3100 Military Road NW Washington DC 20015 (202) 363­6394    templesinaidc.org
THIS WEEK

Friday, April 21

6:00 PM  Prozdor (appetizers)

6:30 PM  TSWRJ Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Marcia Greenberger

7:30 PM Catered Dinner
Reservations have ended

Saturday, April 22

9:15 AM  Torah Study

10:30 AM  Shabbat Service - B'not Mitzvah of Felicia Paul & Olivia Wade 

5:30 PM  Shabbat Mincha Service - B'nai Mitzvah of Simon Lassman & Alida Camper
Sisterhood Shabbat Service & Dinner
Friday, April 21 at 6:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate Shabbat and hear from guest speaker Marcia Greenberger Founder and Co-President of National Women's Law Center & Temple Sinai member. Services will be followed by a catered dinner (reservations have ended for dinner).

If you live in Friendship Heights and would like transportation to Sisterhood Shabbat, please contact Karen Auerbach (202-363-6394 x 215) by 5 PM tomorrow (Thursday).
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!
Construction at Ingleside
Major construction has become more visible next door since many trees were removed over the past several weeks.  For those who may not know from other neighborhood communications, Ingleside at Rock Creek received approval for significant changes to their campus including removing buildings and erecting new ones to better serve the needs of aging residents in the area.  Recent work has included relocating utilities and preparing the grounds for demolition and new construction - trees were removed to make way for that work.  Our Executive Director, Ellen Agler, is a member of a Task Force that meets with Ingleside and our ANC (Advisory Commission) monthly.  This group was established as a condition of Ingleside's construction project approval, and gives a voice to the neighbors in monitoring the project's impact on the neighborhood and facilitating a smooth construction process for all concerned.  Once completed, Ingleside will be able to serve a greater number aging residents with state-of-the art programs and amenities. The project is slated for completion in 2019. 
IN THE COMING WEEKS
Yom HaShoah Service
Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 PM
This year, we welcome Martin Goldsmith, author and nationally known radio personality to speak about his book, Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance. This moving service will also include participation by our congregational choir, joined by the string duo of temple members Aaron and Sam Panner. If you would like us to include the names of your family members who perished in the Holocaust on our memorial list for that service, please send those names to Melissa Lauture by Friday, April 21.
Preschool Story Time In the Temple Library
Mondays, April 24, May 8 & 22, 10:15-10:35 AM
Join author and TS member Julie Segal Walters for a children's story time. She will read books on a new theme each Monday. Stay after to browse and borrow from our robust picture book collection. Please RSVP to the librarian,  Ruth Polk. This is a new program and we want to ensure there is sufficient interest. 
Brotherhood Hoedown & Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, April 29 at 7 PM
Y'all come, y'hear, to the (rescheduled) Hoedown and Chili Cookoff.  This year we are aiming to make it even more family friendly, since everybody - parents and kids alike - gets into Texas-style line dancing.  And we have the same super dance teacher everybody loved at our hoedown a couple of years ago.   Round up some friends.  Let's make it a big and happy party.
 
Family friendly prices:  Adults $20.  Kids $5.  And family friendly food: chili, tacos, brownies, ice cream, soda (and beer for the grownups). RSVP now.
Hop on the Green Team Bus to the People's Climate March
Saturday, April 29 at 10:45 AM
Are you tired of hearing about environmental protections getting stripped away? Then come show your support for clean air, water, and environmental justice at the People's Climate March on April 29! The Green Team is sponsoring round trip bus transportation to the march. Temple Sinai members and their guests are welcome.  Please spread the word and help us fill the bus.  RSVP now.
50 Shades of Talmud
Sunday, April 30 at 3 PM
TSWRJ hosts a lively discussion with celebrated author, Maggie Anton about her latest book  50 Shades of Talmud.

Amusing. Seductive. Stimulating. We're talking about the Talmud? That's right. Take fifty actual Talmudic discussions, mix in pithy sayings (appropriate and inappropriate) by luminaries from Mae West and Amy Schumer to George Washington and Gandhi, add a few cartoons, and voila, delighted and enlightened readers will come away with a new perspective on what the ancient Jewish sages say about our most intimate relationships. (amazon.com) Please RSVP to Sally Kranz. 
SINAICARES
Mazel tov to...
Debbie and Ken Jaffe on the engagement of their son Matt to Jonah Ruffer. 

We Extend Condolences to...
.....Sydney Lipsen-Moor (Peter Moor) on the death of her mother Janice Lipsen.  Funeral services were held earlier today. Shiva will be at 3033 Ordway St NW  tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday--note this date not announced previously) from  6-9 PM  with a service at  7 PM .
...Helene Krasnoff (Michael Adlin) on the death of her mother, Joyce Krasnoff. Funeral services took place in Philadelphia; the family will be sitting shiva at their home this Sunday, April 23, from 3-5 PM with a service at 3:30 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.
TRICIA DAVIS 5K WALK/RUN FOR SINAI HOUSE
Sunday, May 14 at 8 AM in Rock Creek Park
Celebrate Mother's Day by running or walking as a family and still have time to take mom out to brunch after the race.

