WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Service times for Shabbat and during the week

Junior Congregation

Throw Back Thursday

Rabbi Panitz office hours

April Fundraiser Information

New "Daytimers" Program Information

Women's Seder at Temple Israel

Mah Jongg training at Beth Sholom Village

Simon Family JCC Seniors Passover Seder

Yom Hashoah Programs

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

JELF Loan 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 - 5:30pm

Saturday - Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am

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

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

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 - "When Your House Needs A Doctor: Call the Priest"

Saturday - "Men, Women and the Image of God"

Service Leaders

The Men's Club members will assist with Shabbat Services. Alex Pomerantz, President, FJMC Seaboard Region, will deliver a Men's Club message.


Please join us for a kiddush luncheon in Sandler Hall following services

The next Junior Congregation is April 6th at 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library.

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!!
IT'S THROW BACK THURSDAY!! DO YOU RECOGNIZE HER?
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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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We are having two events at Temple Israel for Yom Hashoah this year.

On APRIL 28TH, the Men's Club is having a Yom Hashoah brunch, which will begin at 10:00am. Natasha Vidan will be the speaker. Her story is amazing - she was born Jewish in a concentration camp. Somehow, her parents got her out and to an orphanage to save her. She was adopted and raised Catholic but discovered, as an adult, she was actually Jewish. You will want to come to this event as there is so much more to her story. Please call the synagogue office to make your reservations.

Then on May 1st, we will be hosting the community wide Yom Hashoah program at 6:45pm with guest speaker, Dr. Roger Loria. This gathering honors the survivors, liberators, and righteous gentiles who reside in Hampton Roads, as well as the memory of the victims.

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.

APRIL 6 - APRIL 12

APRIL 6

Sandy Eisenpress

APRIL 7

Joyce Salzberg
Mark Tabakin

APRIL 8

Nancy Rosenblatt
Pam Swartz

APRIL 9

Joe Mersel
Olivia Sauder

APRIL 10

Alan Salsbury

APRIL 11

Steve Legum
Joel Weintraub

APRIL 12

Reuven Rohn

APRIL 6

David and Anna Jancewicz

APRIL 9

Hal and Jeanette Juren

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.

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

Saturday, April 6th
Men's Club Shabbat in the sanctuary 9:30am

Sunday, April 7th
Temple Israel Fundraiser with the Flying Ivories (Dueling Pianos)
Beginning at 6:00pm

Monday, April 8th
RSVP deadline for the Women's Seder on April 24th
Last Torah at the Beach at the home of Meyer and Dee Dee Chovitz 7:30pm

Tuesday, April 9th
Rabbi's class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

Saturday, April 13th
Second Saturday Shabbat Services and
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat in Brody Auditorium
Traditional services begin at 9:30am and the Second Saturday portion of services begin at 11:00am
The topic for the Second Saturday is "Do You Believe In Magic?"

Friday, April 19th
Passover begins - first seder

Saturday, April 20th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am

Sunday, April 21st
Passover Services 9:30am
Matzah Brei cookoff with Rabbi Panitz and Lawrence Fleder after services

Tuesday, April 23rd
NO RABBI'S CLASS

Wednesday, April 24th
Women's Seder 6:30pm
RSVP to the synagogue office by April 8th

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
APRIL 6 - APRIL 12

APRIL 6

Helene Eisenberg
Dan Goldman
Dora Halprin
Esther Hyman Imburg
Sarah Salzberg
Louis Sherman
Chaim Wrobel

APRIL 7

Shirley Grossman
Max Jacobs

APRIL 8

Minnie Harris
Sanford "Sonny" Lefcoe
Melvin Morrison
Mollie A. Zedd

APRIL 9

E. Allan Fine
Harold Soldinger
Fay Soroko
Ben Tucker
Jacob Walman
Herman Weintrob
Hannah Weisman

APRIL 10

Jacob Allentuck
Taft Cohen
Harry Ganderson
Martin Lachman
Aubrey Sheffer
Bruce Tapper

APRIL 11

Louis Bernstein
Shalom Danker
Herman "Muni" Eisenberg
Pearl Glassman
Stanley Kass
Bill Levenson
Rose Nessim
Stella Rebby
Rebecca Riemer
Hedy L. Weigel

APRIL 12

Rabbi Herbert Baumgard
Phil Berz
Herman Eisenberg