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Friday, March 22

6:00 pm Oneg

6:30 pm Shabbat Service

Join us in person or virtually for our weekly Shabbat service featuring the B'har Sinai Teen Ensemble.

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Tonight’s service is preceded by an oneg sponsored by Laura and Aron Goetzl in honor of Beattie Goetzl’s Bat Mitzvah.

Saturday, March 23

Torah Study at 9:15 am

Join us in person or virtually for our Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Noah Diamondstein.

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10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service

We celebrate the B’not Mitzvah of Cassie Morrison and Beattie Goetzl.

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Purim is this Weekend!

For Adults

Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 pm

5780s Purim Dance Party!

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For Families

Sunday, March 24 at 10:00 am

TSRS Barbie & Ken's Purim Party!

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Leveling the Playing Field Collection

Saturday, March 23, 7:00-9:00 pm & Sunday, March 24, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Temple Sinai and the TSRS are sponsoring a weekend to collect used (or new) sports equipment for Leveling the Playing Field (LPF) to distribute to low-income schools, leagues, and sports programs in D.C., Montgomery and Prince George's counties, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. 

Please drop off ‘dignity condition’ equipment in the temple lobby during our Purim festivities. LPF is looking for all types of sports equipment: baseball/softball; tennis; golf; hockey; lacrosse; football; soccer; cleats, and everything else (except bicycles). Receipts for tax deductions will be available. Those who wish to contribute funds to help LPF can do so here.

Volunteers who want to help are also needed. Questions answered. Contact Larry Mishel.

Pastoral Notes

We Mourn the Death of Our Member...

...Ruth Hayn. A celebration of her life is being planned for sometime in April. Details to come. 

We Extend Condolences to...

...Amy Kossoff (Robert Enelow) on the death of her mother, Phyllis Kossoff.

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Other News

South Addition, Phase 2, Update 22

It’s springtime at Temple Sinai and the cherry trees planted in the fall are now blooming! For those who have driven to the temple this past week, you have probably noticed that the west end of the parking lot has been re-opened, now with the new sidewalk, safety bollards, and Temple Sinai monument sign. 

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Antisemitism Survey

Temple Sinai's Kulanu Antisemitism Working Group is working to develop programs and resources to combat antisemitism in our community. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey that will inform Temple Sinai about any bias, bigotry, antisemitism and/or hate you or your family may have experienced. All identifying information will be confidential. 

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Families & Youth

This Week at TSRS

Coming Up

  • 3/24: Purim Fun! Check out all the happenings here.
  • 3/25 – 3/31: TSRS Spring Break
  • 4/5 – 4/7: NFTY Spring Kallah. Register here.

We had so much fun at Camp Shabbat! It’s never too early to start thinking about summer camp -

Want to learn more? Call Cantor Robins!

This Week at TSRS

Magical Mornings: Spring Session

6-week session begins April 3 for children aged 18-24 months

Accompanied by a parent or caregiver, children explore activities that encourage social-emotional and cognitive growth, as well as gross and fine motor skill development. This program is offered in the Winter, Spring and Fall.


For more information, please contact Ali Hurewitz (202-362-3836)

From the TSLibrary: Purim

Esther’s Story by Diane Wolkstein, illustrated by Juan Wijngaard (1996)

Told in the form of a diary by Esther, the young Jewish girl who became a Persian queen and saved her fellow Jews from annihilation. Ages 6-10

Raisel’s Riddle by Erica Silverman, illustrated by Susan Gaber (1999)

A Jewish version of the Cinderella story, in which a poor but educated young women captivates her "Prince Charming" a rabbi's son, at a Purim ball. Ages 5-8

When It’s Purim by Edie Stolktz Zolkower, illustrated by Barb Bjornson (2009)

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text portray a group of friends making hamentaschen cookies to give as gifts on Purim. Ages 1-4

To borrow these or other books email the librarian. To access the catalogue and see library news, visit our homepage.

Purim Book Bundles: Grab ‘n Go

Email the librarian the age(s) of your reader(s) for a bundle of four to six holiday-themed stories, hamantaschen recipes, and crafts. Pick-up in the library.

Adult Learning & Programs


Sunday, March 24 at 9:00 am (note date change!)

Meet the WRJ for a hike at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center parking lot, next to the water fountain. No RSVPs necessary. Questions? Contact Liz Brenner.

Next hike: April 14

Rabbi's Class


Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 am

Join us in person or virtually as we study Chasidic teachings, especially as applied today outside Orthodox circles in what is commonly called “Neo-Chasidism.” This class is taught by Rabbi Jonathan Roos and meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month through Spring 2024.

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Israel Engagement & Social Justice

CIESJ Recommends

The Committee for Israel Engagement and Social Justice continues to compile materials meant to provide a range of thoughtful opinion and analysis pieces that supplement the basic factual reporting that people follow in their regular media intake.

Read this week's recommendations

In the Community

This Moment on Campus: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 pm | Capital Jewish Museum (575 3rd Street, NW)

What does antisemitism look like on local campuses? What is the lived experience? How can we as a community support our students? Join representatives from American University, Georgetown University, and George Washington University for a conversation about how these issues show up at their schools. Moderated by Adam Lehman, President and CEO at Hillel International.


Hope for a Shared Future: Beyond Antisemitism and Racism 

Wednesday, March 27, 7-8:30 pm on Zoom

Training with Megan Black and JOIN for Justice. More than ever, we need a clear understanding of the relationship between antisemitism and racism and the role both play in strengthening authoritarian and anti-democracy movements. This workshop will address the relationship between modern American antisemitism and race and racism and ways we can collectively work toward a better future for all of us, free from the bigotries that affect us today.


Genizah Drop-Off Day

Sunday, March 31, 10:00 am-3:00 pm | Garden of Remembrance (14321 Comus Road, Clarksburg, MD)

Deliver up to 10 boxes or bags of well-worn religious books and ritual objects to be buried in the Garden of Remembrance Genizah. For more information about what can be brought for burial, please call or email: (301) 428-3000 or Temple Sinai does not collect items that belong in a genizah.

In the Coming Weeks

Saturday, April 6 at 9:30 am

Tot Shabbat Playdate

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Monday, April 8 at 1:00 pm

Daytimers with Andrew S. Weiss

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Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm

Parents of Young Adults Dinner

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Thursday, April 11 at 10:00 am

TSMRJ Volunteering at A Wider Circle

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Sunday, April 14 at 5:30 pm

CIESJ Program with Rabbi Michael Marmur

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Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 pm

Abortion Rights Brainstorming Session

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Friday, April 19 at 6:30 pm

Sisterhood Shabbat Service (with pop-up choir opportunity!)

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Saturday, April 20

Montgomery County Gun Buy-Back & Fundraiser

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Saturday, April 20 at 7:00 pm

Brotherhood Comedy Night

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Tuesday, April 23 at 10:00 am

1st Morning Passover Service & Lunch hosted by Temple Sinai

Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 pm

Second Seder coordinated by TSWRJ

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Security Reminder

As we continue to focus on security, only one entrance will be open at a time. Please look for signage in the parking lot indicating which entrance is open based on our scheduled activities. Bags are being checked and, at the discretion of the security team, individual bags may be disallowed in the building entirely. MPD is continuing patrols in our vicinity.

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