Notes from the Shul

WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?
 
Daily and Shabbat Services Information

Service Leaders

Updated Mask Protocols

Our Fundraiser Is Coming!

The New Mitzvah Of The Month

Blue Yarmulke Person Of The Year Information

Purim Celebrations

Ambassador Brad Gordon To Speak

Upcoming Temple Israel Events

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Yahrzeits for the Week

JELF Loan Information

Please Remember Our Email Address Has Changed

Wands for Wildlife information

Pet Memorial Board information

JMCC Lecture Series

UJFT Upcoming Events
Service Times

Shabbat services are in the sanctuary and on live stream, beginning at 9:30am. Kiddush luncheon will be in Brody Auditorium.
Daily minyan will be on Zoom at the number/link below.  Services via Zoom.us will be Sunday - Friday at 8:00am and 5:30pm

DAILY 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
 
This week's YouTube video link -
03.22.24 - Purim in a Time of Rising Antisemitism
SERVICE LEADERS FOR SHABBAT
MARCH 23, 2024

Torah Service - Avi Yashaev
Torah Reader - Marilyn Suskind Pearline, in memory of her grandmother, Sadie Rosett
Haftarah - Reuven Rohn
Musaf - Wesley Jones

There will be a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services.
UPDATED PROTOCOLS REGARDING MASKS

COVID-19 is still with us - there is a new variant out there that is highly contagious.  In light of this information, if you are feeling sick, STAY HOME and watch services on our live stream. We are strongly encouraging our members and guests to wear masks in the sanctuary.  If you are called to the bimah for an honor, you must wear a mask!  If you are not sitting with family members, please spread out in the sanctuary and at lunch. We greatly appreciate your support in following these updated guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy.

WE STAND WITH ISRAEL
The information for the fundraiser is now on the website.  You can become a sponsor or purchase your tickets there.  This is going to be a very fun afternoon so reserve your spot now!



Our new Mitzvah of the Month, which will go through the end of April, is collecting food for the Jewish Family Services food pantry.  This food pantry is a vital part of the community and helps so many people.  Please pick up a couple extra cans, or a couple extra boxes of pasta, when you do your grocery shopping.  Thank you for helping this worthy organization continue the great work they do.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, March 23rd, 9:30am, in person
Shabbat Services

Monday, March 25th, 7:30pm on Zoom
Quarantine Book Club
Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman, by Farideh Goldin
Farideh Goldin will be our special guest for the evening!
Meeting ID: 629 490 590
Meeting Passcode: 832087

Wednesday, March 27th, 12:00pm
Rabbi Panitz will be leading the "Lunch and Learn" at Beth El
"Two Cheers For Concubines! - Purim in the Light of Persian History"
There is an $8.00 fee

Saturday, March 30th, 9:30am, in person
Shabbat Services
Kiddush sponsored by Linda and Jonathan Longman in honor of their anniversary

Rabbi Panitz's Tuesday Morning Class

Tuesdays at 8:45am
Meeting ID - 625 144 762
Passcode - 008603
Click HERE for the link

Conversion to Judaism Class
Fridays at 4:30pm on Zoom

All are welcome to join in on the class
Meeting ID
674-044-866
Meeting Passcode
296993
Click HERE for the link
 

MARCH 23 - MARCH 29
MARCH 23
John Essick

MARCH 24
Louis Lubin

MARCH 26
Muriel Hecht

MARCH 27
Dena Vernik

MARCH 29
Ellie Brooke
Saul Mednick

MARCH 23
Michel and Marilyn Ashe

MARCH 24
Marshall and Sonia Bonnie

MARCH 29
Jonathan and Linda Longman

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
MARCH 23 - MARCH 29
MARCH 23
Elaine Michaelson
Bertha Salzberg
Dorothy Taylor

MARCH 24
Stanley Lebow

MARCH 26
Sarah Baumgard
Edward J. Halprin

MARCH 28
Jennie Gladstone Brady
Beverly Saunders Weisman

MARCH 29
Margaret Tallant Cary






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.

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.
Plaques are only $75 each.

UPCOMING UJFT EVENTS

✨Tidewater Solidarity Mission to Israel 

JUNE 18-22, 2024

It has never been more important to stand with Israel! Join the UJFT Solidarity Mission to explore impacted sites from October 7th, meet and hear from affected families, volunteer on farms or IDF bases, learn from geopolitical experts & high level officials and Show Israelis they are not alone!

Contact Amy Zelenka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information and to save your spot on the trip.

