Temple Sinai December 18/ January 19 Mosaic

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Rabbi's Study



Shmittah, Sabbatical & Sinai

Chanukah, Tikkun Olam & Religious Freedom

Reflections from Pittsburgh

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01 From Rabbi Litwak's Study 02 A Note From Our President 03 Chanukah Fun-ukah 05 MLK Shabbat Synagogue + Church 06 Join Us! ECE Events + Happenings


07 Thoughts on Pittsburgh 08 Celebrate 09 Donations 10 Thank You +Â SNFTY


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Doris Pienknagura | President Darren Friedman | 1st VP Lenny Feldman | 2nd VP Bob Mirel

I have to admit that I am writing this Mosaic article prior to my leaving on sabbatical. By the time you read this, I should be finishing the New Zealand part of my adventure and moving on to Tasmania, where I will spend Chanukah with the Hobart Congregation - all 37 families. They have invited my family to share their Chanukah Picnic and then later in the week, I will be teaching about Progressive/Reform Judaism in their synagogue - the oldest one in the Southern Hemisphere. Let me to wish each of you a Chanukah filled with the light and warmth of family, friends, and community. I am also writing this in the weeks following the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Yesterday, there was another mass shooting, in Thousand Oaks, California. In between these two events, we had elections and, once again, it was clear that our country is broken and badly divided. Anti-Semitic acts have risen almost 50% in the past two years. Rhetoric from our government seems to foment divisiveness. Leaders around our country inculcate an atmosphere of conspiracy minded thinking. Anti-Zionism is only thinly veiled anti-Semitism. Gun violence is rampant.

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We have ways to combat these challenges. Since 2008, Temple Sinai has sponsored our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Shabbat. This has come to be one of my favorite Shabbatot of the year, as we bring other faiths together. In such trying times, it is crucial that we build and constantly strengthen the bridges that we have between faith communities. In our unity and our diversity, we find common cause and strength.

Sharron Botwinick Andrew Chesnick Donald Goodman Henry Hirsch Howard Katzman Claudia Leib

If anyone in modern history carried the prophetic torch of peace and justice, freedom and equality, it was Dr. King. His life reminds us that we can be better as individuals and as a country. I look forward to seeing you upon my return and celebrating with you on January 18. - Rabbi Alan

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No religion is an island; there is no monopoly on holiness. We are companions of all who revere the Holy One. We rejoice when God’s name is praised. No religion is an island; We share the kinship of humanity, the capacity for compassion. God’s spirit rests upon all, Jew or Gentile, man or woman, in consonance with their deeds. The creation of one Adam and one Eve promotes peace. No one can claim: my ancestry is nobler than yours. There is no monopoly on holiness There is no truth without humility, We are diverse in our devotion and commitment. We must be united in working for the reign of God. There can be disagreement without disrespect.

Let us help one another overcome the hardness of heart, opening minds to the challenges of faith. Should we hope for each other’s failures? Or should we pray for each other’s welfare? Let mutual concern replace mutual contempt, as we share the precarious position of being human. Have we not all one Creator? Are we not all equal children? Let us not be guided by ignorance or disdain. Let lives of holiness illumine our paths. God is open to all who seek the Holy One. Let our deed reflect that we share the image of God. Let those who revere the Holy One speak to one another, leading everyone to acknowledge the splendor of God.




