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Friday, September 8
6:00 PM Prozdor (appetizers) 

6:30 PM Shabbat Service

In the spirit of Elul, we will be teaching about the High Holiday liturgy each Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah. This week, Rabbi Goldstein will be teaching "Who by Fire, Who by Water: The Meaning of Unetaneh Tokef" 
Saturday, September 9
9:15 AM Torah Study

10:30 AM Family Shabbat Service with Kindergarten Class Participation & Kiddush Luncheon. RSVP now.

10:30 AM Shabbat Service - B'nei Mitzvah of Lydia, Nora and Samuel Matulef
Temple Sinai Gun Violence Prevention Group Meeting
Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30 PM
Please join the temple's Gun Violence Prevention group to discuss plans for this fall, including a program on domestic violence and guns scheduled for Nov. 16.   We will also discuss remounting the "Memorial to the Lost" display for the holidays, continued phonebanking against the NRA's legislative agenda, and networking with other Reform congregations.  For more information and to join the GVP group, please email Steve Klitzman .
Family Shabbat Service & Kiddush Luncheon
Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 AM
Join us for the Family Shabbat Service of the new year with Kindergarten Student participation followed by a Kiddush Luncheon.  RSVP now.
Calling All Ushers
Thanks to so many members who have volunteered to usher at the High Holy Day Services at the Temple and BCC High School.  We still need a few more volunteers for the Tot Services at the temple on Rosh Hashanah, September 21 at 8:30 AM and on Yom Kippur, September 30 at 8:30 AM and for both the early and late Kol Nidre Services at the Temple.  Please contact Ellen Agler if you are able to assist.
Temple Office Staffing
We welcome Aaron Torop, who is working here as an intern on a part-time basis with Rabbi Roos through this semester. He is a senior at American University and is interested in becoming a rabbi (both of his parents are rabbis, his aunt is Cantor Rosalie Boxt, formerly of Temple Emanuel). This is a great opportunity for him to learn hands-on about the systems and behind the scenes daily work of a temple.  He will also be assisting with general administrative work.
We said goodbye and thank you to Melissa Lauture, an administrative assistant in the temple office, whose last day was September 5. She moved on to another job opportunity closer to her home and we wish her well.
Calling all Shofar Blowers
Sunday, September 10 at 3:30 PM (note time change)
If you have some experience blowing shofar, we may need you  for Rosh Hashanah. Come to the temple library for more info and lessons on Sunday, September 10 at 3:30 PM. Questions? Contact Cantor Croen.
TSWRJ Wine & Cheese Reception
Sunday, September 10, 5-7 PM
Join us offsite for our first event of the year! A chance to mingle with new and old friends plus a very short membership meeting at the home of Rita Brickman. Member addresses can be found in the   Membership Directory. Please RSVP by September 6 to  templesinaiwrj@gmail.com
Monday, September 11 at 12:45 PM
Join us as we welcome Kenneth Feinberg for Master of Disasters: Fair Compensation after Tragedies. Learn more.
WIN Action Team Meeting
Tuesday, September 12 at 7 PM
Join Temple Sinai's Core Team and core teams from other Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) congregations at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, (206 New York Ave., NW) as we map out research and action plans for the next several months on public transit (including WMATA and privatization of public systems and jobs), DACA and immigration, housing and racial justice. Take a deeper look at the Burnham Place luxury development going up at Union Station and its impact on housing and jobs. Questions or need a ride? Contact Barbara Kraft or Cathy Goldwyn.
Highland Elementary School Needs Volunteers
Project Mensch is seeking volunteers to assist Highland school staff with enrichment programs for students and parents.  Ideal volunteers can commit to a regular schedule. Highland is located in Silver Spring and is a phenomenal place to be a volunteer. The teachers and leadership team greatly value community support. We promise your experience will be rewarding. Please contact   Elizabeth Roos   to learn more. Thank you!

Homework Club
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:15 PM September 19 through mid-December
Adults and/or high school students are needed to help with "Homework Club" on Tuesday afternoons.

Coffee Chat
Every other Thursday, 9-11 AM beginning September 28
An adult helper is needed for a parents "Coffee Chat" every other Thursday morning.

