WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Service times for Shabbat and during the week

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Junior Congregation

Second Saturday Information

Red Cross Blood Drive

Movie Night At The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

Important Information Regarding The Notes

Mitzvah of the month for February

New Wellness Program From Blueline Security

Save the Date for our Spring Fundraiser

Faith Inclusion Network Program

Virginia Festival of Jewish Film Information

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

Join our Minyan!

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Request for Shomrim

Wands for Wildlife information

Pet Memorial Board information

Volunteers needed for the Men's Chevra Kaddisha

Gift Shop information

Stein Family College Scholarship Information

JNF Tree information

Wine on the Vine

Upcoming Events

Yahrzeits for the week

Service Times

Friday - 7:30am PLEASE NOTE:
There are no Friday evening services at Temple Israel this week. Please join us at The Talbot on Granby for Friday evening services at 7:30pm.

Saturday - Second Saturday Shabbat Services in Brody Auditorium. Traditional services begin at 9:30am and the Second Saturday services begin at 11:00am

Sunday - 8:00am and 5:45pm

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

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 Democracy Of The Rabbis"

Saturday - Joel Rubin will lead the Second Saturday discussion "Let Freedom Ring", with guest speaker, Terry Brown, National Park Service Superintendent at Fort Monroe.

Service Leaders

Torah Service - Bobbie Fisher

Haftarah - Wendy Brodsky

Musaf - Joel Rubin

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,February 8th, at 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library!
We'll be waiting for you!
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CHEVRA CINEMA
PRESENTED BY
THE JEWISH MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER
607 Effingham Street, Porthsmouth, VA
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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.
FEBRUARY MITZVAH OF THE MONTH
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Blueline Security, Temple Israel's security company, has a new program they are offering to Temple Israel members for a special rate. It's called BLUELINE WELLNESS. For more information, please contact Pat at 822-0238 and mention you are a Temple Israel member. The link below will give you an idea of what is included with the program. The benefits look like they could be very helpful.

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PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO DECORATE A PAPER "PERSON" PUZZLE PIECE AND RETURN IT TO THE OFFICE BY FEBRUARY 14TH!!

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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!

Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

The Jewish Film Festival begins on Thursday, February 20th.
Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets as soon as possible.
For tickets or more information, call 757-321-2338 or visit JewishVa.org/FilmFestival.

Here's the list of films for this year:

LOVE IN SUSPENDERS

Thursday, February 20th, 7:15pm, Cinema Cafe Kemps River, Virginia Beach

THE BIG SATURDAY NIGHT: PICTURE OF HIS LIFE

This film will be followed by a conversation with director Dani Menki and award-winning photographer Amos Nachoum.
Saturday, February 22nd, 8:00pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

RESTORING TOMORROW

This film will be followed by a conversation with Marc Moss and director Aaron Wolf
Sunday, February 23rd, 2:--om, Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center, Virginia Wesleyan University

THE FRISCO KID

Monday, February 24th, 7:15pm, Naro Expanded Cinema, Norfolk

THOSE WHO REMAINED

Wednesday, February 26th, 7:15pm, Beach Cinema Ale House, Virginia Beach

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.

FEBRUARY 8 - FEBRUARY 14

FEBRUARY 8

Stewart Sacks
Carol Tickton

FEBRUARY 11

Carol Jason

FEBRUARY 12

Janet Kass

FEBRUARY 13

Nancy Tucker

FEBRUARY 14

Jody Mazur
Ilene Osmundson

FEBRUARY 14

Joe and Ellen Sue Mersel
Arthur and Helene Rosenfeld

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 call Norman Soroko at (757)641-3445.
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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


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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

Friday, February 7th
Shabbat on the Road at The Talbot on Granby 7:30pm
PLEASE NOTE - NO 5:30PM MINYAN SERVICES AT TEMPLE ISRAEL!

Saturday, February 8th

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

Sunday, February 9th

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Monday, February 10th
NO Torah at the Beach. This has been rescheduled for February 17th.

Tuesday, February 11th
NO Rabbi's class at 8:15am

Saturday, February 15th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Stan and Carol Tickton will be sponsoring the kiddush in honor of the 60th anniversary of Carol's Bat Mitzvah We will also be honoring Anthony Wilson that morning, in honor of his 25 years at Temple Israel

Monday, February 17th
Office Closed for Presidents' Day

Torah at the Beach at the home of Elaine and Hal Levenson 7:30pm
The topic for the evening will be "The first Modern Jewish Thinkers"

Tuesday, February 18th
Rabbi's class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

Saturday, February 22nd
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Kerry Harte is sponsoring the kiddush in memory of his father Frances (Frank)

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
FEBRUARY 8 - FEBRUARY 14

FEBRUARY 8

Edith Lindsay
Tova Oppenheimer

FEBRUARY 9

Anne Englander
Bernard Glasser
Harry Snyder

FEBRUARY 10

Gussie Ort Brown
Saul Kushner
Joe Rehder

FEBRUARY 11

Jacob Finder
Samuel Jager
Ina Susan Legum
Flora Mirvis
Sarah Silverman

FEBRUARY 12

Samuel Rosenblatt

FEBRUARY 13

Phyllis Berman Kaplan
Tamra Kruger
Davie Meyer Moses
Pinchas Rosen

FEBRUARY 14

Morris Furman
Abraham Knepler
Donald Nachman