Wednesday mornings, 11 am – noon* Current book: Heroes and Hustlers, Hard Hats and Holy Men – Inside the New Israel – Ze’ev Chafets, William Morrow & Co. (1986) Topic: Contemporary Israel An informal, breezy assessment of contemporary Israel by an American Jew who migrated there in the late 1960s, got into politics, served the Begin […]
On the High Holy Days, we take time to remember that we aren’t as self-reliant as we like to think; our lives actually depend on so much that is out of our control. We are fragile beings that depend totally on God’s world and the creation around us to survive.
We are part of what William Logan Bryant calls, “The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth.” The thin crust of this planet does just support life, it is alive, and we are part of that life. We do not thrive outside of that narrow life-generating “ecstatic skin.”
L’Shana Tova! May you be inscribed for a happy and sweet new year!
Thanks to everyone who came out to Social Action Shabbat. The developments at the South Burlington Food Pantry are exciting and Temple Sinai will be active in helping get food to those in need, a profoundly Jewish value. In this email:
1. Fundraising campaign for legal aid for those in dentention.
2. Congregant needs place to stay
3. Shabbat services
4. Introduction to judaism course begins november 3
5. Adult b’nei mitzvah classes
Hello Temple Sinai!
Shana Tova Tikatevu! May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for Blessing. As we approach this period of reflection and prayer, remember that our services are open to all and tickets aren’t needed, so it is a great time to invite friends and family. This email is to give you more information about the upcoming High Holy Day services, and let you know of a few things that will be different than last year.
Adult B’nei Mitzvah Classes General Classes September 18, 25; November 6, 20; December 18 These classes will consider the meaning of a bat or bar mitzvah, and explore the concept of “hiyuv” or duty to the Jewish people and the mitzvot in the context of Reform Judaism. We will also explore the Sabbath Service in more […]
For the second time this year, Israel held national elections and for the second time this year, the results were pretty close to a tie. No side got a mandate, and who will form the government will take time to resolve. At the moment of writing this, it seems that Benny Gantz’ Blue and White party (centrist coalition) will either tie with Netanyahu’s Likud, or have one seat more. Netanyahu had hoped this election would bring him a clear mandate, but that did not occur. In that way, this is bad for Netanyahu, as any coalition he builds – if he can build one- will be weak…
Hello Temple Sinai!
This Friday Night we have TWO special services: Tot Shabbat for our younger folks, and Social
Action Shabbat with a presentation about the new South Burlington food pantry Temple Sinai is
involved with. Please come!
Also in this email:
1. SOME COMMENTS ON THE ISRAELI ELECTION (at the end of email)
2. FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR LEGAL AID FOR THOSE IN DENTENTION.
3. ADULT B’NEI MITZVAH CLASSES are starting soon.
4. SHABBAT SERVICES
5. SELICHOT SERVICE SATURDAY EVENING
6. INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM COURSE BEGINS NOVEMBER 3
Hello Temple Sinai!
I want to first apologize to anyone who has emailed me and didn’t get a prompt response.
As we approach the High Holy Days, I want to apologize and ask your forgiveness and patience. Also, on this 18th anniversary of September 11, we remember those who died and we should pause and reflect on the changes in our nation and world since those attacks. How is the America we live in today rooted in that tragic day 18 years ago?
Also this week: Close the Camps campaign, Adult B’nei Mitzvah and Intro to Judaism classes, Shabbat Services (with a baby naming!), Upcoming Selichot Service,