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IYYAR/SIVAN/TAMUZ 5781 MAY/JUNE 2021 Volume 77 • Number 5

special quarantine edition

“... Rejoice in all the good that God has given you and your house...”


We Celebrate our Confirmation Class Jesse Kahn

Aidan Eckfeldt son of Randi Eckfeldt

son of Heidi & Steven Kahn

Harry Gerber

Lior Schwartz

son of Andrea & Ronald Gerber

son of Cantors Elena & Sergei Schwartz

Zach Gerson

Tyler Turetsky

son of Susan & Colin Gerson

son of Donna & Daniel Turetsky

Logan Grotas

Samuel Wertheim

Tobey Hirsch

Max Zimmerman

son of Jana & Aaron Grotas

son of Diane & Leonard Hirsch

son of Pauli & David Wertheim

son of Tracy & Robert Zimmerman

Our Confirmands will deliver their speeches during the High Holy Days.

Shavuot Yizkor Service

Monday, May 17 at 9:00am Via ZOOM

please check your email for login details or contact Adrianne Rubin at arubin@mysinai.org


CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S GRADUATING SENIORS

Zachary Chapman

Madison Charles

Jolie Cohen

son of Brent Chapman

daughter of Paige & Andrew Charles

daughter of Candace Cohen

Shane Elias

Matthew Fells son of Allison & Marc Fells

Sarah Fieldman

daughter of Anna & Bruce Fieldman

Hallie Finkelstein

Hannah Garmise

Ryan Glennon

son of Beth & Jonathan Elias

daughter of Laurie & David Finkelstein

daughter of Jessica & Jason Garmise

son of Deborah & Jeffrey Glennon

Ava Gordon

Jamie Kaplan

Jordan Katz

daughter of Danna Gordon

daughter of Randi & Todd Kaplan

daughter of Bonnie & Daniel Katz

Ben Knee

Sam Knee

Jake Laskowitz

son of Lisa & Jeffrey Knee

son of Lisa & Jeffrey Knee

son of Allison & Jed Laskowitz

Alexis Lefkowitz

Ilana Lefkowitz

Aiden Mandell

daughter of Rachel & Steve Lefkowitz

daughter of Rachel & Steve Lefkowitz

son of Amy & David Mandell

Joselle Mashkevich

Kate Pargament

Mia Rabinovich

daughter of Ilona & Grigoriy Mashkevich

daughter of Suzanne & Glenn Pargament

daughter of Lisa & Philip Rabinovich

Kayla Roberts

Beryl Rosenberg daughter of Cara Rosenberg

Daniel Rosman

son of Amy & David Rosman

Emily Ruttgeizer

Cayla Schwartz

Jake Zober

daughter of Emily & Michael Roberts

daughter of Denise & Steven Ruttgeizer

daughter of Monique & Matthew Schwartz

son of Michelle & Jeffrey Zober

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from

RABBI WHITE’S

Rabbi Michael A. White rabbiwhite@mysinai.org

study

What is Post-Pandemic Freedom, Really? As I write, half of all American adults have received at least one vaccine shot and I’m hearing about teenagers and their vaccines, about the possibility of in-person proms and graduations. Rebecca and I just learned that we will be able to attend David’s graduation ceremony at USC this month, so the month of May not only brings spring warmth and a burst of floral color, it also brings the hope of freedom from the pandemic’s nightmare. Last week, I entered a restaurant, sat down and ordered, and ate. It felt utterly normal, but it also felt as if I had been freed from a kind of incarceration, as if eating a turkey sandwich in a diner, something I might do several times a week pre-pandemic, was worthy of a blessing. So, I’ve been thinking about what freedom looks like as we slowly heal from Covid’s reach. The Hebrew word for “freedom” is dror. The Torah required our ancient ancestors to “proclaim freedom throughout the land and to all its inhabitants” by releasing servants, forgiving debts, and letting the land lie fallow. In Jewish terms, “freedom” is not acting with abandon or with libertine self-indulgence; freedom, in Jewish terms, is exercising choice in pursuit of blessing and that sometimes means limiting our choices. I hope that this Jewish wisdom will guide us as we regain our freedom from Covid. What do I mean? 1. Before Covid, dinners were often measured in minutes, often solitary, and very often unhealthy. When the pandemic stripped us of some of life’s craziness and barred us from social obligations, most of us enjoyed long, lingering family meals. Some of us learned to cook (I now make a mean meatloaf!) and many of you shared that Shabbat dinners have become a regular family anchor. Even when life returns to its frenetic pace and social life can speed up again, I hope you will continue to carve out that sacred family time. 2. Pre-pandemic, moms and dads of upcoming B’nei Mitzvah and brides and grooms looked especially harried the weeks before their simcha. The details, the lists, the seating charts, problems with the florist, who’s coming and who isn’t, the expense—you get the picture. Pandemic B’nei Mitzvah and weddings were small, often solitary affairs; dear family and friends were often excluded except as small boxes on a Zoom screen. It was hard to elevate the joy over the sadness of who was missing. I’m thrilled that we will be able to celebrate in large groups again, that grandparents can fly in for B’nei Mitzvah and weddings again, Still, many reported that by eliminating the vast array of accoutrements, they were able to focus on the meaningful, even sacred nature of that simcha. I do hope we can retain that wisdom, refusing to let the details and the cost overshadow the blessings of love and family, faith, and tradition.

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Judaism’s focus on memory is itself wisdom: We are not permitted to ignore the lessons past challenges can teach us about how we live our lives; out of the horrors of this pandemic, some wisdom has emerged. Just because we CAN fill every moment with distracting, even enticing, options, and just because we CAN overload our lives and our simchas with extraneous shiny objects, does not mean we should. When we don’t, we are exercising our freedom as God intended. L’shalom,

Rabbi Michael A. White

Learn from the best before the summer break!

MAY 6 • JUNE 3 VIA ZOOM

Monday, May 3 at 7:00pm OR Tuesday, May 4 at 9:30am Monday, June 14 at 7:00pm OR Tuesday, June 15 at 9:30am

The Sacred Book of Psalms with Rabbi Ilana Schachter

Wednesdays at 7:00pm May 19 through June 21 - no classes May 17 and May 31

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from the

PRESIDENT’S

red minivan

Michelle Golden mgolden@mysinai.org

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. -Maya Angelou As I complete my second and final year as President of Temple Sinai, this quote from Maya Angelou deeply resonates with me. The past nine years on the board were filled with personal growth moments and opportunities to support this community that I love. I joined the board as Friend of a Friend President and was invited to join the executive committee and embark on a journey to temple president. I was nervous and unsure of my role or if I could or would have an impact. In determining my intention, I decided not only to make a difference but to become a better member by giving in any way I could, while further strengthening our wonderful Jewish community. Through the guidance, experience, and leadership of our wise past presidents, devoted trustees, beloved clergy, attentive staff, and my incredibly supportive family, I understood that all parts of the temple are essential for us to be truly successful. Everyone must work together, balanced and intentional, to provide for our community’s spiritual, educational, and social needs, ultimately ensuring its longevity. I recently read, wisdom is knowing what to do next, virtue is doing it, and in Amy Braunstein, we have both wisdom and virtue. Her leadership and her partnership have helped me weather many challenges these past two years. Our temple community is blessed to welcome her as our new president, along with an incoming board of trustees and officers who bring tremendous talent and energy. Our future is in trusted hands. To our resigning board members, Larry Cohen, Esther Fortunoff-Greene, Cara Londin, Susan Moisoff, and Philip Rabinovich: board service is one of the most challenging volunteer roles, and you performed your parts with dedication, grace, and the seriousness the position deserves. On behalf of the congregation, thank you for your time, talents, and knowledge! As I reflect on these past months of my presidency, along with the challenges of a global pandemic, I have come to realize, it is not merely the giving of financial resources but giving of one’s expertise, passion, talent, and experience. We all come with various life experiences, which contribute to the uniqueness of how we view the world and how and why we choose to impact it. I believe, we all want to make the world a little better; I hope I have done that.

