25 Tishrei 5781
October 13, 2020

Weekly Torah

Rabbi David Edleson is on vacation October 12th - October 21st.
Friday, October 16th
6:30 pm
Homecoming Sabbath
Evening Service

Mark Leopold and Wendy Valastro will be throwing it back to our Gates of Prayer days! 

Join us for services via Zoom
Meeting ID: 148 242 561

November 1st - March 7, 2021
Sundays, 4pm - 6pm

This class will offer an honest, open, and in depth look at Judaism in its many forms, but with a focus on Reform and Progressive Judaism. We will consider Jewish custom, culture, religion, philosophy, texts, and world view of Judaism today. Rabbi Edleson has taught comparative religion on the college level, and this course will combine traditional Jewish sources with modern scholarly insights. 

It is a great course for Jews wanting to learn more about their tradition (many of us stop after our bar or bat mitzvah), for interfaith couples, and for those interested in conversion. We will start via Zoom, and determine when we feel safe meeting in person given the pandemic.

Welcome Jean Baker!

Jean Baker has been attending services regularly at Temple Sinai for the past several months. She recently completed study for conversion to Judaism with Rabbi David.

She immersed in Lake Champlain for her Mikveh last month. She is proud to be a new member of Temple Sinai and is looking forward to becoming involved in the community. She has two grown children who are nearby. She lives in Colchester with her dog and cat.
Vermont Student 2020 Essay Competition

The Vermont Holocaust Memorial is holding an  essay contest for students in grades 4-12,  "Rescuers in the Time of COVID-19"
The deadline is Nov. 10. 

October Anniversaries & Birthdays
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!

2 ~ Pam and Garrett Levin
5 ~ Adriana and Noah Saipe
7 ~ Naomi and Brian Galimidi
8 ~ Kim and Jason Kenwood
11 ~ Nancy and Dan Smith
12 ~ Susan and Jonathan Bloom
  Jane and Reid Grayson
       Jane and David Greenberg
15 ~ Lynne and Adam Winter
18 ~ Kate and Eric Wolinsky
20 ~ Nany and Mark Levine

3 ~ Debra Stern
5 ~ Lucy Orringer
5 ~ Cynthia Pasackow
6 ~ Ross Fenderson
7 ~ Beth Damon
8 ~ Wendy Valastro
9 ~ Maddie Collins
10 ~ Miriam Lorber
       Liz Weishaar
11 ~ Lloyd Grunvald
12 ~ Orion Hauser-Rainville
13 ~ Jason Kenwood
14 ~ Madeline Greenblatt
    Arielle Greenblatt
15 ~ Linda Retchin
15 ~ Annie Rosenthal
17 ~ Tyler Davis
             Stacie Gabert
         Gary Keller
22 ~ Helen Libman
24 ~ Tessa Gordon
25 ~ Bruce Hicken
            Jeffrey Solomon
                  Benjamin Weinstein
               Victor Zimmerman
26 ~ Beverley Bettmann
27 ~ Jane Greenberg
28 ~ Sarah Grocki
          Allyson Tazbin
29 ~ Gerri Bloomberg
    Mark Leopold
31 ~ Josephine Burke

Throughout Vermont

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Timely Tire

Timely tires is Chittenden County's first Mobile Tire/Interior Detailing Shop, that will come to your home or work.

Ari Moskowitz, owner of Timely Tire, is offering us a special 
$15 off promotion to all Temple Sinai members for winter tire change overs.

For more information click HERE
Jewish Communities of Vermont (JCVT) Executive Director (ED)
Scheduled Start: Dec 1st
The office can be relocated to elsewhere in Vermont.

As its founding Director retires, Jewish Communities of Vermont is recruiting an Executive Director to work with our Board of Directors to achieve the vision and strategies of the organization. JCVT is a non-denominational organization that seeks to strengthen existing Jewish organizations in Vermont and to encourage new outlets for Jewish expression, affiliation, education, communication, and practice for all Jewish Vermonters by facilitating connection and innovation.

The ideal candidate has the stamina and demonstrated capabilities to understand and implement what is possible, while building community among communities. The willingness to take risks to achieve desired outcomes and the ability to expand resources to achieve the organization's vision should be important characteristics of the person selected. For full position description, and more information, or to apply contact ed@jcvt.org.

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.