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ELUL 5781/TISHREI/CHESHVAN/KISLEV 5782 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2021 Volume 78 • Number 2

“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”


SEPTEMBER • OCTOBER • NOVEMBER SEPTEMBER

Friday, September 3 • 6:30pm Shabbat Service - Birthday Blessings Saturday, September 4 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Monday, September 6 • 8:00pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Service Tuesday, September 7 • 10:00am Rosh Hashanah Morning Service Tuesday, September 7 • 2:30pm Rosh Hashanah Family Service for pre-school age children Tuesday, September 7 • 3:15pm Rosh Hashanah Family Service for children ages 5-12 Tuesday, September 7 • 5:00pm Tashlich Service at North Hempstead Beach Park (Bar Beach) Wednesday, September 6 • 10:30am Rosh Hashanah Second Day Service Friday, September 10 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, September 11 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Wednesday, September 15 • 8:00pm Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service Thursday, September 16 • 9:00am Yom Kippur Morning Service (includes Yizkor) Thursday, September 16 • 12:30pm Yom Kippur Afternoon Service (includes Yizkor) Thursday, September 16 • 3:00pm Virtual Healing Service Thursday, September 16 • 4:30pm Yom Kippur Family Service for pre-school age children Thursday, September 16 • 5:15pm Yom Kippur Family Service for children ages 5-12 Thursday, September 16 • 4:45pm Afternoon Service/Neilah Friday, September 17 • 6:30pm Shabbat Service - Birthday & Anniversary Blessings Saturday, September 18 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, September 18 • 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service - Gavin Leipzig Monday, September 20 • 6:45pm Erev Sukkot Family Service Friday, September 24 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 25 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Sukkot Service Saturday, September 25 • 10:30am Bat Mitzvah Service - Rebecca Arbitman Monday, September 27 • 6:30pm Simchat Torah Family Service and Consecration Tuesday, September 28 • 9:00am Yizkor Service

OCTOBER

Friday, October 1 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service - Birthday Blessings Saturday, October 2 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, October 2 • 9:30am Bat Mitzvah Service - Emily Krejci Saturday, October 2 • 12:00pm Bar Mitzvah Service - Ty Ostrow Friday, October 8 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, October 9 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, October 9 • 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service - Samuel Schiavo Friday, October 15 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service - Birthday & Anniversary Blessings Saturday, October 16 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, October 9 • 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service - Corey Sadler Friday, October 22 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, October 23 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, October 23 • 10:30am B’not Mitzvah Service - Gillian & Logan Roberts Friday, October 29 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, October 30 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, October 30 • 10:30am B’nei Mitzvah Service - Jordan & Samantha Wilentz Saturday, October 30 • 6:300m Havdallah B’nei Mitzvah Service Alexa & Eli Mesh

NOVEMBER

Friday, November 5 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service - Birthday Blessings Saturday, November 6 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, November 6 • 10:30am B’not Mitzvah Service - Annabel & Samantha Nussbaum Thursday, November 11 • 1:00pm Bar Mitzvah Service - Spencer Edelstein Friday, November 12 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, November 13 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, November 13 • 6:00pm Havdallah B’nei Mitzvah Service Ian, Zachary, & Zoe Szerencsy Friday, November 19 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service - Birthday & Anniversary Blessings Saturday, November 20 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, November 20 • 7:00pm Havdallah Bat Mitzvah Service Sydney Spier Friday, November 26 • 6:45pm Shabbat Service Saturday, November 27 • 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love Morning Minyan Saturday, November 27 • 9:30am Bar Mitzvah Service - Joshua Bonfati Saturday, November 27 • 12:00pm Bat Mitzvah Service - Dylan Laskowitz

As of August 20, 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.


Adult Education with Rabbi Ilana Schachter

Coming Soon! Check your email for details

Rachel Epstein

a survivor of Nazi-controlled France whose parents were killed in Auschwitz

RETURNS NOVEMBER 9 Cantors Sergei and Elena will be joined by Barry Tucker, son of the late Richard Tucker, who was unquestionably America’s greatest tenor.

KRISTALLNACHT PROGRAM

Barry serves as president of the Richard Tucker Foundation, a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to perpetuating the artistic legacy of the American tenor through the support and advancement of the careers of talented American opera singers by bringing opera into the community.

Check your email for details about our Sukkot & Simchat Torah Family Services

Sunday, November 7 via ZOOM

Zoom details can be found in our weekly emails or by contacting Adrianne Rubin at arubin@mysinai.org 4 SCRIBE Sept-Oct-Nov 2021


from

RABBI WHITE’S study Rabbi Michael A. White rabbiwhite@mysinai.org

Coming Back to Temple with Mixed Emotions Last year, the sanctuary was empty for the High Holy Days. This year, we will gather, albeit with masks and social distancing, and fewer of us together than usual. We’re getting there, thank God. And that is cause for gratitude. Thanks to the vaccine, we can join together with our families and friends and glimpse the light at the end of this dark pandemic tunnel. Still, we greet these holy days with mixed emotions: Over 600,000 souls taken away from us, all the pain and fear, the disappointments, the cancelled simchas, the months and months of seclusion from loved ones. We will carry all that emotional weight with us into the new year. Liberation and joy coupled with sadness and grief, and hopefully a new perspective on life’s precarious and fragile unpredictability--that we cannot take life’s blessings for granted, including our beloved Temple Sinai. After all that we’ve lost, this year’s gatherings will be more precious. And so we will gather with grateful hearts, and with heavy hearts, and we will try to reconcile them. Psalm 30 anticipated our mixed emotions with these words:

You turn my mourning into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing Your praises and not be silent. It is really a prayer. That we climb the emotional mountain from sadness and loss to the joyful summit where we can again embrace life and all its blessings. To laugh again. To celebrate again. To dance again. Our High Holy Day gatherings will, I pray, inspire this emotional journey for us all. Rebecca and our family join me in wishing you and yours a new year filled with blessing, wisdom, healing, and joy. L’shalom, Rabbi Michael A. White

Great Talmudic Discussions

with Rabbi Michael White

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.

