Notes from the Shul

What's happening at Temple Israel this week... and beyond.

Join us this Shabbat, November 4th at 9:30am as we celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Brauner, son of Beth and Nathan Brauner, brother of Carly.

Midrashah Minimester 2 will be at Temple Israel this Sunday, November 5th, beginning at 5:30pm.

Minimester 2 - 11/5 at Temple Israel

Session 1:

Level 1: Sheila Panitz - Who is in God's Image?

Level 2: Rabbi Panitz - Dealing with Your Doubts

Session 2:

Level 1: Rabbi Panitz - Dealing with Your Doubts

Level 2: Sheila Panitz - Who is in God's Image?

We will begin at 5:30 with dinner, and each session is about 45 minutes. Each evening finishes at about 7:30 pm.

At Temple Israel, we will meet in Sandler Hall. Please enter through the downstairs Wilby Street entrance, which are the double doors to the right of the large steps.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Rabbi Arnowitz, Cantor Wendi and Rabbi Panitz

Service Times
Friday - 5:30pm at Temple Israel
Saturday - 9:30 am in the sanctuary

Sunday - Congregation Beth El will have two (2) morning minyan services on Sunday mornings. A traditional, non-repetitive minyan at 8:00 am and a creative minyan geared toward learning at 9:15am. Sunday evening services are at 5:45pm at Temple Israel.

Monday - Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Temple Israel
(Evening minyan is at Temple Israel for the month of November)
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.

Sermon Titles
Friday evening - ""America - Watch Out! You're Turning Into Sodom!""
Saturday - Jacob Brauner will deliver his Bar Mitzvah sermon ""Abraham's Lesson for Me: Moral Courage""

Service Leaders
In honor of his Bar Mitzvah, Jacob Brauner will assist Rabbi Panitz with the Shabbat services

The congregation is invited to a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services, sponsored by the Brauner family, in honor of Jacob's Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov to the entire family on this wonderful occasion!

DON'T FORGET - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS AT 2:00AM SUNDAY MORNING, SO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK AN HOUR. HOORAY! WE GET AN EXTRA HOUR OF SLEEP!

CHECK OUT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL WEBSITE -WWW.TEMPLEISRAELVA.ORG - HUGE THANKS TO TAMMY WHO HAS WORKED ALL WEEK TO GET THE WEBSITE UPDATED AND IT LOOKS GREAT!

For our November Mitzvah of the Month, we will once again be collecting NEW pajamas, sizes 5T to Adult Large for Pajama Jams. You can drop off your pajamas on the Evenly Eisenberg Atrium or in the office.

ALSO
On November 19th, during our Blessing of the Animals, we will collect pet food for Norfolk's Pet Pantry. Please bring your new bags/cans of food to the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium.

PLEASE CALL OR GO ONLINE AND SIGN UP TO DONATE BLOOD. DUE TO ALL THE HURRICANES, AND THE LAS VEGAS TRAGEDY,
THE RED CROSS IS IN DIRE NEED OF BLOOD.
GIVE BLOOD AND SAVE A LIFE!

THE FIRST REHEARSAL WILL BE ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH,
10:00AM - 12:00 NOON, AT TEMPLE ISRAEL.

On November 19th, the Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School will meet at Temple Israel. There will be activities for the students in the morning, and then at 11:00am, there will be a dedication of the new Temple Israel Pet Memorial Board and a Blessing of the Animals. All pets are welcome - either on a leash or in a carrier of some type.

Temple Israel is now part of AmazonSmile!
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Simply copy and paste the link below into your browser. This will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of Temple Israel. 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!

We have started something new at our kiddush luncheons on Shabbat. If you see someone with a red cup, that means they are a new member, or are visiting, so please go up to them and introduce yourself and help them feel at home.

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 have a nice selection of children and teen books in the gift shop now. We also have a new selection of mezzuzahs. Come in and take a look!

Please consider the following items for donation to the L'Dor v'Dor section of the gift shop:
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

MITZVAH OF THE YEAR
Temple Israel has joined with the United Way of South Hampton Roads in a new program called Mission United. This program will assemble ""move-in kits"" for qualified homeless people who are transitioning to apartments. The items we have been tasked with collecting are linens. We will collect new/gently used twin and full sized bed sheets, blankets and comforters, as well as towels and washcloths.
Please bring your donations to the synagogue office.
Thank you for your help with this most worthy project!

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.

NOTES TO NOTE
Saturday, November 4th
Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Brauner, son of Beth and Nathan, brother of Carly 9:30am

Sunday, November 5th
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS - Remember to set your clocks back an hour!

Midrashah meets at Temple Israel in Sandler Hall 5:30pm

Tuesday, November 7th
Election Day - be sure to VOTE!!

Thursday, November 9th
Sisters in the Hood Book Club 6:15pm
Ynot @ Great Neck (2120 Great Neck Square, Virginia Beach)
We are reading Karolina's Twins: A Novel by Ronald Balson

Saturday, November 11th
Second Saturday services in Brody Auditorium 9:30am
This is also our Military Appreciation Shabbat.
Please come and honor those who have served and continue to serve.

Sunday, November 12th
Blood Drive at Second Presbyterian Church, 7305 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tidewater Limmud Festival of Jewish Ideas - Rabbi Panitz will speak from 1:00pm - 1:30pm.
The topic will be ""The Enduring Word"" - A 500-year-old copy of the Later Prophets with Rabbi David Kimhi's Commentary & Censorship

Monday, November 13th
Downtown Book Club 7:00pm
We are reading My Own Words, bu Ruth Bader Ginsberg
For more information, contact Bernice Moses at 622-5142

Torah at the Beach begins at Stan and Harriet Dickman's home 7:30pm

Tuesday, November 14th
Board meeting 7:30pm

Saturday, November 18th
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat 9:30am

Sunday, November 19th
Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School will be at Temple Israel 9:00am

Dedication of the Temple Israel Pet Memorial Board and
Blessing of the Animals on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium 11:00am

Wednesday, November 22nd
Office closes at noon for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th
Office closed for Thanksgiving

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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
NOVEMBER 4 - NOVEMBER 10

NOVEMBER 4
Philip Cohen
Joseph Eichelbaum
Helen Kopel
Betty Miller

NOVEMBER 5
Rivilyn Salzburg
Sidney Wolff

NOVEMBER 6
Seymour Cohen
Michael Geers
Tavia Gordon
Edith Laderberg
Belle Rosenbaum
Louis Salzberg
Frances Shevokis
Miriam Waranch

NOVEMBER 7
Joseph Brown
Arthur Klein

NOVEMBER 8
Charlotte Moos
Jacob Nesson
Edwin Rashkind

NOVEMBER 9
Ross Friedman
Hyman Goldstein
Anne Weinstein

NOVEMBER 10
Adele Blum
Fredric Drexler
Sylvia Kass
Abraham Littman
Bobbie Tabakin
Herbert Weinberg
Yosef Yusufov

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