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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR FANTASTIC
HANUKKAHSPIEL ON
DECEMBER 16TH AT 7:00PM
This year’s show is a USO Camp Show – you won’t want to miss it!
A light dinner will be served, including latkes!!
See you in Brody Auditorium
on the 16th!
THANK YOU for MAKING a DIFFERENCE

 

Dear Congregation,

Please know that the flashlights and batteries, tarps and insect repellent you donated will provide light, shelter, and protection from contracting diseases which are spreading to our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico who are fighting to survive.
Upon delivering the items to the Lynnhaven Dive Center, we saw the trailers that are being filled with these life-saving supplies that will be transported to aid those in such dire need, which is beyond comprehension.
So let’s join together to continue with this easy way to perform a mitzvah by participating in the next collection of items that truly make a difference in the daily lives of those who are suffering, especially in rural areas where aid is not coming fast enough. The items will need to be at Temple Israel by December 9th.
Your caring heart and generosity truly say that we as a Temple Israel family are doing our share in some small way to perform “Tikum Olam” in helping to repair a little part of our world.
Please feel free to call Marilyn at 428-2276 for additional information.

David and Marilyn Suskind-Pearline

Service Times
Friday – 5:30pm at Temple Israel
Saturday – 9:30 am in Brody Auditorium. The Second Saturday portion of our service will begin at 11:00am. We’re calling it “Sivivon Sov Sov Sov” – We’ll spin dreidels and talk about things that have happened to us in the past year.

Sunday – Congregation Beth El will have two (2) morning minyan services on Sunday mornings. A traditional, non-repetitive minyan at 8:00 am and a creative minyan geared toward learning at 9:15am. Sunday evening services are at 5:45pm at Temple Israel.

Monday – Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Temple Israel
(Evening minyan is at Beth El for the month of December)
If you are planning to attend minyan services to say Kaddish for a love one’s yahrtzeit, would you be willing to share some memories with us? This is a new addition to our services, which has been warmly received by everyone.

Sermon Titles
Friday evening – “Will The Real Hanukkah Please Stand Up”
Saturday – Our Second Saturday discussion

Service Leaders
Torah Reader – Marilyn Suskind-Pearline, in memory of her grandfather Benjamin Rosett, on his yahrzeit
Haftarah – Joel Rubin

The congregation is invited to a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services.

Temple Israel is going to the Ted!
We are planning an outing on Thursday, Jan. 11, to see OId Dominion’s men’s basketball team play Western Kentucky. Start time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 each. All genders, ages and levels of basketball observance are welcome.
If you’re interested, send a check made out to Temple Israel to the office and email Phil Walzer at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]il.com) to let him know you’re coming.
Deadline is Jan. 2.

After many years of requests, we’re going to start having a “Chai” donation card to send out. But we need your help designing the picture on the front of the card. So, use your imagination and send us your best “Chai” design by December 31st.

If you would like to be a shomer, please give the office a call so we can add you to the list. Shomrim sit with a deceased after they have been shrouded and before the funeral so that they are never alone. If you would like more information, please give the office a call at 489-4550.

CHECK OUT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL WEBSITE –

WWW.TEMPLEISRAELVA.ORG –

HUGE THANKS TO TAMMY WHO HAS WORKED DILIGENTLY TO GET THE WEBSITE UPDATED. IT LOOKS GREAT!

Did you know there are recordings of Rabbi Panitz doing prayers under the “Worship” tab? You can listen and learn the prayers you hear on Shabbat.
DECEMBER MITZVAH OF THE MONTH

Holidays for Heroes is a program designed to support members of the Armed Forces community by collecting items for troop support overseas. The items collected will be sent to American Red Cross offices in Iraq, Kuwait, Djibouti and Afghanistan for distribution to service members in need.

Items being collected are:
Beef jerky and Slim Jim’s
Cup of Noodles
Full size chocolate bars
Tuna packs, tuna and chicken cracker snack packs
Rice Krispies Treats
Granola Bars
Pop Tarts
Individual packs of cookies such as Oreos, Chips Ahoy, etc.
Shampoo
Deodorant
Razors
Soap
Baby Wipes
Q-tips (travel size)
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Chapstick
Lotion Sun Screen

Please drop off your items to the synagogue office by Tuesday, December 26th!

Temple Israel is now part of AmazonSmile!
If you shop at AmazonSmile, rather than Amazon, and choose Temple Israel as your charity,
a portion of each sale will be donated to us by Amazon.
Simply copy and paste the link below into your browser. This will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of Temple Israel. By using the link below, you won’t have to search for Temple Israel among almost a million other organizations. What a simple, easy way to give to your synagogue!

We have started something new at our kiddush luncheons on Shabbat. If you see someone with a red cup, that means they are a new member, or are visiting, so please go up to them and introduce yourself and help them feel at home.

The Men’s Chevra Kaddisha is looking for volunteers. Participating on the Chevra Kaddisha is the highest form of a mitzvah you can perform. You are the last contact the deceased has before the funeral and you are the one who ensures they have a proper Jewish burial. It is one of the most rewarding acts you will ever do. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Larry Stein.

THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GIFT SHOP

Chanukah is almost here, and we’re ready for you in the gift shop! We just received a new shipment of chanukiah, dreidels, and the ever popular fidget spinners, which are also dreidels! We have Chanukah candles and new kippot for men and women. Come in and browse!

We also have Chanukah items in our L’Dor v’Dor Section

We accept donations for our L’Dor v’Dor section of the gift shop all year long. Please consider any of the following items:
Menorahs
Dreidels
Torah Pointers
Seder and Matzah Plates
Tzedakah Boxes
Shabbat Candlesticks
Kiddush Cups
Challah Plates
Graggers for Purim
Jewish-themed Children’s Books

If your item(s) has a special history or meaning attached to it, please write down the information and turn it into the office with your “treasure”. We would love to be able to share its story!
All items donated are tax deductible.
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

MITZVAH OF THE YEAR
Temple Israel has joined with the United Way of South Hampton Roads in a new program called Mission United. This program will assemble “move-in kits” for qualified homeless people who are transitioning to apartments. The items we have been tasked with collecting are linens. We will collect new/gently used twin and full sized bed sheets, blankets and comforters, as well as towels and washcloths.
Please bring your donations to the synagogue office.
Thank you for your help with this most worthy project!

For $18.00, you can plant a tree in Israel
IN HONOR of a family member, friend, group or event
OR
IN MEMORY of a family member or friend

Make your check payable to Temple Israel with a note that it is for the JNF Tree Center and who/what it is IN HONOR of or IN MEMORY of. If you go to their website, www.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center, you can select a certificate/tree location. If you would like a specific certificate or location, let us know when you send in your check. We will send JNF everyone’s requests.