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My years of board service have shown me that I have gifts to offer and a desire to do more, be more, and help more. Navigating life as this role comes to an end and my children make their way into the world, I can proudly reflect on the lessons we have learned as a family. The value of tikkun olam and the crucial and socially responsible commitment of giving what you can, how you can, when you can. Serving on the Board of Trustees of Temple Sinai has been one of the most valuable experiences. Thank you for allowing me to fulfill a dream I didn’t know I had as a leader of this beautiful Jewish community. With appreciation and love,

Michelle

ANNUAL MEET ING

Wednesday, May 5 7:30pm via ZOOM

Advanced Registration Required email templeoffice@mysinai.org TEMPLE SINAI

Temple Sinai 2021 Memorial Book

Later this month, you will be sent cards to fill out for the Temple Sinai Memorial Book for Yom Kippur. If you had a listing in a prior Memorial Book, those names appear on the back of the memorial card. If the information is correct, all you have to do is put a checkmark where MEMORIAL indicated and send it back to the office with your donation. If you have BOOK new names, or for those of you who did not have a listing last year, print the name(s) clearly on the front of the card. Take a moment to complete and return your card when you receive it. Don’t be left out. Final deadline is August 16, 2021. If you are a new member and did not receive the information, please call the temple office and we will send it to you. Please make sure to send your card back if you wish to be included this year. We will include only those who respond to us. A second mailing reminder will be sent to you in mid-July. If you have any questions, please contact Betty Brandel in the temple office. SCRIBE May-June 2021 7


(2,00 For more information, contact Social Action at socialaction@mysinai.org

The Social Action committee has needed you, our temple members, more than ever since the pandemic turned life as we knew it into a roller coaster ride. Along this ride, we have experienced fear and loss, felt hope and optimism, adapted and changed, agreed and disagreed, but from the moment this ride began one thing became certain: we need each other. Social Action is usually busy with our causes and collections, but all of a sudden there was a shift in what was needed, and the quantities needed greatly increased. Yes, we continued to collect food for food banks and pantries, but this year, we were also arranging for meals to be delivered to first responders. Yes, we collected clothes, but this year, we also collected phone chargers and goggles for hospital workers. Yes, we collect books and paper towels, but this year, we also donated funds for PPE. A year ago, Mitzvah Morning, along with baseball, and summer camp, and everything else, was not as it had been. Although we could not be together, everyone practiced tikkun olam with generous tzedakah donations. This year, Mitzvah Morning looked more like what we know but with smaller groups and fewer projects, limited by safety guidelines. Happily, craft bags still brightened children’s faces and housewarming buckets helped people escaping homelessness. Books were delivered to readers of all ages and sandwiches were made, packaged, and sent off. Household items went to help refugees starting over. Blood was donated. Mitzvah Morning might not have been as big this year, but to those on the receiving end, it was every bit as comforting and meaningful.

You Can Still Help Before Summer Starts In May please donate new packaged underwear in all sizes. In June please donate socks in all sizes. Bins are available outside for safe and easy dropoff or you can order through our Amazon link and have the items sent directly to Temple Sinai: https://tinyurl.com/TSRhelps Your donations of items and tzedakah make a difference we witness first-hand. There is no feeling that compares to giving a person in need what they need. Tikkun olam is about repairing the world, and Social Action does that: one person at a time, one meal at a time, one jacket at a time, one book at a time, one heart to another - every time. We thank you deeply and wish you a safe happiness-filled summer.

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egistrants for this program will receive a complimentary copy of Unstoppable, courtesy of the publisher.

My Seven Years with Siggi An Intimate Talk with Sinai’s Own Joshua M. Greene Author of Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey From Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend

TUESDAY, JUNE 8 • 7:30PM VIA ZOOM We invite you to join an important and intimate conversation between Siggi Wilzig’s biographer, Joshua M. Greene, and Rabbi Michael A. White. The topic will be the enduring lessons from the life of Siggi Wilzig, who emerged from the horrors of the Holocaust to become a Wall Street tycoon and philanthropist. As we tentatively take steps towards the post-pandemic world, what can we learn from Siggi’s life of resilience and determination? And, what was the experience like for Joshua M. Greene, who spent the better part of a decade immersed in study of the life of this remarkable man? Registrants for this program will receive a complimentary copy of Unstoppable, courtesy of the publisher. Register at www.mysinai.org/joshua-greene-2021 SCRIBE May-June 2021 9


TODAH RABAH FROM TEMPLE SINAI We Want to CONNECT With You! Our new Brotherhood networking group, CONNECT, is going strong and we encourage you to check us out! Networking offers you access to opportunities you might not be able to find on your own.

We meet every other Wednesday at 8:00am. Join us!

May 12 • May 26 • June 9 • June 23

To learn more contact us at brotherhood@mysinai.org

Our Next Brotherhood Meeting via ZOOM:

Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30pm

Save the Date! June 25 at 6:30pm Shabbat Honoring Artists in our Congregation Caring Committee

of Temple Sinai

The Caring Committee continues to serve our congregants during these challenging times. While we enjoy sending notes acknowledging simchas, when we are notified by our clergy or staff, or learn about those in need, illness, and loss we try to offer assistance. Once again we send our appreciation to those members of our community whose efforts make Temple Sinai a warm and caring community. For more information about this committee, please call the Temple office 621-6800. We look forward to hearing from you. Burnette Groveman, Lynn Levine, and Cecile Saretsky Co-Chairs 10 SCRIBE May-June 2021

PRAY. EAT. LOVE. Saturday Mornings - 9:00-11:30am led by Rabbi Ilana Schachter and special guests Shabbat is a time for reflection, gratitude, and enrichment. All are welcome on Saturday mornings as we blend ancient practice and modern interpretation and immerse ourselves in meaningful opportunities for reflection, worship, and engaging learning.


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Bad Girls with Rabbi Ilana Schachter and Special Guest Rabbi Jessica Lenza Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00pm via Zoom

Join us for the final installment of “Bad Girls” with Rabbi Schachter and her friend & colleague, Rabbi Jessica Lenza. At Temple Shaaray Tefila in New York City, Rabbi Lenza created an innovative program for adult congregants on what we playfully and provocatively call Bad Girls of the Bible. This fascinating look at brave and independent-minded women is a wonderful way for modern audiences to learn about Jewish lore. Email fof@mysinai.org to register and the Zoom link will be sent to you.

Friend of a Friend Monthly Meeting Friday, May 7 at 9:30am via Zoom

Join us to plan our big end-of-year celebration, and also hear about our plans for next year. We welcome newcomers to keep our ideas fresh and appealing to all women of Temple Sinai. This is a great way to get involved -- our meetings are short & we get things done! Give it a try! Email fof@mysinai.org to let us know you’ll be “coming” to the meeting.

Challah Bake Zoom with Tracy Zimmerman Thursday, May 13 at 7:00pm

Learn how to make every day a challah-day! Join us as Sinai’s own Tracy Zimmerman demonstrates how to prepare delicious challah. Learn techniques and tips for both making and braiding challah. Don’t miss this day filled with warmth and tradition. RSVP to fof@mysinai.org and the recipe, Zoom link, and further details will be sent to you.

Friend of a Friend Shabbat REBOOT Friday, May 21 at 6:45pm via Zoom

Join us for this super-special Shabbat service led by the women of Friend of a Friend. We have been busy preparing with Cantor Elena Schwartz to actively participate in and lead the service and can’t wait to welcome Shabbat with you all.

FOF Spring Celebration

Friday, June 4 at 10:00am We are busy planning our Spring Celebration -- details to come on our end-of-a-crazy-year celebration! We shared so many good times this year despite being apart, and we’ll take a look back and a give you a sneak peek of more good times to come. Mark your calendars now and look for more info to come in future emails.

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our children, our future

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz cantorelenaschwartz@mysinai.org

“The world was created through speech (God said “Let there be … and there was…”) and through speech the world will be perfected…” In connection to Passover, our ShalomLearning Values Curriculum focused on koach hadibur (the strength of speech/words). Our students learned the strength and power they have through their speech. They also understood that our traditions, rituals, and values elevate us and empower us to use our voices positively and appropriately. Through exploration of koach hadibur students discussed how to better distinguish between words that hurt and words that heal, how to practice making good choices as to when to speak and when to remain silent. Our Kindergarten, First and Second Graders learned that Passover is a time to ask questions and engage in the story of our ancestors enslavement in Egypt, their escape, and the birth of the Jewish nation. They learned that asking questions is how we understand and connect to what came before us. The Four Questions lead us to ask why this night is different from all other nights. Our Third Graders learned that words can hurt and heal. In our family, we can use the power of speech to strengthen relationships and individuals. They learned the Jewish value of not speaking lashon hara (hurtful language) and made personal connections to understanding the effects of gossip. Through the story of the Cantor-Educator Elena Exodus, they learned theSchwartz ways Miriam and Moses used the power of speech to help the Jewish people. Our Fourth Graders learned that we are primarily known in the world is through our words (including name, reputation, and fulfillment of promises). This is true for what we say aloud and in our world of email, texting, and social media, for what we write. Students learned the importance of keeping their word. The students learned how words communicate powerful ideas in the Passover story and learned to recite the Four Questions. Our Fifth Graders learned that words are powerful and challenging and can significantly impact their relationships and the world. They learned that words can express feelings and that asking questions is a form of the power of words as it helps them learn and understand the world. They learned the importance of speaking up for their beliefs, even when it is difficult. They learned about lashon hara and motzi shem ra (putting out a bad name) and the harm that they can cause to others. The students learned to recite the Four Questions.

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Our Sixth Graders learned that our traditions, rituals, and values elevate us and empower us to use our voices appropriately for the good of the world and ourselves. The students learned that words have power and with that power comes the responsibility to help others and avoid hurting them. They discussed the impact of speaking out as part of a group. They learned about lashon hara and the dangers associated with it. The students learned the significance of the commandment to tell the Exodus story at the Passover Seders. Our Seventh Graders learned that our traditions, rituals, and values elevate us and empower us to use our voices appropriately for the good of the world and ourselves. The students learned the importance of speaking out as a part of or on behalf of a cause they feel passionately about and that their words have the power to change the world. May we all use the strength of our words and the power of our voices for the good of the world around us and ourselves!

