3100 Military Road NW Washington DC 20015 (202) 363­6394    templesinaidc.org
THIS WEEK
Friday, September 14
6:00 PM  Prozdor (appetizers)

6:30 PM Shabbat Service 

Tzedakah contributions are being collected for The Religious Action Center.
Saturday, September 15
9:15 AM Torah Study

10:30 AM Kehillat Shabbat Service & Kiddush Luncheon. Rabbi Reiner will deliver  the d'var Torah, "Our World Rests Upon Truth"
HIGH HOLY DAYS
Ticket Information
Still need tickets? They can be requested and picked up in the main office as follows:

Thurs., 9/13: 9 AM-5 PM
Fri., 9/14: 8:9 AM-4 PM
Mon., 9/17: 9 AM-5 PM
Tues. 9/18: 9 AM-12 PM  (the temple closes at 12 PM to prepare for services)

Requested tickets will also be available at will call, located in the library at Temple Sinai or in the main hallway at BCC.

Please note:  The Yom Kippur morning service in the Bet Am  has reached capacity and we are only providing member tickets for the Yom Kippur morning service in the sanctuary. Morning tickets may also be requested for services at BCC High School. Details can be found here.

Please keep in mind that we ask for notice of your payment plans or 1/4 payment of your member financial commitment for this year prior to the High Holy Days.
Parking at Temple Sinai
The temple parking lot is reserved for those who received a handicapped parking pass  from the temple . When parking in the neighborhood, please be respectful of our neighbors and mindful of parking regulations; do not block driveways or hydrants. Parking in the Carnegie Institution lot behind the temple is permitted for evening services only.
Prayer Books at Temple Sinai
Please remember to bring your own copies of  Gates of Repentance to services at Temple Sinai. A limited number of loaner books will be available on a first come, first served basis and must be shared. A transliteration guide was developed by our ritual team for certain sections of the High Holy Day liturgy.  Copies will be available on the information tables as you enter services at Temple Sinai. Feel free to pick them up, tuck them in your Gates of Repentance for reference for Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur morning services at the temple. 

Prayer books are not needed for the Bethesda services at BCC High School. Service booklets will be provided. 
Judaica Shop
Tonight, 6:30-7:30 PM

High Holy Day Prayer Books; Gates of Repentance
If you have ordered them, please stop by and pick them up.
If you have not ordered them, it's not too late - please stop by.

Other Holiday Items
We also have High Holy Day cards, Apple and Honey dishes, and Shofarot for the New Year.  Shana Tova!
TSWRJ High Holiday Food Drive for the Capital Area Food Bank
Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism is once again coordinating the High Holiday Food Drive for the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB). Please fill a grocery bag (or two) with healthy, non-perishable foods and bring it to Temple Sinai or BCC High School on Yom Kippur morning.

In selecting foods to donate, the CAFB has the greatest need for food items that are high in protein, low in sugars and salt, and high in fiber, including:
  • canned meats and fish, including chicken, tuna and salmon
  • peanut butter
  • low sodium canned beans and dry beans
  • low or no sodium canned vegetables
  • low sugar canned fruit in their own juices
  • hot or cold cereal (oatmeal, cheerios, corn flakes, raisin bran)
  • grains (brown and white rice, pasta)
  • 100% juices, including juice boxes
  • healthy snacks (raisins, granola bars)
Thank you in advance for helping us carry on this successful tradition!
FESTIVAL SERVICES
Sukkot
Sunday, September 23 at 5 PM
Sukkot Festival Family Service followed by dinner. RSVP for dinner.

Monday, September 24 at 10 AM
Join us for a community Sukkot Festival Service followed by a kiddush luncheon at Temple Sinai.

Friday, September 28 at 6 PM
Sukkot Shabbat in the sukkah followed by dinner.  RSVP for dinner.

*Temple Sinai will be closed on September 24.
Simchat Torah
Sunday, September 30
6:30 PM Festival Service followed by an Oneg

Monday, October 1 at 10 AM
Join us for a community Simchat Torah Festival Service followed by a kiddush luncheon at Temple Emanuel

*Temple Sinai will be closed on October 1.
PASTORAL NOTES
Mazel Tov to...
...Timothy Davis on the birth of his grandson Jacob Davis Slocombe, and to Jacob's parents, Stephanie and Will. 
...Amy Schear on the engagement of her son, Sam Schear to Danielle Haskin.

We Extend Condolences to...
...Michael Werner (Monica) on the death of his father, D. Leonard Werner. A memorial service will take place in New Jersey. The family will be sitting shiva locally at their home on on Sunday, September 16 at 5:30 PM.

