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Friday, April 12

6:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Round

Join us in person or virtually for our monthly musical Shabbat service in the round.

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Saturday, April 13

Torah Study at 9:15 am

Join us in person or virtually for our Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Hannah Goldstein.

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10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service

We celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Anna Lundman.

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Sisterhood Shabbat Service & Festive Oneg

Friday, April 19 at 6:30 pm

This year, TSWRJ Shabbat falls on Shabbat HaGadol, which is the Shabbat right before Passover. Come learn about the heroines of the Exodus--the brave women who resisted injustice and stood up to oppression. The service will be followed by a festive oneg.


New this year: Please sign up to join the TSWRJ Pop-Up Choir! Rehearsal at 5:30 before the service begins. Even if you have no choral experience, consider adding your voice—all are welcome, and music reading is not necessary!

Kehillat Shabbat Service & Kiddush Luncheon

Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 am

Cantor Rachel Rhodes will join Cantorial Soloist Robyn Helzner in leading the lay-led Kehillat Shabbat service, which will be followed by a special kiddush luncheon.

RSVP for lunch

Pastoral Notes

Mazel Tov to...

Kathy and David Strom on the birth of their granddaughter Lorraine Cordeiro-Strom, daughter of Helen Strom and Matthew Cordeiro.

We Mourn the Death of...

...Stanley Greenberg (Kay Stambler).

We Extend Condolences to...

...Michael Abramowitz (Susan Baer) on the death of his mother, Sheppie Abramowitz (Morton). Shiva will be at the Abramowitz-Baer home Thursday, April 11 from 6:00-9:00 pm with a service at 7:00 pm.

...Christopher Anders (Aaron Schuham) on the death of his mother, Kathleen Anders.

...Patricia Eanet (Mikel Frazee) on the death of June Turchin, partner of Patricia's father, Joseph Eanet (z'l).

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Second Seder

Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 pm

Rabbi Jonathan Roos and Cantor Rachel Rhodes will lead the reading of the Passover Story and singing of festive holiday songs. A full holiday meal will be served.

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Thanks to the TSWRJ for coordinating the Second Seder.

For Families

Passover Tot Storytime at Temple Sinai

Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 am

Head to the TSLibrary for a special Passover Storytime with librarian Ruth Polk. We’ll also have crafts and have some time to browse the shelves!

No RSVP necessary. Best for children ages 0-5 and their families.


Passover Storytime at People’s Book

Sunday, April 21 at 9:30 am

Head to People’s Book in Takoma Park for a special Passover story time with Temple Sinai Librarian Ruth Polk. Questions? Email Ruth.

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Passover Resources

The TS Library offers Passover book bundles and Haggadot to borrow for your seder.

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For prayers, poems, songs and meditations in response to October 7 please see the CCAR Passover Haggadah Supplement.

Extended Judaica Shop Hours

From Haggadot to Seder plates to children's books, we have everything you need for a beautiful Passover. Visit our website or shop in person:

  • Thu. 4/11: 5:00-8:00 pm
  • Fri. 4/12: 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Sun. 4/14: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Thu. 4/18:  5:00-8:00 pm
  • Fri. 4/19: 5:00-6:30

2024-2025 Member Pledges

Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you to all of our members who have already submitted their 2024-2025 annual membership commitment forms. Your annual membership commitments support everything that makes Temple Sinai thrive, including ritual life, educational, social action programming, building upkeep, and all aspects of our holy community. Please pledge online now if you can--it takes less than 5 minutes! Paper pledge forms will be mailed soon.

Sinai Stories

Share Your Story

Sinai Stories is an opportunity for Temple Sinai members to introduce themselves to the community by sharing a statement of personal meaning or gratitude about Judaism, the Reform movement, the community of Temple Sinai, etc. With experiences around conversion, shiva, diversity, and so much more, our members are full of interesting and inspiring stories! Check out the archives and consider submitting your own story highlighting something that has been meaningful to you. To discuss, contact Marcie Solomon.

Israel Engagement & Social Justice

CIESJ Program with Rabbi Michael Marmur

Sunday, April 14 at 5:30 pm

Join us in person or virtually for Searching for Decency in Indecent Times: Thinking About the Current Situation and Prospects for Some Future Horizons of Hope with Michael Marmur, former Provost and Dean of the Jerusalem Campus of Hebrew University.

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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

Adult Learning & Programs

TSMRJ Volunteering at A Wider Circle

Tomorrow! Thursday, April 11 at 10:00 am

Join the Men of Reform Judaism (though all congregants are invited) to volunteer at A Wider Circle. Lunch is not included in this program but those interested in going to Parkway Deli afterwards are more than welcome! If you have questions, please contact Jim Jaffe.


Rabbi's Class


Tuesday, April 16 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. The next session will be on May 7.

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Brotherhood Comedy Night

Saturday, April 20 at 7:00 pm

See how funny your friends and fellow Temple Sinai congregants can be. Enjoy an evening of comedy, snacks, drink -- all for the benefit of Sinai House. Last year's show was a riot featuring 8 Temple Sinai comedians. This year's slate of comedians will try to match or even exceed their humor.

Learn more & RSVP

From the TSLibrary: Jewish Baltimore

Jewish Baltimore: A Family Album by Gilbert Sandler (2000)

This wide-ranging history tells stories of neighborhoods, people, and landmarks that have been important to Baltimore's Jewish experience from the 1850s to the modern day.

