WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Virtual Services Information

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Junior Congregation Information

Join A Zoom Event And Reconnect With Your Friends

Shabbat Services For This Weekend

Community Midrashah Program

Dues Payments

Movies At The Jewish Museum

Call the Office With Any Updated Information

A Message From The Men's Club

Save The Date For The 2021 World Wide Wrap

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

Upcoming Events

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 5:30pm. Below is the information for those services.

DAILY PRAYER GATHERING ZOOM INFORMATION:

Meeting ID: 674-044-866

Meeting Password: 296993

Click HERE for the link

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


YouTube Links for January 8 - 9, 2021

01.08.21 - A day of shame and moral reckoning.
https://youtu.be/aqtIcKesObM

01.09.21 - Parshat Shemot
URL: https://youtu.be/PAOAWfbc1as

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.
The next Junior Congregation via Zoom will be on January 9th and 23rd from 10:30am - 11:30am.

The Zoom information is:

Meeting ID - 856 0430 3512
Password - 940352

JOIN A ZOOM EVENT AND RECONNECT WITH FRIENDS
Have you missed seeing your fellow congregants over these past months? It's been very difficult for all of us, but there are many opportunities at Temple Israel to still connect with your fellow Temple Israelites. We have many Zoom events where you can see your friends and attend events together, even if it is virtual. So if you're feeling isolated, lonely, or simply want to see someone's smiling face, join us at one of our many Zoom events. You won't believe how much better you'll feel!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SHABBAT SERVICES

In light of Governor Northam's announcement and the new guidelines, all Shabbat services will be on Zoom and will begin AT 9:30AM.

Here is the Zoom information -

Meeting ID - 205 715 924
Password - 009400

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

You may click HERE for the link

MIDRASHAH INFORMATION


The next minimester of Midrashah will begin on January 10, 2021

When: Sunday, 5:30pm--7:15pm

Where: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75975028134?pwd=WTNTMmdMS3d1WTFodStCZXZmd1FNQT09

Meeting ID: 759 7502 8134

Passcode: j61t3H

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!
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Please remember to contact the office if you change your phone number, drop your land line, change your email address, or move.
Thank you!
A MESSAGE FROM THE MEN'S CLUB
If you have not joined the Men's Club yet, please be sure to mail your check for $36 to the Temple Israel office at 7255 Granby Street, Norfolk, 23505. Even in these strange times, the Men's Club is still having virtual events that will keep you connected to others in the congregation.
SAVE THE DATE!
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021
Stay tuned for new information about a Virtual World Wide Wrap Program that will be streamed live and available for you to join.
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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.

JANUARY 9 - JANUARY 15

JANUARY 9

Lawrence Fleder

JANUARY 10

Lewis Bernstein
Sybil Stolzenberg

JANUARY 11

Deborah Smith

JANUARY 12

Cheryl Sloane

JANUARY 13

Raymond Rebby

JANUARY 11

Michael and Natalie Steiner
Matthew and Valerie White

JANUARY 14

Alan Friedman and Darryl Lefcoe

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.
wands

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Quarantine Book Club

Mondays, January 18th at 7:30pm
Meeting ID - 629 490 590
Passcode - 832087
Join URL - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/629490590?pwd=MDFpWW5RT29wSmxkNmNhUUNFS2NUdz09

Rabbi Panitz's Tuesday Morning Class

"Englishing the Bible" Topic: The Psalms of Ascent, Psalms 120-134
Tuesdays January 12th, 19th, and 26th at 8:45am
Meeting ID - 625 144 762
Passcode - 008603
Join URL - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/625144762?pwd=cjUzZ2xkbGpFTXp3RGVmT2ZudC9QQT09

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class

Alternate Sundays from 11:30am - 12:30pm
January 17th, and 31st
Meeting ID - 629 490 590
Passcode - 832087
Join URL - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/629490590?pwd=MDFpWW5RT29wSmxkNmNhUUNFS2NUdz09
Please contact Rabbi Panitz if you would like to join the group

Torah at the Beach

Monday, January 11th at 7:30pm
Meeting ID - 629 490 590
Passcode - 832087
Join URL - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/629490590?pwd=MDFpWW5RT29wSmxkNmNhUUNFS2NUdz09

TORAH AT THE BEACH

Zooming has become a wonderful way to get together to study and learn. Last month we saw beautiful artwork depicting the Story of Judith. Rabbi Panitz comes up with many ways to make learning interesting and fun.

Our next session will be on Zoom on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:30PM (see above for Zoom information). Since it will be close to Tu Bi’Shvat we will discuss the many facets of Tu Bi’Shvat. Some questions that will be covered include:

1) What does Judaism teach about our relationship to n ature and to the environment?
2) What is the connection between Tu Bi'Shvat and the Jewish National Fund?
3) How did "Plant a Tree in Israel" get started?
4) What else does the JNF do besides forestation?
5) Who created the "Tu Bi'Shvat Seder"?
6) What is the procedure for a Tu Bi'Shvat Seder?
7) Was Tu Bishvat originally a holiday? If not, how did it get to be a holiday?
8) According to the Rabbis, what was the original significance of The 15th (=Tu) of Sh’vat?

Do you have questions to ask the Rabbi? Join us and chime in. We’re always glad to see each other and welcome new faces.

Cookie Miles
Torah At The Beach Coordinator

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
JANUARY 9 - JANUARY 15

JANUARY 9

Samuel Chovitz
Gus Goldstein
Allan Goodman
Andrew Salzberg

JANUARY 10

Esther Brody
Carl Moos
Sidney Terkeltoub

JANUARY 11

Leslie Legum
Stanley Pearline
William Rebby

JANUARY 12

Sidney Semel

JANUARY 13

Sophie Blumberg
William Chovitz
Nan Jaffe
Abe Kravitz
Lenore Salton
Stanley Shevokis
Dora Waranch

JANUARY 14

Fannie Carroll
Deborah Chapel
Rebecca Goldman
Louis Legum
Haim Soroko

JANUARY 15

Muriel Alderman
Robert Allentuck
Harold Amdursky
Joyce Beers
Isaac Doron
Ted Finder
Lilyan Green
Sadie Plotkin