Rabbi Roos will be conducting a Genizah Ceremony at the Temple Sinai Cemetery in the Garden of Remembrance (Gan Zikaron) in Clarksburg, Maryland. A Genizah is a depository vault, in this case an in-ground vault, for sacred and other Hebrew books that are no longer usable. In past years, Temple Sinai deposited many old prayer books, particularly Gates of Prayer, and other books containing Hebrew printing. Many of the attending members also brought old prayer books and texts no longer used. This annual trip is an educational and enlightening experience for all attendees. As before, you are invited to attend and bring any of your own old sacred or Hebrew books that are no longer used or in poor condition for a proper “burial” at the Genizah.
The Executive Director of the Cemetery, Sheldon Grosberg, will be joining us for a brief welcome and history of this unique not-for-profit, Jewish community cemetery. Following the Ceremony, Rabbi Roos, Executive Director Ellen Agler, and Ted Rosen, Chair of the Cemetery Committee, will lead the attendees to the Temple Sinai Cemetery sections and answer questions about the arrangements and guidelines of the cemetery.
The death of a loved one and planning a funeral are among the most difficult moments in life. When and if you face a death in your family, please call our clergy as soon as possible. You may call any Sinai clergy with whom you have a relationship or simply call the temple’s main number, (202) 363-6394. We always have at least one clergy member “on call.” The clergy will help you with any needed arrangements and offer support for your family.
As a member of Temple Sinai, you have access to funeral pre-planning resources that will make that process as simple, dignified and inexpensive as possible. Temple Sinai has close working relationships with local funeral homes. They offer Sinai members all the basic needs and can accommodate individualized needs as well. Please contact the temple office for more information.
At the temple, volunteer ushers from our congregation support the service. The officiating clergy and Executive Director provide all the necessary support for the funeral and mourning period following. Our Sisterhood provides a meal of comfort for the family when they return from the cemetery, if desired. Members of our congregation help lead shiva services. We notify the entire congregation by email about the death and funeral arrangements.
If you have any questions about mourning practices, funeral pre-planning or other related matters, do not hesitate to contact our clergy or Executive Director, Ellen Agler.
The price of purchasing plots at the Temple Sinai Cemetery will be going up from $2,200 to $2,300 beginning on June 1, 2016. For more information and purchase arrangements, contact Executive Director Ellen Agler at (202) 363-6394 or email@example.com, or Cemetery Chair Ted Rosen at (301) 530-3403, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the sale of plots are applied fully to supporting the Temple Sinai Cemetery
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6:00 PM Festive Prozdor (appetizers)6:30 PM Israel Shabbat Service
9:15 AM Torah Study 10:30 AM B'nai Mitzvah Hannah Thier and Jessie Wiener