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KISLEV/TEVET/SH’VAT/ADAR 5782 DECEMBER 2021/JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022 Volume 78 • Number 3

“Without faith, there can be no miracles.”


DECEMBER • JANUARY • FEBRUARY DECEMBER

Friday, December 3 • 6:45pm Chanukah Shabbat Service/SORTY Shabbat Service - Birthday Blessings Saturday, December 4 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, December 4 • 11:00am Bar Mitzvah Service - Drew Siegel Friday, December 10 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, December 11 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Friday, December 17 • 4:30pm Sharing Shabbat - Breakfast for Dinner Friday, December 17 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service - Birthday & Anniversary Blessings Saturday, December 18 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, December 18 • 10:30am B’not Mitzvah Service - Alana & Molly Borkon Friday, December 24 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, December 25 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Friday, December 31 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service

JANUARY

Saturday, January 1 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Thursday, January 6 • 10:30am Adult Bar Mitzvah Service - Jonathan Drexler Friday, January 7 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service - Birthday Blessings Saturday, January 8 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, January 8 • 9:30am Bat Mitzvah Service - Summer Rosenblum Saturday, January 8 • 12:00pm Bar Mitzvah Service - Brendon Siskin Friday, January 14 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, January 15 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Thursday, January 20 • 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service - Jake Rosin Friday, January 21 • 4:30pm Sharing Shabbat - Hug a Tree Friday, January 21 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service - Birthday & Anniversary Blessings Saturday, January 22 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, January 22 • 10:30am Bat Mitzvah Service - Madeleine Klein Friday, January 28 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, January 29 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, January 29 • 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service - Jordan Mashaal Saturday, January 29 • 6:00pm Havdallah Bat Mitzvah Service - Sara Osit

SORTY Shabbat Service Friday, December 3 at 6:45pm

Make plans to join us for a very special Chanukah Shabbat service led by our incredible SORTY teens. The theme for the service will be the miracle of Chanukah.

FEBRUARY

Friday, February 4 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service - Birthday Blessings Saturday, February 5 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, February 5 • 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service - Drew Hassenbein Thursday, February 10 • 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service - Ethan Falkowitz Friday, February 11 • 4:30pm Sharing Shabbat - Make a Friend Friday, February 11 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, February 12 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, February 12 • 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service - Jordan Sanders Friday, February 18 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service - Birthday & Anniversary Blessings Saturday, February 19 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Friday, February 25 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, February 26 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan

As of November 1, 2021, anyone who attends in-person services must be fully vaccinated and masked at all times while inside of the building. This updated policy is based upon guidance from The Centers for Disease Control, New York State, and the medical professionals and other experts who make up Temple Sinai’s Health & Safety Task Force.


COMMUNITY CANDLELIGHTING

& CHANUKAH CELEBRATION

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 12:00PM OUTDOORS UNDER THE CANOPY Join us for a special get together celebrating the joys of Chanukah! We will sing songs, enjoy sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and hot cocoa, and recite the blessings as we light our giant Lego menorah! To support the health and safety of our community, attendees 16 and over must furnish proof of vaccination. In addition, everyone, age two and over is required to wear a mask at all times. All are welcome....invite your friends! RSVP required - sign up at mysinai.org/communitycandlelighting2021

Chanukah Party Sunday, December 5 • 12:30pm Immediately following the Community Candlelighting

Vodka & Latkes for the adults

Fun Activities for the kids

RSVP REQUIRED: mysinai.org/sinairussianclubchanukah2021 PLEASE NOTE: To support the health and safety of our community, attendees 16 and over must furnish proof of vaccination. In addition, everyone, age two and over is required to wear a mask at all times. SCRIBE Dec 2021-Jan-Feb 2022 3


HAPPENINGS

CHAN

U KA H

2021

featuring a special performance by MATT T HE MUSIC MAN

sunday, december 5 schedule of activities for children and their families • machane sinai 10:00am-12:30pm children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to join us for a

morning of games, crafts, and music, followed by the community candlelighting celebration under the canopy. all torah explorers are welcome to take part before their mini milestone!

• early childhood center 10:30am-12:30pm a morning of art, storytime, and music for our little ones, followed by

the community candlelighting celebration

• torah explorers

11:45am-12:30pm

be part of our “mini milestone” during the community candlelighting celebration (students not participating in the machane sinai program should arrive at 11:45 to warm-up their voices!)

RSVP required; for more information including health and safety protocols, visit mysinai.org/kidschanukah2021

Great Talmudic Discussion

with Rabbi Michael White

SERIES ONE: Concludes December 13 or 14 SERIES TWO: March 14 or 15, April 11 or 12, May 16 or 17 My friend, Professor Aaron Panken of blessed memory, had a series of favorite passages from the Talmud, Judaism’s most authoritative legal code. Each week we will delve into one of these passages. Each is a fascinating look into how Jewish ethical and legal issues are debated. The conversation promises to be lively. No previous experience is necessary. Two series of three classes each: Mondays 7:00-8:00pm or Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am. 4 SCRIBE Dec 2021-Jan-Feb 2022


from

RABBI SCHACHTER’S

study

Rabbi Ilana Schachter rabbischachter@mysinai.org

Minyan, Sinai Tribes, and the Power of a Micro-Community One of the many blessings I have as your rabbi is to lead the Morning Minyan every Saturday. While a weekly opportunity for worship, reflection, and study, this is more than a prayer space; the Minyan serves as a close-knit micro-community, where long-time regulars check in with one another, and where new faces are welcomed in. Such a community invites intimacy and vulnerability, where congregants feel safe sharing parts of their lives with those in the group: the blessings and the challenges, the joys and struggles. When someone is absent, the others notice and inquire. When someone is sick or grieving, the others show up. The Saturday Morning Minyan reflects the kind of community that I believe everyone is looking for when they join a synagogue, and what we want everyone to feel at Temple Sinai. And yet, we know that not everyone in our community is drawn to finding that community through worship or text study. This is why Temple Sinai launched Sinai Tribes in October with 60 participants, focused on increasing the opportunities for deep connection between our fellow congregants. These groups, led by members of our congregation, convene individuals around shared interests, curiosities, and stages of life. They bring people together who would have likely not connected otherwise, and they are creating new pathways for many more people to feel seen and heard at Temple Sinai. This inaugural cohort of Tribes included diverse topics, but every group has experienced the transformative power of the micro-community and the same intimacy and vulnerability that I see in our Saturday Morning Minyan whether the gatherings center around raising Jewish families or smoking the perfect brisket. One Tribe inspires