Dear Temple Sinai Partners, Having completed the first quarter of the current fiscal year, I am providing you with an update of our activities and results of this quarter. Our calendar continues to be filled with successful events and activities: Sukkah Sunday, Simchat Torah BBQ, Cu@Shabbat, Eliana Light Musician in Residence, Meet the Author with Martin Fletcher, Sisterhood Circle Sunday Morning Yoga, Cabi, Book Review and Empty Nester’s trip to Fort Myers were carried out as planned. Our campus has been extremely busy and active. Kristallnacht was commemorated with a solemn and inspiring Shabbat service. Rabbi David’s joy, enthusiasm and energy have motivated our teenagers. They are totally engaged and have their own Lounge where they can meet and plan their activities. Temple Sinai’s solidarity with Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was immediate with a moving #ShowupforShabbat service. This sad event has made us re-evaluate our security with the help of Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Our tenant BridgePrep is also collaborating in our efforts by hiring a third guard to better control access to our campus. As always, we continue to monitor closely our finances. Camp Sinai’s revenues were lower than expected due to a reduction in participants. Still, we are on track and have not needed to draw funds from our reserves thanks to a slightly higher enrollment at our ECE and a very successful registration at BridgePrep. We have met the High Holy Day Matching Grant but still need your support to meet all our fundraising goals both in the Annual Giving Campaign and General Donations. We would like to clarify that the matching grant given to us by a very generous donor must be dedicated to capital improvements. In accordance with this stipulation, we purchased a new chiller for the Feinbloom Sanctuary/Wiener Social Hall last year, and this year we have replaced the twelve AC units in our ECE building. We were also able to replace the AC unit in the Feinbloom Administration building. These investments are therefore not part of our operational cash flow.

Rabbi David

It seems also that there has been some confusion regarding our fiscal year and how all your generous donations are booked. Our fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th and donations must be booked within those dates to be counted towards chai donor qualification for the following year. We totally understand how this can be confusing since it does not match the calendar year. Please make sure you join our Chanukah Fun-ukah celebration. Our Outreach and Partnership Team has planned a wonderful evening for all ages. This will be an amazing end of the calendar year for our Congregation. I wish all of you a Happy Chanukah and a joyful, healthy and peaceful new year. Best Regards, Doris Pienknagura


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By returning to and reclaiming the Temple, the Maccabees recommitted themselves to a Jewish way of life, to all that they held dear. Thus, Hanukkah prompts a rededication not only to Judaism, but also to the values at the center of the Jewish faith. In particular, Hanukkah can be a time for us to rededicate ourselves to the Jewish value of tikkun olam, repair of the world. The story of Hanukkah also reminds us of the precious religious liberty that was denied to the Jews under King Antiochus but is guaranteed to us. The North American Jewish experience has been different than that told in the story of Hanukkah. Thankfully, we are able to practice our faith without the threat of conversion, expulsion, revoked citizenship or imprisonment. The United States, founded by people descended from religious exiles, is rooted in the principle of religious liberty. As the Constitution’s First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Those words mean that Jews have the same right to celebrate religious traditions as do Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and every other religious faith that makes up the rich fabric of American society, including those who choose to follow no faith tradition at all. The experience of Canadian Jews has been similarly positive, owed in part to the 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which protects freedom of conscience and religion.

Ner Shel Tzedakah: Candle of Righteousness Hanukkah has traditionally been a time of giving gifts and/or gelt (money) to children. In Eastern Europe, children were dismissed from school early to enjoy their small bit of pocket money and have some time off during the holiday. This tradition of gift giving and receiving has magnified over the years. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for families to give ever larger presents each night of the holiday. This emphasis on lavish gifts is a product of our interaction with modern North American culture, a culture in which the “Holiday Shopping Season” has grown longer each year.

Just as Jews in the time of the Maccabees wrestled with the extent to which they should allow Greek culture to influence their lives, so, too, do North American Jews wrestle with the extent to which we should allow secular culture to influence our lives. This culture of commercialism undermines the true meaning of our celebration. Even many Christian leaders bemoan the loss of a meaningful Christmas that gets overshadowed by an emphasis on gifts. Hanukkah can be a time to reexamine what we consider gifts to be and how we go about giving and receiving gifts. Ner Shel Tzedakah ("Candle of Righteousness") is a project in which families and individuals devote the sixth night of Hanukkah to learning about the problem of poverty. They donate the value of the gifts (or the gifts themselves) that otherwise would be exchanged on that night to organizations that assist the poor, locally or globally. By making donations on the sixth night of Hanukkah, families help the Jewish candle of righteousness glow brightly for those in need. Don’t let the light go out!

