WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Service times for Shabbat and during the week

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

Collection for the JFS Food Pantry and for Hurricane Florence victims

The Book Exchange charity sale to benefit Team Hurwitz

Beth Sholom Village Resident Art Show and Festival

The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center Movie

JCC Book Festival

Cooking for a Kiddush luncheon

Join our Minyan!

Beth Sholom Village Mah Jongg Day

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Request for Shomrim

Red Cross Blood Drive Information

Wands for Wildlife information

Pet Memorial Board information

Mitzvah of the Year information

NEW Program Committee

Amazon Smile information for Temple Israel

Volunteers needed for the Men's Chevra Kaddisha

Summer Exhibits at the Virginia Holocaust Museum

Gift Shop information

JNF Tree information

Wine on the Vine

Upcoming Events

Yahrzeits for the week

Service Times

Friday - 5:30pm at Temple Israel

Saturday - 9:30am in the sanctuary for our Cancer Awareness Shabbat

Sunday - 8:00am at Congregation Beth El, and Sunday evening services are at Temple Israel at 5:45pm.

Monday - Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Congregation Beth El (Evening minyan services are at Congregation Beth El for the month of October.)

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 - "Sodom and Gomorrah and Consequences"

Saturday - Sharon Laderberg will be our guest speaker for Cancer Awareness Shabbat

Service Leaders

Torah Service - Jacob Brauner

Haftarah - Jacob Brauner, in honor of his Bar Mitzvah anniversary

Ashrei - Talia Chapel


Please join us for a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following services. There are pamphlets about cancer prevention and signs on a table on the atrium.

Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.

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.
There will be Junior Congregation this week to make up for it's cancellation last week due to Mrs. Panitz not feeling well. We're so happy she's feeling better! See you in the library at 10:30am!
Once again, we are collecting food for the JFS food pantry. Please bring your nonperishable food items to the synagogue office during the month of September. There are bags on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium that you can grab when you come for services, fill, and return. JFS thanks you for your help!

We will be collecting money for the victims of Hurricane Florence from B'nai Israel Congregation in Wilmington, NC. If you would like to help, please send your check to the Temple Israel office and in the "memo" section, indicate "Hurricane Florence". This congregation suffered serious damage to their building and grounds, and clean up is very costly.

This is an update from Friday, October 5th, from their website:

"As of this morning, with the exception of our internet still not working, all systems are back to pre-Florence condition. This means that we still are in the middle of recovering from the July roof flood which seriously damaged our sanctuary. We are back in our sanctuary and are in the process of replacing the flooring, ceiling, and refinishing the pews, wood work and Bima. New designs will be presented to the congregation at the November 11th Congregational meeting.

At this time we still have not had any reports of members that have been injured or have suffered serious loss of property, but many are still waiting the findings from insurance and FEMA adjusters.

Our cemetery has suffered significant damage from falling trees. The final cost for clean up in the cemetery is estimated to be in excess of $15000.00.

We are extremely grateful that no injuries have been sustained, and have and will continue to use those fund donated to supplement our costs for cleanup, food purchases, and cemetery repairs."

Let's help this congregation that has lost so much. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Just a reminder - if you would like to come in and cook something special for a Shabbat kiddush luncheon, just let the office know. We will be happy to check your food in and show you around the kitchen. Maybe you have a special dish that you would like to share with the congregation - you're more than welcome to come in and prepare it during office hours. And the congregation certainly would like to try it!

summer fun events
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Our morning 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. 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.

OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 2

OCTOBER 28

Audrey Fleder
Dinah Halioua
Arnold Oppenheim

OCTOBER 30

Tina Hendricks
Jodi Klebanoff

NOVEMBER 2

Doug and Tina Moses

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.
Our next blood drive is November 11th at Second Presbyterian Church on Hampton Boulevard. PLEASE, if you are able to give, come and give blood. You can go online and schedule your appointment (enter the word Faithful which will take you to the correct blood drive) or just come that day, beginning at 9:00am. If you are able to volunteer to help with registration, please contact Eitan Mor. There is such a huge need right now with Hurricanes Florence and Michael - the Red Cross needs you.
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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.