Registration for the 2021-2022 Religious School year will begin in May. Cantor Elena

Please check your email for details. We can’t wait to see you in September!

Our Mitzvah Makers had an interesting discussion about koach hadibur - the power of speech. In light of Passover, the students engaged in meaningful conversations about freedom of speech.

In preparation for Passover, Cantor Elena visited with Religious School students. It was wonderful to hear our students chanting the Four Questions, discussing main themes of the holiday of freedom, and singing Passover songs together.

Look who’s getting ready for Passover our adorable Torah Explorers!

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CHLOE KANE MAY 1

Parents: Dorit Kane, Gary Kane Siblings: Maxwell - 15, Zachary - 13 Grandparents: Joanne & Yechiel Gordon, Sylvia & Allen Kane School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 6 Favorite Holiday: Shabbat. I enjoy having a sit-down dinner with my two different families once a week. We talk about our days: school, sports, what we are doing over the weekend, and other stuff. I also like to bake challah from scratch. It is delicious. Describe Yourself: During the pandemic, I had a lot more time to myself and started reading more often. I also like to watch movies and sketch. My favorite sport is basketball and I was happy when we were finally able to play at school. I also try to see my friends and we bake, play sports, and hang out. I am looking forward to going back to Camp Chipinaw. Why is Becoming a Bat Mitzvah Important? Becoming a Bat Mitzvah means that I am coming of age and becoming an adult. I will have more responsibility and be more involved in my community and family. It also means that the weather is getting nicer and we are almost finished with the pandemic. I am looking forward to being a normal kid.

ZACHARY KANE MAY 1

Parents: Dorit Kane, Gary Kane Siblings: Maxwell - 15, Zachary - 13 Grandparents: Joanne & Yechiel Gordon, Sylvia & Allen Kane School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 6 Favorite Holiday: Chanukah. I like to share the joy of giving and receiving gifts. I also like the history behind Chanukah, which is that the oil lasted for eight days as opposed to only one day. This teaches me that if you fight for what you believe in, and focus on good things, miracles can happen. Describe Yourself: During the pandemic, I have been on a hybrid schedule where part of the time I am home and part of the time in school. It has been interesting. I talk, text, play games and play sports with my friends all the time, but it has been a lot harder these days. I can’t wait to spend more time in person with them. I am also excited to go back to Camp Chipinaw. Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? Becoming a Bar Mitzvah means that I am becoming a man. As I get older, I will gain more responsibility and work harder in school and at other things, like a clothing brand business I started with some friends. I am also looking forward to the pandemic ending and being a normal kid again.

MAX LIPPMANN MAY 1

Parents: Emilie & Rich Lippmann Siblings: Olivia - 9 Grandparents: Francine & Mitchell Schwartz School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 4 Favorite Holiday: My favorite Jewish holiday is Chanukah. I love the story of how the small Jewish army defeated the massive Greek army and how the oil in the Jewish temple lasted for eight days. This shows that we should never underestimate the underdog. I also love celebrating with my family and getting and giving presents. Describe Yourself: I enjoy playing baseball and golf. I like to hang out with friends and family and I enjoy playing video games and watching YouTube. I also like to follow the stock market. My favorite subjects at school are math and science. Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? The thing that I am looking forward to most about becoming a Bar Mitzvah is having more responsibilities, which means that I will also have more freedom.

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JACOB GREENBERG MAY 8

Parents: Allison & Jonathan Greenberg Siblings: Noa - 10 Grandparents: Ellen & John Sherman, Brenda & Leonard Greenberg School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 5 Favorite Holiday: My favorite Jewish holiday is Rosh Hashanah because it is a time to reset and think about how I want to start off the New Year. I also enjoy it because I get to spend time with all of my grandparents, aunts, uncle, and cousins. Describe Yourself: I am crazy about sports. You can always find me watching a game on TV, playing hoops, or discussing the latest player stats or news. I also love spending my summers at Trail’s End Camp, but most importantly, I love being with my family. Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? Becoming a Bar Mitzvah means becoming a man and no longer being a kid in the eyes of the Jewish people. I look forward to helping others by leading by example as I embark on Jewish adulthood.

KATE POLON MAY 8

Parents: Emily & Jamie Polon Siblings: Cooper - 9 Grandparents: Rodley Polon, Ronald Polon, Ken Frohlick, Pauline Frohlick, Ronnie Frohlick School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 5 Favorite Holiday: Chanukah. I love to give and receive gifts. Describe Yourself: I love to spend time with family and friends and love to go to sleep away camp over the summer. Why is Becoming a Bat Mitzvah Important? To me, it means that I have to take on responsibilities and become independent.

ETHAN BLUMBERG MAY 13

Parents: Kerrie & Phil Blumberg Siblings: Emily - 18, Noah - 16 Grandparents: Marion & Bob Closter, Judy & Jack Blumberg School: The Wheatley School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 6 Favorite Holiday: Chanukah, because I get to spend time with my family and open presents. Describe Yourself: I am in 7th grade, I play hockey for the Long Island Edge and go to Pontiac Camp. Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? I am looking forward to becoming an adult.

KARA SHINDER MAY 15

Parents: Lauren & Roman Shinder Siblings: Seth - 10, Kyle - 6 Grandparents: Isabel & Bruce Eisenberg, Galina & Vladimir Shinder School: Willets Road School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 5 Favorite Holiday: My favorite Jewish holiday is Chanukah because we celebrate for eight nights. Most holidays we get to celebrate with family for only one or two nights but for Chanukah we can celebrate for eight. Describe Yourself: I am in 7th grade and I love being with my friends. I go to Camp Blue Ridge and love basketball. Why is Becoming a Bat Mitzvah Important? To me, becoming a Bat Mitzvah means celebrating my future. I am looking forward to reading the Torah and celebrating with my loved ones on my special day. SCRIBE May-June 2021 17


JORDAN SIEGEL MAY 22

Parents: Gail & Aaron Siegel Siblings: Chloe - 15 Grandparents: Marian & Marvin Gruber, Cheryl & Joel Siegel School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 5 Favorite Holiday: My favorite Jewish holiday is Chanukah because I enjoy lighting the menorah and celebrating the meaning of the holiday with my family and friends. Describe Yourself: My favorite subject in school is math. My favorite sports are basketball and football. I also play goalie for my hockey team. I love to hang out with with my friends and family. Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? Becoming a Bar Mitzvah is very special to me because it shows my commitment to Judaism. I look forward to taking on new responsibilities including giving back to my community.

JORDAN ROTH MAY 27

Parents: Lindsay & Jarrett Roth Siblings: Spencer - 10 Grandparents: Susan & Richard Etra, Elaine & Fred Roth School: Willets Road School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 6 Favorite Holiday: My favorite holiday is Chanukah. I love Chanukah because it occurs during my favorite season, winter. I love that my family comes together to light the candles and recite the prayers. I also enjoy receiving all of the presents as well! Describe Yourself: I enjoy playing golf, hockey, and baseball. In the winter I love to ski with my friends and family. In the summer, I enjoy my time at Camp Pontiac. In my free time, I like to ride my bike and play with my dog, Ruby. I also like rooting for the Yankees and Islanders! Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? Becoming a Bar Mitzvah is important to me because I believe that it is my responsibility to continue the traditions of the Jewish people.

JOSHUA BERGER JUNE 3

Parents: Lauryn & Michael Berger Siblings: Casey - 10 Grandparents: Terri & Howie Zaretzky, Cindy Zaretzky, Livia & Alan Berger School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 5 Favorite Holiday: My favorite Jewish holiday is Passover. All of our family comes together to celebrate. I also think the story of Moses and King Pharaoh is very interesting. Describe Yourself: I love sports…anything sports! My favorites are lacrosse and basketball and I love a good Mets or Islanders game. I also love to ski with my family and friends. At school, I enjoy social studies and science. Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? Becoming a Bar Mitzvah is a very special day for my family and me. It means I become a man and along with that comes a lot more responsibility. I am looking forward to taking this next step.

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ADAM COHEN JUNE 5

Parents: Jennifer & Brian Cohen Siblings: Matthew - 15, Emma - 7 Grandparents: Judith Fisher, Audrey & Robert Cohen School: Jericho Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 2 Favorite Holiday: My favorite Jewish holiday is Passover because I love my family seder. I love having my family all together and reading the Haggadah and asking the Four Questions ... finding the afikoman isn’t bad either. Describe Yourself: I attend Timber Lake Camp during the summer. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a history buff; I am also very interested in biology and human anatomy. My favorite activities outside of school are flag football and exploring nature. Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? Becoming a Bar Mitzvah means a lot to me. Learning the prayers and my Torah portion wasn’t easy. It may have taken more effort and more time for me than it may have for others, but it’s worth the satisfaction and pride of being on the bimah.