A Blessing for the Sixth Night of Hanukkah Baruch Ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Haolam, Asher Kidshanu B'mitzvotav, V'limdeinu L'Hadlik Ner Shel Tzedakah Blessed are You, Eternal, our God, who makes us holy through the performance of Mitzvot, and inspires us to light the Candle of Righteousness. As we light this "Ner Shel Tzedakah" tonight, we pray that its light will shine into the dark corners of our world, bringing relief to those suffering from the indignity and pain that accompany poverty. May our act of giving inspire others to join with us in the fight against the scourge of hunger, homelessness, need and want. Together, let us raise our voices to cry out for justice, and may that clarion call burst through the night's silence and declare that change must come.

Suggestions for Observing Ner Shel Tzedakah On the sixth night of Hanukkah, gather as a family to discuss ways to donate the value of Hanukkah presents received. Here are some possibilities: In lieu of giving Hanukkah gifts, consider making donations in honor of friends and family to help poor families keep the heat on during the cold winter months. Invite a local welfare agency to match your family with a local family in need. Provide the family with items from "wish lists" that the family members create. Join a local Meals on Wheels program to deliver hot meals to homebound individuals. Volunteer at a hospital, shelter or soup kitchen on the sixth night of Hanukkah. Encourage a high school student to register for a Mitzvah Corps program this summer, where they can travel to communities like Seattle, Chicago, New Orleans, and New Jersey, and take hands-on action to alleviate poverty.



Please join us for our special Shabbat service and program celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with guest Dr. Jeffrey Swain, Dean of Campus Ministry (Chaplain) at the Susie C. Holley Religious Center at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, Florida. Dr. Swain has 25 years of ministerial experience, having served as Minister of Christian Education and Associate Minister at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Miami for more than a decade. He is an avid teacher of the Word, having been groomed under the leadership of Rev. D. L. Powell. He has preached throughout the southeastern United States and New York and believes deeply in the efficacy of the Word to do “its perfect work.”

only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."- MLK, JR.

Dr. Swain is the author of six books: Black and Still Here, A World of Color, Education in America: A Dilemma in the 21st Century, The Soul Unsettled, The Poetry Café for Women and Ancestors of the African Diaspora: A Tribute in Prosetry. His opinion column on issues of race, culture and politics can be seen regularly in the South Florida Times. He has a passion for the history of people of the African diaspora and writes and studies constantly in this area. A reception will follow the service. For more information, contact us at templesinai@tsnd.org or call 305.932.9010 TEMPLE SINAI OF NORTH DADE 18801 NE 22 AVENUE NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL 33180




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What I am left with is the silence. Standing outside of Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, a normally busy neighborhood of Pittsburgh, it was eerily quiet. Overcast and cold, blocked by a police barricade, the only movement came from law enforcement and tv crews in the unnerving stillness. It was Sunday morning. There should have been parents dropping off their children for Sunday School, people out walking, dogs on leashes, bikes on the road. Instead it was just… silent. Saturday, October 27 marked one of the darkest days in American Jewish history. During Shabbat morning services, a gunman carrying an AR-15 style rifle and three handguns entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and opened fire. When all was said and done, 11 Jews, gathered to worship in peace, regulars of Saturday morning prayer, members of our extended Jewish family, lay murdered in their house of worship.

There are no easy words of comfort in times like these. We are confronting unanswerable theological questions. As I said on Sunday, as a father I, too, have to make decisions about the safety of my family in our sacred spaces. We are afraid. I am afraid. When I sat down to write this reflection, I thought back over my time in Pittsburgh this weekend. I thought back to my arrival at Temple Ohav Shalom which, despite the fear and uncertainty of the moment, refused to cancel the URJ Day of Leadership Learning scheduled to take place at their synagogue. I thought back to the remarkable Sunday evening vigil near Squirrel Hill where thousands gathered in support and solidarity. I thought back to Wasi Mohamed, executive director of the Islamic Center for Pittsburgh, who announced $70,000 in funds raised from the Muslim community toward the care and support of the local Jewish community.