NOTES TO NOTE

Saturday, December 9th
Second Saturday services in Brody Auditorium. Traditional services will begin at 9:30am and the Second Saturday portion of our service will begin at 11:00am.

Monday, December 11th
Torah at the Beach at the home of Vivian and Burke Margulies 7:30pm

Saturday, December 16th
Shabbat Services and the auf ruf of Marlene Brodsky and Jonathan Schulman 9:30am

A Salute to the Maccabees – A Hanukkahspiel USO Camp Show 7:00pm

Sunday, December 17th
KBH Chanukah party 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday, December 23rd
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat 9:30am

Monday, December 25th
Office Closed

Saturday, December 30th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Rebecca Danker will be sponsoring the kiddush luncheon in memory of Cantor Danker

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These are the yahrzeits for the coming week. Please read through them. If you see someone you recognize, come to minyan. As a community, it is our honor to remember.

YAHRZEITS
DECEMBER 9 – DECEMBER 15

DECEMBER 9
Ben Amdursky

DECEMBER 10
Feiga Estrin
William Glazer
Al Hermelin
Sylvia Jason
Annie Sonkin
Hyman Taylor

DECEMBER 11
Archie Harris
Rhoda Mazur
Celia Pollock

DECEMBER 12
Abe Futterman
Shirley Glazer
Bessie Krampf
Beryl Oser
Etta REsnik

DECEMBER 13
David Balk
Pauline Cohen

DECEMBER 14
Shirley Agdern
Helen Englander
Malka Riess
Benjamin Rosett
Anna Rose Sandler
Issie Steinberg

DECEMBER 15
Melissa Bernstein
Samuil Estrin
Laura Kesser
Ida Korman
Sidney Slavin
Marilyn Walters

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What’s happening at Temple Israel this week… and beyond.

Junior Congregation is this Shabbat, December 2nd! 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library. Bring a friend!

THANK YOU for MAKING a DIFFERENCE

Dear Congregation,

Please know that the flashlights and batteries, tarps and insect repellent you donated will provide light, shelter, and protection from contracting diseases which are spreading to our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico who are fighting to survive.

Upon delivering the items to the Lynnhaven Dive Center, we saw the trailers that are being filled with these life-saving supplies that will be transported to aid those in such dire need, which is beyond comprehension.

So let’s join together to continue with this easy way to perform a mitzvah by participating in the next collection of items that truly make a difference in the daily lives of those who are suffering, especially in rural areas where aid is not coming fast enough. The next collection will probably be in early December as the ladies from the Dive Center have been going there as often and as soon as they are able to make all the arrangements.

Your caring heart and generosity truly say that we as a Temple Israel family are doing our share in some small way to perform “Tikum Olam” in helping to repair a little part of our world.

Please feel free to call Marilyn at 428-2276 for additional information.

David and Marilyn Suskind-Pearline

Service Times
Friday – 5:30pm at Temple Israel
Saturday – 9:30 am in the sanctuary

Sunday – Congregation Beth El will have two (2) morning minyan services on Sunday mornings. A traditional, non-repetitive minyan at 8:00 am and a creative minyan geared toward learning at 9:15am. Sunday evening services are at 5:45pm at Temple Israel.

Monday – Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Temple Israel
(Evening minyan is at Temple Israel for the month of November. Beginning in December, evening minyan will move back to Congregation Beth El.)
If you are planning to attend minyan services to say Kaddish for a love one’s yahrtzeit, would you be willing to share some memories with us? This is a new addition to our services, which has been warmly received by everyone.

Sermon Titles
Friday evening – “How Esau Got To Be A Bad Guy”
Saturday – “The Chanukah/Christmas Conversation With The Clueless Cashier”

The congregation is invited to a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following services.
After many years of requests, we’re going to start having a “Chai” donation card to send out. But we need your help designing the picture on the front of the card. So, use your imagination and send us your best “Chai” design by December 31st.
If you would like to be a shomer, please give the office a call so we can add you to the list. Shomrim sit with a deceased after they have been shrouded and before the funeral so that they are never alone. If you would like more information, please give the office a call at 489-4550.

CHECK OUT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL WEBSITE –

WWW.TEMPLEISRAELVA.ORG –

HUGE THANKS TO TAMMY WHO HAS WORKED DILIGENTLY TO GET THE WEBSITE UPDATED. IT LOOKS GREAT!

Did you know there are recordings of Rabbi Panitz doing prayers under the “Worship” tab? You can listen and learn the prayers you hear on Shabbat.
For our November Mitzvah of the Month, we will once again be collecting NEW pajamas, sizes 5T to Adult Large for Pajama Jams. You can drop off your pajamas on the Evenly Eisenberg Atrium or in the office.

 

Don’t forget to buy your candle by December 12th!

 

Does your middle or high school aged child need community service hours? Or maybe just a really good life lesson? Well, here’s their chance to get those community service hours and feel good about doing something for someone else.

Temple Israel once again will be partnering with First Lutheran Church on Colley Avenue to help with the NEST program sheltering homeless people.
We will be filling shifts and providing dinner Thursday, December 7, and early Friday, December 8. Please call the office or email Phil Walzer at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) if you’d like to volunteer for one of the following shifts.

We also are looking for donations for dinner, including fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, rolls, salad and dessert.

5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 7: meal coordinators and cooks
6-9 p.m. Dec. 7: registration
6-9:30 p.m. Dec. 7: evening helpers
9:30 p.m. Dec. 7-1 a.m. Dec. 8: first overnight shift
1-5 a.m. Dec. 8: second overnight shift
5-7 a.m. Dec. 8: early morning/breakfast shift

Temple Israel is now part of AmazonSmile!
If you shop at AmazonSmile, rather than Amazon, and choose Temple Israel as your charity,
a portion of each sale will be donated to us by Amazon.
Simply copy and paste the link below into your browser. This will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of Temple Israel. By using the link below, you won’t have to search for Temple Israel among almost a million other organizations. What a simple, easy way to give to your synagogue!

We have started something new at our kiddush luncheons on Shabbat. If you see someone with a red cup, that means they are a new member, or are visiting, so please go up to them and introduce yourself and help them feel at home.
The Men’s Chevra Kaddisha is looking for volunteers. Participating on the Chevra Kaddisha is the highest form of a mitzvah you can perform. You are the last contact the deceased has before the funeral and you are the one who ensures they have a proper Jewish burial. It is one of the most rewarding acts you will ever do. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Larry Stein.

