17-18 Elul 5779
September 17, 2019
Worship Times
Weekly Torah

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 Kiddush and an Oneg in the Weisbein Social Hall.
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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.
Selichot , "songs of forgiveness," marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. We will consider where we have "missed the mark" of living up to our ideals, considering how we can suffer less, live more joyously, and connect more fully with others and with God. This service of ancient and modern prayers has been a focus of Jewish music, its beautiful melodies balanced with quiet moments of reflection.

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Join Us For the
High Holy Days!


Temple Sinai invites you to share the
High Holy Days with us this year.

We don't require tickets and all are welcome. Our service combines Hebrew and English readings and songs, traditional chants and popular songs, as well as time for personal prayer and reflection. Our music is accompanied by a variety of instruments and our choir and cantorial soloist sing some of the high points of Jewish music. Our egalitarian, participatory service is in the best traditions of Reform Judaism.


Across North America, Jewish communities are taking action and raising money to help those in detention, separated from their families, and those seeking legal asylum.  In visits to the border, one need comes up over and over:  legal help.  In order to help with this, the Jewish communities in Vermont are joining together for a campaign from now to Yom Kippur to raise money for three organizations  (one local, one national, one focused on the southern border) that are providing legal support and bail for those in need.  Click the buttons below for more details about this campaign, or to DONATE today!

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. 

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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!





September 21 ~ Jan & Michael Orlansky








September 17 ~ Deborah Norotsky 

September 17 ~ Eli Rachlin

September 22 ~ Jamie Alpert

Celebration Pre- Oneg

Mark your calendars, and join us
Friday,  September 20, 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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Rosh HaShanah
Honey Gifts

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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.