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 December

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

December Daytimers Chanukah Party

Join our Minyan!

Bulletin Advertisers Special Promotion

Upcoming Men's Club Events

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Temple Israel Chanukiah Fundraiser

NEST Volunteers Needed

Request for Shomrim

JCC Membership Special

Movie Night At The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

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 - Shabbat Services 9:30am in the sanctuary

Sunday - 8:00am and 5:45pm

Monday - Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Congregation Beth El for the month of December

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 - "Where Is The Gate To Heaven?"

Saturday - "Dealing With Impossible People - Biblical Lessons"

Service Leaders

Haftarah - Dr. Reuven Rohn

Ashrei - Avi Yashaev

Musaf - Rabbi Morris Benjamin Panitz

Please join us for a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following services, sponsored by Rabbi Michael and Sheila Panitz, in honor of Rabbi Morris Benjamin Panitz.

Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.
Junior Congregation will meet this Shabbat, December 7th, at 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library! We'll be waiting for you!
NOVEMBER MITZVAH OF THE MONTH
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Once again, we will be collecting new and gently used coats for the month of December. These will be donated to ForKids to help the families in their shelter. We need coats of all sizes, from infant to adult. Please drop your donation off on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium or at the office by December 30th.
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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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UPCOMING MEN'S CLUB EVENTS

Sunday, December 15th at Temple Israel

  • 8:00am
    Minyan Services
  • 9:00am
    Breakfast
  • 10:00am - Noon
    FJMC Program

"Represent" Sub-regioinal FJMC Meet-ups and Training Program - One of three sub-regional sessions to bring area clubs together, discuss collaboration and promoting of the schedule of the FJMC.

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DECEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 13

DECEMBER 7

Michel Ashe

DECEMBER 8

Juanita Balk
Vivian Forman
Haley Haverson
Rabbi Michael Panitz

DECEMBER 9

Linda Hoffman
Max Swartz

DECEMBER 10

Lee Rashkind

DECEMBER 11

Jennifer Goldstein
Abbie Korman
Lyn Swartz

DECEMBER 12

Jim Gordon

DECEMBER 13

Bobbie Fisher

DECEMBER 7

Gideon and Edna Riess

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Temple Israel will once again be joining First Lutheran Church for the NEST program. First Lutheran will be hosting and Temple Israel will be helping by taking the shifts on Monday, January 6, 2020 through Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020. We need donations of food, cooks to prepare the food, servers and overnight volunteers.

The shifts are as follows:

Monday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm - We need 5 people for dinner set up, clean up, and to set up for breakfast and make the bagged lunches for Tuesday

Monday, 9:00pm - Midnight - 3 people needed for the Early overnight shift

Tuesday, Midnight - 3:00am - 3 people for the first overnight shift

Tuesday, 3:00am - 7:00am - 3 people for the second overnight shift

We will also be collecting clothes to be given to the guests we will be helping. We need sweat pants, sweat shirts, jackets, socks, etc. You may bring those items to the office prior to January 6th.

Please contact the synagogue office at 489-4550 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact Rita Weiss, chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 777-7093 to schedule a time. Thank you for donating your time to this most worthy cause.

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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CHEVRA CINEMA
SATURDAYS AT 7:00PM
PRESENTED BY
THE JEWISH MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER
607 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, VA
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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

Saturday, December 7th
Shabbat services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Rabbi Morris Benjamin Panitz will be visiting!

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

Monday, December 9th
Torah at the Beach at the home of Burke and Vivian Margulies 7:30pm
Continuing with the series topic of Famous Firsts in Jewish History, Rabbi Panitz will discuss "the first bible translation and the first Jewish coins. Hint: both have a connection to Chanukah!"

Tuesday, December 10th
Rabbi Panitz class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

Saturday, December 14th

We will also be celebrating the Auf Ruf of Helen Kaplan, daughter of Joseph and Diane Kaplan, and Ralph Bigio, son of Dan and Dreama Bigio.

Sunday, December 15th
Men's Club meeting and program on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium
8:30am Minyan Services
9:00am - Breakfast
10:00am - FJMC Program

"Represent" sub-regional FJMC meet-ups and training program - one of three sub-regional sessions to bring area clubs together, discuss collaboration and promoting of the schedule of FJMC.
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO RSVP BY DECEMBER 11TH

Tuesday, December 17th
Rabbi Panitz class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

Saturday, December 21st
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat services in the sanctuary 9:30am

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

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
DECEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 13

DECEMBER 7

Shirley Berlin
Alan Brody
Jennie Goldstein
Robert Lefcoe
Ciara Raschdorf
David Tiger
Ruth Zedd

DECEMBER 8

Sybil Eilberg
Liya Estrina
Margaret Halifi
Morris Halprin
Meyer Legum

DECEMBER 9

Bluma Kushner
Bromberg
Trudy Friedman

DECEMBER 10

Ruth Auritt
Albert Breit
Tessie Cohen
Hilda Goodstein
Muriel Green
Marie Handen
Pepi Kahn
Leon Leder
Sylvia Pogolowitz
Harriet Salsbury
Florence Walner

DECEMBER 11

Ronald Feuer
Alberta Hyman
Anita Sonkin

DECEMBER 12

Nathan Chapel
Helen Epstein
Henry Friedman
Channah Leah
Mary Saunders
Sara Soroko
Alex Walzer

DECEMBER 13

Joseph Fish
Alan Fleder
Goldie Ginsberg
Ada Kruger
Bernard Panitz
Milicent Pivor
Sadie Warshaw