Notes from the Shul

Virtual Services Information

Rabbi Panitz office hours

Junior Congregation

Shabbat Services For This Weekend

How To Connect To The Live Stream For Services

Community Midrashah Program

Chanukah Light The Night Fundraiser

Volunteer For NEST

Dues Payments

Call the Office With Any Updated Information

JFS Chanukah Gift Program

December First Thursday Program

Fill Your Tzedakah Box Please

Important Information Regarding The Notes

Temple Israel Scholarship Funds Available

Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week

Request for Shomrim

Wands for Wildlife information

Pet Memorial Board information

Volunteers needed for the Men's Chevra Kaddisha

Upcoming Events

Yahrzeits for the week

Service Times

As you all know, at this time, we are not having services in the building. However, we are having services via Zoom.us every day at 8:00am and 5:30pm. Below is the information for those services.

DAILY PRAYER GATHERING ZOOM INFORMATION:

Meeting ID: 674-044-866

Meeting Password: 296993

URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/674044866?pwd=a1JHQ1NiVk9ncHlOUU15SlFDNEhiZz09


YouTube Links for November 20 - 21, 2020

11.21.20 - Parshat Toldot
URL: https://youtu.be/wR0L-J-Tw00

11.20.20 - Learning the art of Thanksgiving
URL: https://youtu.be/A0CP-Ms7H30

If you would like to meet with Rabbi Panitz during this time of the coronavirus pandemic, please contact the office and we will have him give you a call.

Junior Congregation will resume via Zoom on December 5th from 10:30am - 11:30am.

The Zoom information is:

Meeting ID - 867 8691 9492
Password - 686353

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SHABBAT SERVICES

Going forward, we have a new schedule for Shabbat services. Services will be live streamed on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month and on Zoom for the other Saturdays of the month. Shabbat services will begin AT 9:30AM, whether they are live streamed or on Zoom. If you would like to come to Shabbat services to help make a minyan on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, please call or email the office by Wednesday of each week.

This Shabbat, November 21st, services will be on Zoom, beginning at 9:30am.

The Zoom information is:
Meeting ID - 205 715 924
Password - 009400
Link - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/205715924?pwd=TndUUkpHVXhwVUZtU1J3VTJpUVVrUT09

MILITARY APPRECIATION SHABBAT
NOVEMBER 14TH, 9:30AM

Our guest speaker will be Herman A. Shelanski, Vice Admiral USN (Retired)

Herman Shelanski retired as a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, after serving 38 years of dedicated and honorable service.Throughout his career he has lead at many levels.His most significant and satisfying leadership experience was as the Captain, in command of the USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) aircraft carrier during a wartime deployment. Originallyfrom Wynnewood, PA, he is a second generation American descended fromLithuanian Jews. He has dedicated two Holocaust Torahs on two Aircraft Carriers and celebrated Judaism at sea and during his travels around the world.

Services on this Shabbat will be in-person. We are allowing 25 people to attend in-person services. If you would like to attend services on this Shabbat, or any Shabbat, please call the office by Wednesday to get your name on the list.

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO LIVE STREAM OUR SERVICES

We will be live streaming Shabbat services on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. The Live Stream can be watched on YouTube at the synagogue's YouTube channel (Temple Israel Norfolk). Directions to access the Live Stream are below. The acquisition and installation of Temple Israel’s live streaming system was made possible in part by generous grants from the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Community and the Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s Emergency Need Grant Program.

To view the Live Stream using your computer from the synagogue website:

1. Go to www.templeisraelva.org

2. At the Top-Right of the Home Page, click
016

3. This will direct your web browser directly to the "Live Stream" over the synagogue's YouTube channel (picture shown below)

To view the Live Stream from a smart device with the YouTube App installed (e.g. smartphone, ipad/tablet, smart tv, AppleTV, Cox Contour, etc):

1. Open the YouTube app on your smart device

2. Search for "Temple Israel Norfolk" (recommend you "Subscribe" to this YouTube channel to make it easier to watch future Live Streams)

3. Select the video window that shows "Live" which is the Live Stream of the service (picture shown below)

MIDRASHAH INFORMATION


The next minimester of Midrashah will begin on January 10, 2021

When: Sunday, 5:30pm--7:15pm

Where: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75975028134?pwd=WTNTMmdMS3d1WTFodStCZXZmd1FNQT09

Meeting ID: 759 7502 8134

Passcode: j61t3H

Temple Israel will be helping First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk with NEST on Wednesday, December 16th beginning at 5:30PM. With COVID, of course things will be different. Thanks to Norman Soroko, we will be getting prepackaged meals from UNO's to hand out for dinner that evening. We will need about 6 volunteers to assist with handing out the dinners. If you would like to help, please call the synagogue to let us know. Masks will be required and proper social distancing will be followed.

