WEEKLY NEWS
16 Iyyar 5781
April 28, 2021
 
SERVICES
Friday, April 30, 6:30 pm
 Kabbalat Shabbat 

We invite you to celebrate Shabbat with us--
our weekly song filled and joyous Shabbat service. 
A great way to let go of the week and relax into Shabbat. 

Join us for the service via  Zoom
Meeting ID: 148 242 561

Winter service handout HERE

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Rabbi David Edleson and Cantor Mark Leopold

Saturday, May 1,  9:30 am
Saturday Morning Service

           Our weekly, one hour chanted morning service, mostly in 
           Hebrew, with some of the great tunes of our tradition.
Torah Study 
Directly following the service (10:30am)

This week's Torah portion is:

Emor     אֱמֹר     Speak
 Leviticus 21:1-24:23

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

Meeting ID: 173 694 164
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Rabbi David Edleson 
 Saturday May 1st
 7:30 - 8:30 pm
NEWS AND THE JEWS HAVDALAH

      Discussion of: 
    • Tucker Carlson and replacement theory
    • Israeli elections
    • Abbas addressing J-Street
    • 2021 Super Bowl MVP Julien Edelman's retirement
Followed by a Havdalah service.


     Zoom Link    
Meeting ID 823 1802 5183 
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        Rabbi David Edleson             
CLASSES
 Sunday May, 11 am-12:15 pm

 Parenting Through a Jewish Lens

        
 
Class #3:  
   Parenting in Uncertain Times
                            Rabbi David Edleson and Rabbi Tobie Weisman
            
Next Class--May 9, 4 pm
 Explore how to engage in and deepen your Jewish prayer life.
 
Rabbi David Edleson, Rabbi Amy Small, and Cantor Steve Zeidenberg.

Upcoming Dates:  May 9, May 23, and June 6.

Meeting ID: 815 1299 8911
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SISTERHOOD NEWS
 
Sisterhood April/May Zoom Events

Thursday, Apr 29, 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
Natanya Lara
Essential Oils

Thursday, May 13, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Vivian Mason, Author
I Am Meema

Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Benjamin Lerner, Musician
Clean

Click HERE to request more details for these events.

Click HERE for more information on Temple Sinai Sisterhood

DEFINING ANTI-SEMITISM
COMPETING DEFINITIONS:
      THE BORDER BETWEEN FREE SPEECH AND ANTI-SEMITISM 
Wednesday, April 28, 7-8pm

In the past year, two new definitions of anti-Semitism have created 
quite a controversy in the Jewish world.  
       These definitions have been drafted by groups of scholars to push back against the International Holocaust Remembrance Association (IHRA) definition that is currently being adopted in many nations around the world.   

Join Rabbi Edleson to discuss this complex, important issue.

Meeting ID 827 0352 1836
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Rabbi David Edleson
EVENTS
Thursday, April 29, 6:00 pm

Ohavi Zedek invites Temple Sinai to a conversation with
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
Senior Rabbi, Central Synagogue, New York City
"Jewish Diversity, Debunking the 'Jews as a Race' Myth, and the Recent Spate of Anti-Asian Violence and Its Impact"

You must register with Central Synagogue to get the link for this event.  Link to registration site HERE.  
ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ISRAEL:
WHAT IS THE SITUATION?
May 24, 7:45 pm

A Collaboration of Temple Sinai and Ohavi Zedek

Israel is home to more than 30,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan who do not have access to legal status as refugees.

In this zoom presentation Tamar Wolofsky will provide an overview of the historical, political, and social context of this social issue, with an aim to spread awareness of the present and future challenges for this community. 
 
Tamar Wolofsky, MSW, is a social worker and researcher with expertise in refugee protection, resettlement, and psychosocial support of people with precarious status. She has worked with asylum seekers in Montreal and Tel Aviv since 2017.


Meeting ID: 831 2406 7664
SOCIAL ACTION
COTS 
(COMMITTEE ON TEMPORARY SHELTER) 
NEEDS US!

  And the Temple Sinai COTS Walk Team needs YOU!
Join us to raise funds for COTS. 
Sunday, May 2, 2021 
 
Although there is no actual walk on May 2nd, you can still join the 
COTS Walk Experience and Virtual Tour on May 2nd. 