 

THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GIFT SHOP

Chanukah is almost here, and we’re ready for you in the gift shop! We just received a new shipment of chanukiah, dreidels, and the ever popular fidget spinners, which are also dreidels! We have Chanukah candles and new kippot for men and women. Come in and browse!

We also have Chanukah items in our L’Dor v’Dor Section

We accept donations for our L’Dor v’Dor section of the gift shop all year long. Please consider any of the following items:
Menorahs
Dreidels
Torah Pointers
Seder and Matzah Plates
Tzedakah Boxes
Shabbat Candlesticks
Kiddush Cups
Challah Plates
Graggers for Purim
Jewish-themed Children’s Books

If your item(s) has a special history or meaning attached to it, please write down the information and turn it into the office with your “treasure”. We would love to be able to share its story!
All items donated are tax deductible.
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

MITZVAH OF THE YEAR
Temple Israel has joined with the United Way of South Hampton Roads in a new program called Mission United. This program will assemble “move-in kits” for qualified homeless people who are transitioning to apartments. The items we have been tasked with collecting are linens. We will collect new/gently used twin and full sized bed sheets, blankets and comforters, as well as towels and washcloths.
Please bring your donations to the synagogue office.
Thank you for your help with this most worthy project!
For $18.00, you can plant a tree in Israel
IN HONOR of a family member, friend, group or event
OR
IN MEMORY of a family member or friend

Make your check payable to Temple Israel with a note that it is for the JNF Tree Center and who/what it is IN HONOR of or IN MEMORY of. If you go to their website, www.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center, you can select a certificate/tree location. If you would like a specific certificate or location, let us know when you send in your check. We will send JNF everyone’s requests.

NOTES TO NOTE
Saturday, December 2nd
Shabbat services 9:30am
Junior Congregation 10:30am

Sunday, December 3rd

Tuesday, December 5th
Class with Rabbi Panitz – “Jewish Legal Gems” 8:15am
Board Meeting 7:30pm

Thursday, December 7th and Friday, December 8th
NEST at First Lutheran Church. Please contact Phil Walzer for more information and to volunteer.

Saturday, December 9th
Second Saturday services in Brody Auditorium. Traditional services will begin at 9:30am and the Second Saturday portion of our service will begin at 11:00am.

Monday, December 11th
Torah at the Beach at the home of Vivian and Burke Margulies 7:30pm

Saturday, December 16th
Shabbat Services and the auf ruf of Marlene Brodsky and Jonathan Schulman 9:30am

A Salute to the Maccabees – A Hanukkahspiel USO Camp Show 7:00pm

Saturday, December 23rd
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat 9:30am

Monday, December 25th
Office Closed

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These are the yahrzeits for the coming week. Please read through them. If you see someone you recognize, come to minyan. As a community, it is our honor to remember.

YAHRZEITS
DECEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 8

DECEMBER 2
Nathan Chapel
Helen Epstein
Henry Friedman
Channah Leah
Mary Saunders
Alex Walzer

DECEMBER 3
Joseph Fish
Alan Fleder
Goldie Ginsberg
Ada Kruger
Bernard Panitz
Milicent Pivor
Fredricka Sygal
Sadie Warshaw

DECEMBER 4
Maurice Cogen
Flora Glick
Shirley Zober

DECEMBER 5
Lula Brenner
Mildred Gruberger
Meyer Legum
Leon Levine
Bertha Moff

DECEMBER 6
Ethel Amdursky
Bernard Goldman
Morris Korman
Lucille Livingston
Israel Rosenbaum
Shurik Yashaev

DECEMBER 7
Gerri Abbey
Esther Fish
Suzanne Goldberg
Ida Goldman
Bluma Moscovitz

DECEMBER 8
Herbert Eilberg
Eva Litvin
Mesoodie Thomas

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** Israel ‘expects’ its chess players to make history by playing in Saudi tourney**
World Chess Federation says it is making ‘huge effort’ to ensure visas are approved for upcoming competition in Riyadh

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Israeli chess players could make history by participating in a tournament in Saudi Arabia after the international chess governing body on Tuesday said it was pushing to allow it to happen.

A spokesman for the Israel Chess Federation told AFP seven players had filed requests for visas to participate in the games to be held in Riyadh on December 26-30 as part of the world rapid and blitz chess championships.

Israel and Saudi Arabia have no official relations. The presence of Israelis there would be highly unusual, and comes as officials from the Jewish state increasingly hint at covert ties with the Sunni-ruled kingdom.

Israel and Saudi Arabia share a common fear of Iran’s attempts to increase its influence in the region.

Georgios Makropoulos, deputy president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), said that the papers of the seven Israeli chess players — five men and two women — had been handed to the Saudi organizers “and the visa status is currently pending.”

“We are making a huge effort to assure that all players get their visas,” Makropoulos said in a Tuesday statement.

The Israeli chess federation said it “supports FIDE’s policy to hold the tournament in Saudi alongside FIDE’s commitment to ensure the participation of Israelis would not be subject to limitations,” spokesman Lior Aizenberg told AFP.

“We expect the Saudis, aided by FIDE, to approve our requests for visas to play,” he said.

Aizenberg noted the Israeli chess federation chairman Zvika Barkai had discussed the issue of the Saudi visas with Makropoulos as well as with FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who recently visited Israel.

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said he didn’t believe there would be a problem for the Israelis to participate in the Riyadh games if the visas were granted.

Israeli athletes often face difficulties when competing around the Middle East due to hostility toward their country.

In a recent incident, an Iranian wrestler was lauded by his government after he intentionally lost  an international bout at a tournament in Poland over the weekend to avoid having to face an Israeli opponent.

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** {Note from Rabbi Panitz: It is hard to imagine anything more antithetical to the message of Thanksgiving than the hate-filled message of American neo-Nazis such as Richard Spencer. It is gratifying to see that “middle Americans” understand and act upon the American value of respect for ethnic and religious diversity, a value that is incompatible with the fascist state preached by Spencer. Commendations to the owners of the Maryland farm where Spencer showed up to speak, after a deceptive booking of the farm for a “corporate event”. Upon learning of Spencer’s ruse, those owners promptly shut down the event and refunded the money to Spencer’s group. Bravo, Rocklands Farm, and Happy Thanksgiving!}
Richard Spencer hosted an event at a Maryland farm. Halfway through, everyone was kicked out. 15 / 26
Washington Post – Washington Post The Washington Post
Perry Stein

A weekend conference organized by white nationalist Richard Spencer was shut down after the owners of the Maryland farm he rented discovered he was behind the event.

