Service times for Shabbat and during the week
Junior Congregation reminder
Chanukkah Challenge Gameshow
Rick Recht Concert Information
Rabbi Panitz office hours
Mitzvah of the Month for December and January
Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available
JCC Book Festival Schedule
Chanukah Candle Fundraiser
Scholar-in-Residence Weekend Schedule
Cooking for a Kiddush luncheon
Join our Minyan!
Room Wanted to Rent
Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week
Beth Sholom Village Community Chinese Buffet on December 25th
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
Yahrzeits for the week
Friday - 5:30pm at Temple Israel
Saturday - Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Chanukkah Challenge Gameshow begins at 11:00am
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. Beginning Monday, December 3rd, evening minyan services will be at Beth El at 5:45pm.)
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 - "Judith the Maccabbette"
Saturday - We will have our gameshow "Hollywood Menorahs and Dreidels"
Torah Reader - Marilyn Suskind-Pearline, in memory of her grandfather, Benjamin Rosett
Haftarah - Rabbi Michael Panitz, in honor of his Bar Mitzvah anniversary
Please join us for a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following services.
This weekend will be very special! Rick Recht is coming to be with our Tidewater community and the Beit Sefer Shalom children will have the opportunity to hear him on Sunday! Also, if any children would like to sing with him, there is a rehearsal at 12:00 pm at the JCC.
Here is the schedule.
Event: BSS Sunday School
Lunch: FREE at Latkepalooza!!
Event: Concert with Rick
When: 1:30pm concert
Rehearse: 12:00pm- we will be at the JCC and there will be a full rehearsal of singers and instrumentalists at 12:00pm. Then we can eat lunch and at 1:30 is the concert.
Here are the words to one of our favorite Rick Recht songs! One that speaks directly to our hearts, minds, and prayers for a better world.
People come in different colors
people think in different ways
when we love the difference
in one another
together we can make the world
a better place
Shalom, Shalom Baolam
shalom l'hagshim tikun olam
shalom, shalom baolom
shalom shalom, shalom baolam
When we listen to each other
when when we try to understand
when we respect the thoughts of
everyone we meet
only then can we expect true peace
throughout our land
together we are strong
when we say what we believe
we can make the future
a brighter place for you and me
anashim bitsva'im shonim
anashim choshvim bidrachim shonot
k'she'anachnu ohavim et hahevdalim aytsel ha'achayrim
yachad nuchal laitsor olam tov yotayr Shalom....Shalom Ba'olam!
As in the past, we will be helping First Lutheran Church in Ghent with their week of NEST.
Our day is December 6th.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered - we could still use one more person for registration and for the second overnight shift.
And thank you to everyone who has volunteered to bring food - we now have all the food covered!
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.
We had someone contact the office looking for a room to rent. If you have a room available to rent, or know of someone who does, please contact the office and we will pass on the contact information to her. Thank you.
Bernie and Lois Cohen
William and Jeri Jo Halprin
Gideon and Edna Riess
Switch Day at Beth Sholom Village
Change is here!
For over thirty years, Beth Sholom Village has engaged family members and the community as they came to volunteer on December 25. The activity was called “Switch Day”.
The idea was born when staff – everyone from food servers to nurses requested the day off to spend time with their family on Christmas day. The Jewish community came together and volunteered and switched places with many staff. The volunteers did everything! They cooked and served food and escorted residents from their room to the dining rooms. They worked in the laundry room and helped clean. They lead Bingo. There was lots of socializing and the making of new friends. It worked out well for everyone! Jewish people had the day off and wanted to give back. The staff was able to take an important family holiday off.
Fast forward to today and times have changed. New health care guidelines dictate that only trained staff members may assist residents with certain activities. The health department will not allow volunteers in the kitchen to cook. The list goes on! Our staff enjoys working the long shift with time and a half for a holiday.
So, here we are in 2018 and we again are coming together as a community only this time with a different twist. We are inviting our family members, friends and former volunteers to come and enjoy a kosher Chinese Buffet and socialize.
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
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
(see the information above)
Monday, December 10th
Torah at the Beach at the home of Burke and Vivian Margulies 7:30pm
Chanukah will be the discussion at this session.
Tuesday, December 11th
Board Meeting 7:30pm
Saturday, December 15th
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat in the sanctuary 9:30am
Junior Congregation in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library 10:30am
Anna Rose Sandler