WEEKLY NEWS
 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
29 Sivan 5781
June 9, 2021
TEMPLE SINAI REOPENING PLAN!

Rabbi Edleson will be on vacation May 31- June 13.

There will be no Saturday morning services but there will be
Torah Study while Rabbi is on vacation.

Please try not to fill up Rabbi's inbox with email if possible.
Call the office if you need assistance.
SERVICES
Friday, June 11, 6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat

We invite you to celebrate Shabbat with us--our weekly song
filled and joyous Shabbat service.
ZOOM ONLY

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

****Summer service handout HERE****

  Please call the office if you need the password, which has recently changed.

Cantor Mark Leopold and Wendy Valastro, Keyboard

Saturday, June 12, 10:30 am
Torah Study

With Rabbi Edelson on vacation, this week our Torah Study will be collaborative and informal.

This week's Torah portion is:

Korach
קֹרַח
 
Numbers 16:1−18:32

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

LIVE AND ON ZOOM

Meeting ID: 173 694 164
JOE BUCHANAN JOINS US VIA ZOOM
SAVE THE DATE!!
Friday, June 18, 6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat

Click HERE for a video preview of
Joe Buchanan's music.
JEWISH HISTORY BOOK GROUP
Wednesdays 11 am-12 pm

The Jewish History book group meets to discuss The Last Jews of Kerala: The 2,000-Year History of India's Forgotten Jews, by Edna Fernandes.

Contact the Temple office for more information.

Meeting ID: 509 351 796
CLASSES
In collaboration with Ohavi Zedek

Final Class: Sunday, June 13, 4 pm
Explore how to engage in and deepen your Jewish prayer life.
 
Rabbi Amy Small and Cantor Steve Zeidenberg

Meeting ID: 815 1299 8911
Please call the office if you need the password, which has recently changed.
CONGRATULATIONS!
TO HOWARD KALFUS
On being appointmented to the Vermont Superior Court.

Mazel Tov!
TEMPLE SINAI TEENS MEETING
Thursday, June 17, 4 pm
Temple Sinai will be joining NFTY, the Reform Youth movement, this year. Before we do, we want our teens to decide our goals, priorities, rules and names. 

We will create several paths toward confirmation that could include social action, community service, music, art, teaching or study.

We will also plan trips and visits to NFTY conclaves in New England and DC. 

Come to our first meeting on JUNE 17 and be part of shaping the future of Temple Sinai and progressive Judaism in Vermont.  

Tasty Cookie Pop-Up Bakery    Pizza
POP UP BAKERY AT TEMPLE SINAI
The Tasty Cookie Bake Shop at Temple Sinai
Thursday, June 17, 4 pm - 6 pm

Pre-order from the menu (link below), and stop by to purchase a selection of other treats and . . . surprises!
10% of all baked goods sales will be donated to Temple Sinai.
SISTERHOOD NEWS
Tuesday, June 15th

Year-End Celebration & Recognition Dinner
for 2020-21 Sisterhood Members

5:30-7:00 pm - Outside Temple Sinai

CLICK HERE to request more details for this event.

CLICK HERE for more information on Temple Sinai Sisterhood.

REFUGEE NATURALIZATION PROGRAM
LAWFUL REFUGEES SEEKING TUTORS
PLEASE HELP!
ALL HANDS ON DECK
 
Informational Zoom Call
Tonight, Wednesday, June 9
7:00 pm
 
Help lawful refugees living in Vermont pass the US Naturalization Exam.
Tutor less than 2 hours, one day a week.
Teach 6 weeks or longer. It’s your choice.
 The well-known local Burlington-based nonprofit Mercy Connections introduces tutors and students, provides teaching materials, and trains and supports all tutors during tutoring sessions. 
Short training in June - Start tutoring in July
Do a Mitzvah - Learn a lot 
Temple Sinai and its Brotherhood welcomes everyone to take part in this rewarding program.
 
For more information, join the Zoom call tonight.
or
Please contact Ed Carroll (ecarroll@cslaw.us) or Steve Greenfield (spgreenfield@comcast.net).

FREE WALK-IN
COVID VACCINE CLINICS
Imam Islam Hassan of the Islamic Society of Vermont has contacted Temple Sinai to let us know that they are hosting two free walk-in Covid 19 vaccine clinics in June.

Saturday, June 26, 9 am-12 pm--Second dose

The clinics are open to anyone in Temple Sinai and in the greater community.
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE
JUNE WEBINARS

Tuesday, June 22 at 1:30 pm EST

Black Power/Jewish Politics



Marc Dollinger, Ph.D., Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair,
Social Responsibility, San Francisco State University

Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., HUC President; Moderator


Was the Jewish ethnic and religious revival of the late 1960s and 1970s inspired from the Black Power movement itself?

Join this session to gain a very different understanding of a Black-Jewish alliance.

Click HERE to register for this webinar. It is the last one on the list. Choose the June 22 date and then fill in the registration form.

Other HUC Webinars in June:

THURSDAY, JUNE 10 AT 7:00 PM ET
Not the Same as White: Latinx Students Talk About Jewish Schooling

TUESDAY, JUNE 15 AT 1:00 PM ET
A Jewish Grand Tour: Should 'Travel' Become the Jewish Practice of Our Age?

TUESDAY, JUNE 29 AT 3:00 PM ET
Supporting the Intellectual and Emotional Needs of Children and One Another

Click HERE for more information about these other HUC webinars in June and to register.
ANNIVERSARIES AND BIRTHDAYS
June
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!
6 ~ Julie and Jeff Benay
Audrey and Dave Chafetz
Linda Roberts-Greenblatt and Marc Greenblatt
7 ~ Harriet and Marcel Grunvald
9 ~ Patty and Paul Levi
Sandy and Lewis First
13 ~ Judy Alexander and Bruce Chalmer
21 ~ Laurie and David Singer
22 ~ Carol and Jeffrey Rubman
Jean Pieniadz and Joel Shapiro
23 ~ Judy Hettena Wright and David Wright
25 ~ Jen and Louis Prue
27 ~ David and Amy Collins
Kim and Harry Dauerman
28 ~ Deirdre and Ross Fenderson
2 ~ Julie Benay
3 ~ Rubin Goldberg
Mike Gordon
Paul Mayer
4 ~ Emily Friedman
5 ~ Elise Norotsky
6~ Eli Goldberg
Jean Pieniadz
Sherry Glassman
Louise Stoll
7 ~ Jessica Faraci
8 ~ Isaiah Oklan
11~ David Geddes
12 ~Jonathan Halevy
13 ~ Karen Larrow
Elise Guyette
14 ~ Talia Loiter
Amy Collins
15 ~ Clark Gabert
Dean Gabert
Grace Baker
Allyson Bazarsky
Lynne Winter
Laurie Singer
Tim Duff
16 ~ Liza Segal Stone
Shannon Stewart
Joan Lorber
Susan Zimmerman
Jeff Grunvald
17 ~ Marcel Grunvald
18 ~ Charlie Sheppard
Doug Marden
23 ~ Lily Smith
Claire Wright
24 ~ Laura Zuelch
25 ~ Elissa Levy
Alex Rose
26 ~ Rebecca Hutton
Jan Kline
27 ~ Ruth Schreiber
30 ~ Eli Galimidi
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.
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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.
500 Swift Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
802-862-5125