18 Iyar 5780
May 12, 2020

Weekly Torah

Shabbat at  6:30 PM

In This Issue

Virtual Morning Service followed by Torah Study. Join with Rabbi Edleson as he leads our usual chanted Shabbat morning service. Our virtual study of the weekly Torah portion with traditional and modern scholarly commentary.  Click HERE to join.

8 PM 
Join us for a Virtual Havdalah via Facebook Live. Make sure to follow us on Facebook!
Virtual Tot Shabbat
Friday May 15th
 5:30pm-6:15 pm

For kids ages 1-7 & their family!

Shabbat fun --songs, puppets, stories!

Click Below to Join
Program Leader: Saragail Benjamin

Temple Sinai is excited to introduce our newest members! 

Carol Heffer
Carol lives in South Burlington and has been active in the Wednesday book group and Social Action Committee for almost a year.

Annie Rosenthal, Doug Todd, Lior Todd (age 10) and Oriana Todd (age 7)
They recently moved back to Vermont and are currently living in Shelburne.
Jewish History Group
Wednesdays 11 am-12 pm

Click Below to Join
Grow a Home Garden Series
Wednesdays 3-4pm
April 29-May 20

  Free on Zoom Password: GARDEN

Are you interested in growing your own food and not sure where to start?

Build your resiliency with skills for survival during uncertain times. These interactive workshops are designed to offer practical know-how while integrating universal Jewish values and ancient wisdom teachings.

We help you bring it alive in your own home.
Offered by LTA's educators Sephirah Oshkello, Melanie Kessler, and Elliot Cluba

May 13 - Planting with children & linking tradition
May 20 - Add Wild Foods to your Repertoire

We hope all of our congregants are continuing to do well during COVID-19.  We just wanted  to update everyone on Chaverim's efforts during this time.  We have several people sewing masks.  As of today, we have sewn approximately 260 masks.  The bulk of these masks have been  delivered to Price Chopper/Market 32 on Shelburne Road who has 300 employees.  They are sharing them with other Price Choppers in the area who are also in need of masks.  We will continue sewing for Market 32 until they tell us they don't need masks.

The remaining masks have been for congregants.  If you need a mask yourself or know of someone who does, please let us know.  We are asking congregants who can, to make a $7/mask donation to the Rabbi's Discretionary fund to help us continue this effort. Several people have and we appreciate their support.  We have also received two donations of cotton fabric and are extremely grateful for that help.

We are also working on masks for the Red Cross blood drive at Temple on May 18.

If you or know someone who could use a helping hand with groceries, gas or in some other way, give Temple a call and let us know. We have people willing to shop/pharmacy pick-ups or rides to doctor appointments.  We have Hannaford cards and gas cards available. We have people willing to shop/pharmacy pick-ups or rides to doctor appointments.  We may have begun the first few tentative steps back to "normal," but we're still a long way from "normal" and we really don't know how long the road back will be.  We are here to help for as long as it takes, so don't be shy.  We will get through this strange  time together.

Deb Leopold and Amy Collins
Chaverim Co-Chairs

Virtual Healing Circle
Wednesdays ONLY at 12:20 pm

Please join us for healing prayers and poems.

***Social Action Opportunities***
Meals-on Wheels
Food Drive
Donate Blood

The Kishinev Pogrom 
Presentation by Wayne Senville
May 17th at 8 pm
OZ is  offering a view of the Pogrom through the eyes of six individuals who were responsible in different ways for the profound impact the Pogrom had on Jews throughout the world, and on the Zionist movement. These six include: a fervent Zionist leader; a rabid anti-Semite; an American socialist; an Irish nationalist; a politically ambitious media mogul; and a renowned Hebrew poet.
A link to the talk is listed on the OZ website's calendar  

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

~ Marti Sterin and Robert Zelley
14 ~ Stefanie and Richard Marco
18 ~ Mike and Sue Gordon
19 ~ Deb and Mitch Norotsky
20 ~ May Chow and Andy Orringer
22 ~ Suzanne and Tom Grocki
25 ~ Barbara and Gary Keller
27 ~ Sheri and Tim Duff
27 ~ Patricia Sears and Michael Rosenberg
28 ~ Marie and Scott Friedman
28 ~ Aimee and Jeff loiter
28 ~ Marjie and Mitch Sheppard

  1~ Ed Leib
  3~ Shayna Larrow, Mitch Norotsky, Barb Sklar, Matilda Levy
  4~ David Collins, Skye Lockwood
5~ Harriet Grunvald, Asher Weissberger
7~ Joanna May
8 ~ Bruce Chalmer
9 ~ Naomi Diamond, Neil Groberg, Jason Marko
10 ~ Sarah Guyette Shiman
12 ~ Lewis First
13 ~ Joel Shapiro
14 ~ Joan Kaye, David Singer
15 ~ Scott Friedman, Barbra Marden
16 ~ Barbara Burroughs, Kenneth Lorber
17 ~ Sage Kehr
18 ~Tim Cope
19 ~ Diane Glitman, Lynne Leib
20~ Eliza Weissberger
21 ~ Sara Birnbaum
22 ~ Ed Carroll
23 ~ Barbara Keller
26 ~ David Shiman, Pamela Levin
28 ~ Rebecca Starks
29 ~ Diana Larow
Throughout Vermont

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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.