Join us as Temple volunteers celebrate Shabbat while “Praying With Our Feet” at A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, MD. This is a wonderful opportunity to observe Shabbat through tikkun olam, repairing the world. Learn more.
Join Temple Sinai on this meaningful trip to the South. Learn on-location about the Civil Rights Movement and the impact the Jewish community had on this important chapter of American history. Highlights include: The Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery; Visit to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; Creative Shabbat Tefilah at Edmund Pettus Bridge; Tour of Freedom Park and 16th Street Baptist Church.
$700 per participant ($575 for participants in their 20s/30s) $350 deposit due by February 17th. Cost generously subsidized by the Gendler Grapevine Project. Costs INCLUDE room and board but do NOT include flights. Participants should plan to meet the group in Atlanta on Thursday evening and our tour will end on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta at 2pm. Civil Rights Trek
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The ongoing onslaught of gun violence in our community and nation has spurred members of Temple Sinai to form the Temple Sinai Gun Violence Prevention Group (TSGVPG). Its mission is to educate and engage our community on gun violence and what we can do to reduce or prevent it. We invite all Temple members to join or support the GVPG. Contact Rabbi Rosenwasser, or Steve Klitzman, for more information.
Temple Sinai is co-sponsor of the resettlement and support of a refugee family in partnership with the Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) through its Good Neighbor Program. Teams are working to prepare for the arrival and resettlement of a family and to assist in various ways to help the family members thrive in their new American home. This project will be very labor intensive for many months after the family arrives, so we welcome anyone interested in joining our volunteer corps. We are also working to support refugee families who are already settled in the area by providing tutoring and other necessary services.If you have any questions this refugee resettlement project, or would like to volunteer, please contact Catherine Ribnick or Andrea Dettelbach.
Temple Sinai is joining other places of worship around the nation as part of the Sanctuary Movement. TS will provide safe harbor or other assistance to undocumented immigrants in imminent danger of deportation. The current administration has promised to deport 2 to 3 million immigrants and the Sanctuary Movement is vowing to protect these individuals by providing housing, clothes, food, childcare, transportation and financial support. If you have questions about becoming a sanctuary congregation, or would like to volunteer, please contact Andrea Dettelbach.
Project Mensch is a partnership between the Temple Sinai community and the Wheatley Education Campus. Through a broad range of programs, Project Mensch aims to support the staff and students of this pre-K-8th grade school. Learn more.
4th Sunday of the month, 6:45-9:15 AMTemple Sinai volunteers make and serve breakfast to homeless adults and families at So Others Might Eat (SOME), located at 71 O Street, NW. (In addition to breakfast, our volunteers made and delivered 400 sandwiches, hot meals, and warm socks, gloves and hats during Inauguration weekend.) Teens are welcome (and can earn 4 hours of community service credit or 8 hours if they stay through lunch), but must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to volunteer, please contact TS liaison Howard Oppenheim (301-587-5017).
Temple Sinai social justice leaders are working to improve education, end homelessness, and create jobs in our nation’s capital.
Temple Sinai has built a partnership with Roosevelt High School, a struggling, comprehensive DCPS high school in Ward 4. Its student body is composed mainly of African-American, Hispanic, Continental African, and Asian students. Our Social Justice Education Initiative supports the school in its efforts to further college and career readiness, strengthen the curriculum, and modernize the facilities.
We also have a partnership with Wheatley Education Campus (Grades PreK-8). The school is located in Trinidad, one of the poorest areas of DC. The US Capitol is visible from its stairways. 99% of the students are African-American, and 92% or more receive free and reduced price meals. The Social Justice Education Initiative is working to help support and enrich the education provided to low-income children at Wheatley.
Temple Sinai has been fighting to end homelessness for more than 20 years. Through longstanding partnerships with Sinai House and Community Council at Friendship Place and our new partnerships with Manna,Inc. and Father McKenna Center, temple members advocate for policies that will end homelessness and volunteer with families that are currently facing homelessness.
In this difficult economy, focus on creating quality jobs and training people for those jobs is critical. Through WIN, Temple Sinai leaders are working on a citywide team to advocate for policies that would create and train DC residents for 10,000-19,000 jobs related to storm water abatement.
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6:00 PM Prozdor (appetizers)6:30 PM Shabbat Service
9:15 AM Torah Study10:30 AM Bat Mitzvah of Lily Freeman5:30 PM Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Jenkins