Notes from the Shul

What's happening at Temple Israel this week... and beyond.

There will be Junior Congregation this Shabbat, January 27th, in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library at 10:30am

Our next Red Cross blood drive is February 4th at Temple Israel, from 9:30am to 2:30pm. The Red Cross is in desperate need of blood due to the many natural disasters that have happened. PLEASE call the Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: TISRAEL to schedule an appointment. There is an urgent need and the Red Cross is depending on us. See the flyer below for more information.

This movie documents the legacy of the most recorded jazz standard of all time, ""Body & Soul"". From its creation by Jewish composer Johnny Green, the imprint made by Louis Armstrong's famous performance, on through the recording of the song by the Benny Goodman trio; the film captures the ""fraternity and conflict between African Americans and American Jews"" that would ultimately lead to the breakdown of race barriers in popular music. Immediately following the film, the Governor's School for the Performing Arts jazz trio will perform.

Service Times
Friday - 5:30pm at Temple Israel

Saturday - 9:30am in the sanctuary.

Sunday - Morning minyan is at Congregation Beth El at 8:00am and 9:15am. The 9:15am minyan is a learning minyan. Sunday evening services are at Temple Israel at 5:45pm

Monday - Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Temple Israel
(Evening minyan is at Temple Israel in January.)
**IMPORTANT NOTICE - Some February yahrzeit letters went out with the incorrect location for evening minyan services. In February, evening minyan services will be at CONGREGATION BETH EL, NOT Temple Israel.

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 - ""How We Started Living As Jews""
Saturday - ""A Haftarah Based On The Words Of Martin Luther King, Jr.""

Service Leaders
Haftarah - Wendy Einhorn Brodsky
Musaf - Miriam Blake

The congregation is invited to a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium, in honor of the January birthdays and anniversaries.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 7:15PM
BEACH CINEMA ALEHOUSE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH, 7:15PM
HARBOR CLUB IN THE NEW WATERSIDE DISTRICT

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 7:15PM
NARO EXPANDED CINEMA

FREE SCREENING ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH, NOON
SIMON FAMILY JCC

For ticket information, visit SimonFamilyJCC.org/FilmFestival
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.
CHECK OUT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL WEBSITE -

WWW.TEMPLEISRAELVA.ORG -

HUGE THANKS TO TAMMY WHO HAS WORKED DILIGENTLY TO GET THE WEBSITE UPDATED. IT LOOKS GREAT!

Did you know there are recordings of Rabbi Panitz doing prayers under the ""Worship"" tab? You can listen and learn the prayers you hear on Shabbat.
JANUARY MITZVAH OF THE MONTH

Drop off your new or gently used coats and jackets, either at the office or the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium.
We need coats of ALL sizes.

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We have started something new at our kiddush luncheons on Shabbat. If you see someone with a red cup, that means they are a new member, or are visiting, so please go up to them and introduce yourself and help them feel at home.

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

MITZVAH OF THE YEAR
Temple Israel has joined with the United Way of South Hampton Roads in a new program called Mission United. This program will assemble ""move-in kits"" for qualified homeless people who are transitioning to apartments. The items we have been tasked with collecting are linens. We will collect new/gently used twin and full sized bed sheets, blankets and comforters, as well as towels and washcloths.
Please bring your donations to the synagogue office.
Thank you for your help with this most worthy project!
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.

NOTES TO NOTE
Thursday, January 25th
Sisters in the Hood Book Club - 6:15pm at the 58th Street Deli (Loehmann's Plaza, 4000 Virginia Beach Boulevard). The book for this session is
TwoFamily House: A Novel by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Saturday, January 27th
Shabbat Shira Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Rabbi Panitz will chant a sermon in song,
based on the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 28th
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER * SUNDAY, JANUARY 28,
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, OHEF SHOLOM TEMPLE
Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, the son of a decorated Nazi tank commander, and author of A German Life: Against All Odds, Change is Possible (2007) will tell the story of his struggle of being torn between faith, family and religion.

The community is invited to join Sunday learning middle school grades from Ohef Sholom Temple, Congregation Beth El and Temple Israel at Ohef Sholom Temple’s Sinai Chapel. Dr. Wollschlaeger’s message is “Don’t live in the shadow of history.”

This program is made possible by the Holocaust Commission of the Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

Saturday, February 3rd
Beth Sholom Village's Annual Kahbaid Weekend - Temple Israel will recognize ""Wisdom of the Ageless"" during the reading of the Ten Commandments at Shabbat Services 9:30am in the sanctuary. The kiddush will be sponsored by Beth Sholom Village, in honor of Kahbaid Shabbat.

Sunday, February 4th

Tuesday, February 6th
Board Meeting 7:30pm

Saturday, February 10th

Monday, February 12th
Downtown Book Club, lunch meeting
They will be discussing The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and
Gloria Vanderbilt. Contact Bernice Moses at 622-5142 for more information.

Torah at the Beach at the home of Dee Dee and Meyer Chovitz.
The topic will be ""The Day Before Yesterday"". 7:30pm

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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 27 - FEBRUARY 2

JANUARY 27
Mollie Jason
Herbert Kopel
Max Lederman
Stuart Peltz
Libby Tucker

JANUARY 28
Tahor Glasser
Anne Marie Neely
Henry Zetlin

JANUARY 29
Edith Lindsey
Tova Oppenheimer

JANUARY 30
Anne Englander
Bernard Glasser
Harry Snyder

JANUARY 31
Gussie Brown
Saul Kushner

FEBRUARY 1
Samuel Adler
Leonard Barr
Jacob Finder
Samuel Jager
Ina Legum
Flora Mirvis
Sarah Silverman

FEBRUARY 2
Samuel Rosenblatt

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