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Services & Programs

ITALIAN MUSICAL SHABBAT
Friday, January 27 at 6:00 PM

Join us for an Italian Musical Shabbat experience featuring the Teddy Bears choir from The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus, Sofia Kim on flute, and Anthony Lalena on classical guitar.

HIKING CHAVURAH: QUAKER POND TRAIL LOOP
Sunday, January 29 at 9:15 AM
This is a 2.7-mile easy trail over level terrain. Beavers have been active in this area for many years. As you cross the wooden footbridges over moving water, look around for evidence of felled trees, dams, lodges, and even a beaver meadow. There are also three observation points offering great views of the pond and waterfowl viewing. Meet at Lookout shelter, parking area off of Pond Rd. (Third entrance off Clover St from Monroe Ave.)  Please RSVP!

THE CHALLAH BAKING PROJECT
Sunday, January 29 at 9:30 AM
Sunday, February 12 at 9:30
AM
The Challah Baking Project seeks volunteers to help bake challot Sunday mornings during school to gift to SJLL families on erev Shabbat. The goals of this project are to create fellowship in the kitchen and to inspire families to celebrate at Temple and at home. Email Susan Rizzo.

THROUGH AN INDIGENOUS LENS: THE NIGHT WATCHMAN
A Project of the Social Action Committees of Temple Sinai & Temple B'rith Kodesh
Sunday, January 29 at 7:00 PM

Through an Indigenous Lens Programing continues with a book discussion of The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich. Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, The Night Watchman is based on Erdrich’s grandfather, who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota to Washington, D.C. This powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman. Zoom #847 5067 9661

ADULT ED TORAH STORIES THROUGH MUSIC & SONG
Sundays, January 29 & February 5, 12 at 9:30 AM
In Person Only

Join Cantor Braun for an exciting and unique learning experience as we navigate through meaningful Torah stories and discover powerful messages of Torah, and how they are expressed in music and song. Together we'll learn how composers evoke our emotions as we explore each area of Torah through music.

HOW TO TALK ABOUT ABORTION RIGHTS AND OTHER CHALLENGING TOPICS: STRATEGIES FOR JEWISH TEENS
RSVP by Wednesday, February 1
Sunday, February 5 at 12:15 PM

Abortion rights and antisemitism are frequent topics of conversation for today’s Jewish teens. Many Jewish teens report that they find themselves avoiding these difficult conversations for fear of feeling dismissed, attacked, and at times, even unsafe.  This workshop will teach – and allow you to practice – strategies and skills to deploy when engaged in emotionally charged conversations. You will leave the workshop feeling confident, comfortable, empowered, and, importantly, effective! Lunch is included. RSVP to Rachel Greer by February 1 to reserve your spot! Spaces are limited!

REFUGEE SHABBAT
Friday, February 3 at 6:00 PM

With a special guest speaker

SHABBAT DINNER WITH FRIENDS
Friday, February 3 at 7:00 PM

Sponsored by Friends of Sinai- Served With Love. Following Erev Shabbat Services featuring Stations of Dining Delights: Chili Cookoff Pasta, Perfect Magic Meatloaf, Salads Supreme, Mama's Best Soups, & Wildly Vegetarian Yummies for Dessert! And, in honor of February Disability Awareness, Accessibility, & Inclusion Month, interactive play with Dr. Lauren Lieberman Reservations to help us plan for the food and activities. RSVP here!

BIM-BAM SHABBAT
Honoring 3rd Grade
RSVP by Thursday, February 9
Friday, February 10 at 5:30 PM

Join us for a child-friendly Shabbat service. Shortened to 20 minutes this Shabbat service is perfect for ages 0-7! Dinner following the service as well as a bounce house and crafts! 
RSVP here!

CELEBRATING JDAIM MONTH
Friday, February 10 at 8:00 PM

Staying actively engaged despite disability or aging-related change, presented by Anita O’Brien, MA,  CTRS, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and the founder of Rochester Accessible Adventures.
Friday, February 24 at 6:00 PM
Taking Care of the Caregiver, presented by Temple Sinai Member Roseann Kraus, BS Ed, MSW, a seasoned educator, and a counselor

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Sh'vat 5783