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d’var sinai

August 2016

Installation of Rabbi Samantha Shabman Friday & Saturday, August 12-13

Mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate the formal installation of Rabbi Samantha Shabman as the newest member of our clergy team. Help us welcome Rabbi Shabman, along with her husband Rabbi Natan Trief to Temple Sinai! Please join us on both Shabbat evening and Shabbat morning. See below for the complete schedule.

Friday, August 12

Kabbalat Panim, 5:30 pm 8 Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm We are honored to welcome Rabbi Rick Jacobs*, Rabbi Shabman’s childhood rabbi and current President of the Union for Reform Judaism, who will join us in honoring Rabbi Shabman with installation remarks during the service. Shabbat dinner will immediately follow services. Dinner is complimentary although a voluntary donation to the Torah Learning Fund in Rabbi Shabman’s honor is requested. RSVPs are required. Complimentary childcare, with a reservation, is also available beginning at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP online or by calling the Sinai office.

Saturday, August 13 Torah Study, 9:00 am

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the URJ, will lead the study of the week’s Torah portion. Bagels and a light brunch will be provided. *Rabbi Rick Jacobs is currently the President of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest Jewish movement in North America with almost 900 congregations reaching nearly 1.5 million people. Ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1982, Rabbi Jacobs has also been a dynamic congregational rabbi and he is deeply committed to the State of Israel. Rabbi Jacobs is a senior rabbinic fellow at Jerusalem's Shalom Hartman Institute and he has held numerous leadership positions within national and international Jewish institutions. He and his wife Susan K. Freedman have three children Aaron, David and Sarah.

Rabbi Emeritus Philip Kranz to be Honored for 36 Years at Temple Sinai8 September 16-17, 2016 Kabbalat Panim, 5:30 pm Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm Temple Sinai will gather for a special Kabbalat Panim and Oneg Shabbat on September 16 to honor our beloved Rabbi Emeritus Philip Kranz for his 36 years of devotion and service to our congregational community. During his 45 years in the rabbinate Rabbi Kranz has been a dedicated teacher, counselor and spiritual guide. Please join us for a double chai tribute celebrating Rabbi Kranz 36 years at Temple Sinai for a special Shabbat service and Oneg on Friday, September 16 at 6:30 pm and Saturday morning for Torah study led by Rabbi Kranz. Food will be served at 8:30 am followed by study from 9:00-10:00 am. Please RSVP online. Continued on page 3.

Temple Sinai Board of Trustees & Staff To reach President Marcia Nuffer, email To reach staff via email, please use first initial last Ex: Spiritual Leadership Rabbis Ronald M. Segal Bradley G. Levenberg Samantha A. Shabman Philip N. Kranz, Emeritus Bunzl Family Cantorial Chair Beth Schafer Administrative & Programming Staff Executive Director Jack J. Feldman

Facilities/Event Director Lillie Janko Development & Campaign Director Dawn Painter Director of Operations Shelly Dresdner Member Engagement Director Jaimee Boettcher Communications Director Andrea Fineman Communications Associate Alexie Malloy Accountant Errol Atlan Member Services Manager Simone Bonnejonne Executive Assistant to Clergy Rachel DeLine Assistant to Clergy Lori Jassen Front Desk Associate Abigail Baughman Facilities Manager Andre Parker Education Staff Director of Education Marisa Kaiser

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Director of Youth Education Emily Cohen Religious School Administrative Assistant Jenny Mopper Director of Youth & Teen Engagement Molly Okun B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator Sharon Clark Librarian, PNK Learning Center Adelle Salmenson Preschool Director Jamah Maman Preschool Administrative Assistant Jennifer Adams


Board of Trustees President Marcia Nuffer President Elect Cary Rodin Vice President (Communications/ Secretary) Stacey Geer Vice President (Community) Lynn Redd Vice President (Development) Adam Mayer Vice President (Education) Asher Royal Vice President (Membership) Kevin Levingston Vice President (Ritual) Jeff Kerker Treasurer David Mann Assistant Treasurer Ira Blecker Immediate Past President Scott Zucker Members Dan Balser Chuck Berk Owen Dwoskin Larry Faskowitz Abbie Frankel Teen Trustee Lauren Gersten David Kurzweil Janet Lefkowitz Allan Nelkin Susan Pepper Mark Rosenthal David Rubinger Maurice Shemper Johanna Skid Lawana Streger Josh Tolchin Brotherhood Trustee Lori Zwecker Neshamot Trustee

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From My Perspective | Rabbi Sam Shabman Wow...I am a bit lost for words! I sit here humbled as I write my very first D’var Sinai article as a Rabbi in this holy community. I realize there are sacred times in life, times when we are filled with so much awe that it is hard to find the appropriate words to match the magnitude of our emotions; anything we might say seems inadequate. And yet, words are all that we have. When an experience in life is so tremendous - a life-cycle event, learning how to do something for the first time, an encounter with the divine - how do we sum it up? How do we put our feelings into words? I am experiencing this kind of awe right now. This is a special time in my life, as well as in this community’s life, a time brimming with promise, newness, and anticipation. Personally, I look ahead to a Fall season in which—for the first time in 24 years--I will not be heading into a school classroom, but rather into life's classroom as your new rabbi and with all of you, my teachers! Mere words do not seem to capture what I am feeling as I embark on this

journey of partnership, growth, learning and celebration with you. Thankfully, our great tradition provides the words for us when we are lacking. I find the only way to describe my joy and gratitude is through the recitation of a sacred blessing. Our Praise to You, Eternal our God, Sovereign of all, for giving us life, sustaining us and enabling us to reach this season. So my opening words to this beautiful community are those of the Shehecheyanu, because my own words in a newsletter cannot capture what I feel... only a blessing can. Thank you to everyone who has worked tirelessly, enabling me to reach this season here at Sinai, all who have made Temple Sinai already feel like home! To the members of the search committee, the transition team, the staff, the clergy, and beyond, THANK YOU! I am blessed. A concluding story: During my interview with Temple Sinai in February, I went out to dinner with some of the clergy team. At dinner, Rabbi Ron raised his glass and said, “Here’s to possibilities," and I have been toasting to possibilities ever since. So here is my toast to possibilities in this moment: to new friends, new knowledge and skills, new passions, new places, new discoveries, and beyond... together!

