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Congratulations and thank you to Judy Alexander for 20 years of leadership and teaching at Temple Sinai. We had a great evening honoring Judy and our teachers, and it was great seeing so many of you there!
I also want to thank all of you who came out for our Holocaust Remembrance Service with Ohavi Zedek and the wider community last Wednesday evening. It was meaningful and reassuring…
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How are we supposed to feel after another synagogue shooting, this time at the Chabad Center in Poway, CA? Heartbroken or numb? Angry or afraid? All of the above? Last Saturday, we had a particularly lovely Passover morning service, and then a moving service for Adam Weinstein’s becoming bar mitzvah, so it was particularly wrenching to learn at the end of that day about the shooting…
Two events introduce Rabbi’s new Book Club – Sefer v’Sefel* *Sefer Ve Sefel – Book and a Mug (of coffee) is a beloved Old Jerusalem used book store and café. Saturday, May 4 at 5:00pm, POSTPONED! Watch for more info. Meet at Temple Sinai for a discussion of Yossi Klein Halevi’s New York Times Best Seller, […]
Hello Temple Sinai! Our community Seder was a blast! The room was beautiful and well over a hundred of us had a big time singing, reading and connecting. I hope it is a tradition that grows as we create new Sinai traditions, readings and songs. A big shout-out to all those that helped make such […]
Happy PASSOVER! I hope the season brings you joy, connection, comfort foods, and a celebration of being free, and a sense of connection with all those who struggle for greater personal and communal freedom. To that end, please check out the Tikkun Olam Shabbat on April 23 (more below). We had a great community weekend […]
Rabbi David Edleson April 10, 2019 So, let me start with a question. Show of hands, who in here has been on a special diet of some sort in the past few years? Who’s not eating Gluten? Who’s not eating Dairy? Who’s doing Paleo, or Low-Carbs? Who’s not eating red meat? Low salt? Low sugar? […]
Hello Temple Sinai! I am sorry I’ve been away two Shabbats in a row, but the JCVT Summit was outstanding and I’m glad I was able to lead services and a Torah Study at the Shabbaton, and participate in some great workshops on Sunday. Congratulations to Susan Leff on the success of the summit! PASSOVER […]
Rabbi David Edleson There have been many articles and news stories about AIPAC in the past weeks, and while some reflect my experience and the experiences of the group I took from Temple Sinai to the AIPAC Policy Conference last week (March 24-26), others seemed like they were talking about a completely different event. I […]
Hello Temple Sinai! I just got back from attending the AIPAC Conference in Washington, DC with a contingent from Sinai, and then going to New Mexico to lead the bat and bar mitzvah of one of our closest friend’s twins. At the end of this email, and as a separate blog post, I’ll share a […]
Hello Temple Sinai! We have a busy rich roster of events coming up in the next few months, including our Purim extravaganza, SHUSHAN RHAPSODY- THE MEGILLAH ACCORDING TO QUEEN, our COMMUNITY PASSOVER POTLUCK SEDER, Bat Mitzvahs, Rock Shabbat, and more! We will also be finishing our play-space for kids, putting in raised beds for our […]