We are in need of shampoo, deodorant, and other such items.  These go really fast and are appreciated by the people we serve. 
Greeting Cards made by Christine Basham are now available in our Market Place.  Since it is Shabbat, you will be given an addressed envelope so payments can be made by mail.  

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Purim Celebration--Sunday, March 8th beginning at 6 PM.  This year’s theme is “Fiddler on the Roof”.  Come for fun, food, dancing, games (push the potato, cabbage race, and balance the bottle) and costumes are encouraged.  Invite your friends.  

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for week ending Shevat 13, 5780 is [Shemot] Exodus 13:17–17:16 called B’Shalach meaning “When He Sent”.  The Haftorah reading is from Judges 4:4–5:31.  The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is John 6:25-40.

  • Shabbat Color Theme:  (Optional) Red/Pink
  • Torah Service:  10:30 AM–12:00 PM.
  • Nursery available for ages 5 and under.
  • Oneg/Lunch:  12:00–1:00 PM. 
  • The theme is Italian

Guests are welcome to stay for Oneg.  Members and regular attendees, please bring enough food for your family and some to share with our guests.  Parents, please be with your children and help with their portions and food selection. After Oneg, your dishes will be put on the small table in the foyer.  Also, help with clean-up will be appreciated so we can begin our afternoon services on time.  

If you are coming to CTL after 10:30 AM, please enter through the double doors; walk through the Oneg room and enter sanctuary by using the back hallway.  This will help with the flow of our service that is in progress.  Thanks.

Afternoon Services:  1:00 PM–2:30 PMCongregational Midrash:  (Open to everyone) Jack and others will lead a deeper discussion about this week’s Torah Parashah (portion).   

Women’s Bible Study:   We are presently discussing the Apocalypse of John available from the web site of Beth Immanuel audio series.  Each week we will listen to D. Thomas Lancaster’s teaching (he goes by Daniel Lancaster), then we will all discuss what was taught.  This Shabbat, we begin with #7 audio teaching. 

Children 12 and under:  Pending  

Upcoming Shabbat Themes:  Cuisine and Color to wear if you so desire.

  • 2/15       Chili–Brown/Beige
  • 2/22       Southern–Black/Gray
  • 2/29       Brunch–Orange/Coral
  • 3/7         Open–Purim


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Bible Study Tuesday:  7:00 PM. Dane is currently teaching on the “Holy Spirit”. Last night, we learned how important it is to have the Spirit of Understanding–Ruach Binah.  We need this to discern matters, give advice, and to have victory!  
Dance Team Practices:  Sundays, at 1 PM and Tuesdays at 6 PM.  We are still practicing “For Such a Time as This”, “Hineh Yeshua” and “Dance With the King” for our Purim Service on March 7th Shabbat Service.
Food Outreach:  
Sunday, February 23rd with set-up time of 1:30 PM.  We are in need of shampoo, deodorant, and other such items.  These go really fast and are appreciated by the people we serve. 
Greeting Cards made by Christine Basham are now available in our Market Place.  Since it is Shabbat, you will be given an addressed envelope so payments can be made by mail.  

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Purim Celebration--Sunday, March 8th beginning at 6 PM.  This year’s theme is “Fiddler on the Roof”.  Come for fun, food, dancing, games (push the potato, cabbage race, and balance the bottle) and costumes are encouraged.  Invite your friends.  

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for week ending Shevat 6, 5780 is [Shemot] Exodus 10:1–13:16 called Bo meaning “Come”. The Haftorah reading is from Jeremiah 46:13-28. The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is 1 Corinthians 11:20-34.

Shabbat Color Theme: (Optional) Open
Torah Service: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM. Nursery available for ages 5 and under.
Oneg/Lunch: 12:00–1:00 PM. The theme is Open

Guests are welcome to stay for Oneg. Members and regular attendees, please bring enough food for your family and some to share with our guests. Parents, please be with your children and help with their portions and food selection. After Oneg, your dishes will be put on the small table in the foyer. Also, help with clean-up will be appreciated so we can begin our afternoon services on time.

If you are coming to CTL after 10:30 AM, please enter through the double doors; walk through the Oneg room and enter sanctuary by using the back hallway. This will help with the flow of our service that is in progress. Thanks.

Afternoon Services: 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
Congregational Midrash: (Open to everyone) Jack and others will lead a deeper discussion about this week’s Torah Parashah (portion).

