WEEKLY NEWS
5 Adar 5781
February 17, 2021
Friday, February 19th
6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat
Service

We invite you to celebrate Shabbat with us. Our weekly song-filled and joyous Shabbat service. A great way to let go of the week and relax into Shabbat.

Instead of a sermon this week, Rabbi will be exploring a song by Hanan ben Ari. 
Click HERE for the song sheet

Join us for services via Zoom
Meeting ID: 148 242 561

     Winter Service Handout HERE

Please call the office if you need the password. Same password we have been using.
Shabbat Morning Service
 Saturday 9:30 am

Our weekly, one-hour chanted morning service, mostly in Hebrew, with some of the great tunes of our tradition.

Directly following the service (10:30 am)
Special Torah Study with Rabbi Edleson
Judaism and Reproductive Choice

 Join us for a special study of Torah and other Jewish texts on issues of reproductive freedom and abortion  (In honor of the National Council of Jewish Women's and the Religious Action Center's Repro Shabbat)


Temple Sinai's Young Families Webpage 

We are very excited to announce the launching of Temple Sinai's Young Families Page on our website!

  Click HERE to check it out.

Nothing is more important to the future of the American Jewish community than giving our youngest ones joyful, positive, and engaging experiences with our tradition, and our Young Families Program Coordinator, Saragail Benjamin, has a gift for taking the biggest lessons of Jewish values and turning them into bite-sized, fun, and creative activities for the young ones and their families.  

Thank you Saragail and our Young Families for being part of our Temple community.   
THE MASK AND THE MEGILLAH
Saturday February 27th 6:30 pm

Revel in the divisiveness of Havdalah! Kvell at the children's spiel by the Goblin Players! Marvel at the calmness of Mordechai as a pandemic grips Shushan! 

Compete for a giant grogger by winning best COVID-Mask decoration!  Guffaw as contestants lip synch for the crown! All this and more!   Isn't it time we laugh at ourselves and what we've been going through? 

BYO Grogger or noisemaker (drums, bottles of beads, groggers, but you will want them!)   BYO Hamentaschen.   BYOB.

Password: Call Temple if you need it


South Burlington Food Shelf Food
 Drive
    "Let all who are hungry come and eat."

Passover begins March 27. Many folks have the custom to clear their homes of "hametz," proscribed foods for the holiday.  We're combining the holiday cleaning with food-shelf giving. Our Kitah Gimmel/Dalet teacher, Morah Danielle Levine, is leading a food drive for the South Burlington Food Shelf.

Here are the days and times you can drop off items with a list of items that are always needed. Of course you may include other items as well:

Thursday, March 25 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 
Friday, March 26 from 8 am to 10 am
Saturday, March 27 from 8 am to 10 am

FOOD ITEMS NEEDED

February Anniversaries & Birthdays
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!


4 ~ Linda Retchin and Jeff Solomon
6 ~ Nickoletta Sidiropoulos and Harris Strokoff
11 ~ Ben Eisenbery and Molly Nilan
14 ~ Terri and Russ Goodwin
15 ~ Sally and Jon Margolis
24 ~ Hannah Hauswer and Rachel Green
29 ~ Elaine and David Punia 


1 ~ Sophia Kehr
2 ~ Ezra Oklan
       Johanna Prince
4 ~ Armin Tavakkoli
7 ~ Mitchell Fried
   Sue Gordon
   Carla Siegle
9 ~ Kimberly Dauerman
10 ~ George Strokoff
11~ Patricia Greenfield
Amy Roth
12 ~ Zoe Prue
13 ~ Sean Toohey
14 ~ Lisa Greenblott
 Susan Leff
15 ~ Rachel Norotsky
15 ~ Matt Weiner
16 ~ Timothy Owings
       Leslie Schreiber
           David Weissberger
17 ~ Jason Friedman
19 ~ Samuel Lurie
     Joshua Prue
20 ~ Sandy First
           Andrew Phillips
21  ~ Adlai Waxman
22  ~ Ari Diamond
     Melvin Israel
23 ~ Lauren Davis
            Arthur Goldsweig
28 ~ Alyssa Marko
29 ~ Ella Stein

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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.