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Friday, May 19

8:00 PM  Confirmation Shabbat Service followed by an Oneg Shabbat

Saturday, May 20

9:15 AM  Torah Study 

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

10:30 AM  Bat Mitzvah of Sally Kaye

5:30 PM  Bat Mitzvah of Genevieve Haley Goldman
Confirmation Shabbat Service
Friday, May 19 at 8 PM
Join our 10th Grade Confirmands and their families as we celebrate their learning at Temple Sinai! Please note that this is a later service.
TSWRJ: Celebrating a Sweet Year & Annual Meeting 
Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 PM
Come share a special night with Temple Sinai's Women of Reform Judaism as we celebrate our accomplishments of the past year, elect and install our officers, and honor ROBIN GLANTZ as Woman of the Year. Have a nosh and a nibble and a glass of wine while mingling with new and old friends. Reservations for this evening have ended.

TSWRJ's Tzedakah Project: Capital Area Food Bank. Please contribute a can or box (or more) of nutritious food.
Social Action Townhall
Wednesday, May 24 at 6 PM
A great deal has happened since January's "Transition Townhall," when we came together to talk about social action and social justice work in the context of the new administration. On Wednesday, May 24 we will gather from 6-7:30 PM  (pizza served at 6, meeting beginning at 6:30) for another Social Action Townhall, open to the entire congregation. It will be immediately followed by our annual meeting at 7:30 PM. We will reflect on the social action work that has happened in the last 5 months, both new and ongoing projects. It is also an opportunity to learn in greater depth about some of Temple Sinai's specific social action initiatives. RSVP now.
Temple Sinai Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 PM (refreshments at 7 PM)
Your participation counts and this year's meeting will feature the first ever Annual Meeting raffle! Be sure to join us for a chance to win one of the following:

* Reserved parking in our lot for one High Holiday service
* Complimentary dinner for a couple or family at any festival service or special dinner
* 2 free tickets to a theater night out event
* Cameo role in the adult Purim shpiel
* And many more!

We will also vote for the slate of temple leadership and learn about highlights of this year's accomplishments and plans for Temple Sinai. Review the materials now.
Temple Sinai Friendship Heights Gathering
Thursday, May 25, 4:30-6:30 PM
4701 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase, The Club Room
The Kathie Rabinovitz SinaiCares program at Temple Sinai invites you to join Temple Sinai members who live in Friendship Heights for a meet, greet and connect event.  Come socialize with Temple Sinai members who live in your community, visit with Temple Sinai clergy and have refreshments.
Please RSVP to Karen Auerbach, SinaiCares Coordinator,
202-363-6394 x 215.
Good Neighbor Program Update
Abdul and Zeya Gul and their family arrived in the US two weeks ago from Afghanistan and are settling into their new Silver Spring home. Their daughters, Yalda and Muskah, were welcomed warmly at Rosemary Hills Elementary this week. Their son, Omran, will begin pre-K in the fall and enjoyed his visit to the school with his sisters on their first day. Abdul and Zeya Gul have completed much of the paperwork required for new refugees and are looking forward to starting English classes. Thank you so much for all of the generous donations and volunteer hours to ease this transition for the family. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact either of the Good Neighbor co-chairs, Andrea Dettelbach  or Catherine Ribnick. .  
Broad Branch Road Closure
Ingleside says they now expect the Broad Branch Road closure to begin on May 18 and last for about two weeks. The closure is necessary to connect improved water and sewer lines to DC Water lines on the other side of Broad Branch. The closure will involve about 40 feet where Ingleside's driveway intersects with Broad Branch, between Linnean Avenue and 27th Street.
Mazel tov to...
...Sally Neuberger and Larry Jacobson on the marriage of Mark Swick to Ellen Iroff.
...Howard Oppenheim on his  appointment to the Executive Council for the national Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs/Men of Reform Judaism (FJMC/MRJ) organization.
...Josh Werman and Lauren Sparber on the birth of their son, James David Werman.

We Mourn the Death of...
... Rabbi Jonathan  Eichhorn  (Suzanne),  father of Deborah Eichhorn (Steve Snyder) . Funeral services were held on Tuesday. The family will be sitting shiva tonight at 7 PM at the home of Deborah Eichhorn and Steve Snyder and tomorrow at at 7 PM the home of Suzanne Eichhorn.

We Extend Condolences to...
... Elisabeth Layton (
Louis Jacobson)
 on the death of her father, Robert Layton. Local shiva will be announced at a later date.
...Jamie McKenna (Joe) and Jodi Barr (Josh) on the death of their grandmother Anita Shapiro Katz. The funeral will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 18 at 11 AM at the Judean Memorial Gardens Chapel in Olney, MD with interment to follow. There will be a shiva minyan also tomorrow at 7 PM
 at the home of Lenny and Donna Wartofsky, 4100 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase, MD.

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.
Pathways to Parenthood
Wednesday, May 17, 6:30- PM
Washington DCJCC (
1529 16th St NW)
Thinking about growing your family, or looking for support after struggling to conceive?  The DCJCC hosts an informal discussion about  different paths to family building . This symposium will include experts such as a fertility doctor, an adoption expert, a mental health provider, a rabbi, a legal expert with experience facilitating egg donor and gestational carrier agreements, and more!  Learn more and RSVP.

27th Washington Jewish Film Festival
May 17-28
This year's lineup features international films spanning various genres - from heart-tugging romances and sidesplitting comedies, to fast-paced thrillers and insightful documentaries. The Festival will bring notable filmmaker guests to the nation's capital including Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam), Agnieszka Holland (The Wire, House of Cards), and Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High).  Visit WJFF.ORG for more.
Wednesday, May 31 at 10 AM
Shavuot Festival Service & Kiddush Luncheon

Thursday, June 1 at 7:30 PM
Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman: Kingdom of Olives & Ash. Purchase tickets.

Friday, June 2
6 PM: Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner. RSVP for dinner.
8 PM: Shabbat Service with Board Installation followed by a Festive Oneg

Saturday, June 3 at 10 AM
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Service & Kiddush Luncheon. RSVP. 

Friday, June 9 at 6 PM
Pride Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Joy Ladin followed by a Festive Oneg

Sunday, June 11 at 3 PM
"Chai" Tea Reception & Cantor's Concert. Purchase tickets.

Monday, June 12 at 12 PM (Note earlier time)
Daytimers with David Wessel
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