Women’s Bible Study: We are presently discussing the Apocalypse of John available from the web site of Beth Immanuel audio series. Each week we will listen to D. Thomas Lancaster’s teaching (he goes by Daniel Lancaster), then we will all discuss what was taught. This will be an eye-opening teaching as we begin with #6 that begins teaching Scripture. https://www.bethimmanuel.org/audio-series/apocalypse-of-john

Children 12 and under: Pending

Upcoming Shabbat Themes: Cuisine and Color to wear if you so desire.
2/08 Italian–Red/Pink
2/15 Chili–Brown/Beige
2/22 Southern–Black/Gray

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Bible Study Tuesday: 7:00 PM. Dane is currently teaching on the “Holy Spirit”. Thanks Dane for giving us insight into the Ruach Emet or Spirit of Truth. To do the works of Yeshua, as outlined in John 14:12-31, we need the Holy Spirit dwelling in our lives!

Dance Team Practices: Sundays, at 1 PM and Tuesdays at 6 PM. We will be learning our new dance, Etzohk Ruhki choreographed by Mindy and Ralph Seta. Then start practicing “For Such a Time as This”, “Hineh Yeshua” and “Dance With the King” for our Purim Service on March 7th.

Food Outreach: Sunday, January 26th we served 18 families consisting of 60 people. The soaps, shampoos, etc. were most appreciated and few were left. Thanks to all who donated to this outreach. Next outreach is February 23rd.

Greeting Cards made by Christine Basham are now available in our Market Place. Since it is Shabbat, you will be given an addressed envelope so payments can be made by mail.

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The 2020 Mobile Jewish Film Festival runs from January 16 through February 2. Trailers for all films may be seen online at mobilejewishfederatin.org and reservations/tickets must be made either by going on-line or by calling 251-490-4872.

Purim Celebration 2020–Sunday, March 8th beginning at 6 PM. This year’s theme is “Fiddler on the Roof”. Come for fun, dancing, games (push the potato, cabbage race, and balance the bottle) and costumes are encouraged. Invite your friends.

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for week ending Tevet 28, 5780 is Shemot  (Exodus) 6:2–9:35 called Va’era meaning “And I Appeared”. The Haftorah reading is from Ezekiel 28:25–29:21.  The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is 1 Corinthians 11:20-34.  


Torah Service:  10:30 AM–12:00 PM. Nursery available for ages 5 and under.
Oneg/Lunch:  12:00–1:00 PM. 
Cuisine Theme:  OrientalShabbat Color Theme:  Purple/Violet (If you so desire)

Guests are welcome to stay for Oneg.  Members and regular attendees, please bring enough food for your family and some to share with our guests.  Parents, please be with your children and help with their portions and food selection. After Oneg, your dishes will be put on the small table in the foyer.  Also, help with clean-up will be appreciated. 
If you are coming to CTL after 10:30 AM, please enter through the double doors; walk through the Oneg room and enter sanctuary by using the back hallway.  This will help with the flow of our service that is in progress.  Thanks.

NO Afternoon Services:  Enjoy being with your friends and family.  Afternoon Services will resume next week. Note to the Women’s Bible Study:  Please listen to #4 and #5 of the Apocalypse of John audio series before next class. We will begin with #6 that starts teaching from the Scriptures.   

Upcoming Shabbat Themes:  Cuisine and Color to wear if you so desire.

2/01    Open

2/08    Italian–Red/Pink

2/15    Chili–Brown/Beige     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Food Outreach: Sunday, January 26th set-up at 1:30 PM.  Outreach is from 2-3:30 PM. Thanks to all who come to help with this outreach.

Bible Study Tuesday:  Starts at 7 PM and Dane Clarke is presently teaching “The Holy Spirit”.  Thank you for sharing the Hebrew insights into the Ruach Chakmah, Spirit of Wisdom meaning “to be wise in mind” for doing the will of Adonai.
Praise Team Practices:  Sundays at 1 PM and Tuesdays at 6 PM.  

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We would like to create a page of “Memories of Days Gone By”. A place of nostalgia that displays the CTL family and the growth and changes along the way.  This will be fun for all past and present members of CTL.  If you have any old photos you would like to submit for this page for CTL approval, please email photos to jackbarbmorgan05@aol.com and walley_gina@yahoo.com.  After they have been approved, they will be considered when this page gets created. THANK YOU!

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2020 Mobile Jewish Film Festival
January 16 through February 2
See mobilejewishfederation.org for the schedule of times, places and trailers for the upcoming films.  

Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles  along with dinner was excellent! Good to see so many of us that attended this event.