His love of books was the inspiration behind establishing The Rabbi Philip N. Kranz Learning Center, which is the largest congregational library of its kind in the U.S. He is also the co-author of “Creativity & Judaism: Innovating Your Life and Renewing Your Faith” with Dr. Jeffrey Grossman. His communal and civic mindedness earned him “Clergy of the Year” and the “Brotherhood Award” with Hank Aaron from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He has served on numerous boards and was appointed to the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust by Governor Nathan Deal in 2016. A respected teacher, Rabbi Kranz has taught classes at University of Chicago, Georgia State University and Agnes Scott College. He taught the first Adult Education classes which were always filled to capacity, at Sinai for 20 years. He has taught 1,600 B’nai Mitzvot students, officiated at many of their weddings, and led their children’s naming ceremonies as well Devoted to his wife Nancy for 45 years, they spend a great deal of time visiting their daughters Rebecca Friedman and Abby Ornstein and their four grandchildren in New Jersey and Oregon. | 404 . 252 . 3073

Tribute for Rabbi Kranz continued from cover. Ordained in 1971 at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Rabbi Kranz first served at the historic Chicago Sinai Congregation before arriving at Temple Sinai as senior rabbi in 1980. Under his leadership, Temple Sinai has become a well established, flourishing congregation.


Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Message | An Introduction from Marcia Nuffer No matter our age, the start of the school year often feels like a new beginning. The same is true at Temple Sinai as a new Board and leadership team commit their time and energy, in partnership with clergy and staff, to ensure the continued excellence of our community. I believe it is important as a congregation for you to know our leaders and what their priorities are for the coming year. Collectively, these shape the direction for the

synagogue. Therefore, each month you will hear from one leader, introducing themselves and sharing what they are working on. First will be our new President-Elect, Cary Rodin. Cary’s broad experience serving Temple Sinai and deep expertise in finance make him a uniquely qualified President-Elect, and I am excited to partner with him in the coming years. I encourage you to join the discussion and reach out to Cary or our other VPs if you have ideas or questions in their area... it is as a community that we are able to go from strength to strength. Kol Tuv

Message from Cary Rodin Hello…Again!

Your Journey. Your Home.

When our rabbis ask us to greet someone we didn’t come to services with on Friday night, it’s inevitable that I meet someone new. But it’s really not a surprise when you realize that we are now 1,400 families strong! When I joined the congregation in 1971, and for quite a few years after, “everyone knew everyone else.” One of the things that amazes me about Temple Sinai is how, even as our numbers have grown, we still manage to convey the warmth and closeness of those early days.


I am honored to serve with Marcia and her terrific board as President Elect. I’ve been Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer for 22 out of my 45 years in the congregation, and once served as interim President Elect. As a CPA and a “numbers guy” I’ve enjoyed playing a role in the financial life and health of Temple Sinai. Now, as President Elect, I get to be involved in new and exciting ways. Primary focus areas during my term will be: 1. Imagine Sinai: implementing this strategic priority. 2. Fundraising: developing new sources of revenue and maximizing our success 3. Financial stewardship: partnering with Executive Director and Treasurers to improve annual financial results.

For the many members whom I haven’t met, a quick introduction. I was born in New York City and grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Jewish geography alert—I went to high school with Temple Sinai Rabbi Emeritus Phil Kranz and lived one street down from Nancy Kranz! The cold, gray Ohio winters convinced me to head south for college, where I attended the University of Miami. I earned a degree in economics then pursued a Master’s in Accounting at Georgia State University. I’ve had an exciting career in accounting, including positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte where I specialized in international tax. In 1994, I joined Bennett Thrasher, an Atlanta-based CPA firm, which remains my professional home. My wife Evie Sacks and I live in East Cobb and are the proud parents of three adult children and their spouses, and are the grandparents of five terrific grandkids, ages 2 to 15. In our free time we love movies and travel. Whether you’re a Canes fan, a numbers person or for any other reason, please introduce yourself next time you’re at services or a Temple Sinai program. I look forward to serving you and appreciate your support!

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Adult Education

Prospective Member Brunch 8 Sunday, August 21 9:30 am Check-in 10:00 am – 11:30 am Brunch

If you are considering joining Temple Sinai or know someone who is looking for a synagogue home, this family-friendly brunch is perfect for you! Our clergy, lay leaders and staff will answer any questions you might have about life at Sinai, give tours of the building and provide information regarding membership. Please RSVP to Simone Bonnejonne at by Thursday, August 11. If you know anyone else who might be interested in attending, please call the Temple Sinai office at 404.252.3073. Israel Book Series with Rabbi Brad Levenberg Study guide available online

High Holy Days, Creatively Speaking Calling all artists, musicians, poets and creative types!

Thursday September 14, 7:30 pm My Promised Land by Ari Shavit

There are many ways that our sacred scriptures have been interpreted throughout the generations. Whether through art, poetry, calligraphy, drawing/painting/ sculpture, photography or music, our texts always come to life in a unique way through the arts. Spend a session studying High Holy Day texts and various artistic interpretations with Bunzl Cantorial Chair, Beth Schafer and then create your own in your medium of choice! We will reconvene the following week and share (optional) our creations with one another and have an opportunity to share them with the congregation as well in preparing for our High Holy Day season.

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Thursday September 21, 7:30 pm Ally: My Journey Across the America - Israel Divide by Michael Oren


Israel's Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren presents a frank and behind-the-scenes exploration of the relationship between the United States and America, using the crucial years of 2009-2013 as his test case. The second session will help us understand more fully the current events between the President and the Prime Minister...and how we can glimpse behind the headlines for a closer look. Wednesday September 28, Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama by Dennis Ross Special Envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross has been at the forefront of conversations regarding the U.S./Israel relationship. In his text, he unpacks the lessons learned, missed, and forgotten, as we try to understand the complex relationship between our two homelands. This final session will explore the themes of the book and highlight differences in approaches from the Oval Office toward Israel.