The think tank that Spencer leads, the National Policy Institute, hosted the conference for about 100 people at Rocklands Farm, a winery and events venue in Montgomery County. Spencer said in an interview that a third-party logistics company contacted Rocklands Farm on behalf of the National Policy Institute this month and didn’t reveal that white nationalists were affiliated with the event when they booked it. The company told the farm’s management only that it was a “corporate” gathering, according to Spencer.

The conference started about 11 a.m. Sunday and was scheduled to continue until 8 p.m. Caterers at Rocklands Farm served brunch, and participants recapped 2017. At about 4 p.m., Spencer said, someone working the event learned that Spencer was there, and management told everyone to leave.

“We didn’t lie, we didn’t deceive, and we certainly did not break any rules while we were there,” Spencer said. “We had sharp words and were obviously disappointed, but there was no confrontation of any kind.”

The farm refunded the group’s money after asking it to leave.

The owners of Rocklands Farm didn’t comment on the incident beyond a statement on their website Monday, which says it proudly does “business according to family values, including welcoming people of all backgrounds, race, ethnicities, cultures, and religions.”

The statement continued: “Throughout our history of hosting private events, we have never had to ask a group to leave. However, yesterday, November 19, we discovered that a private event held here was, in reality, a gathering of an organization that is strongly in opposition to our values. We immediately and politely asked the group to leave. We are grateful that the group agreed to peacefully leave.”

The National Policy Institute booked space at Rocklands Farm after the property manager at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, a federal facility in the District, told the organization that it couldn’t host its conference at the building. The two sides had been in communication for months before a private management company rejected the request over safety concerns.

Spencer’s public appearances have been a lightning rod in recent months, both for the content of his speeches and questions over free speech. His events often attract large numbers of protesters.

The University of Florida reluctantly agreed last month to allow Spencer to speak on campus after initially rejecting his request. Spencer and his lawyer challenged the initial decision, citing First Amendment concerns. The university paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for security at the event.

Spencer described the Rocklands Farm gathering as a policy conference, in which attendees paid $225. Spencer said before the event that it was to feature Daniel Friberg, the European editor of AltRight.com, and Kevin MacDonald, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “the neo-Nazi movement’s favorite academic.”

The organizers didn’t publicly disclose beforehand that the event would be held at Rocklands Farm, Spencer said. Instead, organizers arranged for vans to pick up attendees at various locations and drive them to the farm.

After Rocklands Farm management told them to leave, those vans then shuttled the conference attendees to another private space outside the District before they then went to dinner at a restaurant, Spencer said.

“I’m not mad, but if I were a business owner, I would not do that,” Spencer said. “If communists came to my establishment, but they were civilized, I couldn’t imagine kicking them out. So I’m certainly disappointed, but we are not going to retaliate. It’s just life in 2017 for us.”

Spencer was one of the leaders of a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville in August. The march at the University of Virginia — with participants chanting “Jews will not replace us!” — touched off violence between demonstrators and counterprotesters that turned deadly the next day when a man drove into a crowd, killing one woman and injuring others. Two police officers who were monitoring the protests died when their helicopter crashed.
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What’s happening at Temple Israel this week… and beyond.

We hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. And remember, look around, there is always something to be thankful for.

We are still collecting items for our Jewish Family Service family. This is a tragic situation – a father with 3 small children who just lost their mother. Please drop your items off at the office by November 27th. There is a male child, age 10, a female child, age 6, and a male child, age 2. The requested items for each child are listed below. Please help make their first Chanukah without their mother a happy one. Time is short – let’s not disappoint this family. See below for list of items for each child.

If you would like to be a shomer, please give the office a call so we can add you to the list. Shomrim sit with a deceased after they have been shrouded and before the funeral so that they are never alone. If you would like more information, please give the office a call at 489-4550.

Service Times
Friday – 5:30pm at Temple Israel
Saturday – 9:30 am in the sanctuary

Sunday – Congregation Beth El will have two (2) morning minyan services on Sunday mornings. A traditional, non-repetitive minyan at 8:00 am and a creative minyan geared toward learning at 9:15am. Sunday evening services are at 5:45pm at Temple Israel.

Monday – Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Temple Israel
(Evening minyan is at Temple Israel for the month of November)
If you are planning to attend minyan services to say Kaddish for a love one’s yahrtzeit, would you be willing to share some memories with us? This is a new addition to our services, which has been warmly received by everyone.

Service Leaders
Torah Service – Cantor Alisa Forman from Beth Shalom, Vero Beach, FL
Haftarah – Miriam Blake

Sermon Titles
Friday evening – “Joseph’s First Year in College”
Saturday – “The Jewishification of Thanksgiving”

The congregation is invited to a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following services.

CHANUKKAH GIFT PROGRAM:
MALE CHILD #49, AGE 10
Clothes – Size Boy’s 10
Shoes/Boots/Socks – Size Boy’s 1

Gift ideas:
Splatoon – at Gamestop
Monster Hunters – at Gamestop
Marvel comic books
Walking Dead comic books – volume 2-5
Nerf and Strike Strong Arm
Nerf toys
Spaulding football
Ultimate Frisbee

FEMALE CHILD #50, AGE 6
Clothes – Size Girl’s 5/6
Shoes/Boots – Size Girl’s 10

Gift ideas:
Lol Surprise – Big Surprise (Gold)
Clothing
Lol Big Sister (Teal)
Lol Little Siser (Teal)
Shopkins Sets
My Little Pony DVD
Lego DC Heros – girls sets
Arts and crafts

MALE CHILD #51, AGE 2
Clothes – Size 3/4T
Shoes/Boots – Size 8

Gift ideas:
Winter coat, scarf, hat and mittens
Clothing
Playskool Starwars figures
Playskool Marvel figures
TV YooHoo and Friends stuffed animals
Team Umizoomi figures
Age appropriate books and puzzles

JFS is also accepting gift cards – A VISA gift card, or gift cards from Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, or any other place that’s local. Please be sure to put the child’s number on your items. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
CHECK OUT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL WEBSITE –

WWW.TEMPLEISRAELVA.ORG –

HUGE THANKS TO TAMMY WHO HAS WORKED DILIGENTLY TO GET THE WEBSITE UPDATED. IT LOOKS GREAT!

Did you know there are recordings of Rabbi Panitz doing prayers under the “Worship” tab? You can listen and learn the prayers you hear on Shabbat.
For our November Mitzvah of the Month, we will once again be collecting NEW pajamas, sizes 5T to Adult Large for Pajama Jams. You can drop off your pajamas on the Evenly Eisenberg Atrium or in the office.

Temple Israel once again will be partnering with First Lutheran Church on Colley Avenue to help with the NEST program sheltering homeless people.
We will be filling shifts and providing dinner Thursday, December 7, and early Friday, December 8. Please call the office or email Phil Walzer at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) if you’d like to volunteer for one of the following shifts.

