WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Service times for Shabbat and during the week

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Junior Congregation

Second Saturday Information

Important Information Regarding The Notes

Mitzvah of the month for January

Faith Inclusion Network Program

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

Join our Minyan!

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Request for Shomrim

Save the Date for our Spring Fundraiser

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 - Second Saturday Shabbat Services 9:30am in BRODY AUDITORIUM
Traditional services begin at 9:30am and the special Second Saturday services will begin at 11:00am.

Sunday - 8:00am and 5:45pm

Monday - Thursday
7:30am and 5:45pm at Temple Israel. Evening minyan services are at Temple Israel for the month of January.

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 - "Blessing of Bubbe and Zadie"

Saturday - Joel Rubin will lead the Second Saturday discussion "Prophets Among Us"

Service Leaders

Hagbah and Gelilah - Nancy Tucker and Shirley Legum, in honor of the 30th anniversary of their Bat Mitzvah

Ashrei - Avi Yashaev

Ein Keloheinu - Aryn Rabiner

Please join us for a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services.

Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.
Junior Congregation will meet this Shabbat, January 11th, at 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library! We'll be waiting for you!
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE NOTES
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MITZVAH OF THE MONTH JANUARY
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On the weekend of Saturday, February 29 - Sunday, March 1, Temple Israel will be participating in a community wide initiative called Community for ALL, an Interfaith Disability Inclusion Weekend. As a unified, interfaith effort among faith communities and disability service providers, we join this effort to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and those who love them.

At Temple Israel we believe that all people should feel welcome and included in our worship time, classes, volunteer efforts and leadership opportunities.

We will be celebrating this Shabbat in a couple of ways. Claudia Mazur, from the Faith Inclusion Network, will be our guess speaker at Shabbat services on February 29th. We are also constructing a poster that will be displayed on this Shabbat during our Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Shabbat, and posted on the Faith Inclusion Network's "Community For ALL" Facebook page. WE WOULD LIKE ALL TEMPLE ISRAEL MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE.

We're asking everyone to personalize a Paper "Person" Puzzle Piece that will then be used to make our Temple Israel poster (designed by Bobbie Fisher). The poster will reflect the diversity of Temple Israel, but also our connectivity, inclusion and acceptance of all. Everyone is a piece of the Temple Israel Family puzzle that fits together in such a wonderful way.

Please pick up a puzzle piece at the synagogue (in the back of the sanctuary, in the Minyan Room, or at the office) and return them to the office by February 14th. Then come to Shabbat services on February 29th to see the finished poster and hear our guest speaker.

We hope to see you all on February 29th!

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.

JANUARY 11 - JANUARY 17

JANUARY 11

Deborah Smith

JANUARY 12

Cheryl Sloane

JANUARY 13

Raymond Rebby

JANUARY 14

H.B. Karp

JANUARY 17

Natalia Chapel
Danny Rashkind

JANUARY 11

Michael and Natalie Steiner
Matthew and Valerie White

JANUARY 14

Alan Friedman and Darryl Lefcoe

JANUARY 15

Herbert and Zipora Katz

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
There is no cost, however, donations are happily accepted.
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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, January 11th
Second Saturday Shabbat Services n Brody Auditorium

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Monday, January 13th
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

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Saturday, January 18th
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat service in the sanctuary 9:30am

Sunday, January 19th
Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School at Temple Israel 9:00am

Monday, January 20th
Office closed for Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, January 21st
Rabbi Panitz class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

Thursday, January 23rd
BASKETBALL, ODU VS. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY AT ODU'S TED CONSTANT CENTER

5:00pm Dinner at Fellini's Restaurant
7:00pm Game at ODU

Please RSVP to the Temple Israel office (489-4550) and specify "Dinner and Game", or "Game Only". Tickets are $15 for Men's Club members, or $18 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to "Temple Israel Men's Club" and mailed to Temple Israel, 7255 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA, 23505.

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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
JANUARY 11 - JANUARY 17

JANUARY 11

Dina Coplon
Winnie Edelstein
Frieda Finberg
David Grossman
Ronald Hurwitz
Morris London
Gertrude Peltz

JANUARY 12

Mitch Abrams
Moses Krell
Medeline Legum
Irving Margulies
Thelma Shapiro
Sam Soldinger

JANUARY 13

Herbert Hoffman
Ethel Kramer
Abraham Levine
Marcy Powell
Rose Roth
Jeanne Stadler

JANUARY 14

Berenice Abbey
Pauleen Ammerman
Shirley Hoffman
Sara Marcus
Annette Rabiner
Leah Resnikoff
Helen Weintrob
Pauline Wishneff

JANUARY 15

Lillian Forbes
Leopold Loewenberg
Charles Rafal
Miriam Walman
Primitiva Yasay

JANUARY 16

Lynne Friedman
Charles Olivenbaum
Leonard Olivenbaum
Charles Salzberg
Lou (Lovey) Sandler
Lorraine Steckler
Edith White

JANUARY 17

William Cohen
Samuel Ganderson
Lorraine Hurwitz
Rose Ruben
Frances Shushansky
Ben Zedd