16 Shevat 5780
February 11, 2020
Worship Times
Weekly Torah

Please join the Dalet/Hay (4th/5th) Grade class in a Community Dinner at 5:30 PM 

6:30 PM Service

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.

Torah Study with bagels/donuts and coffee will begin at 10:30am and go until noonish. Our Torah Study is a vibrant exchange of ide
as about the weekly Torah portion, bringing both traditional commentary and recent scholarship to the bear on the text. It is a lively salon style, participatory Torah study where all are welcome, and no background or Hebrew is needed.
Tot Shabbat
Friday,February 14th 

Saragail Benjamin leads our monthly kid-friendly service!  Singing, dancing, stories, followed by kiddish, challah, schmoozing, play! A joyful way to connect with family and community and to welcome Shabbat!

Social Action Opportunities

Meals-on Wheels
Passover Food Drive
Driver for Migrant Justice
Volunteering at the Food Shelf
Programs for Seniors
Do any of these interest you?
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                    Saturday, April 4th 

                     How Do We Havdalah?  
From Minsk to Havana to South Burlington

Rachel Levy serves as the Regional Director for Vermont and  has been working for the Jewish Federations of North America since 2011.  In this capacity, she recently had the opportunity to see how Jewish Federation is restoring and building vibrant Jewish life around the world. Rachel will share stories from her winter trips to Minsk, Tbilisi and Havana.  She will explain the challenges that the Jews face in each of these cities and ways that we can help.

Between January 21 and March 11, elections for the World Zionist Congress (WZC) will take place in the United States. We need your vote in order to help the Israel Reform Movement.

Vote in the World Zionist Congress Election!
Vote in the World Zionist Congress Election!
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If you need help voting Stacie will be happy to assist you. Please note you have to be able to access your email when voting. Voting is $7.50 for adults or $5.00 for ages 18- 25.
Dates Like Jesus Ate? Scientists Revive Ancient Trees From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds

This story was heard on " Studies that Rabbi Michael Cohen spoke about a couple of weeks ago at Temple Sinai.
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Young Families
Camping Havdalah
June 27, 2020
Caring for the environment and celebrating the natural world are prime values in Judaism and of course, at Temple Sinai.  What better way to keep those values alive than by gathering with our kids, savoring the beauty of the outdoors, enjoying campfires, stories, singalongs, cookouts, s'mores, swimming, and just being together?  What a special way to end Shabbat and our wonderful year of programs, before we break for the summer.

Read more HERE
February Anniversaries & Birthdays
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!

~ Linda Retchin and Jeff Solomon
14 ~ Terri and Russ Goodwin
15 ~ Sally and Jon Margolis
24 ~ Hannah Hauser and Rachel Green

  1 ~ Sophia Kehr
  2 ~ Johanna Prince
  4 ~ Holly Issenberg, Armin Tavakkoli
  7 ~ Mitchell Fried
7 ~ Sue Gordon
9 ~ Kimberly Dauerman
11 ~ Patty Greenfield
12 ~  Zoe Prue
13 ~ Sean Toohey
13 ~ Marissa Needleman
14 ~ Lisa Greenblott, Susan Leff
15 ~ Rachel Norotsky, Matt Weiner
16 ~ Tim Owings, David Weissberger, Leslie Schreiber
17 ~ Jason Friedman
19 ~ Samuel Lurie,  Joshua Prue
20 ~ Sandy First, Andrew Phillips
22 ~ Ari Diamond, Melvin Israel
23 ~ Arthur Goldsweig, Lauren Davis
28 ~ Alyssa Markp
29 ~ Ella  Stein, Vivian Saipe


WHEN: Sunday, June 28th - Thursday, July 2nd
WHERE: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
 AGES: Incoming 9th-12th graders

This competitive 5-day, 4-night ID camp is a great opportunity for players to receive exposure to college coaches as well as learn what it takes to become a collegiate student-athlete. In addition to the athletic experience, this program will be complemented with intentional and purposeful Jewish education and leadership development. The camp intends to include athletes from all over the United States as well as Maccabi Organizations in Canada, Mexico, and Israel for the inaugural session.

Throughout Vermont

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

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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.