Service times for Shabbat and during the week
Rabbi Panitz office hours
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
Yahrzeits for the week
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.
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.
Torah Service - Bobbie Fisher
Haftarah - Wendy Brodsky
Musaf - Joel Rubin
Please join us for a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services.
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.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO DECORATE A PAPER "PERSON" PUZZLE PIECE AND RETURN IT TO THE OFFICE BY FEBRUARY 14TH!!
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.
Joe and Ellen Sue Mersel
Arthur and Helene Rosenfeld
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
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
Junior Congregation 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library
Sunday, February 9th
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
Gussie Ort Brown
Ina Susan Legum
Phyllis Berman Kaplan
Davie Meyer Moses