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
Yahrzeits for the week
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.
Friday - "Psalmists and Mystics: Meet John and Paul"
Saturday - "What's Heavier, Life or Commandments?"
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.
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.
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
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.
Dana Orleans Kishter