Service times for Shabbat and during the week
Rabbi Panitz office hours
Second Saturday Information
Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available
JFS Chanukah Gift Program Information
JCC Book Festival Schedule
Cooking for a Kiddush luncheon
Join our Minyan!
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
Gift Shop information
JNF Tree information
Wine on the Vine
Yahrzeits for the week
Friday - 5:30pm at Temple Israel
Saturday - This is our Second Saturday Shabbat. Traditional services will begin at 9:30am in Brody Auditorium. Then the Second Saturday portion of services will begin at 11:00am. We have a very special speaker for this Shabbat - Dov Hoch, the new Executive Director of the Virginia Israel Advisory Board. This is his first public appearance in Hampton Roads since his appointment. This service is open to the public, as are all our services. Please tell your friends and have them come with you.
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 Temple Israel (Evening minyan services are at Temple Israel for the month of November.)
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.
Friday - Reminder - we are "on the road" for Shabbat services, joining the Tidewater Chavurah at the home of Hal and Elaine Levenson
Saturday - Second Saturday Services with Dov Hoch, new Executive Director of the Virginia Israel Advisory Board
Torah Service - Jacob Brauner
Haftarah - Sheila Panitz
Musaf - Joel Rubin
Please join us for a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services.
Once again, Temple Israel is participating in the Jewish Family Service Chanukah Gift Program. We have received the information on "our" families and below is the information for the children in the families. Please help these children have a happy Chanukah by purchasing some of the items on their "wish lists". Bring your unwrapped items to the synagogue office by November 14th or you may take them directly to JFS no later than November 16th. Be sure to write the child's number on your item so we make sure the correct child gets the correct gift. Thank you for helping make this a happy Chanukah for these children.
As in the past, we will be helping First Lutheran Church in Ghent with their week of NEST. Our day is December 6th. We previously sent out a schedule of shifts, however, that has changed. We only need food for dinner - we don't need bread or eggs for breakfast. Below is the new shift schedule. Please call the office if you are able to help. Thank you!
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!
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.
Nathan and Beth Brauner
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 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.
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.
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.
We accept donations for our L'Dor v'Dor section of the gift shop all year long. Please consider any of the following items:
Seder and Matzah 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
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.
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
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 - 2:00pm
Monday, November 12th
Office Closed for Veterans Day
Torah at the Beach at the home of Elaine and Hal Levenson In light of recent events, the topic for this evening will be "What Is The Origin Of Anti-Semitism?" In December, the group will continue with "What Is The Origin Of Our Prayers?" 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 13th
Class with Rabbi Panitz in Sandler Hall 8:15am
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
Kiddush is being sponsored by Jane and Richard Popkin, in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary and Jane's 64th birthday. Mazel Tov!
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
Sunday, November 18th
The Norfolk Half Marathon will be in Ghent in the morning. There will be many streets blocked off, so if you need to go anywhere in Ghent, please check to make sure you can get there.
Gaby Maya Naym