Service times for Shabbat and during the week

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Notice From Beth Sholom Village

Shop and Schmooze at Beth Sholom Village

Mah Jongg training at Beth Sholom Village

Yom Hashoah Programs

Beth Sholom Village "A Positive Approach to Care"

Helping Those With Mobility Issues

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

Cooking for a Kiddush luncheon

Join our Minyan!

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Request for Shomrim

Wands for Wildlife information

Pet Memorial Board information

JELF Loan Information

Volunteers needed for the Men's Chevra Kaddisha

Gift Shop information

JNF Tree information

Wine on the Vine

Upcoming Events

Yahrzeits for the week

Service Times

Friday - 7:30am - Passover services in Sandler Hall followed by a matzah brei breakfast Evening Services - 5:30pm

Saturday - Yizkor/Passover/ Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am

Sunday - 8:00am and 5:45pm at Temple Israel

Monday - Thursday
7:30am at Temple Israel and 5:45 at Congregation Beth El
(Evening minyan services are at Congregation Beth El for the month of April)

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 morning - "Where - and How - Did the Israelites Cross the Sea?"

Friday evening - "A Kind Word For A Perpetual Loser" (Part I of V from Pirke Avot)

Saturday - Guest speaker, Chaplain Steven Dundas, the chaplain at Little Creek Base will speak about "The Lessons of History: A Trans-Atlantic Perspective on Anti-Semitism"

Service Leaders
Friday morning

Haftarah - Cantor David Proser

Saturday

Song of Songs - Beverlee Tiger
Haftarah - Sheila Panitz
Yizkor - Cantor Larry Tiger


Please join us for a kiddush luncheon on the Evelyn Eisenberg Atrium following Shabbat services

Rabbi Panitz will have regular office hours on Tuesdays from 9:15am until noon.

We are having two events at Temple Israel for Yom Hashoah this year.

On APRIL 28TH, the Men's Club is having a Yom Hashoah brunch, which will begin at 10:00am. Natasha Vidan will be the speaker. Her story is amazing - she was born Jewish in a concentration camp. Somehow, her parents got her out and to an orphanage to save her. She was adopted and raised Catholic but discovered, as an adult, she was actually Jewish. You will want to come to this event as there is so much more to her story. Please call the synagogue office to make your reservations.

Then on May 1st, we will be hosting the community wide Yom Hashoah program at 6:45pm with guest speaker, Dr. Roger Loria. This gathering honors the survivors, liberators, and righteous gentiles who reside in Hampton Roads, as well as the memory of the victims.

On Thursday, May 2nd from 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Simon Family JCC, they will be reading names of people who perished during the Holocaust. If you would like to read some of the names, please go during these hours. You don't have to let anyone know you're coming, you can just go and read some of the names. This is so important, so that they are never forgotten.

If you have mobility issues we'd like to hear from you!

Is a lack of mobility keeping you or any other Temple Israel congregant that you know of from coming to religious services or other planned events? If so, we'd like to hear from you. The Temple Israel Board would like to discuss and put together plans to make it easier for those in our congregation who need help getting here. Please call 489-4550 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know your concerns and how we can help. We want to make the best plan possible, and that depends on your input!

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 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.

APRIL 27 - MAY 3

APRIL 27

Jay Klebanoff
Reid Schiff

APRIL 28

Glenn Hoffman

APRIL 29

Mindy Katz
Ellen Sue Mersel

APRIL 30

Lois Cohen
Judi Goodman
Heather Hyams Ed Weisberg

MAY 1

Jemma Brodie
Bonnie Gordon-Rabinowitz
Judy Soldinger
Natalie Steiner

MAY 3

Ruth Ellen Gans

MAY 3

David Banyai and Jody Mazur
David Pearline and Marilyn Suskind-Pearline

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.

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:

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

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 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

Friday, April 26th
Office Closed

Passover Services with KBH at Temple Israel 7:30am and 5:30pm

Saturday, April 27th
Shabbat/Passover/Yizkor Services in the sanctuary 9:30am

Sunday, April 28th
Men's Club hosting a Yom Hashoah brunch with guest speaker Natasha Vidan 10:00am

Wednesday, May 1st
Community wide Yom HaShoah observance 6:45pm
We have been given permission to park across the street at the Greek Orthodox Church.

Saturday, May 4th
Shabbat Services in the sanctuary 9:30am
Rabbi Panitz will be delivering the 3rd of a monthly sermon series, "Hassidism and the Modern Predicament", which will focus on Temple Israel's newly acquired Camnitzer art collection donated by Patti Zetlin. Rabbi Panitz will discuss the Camnitzer print "The Helpful Mountain" this month

Tuesday, May 7th
Annual Congregational Meeting in Sandler Hall 7:00pm

Saturday, May 11th
Second Saturday Shabbat Services in Brody Auditorium honoring our mothers
Traditional services will begin at 9:30am and the Second Saturday portion of our services will begin at 11:00am

Sunday, May 12th
Mother's Day - show your appreciation and spend some time with your mom!

Monday, May 13th
Downtown Book Club meeting 12:30pm
They are reading The Jazz Palace by Mary Morris

Wednesday, May 15th

Thursday, May 16th
Sisters in the Hood Book Club will meet at Bonefish Grill (private room) at 6:15pm.
They are reading "Jaffa Beach" by Fedora Horowitz

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
APRIL 27 - MAY 3

APRIL 27

Corinne Banyai
Bertha Englander
Robert "Bobby" Levine
Ida Zablow

APRIL 28

Meyer Soroko

APRIL 29

Stanley O'Dette
Beverly Rostov
Margaret "Jimmie" Semel

APRIL 30

Benjamin Adelman
Hillel Halkin
Helen Lapping
Harvey Rashkind

MAY 1

Samuel Krampf
Rae Stein

MAY 2

William Tucker