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SHABBAT & FESTIVAL SERVICES
Friday, September 28
6:00 PM  Prozdor (appetizers)

6:30 PM Sukkot Shabbat Service followed by a Catered Dinner. RSVP for dinner by 9 AM Thursday.

Tzedakah contributions are being collected for The Religious Action Center.
Saturday, September 29
9:15 AM Torah Study

10:30 AM Shabbat Service - B'nei Mitzvah of Josephine Samuelson and Zachary Yuffee

5:30 PM Shabbat Mincha Service - Bar Mitzvah of Daniel Levine
Sukkot Shabbat Service & Dinner
Friday, September 28 at 6:30 PM
Sukkot festivities continue for all as we celebrate Shabbat  with a creative service in our sukkah followed by a catered taco dinner from Chaia DC. RSVP for dinner by 9 AM Thursday.
Simchat Torah
Sunday, September 30 at 6:30 PM
This Simchat Torah, we rejoice with two new Torahs that have been loaned to Temple Sinai. The Gordon and Suleiman families have recently shared their beautiful family Torahs with us.  At our service we will dedicate these special Torahs, read from them, and offer the families a blessing of gratitude. The service will be followed by a festive 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.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Sinaites Night Out
Wednesday, September 26 at 7 PM | California Tortilla, Bethesda
Teens in 8th-12th grade are invited to the first Sinaites Night Out of the year! Join us for a casual dinner at California Tortilla in downtown Bethesda. Bring money for dinner or cash for Sinaites swag (headband, crewneck, or PJ pants). No RSVP needed.
TSMRJ Scotch & Sushi in the Sukkah
Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 PM
All are invited to join the brotherhood for its annual Sukkot event. This year's theme is Scotch and Sushi. We will a selection of scotches for tasting and a sampling of sushi.  Alternative beverages and snacks will also be provided. 
 
This event is free, but we ask that you please RSVP to amannes@gmail.com  --while not essential, it would help to ensure we have enough for everyone.
Office Staff Transition 
We are saying l'hitraot and thank you to Linda Katz, who is retiring at the end of this week after almost 14 year serving in our administrative office. She supported our clergy and thousands of b'nei mitzvah students and their families and we wish her well. Rachel Hynes will be joining our staff to assume Linda's duties on October 2.
SOCIAL ACTION
Not Too Late to Donate to Food Drive
Through Wednesday, October 17
Thank you for all the donations to the TSWRJ's High Holiday Food Drive for the Capital Area Food Bank! The bins were overflowing with bags of healthy, non-perishable food which will provide thousands of meals for our food-insecure neighbors.
 
It is not too late to bring in food donations for the Food Bank! A CAFB food collection box will remain in the temple front lobby through October 17. If you forgot or were unable to bring in your donation on Yom Kippur morning, or wish to make an additional donation, please bring in your healthy, high-protein, low sugar and high fiber non-perishable food donation by October 17. Thank you for your participation in this mitzvah!
Social Action Google Group
In order to facilitate communication of Temple Sinai related social action news and events, a Temple Sinai Social Action Google Group is being established. Clergy and lay leaders of social action initiatives will be able to post messages and share events with the group. Other members will not be able to post messages, however, in order to prevent overburdening everyone's inbox . The intent is to supplement the existing email lists presently being maintained by the various social action groups as well as the weekly Temple Sinai email. If you would like to be included, just send an email to  glenn.engelmann@gmail.com
Hurricane Florence Relief
We all have been following the recent news about Hurricane Florence. While the worst of the storm fortunately did not impact our area, those living south of us, particularly in North and South Carolina, have not been so lucky. Congregants wishing to provide financial support to assist those impacted by the devastation brought by the hurricane can donate through the Hurricane Florence Relief Fund established by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington or through Nechama.
PASTORAL NOTES
Mazel Tov to...
...Philip Breen & Rabbi Mindy Portnoy on the birth of their granddaughter, Nati Breen, daughter of Barney Breen-Portnoy and Ortal Breen.