Thursday, August 18, 7:30 pm Experience High Holy Day themes/texts through various music, poetry and art. Explore and plan your own creative interpretation of a High Holy Day theme or piece of liturgy. Thursday, August 25, 7:30 pm Present/share (optional) and/or experience creative works of other attendees.

Adult Beginning Hebrew Learn the Hebrew Alphabet. Read Prayers in Hebrew. Become a more active participant in services. Keep up with your kids and grandkids. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is necessary! For more information, please contact Sharon Fagin at

Brotherhood Upcoming Events

Don’t miss our annual kick-off event! The GA Chapter Room is a speakeasy-style bar with lots of TVs, comfortable leather chairs, a full open bar, and Taco Mac’s best dishes. Come watch the Monday Night Football doubleheader with a bar full of your Sinai friends. Open to Sinai congregants only. $10 for Brotherhood members, $30 for non-members. Please RSVP. The GA Chapter Room (Fred Bar) is located adjacent to Taco Mac Prado. Please join Brotherhood by paying your Sinai Brotherhood Annual Dues. This is going to be ANOTHER year full of fun events for Temple Sinai Brotherhood. Co-chairs Josh Tolchin and Jason Karlin have put together a full slate of activities that you will not want to miss! Members can look forward to our Annual Kick-off Event at the Fred Bar, Texas Hold’em poker tournaments, bowling and golf events, NCAA March Madness, Hawks and

Sisterhood/Neshamot Upcoming Events Rosh Chodesh Forty Years of Women in the Rabbinate 8 Thursday August 4, 6:30 pm Learn about the history of women rabbis and the generations of teachers who have shaped modern Judaism. Then, meet our newest rabbi, Sam Shabman and hear her perspectives on the rabbinate as she begins her journey as a rabbi at Temple Sinai.

Congratulations to our Poker Tournament Winners! 1st place: Jason Evans 2nd place: Jeff Weisberg 3rd place: Rob Scheinman Women's Retreat, Save the Date 8 Sunday, November 6 - Monday, November 7 Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, Lake Oconee Come meet and help us welcome our newest rabbi, Samantha Shabman at the Temple Sinai Women's Retreat! The day and a half retreat will be filled with plenty of learning, schmoozing, and bonding with Bunzl Family Cantorial Chair Beth Schafer and your fellow Sinai ladies. We are very excited to offer this retreat a second time for those of you who participated last year, and especially those of you who were unable to attend. RSVP online.

We’re not your mother’s Sisterhood! Come kick off the year with Sisterhood at this fun tasting! We will be trying different bourbons and enjoying fantastic appetizers. Bring a friend and come see what we are all about.

Save the Date for Upcoming 2016-2017 Sisterhood Events!

Musical Storytelling 8 Thursday, September 15, 6:30 pm

Sunday, March 26, 2017 Top Chef: Anything Matzah Cook Off

Spend an evening with Bunzl Family Cantorial Chair, Beth Schafer and learn how she has told stories of Jewish life through her 20 year songwriting career as a contemporary Jewish artist.

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Kick Off Event: Bourbon Tasting 8 Sunday, September 11, 7:00 pm Local Three - 3290 Northside Parkway Atlanta, GA 30327

Braves games, Sunday brunches with guest speakers, and an even better Sinai Men’s Steakhouse Seder. Brotherhood is open to all adult male members of Temple Sinai and is a great way to expand your Sinai friendships. Dues are $50 for the year, which includes some free programs and substantial discounts on others. New members of Temple Sinai get free membership in Brotherhood for their first year. Questions? Please contact us at

Sisterhood/Neshamot & Brotherhood

Men’s Night Out - Brotherhood’s Fall 2016 Kick-off 8 Monday, September 12, 6:00 - 10:00 pm The Fred Bar (now called the GA Chapter Room)


Adult Programs

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Alliance Reading of Too Heavy for Your Pocket 8

Join us at Temple Sinai for an exclusive reading of Too Heavy for Your Pocket, a story set in rural Tennessee at the height of the Civil Rights Movement where two young couples struggle to understand justice, love, and their own responsibilities. Actors from the Alliance will join us at Temple Sinai for this exclusive opportunity to preview a powerful story. Rabbi Ron Segal invites any of our members who are Alliance season ticket holders to a special reception at 3 pm.

Shofar Sunday Workshop8 Sunday, August 7, 10:00 am Tuesday, August 30, 6:30 pm Learn to sound the shofar in preparation for the High Holy Days. It’s easier than you think! Adults and teens (post B’nai Mitzvah) are invited to join Rabbi Segal for a simple, one hour shofar workshop in the Freeman Family Chapel. No previous experience is necessary. If possible, please bring your own shofar. (extra shofarot will be available). RSVP online or by calling the Temple Sinai office. Gallery Tour 8

ROMEO Club 8 Tuesday, August 16, 1:00 pm Hudson Grille If you would like to meet some of our temple’s nicest retired/almost retired/thinking about retirement men, then join us for interesting conversation, good food and a lot of fun. No women allowed! Please join us for these events and contact Charlie Stark to RSVP at nomadcs@ Sinai Book Club Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo, by Boris Fishman Reviewer: Greg Changnon Tuesday, August 30, 7:30 pm This is the story of an adopted child and an adopted country; it is the tale of what it means to be different. The immigrant parents of an eccentric child head west to explore his roots and learn a few things about their own. Canasta Wednesdays 12:30 am Join us for a Canasta game at Temple Sinai. For more information contact Paula Azoulay at drpaulaa@ for more information. Mah Jongg Tuesdays 10:00 am Join us for a game of Mah Jongg. Temple Sinai "Mah Jongg Queen," Harriett Simmons, has offered to teach Mah Jongg for those who have never played before or need a refresher. Please contact the Temple Sinai office if you are interested at 404.252.3073. | 404 . 252 . 3073

Thursday, August 11 12:00 pm Carroll Street Cafe 2:00 pm The Arts Exchange The Arts Exchange, (now in its 32nd year) is a multicultural, multidisciplinary, inter-generational arts colony located in Grant Park providing affordable studio space to visual, performing, and literary artists. We will be viewing large prayer wheels made by Sankofa Selassie. She graduated from the Atlanta College of Art and has just received the Jack Sinclair Fellowship award. Currently her work is on display at the Robert Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center. For those who wish to carpool, we will meet at 11:30 am at Regions Bank located on Roswell Road and Abernathy in Sandy Springs. There is a fee of $5.00 to carpool. Please sign- up by Friday, August 5th to: Andy Steinman or 404-406-4650.

