26-27 Kislev 5779
December 4, 2018
Worship Times
Weekly Torah

Temple Calendar
Temple Sinai's Annual
Great Brisket Bake-Off &
Rock Shabbat

This Friday, December 7 | 5:30pm
Note Earlier Service Time

Hanukkah Humor


Bring your
for a  Group


This Weekend


~ 5:30pm
The Maccabees rocked the world in their day, so we will Rock Shabbat with Dahg on Friday night, at 5:30pm  (note the early time!)   Bring you menorahs and we will light them together at the beginning of the service to fill the night with light and music.

GREAT BRISKET BAKEOFF - following Rock Shabbat at  6:30pm enjoy a special potluck meal where all our best cooks make their special brisket to share, but you don't need to make brisket to come and help out. Bring any kosher-style dish to share. We'll eat, we'll schmooze, and we'll sing!


~ 9:30am
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.

~ 10:30am
Torah study with bagels/donuts and coffee will begin at 10:30am and go until Noonish. We'll look at both modern scholarship, traditional commentary, and considering how these ancient texts can help us explore our own spiritual lives, our values, and what it means to be human.
In This Issue

Annual Sisterhood Events
Saturday, December 8 | 6:30pm

At the home of  Marilyn Edelbaum
1971 Spear Street | South Burlington, VT

RSVP: 802-497-3273 or   marilynedelbaum@gmail.com


w/ Guest Speaker
December 14 | 6:30pm

Professor Joyce Antler, author of Jewish Radical Feminism - Voices from the Women's Liberation Movement, will speak during services and do a Q&A during the Oneg. We will discuss the role of Jewish women, and the connections with Jewish culture and values, in the women's liberation movement and second-wave feminism.   All are welcome.  
About the Book
Fifty years after the start of the women's liberation movement, a book that at last illuminates the profound impact Jewishness and second-wave feminism had on each other.  Jewish women were undeniably instrumental in shaping the women's liberation movement of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Yet historians and participants themselves have overlooked their contributions as Jews. This has left many vital questions unasked and unanswered-until now. Delving into archival sources and conducting extensive interviews with these fierce pioneers, Joyce Antler has at last broken the silence about the confluence of feminism and Jewish identity.

About Dr. Antler
Joyce Antler  is the Samuel J. Lane Professor Emerita of American Jewish History and Culture and Professor Emerita of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University. She is the author of You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother (2007) and The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America (1997) and is the author or editor of many other books on American Jewish history and women's history.
From the
Installation Committee

To the Stein Family

Do to a technical glitch, an ad from the Stein Family was inadvertently left out of the Installation Booklet. We apologize to the Stein Family and have attached the ad below so as the share their sentiments with you.
Jewish History Study Group
Wednesdays | 11:00am

Our Jewish History Study Group has started a new book, The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire  (The Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History) - Adam D. Mendelsohn.

Click the image to read
more about the book

Please join us on Wednesday as we read and discuss this work.  All are welcome!
Temple Sinai Cemetery

Did you know that there is a Temple Sinai Cemetery in South Burlington? It is located on Patchen Road.

After many years of research and effort by a dedicated group of congregants, this cemetery was established to supplement the congregation's original burial grounds at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington which no longer had capacity. Established about 10 years ago, it is on cemetery property purchased from Congregation Ahaveth Gerim.

The Temple Cemetery Committee works with Jewish community members who are interested in purchasing plots. It is responsible for care and upkeep of both the Patchen Road and Lakeview properties and works closely with Bouchard and Pritchard Funeral Home to ensure family's needs are met.
Plots in Temple Sinai's cemetery are available to members as well as Jewish non-members. To learn more about plot purchase contact the Cemetery Committee Chair, Gene Sklar, at 802-862-9210.


Oneg Coordinator Needed

Do you enjoy getting to know your fellow community members?  Do you like organizing food for events?  Then we have a place for you as our Oneg Coordinator.

Our current Oneg Coordinator, Amy Collins, is stepping down in December, and we need someone to step up and assume the position to ensure that our Onegs following our Kabbalat Shabbat services continue without a hitch.  If you are interested, please contact Amy Collins.
Anniversaries & Birthdays
Join us in wishing them a wonderful day and many more!



~ None this Week 









December   5 ~ Bennett Rose

December   6 ~ Patricia Sears

December   8 ~ Susan Bloom

December   9 ~ Carol Stone

December 10 ~ Eli Marden 

Birthdays Celebration  Oneg
Friday, December 21


Mark your calendars, and join us
Friday,  December 21, after the 6:30pm worship
for a special Oneg
in honor of your birthday. 

No need to RSVP,
just come for some cake  and to CELEBRATE!
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Upcoming Community Events
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Share the Light:  Hanukkah Party & Benefit Concert
Saturday, December 8 | 5:30pm

Back by popular demand (this event sold out last year!), Vermont's Jewish communities are organizing a Vermont-wide Hanukkah party at one of our local premiere food and music venues, ZenBarn in Waterbury. The night features a delicious holiday buffet with gourmet latkes and mediterranean-inspired dishes, plus a community menorah-lighting ceremony. Following the meal there will be a world-class Klezmer band, Klezwoods. This year, part of the proceeds from the night will again support the emergency fuel assistance program at Capstone Community Action, a program that partners with local fuel dealers to provide emergency support to those in dire need to stay warm through the winter. Join in as we eat, drink, schmooze, and dance the night away. Doors at 5:30pm.  Hanukkah Buffet served from 6-8pm. For Adults 21+. $45 includes dinner and the show!

This event is presented by the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe (JCOGS) in partnership with Jewish Communities of Vermont,
Beth Jacob Synagogue in Montpelier, Ruach haMaqom in Burlington,
Ohavi Zedek in Burlington,
Temple Sinai Vermont in South Burlington, Living Tree Alliance in Moretown, and Hadassah VT.
More information is available at  zenbarnvt.com , facebook/zenbarnvt and tickets are available at  sevendaystickets.com .
Event details: Saturday December 8th. Doors at 5:30pm. Hanukkah Buffet served from 6-8pm. For Adults 21+. $45 includes a vegetarian buffet with latkes and mediterranean-inspired dishes and the show!
Giant Family Drum Circle
New Year's Eve

Treasurer Needed
for Sarah Frank Chapter
Throughout Vermont

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Click the image for a calendar  of upcoming events.

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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.