✨ Allison Gilbert, Listen World! How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America's Most-Read Woman

MONDAY, MARCH 25 • 6:45 • ONLINE ONLY

Allison Gilbert, co-author of Listen, World!, the first biography of American writer Elsie Robinson will be joined by Dr. Amy K. Milligan for an exclusive peek into the life of Elsie Robinson as a part of the Konikoff Center for Learning's Unsung SHEroes of History series - a celebration of American women whose contributions to history have gone unrecognized through the passage of time. Registration and more information:  JewishVA.org/unsungSHEroes

✨ The Israel - Hamas War, A Tidewater Community Briefing featuring Ambassador Brad Gordon

TUESDAY, MARCH 26 • 7:30 PM • REBA & SAM SANDLER FAMILY CAMPUS

Not quite six months after Hamas used its base in Gaza to launch an unprecedented massacre in Israel's south, calls for a ceasefire and a "two-state solution" have reached a fever-pitch. At the same time, more than 100 civilian hostages of all ages are still being held in captivity and demands for their release remain unmet. Mr. Gordon will discuss these developments and more, drawing on his years of experience as a member of the senior staff of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) following his roles as the Staff Director of the International Operations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and as the staffer of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee responsible for the Middle East and South Asia. For more information or to RSVP, go to JewishVA.org/IsraelToday or contact Nofar Trem at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presented by Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and community partners’ Israel Today, and AIPAC.
 

✨Luminous: An Artist’s Story as a Guide to Radical Creativity

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 • 12:00 • ONLINE

Linda Dayan Frimer’s Luminous is a complex and intriguing work that mixes memoir, spiritualism, and meditations on art and color with reflections on Judaism and her own family’s roots through generations going back to Romania. Frimer uses acrylics, oils, and watercolors, and collages photographs into mixed-media canvases. Her work is on exhibit in the Leon Family Gallery through April. Free to attend, registration required JewishVA.org/Frimer

✨ Beyond Borders: Post 1967 into the 21st Century

WEDNESDAYS AT 6:45PM • BEGINS APRIL 3 • ONLINE ONLY

Delve into the complexities of the past half-century of the Arab-Israeli conflict, from the War of Attrition, that began post-1967, to present tensions. Analyzing newspaper articles, speeches, poems, photographs, and maps, we will trace the more recent history of this entrenched struggle. Explore these complex topics and more in this Melton class taught by Dr. Amy K. Milligan. Why has a lasting peace between Israel and the Arab world has been so elusive? What developments might be next? The course cost is $295. Receive $100 off the course if you register before March 15 using code EARLYBIRD at checkout. Additional scholarships are available. JewishVA.org/Melton

✨ Antisemitism: Then & Now, Right & Left

BEGINS MARCH 7 • THURSDAYS AT 12:00 PM • SANDLER FAMILY CAMPUS

This 6-week course taught by Rabbi Michael Panitz will comprehensively explore the historical and contemporary manifestations of prejudice against Jewish communities. We will see that antisemitism is not confined to one part of the political spectrum.  $25, scholarships available. JewishVA.org/prejudice

✨Join the Israel Trail Challenge and Help Israel!

NOW  through May 19 • JFIT at Simon Family JCC

The popular Israel Trail Challenge is back! JCC members and exercise enthusiasts sign up to hike, jog, walk, dance, row or swim as many of the 622 miles of the actual Israel Trail, without ever leaving the gym. Log your steps/miles and hit as many of the 15 milestone stops that are on the actual Israel Trail — and learn about the terrain of Israel as you go. Fun for friends, family, and anyone who wants to set some health goals in the new year. ALSO NEW THIS YEAR: You can have your friends and family sponsor your challenge, with ALL PROCEEDS going to the Tidewater Israel Emergency Fund. Register as an athlete at JewishVA.org/IsraelTrail

✨  Israeli Dance: Good for the Spirit and Body

 Wednesdays, 5:30 PM • Simon Family JCC 

"Despite the terrible pain, shock, and outrage we are experiencing in light of the events unfolding in Israel, we must not lose hope. We stand with Israel — and for Israel,” says instructor Pati. 

"Therefore, I invite all of you to join us in dancing for Israel, honoring the lives of those who were unjustly taken from us too soon and sending good vibes and positive thoughts to all those who steadfastly continue to fight for a stronger and vibrant Israel. Am Israel Chai!"

✨Yiddish Club

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 1:00 PM • Simon Family JCC
Yiddish Club is returning to the Simon Family JCC. This event promises to be a joyous occasion where attendees can reconnect with old friends and make new ones who share a love for Yiddishkeit. The Yiddish Club is a vibrant hub for preserving and promoting the Yiddish language and its rich heritage, making it an essential part of the community. This club is free and open to the community and will reoccur on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays throughout the year. For more information and to RSVP, please visit
JewishVA.org/YiddishClub or contact Mia Klein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757-452-3184.

✨  The Humusiya is Tidewater’s Tastiest (and Kosher) Israeli Cuisine 

Chef Eitan Altshuler presents his best take on authentic Israeli cuisine each week in a list of tantalizing specials that can be found on The Cardo Café menu (as well as online at Humusiya.com). His famously light and delectable hummus, plus items like shawarma, Za’atar pita, and more are featured each week and available for dine in (at the JCC), ordering ahead for takeout, or DoorDash delivery. All of which can be found at the website or by clicking here.