Temple Sinai Happenings – December 23, 2022

Read all the way to the bottom of this email for

a message from Rabbi Perice.


The Menorah at Wood Park in Cinnaminson is being lit each evening during Chanukah.  Host families will be there to greet you and YOU ARE INVITED

  • Night #7, Saturday, December 24 at 6 PM hosted by Jill and Hank Croft
  • Night #8, Sunday, December 25 at 5:30 PM hosted by the Gail Lipsky and family.

We hope you’ll join us!






Looking forward to the children’s return to Religious School and Little Sprouts on January 8.


Tuesday, January 10


at 7:00 PM on Zoom

We’ll be reviewing

“The Guncle”  by Steven Rowley


Join Us On Zoom: ID 867 890 4477



Future Book Club Books:

Wed, February 1st  –  Beartown  by Frederik Backman


Order Your Mahjong Card through Temple Sinai

by January 15


New cards are $14.00 regular size;

$15.00 large print  

(Extra fee is a small donation to Temple Sinai Sisterhood)


Send your name and address (if different)

with check payable to Temple Sinai Sisterhood to Ellen Dix’s home or to the Temple Sinai Office in an envelope marked: “Maj Jongg” or Venmo Temple Sinai Sisterhood.


   Contact Ellen Dix with questions at 856-764-1716  or ellendix@aol.com

Social Action Committee & Religious School  sponsors …

                         at Temple Sinai   

Sunday, January 15th 

9AM – noon


Make at Home and Drop off:

·    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to be given to the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. Use any bread, do not cut, wrap each separately in plastic baggy. Make one or one hundred and one!


Buy & Deliver to Temple Sinai on or before January 15.

·        Body Wipes (not antibacterial), Adult underwear and briefs (all sizes), feminine pads/tampons.

·        New and extremely GENTLY used board games for Gloucester County Special Services.

·        Food or cash donations to continue Temple Sinai’s partnership with the Bread of Life Food Pantry. 

  • New and gently used children’s books for the organization called ‘Booksmiles’


Bins will be placed outside the Fineblum Chapel entrance in front of the Synagogue.


Thank you for your generosity…and HAPPY HANUKKAH to you and your family.


Projects in the Main Sanctuary: 

  • Creating handmade Linus Blankets for area children’s hospitals
  • Making and baking dog biscuits for local animal shelters
  • Making crafts for the elderly 

Special Presentation on that morning including

Environmental Demos


American Red Cross and Temple Sinai

Blood drive at Temple Sinai

Sunday, January 15



Appointments are needed.


by clicking on the link below. 




or go to http://www.redcrossblood.org

and use Sponsor Code: Temple Sinai


All donors in January will receive a coupon for a free Medium Dunkin’ Beverage and free Egg & Cheese Wake-Up Wrap!


Area hospital patients are counting on you!



Join Rabbi Perice and the Temple Sinai Singers tonight for services to relax, unwind and welcome the Sabbath.  Join us tonight for some Shabbat and Chanukah Ruach.



    Friday, December 23 on Zoom at 7PM

        Temple Sinai Zoom Meeting

Number: 867 890 4477      Password: welcome


 Saturday, December 24 Torah Spark on Zoom

                               at10:30 AM.


YAHRZEITS will be read for the following people:

  • Erik Brown, nephew of Fay David
  • Harry P. Cohen, grandfather of Rabbi Steven Fineblum
  • Edith Edelbaum, mother of Sandy Barnett
  • Manuel Goldberg, father-in-law of Lois Goldberg/grandfather of Ellen Goldberg Weiner
  • Max Kessler, grandfather of Bill Kessler
  • Ruchel Kirschner, mother Phil Kirschner
  • Emily Savage, mother of Vida Gaffin
  • Tillie Steinberg, grandmother of Fay David 


  • Charlie DiFazio
  • Kaleb Dressin/Dov Gavri’el Ben Rachel Dani’ela, grandson of Steven & Barbara Fineblum
  • Stella Geller, mother of Perri Geller-Clark
  • James Hyland, father of Morah Kim
  • Jack Israel
  • Sheikha Maryam Kabeer, mother of Issa Kabeer
  • Alan Kramer
  • Rich Lewis
  • June Margolis
  • Dorothy Minkoff
  • Connie Rafelson
  • Jeff Swartz 
  • Carolyn Woodruff

Happy Anniversary

  • Elliott & Barbara Coleman, celebrating 40 years on December 26
  • Jerry & Hazel Solomon, celebrating 19 years on December 28


Happy Birthday to:


Beth Desman, celebrating on Dec 26

Joel Rubinsky, celebrating on Dec 26



  Saturday evenings: Havdallah

  on Zoom at 7PM. ZOOM ID # 867 890 4477





Each Wednesday: Morning Minyan at

  8:20 –  9:00am  

  ZOOM ID # 867 890 4477


This is your opportunity to say Kaddish or do a Mitzvah and be present so someone else can say Kaddish.



Contact Stacey Blacker at 609-841-7875 for more information.





The Temple Sinai Nursery School has a few spots available for the 4’s class. Contact the Temple Sinai Office at 856-829-0658 for more information.








My inter-faith messsge for the holidays

In the United States, Chanukah and Christmas are gift giving holidays and that’s okay. It’s nice to show appreciation for the people you love. However, there is another important element to these two very different holidays… miracles.

The word miracle derives from the Latin word for wonder.
But in common usage, wonderful is not the same as miracle. To be a miracle there has to be something completely unexpected, something that goes against the grain of the ordinary.

Yet, most of us live in a skeptical society where a great many people are convinced that miracles are simply impossible.

Maybe that’s because too often in our lives we seek miracles instead of actually being miracles. We all have the ability to change someone’s life even in the most minor of ways. We all have the ability to do something completely unexpected, or against the grain of the ordinary, for someone in our lives.

If you are to be anything this holiday season, be miraculous!

Be unexpectedly awesome!

Be a miracle for someone in need of a little wonder.

Happy Holidays to all my friends and family. You continue to give me the miracle of love, and I hope I can give back to you in the year to come.

Rabbi Michael Perice