WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Service times for Shabbat and during the week

The Next Junior Congregation

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Hey Jews! BETI Event

February Mitzvah of the Month and Blessing of the Animals

The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center Auction

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

Cooking for a Kiddush luncheon

Join our Minyan!

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

Eco Film Series at Ohef Sholom Temple

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

Upcoming Events

Yahrzeits for the week

Service Times

Friday - 7:30pm at Temple Israel for Friday, February 21st for our "Hey Jews!" Shabbat service. Call the office and let us know you'll be here - this is going to be a great evening!

Saturday - Birthday and anniversary Shabbat 9:30 in the sanctuary

Sunday - 8:00am and 5:45pm at Temple Israel

Monday - Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Beth El
(Evening minyan services are at Beth El for the month of February.)

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.

Sermon Titles

Friday - "Psalmists and Mystics: Meet John and Paul"

Saturday - "What's Heavier, Life or Commandments?"

Service Leaders

Torah Service and Torah Reader - Cantor Elihu Flax

Haftarah - Reuven Rohn

Musaf - Chloe Alperin and Rita Yashaev


Please join us for a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium, following services, in honor of the February birthdays and anniversaries.

The next Junior Congregation will be February 23rd at 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library.
Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.
jan2019_01
Our February Mitzvah of the Month will be collecting dog and cat food and cat litter for the Norfolk Pet Pantry. Please bring your donations to the office or leave them on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium. These donations will benefit the citizens of Norfolk who are having difficulty feeding their pets.
jan2019_01
jan2019_01

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.

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!

minyan

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.

FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 1

FEBRUARY 25

Janice Utt

FEBRUARY 26

Juliet Katz
Rita Yashaev

FEBRUARY 28

Benjamin Klebanoff

MARCH 1

Chloe Alperin
Kendall Fleder
Meg Lederman

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.
wands

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.

dec2018_21
PLEASE NOTE: The Blue Yarmulke breakfast is open to everyone!
If you would like to attend the Blue Yarmulke breakfast but do not want to drive to the peninsula, or cannot drive to the peninsula, please call the office by March 5th and we will try to find you a ride.
jan2019_04
jan2019_02-04
jan2019_07
We know this has been in the Notes for quite a while, and you may be overlooking it now, but there is still a great need for diapers for the "Diaper Pantry". So, the next time you're at the store, please pick up a small package of diapers and drop them off on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium or at the office. Thank you so much!

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

Friday, February 22nd

Saturday, February 23rd
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am

Junior Congregation in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library 10:30am

We will have our annual Blessing of the Animals with the religious school students. All animals are welcome, as long as they are on a leash or contained in some way. If you aren't able to bring your pet, you may bring a picture of your pet and they will still receive a blessing. We'll begin at 10:45am on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium, with our guest speaker, Kimberly Sherlaw, Executive Director of the Norfolk SPCA.

Saturday, March 2nd
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am

Tuesday, March 5th
Board meeting 7:30pm

Friday, March 8th
Temple Israel and KBH will go to Beth Sholom Home for services 7:00pm

Saturday, March 9th
For our next Second Saturday on March 9, we will fulfill the mitzvah of Shalach Manot - sharing our bounty with our friends. So, if you like to bake - brownies, cookies, hamantaschen, rugelach - make some at home (either dairy or parve), put two or three pieces each in several small baggies (maybe a couple dozen or so bags), and bring them with you to Temple that morning. We'll put everything on a table, and everyone can take some goodies home in some paper bags we will provide. We won't be eating these treats here at all - we'll have plenty at our kiddush lunch after services. The only thing we ask is that you contact the office, either by phone or email, and let us know that you'll be baking something.

And also bring some canned food to donate to the local food bank.

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
FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 1

FEBRUARY 23

Harriet Orleans
Joyce Robbins

FEBRUARY 24

Sylvia Adelman
Mary Bronstein
Benjamin Mednick

FEBRUARY 25

Alvin Brooks
Gussie Weisman

FEBRUARY 26

Jack Eisenberg
Helen Klesmer
Jennie Schutzer
Ruth Schutzer
Sallie Sorosky

FEBRUARY 27

Leni Franks
Norman Garfield
Manny Isaacs
Israel Norkin

FEBRUARY 28

Bertha Hecht
Jerome Jacobs
Bert Jones
Marvin Mazur

MARCH 1

Jerry Brittman
Dana Orleans Kishter
Leo Laub
Louis Rabinowitz