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.

Folk Service and Congregational Dinner

Shabbat paintingOur next monthly Folk Service will be held this Friday, February 5 at 5:30pm.

Following the service, the congregation is invited to share a Shabbat Dinner in the Social Hall.  The dinner will be provided by the 5th grade class partnered with Brotherhood and the Social Action Committee.  

Please plan to join us for the service and dinner in which we reinforce the three Pillars of Judaism--Beit Tefillah  (House of Prayer) and Beit Knesset  (House of Community) in conjunction with Beit Midrash (House of Study).

 

This Saturday, February 6 @ 9:30am

 

Friday, February 12 @ 7:30pm

 

Hebrew Reading Crash Course Level 2

What: Hebrew Reading Crash Course 2

(program from NJOP)

When: Thursdays beginning 

February 4 - March 17 

7:00-8:30pm

Where: Temple Sinai

Do you have basic Hebrew reading skills but would like to increase your reading ability and prayer understanding?

This follow-up course to Level 1 enables participants to strengthen their Hebrew reading skills for increased fluency. Participants read (and even sing) passages in the text and develop their reading comprehension by learning to identify prefixes, suffixes and root words. Participants will also learn approximately 100 new vocabulary words.

This course is free and open to anyone desiring to increase their reading and comprehension Hebrew skills.  This is not a conversational Hebrew class.

To sign up, please call 802-862-5125 or email info@templesinaivt.org

 

NEW Adult Education Class | Begins March 1

We've learned about ancient history and studied modern Zionism. In this class we will look at what the country of Israel is like today.  The six issues to be explored are: 

1) Democracy in Israel vs American democracy. 

2) Economics and settlement.  Socialism vs free market economics in Israel.  Settlements patterns in Israel through history

3) Ethnicity in Israel. 

4) Religious expression in Israel.  Freedom of religion and freedom from religion.   

5) The military in Israeli life.  Who serves and how do they serve?   

6) War and peace, justice and security.  Roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict, its history and future.

Bruce Hicken will teach this class, which will meet on Tuesdays in March-April:  3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12 at 6:30 p.m. 

This course is free to Temple Sinai members and $50 for non-members.  To register, email info@templesinaivt.org or call 802-862-5125

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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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Wednesday 6:00:pm - 8:30:pm

Feb
11

Thursday 1:00:pm - 2:00:pm

Feb
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Friday 10:00:am - 12:00:pm

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

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

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Sunday 10:00:am - 11:00:am

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

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