SERIES ONE: October 11 or 12, November 15 or 16, December 13 or 14 SERIES TWO: March 14 or 15, April 11 or 12, May 16 or 17 Check your email for more details. SCRIBE Sept-Oct-Nov 2021 5


For more information, contact Social Action at socialaction@mysinai.org The Social Action Committee wishes everyone a healthy and sweet Shana Tova, a happy Thanksgiving, and a wonderful everything in between! Our dedication to tikkun olam, repairing the world, is ever-present from season to season. With your help, we can do so much to make a difference.

High Holy Days Food Drive for Long Island Cares Monday, September 6 – Thursday, September 16 We encourage you to help the needy in our area by donating non-perishable food items including pasta, beans, rice, peanut butter, tuna, evaporated milk, and baby formula. Please remember NO GLASS CONTAINERS. Be sure to check expiration dates. Holiday Farms is graciously offering us a 10% coupon to purchase non-perishable food for this drive. Use the coupon from 9/4/21 thru 9/16/21 in-store only.

TEMPLE SINAI HIGH HOLY DAY FOOD DRIVE

10% off - In-store ONLY

ON NON-PERISHABLE FOOD VALID 9.4.21 THRU 9.16.21

Coming Up: Gleanings in October: Harvesting to Help Please join us Sunday, October 24 from 10:00am-12:00pm for this very popular activity at the Garden of Eden in Riverhead. There we will harvest the vegetables that will then be donated to those in need. It’s a fun and fulfilling mitzvah for all ages. Let’s Warm Them Up Drive Please save your warm coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to drop off at the temple during October and November. These items warm those in need both on the outside and the inside, showing them they are not invisible and they are not alone. Cooking for a Cause Everyone’s favorite event will take place on November 12. You don’t want to miss this! Please watch for our email in October, which will provide all the specifics, including how to sign up. Together, we each prepare a full meal, then deliver it to someone who is homebound. While cooking and kibitzing, we remember the smiles and huge appreciation that stay with us long after we complete our deliveries. November’s Need During November, we will have a food drive to benefit Hatzilu. Appropriately, hatzilu means “rescue” and this local organization aids those in need. Remember in November please donate: paper products, cleaning products, fish including tuna, salmon sardines and gefilte fish, oatmeal, mayonnaise, and snack items

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Ways to Donate: • Drop-off during Tashlich, Tuesday, September 7 at 5:00pm at North Hempstead Bar Beach. • Drop off curbside in the back parking lot under the awning at Temple Sinai, from September 6 thru 16 (M-F: 10:00am-4:00pm, Sat: 9:00-11:00am) 6 SCRIBE Sept-Oct-Nov 2021

Give Tzedakah Your contribution to the Social Action Fund allows us to help more people in more ways. To donate to the Temple Sinai Social Action Fund, simply click the “donate” button on our website homepage at mysinai.org. The Social Action Committee is Temple Sinai Proud as our dedication and commitment to tikkun olam, repairing the world grows and deepens with each year. If you would like to get more involved please reach out to us at socialaction@mysinai.org. Elie Wiesel said it best: For in my tradition, as a Jew, I believe that whatever we receive we must share.


from the president’s desk

Amy Braunstein abraunstein@mysinai.org

My View From the Bimah Shana Tova, I am Amy Braunstein, President of Temple Sinai. I hope you and your family are well. For those who don’t know me, my family, which includes my husband Richard, and sons, Andrew and Michael, have been members of Temple Sinai for the past 22 years. During that time, I have actively participated in many temple committees, served on the temple board, and most recently, was Executive Vice President working with Michelle Golden. Temple Sinai has been a true second home for my entire family and I am deeply committed to supporting our temple, Jewish values, and our community. I am very excited as I begin my first year as Temple President, and am committed to doing everything possible to ensure that we remain a strong and vibrant congregation. I follow in the footsteps of many dedicated past presidents who have all contributed to making Temple Sinai a place where every heart has a home. Michelle Golden, our immediate past president, demonstrated extraordinary leadership and courage, as she led us through the most difficult times we could have imagined, always ensuring that we could continue to learn, gather (mostly virtually), and maintain nearly all of our temple programs. I look forward to working together with our new Executive Board which includes Allen Geller, Robyn Corbin, Andy Kraus, Jeff Sklar, and Liz Neale, as we step forward to safely bring back our in-person temple programming. I remain optimistic that much of what I write about will hold true in the coming months as we continue to face new variants and changing state and CDC guidelines. After nearly sixteen months of attending Friday night services on ZOOM, it was a true “religious experience” to re-enter our beautiful sanctuary as we opened the doors to our community and worshiped together. Seeing friends and congregants with our amazing clergy leading the service was truly moving and reminded all of us that Temple Sinai is so special. I pray that our beautiful temple sanctuary will remain open to safely observe all of the upcoming holidays and Shabbats.

