Service times for Shabbat and during the week.
Cooking for a Kiddush luncheon
Join our Minyan!
Request for graduation notices
Rabbi Panitz's office hours
Men's Club Events
Beth Sholom Village Raffle information
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
Volunteers needed for the Men's Chevra Kaddisha
"A Walk In The Park" information
JMCC Summer Music Series
Summer Exhibits at the Virginia Holocaust Museum
Gift Shop information
JELF Loan information
Jewish camps information
JNF Tree information
Wine on the Vine
Yahrzeits for the week
The intersection of Newport Avenue and Little Creek Road will be inaccessible until August. This means that you will not be able to turn onto Little Creek Road from Newport Avenue, or turn onto Newport Avenue from Little Creek Road.
Friday - 5:30pm at Temple Israel
Saturday - 9:30am in BRODY AUDITORIUM for 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.
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.
Monday - Thursday
7:30am and 5:45pm at Beth El (Evening minyan services are at Beth El for the month of June.)
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.
Friday - "What Is "Legal Immigration"? America's Shifting Goal Posts"
Saturday - "God and Israel, Facing A Thirsty World"
Torah Service - Lori Shapiro
Haftarah - Eitan Mor, in memory of his father, Nisan Mor
The congregation is invited to a kiddush luncheon in Brody Auditorium following services, in honor of all of our June birthdays and anniversaries.
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.
It's that time of year - GRADUATION!!
We know you are all proud of that graduate in your family, from pre-K to college.
Send us pictures and your announcement and we'll put it in our next bulletin.
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 2:00pm - 7:00pm 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.
The Notes apologizes for listing the incorrect birthdays for June 22nd last week. Here are the correct birthdays for that date.
JUNE 23 - JUNE 29
John Miller, Jr.
Paul and Marilyn Hechtkopf
Richard and Valerie Yanku
Lenny and Ellie Brooke
Michael and Lee Rashkind
Barry and Alyn Segal
Steve and Nancy Schreier
Glenn and Linda Hoffman
Jason and Amy Bosher
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.
AS EASY AS A WALK IN THE PARK
Have you been looking for a way to boost your fitness, help strengthen your sense of community and alleviate your vitamin "N" (for nature) deficiency?
Then join us this summer! We are looking to gather at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens on a weekday morning throughout the summer for some moderate exercise and some good conversation. We will have our first outing on May 3rd.
Those of us who are members of the Botanical Gardens have the right to go as often as we wish, free of charge, and also to bring guests, so put that membership to good use and join your friends from Temple Israel for a nice walk through our beautiful gardens.
Call the synagogue office and let them know your available mornings and also if you are a member.
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, June 23rd
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat 9:30am in Brody Auditorium
Tuesday, June 26th
There is an astronomy club gathering on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, at the 24th Street stage beginning at 6:00pm.
Please see more information here
Saturday, June 30th
Shabbat Services in Brody Auditorium 9:30am
Wednesday, July 4th
Office closed for Independence Day
Saturday, July 7th
Shabbat Services and the baby naming of Evelyn Skye Leviton in Brody Auditorium 9:30am Cory and Melissa Leviton will sponsor the kiddush luncheon in honor of their daughter's naming Mazel Tov to the entire family!!
Sunday, July 8th
Rabbi Panitz's Preaching and Teaching at Christ and St. Lukes, Norfolk. Worship services are at 8:00am and 10:15am, and the topic will be "The Old, The New, The Eternal". There's also a 9:15am Adult Education Class, and the topic is "Sabbath: It's Meaning For Moderns"
Shivim Panim Hebrew class at the home of Judy and Reuven Rohn 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday, July 9th
Ritual Committee meeting 6:30pm
Come for minyan at 5:45pm, stay for the meeting and dinner.
Saturday, July 14th
Shabbat Services in Brody Auditorium 9:30am
Saturday, July 21st
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat in Brody Auditorium 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.
JUNE 23 - JUNE 29