Service times for Shabbat and during the week
Rabbi Panitz office hours
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
Yahrzeits for the week
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.
Friday - "Blessing of Bubbe and Zadie"
Saturday - Joel Rubin will lead the Second Saturday discussion "Prophets Among Us"
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.
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!
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:
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.
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.
Michael and Natalie Steiner
Matthew and Valerie White
Alan Friedman and Darryl Lefcoe
Herbert and Zipora Katz
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, January 11th
Second Saturday Shabbat Services n Brody Auditorium
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
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.
Lou (Lovey) Sandler