Hello Temple Sinai!
We have a lot happening in the next few weeks, so here are the main announcements:
– SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE, Rabbi Michael Cohen, January 31- February 1
– AIPAC ANNUAL POLICY CONFERENCE – Youth Opportunity
– WORLD ZIONIST CONGRESS ELECTIONS: Vote Reform!
– TU BISHVAT SEDER FEB 9; 6-8 pm
– THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & TOT SHABBAT
Judaism and The Environment January 31 – February 1, 2020 In anticipation of Tu B’Shvat Join Temple Sinai and Rabbi Cohen as we celebrate Shabbat together and reflect and learn Judaism’s teaching about the environment, and our responsibilities to it. KABBALAT SHABBAT, Jan 31, 6:30 pm – Join us for a song-filled service focused on […]
This week, we finish reading the book of Breishit, Genesis. Think, for a moment, about how much of the world’s literature is rooted in the stories of Genesis. In many ways, the stories in Genesis with their heroic but deeply flawed characters, messy family dynamics, dashed hopes and rising from adversity – these capture so much that is fundamental about what it means to be human.
But there is one aspect of Genesis that feels particularly touching today…
Congratulations to our Kitah Vav class on leading a meaningful and participatory class service on Friday night. It was great to see so many people for dinner and the service.
In this email:
– Class on anti-Semitism is filling up!
– FOUR important upcoming programs!
– Shabbat service schedule (see also home page)
Listen Up! Jewish Vocal Band Acheinu – Supporting Victims of Terror in Israel: All proceeds from the sales of this tune benefit OneFamily, an Israeli organization that rehabilitates, reintegrates and rebuilds the lives of Israel’s thousands of victims of terror attacks.
I hope you had a meaningful Hanukkah, and I pray that 2020 will see our community grow and flourish in safety. However, as 2019 comes to an end, we have seen a very real and disturbing spike in anti-Semitic incidents and violence. Closer to home, in the town of St. Albans, there have been a […]
Happy 2020 Temple Sinai!
I know it might not be the Jewish New Year, but it is American New Year and I wish you all a happy, healthy and meaningful year. I am deeply grateful for how much this community has done in the past year, and I am excited for some of our plans for the Temple this coming year. We are growing and I will do my best to help that growth continue even as we get to know one another more deeply, and connect more as a community. And have fun together!
In this email:
– Coming soon: Scholar in Residence on Judaism, anti-Semitism class, Dan Nichols and more!
– This week’s services and events
– About the recent incidents in St Albans (see separate post)