Thursday, August 11 7:00 pm Wanted: Women interested in relevant, intellectual pursuits with a feminist bent. We are establishing a Lilith SALON at Temple Sinai. Come for stimulating conversation among women who love grappling with important issues, both Jewish and in the world at large. RSVP to Lynn Ritvo at or 678-2394999.

Adult Programs

Sunday, August 7, 4:00 pm

Lilith Salon 8

Monthly Collections In August we will be collecting school supplies to go to the Childrens Resource Network. Thank you for your donation!


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Welcome Back Celebration & Congregational Pancake Breakfast

Your Journey. Your Home.

Sunday, August 28, 8:30 am - 11:00 am Come grab some pancakes made by the Temple Sinai clergy and staff and help us launch a new year of Religious School and education programs! Special parent informational meeting will begin at 10:00 am to meet our new Director of Youth Education, Emily Cohen!

Super Hero Tot Shabbat Friday, August 19 5:15 pm Tot Dinner Club & Craft 6:00 pm Tot Shabbat Calling all Super Heroes! Help us use our super powers to have a Super New Year! Join us for our first Tot Shabbat of the school year in your favorite super hero gear. Bring your little ones for a kid-friendly Tot Dinner Club and a craft before Tot Shabbat. Please note the new earlier time to accommodate our little one’s schedules.


Temple Sinai Preschool

Welcome Back TSPS is excited to welcome you back for the 2016-2017 school year! This year, Temple Sinai Preschool will be celebrating its 30th year and we are starting out with a fun Ice Cream Social to celebrate! Ice Cream Social will be for all enrolled students and their families. Come see the classrooms, meet the teachers, and enjoy a special treat. August 21, 3:00-5:00 pm

Baby and Me We invite you and your little one to join Temple Sinai's Baby & Me programming! Visit our website for dates and registration information.

Baby & Me Preschool Prep. Give your child the opportunity to experience a fun preschool day while meeting other parents and children! Themed classes are structured similarly to a preschool day with circle time, story time, music, art, snack time, outdoor play, and more. Fall class themes will introduce a new color and animal each week. Open to children 16-24 months and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver. (1 hr, 45 min class) Lullaby Club. This class is designed for new mommies! Whether it's your first time or you are a veteran mommy with a new baby, this program is designed to fit your needs! Each week will include a 30 minute mommy-baby bonding activity through musical lullabies followed by a discussion session for moms to address their needs or concerns, such as sleeping, nursing, baby development, post-partum issues, balancing life with baby, etc. Come meet other new moms and bond with your baby in a non-judgmental support group atmosphere. Perfect for new moms and their infant baby, newborn - 8 months. Wear comfortable attire. (1 hr 30 min) | 404 . 252 . 3073

Baby & Me Music class. This high-energy and interactive musical program will feature new and familiar songs, musical instruments, puppets, parachute, bubbles, and more! Each class will engage your child's creative, social, cognitive, gross and fine motor development skills, all while having fun! Great for children 6 - 24 months and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver. (45 min class)


Teens at Sinai

Upcoming Teen Trips: Contact Molly Okun for more information! December 2-4, 2016

8th Grade Cincinnati Trip Join Rabbi Brad & Molly Okun as we travel to the birthplace of Reform Judaism, Cincinnati. Our 8th grade community will learn, eat, shop, pray and bond. Teens will connect with their peers, walk in the footsteps of history, experience another Jewish community and of course enjoy the sites.

January 27-30, 2017

11th-12th Grade L’Taken in Washington, DC Juniors & Seniors in high school have the opportunity to embark on an exciting 4-day intensive teen, social justice experience in Washington, D.C., called L’Taken, organized by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Our teens will join over 200 of their peers from across the country and explore Jewish values as they relate to some of today’s most pressing justice issues. Participants will also tour Washington, D.C. and end the trip with a lobbying experience to their elected officials.

Your Journey. Your Home.

Sinai Hosting 300 Jewish Teens for NFTY-SAR Fall Kallah


November 4-6, 2016 Temple Sinai has been selected to host NFTY-SAR (North American Federation of Temple Youth – Southern Area Region) Fall Kallah, November 4-6, 2016! This is an awesome opportunity for our congregation to engage our high school students as well as members of all ages - we will need lots of volunteers! NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, spirited communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, teens in NFTY pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism. During the weekend Temple Sinai will host between 250 and 300 Jewish 9th-12th graders. More information will come out in the upcoming months about our volunteer needs, but mark your calendars now!

Sinai Teens in Nicaragua From June 7-16, ten Temple Sinai teens and two from TheTemple traveled to Nicaragua to build houses for low income families. The teens enhanced their perspective of the importance of helping others and understanding that not everyone lives like we do. They worked incredibly hard and worked together as a group, helped one another out and were very enthusiastic during work time. During our trip we made 412 adobe bricks (it takes 2,000 to make a house). The teens spent time making the adobe mix from dirt, sand, hay, and water before putting them into brick molds. Every night we spent time reflecting as a group and sharing stories of impact from the day. We discussed everything from the physical labor we were doing to how challenging it was to see the children of Nicaragua wearing the same clothes day after day. This trip really opened our teens’ eyes to the world beyond theirs and I am so incredibly grateful for that. Seeing the teens grappling with the comparison between their world in Atlanta and the world in Nicaragua was an amazing experience and I can only hope that we continue offering international community service trips because the impact it had on the teens was unmeasurable.

Hayden Rubin said, “Going to Nicaragua made me realize how fortunate and truly blessed I am. Seeing the community in Nicaragua showed me that not everyone is as lucky as I am, and that gave me the motivation to go out and help the less fortunate. The trip has opened my eyes to new possibilities and ways that we can help each other. I had an outstanding time and I hope other Temple Sinai teens can go in the future and help others like I did”. Join us on Friday, August 26th for Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm to hear more about their amazing experience! Molly Okun Director of Youth and Teen Engagement

Our Sinai Family

The listings below are the Sinai Family Updates shared with us. Get “real-time” updates on our Sinai Family every Thursday evening in the weekly “From Shabbat to Shabbat” e-blast.

