Notes from the Shul

Service times for Shabbat and during the week

High Holiday Service Times

Reminder for High Holiday service protocol and parking

Cooking for a Kiddush luncheon

Join our Minyan!

Rabbi Panitz's office hours

Updated Information Request

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

Birthdays for the week

Volunteers for Granby Elementary Homework Club

Mitzvah of the Summer information

Request for Shomrim

Wands for Wildlife information

Pet Memorial Board information

Mitzvah of the Year information

NEW Program Committee

Upcoming Sisterhood Event

Amazon Smile information for Temple Israel

Volunteers needed for the Men's Chevra Kaddisha

Summer Exhibits at the Virginia Holocaust Museum

Gift Shop information

JNF Tree information

Wine on the Vine

Upcoming Events

Yahrzeits for the week

Service Times

Friday - 5:30pm at Temple Israel

Saturday - 9:30am in Brody Auditorium for our Second Saturday Shabbat. Traditional Services will begin at 9:30am and the Second Saturday portion of our service will begin at 11:00am. Judy and Reuven Rohn and Shelley and Larry Stein will talk about their trips to Eastern Europe this past summer.

The lifts are working - PLEASE ask for help if you need to use the lift to get to Brody Auditorium. DJ, our wonderful guard, knows how to work them, so just ask him for assistance.

Sunday - Morning minyan services are at 8:00am at Temple Israel for the summer, and Sunday evening services are at Temple Israel at 5:45pm

Monday - Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Beth El
(Evening minyan services are at Temple Israel for September.)

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 - "The Hidden History Of Apples and Honey"

Saturday - Judy and Reuven Rohn and Shelley and Larry Stein will talk about their trips to Eastern Europe this summer

Service Leaders

Torah Service - Lori Shapiro

Haftarah - Mark Nachman

Musaf - Joel Rubin


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

HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICE TIMES

ROSH HASHANAH

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
Evening Service - 5:45pm

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
Morning Services - TICKETS REQUIRED
8:45am - 1:30pm
Tashlich (at Nancy Tucker's home) - 5:45pm
Minchah - 6:30pm

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
Morning Services - 8:45am - 1:30pm
Minchah - 6:30pm

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
Alef Congregation (Ages 3 - 6) - Education Wing
Junior Congregation (Ages 7 - 12) - Sandler Hall
10:30am - 12:00pm
Arts and Crafts (kids of all ages) - Sandler Hall
12:00pm - 1:30pm

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
Children of all ages are invited to Sandler Hall
10:30am - 1:30pm

YOM KIPPUR

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH
Minchah - 6:15pm
Lei Lei Berz Cello Solo - 6:25pm
Kol Nidre - 6:30pm
Sermon - "Not In God's Name!"

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH
Morning Services - TICKETS REQUIRED
8:45am - 1:30pm
Sermon - "Learning From Loss" Minchah - 5:00pm
Ne'ilah - 6:15pm
Shofar and Break Fast - 7:30pm

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH
Alef Congregation (Ages 3 - 6) - Education Wing
Junior Congregation (Ages 7 - 12) - Sandler Hall
10:30am - 12:00pm
Arts and Crafts (kids of all ages) - Sandler Hall
12:00pm - 1:30pm

PLEASE remember that when the ark is open, the congregation is standing, or Rabbi Panitz is speaking, you MAY NOT leave the sanctuary or come into the sanctuary. These are Rabbi Panitz's wishes. Please have respect the ushers who are just trying to do their job, respect for Rabbi Panitz's wishes and have respect for the holiday.

Once again, the Greek Church has agreed to let us use their parking lot. Please park at THE BACK of their lot. The front and side spaces are for their staff. Be a good neighbor and don't park at the front of the lot.

If you are interested in tutoring Hebrew for Beit Sefer Shalom, please contact Eran Livni at
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Just a reminder - if you would like to come in and cook something special for a Shabbat kiddush luncheon, just let the office know. We will be happy to check your food in and show you around the kitchen. Maybe you have a special dish that you would like to share with the congregation - you're more than welcome to come in and prepare it during office hours. And the congregation certainly would like to try it!

Our morning minyan could use your help!

A number of our regulars are unable to attend due to illness, and some mornings we are not able to make 10 people. It's particularly important on Mondays and Thursdays when we read Torah, but there are people every day who need to say kaddish. Please look at your schedule and pick one morning a week to come to our 7:30am minyan - it's only 30 - 60 minutes and you will be doing a mitzvah by allowing people the opportunity to say kaddish for a loved one.

Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.

We are looking for ushers and greeters for the High Holidays. The shifts are about an hour an a half and you would be doing a great mitzvah when it is most needed. We will be having a meeting on Sunday, August 26th at 9:00am, right after minyan.

There will be bagels and coffee and we will discuss what your duties will be. If you would like to help, please call the office at 489-4550, and then we'll see you on August 26th! We thank you in advance for your help during the holidays.

Have you moved? Changed your phone number? Or maybe changed your email address? If so, please call the office so we can change it in the computer.

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE AT TEMPLE ISRAEL

There are several endowment funds at Temple Israel that are for the benefit of Jewish Education, Jewish Camping, Israel Trips and other Jewish Experiential Programs. Some of these grants are now available for any age, including adults. These funds include the Alfred and Herbert Legum Memorial Fund, the Sanford Lefcoe Scholarship Fund and the Snyder Education Fund. Needs basis is given first priority.
If interested in applying for a grant, please contact the synagogue office.

