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d’var sinai

October 2016


Please see pages 4 & 5 for a complete High Holy Day Schedule

Artist in Residence – Gaby Meyer Friday, October 28, 6:30 pm. Temple Sinai is pleased to present an evening of soulful experiences led by Artist in Residence Gaby Meyer. Gaby, who comes to us from Israel via Argentina is a pioneer of peace. Committed to connecting the Human Spirit through music, song, theater and ritual retreats, he is also dedicated to human rights and spirituality of all. Gaby wil participate in Shabbat services on Friday, October 28th. Following services, Gaby will lead us in a “Prayerformance” during which he will share healing heart songs, multilingual & world fusion music spiced up by personal stories and reflections. We are thrilled to share that accompanying Gaby will be internationally accomplished Iranian/American santoor player and composer Alan Kushan who has played with, among others, Miles Davis & Masters of Iranian classical music. For more information about the artist visit:

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 Director of Membership Engagement 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 Brad Levenberg Last month I turned 40. Did I really just say that? It is hard to believe that there was a time when I was “so young…” when I was the young rabbi, the person about whom many of you made jokes about my looking like a teenager. As the grey hair begins to appear and the crows-feet slowly form around my eyes, it is apparent that I will not be hearing those comments again. Sigh.

nities that, for me, were always “next year” opportunities. Some of these opportunities may seem trivial and banal to some – for example, it is in this spirit that I finally “shot the Hooch,” an experience that in 10 years of living in Atlanta I had yet to undertake. Other experiences are more physically challenging and demanding – I aim to jog more during this first year than I ever have previously, and to top that record each year. I am to eat better – or at least, not eat as much of the stuff I used to eat when I was still in college.

And that was when it hit me: I don’t need the landmark birthday to introduce the concept of living life more fully and completely to my repertoire. I have it every year with the holy day of Rosh Hashanah. I have more often utilized Rosh Hashanah as an opportunity to reflect upon the pasJudaism has a lot to say about turning 40. According to our sage of one year into the next, to reflect upon the year that has gone by and dream about the year ahead. How limiting tradition, it is at the age of 40 that one receives the gift of indeed, for the true gift of Rosh Hashanah is to look back understanding and wisdom. The example is often told of upon a life lived, and dreams realized, and defeats that Rabbi Akiva, the great sage of our people’s history, who completely transformed his life at age 40, dedicating himself taste less bitter over time…and to look at a lifetime ahead, to Torah learning. While in his 30s he was apparently a nov- pausing to make sure there are more dreams than memories. ice at living Jewishly, over time he mastered the language and teachings of Jewish tradition. Implied in the story of When I reflect back upon my own life, I recall how, well, his life is that, at 40, he attained the understanding that, in fact, he understood very little about the world around him. old 40-year-olds were when I was a teenager. And now Hence, his decision to address that deficit to stunning effect. that I have entered that club, I can rest comfortably in the wisdom that old is most certainly relative, that old is a state of mind, and that old is, as was put by others, “always 45 I don’t believe I am in any danger of becoming as wise as years older than I am.” Rabbi Akiva, but I am taking a page from his book by dedicating myself anew to recognizing deficiencies in my own life. I am committing these next 10 years to seizing opportu- Shanah Tova

Board of Trustees Message | Marcia Nuffer Temple Sinai is a congregational family where we all feel known and valued.

The High Holy Days themselves embody and remind us of this dual notion of connection. We start with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the two holidays where we are truly all together as a congregation. They are a time for reflection and a time where we feel the power of being part of a community larger than ourselves. They are a time when we see Sinai friends that we may not have seen in awhile. Even amidst the hubbub, we connect with one another as a congregational family. The holiday season then continues with Sukkot, where we sit around a table and dine with friends and family in a particularly intimate setting. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot are

Our experience at Temple Sinai during the rest of the year should bring us that same combination of connections. We come together regularly through worship, education, and social action. Our size lets us provide programming to satisfy a diversity of interests and needs… to come together as a community in many different ways. At the same time, we must ask ourselves whether we are taking full advantage of these communal opportunities to develop deeper personal relationships. Do we introduce ourselves to people we don’t know? Do we try to get to know people at a more personal level? Do we find opportunities to extend our relationships beyond the walls of the synagogue? We are at our best as a congregational family when each of us feels the power of the community while developing meaningful relationships with one another. | 404 . 252 . 3073

This statement is one of the most important values and visions that we have for our congregation. To be a place where we each develop deep individual connections and relationships, and where we feel part of a greater community.

all Days of Awe, and together they convey the importance of individual and communal relationships.

As we head into this New Year, I hope you will all enjoy and embrace the opportunities to strengthen and broaden your personal relationships at Temple Sinai. Let us feel the power and support of the congregation while fully realizing our vision of a congregational family. L’Shanah Tovah


2016 Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Schedule

2016 High Holy Days

Erev Rosh HaShanah | Sunday, October 2 6:00 pm Congregational Dinner 8:00 pm Erev Rosh HaShanah Service*  Rosh HaShanah Day I | Monday, October 3 9:00 am Service I  Youth Program I Junior Congregation I 12:00 pm Family Service* 1:30 pm Service II  Youth Program II Junior Congregation II Service I and Service II are identical in content. Rosh HaShanah Day II | Tuesday, October 4 9:00 am Morning Service*  12:00 pm Tashlich Service* at Chattahooche River National Recreation Area* Special Services | Sunday, October 9 9:00 am Cemetery Memorial Service at Crest Lawn Memorial Park (Temple Sinai section) 10:00 am Cemetery Memorial Service at Arlington Memorial Park (Shalom section) 10:00 am Family Tashlich Service and Picnic at Morgan Falls Overlook Park *Erev Rosh HaShanah, Family Service and Rosh HaShanah Day II services are open to the community. Tickets are not required.

Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur | Tuesday, October 11 6:00 pm Service I  9:00 pm Service II  Service I and Service II are identical in content. Yom Kippur Day | Wednesday, October 12 9:00 am Service I  Youth Program I Junior Congregation I 11:30 am Dialogue with the Rabbis NEW Teen Dialogue (Grades 9-12) 1:00 pm Service II  Youth Program II Junior Congregation II Text Study with Immediate Past President Scott Zucker 3:30 pm Mind-Body-Spirit Renewal Service  Afternoon Service*  5:00 pm Yizkor (Memorial Service) and Neilah (Concluding Service)*  The services conclude with the blowing of the shofar, followed by a light break-thefast around 6:45 pm. Service I and Service II are identical in content. *The Afternoon service and Yizkor/Neilah services are open to the community and unaffiliated. Tickets are not required.

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High Holy Days Food Drive: Fill a Bag, Feed a Family !

“And when you harvest your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger. I the Eternal am your God.” Leviticus 23:22

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As Jews, we are commanded to care for the less fortunate - not just in word, but in deed. With the blessing of a New Year and the introspection of Yom Kippur upon us, we are reminded of our Covenant, and of our obligations to others.


This year, Temple Sinai is excited to partner with Second Helpings Atlanta to collect donations for the Community Assistance Center in Sandy Springs. Your donation of food and/or toiletries will ensure the year begins with blessings for so many in our community. How to donate: Donation bags will be available at Temple Sinai on Rosh HaShanah. Grab a bag (or 2 or 3!), fill it with suggested food items and toiletries, and return it to the temple on or before Yom Kippur. Donations can be given directly to a volunteer or placed in one of Sinai’s donation bins. Donations will also be collected at the satellite parking locations on Yom Kippur Day. For those interested in giving their time as well, volunteer opportunities abound. To volunteer with the High Holy Days Food Drive contact Simie Faskowitz at

Sukkot | October 16 - 23

Sukkah Raising 8 Thursday, October 13, 3:00 pm in the Courtyard Come help us put up our brand new, extra-large, better-than-ever sukkah! Note the extra hours to allow for more daylight. We’ll have pizza, beer and soda. There is no cost to attend. We are so grateful to our Brotherhood for funding a new Sukkah. Please RSVP online. Una Bella Notte nella Sukkah 8 Sunday, October 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Courtyard Did you know it's a mitzvah to eat all meals in the Sukkah and that a meal is defined as more than two oz of grain (e.g. pasta)? Join us for a Beautiful Night in the Sukkah as we toast the Shabbah Queen with Chianti, Cappuccino and an Italian dinner in our new, extra-large Sukkah. Dinner is $18/person. Please RSVP online. Retirees Lunch in the Sukkah 8 Wednesday, October 19, 11:00 am in the Courtyard Enjoy lunch and some learning with Rabbi Levenberg in our beautiful new sukkah. Reservations are required. The cost is $15 per person. Please RSVP online. Men’s Night out… in the Sukkah8 Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 pm Thanks to Brotherhood funds and the hard work of a few volunteers, Sinai has a brand new 900 sq. ft. Sukkah in the courtyard. Let’s break it in….Come join your Sinai friends for a beer and bourbon happy hour and an Heirloom BBQ dinner in the Sukkah. Dinner will be served around 7:00 pm. Free for Brotherhood members, $20 for all others. Please RSVP online.

Annual Women’s Rosh Chodesh in the Sukkah 8 Thursday, October 20, 6:30 pm in the Courtyard Join Rabbi Shabman and Sisterhood/Neshamot for a special Rosh Chodesh program in the Sukkah. See page 7 for more information. Tot Shabbat in the Sukkah 8 Friday, October 21, 5:15 pm Pizza in the Hut Friday, October 21, 6:00 pm at the Playground Our youngest friends and parents are invited to shake the lulav & etrog as part of a joyous Tot Shabbat service in the sukkah on the playground. Dinner is $10/ family. Please RSVP online. Service celebrating Shabbat and Sukkot Friday, October 21, 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary Join your congregational family for a festive and family-friendly service. Family Sukkot Dinner: Pizza in the Hut 8 Friday, October 21, 7:30 pm in the Courtyard Families with children in grades K-6 are invited to a joyous celebration of Sukkot with a festive and fun dinner in our new, extra-large sukkah. Dinner is $10/family. Please RSVP online. Sukkot Shmooze: Drinks and Discussion for Young Adults 8 Saturday, October 22, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The home of Rabbi Sam Shabman Sinai members and friends in their 20s/30s are invited to join Rabbi Sam Shabman and her husband Rabbi Natan Trief at their home for an evening of socializing, celebration and lively discussion about how the festival of Sukkot can be meaningful and relevant in our modern lives. Cocktails, wine & cheese, and desserts will be served and the evening will include Havdalah as well. Please RSVP online.

Sunday, October 23, 5:30 pm Dinner, 6:30 pm ServiceWhile the Chinese celebrate their new year with a dragon parade, we will continue to celebrate 5777 with Chinese food and dancing with the Torah! Join us for this congregation-wide joyous event, including unrolling an entire Torah scroll, sweets and dancing in the sanctuary and Ackerman Hall. Dinner is $10/person, and $36 for families. Please RSVP online.

Sh’mini Atzeret

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2016 High Holy Days

Sukkot Service | Monday, October 17 10:00 am Sukkot Service 11:15 pm Brunch and Learn 8 Brunch is complimentary, but reservations are requested by October 10. Please RSVP online.