Mazel Tov to...

Condolences to…

Sandy Edelman on her 70th birthday.

Hilary & Marc Goldberg on the birth of their son, Jacob Grant Goldberg. Mazel Tov to grandparents Lynn & Jan

Lawrence Baker on the death of his mother, Anne Gold. Condolences also to grandson Aaron Baker.

Joan Benamy on the death of her husband, Franklin “Mickey”

Saperstein, as well.

Benamy. Condolences also to daughter Brenda Lewis and sister

Betty Golden on her 90th birthday.

Elaine Turry.

Jody & Gary Greenwald on the marriage of their daughter,

Robert Binswanger on the death of his wife, Carole Binswanger.

Allison Greenwald, to Jason Javer.

Julie Crow on the death of her mother, Maxine Gold.

Erin Haber & Ethan Bagen on their marriage.

Lori Edlin on the death of her mother, Fanny Meisler

Stephanie & Paul Jacobs on the birth of their son, Lincoln

Lynne Eisenstein on the death of her cousin, Amy Singer Adams.

Murray Jacobs. Mazel Tov to grandparents Larry & Laura

Peter Gordon on the death of his father, Samuel L. Gordon.

Weiner, as well.

Marion Goren on the death of her son, Barry Goren.

Howard Karchmer on receiving the Ner Tamid Award.

Sheila Taffel on her 70th birthday.

Susan Greenfield on the death of her father, Theodore Golin.

Sylvia Talley on her 70th birthday.

Nancy Wells on her 75th birthday.

Morris Zoblotsky on his 81st birthday.

Scott Zucker on finishing his term as President, as well as

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Sallie Samuels on the death of her father, Edward Samuels. Donna Sherman on the death of her father, Odded Zamir.

Marcia Nuffer, our new President and all of the new Board

Condolences also to sister Lisa Gerber.

Arnold Sidman on the death of his brother, Stanley Z. Sidman. Donna Weinstock on the death of her father, Bernard Gouss. Condolences also to grandson Shaun Weinstock.

Members and officers installed at the Annual Meeting.

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Robert Budman; Ariel Emily & Brent Cohen Maggie Erickson Ana & David Gimpelson; Benjamin Marcia & Richard Jacobson Tiffany & Barry Landes; Alaina, Callie & Jocelyn Susan Levin Shari & Eric Magnus; Aidan & Layla Carolyn Oppenheimer Samantha Shabman & Natan Trief Andrew Toth & Keith Cothrun













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Contributions | May &June 2016

Beth Schafer Discretionary Fund in appreciation of Cantor Beth Schafer in honor of Rachel Mayer’s Bat Mitzvah Arlene & Bruce Turry Programming Endowment in honor of Cary King's Birthday The Tezukahs' Anniversary David Turry's Birthday Sara Naomi Turry's Birthday in memory of Franklin "Mickey" Benamy Ruth Jaffe Bunzl Family Cantorial Chair Fund in memory of Walter H. Bunzl Candy & Stephen Berman Leadership Development in honor of Blakely Fair Talia Milrad Cantor Sid Gottler Music Endowment in memory of Lewis Canter Stanley Sidman Chesed Fund in honor of Cindy Gibbs in memory of Carole Binswanger

Your Journey. Your Home.

Congregant Relief Special Fund in memory of Alene Strause Josh Rosenberg's Mother Paul Specter


Cultural Arts Special Fund in honor of Blakely Fair Talia Milrad Early Childhood Fund in memory of Larry Wolfe Ellyse & Warren Zindler Preschool Technology Fund in honor of Judy Thomas Howard Karchmer's Ner Tamid Award Scott Zucker

Marcia Nuffer's Presidency the baby naming of Talia Milrad the baby naming of Blakely Fair the baby naming of Samuel Swe son-Friedberg in memory of Stanley Z. Sidman Sharon Zindler Flora Mann Maxine Gold Family Promise in honor of Rachel Mayer's Bat Mitzvah Gary Metzel Spirituality Endowment in memory of David Beeber General Endowment in honor of the marriage of Terri Heyman and Marc Cohen in memory of Mary Fishman Ruche George Robbins Enrichment Endowment in honor of Caren Feingold Goldie V. Morris Music Enrichment Endowment in memory of Mattie Lou Morgan Hineni - Accessibility and Inclusivity Fund in honor of The Bat Mitzvah of Nicole Frysh in memory of Adam Aronin Fanny Meisler Florence B. Robbins Freya Robbins Mickey Benamy Morris L. Schoenberg Rose Crane Jackie and Gary Metzel Spirituality Endowment Fund in honor of George Scheer Jr. on the anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah in memory of Werner Spiegel Jan & Warren Epstein Cultural Arts Endowment in honor of

Aaron Earl's high school graduation Jan Epstein's Birthday Kesher Special Fund in appreciation of Johanna Skid Marcia Nuffer in honor of Barbara Ziff Betty Golden's 90th Birthday Cathy Gottlieb's Bat Mitzvah Cindy Gibbs' Bat Mitzvah Jacob Grant Goldberg Marcia Nuffer's Installation Michael Perkel's 70th birthday Michele Scheer Scott Zucker the Anniversary of Shirley and Garyn Bernes the Marriage of Terri Heyman and Marc Cohen in memory of Alice Rabin and Irene Becker Anna Knopf Flo Mann Frances Wasserman Franklin Benamy Hal Hubschman Harold Goldstein Harry Knopf Ida Palay Maxine Gold Michael Nelkin Nathan Robinson Rebecca Artenberg Rita Chetlin Robert H. Solomon Shuntae Klein Stanley Sidman Sylvia Pawliger Vernon Funk Victor Marks Murial Marks praying for Refuah Sh'laymah for Elaine Rosenblum to thank the Kesher Committee Kranz Institute for Jewish Learning Endowment in honor of Rabbi Philip Kranz in memory of Michael I. Cucher Wilma Kauffman Abrams Lil Weinberg Transportation Endowment

in honor of Betty Golden's 90th Birthday

Merrill & Sheila Wynne Judaic Fund in memory of Zina F. Wynne Michael Alembik Memorial Endowment in memory of Nathan Madenfrost Operating Enhancement Special Fund in honor of Scott & David Leaderman Shirley & Gary Bernes Barbara and Martin Schneider's Anniver sary Betty Golden's 90th Birthday Blakely Fair Cary Rodin Cathy Gottlieb's Bat Mitzvah Cindy Gibbs' Bat Mitzvah George Scheer and Scott Dana on the anniversary of their B'nei Mitzvah Levi Goldstein's baby naming Marcia Nuffer and Jack Feldman’s work on the 2016-2017 Membership Renewal Process Marcia Nuffer Mike Perkel's 70th Birthday Talia Milrad the Bat Mitzvah of Rachel Mayer

