We are keenly aware that information about our area's employment opportunities is key to your family moving to Dothan.

Excellent local jobs are available especially in government/aviation, education, non-profits, finance, healthcare, hospitality/tourism, manufacturing, and technology.

Here's several "hot jobs" currently under recruitment.

> Director, Reference Librarian Troy University, Dothan
> Director of Human Resources Commercial Jet
> Assistant Dean of Clinical Sciences Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
> Chief Operating Officer Flowers Hospital
> Math Teacher Dothan City Schools - Girard Middle School
> Assistant/Associate Professor - Early Childhood Education Troy University, Dothan
> Assistant Professor - Mathematics Troy University, Dothan
> Assistant Professor - Sociology Troy University, Dothan
> Adjunct Instructors Troy University, Dothan
> Physician Recruitment Southeast Alabama Medical Center
> Pharmacist ($10,000 sign on bonus) Southeast Alabama Medical Center
> Clinical Educator, Emergency Services Southeast Alabama Medical Center
> Web Applications Developer Southeast Alabama Medical Center
> Director, Nursing Informatics Southeast Alabama Medical Center
> Director Service Excellence Southeast Alabama Medical Center
> Director Financial Decision Support Southeast Alabama Medical Center
> Assistant/Associate Professor Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
> Project Manager Commercial Jet
> Director of Quality and Safety Commercial Jet
> Instructor Pilots CAE
> Training Management Information System Lead CAE
> Instructional System Designer CAE
> Training System Support Group Leader CAE
> Physician-Psychiatrist (Up to $264,000) Veterans Affairs
> Chief Medical Officer (up to $230,000) Veterans Affairs
> School Nurse (LPN) Dothan City Schools
> RN - RAI Assessment Coordinator - Nursing Home Wiregrass Medical Center
> Director of Nursing - Senior Care Unit Wiregrass Medical Center
> Manager - Environmental Services and Materials Wiregrass Medical Center
> Interdisciplinary - Mechanical / Electrical Engineering (up to $93,821) Fort Rucker, Army Installation Management Command
> Property Accountant LBA Hospitality
> QA/QC/Representative Golden Sands General Contractors
> Program Director/Manager The Transition House Inc.
> General Manager TMX Finance
> Program Coordinator MedMark Treatment Centers
> Assistant Plant Manager Sims Bark
> Audiologist (up to $69,098) State of Alabama
> Vision Rehab Therapist (up to $51,376) Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
> Senior Social Worker (up to $53,995) State of Alabama
> Programmer Analyst (up to $84,276) State of Alabama
> Orientation and Mobility Specialist (up to $51,376) Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
> Licensure and Certification Surveyor (up to $69,098) Alabama Department of Public Health
> Biologist III – Wildlife Option (up to - $76,348) Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
> General Sales Manager Camping World and Good Sam
> Auditorium Manager City of Dothan - Civic Center & Opera House
> RN - Director of Surgical Services Flowers Hospital
> Supply Chain Manager Jabil/Nypro
> Production Supervisor JELD-WEN
> General Manager, Courtyard Marriott LBA Hospitality
> Nuclear Mechanic - Refueling Technician Southern Nuclear - Farley
> School Psychologist Holmes County Schools (FL)
> Director of Career Development Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
> Auditorium Manager (up to $73,486) City of Dothan - Civic Center & Opera House
> Tennis Recreation Supervisor (up to $57,324) City of Dothan
> Director II- Middleton Group Home SpectraCare
> Outreach Advocate Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center
> Driver Recruiter Coleman Worldwide Moving
> Aviation System Safety Engineer Safety Research Corporation of America
> Residential Construction Superintendent Jubilee Builders
> Fiscal Director SE Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission
> Regional Planner SE Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission
> HR Manager Southern Nuclear - Farley

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What's New?