I thought back to Reverend Vincent Kolb who, as he reiterated Pittsburgh’s commitment as an open and welcoming sanctuary city, was met with spontaneous chants of “VOTE. VOTE. VOTE.” Most of all, I thought back to a question I heard from a student at the University of Pittsburgh Hillel. Faced with the daunting task of processing Saturday’s violence, this student asked me: “After Parkland, has nothing changed?” This question broke my heart. Then I realized, something has changed. We have changed. Our people are grappling with the reality that, though antiSemitism has always existed, this act of violence—gunning down Jews in a house of worship—is unprecedented in the United States. We are asking ourselves: how do we keep ourselves safe and secure in Jewish spaces? How do we ensure that Jews of color are not targeted or profiled in the name of this security? How do we ensure this never happens again—to any community, not just our own? -Continued Page 8


The answer is that we will not change who we are. We will confront these challenges head on, comforted and bolstered by the resilience of our community. We must remain steadfast in the work of tikkun olam, the work that began with Creation and continues to this day. And we will do this work together.

- Urge Congress to take immediate action to stem the destructive tide of gun violence. After Parkland, the Reform Jewish Movement, led by our resolute Jewish college and high school students, recommitted to working consistently and courageously to stem the overwhelming tide of gun violence in the United States.

NFTY – The Reform Jewish Youth Movement, joined by our passionate college student leaders and the full weight of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), will continue to lead us in sustained, meaningful gun violence prevention advocacy in Florida, Washington State, and across the United States.

- Vote. If you can’t vote, canvass. If you can’t canvass, phone bank. This election, now only days away, will have a profound and long-lasting impact on the way our nation addresses the treatment of refugees and immigrants, the profound challenge of gun violence, the erasure of the transgender community, and so many other critical contemporary issues. Let our deeds of justice and our words of love turn the silent stillness of death into the possibility of liberty and new life.

The 200th congregation just signed the Brit Olam, publicly reaffirming its commitment to meaningful social justice work, grounded in our sacred and enduring Jewish values. They join a growing network of congregations working in concert to repair our world. The RAC’s Civic Engagement Campaign has helped tens of thousands of Reform Jews mobilize around this year’s midterm election (now just days away). We may cast our ballots with heavy hearts, but we will vote proudly, with optimism for the better future we will build together.

* This article was written by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. While some of the content is no longer relative, we hope you find the message both inspiration and actionable.

So, to this student and to the entire Reform Movement I say: something has changed. Our resolve, already so strong, has hardened even further. We are stronger than ever and together we will overcome this. For those asking what can be done to push us forward, I offer these suggestions: - Attend Shabbat services this weekend as part of North American Solidarity Shabbat. Find a congregation near you. - Urge your elected officials to visibly and consistently act to delegitimize anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and other forms of bigotry. This act of violence does not exist in a vacuum. Anti-Semitism is on the rise, as is hateful rhetoric and action towards so many marginalized communities including Sikhs, Muslims, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. We must work together to combat a culture of violent rhetoric that is all too quickly becoming a culture of violent action.




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If you pay your dues/annual commitment by December 31st with appreciated assets, such as stocks, it may give you additional tax savings.

If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you may instruct the Trustee or Custodian of your IRA to directly transfer up to $100,000 of your IRA to a qualified public charity, such as Temple Sinai, tax free.


SNFTY is Temple Sinai’s chapter of NFTY (North Federation of Temple Youth). SNFTY is an integral part of the teens here, at Sinai. Every 2nd and 4th week of the month we get together, meet new people, and have tons of fun. We have been kicking off the new year with events like Candy Sukkah Competition, Jewpardy, roller skating and plenty of ruah! Our Snfty board, Sinai’s teen finest, work hard brainstorming the events geared to make lifelong memories. Snfty also prioritizes giving back to the community, recently making beautiful no sew blankets for the Humane Society. Sky Augusta



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