WEEKLY NEWS
9 Shevat 5780
February 4, 2020
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THIS SATURDAY
10 am   
This week's service is being held at 10 am because it's an All School Service (students are expected to attend) with a Torah reading. 

Torah Study 
There will be NO Torah study because of the later service time. It will resume next week.
TU B'SHEVAT SEDER  
Sunday Feb 9th, 6pm-8pm

Together with participants from our Introduction to Judaism class, we will celebrate the holiday of Tu B'Shevat, Judaism's original "Earth Day", the new year for trees.   

The main dish for the meal will be provided. Please bring a side dish or salad if you plan to attend. This is a dairy meal so please do not bring any type of meat.
VOTE REFORM - MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD IN ISRAEL TODAY!!!

Between January 21 and March 11, elections for the World Zionist Congress (WZC) will take place in the United States. We need your vote in order to help the Israel Reform Movement.

Vote in the World Zionist Congress Election!
Vote in the World Zionist Congress Election!
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If you need help voting Stacie will be happy to assist you. Please note you have to be able to access your email when voting. Voting is $7.50 for adults or $5.00 for ages 18- 25.

Young Families
Camping Havdalah
June 27, 2020
Caring for the environment and celebrating the natural world are prime values in Judaism and of course, at Temple Sinai.  What better way to keep those values alive than by gathering with our kids, savoring the beauty of the outdoors, enjoying campfires, stories, singalongs, cookouts, s'mores, swimming, and just being together?  What a special way to end Shabbat and our wonderful year of programs, before we break for the summer.

Read more HERE
 
February Anniversaries & Birthdays
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!

~ Linda Retchin and Jeff Solomon
14 ~ Terri and Russ Goodwin
15 ~ Sally and Jon Margolis
24 ~ Hannah Hauser and Rachel Green

  1 ~ Sophia Kehr
  2 ~ Johanna Prince
  4 ~ Holly Issenberg, Armin Tavakkoli
  7 ~ Mitchell Fried
7 ~ Sue Gordon
9 ~ Kimberly Dauerman
11 ~ Patty Greenfield
12 ~  Zoe Prue
13 ~ Sean Toohey
13 ~ Marissa Needleman
14 ~ Lisa Greenblott, Susan Leff
15 ~ Rachel Norotsky, Matt Weiner
16 ~ Tim Owings, David Weissberger, Leslie Schreiber
17 ~ Jason Friedman
19 ~ Samuel Lurie,  Joshua Prue
20 ~ Sandy First, Andrew Phillips
22 ~ Ari Diamond, Melvin Israel
23 ~ Arthur Goldsweig, Lauren Davis
28 ~ Alyssa Markp
29 ~ Ella  Stein, Vivian Saipe

MACCABI USA TO LAUNCH ELITE ID SOCCER CAMP FOR JEWISH TEENS

WHEN: Sunday, June 28th - Thursday, July 2nd
WHERE: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
 AGES: Incoming 9th-12th graders

This competitive 5-day, 4-night ID camp is a great opportunity for players to receive exposure to college coaches as well as learn what it takes to become a collegiate student-athlete. In addition to the athletic experience, this program will be complemented with intentional and purposeful Jewish education and leadership development. The camp intends to include athletes from all over the United States as well as Maccabi Organizations in Canada, Mexico, and Israel for the inaugural session.




Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau
 
After 20 years of annually coordinating the interfaith, international gatherings on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland, I am (without organizational backing this time) offering a gathering at Auschwitz, MAY 4-9, 2020.
 
If you are interested in learning more, send me your email address and I'll send you the 'Invite Letter' filled with lots of details. We have a very interesting group taking shape, with people of German, Jewish and Polish heritage, from Germany, USA, Canada, France, Poland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Palestine, Spain, Finland and Ireland that have registered so far.
 
In Peace,
Ginni
Serving the One
802- 734- 6223



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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.