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
12 Av 5781
July 21, 2021
TEMPLE SINAI HAS REOPENED!

SERVICES
Friday, July 23, 6:30 pm
KABBALAT SHABBAT
We invite you to celebrate Shabbat with us--
our weekly songfilled and joyous Shabbat service.
IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM
Meeting ID: 148 242 561

Since our tech crew will be away Friday night with the band DAHG and therefore not at Temple, we ask for your patience if there are technical difficulties with zoom.

(We will be using this for services going forward)

Rabbi David Edelson and Cantor Mark Leopold
 Saturday, July 24, 9:30 am
SATURDAY MORNING SERVICE

Want to learn more about the Shabbat Morning Service?
Becoming a B'nei Mitzvah in the next year?

This week we will explain the Shabbat Morning Service as we go through it and will include a short Torah service and reading.

The service will be 90 minutes instead of our usual hour.
Please come to learn and to help make our minyan.

TORAH STUDY, 11:00 am
Immediately following service
This week's Torah portion is:

Va-et'chanan

וָאֶתְחַנַּן
[Moses] Pleaded with the Eternal

Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11


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

Haftarah
Isaiah 40:1-26


IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM

Meeting ID: 173 694 164

Rabbi David Edelson

MAKING PRAYER REAL CLASS
Sunday, July 25, 4 pm
A Collaboration with Ohavi Zedek
Meeting ID: 815 1299 8911

Next Class, Sunday, August 8

Rabbi David Edelson, Rabbi Amy Small, Cantor Steve Zeidenberg
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.

Ideas for how this can work:

*Buy challah (2 or 3) and have the bakery slice them. The couple/family responsible for the Oneg can package a slice or two into small bags.

*Prepackaged cookies/treats (example: Milano cookies from Costco).

*The Temple has wine for the Kiddush - couple/family can bring wine or other drinks.

People are needed for Onegs in August and September!
To host an Oneg, please email our Temple Administrator.
CHAVERIM
HELP DELIVER FRESH VEGETABLES FROM JERICHO SETTLERS FARM TO THE SOUTH BURLINGTON FOOD SHELF.

Chaverim has been delivering fresh vegatables from Jericho Settlers Farm to the South Burlington Food Shelf on Thursdays for over a year.
Pick up the vegetables in Jericho--they load for you--and deliver to the South Burlington Food Shelf on Dorset Street between 9:30 and 11:30 am on Thursdays.

Chaverim needs volunteers for the following Thursdays:

July 22
July 29
September 2

Thank you Laurie Singer for having already volunteered for other Thursdays!

Please contact the Temple Administrator to volunteer.
THANK YOU!
JEWISH HISTORY BOOK GROUP
Wednesdays 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 in the social hall and also on Zoom (multi access)

Meeting ID: 509 351 796

Contact the Temple office for more information.
ANNIVERSARIES AND BIRTHDAYS
July
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!
2 ~ Gerri and Sam Bloomberg
3~ Barbara and Gene Sklar
4~ Shannon Stewart and Rich Melnick
5 ~ Paula and Tim Cope
Cathy and Josh Diamond
6 ~ Aimee and Adam Hutton
13 ~ Elise Guyette and David Shiman
14 ~ Myra and Mitch Fried
18 ~ Jamie Alpert and Jeffrey Davis
21 ~ Rosemeryl and Glenn Harple
Rebecca Starks and Andy Solomon
1 ~ Avery Davis-Bermanzohn
Valery Kagan
Nancy Smith
3 ~ Margaret Blusius
Abigail Waxman
5 ~ Colby Chatoff
Shelli Goldsweig
Hana Kallen
6 ~ David Gurtman
Kimberly Kenwood
7 ~ Jacob Silver
Andrew Suntup
8 ~ Irwin Pensack
Jeffrey Rubman
9~ Chase Gurtman
Alana Shapiro
10 ~Joshua Diamond
11~ Eli Blackwell
12 ~ Jacob Segal-Stone
13 ~ Saragail Benjamin
Cathy Diamond
Faith Rider
14 ~ Kathy Batty
Tina Kalfus
Ellen Wolfson
Sarah Zelley
15 ~ Renee Dauerman
Elizabeth Kehr
16 ~ Nick Blackwell
Joy Grossman
Michael Rosenberg
19 ~ Sally Howe
21 ~ Brent Chatoff
David Greenberg
Grace Stein
22 ~ Sheri Duff
Esther Halden
23 ~ Erik Glitman
24 ~ Jacob Baker
25 ~ Lee Ann Potter
26 ~ Art Greenblott
27 ~ Clarence Davis
28 ~ Shai Horowitz
30 ~ Harold Dauerman
Jared Larrow
31 ~ Sydney Baer
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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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