PLEASE continue to mail in your dues payments. Even though our staff is not in the building for 8 hours a day each week, the building has not been shut down - it is still using the utilities and we still have bills. Your dues payments allow us to continue to be able to pay our employees who are still working remotely and pay our everyday bills.
Thank you!

Please remember to contact the office if you change your phone number, drop your land line, change your email address, or move.

Thank you!

JFS CHANUKAH GIFT PROGRAM


As you know, we always participate in the Jewish Family Service Chanukah Gift Program for Jewish families in need. Due to COVID-19, the program will be different this year. They are only asking for checks or gift cards to be sent to JFS, indicating the check or gift card is for the Chanukah Gift Program. If you decide to participate, please indicate you are from Temple Israel when you send the check or gift card(s) to JFS. Hanukkah donations must be received by Wednesday, November 25. Make checks payable to JFS and send to Jewish Family Service, ATTN: Maryann Kettyle, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 400, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Thank you for helping families in need in the Hampton Roads area give their children a wonderful Chanukah.

SAVE THE DATE!

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK

Please remember to fill your tzedakah boxes at home while we are not having minyan services in the building. Once we come back into the building, you can bring the money you collected and we will apply it towards our minyan fund. Or, you can send a check in and specify it's for the minyan fund. The money that is collected during our minyan services is donated to many needy causes. Now, more than ever, there is a huge need for donations to these causes. Please remember there are people who are going hungry and have lost their jobs because of this coronavirus and they need our help.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE NOTES

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SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE AT TEMPLE ISRAEL

Parents and Grandparents:

Did you know that Scholarship Funds are available at Temple Israel that can be used for Jewish Education, Jewish camps, trips to Israel and other Jewish Experiential programs? Think:

  • Simon Family JCC (or any Jewish) summer camp
  • BBYO and USY conventions and summer programs
  • college winter and spring break trips with a Jewish focus
  • even partial tuition reimbursement for a Jewish college course!

And some of the 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 Educational Fund. Needs basis is given first priority. If interested in applying for a grant, please contact the synagogue office at 489-4550.

NOVEMBER 21 - NOVEMBER 27

NOVEMBER 22

Isaac Rubin
Stan Tickton

NOVEMBER 24

Lynn Seltzer

NOVEMBER 25

Lonnie McLeod

NOVEMBER 26

Adam Hyams
Reece Livingston

NOVEMBER 27

Michael Cole

NOVEMBER 17

Gary and Ilene Osmundson

Richard and Jane Popkin

NOVEMBER 19

Stewart and Eileen Kahn

Burke and Vivian Margulies

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 call Norman Soroko at (757)641-3445.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Quarantine Book Club

Mondays, December 7th and 21st at 7:30pm
Meeting ID - 629 490 590
Passcode - 832087
Join URL - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/629490590?pwd=MDFpWW5RT29wSmxkNmNhUUNFS2NUdz09

Rabbi Panitz's Tuesday Morning Class

"Englishing the Bible" Topic: The Psalms of Ascent, Psalms 120-134
Tuesdays November 24th at 8:45am
Meeting ID - 625 144 762
Passcode - 008603
Join URL - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/625144762?pwd=cjUzZ2xkbGpFTXp3RGVmT2ZudC9QQT09

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class

Alternate Sundays from 11:30am - 12:30pm
November 22nd
Meeting ID - 629 490 590
Passcode - 832087
Join URL - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/629490590?pwd=MDFpWW5RT29wSmxkNmNhUUNFS2NUdz09
Please contact Rabbi Panitz if you would like to join the group

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 21 - NOVEMBER 27

NOVEMBER 21

Isadore Green

NOVEMBER 22

Alberto Nessim
Solomon Ponizovskiy

NOVEMBER 23

Herbert Bonnie
Gerry Epstein
Bessie Legum
Rosa Legum
Mark Tabakin

NOVEMBER 24

Faith King
Camille Klein
Sam Marcus
Sophie Salzberg

NOVEMBER 25

Alan Brody
Jennie Goldstein
Robert Lefcoe
Ciara Raschdorf
David Tiger
Ruth Zedd

NOVEMBER 26

Sybil Eilberg
Morris Halprin
Meyer Harry Legum

NOVEMBER 27

Bluma Kushner Bromberg
Trudy Friedman