another, and another, and another. Participants currently in this round of Tribes are planning the next tribe that they want to lead next year. Registration for our next round of Sinai Tribes begins in January. If you have an idea for a Tribe you want to lead, please reach out to me or Adrianne Rubin. And, if you have not yet, I hope that you have a chance to find a Tribe that speaks to you. Rabbi Ilana Schachter

Saturday Morning Minyan 9:00-11:00am In-person & via ZOOM

THE DAVID STORY Adult Education with Rabbi Ilana Schachter

Begins Wednesday, January 12 at 7:00pm Check your email for details

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TEMPLE SINAI VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 DETAILS TO COME!


to the Temple Sinai family! We are delighted to recognize these new and returning members who have joined our community between October 1, 2020 and October 15, 2021. Pamela & Jonathan Abrams Ellyn & Daniel Agranoff Stacey & Jonathan Bakhash Aimee & David Barash Alison & Seth Bender Keri & Jeremy Bergman Lori & Alan Cooper Jacqueline & Clifford Cooper Hannah & Saul Daiell Brianna & Yevgeniy Davydov Alexandra Tuchler & Jacob Entel Alice & Alan Feldman Brad Feldman Rebecca & Zachary Feller Lonnie & Matthew Fox Jenna & Jeremy Freed Adena & Michael Friedberg Brooke & Jeremy Geller Lisa & Jake Gerson Jaclyn & Matthew Gorman Jodi Riesenberg & Howard Gottlieb Lauren & Daniel Greenberg Edward “Woody” Greenberg Kelly & Michael Hershkowitz Samantha Halpern & Aaron Kabcenell Elisabeth & Jordan Karlik Danielle & Harry Kastenbaum

Jamie & Philip Katz Emily & Michael Kaye Jessica Kessler Richard King Danielle Koenigsberg Jennifer & Rory Kurtz Julie & Adam Lamm Lacey & Jason Lazar Shelly & Ken Levine Lacey & Brett Liberman Jason & Rebecca Lichten Maria & Wayne Lieberman Shulamit & Jonathan Lubin Stacey & Philip Malakoff Anna & Ben Markan Emily & Gregory Mayer Marla & Eric Mendelsohn Lauren & Myles Menowitz Stephanie & Aaron Meyer Di Zhou & Harris Moore Brooke & Matthew Naparty Mindi & Michael Nemeroff Lauren & Seth Oliphant Stephanie Flugman & Louis Pekofsky Randi & Igor Petlakh Jessica & Alex Pillersdorf Jennifer & Daniel Radden Elisa & Brian Raskin Candice & Michael Ratner

Danielle Contillo & Michael Razewski Rachel & Christopher Rice Hayley Mayer & Shawn Rogol Chelsea Goldman & Corey Rosenstrauch Carol & James Rotenberg Sandra & Samuel Sahn Wendy Wasserman & Zachary Schear Zoe & Evan Schepps Sheri & Perry Schorr Jennifer & Jonathan Schubach Lindsay & Jeffrey Schultz Julie Schwartzman-Morris & Wayne Morris Jocelyn & Steven Seidenfeld Lauren & Marc Silverberg Jennifer & Emmett Stewart Allyson & Andrew Stumacher Rachel & Jonathan Sussman Courtney & Seth Van Aalten Krista & Lee Wasserman Jodi & Kevin Weinman Lawrence Weiss Carol & Michael Weiss Alina & Aaron Wertheim Randi Goldman & Zachary Wissner-Gross Dani & Evan Yagerman Kerren & Brett Zinner SCRIBE Dec 2021-Jan-Feb 2022 7


Temple Sinai is delighted that our Lev Society members have more than doubled since last year. From the bottom or our hearts, we thank each and every one of you for your dedication to Temple Sinai. More than ever, your support is essential to help us remain the thriving, vibrant, leading Jewish community that we are. We look forward to sharing many special moments with you throughout the upcoming year, and we are so grateful that Temple Sinai is where your hearts have found their home.

Our Lev Society Members

as of October 1, 2021)

Irene Ackerman Marjorie & Howard Berrent Barbara & Lawrence Blatte Amy & Richard Braunstein Ellen & Howard Brecher Jacqueline & Clifford Cooper Shirley & Milton Cooper Vicki Rosenberg Cooper & Todd Cooper Joshua & Esther Fortunoff Greene Jill & Stuart Goldberg Michelle & Seth Golden Sandra & Steven Harris

Debra Schutzer-Litt & Marty Litt Janet Serle & Ira Malin Francine & Laurance Nagin Veronica Nasary Keith & Anne Niesenbaum Randy & Hank Ratner Robin & Howard Schechter Kelly & Jeffrey Sklar Linda Stern Barbara & Alan Weinschel Lori & Richard Yaspan Gerri & Michael Zetlin

