WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Virtual Services Information

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Remember Our Email Address Has Changed

Information About In-Person Shabbat Services

How To Live Stream Our Services

Our Bulletin Is On The Website

Send In Your Graduation Pictures

JFS "Bare Necessities" Drive

Help The Men's Club Beautify Our Grounds

Summer Gardening Project At A Community Garden

Help Update The TO LIFE Book

Office Hours

Volunteers Needed For The BSV Gift Shop

Jewish Film Festival

Jewish Museum & Cultural Center Summer Series Information

Important Information Regarding The Notes

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Wands for Wildlife information

Pet Memorial Board information

Upcoming Events

Yahrzeits for the week

Service Times

As you all know, at this time, we are not having minyan services in the building. However, we are having services via Zoom.us Sunday - Friday at 8:00am and 5:30pm. We have begun having Shabbat services in the building the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Shabbat services will also be live streamed and on Zoom. Below is the information for ALL services.

DAILY AND SHABBAT SERVICES 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 June 18 and 19, 2021

06.18.21 - Finding miracles in the ordinary.
https://youtu.be/J4dgIIt6QUI

06.19.21 - Parshat Chukat
https://youtu.be/6Q0VVJqus0E

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 sessions via Zoom will be on May 22nd from 10:30am - 11:30am.

The Zoom information is:

Meeting ID - 856 0430 3512
Password - 940352

Please remember - our email address has changed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our AOL email address was hacked a couple of years ago, so we had to make the change. The AOL email address is checked every once in a while, but not often. So please make sure you change our email address in your contacts.

IN-PERSON SHABBAT SERVICES ARE COMING BACK

Have you missed in-person services and seeing your friends at the synagogue? Well, if so, you will be happy to know that we are bringing back in-person services on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Services will also be live streamed and on Zoom for those who are still not comfortable coming back, or who are unable to come to in-person services. Our next in-person services will be June 19th.

To attend services, you will have to sign up by the Thursday prior to Shabbat using this link with Sign Up Genius, or call the office, sign a waiver if you have not already signed one, show proof of vaccination, and continue to socially distance. Wearing a mask is no longer required, but you may still wear one if you're more comfortable. When services are over, you will be asked to leave your prayer book in your seat so we will know which seats need to be sanitized.

Also, there will only be one Zoom number for all services, rather than a different number for Shabbat services and a different number for minyan services. That Zoom information is as follows:


Meeting ID - 674-044-866
Password - 296993

Or click HERE for the link

We look forward to seeing you on June 19th.


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Did you know you can access our monthly bulletin on our website - templeisraelva.org?

We know the mail has not been the best lately and we've heard that some bulletins haven't made it to some members' homes. If so, here's the link to the bulletin on our website.

https://templeisraelva.org/bulletin-of-temple-activities

Just copy and paste the above link into your browser and hit "Enter". Or simply go to our website - templeisraelva.org - go all the way to the bottom right of the home page, and you will see "Bulletin of Temple activities".

IT'S GRADUATION TIME!

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Please send us your graduation announcements and pictures for your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or just friends. We want them all - from pre-school to grad school!

We are absolutely overwhelmed by the response so far for this "Bare Necessities" drive for JFS. You, our members, are amazing! Please continue to bring items during the week, or you can wait to bring your items on Sunday, June 27th.

We will continue to collect supplies for the JFS pantry. They are always in need of toiletries and food, as the people who utilize their pantry don't just come one time - they come on a weekly basis for the assistance this pantry provides. And because of that, JFS is constantly in need of items to replenish their pantry. So we will continue to collect supplies at different intervals throughout the year. To help us with each of our drives, each time you go to the grocery store, pick up an extra box of pasta, or can of something, or an extra roll of paper towels or toilet paper - that way, by the time our next drive comes along, you'll already have a nice box of items to donate.

Again, thank you so much for your support of JFS and your generosity.

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Do you like to work in the yard? Would you like to help with some projects around the synagogue? Well, you're in luck - the Men's Club needs you! On June 22nd (June 23rd will be our rain date), the Men's Club, with Gary Osmundson as our fearless leader, is going to be trimming bushes, raking, and bagging the waste and they need your help! They will be there from 9:00am to 5:00pm. You will need gloves, a hat and sunscreen - all tools will be provided.
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Come help beautify our grounds just in time for the High Holidays, spend time with people you haven't seen in a while, and get some fresh air!
Please call the office and let us know what timeframe you would like to work.
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Bringing To Life Back To Life

The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is in the process of updating To Life: Stories of Courage and Survival, a collection of 67 personal stories published in 2002.

