Weekly news & updates
Elul: Are You Ready?
Fridays in September
The month of Elul is all about preparation - doing the introspection, and the teshuva (repentance) that will enable you to be spiritually prepared for the High Holidays.

We will use our Friday evening Shabbat services during the month of Elul as an opportunity to do this preparation collectively. We will integrate the themes of the High Holidays into our worship and the sermons will be focused on getting us ready as well.

Join us to prepare, reflect and learn.
Praying With Our Feet
Saturday, September 7 at 9:00a
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, but we recommend kids be elementary+.
Gun Violence Prevention: Book Talk & Brunch with Rev. Rob Schenck
Sunday, September 8 at 11:00a
The Gun Violence Prevention Group hosts a conversation with Rev. Rob Schenck, President, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute and author of   Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister’s Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love. Rev. Schenck has been taking his pro-life message to fight gun violence. 

Next Week
Monday, September 9 at 12:45p
Join us for a conversation with Michael Isikoff on Investigative Reporting in the Trump Era.

Towards a More Inclusive Society: Minorities Within Israel
Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30p
Lian Najami, Israel’s first Arab Rhodes Scholar, shares a unique perspective based on her experiences growing up in a liberal Muslim family, attending a Christian high school, and volunteering in a reform Jewish community center.

Selected to the Forbes "30 Under 30" list, Lian speaks five languages, and served in the US Senate in 2017 as a Lantos Fellow.

All are welcome; no RSVP required.
Doggie Playdate & Havdallah
Saturday, September 14 at 5:00p
Bring your well-mannered dog for some fun play time with your fellow congregants and their pets on the lawn of the Carnegie Institution. Rabbi Adam will be on hand to offer snacks (human- and pet-friendly) and a blessing. Please note that the lawn is NOT fenced in. All are welcome.
TSWRJ Opening Wine & Cheese Event
Sunday, September 15 at 5:00p
Join friends old and new at TSWRJ’s opening event, a wine and cheese social. You’re welcome to bring TS friends – just be sure to RSVP by September 11!

In the Coming Weeks
People of the Book Club
Tuesday, September 17 at 10:00a
This year we will be focusing on “Stories of the Self” and each of the books we select for the Tuesday discussion, led by Rabbi Goldstein, will be memoirs. The first book of the year will be Inheritance by Dani Shapiro.

All are welcome; no RSVP required.
WIN Waterfront Bus Tour
Saturday, September 21 at 9:15am | 16th & P St NW
If you weren't able to join fellow Temple Sinai members on the January or February tours, here's another chance to learn about displacement and inequality in DC and to consider our response. Foundry UMC has chartered a bus and is holding 5 seats for Temple Sinai. We'll meet at Foundry at 9:15a; bus departs 9:30a. The tour lasts about 2 hours. Questions or for more info, email Barbara Kraft.

Upcoming Events
Sunday, September 22 at 9:00a
Bethesda Central Farmers' Market Booth

Sunday, September 22 at 3:00p
Multiracial Sinai Affinity Gathering

Friday, September 27 at 6:30p
Selichot Shabbat Service

Sunday, September 29 & Monday, September 30
Rosh HaShanah
Friday, October 4 at 6:00p
Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner Welcoming New TSNS Families

Sunday, October 6 at 2:30p
Sinai Pirates Set Sail!

Tuesday, October 8 & Wednesday, October 9
Yom Kippur with Food Drive for CAFB