WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Service times for Shabbat and during the week

The Next Junior Congregation

Rabbi Panitz office hours

March Second Saturday Information

April Fundraiser Information

Jewish Book Festival at the Campus

The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center Auction

Helping Those With Mobility Issues

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

Tidewater Together Speaker - Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Stein Family College Scholarship

JELF Loan Information

Mitzvah of the Year information

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 - Shabbat on the Road with KBH to Beth Sholom Home 7:00pm

Saturday - Second Saturday Shabbat Services in Brody Auditorium. Traditional services begin at 9:30am and the Second Saturday portion of our services will begin at 11:00am. Ruth Jones Nichols, CEO of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore will be our speaker. Please bring at least 2 cans of food with you for the foodbank.

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

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

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

Saturday - Ruth Jones Nichols, CEO of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore will speak about hunger in our area

Service Leaders

Torah Service - Lori Shapiro

Haftarah - Joel Rubin


Please join us for a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services.

There will be Junior Congregation this Shabbat, March 9th at 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library.
Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.
Have you made your reservation for this great evening yet? NO, YOU HAVEN'T??!!! Well, drop what you're doing and call the office right now! This is one party you won't want to miss. The Flying Ivories are fantastic. "People who adore live entertainment with a fun twist are sure to fall in love with The Flying Ivories!"
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There will be a rehearsal at Temple Israel on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30pm and a dress rehearsal on Monday, March 18th at 7:30pm.
Come and have some fun and participate in the Purim Shpiel
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If you have mobility issues we'd like to hear from you!
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Is a lack of mobility keeping you or any other Temple Israel congregant that you know of from coming to religious services or other planned events? If so, we'd like to hear from you. The Temple Israel Board would like to discuss and put together plans to make it easier for those in our congregation who need help getting here. Please call 489-4550 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know your concerns and how we can help. We want to make the best plan possible, and that depends on your input!

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!

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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.

MARCH 9 - MARCH 15

MARCH 9

Michael Knepler

MARCH 11

Tori Chapel

MARCH 13

Norma Butler
Harvey Hermelin
Andrew Margason
Yakov Yashaev

MARCH 14

Stella Jancewicz
Hal Levenson
Marc Rabinowitz

MARCH 10

Spencer Gill and Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill

MARCH 12

Lewis and Beth Bernstein
Lawrence and Ramona Brenner

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.
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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.

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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.
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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!

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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.

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, March 8th
SHABBAT ON THE ROAD - 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.

Saturday, March 10th
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS - BE SURE TO SPRING FORWARD!

Men's Club Blue Yarmulke breakfast at Rodef Sholom in Newport News at 10:00am, honoring Cantor Larry Tiger. Make your reservation now by calling the synagogue office!

Monday, March 11th
Torah at the Beach at the home of Jonathan and Linda Longman, 7:30pm.

Tuesday, March 12th
Rabbi's class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

Adult education classes at KBH 7:30pm.

Tuesday, March 13th
Rehearsal for "East Side Tsuris" at Temple Israel 7:30pm

Thursday, March 14th
Sisters in the Hood Book Club will meet at Route 58 Deli in the Kibbutz Room at 6:15pm. The book they're reading is The Girl From Berlin, by Ronald Balson. Contact Juanitz Balk for more info.

Saturday, March 16th
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat, with guest speaker Hannah Klegon from the Institute of Southern Jewish Life 9:30am.

Monday, March 18th
Marilyn Simon Rothstein, author of Husbands and Other Sharp Objects, will speak at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus at 12:00pm. Lunch is $12 or Lunch and a signed book is $20.

Dress rehearsal for the Purim Shpiel "East Side Tsuris" 7:30pm

Tuesday, March 19th
Rabbi's class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

Adult education classes at KBH 7:30pm

Wednesday, March 20th
Purim at Temple Israel! Congregation Beth El will join us for this great celebration. There will be dinner in Sandler Hall for young families (Please call the Temple Israel office to RSVP for this dinner), a special reading of the Megillah for the young families, and the regular reading of the Megillah and a Purim Shpiel in the sanctuary. And PLENTY of hamantaschen. Get your costume ready and be here for an evening of fun! The fun starts at 5:30pm with the dinner for the young families.

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 9 - MARCH 15

MARCH 10

Herbert Kramer

MARCH 12

Bernard "Bernie" Chapel

MARCH 13

Isaac Mirvis

MARCH 14

Mollye Ginberg

MARCH 15

Robert Diamonstein