A series of articles and interviews with Temple Sinai people, by Temple Sinai member Jan Zatzman Orlansky.
October 24, 2018
Hello Temple Sinai! This week’s Torah portion, Vayera, is among the most famous, and most confounding, as it contains both the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and the Akedah, or the binding of Isaac that we read on Rosh Hashanah. Both stories abound with conflicting interpretations, and both challenge us to figure out what they […]
October 24, 2018
Leave everything you know and go, but you’re not going to know where you are going until later. Ever felt like this?
Somehow this very ancient text managed in very few words to express the human condition of human beings in the modern world. We are every day, it seems, leaving what we knew, what…
October 18, 2018
Hello Temple Sinai! Thanks to all the people that turned out on Friday night for Kabbalat Shabbat services and oneg. We also had a full house at Torah Study on the story of Noah and the flood, and I look forward to studying the beginning of Abraham and Sara’s story this week. Since there are […]
October 13, 2018
While the concept that human activities and industry can cause climate change and global warming seems shockingly new to so many people, Judaism has held a belief that our actions impact our environment since the very beginning.
The second paragraph of the Shema, a key part of a traditional service and…
October 5, 2018
Few people have been as maligned as the Bible’s Eve. She has been blamed for every vice known to…
August 30, 2018
Jan Orlansky profiles friends since childhood and life partners Rabbi David Edleson and Tim Owings.
March 14, 2018
Eat, pray, love, music….sums up life with and between Judy and Bruce. Judy loves to bake. Bruce loves to eat what Judy bakes. Both Judy and Bruce extol the beauty of prayer and music as well as their love for one another.
They also share a love of chocolate! BUT there is so much more to their story.
February 20, 2018
Jeff Solomon and Linda Retchin are a powerful duo, each with their own style and independent careers. If harnessed, their energy combined could power a small country!
February 5, 2018
What do Ann Compton, Bruce Dern, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret, Rahm Emanuel, Donald Rumsfeld, Christie Hefner, Scott Turow and Sharon Percy Rockefeller have in common with our Ben Eisenberg? Glad you asked! They are all graduates of the highly venerated New Trier High School in Winnetka IL, noted for its academic rigor and excellence. Molly Nilan […]
December 5, 2017
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world. -Harriet Tubman Meet one of the founders and dreamers of Temple Sinai, Ginny Greenblott! She was and still is a force to be reckoned with, according […]