d’var sinai September 2015
Family Engagement: The Whole Family at Sinai Throughout my first year as Director of Education, one of my significant priorities has been to meet, interact with and learn from all of you: parents, students, grandparents, congregants…families. Countless conversations, echoed by feedback from our Imagine Sinai process, have identified some key aspirations for the future of education at Temple Sinai. You Marisa Kaiser expressed a desire for quality opportunities that Director of Education enable families to connect with one another. You conveyed interest in being part of your “To educate a child children’s Jewish educational experiences. And you shared a clear desire for Temple Sinai to be without educating a core part of your families’ lives. I want you to and involving the know that your shared hopes have been heard.
parents and the entire family can be compared to heating a house while leaving the window open.” - Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan
As we kick off a new year, you will discover that creating meaningful and intentional experiences for families has been a core part of our planning process. We are delighted to share with you some of the new opportunities for family engagement and participation at Sinai this coming year.
Sunday as a Family Destination
Early Childhood Programs
Continued on page 10. Shabbat Experiences
High Holy Day Experiences
Family Fun Programs
Social Action Experiences