We also are looking for donations for dinner, including fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, rolls, salad and dessert.

5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 7: meal coordinators and cooks
6-9 p.m. Dec. 7: registration
6-9:30 p.m. Dec. 7: evening helpers
9:30 p.m. Dec. 7-1 a.m. Dec. 8: first overnight shift
1-5 a.m. Dec. 8: second overnight shift
5-7 a.m. Dec. 8: early morning/breakfast shift

Temple Israel is now part of AmazonSmile!
If you shop at AmazonSmile, rather than Amazon, and choose Temple Israel as your charity,
a portion of each sale will be donated to us by Amazon.
Simply copy and paste the link below into your browser. This will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of Temple Israel. By using the link below, you won’t have to search for Temple Israel among almost a million other organizations. What a simple, easy way to give to your synagogue!

https://templeisraelva.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=483892614cb7718af81d3231b&id=3da6acb6ac&e=0defe36426

We have started something new at our kiddush luncheons on Shabbat. If you see someone with a red cup, that means they are a new member, or are visiting, so please go up to them and introduce yourself and help them feel at home.
The Men’s Chevra Kaddisha is looking for volunteers. Participating on the Chevra Kaddisha is the highest form of a mitzvah you can perform. You are the last contact the deceased has before the funeral and you are the one who ensures they have a proper Jewish burial. It is one of the most rewarding acts you will ever do. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Larry Stein.

THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GIFT SHOP

We have a nice selection of children and teen books in the gift shop now. We also have a new selection of mezzuzahs. Come in and take a look!

Please consider the following items for donation to the L’Dor v’Dor section of the gift shop:
Menorahs
Dreidels
Torah Pointers
Seder and Matzah Plates
Tzedakah Boxes
Shabbat Candlesticks
Kiddush Cups
Challah Plates
Graggers for Purim
Jewish-themed Children’s Books

If your item(s) has a special history or meaning attached to it, please write down the information and turn it into the office with your “treasure”. We would love to be able to share its story!
All items donated are tax deductible.
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

MITZVAH OF THE YEAR
Temple Israel has joined with the United Way of South Hampton Roads in a new program called Mission United. This program will assemble “move-in kits” for qualified homeless people who are transitioning to apartments. The items we have been tasked with collecting are linens. We will collect new/gently used twin and full sized bed sheets, blankets and comforters, as well as towels and washcloths.
Please bring your donations to the synagogue office.
Thank you for your help with this most worthy project!
For $18.00, you can plant a tree in Israel
IN HONOR of a family member, friend, group or event
OR
IN MEMORY of a family member or friend

Make your check payable to Temple Israel with a note that it is for the JNF Tree Center and who/what it is IN HONOR of or IN MEMORY of. If you go to their website, www.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center, you can select a certificate/tree location. If you would like a specific certificate or location, let us know when you send in your check. We will send JNF everyone’s requests.

NOTES TO NOTE
Wednesday, November 22nd
Office closes at noon for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th
Office closed for Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 25th
Shabbat services 9:30am

Sunday, November 26th
Rabbi Panitz will be giving a sermon at Second Presbyterian Church (7305 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk) at 11:00am on the subject of Confronting Unexpected Challenges. His sermon title is “Suddenly I’m Not Half the Man I Used To Be”. But the point of the sermon will be that Paul McCartney’s “I Believe in Yesterday” has to be balanced with Orphan Annie’s “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow”. Faith involves hope, and hope helps us restore balance.

Tuesday, November 28th
Class with Rabbi Panitz – “Jewish Legal Gems” 8:15am

Saturday, December 2nd
Shabbat services 9:30am
Junior Congregation 10:30am

Tuesday, December 5th
Class with Rabbi Panitz – “Jewish Legal Gems” 8:15am
Board Meeting 7:30pm

Thursday, December 7th and Friday, December 8th
NEST at First Lutheran Church. Please contact Phil Walzer for more information and to volunteer.

Saturday, December 9th
Second Saturday services in Brody Auditorium. Traditional services will begin at 9:30am and the Second Saturday portion of our service will begin at 11:00am.

Monday, December 11th
Torah at the Beach at the home of Vivian and Burke Margulies 7:30pm

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These are the yahrzeits for the coming week. Please read through them. If you see someone you recognize, come to minyan. As a community, it is our honor to remember.
YAHRZEITS
NOVEMBER 25 – DECEMBER 1

NOVEMBER 25
Edith Blacher
Herbert Bonnie
Bessie Legum
Rosa Legum

NOVEMBER 26
Faith King
Camille Klein
Sam Marcus
Sophie Salzberg

NOVEMBER 27
Shirley Berlin
Alan Brody
Jennie Goldstein
Robert Lefcoe
Ciara Raschdorf
David Tiger
Ruth Zedd

NOVEMBER 28
Sybil Eilberg
Liya Estrina
Margaret Halifi
Morris Halprin
Barry Mandell
Solomon Ponizovskiy

NOVEMBER 29
Ethel Block
Bluma Bromberg
Trudy Friedman

NOVEMBER 30
Ruth Auritt
Albert Breit
Tessie Cohen
Hilda Goodstein
Muriel Green
Marie Handen
Pepi Kahn
Leon Leder
Sylvia Pogolowitz
Harriet Salsbury
Florence Walner

DECEMBER 1
Ronald Feuer
Alberta Hyman
Anita Sonkin
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Rabbi’s Recommended Reading

 

[Note from Rabbi Panitz: Amidst the growing scandal of sexual improprieties brought to the attention of the American public in the past month, a still-more disturbing subset of accusations of adult men behaving improperly with children and teens calls for special attention. We have seen Christian religious fundamentalists quoting selectively from the pre-modern texts in their religious tradition, to defend their political favorites. The following article, while a few years old, speaks to our own day. In careful and non-polemical analysis, it shows how the definition of the proper age for women to marry was once lower, but that as Jews, we ought to insist that only adults marry, and certainly that women, let alone girls, not be forced into marriage.] Please click the link below to access the article.

** Child marriage? | Shmuly Yanklowitz | The Blogs | The Times of Israel (https://templeisraelva.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=483892614cb7718af81d3231b&id=efee6e4e63&e=0defe36426)
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blogs.timesofisrael.com/child-marriage

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Notes from the Shul

What’s happening at Temple Israel this week… and beyond.

Junior Congregation will meet this Shabbat, November 18th at 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library.
Bring a friend and don’t be late!!

