6-7 Tammuz 5779
July 9, 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. The service this week will be led by our Cantorial Soloist, Mark Leopold.
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. The service this week will be led by Bruce Chalmer.

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. The study this week will be led by Bruce Chalmer.
Waterers Needed

Thanks to all those who helped build our new "Star of David Flower Garden" on the Temple Work Day.  A special thanks to Patty and Steve Greenfield for coming out this past Sunday and Monday to "flower" and mulch the garden.

That just leaves one thing. . . we need volunteers to come out and water the garden for us.  

We are looking to have it watered three-four times a week.  If you can help out on one of the days, please CLICK HERE to let Patty Greenfield know.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Chaverim has you covered!

In need of a ride to and from services and/or events at Temple Sinai?
Please contact our Chaverim Committee, and they will help arrange a ride for you from someone in your area that is coming to that service or event.

Coming to a service or event at Temple Sinai and willing to provide a ride?
Please let the Chaverim Committee know that you are willing to give rides to people in your area.

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!

Sunday, July 21
Oakledge Park |Burlington, VT

More Details Forthcoming

Sisterhood Sponsored
CPR/AED Training Class

Monday, July 22
Temple Sinai's
Weisbein Social Hall
Cost: $50/person

<<< Sisterhood will be providing light refreshments >>>

Participants will receive certification from
the American Heart Association (AHA) in Adult CPR/AED

 Special Oneg | Friday, July 26

Please join us for a Special Oneg after the 6:30pm Service on Friday, July 26,
In honor of Patricia and Paul Levi
who will be moving to the Boston area in early Fall.  
Anniversaries & Birthdays

Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!




July 13 ~ Debra & James Laskarzewski

July 13 ~ Elise Guyette & David Shiman







July   9 ~ Alana Shapiro

July 10 ~ Joshua Diamond

July 12 ~ Jacob Segal-Stone

July 13 ~ Myra Barovick

July 13 ~ Catharine Diamond

July 13 ~ Faith Rider

July 14 ~ Tina Kalfus

July 14 ~ Amy Laskarzewski

July 14 ~ Ellen Wolfson

July 14 ~ Sarah Zelley

July 15 ~ Renee Dauerman

July 15 ~ Elizabeth Kehr


Birthday Celebration  Oneg

Mark your calendars, and join us
Friday,  July 19 at 5:30pm for a special
PreOneg 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.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The 4th Stowe Jewish Film Festival will kick off
TODAY, July 9
 with a Reggae Bash by Soulstice at 8:00pm, at
Zen Barn
179 Guptil Road
Waterbury Center, VT
Admission to this event is by donation to benefit the festival.

New this year:
All films will be presented at
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, VT

Join us for the following films 
( Click on the title for details on the film and ticketing information )

Wednesday, July 10, 7:00pm

Wednesday, July 24, 7:00pm
" Sammy Davis, Jr: I've Gotta Be Me"
Wednesday, July 31, 7:00pm

Wednesday, August 7, 7:00pm
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Rosh HaShanah
Honey Gifts

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Click the image for a calendar  of upcoming events.

UVM  Miller
Center for 
Holocaust Studies

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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.