Worship Styles for Everyone

Whether you enjoy traditional worship or something a little more upbeat, Temple Sinai has something for everyone--from our Traditional services to our Folk Service to our Rock Shabbat featuring our house band, DAHG.

Celebrating Jewish Life in Vermont

Families of all kinds meet at Temple Sinai -- united in our commitment to ensure the future and values of reform Judaism in Vermont.

Rooted in the Past, Looking Toward the Future

Established in 1966, Temple Sinai continues to embody its original goal of contemporary relevance to the beliefs and practices of Judaism and connect across the generations.

LGBT Affirming

Temple Sinai and the URJ take pride in the fact that we have been advocating for LGBT rights for decades. We are inclusive of all people and welcome everyone to worship and socialize with us.

Family Learning

Explore Jewish learning at every age. Temple Sinai has classes for young children, teens and adults.

Hebrew 'Chai School'

Expand Jewish learning to conversational Hebrew, Jewish culture, cooking, film and more. Young adults can tailor courses according to their interest.

Welcome to Temple Sinai

Where Jewish life and community are celebrated. We are an inclusive, egalitarian Reform community dedicated to worship, learning, and service.

Calling All Singers!

To kick off the Gala Celebration of Temple Sinai's 50th Anniversary on June 24,we'll be doing a performance of Come Inside: A Midrash on Genesis 18:1 directed by the composer, our own Bruce Chalmer.

Based musically and midrashically on the first verse of Parshat Vayera (Gen. 18:1), Come Inside is a commentary on the development of liberal Judaism: rooted in tradition, but grafting together traditional and modern elements into a living organism.

We need singers in all parts (SATB). You don't have to be able to read music--recordings of each part are available online.

Rehearsals will be at Temple on the following Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm: May 25, June 1, June 15, and June 22, plus a rehearsal at 3:30pm the afternoon of the performance, Friday June 24.  Please contact Bruce (bruce@brucechalmer.com) and let him know you're in!

 

Final Early Service of the Season

This Friday @ 6:00pm

Having trouble making a 7:30pm service?

Why not join us at 6:00pm for this new worship service and time?

This will be the final service of this kind until September.  Marc Kamhi and Jeff Solomon will be leading.  There will still be a regular Shabbat Service at 7:30pm.

 

Pre-Onegs & Summer Shabbat Services

As we move from Spring to Summer, we too are moving our Worship Service time. 

For the months of June, July, and August, all Friday evening Shabbat Services (including Folk Services) will be held at 6:00pm. A Pre-Oneg will be held before each service beginning at 5:30pm.  No Oneg will follow services during the summer months.

If you have any questions, please contact the Temple office.

 

Sisterhood End of the Year Dinner

Monday, June 6 @ 6:00pm

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$25 per person

Please bring a check

(made out to Sisterhood)

or cash to dinner

Dinner will be held at Cucina Antica in the Shelburne Shopping Center in Shelburne, VT.

Dinner includes:  Appetizer, Salad, Entree, Dessert, Coffee/tea/soda

A Cash Bar will also be available.

Entree Selection:

  • Atlantic Salmon and Roasted Vegetables:  Pan seared Salmon topped with Parsley, Lemon Zest, & Diced Garlic  with Roasted Summer Vegetables                       
  • Eggplant Parmesan:  Breaded Eggplant with Basil & Mozzarella  over Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce
  • Greek Plate:  Skewered Lamb, Greek Salad, Spanokopita, Toasted Pita Bread 
  • Lemon Chicken Breast:  With Roasted Mushrooms, Asparagus, & served with Pearled Couscous

Please RSVP with your entree choice to 

Jane Greenberg or call 802-862-1642 

New Adult Education Offering:  Introduction to the New High Holiday Machzor

This upcoming High Holiday season Temple Sinai will be using a new Machzor, Mishkan HaNefesh.  Rabbi James Glazier will be teaching a four week introduction to the new Machzor.  Some of the topics to be discussed will be: 

  • Why a new Machzor?
  • What changes have been incorporate to help me in the worship experience?
  • Will it take me much time to feel comfortable with the new book?

Come and explore the new Machzor together! All participants in this Adult Education offering are asked to have their own copies of the new Machzor.  Copies will be now available for purchase in the Temple office prior to the class.

The class meets at 7:00pm.  

Final class on June 7

Please contact the Temple Office at 802.862.5125 or info@templesinaivt.org to register.  The class is free to members of Temple Sinai, but does require the purchase of the set of books ($42).

 

Calling All Graduates

gradOn Friday, June 10, during Sabbath Worship at 6pm, Temple Sinai wishes to extend a special congratulations on the occasion of your graduation. If you or a member of your family are a graduating high school or college, please come and be honored. 

Please RSVP to the Temple office

 

 

New High Holiday Prayer Book

At the January meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to adopt 

Mishkan Hanefesh as our new High Holiday Prayer Book.

The cost of the new prayer book is $42 per set-when ordered through Temple Sinai.  This price includes shipping.

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 CLICK HERE to place your order online

 Once logged in, click the Event Sign-Up button and

 follow the instructions on the screen.

Rather order by mail?

Send you check payable to Temple Sinai to the Temple Office.

Also, please consider donating a set to Temple in honor or in memory of someone.

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Temple Sinai Jubilee Celebration | June 24-26, 2016
 

Join us in celebrating our 
Golden Jubilee!
 

Quick Links

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Rabbi's Blog

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Preschool Story Hour

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The Union for Reform Judaism and the LGBT Community

For decades the Reform Movement has been one of the leading faith voices in Washington, D.C., and around the country advocating for LGBT equality. Our LGBT advocacy began decades ago with the passage of policy resolutions by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), and the affiliates. Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) was the first Reform Jewish institution to take a stand supporting the decriminalization of homosexuality in a 1965 resolution . By the end of 1977, both the URJ and the CCAR passed resolutions affirming the right of lesbian and gay individuals to equal protection under the law and calling for the prohibition of discrimination against gay and lesbian individuals .

The Reform Movement's leadership on LGBT equality has had two components: our congressional advocacy seeks to influence the laws of our nation and our inclusion efforts seek to increase the acceptance and full inclusion of LGBT Jews in the Reform Movement. 

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This Week at Temple Sinai

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Friday 6:00:pm - 6:45:pm

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Friday 7:30:pm - 9:00:pm

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Saturday 9:00:am - 11:00:am

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Wednesday 11:00:am - 12:00:pm

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Friday 6:00:pm - 7:00:pm

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Saturday 9:00:am - 11:00:am

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