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K – 6 CLASSROOM UPDATES DECEMBER 2015

Posted on December 9, 2015

Kindergarten with Desiree Gil Our adorable Kindergartners have enjoyed a full month of learning in November.  Hebrew has kept us very busy as we are now up to the letter Vav in the Hebrew Aleph Bet. Each class, we learn a new Hebrew letter, as well as review the ones from the week before.  In addition Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of November 29-December 5, 2015

Posted on December 2, 2015

SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of November 29-December 5,  2015  |  Parashat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1 – 40:23)    Chanukah begins this Sunday evening, December 6 Reflections on the Jewish Calendar – Rabbi Andy Vogel Chanukah is coming soon! The Festival of Light begins this coming Sunday evening, December 6. Rabbi Arthur Waskow draws our attention to Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of November 15-21, 2015

Posted on November 18, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of November 15-21, 2015  |  Parashat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10 – 32:4) Statement by the URJ about the Paris Attacks The North American Reform Jewish Movement stands in solidarity as our hearts break for the victims, their families, and the survivors of the Paris attacks. We will never cease our work toward the Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of November 8 – 14, 2015

Posted on November 11, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of November 8 – 14, 2015  |  Parashat Toldot (Genesis 25:10-28:9) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel      The Torah frames the twin brothers of Jacob and Esau – the one Jewish, the other his adversary – with radically different personalities and character traits. Jacob is smooth-skinned, a “mild man” Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of November 1 – 7, 2015

Posted on November 4, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of November 1 – 7, 2015  |  Parashat  Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1 – 25:18) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel This week’s Torah portion re-focuses our attention on the situation in the city of Hebron, the large Palestinian town in the southern West Bank. The weekly portion describes how Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of October 25-31, 2015

Posted on October 28, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of October 25-31, 2015  |  Parashat  Vayera A note from Temple Sinai’s Israel Education and Action Committee: Lens for following the disturbing events in Jerusalem and West Bank Temple Sinai’s Israel Committee has been following the reports of the violence in Jerusalem and West Bank. The news from Israel on Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of October 18-24, 2015

Posted on October 21, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of October 18-24, 2015  |  Parashat  Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel The word brit, Covenant, is the central theme of this week’s Torah portion. In its opening verses, God first establishes a relationship with Abraham, promising that Abraham’s descendants will be a Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of October 11 – 17, 2015

Posted on October 14, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of October 11 – 17, 2015  |  Parashat Noach (Genesis 6:9 – 11:32) Reflections on the Jewish World – Anat Hoffman, executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), based in Jerusalem, posted on www.ReformJudaism.org  The offices of the Israel Religious Action Center, where I work, are a stone-throw away from Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of October 4 – 10, 2015

Posted on October 7, 2015

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of October 4 – 10, 2015  |  Parashat Bereshit (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel The basic goodness of Creation is affirmed repeatedly in the verses of the first chapter of the Torah: the phrase “And God saw it was good” is noted Continue Reading »

Teacher Welcome Letters 2015

Posted on October 2, 2015

Kindergarten Desiree Gil Shalom!  My name is Desiree Gil and I am very excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Temple Sinai for my fifth year. I have an extensive background in teaching religious school, both at North Shore Hebrew School in Swampscott and Temple Isaiah in West Los Angeles, California. I am passionate about our Continue Reading »

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