To date, we are at $1,101 in donations, less than one half of our congregation goal of $2,500. The need for temporary housing and services for the homeless is great. 

This is an important activity to support our community. 

The Social Action Committee Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Chaverim, and the Membership Committee are joining together in this effort. David Geddes is team leader and has created the Temple Sinai TEAM on the COTS website.  Address questions and concerns to David HERE

To register and donate as part of the Temple Sinai TEAM, follow these steps:
  • On the Temple Sinai website, scroll down to 2021 COTS Walk
  • Click on JOIN THE TEMPLE SINAI TEAM
  • Make your donation
                                         THANK YOU!
THE CHALLENGE OF REPARATIONS: 
IMPLICATIONS FOR VERMONTERS
Wednesday, May 5, 7-8:30 pm
Stephanie Seguino, a Professor of Economics at UVM, will lead this presentation about the challenge of reparations and implications for Vermonters.  
She is a member of the Vermont State Police's Fair and Impartial Policing Committee, Burlington's Police Commission, and the State's Racial Equity Advisory Panel. 

 Zoom Link:     
Meeting ID: 913 007 8933
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ANTI-RACISIM BOOK GROUP 
Tuesday, May 18, 7-8:30 pm

The Anti-Racisim Book Group of the Social Action Committee invites all Temple Sinai members to
join them to discuss The Known World, by Edward 
P. Jones.

Jones received the Pulizter Prize for fiction and the National Book Critics Award for fiction in 2003 for The Known World.  He is also a recipient of the prestigious  MacArthur Fellowship.

If you want to participate, please register with Stacie Gabert, Temple Administrator.  
Zoom link will be sent out closer to the discussion date.
HANNAFORD  PROMOTION
  
Did you know that you can help raise money for
Temple Sinai just by shopping at Hannaford Supermarkets? 

It's easy to do and last year over $2000 was raised through this program. 
 
Go grocery shopping at any Hannaford Supermarket and pay with the 
gift card.  
5% of the sales using the gift card go to Temple Sinai.  

Become a Hannaford Super Shopper today! If you want to participate 
email us HERE.

For more information on this program click HERE.

 ANNIVERSARIES AND BIRTHDAYS
April Anniversaries & Birthdays
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!


4 ~ DeeDee and Mel Israel
10 ~ Len and Cheryl Rubin
11 ~ Judy and Irwin Pensack
21 ~  Lynne and Ed Leib
                Betty and Paul Mayer
24 ~ Patty and Steve Greenfield
25 ~ Ellen Wolfson and Neil Groberg
28 ~ Elizabeth and Ken Edwards


2 ~ Sophie Dauerman
Sarah Weiss
David Gladstone
Jane Grayson
3 ~ Emily Duff
4 ~ Adam Hutton
David Collins
    Skye Lockwood
5 ~ Karen Cote
              Howard Druckerman
Ella Eisenberg
Evelyn Lorentz
6~ Emma Marden
Ginny Greenblott
Merrill Epstein
 7 ~ Gene Sklar
     8 ~ Betty Mater
      Jen Marx
9 ~ Taylor Chatoff
Colin Rehkugler
Julie Baer
10 ~ Michael Orlansky
        Courtney Wright
11~ James Valastro
          Robin Goodwin
12 ~ Judy Pensack
           Otis Fenderson
13 ~ Patricia Levi
          Ophelia Levin
15 ~ David Brown
16 ~ Steven Schreer
             Richard Melnick
17 ~ William Rider
18 ~ Andy Orringer
      Deborah Leopold
Audrey Chafetz
Evan Stein
19 ~ Nancy Rondeau
Susan Kahn
Ella Oklan
20 ~ Dianna Israel
21 ~ Ann Mindell
23 ~ Felix Weissberger
24 ~ Judy Auderith
Jay Pasackow
Jeffrey Benay
Peter Kahn
25 ~ Dana Rachlin
26 ~ Aimee Loiter
27 ~ Hallie Grossman
     Ben Eisenberg
28 ~ Leah Oklan
29 ~ Mark Levine
             Richard Marko
                Elias Fleischman
        Myrna Fried
                     Sandy Bermanzohn
Community Connections
                Throughout Vermont Jewish Communities of 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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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.