PNK Learning Center Special Fund in honor of Boots & Kenny Strauss' 60th Wedding Anniversary Rabbi Phil Kranz the Ackerman Social Hall Dedication in memory of Anne Foster Fox Carrie Unterbergen David J. Levenson Hortense Bernstein Howard Kass Jo Kilbane Shirley Goodman

in memory of Albert D. Strada, Sr. Alice Rabin and Irene Becker Hannah Berkman Sara Berger Ida Leff Irving Kolker Maxine Gold Mildred Strada Molly Rosen Mosli Hagouly Murray Novak Robert Leibowitz to thank Rabbi Brad Levenberg Rabbi Perry Discretionary Fund in honor of Rabbi Elana Perry the Birth of Lincoln Jacobs in memory of Bea Feinberg to thank Rabbi Elana Perry Rabbi Ron Segal Endowment Fund in memory of Hymen Freedland Sara Berry Rifkin

Prayer Book Special Fund in memory of Morris Grant

Rabbi Segal Discretionary Fund in appreciation of Rabbi Ron Segal

Pre-School Fund in honor of Harold Baron Lincoln Jacobs the baby naming of Talia Milrad

Rabbi Levenberg Discretionary Fund in appreciation of Rabbi Brad Levenberg officiating the wed ding of Erin and Ethan Bagen

in honor of Aaron Rice's Confirmation Evan Bauman’s Confirmation Jack and Lynne Halpern's Anniversary June Klein's Birthday Leah Marcus’ Confirmation Leon Hendee Logan Rosenbluth’s Bar Mitzvah Rabbi Ron Segal The Confirmation Teachers The Confirmation Trip Chaperones Scott Zucker the wedding of Samantha Bubes and Alan Weiss Will Kukler becoming a Bar Mitzvah

in honor of Cathy Gottlieb's Bat Mitzvah Cindy Gibbs' Bat Mitzvah Linda Gruskin's conversion to Judaism Mike Perkel's Birthday

in memory of Flo Mann Jerry Grossinger Brigette Fogel Sara Dinberg

in memory of Bernard Gouss Leonard Schiff Shirley Goodman

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in memory of Allan Tarlow Anne Forman Arnie Sidman's Brother Dvorhod Latvensky Yacob Latvensky Abraham Latvensky Emanuel Latvensky Itsrack Latvensky Leah Arjeve Elya Arjeve Meyer Vapne Estelle Moscow Fanny Meisler Flora Mann Freda Dwoskin Freda Stein Gussie Schnaar Hal Hubschman Harry Stein Hymie Schnaar Jay Epstein Beatrice Sigel Joshua Lavietes Marie Kurtzman

Philanthropic/Social Action Special Fund in honor of the anniversary of George Scheer's Bar Mitzvah the marriage of Terri Heyman and Marc Cohen

Rabbi Levenberg Rachel Mayer’s Bat Mitzvah Simon Gersten

Contributions | May & June 2016

Loventhal Scholarship Endowment in memory of Nathan Cohen

Marline Block Mary Lavietes Mickey Benamy Milly Wall Muriel and Seymour Lodinger Reuben Cohen Shirley Goodman Sid Morochnik Jerry Grossinger Sylvia Blum Ted Golin Maxine Gold Mildred Alper


Allan Fogel Anthony V. Zoghby Bernard Gouss Bernie Stein Brenna Segal David Rothstein Dr. Joseph Persk Florence Lenner Harry Rabinowitz Hy Throne Irma Lou Roth Jerry Diamond Leslie Lovenheim Lionel Minnen Max Tauber Maxine Gold Mildred Persk Ned Sinder Pearl Miller Reba Bock

Volunteers Needed

Elana Perry

Marcia Bock

Ruth Kushner Sonya Alterman Sophie Freedland Sylvia Galanti Theodore Kopkin

in memory of Brad Iroff Ann Edwards Robert S. Janko Children's Enrichment in honor of Will Kukler becoming a Bar Mitzvah

to thank Rabbi Ron Segal Religious School Special Fund in memory of Flora Mann Richman Spiritual Relationship in honor of Ashley Hyman's Graduation Stephanie Jacob's son, Lincoln Linda Richman's birthday Judy Thomas

Rose & Marvin Sugarman Library Endowment in honor of Beth and Ed Sugarman's new grandson Nathaniel Sam Chyatte Memorial Endowment in memory of Morris and Lillian Siegmeister

Be a Hero - Serve on the Usher Corp!

Did you know that it takes over 200 ushers to support all of our High Holy Day services? High Holy Day ushers are responsible for helping in the satellite parking lots, in our lobbies, checking tickets, expediting the loading of our buses, assisting congregants with finding seats, supporting the youth program and much more. As a sign of appreciation, ushers can reserve two seats in the sanctuary for the service in which they volunteer. To volunteer to usher at a High Holy Day Service, please email the Usher Captains directly for the service(s) you select. If you wish to volunteer for more than one service, send a separate email for each service. Please include your name, email address and phone number in the email.

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Erev Rosh HaShanah: Sunday, October 2, 2016 8:00 pm Service – Adam Sikora, Rosh HaShanah Day Service: Monday, October 3, 2016 9:00 am Service – Gloria Kantor, 12:00 pm Family Service – Jane Cohen, 1:30 pm Service – Earl Wasserman, Parking Lots (all dates) Andy Much, Jason Evans,

Kol Nidre: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:00 pm Service – Ron Geer, 9:00 pm Service – Bruce Richards, Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:00 am Service – Mike Jones, 1:00 pm – David Schoenberg, 3:30 pm – Afternoon Services – Charles Stark,

Please sign up early. Thank you in advance for signing up to be a High Holy Day usher!


