It has become an annual tradition for Temple Sinai members to join with local nonprofit HANDS – Helping And Nurturing Diverse Seniors and others to help deliver some 400 Meals on Wheels to shut-ins and seniors throughout Chittenden County. Temple member David Chafetz took on the role of organizing this year’s participants.
We are in the process of setting up a meeting of those who expressed interest in helping shape Temple Sinai’s work in the larger community by being on the Social Action Committee. If you are interested, please email our Social Action committee chair. Meanwhile, I wanted to share this upcoming event shared with me by […]
Hello Temple Sinai! Safe travels to those of you who are off to visit your far flung families during the winter break. Whether it is Passover or Christmas, we need to savor and value these times when we get together as families of origin, or families of choice. Life goes by quickly, so take the time […]
Rabbi’s Video of the Week — December 18, 2018 Naomi Shemer was a leading was a leading Israeli musician and songwriter, hailed as the “first lady of Israeli song and poetry.” Her song “Yerushlayim Shel Zahav” (“Jerusalem of Gold”) written in 1967, became an unofficial second anthem after Israel won the Six-Day War that year and reunited […]
Hello Temple Sinai ! It’s been weeks since we’ve had a regular Friday night service, so I must admit I’m really looking forward to just such a service this week. It seems like a good time of year to find warmth in the familiar. I know many of you might be heading out of town, […]
There’s an expression that if you want something done, ask a busy person. This is the case with Temple Sinai First Vice President Susan Leff, an incredibly productive and busy person. Yet when asked if she would take on one more demanding task, such as fundraising for Temple Sinai, she did so, with great success, on more than one occasion.
Hello Temple Sinai,
Well, the Rock Shabbat and Great Brisket Bakeoff was outstanding! I had a blast and it was fantastic to see so
many in the community come together to celebrate.
This weekend we have several special services I want you to know about…
I confess I never much liked Hanukkah. It seemed like a crappy substitute for Christmas trees and presents and Santa. I know my Hindu American friends felt the same way about Divali. It wasn’t until I spent Hanukkah in Jerusalem, with the smell of fresh sofganiyot everywhere, hanukkiot in every window, and the enormous flames of the […]
Hello Temple Sinai! First of all, THANK YOU FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, MOVING, and FESTIVE INSTALLATION!!! I am deeply grateful to all the work people did to make it happen, all the donations and well wishes, and it seems a great kick-off to the future. Thank you! Because it is Hanukkah, and the Installation took […]