Service times for Shabbat and during the week
Beit Sefer registration forms due!
Cooking for a Kiddush luncheon
Join our Minyan!
Rabbi Panitz's office hours
Men's Club Events
BETI Events for July and August
Ushers needed for the High Holidays
Updated Information Request
High Holiday forms deadline
Community Selichot Information
Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available
Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week
Mitzvah of the Summer information
Request for Shomrim
Wands for Wildlife information
Pet Memorial Board information
Mitzvah of the Year information
Amazon Smile information for Temple Israel
Volunteers needed for the Men's Chevra Kaddisha
JMCC Summer Music Series
Summer Exhibits at the Virginia Holocaust Museum
Gift Shop information
JELF Loan information
JNF Tree information
Wine on the Vine
Friday - 5:30pm at Temple Israel
Saturday - 9:30am in BRODY AUDITORIUM for our Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat.
The lifts are working - PLEASE ask for help if you need to use the lift to get to Brody Auditorium. DJ, our wonderful guard, knows how to work them, so just ask him for assistance.
*Tisha B'Av services will be in Sandler Hall Saturday evening at 8:00pm with KBH, and Sunday at 8:00am and 12:30pm, with Beth El joining us on Sunday**
Sunday - Morning minyan services are at 8:00am at Temple Israel for the summer, and Sunday evening services are at Temple Israel at 5:45pm (except Sunday, July 22nd - see above for Tisha B'Av service times)
Monday - Thursday
7:30am and 5:45pm at Temple Israel (Evening minyan services are at Temple Israel for the month of July.)
If you are planning to attend minyan services to say Kaddish for a love one's yahrtzeit, 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.
Saturday - Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill will deliver the sermon "Anger and Civility"
Shacharit - Barry Einhorn
Torah Service - Alison Lanse
Torah Readers - Linda Longman and Joel Rubin
Haftarah - Reuven Rohn
Musaf - Reuven Rohn
The congregation is invited to a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services, in honor of our July birthdays and anniversaries.
Beit Sefer Shalom - UHS 2.0
The Conservative Religious School serving
Congregation Beth El, KBH, and Temple Israel
I am thrilled to invite you to enroll your child/children in the new school year at Beit Sefer Shalom-UHS 2.0. The 2018-2019 school year will be an exciting one. We have new teachers, a new curriculum, a new Head of School and many new and creative plans to grow our program.
The first day of Beit Sefer Shalom will be Sunday, September 16th. Please click here for the 5779 (2018-2019) calendar (subject to change with notice).
Thank you for your cooperation!
Eran Livni, PhD
Beit Sefer Shalom - UHS 2.0, Head of School
If you are interested in tutoring Hebrew for Beit Sefer Shalom, please contact Eran Livni at
Just a reminder - if you would like to come in and cook something special for a Shabbat kiddush luncheon, just let the office know. We will be happy to check your food in and show you around the kitchen. Maybe you have a special dish that you would like to share with the congregation - you're more than welcome to come in and prepare it during office hours. And the congregation certainly would like to try it!
Our morning 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. 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.
Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.
Sunday, July 29 - Baseball on the Grill - Together with Beth El - we'll be going to the Norfolk Tides game as they play the Toledo Mud Hens. The two Men's Clubs will be cooking on the grill at the home of Rabbi Arnowitz at 1:30pm and then we'll go to the game, which begins at 4:05pm. The cost of the meal is $5/person. As always, the game is free. If you are a season ticket holder and have unused tickets at the time of the game, please bring them to the synagogue office so they can be exchanged for tickets for this game. RSVP by July 25th for both events.
Sunday, August 19 - Schmooze At The Shore with Beth El - we will meet at First Landing State Park from 3:00pm - 6:00pm for fun, food and services. RSVP by August 5 to the synagogue office. Let us know if you would like to help with set up at 2:00pm.
Don't forget to bring your unused Tides season tickets to the office by July 26th so they can be exchanged for the game on the 29th. This is what allows us to offer this event for free.
We are looking for ushers and greeters for the High Holidays. The shifts are about an hour an a half and you would be doing a great mitzvah when it is most needed. We will be having a meeting on Sunday, August 26th at 9:00am, right after minyan.
There will be bagels and coffee and we will discuss what your duties will be. If you would like to help, please call the office at 489-4550, and then we'll see you on August 26th! We thank you in advance for your help during the holidays.
Have you moved? Changed your phone number? Or maybe changed your email address? If so, please call the office so we can change it in the computer.
Have you returned your forms? If you want an ad in the Shofar or Book of Remembrance, we must have your forms no later than Monday, July 23rd by the close of the day.
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE AT TEMPLE ISRAEL
There are several endowment funds at Temple Israel that are for the benefit of Jewish Education, Jewish Camping, Israel Trips and other Jewish Experiential Programs. Some of these 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 Education Fund. Needs basis is given first priority.
If interested in applying for a grant, please contact the synagogue office.
JULY 21 - JULY 27
William and Janet Kass
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.
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.
We have a new
MITZVAH OF THE YEAR
The Salvation Army needs the community's help for their new 'Diaper Pantry'
The Salvation Army is creating a "diaper pantry" to help families with young children. Diapers are one of the most expensive items families need to purchase, so we are helping them fill their "diaper pantry" by collecting here at Temple Israel. So, the next time you're at the store, pick up a package of diapers and drop it at the synagogue office. You will be helping struggling families who are just trying to make ends meet.
As always, thank you for your generosity and kindness.
Temple Israel is now part of AmazonSmile!
If you shop at AmazonSmile, rather than Amazon, and choose Temple Israel as your charity, a portion of each sale will be donated to us by Amazon. We also now have a Wish List, so if you want to donate something to Temple Israel, you can choose from the Wish List.
By using the link below, you won't have to search for Temple Israel among almost a million other organizations. What a simple, easy way to give to your synagogue!
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
We've just received a new shipment of some beautiful items for the Temple Israel gift shop. 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.
And we still have some great items in our L'Dor v'Dor Section.
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 more information on a JELF loan, go to JELF.org
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.
For something completely different, you can plant a grapevine for someone, just as you would 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
Saturday, July 21st
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat in Brody Auditorium 9:30am
Tisha B'Av Services with KBH at Temple Israel8:00pm in Sandler Hall
Sunday, July 22nd
Tisha B'Av Services in Sandler Hall 8:00am and 12:30pm
There will not be a 5:45pm minyan!
Saturday, July 28th
Shabbat Services in Brody Auditorium 9:30am
Sunday, July 29th
Cookout at Rabbi Jeff Arnowitz's house 1:30pm
$5 per person
Tides Game 4:05pm
Saturday, August 4th
Shabbat Services in Brody Auditorium 9:30am
Tuesday, August 7th
Rabbi Panitz's 8:15am Tuesday morning class resumes
Friday, August 10th
Joint attendance with KBH at Ohef Sholom Temple Friday night service 6:30pm
Saturday, August 11th
Hunter and Luke Bosher's B'nai Mitzvah in the sanctuary 9:30am
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.
JULY 21 - JULY 27