Samuel Chyatte Second Helpings Special Fund in memory of Ted Golin Ernie Swiedler Moses Lebovitz Rebecca & Paul Krachmer Saul Silverman Stanley E. Solomon Sophia & Irving Hite Kesher Endowment in memory of Murray Jaye Stanley & Shirley Cohen Building & Grounds Endowment in honor of Father's Day praying for Refuah Sh'laymah for Ruth Andres

in honor of Steven Eichel Jewish Law Library Endow- the marriage of Marc Cohen and Terri ment Heyman in memory of Elsie Lichtenstein in memory of Loeb Ketzky Henry Clark Susan & Howard Rothman Adult Program Endowment in memory of Harry Rothman

Torah Learning Special Fund in honor of Cathy Gottlieb's Bat Mitzvah Cindy Gibbs' Bat Mitzvah

Susan & Jay Levitt Outreach Endowment in memory of in memory of Florence Nathanson Harry Levitt Jean Spivack Susan Levitt Youth/Teen Program & Scholarship Fund Taylor & Greenberg Religious School in memory of Scholarship Endowment Bernie Goldstein in memory of Jay Brendt Scheer Richard Paul Caplan Robert H. Goldsmith Technology/Communications Special Fund

Interested in more details about the 5777 High Holy Days at Temple Sinai? Watch for our annual High Holy Day brochure in your mailbox in early August! | 404 . 252 . 3073


Philip N. Kranz Learning Center

Learning Center News : Adelle Salmenson I was very fortunate to attend the Association of Jewish Libraries conference in Charleston, South Carolina in June. In discussion with other librarians it confirmed that the Rabbi Philip N. Learning Center at Temple Sinai, under the guidance of Rabbi Kranz, is a library to be proud of. Our library contains excellent fiction, nonfiction, DVDs as well as a strong reference collection. The Temple Sinai library maintains a complete online catalogue, available on the Temple Sinai website as well as three computer stations available to members. The Learning Center has advanced level accreditation from the Association of Jewish Libraries. It is open on Sunday mornings during the religious school year, and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, throughout the year. Members are encouraged to stop in at the library, to browse the shelves, and to consider reading a book for pleasure. The library’s current circulation is remarkably high for a congregation of our size but the reading population is still not large enough. The Temple Sinai Library housed within The Rabbi Philip N. Kranz Learning Center is a congregational treasure. Plan to make it a part of your Jewish religious life at Temple Sinai. Thank you to the following members for renewing their membership to the Library Guild: Bonnie Aronin Shirley Michalove Marlene Schwartz

June/July B’nei Mitzvah Ceremonies Eric Hunter, son of Buttons (Ellen) and Gary Hunter Eric has lived with dogs his entire life. He loves dogs, his and others. For his Bar Mitzvah project he wanted to volunteer at an animal shelter. He found out about FurKids, a no-kill shelter that allows youth to volunteer in many capacities. He was introduced to FurKids from a friend whose family adopted from this organization. In addition, when Eric was 10, our Golden Retriever, Avery, was lost to an incurable cancer while in his prime at 6 years old. This impacted Eric in many ways and he is donating a percentage of his Bar Mitzvah monetary gifts to Frankie’s Friends, a canine cancer foundation that is an organization committed to curing or helping those with canine cancer. Eric also took part in Temple Sinai’s 7th Grade Middot and Mitzvot – Jewish Values in Action Day on Hachnasat Orchim – Welcoming Strangers. Through this and exposure of his family’s efforts of donating grown-out clothes, sporting goods, household items and the activities surrounding his TAG efforts, he understands that one must help others (people or animals) in many ways – donating of goods, money and time.

Happy Birthday to the following children who have become Birthday Book Program honorees: Aaron Berman, Ilan Berman, Faye Edens, Sam Edens For more information about the Birthday Book Program, call the Learning Center at 404-252-3073 ext. 320

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Remembering loved ones…. Our beautiful Yahrzeit Memorial Stand, created by artist Timothy Sutherland, is located in the Gallery outside the Freeman Family Chapel. The Memorial Stand contains name plates purchased by congregants which list the names of loved ones of blessed memory, along with their date of death in English and Hebrew. During the week of the yahrzeit, a duplicate plate with the individual’s name is placed in the middle of the stand. Sinai members wishing to memorialize their loved ones may still purchase name plates to be added to the Memorial Stand. Please contact Lillie Janko for more information at

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Family Promise August 7-14 Family Promise is a wonderful program that provides temporary room and board, as well as career counseling and case management, for homeless families with children. Temple Sinai hosts several times a year and needs volunteers to provide meals, stay overnight and help with movein and move-out. If you are interested in helping please contact

2016 Atlanta Interfaith Build with Habitat for Humanity.8 Join Temple Sinai and other organizations across the city to build a home for Habitat for Humanity. The seven build dates will be:

The cost is $25 per person for Brotherhood and Sisterhood members and $50 per person for all other members. Thank you to the Brotherhood and Sisterhood for their sponsorship. Please contact Philip Karlick at 404.434.6284 for more information. RSVP online.

