WEEKLY NEWS
 A Reform Jewish Congregation
500 Swift Street | South Burlington, VT 05403
802-862-5125 | info@templesinaivt.org

For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.
~ Isaiah 56:7
17 Elul 5781
August 25, 2021
HIGH HOLY DAY INFORMATION
Register for High Holy Day Services HERE
YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND IN PERSON
Click on the image to link to a playlist of some songs we will be singing during the High Holy Day services this year.
Of course, these are in addition to the traditional chants that are always part of the service.
We want you all to be able to sing along to these, so listen to them to get a head start.
Be sure to register for services! Limited space due to COVID.
Ohavi Zedek
Rosh Hashanah by the Lake

Tuesday, September 7
3:30-4:15 p.m.
ECHO Center for Lake Champlain
Dealer.com Terrace (outdoors, ground floor)

Presented by Ohavi Zedek and free and open to all.
For more information, click HERE
SERVICES
Friday, August 27, 6:30 pm
KABBALAT SHABBAT

Our usual song-filled services, but now that we have entered the Hebrew month of Elul, we will weave in some melodies associated with this time of reflection and repentance leading to the High Holy Days. 
We are requesting that
people attending in person Shabbat services
please wear face masks.


IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM
Meeting ID: 148 242 561

(We will be using this for services going forward)

Rabbi David Edelson and Cantor Mark Leopold
Saturday, August 28, 9:30 am
SATURDAY MORNING SERVICE
 
A more traditional, one-hour service, mostly chanted in Hebrew – a lovely way to start Shabbat day.

IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM
Meeting ID: 173 694 164
TORAH STUDY  Immediately following the service.

This week's Torah portion is:

Ki Tavo
כִּי-תָבוֹ

When You Enter [the Land]
Deuteronomy 26:1–29:819

Read more about the Torah portion from 
the Union for Reform Judaism HERE or 
Sefaria HERE

Haftarah Isaiah 60:1-22

Rabbi David Edelson
Saturday, August 28, 8pm

LEIL SELICHOT
Evening of Prayers for Forgiveness

The Saturday evening a week or so before Rosh HaShanah is when we turn our hearts toward the High Holy Days and t’shuvah, or “return.” 
With lower lights and candles, this lovely service begins with Havdalah, and offers a spiritual space for reflection and penitence, and includes special chants, poems, and prayers asking for forgiveness (Selichot)

IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM
Meeting ID: 913 007 8933
Rabbi David Edelson
REGISTER FOR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Sunday, August 29th from 10:30am-12:30pm

Join us for a grand kick off for
the return to school at Temple Sinai!

Click HERE for details.

For more information please contact Aimee Loiter.

Click here to RSVP

Sign Up for School HERE

PRIDE PARADE SEPTEMBER 5TH
Join Temple Sinai to march in the Burlington Pride Parade.

We are meeting around 11:30am-12pm to line up for the parade.

For more information contact Stacie
PLEASE CALL
BEFORE COMING TO TEMPLE
Because Temple Sinai is changing its congregational software and Rabbi David is preparing for the High Holy days,
the Temple may be closed at times during the week.

If you need to come to Temple, please call the Temple Administrator first to make sure the Temple is open.

Thank you.
ONEGS
For our in person services on Fridays, so that everyone can feel safe and comfortable, we would like to continue to have individually bagged food for the Hamotzi and the Oneg, like the delicious "challah knots" and cookies that were served at our first in person service.

Click HERE for Ideas about how this can work:

People are needed for the following dates:
August 27th
September 17
October 1st
October 8th

To host an Oneg, please email our Temple Administrator.
UPCOMING B’NAI MITZVAH
FALL 2021 

Addy Smith, Saturday, September 25, 10 am
Parasha--Sukkot

Robin Goodwin, Saturday, October 16, 10 am
Parasha--Lech L’cha

Ella Stein, Saturday, October 23, 10 am
Parasha--Vayeira
SISTERHOOD
Sisterhood has many events planned for 2021 and beyond!
Find out all about it in the Sisterhood Newsletter!
Contact Sisterhood if you have questions related to joining or the events.
BROTHERHOOD
Brotherhood Events for 2021.

For more information or if you have questions about Brotherhood, please email the Brotherhood President or contact the Temple Administrator.

We hope to see you soon!
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 30 FOR
NEFESH MOUNTAIN CONCERT
October 2 Nefesh Mountain Concert
Tickets on Sale August 30

Tickets ($18 limit of 4 tickets) and VIP reception tickets ($360-- includes 2 tickets) will be available for purchase online beginning August 30 for MEMBERS ONLY

Proof of vaccination and masks will be required.
Attendance limited to 200.

Tickets for the general public will be available in late September. Look for a special announcement on August 30 with the link.

If you have any questions, please contact the Marketing VP.
JEWISH HISTORY BOOK GROUP
Wednesdays 11 am-12 pm

The Jewish History Book Group is reading and discussing The Last Jews of Kerala: The 2,000-Year History of India's Forgotten Jews, by Edna Fernandes.
Now meeting only via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 509 351 796

Contact the Temple office for more information.
ANNIVERSARIES AND BIRTHDAYS
AUGUST
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!
5 ~ Cheryl and Evan Stein
6 ~ Leah and Ezra Oklan
9 ~ Jill and Tom Glaser
11 ~ Ann Mindell and Sean Toohey
Ali and Nate Venet
14 ~ Diane and Erik Glitman
16 ~ Julie and Jason Baer
David and Eliza Weissberger
18 ~ Ginny and Art Greenblott
28 ~ Lori Fisher and Bennet Rose
30 ~ Dianne and Steven Schreer
1 ~ Alec Gelfenbein
3 ~ Kate Wolinsky
5 ~ Lori Fisher
Peyton Jaffe
6 ~ Sally Margolis
7 ~ David Wright
Adam Fleischman
8 ~ Eli Grossman
Carol Rubman
Dean Snider
Caroline Grossman
9 ~ Judy Alexander
10 ~ Brian Galimidi
11 ~ Nancy Levine
Natalie Fleischman
13 ~ Warren Schaeffer
Alissa Kenwood
Molly Nilan
Elise Oshlag
14 ~ Evan Cope
Lindsey Cope
15 ~ Kyle Davis
Robert Zelley
Reid Grayson
16 ~ Marc Greenblatt
Erin Petenko
Jennifer Kogan
19 ~ Karl Spooner
20 ~ Stanley Selig
Stefanie Marko
23 ~ Charles Elioseff
Michael Greenblatt
Emmelyn Stein
24 ~ Bradley Schwartz
25 ~ Kimberly Chatoff
Mitch Sheppard
26 ~ Nikoletta Sidiropoulos
27 ~ Paige Wolinsky
28 ~ Connor Wright
Russell Wright
29 ~ Miriam Granat
30 ~ Hannah Weiss
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
  Throughout Vermont

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You can also click on this LINK for the JCVT weekly events calendar.
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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.
500 Swift Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
802-862-5125