It is with great joy that I will be sitting on the bimah this Rosh Hashanah with our Clergy. On behalf of our entire

congregation, our deepest thanks to Rabbi White, Rabbi Schachter, and Cantors Sergei and Elena Schwartz, for shepherding us through the pandemic. They helped us maintain our faith, led us on our path, and made sure we stayed connected with our temple and each other. We are truly blessed to have such talented and devoted clergy who always put our temple families first. This has been a very hard year for many of us, but Temple Sinai and its leadership have done a wonderful job to support all of us in every way possible. I would like to welcome Lee Mirrer, our new Executive Director, who has taken over from Ali Stamm. Please stop by and say hello or look for her at services and introduce yourself. Among her many responsibilities, Lee will be ensuring our safe return to a new normal over the coming months and is available for any of your questions or concerns. I remain extremely hopeful that Rosh Hashanah will be a new beginning for all of us this year. The High Holy Days are a time for reflection as we ask to be inscribed for another year in the Book of Life. It seems even more meaningful this year than in any I can remember. I am grateful for many things while at the same time I recognize just how tragic this year has been for many. Last year, I spent the High Holy Days at home, watching services on Zoom with family members, masked up, and eating our Holiday dinner outdoors. This year, we will be together in the synagogue, praying with our temple community. I look forward to seeing everyone at the many wonderful occasions and holidays ahead. I wish you and your family a Sweet New Year filled with Peace, Good Health, and Happiness. Chag Sameach, SCRIBE Sept-Oct-Nov 2021 7


Adrianne Rubin, Ph.D.

arubin@mysinai.org

Welcome Home! Alongside all my colleagues, I am so excited to welcome you home to Temple Sinai this fall! After what has been a very difficult and dark time, the Adult Engagement Committee has put together a diverse range of programs that we hope will engage, enlighten, and inspire you throughout the upcoming program year. Our first program, in late September after the High Holy Days, will be Adam Stern, who grew up at Temple Sinai. He will be talking about his new, highly touted book, Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training. We will also have author visits from Meryl Ain, who will speak about her book The Takeaway Men, as well as from Jewish Book Council authors Leah Garrett and Laura Leibman. Fall will also bring a visit from Pat Young, Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra University; a program on how to create a festive Thanksgiving menu and table; a two-part series on Judaica in America; and a screening of the film Who Will Write Our History, followed by a Zoom talk with Roberta Grossman, the film’s director. We will also continue our meaningful Adult/Teen Conversations, now called Building Bridges, throughout the year, and new classes with our incomparable clergy will begin in the fall.

COMMITTED:

Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training with author Adam Stern, MD

Thursday, September 30 • 7:30pm Dr. Stern grew up at Temple Sinai and is a psychiatrist and an assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School.

via ZOOM

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Later in the program year, we will hear from Nancy Traeger, who will delight us with her art history lectures, and once again, we will enjoy Light Classical Concerts. We eagerly await longanticipated visits from poet/liturgist Alden Solovy, who will spend a weekend at Temple Sinai in March, and in late April, Christian Picciolini, the reformed violent extremist turned peace advocate, who was supposed to have spoken at Temple Sinai in March 2020, mere days after lockdown began. Additionally, this fall, after the High Holy Days, we will launch Sinai Tribes, small, congregant-led groups that will bring people together based upon either their stage of life or shared area of interest. Sinai Tribes will be a new, deeply meaningful way for our members to connect with each another on a small scale. Stay tuned for more information and please reach out to me if you’d like to get involved! With warmest wishes to you and your family for a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year, Adrianne Rubin

IMMIGRATION LAW AND DACA with attorney Patrick Young, Esq. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 • 7:30PM Attorney Pat Young is currently serving as Downstate Advocacy Director at the New York Immigration Coalition and as the Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra University School of Law. He is also the Co-Director of the Law School’s Immigration Clinic. Pat spent nearly four decades as the Program Director of the Central American Refugee Center.


The TAKEAWAY MEN with author Meryl Ain

Thursday, October 21 7:30pm

Dr. Meryl Ain is a writer, author, and career educator. Her debut novel, published in August 2020, is the result of her life-long quest to learn more about the Holocaust. Both the American Fiction Awards and the Best Book Awards named The Takeaway Men winner in the category of Historical Fiction.

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

Upcoming Dates Mondays at 7:30pm October 25 • December 20 • February 28

LICADD presents

Wednesday, November 17 at 7:30pm

Author’s Talk via ZOOM

Leah GarretT

X TROOP

Thursday, November 18 at 7:30pm

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 SCRIBE Sept-Oct-Nov 2021 9


Friend of a Friend/Chaverot Join Us! The women of Friend of a Friend are looking forward to another active and exciting season! If you have yet to take part in any of our events, this is the season! We are excited to welcome you. Just email us ahead of time at fof@mysinai.org and we’ll make sure you feel at home! Ready to join or need to renew your membership for 2021-22? Simply mail your $36 check made out to Temple Sinai (be sure to put FOF in the memo line) to: Temple Sinai, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577.