To learn more about becoming a member of the Lev Society, please contact Executive Director Lee Mirrer at lmirrer@mysinai.org or 516.621.6800. 8 SCRIBE Dec 2021-Jan-Feb 2022


my view from the bimah Amy Braunstein abraunstein@mysinai.org

The Miracle of Chanukah This year, the High Holy Days were certainly different, but better than the year before. I am thankful to our clergy and temple staff for ensuring that our congregants felt safe and comfortable as we worshipped together. Now that winter is approaching, we begin to think ahead to the secular new year and hopefully, another opportunity to spend time with family and friends. In many ways, we can hope that each year will be a little better and a little brighter than the previous one. Chanukah has always been one of my favorite holidays, celebrating the miracle of a small group of Maccabean soldiers defeating the mighty Greek armies. I learned that although the Greeks were philosophers who accepted the Torah as a book of wisdom, they still made Torah study for religion and mitzvot such as Shabbat illegal. The Maccabees fought for Torah and were victorious! What we all remember is that the Maccabees returned to the Temple to find only enough oil to last one day, but the oil burned for eight days and nights. We commemorate this miracle each year with the daily lighting of the menorah, lighting one additional candle each night for eight nights. We celebrate with gifts, gelt, latkes, and love with family and friends. I recently read an article by Rabbi Aaron M. Lever about celebrating Chanukah during Covid. The article reminded me that these are often some of the shortest and darkest days of the year, but lighting the menorah fills the darkness with light. The pandemic has brought a different kind of darkness to all of our lives. Less time with family and friends. Burnout, stress, and social isolation. Fear of illness and too much time on ZOOM have taken a toll on all of us. Chanukah is our chance to light the candles and bask in the amazing light and warmth they provide. Rabbi Lever went on to recommend that each night we light a candle for something or someone we are grateful for and for those we love. I thought about this a lot and made my list. This year I will light a candle for my family. I feel so fortunate to have my parents, my brother and his family, my children, and my loving husband. I will light a candle for all of the health care workers, essential workers, and scientists, who have carried us through the darkest days to a time of hope.

I will light a candle for everyone we have lost from Covid and for their families. May their memory be for a blessing. I will light a candle for peace. We have seen too much division in our own country as well as around the world, and I pray that we can come together and focus on what is truly important. I will light a candle for good health. If we learned anything from Covid, nothing is more important than being healthy. I will light a candle for friendship. I feel blessed to have so many wonderful friends who provide support, love, guidance, and help enrich my life every day. I will light a candle for hope, joy, and compassion. We must remain optimistic and celebrate every blessing in our lives. I will try to always be compassionate to others, understanding their concerns and helping make their lives a little better. I will light a candle for Tikkun Olam. It is our duty to repair the world and make it a better place for all of us. This year more than any other, we should embrace those closest to us as we light the Chanukah candles and remember what is most important in our lives. We can all be the light and find our way out of the darkness that has surrounded us for the past year and a half. May the warmth of candlelight, the remembrance of miracles, a game of dreidel, a tasty latke, and time with family and friends make this Chanukah a special one to remember. Chag Chanukah Sameach, SCRIBE Dec 2021-Jan-Feb 2022 9


Light Classical Concert Sunday, January 23 at 4:00pm at Temple Sinai

Performer(s) to be announced. Check your email or visit the Temple Sinai website (mysinai.org) for more details. From the comfort of your home, go on a Jewish journey that is sure to inspire! Each week, Rabbi White will discuss a different topic from a Jewish perspective. Pour your favorite cocktail, iced tea, coffee, or other drink of choice and join the conversation.

THURSDAYS AT 5:30PM

DECEMBER 2 • JANUARY 6 • FEBRUARY 3 MARCH 3 • APRIL 17 • MAY 5

WHO WILL WRITE Introducing SINAI W RLD JEWRY OUR HISTORY Film Screening and Discussion with Director Roberta Grossman Sunday, December 12 4:00pm via ZOOM

CONNECTION

Our new initiative - Sinai World Jewry Connection - was created in response to numerous requests from Temple Sinai members. The group will focus on continuing already existing relationships with reform congregations abroad, and will help us create new bonds with other communities in Israel, Ukraine, Russia, and Europe.

Who Will Write Our History is a 90-minute documentary film about the Oyneg Shabes Archive, an extraordinary achievement of self-study in the very depths of hell, documenting not only how the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto died, but how they lived. The film is based on the book of the same name by historian Samuel Kassow.

These connections will be forged through education and networking - and they will allow us to expand and enrich our Jewish lives.

An award-winning filmmaker with a passion for history and social justice, Roberta Grossman has written, directed, and produced more than 40 hours of film and television.

For more information, please contact Cantor Elena at cantorelenaschwartz@mysinai.org.

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May our work here at Temple Sinai be inspired by the ways Jews have fought for centuries to keep Judaism alive all over the world.


Adrianne Rubin, Ph.D.

arubin@mysinai.org

Programs Near and Dear to My (He)art! Calling all art lovers! Our Adult Engagement Committee has put together many visual arts programs to brighten up these dark winter months. After her wonderful program last winter on the role women played in establishing Jewish museums in America, Ariel Cohen returns to Temple Sinai virtually on Tuesday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 14 to lead a two-part discussion on Judaica in America. This series will be co-sponsored by Friend of a Friend/ Chaverot. The ever-popular Nancy Traeger will return to bring us a twopart series on Jewish photographers, the first session will be held on Sunday, January 9 and the second on Sunday, February 6. These will both take place via Zoom.

On January 25, in conjunction with the Sid Jacobson JCC and the Jewish Book Council, we will host author Laura Arnold Leibman on Zoom. She will discuss her book The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects. This program will also be co-sponsored by Friend of a Friend/Chaverot, and as always, Adult Engagement is very grateful for their partnership. While all of these programs are being held via Zoom due to the speakers’ locations, we look forward to holding in-person/hybrid events later in the programmatic year. Please reach out to me with any questions or program ideas! With warmest wishes, Adrianne Rubin

Ariel Paige Cohen

returns to Temple Sinai for

Judaica in America a two-part series

Tuesdays at 7:30pm November 30 December 14 via ZOOM

The Contribution of Jewish Photographers to the Arts with Nancy Traeger Part I: Sunday, January 9

4:00pm

Part I will focus on the works of Richard Avedon.

