Hello Temple Sinai! Tim and I had an excellent vacation in southern Spain, but it is great to be back and I’m excited that Noam Wolf, a “shelicha”, or emissary from Israel to the UJA of New Hampshire is coming to Sinai this weekend. I had the pleasure of working with Noam at my previous […]
BUILDING A SANCTUARY FROM THE INSIDE OUT PART I – Sacred Partnership We are here tonight to celebrate Shabbat, but also to install our new Board of Directors, to pray for their success, and to offer our support to them. It seems particularly fitting that our Torah Portion is Terumah, which describes the building of […]
Even the Torah has something to say about design and architecture. — What would YOU build to house your most precious possessions? Who would you hire as the architect? Furniture designer Rafael Kushick helps us understand the divinely architected blueprints for the holiest – and most confusing – building project ever attempted. — This is […]
Last week, we got word that the Vermont House was going to vote on a bill (H.3) that aims to incorporate more education and data collection about racism, prejudice and bias, in part by ensuring inclusion of under-represented groups in the curriculum. After some of the racist events that have occurred in the past years, […]
Hello Temple Sinai! Congratulations to the Fourth and Fifth grade class for leading such a thoughtful, engaging service for us, and a special thanks to Shelli Goldsweig for being such a skilled and encouraging teacher. Her class was able to connect Jewish history to Jewish values in smart and relevant ways. Thank you! I’ll be […]
Hello Temple Sinai! It was great to see new young families at Tot Shabbat, and to do a Torah reading of the 10 Commandments at Shabbat services. We had about 30 people at our discussion about “Israel, Palestine and Anti-Semitism,” and I appreciated people’s willingness to share and to listen respectfully
Hello Temple Sinai! You really surprised me this week – we had around 70 people come to our Tu B’Shevat Seder/Service on Friday Night. I also want to thank all the people who came to the first meeting of the revitalized Social Action Committee. These are all very good signs about our future. I also […]
…try to imagine the joy, the jubilation you would have felt if you had been slaves, then escaped with all your people, and then with an army hunting you down, a sea opened and you got across only to see those chasing you be covered by the waters. Just try and imagine that feeling of relief and release.
Now, try to remember the time in your life that is closest to getting out of a bad situation, escaping danger and attack, finally getting to the other side of a terrible situation?