FRIEND OF A FRIEND MONTHLY MEETING Fridays at 9:30am September 10 • October 1 • November 5 • December 3 Catch up with everyone after the summer break, make new friends, and help us plan future events and activities. We welcome newcomers to keep our ideas fresh and appealing to all of the women of Temple Sinai. Monthly meetings are a great way to get involved! 10 SCRIBE Sept-Oct-Nov 2021

Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00pm (location TBA)

DECORATE THE SUKKAH Friday, September 17 at 1:00pm Stop by for any amount of time you can give and help us decorate and prepare for the joyful holiday! Add your decorative touch and share a great afternoon together. RSVP: fof@mysinai.org

SUKKOT SERVICE & BRUNCH Friday, September 24 at 10:00am Join the women of Friend of a Friend and celebrate the wonderful autumn holiday of Sukkot. Enjoy an intimate morning service in our beautiful Sukkah where we’ll learn with Rabbi Ilana Schachter, sing with Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz, and nosh and connect with friends old and new!  No charge. Kindly RSVP: fof@mysinai.org

Join us for a relaxing night of wine, light food, and lively discussion about the Torah and women in our heritage. This time, Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz will meet us at a special location for an incredibly unique WWW experience. Space is limited; RSVPs are required: winewomenwisdom@mysinai.org

CHANUKAH EVENTS Chanukah Boutique November 8, 9, & 10 • Latke Parties November 29 & 30 • Times TBD Our ECC & Religious School kids are the best noshers & shoppers ever! Come help them enjoy latkes & choose gifts for Chanukah. Contact Lori Yaspan at zipyaz@aol.com or 516.314.2141 for more info!

Hope to see you soon at Friend of a Friend events. Visit us at mysinai.org/fof and email us at fof@mysinai.org


with Alicia Gitlitz & Rachel Graham

Co-sponsored by Adult Engagement & Friend of a Friend

This year we have so much to be grateful for. Let’s celebrate gratitude and the fall harvest as we learn how to create the perfect Thanksgiving gathering for our loved ones. Alicia & Rachel are back to help us stay on track for a healthy, happy, and festive Thanksgiving. Join us for recipes, table decor ideas, health and wellness tips and more. Both Brotherhood & Friend of a Friend stayed busy all summer long!

It was a great

Despite a few delays because the weather failed to cooperate, the two groups got together on Friday, July 16 to co-sponsor the annual BBQ. It was the first big event at the temple since the start of the pandemic, and everyone was thrilled to be able to see each other outside of a Zoom program! At the beginning of August, the women of Friend of a Friend enjoyed a special summer evening meeting at Lori Yaspan’s house. They couldn’t have been happier to reunite on this beautiful night.

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BROTHERHOOD

by Larry Krasnoff

TEMPLE SINAI BROTHERHOOD DISCOVERS EISENHOWER PARK’S BEST KEPT SECRET Not many people know that hidden away in Hempstead, on the southwest corner of Eisenhower Park, lie several lawn bowling courts. This facility is one of only two lawn bowling areas in New York State (the other one is in Central Park) and home to the Sunrise Lawn Bowling Club. On Sunday, July 11, the Brotherhood of Temple Sinai hosted a lawn bowling clinic conducted by Larry Krasnoff, a member of both Brotherhood and the Sunrise Lawn Bowling Club. Lawn bowling, a variation of its distant cousin, bocce, involves rolling a “bowl,” a ball weighted on one side, to get closest to a smaller white target ball known as the jack. The game is played by competing teams of two or three players for a set limit of ten “ends” or “frames.” The sport requires equal parts of hand-eye coordination, experience, and luck! It is said that lawn bowling takes 15 minutes to learn the rules and years to become proficient. The sport dates back to its introduction to the American colonies by European settlers in the 1600s. Several Brotherhood members attended, playing this game for the first time. After a brief explanation of the terms, goals and strategies, and some time practicing with the bowls made available by the club, the Brotherhood players separated into teams and played a competitive game. As in any sport tried for the first time, the results were inconsistent. But all members agreed on the fun they had in trying this new sport. The Sunrise Lawn Bowling Club extended an invitation to all Brotherhood members to consider joining in play at its regular bowling dates - Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting at 1:00 pm. All interested parties are invited to contact Larry Krasnoff for more information at larkarch@yahoo.com. Appreciation is extended to Brotherhood member Bill Brickner who provided the photographic record of the afternoon activities.

UPCOMING BROTHERHOOD EVENTS Monthly Meetings • Wednesdays at 7:30pm • Locations TBA September 1 • October 6 • November 3

SCoTCH and SACRED TEXT

with Rabbi Michael White Tuesday, October 12 • 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 12 SCRIBE Sept-Oct-Nov 2021

Join us at our upcoming in-person meetings Wednesdays at 8:00am

September 1 & 29 October 13 & 27 November 10 & 24


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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

Toddl ers t o 3rd Gr ade

SAVE THE DATES! Friday, October 22 @ 4:30pm • Shabbat Shebang (a Special Musical Shabbat) Sunday, December 5 @ 10:00am • Chanukah Happenings Friday, December 17 @ 4:30pm • Breakfast for Dinner Friday, January 21, 2022 @ 4:30pm • Hug a Tree Friday, February 11, 2022 @ 4:30pm • Make a Friend Friday, April 8, 2022 @ 4:30pm • Why 4? Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 4:30pm • Blue & White