We Extend Condolences to...
...Myra Jacobs ( Michael Fuchs) on the death of her cousin Braeme Kasmi.
IN THE COMING WEEKS
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.
Mazo Education Series: The Way of Man
Begins Thursday, October 4 at 10 AM
Sometimes, a book can change the way you see the world. The Way of Man: According to the Teaching of Hasidism is one such book. Just 46 pages long, this book includes deep insights about living with intention, searching for God, and appreciating where we find ourselves in life. During this 4-class series led by Rabbi Hannah Goldstein we will study Buber's tales and insights together. Register now.
Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner
Friday, October 5 at 6 PM
Join us for our first Tot Shabbat of the new year! Families new to TSNS are especially welcome to join us. This fun service will be followed by a participatory dinner. RSVP for dinner. 
Doggie Playdate
Saturday, October 6 at 5 PM
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 Mah Jongg Fun Day
Sunday, October 7 at 3 PM
Join old friends and new for an afternoon of Mah Jongg! All levels of players are welcome. There will be designated mavens' tables. For new players, there will be a maven teaching at each learners' table. The afternoon includes noshes, libations, learning, and playing the game.  RSVP by October 1.

Daytimers
daytimers
Monday, October 8 at 12:45 PM
Join us as we welcome renowned reporter Eleanor Clift  for "Assessing the Midterm Elections: Can Trump Be Stopped?" Learn more.
IN THE LIBRARY
Spotlight on the Supreme Court
Stop by the Library and pick up a book on your favorite Jewish justice from the kiosk display.
Our Music History
What do you know about the music history of Temple Sinai? Do you know that our history includes musical comedies? That Robin Helzner, Cantorial Soloist, is a long time TS member? Do you know that the choir, which performed so admirably at High Holiday services, has been a part of Temple Sinai for many years?  Stop by the Library to see pictures and documents of Temple Sinai's musical history, from the beginning. And if you are an early member or the child of an early member, you may find your name in the exhibit. Look for the Archives Committee exhibit on your left as you enter the library.
 
The Archives Committee thanks the library for their help and exhibit space, and thanks Myra Weinberg of the Music Committee for her help with the exhibit.
IN THE COMMUNITY
The Immigration Crisis: Reuniting Families
Thursday, September 27 at 6 PM | 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
The Women's Bar Association of DC will present speakers from AYUDA, KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), CAIR and other providers of legal and support services for families facing separation. They'll talk about how lawyers and others can get involved. Register.

Candidate Forum for D.C. Council At-Large Race
Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 PM | 4340 Connecticut Ave NW
The D.C. Affairs Community of the D.C. Bar is sponsoring a Candidate Forum for the At-Large Race for the D.C. City Council. The forum will give the community an opportunity to hear the positions of the candidates on issues important to the District. Register.

Goods for Good Mega Rummage Sale
Saturday, September 29, 9-3 & Sunday, September 30, 9-2 | 12217 Nebel St, N. Bethesda
To benefit the DC Diaper Bank : 1000's of items from 100+ families including new/gently used/vintage/antique furniture, jewelry, kitchen goods, decorative/home items, electronics, baby items, kids toys/games, art, garden items, linens, sports equipment, stationary/office goods, silver, rugs, and collectibles galore. Learn more.

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.

Book Talk & Signing with Gary Shteyngart
October 9 at 7 PM | Sixth and I
From the  New York Times bestselling author of  Little Failure and  Super Sad True Love Story comes  Lake Success, a tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great. Learn more.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, October 12 at 6:30 PM
Member Celebration Shabbat Service followed by a Community Dinner. RSVP for dinner.

Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 PM
Green Team Anacostia River Tour. RSVP now.

Tuesday, October 16 at 10 AM
Rabbi's Class begins. Learn more and register.

Friday, October 19 at 6:30 PM
HIAS' National Refugee Shabbat Service

Sunday, October 21 at 9 AM
All Temple Read: Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth

Wednesday, October 24 at 7 PM
Members' Find-Your-Connection Fair
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