WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Service times for Shabbat and during the week

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

JFS Chanukah Gift Program Information

JCC Book Festival Schedule

NEST Information

Chanukah Candle Fundraiser

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend Schedule

Cooking for a Kiddush luncheon

Join our Minyan!

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Beth Sholom Village Family Trivia Night

Request for Shomrim

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

Upcoming Events

Yahrzeits for the week

Service Times

Friday - 5:30pm at Temple Israel

Saturday - Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am

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.

Sermon Titles

Laban and Loki

Friday - "Laban versus Jacob: Spy versus Counterspy"

Saturday - "Laban: Worse Than Pharaoh!?"

Service Leaders

Haftarah - Cantor Larry Tiger, on the occasion of the yahrzeit of his father, David Tiger


Please join us for a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following services, sponsored by Jane and Richard Popkin, in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary and Jane's 64th birthday. Mazel Tov!

Junior Congregation will meet this Shabbat in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library at 10:30am
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.

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 JFS no later than November 16th. Be sure to write the child's number on your item so JFS knows which child that gift is for. Thank you for helping make this a happy Chanukah for these children.

PLEASE READ AND NOTE THE UPDATED INFORMATION!

As in the past, we will be helping First Lutheran Church in Ghent with their week of NEST. Our day is December 6th. We need food for dinner, to include fried chicken, mac and cheese, salad and rolls. You can make the mac and cheese at home and bring it to the church, as well as the salad. They expect about 50 people, so you could partner with someone for one of the items. Below is the shift schedule. Please call the office if you are able to help with dinner or complete one of the open shifts. Thank you!

  • December 6 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm - Meal coordinators and cooks -
    We have one person signed up for this shift - we need 5 more people.
  • December 6 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Registration -
    We have one person signed up for this shift - we need 1 more person.
  • December 6 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm - Evening helpers -
    We have 4 people signed up for this shift - we need 1 more person.
  • December 6 - December 7 - 9:30pm - 1:00am - First overnight shift
    This shift is full! Thank you to the 3 people who signed up.
  • December 7 - 1:00am - 5:00am - Second overnight shift -
    We have one person signed up for this shift - we need 2 more people.
  • December 7 - 5:00am - 7:00am - Early morning/breakfast shift -
    This shift is full! Thank you to the 3 people who signed up.

Temple Israel's Festival of Jewish Art

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!

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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.

NOVEMBER 17 - NOVEMBER 23

NOVEMBER 17

Michael Glasser
Katie Ponack

NOVEMBER 18

Leonard Utt

NOVEMBER 19

Kim Rubin

NOVEMBER 20

Lilly Auerbach

NOVEMBER 22

Isaac Rubin
Stan Tickton

NOVEMBER 17

Gary and Ilene Osmundson
Richard and Jane Popkin

NOVEMBER 19

Stewart and Eileen Kahn
Burke and Vivian Margulies

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.
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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.

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, 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 closed, so if you need to go anywhere in Ghent, please check to make sure you can get there.

Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd
Office closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

Saturday, November 24th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Dr. Meghan Balk, daughter of Juanita Balk, will talk about "Why The Dinosaurs Missed The Ark"

Saturday, December 1st
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
We will have a Chanukah Game Show Challenge for kids and adults alike

There will also be Junior Congregation that day in the library 10:30am

Thursday, December 6th
Docents from the Chrysler Museum coming to see our artifacts exhibit on the atrium, led by Shirley Confino-Rehder and Mark Solberg 1:00pm

Saturday, December 8th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Our Scholar-in-Residence weekend begins with Dr. Michael Duffy

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
NOVEMBER 17 - NOVEMBER 23

NOVEMBER 17

Shirley Berlin
Alan Brody
Jennie Goldstein
Robert Lefcoe
Ciara Raschdorf
David Tiger
Ruth Zedd

NOVEMBER 18

Sybil Eilberg
Liya Estrina
Margaret Halifi
Morris Halprin
Meyer Legum
Barry Mandell

NOVEMBER 19

Ethel Block
Bluma Kushner Bromberg
Trudy Friedman

NOVEMBER 20

Ruth Auritt
Albert Breit
Tessie Cohen
Hilda Goodstein
Muriel Green
Marie Handen
Pepi Kahn
Leon Leder
Sylvia Pogolowitz
Harriet Salsbury
Florence Walner

NOVEMBER 21

Ronald Feuer
Alberta Hyman
Anita Sonkin

NOVEMBER 22

Nathan Chapel
Helen Epstein
Henry Friedman
Channah Leah
Mary Saunders
Alex Walzer

NOVEMBER 23

Joseph Fish
Alan Fleder
Goldie Ginsberg
Ada Kruger
Bernard Panitz
Millicent Pivor
Fredricka Sygal
Sadie Warshaw