We have a new

MITZVAH OF THE YEAR

The Salvation Army needs the community's help for their new 'Diaper Pantry'

The Salvation Army is creating a "diaper pantry" to help families with young children. Diapers are one of the most expensive items families need to purchase, so we are helping them fill their "diaper pantry" by collecting here at Temple Israel. So, the next time you're at the store, pick up a package of diapers and drop it at the synagogue office. You will be helping struggling families who are just trying to make ends meet.

As always, thank you for your generosity and kindness.

AmazonSmile and Temple Israel

What is AmazonSmile? - an easy way for you to support Temple Israel every time you shop, at no cost to you! When you log on to https://smile.amazon.com you will find the exact same low prices, selection, and convenience of shopping at Amazon.com - with the bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to Temple Israel.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile? YES!! You use the same account. Your shopping cart, wish lists, wedding registry and other account settings will all be the same.

How do I select Temple Israel as my charity of choice on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at AmazonSmile will result in a donation. If you use this link, it will take you directly to Temple Israel so you won't have to search through all the charitable organizations.
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0563380

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping and handling, gift wrapping fees, taxes or service charges. While this may sound small, with over 300 families receiving this email, the amount could really add up!

Finally, How do I shop at AmazonSmile? Simply to go smile.amazon.com from your web browser or mobile device. It's that simple! Make sure to bookmark the link so it's even easier for you to return to the website and begin shopping.

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.
summer exhibits

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


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 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, October 27th
Cancer Awareness Shabbat with guest speaker Sharon Laderberg, Executive Director at Susan G. Komen 9:30am

Tuesday, October 30th
Class with Rabbi Panitz in Sandler Hall 8:15am

Saturday, November 3rd
Shabbat Services 9:30am

Junior Congregation 10:30am

Tuesday, November 6th
Class with Rabbi Panitz in Sandler Hall 8:15am

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!!!!

Thursday, November 8th
Sisterhood Paid Up Membership Dinner 5:30pm

Friday, November 9th
Shabbat Services with the Tidewater Chavurah at the home of Harold and Elaine Levenson

Saturday, November 10th
Second Saturday Services in Brody Auditorium

Sunday, November 11th
Blood Drive at Second Presbyterian on Hampton Boulevard 9:00am - 1:00pm

Monday, November 12th
Office Closed for Veterans Day

Torah at the Beach at the home of Elaine and Hal Levenson 7:30pm

Tuesday, November 13th
Board Meeting 7:30pm

Thursday, November 15th
Rabbi Panitz will be speaking at Virginia Wesleyan University on the topic of Jewish wedding customs. Open to the public 11:00am

Saturday, November 17th
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat 9:30am

Movie night at Temple Israel
Rabbi Panitz will be showing the Israeli movie "Walk on Water"
This movie is rated R
The evening will begin at 7:30pm 9:30am

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
OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 2

OCTOBER 27

Joseph Brown
Arthur Klein

OCTOBER 28

Charlotte Moos
Jacob Nesson
Edwin Rashkind

OCTOBER 29

Ross Friedman
Hyman Goldstein
Anne Weinstein

OCTOBER 30

Adele Blum
Fredric Drexler
Samuil Goldshteyn
Sylvia Kass
Abraham Littman
Bobbie Tabakin
Yosef Yusufov

OCTOBER 31

Isidore Eisenpress
Melvin Krampf
Sara Madoff
Morris Marcus
Elliot Young

NOVEMBER 1

Bernard Bernstein
Gertrude Chait
Irving Eisenpress
Harold Newman

NOVEMBER 2

Harry Fleder
Sara Mazel
Hyman Rubin