4-5 Nisan 5779
April 9, 2019
Worship Times
Weekly Torah


Join us for the start to Shabbat followed by Kiddush and an Oneg. Due to the Marden's hosting a family dinner in the Social Hall in celebration of Emma's Bat Mitzvah this weekend, the Oneg will be held in the office lobby and adjoining rooms.

Birthday Celebration  Oneg

Join us  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!

Join us as we celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Emma Marden, daughter of our Temple President, Doug Marden, and Barbra Marden, Chairperson of our Membership Committee.  

Everyone is invited to attend this special service and the Kiddush Lunch that will follow.

In This Issue

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.


 Sunday, April 14 | 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Want to learn to sing or play some fun songs for Passover?  Want to make some of the singing at Seder more harmonious?  Join us to learn songs and harmonies for some of the songs for our community Seder.  It is a great way to enhance your experience at Seder while making Seder better for all. 
Sisterhood Events

Sisterhood held their Annual Passover Tasting.  Below, click below to see some of the recipes that were shared.

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Sisterhood at 
2019 JCVT Summit

This year, the Sisterhood Gift Shop traveled to Killington and had a booth at the JCVT Summit this past weekend. Thanks to Rosemeryl Harple, Marjie Sheppard, and Linda Retchin for organizing, setting-up, and staffing the table for this weekend event.

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Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg Marathon

This Sunday, April 14

Click Below for Details

Help Grace Stein with Her Project

For part of her Bat Mitzvah Community Service Project, Grace will be holding an animal food, toy, and supplies drive. All items will be donated to the Humane Society. There will be a bin in the office lobby and school hallway for you to drop off items.

Please bring in what you can, everything is greatly appreciated!
For Meg Cossaboom
Friday, April 26 | 7:30pm

A Fundraiser for Meg Cossaboom (Temple Sinai Choir Director and Accompanist) will be held on Friday, April 26th at 7:30  at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax, VT

Our Chaverim Committee would like to get a group together and possibly carpool and do dinner. P lease contact Amy Collins or call the Temple Office
for more details.
Temple Sinai goes to AIPAC 2019
From farthest to nearest
(Bruce Hicken, Tim Owings, Thomas Buckley, Shayna Larrow, Rabbi Edleson)

Thanks to a generous donation by Nancy and Joel Hart to the Weisbein Scholarship Fund, Rabbi Edleson took members of Temple Sinai youth to the 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.
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.
Click the button to join the email list.

Hebrew Language Class
Beginning Monday, April 8

If you already know the basics of reading Hebrew and would like to improve your reading, writing, speaking, and grammar, then this course is for you.
Using the book, Hebrew: A Language Course Level One/Ivrit Shalav Aleph*, each week we will work on building your Hebrew language skills. This in NOT a liturgy-based course.
We started on Monday, April 8, from 6:00pm-7:30pm, but you are still welcome to join in the fun.

Each student is responsible for acquiring their own copy of the book.  You can purchase the book through Amazon by clicking on the photo of the book.  

This Class will be held at Temple Sinai | 500 Swift Street | South Burlington.

To Register for the Class, please contact Judy Alexander  or 802-862-5125.  The class is FREE and open to everyone.

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!



April 10 ~ Cheryl & Len Rubin

April 11 ~ Judy & Irwin Pensack

April 13 ~ Linda & Dean Snider





April 9 ~ Julie Baer 

April 9 ~ Taylor Chatoff

April 9 ~ Colin Rehkugler

April 10 ~ Yana Kalinin

April 10 ~ Michael Orlansky

April 10 ~ Courtney Wright

April 11 ~ Robin Goodwin

April 11 ~ James Valastro

April 12 ~ Judy Pensack

April 13 ~ Patricia Levi


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!
Throughout Vermont

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

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"Our Heritage
and Our Health"
Facts about Genetic Conditions
among the Ashkenazim
June 2 | 12:00pm

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Click the image for a calendar  of upcoming events.

UVM  Miller
Center for 
Holocaust Studies

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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.