Part II: Sunday, February 6

4:00pm

In Part II, Nancy will take us through the lens of a group of photographers who had different subjects, styles, methods, and missions.

Co-sponsored by Friend of a Friend/ Chaverot

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When Anti-Israel becomes Antisemitism: When Jews are Shut Out of Progressive Spaces

with Amanda Berman Thursday, December 16 • 7:30pm • via ZOOM

Amanda Berman is the Founder and Executive Director of the Zioness Movement, where she works to empower and activate Zionists on the progressive left to stand proudly in social justice spaces as Jews and Zionists. She is also a civil rights attorney who previously worked to fight antisemitism legally, spearheading such groundbreaking initiatives as the international action against Kuwait Airways for its discrimination against Israeli nationals, and the dual cases against San Francisco State University for its constitutional and civil rights violations against Jewish and Israeli students and community members.

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Friend of a Friend/Chaverot Calling all women of Temple Sinai! Friend of a Friend has been busy with in-person, socially distant events, as well as a variety of interactive, virtual events:

FRIEND OF A FRIEND MONTHLY MEETING

• We “masked-up” and decorated the Sukkah outdoors

• Our in-person Sukkot Service and

December 3 • January 7 • February 4 Be part of the planning stage for our events and activities. We welcome newcomers to keep our ideas fresh! This is a great way to get involved - our meetings are short, efficient and fun, so give it a try!

Wednesday, December 8 at 7:00pm (Zoom link to come) Join us on Zoom for a lively discussion about the Torah and women in our heritage, and learn how the Torah’s teachings relate to our modern lives. This popular series is led by the one and only Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz. No charge. RSVP to: winewomenwisdom@mysinai.org

COOKING FOR A CAUSE Friday, January 7 at 10:30am See Social Action (page ) for all the details

Celebration was a huge hit, thanks to Rabbi Ilana, Cantor Elena, and our special Ushpizin, Burnette Groveman and Audra Needle!

• We enjoyed an amazing morning FOF BIG BINGO ZOOM Thursday, January 20 “ZOOM doors” open at 7:15pm Bingo starts promptly at 7:30pm Fun for the whole family and all your friends, from comfort of your own homes! Friend of a Friend will host a night of online Bingo via Zoom, so join us to play all four games using your computer, smart phone or tablet. After registration, you’ll receive an email with the link to download and print your BINGO cards. There will be prizes for the winners of each of the 4 rounds: 2 Regular Bingo, 1 Pattern Bingo (e.g. X, T, box) and Full Card Bingo. Open to all, so feel free to spread the word! Event price as well as details on registration and prizes to come. Questions? Email Tammy Szerencsy at fof@mysinai.org FOF dues and donations allow us to contribute to Sinai’s youth and adult programs, the clergy’s discretionary funds, community social service organizations, and more. Your thoughtful donations are always appreciated; checks may be made out to Friend of a Friend, with “donation” in the memo line, and mailed to the Temple office. Thank you.

together for the “socially distant” walking tour and picnic at Old Westbury Gardens.

• We celebrated the new FOF

cookbook and tasted each others delicious recipes. If you would like to purchase a copy of the cookbook, please contact us at fof@mysinai.org. Cost is $25 a book and can be paid via Venmo @friendofafriend-chaverot or to purchase online, visit mysinai.org/fofcookbook. If you haven’t joined us yet, this is the season for us to welcome you and for you to enjoy participating in all that’s going on! To join Friend of a Friend or renew your membership, please send your check payable to Temple Sinai for $36 with “FOF” in the memo line: Temple Sinai, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Hope to see you soon at Friend of a Friend events. Visit us at mysinai.org/fof and email us at fof@mysinai.org SCRIBE Dec 2021-Jan-Feb 2022 13


BROTHERHOOD UPCOMING BROTHERHOOD EVENTS Monthly Meetings • Wednesdays at 7:30pm • Locations TBA December 1 • January 5 • February 2

SCoTCH and SACRED TEXT

with Rabbi Michael White Tuesday, February 15 • 7:30pm • Location TBA We know you’ll find both the fascinating discussion on Torah and the camaraderie to be most worthwhile. To learn more contact us at brotherhood@mysinai.org

Join us at our upcoming meetings Wednesdays at 8:00am December 8 & 22 January 5 & 19 February 2 & 16 in-person at Diane’s Bakery & Cafe:

great books...great insights...great fun

We’re going gangsta! The book for our December 20 meeting is BUGSY SIEGEL by Michael Schnayerson (check your email for ZOOM details)

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Getting ready for Purim... The book for our February 28 meeting is REBEL DAUGHTER we will be joined on ZOOM by author Lori Stern (the niece of congregant Linda Stern!)


For more information, contact Social Action at socialaction@mysinai.org The Social Action Committee wishes you a wonderful winter. As we finish 2021 and welcome 2022, we hope you will join us as we practice Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. Your donations, caring, and generosity, give physical and emotional comfort to those in need. To donate to the Social Action Fund, visit the temple website at mysinai.org/donate.

Coming Up: IN DECEMBER, LET’S HELP THE EJOY/PASTOR LEWIS FOOD DRIVE SPREAD COMMUNITY FRIENDSHIP!

Sadly, our friend and teacher, Pastor Victor Lewis of the Friendship Baptist Church passed away this summer. In his memory, we are starting a food drive to help fill his church’s food pantry. Please donate and drop off (at the temple) these non-perishable items: • Drinks - non refrigerated milk and juices • Staples - rice, pasta and sauce, beans • Healthy snacks • Canned goods - soups, vegetables (especially corn) • Paper goods - paper towels, toilet paper, napkins • Masks • Cereal, pancake mix and syrup, oatmeal • Baking items - flour, cooking oil • Depends (large)

IN DECEMBER, LET’S GRANT-A-WISH!

