Temple Sinai Happenings – September 4, 2020



The Temple Sinai Happenings


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High Holy Days 5781


Enjoy the Holidays from the comfort of your own home!



Dear Friends,

This year is unlike anything any of us has ever lived through in our lifetimes.  We’ve temporarily lost so much of what we took for granted, including our traditional High Holiday services.  Just because we cannot get together IN the building, doesn’t mean we can’t be together for the Holidays.   This year you are going to experience something so incredibly different but yet still so incredibly meaningful, spiritual and … dare I say it  … entertaining.


For the last few months teams of people have been hard at work assembling a High Holiday “performance” like nothing you’ve ever seen before.  I keeping saying to friends and family that our High Holiday services are going to be as grand as Hamilton!  So many people have contributed so much of their time putting this production together — and I am so grateful to each and every one of them.


Our wonderful new Rabbi has been working closely all summer long with Rabbi Fineblum and Cantor Liat to make this year’s High Holidays special, even though we cannot be together.  We have hired a production company to film our services.  We have created our own Temple Sinai YouTube channel where we will all view services together.  The majority of services will be pre-recorded — about 80%.  15% will be via Zoom so we can still “see” our friends and fellow congregants and 5% we will host “in real life”.

This was a tough decision to come to, recording the majority of services — especially since we are all so used to seeing each other every week at Shabbat Services.  But when we thought about the things that could go wrong; internet failure, “zoom bombing”, people unnecessarily unmuting themselves, etc, the decision was made that this year’s High Holiday services will be pre-recorded.

In the next week or so you will be getting your High Holiday bag.  In this bag you will find everything you need to get you through Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services … and then some!  Keep your High Holiday bag close to you as you watch services, for there are many cool and fun treats you will use throughout the service!  Once you get your High Holiday bag, you will see the schedule of events.  Codes, links and passwords will be given out when the day gets closer.


I promise you all that NOTHING will be missed and our High Holidays will be as memorable as ever. Thank you for your continued loyalty and enthusiasm.  I look forward to experiencing it all with you! Wishing you an early Shanah Tovah 5781. 

Stacey Blacker

PresidentTemple Sinai




Join us for Shabbat Services by Zoom

  • 6:30  Log on to smooze
  • 6:45  Learn how to chat on Zoom
  • 7:00  Shabbat Services 

Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 867 890 4477


YAHRZEITS will be read for the following people:

  • Morris Berkowitz, father of Roz Caroff
  • Evelyn Cutter, mother of Sandee Perry
  • Joseph Fox, great grandfather of Michael Silver & Amy Engle
  • Abraham Karp, father of Stan Karp


Getting Ready for the High Holidays…



Saturday, September 12

at 8:00PM

Selichot, the kick-off to the High Holiday season, will be a thoughtful discussion and service as we enter these Days of Awe.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 871 2510 6418

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Order your Lulav & Etrog this Sukot through Temple Sinai. Call the Temple Sinai Office by September 15.





to remember and honor your departed loved ones by making this tribute in their memory,

and at the same time performing

an act of tz’dakah, charity.



Cost for remembrances are as follows:  full page $180, half page $96, quarter page $66.


Be a part of this very special Yizkor Remembrance Book by contacting Shari Hyder at 856-727-0413 or SHyderDMD@aol.com







Sweet Treat for a Sweet

New Year:    


Temple Sinai would like to wish all of its members “A  Sweet and Happy New Year” with a jar of honey.


Help us by being a sponsor of this very worthwhile program. 


Levels of Sponsorship:

$18  Shanah Tovah          

$36   Shanah M’Tukah  

$54  Shanah Tovah Um’tukah


All sponsors will be acknowledged in the Temple High Holiday Bag given to each family.


Send your donation into the Temple Office and contact Rose Rose at Rose9483@verizon.net or 856-912-1849 to let her know of your sponsorship.  





Join in for a

Spark of Torah,

Every Saturday,

 10:30 – 11:30 AM led by 

Rabbi Perice

All through ZOOM ID # 8678904477

Chair Yoga For All Ages

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with our own Yoga Instructor, Jill Croft


Monday, Sept. 7  at 11:00 AM

and Wed. Sept. 9

at 4:00 PM

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 and Thursday


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. 



Book Club

by way of ZOOM ID # 8678904477


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



Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 PM  – Review of The Only Woman in the Room  

by: Marie Benedict


From the author of The Other Einstein, Marie Benedict brings us a powerful book based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist, Hedy Lamaar.




  • Jan & Richard Alexander, Diane DiFazio’s parents
  • Elijah Bernat, Nursery school student
  • Debbie Cohen
  • Hollis Cohen, sister-in-law of Annette Yellin
  • Selma CutlerTzpora bat Michla v’Zalman, Barbara Fineblum’s mom
  • Regina Israel, wife of Jack Israel
  • June Margolis
  • Sheldon Mednick
  • Arlene Salkin
  • David Staiman




Happy Anniversary


  • Marty & Rose Rose celebrating 37 years on September 4
  • Harold & Dorothy Minkoff celebrating 69 years on September 9


Happy Birthday to:

  • Alison Atz, celebrating on September 8
  • Diane DiFazio, celebrating on  September 9


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Two young men in the 2021 Temple Sinai Bar Mitzvah class will be “twinning” with boys who perished in the Holocaust before their own Bar Mitzvah.  Our Morah Sara has arranged this through Yad Vashem in Israel and it has a $220 fee per participant.  She has, on her own, begun fundraising.  If you would like to help, please send a donation in any amount, marked “Twinning” to the Temple office.  Thank you!






Postcard Campaign


 We have 100 postcards and stamps.

We could use your help to fill in the postcards with names and addresses that Lois already has in her posession. For more information or to let us know that you are interested in helping, contact Lois Schmeidler at lpschmeid@msn.com or 856-461-1932

and she will leave them at the synagogue for you.