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THIS WEEK

Friday, March 17

6:00 PM  Prozdor (appetizers)

6:30 PM  Shabbat Service followed by an Oneg Shabbat

Saturday, March 17

9:15 AM  Torah Study

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

10:30 AM  Shabbat Service - B'nai Mitzvah of Hayden Brooker & Abigail Kanter

5:30 PM  Shabbat Mincha Service - B'nai Mitzvah of Hallie & Jake Munsat
Israel Affairs Committee Hosts Mike Isikoff
Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 PM
On February 4, 2017, journalist and Temple Sinai member Mike Isikoff returned from a week-long trip to Syria, where he interviewed Syrian President Bashir Assad, and Lebanon, where he visited a Syrian refugee settlement center in the Bakaa Valley. Join the Temple's Israel Affairs Committee for this timely discussion.
Become a DOEE FrogWatch Chapter Volunteer
Thursday, March 16, 6 - 8 PM
Did you know there are 14 species of frogs and toads in the District and that each can be recognized by their unique calls made during the spring and summer? Join the Temple Sinai Green Team and DOEE fish and wildlife biologists to learn more about your amphibian neighbors and contribute to conservation in your community by becoming a DOEE FrogWatch Chapter Volunteer! The workshop is free but space is limited and registration is required. Learn more and register for this training session here. Contact a chapter coordinator with questions about the program by emailing doee.arec@dc.gov or calling 202-440-3951.
Gun Violence Prevention (GVP)
Contact the MD General Assembly
Please join GVP group member Jennifer Stein "watching" and contacting the Maryland General Assembly as it considers important gun sense reform legislation. Please email members of the State Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee to support SB 946, the "Weapons-Free Higher Education Act" to keep guns off of public college campuses. The MD House of Delegates has already passed the bill. Contact now. 

Here is a quick "script" for the email message and any phone calls you can make also to these state Senators:

I'm contacting Senator ____________ to support The Weapons Free Higher Education Bill, SB 946. The bill has already passed the House of Delegates. Prohibiting guns on college campuses will keep our communities safer. Maryland youth and families need your support on this bill to pass the committee and the State Senate.
 
GVP Group Meeting
Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 PM
We'll discuss recent GVP calls to New Hampshire, New Mexico and Maryland voters and legislators; use of Moms Demand Action gun sense action predictive dialing system; status of federal gun bills; and plans for second quarter of 2017.  For further information, please contact  GVP chair Steve Klitzman.
NEXT WEEK
Sinai Reads
Sunday, March 19, 9 - 10:30 AM
Rabbi Goldstein will lead a discussion of Michael Chabon's new book, Moonglow.  A delicious bagel breakfast is included.

Co-sponsored by the TSWRJ and the Library Committee.
Green Team Meeting
Sunday, March 19 at 9 AM
Join the Green Team to discuss our efforts to reduce stormwater runoff and soil erosion on TS grounds while also beautifying, improving accessibility, and creating new functional spaces. In addition, we will discuss how we and the TS community can become more involved in protecting the environment locally, regionally, and nationally.  Interested in these or other environmental activities?  Contact Regina Ziegler or Robyn Miller-Tarnoff.
Sinai House Info Session
Sunday, March 19, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
 
Head over to the Kesher Space between Religious School sessions to chat with Sinai House Board members, watch a slide show of highlights from last year's 5K Walk/Run, and buy goodies from the bake sale Josh Solomon and Jonah Frumkin are holding as part of their Bar Mitzvah Tzedakah Project. Thank you to Ben Freedman and Maya Landweber, who will also helping out at the bake sale. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit funding Sinai House in its mission to enable families to move from homelessness to independence by providing safe and affordable housing, comprehensive social services and financial support.
 
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Tricia Davis Walk/Run for Sinai House on Sunday, May 14 at 8 AM in Rock Creek Park. Celebrate Mother's Day by running or walking as a family and take mom out to brunch after the race. Last year's event was a great success with over 350 registered participants! We hope to surpass that number this year. Find out more about sponsorship opportunities at  SinaiHouseDC5K.com or email us.
 
Register as a runner, walker or virtual runner (donate without racing). You can also create your own Personal Fundraising Page, join or start at team, and enlist family and friends in supporting your fundraising goal. Register now.
Pre-School Story Time at the Temple Sinai Library
Monday, March 20, 10:20 - 10:40 AM
Join author and TS member Julie Segal Walters for read-aloud stories. She will focus on a new theme each time. Stay after to browse and borrow from our robust picture book collection. Please RSVP to librarian Ruth Polk.This is a new program and we want to ensure there is sufficient interest.
SINAICARES
Mazel Tov to...
...David DuGoff and Vicki Bor on the birth of their grandson Robert Tadashi Behr DuGoff , son of Eva DuGoff and Helen Behr.

