Oneg Coordinator Needed
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.
Joint Sisterhood/Brotherhood Event
Two “Hoods” are better than one!
Sunday, February 17 | 2 PM
Sisterhood and Brotherhood are joining together to sponsor a fun-filled afternoon of bowling at Champlain Lanes, Rt 7, Shelburne.
Bring your spouse, partner, and friends!
Special Event – Sh’licha Noam Wolf
March 1-2 | Temple Sinai
Sh’licha Noam Wolf, (cultural emissary) serving the UJA-Federation in New Hampshire will be coming to Temple Sinai the first weekend in March! Noam is an Israeli jazz singer and professional musician. On Friday night, she will help us ‘sing a new song’ and ‘make a joyful noise.’ On Saturday afternoon at 4, she will be bringing an outstanding workshop called Israel 2048, which uses posters created by Israeli art students to imagine Israel at 100 to explore the current culture, contradictions, and complexities of Israel. Some of the posters are very positive and others are highly critical of Israel in a variety of ways that prompt excellent discussion and conversation. I have been wanting to bring this poster workshop as a way of opening up our honest dialogue about Israel outside of any events or crises.
Services and Events for this Shabbat
Friday, February 15
KABBALAT SHABBAT FOLK SERVICE – 6:30 pm, Oneg to follow
Join us for this start to Shabbat, and enjoy a time of socializing at our Oneg after the service. We hope to see you at services. Mark Leopold will be leading.
Saturday, February 16
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. Service will be lead by Bruce Chalmer.
TORAH STUDY- 10:30am
Torah study with bagels/donuts and coffee will follow Shabbat morning service at about 10:30am and go until noon. This week’s portion is Parashat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10). This portion introduces the ner tamid, the Eternal Light, and the burning of incense in the sanctuary, and describes the ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests.
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. Bruce Chalmer will lead the group. Bring friends – No prior knowledge is needed!
Social Action Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 21 | 6:30
We trying to identify which needs in our community and congregation we want to address. We are eager to involve as many congregants as possible and seek to collaborate with other community organizations. There is so much important work that needs to be done and we are just beginning.
Everyone is Welcome–So Join Us!
Spiritual Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 26 | 6:30 PM
When, where, and how do you feel Spiritual? What are your ideas on how we can make our congregation even more spiritual? What are thoughts on how can we make Temple Sinai fulfill the spiritual needs of our whole community? What activities can we create to enhance our communal spirituality, beyond worship services?
Retreats? Hikes? Festivals?
If you are interested in helping Temple on any of these subjects please join in at our first revitalized Spiritual Committee meeting.
Contact Mark Leopold if you have questions or concerns
Sisterhood – Join Today!
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.
An Opportunity for Young People to Attend the 2019 AIPAC Conference in Washington, DC
While we at Temple Sinai have a wide range of opinions concerning the decisions of the current Israeli government, we do support the legitimacy and importance of a safe and secure State of Israel. In a world where too many demonize Israelis, delegitimize Israel, and apply a double-standard to the Jewish state through movements like the “BDS” (boycott, divest, and sanction), it is more important than ever that we learn how to support Israel here in the US and particularly in the halls of Congress.
This year, we have gotten a generous donation that enables us to take six young people (high school or college age), all expenses paid, to the AIPAC Policy Conference March 24-26 in Washington DC!