We are all so proud of Kitah Gimmels’s (3rd grader) Emme Stein whose drawing for the Vermont DPS Division of Fire Safety’s annual calendar contest earned an Honorable Mention. Emme was invited to the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, where she was recognized for her contribution by none other than Governor Phil Scott! Go Emme!
Hello Temple Sinai! In this email:
– 3SquaresVT Challenge
– Se’udah Sh’lishit – Saturday afternoon tea and conversation with the Rabbi
– Statement from the URJ regarding the Trump administration’s decision to reverse the US’s longstanding position on the Israeli settlements in the West Bank
– Shabbat Services and Torah Study for this weekend
READ: HURWITZ: Chapter 4 pp 85 -94 HONORING TRADITION: Sacred Texts, pp 427- 468 Genesis Chapters 21 and 22 (these are texts read every Rosh HaShanah (New Year) for more than 1000 years. Genesis 22, the story of “The Akedah”, or the Binding of Isaac is a foundational story in Judaism, and a deeply troubling […]
This week’s Torah portion might be the one with the most well‐known stories packed into it. It includes the two stories we read at Rosh HaShanah each year, Sarah kicking out Hagar and Ishmael, and Abraham almost sacrificing Isaac, “the Akedah.” But it also has Sarah laughing when her angelic visitors tell her she is going to be pregnant at age 90, and it has Abraham arguing with God about destroying Sodom if he can find just ten good people. It has Lot’s wife turning to salt. It has Lot’s daughters…
Hello Temple Sinai!
It was so nice to see many of our new members at the new members’ brunch this past Sunday. I want you to know that if you would like to get together for coffee or a chat, just let me know. I don’t want to impose on people’s busy lives, but I very much want to get to know you better, so be in touch.
One of the ways I think Temple Sinai shows itself to be a welcoming and friendly community is…
community is at our Friday night Onegs
Current Opportunities include:
– Donate a turkey PLUS – Feed Chittenden (formerly Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf)
– Volunteers needed at South Burlington Food Shelf
– Christmas Eve Blood Drive at Temple Sinai – Blood donors and volunteers needed
– Christmas Day Meals On Wheels Deliveries – Drivers and helpers needed
Next meeting 11/14 at 6PM
TOPIC – GOD AND HUMAN NATURE: Fundamental Jewish Ethics of Human Rights READ: HURWITZ: Chapter 2 pp 29-51, Chapter 3 pp 52- 84 HONORING TRADITION: pp 347-357, pp 388-392 (click on page links to view/download) LISTEN: ON BEING Rabbi Lawrence Kushner “Kabbalah and Everyday Mysticism” May 15, 2014 https://onbeing.org/programs/lawrence-kushner-kabbalah-and-everyday-mysticism/ DO: Attend or Watch a Kabbalat […]
Hello Temple Sinai! It was great to be in France, but it is great to be back in Vermont. One way to know you are living in the right place is when you miss it when you are gone.
In this email:
– Shabbat Services
– Spiritual Committee meeting
– Tot Shabbat
– 3 Squares Vermont Challenge
Shalom Horim: We are now in the Hebrew month of Heshvan, often called “Mar” or “Bitter” Heshvan, because there are no holidays in the month. Having come off the month of Tishrei, in which there seem to be an endless supply of holidays, Heshvan can seem downright non-celebratory, or as I like to think of […]