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THIS WEEK
Friday, April 13
6:00 PM Prozdor (appetizers)

6:30 PM Israel Shabbat Service followed by a Catered Dinner. RSVP for dinner.

Saturday, April 14
9:15 AM Torah Study

10:30 AM Family Shabbat Service & Kiddush Luncheon. RSVP.

5:30 PM Shabbat Mincha Service - Bat Mitzvah of Nora Edelman
Erev Yom HaShoah Service
Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 PM
We welcome guest speaker Frank Liebermann, longtime Temple Sinai member. Our choir will also participate in this moving service.
Israel Shabbat Service & Dinner
Friday, April 13 at 6:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate Israel with a special Shabbat service and plan to stay for a catered dinner following the service. RSVP for dinner.
Cantor's Concert Photos
Check out pictures from the Cantor's Concert last Sunday. Special thanks to photographer Judy  Licht  for documenting the afternoon for us.  View the photos.
It's #NationalLibraryWeek!
5 facts about your Temple Sinai library:
1. 10,000 books for your reading pleasure!
2.  Info on Jewish sites for your world travel.
3. Cookbooks for those who  like to, or just HAVE to, cook
4.  Board and picture books for toddlers' story hour.
5.  D'var Torah, B'nai Mitzvah speech, or just interested in Jewish thought, resources here.
NEXT WEEK
Torah Study: Mikraot Gedolot
Sunday, April 15, 9:15-10:15 AM
This Torah Study meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the library using "Mikraot Gedolot" (medieval commentaries). We will approach the weekly parashah by studying it through the lens of our great sages like Rashi, ibn Ezra, and Nachmanides to discover how they made meaning from the text. You are welcome to become a regular participant or come when you'd like. Rabbi Adam is the lead teacher and can answer any questions you may have.
Garden of Remembrance Tour & Genizah Ceremony
Sunday, April 15 at 2 PM
Join Rabbi Rosenwasser and Ted Rosen, chair of the Cemetery Committee at the Temple Sinai Cemetery in the Garden of Remembrance, Clarksburg MD. We'll meet at the gazebo for  for a brief overview of the history of the cemetery, and about funeral practices. Light refreshments will be served. 

Following that, we will drive over to the Genizah, where s acred or Hebrew books that are no longer used or in poor condition will be given a proper "burial." All are invited to bring any books they may have to bury Following the ceremony will be a tour of the Temple Sinai section and opportunity to learn about and begin planning necessary future burial arrangements. Directions to the cemetery (no RSVP necessary).
LATER THIS MONTH
TSWRJ Shabbat "With a Twist" Challah Bake
Challah
Friday, April 20, 5-8 PM
Enjoy Shabbat with TSWRJ. Come learn all you need to know to bake a delicious eggless challah from scratch with confidence! The baking activities will be wrapped around a Shabbat service, and a full meal.  Learn more and RSVP.*

*RSVP not required for service only. Service begins at 6:30 PM

Saturdays at Sinai
Saturday, April 28, 9-10:30 AM
Join us for our very first session of Saturdays at Sinai, a new, open-play space for toddlers and preschoolers. Come for a morning full of creative exploration and nurturing fun in the Bet Am. Rabbi Rosenwasser will stop by with his guitar and a TSNS faculty member will also be on hand. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

This program is sponsored by the Temple Sinai Nursery School.
Theater Event: "Master Harold...and the Boys"
Saturday, April 28 at 8 PM
Purchase tickets by Wednesday, April 18!
Join us at Round House Theatre in Bethesda for a performance of Master Harold...and the Boys, about a small South African tea shop in 1950 where two black men and a white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. Purchase tickets.

Sponsored by the Membership Committee. Join us at 7:15 for a free drink and conversation with Round House staff about the play!
SOCIAL ACTION
Immigrant Detainee Visitation Program 
Sunday, April 22 at 3 PM
This event is part of our campaign to continue to support and care-for vulnerable immigrants in our community. Hear from Rabbi Roos and Temple Sinai members about their recent trip to the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA and learn about the issues from TS expert Royce Bernstein Murray, Policy Director at the American Immigration Council. 