BENJAMIN RUBIN JUNE 5

Parents: Samantha & Edward Rubin Siblings: Alex -14 Grandparents: Stephanie & Paul Goldberg, Susan & Ned Fenton School: Roslyn Middle School - 6th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 5 Favorite Holiday: My favorite Jewish holiday is Passover because I enjoy sitting around the table and hanging out with family. Describe Yourself: I love playing and watching lots of sports like football, basketball, and tennis. I am a big Knicks and Jets fan. My favorite subject in school is math. Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? Becoming a Bar Mitzvah means more responsibility and more maturity to become an adult.

ELIZA LIEBOWITZ JUNE 5

Parents: Donna & Robert Liebowitz Siblings: Adam - 16 Grandparents: Drs. Lynda & Herb Schuchman, the late Dr. Marian Schuchman, Rose & Leo Liebowitz School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 5 Favorite Holiday: My favorite holiday is Yom Kippur because I reflect on the year and try to correct any bad things I have done. Yom Kippur is about trying to be a better person and improve yourself in the new year. In addition, I get to spend time with my entire family. Describe Yourself: My favorite subjects in school are math and art. I love photography, going to amusement parks, watching Marvel movies, playing with my dog, painting, spending time with my family, drawing, going to the beach, boating, and traveling. Why is Becoming a Bat Mitzvah Important? Becoming a Bat Mitzvah is important because it is when you transition into a responsible adult. Significantly more is expected of you and you have greater responsibilities. In addition, I want to continue my family’s traditions.

BENJAMIN SCHIFF JUNE 12

Parents: Erica & Jeffrey Schiff Siblings: Isabella - 15, Ruby - 8 Grandparents: Susan & Richard Goodstadt, Marsha & Mitchell Schiff School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 5 Favorite Holiday: My favorite Jewish holiday is Chanukah because I can spend time with family and get presents. Describe Yourself: I love soccer, basketball, lacrosse, baseball, and football. I go to Camp Equinunk and enjoy my summers there. Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? I am excited to show all my hard work and preparations and to become a man in the Jewish religion. SCRIBE May-June 2021 19


SIDNEY STEIR JUNE 12

Parents: Carrie & Marc Steir Siblings: Kameron - 10 Grandparents: Marsha & Michael Abramson, Ellen & Michael Steir School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 4 Favorite Holiday: I like all of them! Describe Yourself: I love art and math in school. I play softball and tennis and I enjoy dancing. I love riding my bike and spending time with my family! Why is Becoming a Bat Mitzvah Important? I am looking forward to having more responsibilities and privileges. I am also looking forward to celebrating this occasion with my family and making special memories.

MAX SARAF JUNE 12

Parents: Stacy & David Saraf Siblings: Ethan - 11, Harper - 5 Grandparents: Edna Saraf School: Willets Road School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 6 Favorite Holiday: My favorite Jewish holiday is Chanukah because I not only get to exchange presents but also spend time with my family. I enjoy lighting the menorah, too! Describe Yourself: I love playing sports. I play basketball, soccer, tennis, and football. My favorite football team is the Giants. I really enjoy attending games and have missed not being able to go. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family. Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? Becoming a Bar Mitzvah is important to me because it means I’ll be entering adulthood in the Jewish tradition. As I begin this new chapter in my life, I will be more independent, responsible, and have higher expectations for myself.

HARRIS ZIMMERMAN JUNE 19

Parents: Tracy & Robert Zimmerman Siblings: Max - 15, Eli - 9 Grandparents: Sandra & Jeffrey Zimmerman, Malcom Markowitz & the beloved and missed, late Linda Markowitz School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th Grade Years in Our Religious School: 5 Favorite Holiday: My favorite holiday is Rosh Hashanah. I feel that it gives me a chance to restart and forget everything I should not have done. I also love baking challah with my mom and Shabbat dinners. Describe Yourself: My favorite sport is martial arts, specifically, karate. I like karate because I have met so many different people from other countries. I am hoping to represent the United States of America in 2022 for the Maccabi Games. I love to spend time with my family at the beach and in Florida. Why is Becoming a Bar Mitzvah Important? I look forward to taking on more responsibilities. I also want to go back to Israel to celebrate and pray at the Western Wall.

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TEMPLE SINAI TEEN PROGRAMS lulu’s lulu’s

TEEN TEEN TALK TALK

Lulu Belferder Lulu Belferder lbelferder@mysinai.org lbelferder@mysinai.org The school year is underway and that brings added stress and anxiety for all children especially teens. Teen stress is an important health issue that more and more teens are experiencing each year. The early What a year it has been … but through it all our teens have pushed through and have seen the value in teen years are marked by rapid changes — physical, cognitive, and emotional. Young people also face community service opportunities, experiential learning activities, and hands-on fun. During one of the changing relationships with peers, new demands at school, family tensions, and safety issues in their most recent Havdallah for Hunger sessions, we studied a few Jewish texts and explored their connections communities. The ways in which teens cope with these stressors can have significant short-and long-term to hunger and food insecurity. The teens shared their thoughts and opinions on why this work is consequences on their physical and emotional health. It is often hard for teens to ask for help, and put important to them. In addition, I asked each teen present to choose a value to which he or she wanted to words to the stress or anxiety they are feeling. Below are some strategies to help teens get through these commit themselves to and why. Below are their thoughts … experiences. The Torah and Jewish tradition are explicit in commanding that we feed the hungry. And when you reap Strategies for coping with stress: the harvest of 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 • Talk about problems with others. (23:22). In Isaiah 58:7, God commands us to share our bread with the hungry and bring the • Take deep breaths, accompanied by thinking or saying aloud, “I can handle this.” homeless into our house. The Talmud explains that each Jewish community must establish a public fund • Perform progressive muscle relaxation, which involves repeatedly tensing and relaxing large muscles to provide food for the hungry, and our sages explain that feeding the hungry is one of our most important of the body. responsibilities on earth: When you are asked in the world to come, “What was your work?” and you • Set small goals and break tasks into smaller, manageable chunks. answer: “I fed the hungry,” you will be told: “This is the gate of the Lord, enter into it, you who have fed • Exercise and eat regular meals. the hungry” (Midrash to Psalm 118:17). • Get proper sleep. (Text taken from the Religious Action Center) • Practice consistent, positive discipline. • Visualize and practice feared situations. As someone who is very lucky and fortunate, I should always do my part in helping those in need. Help• Focus on what you can control (your reactions, your actions) and let go of what you cannot (other ing others is one of the important responsibilities I have as a human being. I will always make sure to take people’s opinions and expectations). the time to help those in need. • Work through worst-case scenarios until they seem amusing or absurd. • Lower unrealistic expectations. Learning from these texts makes being here not feel like I am doing something extra because I have to, but • Schedule breaks and enjoyable activities. being here because it is my responsibility to help. • Accept yourself as you are; identify your unique strengths and build on them. • Give up on the idea of perfection, both in yourself and in others. Give yourself permission and cultivate the ability to learn from mistakes Continued on next page

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TEMPLE SINAI TEEN PROGRAMS We have to help those in need. Treat people the way we want to be treated if we were in need- care with kindness and compassion.

lulu’s

TEEN TALK

Theses texts are meant to display the real meaning of life on earth. It’s to help other people, and the people who are less fortunate than you. Empathy- understanding what others are going through and doing my best to help them overcome any struggle. Lulu Belferderevery day. I think of this in a general overarching term for many I try to commit myself to acts of kindness things: generosity, bringinglbelferder@mysinai.org others happiness, making others laugh, even respect. Respect and trying to make others happy are very important to me because I know what it feels like not to be treated way. The schoolthis year is underway and that brings added stress and anxiety for all children especially teens.

Teen stress is an important health issue that more and more teens are experiencing each year. The early Hardworking, I feel that necessary hardworking because always morepeople that I can teen years are marked byit’s rapid changesto—bephysical, cognitive, and there’s emotional. Young alsodo. face changing relationships with peers, new demands at school, family tensions, and safety issues in their Respecting others being kind to everyone, no matter how different theysignificant are from me. Being long-term communities. Theand ways in which teens cope with these stressors can have short-and open-minded and listening to what others have to say. consequences on their physical and emotional health. It is often hard for teens to ask for help, and put words to the stress or anxiety they are feeling. Below are some strategies to help teens get through these Iexperiences. would like to be the type of person who has a positive impact upon others. Even a small act of kindness every day means you are putting something good back into the world.

