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Sinai Update – Week of December 1-7 2013

Posted on December 4, 2013

8th Night of Chanuakh is tonight Parashat Vayigash (Genesis 44:17-47:1) Reflections on the Jewish Calendar – Rabbi Andy Vogel A chanukiyah glowing with all eight candles tonight, plus a ninth candle as the shamash, symbolizes hope in a world of darkness, one of the essential messages of Chanukah. Hope, even in the unlikely possibility of Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of November 24-30, 2013

Posted on November 27, 2013

1st night of Chanukah is celebrated tonight, Weds., November 27 Parashat Mikketz (Genesis 41:1 – 44:17) Reflections on the Jewish Calendar – Rabbi Andy VogelJews around the world will light the first candle of Chanukah tonight, to usher in the Festival of Lights. Only in America (and only this year, and not for another 76,000 Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of November 17-23, 2013

Posted on November 21, 2013

Sinai Update – Week of November 17-23, 2013 Parashat Vayeshev (Gen. 37:1 – 40:23) Reflections on the Jewish Calendar – on “Thanksgivukkah” – by Rabbi Gerald Zelizer, Congregation Neve Shalom, Metuchen NJ, reprinted from www.Forward.com  “American Jews shouldn’t fret too much at this year’s awkward overlap of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. Sure, it may require some culinary dexterity at Continue Reading »

November Classroom News

Posted on November 15, 2013

Kindergarten – Desiree Our adorable Kindergartners have enjoyed a full month of learning in October!  Hebrew has kept us very busy as we are now up to the letter Vav in the Hebrew Aleph Bet. Each week we review the letters we have already learned, as well as learn the letter of the day. In Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of November 10-16, 2013

Posted on November 14, 2013

Parashat Vayishlach (Gen. 32:4 – 36:43) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel What does it mean to be “Israel”? This week’s Torah portion, where the name “Israel” is first introduced, helps us understand what it means to be Jewish. Commonly, we translate the word “Israel” by the story in which the name Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of November 3-9, 2013

Posted on November 6, 2013

Parashat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10 – 32:3)Reflections on the Jewish World – Rabbi Andy Vogel A remarkable prayer event occurred earlier this week: Over 500 Israeli and American Jewish women gathered at the Western Wall to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the “Women of the Wall” movement, and the beginning of the Hebrew month Kislev, on Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of October 27-November 2, 2013

Posted on October 30, 2013

Parashat Toldot (Genesis 25:18-28:9)Reflections on the Jewish Calendar- by Stephanie Zelkind, of Thanksgivukkahboston.com “Preparing for Thanksgivukkah 2013”  From “menurkeys” to sweet potato latke recipes, there are many creative ways to celebrate this year’s unique overlap of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. In an effort to move beyond the kitsch, I would like to offer some additional ideas Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of October 20-26, 2013

Posted on October 23, 2013

Parashat Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1 – 25:18)Reflections on the Torah Portion – by Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker, Congregation Kol Ami, Vancouver, WA, posted on the URJ Torah Study Website There is a problem in our Torah portion. It’s a theological quandary that I believe plagues us all at one time or another regardless of our real beliefs Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of October 13-19, 2013

Posted on October 16, 2013

Parashat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel It is hard to see God. But the verb “to see” is repeated again and again in the stories of Abraham, which come to their dramatic climax this week. Martin Buber (1878-1965) noticed that there are seven “revelations” between God and Abraham, in Continue Reading »

October School News

Posted on October 15, 2013

Kindergarten Shalom!  My name is Desiree Gil and I am excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Temple Sinai.   I have an extensive background of teaching religious school, both at North Shore Hebrew School in Swampscott and Temple Isaiah in West Los Angeles, California. Over the years, I have taught every grade and have been a Continue Reading »

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