Need a ride to or from services and/or Temple events? Please contact our Chaverim Committee, and they will help arrange a ride for you from someone in your area that is coming to that service or event.
Coming to a service or event at Temple Sinai and willing to provide a ride? Please let the Chaverim Committee know that you are willing to give rides to people in your area.
High Holy Days Choir Members Needed
Want to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord?”
THEN WE NEED YOU!
We are organizing our annual High Holy Day Choir. If you would like to be a part, please email Mark Leopold to share your interest and come to our next rehearsal on Sunday, August 25 from 3:30 – 5:30pm. NOTE TIME CHANGE
Parents, please log in to ChaverWeb, and click the School Button. You will be asked to pay the $100 book and materials fee for each child that you register. If you have any questions or issues logging in, please contact the Temple Office.
All students who plan to attend in the 2019-2020 Religious School year must register online no later than Thursday, September 5 to avoid a late fee.
Reminder that all families must be in good standing to register their children for school. Please contact the Temple Administrator if you have any questions concerning your membership status.
Services and Events for this Shabbat (August 23-24)
PRE-SHABBAT ONEG – 5:30 PM
As you wind down from a busy week, join us for some light refreshments and schmoozing before the service. This is a great time to meet new people and enjoy the company of fellow members and new comers.
KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE – 6:30 pm
Join us for this service to start the Sabbath. The service is filled with music, prayer, and reflection on this week’s Torah portion. Following the service, join us for the Kiddush in the main foyer.
SHABBAT 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.
TORAH STUDY – 10:30 am
Torah study with bagels/donuts and coffee will follow Shabbat morning service at about 10:30am and go until noon. We’ll look at both modern scholarship, traditional commentary, and considering how these ancient texts can help us explore our own spiritual lives, our values, and what it means to be human. Bring friends – No prior knowledge is needed!
This week’s portion is Parashat Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25).
We continue with our new study format, with the first 45 minutes devoted to the Torah portion, and the second 45 minutes devoted to the prophetic narrative books of Joshua and Judges.
SONGS, SCHMOOZES AND S’MORES – 7:00 pm (Take 2 – weather permitting – i.e. no rain)
Join us on Saturday evening around the firepit for campfire songs, barbecue and s’mores. Bring Your Own food to grill (no pork/shellfish). Bring a blanket or folding chairs and some bug spray. Rabbi has a bunch of American and Hebrew camp-style songs that he can play on guitar, and he’ll have the words there too. If you play an instrument and want to join in, please bring it, and if there is a camp song you just love, teach it to us! At 8:30 pm we’ll end with a short Havdalah service.
Become a Temple Sinai Ambassador!
The Membership Committee is initiating a Membership Ambassador Program. The goal of the program is to connect each new member with a current member who will welcome the new member, check in with them periodically to answer questions, and invite them to services and/or special events to ensure that new members are feeling connected with Temple.
If you would like to be an Ambassador or would like more information about the program please contact Stacie Gabert.
Hadassah Annual Luncheon
Sunday, August 25 – 12:00 pm
Temple Sinai will host this year’s Gala Luncheon honoring longtime Temple Sinai member and First Vice President Susan Leff. Special guest speaker Rabbi Leigh Lerner, author of The Mossad Messiah: a novel about Israel, will discuss his book and present a discussion about Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox and Us: What We Need to Know.