12-13 Av 5779
August 13, 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.
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.

Join us on THIS Saturday evening around the firepit for  campfire songs, barbeque a nd s'mores.  Bring Your Own Food to grill on our grill (no pork/shellfish).  Bring a blanket or folding chairs and some bug spray.  Rabbi has a bunch of American and Hebrew camp-style songs that he can play on guitar, and he'll have the words there too. If you play an instrument and want to join in, please bring it, and if there is a camp song you just love, teach it to us!  At 8:30pm we'll end with a short Havdalah service.
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
This Sunday, August 18, from 1:00-3:00pm

Temple Sinai's Religious School Registration 

arents, 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.
From Our Mailbox To Yours

Click below to read letters from  Naomi Diamond, a Temple Sinai Member and recipient of a 2019 Weisbein Scholarship, who has been traveling around Israel with a program called Biluim Israel, and is sharing about her trip each week for the past 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!




August 14 ~ Diane & Erik Glitman

August 16 ~ Julie & Jason Baer

August 16 ~ Eliza & David Weissberger

August 18 ~ Ginny & Art Greenblott






August 13 ~ Alissa Kenwood

August 13 ~ Molly Nilan

August 13 ~ Warren Schaeffer

August 14 ~ Joshua LaRose

August 15 ~ Kyle Davis

August 15 ~ Reid Grayson

August 15 ~ Robert Zelley

August 16 ~ Marc Greenblatt

August 16 ~ Erica Issenberg

August 16 ~ Yelena Tsyrkina

August 19 ~ Rachel Needleman


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!
Throughout Vermont

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

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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.