Daily Morning Worship Services via Zoom starting Sunday, March 29th at 8:00 am

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:

Meeting ID


Meeting Password


Virtual Shabbat Booklet to accompany Shabbat Services on YouTube for March 20 and 21




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Links to our first virtual Shabbat Services - March 20 & 21

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.



A Shabbat Celebration Coming Straight To Your Computer Screen

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.)


Dear Temple Israel Family
We are all concerned to protect the health of our members and guests throughout the duration of the current corona virus wave. 
Regretfully, we are cancelling this program. Next year in Jerusalem! Or, Failing that, next year in Brody Auditorium, celebrating the Women of the Torah and our tradition!
Jonathan Longman, President, Temple Israel 
Dr. Michael Panitz, Rabbi, Temple Israel
Nancy Tucker, Executive Director, Temple Israel

POSTPONED - Annual Temple Israel Fundraising Gala Featuring Entertaining Jewish Comedian Robin Fox

Comedian Robin Fox

Sisterhood Paid-up Membership Brunch invitation 2019


Temple Israel's High Holiday 2019 Schedule


Open House 2019

Just moved to the area? Looking for a new synagogue family?

Is having TWO Shabbat open houses –
• Saturday, August 24th
• Saturday, September 14th

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!