WEEKLY NEWS
28 Shevat 5781
February 10, 2021
Friday, February 12th
6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat
Service

Our music-filled English and Hebrew service, with SERMON by SPECIAL GUEST:

 RABBI AMY SMALL, Ohavi Zedek 

Followed by virtual Kiddush and Oneg with Rabbi David Edleson and Cantor Mark Leopold

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.
NO SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE THIS WEEK.

NO TORAH STUDY THIS WEEK.
  
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE with OZ
GUEST SERMON:  Rabbi David Edleson

This week, as part of our 'sermon swap,' Rabbi Edleson will be joining OZ for morning services and Torah reading.  All are welcome to join.

Zoom Link
Repro Shabbat Study/Havdalah
Saturday February 13th 5pm-6:30pm

The National Council of Jewish Women are asking synagogues to offer services and classes that focus on the spiritual importance of reproductive freedom and reproductive health care.  Rabbi Edleson will look at Jewish tradition related to reproductive freedom, Reform opinions, and we will consider the key role of Jewish women in this work.
Password: Call Temple if you need it
You are invited . . . 

Join JCVT, Thursday February 11th, to celebrate the retirement of  founding Director, Susan Leff.

There will be several guests who will honor Susan, humor from Rabbi Bob Alper, and limited attendees to share their wishes.

Click HERE for more information and how to register.

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: Usual Temple password
MEALS NEEDED

Meals are needed for two congregant families. We need help with meals for a mother and daughter from February 8-19. Mom broke her foot and is bedridden for two more weeks. 

We also need meals for a congregant with a new baby. Please help us welcome our newest Temple Sinai member by helping with meals for a couple of weeks beginning February 8. 

Contact Chaverim for details if you are able to help.
Social Action Committee
Anti-Racism Book Group
February 16th at 7pm

We will be reading Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son.

We will be meeting to discuss the book on Tuesday, February 16th at 7pm. We look forward to learning together. Please register with Stacie.


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.