Service times for Shabbat and during the week
Rabbi Panitz office hours
Second Saturday Information
Cemetery Visits with Rabbi Panitz
Mitzvah of the Summer
Brith Sholom Meeting
Upcoming Men's Club Events
Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available
Daytimers Program Information
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services
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
Yahrzeits for the week
Friday - 7:30am and 5:30pm
Saturday - Second Saturday Shabbat Services in Brody Auditorium 9:30am
Sunday - 8:00am and 5:45pm
Monday - Thursday 7:30am at Temple Israel for the month of September
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 - "A Jewish Take On Full Moons and Friday the 13th" Saturday - Joel Rubin will lead our Second Saturday discussion "Promises and Regrets"
Torah Service - Tom Heiss
Haftarah - Judy Rohn
Musaf - Joel Rubin
Please join us for a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services.
CEMETERY VISITS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS
Rabbi Panitz will be at the B'nai Israel Cemetery on Cromwell Road in Norfolk, Sunday, September 15th at noon. If you have family members there and would like to have Rabbi Panitz visit the graves with you, please be at the cemetery at noon.
Then, on Sunday, September 24th, Rabbi Panitz will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk at noon. Please meet him at Rabbi Joseph Goldman's grave.
We have received information from JFS about specific items they are low on, so please consider purchasing these items, along with others, when you go to the store.
Condiments (Oil, BBQ sauce, Salad dressings, Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup)
BRITH SHOLOM MEETING
On Sunday, September 22 Brith Sholom will hold its first “Football Tailgate Dinner” in our temporary home at the Simon Family JCC at 4pm. Come watch the Steelers vs. the 49ers and enjoy delicious “tailgate” food including chili and cornbread, chicken drumettes, and hot corned beef Reuben sandwiches. Play football bingo for a chance to win vouchers for Brith Sholom brunches or dinners with the grand prize being a year’s membership! Don’t forget to wear your favorite team jersey or colors. Come join the fun! Event deadline is 9/18/2019 by noon.
Cost is $10 per member and $20 per guest.
Sukkot is Coming--Save These Dates!
Temple Israel's Men's Club Uses Tools and Fire!
Sunday, October 6, 8 am
Build Sukkahs at Temple Israel and Rabbi Panitz's Home
Wednesday, October 16, Noon
Grilled Lunch in the Sukkah
Sunday, October 27, 8 am
Take Sukkahs Down
Please call the office if you're interested in participating in any, or all, of the above events. The Men's Club is also looking for ushers for the High Holidays, so let us know if you would like to help out during services.
This photo shows one of the 25 world’s most unusual sculptures (I, Larry Steckler, having just appointed myself as a sculpture expert, will present all 25 of these “unusual” creations – with both photos and a bit of history about each one. When I discovered them, thanks to an Internet search, I was simply fascinated and hope that you will be too. The one shown above, is a salmon sculpture that can be seen, live, in Portland Oregon.
There is no charge for this Daytimers event, although your voluntary contribution will be appreciated.
Please telephone or e-mail ahead a reservation so we can be sure to have enough goodies on hand.
Please telephone Larry Steckler at
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.
Larry and Darva Gruber
Len Shapiro and Tina Hendricks
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.
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, September 14th
Second Saturday Shabbat Services and our second Open House Shabbat
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
Rabbi Panitz will be at B'nai Israel Cemetery on Cromwell Road in Norfolk at noon. If you have family members there and would like to visit their grave with Rabbi Panitz, please meet him there at noon.
Sisterhood paint party at Muse Paintbar
4500 Main Street, Virginia Beach
1:00pm - PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE!!
Cost is $17.50/person
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
Rabbi Panitz's class in Sandler Hall 8:15am
The Tuesday series @archaeology and the Bible finishes on this date
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH
Daytimers Ice Cream Social in Sandler Hall 1:00pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat Services 9:30am
Selichot at Congregation Beth El beginning with havdalah at 8:00pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
Cemetery visit with Rabbi Panitz at Forest Lawn Cemetery at noon. Meet at Rabbi Joseph Goldman's grave.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH
Rabbi Panitz's class 8:15am
This will be a special session with Rabbi Panitz showing clips of the film "Coco" and a conversation on the meaning of the Yizkor prayer
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
Shabbat Services in Brody Auditorium 9:30am
Janet Bari Stashower
Dottie Jean Cash
Samuel "Sonny" Werth