You can make a child believe wishes do come true! The Grant-A-Wish program provides holiday gifts for children in need. Giving this way connects you to a child in a most rewarding way. You will receive a child’s name, age, and holiday wish when you volunteer for this very special program. Please email Social Action at socialaction@mysinai.org if you’d like to make a child’s wishes come true!! Gift drop-off is at the temple.

IF IT’S JANUARY, IT MUST BE COOKING FOR A CAUSE Friday, January 7 at 10:30am Be a Part of Our Fun and Popular . Cooking for a Cause Morning! Please join the Social Action Committee and Friend of Friend to provide nutritious dinners to local families in need by putting together the meal and making a contactless delivery. You can participate in one of two ways: 1. Cook with us in-person We will gather in the Temple Culinary Arts Studio and all ingredients will be supplied. • A limited number of spots will be available • We will be socially distant; you must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask at all times 2. Cook with us via ZOOM You supply the ingredients and prepare the meal in your kitchen. We’ll Zoom together as we chat and cook. RSVP by December 30 to socialaction@mysinai.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us in-person or via ZOOM. Whether you’ve done this before or it will be your first time, please join us for this heartwarming project. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world - Anne Frank

JANUARY’S COLLECTION MAKES BEDTIME BETTER!

The Pajama Program believes “Every child has the right to get the healthy sleep they need to thrive.” We believe that too! We can make a difference for children who go to bed in the same clothes they wore during the day. We can make a difference for children who don’t know what bedtime stories are. Please donate and drop off at the temple: • New unused pajamas of all sizes up to 18 years of age - a complete set, both tops and bottoms • New unused books for all ages up to 18 years of age

IN JANUARY WE ARE HELPING WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN! We love the name of this shelter, Broken But

Not Destroyed. It’s filled with optimism. By helping to fill their shelves you can be a part of that hope! Please donate, and drop off at the temple, these necessities: • Paper goods - paper towels, toilet paper, napkins • Toiletries - toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash, hand soap, shampoo/conditioner • Laundry - detergents and softener • Snacks - cookies, chips, juices • Baby - diapers, wipes

FEBRUARY’S FOCUS IS ON HATZILU RESCUE!

This organization helps maintain the dignity of those members of the Jewish community who have fallen on hard times. Please donate and drop off at the temple: • Cleaning supplies • Paper goods SCRIBE Dec 2021-Jan-Feb 2022 15


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The Temple Sinai of Roslyn Family invites the entire community to join us for Led by Cantors Sergei and Elena Schwartz

2 Year s Old 3rd Gtor ade

Breakfast for Dinner Shabbat FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021 DROP-OFF 4:30-5:30pm

Group 1: Twos - Pre-K Group 2: K - 3rd Grade Fun, animated, and enriching program for children Students will participate in a fun craft!

BACK TOGETHER AT 5:30pm

Celebrate Shabbat with drums, piano, singing, laughing, and dancing! Parents, grandparents, and siblings are all welcome! Family dinner to follow the service

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Temple Sinai Religious School

Our children, our future Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz

cantorelenaschwartz@mysinai.org

It’s Been a Busy Fall at Temple Sinai Religious School! Bibliodrama: a form of role playing or improvisational theatre using Bible stories Developed by Dr. Peter Pitzele, a Harvard-educated former Literature teacher, bibliodrama has become a wonderful tool for bringing the Torah to life for children while actively engaging their imaginations. Temple Sinai Religious School is extremely fortunate to have actor/director/educator Gera Sandler join us on Mondays for bibliodrama with our students. Born in the former Soviet Union, Gera is best known in the United States for his portrayal of Esty’s father, Mordechai, in the hit Netflix series, Unorthodox. Gera feels fortunate to have added a new facet to his artistic career Jewish education through theatre. I am so lucky to have worked with Jewish organizations worldwide, including the Genesis Foundation and Yad Vashem, performing and teaching Jewish heritage though Torah stories and traditional tales, says Gera. It is my honor and privilege to share all of my knowledge with my students.

GLEANINGS

Sunday, October 24th - Garden of Eve Farm We spent a glorious morning at the Garden of Eve Farm gleaning the corners of the fields and fulfilling the mitzvah of feeding the poor with our Hineni students and teens from Hand in Hand. All of the fruits and vegetables gleaned were donated to Long Island Cares!

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The children love working with Gera as much as he loves working with them!

Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz

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Thank you to Friend of a Friend for organizing the most wonderful Chanukah Boutique for our Religious School students!

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CALENDAR DECEMBER 2021 3 Chanukah Shabbat Service - 6:45pm 5 Chanukah Happenings – 10:00am-12:00pm 5 Sharing Chanukah - 10:00am-12:00pm 5 Hineni - 10:00am-12:00pm 5 Sinai Russian Club Chanukah Party - 12:30pm 6 JORTY - 6:15-7:30pm 13 Rosh Hodesh - 6:15-8:00pm 17 Sharing Shabbat - 4:30-6:00pm 20 - NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – Winter Recess through January 2

JANUARY 2022 3 3 11 13 17 21 24 26 31

Religious School & MITZVAH MAKERS Classes Resume JCrew - 6:15-7:30pm Hineni - 4:30- 6:00pm NO SCHOOL – Staff Professional Development NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL or MITZVAH MAKERS – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Sharing Shabbat - 4:30-6:00pm JORTY - 6:15-7:30pm Hineni - 4:30- 6:00pm Rosh Hodesh - 6:15-8:00pm

FEBRUARY 2022 1 2 7 10 11 17-

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL or MITZVAH MAKERS NO SCHOOL – Staff Professional Development JCrew - 6:15-7:30pm Hineni - 4:30-6:00pm Sharing Shabbat - 4:30-6:00pm NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – February Recess through February 27 28 Religious School & MITZVAH MAKERS Resume

Mitzvah Education Program Save the Dates!

H Nen Special thanks to Rebecca Golden!

