30 Shevat-1 Adar 1 5779
February 5, 2019
Worship Times
Weekly Torah

Temple Calendar
~ 6:30pm
Join us for the start to Shabbat followed by Kiddush and an Oneg in the Social Hall.

~ 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.
~ 10:30am
Torah study with bagels/donuts and coffee will begin at 10:30am and go until Noonish. 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

Rabbi Edleson Will Be Away

Rabbi Edleson will be out of the country on vacation beginning Saturday, February 9 and will return to the office on Thursday, Febraury 21. If you need assistance in any way during this time, please contact the Temple Administrator, Michael Levine via phone or email.

Rabbi Edleson will have limited access to email during his time away, so please hold all none essential communication until his return.
Shabbat and Study with
Sh'licah Noam Wolf
Friday & Saturday | March 1-2

Join us for an great weekend
of worship and study
Sisterhood ~ Join Today!

Joining and supporting Sisterhood is an easy way to stay connected, to make new friends, and to keep reform Judaism as a vital part of the fabric of Vermont. Your yearly dues of only $36 goes far. It helps to keep Temple a hopping, happening place and it reaches out to the communities around us.
Two "Hoods" Are Better Than One
A Joint Temple Sinai Sis/Bro Event

The two "Hoods" are joining forces for a fun,
 joint event at Champlain Lanes on Rt. 7 in Shelburne.
Bring your spouse, partner, and friends

Sunday, February 17 | 2:00pm
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 will be released from rehab on Saturday and returning home to continue her recovery. She plans to be back practicing with us soon (think Purim!). She thanks you all for your thoughts and prayers during her recovery.


~ The Megillah According to Queen ~

First read-through and rehearsal
February 13 | 7:00pm

Click HERE to
Contact Judy Alexander
for more information
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!



None This Week!









February   7 ~ Sue Gordon

February   9 ~ Kimberly Dauerman

February 11 ~ Patty Greenfield

Birthdays Celebration  Oneg
Friday, February 


Mark your calendars, and join us
Friday,  February 22, 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!
Ohavi Zedek Event
This Saturday, Feb. 9

The snow got us last time--but we're back on! We have rescheduled OZ's trivia night for Saturday, February 9th at  6:30pm
 in the OZ Social Hall.

We're very excited to offer a fun, free, delicious, light-hearted night out.
OZ members Kathryn and Josh Kernoff used to run a trivia night company, and they are generously offering up a free fun night of questions + games for us all. B ring your friends (or make new ones), and join us for free pizza + drinks. We're asking folks to BYOB-- maybe you're into local cider or beer? Some tasty wine? Bring some + share for a fun night.
Feel free to bring your kids and let them romp, or to leave them at home with a babysitter and enjoy a date night out with friends.  Please spread the word to your community-- this is open to all! No need to be an OZ member.

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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.