WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Service times for Shabbat and during the week

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Junior Congregation

Mitzvah of the month for November

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

The Next Daytimers Event

Join our Minyan!

Jewish Book Festival at the Simon Family JCC

Bulletin Advertisers Special Promotion

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Brith Sholom Meeting Announcement

Request for Shomrim

JCC Membership Special

Wands for Wildlife information

Pet Memorial Board 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 - 7:30am and 5:30pm

Saturday - Second Saturday Shabbat Services 9:30am in the sanctuary

Sunday - 8:00am and 5:45pm

Monday - Thursday
7:30am and 5:45pm at Temple Israel for the month of November

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 - "The Binding of Isaac: An Israeli Response"

Saturday - "The Day the Chief Rabbi Was Impeached"

Service Leaders

Torah Service - Alison Lanse

Haftarah - Jacob Brauner, in honor of his 2nd Bar Mitzvah anniversary

Musaf - Beverlee Tiger

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

Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.
NOVEMBER MITZVAH OF THE MONTH

Once again, Jewish Family Services of Tidewater is sponsoring a Chanukah Gift Program, which provides holiday gifts to local Jewish children and teens in need. The first night of Chanukah this year is December 22nd. JFS expects to serve more than 70 local children and teens this year. For donors, this is an opportunity to do a mitzvah for children whose families are financially struggling.

We will have a list of the families that have been assigned to us after November 10th and we will send out an email letting you know what they will need. Please be on the lookout for this email and help these children have a wonderful Chanukah by purchasing the items on the list.

We appreciate everything you do to help these families in need!

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SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE AT TEMPLE ISRAEL

Parents and Grandparents:

Did you know that Scholarship Funds are available at Temple Israel that can be used for Jewish Education, Jewish camps, trips to Israel and other Jewish Experiential programs? Think:

  • Simon Family JCC (or any Jewish) summer camp
  • BBYO and USY conventions and summer programs
  • college winter and spring break trips with a Jewish focus
  • even partial tuition reimbursement for a Jewish college course!

And some of the 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 Educational Fund. Needs basis is given first priority. If interested in applying for a grant, please contact the synagogue office at 489-4550.

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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.

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NOVEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 22

NOVEMBER 16

Samuel Fox

NOVEMBER 17

Michael Glasser
Katie Ponack

NOVEMBER 18

Leonard Utt

NOVEMBER 19

Kim Rubin

NOVEMBER 20

Lilly Auerbach

NOVEMBER 22

Isaac Rubin
Stanley Tickton

NOVEMBER 17

Gary and Ilene Osmundson
Richard and Jane Popkin

NOVEMBER 19

Stewart and Eileen Kahn
Burke and Vivian Margulies

BRITH SHOLOM MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

On Sunday evening, November 17th, Brith Sholom will hold its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Beth Sholom Village, Pincus Paul Hall, in Virginia Beach at 5:30 pm. The menu includes roast turkey with all the trimmings. Cost of the dinner is $10.00 for members. Entertainment will be a return engagement of singer, Eddie Sal. To RSVP or for more information, contact LeeAnne Mallory at 757-461-1150 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 13.

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

If you haven't been in our gift shop in a while, do yourself a favor and stop by. We have so many beautiful items that are just waiting for a new home. 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.

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

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat 9:30am

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH
Rabbi Panitz class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH
Daytimers event in Sandler Hall 12:00pm
Lunch will be served so you MUST RSVP to Larry Steckler at 222-5519 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We will be showing the video of Celine Dion Live in Las Vegas

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD
Shabbat services in the sanctuary 9:30am

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH
Blessing of the Animals on the Evelyn Eiseinberg Atrium, with guest speaker Colleen Clabbers, the veterinarian at the Virginia Zoo 11:00am
All animals are welcome - they must either be on a leash or in a crate or bowl.

The Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School will be meeting here that day, beginning at 9:00am

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH
Rabbi Panitz class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH
Office closed for Thanksgiving

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH
Shabbat services in the sanctuary 9:30am

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
NOVEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 22

NOVEMBER 16

Joseph Brown
Arthur Klein

NOVEMBER 17

Charlotte Moos
Jacob Nesson
Edwain Rashkind

NOVEMBER 18

Ross Friedman
Hyman Goldstein
Anne Weinstein

NOVEMBER 19

Adele Blum
Fredric Drexler
Samuil Goldshteyn
Sylvia Kass
Abraham (Al) Littman
Bobbie Tabakin
Yosef Yusufov

NOVEMBER 20

Marilyn Faust
Melvin Krampf
Sara Madoff
Morris Marcus
Elliot Young

NOVEMBER 21

Gertrude Chait
Isidore "Irving" Eisenpress
Harold Newman

NOVEMBER 22

Harry Fleder
Sara Mazel
Hyman Rubin