When Second Helpings started in 2004, we were one of a handful of food rescue organizations in Atlanta. A dozen years later, interest in feeding the hungry has skyrocketed! We’re proud to be part of a caring community of individuals and organizations. Check out these exciting developments: • The U.S. Senate followed the lead of the House and passed the Global Food Security Act. It authorizes Feed the Future (, the government’s global hunger and food security intiative. • After learning the facts about hunger, Indiana farmer Jonathan Lawler decided to donate his harvest to those in need. He’s expecting to share 500,000 pounds of food in the first year. Lawler, who also owns a consulting company, partnered with soup kitchens and agencies to distribute the bounty. • In California, the organization known as CropMobster helps food producers and retailers distribute excess food. Businesses submit alerts about surplus food; subscribers receive the alerts and respond directly. Meanwhile, here at home Second Helpings Atlanta is on the move! In March, our volunteers rescued 107,000 pounds of food, a 67% increase over March 2015. We are thrilled to welcome these generous new Food Donors: Costco Cumberland Mall, The Federal Reserve Bank, Muss & Turner’s, Sprouts Farmers Market East-West Connector, Fiserv, Bimbo Bakeries Norcross, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, Trader Joe’s East Cobb and Wyndham Atlanta Galleria. We’re always looking for new Food Donors and more Volunteer Drivers! It just takes 90 minutes a month to get food to those in need. Click or contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Labovitz at | 404 . 252 . 3073

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Social Action

Have you moved or changed contact information? Keep us informed! In an effort to ensure that we can effectively keep in touch with you and your family, please notify the Temple Sinai office of any phone number, email or address changes. You can do this by calling 404-252-3073 or logging into the Chaverweb site where you can securely view and update your member file. Simply visit our website ( and select “Manage Membership” at the top of the homepage. Your user name and password were sent in the Fall, however please feel free to email should you need it reset.


Welcome New Staff! Dawn Painter, Development & Campaign Director We are pleased to welcome Dawn Lasusky Painter to the Temple Sinai family as our new Development and Campaign Director. Having worked with dozens of organizations dedicated to social justice, including the GA Commission on Family Violence, Feminist Women’s Health Center, GA Equality, GA Budget & Policy Institute, Civil Justice PAC, Inc. of GTLA and more, Dawn brings over 20 years of experience with her to Temple Sinai. Dawn has dedicated her career to the nonprofit community with an emphasis on development, campaign management, public policy, strategic planning, community partnership and special event planning. Dawn and her daughter Anna Claire are thrilled to join the Temple Sinai community and are eager to connect with our members over the coming months.

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Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 10:30 in the morning Temple Sinai | 5645 Dupree Drive NW | Atlanta, Georgia Kiddush luncheon to follow

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TEMPLE SINAI’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY January - December, 2018

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As chairs we are so excited about Temple Sinai’s 50th Anniversary. We will be having so many fantastic events throughout the year. A few examples are the Opening Event with an exciting speaker, a 50’s Sock Hop, Family Fun Day and a Fifty and Fabulous Gala Evening. We hope that you will attend some or all of these events. It is going to be a year of celebration and community building. We would love for anyone who would like to be involved and help us to plan the events for the 50th Anniversary to please contact Dawn Painter at You will begin to see notices throughout the year about the 50th year events so please pay attention. -Ina & Harold Enoch Temple Sinai 50th Anniversary Chairs


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10 am - Mah Jongg

10 am - Movies, Music and Spirit with Bob Bahr

5:30 pm -Bat Mitzvah

5:45 pm - Kabbalat Panim, Shabbat Meditation

9 am - Torah Study

12:30 pm Canasta

6:30 pm Rosh Chodesh

6:30 pm - Mah Jongg



9 am - Teacher Kallah

6:30 pm - Shabbat Service





10 am - Mah Jongg

10 am - Movies, Music and Spirit with Bob Bahr

12 pm - Gallery Tour (Away)

5:30 pm - Kabbalat Panim/, Shabbat Meditation

10 am - Shofar Worshop

12:30 pm Canasta

4 pm - Alliance Theater Reading

7 pm - Lilith Salon

6:30 pm - Mah Jongg

6:30 pm - Shabbat Service, Installation of Rabbi Shabbman

10 am - Shabbat Service 10:30 - Bar Mitzvah Ceremony

13 9 am - Torah Study with Rabbi Rick Jacobs 10 am - Shabbat Service

Family Promise - August 7 - 14








10 am - Mah Jongg

12:30 pm - Canasta

12 pm - Romeo Club (Away)

6:30 pm - Mah Jongg

7:30 pm - Adult Ed Miniseries with Beth Schafer

5:15 pm - Tot Shabbat Dinner Club

9 am - Torah Study 10 am - Shabbat Service

5:45 pm - Kabbalat Panim 5:45 pm - Shabbat Meditation 6 pm - Tot Shabbat 6:30 pm - Shabbat Service


9:30 - Prospective Member Brunch






10 am - Mah Jongg

12:30 pm - Canasta

7:30 pm - Adult Ed Miniseries with Beth Schafer

5:45 pm - Kabbalat Panim,

9 am - Torah Study

6:30 pm - Mah Jongg

3 pm - Preschool Ice Cream Social

28 8:30 am Congregational Pancake Breakfast 9:30 am - PreK (RS)Religious School

5:45 pm - Shabbat Meditation 6:30 pm - Shabbat Service


5:30 pm - Bar Mitzvah Ceremony



10 am - Mah Jongg

12:30 pm - Canasta

4:45 pm - Hebrew School

4:45 pm - Hebrew School

6:30 pm - Shofar workshop

6:30 pm - Mah Jongg

10 am - Shabbat Service 10:30 am B'not Mitzvah Ceremony | 404 . 252 . 3073


10:30 am Bat Mitzvah Ceremony


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Temple Sinai August Worship Schedule Friday, August 19 Thursday, August 4 6:00 pm Tot Shabbat Service  5:30 pm Bat Mitzvah ceremony of Valerie Shabbat Service  Goldman, daughter of Jill and Jason 6:30 pm Goldman  Saturday, August 20 10:30 am Bat Mitzvah ceremony of Anna Bauman, Friday, August 5 daughter of Deborah and Andrew Bauman 6:30 pm Shabbat Service   Saturday, August 6 5:30 pm Bar Mitzvah ceremony of Justin Kaufman, son 10:00 am Shabbat Service  of Nancy and Mark Kaufman  10:30 am Bar Mitzvah ceremony of Benjamin Rose, son of Nicole Armentrout and Friday, August 26 Mike Rose  6:30 pm Shabbat Service  Friday, August 12 6:30 pm Shabbat Service and Installation Ceremony Saturday, August 27 10:00 am Shabbat Service featuring Chai Fidelity  of Rabbi Sam Shabman Saturday, August 13 10:00 am Shabbat Service 

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10:30 am B'not Mitzvah ceremony of Sabrina Leftoff, daughter of Amy and Marc Leftoff and Liza Miller, daughter of Marci and Stephen Miller 

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