28 Tevet 5781
January 12, 2021

Weekly Torah

Friday, January 15th
6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat

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

Winter Service Handout

Please call the office if you need the password. Same password we have been using.
9:30 am
Virtual Morning Service followed by Torah Study. Join Rabbi Edleson as he leads our usual chanted morning service.

Click HERE to jump to the URJ page on this portion, and HERE  for the text itself on Sefaria.  

Join us or Zoom Meeting ID#: 173 694 164
SHARED LEGACIES: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

Movie link to come soon.
 We will have a discussion about the movie Wednesday January 20th, 8pm

WINNER, Building Bridges Jury Prize - Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2020
"Shared Legacies embodied the concept behind the Building Bridges Jury Prize by fostering understanding between seemingly disparate communities, creating connections that strengthened the plight for justice and equality, and showed the possibilities that can result from allowing ourselves to see the other."

Opening Night Film - Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2020
"Nearly 2,500 festivalgoers packed Cobb Energy Centre for our 20th anniversary Opening Night event, featuring the World Premiere of Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance. The program featured a special musical performance by folk legend Peter Yarrow and the choirs of The Temple and Ebenezer Baptist Church, as well as an extraordinary post-film panel of Civil Rights era luminaries."

Zoom Meeting ID: 823 3778 2312
PW: Temple Sinai's usual password - call the office if you need it
Social Action Lecture Series
First Lecture Tuesday January 19th at 7pm
(Registration not needed - please make sure you know the password)

Wednesday Book Group
 11am - 12pm

We decided today to go with this book as our next read:

Please order at your leisure. We're still a few weeks out. We won't start this book until some time in January.
Temple Sinai Religious School
Facebook Page

Do you have a kid in the religious school? Please join our PRIVATE Facebook page for updates! 

Visit the page HERE and ask to join!
Lunch & Learn: Be Kind, Don't Panic, and Have Faith: Couples Therapy in Seven Words
Ohavi Zedek, January 21st via Zoom

Bruce Chalmer, a couples therapist and Judy Alexander, education director at Temple Sinai, talk about the seven words - especially the part about faith - and how the formula can guide us not only in couple relationships, but also in healing the nation. They'll also put in a plug for Bruce's book that is based on the formula "Reigniting the Spark: Why Relationships Lose Intimacy, and How to Get It Back." 
NEW COURSE: URJ Learn to Read Hebrew for Adults
Starts March 14, 2021

Get started with the aleph-bet! Familiarity with Hebrew can be a key to feeling at home in the Jewish community. Learn the shapes and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet, with a warm and supportive educator to guide you and a group of classmates for practicing together. Recognize and understand common Hebrew words and phrases that are often heard in Reform congregations and in Jewish prayer. Perfect for Intro to Judaism alumni and other adults, this course assumes no prior Hebrew experience. 10 one-hour sessions, $180

Learn more: 
January Anniversaries & Birthdays
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!

2 ~ Kathy Batty and David Gurtman
24 ~ Cynthia and Jay Pasackow

2 ~ Norman Rapoport
3 ~ William Camp
       Eliana Halevy
4 ~ Doug Todd
5 ~ Sonya Epstein
7 ~ Daniel Laskarzewski
7 ~ Lior Rosenthal
8 ~ Glenn Harple
9 ~ Garrett Levin
14 ~ Joshua Kalfus
17 ~ Eric Wolinsky
18 ~ Judy Hettena Wright
19 ~ Tom Glaser
        Elaine Eldridge Punia
          Linda Roberts Greenblatt
20 ~ Barbara Hicken
21 Hannah Hauser
Morris Silver
Edgar Strokoff
22 ~ Samuel Edwards-Kuhn
24 ~ Pamela Mittel
25~ Marti Sterin
26 ~ Jill Glaser
Sarah Lorber
28 ~ Neil Buckley
Barry Stone
29 ~ Rose Fenderson
    Howard Kalfus
    Amelia Murtha
30 ~ Tony Blusius
              Alec Collins     
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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.