A large number of the individuals in the book have passed away, and the Commission is looking for additional information that might update and/or add to their original stories. We are also looking for updated photos, both of those profiled in the book, featured alone or with family members.

In addition to updating existing stories, the Commission is interested in adding accounts unrecorded in the previous edition. Also welcome are stories of local rescuers and Righteous Gentiles not previously known to the Commission.

If you have information to share, please contact Elka Mednick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The office is now open from 10:00am - 2:00pm, Monday - Friday.
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Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

28th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

January 2021 - June 2021

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

As one of the longest-running Jewish film festivals in the country, the mission of the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi and Alma & Howard Laderberg, is to educate and engage diverse Tidewater communities, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, by presenting world-class film premieres, repertory cinema, and associated programs that are inspired by Jewish or Israeli history, heritage, and values.

Our vision is to create shared experiences and connections through film and cultural programs inspired by Jewish legacy and values.

A DIFFERENT FESTIVAL FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF YEAR!

The 28th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film will look different this year. To keep all of our community members safe, we have spread the festival out over months rather than days. Additionally, all of our films can be viewed virtually through Eventive, our new box office management and screening platform.

For help getting started with Eventive and creating your FREE account, please click here.

PURCHASE TICKETS

2021 SCHEDULE

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SIMON FAMILY JCC SUMMER CAMP

A YOM HA'ATZMAUT CELEBRATION!

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus

An outdoor movie night for families! If it rains, the movie will be a drive-in event.

6:30 PM: Park & Picnic

8:00 PM: Film Start

$12 per person. Children ages 12 and under FREE. Reservation required.

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Tickets on Sale Now!

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Ticket pricing:

$20 single concert in advance
$25 at the door
or for link to live streaming
$75 all 5 concert series in advance
For More Information Or To Purchase Tickets Online

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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.

JUNE 19 - JUNE 25

JUNE 20

Ilene Swartz

JUNE 21

Bob Seltzer
Marc Stein

JUNE 22

Jason Bosher
Alan Friedman
Harriet Peltz

JUNE 24

Ian Chapel
Candace Mayes
Irene Schwartz

JUNE 25

Susie Coplon
Jackie Sandler

JUNE 20

Troy and Lindsay Ingram

JUNE 21

George and Myra Stein

JUNE 22

Barry and Lois Einhorn

JUNE 23

Paul and Marilyn Hechtkopf
Richard and Valerie Yanku

JUNE 24

Lenny and Ellie Brooke

JUNE 25

Michael and Lee Rashkind

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Rabbi Panitz's Tuesday Morning Class

Ethics Expanded: The Rabbinic Classic, Avot of Rabbi Nathan"
Tuesdays, June 22, and 29 at 8:45am
Meeting ID - 625 144 762
Passcode - 008603
Click HERE for the link

The Quarantine Book Club

Mondays, June 21 at 7:30pm
If Not Now, When?, by Primo Levi
Meeting ID - 629 490 590
Passcode - 832087
Click HERE for the link

Torah at the Beach

Monday, April 19th at 7:30pm
Meeting ID - 629 490 590
Passcode - 832087
Click HERE for the link

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class

Alternate Sundays from 11:30am - 12:30pm
June 20, and 27
Meeting ID - 629 490 590
Passcode - 832087
Click HERE for the link
Please contact Rabbi Panitz if you would like to join the group

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
JUNE 19 - JUNE 25

JUNE 19

Eleanor Kruger
Aaron B. Levinsky

JUNE 20

Hannah Aronov
Jean Knopping
Rena Siegel
William C. Sloane

JUNE 21

Fred Brenner
Maurice Notkin
Bertha Rose
Jacob Schwaid
Tam Solberg
Miriam Weisberg
Alec I. White

JUNE 22

Elsbeth Gordon
Harry Kramer
Morris Shapiro

JUNE 23

Blanche Lipman
Ronald Meyer
Sophie Salzer

JUNE 24

Sheldon Balk
Hannester Baltuch
Daniel Goldman
Francis (Frank) Harte
David Posner
Saul Sukoff
Robert Zober