Notes from the Shul

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

Service Leaders

Updated Mask Protocols

Mitzvah Of The Month

JMCC Event

Sponsor A Kiddush!

Upcoming Temple Israel Events

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Yahrzeits for the Week

Please Remember Our Email Address Has Changed

Wands for Wildlife information

Pet Memorial Board information

UJFT Upcoming Events
Service Times

Shabbat services are in the sanctuary and on live stream, beginning at 9:30am. Kiddush luncheon will be on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium.

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 -
07.05.24 - THE ANONYMOUS HEROINE
SERVICE LEADERS FOR SHABBAT
JULY 6, 2024
Hallel - Rabbi Michael Panitz
Haftarah - Wendy Brodsky
Ashrei and Closing Prayers - Noah Bernstein

There will be a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following Shabbat services.
UPDATED PROTOCOLS REGARDING MASKS

The new numbers for Virginia have come out and are very good, so for now, MASKS ARE OPTIONAL, even if you are called up to the bimah.

We will continue to monitor the numbers and change the protocol as needed.  But, if you are feeling sick, PLEASE stay home and watch services on the live stream.

WE STAND WITH ISRAEL
This is our new Mitzvah of the Month for July and August.  The students and staff at Granby Elementary really rely on the donations they receive from Temple Israel to help them get through the year, and they are always so appreciative.


Have you been here on Shabbat and seen the wonderful kiddushim Anthony, Corey, and Avery prepare?  You too can have one just like it.  Sponsor a kiddush for a milestone you have coming up, or a simcha you have, or just because.  You can co-sponsor one with some friends and share the cost.
Give the office a call and find out what you need to do to sponsor one of our Shabbat kiddush luncheons.  It's a wonderful way to celebrate something in your life with your Temple Israel family.
UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th
The office will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Saturday, July 6th, 9:30am, in person
Shabbat Services

Saturday, July 13th, 9:30am, in person
Shabbat Services
Kiddush lunch sponsored by Gail Sutton and Allen Mandelbaum in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary.  Mazel Tov Gail and Allen!

Sunday, July 14th, 1:00pm
Tour of the Chrysler Museum's ancient Egyptian Art exhibit with Rabbi Panitz

Saturday, July 20th, 9:30am, in person
Shabbat Services

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
 

JULY 6 - JULY 12
JULY 7
Elayne Littman

JULY 9
Beth Bernstein

JULY 10
Sam Lederman
Sandra Nesson
Nancy Schreier

JULY 11
Ian Lord

JULY 12
Linda Baltuch
Nathan Brauner
Elaine Levenson
Burt Segal

JULY 7
Ed and Janis Weisberg

JULY 9
Neil and Abby Friedman
Joe and Vicky Haskell

JULY 11
Richard and Cookie Miles
Bob and Lynn Seltzer

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
JULY 6 - JULY 12
JULY 6
Richard Eisenpress

JULY 7
Herman Hoffman

JULY 8
Sharon Hermelin
Ruth Lida
Sadye Mirvis
Lena C. Rubin
Edward Seltzer

JULY 9
Benjamin Popkin

JULY 10
Sidney Feldman

JULY 11
Martin Gans
Lilly Grossman
Joseph Patish
Harris Sloane

JULY 12
Harry Rosenzweig
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
✨Active Adults Birthday Celebration
First Fridays - July 5 at 1:00pm • Simon Family JCC
Friends 55 and better are invited to celebrate January Birthdays and enjoy delicious cake provided by Talbot on Granby!  No RSVP required. Please contact Mia Klein, Program Department/Seniors Program Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757-452-3184
✨Yiddish Club
TUESDAY, July 9, 1:00 PM • Simon Family JCC
Join this 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 1st Tuesday of each month 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.
✨Coffee and Conversation at the JCC
THURSDAY, July 11, 1:00PM • SIMON FAMILY JCC
The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC invites curious members to gather to discuss timely topics, from the war in Israel to the latest health technology and everything in between. Bring an article that intrigues you or something you’ve read that has you stumped. Let’s talk about it! RSVP at JewishVA.org/CoffeeandConvo Contact Mia Klein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.
✨ Summer Sunday Fun Day at the Pool
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 1:00 – 4:00 PM • Reba & Sam Sandler Family Campus
Pack the family into the car and head to the JCC Outdoor Water Park for a fun-filled afternoon of music, swimming, and a sweet treat. Sunday Fun Days are FREE and open to Simon Family JCC members, Synagogue members, PJ Library families, SIA families, YAD members, and Camp JCC families. For more information or to register, visit
 jewishVA.org/JulyFunday or contact Sarah Cooper This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
✨YAD Kosher Wine Tasting: A World of Flavors
SUNDAY, JULY 14 • 5:30 PM • ASSEMBLY NORFOLK
Come taste and learn about wines from all around the globe! All wines are meshuval and kosher appetizers will also be served! Make sure to get your ticket today! JewishVA.org/YADWineTaste
✨Holocaust Commission and Jewish Community Relations Council’s 16th Biennial Educators’ Conference
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 and THURSDAY, JULY 25 
Join the Holocaust Commission and the JCRC’s Educators’ Conference and gain invaluable tools for addressing antisemitism, bigotry, and discrimination in all forms. Open to all K-12 educators, day one, at Salem Middle School will feature keynotes, a panel discussion, and more, while day two will have participants exploring the Virginia Holocaust Museum and the resources it and the Holocaust Commission offer teachers. The cost is $90, $60 if registered by June 30. For more information, and to register, please visit JewishVa.org/edu-conf, or contact Elka Mednick and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Presented in partnership with United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, and Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. 

✨ Young Adults Are Gathering for Shabbat Dinners
FRIDAYS
Young Adult Shabbat dinners are the ideal place to gather community and connect, drawing strength from one another and our traditions. Organized by the Young Adult Division of the UJFT (with a generous gift from the Richard Glasser Family Foundation) — these Shabbat dinners bring young Jewish adults together to meet one another to share Shabbat traditions (new and old!) JewishVA.org/PopUpShabbat for more info.
✨  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!"

✨  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.