1 Kislev 5781
November 17, 2020

Weekly Torah

Friday, November 20th
6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat

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

Winter Service Handout

Please call the office if you need the password. Same password we have been using.
9:30 am
Virtual Morning Service followed by Torah Study. Join Rabbi Edleson as he leads our usual chanted morning service.

Join us or Zoom Meeting ID#: 173 694 164
 Music & Story Havdalah
Saturday, November 21st 
via Zoom 

We'll sing, dance, do crafts, hear a story, and say good-bye to Shabbat with a kid-friendly (short!) Havdalah service.
Please have on hand: 
  • Colored paper, crayons, markers, scissors, and glue for our craft activity
  • A favorite stuffed animal friend or doll to join in the fun
Led by Saragail Benjamin, Director of Young Families Programs and our K-1 religious school teacher.
For kids ages 1-7 and their families.

Zoom Meeting ID: 913 007 8933
You will need Temple Sinai's usual passcode. 

Please call the office if need it. 802-862-5125

Thank you to those that have already donated to the 5871 Annual Appeal. You can see below that we are only at 
42% participation.

Please help us reach our goal!

Easy ways to donate: 
*Online HERE
*PayPal HERE
 *Mail a check
*Call Stacie (802-862-5125) to pay via phone

*Donate a Turkey
*Contribute to the SB Food Shelf
*Deliver Food on Christmas day
*Give Blood December 24th at Temple


Questions or Concerns? Contact David Shiman, Chair of Social Action Committee

meals on wheels
Volunteers Needed for Christmas Day Meal Deliveries
Temple Sinai members and friends are needed for the annual Meals-on-Wheels deliveries to local seniors on Christmas Day. Last year, we delivered over 400 meals to seniors and brought them some Christmas Day cheer.
Due to the pandemic, we expect to deliver as many as 800 meals on Friday, December 25, 2020, so we need many more volunteers than in the past. In addition, because of the pandemic, we are changing the delivery process to make it safer for everyone. This year, volunteers will need to attend a Zoom meeting on Thursday, December 24 in order to be trained in the new process and get their delivery route for December 25.
If you are interested in being a volunteer delivery driver, please send an email with your contact information to:

You can also use this email if you have any questions or need any additional information.
Thank you for doing a mitzvah for the local community!
Temple Sinai Celebrates Hanukkah

Our Hanukkah line up can't be missed!

There is something every night of Hanukkah!

Click HERE for the Hanukkah Calendar.

Rabbi David Edelson and Rabbi Tobie Weisman are co-teaching a new Parenting Through a Jewish Lens 4-week series on Zoom, beginning Sunday November 8, from 11-12:15.  Topics will be: Joyful Parenting, Infusing Our Lives with Meaning, Creating Peace in the Home and Making Time to Reconnect and Recharge.
Dates and Topics:
Nov 8 - Joyful Parenting
Nov 15 - Infusing our Lives with Meaning
Nov 22 - Creating Peace in the Home
Dec 6 - Making Time to Reconnect and Recharge
Please RSVP to either Rabbi David Edelson (rabbi@templesinaivt.org) or Rabbi Tobie Weisman (rebtobie@jcvt.org) by Thursday, November 5 for Zoom Link.
It's time for ZOOM-IKAH!
Young Families Online Chanukah Party
Saturday, Dec 12th
4-5 PM
We'll sing, dance, & tell stories!  Spin the dreidel, do Havdalah, and light the Chanukah candles!

Saragail Benjamin, Director Young Families Programs and K-1 religious school teacher, leads.
For ages 1-7 & their families.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 843 0177 7785

 As they have in the past, Karen Cote and David Punia will lead this blood drive which will take place at the Temple. You will be hearing more soon. Save the date.


Chanukah Takeout Pop-up at Temple Sinai 
Saturday December 12th

Missing out on latkes this Chanukah? Don't want to deal with all the frying and smell? Not to worry! Order some latkes, or a full latke meal, online and pick them up from Temple Sinai.

 Meals prepared by kosher trained chef and caterer Richard Witting (chef at Ohavi Zedek) in the Temple Sinai kitchen. Meal preparation will be done following strict public health guidelines, and will be kosher as well.


Just the Latkes! - 10 Latkes w. Apple Sauce and Sour Cream $10

Full Meal - 5 Latkes w. Apple Sauce, Sour Cream, two Salads, & Rosewater-Honey Doughnuts (Zvingous) $20

Lentil Salad - Half Quart $5

Root Vegetable Slaw - Half Quart $5

Zvingous - 8 Greek doughnuts glazed in a Rosewater-Honey syrup $5

To order follow this link and fill out a line on the spreadsheet with your name, details and order. Orders can be paid for by cash, check or VENMO. More information can be found by following the link. All orders must be placed by December 8th.
Richard has been the chef at Ohavi Zedek since 2018, has been cooking professionally for 28 years and studies food history and culture and how they entwine. This takeout is the first of a new partnership between Richard and Temple Sinai to provide take-out foods celebrating holiday traditions and foods of the Jewish Diaspora.

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

2 ~ Abby and Colin Rehkugler
8 ~ Mary and Jeff Grunvald
11 ~ Barbara and Bruce Hicken
        Sharon and Adlai Waxman
14 ~ Kimberley and William Chatoff
23 ~ Jackie Burke and Ed Carroll
                         Barbara Burroughs and Joel Goldberg

1 ~ James Laskarzewski
Linda Snider      
2 ~ Thomas Buckley
     Benjamin Silver
3 ~ Rachel Green
Oriana Todd
      Adam Weinstein
4 ~ Madison Camp
6 ~ Deirdre Fenderson
Carol Heffer    
7 ~ Shel Pomerantz
8 ~ Willow Kehr
9 ~ Lila Baer                
Jonathan Bloom
Irene Epstein    
Remi McCorkel
  Daniel Weinstein
10 ~ Chelsea Wright
11 ~ Terri Goodwin
12 ~ Vivien Brown    
       Mary Markle  
                  Joseph Taylor- Marsh
13 ~ Noah Werts
14 ~ Paula Cope
15 ~ Cris Cote
16 ~ Cheryl Rubin
18 ~ Mary Gunvald
                  Gabriel Taylor-Marsh
19 ~ Ali Venet
20 ~ Ariel Toohey
21 ~ Jennifer Wright
22 ~ Marie Friedman
            Winslow Solomon
24 ~ Ken Edwards
             Daniel Greenblatt
27 ~ Maddox Carter
            Malcolm Solomon
28 ~ Jacob Gelfenbein
    Lois Whitmore
29 ~ Christina Atkin
30 ~ Ilene Snow
            Harris Strokoff
Throughout Vermont

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ECHO Partners with Everyone Eats
Food distribution at ECHO:
Tuesdays, 10/20 to 12/8
10 am - 1 pm

Vermont Everyone Eats provides nutritious meals to Vermonters in need of food assistance as well as a stabilizing source of income for Vermont restaurants, farmers, and food producers. Everyone Eats is a program intended for "everyone" impacted by COVID-19. Nearly every person in the world has been impacted, so we believe that you are eligible!

Pick up food in ECHO's lobby. If you missed the pickup time, give us a call at 802-864-1848. Food is first come first serve. Please note that ECHO is closed to admissions on Tuesdays.

For more information on Everyone Eats, visit https://shiftmeals.org/everyone-eats/

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.