Dear Temple Sinai Family,

I am very grateful for the dedication and passion of all our committees, and this week, especially to the Jewish Practice and Social Action committees, who have combined forces along with an ad hoc committee to bring us “Shabbat Unplugged!” a fun, musical, contemporary and accessible prayer service with a special song-leader from San Francisco, Toby Pechner. This is a new initiative of Temple Sinai.

This month there is an update from our T.S. Familyhood Committee, below, as part of our effort for committees to share their work directly with the congregation.

This week’s Torah portion is Toldot, which means “generations.” Our hope is that Shabbat Unplugged! will truly bring together all the “toldot” and reference groups within the community for an inter-generational Shabbat. Jewish summer camp melodies can be fun and uplifting whether you’re a kid or have grandkids and everyone in between. Please join us!

In these weeks leading up to Chanukah, may we rededicate to bringing our light to our diverse Jewish community of all ages, where every person is valued for their kindness and how we show up for one another in community. We pray for the speedy recovery of all our Temple Sinai members in need of healing, with thanks to the Caring Committee and every member who has reached out and visited or called a fellow T.S. member in recovery from illness. May our deeds across generations spread light within the Sinai community and beyond.

Shabbat shalom!
Rabbi Bair