SEPTEMBER 8 - SEPTEMBER 14

SEPTEMBER 8

Ethel Goldman

SEPTEMBER 9

Kelly Alperin
Neil Morrison
Len Shapiro
Gloria Siegel

SEPTEMBER 10

Robert Korman
Gideon Riess

SEPTEMBER 11

Bellamy Baldwin

SEPTEMBER 12

Benjamin Thornton

SEPTEMBER 13

Dee Dee Chovitz

The Homework Club at Granby Elementary in Norfolk is looking for volunteers, beginning Tuesday, October 9th. The Homework Club meets
every Tuesday afternoon from 2:25pm - 3:15pm.
If you've been looking for a way to help our school children, this is right up your alley.
If you're interested, please contact Barry Einhorn for more information.

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.

LADIES, PLEASE DON'T THROW AWAY YOUR OLD MASCARA - BRING IT TO OUR OFFICE SO WE CAN CLEAN THE BRUSHES AND PASS IT ALONG TO THE WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR WHO WILL USE THEM TO CLEAN THE BABY ANIMALS SHE GETS. SHE CAN ALSO USE PUPPY PIDDLE PADS AND 75 WATT INFRARED LIGHT BULBS.

WE WILL COLLECT THESE ITEMS ALL YEAR, SO PLEASE DROP THEM OFF AT THE OFFICE.

The next time you're at the synagogue, be sure to look at our Pet Memorial Board.
It's located on the stair wall as you go up to Brody Auditorium.
It's a wonderful way to remember your beloved pet.

We have a new

MITZVAH OF THE YEAR

The Salvation Army needs the community's help for their new 'Diaper Pantry'

The Salvation Army is creating a "diaper pantry" to help families with young children. Diapers are one of the most expensive items families need to purchase, so we are helping them fill their "diaper pantry" by collecting here at Temple Israel. So, the next time you're at the store, pick up a package of diapers and drop it at the synagogue office. You will be helping struggling families who are just trying to make ends meet.

As always, thank you for your generosity and kindness.

On October 14th, the Sisterhood is having a paint party at Pinot's Palette, 240 W. 21st Street in Norfolk, from 1:30pm - 4:00pm.

Enjoy an afternoon of painting, wine and fun!

If you would like to attend, please send $20.00 by September 16th to Laure Saunders, 628 Ryder Cup Lane, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462. This event is open to all Temple Israel members, but limited to 30 participants.

AmazonSmile and Temple Israel

What is AmazonSmile? - an easy way for you to support Temple Israel every time you shop, at no cost to you! When you log on to https://smile.amazon.com you will find the exact same low prices, selection, and convenience of shopping at Amazon.com - with the bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to Temple Israel.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile? YES!! You use the same account. Your shopping cart, wish lists, wedding registry and other account settings will all be the same.

How do I select Temple Israel as my charity of choice on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at AmazonSmile will result in a donation. If you use this link, it will take you directly to Temple Israel so you won't have to search through all the charitable organizations.
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0563380

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping and handling, gift wrapping fees, taxes or service charges. While this may sound small, with over 300 families receiving this email, the amount could really add up!

Finally, How do I shop at AmazonSmile? Simply to go smile.amazon.com from your web browser or mobile device. It's that simple! Make sure to bookmark the link so it's even easier for you to return to the website and begin shopping.

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've just received a new shipment of some beautiful items for the Temple Israel gift shop. Do you need a gift for someone, or maybe just a treat for yourself? Come check out what your Temple Israel gift shop has to offer.

And we still have some great 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

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.

For something completely different, you can plant a grapevine for someone, just as you would plant a tree.

Plant a vine in Israel.

Do good today!

Wine on the Vine (WOTV) is an exciting new way to:

Give to truly remarkable charities in Israel
Assist the rebirth of Israel’s ancient winemaking tradition
Organically and physically connect to the Land of Israel
Support Israel’s cultural outreach to the world

All contributions are tax-deductible for US tax-payers.

For more information, go to www.wineonthevine.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, September 9th
Erev Rosh Hashanah Services
5:45pm

Monday, September 10th
Rosh Hashanah Services 8:45am - 1:30pm
Minchah 6:30pm

Tuesday, September 11th
Rosh Hashanah Serivces 8:45am - 1:30pm
Minchah 6:30pm

Saturday, September 15th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am

Tuesday, September 18th
Minchah 6:15pm
Lei Lei Berz cello solo 6:25pm
Kol Nidre Services PROMPTLY AT 6:30pm
The doors will close at 6:30!

Saturday, September 22nd
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat in the sanctuary 9:30am
Please note that there is a race in Ghent this day so be aware that some streets may be closed when trying to get to Temple Israel

Sunday, September 23rd
The Men's Club will be putting up the synagogue's succah - come and lend a hand 8:00am

Opening event for the Midrashah teen group
Pizza in the Hut at Rabbi Arnowitz's house (701 Westover Avenue, Norfolk)

Erev Sukkot Services 5:45pm

Monday, September 24th
Sukkot Services 9:00am and 5:45pm

Tuesday, September 25th
Sukkot Services 9:00am with KBH and 5:45pm

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
SEPTEMBER 8 - SEPTEMBER 14

SEPTEMBER 8

Mildred Goldstein
Alan Seltzer
Maurice Zetlin

SEPTEMBER 9

Leonard Myers

SEPTEMBER 10

Zelda Asher
Sarah Sachs

SEPTEMBER 11

Philip Rose

SEPTEMBER 12

Annette Kaver
Jacob Soskel

SEPTEMBER 13

Solomon Benarroch
Frieda Feuer
Sophie Goldberg
Beatrice Hermelin
Bernard Raskind
Doris Rosen

SEPTEMBER 14

David Friedman
Stephen Ganderson