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Enjoy these fun holiday activities from our friends at Haggadot.com… Grab your crayons! The Shana Tova Coloring Book is back! Download & print for your Rosh Hashanah table DOWNLOAD NOW However you’re gathering, we’ve got family-friendly activities Bless the children in your life Blow the shofar Say the apple blessing in sign language Eat symbolic Rosh Hashanah foods […]
In-Person & on ZOOM! Rosh Hashanah September 7 | 9:00 – 9:45 am Yom Kippur September 16 | 9:00 – 9:45 am Favorite sections of High Holiday services (Shofar, anyone?) for kids ages 1-7 and their families. Songs, stories, and key themes of the New Year with Saragail Benjamin and Rabbi Edleson. This is one […]
Dear Temple Sinai Community I hope this message finds you well and enjoying this beautiful Vermont summer. As you know, the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is a growing concern, particularly in its ability to break through to people who are vaccinated, and for those who are vaccinated and asymptomatic to actually carry and […]
For our in person services on Fridays, so that everyone can feel safe and comfortable, we would like to continue to have individually bagged food for the Hamotzi and the Oneg, like the delicious “challah knots” and cookies that were served at our first in person service. Ideas for how this can work: Buy 2 […]
Temple Sinai is excited to announce our new Interim Education Director, Aimee Loiter, M.Ed. A master educator and long-time member of the Temple Sinai Community will be taking the reins of our Religious School, taking them from Judy Alexander, who has retired after 22 years of leading our school. Aimee earned her Master’s in Education […]
We appreciate your patience over the last few weeks as guidelines have been changing. Please note that the Reopening Plan is dependent upon information about vaccination rates, COVID-19 variants, and changes in infection rates as Vermont reopens, as well as guidance from the CDC and state and local government, and is subject to change. We […]
The Last Jews of Kerala: The 2,000-Year History of India’s Forgotten Jewish Community – Edna Fernandes Skyhorse Publishing (2015) Two thousand years ago, trade routes and the fall of Jerusalem took Jewish settlers seeking sanctuary across Europe and Asia. One little-known group settled in Kerala, in tropical southwestern India. Eventually numbering in the thousands, with […]
I want to start by reading four versus found in this week’s Torah portion – Kedoshim.
• You shall not render an unfair decision: do not favor the poor or show deference to the rich; judge your kinsman fairly.
• Do not use rumors to stir up your countrymen. Do not profit by the blood of your fellow: I am the LORD.
• You shall not hate your kinsfolk in your heart. Hold your kinsman accountable, but incur no guilt because of him.
• You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your countrymen. Love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
Last week, I mentioned two students from Mount Abraham that have started a petition to require a Holocaust curriculum in Vermont schools.
This week was Yom HaShoah, not just Holocaust Memorial Day, but a sacred day on the Jewish calendar. Just as we remember the destruction of the Jerusalem by Rome on Tisha b’Av in the summer, so we remember what happened to us and what we lost, the Jewish people, in the Holocaust. It is our obligation to remember, to not forget, and to not allow it to be forgotten, and in this, we are failing.