Service times for Shabbat and during the week
Rabbi Panitz office hours
Junior Congregation Information
Cemetery Visit with Rabbi Panitz
Mitzvot of the Summer
Brith Sholom Meeting
Upcoming Men's Club Events
Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available
Red Cross Blood Drive in November
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services
Join our Minyan!
Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week
Request for Shomrim
Wands for Wildlife information
Pet Memorial Board information
JELF Loan Information
Volunteers needed for the Men's Chevra Kaddisha
Gift Shop information
JNF Tree information
Wine on the Vine
Yahrzeits for the week
Friday - 7:30am and 5:30pm
Saturday - Shabbat Services in BRODY AUDITORIUM 9:30am
Sunday - 8:00am and 5:45pm
Monday - Thursday 7:30am at Temple Israel for the month of September
If you are planning to attend minyan services to say Kaddish for a love one's yahrzeit, 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.
Friday - "Recapturing A Lost Civic Spirit"
Saturday - "Israel At The Crossroads"
Haftarah - Tasha Chapel
Please join us for a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services.
Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.
CEMETERY VISITS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS
If you would like to visit the graves of relatives before the holidays, on Sunday, September 22nd, Rabbi Panitz will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk at noon. Please meet him at Rabbi Joseph Goldman's grave.
Junior Congregation starts this weekend!! We will meet in Sandler Hall at 10:30am.
Don't be late!
PLEASE BEGIN BRINGING YOUR FOOD ITEMS AND CHILDREN'S BOOKS NOW. WE WILL BE COLLECTING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS, BUT IF WE BEGIN NOW, WE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE A NICE QUANTITY FOR JFS. YOU CAN EITHER BRING YOUR ITEMS TO THE OFFICE OR LEAVE THEM ON THE EVELYN EISENBERG ATRIUM.
We have received information from JFS about specific items they are low on, so please consider purchasing these items, along with others, when you go to the store.
Condiments (Oil, BBQ sauce, Salad dressings, Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup)
BRITH SHOLOM MEETING
On Sunday, September 22 Brith Sholom will hold its first “Football Tailgate Dinner” in our temporary home at the Simon Family JCC at 4pm. Come watch the Steelers vs. the 49ers and enjoy delicious “tailgate” food including chili and cornbread, chicken drumettes, and hot corned beef Reuben sandwiches. Play football bingo for a chance to win vouchers for Brith Sholom brunches or dinners with the grand prize being a year’s membership! Don’t forget to wear your favorite team jersey or colors. Come join the fun! Event deadline is 9/18/2019 by noon.
Cost is $10 per member and $20 per guest.
Sukkot is Coming--Save These Dates!
Temple Israel's Men's Club Uses Tools and Fire!
Sunday, October 6, 8 am
Build Sukkahs at Temple Israel and Rabbi Panitz's Home
Wednesday, October 16, Noon
Grilled Lunch in the Sukkah
Sunday, October 27, 8 am
Take Sukkahs Down
Please call the office if you're interested in participating in any, or all, of the above events. The Men's Club is also looking for ushers for the High Holidays, so let us know if you would like to help out during services.
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.
Our morning minyan and Friday night 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. We have also had a problem for the past couple of weeks making a minyan on Friday evenings. 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. If you can't make the morning minyan, please come on a Friday evening at 5:30.
SEPTEMBER 21 - SEPTEMBER 27
Hank and Susan Sheffer
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.
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.
If you haven't been in our gift shop in a while, do yourself a favor and stop by. We have so many beautiful items that are just waiting for a new home. 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.
We accept donations for our L'Dor v'Dor section of the gift shop all year long. Please consider any of the following items:
Seder and Matzah 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
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
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat Services 9:30am
Selichot at Congregation Beth El beginning with havdalah at 8:00pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
Cemetery visit with Rabbi Panitz at Forest Lawn Cemetery at noon. Meet at Rabbi Joseph Goldman's grave.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH
Rabbi Panitz's class 8:15am
This will be a special session with Rabbi Panitz showing clips of the film "Coco" and a conversation on the meaning of the Yizkor prayer
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
Shabbat Services in Brody Auditorium 9:30am
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH
Erev Rosh Hashanah services in the sanctuary 6:30pm
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH
Rosh Hashanah services 8:45am
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST
Rosh Hashanah services 8:45am
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
Shabbat services in Brody Auditorium 9:30am
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6TH
Meet the Men's Club at the synagogue at 8:00am to help put up the sukkah at the synagogue and then go over to the Panitz's to help put up their sukkah.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
Office closes at noon
Kol Nidre PROMPTLY AT 6:30pm
The doors will close at 6:30pm so please be on time
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.
SEPTEMBER 21 - SEPTEMBER 27
Gertrude (Goldie) Seltzer