Women's Retreat, Registration Still Available


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Brotherhood Upcoming Events Sisterhood/Neshamot & Brotherhood

Sukkah Raising8 Thursday, October 13, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Come Anytime! Please give us a couple hours of your time on Thursday, October 13 starting at 3:00 pm until around 8:00 pm to help put the new Sukkah together. We REALLY need help assembling all of the modular components. This thing is pretty heavy. No power tools necessary. If you can hold a wrench… you can help. If necessary, we will continue assembling starting at 9:00 am on October 14th. Beverages and pizza will be provided. Please RSVP. Men’s Night out… in the Sukkah8 Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 pm Thanks to Brotherhood funds and the hard work of a few volunteers, Sinai has a brand new 900 sq. ft. Sukkah in the courtyard. Let’s break it in….Come join your Sinai friends for a beer and bourbon happy hour and an Heirloom BBQ dinner in the Sukkah. Dinner will be served around 7pm. Free for Brotherhood members, $20 for all others. Please RSVP. Questions? Please contact us at

Sisterhood/Neshamot Upcoming Events Rosh Chodesh: Z'man Simchateinu, The Season of Our Joy: In The Sukkah8 Thursday, October 20, 6:30 pm

Save the Date for Upcoming 2016-2017 Sisterhood Events! Sunday, January 22, 2017 Fitness/Health/Nutrition Happening Sunday, March 26, 2017 Top Chef: Anything Matzah Cook Off Sunday, May 7, 2017 Fantastic closing event | 404 . 252 . 3073

Sukkot is commonly referred in Jewish prayer and literature as Z'man Simchateinu, the Season of our Rejoicing. What does it mean to be told that we are “supposed to be joyous” during a certain season? We will study the concept of happiness and the search for joy and fulfillment in our tradition and in our own lives. Please join us for a kosher style - dairy meal pot luck celebration for Sukkot in the courtyard. Last name A-L- Main dish, M-S-Desserts, T-Z- Starters.


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Adult Education

Travel to Israel with Rabbi Ron Segal - June 2017


We are excited to announce our next exciting congregational family trip to Israel! Traveling to Israel with fellow Temple Sinai members, families and your rabbi is truly one of the most incredible, memory-making experiences and journeys one could hope to have. Expert guides, educational experiences and fun activities tailored for travelers of all ages, a profoundly special B’nai Mitzvah service, amazing architectural highlights, spiritually rich and moving places and moments, old and new friendships… all of this and more will be shared in Israel, our Jewish homeland! Whether you’ve never been to Israel before, haven’t been in decades, or visited recently and now want to experience Israel with family and close friends, Sinai’s trip to Israel is for you. I encourage you to join us next summer - June 3-13, 2017 – for an amazing and memorable journey! Contact Rachel Deline for questions and more information at rdeline@templesinaiatlanta. org. Chyatte Lecture: Jews in Space with Dr. Paul R. Wolpe Sunday Morning Learning Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 pm 10:00 am, PNK Learning Center Surprisingly, Jews have had a significant role in going The Sunday Morning Learning program is a new initiainto space, and there have been a number of Jewish tive aimed at providing meaningful learning opportuniastronauts (and cosmonauts!). Jews have also contribties on Sunday mornings to all adults in our community. uted to “Space Ethics,” the development of bioethics The topics are varied, the presenters are all phenomepolicies in space travel. Space travel challenges us nal, and the conversation will be lively. with unique situations that evoke unique ethical and October 16: Understanding- and fighting - BDS with bioethical issues. Dr. Wolpe, for the last 15 years the Todd Young of AIPAC Senior Bioethics Advisor to NASA, tells stories of being October 23: Israel and Refugees: the Refugee crisis in a Jew at NASA, tells of the Jewish role in the exploraIsrael and how Israel responds with Rabbi Ellen tion of space, and explores some of the challenging Nemhauser ethical issues of long duration space flight to explore October 30: The Golem, Frankenstein and Other Spooky our solar system. Jewish Tales with Rabbi Brad Levenberg Sponsored by the Sam Chyatte Memorial Endowment Adult Beginning Hebrew Fund Learn the Hebrew Alef-bet. Read Prayers in Hebrew. Film Series with Rabbi Sam Shabman Become a more active participant in services. Keep up Sunday, October 30 – Above and Beyond with your kids and grandkids. No prior knowledge of 6:30 pm Hebrew is necessary! For more information, please As a way of commemorating Veteran’s Day at Temcontact Sharon Fagin at ple Sinai, Rabbi Sam will show the film: ABOVE AND BEYOND. In 1948, just three years after the liberation The Martian8 of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots Sunday, October 16, 12:30 pm answered a call for help. In secret and at great personJoin us for a viewing of "The Martian", the Oscar winal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained ning film that follows an astronaut, stranded on Mars, behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew who must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of survive on a hostile planet while his crew mates and a Machal – “volunteers from abroad” – this ragtag band team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they him home. This event is open to adults and kids, and also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and lunch and popcorn will be served. The film is rated PGrenewed Jewish pride. ABOVE AND BEYOND is their 13, so please use your discretion. Please register online. story.

On Thursday, October 6th, the art gallery tour will be meeting at Luna's Restaurant 200 Main Street, S.W. Gainesville, Georgia at 12:00 noon. We will then proceed to the Manhattan Gallery at 301 Main Street S.W. Gainesville, Georgia at 2:00 p.m. Brenau University has one of the finest art collections housed in a private university. We will be viewing part of the 6000 works of art in their permanent collection consisting of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and textiles. Their collection includes works by Rauschenberg, Frankenthaler, Warhol, and other renowned artists. We will drive to the Sellars Gallery (that hosts rotating exhibitions) at 200 Boulevard, Gainesville, Georgia 30501. We will be viewing the drawings and sculpture of contemporary artist Hannah Israel, a professor and gallery director at Columbus State University. For those who wish to carpool, we will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Regions Bank located at Roswell Road and Abernathy in Sandy Springs. There is a fee of $5.00 to carpool. Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, September 30th (as space is limited) to Andy Steinman at or by phone at 404.406.4650. 50-60s - Save the Date Sunday, November 20 Save the date for a fun get together with your friends in the 50-60s group. More information to follow.

