Temple Sinai Welcomes our New Rabbi
As we begin our 53rd year here at Temple Sinai, we are pleased to welcome our new rabbi, David Edleson. To learn more about Rabbi Edleson, please click HERE or visit our Rabbi and Staffection under the Leadership tab.
Rabbi Edleson can be reached by phone at 802-862-5125, ext. 11 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Friday Night ~This Friday & Saturday
Join us for our Kabbalat Shabbat Service beginning at 6:00pm. Before the service at 5:30pm, please join us for a Pre-Oneg to welcome Rabbi Edleson. Following the service, please join us for an Meet & Greet Oneg.
~ Saturday Morning ~
Join us for Shabbat Service at 9:30am, followed by Torah Study at 10:30am.
All are welcome to worship and socialize with us!
Tisha B'Av Service with Havdalah
Saturday, July 21 | 8:00pm
Tisha b'Av (the 9th of Av) is a Jewish day of mourning and reflection, one that many Reform congregations don't engage. It is traditionally the date of the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem, as well as other calamitous events in Jewish history. Because as Reform Jews, we don't wish to rebuild a Temple with priests, it is easy to see why Reform Judaism didn't emphasize it.
That being said, the idea of losing our sanctuary, losing the systems we have depended on and believed would keep us safe, and for some of us, losing our sense of connection to Israel -this seems particularly relevant these days, whether we are speaking personally or politically. How does our spirituality help us understand and cope with such loss? How can community and Jewish tradition help us be more resilient, and strengthen us to face new challenges? This is a different kind of service, one at which traditionally, people sit on the ground or low benches, in a room lit only by candles. (Because this is traditionally a day of fasting, we will not be serving food.) Come join us for this service of discussion on spirituality and loss, as well as some haunting melodies that are sung almost exclusively on Tisha b'Av, and chanting from the Book of Lamentations.
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