Virtual Services Information

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Bat Mitzvah Invitation for Marina Panitz

Chuckles and Chopsticks Fundraiser

Important High Holiday Information

Do You Need A Holiday Mahzor?

August First Thursday Information

Dues Payments

Call the Office With Any Updated Information

Fill Your Tzedakah Box Please

Important Information Regarding The Notes

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Request for Shomrim

Wands for Wildlife information

Pet Memorial Board information

Volunteers needed for the Men's Chevra Kaddisha

Gift Shop information

JNF Tree information

Wine on the Vine

Yahrzeits for the week

Service Times

As you all know, at this time, we are not having services in the building. However, we are having services via Zoom.us every day at 8:00am, and Kiddush on Friday evenings at 5:30pm. Below is the information for those services.

DAILY PRAYER GATHERING AND KIDDUSH CLUB ZOOM INFORMATION:

Meeting ID: 674-044-866

Meeting Password: 296993

URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/674044866?pwd=a1JHQ1NiVk9ncHlOUU15SlFDNEhiZz09


We are also having virtual services via Zoom.us for Shabbat, at 9:00am. Here is the information for those services.

Meeting ID: 205-715-924

Meeting Password: 009400

URL: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/205715924?pwd=TndUUkpHVXhwVUZtU1J3VTJpUVVrUT09


Temple Israel will resume hosting virtual afternoon services in May, beginning on May 3rd. These services will be at 5:30pm (NOTE NOT 5:45). Weeknight prayer gatherings will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings throughout the month. The same "zoom" number and password as we are now using for the morning worship and for the kiddush club will also suffice for the weeknight services (see above for that information).

Also, here are the YouTube links for this week -

07.31.20 - Names, Emotions, and Values https://youtu.be/R7VOqanUmm8

08.01.20 - Parshat V’Etchanan https://youtu.be/ZvVYyby13z4

If you would like to meet with Rabbi Panitz during this time of the coronavirus pandemic, please contact the office and we will have him give you a call.

We invite you to join us at Shabbat worship via ZOOM on August 8 at 9:00am. Our granddaughter, Marina, will chant the Haftara and deliver a message. The Zoom meeting information is:

Meeting ID - 205 715 924
Password - 009400
https://uso4web.zoom.us/j/205715924?pwd+TndUUkpHVXhwVUZtUIJ3VTJpUVVrUT09

We are so excited for "Chuckles and Chopsticks" on Sunday, August 2nd, featuring Corey Kahaney and Brad Zimmerman. The Zoom information has been provided to sponsors and ticket holders.

IMPORTANT HIGH HOLIDAY INFORMATION

If you have not received a mailing about in-person High Holiday services attendance, please call the Temple office (757-489-4550) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) immediately.

Reminder: if you are interested in attending ONE of the SIX High Holiday services IN-PERSON, you must submit your top 3 choices AND your signed waiver by no later than August 17. Please either mail to Temple Israel, 7255 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505 or SCAN to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do you need a High Holiday Mahzor? Since our services are not in-person this year, if you live stream with us, you will need to have your Mahzor at home. If you do not have one, or can't find yours, please call the office. We have a small supply and are happy to sell you one. They are $50.

PLEASE continue to mail in your dues payments. Even though our staff is not in the building for 8 hours a day each week, the building has not been shut down - it is still using the utilities and we still have bills. Your dues payments allow us to continue to be able to pay our employees who are still working remotely and pay our everyday bills.
Thank you!

Please remember to contact the office if you change your phone number, drop your land line, change your email address, or move.

Thank you!

Please remember to fill your tzedakah boxes at home while we are not having minyan services in the building. Once we come back into the building, you can bring the money you collected and we will apply it towards our minyan fund. Or, you can send a check in and specify it's for the minyan fund. The money that is collected during our minyan services is donated to many needy causes. Now, more than ever, there is a huge need for donations to these causes. Please remember there are people who are going hungry and have lost their jobs because of this coronavirus and they need our help.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE NOTES

PLEASE note - if you forward the Notes From The Shul to someone who doesn't receive them and they hit the "Unsubscribe" button at the bottom of the email, they are unsubscribing YOU from the email list and you will no long receive The Notes. So, if there's information in The Notes you want someone to see, please let them know not to hit the "Unsubscribe" button so they don't inadvertently take you off our email list.

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE AT TEMPLE ISRAEL

Parents and Grandparents:

Did you know that Scholarship Funds are available at Temple Israel that can be used for Jewish Education, Jewish camps, trips to Israel and other Jewish Experiential programs? Think:

  • Simon Family JCC (or any Jewish) summer camp
  • BBYO and USY conventions and summer programs
  • college winter and spring break trips with a Jewish focus
  • even partial tuition reimbursement for a Jewish college course!

And some of the 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 Educational Fund. Needs basis is given first priority. If interested in applying for a grant, please contact the synagogue office at 489-4550.

AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 7

AUGUST 2

Jeanette Juren

AUGUST 3

Sarah Dunbar
Kathy Fox
Barry Lubin

AUGUST 4

Oscar Brown
Gary Osmundson

AUGUST 5

Sara Kruger
Morris Benjamin Panitz

AUGUST 6

Gavin Hiemstra

AUGUST 7

Melissa Miles

AUGUST 1

Dan Williams and Olivia Sauder

AUGUST 4

Marc Rabinowitz and Bonnie Gordon-Rabinowitz

AUGUST 5

Mark and Sharon Hermelin

AUGUST 7

Eli and Ann Chovitz
Gavin and Jadi Hiemstra

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 call Norman Soroko at (757)641-3445.

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:

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

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
AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 7

AUGUST 1

Jennie Friedman
Joseph Krampf
Rose Laskoe
Hilda Livingston
Nisan Mor
Yuriy Odinov
Channah Writer

AUGUST 2

Joy Atkinson
Vivienne Barr Braun
Max Friedman
Gertrude Greenhouse
Alan Hoffman
Mendel J Schiff

AUGUST 3

Joseph Argaman
Herbert Auerbach
Howard Legum

AUGUST 4

Louis Friedman
Ralph Kane
Shirley Tonelson

AUGUST 5

Estelle Friedman
Sylvia Kamish
Rebecca Bashe Klein

AUGUST 6

Sondra Myers