A cut-out footprint with each registrant's name is winding up the staircase near the Religious and Nursery schools, so REGISTER NOW 
as a walker or a runner to help us reach our goal of 400 registered participants this year! Won't be in town? You can still register as a virtual runner (donate without racing). Register by May 1st to be guaranteed to receive a T-shirt.

NEW THIS YEAR! You can start a team or join a team, and also create your own Personal Fundraiser Page. There will be an award to the person who has the most donors contributing to his/her Personal Fundraiser page. Set yours up now and send the link to your friends and family!


Become a Sponsor! Donate at the $500 level or above to have your name or company logo on the race T-shirt and website. Find out more about sponsorship opportunities at SinaiHouseDC5K.com or email us. Your company logo must be received by April 24th to be included on the T-shirt.

Join our Sunday Morning Training Group! Joe Fuld and friends meet outside the Religious School parking lot entrance. at 8:30 AM on Sunday mornings when religious school classes are scheduled. Contact Joe if you have any questions.

Proceeds from this event will directly benefit 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. We run, walk and celebrate to honor the memory of Tricia Davis, a founder and early supporter of Sinai House. Tricia brought energy, excitement and passion to everything that she did, and Sinai House was no exception.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Ward 3 Democrats Meeting
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 PM 
Forest Hills Home, 4901 Connecticut Ave., NW. 
Attention Ward 3 residents who support Paid Family Leave in DC! Help JUFJ pack the room at the Ward 3 Democrats meeting. CM Mary Cheh and Chair Phil Mendelson, maybe even Mayor Bowser, will be there! RSVP to Jodie@dcpaidfamilyleave.org. Please wear red!

The National Philharmonic Discount Ticket Offer
Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23
Temple Sinai Members may purchase discounted tickets for concerts featuring grammy award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey performing Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei and Ernest Bloch's Schelomo, the final work of this composer's Jewish Cycle. The second half of the program features Mussorgsky's wondrous and colorful Pictures at an Exhibition depicting an imaginary tour of an art gallery. To purchase online or via phone (301-637-2608) at a discount rate of 20% off the regular seat price in the Orchestra Tier sections, use the code:  NPSinai. The April 23 concert at 3 PM is preceded by an Instrument Petting Zoo for all ages at 2 PM.

Jewish World Watch 3rd Annual DC Walk to End Genocide
Sunday, April 23, 1:30-4 PM
Begins behind US Holocaust Memorial Museum at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place. Learn more. 

24th Federal Interagency Shoah/Holocaust Remembrance Program (Free) 
Wednesday, April 26, 11:30 AM-1 PM
At the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St, NW-Cardozo Metro)--next to Ben's Chili Bowl. Learn more.

WRJ Mid-Atlantic District Area 4 Day:  Panel Discussion: Building Coalitions 
Saturday, April 29, 1-3 PM
American University, Letts Hall (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW)
Keynote Speaker: Leslie Brier Member of North American Advisory Board of the World Union for Progressive Judaism and United Nations team. Gabrielle Grunau and Leslie Brier will lead a panel discussion about building coalitions. Bobbe Mintz and Fran Rothstein will represent Temple Sinai. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP please contact Gabrielle Grunau (301-229-7630).

Jewish Teen A Capella Auditions
Sunday, April 30 at 10:30 AM
Home of Katie Manyin (4623 Maple Avenue, Bethesda)
Marak Hayom, a teen-run a cappella group for Jewish high schoolers, is holding auditions for next year. If you are entering 9th-12th grade and would enjoy performing throughout the DC area at concerts, religious services, bnai mitzvot, and workshops, we would love to meet you! We rehearse and eat bagels together every Sunday morning in the Bethesda area. To audition, p lease prepare a song of your choice (any genre, approximately 1 minute in length).  For information, please contact: Samantha Redlich.

Mammos & Manis
Thursday, May 4, 6-9 PM
Temple Sinai
All are invited to an evening to learn about The Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer. Meet Dr. Brem and hear her life-saving message, plus enjoy complimentary Varnish Lane manicures and celebrate Mother's Day with an incredible group of women. Snacks, cocktails and cupcakes will be served. Contact Sarah Friedman or Julie Schuman (TSNS parents) with any questions.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, April 28 beginning at 6 PM
Festive Prozdor (appetizers) & Israel Shabbat Service

Sunday, April 30 at 3 PM
WRJ Presents: 50 Shades of Talmud with Maggie Anton. Learn more.

Thursdays, May 4 & 11
Adult Education: The Divinity of "Infinity." Learn more.

Friday, May 5 at 6 PM
Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner. RSVP for dinner.

Monday, May 8 at 12:45 PM
Daytimers

Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 PM
A Conversation with Israel's Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer

Friday, May 12 at 6:30 PM
SinaiCares Shabbat Service & Dinner. RSVP for dinner. 

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 PM
TSWRJ Annual Meeting. RSVP.

Friday, May 19 at 8 PM
Shabbat Service with Confirmation

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

Save the Date: January 5-7, 2018
3rd TSWRJ Biennial Retreat in Baltimore, MD
Contact Us!