Sunday, October 9 10:30 am - Pre-Parade Gathering and Prep at Temple Sinai 11:00 am - Bus departs 12:00 pm - Parade Begins

In preparation for our Shabbat Honoring Veterans in November, we are updating our database. If you are a veteran, please let us know! Visit tsveterans so that we can properly honor you in our service. Save the date for our Shabbat Honoring Veterans on Friday, November 11 at 6:30 pm. Temple Sinai Game Room Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Temple Sinai Game Room will be available during specific hours for those congregants who wish to play Mah jongg, Canasta or any other card game. Classroom #176 will be set up with multiple card tables and chairs during the above hours for groups that wish to use Temple Sinai for their regular games. Note: The Game Room will not be accesible on Holy Days nor on October 11 as we prepar for Kol Nidre ROMEO Club Tuesday, October 18 at 1:00 PM Mirage Abernathy Square 6631 Roswell Rd NE Join the retired men of the ROMEO club for great food, interesting conversation and lots of fun. Contact Charlie Stark for more information and to RSVP at

Join your Sinai clergy and friends as we stride with pride in this year's Atlanta Pride Parade. Join Atlanta's Jewish Community, sponsored by SOJOURN, as we march together in support of our family, friends, coworkers, and community members. The Jewish Community Contingent aims to be diverse and inclusive! Temple Sinai is THRILLED to be participating again! We will meet in the morning at 10:30 am to make posters and get ready for the parade. Participants will have the option to order lunch. Temple Sinai WILL be offering a bus to Pride, leaving from Temple Sinai at 11:00 am. Please register online. | 404 . 252 . 3073

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Adult Programs

Gallery Tour Thursday, October 6 12:00 pm Luna's Restaurant, Gainesville, GA 2:00 pm Manhattan Gallery


Temple Sinai Preschool & Young Families Your Journey. Your Home.


The 30th year of Temple Sinai Preschool is off to a great start! Join us for an Open House and Tour on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:30 am. Come meet our teachers, tour our classrooms, and see our students in action. There will be some fun and engaging activities so bring the kids! We will end the tour and open house with popsicles on our newly renovated playground. This is a community event, so feel free to invite friends, family, and other community members. The event will start in the lobby of the preschool. You can RSVP by email. If you have any questions, please contact Jamah Maman at or 404-255-6200. Hope to see you soon! Your friends at TSPS

Tot Shabbat in the Sukkah 8 Friday, October 21, 5:15 pm Pizza in the Hut

Daddy & Me -PDK Airport Playground & Lunch8 Saturday, October 8th, 11:00 am Peachtree Dekalb Airport Playground 2000 Airport Rd. Atlanta, GA 30341 Come hang out with Dads and Kids at the PDK playground, followed by lunch at the airstrip's restaurant, Downwind! There is no cost for this event; buy your own lunch. RSVP online.

Friday, October 21, 6:00 pm Service on the Playground Our youngest friends and parents are invited to shake the lulav & etrog as part of a joyous Tot Shabbat service in the sukkah on the playground. Dinner is $10/ family. Please RSVP online.

Friday, October 21, 7:30 pm in the Courtyard Families with children in grades K-6 are invited to a joyous celebration of Sukkot with a festive and fun dinner in our new, extra-large sukkah. Dinner is $10/family. Please RSVP online. And remember to join us beforehand for our family friendly Shabbat service!

Teen Action Days: NEW this year! October 30, December 11, February 5, March 19

Youth Education & Teens @ Sinai

Family Sukkot Dinner: Pizza in the Hut 8

Temple Sinai will have four Teen Action Days throughout the year. Teens in grades 7-12 are encouraged to join us for an afternoon of teen-planned, hands on, community service experiences!

Help Needed ! Temple Sinai to host NFTY-SAR Fall Kallah November 4-6, 2016

Our 9th-12th grade youth group (SCRUFY) will plan and run this weekend-long event for over 300 teenagers from all over the South. The weekend will be filled with social action, education, Jewish values, and social programming. To register your teen, visit

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Please contact Molly Okun, Director of Youth and Teen Engagement, or 404-252-3073 for more information. | 404 . 252 . 3073

1. Housing Teens: We will provide home hospitality to over 300 Jewish teens during the weekend. You do not need to have a teen attending the event to host teens! Host families are responsible for providing a few meals, snacks, and transporting the teens to and from the event. You can decide how many teens you would be comfortable hosting (the minimum is 3), you must have enough seatbelts to safely transport the teens – drivers must be 21 years of age or older. All participants will bring sleeping bags and do not expect to sleep in beds. If you would like to host, visit 2. Volunteering Time: Throughout the weekend we will need adult volunteers to help organize supplies, set up programs, serve food, decorate Sinai, run errands, and much more! This is an incredible opportunity for congregants to get to see the behindthe-scenes work our teens are doing. 3. Spread the Word: Even if you are unable to host teens and/or volunteer your time, we still need your help recruiting your friends. Every member of Temple Sinai can have a positive impact on this important and meaningful event. Please help us in promoting this event to our teens and also recruit volunteers and host families!


Religious School

Religious School 2016- 2017 We're off to a Great Start!

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Thank you for joining us for our first day of Religious School and Congregatonal Pancake Breakfast! We look forward to a wonderful year ahead!


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September B'nei Mitzvah

September B'nei Mitzvah Ceremonies Adam Arkin- Son of Jonathan and Marilyn Arkin When considering where to focus his efforts for his mitzvah project, Adam quickly decided upon the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF). Adam chose to raise money and promote awareness of Mitochondrial Disorders as a way to honor his brother, Ross, who lives with this disease and its devastating effects every day of his life.

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In addition, Adam volunteered for the Christopher League where he helped disabled children play baseball, and he held a bake sale with two of his "Bar Mitzvah Bros" at Galloway. Adam's primary project, however, was a fundraiser he created called "Try It For A Cure." He used CrowdRise and Facebook to contact friends and families and offer to try a new food of their choosing in exchange for a donation to the UMDF.


Adam is well known among friends and family for his limited menu of food items, so this was quite the challenge for him. On the other hand, he figured this challenge was minimal compared to that of his brother and other people affected by Mitochondrial Disease throughout the world. Adam wanted to be sure he was earning every dollar to raise this money, and he tried over thirty new foods. He actually sent individual videos to prove his commitment. The videos showed that he tried the food and "earned" the donation. On top of that, he was able to say thank you to each donor at the end of their videos. Adam's fundraiser actually went "viral" and between the donations of generous friends, family and many strangers equally excited about his project, Adam raised well over $4,000 for the UMDF. Mom and Dad agreed to add an extra $5 per food if he was able to try the new food without vomiting. It was so much fun, and there were some classic videos captured. Adam and Ross have a special brotherly bond, and he was so happy to have Ross as his inspiration for his Mitzvah Project!

