2-3 Sivan 5778
46-47 Day of Omer
May 16, 2018
Worship Times
Weekly Torah

Temple Calendar
Worship with Us
Friday, May 18 | 7 :30pm

Join us this  Friday at 7:30pm for our weekly traditional Shabbat service.

Following the service, please join us for a special Birthday Oneg (see details below). 
All are Welcome !
April & May Birthdays Celebration
This Friday


Please join us this Friday, May 18, for worship at 7:30pm, after which we will have a special Oneg in honor of your Birthday. 

No need to RSVP,
just come for some cake  and to CELEBRATE!
In This Issue
Shavuot, the Hebrew word for "weeks," is the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, which occurs seven weeks after Passover. In ancient times, Shavuot was a pilgrimage festival during which Israelites brought crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem. Today, it is a celebration of Torah, education, and actively choosing to participate in Jewish life.

Celebrate the Birthday
of the Torah  with Us!
Shavuot Potluck & Torah Study
This Saturday, May 19 | 6:30pm

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a special evening of socializing and study on Saturday, May 19 as we say Happy Birthday to the Torah.

The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a Potluck Dairy Meal (in keeping with the holiday), followed by Havdallah, and then Torah Study.  There will be several leaders/presenters offering study on different topics for the holiday.

Please RSVP with the dish you can bring dish,
 and number that plan to attend.

Don't miss this great time of learning!

It's Coming Back!
Our biggest and most successful fund raiser of last year--our On-line Auction! 

The auction will run from June 10th to June 24th! 

Our goal is to raise $12,000 for educational programming.

Click the image for more information on how you can help!

If you have any questions, please contact the Auction Committee.

  • Saturday, June 2 ~ Bar Mitzvah of Ari Diamond
  • Saturday, June 9 ~ Bat Mitzvah of Lily Smith

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend these lifecycle events in our Temple community!

Saturday Mornings | 9:00am

Torah Study will meet
this Shabbat

Jewish History Group
Wednesdays at 11:00am

Temple Sinai's Wednesday Morning Jewish History Group is currently reading, Bad Rabbi, by Eddy Portnoy.

Book is available at Amazon (click the image above to order), on Kindle or Nook, or Barnes & Noble will order it for you. Class meets every week on Wednesday from 11:00am-12:00pm at Temple Sinai. 

For a fun read into stories of our past, please join us when you can. If you don't have a book, not to worry, you can listen too.
Running Short on Mitzvot?

Providing an Oneg is performing a Mitzvah for our community.   It can also be a way to remember a loved one, celebrate a family event,  or share good news with the congregation.

Consider hosting to commemorate yahrzeits, birthdays, anniversaries,  engagements, awards, graduations, B'nai Mitzvah, and other happy occasions.  Slots are available through the end of this year and all of next.  Sign up today by clicking the image above.
Anniversaries & Birthdays
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!



May 18 ~ Sue & Mike Gordon

May 19 ~ Deborah & Mitchell Norotsky

May 20 ~ May Chow & Andrew Orringer

May 22 ~ Jane Molofsky & Neil Buckley






May 16 ~ Barbara Burroughs

May 17 ~ Sage Kehr

May 18 ~ Tim Cope

May 19 ~ Lenny Gluck

May 19 ~ Joanna Kamhi

May 19 ~ Lynne Leib

May 20 ~ Jennifer Rehkugler

May 20 ~ Eliza Weissberger

May 21 ~ Sara Birnbaum

May 21 ~ Rachel First

May 21 ~ Robert Pels

May 21 ~ Kari Rehkugler

May 22 ~ Ed Carroll


April & May Birthdays Celebration
Friday, May 18


Please join us on Friday, May 18, for worship at 7:30pm, after which we will have a special Oneg in honor of your Birthday. 

No need to RSVP,
just come for some cake  and to CELEBRATE!
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Upcoming Community Events
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Interested in Forming a
Dragon Boat Team?

Are you interested in having fun and supporting cancer survivors at the same time?  

Linda Retchin is forming a Dragon Boat Team, the Gefilte Fish, and needs your help.  She needs 22 paddles to form the team.  There is a fee of $75 per paddler, which goes to the cancer survivor fundraiser.

If you are interesting in joining the team, please contact Linda.

Here to Email


Upcoming Event
Thursday, June 28 | 7:30pm

Please click below for more information.
Click the image for a calendar  of upcoming events.

UVM  Miller
Center for 
Holocaust Studies
Throughout Vermont

Click the logo to view upcoming Jewish events sponsored by Jewish groups and houses of worship in VT.
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.