All Are Welcome! FREE! Temple Sinai of Roslyn

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


Temple Sinai Religious School

Our children, our future Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz

cantorelenaschwartz@mysinai.org

Knowledge Acquired in Childhood is Not Soon Forgotten Share the Commitment! Share the Tradition! Share the Love! Share the Culture! Share the Technology! Share the Fun! As Rabbi Hillel taught, there is an inexorable law in Jewish history: without Jewish learning, Judaism cannot survive. Wherever Jewish community failed to kindle the lamp of learning and relied solely on worship and philanthropy it ultimately disappeared. Jewish learning is a major component of Jewish life and there is a good reason that the Torah requires us to learn. As a people, we traveled around the world looking for a safe place to live. We have not always been allowed to take many possessions with us, but we always managed to take and preserve our Torah and traditions. At Temple Sinai Religious School we cultivate an environment that promotes Jewish learning as a cornerstone of our community and believe that we are a powerful partner for our families in raising Jewishly-grounded, moral, and intellectually curious children. As the Sh’ma implores - v’shinantam L’vanecha - you shall teach them (the words) to your children. Our school exists to fulfill that commandment, to give our children the building blocks of Jewish identity, and to provide basic training for Jewish life. At Temple Sinai, we view Jewish education as a powerful tool that helps our students develop a sense of positive Jewish identity. Our administration, faculty, and temple lay leaders strive to ensure that our children enjoy a safe environment where they can learn, make friends, and have fun! At Temple Sinai Religious School : We impart the beauty of Judaism as a way of life, a consistent source of joy, support, and inspiration; We draw from the lessons of the Torah to promote good relationships. Morals, ethics, and respect for all people are

infused throughout our program. We work hard to ensure that our students aspire to the highest levels of ethical excellence. We involve every student in the continually unfolding drama of Jewish history. Our caring and devoted teachers seek to broaden our students’ Jewish experience and deepen their understanding of Judaism and strengthen their commitment to Jewish people. Temple Sinai Religious School has a rich and varied curriculum. Our program is enriched by the use of technology, music, art, and Jewish cooking. Our outstanding faculty inspire our students to think and create in both formal and informal settings. Students and their parents are encouraged to participate in our video, music, and art projects. Each classroom is furnished with cutting-edge technology and our dynamic ShalomLearning curriculum provides our students with access to videos, short stories, and action-based projects that keep lessons alive, fun, and engaging. Jewish cooking with Morah Paula is returning this school year to allow our students to, once again, explore a wide range of Jewish holiday recipes from around the world. Our Judaic curriculum encompasses a vast array of subject areas. The program provides students with an opportunity to study Torah, the holidays, the value of Mitzvot, Jewish ethics, the Holocaust & Jewish Resistance, and Israel. We strive to instill love and respect for the Hebrew language. The manifold goals of our Hebrew classes are to teach students to read, develop basic knowledge of Hebrew grammar and vocabulary, and feel comfortable participating in T’filah (prayer). The T’filah component of the Hebrew program consists of classroom, small group instruction, individual lessons, and weekly services. The weekday Religious School services and annual Milestone Shabbat worship provide our students with opportunities to participate in and become sh’lichei tzibur ( leaders of T’filah). At TSR Religious School, we affirm our tradition’s view that it takes a loving family, in the context of a vibrant Jewish community, to raise a Jewish child. We understand that we have a responsibility to help parents make connections with other congregational families and strengthen their ties to our

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synagogue and the greater Jewish community. “Sinai Circle” and “Jewish Family Learning’’ - innovative and engaging family oriented programs will continue providing our parents and students with a myriad of opportunities for Jewish learning and social interactions. I look forward to a productive and memorable year with you and your children. May it be a New Year filled with health, safety, and true peace. Shana Tova!

Cartor-Educator Elena Schwartz

TEMPLE SINAI RELIGIOUS SCHOOL The RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Children LOVE!

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 2021 13 14 15 16 19 19 19 20 20 20 21 22 23 27 27 27

FIRST DAY MONDAY STUDENTS 4:00-6:00pm FIRST DAY TUESDAY STUDENTS 4:00-6:00pm NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – Erev Yom Kippur NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – Yom Kippur FIRST DAY SUNDAY STUDENTS 10:00am-12:00pm Family Fun Day 10:00am-12:00pm Russian PJ Library 4:00-5:30pm NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – Erev Sukkot Hineni – Sukkot 5:30-6:30pm Erev Sukkot Service 6:30pm NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – Sukkot FIRST DAY WEDNESDAY STUDENTS 4:00-6:00pm FIRST DAY THURSDAY STUDENTS 4:00-6:00pm NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – Erev Simchat Torah Hineni – Simchat Torah 5:30-6:30pm Erev Simchat Torah/New Student Consecration Service 6:30pm 28 NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – Simchat Torah

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IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER! In person and virtual* options Pre-K through 7th Grade At Temple Sinai Religious School, we are committed to providing the richest and most creative Jewish learning opportunities, in ways that are relevant to today’s young learners.

