19-20 Cheshvan 5778
November 8, 2017
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This Weekend | Nov. 10-11

Join us as we celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Eli Marden, son of Barbra and Doug Marden.

This celebration will begin on Friday, with services starting at 7:30pm, followed by an Oneg hosted by the Marden Family in honor of Eli's Bar Mitzvah. 

On Saturday Morning, services will begin at 10:00am, followed by a Kiddush provided by the Marden Family.

Whenever there is a Bat or Bar Mitzvah, please know that everyone is welcome to attend the service and stay for the Kiddush afterwards.  Temple Sinai views these life-cycle events as a simcha that should be shared by the whole community. Families understand this and are happy to have congregants celebrate with them.
In This Issue
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Lane Series Event
NEXT Monday, November 13

UVM Lane Series presents  the Semer Ensemble at the UVM Rital Hall on Monday, November  13 at 7:30 pm (Pre-show Talk with Artists in Hall, 6:30pm).

"The Semer Ensemble has brought the musicians of 1930s Berlin back to life after decades of silence."- Songlines
In 1938, on Kristallnacht, in Berlin, the entire archive and storehouse of an important repository of Jewish records and music was destroyed. Believing that this material must still exist somewhere in the form of sheet music and records sold to patrons, German musicologist Dr. Rainer E. Lotz has made it his life's work to seek out these many rare examples of Jewish music produced by Semer Records. An all-star cast of musicians from Europe and the United States has formed the Semer Ensemble to bring this recovered music to the public for the first time. The often dramatic, emotional songs range from klezmer, to cabaret, to prayer music. Led by the great Alan Bern (Brave Old World) and including Yiddish vocalist Lorin Sklamberg (Klezmatics) and more, this is an astonishing evening of the Golden Age of Jewish Music that was almost lost to history and violence.
This is a chance to have a wonderful evening of music while also raising a little money for Temple Sinai.  Members and non-members may purchase tickets by  clicking the button below, logging in to ChaverWeb, and selecting the Events Button.  ONLY 10 Tickets left, so order yours TODAY!
Can you help?

Once again, the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf needs your help to meet their goal of putting a Thanksgiving meal on every family's table. Whole turkeys, tu rkey breasts, and roasts will count toward this goal. The Food Shelf says Thanksgiving fixings such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, corn and green beans are also needed.

Donors can drop off turkeys and other donations at 228 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington. The food shelf will host a feast the day before Thanksgiving for anyone in need. 

Donation drop-off hours:
  • 8:00am to 4:00pm--Mondays through Fridays
  • 8:00am to 6:00pm--November 16 & 17
  • 10:00am to 2:00pm--November 18 & 19 
All donations should be dropped off at 228 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington on the dates and times above.  Donations for this event are not to be brought to Temple Sinai.
NEW Update from the Steering Committee

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Special Oneg | December 1

The Rabbinic Search Steering Committee will be hosting a Special Oneg on Friday, December 1, to honor and thank the Survey and Assessment Sub-Committee for the tremendous job they did in providing us with the data to start the entire rabbinic search process.

Please join us on this special evening.
Running Short on Mitzvot?

Providing an Oneg is performing a Mitzvah for our community.   It can also be a way to remember a loved one, celebrate a family event,  or share good news with the congregation.

Consider hosting to commemorate yahrzeits, birthdays, anniversaries,  engagements, awards, graduations, B'nai Mitzvah, and other happy occasions.  Slots are available through the end of this year and all of next.  Sign up today by clicking the image above.
Saturday Mornings | 9:00am

Torah Study will meet  this Saturday

Please join us for this time of
study and discussion
Jewish History Class
Wednesday Morning Adult Education

This Wednesday Morning Adult Education Class continues reading the book, The Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience , by Jane S. Gerber.

This weekly group meets from 11:00am until 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.
Mah Jongg
Sisterhood Mahjongg Cards

It's time to order Mahjongg cards for 2018. Deadline to order is January 5, 2018. Please get your order in early as we have an early deadline this year.
Standard cards are $8 each.
Large Print cards are $9 each.
Please send your check made out to Temple Sinai Sisterhoodto 500 Swift Street, S. Burlington, VT 05403, and include the following information:
Your Name,  Address,  # of Cards Ordering,  Regular or Large Print
Anniversaries & Birthdays this Week
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!




November 8 ~ Mary & Jeff Grunvald

November 11 ~ Barbara & Bruce Hicken

November 14 ~ Kimberley & William Chatoff







November 8 ~ Willow Kehr

November 8 ~ Suzanne Pilcher

November 9 ~ Lila Baer

November 9 ~ Jonathan Bloom

November 10 ~ Chelsea Wright

November 11 ~ Terri Goodwin

November 12 ~ Mary Markle

November 14 ~ Paula Cope

November 14 ~ Amy Katz


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Sacred Waters Panel Discussions

Join in these two panel discussions on November 9th and November 15th at the Trinity Church in Shelburne.  Both discussions will be held from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Rabbi Glazier will be participating in the discussion held on November 15th.
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UVM  Miller
Center for 
Holocaust Studies
Throughout Vermont

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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.