L'Shana Tova 5781 - Happy New Year! Special Resources for the High Holidays
Religious School Update
Religious School Registration is OPEN
This fall, Temple Sinai will proudly offer the Shalom Learning program for grades K-7. This modern approach to Religious School combines three components:
- A values-based curriculum that explores Jewish values.
- A Hebrew curriculum that teaches children how to read Hebrew, chant prayers, and understand their meaning.
- A virtual classroom that provides real-time interaction between students and teachers, from any Internet connected location.
Young Families Holiday Services
We can’t all be together this year, but we can still celebrate! Join us for fave sections of High Holiday services (Shofar, anyone?) for kids ages 1-7 and their families. Songs, stories, and key themes of the New Year with Saragail Benjamin and Rabbi Edleson.
See Upcoming Events below for links to join the celebration!
High Holidays Scavenger Hunt for Families
Grab your family members and rediscover the High Holidays in and around your home. You may not find exactly what you are looking for, so be creative and use what is around you to make the objects you are looking for. Post your findings on the Temple Sinai Facebook page or email Morah Judy.
Upcoming Services (September 18-20) via
EREV ROSH HASHANAH AVRIT/KABBALAT SHABBAT WORSHIP – 6:30 pm
This year, we have had many reasons to reflect on the fragility of life, and the thin line that separates life from death. As we enter our spiritual new year, let’s appreciate the power of life and the beauty of creation as we renew our relationship with God.
Watch the weekly newsletter or check back on Friday to view or download any new materials related to the service. Our service will be from Mishkan HaNefesh – Machzor for the Days of Awe.
Connect with ZOOM a few minutes prior to our start time to make sure everything is working and to schmooze a bit. You will be put into an electronic “waiting room” until admitted.
*Contact the office if you need the password.
KIDDUSH AND ONEG SHABBAT
Immediately following our Kabbalat service, remain online for Kiddush and Oneg Shabbat. Our focus will be, “What are you going to work on, this year?” You’ll have to provide your own wine, Challah and snacks!
ROSH HASHANAH MORNING SERVICE for YOUNG FAMILIES – 9:00 am
The key parts of Rosh HaShanah re-imagined for little Jews and their friends. Songs, stories, and key ideas of the New Year with Saragail Benjamin and Rabbi Edleson.
ROSH HASHANAH MORNING SHACHARIT SERVICE – 10:00 am
Judaism teaches that every person is created in the image of God. What would it mean to live our lives and build our society according to this radical idea?
Plan to join our ZOOM session a few minutes prior to start time.
TASHLICH – 4:00 pm
This year, we will symbolically let go of some of the angst and tensions we have built up over the year, and cast our sins symbolically into the water. Those who feel safe gathering outdoors, please join us at the Winooski waterfront for this ritual. Those who can use our ‘Tashlich do-it-yourself” kit (just add bread!) with audio guide, along with maps to other places you might go near you to enjoy nature and perform your tashlich ceremony.
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