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
23 Tishri 5782
September 29, 2021
SERVICES
Friday, October 1, 6:30 pm
KABBALAT SHABBAT

We invite you to celebrate Shabbat with us--
our weekly songfilled and joyous Shabbat service.

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, October 2, 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service

Join us for a one-hour, peaceful chanted service, mostly in Hebrew, with focus on the “greatest hits” of Shabbat services.

A great way to get to know the service and start your day. 


IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM
Meeting ID: 173 694 164
Torah Study
Immediately following the morning service.

Torah Portion:
B'reishit
בְּרֵאשִׁית
In the Beginning Genesis 1:1−6:8

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

We also will be reading I Samuel 5-6.
Link to Sefaria HERE

Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10

Rabbi David Edelson
YOUNG FAMILIES SERVICES
Singing, dancing, story-filled, kid-friendly services.
Conceived and led by Saragail Benjamin,
Director of Young Families Programming.

Torah for Tots
Saturday, October 2, 10:30-11:15 am
Saturday, November 6, 10:30-11:15 am

Tot Havdalah
Saturday, October 16, 4-5:30 pm
Saturday, November 20, 4-5:30 pm

For a more complete description of each service,
click HERE.
REGISTER FOR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
For more information please contact Aimee Loiter.

Sign Up for School HERE

NEFESH MOUNTAIN CONCERT
AT TEMPLE SINAI
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

ZOOM OR IN PERSON TICKETS AVAILABLE
RELIGIOUS NEIGHBORS--
JEWISH AND MUSLIM LEADERS
SEEK COMMON GROUND
On Swift Street in South Burlington, the Islamic Society of Vermont is separated from Temple Sinai by only a short walk.

Click HERE to listen to and/or read the transcript of WCAX television reporter Ike Bendavid's interview with Imam Islam Hassan and Rabbi David Edleson.
TEMPLE OFFICE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS
Wednesday, September 29th (Simchat Torah)
TEAM TUNA APPLE PICKING
Saturday, October 2, 2 pm
Shelburne Orchards
Come join Team Tuna, Temple Sinai's 20s and 30s social group, for picking apples and getting to know one another.

Details HERE
JUDY ALEXANDER CELEBRATION POSTPONED
Due to COVID, the committee organizing the celebration event for Judy Alexander has regrettably decided to postpone the event, scheduled for November 6.
The committee hopes that it will be able to schedule a new date in spring 2022.

Read the committee's letter HERE.
THANK YOU, BROTHERHOOD
Your help coordinating the ushering during the High Holy Days and building the sukkah is much appreciated by the whole congregation.
THANKS!
BIAS/ANTI-SEMTICISM
AGAINST JEWISH STUDENTS
Thursday, October 14, 5:00 pm
University of Vermont Hillel Center

Join the Burlington chapter of Hadassah and UVM Hillel to hear
Matt Vogel, Executive Director of UVM Hillel, speak on: 

Unprecedented Bias Against Jewish Students: 
The Conflation of Jewish Sexual Assault Survivors, Zionism and Antisemitic Speech 

For more information and to register, click HERE

In person and on zoom--zoom link provided at registration.
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.

People are needed for the following dates:

October 1st
October 8th


To host an Oneg, please email our Temple Administrator.
AXE THROWING EVENT!
Sunday, October 10, 3:45 pm
294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington
Organized by Brotherhood

If you can swing a hammer, you can throw an axe!
Professional axe throwing coaches will give you all the guidance you need to quickly and safely hit the target.

For more information, click HERE.

RSVP to Adam Winter by October 3.

MEET THE BEATLES
Thursday, October 14, 7-8:30 pm
Temple Program Sponsored by Sisterhood

Joel Goldberg will speak about the history and music of
The Beatles, from their start in Liverpool to their last recording as a band.

For more information and to RSVP, click HERE.
UPCOMING B’NAI MITZVAH
FALL 2021 

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!
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
SEPTEMBER
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!
3 ~ Allyson Bazarsky and Anthony Blusius
Karen and Jared Larrow
Susan and Victor Zimmerman
4 ~ Deb and Mark Leopold
6 ~ Sandy Bermanzohn and Clarence Davis
9 ~ Vivien and David Brown
12 ~ Sheila Stanton and David Geddes
14 ~ Tina and Howard Kalfus
16 ~ Deb and Mitch Stern
Daniel and Stephanie Weiss
21 ~ Jan and Michael Orlansky
23 ~ Sonya and Alex Epstein
24 ~ Linda and Andrew Suntup
28 ~ Tobi and Morris Silver
1 ~ Judith Felsen
4 ~ Sam Bloomberg
Paul Levi
Sylvan Ross
5 ~ Abby Rehkugler
Cheryl Stein
6 ~ Seth Barovick
Anna Dauerman
7 ~ Charlotte McCorkel
8 ~ Tobi Silver
10 ~ Linda Suntup
Anna Kalfus
11 ~ Jeffrey Davis
12 ~ Joel Goldberg
14 ~ Susan Sobel
15 ~ Dianne Schreer
Marjie Sheppard
16 ~ Jennifer Levy
17 ~ Deb Norotsky
19 ~ Karl Spooner
22 ~ Jamie Alpert
23 ~ Sheila Stanton
24 ~ Tristan Schreiber
Ryan Schreiber
Daniel Weiss
25 ~ Cordelia Hutton
Jon Margolis
Jennifer Prue
29 ~ Susan Dinitz
Mitchell Stern
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
  Throughout Vermont

Click the logo to view upcoming Jewish events sponsored by Jewish groups and houses of worship in Vermont.

You can also click on this LINK for the JCVT weekly events calendar.
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Fall 2021 Lecture Series
Click HERE for information about in person lectures this fall offered by the UVM Miller Center.

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