Strategies for coping with stress:

Have a great • Talk aboutsummer! problems with others. • Take deep breaths, accompanied by thinking or saying aloud, “I can handle this.” • Perform progressive muscle relaxation, which involves repeatedly tensing and relaxing large muscles of the body. • Set small goals and break tasks into smaller, manageable chunks. Lauren “Lulu” • Exercise andBelferder eat regular meals. • Get proper sleep. • Practice consistent, positive discipline. • Visualize and practice feared situations. • Focus on what you can control (your reactions, your actions) and let go of what you cannot (other people’s opinions and expectations). • Work through worst-case scenarios until they seem amusing or absurd. • Lower unrealistic expectations. • Schedule breaks and enjoyable activities. • Accept yourself as you are; identify your unique strengths and build on them. • Give up on the idea of perfection, both in yourself and in others. Give yourself permission and cultivate the ability to learn from mistakes

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mazel tov Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein on the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Barbara & Lawrence Blatte on the engagement of their grandson Andrew Braunstein to Emily Altman Stacee Massoni & David Blatte on the engagement of their nephew Andrew Braunstein to Emily Altman Bonnie & Michael Koblenz on the engagement of their daughter Lizzy to Jay Kaplan Susan & Bruce Jacobson on the birth of their grandson Ethan Dean Jacobson Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White on the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Lauren & Adam Singer on the birth of their daughter Charli Drew Singer Linda & Mitch Singer on the birth of their granddaughter Charli Drew Singer Lisa & Alan Wasserman on the birth of their granddaughter Nora Rosen Wasserman Jodi & Robert Rosenthal on the birth of their granddaughter Madison Blake Maller

Our temple family shares both simchas and sorrows. Please let us know if you would like to receive members’ life cycle information via email by contacting the temple office at templeoffice@mysinai.org

with deepest sympathy Beth Godnick on the loss of her father Stanley Stern Ellen Sanders on the loss of her mother Evelyn Greenberg Sheri Schorr on the loss of her brother Stanley Kronfeld Joseph Sanders on the loss of his mother Hildy Sanders Pam Krugman on the loss of her uncle Ralph Rosenberg Vicki Anmuth on the loss of her mother Ruth Brown Hope Rosenfeld on the loss of her husband Daniel Rosenfeld Joan Lord on the loss of her husband Marvin Lord Carrie Steir on the loss of her father Michael Abramson Tina Nelkin on the loss of her brother Robert J. (RJ) Nelkin Vicki Anmuth on the loss of her aunt Ann Harris Sharon D’Ambrosio on the loss of her father Paul Berger

We record with sorrow the death of Temple Members

Judith Appelman Marvin Lord Daniel Rosenfeld

With deepest sympathy to their families, May their memories be for a blessing.

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we give thanks RABBI MICHAEL A. WHITE’S DISCRETIONARY FUND Barbara & Sanford Klein in memory of Robert Yaspan Leslie Entin & Vincent Fabiani & Mia Fabiani in memory of Lenore Entin & in appreciation of Rabbi White Barbara & Marc Wallach in memory of Joshua Wallach & in appreciation of Rabbi White Judy Shevrin in memory of Howard Shevrin & in appreciation of Rabbi White Marci & Jack Sparacio in appreciation of Rabbi White Jodi & Alan Kaplan in memory of Stanley Stern & in appreciation of Rabbi White Barbara & Sanford Klein in honor of Bonnie & Michael Koblenz upon the engagement of their daughter Lizzy to Jay Kaplan Lisa & Steven Birbach in honor of the naming of their granddaughter Remy Elle Meltsner & in appreciation of Rabbi White The Charles Family in appreciation of Rabbi White Karen Lowenthal in memory of Marion Lowenthal Stacy & Todd Breen in honor of the marriage of Stacey’s daughter Lauren Herman to Myles Menowitz & in appreciation of Rabbi White Stacy & Todd Breen in memory of Cortney Marcus & in appreciation of Rabbi White Stacy & Todd Breen in memory of Matthew Marcus & in appreciation of Rabbi White Vicki & Doug Anmuth in memory of Ruth Brown & in appreciation of Rabbi White Lois & Stuart Rubenstein in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Maribeth & Andy Kraus in honor of Amy & Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Terrie & Mark Stern in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick

Jill & Ira Perlman in memory of Stanley Cohen Myra Cohen in memory of Stanley Cohen Diane & Lenny Hirsch in honor of their son Asher becoming a Bar Mitzvah & in appreciation of Rabbi White Diane & Lenny Hirsch in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Barbara & Lawrence Blatte in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Jill & Rich Barry in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick The Skidell Family in memory of Arthur Skidell Nancy Rothenberg in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Renee & Mel Hirsch in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Janet Rosenbaum in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Marian & Irving Nemetsky in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Janet Serle & Ira Malin in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Marcia Weisser in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Barbara & Sanford Klein in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick

CANTOR SERGEI SCHWARTZ’ DISCRETIONARY FUND Barbara & Marc Wallach in memory of Joshua Wallach & in appreciation of Cantor Sergei Schwartz Marci & Jack Sparacio in appreciation of Cantor Sergei Schwartz Sheri & Perry Schorr in memory of Stanley Kronfeld & in appreciation of Cantor Sergei Schwartz Howard Weisler in support of our sister congregation Hatikvah in Kiev, Ukraine Temple Sinai Brotherhood in support of our sister congregation Hatikvah in Kiev, Ukraine

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Jill & Stuart Goldberg in support of our sister congregation Hatikvah in Kiev, Ukraine Donna & Robert Liebowitz in support of our sister congregation Hatikvah in Kiev, Ukraine Lisa & Philip Rabinovich in support of our sister congregation Hatikvah in Kiev, Ukraine Diane & Leonard Hirsch in honor of their son Asher becoming a Bar Mitzvah & in appreciation of Cantor Sergei Schwartz


CANTOR ELENA SCHWARTZ’ DISCRETIONARY FUND Barbara & Marc Wallach in memory of Joshua Wallach & in appreciation of Cantor Elena Schwartz Marci & Jack Sparacio in appreciation of Cantor Elena Schwartz Tammy & Michael Szerencsy for sponsoring the Chess Event with Irina Levitina & in appreciation of Cantor Elena Schwartz Friend of a Friend/Chaverot in support of our sister congregation Hatikvah in Kiev, Ukraine

Jill, Randy, Allison & Larissa Cohen & Jessica, Andrew & Nathan Firestone in honor of Asher Hirsch becoming a Bar Mitzvah & in appreciation of Cantor Elena Schwartz Barbara & Lawrence Blatte in memory of Fay Blatte & in appreciation of Cantor Elena Schwartz Diane & Leonard Hirsch in honor of their son Asher becoming a Bar Mitzvah & in appreciation of Cantor Elena Schwartz

RABBI ILANA L. SCHACHTER’S DISCRETIONARY FUND Nancy Rothenberg in appreciation of Rabbi Schachter Amy Kaufman in appreciation of Rabbi Schachter Rachel & David Bloom in appreciation of Rabbi Schachter Judy Shevrin in memory of Howard Shevrin & in appreciation of Rabbi Schachter Barbara & Marc Wallach in memory of Joshua Wallach & in appreciation of Rabbi Schachter

Leslie Entin & Vincent Fabiani & Mia Fabiani in memory of Lenore Entin & in appreciation of Rabbi Schachter Diane & Leonard Hirsch in honor of their son Asher becoming a Bar Mitzvah & in appreciation of Rabbi Schachter Ellie Rothschild in appreciation of Rabbi Schachter

ADULT EDUCATION FUND Leslie & David Wollin in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Barbara & Sanford Klein in memory of Stanley Stern Helen Lancberg & Jerold Altman in honor of Barbara & Lawrence Blatte upon the engagement of their grandson Andrew Braunstein to Emily Altman Charlotte & Norman Hollander in honor of Lainie Krasnoff for her hamentashen baking

Cecile & Stan Saretsky in honor of Diane & Leonard Hirsch upon their son Asher becoming a Bar Mitzvah Friend of a Friend/Chaverot in honor of Adult Education Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein in honor of Linda & Mitch Singer upon the birth of their granddaughter Charli Drew Singer Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein in memory of Paul Berger

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE FUND Bonnie & Michael Koblenz in memory of Stanley Kronfeld Cecile & Stan Saretsky in memory of Stanley Stern Joyce & Philip Sharfstein in memory of Stanley Cohen

Adrianne Rubin & Family in memory of Hyman Neiman Lori & Richard Yaspan in memory of Hyman Neiman

CHAZAK FUND Marlene Bittman in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick

Pam & Jeff Krugman in honor of Linda & Mitch Singer upon the birth of their granddaughter Charli Drew Singer

CHOIR AND MUSIC FUND Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein in honor of Chuck Weiss & the Purim Shpiel Marjorie & Howard Berrent in honor of the Purim Shpielers Jill & Stuart Goldberg in honor of the Purim Shpiel Jane & Donald Scal in honor of the Purim Shpiel Lainie & Larry Krasnoff in honor of the Purim Shpiel Karen Lamm in memory of Renee Natter

The Purim Shpielers: Michelle Golden, David Neiderbach, Leslie & David Wollin, Emily Roberts, Lisa Berman, Lisbeth Wolgel, Mike Groothuis, Mitch York, Norman Hollander, Rich Evans, Cecile Saretsky, Robin & Chuck Weiss in honor of Cantors Elena & Sergei Schwartz Barbara & Marc Wallach in honor of Chuck Weiss & the cast of the Purim Shpiel

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CHOIR AND MUSIC FUND Barbara & Lawrence Blatte in honor of Chuck Weiss, David Neiderbach & Cantor Sergei Schwartz for the Purim Shpiel Amy & Dr, Richard Braunstein in memory of Gerri Miller Pam & Jeff Krugman in honor of Cantors Elena & Sergei Schwartz for the Purim Shpiel