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Sunday, December 5 – 10:00-11:00am Chanukah Happenings Tuesday, January 11 – 4:30-6:00pm Wednesday, January 26 – 4:30-6:00pm Thursday, February 10 – 4:30-6:00pm

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Mazel tov to our B’nei Mitzvah

Drew Siegel

Alana Borkon

Parents: Robin & MIchael Siegel Siblings: Alex-16 Grandparents: Bonnie & Joseph Ebenstein, Karen & Stanley Siegel School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Parents: Lauren & David Borkon Siblings: Molly-12 Grandparents: Linda & Peter Linchitz, Nancy & the late Dennis Koye School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: I am collecting donations of blankets, towels and toys for the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter. This is important to me because I believe that animals should be treated well and have proper care.

Summer Rosenblum

Madeleine Klein

Parents: Alyssa & Brian Rosenblum Siblings: Lia-9.5 Grandparents: Anna & Jay Szerencsy Judy & Lou Iannone Dianna & Alan Rosenblum School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Parents: Gabrielle & Joshua Klein Siblings: Ava-11, Samuel-7 Grandparents: Yolene & Ernst Chassagne Ruth & Douglas Klein School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: My goal is to lighten the spirits of kids who are sick, by raising money for gifts and activity kits for children admitted to the local children’s hospital. It is important to me to bring happiness and hope by helping to speed their recovery.

Sara Osit

Drew Hassenbein

December 4

January 8

January 29

Parents: Pamela & Matthew Osit Siblings: Tyler-14 Grandparents: Ronnie Potter Joel Osit School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

December 18

January 22

February 5

Parents: Jaime & Mitchell Hassenbein Siblings: Sydney-14 Grandparents: Arlene & Melvin Feuerstein Sheilah & Jack Hassenbein School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: I plan on creating a fun tennis event fundraiser in support of Cycle for Survival, an organization my family has been supporting for the past eight years. 100% of all proceeds will go to rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Molly Borkon December 18

Parents: Lauren & David Borkon Siblings: Alana-12 Grandparents: Linda & Peter Linchitz, Nancy & the late Dennis Koye School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: As an animal lover, it is important to me to help and take care of shelter animals. I will be collecting blankets, towels, and toys to donate to the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter.

Jordan Mashaal January 29

Parents: Shana & Michael Mashaal Siblings: Justin-18, Simone-16 Grandparents: Leslie Weinman Edward Weinman Edna & Ezra Mashaal School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: From the start of the pandemic, I have teamed up with Island Harvest, collecting items from food banks and delivering them to local food pantries for weekly distribution to those in need. I also deliver food to private homes.

Can’t make it to the sanctuary for services? Be like Teddie Blatt and take part via the livestream!

Ethan Falkowitz February 10

Parents: Lynne & Gary Falkowitz Siblings: Landon-10, Reese-6 Grandparents: Judy Nissen Robert Nissen Ronnie Falkowitz Robert Falkowitz School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

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Lulu’s Teen Talk Lauren “Lulu” Belferder.

lbelferder@mysinai.org

It Was an Auspicious Autumn for Sulam Teen Programs! Sulam Teen Programs are off to a great start. As registration continues to roll in for our full-time courses, we have also had some really special opportunities and events for our teens to be highlighted. The confirmands from the 2020-2021 school year, shared beautiful words at a Friday night Shabbat service right after the High Holy Days. Each of these wonderful young men spent a year learning with Rabbi White and Rabbi Schachter. They engaged in deep conversations that ranged from topics like God’s role in our lives, forgiveness, as well as other scenarios that had them looking at ethical dilemmas. Each of them was able to choose a topic to write a piece on that shared their opinion and how it connects to their Jewish values. We hope you will join us at the end of this school year when we will be led in worship by this year’s Confirmation class. For many, this is one of their favorite services of the year - being able to hear directly from our teens about what they have learned and appreciated about their experiences is truly moving. October also brought us to our National Coming Out Day Shabbat. As Rabbi White shared on the bimah that evening, it is a sad fact that we need to highlight this as an event - but our teens take it seriously and share special readings throughout the service. Partnering with Kulanu this year’s incredible speaker, Peter Fishkind, made it even more special. The words that Peter and the teens shared that evening helped to inspire us all. Whether you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally - it is so important to recognize the teaching of B’tzelem Eloheim (being created in the image of God). Each of us is special and unique in our own way and should be treated as such, no matter our sexual orientation or gender.

As we entered November, our teen leaders were digging deep to plan the SORTY Shabbat Service as well as the Chanukah Happenings event for the families of the younger members of our community. We look forward to seeing you at these events happening very soon: SORTY Shabbat Service - Friday, December 3, 2021 Chanukah Happenings - Sunday, December 5, 2021 Although we are not offering any travel opportunities this year - I am excited to share that during the February 2022 break, we will be offering daily community service opportunities. If you are around, we hope you will consider joining us for these wonderful experiences Please keep your eyes out for the registration emails. As always, the Teen Engagement Department remains available to discuss any of our programs or events. There is still time to enroll and begin your involvement with the incredible opportunities Temple Sinai has to offer our teen congregants, starting in 8th grade. Please do not hesitate to contact Lulu Belferder with any questions you might have. Wising you all a wonderful winter!

