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

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Son tells father's story of courage at Holocaust service

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Sisterhood's 39th annual Gala Art Auction and Exhibit

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Happy Chanukah

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Blumberg Scholars

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Temple Emanu-El

Mission Statement

Temple Emanu-El is a Reform Jewish congregation upholding the traditions of Judaism including Hebrew Language, Tanakh, T'fillot, Mitzvot, Holidays, Customs, Jewish History, and Israel, while empowering members to cultivate their relationship with God and Torah.

The mission of Temple Emanu-El is to cultivate and nurture the love and understanding of Judaism; to provide a warm and caring environment to nurture Judaism; to ensure the future of our Jewish community, commitment to Tikkun Olam, and to strengthen and serve our members.

Vision Statement

Temple Emanu-El's mission will be accomplished through embracing the following values:

  • Worship: uphold Jewish rituals and traditions.
  • Education & Torah Study: the study of Torah is the foundation of our tradition, and teaches us the Jewish meaning of how to live our lives individually and as a community in an ever changing world. We are dedicated to building and maintaining an understanding with other faith communities through education, study, communication and a respectful exchange of thoughts.
  • Social Action/Advocacy: striving towards Tikkun Olam.
  • Community: to be a warm, caring, and welcoming community which offers support and friendship to the Jewish and non-Jewish community.

Temple Emanu-El - History

Dothan's synagogue was organized on January 30, 1929, meeting and worshipping in rented space. The dedicated group of families completed a new building on September 14, 1941, served by the congregation's first full-time Rabbi, Alfred Wolfe.

A major building addition (social hall, large kitchen, and classrooms) was completed in 1963 followed in 1998 by a comprehensive remodeling/upgrading of the entire synagogue facility. We are very proud of this commitment to continuous improvement, ours truly is an exquisite facility, yet the building is paid for and has no mortgage.

For over 85 years, our synagogue has maintained an active, dedicated congregation without the comforting security of a large Jewish community. We have not missed a Shabbat evening service during those 85+ years; proof positive that the congregation enjoys lay leaders prepared to step-up (as needed) to lead services.

Temple Emanu-El has successfully weathered the Great Depression, played a significant and meaningful part in the spiritual lives of our military service families and, overall, enjoys a special place in southern Jewish history.

Our congregation regards and respects each of its members as family. Although modest in number, we consider ourselves "small but mighty," proud of our spirit, positive energy, rich history, and commitment to excellence.

Temple Emanu-El - Warm & Welcoming

During 1941, Temple Emanu-El affiliated with the Reform Movement and remains a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Fully aware that mainstream Reform may not be everyone's personal choice, Temple Emanu-El has always strived to insure that congregants from more traditional backgrounds are comfortable in celebrating their Judaism at our synagogue.

Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith was recruited to Temple Emanu-El during 2007. She is an excellent fit with the Temple's attributes where we enjoy a high energy level; an extremely positive atmosphere of extended family; deep spiritual commitment, and; dedication to lifelong Jewish education.

Truly, the Temple is "on the move" as our Rabbi works hand-in-hand with the congregation's strong lay leadership, vibrant Sisterhood and Brotherhood, and dedicated volunteers.

Temple Emanu-El - Summary Information

188 North Park Avenue
Dothan, AL 36303
(334) 792-5001
Rabbi: Lynne D. Goldsmith
Office Manager: Tammy Denhart
  • 60 member units; governed by Board of Trustees; very active Sisterhood; Brotherhood; Hadassah
  • 300 seats in the sanctuary; 5 classrooms; library; social hall with stage; kitchen; private gardens with succah/chuppah
  • Shabbat Evening Services; Monthly Shabbat Mornnig Services; Shabbat Torah Study; Religious School on Sunday; Bar/Bat Mitzvah study; Confirmation classes; Adult/lifelong education classes; as well as many other interfaith community events

We hope that you enjoy the following photograph of Temple Emanu-El, taken late Autumn 2014, as the congregation completed a comprehensive modernization and upgrade of the synagogue's parking lot, portico, social hall entry and handicap ramp/entrance. This very significant investment clearly reflects the congregation's vitality, growth, and commitment to the future of Dothan's Jewish Community.