Hello Temple Sinai! This past Friday night, it was exciting seeing so many new faces and returning faces joining our regulars for folk Shabbat. If you tell your friends about our warm, inclusive, fun community and invite them to services, we will grow and flourish. Word of mouth is one of the best things we […]
Last year, when I spoke about this portion, I talked about the psychological drama going on in the battle between Pharoah and Moses, and the tensions between God and Moses.
There are three key moments in our portion that will remind us of all the drama going on.
Hello Temple Sinai! It’s great to be back after having had the creeping crud cold/fever for a week. I am sorry I missed services last Shabbat, but I want to offer a sincere thank you to Mark Leopold and Bruce Hicken for leading those services. This week we have a FOLK SHABBAT at 6:30 on […]
Hello Temple Sinai! Safe travels to those of you who are off to visit your far flung families during the winter break. Whether it is Passover or Christmas, we need to savor and value these times when we get together as families of origin, or families of choice. Life goes by quickly, so take the time […]
Rabbi’s Video of the Week — December 18, 2018 Naomi Shemer was a leading was a leading Israeli musician and songwriter, hailed as the “first lady of Israeli song and poetry.” Her song “Yerushlayim Shel Zahav” (“Jerusalem of Gold”) written in 1967, became an unofficial second anthem after Israel won the Six-Day War that year and reunited […]
Hello Temple Sinai ! It’s been weeks since we’ve had a regular Friday night service, so I must admit I’m really looking forward to just such a service this week. It seems like a good time of year to find warmth in the familiar. I know many of you might be heading out of town, […]
Hello Temple Sinai,
Well, the Rock Shabbat and Great Brisket Bakeoff was outstanding! I had a blast and it was fantastic to see so
many in the community come together to celebrate.
This weekend we have several special services I want you to know about…
I confess I never much liked Hanukkah. It seemed like a crappy substitute for Christmas trees and presents and Santa. I know my Hindu American friends felt the same way about Divali. It wasn’t until I spent Hanukkah in Jerusalem, with the smell of fresh sofganiyot everywhere, hanukkiot in every window, and the enormous flames of the […]
Hello Temple Sinai! First of all, THANK YOU FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, MOVING, and FESTIVE INSTALLATION!!! I am deeply grateful to all the work people did to make it happen, all the donations and well wishes, and it seems a great kick-off to the future. Thank you! Because it is Hanukkah, and the Installation took […]