3100 Military Road NW Washington DC 20015 (202) 363­6394    templesinaidc.org
In October, Temple Sinai engaged CCS Fundraising to conduct a Planning Study to assess the congregation's readiness to move forward with a comprehensive campaign focused on improving our facilities and expanding our endowment. Thank you to those who provided feedback in both in-person discussions and through our electronic survey. Your guidance is extremely helpful as we begin to plan our strategic fundraising efforts.
 
Please take a minute to view the summary of the key findings and recommendations from the Study here. Our Board of Trustees has approved the recommendation to move forward with a comprehensive campaign with CCS as our consultants. We look forward to embarking on this effort as we continue engaging future generations of Jewish leaders and serving as a vital center of Jewish life in Washington, D.C.
 
If you have any questions or comments about the upcoming campaign, please contact our CCS consultant, Tracy Kamen.
 
Thanks for your support.  

Naomi Camper and Andrew Engel
Comprehensive Campaign Co-Chairs
THIS WEEK
Friday, January 5
5:30 PM Prozdor (appetizers)

6:00 PM Tot Shabbat Service followed by a Participatory Dinner. RSVP for dinner.

8:00 PM Shabbat Service
Saturday, January 6
9:15 AM Torah Study

10:30 AM Kehillat Shabbat Service & Kiddush Luncheon

6:30 PM Bar Mitzvah of Adam Greene 

Tot Shabbat Service & Participatory Dinner
Friday, January 5 at 6 PM
Join us for our monthly Tot Shabbat service and plan to stay after for a participatory dinner. RSVP for dinner by 9 AM Thursday (required).
NEXT WEEK
Daytimers
daytimers
Tuesday, January 9 at 12:45 PM (note different day!)
We are pleased to welcome Ryan Rilette, Artistic Director of Round House Theatre. 

Everyone is welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch. Cookies, fruit, coffee and tea are provided. A contribution of $3 per person is requested to cover basic costs. Please let us know if you will attend, and bring a friend. If you need a ride, call the temple office at 202-363-6394. For reservations, contact Ron and Libby Merrill at (301) 365-0894 or  rnlmerrill@msn.com with your name and the names of people attending with you by Friday, January 5.
Social Action Shabbat Service & Catered Dinner
Guest Speaker Malcolm Young on Criminal Justice Reform
Friday, January 12 at 6:30 PM
We celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and focus in particular on criminal justice reform, race, teshuva, and opportunity as we learn from Malcolm Young, Project Director at Project New Opportunity (PNO). Learn more. 

A catered dinner will follow. RSVP for dinner.
LATER THIS MONTH
Get Involved with WIN (Washington Interfaith Network)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service and Action to Support Public Transit
Sunday, January 14, 4-6 PM | Metropolitan AME Church (1518 M Street, NW)
Join Temple Sinai's WIN Core Team and support full funding for Metro and good middle class jobs for DC area workers. Questions or need a ride? Email Barbara Kraft .  
 
City-Wide Action Team Meeting
Tuesday, February 6, 7-9 PM | Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (206 New York Ave NW)
Join Temple Sinai's WIN Core Team as WIN congregations finalize priorities for the year ahead. Questions or need a ride?  Email Barbara Kraft.
Oh My God? Modern Jewish Theology
Thursdays, January 18, 25 and February 1 at 10 AM
Do you believe in God? Are you certain that God does not exist? Wonder how to make sense of our God-centered liturgy if you're not sure what you believe? In this 3-part class, we will be learning about some of the dominant 20th century theologians and how they make sense of God while exploring our own system of belief. The class will be led by Rabbi Hannah Goldstein. Register now.
PASTORAL NOTES
Mazel Tov to...
...Jenna Dutcher and Jennifer Stoy on the birth of their daughter, Amelia Mae Dutcher-Stoy.

We Extend Condolences to...
...Jennifer Silberman (Josh Bowers) on the death of her father,  Myron Silberman, who was also the brother of Ravelle Brickman. Funeral services and shiva are taking place in Florida.
OTHER NEWS
Refugee Resettlement Program
Urgent!
Our dad, Abulbari Saadat, needs a job NOW. Temple Sinai's co-sponsorship of the family has entered its final six months, and Mr. Saadat, the sole breadwinner for his family, must be in a position to support the family when our sponsorship ends. He is anxious to work and has significant plumbing installation experience, but is open to any and all possibilities. Ideally, any employment he secures will offer some opportunity for advancement and, with it, increased financial security. If you can help, please contact Catherine Ribnick , or Andrea Dettelbach
IN THE COMMUNITY
Klezmer Brunch
Sunday, January 7, 11:00 AM | Edlavitch DCJCC
Led by Seth Kibel, this every-other-month Klezmer Brunch pairs fantastic music with a delicious kosher buffet. Kids under the age of 7 eat free and don't need a ticket. Learn more.

Theater J Presents: Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated 
January 11 - February 4 | Theater J
Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, this stunning and hilarious stage adaptation tells the story of a young man who sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather--a quixotic journey into an unexpected past, where reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power. Learn more.

Chevy Chase At Home Exercise Programs
Wednesday, January 10 at 10:30 AM & Thursday, January 11 at 2:30 PM | Chevy Chase United Methodist Church
Sign up now for 9-week sessions of popular exercise programs, Gentle Seated Pilates/Balance. Zumba Gold also starts on Wednesday, January 10 at 10:30 AM. Learn more.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, January 19 at 6:30 PM
Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Sheikh Mowafak Tarif. Learn more.

Sunday, January 21

TSWRJ Dinner for families at NIH Children's Inn. Donate and/or volunteer.

Tuesday, January 23 at 10 AM
People of the Book Club. Learn more.

Friday, January 26 at 6:30 PM
Tu BiSh'vat Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Tommy Wells & Catered Dinner. RSVP for dinner.

Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 PM
TSMRJ (Brotherhood) Trivia Night. RSVP now.
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