Evelyn Drucker – Daughter of Laura and Michael Drucker In preparing for becoming a Bat Mitzvah, students are encouraged to give back to the community and help others in need. Evie brought her smile, energy and compassion and helped others in several ways. Evie was joined by several of her friends and her mom Laura and ran the Komen Greater Atlanta 5K Race for the Cure to raise money to support breast cancer research and to provide mammograms for people who cannot afford them. Evie was proud to help fight breast cancer and support her Grandma Margie, Auntie Carolyn and all breast cancer survivors. Evie will also make a donation to the V Foundation for Cancer Research in memory of her Grammy Sugar who died from stomach cancer six years ago. Evie admired Grammy Sugar for many reasons, and knows that she would be proud of her today. Evie also participated in Social Action Sunday at Temple Sinai on two occasions where she helped make 1,000 sandwiches to feed the hungry. Evie and her family have also contributed to Family Promise where they provided food to people in need who stay at Temple Sinai for a week to have shelter and hot meals. They even had the opportunity to have dinner with several families with kids Evie’s age, who inspired Evie to help even more because she would like those kids to have the same opportunities that she has. Each of these activities has helped Evie understand that it is important to help others and be passionate about causes that can make a difference in people’s lives. She cannot wait to continue to make a difference in the future.

Madeline Reitman – Daughter of Leslie and Arthur Reitman Madeline has spent part of her summer raising money for Creating Connected Communities (CCC). CCC provides an opportunity for teens to actively participate within their community to enrich the lives of underprivileged children. Madeline, along with many other teens, will be helping CCC with their annual Fall Festival this October. She will be responsible for running a specific activity for CCC to promote the spirit of the season. The Festival will provide a safe opportunity for kids to enjoy themselves and experience Halloween – a holiday they sometimes miss due to neighborhood safety concerns. With the money that Madeline has raised, she will speak with local store managers on behalf of CCC to purchase supplies for her event, organize materials and quantities, and spend her day with the children at the festival. | 404 . 252 . 3073

Halle Kwatnez – Daughter of Bonnie and Robert Kwatnez OneFamily, established in 1991, is the premier national Israeli organization that rehabilitates, reinvigorates, and rebuilds the lives of Israel’s thousands of terror attack victims. An extensive network of professionals, volunteers, and supporters helps these victims and their families to rebuild their lives through emotional, legal, and financial assistance programs. These programs are geared toward each of the following: orphans, bereaved parents, parents of injured children, widows and widowers, young adults and youth. When Halle learned about this organization, she discovered that one of the ways that she could show her support is to financially sponsor an affected family’s child’s bar/bat mitzvah through their youth division. What particularly appealed to Halle’s sense of compassion and responsibility was the idea that she could be paired with, or “twin” with another Israeli girl about the same age, whose family has been affected by terrorism. They will begin as pen pals and then share their journey together, which will give them the opportunity to connect on a deeper level. Halle hopes to meet her and her family in Israel next May when her Davis Academy class visits Israel. Hopefully, they will create a lifelong friendship together.

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Isabella Orkin Emmanuel – David Leavitt - Son of Daughter of Lisa Orkin Emmanuel Carrie Leavitt and Ever since she was a baby, Isabella Jeffrey Leavitt has always been kind and compasFor his Bar Mitzvah project sionate to the plight of others. While David volunteered for an still a small child, she suggested usanimal rescue organizaing her artistic skills to make get-well tion called Fur Kids. Fur cards for children that were ill, which Kids is a “no-kill” shelter were distributed at a local hospital. that rescues dogs and cats And when she moved to Atlanta, from around the Atlanta she volunteered with her mother to Metro area. Often the spend time with homeless families dogs at this organization as part of Temple Sinai’s program with Family Promise. are saved from euthanasia at other shelters in order to be nursed back to health and eventually find their Through these experiences, she has seen firsthand the differforever homes. ing circumstances that people find themselves in during their lifetime. She has been taught that instead of judging others, she At Fur Kids, David had the opportunity to take care should be compassionate and to try to find the parts of each of of the dogs, walk them, give them food and water, us that are the same. clean up after them, and even do their laundry! David found this experience very rewarding and meaningful, As part of her Bat Mitzvah preparation Isabella realized that the especially because he is passionate about animals. He most impactful experience for her would be to literally get out so enjoyed his opportunity to work with homeless dogs there and help those in need. So, she dedicated a significant that he persuaded his mother to adopt a homeless amount of time packaging food for Open Hand Atlanta. She also dog named Daisy. He is continuing his love and care of organized the various food staples that they deliver to the elder- animals at home in addition to continuing his volunteer ly. Through this work, she learned how important it is to look out work with Fur Kids and other animal shelters. for the most vulnerable people in our society and to share what she is lucky enough to have in her life.


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…

Niki & Aaron Baker on the birth of their daughter, Cora Baker.

Cheryl Alifeld on the death of her father, Bernard “Bernie” Rosenak.

Tara & Toby Bartlett on their 25th anniversary.

Heidi Baron on the death of her brother, Scott Sheron.

Milt Crane on his 86th birthday.

Staci Brill on the death of her grandmother, Betty Lipson.

Dana & Matthew Eisenman on the birth of their son, Reid Paulson Eisenman.

Jane Butler on the death of her mother, Elvis Goldsmith. Shannon Clayman on the death of her father, Terry Segall.

Eldar & Brook Karen on the birth of their son, Max Ethan Erick Dittus on the death of his mother, Barbara Dittus. Karen. Rabbi Sam Shabman on her installation. Melissa & Ariel Shapiro on the birth of their son, Aiden Oxman Shapiro. Mazel Tov to grandparents Darcy & Joe Oxman, as well. Temple Sinai member Richard C. Litwin has been appointed to serve as a member-at-large of the University of South Carolina's Board of Visitors. The 31 members of this volunteer board are appointed by the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. Richard also continues his efforts to help strengthen Jewish campus life at the University of South Carolina.

