30 Tishri-1 Heshvan 5780
October 29, 2019
Worship Times
Weekly Torah

Join us for our monthly Folk Shabbat, led this week by our Cantoral Soloist, Mark Leopold.  Kiddush and Oneg will follow the service in the Social Hall.
In This Issue


A one-hour, peaceful chanted service, mostly in Hebrew, with a focus on the "greatest hits" of Shabbat Shacharit services, a great way to get to know the service and start your day.  This week's service will be led by Bruce Chalmer.

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.  This week's study will be led by Bruce Hicken.


Sunday, Nov. 3 | 10:00am

Join Saragail Benjamin as she leds our young children and their parents in fun stories, crafts, and music related to our Jewish customs and holidays


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.


Religious School Classes
this week

Adult Classes will still meet as scheduled

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

THURSDAYS | 7:00pm

Would you like to read Hebrew, studying for an Adult B'nai Mitzvah, or just want a refresher?  Join us for this 8 to 12 week series.  The class is FREE for anyone who would like to join (though donations are happily accepted and appreciated).
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 ~ Joan & Lawrence Chesler
  •   2 ~ Pam & Garrett Levin
  •   5 ~ Adriana & Noah Saipe
  •   8 ~ Kim & Jason Kenwood
  • 11 ~ Nancy & Dan Smith
  • 12 ~ Susan & Jonathan Bloom


  •   3 ~ Debra Stern
  •   5 ~ Lucy Orringer, Cynthia Pasackow
  •   6 ~ Ross Fenderson
  •   7 ~ Beth Damon
  •   8 ~ Wendy Valastro
  •   9 ~ Maddie Collins
  • 10 ~ Melina Kanarick, Miriam Lorber, Liz Beishaar
  • 11 ~ Lloyd Grunvald
  • 12 ~ Orion Hauser-Rainville
  • 13 ~ Jason Kenwood
  • 14 ~ Marilyn Edelbaum, Arielle Greenblatt, Madeline Greenblatt
  • 15 ~ Linda Retchin
  • 17 ~ Stacie Gabert, Gary Keller
  • 22 ~ Helen Libman
  • 24 ~ Tessa Gordon
  • 25 ~ Bruce Hicken, Michael Kanarick, Jeffrey Solomon, Benjamin Weinstein, Victor Zimmerman
  • 26 ~ Beverley Bettmann
  • 27 ~ Jane Greenberg
  • 28 ~ Sarah Grocki, Robert Issenberg
  • 29 ~ Gerri Bloomberg, Mark Leopold
  • 31 ~ Josephine Burke

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

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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.