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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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