28 Adar 5780
March 23, 2020
Worship Times
Weekly Torah


The Temple will be closed to the public until further notice. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy. I will be working from home so please don't hesitate to call or reach out with any questions, concerns, or just to say hello as all calls are forwarded to my cellphone. We will keep the website up to date with information as things are always changing.

Please refer to the website of ALL links to Zoom services or meetings.

This is an adjustment for everyone and we may have a few bumps in the road (virtually),  but this can only make our community stronger.

Stacie Gabert, Administrator  
To help keep everyone safe & healthy in these challenging times, we're going to have services online.  
Zoom Virtual Shabbat 
6:30 PM followed by an Oneg

In This Issue

Virtual Morning Service followed by Torah Study. Join with Rabbi Edleson as he leads our usual chanted Shabbat morning service. Our virtual study of the weekly Torah portion with traditional and modern scholarly commentary.  Click HERE to join.

Havdalah Zoom - A short exploration of the meaning of Havdalah at this time, and then a short sung Havdalah service. Join us from home. Click HERE
Zoom Wednesday Morning Book Group
Wednesday March 24th at 11 am

Current Book: Heroes and Hustlers, Hard Hats and Holy Man - Inside the New Israel

You don't need to have the book to join as the book is read aloud.
Virtual Healing Circle
Wednesday March 24th at 12 pm

Please join us for healing prayers and poems.

Zoom Class with Rabbi Edleson
Exceptionalism vs Normalism: The Jewish People in the Family of Nations
Thursday March 26th at 11 am

Based on a class by Dr. Micah Goodman in July 2019 at Hartmann Institute, Jerusalem
***Social Action Opportunities***
Meals-on Wheels
Passover Food Drive
Donate Blood

Social Action Committee Meeting Thursday March 26th at 6 PM
Virtual Rosh Hodesh Nissan with Ruach HaMaqom
Mystical Layers to the Yearning for Freedom
Thursday March 26th at 7 PM

As we stand on the precipice of the foundational mythic journey of the Jewish people, we pause on the New Moon preceding Passover, to clear ourselves in preparation. Through chant, song, reflection and an opportunity to discern what is our own personal 'slavery', we will explore what is being held back and make it possible for a new birthing in our lives. 

Led by Rabbis Jan Salzman and David Edleson. All are invited, Jewish and otherwise.
Use meeting ID 430 538 0786
Zoom Meeting
Adults Interested in Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Sunday March 29th at 11 AM

Zoom Class
Deuteronomy vs Isaiah - Nationaism & Universalism in Hebrew Bible
Sunday March 29th at 2 PM

Join Rabbi Edleson based on a class by Dr. Israel Knohl at the Hartmann Institute in Jerusalem, 2019.

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

~ Eli Goldberg and Nick Lemon
12 ~ Arthur and Shelli Goldsweig
14 ~ Elizabeth and Robert Kehr
24 ~ Irene and Merrill Epstein
25 ~ Wendy and James Valastro
29 ~ Joan and Nenneth Lorber

  9~ Nancy Rosenthal
  10 ~ Rachel Wolson
  11 ~ Len Rubin
11 ~ Alexa Davis
  12 ~ Sabrina Davis
14~ Jason Baer
11 ~ Gail Shulman
15 ~ Elana Valastro
16 ~ Louis Prue
17 ~  Patti Werts
18 ~ Nick Lemon
18 ~ Maureen Mindell
19 ~ Robert Kehr
23 ~ David Punia
23 ~ Johnny Cunningham
24 ~ David Edleson
24 ~William McLaughlin
25 ~ Ian Solomon
27~ Genay Cohen
28 ~ Elizabeth Kuhn
29 ~ Jacob Eisenberg
29 ~ Addison Smith
31 ~ Felicia Kornbluh
Throughout Vermont

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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.