Jill & Stuart Goldberg in honor of Lisa & Alan Wasserman upon the birth of their granddaughter Nora Rosen Wasserman

COLLEGE CONNECTION FUND Robyn & Howard Jaslow in memory of Craig Schoenhaus

David Blatte & Stacee Massoni in memory of Herbert Wolfe

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES FUND Amy & Bill Handwerker in memory of Hildy Sanders Amy & Bill Handwerker in memory of Sandy Scher The Wiener & Neale Families in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman

The Wiener & Neale Families in honor of Barbara & Lawrence Blatte upon the engagement of their grandson Andrew Braunstein to Emily Altman

ERICA HALPERN MEMORIAL FUND Rhonda & Joel Wolf in memory of Ralph Rosenberg

Pam & Jeff Krugman in memory of Paul Berger

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL FUND Sherri Eisenstadt in appreciation of Abbie Laskey for her Holocaust Class

Randy & Warren Horowitz & Family in memory of Ed Schieber, Rose Florence Rothlein

ILENE BARSHAY FUND Ilissa & Scott Reich in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Ilissa & Scott Reich in honor of Linda & Mitch Singer upon the birth of their granddaughter Charli Drew Singer

The Wiener & Neale Families in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick The Wiener & Neale Families in honor of Bonnie & Michael Koblenz upon the engagement of their daughter Lizzy to Jay Kaplan

ISRAEL FUND Danny Reich & Family in honor of Barbara & Lawrence Blatte upon the engagement of their grandson Andrew Braunstein to Emily Altman

MEMORIAL FUND Amy & Howard Smith in memory of Abe Halbreich, Ethel Halbreich, Janice Robbins, Roslyn Smith Judy Shevrin in memory of Fred Schatz Bonnie & Michael Koblenz in memory of Stanley Stern Kathy & Jonathan Miller in memory of Robert Yaspan Kathy & Jonathan Miller in memory of Stanley Stern Kathy & Jonathan Miller in memory of Evelyn Greenberg Gail & Illan Silberman in memory of Stanley Kronfeld Rhoda Helman in memory of Stanley Stern Clifford Lewisohn in memory of Stanley Stern Temple Sinai Friends of Jonathan Elias in memory of Howard Elias Marjorie & Howard Berrent in memory of Barbara Steiner 26 SCRIBE May-June 2021

Danny Reich & Family in memory of Robert Yaspan Jill & Stuart Goldberg in memory of Richard Yaspan Todd Glickman in memory of Dr. Franklin Glickman Danielle & Todd Lenson in memory of the mother of Suzan Neidell Paula & Bert Kraus in memory of Ralph Rosenberg Marcia & Michael Doff in memory of Ralph Rosenberg Gail & Illan Silberman in memory of Scott Silberman Pauli & David Wertheim in memory of Hyman Neiman Jackie & Steve Covey in memory of Hyman Neiman Lori & Richard Yaspan in memory of Ralph Rosenberg Robin & Chuck Weiss in memory of Ralph Rosenberg Deborah Sussman in memory of Ralph Rosenberg Sheri & Steve Goodman in memory of Ralph Rosenberg


MEMORIAL FUND Tina, Elliott, Darren & Brooke Maltz in memory of Daniel Rosenfeld Marjorie & Howard Berrent in memory of Ralph Rosenberg Helen Harrison in memory of Beverly Green Gail & Illan Silberman in memory of Zolly Silberman, Katherine Fruman Denyse & Benjamin Dreksler in memory of Bruce Mischner Dr. Barbara & Alan Weinschel in memory of Dora Greenberg Nancy & Allen Geller in memory of Beverly Green, Abraham Green Lois & Stuart Rubenstein in memory of Marvin Lord Ellie Rothschild in memory of Martin Drach Ellie Rothschild in memory of Ethel Drach Leslie & David Wollin in memory of Robert Yaspan Mollie & John Grossman in memory of Marvin Lord Linda & Scott Frishman in memory of Marvin Lord Emily & Scott Nussbaum in memory of Michael Abramson Emily Schachter in memory of Marvin Lord Leah Tobin & Adam Weinschel in memory of Michael Abramson Heather & David Schwartz in memory of Paul Berger Janie & Don Scal in memory of Eugene Stonehill Jill & Stuart Goldberg in memory of Leon M. Goldberg Janet Rosenbaum in memory of Isabel Fleischer Judith & David Grossberg in memory of Michael Grossberg Judith & David Grossberg in memory of William Grossberg Cathy Nelkin Miller in memory of Tillie Nelkin Lisa Smith in memory of Lauren Cohen Sonya Rapp in memory of Harold Rapp Lois & Frank Finkel in memory of Lillian Noble Judith Appelman in memory of Estelle Hantgan Janet Rosenbaum in memory of Sylvan Rosenbaum Sharon Tyner in memory of Marvin Rothenberg Lucy & David Neiderbach in memory of Ruth Neiderbach Randy Cohen in memory of Emanuel Leder Dorothy Rapkin in memory of Edwin A. Rapkin Rosanne & Arthur Saltzman in memory of Mary Passaretti Helene & Lawrence Krasnoff in memory of Marion Marks, Morris Krasnoff Paige & Andrew Charles in memory of Marilyn Garrett Eric Monas in memory of Lana Monas Dorothy Rapkin in memory of Albert Kaplan Susan & Theodore Tashlik in memory of Jack Tashlik, Lillian Tashlik Marilyn & Herbert Haft in memory of Constance Sultan Lucy & David Neiderbach in memory of Minnie Gitter Steve Birbach in memory of Jerry Birbach Rhoda G. Helman in memory of David Goldstein, Tillie Goldstein Marilyn & Marvin Marcus in memory of Jacob Fain Ellen & Mitchell Edelman in memory of Jerome Edelman Arline Glickman in memory of Ann Bernstein Schneider Ilene & Jim Robbins in memory of Donald Robbins Shirley & Eric Monas in memory of Steve Monas Regina Stone in memory of Rev. Joseph Schlapin Lynn Levine in memory of Rose Abraskin

Copperman Family in memory of Sadie Copperman Gail & Stephen Rudin in memory of Alice Milton, Samuel Gifford Alma Kalb in memory of Bertha Gordon Ardith Mederrick in memory of Lawrence Lewison Lynne Levine in memory of Esther Levine Sharon Russ in memory of Lawrence Portnof Elise & Adam Goldsmith in memory of Joel Silver Steven Harris in memory of Thelma Sparr Vicki & Lou Greenberg in memory of Philip Kassman Denise & Robert Silverberg in memory of Lillian Rosenbloom Lori Pinchasick in memory of Jerry Birbach Deborah Gottlieb in memory of Julia Pomeranz Karen Kern in memory of Eugene M. Kern Lori & Seth Cohan in memory of Harold Cohan Steven Oken in memory of Stanley Oken Helen Harrison in memory of Harry Harrison Denise & Robert Silverberg in memory of Michael Rosenbloom Michelle & Richard Koty in memory of Charles Koty Barbara A. Klein in memory of Sol Scher Kim Levine in memory of Edward Siegel Emily Schachter in memory of Beth Ann Schachter, Irving Linner Marion & Robert Closter in memory of Max Glicksman David Karan in memory of Harry Karansky Julie Levy in memory of Gerald Peretsman Randy Cohen in memory of Betty Elias Betty & Michael Shaffet in memory of Irving Fassler Steven Harris in memory of Paul Harris Todd Breen in memory of Sharon Polvay Stacey & Todd Breen in memory of Matthew Breen Rebecca & Joseph Carfi in memory of Delores Noble Michelle Golden in memory of Noury Peykar Bernice & Leslie Cooperman in memory of Morris L. Sherman Linda Stern in memory of Milton Banov Cindy & Robert Kaplan in memory of Lewis Bergman Stu Bayer & Family in memory of Florence Bayer Alan Kaplan in memory of Irwin Kaplan Arthur Saltzman in memory of Salvatore Passaretti Sandra Tankoos in memory of Sophie Rich Sandra Tankoos in memory of Isadore Rich Jill & Stuart Goldberg in memory of Max Nagler Camille & Michael Katz in memory of Frances Katz Edith Rae Brown in memory of Paul Harold Brown Dr. Vicki Seltzer & Richard Brach in memory of Marian Seltzer Nancy Rothenberg in memory of Arthur Rothenberg Marilyn & Marshall Bernstein in memory of Selma Bernstein Judy & David Grossberg in memory of Belle Fagenbaum Judy & David Grossberg in memory of Ida Grossberg Karen Ferenzo in memory of Eva Goldstein Nancy Rothenberg in memory of Florence Schucart-Rubenstein Julie & Peter Levy in memory of Elinor Peretsman Jane & Michael Groothuis in memory of Irving Groothuis Helen Lancberg in memory of Bertel Mayer Wendi & Steve Levitt in memory of Edward Levitt The Rosegarten Family in memory of Jay Korn SCRIBE May-June 2021 27


