5-6 Adar II 5779
March 12 , 2019
Worship Times
Weekly Torah


This Friday, we will have a  "TOT SHABBAT", which is a service geared for children 10 years of age and under with their families (not just 'tots'). The service will begin at 5:30pm, include some simple songs, a few prayers, a children's blessing, Israeli dancing, and "S'Torah-telling" around the Torah. The service will end by 6:15pm. Please let your friends with younger children know!

Our regular Kabbalat Shabbat Service will begin at 6:30pm with Kiddush and Oneg to follow. 
~ 5:30pm - Tot Shabbat Service
~ 6:30pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Service


w/ Torah Reading
~ 9:30am
Because Temple Sinai has not had regular Saturday morning services with Torah readings, often one of the first such services our students have is at their own Bat or Bar Mitzvah. To help give their B'nei Mitzvah more context and familiarity, we are having a few Shabbat Shacharit (morning) services with Torah Reading. The Morning Service this week is one of these. This is a beautiful start to the day, so please plan to join us . Also, note that our weekly Torah Study will be taking place at 4:00pm rather than after the morning service, due to the extended time needed for the Torah reading.

~ 4:00pm
Torah study will begin at 4:00pm and will be followed this week by a Havdalah Service to close out Shabbat.  Our Torah Study is a vibrant exchange of ideas about the weekly Torah portion, bringing both traditional commentary and recent scholarship to bear on the text.  It is a lively salon style, participatory Torah study where all are welcome, and no background or Hebrew is needed.
In This Issue

Social Action Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 21 | 6:30pm

Our Social Action Committee meets again on Thursday, March 21, at 6:30pm. The Committee have several tasks before them: 

  • Clarifying our purposes
  • Selecting future action projects
  • Developing strategies for engaging the congregation in this important social justice work.

Please join us--New faces are always welcome!

Meals On Wheels Drivers Needed

 Our local Meals On Wheels project is in need of drivers on an occasional or regular
 basis to deliver meals in Chittenden County.

  Their most immediate need is for
Thursday, March 21

If you are interested in this Tikkun Olam opportunity please contact
the Temple Office for more information

Stay In The Know!

Wondering what Brotherhood is up to these days?  
Stay in the know by signing-up for their email list!

Get updates about upcoming events, projects, and meetings.  Remember, Brotherhood is open to everyone, regardless of gender identity or religious affiliation.

Click HERE to see past and future events.
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Kosher for Passover  Wine Tasting
Friday, March 22 | During Oneg

Brotherhood will be sponsoring a Kosher for Passover Wine Tasting at the Oneg on Friday, March 22. We plan to have four wines from Israel, two reds and two whites, available for tasting, and we will have a few bottles of each available for sale. Please plan to join us for this annual tasting.

Sisterhood Events

SIsterhood had two "Pop-Up" Snowshoeing events recently at Shelburne Farms.

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Passover Tasting

March 26 | 6:00pm

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Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg Marathon

Sunday, April 14

Details are forthcoming

Community Passover
Potluck Seder
Saturday, April 20 | 5:00pm

I nterested in attending a 2nd night Community Passover Potluck Seder here at Temple Sinai?  If so, please click below to share your interest, so that we can plan for the event.

Please include the number of people (including yourself) that plan to attend in the body of the email.


Charlotte McCorkel

In this edition of our "Getting To Know You" blog, we meet Charlotte McCorkel, a new member here at Temple Sinai.  She and her daughter, Remi, joined last year.  Click their photo to read the blog.

If you are interested in being interviewed for this blog, please email us at GTKY@templesinaivt.org.

You can also view past interviews by going to our website and clicking "Getting To Know You" under the Community tab or by CLICKING HERE.

Special Thanks to Jan Orlansky for conducting the interviews for this blog.
Thank You for
Your Thoughts and Prayers

Great News! Meg Cossaboom, our Choir Director and Accompanist, is feeling much better. As many of you know, s he has been in and out of the hospital for treatment for an auto-immune disorder. She has been released from rehab and is continuing her recovery at home. She was back practicing with us for Purim this past Sunday. She thanks you all for your thoughts and prayers during her recovery.

As you know, healthcare expenses are astronomical this day in age. A friend of Meg's has set up a Go Fund Me page to help with her expenses.  If you would like to give, please click below.
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!
Our Sincere Condolences

Our hearts go out the the family and friends of

Seymour Paymer
Founding Member of Temple Sinai

Seymour passed away on 
February 4, 2019 | 29 Shevat 5779

Seymour and his wife, Penny, were founding members of Temple Sinai.  They, and their children, Wayne and Andy, attended from 1966 to 1973, when they moved to Florida.   Services were held in Florida in February.

May his memory abide for us as a blessing.
Anniversaries & Birthdays

Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!



March 12 ~ Shelli & Arthur Goldsweig

March 14 ~ Elizabeth & Robert Kehr








March 12 ~ Sabrina Davis

March 14 ~ Jason Baer

March 14 ~ Gail Shulman

March 15 ~ Elana Valastro

March 16 ~ Louis Prue

March 17 ~ Patti Werts

March 18 ~ Nick Lemon

March 18 ~ Maureen Mindell


Birthday Celebration  Oneg

Mark your calendars, and join us
Friday,  April 12, after the 6:30pm
service  for a special Oneg
in honor of your birthday. 

No need to RSVP,
just come for some cake  and to CELEBRATE!
Rabbi Max B. Wall
Lecture Series

March 14 | 7:00pm

Click the below the image to enlarge the poster for more information on this event
 at St. Michael's College.

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Upcoming Lecture

German Jews in an Age
of New Nationalism

March 21 | 4:00pm

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Throughout Vermont

Click the logo to view upcoming Jewish events sponsored by Jewish groups and houses of worship in VT.

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Click the image for a calendar  of upcoming events.

UVM  Miller
Center for 
Holocaust Studies

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Opportunies for Teenagers to Engage

Click below for more information about these upcoming VTeen events.
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.