20-21 Tammuz 5779
July 23, 2019
Worship Times
Weekly Torah


As you wind down from a busy week, join us for some light refreshments and schmoozing before the service. This is a great time to meet new people and enjoy the company of fellow members and new comers.
Join us for this service to start the Sabbath. The service is filled with music, prayer, and reflection on this week's Torah portion. Following the service, join us for the Kiddush in the main foyer.
Special Oneg
Please join us for a Special Oneg
after the 6:30pm Service this Friday
In honor of Patricia and Paul Levi
who will be moving to the Boston area in the Fall.  
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.
"To everything there is a season," says Ecclesiastes and having gotten a good many people asking me when I was going to take a group from Sinai to Israel,  it seems like this might be a good season for us to plan that trip. While I was in Israel, I spoke with Rabbi Don Goor, the liaison from the Reform agency that plans these trips, "DA'AT", and he thought a quick survey would be a good way to get started so we can plan some options to share with everyone and see if we have enough interest to make it work. To that end, below is a button that will link you to a short questionnaire to get a better sense of what people might want in such a trip.  Please fill it out soon, and we will set up a face to face meeting once DA'AT outlines a few possibilities for us to consider.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!!!!
High Holy Day Choir Members Needed

Want  to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord?"


We are organizing our annual High Holy Day Choir.  If you would like to be a part, please email Mark Leopold to share your interest and come to our first rehearsal on  Sunday, August 4 from 1:00-3:00pm.
Special Thanks to all those who helped make this a success!

A great time was had by all those who attending this past Sunday at Oakledge Park

Look for it again next year!

From Our Mailbox To Yours

Click below to read a letter from  Naomi Diamond, a Temple Sinai Member and recipient of a 2019 Weisbein Scholarship, who is currently traveling around Israel with a program called Biluim Israel, and will be sharing about her trip each week for the next month.

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.
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!
Anniversaries & Birthdays

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




July 28 ~ Gail & Bob Issenberg







July 23 ~ Erik Glitman

July 24 ~ Elizabeth Kleinberg

July 26 ~ Art Greenblott


Celebration Pre- Oneg

Mark your calendars, and join us
Friday,  August 16, at 5:30pm for a special
Pre-Oneg celebration
in honor of your birthday. 

No need to RSVP,
just come for some cake  and to CELEBRATE!
Ohavi Zedek Event

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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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The 4th 
Stowe Jewish
Film Festival


New this year:
All films will be presented at
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, VT

Join us for the following films 
( Click on the title for details on the film and ticketing information )

Wednesday, July 24, 7:00pm
" Sammy Davis, Jr: I've Gotta Be Me"
Wednesday, July 31, 7:00pm

Wednesday, August 7, 7:00pm
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Annual Gala

Sunday, August 25 | 12 noon


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.