8-9 Sivan 5779
June 11, 2019
Worship Times
Weekly Torah




As you whind down from a busy week, join us for this service to start the Sabbath. Following the service, schmooze with us by staying for the Kiddush and an Oneg in the Social Hall. This is a great time to meet new people and enjoy the company of fellow member and new comers.
In This Issue


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.

Torah study with bagels/donuts and coffee will begin at 10:30am and go until Noonish.  Our Torah  Study is a vibrant exchange of ideas about the we ekly 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.
Join us on next Saturday evening, June 22 around the firepit for
 campfire songs, barbeque and s'mores

Bring Your Own Food to grill on our new grill (no pork/shellfish)
Bring a blanket or folding chairs and some bug spray

Rabbi has a bunch of American and Hebrew camp-style songs that he can play on guitar, and he'll have the words there too. If you play an instrument and want to join in, please bring it, and if there is a camp song you just love, teach it to us!

At 8:30pm we'll end with a short Havdalah service
Sunday, June 23 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

DUST OFF YOUR DANCING SHOES and shake off you inhibitions!  Salsa dance is coming to Temple Sinai.  Join us on Sunday, June 23,  from 4:00pm-6:00pm for salsa dancing.
Teachers from DSantos, VT will give a brief salsa demonstration  and then get us all dancing.  Bring your family, bring your friends and come have  fun.  This event is FREE, but please RSVP HERE

The Membership Committee is initiating a Membership Ambassador Program .
The goal of the program is to connect each new member with a current member
who will welcome the new member, check in with them periodically to answer
questions, and invite them to services and/or special events to ensure that
new members are feeling connected with Temple.
If you would like to be an Ambassador or would like more information
about the program please contact Stacie Gabert.
From Our Mailbox to Yours

Thank you to everyone who contributed dog and cat food and toys for part of my Bat Mitzvah project. We delivered all the goodies to the Humane Society last week and made all the animals very happy! I appreciate all your help in making this a success!

Many thanks, 

Grace Stein

Social Action Committee News

Your Social Action Committee is developing a list of important volunteer activities. Click the button below for a list of some good places to start in June.

Please join us!

Help families with sick children in treatment by helping Sinai take a shift doing some light cleaning, repair and lawn work at 16 S. Winooski Ave. Contact Michael Levine, Temple Administrator @ 862-5125 by this Friday, June 14, if you can come.
What's New with Hebrew School in the Fall of 2019

This past Friday night during the BBQ, Rabbi Edleson and Judy gave a  short presentation on innovations and directions we are taking with our Hebrew School.  If you missed it, or would like to review the presentation again, please click the button below.

Each slide in the presentation will display for 7 seconds, so use the pause button in the lower left corner of the player to pause the slides if you need more time to read them.
Jewish History Study Group
Wednesdays | 11:00am

Award-winning writer Matti Friedman's tale of Israel's first spies has all the tropes of an espionage novel, including duplicity, betrayal, disguise, clandestine meetings, the bluff, and the double bluff-but it's all true. 

Click the image to read
more about the book

Please join us on Wednesday as we read and discuss this work.  All are welcome!

We start reading this New Book on June 19!
Anniversaries & Birthdays

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




June 13 ~ Judy Alexander & Bruce Chalmer








June 11 ~ David Geddes

June 13 ~ Elise Guyette

June 13 ~ Karen Larrow

June 13 ~ Rachael Taylor-Marsh

June 14 ~ Amy Collins

June 14 ~ Talia Loiter

June 14 ~ Jennifer Snow

June 15 ~ Allyson Bazarsky

June 15 ~ Tim Duff

June 15 ~ Clark Gabert

June 15 ~ Dean Gabert

June 15 ~ Laurie Singer

June 16 ~ Jeff Grunvald

June 16 ~ Liza Segal Stone

June 16 ~ Shannon Stewart

June 16 ~ Susan Zimmerman

June 17 ~ Marcel Grunvald


Birthday Celebration  Oneg

Mark your calendars, and join us
Friday,  June 21, 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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Brunch and a Movie

"The Sturgeon Queens"

Sunday June 23| 11:30am
at UVM Hillel

Click the image for tickets

Rosh HaShanah
Honey Gifts

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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.