On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore by Eric L. Goldstein and Deborah R. Weiner (2018)

The first truly comprehensive history of Baltimore’s Jewish community describes not only the formal institutions of Jewish life but also the everyday experiences of families a diverse Jewish population.

Jacob’s Cane: A Jewish Family’s Journey from the Four Lands of Lithuania to the Ports of London and Baltimore: A Memoir in Five Generations by Elisa New (2009)

Inspired by an image of her great-grandfather's ornately carved cane, scholar Elisa New retraces the path of her ancestors to tell a story of progress, innovation, and struggle.

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

Families & Youth

This Week at TSRS

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday April 13: Shabbat b’Yachad 
  • Sunday April 14 – Tuesday April 24: NO TSRS (Happy Spring Break and Pesach!)
  • Sunday April 14: Candy Seder (Pre-registration was required: closed)

Sharing Sinai

The experience of Sinai is best shared with people you like - new friends, old friends, family, even your old boss and her kids! As we prepare to send our annual email to prepare for registration, we’d love to share the information with someone you know would be interested in hearing it! Take a moment to share with us the contact information of a friend, neighbor, colleague, who you’d like us to reach out to!

We LOVED welcoming Shira Kline on Sunday at TSRS! She came for a pre-Pesach jam session with our Kindergarteners and friends. Her energy, enthusiasm, and music filled up our space and got us totally excited for Passover!

This Week at TSRS

Support TSNS

Temple Sinai Nursery School (TSNS) is getting ready for its annual fundraising event on April 20th and we need your help to meet our goal! Funds raised during this year's Spring Soiree will be used to support professional development, parent education, and scholarships for students. We invite you to support our meaningful goals by:

  • Making a tax deductible donation;
  • Purchasing a Soiree ticket for a teacher;
  • Donating items for the auction; and/or
  • Bidding on any of the amazing auction items.

To donate or bid to support our wonderful school, click here.

The Davis Center for Social Justice

Virtual Reproductive Freedom Brainstorm Session

Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 pm

All are invited to join a Reproductive Freedom Brainstorm session with Rabbi Goldstein. Bring your ideas for future programming and your offers to participate in this important work, as we continue to fight for abortion access and reproductive freedom.


Montgomery County Gun Buyback & Fundraiser

Saturday, April 20

The Interfaith GVP Network, which includes Temple Sinai, is helping to raise funds for a gun buyback event in Germantown, MD. This will be the first faith-based, “up-county” gun buyback in a section of Montgomery County which has seen an uptick in gun violence in recent years. This program is being held in cooperation with the Montgomery County Offices of the Sheriff and State’s Attorney.

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ICYMI: WIN Political Education series focuses on housing

If you missed last week's dynamic political education program on affordable housing and homeownership, you can still take advantage. The engaging and thorough presentation by Melissa Bondi of Enterprise Community Partners is now available on the WIN website.

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Tricia Davis 5K for Sinai House

Sponsor Deadline: Friday, April 12

Race Day: Sunday, May 12

We run, walk, and celebrate in honor of the memory of Tricia Davis. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit Sinai House.

Contribute $500 or more by Friday, April 12, to have your name or your company’s logo included on the race T-shirt and registration website. A digital race-day booklet, which includes promotional space for sponsors who contribute $250 or more, will be e-mailed to all event registrants and donors. 

Learn more and sign up as a sponsor or participant

In the Community

Can We Chat? Navigating Conversations During the Israel-Hamas War

Monday, April 15, 7:00 PM

The JCRC hosts a virtual program delving into the current Israel-Hamas war. Open to all 9th-12th graders, this program provides an opportunity for high schoolers to understand the historical context of the war and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, gain the knowledge to address common questions and walk away with the ability to confront disinformation and how to engage in conversation about the war.

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The Children of Willesden Lane: A Performance by Internationally Critically Acclaimed Artist Mona Golabek 

Monday, April 15 at 7:00 pm | Washington National Cathedral 

The one-woman theatrical performance features concert pianist Mona Golabek and is adapted from her best-selling book of the same name. The Grammy-nominated artist uses music to tell her mother’s inspiring story of survival as a teenage Austrian Jewish refugee who pursued her own dream of becoming a pianist. The Los Angeles Times calls the performance “a triumph.” 

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Friendship Place Walk to End Homelessness

Saturday, April 27 at 9:30 am

Temple Sinai is one of Friendship Place's partners, and this is a great way to help our unhoused neighbors and show our support for Friendship Place. There will be fun activities for the whole family!

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In the Coming Weeks

Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm

Green Shabbat Service & Oneg

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Friday, May 3 at 6:30 pm

Confirmation Shabbat Service

Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 am

Tot Shabbat Playdate

Sunday, May 5 at 9:00 am


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Sunday, May 5 at 1:45 pm

Erev Yom HaShoah Trip to US Holocaust Museum

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Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 pm

Advocating for Abortion: Language & Myth Busting

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Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 pm

TS Night at Undesign the Redline

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Friday, May 10 at 6:30 pm

Israel Shabbat Service in the Round & Oneg

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Saturday, May 11 at 3:00 pm

Get Out the Vote Postcard Party

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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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