Temple Sinai Happenings – May 28, 2020



The Temple Sinai Happenings



The Rabbi Search Committee




PLEASE submit your thoughts on both Rabbinic Candidates and let us know which one would be the BEST CHOICE for Temple Sinai, and why. 



Email responses are

due TODAY, Thursday, May 28th. 

Please submit to this email address:  searchtemplesinai@gmail.com



We look forward to hearing from you! 

Your opinion is crucial

to the future of Temple Sinai.

Fondly, The Rabbi Search Committee




Contact Rabbi Nathan Weiner at


with questions.



The Giving of the Torah


Friday, May 29 @ 9:30 AM


9:30 AM Service & Confirmation by Zoom

Zoom ID ID #8678904477



Mazel Tov to our Confirmation Students…



daughter of Greg and Randi Rappaport



daughter of Melissa and Jonathan Schrier



Saturday, May 30 at 9:30 AM

Join us for Shavuot Services with Yizkor






Shavuot is almost here, and we are so excited to share these events and materials that we’ve made available to the public. 


Live Tikkun – Thursday, May 28, 9 PM – Friday, May 29, 9 AM EDT We are excited for our first ever live virtual Tikkun Leil Shavuot, broadcast on YouTube Live here. You can view the full schedule for the event here as well as a list of synagogues and organizations who will be tuning in. 


Additionally, here is a compilation of source sheets meant to accompany both the pre-recorded shiurim (below) as well as our live sessions. Feel free to download and print the guide, or go here to access each source sheet individually.


Pre-recorded and print materials

If you are looking for material to view anytime between now and Shavuot, we now present this playlist of video shiurim submitted by our rabbis from around North America. 


In an effort to share outstanding educational content and creativity with Jewish communities globally, TALI is offering “Celebrating Shavuot at Home” resources and activities in both English and Hebrew.


Affiliate Programming

Our rabbis around the world are also providing some materials and resources for the observance of Shavuot. 


MERCAZ Canada has posted a number of videos as part of their “Coast to Coast Tikkun.” Additional videos will be added up until Shavuot. 


Also join USCJ for a Family Shavuot Celebration: Meet Me at Mount Sinai on Thursday, May 28 at 4 PM EDT.


Shavuot Liturgical Resources

We have made available free, downloadable PDF files of Shavuot services from Siddur Lev Shalem, Siddur Sim Shalom, and Etz Hayim via this form

If you have any further questions, please be in touch with Max Arad at marad@rabbinicalassembly.org





Farewell DRIVE BY for Rabbi Marmon


Sunday, May 31



Make signs and posters,

bring silly string or balloons, etc and

meet at the Connelly Parking Lot (Just next door to Temple Sinai, next to Rite Aid)

at 10:45 AM.


We’ll all sign a large card.

If you are not able to join us on Sunday, May 31 for our Drive by but would like to be a part of the card and send your farewell greetings to Rabbi Marmon,

please call or email:

  • Robert Bliss at 609-217-5285 or blisspharm1@gmail.com
  • John Stevens at 215-416-0403 or johnstevens8@comcast.net


We’ll then parade through the Temple Sinai parking lot






Chair Yoga For All Ages

Zoom ID #886 7984 5912



with our own Yoga Instructor, Jill Croft


Monday and Wednesday

June 1 & 3 at 4:00 PM


Chair yoga is a great way to get the wonderful health benefits of yoga. Join us in loosening and stretching muscles, reducing stress, and improving circulation. It also reduces anxiety, helps lower blood pressure, protects joints, and builds strength and balance.



Book Club

by way of ZOOM ID # 8678904477


Buy your book online (new or used) or read as an ebook.



Tuesday, June 16 at 4:00 PM  – Review of The Giver of Stars  by: JoJo Moyer



From the author of Me Before You, set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.













Join us in Welcoming in Shabbat Log on anytime starting from 6:30.  We’ll light candles at 7pm.  It will be wonderful to see everyone, light candles together, share in a prayer or two, count the Omer and say Mourner’s Kaddish together for those who need to. 


YAHRZEITS will be read for the following people:


  • Blanche Caroff, mother of Stan Caroff
  • Alan Dash, husband of Perri Dash
  •  Arthur Janes, father of Carol Janes
  • Herbert Kirsch,  father of Dee Herrmann
  • Joseph Struhl,  father of Steven Struhl
  • Florence Waldman,  mother of Elaine Pinchuk
  • Stanley Wang,  husband of Pola Wang
  • Mollie Yellin, mother-in-law of Annette Yellin





Fill Your Mind & Spirit with a Torah Spark: Every Saturday 10:30 – 11:30 AM  



All through ZOOM ID # 8678904477




Coffee Chat — March 29th 8:00 am | Travis Heights Elementary School

Every Tuesday and Thursday

10:30 -11:30 AM

Zoom ID# 8678904477


Grab your coffee and join us on Zoom.  We’ll be solving the world’s problems in one hour with your host, Stacey Blacker. 



  • Hollis Cohen, Sister-in-law of Annette Yellin
  • Joshua Mark Dix, Yehusha Mayer ben Fischel Avram V’Leah Shoshana
  • Dorothy Fineblum, D’vora Ley’a bat Sara Rivka UFeretz Hakoyen
  • Regina Israel, wife of Jack Israel
  • June Margolis
  • Allan Marmon, Aharon ben Chaya
  • Sheldon Mednick, Yisrael ben Dorit
  • Cynthia Mellenson, Shifra Fayga bat Rochel
  • Ezra Daniel Rutolo, grandson of Paula Pappas
  • Joel Staiman,son of Marilyn & David Staiman
  • Bud Wheaulon, friend of Alison Atz
  • Ellen Goldberg Weiner






Mazel Tov to:

Sophia Bagelle and Alex Augello recipients of the Sandra and Russell Beluch Kindness Award.


Sophia Bagelle who also received a Jewish Community Foundation Scholarship and Emerging Leadership Award.



Happy Anniversary



  • Carl & Shari Hyder celebrating 34 years on June 1



Happy Birthday to:

Gail Siegel – May 30





Let’s fill the shelves of

The Bread of Life Food Pantry of Palmyra



June 28

Noon to 3PM

Rain or shine


Drop off food donations—Parking lot drive thru

(Please make any food purchases for this collection part of an already planned and necessary shopping trip – we don’t want you to take added risks)



Drive to the back of the synagogue, pop your trunk and a volunteer will safely manage your food donation or place by the Holocaust Remembrance Garden by the entrance doors




Monetary donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.


Send to:  Bread of Life Food Pantry,

     Epworth United Methodist Church,

     501 Morgan Avenue

     Palmyra, NJ 08065.  


Or send a check to Temple Sinai made out to Temple Sinai Sisterhood and we will purchase Grocery Store gift cards to distribute.


Temple Sinai members – If you or anyone you know could benefit from either the collected food or a monetary donation, please contact Rabbi Marmon.  All contacts will be kept strictly confidential.