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 first rehearsal on Sunday, August 4 from 1:00-3:00pm.
Services and Events for this Shabbat (July 26-27)
PRE-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 newcomers.
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.
SPECIAL ONEG – 8:00 PM
Please join us for a Special Oneg after the 6:30pm service to honor longtime members Patricia and Paul Levi. The Levi’s will be moving to the Boston area in the Fall.
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE (Shacharit) – 9:30 – 10:30 am
Start your day off by stepping into sacred space. 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 – 10:30am – Noon
Torah study with bagels/donuts and coffee will begin at 10:30am and go until Noonish. Our Torah Study is a vibrant exchange of ideas about the weekly Torah portion, bringing both traditional commentary and recent scholarship to bear on the text. It is a lively salon style, participatory Torah study where all are welcome, and no background or Hebrew is needed. This week’s portion is Parashat Pinchas (Numbers 25:10-30:1), which relates the story of Pinchas, who kills an Israelite man and a Midianite woman for cursing God. Also in this Parashat, Joshua is chosen to succeed Moses, the daughters of Zelophehad succeed in changing the laws of inheritance, and ritual sacrifices for festivals are described.
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.
Garden Waterers Needed
Thanks to all those who helped build our new Star of David Flower Garden on the Temple Work Day. Special thanks to Patty and Steve Greenfield for coming out this past Sunday and Monday to “flower” and mulch the garden.
That just leaves one thing: We need volunteers to come out and water the garden!
We are looking to have it watered three-four times a week. If you can help out on one of the days, email Patty Greenfield. Thanks in advance for your assistance.