17-18 Av  5777
August 9, 2017
Worship Times
Weekly Torah

Temple Calendar
Mission Statement
We are a diverse, egalitarian, and inclusive community of Jews and interfaith families.  We joyfully embrace Judaism as a way of life through prayer, music, social action, celebrating Jewish holidays, lifelong learning, and life cycle events.  Through these activities, we seek to promote spiritual growth, moral values, and the social welfare of our community.
Vision Statement
Temple Sinai strives to be a joyful, energetic, accepting, innovative, caring, and accessible faith community.  We choose to practice and teach Jewish traditions in our community, so that Jews and Judaism will continue to flourish, both in Vermont and in an ever-changing world.  We believe that support for a safe and prosperous State of Israel is an important part of our Jewish identity.

Committee Members Needed!

Have you been wondering how you can  get more involved at Temple? 

Have you thought, "I wish we had { BLANK } offered at Temple?

Well, this is your chance!

There are many opportunities just waiting for you on different Committees at Temple Sinai.   If you would be interested in serving and making a  difference, contact  the   Temple Office   about joining a Committee TODAY!
In This Issue
Packets Mailing Soon!

The High Holidays are just around the corner.  High Holiday Packets will be mailed to members in good standing by the end of August.  If you have not already paid your commitment for 2017 or made arrangements to do so, please contact the Temple Office as soon as possible.

2017-2018 Religious School

Registration is now open for Temple Sinai's Religious School for the 2017-2018 school year. Please click to register your child online TODAY!

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Education Director's
New Blog
Why Bother? A Religious School Manifesto

On occasion I've reprinted articles of interest. This lastest one from eJewishPhilanthropy is so spot-on that I just had to share it with you. Enjoy!
Saturday Mornings | 9:00am

Please join us for this time of study each week.  The study will meet throughout the summer, and will be led by Bruce Hicken and other lay members of the congregation.  All are welcome to join in this time of discussion and study.
History of the Jews Class
Wednesday Morning Adult Education

The Wednesday Morning Adult Education Class started reading a new book, The Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience , by Jane S. Gerber, today.  This weekly group meets from 11:00am-Noon to read and discuss Jewish History books.  It is recommended that you purchase the book (click the photo), if you plan to participate in the class. The class is free open to everyone.

Birthdays and Anniversaries this Week
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!




August 09 ~ Jill & Tom Glaser

August 09 ~ Andrea & Mark Nash

August 11 ~ Ann Mindell & Sean Toohey

August 12 ~ Ingrid & Robert Pels






August 09 ~ Judy Alexander

August 09 ~ Vincent Smith

August 13 ~ Manny Gurowski

August 13 ~ Alissa Kenwood

August 13 ~ Molly Nilan

August 13 ~ Warren Schaeffer

August 15 ~ Kyle Davis

August 15 ~ Reid Grayson

August 15 ~ Robert Zelley

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Upcoming Community Events
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FREE Trip to Israel
Create your account before Sept. 5, and guarantee your choice of dates

Eat the most delicious hummus of your life. Touch ancient ruins, visited by your ancestors for thousands of years. Wander with your besties and meet amazing new people, too. Join Kesher for your FREE Birthright Israel adventure. Create an account now to guarantee your place on the trip of your choice. Visit  bit.ly/KesherPriority today. Registration opens on September 5. Need more info? Click the image above.
Click the image for a calendar  of upcoming events.

UVM  Miller
Center for 
Holocaust Studies
Throughout Vermont

Click the logo to view upcoming Jewish events sponsored by Jewish groups and houses of worship in VT.