Service times for Shabbat and during the week
Junior Congregation February Dates
Rabbi Panitz office hours
Rabbi Panitz New Sermon Series
World Wide Wrap
February Mitzvah of the Month and Blessing of the Animals
"Distant Survivors" Play
Hey Jews! BETI Event
February Blood Drive
Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available
New Temple Israel Kids Club
Cooking for a Kiddush luncheon
Join our Minyan!
Room Wanted to Rent
Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week
Request for Shomrim
Wands for Wildlife information
Pet Memorial Board information
Beth Sholom Village "A Positive Approach To Care"
Blue Yarmulke Man of the Year Reservation Form
Stein Family College Scholarship
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
Saturday - Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Sunday - 8:00am and 5:45pm at Temple Israel (Sunday morning services have moved back to Temple Israel)
Monday - Thursday
7:30am and 5:45pm at Temple Israel (Evening minyan services are at Temple Israel for the month of January. They will move back to Beth El on Friday, February 1st.)
If you are planning to attend minyan services to say Kaddish for a love one's yahrzeit, 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 - "Earthly Justice and Heavenly Aspirations"
Saturday - "Hassidism and the Modern Predicament: The Bird's Nest"
Torah Service - Rhonda Lipkin
Haftarah - Sheila Panitz
Musaf - Natalia Chapel
Please join us for a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium, following services, sponsored by the Lipkin family in memory of Paul Lipkin.
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 and Friday night 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. We have also had a problem for the past couple of weeks making a minyan on Friday evenings. 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. If you can't make the morning minyan, please come on a Friday evening at 5:30.
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.
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, February 2nd
Shabbat Services 9:30am
Rabbi Panitz will be delivering the first of a new monthly sermon series, "Hassidism and the Modern Predicament", which will focus on Temple Israel's newly acquired Camnitzer art collection donated by Patti Zetlin. Rabbi Panitz will discuss each of Camnitzer's 10 prints in his collection, Luis Camnitzer Illustrates Martin Buber (1970). The sermon on this Shabbat, February 2nd, will be discussing The Bird's Nest, the only print that is not present in the Temple Israel collection.
Sunday, February 3rd
FJMC World Wide Wrap XIX, for men and women, at Temple Israel at 8:00am minyan
This is where you can come and learn how to "lay tefilin"
Tuesday, February 5th
Board Meeting in Sandler Hall 7:30pm
Friday, February 8th
Shabbat Services and Dinner at KBH 6:30pm
$18/person - Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 5th
Saturday, February 9th
Disability Awareness Shabbat Services 9:30am
Karen Jackson from the Faith Inclusion Network will speak
Our first Kids Club event in Sandler Hall, beginning at 5:30pm with havdalah, followed by dinner and watching "An American Tail"
Monday, February 11th
Torah at the Beach at the home of Steve and Carol Mansh. "Origins" will continue as the topic of discussion.
The discussion will begin at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 16th
Bat Mitzvah of Natalia Chapel, daughter of Ian and Tasha Chapel, sister of Tori Chapel, granddaughter of Steve and Ellyn Chapel 9:30am
Rabbi Seymour Panitz
Felicia Hal Lefcoe