6 Shevat 5781
January 19, 2021

Weekly Torah

Friday, January 22nd
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.

Click HERE to jump to the URJ page on this portion, and HERE  for the text itself on Sefaria.  

Join us or Zoom Meeting ID#: 173 694 164
SHARED LEGACIES: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

 We will have a discussion about the movie Wednesday January 20th, 730pm
Meeting ID: 884 4072 7477

WINNER, Building Bridges Jury Prize - Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2020
"Shared Legacies embodied the concept behind the Building Bridges Jury Prize by fostering understanding between seemingly disparate communities, creating connections that strengthened the plight for justice and equality, and showed the possibilities that can result from allowing ourselves to see the other."

Zoom Meeting ID: 823 3778 2312
PW: Temple Sinai's usual password - call the office if you need it
Social Action Lecture Series
First Lecture Tuesday January 19th at 7pm
(Registration not needed - please make sure you know the password)

Wednesday Book Group
 11am - 12pm

We decided today to go with this book as our next read:

Please order at your leisure. We're still a few weeks out. We won't start this book until some time in January.
Lunch & Learn: Be Kind, Don't Panic, and Have Faith: Couples Therapy in Seven Words
Ohavi Zedek, January 21st via Zoom

Bruce Chalmer, a couples therapist and Judy Alexander, education director at Temple Sinai, talk about the seven words - especially the part about faith - and how the formula can guide us not only in couple relationships, but also in healing the nation. They'll also put in a plug for Bruce's book that is based on the formula "Reigniting the Spark: Why Relationships Lose Intimacy, and How to Get It Back." 
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

NEW COURSE: URJ Learn to Read Hebrew for Adults
Starts March 14, 2021

Get started with the aleph-bet! Familiarity with Hebrew can be a key to feeling at home in the Jewish community. Learn the shapes and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet, with a warm and supportive educator to guide you and a group of classmates for practicing together. Recognize and understand common Hebrew words and phrases that are often heard in Reform congregations and in Jewish prayer. Perfect for Intro to Judaism alumni and other adults, this course assumes no prior Hebrew experience. 10 one-hour sessions, $180

Learn more: 
Temple Israel of Lawrence, NY
Intro to Reading Hebrew

Temple Israel is offering an introductory three session class on reading Hebrew in February taught by their Cantor. It will be three one hour sessions on Wednesday nights (Feb 3, 10, and 24) starting at 7:30 pm. If a member of the Temple Sinai congregation would like to attend this free class or any of their educational programs please send an email to dougsegan@yahoo.com.
January Anniversaries & Birthdays
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!

2 ~ Kathy Batty and David Gurtman
24 ~ Cynthia and Jay Pasackow

2 ~ Norman Rapoport
3 ~ William Camp
       Eliana Halevy
4 ~ Doug Todd
5 ~ Sonya Epstein
7 ~ Daniel Laskarzewski
7 ~ Lior Rosenthal
8 ~ Glenn Harple
9 ~ Garrett Levin
14 ~ Joshua Kalfus
17 ~ Eric Wolinsky
18 ~ Judy Hettena Wright
19 ~ Tom Glaser
        Elaine Eldridge Punia
          Linda Roberts Greenblatt
20 ~ Barbara Hicken
21 Hannah Hauser
Morris Silver
Edgar Strokoff
22 ~ Samuel Edwards-Kuhn
24 ~ Pamela Mittel
25~ Marti Sterin
26 ~ Jill Glaser
Sarah Lorber
28 ~ Neil Buckley
Barry Stone
29 ~ Rose Fenderson
    Howard Kalfus
    Amelia Murtha
30 ~ Tony Blusius
              Alec Collins     
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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.