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Sinai Update – Week of February 2-8, 2014

Posted on February 5, 2014

Parashat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10)Reflections on the Torah Portion – by Rabbi Laura Geller, senior rabbi at Temple Emanuel, Beverly Hills, CA, on the URJ website, www.reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study Can I wear a pants suit when I am leading services? How long should my skirts be? Do I have to wear a black suit when I am officiating Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of January 26-February 1, 2014

Posted on January 29, 2014

Parashat Terumah (Exodus 25:1 – 27:19) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel “Where does God dwell?” once asked Rabbi Menachem Mendl of Kotzk to his students. Baffled, they gave their stock answer: “Rebbe, doesn’t live everywhere?!” The rabbi smiled, “God lives wherever you let God in.” (see Martin Buber’s “Tales of the Hasidim: Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of January 19-25, 2014

Posted on January 22, 2014

Parashat Mishpatim This Shabbat @ Temple Sinai:  Join us this Friday eveing at 7:30 p.m. for Erev Shabbat services including Temple Sinai’s Scholar in Residence Dr. Howard A. Smith.  The service will be led by Rabbi Vogel and Cantor Toubes and the oneg is sponsored by Temple Sinai’s Adult Learning Committee, coordinated by Paul Jacobson. Dr. Smith will give a d’var Torah on “Judaism and Cosmology Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of January 12-18, 2014

Posted on January 15, 2014

Parashat Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:26) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel When Jews hear the Ten Commandments read from the Torah, we stand up in our places, as if we were re-enacting that moment at Mount Sinai.   Our congregation will observe this practice this coming Shabbat morning when we hear those first Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of January 5-11, 2014

Posted on January 8, 2014

Parashat B’shallach / Shabbat Shirah (Exodus 13:17 – 17:16) Reflections on Our Jewish Lives – Rabbi Andy Vogel We had a fantastic Temple Sinai trip to Israel! A wonderful group of 20 Temple Sinai members has just returned from our congregational trip to Israel, which took us to Tel Aviv, Haifa, the Galilee region, Tzfat and Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014

Posted on January 2, 2014

Parashat Bo These services are canceled due to the weather. This Shabbat at Temple Sinai – Erev Shabbat services, 7:30 p.m. Join us for Erev Shabbat services this Friday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Vogel and Cantor Toubes. The oneg is sponsored by Peter & Alissa Golbus in honor of their son’s first birthday  Tot Shabbat this Friday Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of December 22-28, 2013

Posted on December 24, 2013

Sinai Update – Week of December 22-28, 2013Parashat Va’era  This Shabbat at Temple Sinai – Erev Shabbat services, 7:30 p.m. Please join us this Friday evening for Erev Shabbat services led by Cantor Rosalie Toubes.  All are invited to welcome Shabbat with us.  An oneg will follow the service. Religious School vacation scheduleDue to winter break, there will be Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of December 15-21, 2013

Posted on December 18, 2013

Sinai Update – Week of December 15-21, 2013Parashat Shemot (Exodus 1:1 – 6:1) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel Shortly after the Book of Exodus begins, Moses is called by God to take up his historic role with the Jewish people. But who is the God that calls Moses? The scene at the Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of December 8-14, 2013

Posted on December 11, 2013

Parashat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 – 50:26) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel A provocative verse in this week’s Torah portion leads us to think about a more-perfect time-to-come. On his death bed surrounded by all his children, who are finally united as one with disputes and divisions behind them, now that reconciliation Continue Reading »

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 »

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