Hello Temple Sinai! Thank you to Noam Wolf and everyone who turned out for the great music at our Shabbat Across America service. We had an outstanding Oneg in honor of Eli Goldberg and Nick Lemon’s 1st Wedding Anniversary (note: I really love lemon cake.) I also enjoyed the Israel in 2048 poster presentation and […]
Reform Movement Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Initiative to Bring the Racist Otzma Yehudit Party into the Government URJ Press Release February 26, 2019 – The Reform Movement strongly condemns the recent initiative of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to bring loyalists of racist Rabbi Meir Kahane into the Knesset. Those who espouse an ideology of […]
An instructional video of “Or Zarua” by Rick Recht. This video was taken at BBYO’s International Convention in Dallas, Texas in February 2017. Half of the professional songleader team at International Convention sits in the IC Music Studio and sings through Rick Recht’s setting of Or Zarua. The text comes from Psalm 97.
Hello Temple Sinai! Tim and I had an excellent vacation in southern Spain, but it is great to be back and I’m excited that Noam Wolf, a “shelicha”, or emissary from Israel to the UJA of New Hampshire is coming to Sinai this weekend. I had the pleasure of working with Noam at my previous […]
Most of us know Charlotte and her adorable daughter, Remi, from seeing Charlotte attentively caring for her, first in a front pack as she rocked infant Remi to sleep during services, and more recently watching her follow a curious toddler around the Temple, making sure that Remi is safe. Remi loves music and always perked up whenever she heard it, even when she was dozing off.
BUILDING A SANCTUARY FROM THE INSIDE OUT PART I – Sacred Partnership We are here tonight to celebrate Shabbat, but also to install our new Board of Directors, to pray for their success, and to offer our support to them. It seems particularly fitting that our Torah Portion is Terumah, which describes the building of […]
Even the Torah has something to say about design and architecture. — What would YOU build to house your most precious possessions? Who would you hire as the architect? Furniture designer Rafael Kushick helps us understand the divinely architected blueprints for the holiest – and most confusing – building project ever attempted. — This is […]
Last week, we got word that the Vermont House was going to vote on a bill (H.3) that aims to incorporate more education and data collection about racism, prejudice and bias, in part by ensuring inclusion of under-represented groups in the curriculum. After some of the racist events that have occurred in the past years, […]
Hello Temple Sinai! Congratulations to the Fourth and Fifth grade class for leading such a thoughtful, engaging service for us, and a special thanks to Shelli Goldsweig for being such a skilled and encouraging teacher. Her class was able to connect Jewish history to Jewish values in smart and relevant ways. Thank you! I’ll be […]