WEEKLY NEWS
25 Nisan 5781
April 7, 2021
SERVICES
Friday, April 9th, 6:30 pm
        Kabbalat Shabbat 


We will start by lighting a candle for Yom HaShoah. 



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 service via  Zoom
Meeting ID: 148 242 561

Winter service Handout HERE

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Rabbi David Edleson and Cantor Mark Leopold
Saturday, April 10th
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:

Sh'mini
שְׁמִינִי
The Eighth [Day]

Leviticus 9:1-11:47
     
Read more about the Torah portion from the URJ HERE 
or Sefaria HERE

Meeting ID: 173 694 164

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Rabbi David Edleson 
Holocaust Remembrance
Wednesday, April 7th 6:30 pm



Join Ohavi Zedek and Temple Sinai after the program for a gathering and discussion. Click HERE for the link.
  
 STUDENTS PETITION FOR HOLOCAUST CURRICULUM
    
After studying the Holocaust in school, two Mount Abraham 8th graders, Hazel Guillmette and Whitney Dykstra, were so moved by what they learned that they have petitioned Governor Scott to require that Holocaust education be a part of Vermont's secondary education curriculum.
            
Link HERE to learn more about their effort in an article in the Addison 
County Independent.

CLASSES
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens-- 
A NEW 4 Week Series on Zoom         
                
                                 First Class: 
Sunday April 11th, 11 am-12:15 pm

             How to Raise a Mensch

  Rabbi David Edelson and Rabbi Tobie Weisman 

           Future Dates and Topics
          April 18 - How to Connect Ourselves and Families to Israel
          April 25 - Parenting in Uncertain Times
          May 2   - Hopes and Dreams for our Children

Sunday, April 11th, 4 pm
Explore how to engage in and deepen your Jewish prayer life.
   Led by Rabbi David Edleson, Rabbi Amy Small, and Cantor Steve Zeidenberg.

Upcoming Dates: March 14, March 28, April 11, April 25, May 9,
May 23, and June 6.


Meeting ID: 815 1299 8911
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RACE AND RESPONSIBILITY LECTURE
Wednesday, April 14th, 7:00-8:30 pm

Dr. Mark Levine: 
Health Equity Challenges in our State

            In the fourth of five Race and Responsibility lectures
      presented by Temple Sinai, Mark Levine, Vermont's 
      Commissioner of Health since March 2017, talks about 
      the challenges of achieving health equity in Vermont. 
      Formerly a Professor of Medicine at UVM, where he
      was  known as an excellent teacher and program
      innovator,  Dr. Levine now leads the medical response to
      Covid-19 for our state. 

 
Meeting ID: 913 007 8933

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SISTERHOOD NEWS
 
Sisterhood April Zoom Events
Thursday, April 8, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Discussion
Moving Into Our Future:
The Struggles & Silver Linings of the Covid 19 Pandemic


Thursday, April 22, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Michael Orlansky
Diplomacy: Building Bridges

Click HERE to request more details.
Click HERE for more information on Temple Sinai Sisterhood
BROTHERHOOD NEWS
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE





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
            COTS (COMMITTEE ON TEMPORARY SHELTER) NEEDS US! 

Temple Sinai has a team to raise funds for COTS.  Although there is no actual walk on May 2nd, you can still join the COTS Walk Experience 
and Virtual Tour on May 2nd. 

David Geddes will serve as team captain.

Address questions and concerns to David HERE.

 COTS has suggested a target of $2500 for our team, but we can do better. 

     Go to http://give.cotsonline.org/COTSWalk2021 to register, join our 
     Temple Sinai team, and make a donation. Click where it says JOIN A TEAM.

 A Fathers Kaddish
April 15th, 6:30 PM

A Father's Kaddish tells the story of how Steven Branfman used the art of pottery to help him work through his grief after the death of his 23 year old son. The film is a potent and moving journey through the universal experience of loss, mourning and rebuilding a lift

Register HERE.
 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.

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