Temple Sinai Happenings – September 16, 2022

This Saturday, September 17 at 8PM


Virtual Selichot: Who is a Jew? Are different rules causing divisions among Jews?


Congregation Beth Tikvah and Temple Sinai will join together on Zoom for an evening of prayer,
singing, and discussion.


 We will be introduced to the musical motifs
of the High Holidays, meditating on the words and melodies that transform us through this season of
repentence. We will also discuss the challenging issue of Jewish Status. In a recent article, Rabbi Emily Cohen shares how she, a patrilineal Jew, married her Jewish partner. She recounts the challenges and fallout caused for her rabbi, a Conservative rabbi, since the movement sees her marriage as an interfaith marriage. Different movements have different laws and practices around Jewish status. Without bias or
agenda, we will read Rabbi Cohen’s article, and honestly discuss these issues, their impact of us, our families, and our communities.

Meeting ID: 831 6267 5318

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This is the Siddur that we will be using:

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Each Wednesday:

8:30 – 9:00am  Morning Minyan 


Chair Yoga For All Ages

Zoom ID #




with our own Yoga Instructor, Jill Croft


Mondays at 11:00 AM


Join Jill Croft as she helps you to loosen and stretch muscles, reduce stress, and improve circulation.  Yoga can also reduce anxiety, help lower blood pressure, protect joints, and build strength and balance.    Do it at your own pace and start on the road to health.  

Every Tuesday

10:30 -11:30 AM

Zoom ID# 8678904477


Help Temple Sinai Plan: We get together over Zoom and do a little planning to help Temple Sinai navigate the future.  We could use your input. All are welcome. 


Tuesday, September 20

at 7:00 PM on Zoom

“Mad Girls of New York”

by Maya Rodale

An exciting novel based on the fearless reporter Nellie Bly, who would stop at nothing to expose injustices against women in 19th century New York, even at the risk of her own life and freedom.


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8678904477 Zoom ID: 867 890 4477



Thursday, October 20

at 7:00 PM on Zoom



  It Could happen Here: Why America is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable and How We Can Stop It by Jonathan Greenblatt who is the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. Jonathan Greenblatt will be speaking as part of the March of Remembrance on October 2nd at the JCC.  There will also be a virtual option.


The JCC has a limited number of books to give away for this event.  If you are interested in participating call the JCC for a book or ask around…  aprox. 30 books have been given to Temple Sinai members. 


  • Stella Geller,  mother of Perri Geller-Clark
  • James Hyland, father of Morah Kim
  • Gary Kohler, friend of Amy Engle
  • Jack Israel
  • Sue Karen
  • Alan Kramer
  • Rich Lewis
  • June Margolis
  • Dorothy Minkoff
  • Harold Minkoff
  • Salvatore Perice
  • Connie Rafelson
  • Sheikha Maryam Kabeer,  mother of Issa Kabeer
  • Jeff Swartz
  • Charlotte Stein
  • Carolyn Woodruff
  • Terry Zablin

Swing with

Temple Sinai Sisterhood

Thursday, September 22, 2022
6-7:30 PM

In the Fineblum Chapel

Join us as we meet to renew and rejoice in the New Year

A light supper with a dash of

Totally casual, totally fun!


RSVP to DEE Herrmann



Happy Birthday to:

  • Joshua Cohen – September 16
  • Jack Israel – September 19
  • Rose Rose  – September 21
  • Caitlin Summers-Motta  –  September 19
  • Jonathan Zablin – September 22

  • Mark & Ruth Tatz, celebrating 41 years on Sept 17


COVID PROTOCOL FOR  High Holy Day Services:


• Proof of vaccinations will not be required this year but masks are required.
• RSVP REQUIRED for service attendance on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipur to allow for appropriate room set up and for security purposes
• Please bring your tickets with you, for security purposes, during the High Holy Days.  You will receive your tickets in the mail early next week.


Anyone who would like to participate on Zoom and would like a Machzor, holiday prayer book, please pick one up next week, Sept. 18 – 21, in the Temple Sinai Office.  Let Amy know by Wed. Sept. 21 at noon if you would like to arrange for delivery.






Bring a little warmth to children in need! New winter hats, mittens and scarves are being gathered on the table outside the Fineblum Chapel through November 30.



High Holiday Canned Food Drive

We will be collecting canned goods for Bread of Life Food Pantry beginning now through the end of the High Holy Days. They particularly need canned tuna and canned vegetables. 



Plastic Recycling Program 

Mazel tov!  We’ve all worked together and have reached our lofty goal of collecting 500 pounds of plastic bags for our second Trex bench!  THANK YOU to everyone for participating in this fun project.  Please continue caring for the environment, and recycle your bags at your grocery store, and come sit on the benches that we have help to make!


Friday September 16
Shabbat Heroes Adventure
with Emma Schrier

Be a part of a fun Shabbat challenge for kids.  Each time your child participates, he/she will be introduced to some simple prayers and songs, will learn about  Shabbat, and will receive a fun challenge to complete.

 For more information or to register for a mission, contact ShabbatHeroes@gmail.com

Friday, September 16

Virtual Shabbat Services  by Zoom at 7PM:


YAHRZEITS will be read for the following people:


  • Nathan Coleman, father of Elliott Coleman
  • E. Fredrick, father of Phil Joseph
  • Freda Hertzberg, mother of Alan Blacker/ grandmother of Stacey Blacker
  • Stan Karp, husband of Joan Karp
  • Sophie Margolis, mother of Gerald Margolis
  • Sol Weller, father of Gail Lipsky
  • Arlene Wolicki, mother of Caron Salkin


Saturday, September 17: Torah Spark by Zoom at 10:30AM led by Rabbi Perice.


  7:00 PM Havdalah with Rabbi & Rachael Perice – Virtuallly by Zoom Pour a cup of wine, grab your cinnamin spice and join us in beginning the new week. With light, frangrance, a sweet sip of wine and a shout-out to Elijah the Prophet, we begin the new week with a smile. 


ZOOM ID # 8678904477



Temple Sinai Adult Education sponsored

At Gordon Theater, Rutgers University – Camden Center for the Arts

All audience members must be fully vaccinated and wear face masks at all times indoors. 

5 Saturday evenings @ 8 PM :

Sept. 24, Dec. 3, Jan. 21, March 4, May 6

$110/5 series ticket

For each series ticket sold,

$25 will be donated back to Temple Sinai for each series ticket purchased.

We have our own Temple Sinai Seating Section. 

If you need a ride, we can help.

Well-lit Free Parking with police presence.

It’s  ½ of a block from the parking lot to the

beautiful Gordon Theater with great acoustics!

Contact Elaine Mendelow Pinchuk at

njagcelaine@verizon.net or 609-313-0188 with questions

From the Knesset in Jerusalem,

to the pages of The Jerusalem Post,

we are pleased to have  

Gil Hoffman

to speak

 at Temple Sinai

 Sunday, October 23, 2022


Collect them at home or at your place of business and bring them into Temple Sinai.  Place them in the box just outside the Temple Sinai Office.