28-29 Cheshvan 5779
November 6, 2018
Worship Times
Weekly Torah

Temple Calendar

This Weekend

~ 6:30pm
Join us for this start to Shabbat, and enjoy a time of socializing at our Oneg after the service. 

This Friday is the 80th anniversary  of Kristalnacht, and it is particularly resonant this year after Pittsburgh.  Yet, we have had two services of mourning and memory,  and I feel we need to BOTH remember and to celebrate that we are still here, and to celebrate Shabbat.  We will begin our service with a brief service remembering Kristalnacht, and then move to our usual joyful Shabbat service.  (In case we have small children here,  I will not be showing pictures or other disturbing images.)  Instead,  I'm sending you a link here to a video of five Jewish witnesses of Kristalnacht sharing their memories (from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum in DC) and a link to "It Came From Within" from Yad VaShem, the Israel Holocaust Museum
~ 9:30am
Join us for our Shabbat morning services every week from 9:30am - 10:30am. Our one-hour service is rooted in the traditional chanting of prayers, but includes English readings and song as well so that all can be included. (This service does not include a Torah service.) The service is a lovely, meditative, and peaceful way to start the day. Whether we have five or fifty, we'll be mixing traditional chanting with songs both old and new tunes to create a prayerful space for connection.
Torah study with bagels/donuts and coffee will begin at 10:30am and go until 11:45ish. We'll look at both modern scholarship, traditional commentary, and considering how these ancient texts can help us explore our own spiritual lives, our values, and what it means to be human.
In This Issue

To the Entire Community

We here at Temple Sinai would like to express our sincere "Thank You" to everyone in the community that has shown solidarity with us through these difficult times.  We thank  you for the calls, notes, and flowers.  Your kindness will never be forgotten, just as the victims of hate and anti-semitism will never be forgotten.

A special thanks to US Senator Patrick Leahy.  Senator Leahy called the Temple and Rabbi Edleson at home to express is grief over this recent event and his solidarity with the Jewish Community.  Senator Leahy and his wife, Marcelle Pomerleau visited Temple Sinai this past Friday afternoon and meet with staff to personally show there solidarity and offer there support to our community.  It was a great honor to have the Senator visit us and speak such heartfelt words.
We Need Your Help for. . .

 to bake desserts for
the Rabbi's Installation on
November 30 & December 1


We need HOMEMADE cookies,  bars, mini cupcakes,
Rugelach, and  Mandelbrot/Biscotti
(Please no cakes or pies)
We are planning for 300 guests, so

Please RSVP to help by contacting:

Dianne Schreer,  Kitchen Maven and Dessert Coordinator

(802) 985-2166
Choir Practice for Installation

We are "rekindling" the choir and need your help. The theme of the Installation is "rekindle" and   we will only need to work on a few songs, and some of those will be very familiar.  We will be having rehearsals on the two Tuesdays before the Installation, Nov. 20 and Nov. 27.  Let Mark Leopold know if you can make it.  We plan to make this fun. 
Mah Jongg Marathon

November 18 | 9:30am ~ 2:00pm

Beginner Lessons and Regular Play

$18.00 or Free To Paid Up Sisterhood Members

Pot Luck Brunch Bring a breakfast or lunch dish to share!

Bring your set, card tables, and side tables
Diaper Drive - Bring a package or case of diapers - any size -  to donate to Lund
Jewish History Study Group
Wednesdays | 11:00am

Our Jewish History Study Group has started a new book, The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire  (The Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History) - Adam D. Mendelsohn.

Click the image to read
more about the book

Please join us on Wednesday as we read and discuss this work.  All are welcome!
Anniversaries & Birthdays
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!



November 8 ~ Mary & Jeff Grunvald








November 8 ~ Willow Kehr

November 8 ~ Suzanne Pilcher

November 9 ~ Lila Baer

November 9 ~ Jonathan Bloom

November 9 ~ Irene Epstein

November 9 ~ Remi McCorkel

November 10 ~ Chelsea Wright

November 11 ~ Terri Goodwin

November 12 ~ Mary Markle


Birthdays Celebration  Oneg
Friday, November 16


Mark your calendars, and join us
Friday,  November 16, after the 6:30pm worship
 for a special Oneg in honor of your birthday. 

No need to RSVP,
just come for some cake  and to CELEBRATE!
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Upcoming Community Events
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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.