3100 Military Road NW Washington DC 20015 (202) 363­6394    templesinaidc.org

Friday, February 17

6:00 PM Prozdor (Appetizers)

6:30 PM  ShabbatService

Saturday, February 18

9:15 AM  Torah Study

10:30 AM Kehillat Shabbat Service with Percussion & Kiddush Luncheon

10:30 AM  Shabbat Service - Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Markarian
President's Day Weekend Schedule Changes
The Temple will be closed on Sunday and Monday, February 19 & 20.
Praying With Our Feet at a Wider Circle
Saturday, Feb. 18. 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
A Wider Circle, 9159 Brookville Rd, SIlver Spring
Join Rabbi Rosenwasser as Temple volunteers celebrate Shabbat while "Praying With Our Feet" at A Wider Circle.  This is a wonderful opportunity to observe Shabbat through tikkun olam, repairing the world. Volunteers at AWC will help load furniture, restock household items, sort through donations, repair objects, and do whatever else may be needed. People will be broken up into small teams, and there will be projects for children of any age. All volunteers must complete waiver forms. We will gather at 9:30 AM in the Center for Professional Development, which is around the corner from AWC's main warehouse. After a brief service and an introduction to the work of AWC, we will break into groups and get to work, ending at 12:30.  Check HERE for nearby parking locations.

You must be registered to volunteer, please sign-up HERE. If your plans change and you can't make it, please notify us at that same email address so that someone else may take your place.
Attention Temple Members in Ward 3
WIN's Ward 3 for All
The Ward 3 For All Team met at Adas Israel today and asked members of each congregation to submit individual letters by email to the Board of Zoning Adjustment supporting the proposed emergency housing at 3320 Idaho Ave., NW in Ward 3.  Deadline for emailing the letters is February 20!  The BZA will hold a hearing on March 1.  A suggested draft letter to BZA is attached HERE. Please copy and save it before you complete and email it to BZA.  Put "Ward 3, Case 19450" in the subject line of your email.  Questions?  Laura Kumin, kumin.laura2@gmail.com; Barbara Kraft, bjkraft1@gmail.com.  
We send condolences to...
... Gary Friend (Tara Sonenshine) on the death of his sister-in-law Linda Friend. 

... Mark Levine (Sara Imershein), on the death of his father, Leon Levine.  Shiva will be held on Thursday evening, February 16 at the Battery Park Clubhouse, 7908 Glenbrook Road, Bethesda from 7-8:30 PM with Minyan at 7:30.

...Linda Popejoy (Seth Speyer), on the death of her father Don Popejoy.  Funeral Services will be held in Naples, Florida on February 18.

We send well wishes to...
... Marian Liebman

We wish Mazel Tov to...
... Serena Josephs, daughter of Celia and Julian Josephs, and her husband Harris Ziskroit, on the birth of Seraphina Rose on February 10, 2017 in San Francisco.

Member addresses can be found in the Membership Directory.

Rides to Temple Services & Programs
To request a ride, please contact SinaiCares Coordinator  Karen Auerbach (202-363-6394 x215) at least 4 days in advance. 

SinaiCares. Be part of our caring community.  Learn more.
Shabbat With Community Dinner
Friday, February 24
Prozdor appetizers at 6 PM, with 6:30 PM Shabbat Services and Community Dinner to follow
Celebrate a leisurely Shabbat with services followed by relaxing dinner with
Temple Sinai friends & Rabbi Roos.  Dinner will be catered by Yamas Mediterranean Grill, and you may bring a bottle of wine to share.  Come alone, with your spouse or partner, or with a friend. Cost: $25/person until Thursday, February 23, at 9 AM; $30/person after the deadline.  Register HERE for dinner. If you would prefer to RSVP by phone, please call the temple office at (202) 363-6394 and bring a check payable to Temple Sinai, to the dinner.
Travel With Temple Sinai Clergy, Members and Friends
Civil Rights Trek
April 27 - 30, 2017
Registration deadline - February 17
Join Rabbi Goldstein and Temple Sinai on this meaningful trip to the South. Learn on-location about the Civil Rights Movement and the impact the Jewish community had on this important chapter of American history. $700 per participant ($575 for participants in their 20s/30s) with a $350 deposit due by February 17th. The trip cost is generously subsidized by the Gendler Grapevine Project. Costs include room and board but do not include flights. Sign up HERE.

Israel Trips
June 21 - July 3, 2017
Learn, think, talk and eat your way through Israel with Rabbi Goldstein and other Temple Sinai members. Register HERE.

A 2018 Israel Trip with Temple Sinai clergy and members is being organized. Contact Rabbi Roos's assistant Melissa if you are interested in learning more.

October 17-November 1, 2017
Early bird registration discount deadline - March 17, 2017
Join Cantorial Soloist Robyn Helzner on a Jewish Heritage Tour to China! Explore historic Jewish sites, and visit top Chinese attractions in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Hong Kong. Celebrate Shabbat with progressive World Union communities in Beijing and Shanghai. Register by March 17 and receive a $200 per person early bird discount! For more information, click HERE or e-mail rhelzner@templesinaidc.org

A Musical Cruise
February 17 - 24, 2018
Early bird registration discount deadline - March 1, 2017
Join Cantor Laura Croen on a WUPJ cruise; Igniting the Jewish Musical Soul in the Caribbean.  This 7-night cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise line's Adventure of the Seas departs from San Juan, Puerto Rico and visits several ports of call.  Jewish musical experiences include concerts and a festive Shabbat, along with lectures and visiting a Reform Jewish congregation in St. Thomas. Click HERE for more information.  
Join the TSWRJ for Special Programs "Between the Retreat"
Disturbing the Peace
Dinner and a Movie
Thursday, February 23rd
6 PM Dinner at Blue 44 (Across from the Avalon Theater)
8 PM Movie at the Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave
  View the program flyer HERE.

