Arabic Sallam, Hebrew Shalom, English PeaceOur hearts break with yours.

The congregation of Temple Sinai offers our condolences, solidarity, and prayers for peace and comfort to the Islamic Society of Vermont, and all Muslims at this time of senseless loss.

Salaam. Shalom.

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Shushan Rhapsody

~ The Megillah According to Queen ~

Saturday, March 23

6:00 PM – Munchies and BYOB Happy ½ Hour
6:30 PM – Shushan Rhapsody! Rated Q (of questionable taste)
7:30 to 10:30 – BYOB + Appetizers, Dance to DAHG & Karaoke
Suggested donation – $10

Please Bring an Appetizer to Share for the Party
If you need to heat your appetizer before serving,
the kitchen ovens and microwave will be available for your use.

Also, please don’t forget to take your dish with you when you leave.

Just in Time for Purim!


Quick Links

Services and Events for this Shabbat (March 22-23)

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KABBALAT SHABBAT FOLK SERVICE – 6:30 pm, Oneg to follow

Join us for the start to Shabbat followed by Kiddush and an Oneg in the Social Hall. Temple Sinai Brotherhood will be holding their annual Kosher for Passover Wine Tasting during the Oneg this week, so plan to stay and enjoy!


About Esther graphic with actorsSHABBAT MORNING SERVICE (Shacharit) – 9:30 – 10:30 am
Join us for our Shabbat morning services every week. Our one-hour service is rooted in the traditional chanting of prayers, but includes English readings and song as well so that all can be included. (This service does not include a Torah service.) The service is a lovely, meditative, and peaceful way to start the day. Whether we have five or fifty, we’ll be mixing traditional chanting with songs both old and new tunes to create a prayerful space for connection.

SPECIAL TORAH STUDY- All About Eve… ESTHER! – Saturday, 10:30am
In celebration of Purim, join us for a modern study of the Book of Esther, using contemporary scholarship, literary criticism, and traditional commentaries to understand this fascinating book of the Bible, a book of the Disaspora that never mentions God. Bagels, donuts and coffee, too! Bring friends – No prior knowledge is needed!


Upcoming Events

  1. Sat 23

    Parashat Tzav

    Torah: Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36 Haftarah:
  2. Sat 23

    Torah Study

    Mar 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Sat 23

    Purim Spiel & Celebration

    Click HERE for Details
    Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  4. Tue 26

    Sisterhood Passover Tasting

    Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tue 26

    Sisterhood Passover Tasting

    Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wed 27

    Jewish History Study Group

    Explore Jewish History through the reading
    Mar 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  7. Fri 29

    Kabbalat Shabbat Service

    Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  8. Sat 30

    Shabbat Parah

    Shabbat of the Red Heifer
  9. Sat 30

    Parashat Shmini

    Torah: Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47 Maftir:


Kosher for Passover Wine Tasting

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Friday, March 22
During Shabbat Oneg

Brotherhood will be sponsoring a Kosher for Passover Wine Tasting at the Oneg on Friday, March 22. We plan to have four wines from Israel, two reds and two whites, available for tasting, and we will have a few bottles of each available for sale. Please plan to join us for this annual tasting. 

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Is Coming

Sisterhood Annual Passover Tasting

Passover foods - A Taste of Passover

March 26 | 6:00 pm
Temple Sinai Social Hall

Bring A Passover Dish To Share: Appetizer, Main, Side, Salad or Dessert

Bring A Copy Of The Recipe!

For more info, contact Marjie Sheppard

Oneg Coordinator Needed

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Do you enjoy getting to know your fellow community members? Do you like organizing food for events? Then we have a place for you as our Oneg Coordinator!

If you are interested, please contact the Temple Office.

Purim Spiel 2019

Shushan Rhapsody posterSHUSHAN RHAPSODY

~ The Megillah According to Queen ~

Sunday, March 17 | 10:00 am


Sisterhood – Join Today!

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Joining and supporting Sisterhood is an easy way to stay connected, to make new friends, and to keep reform Judaism as a vital part of the fabric of Vermont. Your yearly dues of only $36 goes far. It helps to keep Temple a hopping, happening place and it reaches out to the communities around us.

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Reform Movement Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Initiative to Bring the Racist Otzma Yehudit Party into the Government

URJ Press Release

February 26, 2019 – The Reform Movement strongly condemns the recent initiative of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to bring loyalists of racist Rabbi Meir Kahane into the Knesset. Those who espouse an ideology of hate, intolerance, and incite violence have no place in the Jewish State let alone in her government.