Nutrition Program
Every other Thursday, 10-11 AM beginning October 5
And, an adult helper is also needed for the "Nutrition" program every other Thursday morning.
TSWRJ Tour of National Gallery's East Building
Saturday, September 16, 2-6 PM
Registration by September 12th is essential
Our fabulous National Gallery of Art East Wing, designed by IM Pei, recently reopened after extensive renovation that modified galleries and created a new roof terrace. Sign up early for a place on this exclusive tour, led by Diane Arkin, Temple Sinai member and Smithsonian Senior Lecturer at the Gallery.  Round-trip bus transportation provided from Temple Sinai. RSVP now. 
Questions about this event? Contact Myra Jacobs
Selichot Service
Saturday, September 16 at 8 PM
This service is a communal opportunity to prepare ourselves emotionally and spiritually for the coming Days of Awe. We welcome Norman Ornstein, a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute and one of America's leading political commentators, for a conversation about the politics of reconciliation and renewal in America today. Learn more.
Join the Green Team
Sunday, September 17, at 9:30 AM
Check out the first Green Team meeting of 5778 to find out how you can help with green initiatives at the temple and in our community.  Currently we are working with a landscape design firm to reduce stormwater runoff and soil erosion on Temple Sinai grounds, while also beautifying and improving accessibility and functionality. Then we hope to facilitate similar actions by TS families. We also want to improve how we inform and educate TS membership about environmentally important programs and policies, petitions and protests at the community, national, and global level.  We welcome your ideas and energy. Please contact Regina Ziegler at  or Robyn Miller-Tarnoff to learn more.
Memorial to the Lost
Sunday, September 17, 2:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, October 1, 11 AM-1 PM
Temple Sinai is again partnering with Heeding God's Call to End Gun Violence to host the Memorial to the Lost during the High Holy Days. The memorial consists of t-shirts on stands; each represents a victim of gun violence and is personalized with the name, age, and date of death of that person.

The memorial will be erected Sunday, September 17 and will be disassembled on Sunday, October 1. Volunteers are needed on both dates. If you would like to help or are interested in getting involved with Temple Sinai's Gun Violence Prevention Group, please contact Steve Klitzman.
Mazel Tov to...
...Robin Farquhar (David Ortman z"l) on the birth of fraternal twins to Jeremy Ortman, David Ortman's son.
... Henry Winokur, recipient of   the Jacqueline Unger Community Service Award of 2017 from t he Jewish Council for the Aging.
...Steve Wolk & Fran Rothstein on the engagement of their  daughter, Sarah Wolk to Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz.

We Send Well Wishes to...

We Extend Condolences to...
...Izzy Klein (Sarah) on the death of his father, Mike Klein. The funeral will take place in New Jersey; local shiva will be announced at a later date.

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.
5777: A Year in Review
September 13-17 at the Edlavitch DCJCC
As Rosh Hashanah approaches, we take a look back at the incredible cinematic contributions of major Jewish artists who have passed away in the year 5777, presenting their work on the big screen, as it was intended. Additionally, the series offers encore screenings of the Narrative and Documentary audience award winners from the 2017 Washington Jewish Film Festival. Learn more. 

New Yoga Class: Forever Young Yoga
Thursdays, September 14-November 9, 9 - 10:15 AM at the Chevy Chase Village Center
TS member Robin Glantz will co-lead a new yoga class series. Move through your body in a gentle way, working major muscle groups, bones and joints, and connecting breath and movement. No prior yoga experience necessary. Cost per 9-week session - Residents $108; Non-residents $135; Drop in - Residents $15; Non-residents $18. To register:  Mail check (payable to For Vibrant Health, LLC) to Chevy Chase Village, 5906 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, Md. 20815, attn. Tamu Tucker. Contact Robin Glantz for any questions.

Eat Well, Do Justice!
Monday, September 25 at 6:30 PM at UDC
Witness five DC star chefs competing in a kugel cook-off to benefit  Tzedek DC, a new organization founded by Temple Sinai members with the support of many in our Temple community. Tzedek DC is dedicated to helping low-income DC residents of all faiths and backgrounds facing debt-related crises, and works with pro bono lawyers to provide free legal services and financial literacy classes as well as policy reform efforts. See Event co-chair Laura Kumin's recent article in the Jewish Food Experience  here. For tickets or more information,  click here.

Yoga for Managing Stress and Creating Resilience
Tuesdays beginning September 26, 7:30-9 PM at the  Washington Yoga Center   (4000 Albemarle St NW #100)
TS member Robin Glantz will teach a 6-week Class Series that will help you understand our body's stress mechanism, the impact of stress on our lives, and how yoga can help. Use yoga tools to: relieve muscular skeletal tension and headaches; improve sleep; and cultivate self-awareness to manage our reaction to stress. Cost:  $150.  For any questions, please email Robin.
Wednesday, September 20 & Thursday, September 21
Rosh Hashanah. Learn more.

Friday, September 29 & Saturday, September 30
Yom Kippur. Learn more. 

Sunday, October 1
TSMRJ (Brotherhood) Golf Outing at Woodmont Country Club. Contact Bob Loesche for details.
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