Service times for Shabbat and during the week
Rabbi Panitz office hours
Mitzvah of the Month for December and January
"Distant Survivors" Play
Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available
Cooking for a Kiddush luncheon
Join our Minyan!
Room Wanted to Rent
Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week
Beth Sholom Village Community Chinese Buffet on December 25th
Request for Shomrim
Wands for Wildlife information
Pet Memorial Board information
Mitzvah of the Year information
NEW Program Committee
Amazon Smile information for Temple Israel
Volunteers needed for the Men's Chevra Kaddisha
Gift Shop information
JNF Tree information
Wine on the Vine
Yahrzeits for the week
Friday - 5:30pm at Temple Israel
Saturday - Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Sunday - 8:00am and 5:45pm at Temple Israel (Sunday morning services have moved back to Temple Israel)
Monday - Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45pm at Congregation Beth El (Evening minyan services are at Beth El for the month of December.)
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 - "The Winter Solstice: Can A Jew Take A Roman Holiday?"
Saturday - "What To Say When You Meet Pharaoh
Haftarah - Beverlee Tiger
Musaf - Cantor Larry Tiger
Mazel Tov to Beverlee and Larry on their 12th wedding anniversary
Please join us for a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following services.
Yes, there is Junior Congregation this Shabbat, December 15th at 10:30am in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library.
Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.
We are planning a Temple Israel night on February 2, 2019 to go see "Distant Survivors" at the Zeiders American Dream Theater in Virginia Beach. June Prager, the playwright and director of this play will be here.
Please call the office and let us know if you will be joining us.
If we have a group of at least 20 people, we will receive a discount on the tickets.
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.
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.
We had someone contact the office looking for a room to rent. If you have a room available to rent, or know of someone who does, please contact the office and we will pass on the contact information to her. Thank you.
DECEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 21
Mary Ann Walzer
Sara Jo Rubin
Cantor Larry and Beverlee Tiger
Calvin and Carole Alperin
Switch Day at Beth Sholom Village
Change is here!
For over thirty years, Beth Sholom Village has engaged family members and the community as they came to volunteer on December 25. The activity was called “Switch Day”.
The idea was born when staff – everyone from food servers to nurses requested the day off to spend time with their family on Christmas day. The Jewish community came together and volunteered and switched places with many staff. The volunteers did everything! They cooked and served food and escorted residents from their room to the dining rooms. They worked in the laundry room and helped clean. They lead Bingo. There was lots of socializing and the making of new friends. It worked out well for everyone! Jewish people had the day off and wanted to give back. The staff was able to take an important family holiday off.
Fast forward to today and times have changed. New health care guidelines dictate that only trained staff members may assist residents with certain activities. The health department will not allow volunteers in the kitchen to cook. The list goes on! Our staff enjoys working the long shift with time and a half for a holiday.
So, here we are in 2018 and we again are coming together as a community only this time with a different twist. We are inviting our family members, friends and former volunteers to come and enjoy a kosher Chinese Buffet and socialize.
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.
AmazonSmile and Temple Israel
What is AmazonSmile? - an easy way for you to support Temple Israel every time you shop, at no cost to you! When you log on to https://smile.amazon.com you will find the exact same low prices, selection, and convenience of shopping at Amazon.com - with the bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to Temple Israel.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile? YES!! You use the same account. Your shopping cart, wish lists, wedding registry and other account settings will all be the same.
How do I select Temple Israel as my charity of choice on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at AmazonSmile will result in a donation. If you use this link, it will take you directly to Temple Israel so you won't have to search through all the charitable organizations.
How much of my purchase does Amazon donate? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping and handling, gift wrapping fees, taxes or service charges. While this may sound small, with over 300 families receiving this email, the amount could really add up!
Finally, How do I shop at AmazonSmile? Simply to go smile.amazon.com from your web browser or mobile device. It's that simple! Make sure to bookmark the link so it's even easier for you to return to the website and begin shopping.
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 $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, December 15th
Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat in the sanctuary 9:30am
Junior Congregation in the Hyman B. Swartz Memorial Library 10:30am
Sunday, December 16th
Men's Club Brunch at Route 58 Deli 10:30am
Rabbi's "Preachin' and Teachin' " at Christ and St. Lue's Episcopal Church 9:15am
"The Book of Job and Enigma of Evil"
Saturday, December 22nd
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Monday, December 24th
Office closes at noon
Tuesday, December 25th
Office closed for Christmas so our wonderful non-Jewish employees can enjoy the day
NO RABBI'S CLASS
Saturday, December 29th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Monday, December 31st
Office closes at noon
Tuesday, January 1st
Saturday, January 5th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Tuesday, January 8th
Rabbi's 8:15am class resumes
Friday, January 11th
Shabbat on the Road with KBH
We will be going to Temple Beth El in Suffolk 7:00pm
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.
DECEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 214
Cantor Isaac Dander
Rosalyn "Roz" Landres
Barbara Ray Rubin