Temple Sinai Happenings – January 13, 2023

It’s a busy time at Temple Sinai. 

Read all the way to the bottom of this email so you don’t miss the many Last Chances …

Social Action Committee & Religious School  sponsors …

at Temple Sinai for kids and adults alike

THIS Sunday, January 15th 

10AM – 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.



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!


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


Diane would love to hear from you. 

She welcomes your Temple Sinai questions and concerns and can be reached on her cell at 856-780-0319 or ddifazio914@comcast.net





Other changes:  Contact Amy in the Temple Sinai Office 856-829-0658 if you would like a program added to the Temple Sinai Calendar. 


Click Here to Register and Pay

Contact Lois Goldberg at 856-442-4863 with questions. 


Sunday Brunch Program

 Sponsored by the Temple Sinai Sisterhood and Men’s Club



The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Scott Lauber has reported and written about Major League Baseball in Philadelphia, Boston, and now back in Philadelphia since 2006.


Temple Sinai will have the pleasure of hearing from him discussing the upcoming Phillies Season and his book entitled, The Big 50: Philadelphia Phillies: The Men and Moments that Make the Philadelphia Phillies.  In his book, Scott recounts the living history of the team, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1.  Learn about and revisit the remarkable stories, featuring greats like Mike Schmidt, Chase Utley, Roy Halladay, and Bryce Harper.  The book is available on Amazon and the author will have some for sale on January 29.


    $18/person includes brunch



Please RSVP by January 19 with a check made out to the Temple Sinai Men’s Club and send to the Temple Sinai Office or to Robert Bliss at 609- 217- 5285 or blisspharm1@gmail.com.


Men’s Club Co-Presidents: Robert Bliss & John Stevens

Sisterhood Co-Presidents: Esther Bliss, Ellen Dix and Janet Khanlian


Please join Rabbi Perice
on Tuesday January 31st at 7pm on zoom
for a class on Judaism and reincarnation.
We’ll be exploring the ancient Jewish view of Gilgulim (transmigration of the soul) and how this impacts our Jewish understanding of life and morality.

No prior knowledge or preparation necessary.

Wednesday, February 1


at 7:00 PM on Zoom

We’ll be reviewing

“Beartown”  by Frederik Backman


Join Us On Zoom: ID 867 890 4477




Future Book Club Books:

Thurs, March 2nd  –    The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave


We have all been thinking a lot lately about the plight of refugees and how we as individuals and as a congregation can tailor our response.  What can we do to help?


During Refugee Shabbat, February 3rd-4th, Jews will collectively reckon with American willingness – today and in our recent past – to provide a safe haven to those in need of safety, and to celebrate the work of our Jewish movement for refugees through joy and power


Friday, February 3, at 7PM on Zoom

it is our pleasure and honor to host:

Patrick Barry, State Refugee Coordinator,

Office of New Americans, NJDHS. 


Pat will be presenting an overview of refugees, current trends, and background on the Office of New Americans (ONA).

To view the ONA website, click here:


Afterwards he will devote 20 minutes to answering your questions. 

To streamline the program, all questions must be submitted in advance. Please email questions to Carol Janes,

at kneidljanes@gmail.com by January 26. 


This labor of love is brought to you by your 

Temple Sinai Social Action Committee.




Sisterhood Shabbat

Friday, February 17 at 7PM

This is a Hybrid Service so you may participate in person at Temple Sinai or from your home on Zoom.

Take a Hebrew or Englist part or prayer and be a part of this inspirational Woman-led service by contacting: 


    Wendy List at  aib3mom@gmail.com or

    Shelly Sbar at johnshelleyaaron@comcast.net


Ladies, it’s always a very special evening.




It’s that time of year again. 


Please check your Temple Sinai Directory for updates to your phone number and email and let Amy in the office know if yours has changed since the last Directory. 


Purim will be here before we know it…


Join in the Mitzvah of Gift Giving at Purim



Spread Purim Joy throughout Temple Sinai by sponsoring these gift baskets as if you are sending them yourself.


Choose to send greetings to:

            * $5 Individual Temple families

         * $8 Individual non-Temple Sinai members

          * $125 “The Whole M’gillah”, the entire congregation

           *$36 send your greetings to anyone who sends you a greeting.


Please contact Rose at 856-912-1849 or rose9483@verizon.net with questions and send your check to the Temple Office.   


for Shabbat Services


Friday, January 13 at 7PM

Saturday, January 14 at 10:30 AM


Temple Sinai Zoom Meeting

Number: 867 890 4477      Password: welcome



  • Esther Brewster,  mother of Joan Karp
  • Jerome Fineblum, father of Rabbi Steven Fineblum/grandfather of Seth Fineblum
  • Maurice Karen, father of Rob Karen
  • Ralph Roseman, father of Debbie Cohen
  • Victory Silberfeld, father of Marcy Rosner

  Saturday evenings: Havdallah on Zoom at      7:00 PM.  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.



  • 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
  • Louise Katz
  • Alan Kramer
  • Rich Lewis
  • June Margolis
  • Dorothy Minkoff
  • Connie Rafelson
  • Michael Silver
  • Ed Stern
  • Carolyn Woodruff


Happy Birthday to:

  • Wesley Cohen, turning 7 years old on January 17
  • Dave Turoff, celebrating on January 17
  • Phil Josephs, celebrating on January 19
  • Annette Yellin, celebrating on January 19


Future Shabbat Service Schedule


 Services will be held on 

Friday nights at 7 pm, and Saturday mornings at 10:30 am.


Starting January and extending through February

Temple Sinai will host Shabbat services

virtually with the exception of two dates per month

which will be in person.


The in-person service schedules will be as following:

  • January:   Friday, Jan. 20
  • February: Satuday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 17