ADL Speaker: Countering Anti-Semitism

February 9, 2017

Son tells father's story of courage at Holocaust service

January 30, 2017
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Sisterhood's 39th annual Gala Art Auction and Exhibit

January 23, 2017
Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood's art gala enables community to purchase fine art, benefit community More…

Happy Chanukah

January 12, 2017

Teaching Our Principals About Religious Diversity

December 20, 2016
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Dothan schools have been ranked top in the state

November 16, 2016
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Blumberg Scholars

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM)

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About Dothan

Dothan - A Great Place to Live, Grow and Work

Ideally located for family living, Dothan is located in the most southeastern corner of Alabama, twenty miles from Florida, ten miles from Georgia, and seventy-five miles from the gorgeous white beaches of Panama City, Florida (known as the Emerald Coast).

Ours is a vibrant, progressive and growing community. Dothan is very much a regional center of commerce, transportation, shopping, medical care and recreation (serving approximately 600,000 citizens in the tri-state area's radius of ninety miles).

Here's the top eleven reasons to help your family answer the crucial question: "Why Dothan ?"

  • A well kept secret

    - Dothan is poised for greatness, it is an exciting and positive place for Jews to move, work and play; a wonderful town to raise your children, enjoy the life of an empty nester, or to retire.
  • Small town

    - We offer a friendly and welcoming small town atmosphere, yet we enjoy a scope of relatively sophisticated amenities and facilities you find in larger communities

  • Affordable

    - Dothan has a healthy, diversified, growing economy and workforce. The city's manufacturing and distribution centers are an integral part of our sustained growth as is transportation.

    We enjoy a low cost of living that, year-to-year, averages 86% of the national average (2015 figures).

    The median cost of a single family home in Dothan ($138,229) is 63% of the national median (2015 figures).

    We encourage you to see this powerful economic advantage of living in Dothan yourself: click here to access the latest national/local numbers via the online "Cost of Living Calculator."

  • Transportation

    - Travel destinations such as Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham, Tallahassee and Pensacola are easily accessible. The area features an excellent highway system as well as air service to over 170 cities via the Dothan Regional Airport. We are also very excited about the region's new $350m Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport featuring Southwest Airlines service, that opened during May 2010.
  • Quality of life

    - Dothan is not plagued by uncontrolled growth, congestion or soaring crime rates. Ours is a community of diverse cultures that enjoys, appreciates and supports the arts (music, dance, theatre and music) at venues such as the 4000 seat Civic Center, 590 seat historic/restored Opera House, and Cultural Arts Center.
  • Fun

    - Dothan offers great opportunities for restaurants, entertainment and recreation (especially golf, hunting, fishing and boating) as well excellent museums. We have wonderful weather, are only ninety minutes to the Gulf beaches, and have easy access to recreational opportunities throughout Alabama, northern Florida and west Georgia.

    The city's Leisure Services Department manages 20 parks on 600 acres, 6 swimming pools, a 12 acre water theme park, seven recreations centers, 11 children's playgrounds, and 42 tennis courts including a 16 court professional tennis events venue. Dothan has been designated a "Playful City, USA," one of only 31 such cities in America; clearly demonstrating our community's commitment to providing great play spaces for your children.

    Three major fitness initiatives were completed in Dothan during the 2009-2011 timeframe: Miracle Field, a specially equipped and totally accessible baseball complex ($400,000); a paved 3.3 mile bike and walking trail ($250,000); and Miracle Playground, a specially equipped and totally accessible playground ($500,000) built by 350 community volunteers. Overall, these three amazing projects were accomplished via a public/private partnering among the City of Dothan, two Rotary Clubs, and the Wiregrass Foundation.

    Most recently (2016), Dothan's Leisure Services Department opened a truly amazing project, think about it, how many towns enjoy a 400 acre forever wild preserve within the city's limits ? We do ! When fully completed, "Dothan Forever Wild Trails" will feature a 10 mile trail system: six separate trail loops linked together by connectors and bridges.

    Looking ahead to next year (2017), Leisure Services will open "James Oates Park" on Dothan's south side, an 87 acre complex featuring a walking trail system, softball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, and a disc golf course.

