3-4 Elul 5779
September 3, 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.
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. Also, we will have a Torah Reading along with two baby namings (see the Rabbi's email tomorrow for more information).

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.

Thursday, September 5

The Annual Pride Interfaith Service  will be held on September 5 this year.

What: Interfaith Pride Service Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising 
When: September 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: UVM Interfaith Center, 400 South Prospect
(on UVM's Redstone Campus next to the blue water tower)

In 1969, a diverse group of people banded together to proclaim their power and stand their ground at the Stonewall Inn. Gather with Vermont's greater LGBTQIA and ally communities to remember, celebrate, and empower our dignity and liberation.  The Planning Committee includes clergy and members from: UVM Interfaith Center, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Vermont Zen Center, The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Essex Center United Methodist Church, Temple Sinai, First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, College Street Congregational Church, The Society of St. Edmund, and First Congregational Church of Essex Junction.

For more information CLICK HERE or email: interfaith@uvm.edu

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Calling All
Religious School Families

We hope you can join us at the
Welcome To School  BBQ this Saturday evening, September 7, at 5:30pm.
We supply the grilling stuff (and S'mores).
If you can, please bring a side, salad or dessert*.
Feel free to bring Frisbees, balls, or other play things.
*If you know other families who might be interested in joining Temple,
bring them too!

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Vermont PRIDE
Parade & Festival

Join Temple Sinai as we support  the
 LGBTQ+ Community!
We will again be marching in the Parade and hosting a booth  at the Festival.

The Parade will line up beginning at 11:30am at the old
Hood Plant, with Step-Off at 12:30pm.  The Festival will be held in
 Battery Park from 1:pm-4:00pm.

If you are interested in participating,
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Fall Fundraiser
Saturday, October 12

Details forthcoming

Temple Sinai's Religious School Registration 


Parents, please click the Registration Button, log in to ChaverWeb, and click the School Button.  You will be asked to pay the $100 book and materials fee for each child that you register. If you have any questions or issues logging in, please contact the Temple Office.

All students who plan to attend in the 2019-2020 Religious School year must register online no later than Thursday, September 5 to avoid a late fee.
Reminder that all families must be in good standing to register their children for school.  Please contact the Temple Administrator if you have any questions concerning your membership status.

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!

Temple Sinai Members

High Holy Day Packets were mailed last week !
Please contact the Temple Office if you have any questions.

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If you play Ukulele, and could learn the chords to one easy song, Rabbi would like to invite you to work on one song for the Evening of Rosh Hashanah.

If interested in playing, please let Rabbi know.
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!





September 3 ~ Allyson Bazarsky & Tony Blusius

September 3 ~ Karen & Jared Larrow

September 3 ~ Susan & Victor Zimmerman

September 4 ~ Debbie & Mark Leopold






September 4 ~ Sam Bloomberg 

September 4 ~ Paul Levi

September 5 ~ Evan Friedman

September 5 ~ Abby Rehkugler

September 5 ~ Cheryl Stein

September 6 ~ Seth Barovick

September 6 ~ Anna Dauerman

September 7 ~ Marc Kamhi

September 7 ~ Zach Loiter

September 7 ~ Charlotte McCorkel

September 8 ~ Tobi Silver

September 9 ~ Jane Molofsky

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

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

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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.