WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Service times for Shabbat and during the week

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Junior Congregation

Important Information Regarding The Notes

Mitzvah of the month for December

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

Join our Minyan!

Bulletin Advertisers Special Promotion

Upcoming Brith Sholom Events

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Temple Israel Chanukiah Fundraiser

Beth Sholom Village Happenings

NEST Volunteers Needed

Request for Shomrim

Save the Date for our Spring Fundraiser

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.
Evening minyan services will return to Temple Israel on Wednesday, January 1st.

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 - "Give Me That Old Time Hallel!"

Saturday - "Back From Church: Notes From The Field"

Service Leaders

Haftarah - Mark Stadler

Ashrei - Chloe Alperin

Returning the Torah - Chloe Alperin

Musaf - Rita Yashaev

Please join us for a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following services.

Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.
Our next Junior Congregation will meet on January 11th, at 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library! We'll be waiting for you!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE NOTES
PLEASE note - if you forward the Notes From The Shul to someone who doesn't receive them and they hit the "Unsubscribe" button at the bottom of the email, they are unsubscribing YOU from the email list and you will no long receive The Notes. So, if there's information in The Notes you want someone to see, please let them know not to hit the "Unsubscribe" button so they don't inadvertently take you off our email list.
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.

minyan

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 Brith Sholom Events
December 29, 2019

Brith Sholom will hold its annual Pre-New Year’s Eve Party at the Beth Sholom Village, Pincus Paul Hall in Virginia Beach at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a 3-course meal and live entertainment from Fond Memories and Frank Sings Frank. The cost is $15.00 per member or $30.00 per guest. For more information or to RSVP, contact LeeAnne Mallory at 757-461-1150 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 20, 2019.

January 5, 2020

Brith Sholom will hold its next board meeting at 10:00 a.m. followed by the general membership meeting at 11:00 a.m. at the Beth Sholom Village, Pincus Paul Hall in Virginia Beach. The speaker will be Shannon Brill from the FBI talking about cyber security followed by brunch. The cost is $5.00 per member, ($7.00 at the door), $10.00 per guest and free to anyone exploring membership. 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..

DECEMBER 28 - JANUARY 3

DECEMBER 29

Ramona Brenner
Sharon Leach

DECEMBER 30

Joseph Kaplan
Steve Mansh

DECEMBER 31

Vivian Margulies

JANUARY 1

Rita Weiss

JANUARY 2

Missy Rose

JANUARY 3

Harold Zedd

DECEMBER 28

Jerry and Sandra Friedman

Please join us in lighting the Temple Israel Chanukiah on Sunday December 29 just before minyan begins at 5:45 pm at Temple Israel. Following minyan, we will have sufganiot in Sandler Hall.
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BETH SHOLOM VILLAGE HAPPENINGS
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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.

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 be serving a dinner of fried chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, and dessert. We have all the food for the dinner covered, however we still need desserts. Please call the office and let us know if you are able to provide some or all of the desserts. We will be serving approximately 50-60 people.

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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wands

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 28th
Shabbat services in the sanctuary 9:30am

Tuesday, December 31st
Rabbi Panitz class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

Office closes at Noon

Wednesday, January 1st
Office Closed

Saturday, January 4th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am

Sunday, January 5th
Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class 1:00pm

Tuesday, January 7th
Rabbi Panitz class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

Board meeting in Sandler Hall 7:30pm

Saturday, January 11th
Second Saturday Shabbat Services n Brody Auditorium

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Monday, January 13th
Downtown Book Club 12:30pm
ontact Bernice Moses for more info at 622-5142

Torah at the Beach at the home of Madi and Lou Rossettini 7:30pm

Tuesday, January 14th
Rabbi Panitz class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

Wednesday, January 15th
Daytimers Baseball lunch 12:00pm in Sandler Hall
We will be watching Willie Nelson Live in Amsterdam

Saturday, January 18th
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat service 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
DECEMBER 28 - JANUARY 3

DECEMBER 28

Jacob Brody
Ralph Futterman
Charles Goldstein
Millicent Levin
Virginia McNeal
Ben Rafal

DECEMBER 29

Philip Berlin
Charles Grossman
Jacob Jason
Benjamin Leon
Alyn Segal
Bernard Stein
Boris Yashaev

DECEMBER 30

Nancy Broock
Deborah Victorson

DECEMBER 31

Rose Simonoff

JANUARY 1

Steve Eichelbaum
Bert Englander
Hilda Harwicke
Estelle Imberg
Irma Kaplan
Ann O'Dette
Jeannie Sirota

JANUARY 2

Loui Bailey
Blanche Brittman
Rita Goldberg
Karen Mei Larroon
Helen Martin
Mollie Padersky

JANUARY 3

Rosalie Krampf
Lena Krause
Cecelia Levine
Amy Manning
Sol Novak
Ida Olivenbaum