  • Shopping

    - Dothan is a regional commercial hub, consequently, compared to other cities our size, we offer an exciting and much broader selection of retail businesses. Recently completed projects in Dothan include a major upgrade to Northside Mall and construction of three new Publix stores as tenants in three, new shopping centers.
  • Physical safety

    - Dothan is close enough to enjoy the Gulf beaches but sufficient distance away so that we are not threatened by hurricanes' destructive forces. Consequently, our community's property owners are able to purchase casualty insurance for their homes and businesses against such storms, at a reasonable cost.
  • Education

    - Dothan's residents are seriously committed to providing the very best education, from pre-school to doctoral degrees. The public schools offer eleven elementary, four middle, and two high schools. Two facilities are magnet schools (one is academic and the other focuses on math, science and technology). There are eight private schools in Dothan including Houston Academy which is an independent co-educational secular K-12 institution. Our community is honored to have a state supported two-year associates degree institution (Wallace Community College) as well as a campus of Troy University which awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in many disciplines.
  • Excellent healthcare

    - Dothan's healthcare system is a huge community asset serving as an established regional center for top quality medical services serving the tri-state area. We are home to three hospitals, two intermediate care clinics, mental health and rehabilitation facilities, as well as a sophisticated air transportation program for the critically ill/injured that helps ensure Dothan's outstanding level of care. Our two major hospitals offer an aggregate of 630 beds and employ 3700 trained professionals (including over 300 physicians representing virtually every medical specialty).

    Opened during the fall of 2013, the Southeast Alabama Medical Center opened its $40 million Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Now fully operational, the college enrolls 620 medical students.
  • Worship

    - Dothan's faith communities reflect our diversity; there are more than 130 houses of worship providing many opportunities for interfaith learning and community service.

Dothan's Jewish Community - Prominent & Respected

Ever since our arrival 115 years ago, Dothan's Jewish families have been active, prominent and highly respected in the greater community. We are a caring Jewish community with strong lay leadership, one that warmly embraces newcomers' needs.

Your new extended family at Temple Emanu-El is very eager to grow: our doors are open and opened wide.

Living Jewishly in Dothan

Dothan's Jewish community is served with distinction by the Jewish Federation of Central Alabama (located in Montgomery), our region's designated United Jewish Communities agency. Federation's mission is to build Jewish identity, pride, unity, and activism through education, leadership development and opportunities for volunteerism.

Your children have the fantastic opportunity to attend summer camp at our region's designated URJ facility - The Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, Mississippi. - serving Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Western Tennessee. Since 1970, Jacobs Camp has been providing a caring Jewish community that builds young people. Under the expert direction of Dothan's own Anna Blumenfeld-Herman, our camp program has a profound impact on our campers. The opportunity to live as part of a close-knit community and develop new skills, assisted by a dynamic and enthusiastic staff, coupled with Jewish values and the development of one's Jewish identity result in the experience of a lifetime.

Dothan's Jewish community receives comprehensive, invaluable support from a very unique and distinctive organization: The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (the ISJL). Their mission is to provide educational and other services to southeast Jewish communities, documenting and preserving the rich history of the Southern Jewish experience, and promoting a Jewish cultural presence throughout a thirteen state region.

When your children attend major universities in our region, you can count on there being superior opportunities for them to join and actively participate in campus Hillel organizations. Here's just two examples: the Universities of Alabama and Florida.

At the University of Alabama, Hillel is a place where all Jewish students can feel at home; where all strive to create a fun and inviting environment for students so that they may celebrate their religion and culture. Jewish students from all backgrounds, secular and religious, are welcomed.

At the University of Florida, Hillel is the center for Jewish life on campus with almost 9,000 Jewish college students. Hillel offers students the means to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity in a dynamic and comfortable environment. Each year, Hillel connects students to their community, their peers and their heritage through an array of social, cultural and community service programs. Every student at the University of Florida will be sure to find a friendly home here.

Wow, we trust that this overview of the opportunities, awaiting your family to live and grow Jewishly in Dothan, is proof positive as we sincerely say:

Welcome to your new Jewish neighborhood !