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While Temple Sinai’s building is closed to protect the safety of our community, we will be using ZOOM web conferencing for worship services, classes, and meetings. You can still contact us by phone and email.

Check the newsletter and upcoming events below for the links to join events.

Hey, Friday Night regulars (and newbies)!

November 1 – We have updated our Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat service! View or download the new service handout below.

 

 

 

Stay Safe, Stay Home

Rabbi Edleson’s Thanksgiving Message

Continuing Education

Wednesday Morning Book/Jewish History Group.

Current Book – We Lived There Too: In Their Own Words and Pictures Pioneer Jews and the Westward Movement of America 1630-1930 – Kenneth Libo

More about “We Lived There Too”


 

Hanukkah 5781 is just around the corner!

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Planning is underway for a wonderful and safe holiday celebration, including:

  • First night menorah lighting on ZOOM
  • Kabbalat Shabbat with Yoel Sykes, of Nava Tehila
  • Headlight Hanukiah & Havdalah
  • 4th Annual Statewide Hanukkah Party
  • Menorah lighting and Hanukkah Cooking Workshop with Temple Sinai’s Sisterhood
  • Hanukkah conert with Shir-La-La and PJ Library
  • Outdoor Menorah lighting
  • Hanukkah Finale Shabbat

Watch this space and our Newsletter for more details!

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Upcoming Services and Events (November 27-28)

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NOTE: We continue to use ZOOM for our Worship and Torah Study Events

ZOOM events that originate with Temple Sinai are all passworded. The passwords will NOT be published on the website or included in ZOOM links. WATCH THE TEMPLE NEWSLETTER OR CALL THE OFFICE for more information.

Friday

KABBALAT SHABBAT WORSHIP – 6:30 pm

Join us to welcome the Sabbath online! Our Kabbalat Shabbat service is filled with music, prayer, and reflection on this week’s Torah portion. 

We are using the new (11/2020) handout for Friday night worship. 

View/download the latest service handout. (PDF)

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. 

Join Us to Welcome Shabbat! (password required*)

*Contact the office if you need the password.

KIDDUSH AND ONEG SHABBAT – About 7:30 pm

Immediately following our Kabbalat service, remain online for Kiddush and Oneg Shabbat. You’ll have to provide your own wine, Challah and snacks!


Saturday

MORNING SHACHARIT SERVICE – 9:30 am

Get online with ZOOM to bid farewell to Shabbat. Our morning service is a one-hour, peaceful chanted virtual service, mostly in Hebrew, with focus on the “greatest hits” of Shabbat Shacharit services, a great way to get to know the service and start your day. Torah study will immediately follow worship at about 10:30 am, and runs until noon. 

Plan to join our ZOOM session a few minutes prior to start time.

Join Us Online at 9:30 am (password required)

 

TORAH STUDY – 10:30 am – noon

Our online Torah Study (provide your own bagels/donuts and coffee!) immediately follows morning worship at about 10:30 a.m. All are welcome!

We strive to maintain a vibrant exchange of ideas about the weekly Torah portion, bringing both traditional commentary of recent scholarship to the bear on the text, even in the online version. It is a lively salon style, participatory Torah Study where all are welcome to click in (with the password). No background or Hebrew is needed.

We combine our morning Shacharit Service and Torah Study into a single ZOOM meeting, so if you attend service, there is no need to reconnect for Torah Study.

This week, we read  Parashat Vayeitszei (Genesis 28:10 – 32:3)

“And Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. Coming upon a [certain] place, he passed the night there, for the sun was setting; taking one of the stones of the place, he made it his head-rest as he lay down in that place.” – Genesis 28:10-11

This is the “Stairway to Heaven” parashah, wherein Jacob dreams of a ladder reaching from the ground to heaven, with angels going up and down, and from above that, the Eternal promises the land to Jacob and his descendants, who will spread north, south, east and west. Jacob names the place Bethel.

Also in this portion, Jacob labors for Laban seven years in order to marry Rachel, only to find himself tricked into marrying Leah. Jacob pledges another 7 years of work for Laban to obtain his marriage to Rachel.  Jacob’s family increases to eleven sons and one daughter, realizing great wealth before they depart Laban’s household.

Read the text (Hebrew and English) on sefaria.org  Modern (Reform) Translation and Commentary Podcast from RJ.org

Join Us for Study if you’re not already online. (password required)

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 27

    Kabbalat Shabbat, Kiddush and Oneg

    Join us to welcome the Sabbath
    Nov 27 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  2. Sat 28

    Shacharit Morning Service and Torah Study

    Get online with ZOOM for a
    Nov 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Fri 04

    Kabbalat Shabbat, Kiddush and Oneg

    Join us to welcome the Sabbath
    Dec 04 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  4. Sat 05

    Shacharit Morning Service and Torah Study

    Get online with ZOOM for a
    Dec 05 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Fri 11

    Kabbalat Shabbat, Kiddush and Oneg

    Join us to welcome the Sabbath
    Dec 11 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  6. Fri 11

    Kabbalat Shabbat Service

    Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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