Member addresses can be found in the Membership Directory. 
IN THE COMING WEEKS
Praying With Our Feet
Saturday, September 22 at 10 AM
Join us as celebrate Shabbat while "Praying With Our Feet" at A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, MD. This is a wonderful opportunity to observe Shabbat through tikkun olam, repairing the world. All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult).  RSVP.
Gun Violence Prevention Group Meeting
Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 PM
We'll discuss and plan for the "Silence the Violence Concert"  happening on September 29  at the National United Methodist Church,  which Temple Sinai is co-sponsoring, and our upcoming panel discussion on guns and the suicide epidemic on November 14.  Any interested volunteers should email GVP chair Steve Klitzman.
Green Team Kick-Off Meeting
Sunday, September 30 at 10 AM
Are you interested in starting a recycling program at Temple Sinai, organizing a group of temple members to go solar, or taking other actions to protect the environment in our community? Then come to the first Green Team meeting of the year! Coffee, tea, and donut holes will be provided. Please RSVP to Robyn Miller-Tarnoff.
Cuba Trip Info Session
Sunday, September 30 at 12 PM
Interested in going to Cuba with Cantor Croen and Rabbi Goldstein in March 2019? Come learn more about the trip and enjoy some fun Cuban snacks. 
TSWRJ Monday Mahjongg
1st & 3rd Mondays, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
On behalf of the Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism, we are happy to announce that, beginning in October, 2018, Monday Afternoon Mahjongg will meet the first and third Mondays of each month (plus a few other odd Mondays when the month has a lot of holidays) from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Social Hall. If you are interested in playing, please e-mail Robin Glantz or Susan Schiffer and we will add you to the e-mail list.
OTHER NEWS
Calling All Aspiring Social Activists! 
Do you have a project or cause that our community could work on together? Are you looking for a b'nai mitzvah project? TSWRJ is rolling out a new Social Action Shabbat program, providing opportunities for tikkun olam.

We're thrilled to announce that bat mitzvah student Maya Tarnoff will lead our first gathering on Saturday, January 5, 2019, 3-5 PM. We will be making sandwiches for the homeless. 

TSWRJ has room for two more projects on February 2 and March 2, 2019. Make one yours! We'd love to hear your proposals! For example, would you like to lead a letter-writing campaign? Offer an environmental stewardship training? Fill some other unmet need in our community?  Please send your program ideas to Kathy Simonetti  by October 12.
Feeling Anxious? Visit a Library or Bookstore
As we negotiate our stressful lives, the TSLibrary Committee encourages congregants to visit a library or bookstore to help unwind. See Writer Michelle Regalado's article How Bookstores Help Calm My Anxiety. Currently on display in our own TSLibrary: New Fiction, Cookbooks, High Holidays, Spiritual Reflection, Multicultural Jewish Life, Israeli Fiction, and more.
IN THE COMMUNITY
To All DC Residents Who Are 60+
Iona Senior Services, a local nonprofit that serves older adults and family caregivers, has received funding from the DC Office on Aging to expand wellness and recreational programming in Wards 2 & 3. If you are a DC resident, please help us to find out what wellness and recreational programming you enjoy and what you would like to see offered by taking our survey here. We very much appreciate your help! Contact Lena Frumin (202-895-9485) with questions or request a print version of the survey. 

Lincoln-Thomas Day Commemoration
Saturday, September 15, 12-2:15 PM | Fort Stevens Battleground, 13th and Quackenbos Streets NW
Please join Rabbi Rosenwasser and members of the Temple Sinai community for the 7th annual Lincoln-Thomas Day commemoration honoring the lives of President Abraham Lincoln and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, a free-born African American woman whose property was impounded to enlarge the fort. This year's program will include a wreath-laying ceremony and civil war re-enactors along with a brief performance by the Chamber Choir of Montgomery Blair High School, speeches from local residents, historians, and civic leaders, and blessings  from faith leaders including Rabbi Rosenwasser.  For more information, please contact Temple Sinai member Matt Frumin. More information here.

Tzedek DC's Eat Well, Do Justice 2018: Celebrity Chef Battle of the Blintzes
Monday, September 17 at 6:30 PM | UDC Student Center
Tzedek DC is a legal services nonprofit that provides free legal help, community outreach, and policy reform advocacy in support of low-income DC residents facing debt crises. Many Temple Sinai folks are deeply involved in this terrific community event, which features five top DC chefs donating their creative take on blintzes and guest judges, including DC Attorney General Karl Racine, Washington Post editorial page maven Ruth Marcus, and National Womens Law Center cofounder Marcia Greenberger. Tickets and sponsorships  are available here.

The Concert Across America: Silence the Violence
Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 PM | National United Methodist Church (3401 Nebraska Ave NW)
Temple Sinai is a co-sponsor of this concert,  a national effort to end gun violence benefiting  the TraRon Center. Learn more and  purchase tickets.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, September 16 at 10 AM & 2 PM
Garden of Remembrance High Holy Days Community Memorial Service

Friday, October 5 at 6 PM
Tot Shabbat Service welcoming new TSNS families followed by a Participatory Dinner. RSVP for dinner.

Saturday, October 6 at 5 PM
Doggie Playdate on the Carnegie Institution Lawn

Sunday, October 7 at 3 PM
TSWRJ Mah Jongg Fun Day. RSVP now.
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