7-8 Heshvan 5780
November 5, 2019
Worship Times
Weekly Torah


Join us this week for a special Social Action Shabbat Service. This service will feature a special presentation by one of our members, Jan Kline, about her experiences serving on a medical relief team in Gaza this past summer.

In This Issue


10:00am (Not Later Time)

This week, join us as we hold a full service, with Torah reading.  We do these service periodically to give our Religious School students the opportunity to attend and participate in a full Shabbat Morning Service that is not a bar/bat mitzvah.  All students and families are encouraged to attend this service, which will begin at 10:00am and end around noon this Saturday.

No Torah Study  this week
Friday, November 15 | 5:30pm

Join us on November 15 at 5:30pm for our monthly Tot Shabbat service. Tot Shabbat is specifically designed for families with children ages birth to age 6. Featuring a combination of age appropriate music, movement, and song, this fun, kid-friendly service is led by UVM Education Major, Allyson Tazbin, who brings her warmth, love of children, and talent to every service. If you want to know more about what Tot Shabbat is, read this informative article from the URJ:

Sunday Story Hour

We're thrilled that educator and popular children's entertainer, Temple Sinai member Saragail Benjamin, is leading Sunday Story Hour programs at Temple Sinai this year!
Once a month, we'll embrace our kids in the warmth of mishpachah (family) to create joyful first Jewish experiences.  We'll play, sing, dance, hear stories, seasoning our year with holiday celebrations and Jewish values.  A fun, wonderful way for young families to connect with each other and their heritage.  
For families with kids ages 1-7.  All are welcome to attend.

Watch the newsletter for details about the topic each month. Next Story Hour will be held on Sunday, December 8.

Temple Sinai's Annual Meeting
is in November this year!

Join us on

9:15am ~ Annual Breakfast
10:00am ~ Business Meeting

The Annual Meeting Agenda, 2020 Proposed Budget, and Slate of Board Candidates were emailed to Temple Sinai Members on the evening of October 28.

If you did not received this email, or would like a paper copy of these materials mailed to you, please contact the Temple Office.  Please note that these materials are only available to current Temple Sinai Members.

Beverley Bettmann

This month, our interview is with Beverley Bettmann.  Beverley celebrated her 90th Birthday last Shabbat.

Click Bev's Photo to read her Interview

If you are interested in being interviewed for this series, please contact Jan Orlansky at gtky@templesinaivt.org.  Read all the past interviews by clicking the "Getting to Know You" button in the banner at the top of this email.
Adult Jewish History Study Group
Wednesdays | 11:00am
An informal, breezy assessment  of contemporary Israel by an American Jew who m igrated there in the late 1960s, got into politics, served the Begin government as press officer, and has never ceased  observing the leaders and people of his adopted country with a keen eye and an independent mind.

Click the book image to read more.
October Anniversaries & Birthdays

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


  •   2 ~ Molly Nilan & Ben Eisenberg
  •   2 ~ Abby & Colin Rehkugler
  •   8 ~ Mary & Jeff Grunvald
  • 11 ~ Barbara & Bruce Hicken
  • 14 ~ Kimberley & William Chatoff
  • 23 ~ Jackie Burke & Ed Carroll
  • 23 ~ Barbara Burroughs & Joel Goldberg


  •   1 ~ James Laskarzewski, Linda Snider
  •   3 ~ Lawrence Chesler, Rachel Green
  •   6 ~ Deirdre Fenderson
  •   7 ~ Shel Pomerantz
  •   8 ~ Suzanne Pilcher
  •   9 ~ Jonathan Bloom, Irene Epstein,                  Daniel Weinstein
  • 11 ~ Terri Goodwin
  • 12 ~ Mary Markle
  • 14 ~ Paula Cope
  • 16 ~ Cheryl Rubin
  • 18 ~ Mary Grunvald, Gabriel Taylor-Marsh
  • 19 ~ Ali Venet
  • 21 ~ Jennifer Wright
  • 22 ~ Marie Friedman
  • 24 ~ Ken Edwards
  • 28 ~ Neil Buckley, Christina Atkin
  • 30 ~ Ilene Snow

Celebration  Oneg

Mark your calendars, and join us
Friday,  November 15, following the service
for a special  Oneg celebration
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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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.