Lauren “Lulu” Belferder

Tuesdays at 7:00pm

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ILDING BRIDG BU Adult/Teen ES Conversations

March 1 April 12


mazel tov Pam & Todd Menowitz on the birth of their grandson Cody Beau Partman Drs. Rhona & Steve Sherwin on the birth of their granddaughter Shayn Poppy Blanchette Nancy & Michael Schreiber on the engagement of their daughter Alexandra to Ben Ferman Deborah Gottlieb on the marriage of her son Howard to Jodi Riesenberg Marilyn & James Greebel on the birth of their granddaughter Willow Ava Jacobson Drs. Anne & Keith Niesenbaum on the marriage of their daughter Emily to Gregory Mayer Cheryl & Roger Gimbel on the birth of their grandson Grayson Asher Bohn Donna & Dan Levine on the birth of their grandson Leo Bryce Levine Cathy & Jonathan Miller on the birth of their granddaughter Ryann Summer Tiffen Karen Ferenzo on the birth of her granddaughter Evelyn Ferenzo Lori & Steven Pinchasick on the birth of their granddaughter Lennon Juliette Pinchasick Marcia Feltheimer on the birth of her great-grandson Myles Joseph Matta Drs. Rhona & Steve Sherwin on the birth of their granddaughter Samara Eve Sherwin Helen Lancberg on the birth of her great-grandson Charles Julius Weiss Helen Lancberg on the birth of her great-granddaughter Rebecca Bailey Salzbank Regina & Steven Katz on the marriage of their daughter Nicole to Lee Gross Kelly & Jeffrey Sklar on their marriage Randy & Hank Ratner on the engagement of their son Michael to Lauren Rothberg Gerri & Michael Zetlin on the birth of their grandson Theodore (Teddy) Levi Zetlin Carol Wolowitz on the birth of her great-grandson Theodore (Teddy) Levi Zetlin

with deepest sympathy Jeremy Bergman on the loss of his father Harry Bergman Elaine Schiffman on the loss of her husband Leon Schiffman Matthew Sosnik on the loss of his mother Gloria Sosnik Sherri Marx-Eisenstadt on the loss of her father Jack Kaufman Dr. Anne Niesenbaum on the loss of her mother Marcelynne Luftig Debbie Sussman on the loss of her cousin Susan Komar Silver We record with sorrow Kenneth Brill on the loss of his mother Terry Brill the death of these temple members Steven Ball on the loss of his uncle Arthur Ball Liliane Kirschner on the loss of her husband Francis Kirschner Frederic Konigsberg on the loss of his wife Susan Konigsberg Helene Fortunoff Yvette Greenwald on the loss of her father Harry Olstein Francis Kirschner Betty Shaffet on the loss of her cousin Robert Gertner Susan Konigsberg Bette Unger on the loss of her cousin Robert Gertner Dorothy Rapkin Cathy Samuels on the loss of her mother Wilma Thibault Leon Schiffman Steven Pinchasick on the loss of his mother Fran Pinchasick Sharon Aboulafia Okun on the loss of her father Albert Aboulafia With deepest sympathy to their Wendy Love on the loss of her brother Howard Weinthal families; David Nachman on the loss of his father Harold Nachman May their memories be for a Dori Kaplan on the loss of her brother David Elliot Klein blessing. Seth Weinstock on the loss of his father Denis Weinstock Danielle Lenson on the loss of her mother Anita Paris Ruth Cooper on the loss of her mother Helene Fortunoff Esther Fortunoff Greene on the loss of her mother Helene Fortunoff SCRIBE Dec 2021-Jan-Feb 2022 23


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WHERE ARE THEY NOW

The Cemetery Committee of Temple Sinai needs your help in locating former congregants or their next of kin with whom we have lost contact. The temple needs to determine whether these individuals expect to use the cemetery plots that have been reserved for them in the future. Please reach out to Committee Member Larry Krasnoff (516.484.2276 or larkarch@yahoo.com) or Temple Member Services Manager, Betty Brandel (516.621.6800 or bbrandel@mysinai.org) with any current contact information you may have for the following families. Last known addresses are provided below:

Norman and Helene Aber 95 Magnolia Lane Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Alan and Annette Florin 15 Lawn Drive Roslyn, NY 11576

Jerome and Sheila Langer 34 Midwood Circle Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Joseph and Wende Batel 7 Marion Street. Greenvale, NY. 11548

Harry and Shirley Goldstein 1420 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA. 19102

Irving and Rhoda Paul 20 Holly Lane Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Alan and Barbara Chale 1 Hemlock Lane Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Dr. Stuart H. and Louise Goldstein 26 Arbor Road Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Samuel and Helen Rosenblum 2893 Crosley Drive W. West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Dr. Michael and Deena Diamond 86 Milburn Lane Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Stanley and Barbara Hochhauser 1140 Fifth Avenue, Apt. 5A New York, NY 10128

Rose and Seymour Weinstock 14 Eagle Lane Roslyn, NY. 11576

Leonard and Carmen Kline 18 Hill Lane Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

DID YOU KNOW? Temple Sinai has recently acquired a limited number of graves in our sections at New Montefiore Cemetery in the areas that were previously sold out. These have been graciously donated back to the temple by families who have relocated and find they can no longer use them. Rather than wait until it becomes a matter of some urgency, we want to give our congregants an opportunity to explore their options. We have groupings of up to six graves that can become family plots. If you are interested, please contact Betty Brandel in the temple office. Any questions you have are welcome. SCRIBE Dec 2021-Jan-Feb 2022 25








Donations to Clergy Discretionary and Other Funds A donation to any of the clergy discretionary funds requires a separate check. For each of these donations, please make your check payable to Temple Sinai of Roslyn with the specific discretionary fund written in the check memo line: Rabbi Michael White’s Discretionary Fund Cantor Sergei Schwartz’s Discretionary Fund Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz’s Discretionary Fund Rabbi Ilana Schachter’s Discretionary Fund Donations to any other funds can be combined in one check made payable to Temple Sinai of Roslyn. Please remember that if you use a company or similar type check, your name should appear on the check so we can properly credit your account.

HONOR YOUR LOVED ONES WITH PLAQUES AND LEAVES Leaves on the Tree of Life are for those special family simchas: births, marriages, B’nei Mitzvah, anniversaries, etc. The cost of each leaf is $1000. Memorial Plaques honor the memories of our loved ones who have passed away. They are in the hallway leading to the sanctuary. Cost of each plaque is $700, which includes a second version to be put up for your loved one’s yahrzeit. Please contact Betty Brandel in the temple office at 516.621.6800 for more information or to place an order.

