WEEKLY NEWS
30 Tishri 5782
October 6, 2021
 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
Office is closed Friday, October 8th
SERVICES
Friday, October 8, 6:30 pm
KABBALAT SHABBAT
We are requesting that people attending in person Shabbat services please wear face masks.
IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM Zoom link Meeting ID: 148 242 561
(We will be using this for services going forward)
Rabbi David Edelson and Cantor Mark Leopold
Saturday, October 9, 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service
IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM Zoom link Meeting ID: 173 694 164

Torah Study
Immediately following the morning service.
 Torah Portion:
Noach נֹחַ Noah Genesis 6:9−11:32
Read more about the Torah portion from the Union for Reform Judaism HERE or Sefaria HERE
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-55:5
Rabbi David Edelson
YOUNG FAMILIES SERVICES
Saturday, October 16, 4-5:30
Young Families Havdalah
Singing, dancing, story-filled, for children 1-7 and their families.
IN PERSON at Temple Sinai

Help us make the Ark for our very own Young Families Torah! We’ll tell the tale of Abraham
and say good-bye to Shabbat with a kid-friendly Havdalah.

More information about future Young Families Services HERE
Saragail Benjamin, Young Families Programming Director
JEWISH HISTORY BOOK GROUP
Meets every Wednesday, 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.

IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM Zoom Link Meeting ID: 509 351 796
Contact the Temple office for more information.
AXE THROWING EVENT!
Sunday, October 10, 3:45 pm
At Burly Axe Throwing, 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
ANTI-RACISIM BOOK GROUP
Tuesday, October 12, 7-8:30 pm
The group will be discussing
Begin Again: James Baldwin's America
and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Gaude uses the experiences of author James Baldwin to explore continued racism in America.
Contact Temple Administrator to get zoom link.
BIAS/ANTI-SEMITISM
AGAINST JEWISH STUDENTS
Thursday, October 14, 5:00 pm
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.
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 (by 10/13) click HERE.
ZOOM only--link provided when you RSVP.
TEAM TUNA-PUMPKIN CARVING
Saturday, October 23, 2:30 pm
Temple Sinai social hall or tent, depending on weather.
Bring your own pumpkin and carving tools.
More information 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
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.
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 8th
October 29th through 2022

To host an Oneg, please email our Temple Administrator.
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!
ANNIVERSARIES AND BIRTHDAYS
OCTOBER
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!
7 ~ Naomi and Brian Galimidi
8 ~ Kimberly and Jason Kenwood
11 ~ Dan and Nancy Smith
12~ Jonathan and Susan Bloom
Reid and Jane Grayson
David and Jane Greenberg
13~ Mark and Heather Needleman
15 ~ Adam and Lynne Winter
16 ~ Melissa and Lee Ann Potter
18 ~ Eric and Kate Wolinsky
Shari and Dave Westman
20 ~ Mark and Nancy Levine
1 ~Kevin Greenblott
3 ~ Debra Stern
4 ~ Lainie Oshlag
5 ~ Lucy Orringer
Cynthia Pasackow
6 ~ Ross Fenderson
Zachary Smith
7 ~ Beth Damon
8 ~ Paul Mindell
Dan Smith
Wendy Valastro
9 ~ Maddie Collins
10 ~ Miriam Lorber
Liz Weishaar
11 ~ Lloyd Grunvald
12 ~ Orion Hauser-Rainville
13 ~ Todd Carroll
Jason Kenwood
14 ~ Madeline Greenblatt
Arielle Greenblatt
15 ~ Linda Retchin
Annie Rosenthal
Cameron Stevens
17 ~ Stacie Gabert
Gary Keller
19 ~ Jacob Leopold
22 ~ Oliver Kahn
Helen Libman
24 ~ Tessa Gordon
25 ~ Jeffrey Solomon
Victor Zimmerman
26 ~ Beverley Bettmann
Judith Stone
27 ~ Jane Greenberg
28 ~ Sarah Grocki
Allyson Tazbin
29 ~ Gerri Bloomberg
Mark Leopold
30 ~ Jennifer Epstein
Mark Needleman
31 ~ Jackie Burke
Kathryn Shulman
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.
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