WHAT'S IN THE NOTES THIS WEEK?

Service times for Shabbat and during the week

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Junior Congregation

Temple Israel Going "Green"

March Mitzvah of the Month

Spring Fundraiser Information

Temple Israel Seder -
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Notice from Beth Sholom Village

Blue Yarmulke Breakfast Information

Congregant Looking For Host Family For Seder

Important Information Regarding The Notes

New Wellness Program From Blueline Security

Yanni's Bark Mitzvah at Beth Sholom Village

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 and 5:30pm at Temple Israel

Saturday - Second Saturday Shabbat AND Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat Services in Brody Auditorium
Regular Shabbat services will begin at 9:30am and the Second Saturday portion of our 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 March.

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 - "Friday The 13th - A Lucky Day In Judaism"

Saturday - Joel Rubin will lead the discussion for Second Saturday - "Why Do They Hate Us?"
Sierra Lautman, Director of Jewish Innovation at UJFT, will be with us for this Shabbat.

Service Leaders

Torah Service - Lori Shapiro

Haftarah - Joel Rubin

Please join us for a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services, in honor of our March birthdays and anniversaries.

The next Junior Congregation will meet this Shabbat, March 7th, at 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library!
We'll be waiting for you!
Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.
In our continuing efforts to become "green", beginning with this week's kiddush lunch, we will no longer be using styrofoam plates or bowls, plastic forks, spoons, or knives. We have moved to paper products, real flatware, and cups and saucers for hot drinks. Please be aware of the "butler stations" beside the trash cans to deposit your used flatware and cups and saucers.
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Sadly we are cancelling the Seder for this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Blue Yarmulke Person of the Year Brunch Honoring Jim Gordon
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Sunday, May 17, 10 am
(Please note date change!)
Congregation Beth El

RSVP to Temple Israel (489-4550)
Cost $20 per person--send check to "TI Men's Club,"
c/o Temple Israel, 7255 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505

Send an online tribute message to Jim at
wizadjournal.com/fjmcseaboard2020/

Jim was born in New York city. As a child he attended Congregation Habonim. Jim was active in Bronx and Manhattan Federation of Temple Youth, BAMFTY. Jim has lived on and off in the Tidewater area since 1962. He currently lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Paula. They have two sons. One living in Vienna, VA and the other in Costa Rica. They also have two grandsons in Vienna, VA. Jim retired from the United States Navy as Chief Warrant Officer Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

Since returning to the area in 1979, Jim has been involved with Temple Emanuel, where he served as president of the Men’s Club and as President of the Congregation. In 2013 Jim and Paula joined Temple Israel. It’s no secret, the rabbi, Michael Panitz, was a big drawing card. Jim and Paula are active members of Temple Israel. He currently is the President of Temple Israel’s Men’s Club. Jim serves on the Temple Israel board of directors and is a member of the Security Committee.

Jim is president of the Hampton Roads Miata Club, treasurer of the Norfolk Naval Sailing association. He enjoys traveling, sailing, golf, sports cars. He can also occasionally be found at the pistol range for some “Ballistic Therapy.”

We have a congregant who is looking for a host family for Passover. For first Seder, it would just be him, for second Seder, it would be him and his son. If you have room at your table for one (or both) of these nights, please contact the office. Thank 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.
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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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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.

MARCH 14 - MARCH 20

MARCH 14

Hal Levenson
Marc Rabinowitz

MARCH 17

Andrew Hyams
Noah Oppenheim
Rachel Oppenheim
Jonathan Rose

MARCH 18

Marshall Bonnie

MARCH 20

Barry Dorsk
Doris Friedman
Ellen Manassee
Olivia Rose

MARCH 18

Judah Argaman and Marcie Waranch
Ron and Wendy Brodsky

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

Saturday, March 14th
Second Saturday Shabbat services in Brody Auditorium
Traditional services will begin at 9:30am with the Second Saturday services beginning at 11:00am
We will be discussing Bari Weiss' new book HOW TO FIGHT ANTI-SEMITISM.
You have plenty of time to purchase the book and read it before March 14th.

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Sunday, March 15th
Men's Club breakfast at Route 58 Deli 10:30am
PLEASE RSVP to the Temple Israel office by Thursday, March 12th!

Monday, March 16th
Torah at the Beach at the home of Meyer and Dee Dee Chovitz 7:30pm
The topic will be "The First Jews in North America"
PLEASE NOTE - TORAH AT THE BEACH HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 17th
Rabbi's class in Sandler Hall 8:15am

3rd and last class of Adult Education Series at KBH 7:30pm
The topic for this class will be Chabad Hasidism

Saturday, March 21st
Joint Sisterhood-Men's Club Shabbat 9:30am

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

Tuesday, March 24th
Anti-Semitism Seminar at KBH: Dinner/Pre-Program 5:30pm
You MUST RSVP for the dinner to the Temple Israel office by noon on Wednesday, March 18th
Program with guest speaker, Marnie Fienberg, will begin at 7:30pm

Saturday, March 28th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Linda and Jonathan Longman will be sponsoring the kiddush in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary

Tuesday, March 31st
Rabbi's class in Sandler Hall 8:15am
Board Meeting in Sandler Hall 7:30pm (this meeting will take the place of the April board meeting)

Thursday, April 2nd
AN OPPORTUNITY TO LUNCH WITH, AND LEARN FROM, TWO FISITING ISRAELI SOLDIERS

On Thursday, April 2, Temple Israel will host two Israeli soldiers, currently serving in the Israel Defense Force. They are traveling through the USA on a mission of strengthening the connection between the two most populous centers of Jewish life in the world today -- Israel and America.

We have this opportunity to host these two soldiers thanks to the efforts of the "F.I.D.F." organization - Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

In the current public health situation, we are careful to observe practice prudent social distancing. Therefore, it is important for us to have a close count of the number of attendees, so that we can best decide on the specific venue for the luncheon.
Please let the Temple Israel office know of your intention to attend - 489-4550.
The luncheon will begin at noon.

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
MARCH 14 - MARCH 20

MARCH 14

Jennie Gladstone Brady
Harriet Orleans
Joyce Robbins
Eileen Underwood

MARCH 15

Rose Ackerman
Mary G. Bronstein
Pauline Goldwasser
Benjamin Mednick
Anna Belle Swanson

MARCH 16

Alvin Brooks
Gussie Weisman

MARCH 17

Barbara "Bella" Bazar
Jack Eisenberg
Helen Klesmer
Sara Schutz
Sallie Sorosky

MARCH 18

Norman Garfield
Manny Isaacs
Israel Norkin
Maurice Satisky
Shirley Shapiro

MARCH 19

Alice Brenner
Anne Cash
Harry Cohen
Bertha Hecht
Jerome Jacobs
Bert Jones
Marvin Mazur
Minnie Tucker

MARCH 20

Jerry Brittman
Stanley Jason
Dana Orleans Kishter
Leo Laub
Rona Rosenberg Leonard
Louis Rabinowitz
John Augustus Rehder