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Diane Fisher on the death of her husband, John Wolf. Condolences to stepsons Jay Fisher and Curtis Fisher, as well. Amy Fox on the death of her grandmother, Dorothy Bresky. Buttons Hunter on the death of her father, Arthur Chaybon. Barbara Schneider on the death of her husband, Marty Schneider. Condolences to sons Eric Schneider and Hal Schneider, as well. Howard Silverboard on the death of his grandfather, Lewis Silverboard.


Welcome New Members Kimberly & Brian Bland; Gabrielle & Alana Renay & Ned Blumenthal; Michael & Rachel Jeanne Denson Hilary & Michael Freedman Eydie & Steve Koonin Tori & Wayne Miller; Broc & Zoey Marcelle & Allan Oxman Gabbi & Michael Promoff; Julia & Emma Roberta & Warren Sirzyk Sophie Sirzyk Francoise & Michael Szikman Jessica & Robert Unell; Riley & Miller Debra & Fred Wener Lucy Zamir













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Contributions | August 2016

Beth Schafer Discretionary Fund in honor of Beth Schafer in memory of Frances Goodman Rabbi Shabman Discretionary Fund in memory of Dorothy Kaufman Frances K. Goodman Jack Gay Sam Gay Herbert Gellhaar to thank Rabbi Sam Shabman for her Rabbinic assistance Oneg Shabbat in memory of Judy Simkin Arlene & Bruce Turry Programming Endowment in honor of Charlie Ackerman's Birthday Arlene Turry's Birthday Ron Balser's Birthday Bunzl Family Cantorial Chair Fund in memory of Richard Charles Bunzl Cantor Sid Gottler Music Endowment in memory of Florence Goldstein Max Poliakoff

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Chesed fund in memory of Jared David Cohen


Congregant Relief Special Fund in memory of Jared David Cohen Martin Schneider

Ellyse & Warren Zindler Preschool Technology Fund in memory of Bernard Rosenak Elvis Goldsmith Martin Schneider Terry Segall Gary Metzel Spirituality Endowment in memory of Martin Schneider General Endowment in honor of Bette and Lew Kurtzman's 60th Wedding Anniversary in memory of Martin Schneider Terry Segall George Robbins Enrichment Endowment in memory of Martin Schneider Goldie V. Morris Music Enrichment Endowment in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Sharon and Howard Fagin in memory of Goldie Velinsky Morris Harvey White Teen Endowment in memory of Harvey White Sondra Rosner Hineni - Accessibility and Inclusivity Fund in memory of Jared David Cohen Terry Segall

Cultural Arts Special Fund in memory of Barbara Dittus Jared Cohen

Jan & Warren Epstein Cultural Arts Endowment in memory of Dan Lincove Martin Schneider

Early Childhood Fund in memory of Jared David Cohen

Kesher Special Fund in honor of Howard Karchmer on receiving the

New Tamid Award Rabbi Phil Kranz Reece's Bar Mitzvah The marriage of Terri Heyman and Marc Cohen Cathy Gottlieb's Bat Mitzvah The birth of Lincoln Jacobs Warren Alifeld's 80th Birthday in memory of Frances Goodman Jared Cohen Jay Loeb Joshua Redd Leslie Berkowitz Marty Schneider Maureen Gottlieb Morton Harris Raymond Nehmen Terry Segall Scott Sheron Margie Steiner praying for Refuah Sh'laymah for Peter Ducoffe Kranz Institute for Jewish Learning Endowment in memory of Diana W. Cove Stanley Sidman Szrella U. Grant Loventhal Scholarship Endowment in memory of Frances Goodman Martin Schneider Merrill & Sheila Wynne Judaic Fund in memory of Martin Schneider Operating Enhancement Special Fund in honor of Cathy Gottlieb's Bat Mitzvah Bette and Lew Kurtzman’s Anniversary praying for Refuah Sh'laymah for Lou Bertone in memory of Arlene "Lenni" Gerson Buster Oxman Beverly Tanenbaum Beryl Tanenbaum Evelyn Simon Frances Goodman

Jared Cohen Marvin Isenberg Martin Schneider Michael Sharony Milton Rubinow Rose Arbeiter Scott Sheron Terri Morgan Morrell Toby Olevitch Philanthropic/Social Action Special Fund in honor of the anniversary of George Scheer's Bar Mitzvah in memory of Arlene Gerson Bernard Gilman Jared Cohen Martin Schneider PNK Learning Center Special Fund in honor of Adelle Salmenson Rene Sauerteig's 40th Birthday in memory of Franklin M. Benamy Martin Schneider Melvin Cohen Pre-School Fund in honor of Bundi and Larry Lefkoff Rubin Piha

Rabbi Kranz 36th Anniversary Fund in honor of Rabbi Kranz 36th Anniversary in memory of Peter Gordon's Father Jared Cohen Rabbi Levenberg Discretionary Fund in honor of Anna Bauman's Bat Mitzvah Justin Kaufman's Bar Mitzvah The 60th Wedding Anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Lavietes in memory of Arlene Gerson Dorothy Bresky

to thank Rabbi Brad Levenberg for officiating The wedding of Adam and Sydney Josephson Rabbi Segal Discretionary Fund in appreciation of Rabbi Ron Segal in honor of Adam Leaderman's 60th Birthday Bette and Lew Kurtzman's 60th Anniversary Jane and Mark Cohen in memory of Cele Gold David Koransky Dorothy Goodman Ed Weinstein Ethel Throne Frances K. Goodman Gene Gelder Mosha Hogouly Sylvia Neuhaus Terry Segall praying for Refuah Sh'laymah for Cary Rodin Richman Spiritual Relationship Fund in memory of Jared Cohen in honor of Rabbi Sam Shabman praying for Refuah Sh'laymah for Cary Rodin Bennet Kupferman Robert S. Janko Children's Enrichment in memory of Lee Miller Reny G. Raphael Selma Sax