MEMORIAL FUND Gloria Klein in memory of Kay Lambert, Bennie Lambert The Skidell Family in memory of Arthur Ronald Skidell Cecile & Stan Saretsky in memory of Jack Lowenkron Renee & Mel Hirsch in memory of Vivian Hirsch Maxine Leeds & Family in memory of Louis Moss David Kreitzman in memory of Roslyn Kreitzman Phyllis Katz in memory of Irving Weininger Randy & Warren Horowitz in memory of Freddie Kushman Liliane & Francis Kirschner in memory of Katalin Kirschner Kadar, Rebecca Zentkowski Cathy Nelkin Miller in memory of Susan Norinsberg Vicki & Lou Greenberg in memory of Nancy Greenberg Paula & Bert Kraus in memory of Sidney Kraus Lisbeth Licht Wolgel in memory of Barbara Licht Myrna Skidell in memory of Arthur Skidell Joel I. Laskey in memory of Tamah Axel Denise & Robert Silverberg in memory of Jane Silverberg Maribeth & Andrew Kraus in memory of Sidney Kraus Lois & Frank Finkel in memory of Beatrice Wood Lois & Frank Finkel in memory of Irving Finkel Lois & Frank Finkel in memory of Roslyn Finkel

Mindy Nelkin in memory of Susan Norinsberg Bette Unger in memory of Rose Bernstein Karen Kern in memory of Saul Witheiler Natalie & Barry Mansbach in memory of Elaine Segal Randi & Todd Kaplan in memory of Marilyn Rose Kathy & Dennis Lazar in memory of Belle Rosenthal Karin & Richard Tanenbaum in memory of Ira Rl Schattman, Jr., Joseph Tanenbaum Joanne & Elliot Goldberg in memory of Nina Goldberg Joanne & Elliot Goldberg in memory of Josephine Goldberg Joanne & Elliot Goldberg in memory of Jonathan O'Hara Carol Hurewitz in memory of Rose Kitzinger Susan & Jonathan Doneson in memory of Joyce Honig, Lillian Adams Barbara & Bruce Spiegel in memory of Shirley Markman, Martin Markman Ilene & Jim Robbins in memory of Sylvia Maslow Lori & Marc Freeman & Family in memory of Pauline Seigal Julie & Peter Levy in memory of Hannah Breene Linda Melnick in memory of Dorothy Fishman Joel I. Laskey in memory of Toby Rose Krenowitz

RITA CANTOR YOUTH ACTIVITIES FUND Irwin A. Cantor in loving memory of Rita Cantor Sheri & Steve Goodman in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman

Irwin A. Cantor in memory of Blanche C. Gladstone, Joseph Rothstein Irwin A. Cantor in memory of Fred Goldstein Irwin A. Cantor in memory of Sall Cantor

SCHOLARSHIP FUND Frances Newman in honor of Helen Harrison upon the birth of her granddaughter Lylah Brooke Fox

SIMCHA FUND Lainie & Larry Krasnoff in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Lainie & Larry Krasnoff in honor of Barbara & Lawrence Blatte upon the engagement of their grandson Andrew Braunstein to Emily Altman Bonnie & Michael Koblenz in honor of the Newman Family upon their son Alex becoming a Bar Mitzvah Barbara & Mark Kessler in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Heather, David, Courtney & Brooke Schwartz in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Paula & Bert Kraus in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Paula & Bert Kraus in honor of Barbara & Lawrence Blatte upon the engagement of their grandson Andrew Braunstein to Emily Altman

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Kelly Grunther & Jeff Sklar in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Donna & Robert Liebowitz in honor of Bonnie & Michael Koblenz upon the engagement of their daughter Lizzy to Jay Kaplan Susan & Bruce Jacobson in honor of Bonnie & Michael Koblenz upon the engagement of their daughter Lizzy to Jay Kaplan Paula & Bert Kraus in honor of Bonnie & Michael Koblenz upon the engagement of their daughter Lizzy to Jay Kaplan Jill & Stuart Goldberg in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Jill & Stuart Goldberg in honor of Barbara & Lawrence Blatte upon the engagement of their grandson Andrew Braunstein to Emily Altman Marjorie & Howard Berrent in honor of Barbara & Lawrence Blatte upon the engagement of their grandson Andrew Braunstein to Emily Altman


SIMCHA FUND Marjorie & Howard Berrent in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Joyce & Steve Bloom in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Danny Reich & Family in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Danny Reich & Family in honor of Bonnie & Michael Koblenz upon the engagement of their daughter Lizzy to Jay Kaplan Judy Shevrin in honor of Caren Fendrick with best wishes for a speedy recovery Judy Shevrin in honor of Barbara & Lonnie Maron upon the birth of their grandson Blake Miles Deutch Marjorie & Howard Berrent in honor of Barbara & Lonnie Maron upon the birth of their grandson Blake Miles Deutch Lara & Seth Weinstock in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Francine & Kenneth Fabricant in honor of Diane & Leonard Hirsch upon their son Asher becoming a Bar Mitzvah Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein in honor of Diane & Leonard Hirsch upon their son Asher becoming a Bar Mitzvah Lainie & Lawrence Krasnoff in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Marjorie & Howard Berrent in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Marcia & Michael Doff in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Robin & Chuck Weiss in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Marcia Weisser in honor of Diane & Leonard Hirsch upon their son Asher becoming a Bar Mitzvah Marcia Weisser in honor of Renee & Melvin Hirsch upon their grandson Asher becoming a Bar Mitzvah

Lois & Murray Schnipper in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Sherri & Jay Eisenstadt in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Nancy & Allen Geller in honor of Susan & Bruce Jacobson upon the birth of their grandson Ethan Dean Jacobson Judy Shevrin in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Regina Stone in honor of the birth of her great grandson Luca Joseph Sebastian Boato Janet Rosenbaum in honor of Pam & Jeff Goldstein upon their daughter Gabrielle becoming a Bat Mitzvah Charlotte & Norman Hollander in honor of Lisa & Alan Wasserman upon the birth of their granddaughter Nora Rosen Wasserman Judith Shevrin in honor of Allison & Matthew Rockoff upon the birth of their son Henry Oliver Rockoff Judith Shevrin in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kleinman upon the birth of their grandson Henry Oliver Rockoff Mollie & John Grossman in honor of Jodi & Robert Rosenthal upon the birth of their granddaughter Madison Blake Maller Lisa & Robert Seader in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Heather & David Schwartz in honor of Jodi & Robert Rosenthal upon the birth of their granddaughter Madison Blake Maller Heather & David Schwartz in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Ronna & Michael Niederman in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Jill & Stuart Goldberg in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick

SOCIAL ACTION FUND Donna & Robert Liebowitz in memory of Robert Yaspan Jill & Richard Barry in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Jill & Richard Barry in honor of Barbara & Lawrence Blatte upon the engagement of their grandson Andrew Braunstein to Emily Altman Jill & Richard Barry in memory of Stanley Kronfeld Sherri & Jay Eisenstadt in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Pauli & David Wertheim in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman

Helen Lancberg & Jerold Altman in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Nancy & Michael Schreiber & Family in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Stacee Massoni & David Blatte in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Barbara & Lawrence Blatte in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Barbara & Lawrence Blatte in memory of Stanley Stern SCRIBE May-June 2021 29


SOCIAL ACTION FUND Charlotte & Norman Hollander in honor of Barbara & Lonnie Maron upon the birth of their grandson Blake Miles Deutch Lara & Seth Weinstock in memory of Robert Yaspan Lainie & Larry Krasnoff in memory of Hyman Neiman Jill & Richard Barry in memory of Hyman Neiman Barbara & Marc Wallach in honor of Jewish Family Services of Houston Deborah Sussman in memory of Hyman Neiman Barbara & Lawrence Blatte in memory of Gerri Miller Barbara & Marc Wallach in honor of Diane & Leonard Hirsch upon their son Asher becoming a Bar Mitzvah Diane Kletz in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick

Nancy & Michael Schreiber & Family in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Amy & David Mandell in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Robyn & Warren Schreiber in honor of Linda & Mitch Singer upon the birth of their granddaughter Charli Drew Singer Linda Stern in memory of Robert J. Nelkin Barbara & Lawrence Blatte in memory of Paul Berger Marcia Weisser in memory of Gene Silfen, Samuel Silfen

SINAI SUPPORT FUND Robyn & Richard Corbin in honor of Amy & Dr. Richard Braunstein upon the engagement of their son Andrew to Emily Altman Karen Lowenthal in memory of Marion Lowenthal

Donna & Robert Liebowitz in honor of Rebecca Katz-White & Rabbi Michael White upon the engagement of their daughter Talia to Dan Glick Anne & Keith Niesenbaum in honor of Sinai Support

TORAH FUND Abby J. Greenberg, MD in memory of Robert J. Nelkin

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT FUND Marci & Jack Sparacio in honor & appreciation of Lulu Belferder

Brotherhood of Temple Sinai in honor of Youth Activities

get to know our funds Donations are a meaningful way to mark a special occasion, honor the memory of a loved one, or send good wishes to a friend. These are just a few of the funds which support various congregational programs and provide scholarship assistance to members in need.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER FUND

Contributions to this fund are used for special Early Childhood Center programming, activities and events.

