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Note: Temple Sinai will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Office staff will be working virtually on Friday, July 5; the building will be open for Adventure Camp and Shabbat services.

Worship

Friday, July 5


Shabbat Service at 6:30 pm

Join us in person or virtually for our weekly Shabbat service. The service will be preceded by an oneg beginning at 6:00 pm.

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Saturday, July 6

Torah Study at 9:15 am

Join us in person or virtually for our Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Roos.

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Kehillat Shabbat Service at 10:30 am

Join us in person or virtually for our lay-led Shabbat morning service.

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Next Week: Family Shabbat


Friday, July 12

  • 5:30 pm: Casual dinner from Rocklands BBQ and fun activities. RSVP here (space is limited!)
  • 6:30 pm: All-ages Shabbat service followed by ice cream treats
  • 7:30 pm: Young adult (18-25ish) gathering with pizza and ice cream. RSVP here


Cantor Rhodes will also lead a pop-up kids' choir. Sign up for dinner and you'll have a chance to learn some songs, eat, and then sing at the service!

Pastoral Notes

Mazel Tov to...

...Marcy Harrison and Chip Wright on the birth of their grandson Mason David Zoellner, son of Erica Wright and Michael Zoellner.

...Sam Lehman and Jennifer Klein on the birth of their daughter Noa Ruth Lehman.

...Bob and Ellen Leibenluft on the marriage of their son, Jacob to Katy Waldman.

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Other News

WJW Synagogue Spotlight


The Washington Jewish Week's most recent Synagogue Spotlight is all about Temple Sinai's renovation and expansion project!

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Sinai Stories


Looking for a Deeper Temple Connection? This 2016 Sinai Story highlights the profound sense of community that can develop in a B'nei Mitzvah class.

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Share Your Story

If you might like to share a statement of personal meaning please contact Marcie Solomon to discuss. For reference, most of the archived stories dating back to 2013 can be found here.

Adult Learning & Programs

TSWRJ Hike


Sunday, July 7 at 9:00 am

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.

SinaiReads Book Discussion


Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00 am

Join us for a discussion of Stockholm by Noa Yedlin, led by Rabbi Hannah Goldstein. This discussion can be joined in person at the temple or virtually via Zoom.

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From the TS Library: Independence Day


Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, by Nancy Churnin, illus. by James Rey Sanchez (2018)

Fleeing a pogram in Tsarist Russia, Irving Berlin came to the United States and grew up to create the soundtrack for American life with his catchy tunes and irresistible lyrics. 


This Land of Liberty: A History of America's Jews, by Helen Schwartz Kenvin (1986)

Drawing on authentic family records and more than 500 contemporary drawings, prints, and vintage photographs, this is a compendium of more than 350 years of American history as seen through the eyes of the Jews who experienced it. 


Jews Against Prejudice: American Jews and the Fight for Civil Liberties, by Stuart Svonkin (1997)

The first comprehensive account of organized Jewish political activism from the Depression to the late 1960s against bigotry and for human rights. 


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


New! See the book cart and sign out sheet in the hall outside the library to borrow Mishkan haNefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe, the high holiday machzor Temple Sinai will be using this fall.

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.

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In the Community


The JxJ Matthew Harris Ornstein Short Film Fund

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 12

The only Jewish short film fund of its kind in North America, the fund is open to all filmmakers of all backgrounds to submit their short films. The Fund is designed to support artists in their storytelling, give them tangible support in sharing their films, and help build their careers. In addition to supporting pre-production to post-production, the program will culminate in a premiere screening at the 2025 JxJ Festival as well as connect the filmmakers with Jewish film distribution organizations.

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In the Coming Weeks

Saturday, July 20 at 9:30 am

Tot Shabbat Storytime & Playdate

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Saturday, July 20 at 12:00 pm

Teshuvah in July: Lunch & Learn

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Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 pm

CIESJ Presents: New Story Leadership's Phoenix Plan for a Lasting Peace in Israel-Palestine

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Wednesday, July 31 at 10:30 am

Coffee for Caregivers Drop-in Group

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Thursday, August 1, 5:30-7:30 pm

TSRS Parents' Happy Hour

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Read more about what's happening this summer!

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