Aaron Herman

Vice President of Sales Telephone 516.367.4700 Fax 800.320.3362 amh147@aol.com InlandPrinters.com

Advertise your business while supporting Temple Sinai. For information contact Kathy Diamond at kdiamond@mysinai.org

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7:30pm Sinai Reads (via ZOOM)

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8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting

ECC CLOSED

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15

8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting 7:00pm Friend of a Friend: Wine, Women, & Widsom

30

6:45pm Shabbat Service

NEW YEAR’S EVE

OFFICES CLOSED

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6:45pm Shabbat Service

CHRISTMAS EVE

OFFICES CLOSED

CHRISTMAS DAY

9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service Drew Siegel

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning 4:30pm Sharing Shabbat Minyan 6:45pm Shabbat Service/ Birthday & Anniversary Blessings 10:30am B’not Mitzvah Service Alana Borkon & Molly Borkon

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6:45pm Shabbat Service

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7:30pm Adult Engagement Amanda Berman of Zioness

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4:30pm SELebrate the Jewish Holidays: Chanukah 5:30pm Happy Hour with Rabbi Michael White

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Dates and times are current as of November 12, 2021 and are subject to change. Online calendars will be updated on a regular basis; please visit our website at mysinai.org for all other program and event information.

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NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL ECC CLOSED

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9:30am Adult Education with Rabbi White 7:30pm Adult Engagement Ariel Cohen Judaica in America, Part II

7:00pm Adult Education with Rabbi White

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4:00pm Film & Discussion: Who Will Write Our History with director Roberta Grossman

7:30pm Brotherhood: Scotch & Sacred Text with Rabbi White

7:30pm Board Meeting

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10:00am Chanukah Happenings 12:00pm Community Candle Lighting under the canopy 12:45pm Russian PJ Library 1:15pmSinai Russian Club Chanukah Party

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MLK, JR. DAY

ECC CLOSED

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1:00pm Author’s Talk: Laura Leibman The Art of the Jewish Family via ZOOM

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NEW YEAR’S DAY

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6:45pm Shabbat Service

9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service Jordan Mashaal 6:00pm Havdallah Bat Mitzvah Service - Sara Osit

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am Bat Mitzvah Service Madeleine Klein

4:30pm Sharing Shabbat 6:45pm Shabbat Service/ Birthday & Anniversary Blessings 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service Jake Rosin

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8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 9:30am Bat Mitzvah Service Summer Rosenblum 12:00pm Bar Mitzvah Service Brendon Siskin

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan

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10:30am Adult Bar Mitzvah Service - Jonathan Drexler 5:30pm Happy Hour with Rabbi Michael White

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NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL 6:45pm Shabbat Service

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8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting 7:30pm Brotherhood Monthly Meeting

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Wed

Dates and times are current as of November 12, 2021 and are subject to change. Online calendars will be updated on a regular basis; please visit our website at mysinai.org for all other program and event information.

4:00pm Light Classical Concert

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NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

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4:00pm Adult Engagement The Contribution of Jewish Photographers to the Arts with Nancy Traeger

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service Jordan Mashaal 6:00pm Havdallah Bat Mitzvah Service - Sara Osit

9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am Bat Mitzvah Service Madeleine Klein

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service Jordan Sanders

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service Drew Hassenbein

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6:45pm Shabbat Service/ Birthday & Anniversary Blessings

4:30pm Sharing Shabbat 6:45pm Shabbat Service

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9:30am Friend of a Friend Monthly Meeting 6:45pm Shabbat Service/ Birthday Blessings

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Dates and times are current as of November 12, 2021 and are subject to change. Online calendars will be updated on a regular basis; please visit our website at mysinai.org for all other program and event information.

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL 7:30pm Sinai Reads (via ZOOM)

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NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting

7:30pm Brotherhood: Scotch & Sacred Text with Rabbi White

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9 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service Ethan Falkowitz

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7:30pm Board Meeting

5:30pm Happy Hour with Rabbi Michael White

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Meeting 7:30pm Brotherhood Monthly Meeting

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL 8:00am CONNECT Networking

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Main Office 516.621.6800 Religious School 516.621.8016 Early Childhood Center 516.621.8708


Temple Sinai of Roslyn

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KISLEV/TEVET/SH’VAT/ADAR 5782 DECEMBER 2021/JANUARY/FEBRUARY2022

TEMPLE SINAI

Volume 78 • Number 3 Main Office: 516.621.6800 Early Childhood Center: 516.621.8708 Religious School: 516.621.8016

Rabbi Michael White rabbiwhite@mysinai.org Cantor Sergei Schwartz cantorsergeischwartz@mysinai.org Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz cantorelenaschwartz@mysinai.org Rabbi Ilana Schachter rabbischachter@mysinai.org Cantor Emeritus Cantor Andrew H. Edison President Amy Braunstein Executive Vice President Allen Geller Vice Presidents Robyn Corbin Andrew Kraus Liz Wiener Neale Vice President/Treasurer Jeffrey Sklar Secretary Maribeth Kraus

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: mysinai.org Executive Director Lee Mirrer lmirrer@mysinai.org Marketing & Communications Manager Kathy Diamond kdiamond@mysinai.org Office Manager Jane Hallberg jhallberg@mysinai.org Member Services Manager Betty Brandel bbrandel@mysinai.org Brotherhood President Richard Blatt brotherhood@mysinai.org Friend of a Friend/Chaverot President Tammy Szerencsy fof@mysinai.org Legal Counsel Charles Weiss

Director of Membership & Engagement Adrianne Rubin, PhD arubin@mysinai.org Director of Youth Engagement Lauren “Lulu” Belferder lbelferder@mysinai.org Early Childhood Center Director Lindsay Dayan ldayan@mysinai.org Religious School Coordinator/ Cantor’s Assistant Debra Hollander dhollander@mysinai.org Financial Manager Mara Rosenwasser mrosenwasser@mysinai.org Accounting Specialist Michael Gamba mgamba@mysinai.org V&Z Caterers info@vandzcaterers.com 516.484.4300