Want to learn more? email Debra at dhollander@mysinai.org *Virtual options for third through seventh grade only

Follow Temple Sinai Religious School on Social Media! Join our Facebook group Temple Sinai of Roslyn Religious School: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ TempleSinaiReligiousSchool Follow us on Instagram @ts_religious_school

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MITZVAH MAKERS & B’nei Mitzvah Orientation & Mitzvah Projects 6:30-8:00pm JORTY 6:15-7:30pm MITZVAH MAKERS & B’nei Mitzvah Orientation & Mitzvah Projects 6:30-8:00pm NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – Columbus Day Hineni 4:30- 6:00pm Rosh Hodesh 6:15 – 8:00pm Sharing Shabbat 4:30-6:00pm Hineni/Gleanings 10:00am-12:00pm (Offsite) Machane Sinai/Gleanings 10:00am-1:00pm (Offsite) JCrew 6:15-7:30pm Hineni 4:30-6:00pm

NOVEMBER 2021 1 JORTY 6:15-7:30pm 2 NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL– Election day 3 NO SCHOOL – Staff Professional Development 8-10 FOF Chanukah Boutique Grades K-6 4:00-6:00pm 11 NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – Veterans Day 11 Hineni 10:00-11:30am 15 Mitzvah Makers All Classes on Zoom – ADL Special Program 16 Mitzvah Makers All Classes on Zoom – ADL Special Program 15 Rosh Hodesh 6:15-8:00pm 21-28 NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Recess 22 Hineni 4:30-6:00pm 29 Religious School & Mitzvah Makers Resume 29-30 FOF Latke Parties Grades K-6 4:00-6:00pm 29 JCrew 6:15-7:30pm


H Nen Mitzvah Education Program Save the Dates!

Monday, September 20 – 5:30-6:30pm Sukkot Monday, September 27 – 5:30-6:30pm Simchat Torah Wednesday, October 13 – 4:30-6:00pm Sunday, October 24 – 10:00am- 12:00pm Gleanings Thursday, October 28 – 4:30-6:00pm

Monday, October 4 or Tuesday, October 5 Parents are asked to join our first sessions on Monday or Tuesday. At that time, we will introduce our Mitzvah Makers program and curriculum. Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet with the temple clergy as well as the Mitzvah Makers teachers. At this meeting, we will also explain the B’nei Mitzvah program in detail and will walk you through the Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation process at Temple Sinai. Together we will explore the significance of Bar/Bat Mitzvah and learn about the tools our students will be using to prepare for this special day.

GLEANINGS

Thursday, November 11 – 10:00-11:30am Veterans Day – Kosher Food Collection

Sunday, October 24th – 10:00am–12:00pm Garden of Eve Farm

Monday, November 22 – 4:30-6:00pm

Join your Temple Sinai family as we pick fruits and vegetables to fulfill the mitzvah of feeding the hungry in our community. A great community service and fun for the whole family.

Consecration Sunday, September 27 6:30pm Consecration is the ceremony in which we honor new students at the start of their Jewish education. All new students from this year and last year will be honored on the bimah with a blessing from the clergy and will receive a miniature Torah following the service.

Chanukah Boutique & Latke Parties Friend of a Friend/Chaverot will be holding their Chanukah Boutique for students in grades K-6 November 8–10. Your children will be able to shop with their class for Chanukah gifts for their families. All items are from $1–$10. These wonderful women will also be sponsoring Latke Parties for our students in grades K-6 during religious school hours November 29-December 2. Our students will sing the blessing as we light the chanukiah (Chanukah menorah), sing Chanukah songs, and enjoy latkes! SCRIBE Sept-Oct-Nov 2021 17


Mazel tov to our B’nei Mitzvah

Gavin Leipzig

Rebecca Arbitman

Parents: Inna & David Leipzig Siblings: Joshua-14, Hannah-7 Grandparents: Luba & the late Damir Voloshin, the late Harriet & the late Jay Leipzig School: Herricks Middle School - 8th grade Mitzvah Project: I am raising money for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation, because both my dad & my brother have been affected by the disease.

Parents: Jennifer & Boris Arbitman Siblings: Leah-17, Shaina-15 Grandparents: Nancy & Martin Morse, Raisa & Mikhail Arbitman School: Roslyn Middle School - 8th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Corey Sadler

Jordan Wilentz

Parents: Keri & Jordan Sadler Siblings: Ellie-15, Mia-9 Grandparents: Caren & Teddy Franklin, Francey & Eddie Sadler School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Parents: Jill & Seth Wilentz Siblings: Samantha-13 Grandparents: Abbey & Robert Sherman, Lynda & Joel Wilentz School: Roslyn Middle School - 8th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Annabel Nussbaum

Samantha Nussbaum

Parents: Emily & Scott Nussbaum Siblings: Samantha-11 Grandparents: Susan & Richard Greene School: Roslyn Middle School - 8th grade Mitzvah Project: I love the ocean and was part of a beach cleanup through the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society. As a young SCUBA diver, I appreciate the beauty and ecosystem the ocean provides and I wanted to do something to help keep our ocean clean.

Parents: Emily & Scott Nussbaum Siblings: Annabel-13 Grandparents: Susan & Richard Greene School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

September 18

October 16

November 6

September 25

October 30

November 6


Emily Krejci

Ty Ostrow

Samuel Schiavo

Parents: Rachel Buchter & Eric Krejci Grandparents: Tina & Richard Buchter, Dominica & Ken Krejci School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Parents: Jennifer & Jonathan Ostrow Siblings: Alexandra-10 Grandparents: Beverly & Michael Klein, Felicia & David Ostrow, Michelle & Alan Pollack School: Roslyn Middle School - 8th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Parents: Monelle & Michael Schiavo Siblings: Justin-20, Lilly-16 Grandparents: Stella & Ken Caine, Fran & John Schavo, David Acher School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Samantha Wilentz