MEMORIAL FUND Contributions to the Memorial Fund are made to commemorate the death of a loved one, and are used to support the temple's general operation, programs and activities.

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SOCIAL ACTION FUND

Contributions to this fund support Temple Sinai's broad range of social action activities, including the Yom Kippur food drive, Gleanings, Mitzvah Morning, and the Passover food drive. These expenditures are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

TORAH FUND

Contributions to this fund will be used to maintain, restore and/or repair our Torah scrolls


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OFFICES CLOSED

10:30am Confirmation Outdoor Celebration & Blessing

MEMORIAL DAY

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29 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Virtual Morning Minyan

28 6:45pm Virtual Shabbat Service 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Jordan Roth

9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Virtual Morning Minyan 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Jordan Siegel

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6:45pm Virtual Shabbat Service/Friend of a Friend Shabbat Service/Birthday & Anniversary Blessings

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8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Virtual Morning Minyan 10:00am Bat Mitzvah Kara Shinder

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Virtual Morning Minyan 9:30am Bar Mitzvah Jacob Greenberg 12:00pm Bat Mitzvah Kate Polon

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Virtual Morning Minyan 9:30am B’nei Mitzvah Chloe Kane Zachary Kane 12:00pm Bar Mitzvah Maxwell Lippmann

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7:00pm Adult Education with Rabbi Schachter

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

14

9:30am Friend of a Friend Monthly Meeting 6:45pm Virtual Shabbat Service/Religious School Teacher Appreciation Shabbat/Birthday Blessings

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5:30pm Happy Hour with Rabbi White

Fri

6

Thur

8:00am CONNECT 2:00pm Bar Mitzvah Networking Meeting Ethan Blumberg 7:30pm Author’s Talk: 7:00pm FOF Challah Bake Max Gross - The Last Shtetl with Tracy Zimmerman

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7:30pm Virtual Annual Meeting

5

Wed

Religious School 516.621.8016

Early Childhood Center 516.621.8708

Main Office 516.621.6800

If you have any questions, please call the phone numbers listed below:

Dates and times are current as of April 15, 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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9:00am Monday Morning Meditation with Rabbi Schachter

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9:00am Virtual Shavuot Yizkor Service

SHAVUOT

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EREV SHAVUOT

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MOTHER’S DAY

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9:00am Monday Morning Meditation with Rabbi Schachter 7:30pm Board Meeting

9:30am Adult Education with Rabbi White 7:00pm FOF presents Bad Girls - Part III with Rabbi Ilana Schachter 7:30pm Brotherhood Monthly Meeting

10:00am Mitzvah Morning

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9:00am Monday Morning Meditation with Rabbi Schachte 7:00pm Adult Education with Rabbi White

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL LAST DAY

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5:30pm Happy Hour with Rabbi White

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6:30pm Shabbat Service/Artists in our Congregation Shabbat

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

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Virtual Morning Minyan 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Harris Zimmerman

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19 6:45pm Virtual Shabbat Service/Birthday & Anniversary Blessings

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Virtual Morning Minyan 9:30am Bar Mitzvah Benjamin Schiff 12:00pm Bat Mitzvah Sidney Steir 7:00pm Bar Mitzvah Max Saraf

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6:45pm Virtual Shabbat Service/Board Installation Shabbat

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. 10:00am FOF Virtual Spring PASSOVER Virtual Morning Minyan Celebration 9:30am Bar Mitzvah 6:45pm Virtual Shabbat Adam Cohen Service/Birthday Blessings 12:15pm Bar Mitzvah Benjamin Rubin 4:00pm Bat Mitzvah Eliza Liebowitz

Fri

Religious School 516.621.8016

Early Childhood Center 516.621.8708

Main Office 516.621.6800

If you have any questions, please call the phone numbers listed below:

Dates and times are current as of April 15, 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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8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting

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8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting

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7:00pm Adult Education with Rabbi Schachter

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FATHER’S DAY

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15 9:30am Adult Education with Rabbi White

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7:30pm Unstoppable: Rabbi White in Conversation with Author Joshua Greene

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7:00pm Cantors Sergei & 9:00am Monday Morning Elena Schwartz Anniversary Meditation with Rabbi Concert Schachter 7:00pm Adult Education with Rabbi White

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9:00am Monday Morning Meditation with Rabbi Schachter

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Temple Sinai of Roslyn

425 Roslyn Road Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 516.621.6800 mysinai.org Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism

MAY/JUNE VIRTUAL SERVICE SCHEDULE SATURDAY, MAY 1

9:00am 9:30am 12:00pm

FRIDAY, MAY 7

6:45pm

SATURDAY, MAY 8

9:00am 9:30am 12:00pm

THURSDAY, MAY 13

2:00pm

FRIDAY, MAY 14

4:30pm 6:45pm 9:00am 10:00am

SATURDAY, MAY 15 MONDAY, MAY 17 FRIDAY. MAY 21

9:00am 6:45pm

SATURDAY,MAY 22

9:00am 10:30am

THURSDAY, MAY 27

10:30am

FRIDAY, MAY 28 SATURDAY, MAY 29 THURSDAY, JUNE 3

6:45pm 9:00am 10:30am

FRIDAY, JUNE 4 SATURDAY, JUNE 5

6:45pm 9:00am 9:30am 12:15pm 4:00pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 11 SATURDAY, JUNE 12

6:45pm 9:00am 9:30am 12:00pm 7:00pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 18

6:45pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 19

9:00am 10:30am

FRIDAY, JUNE 25 SATURDAY, JUNE 26

6:30pm 9:00am

Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan B’nei Mitzvah Service Bat Mitzvah - Chloe Kane Bar Mitzvah - Zachary Kane Bar Mitzvah Service Bar Mitzvah - Maxwell Lippmann Virtual Shabbat Service/Teacher Appreciation Shabbat/Birthday Blessings Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan Bar Mitzvah Service Bar Mitzvah - Jacob Greenberg Bat Mitzvah Service Bat Mitzvah - Kate Polon Bar Mitzvah Service Bar Mitzvah - Ethan Blumberg Sharing Shabbat Virtual Shabbat Service Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan Bat Mitzvah Service Bat Mitzvah - Kara Shinder Virtual Shavuot Yizkor Service Virtual Shabbat Service/Friend of a Friend Shabbat/Birthday & Anniversary Blessings Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan Bar Mitzvah Service Bar Mitzvah - Jordan Siegel Bar Mitzvah Service Bar Mitzvah - Jordan Roth Virtual Shabbat Service Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan Bar Mitzvah Service Bar Mitzvah - Joshua Berger Virtual Shabbat Service/Birthday Blessings Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan Bar Mitzvah Service Bar Mitzvah - Adam Cohen Bar Mitzvah Service Bar Mitzvah - Benjamin Rubin Bat Mitzvah Service Bat Mitzvah - Eliza Liebowitz Virtual Shabbat Service/Board Installation Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan Bar Mitzvah Service Bar Mitzvah - Benjamin Schiff Bat Mitzvah Service Bat Mitzvah - Sidney Steir Bar Mitzvah Havdallah Service Bar Mitzvah - Max Saraf Virtual Shabbat Service/Birthday & Anniversary Blessings Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan Bar Mitzvah Service Bar Mitzvah - Harris Zimmerman Shabbat Service/Art Shabbat Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan

Join the Facebook group Temple Sinai of Roslyn, NY facebook.com/groups/mysinai

TEMPLE SINAI

Volume 77 • No. 5

Main Office: 516.621.6800 Nursery School: 516.621.8708 Religious School: 516.621.8016 Rabbi Michael White rabbiwhite@mysinai.org Cantor Sergei Schwartz cantorsergeischwartz@mysinai.org

Follow us on Twitter Temple Sinai Roslyn @MySinaiRoslyn

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: mysinai.org

Executive Director Alison Stamm astamm@mysinai.org

Early Childhood Center Director Lindsay Dayan

Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz cantorelenaschwartz@mysinai.org

ldayan@mysinai.org

Rabbi Ilana Schachter rabbischachter@mysinai.org

Director of Youth Engagement Lauren “Lulu” Belferder

Cantor Emeritus Cantor Andrew H. Edison President Michelle Golden Executive Vice President Amy Braunstein Vice Presidents Robyn Corbin Andrew Kraus Philip Rabinovich Treasurer Michael Shaffet Secretary Seth Golden Brotherhood President Richard Blatt Friend of a Friend/Chaverot President Jacqueline Covey V&Z Caterers

Follow us on Instagram @mysinairoslyn

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lbelferder@mysinai.org

Director of Adult Engagement Adrianne Rubin, PhD arubin@mysinai.org

Marketing & Communications Manager Kathy Diamond kdiamond@mysinai.org

Financial Manager Mara Rosenwasser mrosenwasser@mysinai.org

Accounting Specialist Michael Gamba mgamba@mysinai.org

Office Manager Jane Hallberg jhallberg@mysinai.org

Member Services Manager Betty Brandel bbrandel@mysinai.org

Religious School Coordinator/Cantors’ Assistant Debra Hollander dhollander@mysinai.org

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