SUNDAY MORNING MINYAN CHANGE

This Sunday, November 19th, the religious school will be meeting at Temple Israel. Therefore, morning minyan will also be at Temple Israel and there will only be ONE minyan service that morning, at 8:00am.
Just a reminder that we will be dedicating our Pet Memorial Board this Sunday, November 19th at 11:00am, followed by our annual Blessing of the Animals. We will also be collecting new, unopened pet food for
Norfolk’s Pet Pantry.

Service Times
Friday – 5:30pm at Temple Israel
Saturday – 9:30 am in the sanctuary

Sunday – Congregation Beth El will have two (2) morning minyan services on Sunday mornings. A traditional, non-repetitive minyan at 8:00 am and a creative minyan geared toward learning at 9:15am. Sunday evening services are at 5:45pm at Temple Israel.

**This Sunday, November 19th, morning minyan services will be at Temple Israel at 8:00am only.

Monday – Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Temple Israel
(Evening minyan is at Temple Israel for the month of November)
If you are planning to attend minyan services to say Kaddish for a love one’s yahrtzeit, would you be willing to share some memories with us? This is a new addition to our services, which has been warmly received by everyone.

Sermon Titles
Friday evening – “Tears of Esau”
Saturday – “The Hebrew Roots of Thanksgiving – Revisited”

The congregation is invited to a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following services, in honor of our November birthdays and anniversaries.
CHECK OUT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL WEBSITE –

WWW.TEMPLEISRAELVA.ORG –

HUGE THANKS TO TAMMY WHO HAS WORKED DILIGENTLY TO GET THE WEBSITE UPDATED. IT LOOKS GREAT!

Did you know there are recordings of Rabbi Panitz doing prayers under the “Worship” tab? You can listen and learn the prayers you hear on Shabbat.
For our November Mitzvah of the Month, we will once again be collecting NEW pajamas, sizes 5T to Adult Large for Pajama Jams. You can drop off your pajamas on the Evenly Eisenberg Atrium or in the office.

ALSO
On November 19th, during our Blessing of the Animals, we will collect pet food for Norfolk’s Pet Pantry. Please bring your new bags/cans of food to the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium.
On November 19th, the Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School will meet at Temple Israel. There will be activities for the students in the morning, and then at 11:00am, there will be a dedication of the new Temple Israel Pet Memorial Board and a Blessing of the Animals. All pets are welcome – either on a leash or in a carrier of some type.

Temple Israel once again will be partnering with First Lutheran Church on Colley Avenue to help with the NEST program sheltering homeless people. We will be filling shifts and providing dinner Thursday, December 7, and early Friday, December 8. Please call the office or email Phil Walzer at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) if you’d like to volunteer for one of the following shifts. We also are looking for donations for dinner.

Dec 8: 6 pm-9 pm, 9 pm-midnight

Dec 9: midnight-3, 3 am.-6 a.m., 5 a.m.- 7 a.m.
Temple Israel is now part of AmazonSmile!
If you shop at AmazonSmile, rather than Amazon, and choose Temple Israel as your charity,
a portion of each sale will be donated to us by Amazon.

We have started something new at our kiddush luncheons on Shabbat. If you see someone with a red cup, that means they are a new member, or are visiting, so please go up to them and introduce yourself and help them feel at home.
The Men’s Chevra Kaddisha is looking for volunteers. Participating on the Chevra Kaddisha is the highest form of a mitzvah you can perform. You are the last contact the deceased has before the funeral and you are the one who ensures they have a proper Jewish burial. It is one of the most rewarding acts you will ever do. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Larry Stein.

THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GIFT SHOP

We have a nice selection of children and teen books in the gift shop now. We also have a new selection of mezzuzahs. Come in and take a look!

Please consider the following items for donation to the L’Dor v’Dor section of the gift shop:
Menorahs
Dreidels
Torah Pointers
Seder and Matzah Plates
Tzedakah Boxes
Shabbat Candlesticks
Kiddush Cups
Challah Plates
Graggers for Purim
Jewish-themed Children’s Books

If your item(s) has a special history or meaning attached to it, please write down the information and turn it into the office with your “treasure”. We would love to be able to share its story!
All items donated are tax deductible.
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

MITZVAH OF THE YEAR
Temple Israel has joined with the United Way of South Hampton Roads in a new program called Mission United. This program will assemble “move-in kits” for qualified homeless people who are transitioning to apartments. The items we have been tasked with collecting are linens. We will collect new/gently used twin and full sized bed sheets, blankets and comforters, as well as towels and washcloths.
Please bring your donations to the synagogue office.
Thank you for your help with this most worthy project!
For $18.00, you can plant a tree in Israel
IN HONOR of a family member, friend, group or event
OR
IN MEMORY of a family member or friend

Make your check payable to Temple Israel with a note that it is for the JNF Tree Center and who/what it is IN HONOR of or IN MEMORY of. If you go to their website, www.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center, you can select a certificate/tree location. If you would like a specific certificate or location, let us know when you send in your check. We will send JNF everyone’s requests.

NOTES TO NOTE
Saturday, November 18th
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat 9:30am

Sunday, November 19th
Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School will be at Temple Israel 9:00am

Dedication of the Temple Israel Pet Memorial Board and
Blessing of the Animals on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium 11:00am

Wednesday, November 22nd
Office closes at noon for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th
Office closed for Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 25th
Shabbat services 9:30am

Sunday, November 26th
Rabbi Panitz will be giving a sermon at Second Presbyterian Church (7305 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk) at 11:00am on the subject of Confronting Unexpected Challenges. His sermon title is “Suddenly I’m Not Half the Man I Used To Be”. But the point of the sermon will be that Paul McCartney’s “I Believe in Yesterday” has to be balanced with Orphan Annie’s “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow”. Faith involves hope, and hope helps us restore balance.

Saturday, December 2nd
Shabbat services 9:30am

Tuesday, December 5th
Board Meeting 7:30pm

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These are the yahrzeits for the coming week. Please read through them. If you see someone you recognize, come to minyan. As a community, it is our honor to remember.
YAHRZEITS
NOVEMBER 18 – NOVEMBER 24

NOVEMBER 18
Arthur Becker
Philip Kass
Phillip Klein
Lee Koenigsberg
Edgar Lipman
Nettie Panitz
Harry Weinstein

NOVEMBER 19
Isaac Dorf
Gussie Drexler
Lillian Einhorn
Paul Farfel
Bevan Norkin
Murray Parkin

NOVEMBER 20
Yetta Fink
George Levine
Gaby Naym

NOVEMBER 21
Bertha Knepler
David Sheffer

NOVEMBER 22
Carole Morrison
John Neely

NOVEMBER 23
Samuel Chapel
Isadore Green
Jacob Slavin
Clair Yaniv

NOVEMBER 24
Julia Goldsticker
Alberto Nessim
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Notes from the Shul

What’s happening at Temple Israel this week… and beyond.

