NATIONAL REFUGEE SHABBAT AND DISCUSSION via ZOOM 3/20/2020 – 6:30 pm Join us online for a virtual National Refugee Shabbat and discussion. Sponsored by HIAS, this is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers.
To All Members—
I hope all of you are staying safe, following the recommendations of the Vermont Department of Health, and still able to enjoy your daily lives with minimal additional stress. First and foremost, we are a Community and if the stress or the moment becomes too much, please do not hesitate to reach out to Rabbi, myself, or your friends here at Temple Sinai.
I want to take a moment to keep you updated on all the goings-on at Temple Sinai including Shabbat services, observances and activities we are continuing with in a virtual way so long as COVID 19 continues to require social distancing. In times like these, it is more important than ever that you feel strengthened by our Community and our Community is strengthened by you.
Hello Temple Sinai community!
I hope this finds you and your loved ones well, sequestered at home, and finding ways of making meaning of this new situation we are in. It is at once completely understandable and completely surreal, like suddenly being a character in the first hour of a scary Scifi film I liked until I was in it. Many of us have lived through quite a few major changes we never could have predicted; things that left our lives different than before. For me…
Also in this email:
– ZOOM, Golly Golly! Temple events move to the cloud.
– A good time to consider Facebook
– Upcoming ZOOM events and how to access them
– Blessings and Calming Meditations
– Article on Breathing as a Mindfulness Practice
Shalom Horim/Dear Parents, By now you should have received communications from all the teachers about their ‘classes’ tomorrow and the various meeting times and ways to ZOOM in. We have reached the final letter of the Alef-Bet that we haven’t covered, the letter VAV, which is our letter of the week. Please share these words […]
The Temple will be closed to the public until further notice. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy. I will be working from home so please don’t hesitate to call or reach out with any questions, concerns, or just to say hello as all calls are forwarded to my cellphone. We will keep […]
HELLO TEMPLE SINAI and SHABBAT SHALOM!!!
Since we can’t celebrate Shabbat together in person, I wanted to send you
some resources and videos that might help. On Tuesday, I’ll be sending
another email with more information about upcoming online classes and
meetings, but for this Shabbat, here is what is in this email:
*YouTube of me doing a Kabbalat Shabbat Service, including Mi Shebeirach and Kaddish.
* Text of the service (downloadable)
*Information for tomorrow morning’s Torah Study via ZOOM web meeting
*A short video about handwashing, Jewish style
To All Members,
All Temple Activities Suspended
I have made the decision to cancel all activities at Temple commencing immediately. This includes Religious School today, the Kabbalat Shabbat and the Lost Mural Rabbi presentation with Governor Madeline Kunin on Friday, and the Shabbat Morning Shacharit Service and Torah Study on Saturday, as well as The Purim Party and Dinner scheduled for Saturday evening.
This morning, the first case of the coronavirus was reported in Chittenden County. I checked on the Vermont Department of Health (DOH) website this morning, and its last update was made at 1 :00 on March 11th. That information is nearly 24 hours old.
Hello Temple Sinai! Jewish tradition has some key teachings for what we are living through: To save a single life is to save an entire world. Faith, daily prayer and meditation can help us to remain grounded and calm even in the midst of turmoil and uncertainty. Much is out of our control, but we […]
Dear Temple Sinai Community, I know we are all aware of and concerned about the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) and want to do our best to be smart in our approach, protecting one another while making sure we are following the science and health experts on best practices. We have received guidance from the Central Conference […]