At times of illness, loss, hardship, or convalescence, SinaiCares can facilitate visits in the home, at a senior residence, or at a care facility. SinaiCares trained volunteers make visits to members who have been ill, experienced a loss, or just need some extra support or companionship. SinaiCares volunteers partner with our clergy in the sacred work of g’milut chasadim, performing acts of loving kindness; bikur cholim, visiting the sick; hiddur p’nai zaken, honoring the elderly; and nichum aveilim, consoling the mourner. The Kathie Rabinovitz SinaiCares Program was established in loving memory of Kathie Rabinovitz, a Temple Sinai member devoted to helping those in need.
SinaiCares also arranges roundtrip rides through our ride service companies to Temple Sinai for services, programs, and events, delivers challot to members on the Shabbat of sholoshim (the end of the first 30 days of mourning), and facilitates bringing members together with families who are hosting Passover Seders and Yom Kippur break-fasts. Temple Sinai clergy and lay leaders conduct worship services and lead programs designed to comfort at times of need and during life transitions, such as Shabbat Healing Services, and SinaiCares volunteers visit senior residences to conduct Shabbat and High Holiday services.
To find out more about SinaiCares, if you would like to volunteer, or if you know of someone in our community who could benefit from SinaiCares, contact Karen Auerbach, SinaiCares Coordinator at email@example.com.You can also contact Karen or any of our clergy directly at (202) 363-6394.
New Friendship Heights Van ServiceThanks to a partnership with Temple Sinai’s neighbor, Ingleside at Rock Creek, we will be able to offer free round-trip van service from stops in Friendship Heights to Temple Sinai for select services and events. Contact Karen Auerbach for dates and details.
Join us for a very Special Shabbat and Family Dinner on Friday, May 12th as we build a stronger and more networked Temple Sinai Community, and we thank the Rabinovitz family and all our SinaiCares staff and volunteers. This is an opportunity for all congregants to help deepen and broaden our connections and find new ways to enhance our sense of caring for one another in these complex times. The service will include our MMC band led by Sr. Cantor Laura Croen, a sermon by Rabbi Adam, and then a family style dinner with facilitated discussions about building community. RSVP for dinner.
Do you live in Friendship Heights? If so, please come meet or reconnect with other Temple Sinai members who live in your neighborhood. Our gathering will take place at 4701 Willard Ave in the Club Room. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Karen Auerbach, SinaiCares Program Coordinator.
Prayer cannot bring water to a parched field, nor mend a broken bridge, nor rebuild a ruined city; but prayer can water an arid soul, mend a broken heart and rebuild a weakened well.” These words from our Siddur capture the healing power of prayer. Come be a part of our community as we celebrate Shabbat and give strength to one another with special prayers, songs, and readings asking for strength, renewal, and healing.
SinaiCares is always looking for volunteers to make visits, deliver challot, or help with other SinaiCares programs. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity please contact Karen Auerbach or Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser.
• Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA) • Iona Senior Services • Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA)
SinaiCares Committee Co-chairs
Laura Govoni-Sibariumlgovsib@comcast.net(301) 588-4435
Tara Sonenshinetsonenshine@earthlink.net(301) 928-3197
Karen Auerbachkauerbach@templesinaidc.org (202) 363-6394 x 215
www.templesinaidc.org 3100 Military Rd NW Washington DC 20015 P: (202) 363-6394 F: (202) 363-6396
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