Join us this Shabbat, November 11th at 9:30am in Brody Auditorium where we will be honoring our military. This is also our Second Saturday Shabbat, which will begin at 11:00am. We will have a panel of 4 active duty and retired personnel who will discuss the issues they faced balancing their Jewishness and their lives in the U.S. military. Dr. David Blake, Jim Eilberg, Dr. Marty Snyder and Rich Yanku will make up our panel. Please come to say “Thank you” to our military personnel and listen to the personal stories of the members of our panel, and other who will be in attendance.

The Simon Family Passport to Israel program is now accepting applications through the Tidewater Jewish Foundation. The program provides funds to enable and encourage Jewish students to participate in an Israel trip experience. All Jewish students between the ages of 13 and 18 may apply, and those students over 18 may apply as long as they indicate why a Birthright Israel trip will not meet their current needs. Trips will be funded up to 50% of the eligible expenses. Applications are due November 15, 2017.

Service Times
Friday – 5:30pm at Temple Israel
Saturday – 9:30 am in Brody Auditorium for the traditional portion of services. The Second Saturday portion of our services will begin at 11:00am

Sunday – Congregation Beth El will have two (2) morning minyan services on Sunday mornings. A traditional, non-repetitive minyan at 8:00 am and a creative minyan geared toward learning at 9:15am. Sunday evening services are at 5:45pm at Temple Israel.

Monday – Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Temple Israel
(Evening minyan is at Temple Israel for the month of November)
If you are planning to attend minyan services to say Kaddish for a love one’s yahrtzeit, would you be willing to share some memories with us? This is a new addition to our services, which has been warmly received by everyone.

Sermon Titles
Friday evening – “Jewish and Patriotic”
Saturday – Our Second Saturday discussion will involve a panel of active and retired military personnel discussing being Jewish in the military

Service Leaders
Haftarah – Sheila Panitz

The congregation is invited to a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services, honoring our military.

8TH ANNUAL VETERANS DAY SERVICE AT THE SANDLER FAMILY CAMPUS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH, 9:30AM

The speaker at this year’s Veterans Day Service will be our own Dr. David Blake, who is the senior surgeon, and senior consultant to the Commander of the 633rd Medical Group at Langley Air Force Base.
The Veterans Day service will include clergy from across the region and denominations.
Please attend this service if you are able.

CHECK OUT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL WEBSITE –

WWW.TEMPLEISRAELVA.ORG –

HUGE THANKS TO TAMMY WHO HAS WORKED DILIGENTLY TO GET THE WEBSITE UPDATED. IT LOOKS GREAT!

Did you know there are recordings of Rabbi Panitz doing prayers under the “Worship” tab? You can listen and learn the prayers you hear on Shabbat.

For our November Mitzvah of the Month, we will once again be collecting NEW pajamas, sizes 5T to Adult Large for Pajama Jams. You can drop off your pajamas on the Evenly Eisenberg Atrium or in the office.

ALSO
On November 19th, during our Blessing of the Animals, we will collect pet food for Norfolk’s Pet Pantry. Please bring your new bags/cans of food to the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium.

We still need 2 volunteers from 10:00am – 12:00pm to help with check in and with the snacks to allow our friends at Second Presbyterian to be able to attend their Sunday Sabbath services. Please email the office at [email protected] if you can assist.
PLEASE CALL OR GO ONLINE AND SIGN UP TO DONATE BLOOD. DUE TO ALL THE HURRICANES, AND THE LAS VEGAS TRAGEDY,
THE RED CROSS IS IN DIRE NEED OF BLOOD.
GIVE BLOOD AND SAVE A LIFE!

PLEASE HELP PUERTO RICO!!!
David and Marilyn Suskind-Pearline are working with the Lynnhaven Dive Center to collect much needed items for Puerto Rico. They are in desperate need of the following items:

Flashlights
Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D)
Tarps
Insect repellent

Please help by bringing these vital and life saving items to Temple Israel no later than this Shabbat, November 11th (remember, the office is closed on Friday, November 10th, in observance of Veterans Day). David and Marilyn will take the items we collect to the Lynnhaven Dive Center, and the Dive Center will then transport the supplies to Puerto Rico by commercial jet. This is an easy way to help and show support for those who are suffering so desperately. These specific items are not able to be purchased in Puerto Rico due to the conditions there and limited supplies.

Please help fill the Pearlines SUV and know that this simple effort will be a mitzvah that will immediately make the difference in helping those in dire need.

Thank you so very much for your caring and generosity. Please feel free to call David and/or Marilyn at 428-2276 for additional information or with any questions you may have.

THE FIRST REHEARSAL WILL BE ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH,
10:00AM – 12:00 NOON, AT TEMPLE ISRAEL.\

On November 19th, the Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School will meet at Temple Israel. There will be activities for the students in the morning, and then at 11:00am, there will be a dedication of the new Temple Israel Pet Memorial Board and a Blessing of the Animals. All pets are welcome – either on a leash or in a carrier of some type.

Temple Israel once again will be partnering with First Lutheran Church on Colley Avenue to help with the NEST program sheltering homeless people. We will be filling shifts and providing dinner Thursday, December 7, and early Friday, December 8. Please call the office or email Phil Walzer at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) if you’d like to volunteer for one of the following shifts. We also are looking for donations for dinner.

Dec 8: 6 pm-9 pm, 9 pm-midnight

Dec 9: midnight-3, 3 am.-6 a.m., 5 a.m.- 7 a.m.
Temple Israel is now part of AmazonSmile!
If you shop at AmazonSmile, rather than Amazon, and choose Temple Israel as your charity,
a portion of each sale will be donated to us by Amazon.
Simply copy and paste the link below into your browser. This will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of Temple Israel. By using the link below, you won’t have to search for Temple Israel among almost a million other organizations. What a simple, easy way to give to your synagogue!

We have started something new at our kiddush luncheons on Shabbat. If you see someone with a red cup, that means they are a new member, or are visiting, so please go up to them and introduce yourself and help them feel at home.

The Men’s Chevra Kaddisha is looking for volunteers. Participating on the Chevra Kaddisha is the highest form of a mitzvah you can perform. You are the last contact the deceased has before the funeral and you are the one who ensures they have a proper Jewish burial. It is one of the most rewarding acts you will ever do. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Larry Stein.

THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GIFT SHOP

We have a nice selection of children and teen books in the gift shop now. We also have a new selection of mezzuzahs. Come in and take a look!