Alexa Mesh October 30

October 30

Parents: Jill & Seth Wilentz Siblings: Jordan-13 Grandparents: Abbey & Robert Sherman, Lynda & Joel Wilentz School: Roslyn Middle School - 8th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Parents: Jessica & Adam Mesh Siblings: Eli-12, Sloane-9 Grandparents: Andrea & Harry Mesh, Susan & Ray Malca, Gloria Asher School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Parents: Jessica & Adam Mesh Siblings: Alexa-12, Sloane-9 Grandparents: Andrea & Harry Mesh, Susan & Ray Malca, Gloria Asher School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Spencer Edelstein

Ian Szerencsy

Zachary Szerencsy

Parents: Shari & Jason Edelstein Siblings: Derek-10, Amber-8 Grandparents: Elinor & Mark Doulman, Elaine & Stu Edelstein School: Willets Road Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Parents: Tammy & Michael Szerencsy Siblings: Carly-17, Zachary-13, Zoe-12 Grandparents: Anna & Jay Szerencsy, Linda & the late Michael Lieberman School: Roslyn Middle School - 8th grade Mitzvah Project: As an avid chess player and teacher, I am raising money for Chess in Action, a nonprofit that provides underprivileged/disadvantaged children free access to chess.

Parents: Tammy & Michael Szerencsy Siblings: Carly-17, Ian-13, Zoe-12 Grandparents: Anna & Jay Szerencsy, Linda & the late Michael Lieberman School: Roslyn Middle School - 8th grade Mitzvah Project: I love coding, so I am raising money for One Laptop Per Child, a nonprofit that provides laptops to children in low income areas in the U.S. and in developing countries around the world.

October 2

October 30

November 11

October 2

November 13

October 9

Eli Mesh

November 13


Zoe Szerencsy

Joshua Bonfanti

Dylan Laskowitz

Parents: Tammy & Michael Szerencsy Siblings: Carly-17, Ian-13, Zachary-13 Grandparents: Anna & Jay Szerencsy, Linda & the late Michael Lieberman School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: I love playing tennis and I feel strongly that everyone should have the chance to play. I am raising money for the Harlem Jr. Tennis and Education Program, an organization that brings tennis to youth from high-risk, low-income inner-city Harlem neighborhoods.

Parents: Emily & John Bonfanti Siblings: Andrew-11 Grandparents: Marty and Joyce Rubenstein, Carole Bonfanti School: Mineola Middle School - 8th grade Mitzvah Project: Undecided at time of submission.

Parents: Allison & Jed Laskowitz Siblings: Jake-18, Emma-16 Grandparents: Susan & Alan Sealove, Barbara Weinman & Shelly Barkoff, Theresa Lyczko & Jonathan Laskowitz School: Roslyn Middle School - 7th grade Mitzvah Project: I love running, sports, and fitness. I run with my sister and my parents. I am working with the New York Road Runners to help disadvantaged youth get access to running sneakers and fitness.

November 13

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November 27

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Lulu’s Teen Talk Lauren “Lulu” Belferder.

lbelferder@mysinai.org

We Can’t Wait for You to Join Us! Welcome Back!!! I hope you have truly enjoyed your summer and being able to experience the outdoors and sunshine. I have missed your faces and look forward to working with you all this year. This year, each of you will have the opportunity to participate in incredible travel experiences and new and unique programs through the Sulam teen programs. Throughout the spring and summer, we worked hard to create fun and engaging programs that will offer you ways to participate in community service opportunities and to deepen your learning and connection to Judaism.

Lauren “Lulu” Belferder

To get more details and to register for these incredible programs. please contact Lulu Belferder, Director of Youth Engagement LBelferder@mysinai.org or 516.621.6800 x116

Teen Advocacy and Philanthropy Project

Zikaron Basalon

#JewishAdulting

Building Bridges

How it Started, How it’s Going: Israel Here & Now

Madrichim

Cooking for a Cause

Citizens of the World SCRIBE Sept-Oct-Nov 2021 21


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mazel tov Amy & William Handwerker on the birth of their granddaughter Danielle Mia Handwerker Lisa Smith on the marriage of her daughter Brianna Devito to Yevgeniy Davydov Ilissa & Scott Reich on the birth of their son Dylan Tyler Reich Danny Reich on the birth of his grandson Dylan Tyler Reich Jamie Reich Freedman & Howard Freedman on the birth of their grandson Dylan Tyler Reich Betty Reich on the birth of her great-grandson Dylan Tyler Reich Barbara & Bruce Spiegel on the birth of their granddaughter Violet Harlow Spiegel Barbara & Bruce Spiegel on the birth of their granddaughter Emma Shaine Cohen Nancy & Neal Kaplan on the birth of their granddaughter Sawyer Max Kaplan Susan & Bruce Jacobson on the birth of their granddaughter Danielle Noa Teitler Robin & Howard Schechter on the birth of their granddaughter Cameron Harper Tran Lori & Steven Pinchasick on the birth of their grandson Julian Grey Pinchasick Alice & Marvin Bader on the birth of their granddaughter Olivia Paige Bader Robert Chamow on the birth of his great-granddaughter Olivia Paige Bader Nancy & Allen Geller on the birth of their granddaughter Simone Hadley Shinabarger Helen Harrison on the birth of her great-granddaughter Simone Hadley Shinabarger Lori & Kenny Kombert on the marriage of her daughter Heather Karson to Evan Sussman

with deepest sympathy Jeffrey Jacobson on the loss of his father Dr. Donald Jacobson

Aaron Herman

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Advertise your business while supporting Temple Sinai. For information contact Kathy Diamond at kdiamond@mysinai.org SCRIBE Sept-Oct-Nov 2021 23


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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLOSED

6:45pm Erev Sukkot Family Service

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8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting

9:00am Yizkor Service

6:30pm Simchat Torah Family Service & Consecration

ECC CLOSED

7:30pm Author’s Talk: Adam Stern, MD Committed

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9:00am Yom Kippur Morning Service 12:30pm Yom Kippur Afternoon Service with Yizkor 3:00pm Virtual Healing Service 4:30pm Family Service: pre-school 5:15pm Family Service ages 5-12 4:45pm Neilah Service

25 9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am Bat Mitzvah Service Rebecca Arbitman 12:00pm Brotherhood Lunch in the Sukkah 10:00am Friend of a Friend Sukkot Brunch 6:45pm Shabbat Service

9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service Gavin Leipzig

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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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12:00pm Friend of a Friend Sukkah Decorating 6:45pm Shabbat Service/ Birthday & Anniversary Blessings

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

10

6:30pm Shabbat Service/ Birthday Blessings

3

Fri

Dates and times are current as of August 20, 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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4:30pm SELebrate the Jewish Holidays: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

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ECC CLOSED

OFFICES CLOSED

5:00-7:00pm Late Office Hours for Account Payments

27 OFFICES CLOSE at 1:00 28 OFFICES CLOSED

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLOSED

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14

ECC CLOSED

OFFICES CLOSED

2

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

Thur

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10:00am Rosh Hashanah Morning 10:30am Rosh Hashanah Second Day Service Service 2:30pm Family Service: pre-school 3:15pm Family Service ages 5-12 5:00 Tashlich Service at Bar Beach

7

Tue

10:30am SELebrate the Jewish Holidays: Sukkot 4:00pm Russian PJ Library

7:30pm Board Meeting

13

8:00pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

ECC CLOSED

LABOR DAY

6 OFFICES CLOSED

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September 2021

Main Office 516.621.6800 Religious School 516.621.8016 Early Childhood Center 516.621.8708


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7:00pm Adults/Teens Building Bridges

8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am B’nei Mitzvah Service Jordan & Samantha Wilentz 6:30am B’nei Mitzvah Havdallah Service Alexa & Eli Mesh

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am B’not Mitzvah Service Gillian & Logan Roberts 4:30pm Sharing Shabbat 6:45pm Shabbat Service

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service Corey Sadler 4:30pm SELebrate the Jewish Holidays: Shabbat 6:45pm Shabbat Service/ Birthday & Anniversary Blessings

7:30pm Authors Talk: Meryl Ain The Takeaway Men

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service Samuel Schiavo

7:30pm Adult Engagement Speaker: Immigration Attorney Patrick Young

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6:45pm Shabbat Service

9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 9:30am Bat Mitzvah Service Emily Krejci 12:00pm Bar Mitzvah Service Ty Ostrow

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

Sat

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5:30pm Happy Hour with Rabbi White

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Dates and times are current as of August 20, 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.

7:30pm Sinai Reads

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7:00pm Adult Education with Rabbi White

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8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting

9:30am Adult Education with Rabbi White 7:30pm Scotch & Sacred Text

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLOSED ECC CLOSED

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7:00pm Friend of a Friend: Wine, Women, & Wisdom 7:30pm Brotherhood Monthly Meeting

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7:30pm Board Meeting

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Main Office 516.621.6800 Religious School 516.621.8016 Early Childhood Center 516.621.8708


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1 ELECTION DAY

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7:30pm Adult Engagement Ariel Cohen Judaica in America, Part I

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLOSED

8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLOSED

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7:00pm Adults/Teens Building Bridges

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ECC CLOSED RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLOSED

THANKSGIVING

25 BUILDING CLOSED

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11:00am Friend of a Friend/Adult Engagement Festive Thanksgiving Program 1:00pm Bar Mitzvah Service Spencer Edelstein

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 6:00pm B’nei Mitzvah Havdallah Service - Ian Szerencsy Zachary Szerencsy Zoe Szerencsy

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 10:30am B’not Mitzvah Service Annabel & Samantha Nussbaum

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6:45pm Shabbat Service

ECC CLOSED

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning Minyan 9:30am Bar Mitzvah Service Joshua Bonfanti 12:00pm Bat Mitzvah Service Dylan Laskowitz

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9:00am Pray. Eat. Love. Morning 6:45pm Shabbat Service/ Birthday & Anniversary Blessings Minyan 7:00pm Bat Mitzvah Havdallah Service - Sydney Spier

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6:45pm Shabbat Service

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

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Dates and times are current as of August 20, 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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7:30pm Adult Engagement 7:30pm Jewish Book Council’s presents Gratitude with the staff Author’s Talk: Leah Garrett X of LICADD Troop

9:30am Adult Education with Rabbi White

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VETERANS’ DAY

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLOSED ECC CLOSED

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8:00am CONNECT Networking Meeting

4 5:30pm Happy Hour with Rabbi White

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1:00pm Cantors’ Lunch & Learn with Barry Tucker

7:30pm Brotherhood Monthly Meeting

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Main Office 516.621.6800 Religious School 516.621.8016 Early Childhood Center 516.621.8708


Temple Sinai of Roslyn

425 Roslyn Road Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 516.621.6800 mysinai.org

ELUL 5781/TISHREI/CHESHVAN/KISLEV 5782 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2021

TEMPLE SINAI

Volume 78 • Number 2 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 Executive Assistant to the Rabbis Wendy Levitt wlevitt@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

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