For those wanting to participate in social visitation at local immigrant detention facilities, stay for a 4 PM training session led by Erin Hustings, volunteer coordinator of the DC Visitation Network. For more information and to RSVP, contact Elizabeth Roos.
WIN Action at Sacred Heart Church
Thursday, April 26 at 7 PM | 16th St. and Park Rd., NW
With Ward 1 Council Member Brianne Nadeau and the candidates seeking to unseat her. The Action has a twofold focus: 1) funding in the Mayor's budget for legal help for documented and undocumented immigrants, and 2) affordable housing demands. Ward 1 and 4 congregations have researched and formulated demands on these issues. Temple Sinai is in Ward 4!  Here's an opportunity to stand with WIN (Washington Interfaith Network) and our immigrant neighbors! To sign up, email  Barbara Kraft or  Arleen Vargas.
WIN Action on Transportation
Do You Live in Ward 3?
Help Temple Sinai's WIN Core Team persuade Ward 3 Council Member and Transportation Committee Chair Mary Cheh to insist that the FY 2019 budget include wage and benefit improvements for DC Circulator workers, and to require that the Dept. of Transportation stop using private contractors with a history of low wages, no benefits and bad safety records. Watch WIN's video ,  and email Ms. Chehbefore her Committee votes on the budget on May 4.  Tell her you support a better deal for the Circulator workers and oppose privatization. More info?  Email Barbara Kraft.
Book Whisperers Needed for TS May Book Fairs
May 10 -11 (Highland Elem., 3100 Medway St., Silver Spring) and May 17-18 (Browne Educ. Campus, 850 26th St., NE, Washington, DC)
No special experience or knowledge required. Spend a few hours helping 3rd or 4th graders pick books to read over the summer. Previous volunteers have raved about this experience! Call or email Debby Litt for more info and to sign up , (301) 652-8562 (h), (301) 785-8591 (c). 
PASTORAL NOTES
We Extend Condolences to...
Abbe Smith ( Sally Greenberg) on the deaths of her parents, Anita and David Smith.
Robert Hazan (Jill) on the death of his mother, Bonnie Hazan.
Alice Rabin on the death of her cousin Robert Goldman
UPCOMING EVENTS
Beginning Thursday, April 26 at 10 AM
Zionism Then and Now. Learn more and RSVP.

Sunday, April 29 at 3 PM
Green Team Event: Protect the Environment Starting in Your Own Yard. Learn more and RSVP.

Friday, May 4 at 6 PM
Tot Shabbat Service & Participatory Dinner. RSVP for dinner.

Sunday, May 6 at 2 PM
WRJ Fashion Show at Lord & Taylor, White Flint. Learn more & RSVP.

Friday, May 11 at 8 PM
Confirmation Shabbat Service

Sunday, May 13 at 8 AM
Tricia Davis 5K Walk/Run for Sinai House. Register.
IN THE COMMUNITY
50+ Employment Expos
MD: Monday, April 16, 10 AM-3 PM | Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda 
VA: Monday, April 30, 10 AM -2 PM | Fair Oaks Marriott, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax
The Jewish Council for the Aging is holding two 50+ Employment Expos to help seniors find jobs. There is no charge for jobseekers to attend, and no preregistration is required. For additional information or accommodations, please call 301.255.4231.

Online Conversation about Sanctuary
Wednesday, April 18 at 5 PM
With the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism (RAC), leaders of congregations like Temple Sinai that are Sanctuary congregations, and others who are exploring that approach to immigrant justice work. Register.

Any Interest in a Monday Afternoon Maj Game?
Mondays, 2:30-4:30 PM
Are you interested in joining a mah jong group on Monday afternoons?  This is being offered for those who would like to play during the day, perhaps twice a month or so. Beginners welcome. If you are interested in Monday Mah jong, or have other friends who might be interested, please contact Susan Schiffer or Robin Glantz.  P.S. The WRJ weekly Wednesday evening mah jong games continue.
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