Second Helpings Special Fund in memory of David Stillman Rosa Nissenbaum Meyer Werthan Frank Milton Bardack Milton Kahn Mrs. Elvis Goldsmith Oscar Levin Sam Isenberg Sidney Isenberg Sophia & Irving Hite Kesher Endowment to thank David Schoenberg for his assistance Stanley & Shirley Cohen Bldg & Grounds Endowment in memory of Martin Schneider Susan & Jay Levitt Outreach Endowment in memory of Rose Cole Taylor & Greenberg Religious School Scholarship Endowment Fund in memory of Martin Schneider Torah Learning Special Fund in memory of Morris Unterberger in honor of Rabbi Sam Shabman Gustav Wand Youth/Teen Program & Scholarship Fund in honor of Anna Rose Bauman's Bat Mitzvah Ethan Hartz's Eagle Scout Award in memory of Jared David Cohen | 404 . 252 . 3073

in memory of Jared Cohen

Edward Samuels Gene Perlman Heidi Barron’s Brother Gerald Raymond Lawrence Gilbert Molly Epstein Hilowitz Morris Ruche Jorge Martos


Philip N. Kranz Learning Center

Learning Center News : Mary Baron One of Temple Sinai’s greatest assets is the wonderful music which enhances our services and events. We are fortunate to have an outstanding cantorial soloist, musically gifted rabbis and an inspiring High Holy Days choir. If you would like to bring more Jewish music into your life, the Rabbi Philip N. Kranz Learning Center has a great collection of music CDs to check out. The Learning Center now has a selection of CDs recorded by our cantor Beth Schafer – Raise It Up (2009), Build that Bridge (2007), The Quest and the Question (2005) and Lev b’ Lev (1999). Beth’s beautiful voice and lyrics will elevate your spirit and touch your heart. Since Beth plays her original songs during services, checking out her CDs is a great way to become familiar with the music so you can fully participate. In the late 1990’s Craig Taubman composed music for a special service designed to appeal to younger members and recorded it for Friday Night Live. He combines modern arrangements with ancient melodies to create this collection of Shabbat songs. A great upbeat CD to enhance your Shabbat observance. Celebrate Shabbat: Shabbat Songs to Treasure. This CD includes a variety of artists including Neshama Carlebach, Debbie Friedman and Hollywood Klezmer. The variety of musical styles, from ballads to klezmer, will appeal to a wide range of listeners.

If you have young children in the house they will enjoy Celebrate Kids: Kids’ Kosher Cuts. This CD has a mix of artists, including a song by our very own Beth Schafer, performing whimsical songs that will make children smile. For those whose tastes tend more toward classical music the Learning Center has a number of CDs from the American Classics collection recorded by the Milken Archive. The Milken Archive is a nonprofit organization which was founded in 1990 to document, preserve and disseminate the body of music that pertains to the American Jewish experience. In some cases, the music in the archive had never been recorded or had been recorded poorly and was in danger of being lost to future generations. A few selections are: The Genesis Suite which is a collaborative orchestral work by seven composers including Arnold Schoenberg and Igor Stravinsky. Cantata of the Bitter Herbs which is based on the Passover story. The Gates of Justice composed by Dave Brubeck and inspired by the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. Klezmer Concertos and Encores. Check out the CDs in the library – your ears will thank you!

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Thank you to the following members for renewing their membership to the Library Guild: Sherry & Ben Epstein, Inge Robbins, Melanie Nelkin


For more information about the Library Guild Program, call the Learning Center at 404-252-3073 ext. 320 Happy Birthday to the following children who have become Birthday Book Program honorees: Eli Schilling, Jack Peretz For more information about the Birthday Book Program, call the Learning Center at 404-252-3073 ext. 320

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Would you like to find new ways to connect with other members and get involved at Temple Sinai? I would love to hear about your interests, and find opportunities for you to join in with established, ongoing activities or to help you create something new. Please contact me at to begin this exploration.

Social Action


Jaimee Boettcher Membership Engagement Director

Family Promise The week of November 6 Temple Sinai will be hosting families in transition through Family Promise. During this inspiring week we offer a helping hand to families, so that they can get back on their feet. We invite the entire congregation to take part. We are looking for dinner hosts, overnight hosts and members to bring donations. All activities take place at Temple Sinai. We invite your family to come meet the families in Family Promise. For more information or to find out how you can help, Contact: TempleSinaiFamilyPromise@gmail. com

Food Rescue: Be Part of Something Big

To build on our success and inspire the next generation of volunteers to take action fighting hunger, SHA is introducing our Food for Thought Program offering students

Monthly Collections During the month of October we will be partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta to collect donations for the Community Assistance Center. See page 4 for more details.

an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. The objective of the program is to EDUCATE students about hunger, food waste and environment impacts; INSPIRE them to take action providing nutritious food to those in need; and ENGAGE them by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities. Schools can adopt a food rescue route, collect and deliver cafeteria food donations to our Partner Agencies, and partner with SHA in community service projects that assist those facing food insecurity in metro Atlanta. If you know of a school that would be interested in presenting the Food for Thought program to its students, teachers and administrators, please contact SHA Executive Director, Joe Labriola, at director@ The more we share and spread the good work we are doing, the more impact we will have driving out hunger and reducing food waste. | 404 . 252 . 3073

Did you know that Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA) began as a Temple Sinai congregational food rescue project in 2004? It’s true. Guenther Hecht, Alli Allen and Shirley Leaderman started the uber-successful program to engage congregants of all ages in social action that would positively impact our community in a tangible way. Holy Innocents was our first Food Donor, Arnie Katinsky was our first food rescuer, and the Community Assistance Center (CAC) was our first Partner Agency to receive the nutritious food we rescued and serve it to those in need. Today, SHA is a non-profit food rescue organization with a dedicated army of nearly 500 Volunteers who have collected and distributed over 5 million pounds of food, enough to provide 4.1 million meals.

Social Action Sunday Sunday, November 6, 12:15 pm Save the Date for the next Social Action Sunday. We will be making blankets and scarves. Contact Jamie Boettcher at for more information.


