Religious School Families, Young Families and the Young at Heart
Camping Havdalah

June 27, 2020

Caring for the environment and celebrating the natural world are prime values in Judaism and of course, at Temple Sinai. What better way to keep those values alive than by gathering with our kids, savoring the beauty of the outdoors, enjoying campfires, stories, singalongs, cookouts, s’mores, swimming, and just being together? What a special way to end Shabbat and our wonderful year of programs, before we break for the summer. 

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Readers/Storytellers Needed!

Purim: A Storytellers Comedy Show!

Saturday, March 14 – 6:00 pm

The Scroll of Esther is 10 Chapters, each action packed, and we want you to step up and take one chapter and tell it to us in any way you like. Make it your own. Get together with friends, get your family and kids to act out the parts, use radio show noise effects, write a song; use charades for key words, or just read the story: it is funny and dramatic all on its own. We need 9 NINE groups or individuals to take a chapter; we’ll read the 10th together.

If you want a particular chapter, let us know. We will do our best to distribute the chapters so everything is covered. This will be done as “dinner theater” or “Moth style” as we have our meal together groggers in hand.

Email Stacie if you are interested!

Save the Date – March 14, 6:00 pm

Marjie Shepard in costumechildren in costumesFun and silliness for all ages! Festivities will include:

Food! (They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat!)

Games, Grogger Making

Kids’ Parade – Adults’ Parade


Dessert and Dancing


Between January 21 and March 11, elections for the World Zionist Congress (WZC) will take place in the United States. We need your vote in order to help the Israel Reform Movement.

Why Is It Important?

World Zionist Congress - Why Vote?The WZC has a huge financial impact on the Israel Reform Movement – approximately a quarter of its annual budget comes from the National Institutions, who receive their mandate from the WZC.

More in Rabbi David’s January 15 email.

January 21, 2020 article in the Jerusalem Post.

How Do I Vote?

In a simple online process with a $7.50 processing fee ($5 if you are between the ages of 18-25).

1.5 minutes, 7.5 dollars, once every 5 years is all it takes to help the Israel Reform Movement grow and make a huge impact in Israel!


If you need help voting, our temple administrator, Stacie, will be happy to assist you. Please note you have to be able to access your email when voting. Voting is $7.50 for adults or $5.00 for ages 18- 25.

AIPAC Policy Conference - March 1-3, Washington DC

Through a generous donor, we have funds to take a group of up to 10 young people from Temple Sinai to this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference March 1-3, in Washington, D.C.   Rabbi Edleson will accompany them, together with another adult.

If you have a child or close family member who is 15 to 21 years of age, and think they may be interested in learning more about Israel on topics ranging from technology to treatment of minorities, hearing directly from the Congressional leaders, and getting the experience of lobbying Vermont’s Congressional delegation, please encourage them to sign up by emailing Temple administrator Stacie.

Rabbi will be in touch about a meeting before we go, and to get information needed to buy plane tickets. We cannot buy plane tickets without names, so please sign up as soon as possible. Contact Rabbi Edleson if you have questions.

Learn more on the AIPAC Conference website

Newly added!

Read the latest updates to Jan Orlansky’s Getting to Know You profiles of Temple Sinai members. Several “blast from the past” interviews have been posted. See them all on the Getting To Know You page.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 19

    Jewish History Study Group

    Explore Jewish History through the reading
    Feb 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Thu 20
  3. Thu 20

    Religious school

    Feb 20 @ 3:45 pm - 6:15 pm
  4. Thu 20

    Torah Chanting

    Feb 20 @ 6:15 pm - 6:35 pm
  5. Sat 22

    Midwinter break

    Feb 22 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am
  6. Sat 22

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Feb 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  7. Sat 22

    Torah Study

    Feb 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  8. Sun 23

    Anti-Semitism Class

    Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  9. Wed 26

    NO Jewish History Study Group

    Explore Jewish History through the reading
    Feb 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Become a Temple Sinai Ambassador!

Membership Abassador Program logo

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.

Free Rides to and from TempleChaverim has you covered!

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.

Contact Chaverim

Social Action Opportunities

Your Social Action Committee is developing a list of important volunteer activities. This list will be updated on a regular basis and will always be available on the Tikkun Olam-Social Action webpage.

Repair the World!