Please consider the following items for donation to the L’Dor v’Dor section of the gift shop:
Menorahs
Dreidels
Torah Pointers
Seder and Matzah Plates
Tzedakah Boxes
Shabbat Candlesticks
Kiddush Cups
Challah Plates
Graggers for Purim
Jewish-themed Children’s Books

If your item(s) has a special history or meaning attached to it, please write down the information and turn it into the office with your “treasure”. We would love to be able to share its story!
All items donated are tax deductible.
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

MITZVAH OF THE YEAR
Temple Israel has joined with the United Way of South Hampton Roads in a new program called Mission United. This program will assemble “move-in kits” for qualified homeless people who are transitioning to apartments. The items we have been tasked with collecting are linens. We will collect new/gently used twin and full sized bed sheets, blankets and comforters, as well as towels and washcloths.
Please bring your donations to the synagogue office.
Thank you for your help with this most worthy project!
For $18.00, you can plant a tree in Israel
IN HONOR of a family member, friend, group or event
OR
IN MEMORY of a family member or friend

Make your check payable to Temple Israel with a note that it is for the JNF Tree Center and who/what it is IN HONOR of or IN MEMORY of. If you go to their website, www.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center, you can select a certificate/tree location. If you would like a specific certificate or location, let us know when you send in your check. We will send JNF everyone’s requests.

NOTES TO NOTE
Friday, November 10th
Office closed in observance of Veterans Day

Saturday, November 11th
Second Saturday services in Brody Auditorium 9:30am
This is also our Military Appreciation Shabbat.
Please come and honor those who have served and continue to serve.

Sunday, November 12th
Blood Drive at Second Presbyterian Church, 7305 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk 10:00am – 2:00pm

Tidewater Limmud Festival of Jewish Ideas – Rabbi Panitz will speak from 1:00pm – 1:30pm.
The topic will be “The Enduring Word” – A 500-year-old copy of the Later Prophets with Rabbi David Kimhi’s Commentary & Censorship

Rabbi Panitz will also be teaching one of the “break out” sessions at 2:15pm – “The Great Debate – Christians and Rabbis Debate the Meaning of the Prophets”

Monday, November 13th
Downtown Book Club 7:00pm
We are reading My Own Words, bu Ruth Bader Ginsberg
For more information, contact Bernice Moses at 622-5142

Torah at the Beach begins at Stan and Harriet Dickman’s home 7:30pm

Tuesday, November 14th
Board meeting 7:30pm

Saturday, November 18th
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat 9:30am

Sunday, November 19th
Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School will be at Temple Israel 9:00am

Dedication of the Temple Israel Pet Memorial Board and
Blessing of the Animals on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium 11:00am

Wednesday, November 22nd
Office closes at noon for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th
Office closed for Thanksgiving

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These are the yahrzeits for the coming week. Please read through them. If you see someone you recognize, come to minyan. As a community, it is our honor to remember.

YAHRZEITS
NOVEMBER 11 – NOVEMBER 17

NOVEMBER 11
Isidore Eisenpress
Melvin Krampf
Sara Mdaoff
Morris Marcus
Elliot Young

NOVEMBER 12
Gertrude Chait
Harold Newman

NOVEMBER 13
Harry Fleder
Sara Mazel
Hyman Rubin

NOVEMBER 14
Hannah Dorf
Jeff Feld
Spender G. Gill, Jr.

NOVEMBER 15
Max Drexler
Alan Friedman
Steven Lanse
Miriam “Mickey” Lubin
Julius Madoff
Fred Richter
Fred Soskel

NOVEMBER 16
Dorothy (Dottie) Finch
Aaron Goldstein
Mikhayl Kremenchugskiy

NOVEMBER 17
Jack Berkowitz
Leon Saunders
Harry Sonkin

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Weekly Message from Rabbi Panitz 

 

Kristalnacht: The View from 2017

This evening, the Jewish world will observe the sad anniversary of Kristalnacht, the night in which Nazi Germany physically attacked the synagogues and the Jewish community of Germany. How does that event resonate today?

My answer is to look back, not only 79 years, to the infamous state-sponsored pogrom, but 125 years, to the moment when anti-semitism went mainstream in pre-Nazi Germany. That happened in 1892, at the “Tivoli Congress” of the German Conservative Party. Here is a brief, encyclopedic account of that event:

The Tivoli Congress took place in 1892 and was named after the
Tivoli Brewery on the Kreuzberg (https://templeisraelva.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=483892614cb7718af81d3231b&id=12cc6be920&e=0defe36426(Tempelhofer_Berge)&data=02%7C01%7Cdagurlzrmine%40hotmail.com%7Cad9047bc36534549af1008d5276eef87%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636458279769302475&sdata=9s6qrDSwdTRbNuFX0NPrYp6IhPIPfdUGIAnRL%2FlIIAw%3D&reserved=0) in Berlin (https://templeisraelva.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=483892614cb7718af81d3231b&id=f1afed3e45&e=0defe36426) in whose festival venue the
German Conservative Party (https://templeisraelva.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=483892614cb7718af81d3231b&id=15adc471bb&e=0defe36426) first adopted anti-semitism (https://templeisraelva.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=483892614cb7718af81d3231b&id=44ba920d5b&e=0defe36426) as part of its political
program…From the congress the Tivoli Program was developed. This
was a party manifesto whose first clause included the words “We fight
against the often obtrusive and corrosive Jewish influence on our
national life. We demand Christian authorities for the Christian people
and Christian teachers for Christian students.”

Ever since 1945, thoughtful Americans have asked, “Could it happen here?” I have always been confident that American democracy, with far stronger roots than those of Weimar Republic Germany, would withstand the combination of demagoguery and hyper-nationalism that gave Nazism its traction. Now… I am less confident.

What changed? The 2016 election gave the Radical Right a sense that its moment had arrived. There’s a straight line to be drawn from the coy inclusion of avowed anti-semites in the winning electoral coalition of 2016, to Richard Spencer’s followers giving the Nazi salute in their post-election celebration, to the sharp spike in anti-semitic actions in early 2017, as reported by the ADL, to the “Jews will not replace us” chant of the Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville this past August.

Now, none of this is the same as the main body of American Conservatism embracing anti-semitism, as the official German Conservative party did in 1892. But the desire of the Radical Right to become part of the American mainstream political spectrum has received far too much cover, from the highest quarters, for us to feel entirely safe.

Demagogery, hyper-nationalism, and anti-semitism: if we, as a society, leave the raw materials for an explosion in place, then we are vulnerable to accidental, as well as deliberate, detonation.

Kristalnacht is always about Nazi Germany. But it is also always about what can happen when anti-semitism is winked at, anywhere and anytime.

On guard, America!

Rabbi Michael Panitz

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