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Alexie Malloy, Communications Associate We are happy to welcome Alexie Malloy to our team as the Communications Associate. Alexie grew up in Laurel, Maryland and moved to Atlanta this past June. As a recent Salisbury University graduate majoring in communications and minoring in art, she is excited to put her creative skills to work.

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Jenny Gay, LMSW, a Geriatric Care Manager with Aviv Older Adult Services, graduated from Tulane School of Social Work and is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Georgia. Her commitment to the aging process was inspired by her grandmother as she witnessed the good, bad and ugly parts of the aging infrastructure in our society and was motivated to be a part of positive change. She has worked with the Council on Aging in Asheville, NC, with Jewish Family Services of Western North Carolina, and has extensive memory care training as well as hospice experience. Her expertise is equal to her passion for older adult care.


Q: Jenny, at what point does an elder and/or family member know when it is time to consult a geriatric care manager?


Subtle or obvious changes in daily life provide signs that a professional guide with the aging process is needed. When routine activities change… like getting lost driving to a familiar store, keys cannot be located, or car cannot be found in the parking lot… a professional perspective is in order. A more obvious sign presents if your loved one has a fall, followed by a hospital stay and then caring for that person upon returning home. Life can turn upside down in the blink of an eye and the professional supports needed to regain balance are difficult to navigate. We are often called a life-line for safety, stability and emotional grounding.

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9 am - Torah Study 10 am - Shabbat Service


Religious School Closed

6 pm - Erev Rosh HaShanah Congregatonal Dinner 8 pm - Erev Rosh HaShanah Service


Office Closed Preschool Closed

Rosh HaShanah Day 1 See Page 4 for High Holy Day Schedule

9 10 9 am- Cemetery Memorial Service - Crest Lawn 10 am- Cemetery Memorial Service - Arlington, Family Tashlich Program and Picnic (away) 10:30 am -Atlanta Pride Parade Prep 12 pm - Pride Parade

9:30am -Baby and Me Music Class

16 9:30am - Religious


10 am Sunday Morning Learing

10:30am - Sukkot Service

School Experience, Confirmation, Pre-K (Religious School),

11:15am - 2nd Grade Parent Roundtable 11 am - 9th Grade Class

Office Closed Preschool Closed


5 9:30am - Baby and

Office Closed Preschool Closed

Me Music Class

Rosh HaShanah Day 2 See Page 4 for High Holy Day Schedule

1 pm - Temple Sinai Game Room

11 Office Closed at noon

12 Office Closed

Kol Nidre See Page 4 for High Holy Day Schedule

Yom Kippur


19 9:30 am - Baby and

9:30 am - Lullaby Club





15 9 am - Torah

12 pm - Gallery Tour (away)

6:30 pm - Teen Lounge, Teen Wednesday Night Program 3 pm - Sukkah Raising

See Page 4 for High Holy Day Schedule

Me Music Class

11 am Retirees lunch in the Sukkah

9:30am -Religious School

24 Office Closed


26 9:30 am - Baby and

10 am - ConsecrationKindergarten,Sunday Morning Learning

10 am - Simchat Torah Yizkor Service

10 am - Melton, Temple Sinai Game Room 4:45 pm -Hebrew School

Preschool Closed

12:30 pm - Madrichim Meeting 5 pm - Simchat Torah Celebration and Dinner


9:30am - Religious School 10 am Sunday Morning Learing 11 am - 9th Grade Class, Adult Hebrew

9:30 am - Lullaby Club


10 am - Shabbat Service 10:30 am B'nai Mitzvah Ceremony

21 5:15 pm - Tot





6:30 pm - Rosh Chodesh in the Sukkah

1 pm - Temple Sinai Game Room 6 pm - Brotherhood Happy Hour in the Sukkah

Me Music Class 10 am - Temple Sinai Game Room

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

9 am - Torah Study 10 am - Shabbat Service 11 am - Daddy and Me (away)


6 pm - Una Bella Notte nella Sukkah


5:45pm Kabbalat Panim/ Oneg, Shabbat Meditation 6:30pm - Shabbat Shuvah Service

7:30 pm - Sinai Book Club

Shabbat Pizza in the Hut 5:45pm Kabbalat Panim/ Oneg, Shabbat Meditation 6 pm - Jr. SCRUFY(away), Tot Shabbat in the Sukkah 6:30pm - Shabbat Service 7:30 pm - Family Sukkot dinner

5:45pmKabbalat Panim/ Oneg, Shabbat Meditation 6:30pm - Shabbat Service with Artist in Residence

9 am - Torah Study 10 am - Shabbat Service 10 :30 am Bar Mitzvah Ceremony 6 pm - SCRUFY (away) 8 pm - Sukkot Smooze (away)

9 am - Torah Study 10 am - Shabbat Service 5:30 pm - Bar Mitzvah Ceremony 6 pm - Club 56 (away)

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10 am - Melton class, Temple Sinai Game Room 1 pm - ROMEO club 4:45 pm -Hebrew School

11:15 am - Sukkot Brunch & Learn


Me Music Class

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Temple Sinai October Worship Schedule Saturday, October 1 10:00 am Shabbat Service  Friday, October 7 6:30 pm Shabbat Shuvah Service  Saturday, October 8 10:00 am Shabbat Service  Friday, October 14 6:30 pm Shabbat Service  6:30 pm Family Shabbat Service Saturday, October 15 10:00 am Shabbat Service  10:30 am B’not Mitzvah of Yana Gokhman, daughter of Stella Minevich and Alexander Gokhman and Isabella Stahlman, daughter of Beth and Jon Stahlman

See page 4 for the complete High Holy Day Worship Schedule Can’t make it to synagogue? Look for the  icon indicating that the service will be streamed live. Visit to watch!

Friday, October 21 6:00 pm Tot Shabbat in the Sukkah 6:30 pm Shabbat Service  Saturday, October 22 10:00 am Shabbat Service  Friday, October 28 6:30 pm Shabbat Service with Artist in Residence  Saturday, October 29 10:00 am Shabbat Service  5:30 pm Bat Mitzvah of Alyssa Lieberman, daughter of Sharon and Scott Lieberman

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