"Disturbing the Peace" is a documentary about Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters who have laid down their weapons and come together to pursue peace. The film is 82 minutes and there is a Q&A with the Director, Stephen Apkon following the screening.   For more information and to purchase tickets: http://www.theavalon.org/films/disturbing-the-peace/.  Regular tickets are $12.50 and seniors are $9.50 (Less if you're an Avalon member).  Please purchase your tickets either on line or at the box office.

To join us for dinner at Blue 44, please RSVP by February 21 to either Sally Kranz at sallygkranz@aol.com; 202-363-1904 or Debra Eichenbaum at debragolden.eich@gmail.com; 202-365-3256. We need an accurate number for the restaurant reservation.  See the menu HERE.  They accept cash or credit cards and will split bills for no more than 6 checks. If you park in the restaurant lot, you need to move to the street before the movie.  
Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC)
From the Back of the Bus to the Top of the Agenda
March 23, 2017, 7:30 PM, with a pre-talk reception at 7 PM
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW
Anat Hoffman will discuss the most recent developments on segregation and exclusion of women in Israel as a result of increased demands for more modesty in the public sphere in order to adjust to religious standards. The exclusion of women "for God's sake" has become a litmus test for the infiltration of ultra-Orthodox norms into state definitions of religious requirements in the public sphere and exclusion and looks at the remaining challenges in this area.Hoffman is one of Israel's leading human rights activists working toward gender, religious, racial and ethnic equality. View the program flyer HERE.

Please RSVP to whctemple.org/Sisterhood.  This event sponsored by Washington Hebrew Congregation with additional support from the Temple SInai WRJ and Israel Affairs Committee.
Grants from the Rabbi Eugene Lipman Social Action Fund
Applications Due: February 20, 2017
Grants from the Rabbi Eugene Lipman Social Action Fund:  The Social Action Committee makes small grants from the Lipman Fund in the first quarter of each year, giving priority to projects in areas our congregation has identified as important: education, housing, immigration and refugees, homelessness, jobs and food/hunger.  Additional consideration is given to organizations or groups with longstanding relationships with Temple Sinai and temple members. The Committee will also consider innovative proposals that are especially promising regardless of the extent or length of a relationship to Temple Sinai.  Potential grantees must demonstrate effectiveness in achieving their goals.  Past grantees have included Sinai House, the Summer Book Fair Project, the Wheatley Eyeglasses Project, Silent Partners (a math tutoring project at Neval Elem. S.), and a Reform congregation in Honduras that needed help with reconstruction.  Applications for grants in 2017 are due February 20, 2017.  The Committee will consider applications at its March 2, 2017 meeting.  Submit applications to SA Committee Chair Barbara Kraft.
The Effects of Mass Incarceration on the African-American Community
Saturday Feb. 18, 1:00 - 3:30 PM at 3000 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Baptist Church is hosting this seminar featuring DC Superior Court judges, AU Law Professor Angela Davis, a former U.S attorney for DC, and a researcher from the Friends Committee on National Legislation.  Reception follows.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Kol Haolam 2017; The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Competition
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8 PM at Adas Israel
Jewish collegiate performance groups from around the country battle it out. Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

Ongoing: DCJCC Programming for Individuals with Disabilities


JCA's Career Gateway Program
Are you over age 50 and frustrated by your job search? This program can help you hone your resume, polish your networking and interviewing skills, use Internet job search resources more effectively, and turn your age and experience to your advantage. Each session of the Career Gateway features 30 hours of small-group classroom instruction over five days, comprehensive take-home materials, practical exercises, and a long-term mentor - all for only $75! Sessions run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and are as follows:  Session IV February 27, March 1, 3, 6, 9, 2017 and  Session V April 24, 26, 28, May 1 and 3, 2017.  For more information, call Jodie Rasch at 301-255-4215 or email her at jodie.rasch@AccessJCA.org.

JUFJ's Jewish Resistance
Live in DC?  JUFJ is training DC residents to be prepared to resist actions that target DC laws and DC budget autonomy.  RSVP now for a date that works for you.  Thursday, 2/16, 6:30 - 8 PM or Tuesday, 2/21, 12:50 - 1:15 PM. Questions?  Contact sara@jufj.org.

2017 JStreet National Conference
February 25-28
JStreet would like to invite all Temple Sinai members to the  2017 J Street National Conference  taking place this coming February 25th-28th in Washington, DC. You can  register for all or part of the conference at this link . Reduced rates can be found  here .
Register with code "SinaiDC17 "  and receive 20% off!
Questions? Concerns? Contact Tali deGroot at  talidegroot@jstreet.org  or  202-448-1617
Friday, February 24 at 6:30 PM
Shabbat Service & Community Dinner.   RSVP for dinner.

Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 AM
Shabbat Healing Service.

Friday, March 3 at 6 PM
Tot Shabbat and Participatory Dinner.   RSVP for dinner.
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