Beginning Sunday, March 29th, Rabbi Panitz will have a morning worship service, via Zoom, from 8:00 am - 8:25 am.
All necessary information is listed below to allow you to join the service. Technically this is not a minyan service because there will not be 10 people physically in any one room, but Rabbi Panitz will read the El Malei prayer at the time of the kaddish so that mourners have a moment dedicated to the mempry of their loved one. As is our practice in our minyan services, if you would like to speak about your loved one during this moment, please do so!
Go to Zoom.us (link is in blue above this text) just before 8:00 am, click "Join a Meeting," and then enter the following information:
Here are the two links for our first virtual Shabbat Service.
Please click on the first link to see Rabbi Panitz and Chazzan David Proser chant the Friday evening prayers:
Please click on the second link to see the Torah commentary and a sermon.
We hope you enjoy our virtual Shabbat services and we hope this helps you stay connected to your Temple Israel family during these difficult times.
Rabbi Panitz and Cantor Proser (of Kempsville Conservative Synagogue) are teaming up to provide the members of both of of our congregations a Shabbat experience to sustain us through these trying times.
Each week, they will pre-record a Shabbat sermon, the Friday night Kiddush and highlights of the beloved prayers. You will be able to access this pre-recorded program every Friday on YouTube, beginning at noon. We will provide you with the link when the video is ready to be viewed, OR you can search for our channel, "Temple Israel Norfolk."
(Special thanks to James Lewis, the videographer of Christ and St. Luke's Church in Norfolk, for supporting this endeavor as a gesture of good interfaith neighborliness.)
August 24th will be our Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat service beginning at 9:30 am where we’ll honor those who are celebrating during the month of August. This will be a traditional Shabbat service followed by a kiddush lunch.
September 14th will be our special “Second Saturday Shabbat Service”. We have traditional services from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Then we have a special program and discussion for the last 45 minutes of services followed by a kiddush lunch.
Come for one or come for both and see what we’re all about.
We look forward to meeting you!