We send well wishes to...
...Steven Metalitz.

We send condolences to...
...Steven Honigberg (Jessica) on the death of his father, Joel Honigberg, who died on Friday, March 10. The funeral was today in Chicago. Steven and his family will be sitting shiva at their home this Thursday, March 16, starting at 7 PM.

...Tom Plotz (Cathy Klion) on the death of his mother, Lucille Plotz. Funeral services will take place in Chilmark, MA on Friday, March 17. Tom and his family will be sitting shiva at their home on Monday, March 20 beginning at 7 PM with a service at 7:30 PM.

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.
IN THE COMING WEEKS
Anat Hoffman Reception & Discussion
From the Back of the Bus to the Top of the Agenda
March 23 at 7:30 PM with reception at 7 PM
Washington Hebrew Congregation ( 3935 Macomb Street NW)
Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), 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. 

Learn more and RSVP. This event is co-sponsored by the TSWRJ, the TS Israel Affairs Committee, and  Washington Hebrew Congregation.
Sinaites: NFTY-MAR TheVent
March 24-26 in  Falls Church, VA
Join Sinai teens and other 8-12th graders from our region for a weekend of social justice, competition, and fun activities. Registration is now open. Contact Kelly Whitehead, Youth Engagement Specialist, for more details about this event and other youth programs.
TSWRJ Authors' Roundtable
Saturday, March 25, 9 AM - 1 PM
Register by Tuesday, March 21
Join us for a Shabbat Service followed by a panel presentation and small-group discussions with lunch.  We welcome - Ruth Franklin,  Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life; Margaux Bergen, Navigating Life-Things I Wished my Mother had Told Me; Claudia Kalb, Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities, and; Lynn Povich, The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace.  Learn more and RSVP. 
PASSOVER HAPPENINGS
Passover Happenings
Four Crazy Cups: Making a Memorable Seder
Sunday, March 26, 7 - 9 PM
The Brotherhood invites you to learn how to make your Passover Seder memorable. Rabbi Roos will offer "master tips" for leading a Seder, and wine-master Hershel Lipow will allow you to sample four wines to go with them. Free for adult congregants, but you must RSVP by March 23 to  brotherhood-mrj@templesinaidc.org.
Seder Table
Second Seder
Tuesday, April 11, 6 - 9 PM
Celebrate the Second Seder with Rabbi Goldstein, Cantor Croen, Temple Sinai members and friends. There will be a reading of the Passover Story, singing holiday songs and a Seder meal.  Adults and children are welcome! Coordinated by the TSWRJ. RSVP now.
Project Mensch Supports Highland Elementary School 
Saturday, April 22 from 12 - 2 PM
Help us host Highland Elementary School's 2nd annual Community Health Fair.  We hope to recruit volunteers with expertise who can:
  • lead cooking demonstrations about healthy meal preparation and how to make your own baby food
  • teach a Zumba class for adults
  • teach a hip-hop dance class for kids
  • lead a discussion on bike safety
  • lead a workshop on indoor gardening
There is also need for volunteers to help with face painting and general support at the event. Spanish speakers will be especially helpful! Please contact Elizabeth Roos if you (or someone you know) can provide one of the above services or activities or if you have suggestions for other programs that would be fun and pertinent to a health/wellness fair. Thanks in advance for your help and creative ideas!
IN THE COMMUNITY
Conversation with Cantor Laura Croen & National Philharmonic Performance 
Saturday, March 18 at 8 PM at Strathmore
Join Cantors Laura Croen and Michael Shochet for a  Special Classical Conversation on Jonathan Leshnoff's oratorio  Zohar  followed by performances Zohar (DC-area premiere) and Brahms' Requiem. Learn more and buy tickets.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, March 31 at 6:30 PM
Shabbat Service with 4th Grade Siddur Ceremony & Participatory Dinner. 

Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 AM
TSMRJ Shabbat @ Kehillat Shabbat & Kiddush Luncheon 

Monday, April 3 at 12:45 PM (NOTE DATE)
Daytimers

Friday, April 7 at 6 PM
Tot Shabbat Service & Participatory Dinner. RSVP for dinner.

Saturday, April 15 at 9:30 AM
Praying With Our Feet at A Wider Circle. RSVP now.

Saturday, April 15 at 8 PM
Theater J Night Out: Brighton Beach Memoirs. Purchase tickets (Use promo code SINAI for 20% off)
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