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THIS WEEK
Friday, November 10
6:00 PM Prozdor (appetizers)

6:30 PM Member Celebration Shabbat Service followed by a Catered Dinner. RSVP for dinner by 9 AM tomorrow.
Saturday, November 11
9:15 AM Torah Study

10:30 AM Family Shabbat Service with 3rd Grade Participation & Kiddush Luncheon.  RSVP.

10:30 AM Shabbat Service - B'nei Mitzvah of Abby Kurtz & Michael Cohen

5:30 PM Shabbat Mincha Service - B'nei Mitzvah of Hannah Bocian & Daniel Wechsler
Member Celebration Shabbat Service & Dinner
Friday, November 10 at 6:30 PM
Join us for a special Shabbat service and a catered dinner from Lebanese Taverna honoring our members, new and long-term! While we hope you come to events, programs and services often, our Membership Committee will be especially thrilled to have you join us at this joyful gathering of our ever growing and changing community. RSVP for dinner.

If you joined Temple Sinai in 1992 or 2017, dinner is on the Membership Committee! Email us if you plan to attend.
Thanksgiving Basket Project
Sunday, November 12
Temple Sinai will again be doing our Thanksgiving Food Basket Project. We have been doing this project for many years and it is a quick and fun way to give back to the community in need, and it is a great project to do with children to have them help in a project of Tzedakah. Last year we prepared food bags for over 165 families from such places as Roosevelt High School, The Family Place and A Wider Circle.

We need volunteers with SUVs or trucks to help us pick up the groceries and others to help us pack the bags. If you can volunteer for either, please email  Ellen Croog. The pick up is usually from 1-2 PM and the packing from 2:30-3:30 PM.
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Crucial Conversations
Sunday, November 12 at 4 PM
Teens in 8th-12th grade and their families are invited to an afternoon of learning, discussion, and growth. Hear from Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin and discuss what can be done, especially by those who are too young to vote. Learn more and RSVP.
Domestic Violence, Guns and Mass Shootings: A Community Conversation
Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 PM
Please attend a very timely and free program on the deadly connections between domestic abuse, gun violence and mass shootings like those at the concert in Las Vegas and in the church in Sutherland Springs, TX.   The program  will feature two panels of gun violence survivors, policy experts, and three Maryland legislators working on bills to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers in Maryland.  Learn more and RSVP.
NEXT WEEK
Daytimers
daytimers
Monday, November 13 at 12:45 PM
We welcome TS member Herb Mintz, a retired attorney, editor of a historical society journal, and co-chair of the Library Committee, for a conversation about Brandeis, Cardoza and Frankfurter, the first Jewish Supreme Court Justices. Learn more.
Pop-Up Adult Ed: Temple Sinai's New Mezuzahs
Tuesday, November 14 at 10 AM
Join us as we learn about the mezuzah: where it came from, how it hangs, and what it represents! We will also get an exclusive sneak peak at the new mezuzahs that will adorn the doorposts of the temple and help prepare them for hanging. Rabbi Jonathan Roos and rabbinic intern Aaron Torop will lead this program.

No prior knowledge or registration necessary.
Crash Course in Judaism
Tuesdays, November 14 & 28 at 7 PM
If you are new to Judaism, raising a Jewish family, or it has just been a long time since religious school, this 3 session class covers the basics. The course will focus on what Jews do: prayer, holidays, lifecycle and home Jewish practices and rituals. It is an opportunity to learn about some of the foundations of living a Jewish life and to ask the rabbi your Jewish questions. 

This class is led by Rabbi Jonathan Roos. No registration necessary.
Israel 2.0 Trip Info Session
Saturday, November 18 at 1 PM
Come learn more about this unique tour of Israel in June 2018, co-led by Rabbis Roos and Goldstein. This trip will be an opportunity to learn about Israel from a totally different perspective. We will focus on social justice issues, tensions between the ultra religious and progressive movements, and explore other pressing issues of contemporary Israel. Questions? Contact  Rabbi Goldstein.
Mishpacha Pottery Painting Party
Saturday, November 18 at 3 PM
Shalom Families!  Are you looking to meet more people AND have some fun? Join Mishpacha, our K-6 Family Engagement Group, for our Pottery Painting Party at Temple Sinai!  You can pick a mug, plate, or piggy bank to work with and create something beautiful, with some help from Color Me Mine professionals, of course!  We have only 50 spots for this event, so make sure to SIGN UP NOW ! Can't wait to see you there.
LATER THIS MONTH
TSWRJ Chanukah Mart
Sunday, November  19, 9 AM-3 PM
Join us for our biggest annual fundraiser to support TS programs! Fun, food, shopping, schmoozing, and wine tasting!  Learn more.

Wanted: volunteers, bakers, and teens to help with children's activities.  Sign up here.  Interested in contributing to the bake sale? Email  Karen Allen.

Attention students! Bring along  this coupon for a free hot dog.
Green Team Meeting
Sunday, November 19 at 11:15 AM
We will discuss environmental regulation rollbacks and our response, our stormwater management/landscaping project at TS and how to encourage similar efforts by TS members, and plans for our Tu BiSh'vat celebration on Jan. 26  and spring plant-in's. We want your ideas on how we and the TS community can become more involved in protecting the environment locally, regionally, and nationally. Interested? Join us or contact Regina Ziegler or Robyn Miller-Tarnoff.
REFUGEE PROGRAM UPDATE
One of the many joys of working with the Saadats has been experiencing the "firsts" with the family. Last week, the three older kids celebrated Halloween, both at school and with friends and volunteers. Thanks to Jill Morningstar for providing fabulous princess costumes for the girls, and to Mark Dettelbach and Ilene Weinreich for all they did to make the night a huge success for the kids. They were so excited to be trick or treating "American style."

As part of our ongoing work with refugees, Temple Sinai will soon begin furnishing apartments for incoming families who have no sponsors. We are currently looking for storage space to put donated furnishings so we have access to the items on an as-needed basis. We often have just a few days notice to set up an apartment so it is necessary to have things on hand. Do you have extra space in an building/warehouse you own or manage? Do you have storage units you own or manage? Please contact Andrea Dettebach with ideas and suggestions.  Stay tuned for more information on this new undertaking.
PASTORAL NOTES
We Mourn the Death of...
...Christopher Teras (Ann). A memorial service will take place at Joseph Gawler's Sons Memorial Chapel (5103 Wisconsin Ave NW) on Saturday, November 11 at 3 PM. 

We Send Well Wishes to...
...Marvin Kranz
...Phil West
IN THE COMMUNITY
Bar Mitzvah Project: Encore Cares
Sam Regardie is in 7th grade and is working on his community service project for his Bar Mitzvah in June. He has the great experience to be a student director through a community outreach program called Encore Cares through Encore Stage & Studio in Arlington. While his Bar Mitzvah isn't until June, he will be performing his play early next year and has already started his fundraising efforts. If you love the theater as much as he does, please consider a small donation. You can read more about Encore Cares and see his fundraising page. Thank you for your support! 

Reading Jewish Lives: Einstein Author Event
Livestreaming Wednesday, November 15 6-7:30 PM
Click here for a livestreamed discussion with Steven Gimbel, author of Einstein: His Space and Times. Join members of the Park Avenue Synagogue in NYC for the launch of the synagogue reading group program. If you are unable to tune in during the event, a recording will be made available on the Jewish Lives website. The Temple Sinai Library has 21 of the Jewish Lives series biographies including Gimbel's book on Einstein.

More opportunities for Individuals and Families with A Wider Circle
Note: Temple Sinai works with AWC to provide Thanksgiving meals and to coordinate "Praying With Our Feet" teams who assist at AWC's Silver Spring facility - for more info on these projects, see the Temple Sinai website.
AWC's mission is to end poverty for one individual and family after another. This holiday season, there are many ways for individuals and families to join AWC in serving people in the DC-area community who are in need. In preparation for the December holidays, you can donate new gifts to AWC's Center of Community Service, or order gifts off of AWC's Amazon  Wish List.  AWC can also match your family with a family in need to provide holiday gifts from a wish list they provide. For more information, please contact one of AWC's holiday program coordinators at holiday@awidercircle.org or call 301-608-3504. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, November 26 at 7 PM
TSMRJ Monthly Gathering at Chatter. Learn more.

Friday, December 1 at 6 PM
Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner. RSVP for dinner.

Friday, December 1 at 8 PM
Shabbat Service followed by Festive Oneg and Israeli Art Show Opening. Learn more.

Friday, December 8 at 6 PM
Homes & Hearts for Sinai House Shabbat Service followed by a Festive Oneg
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