Torah Study Date Saturday, September 9, 2023 Verses Covered Exodus (Sh’mot) 12:24-12:33 Next Session Saturday, September 23, 2023 Starting at Exodus 12:34 Last session we discussed YHVH saying, you shall observe this thing as a law/statute for you and your children forever. What, R. Ben asked, is the thing to be observed? We thought it […]
Four years, yes four years! Where did it go? It flew by so quickly that it is hard to pin down everything that has transpired over this time. Of Course, it has been a bumpy ride with the public health emergency taking over all our lives and making today, and the future, look very different […]
We celebrate all major (and most minor) Jewish holidays as a community, including: Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Tu B’shevat, Purim, Passover, Shavuot, and Tisha B’Av We hold Family Days in our Sinai School for each holiday throughout the year and together, we bring the rhythm and meaning of the Jewish calendar into our personal and communal lives.
Kol Nidre 5775 Temple Sinai, Reno, Nevada As you may have already noticed, this year Yom Kippur falls on Shabbat. YK is actually called the Shabbat of all Shabbats, and tonight is the perfect opportunity to explore the fourth commandment: to remember and keep Shabbat. This is a special Yom Kippur. It heralds in the […]
Rosh HaShanah 5775 Temple Sinai, Reno, Nevada This morning’s sermon is about tefillah. I am giving it now instead of after the Torah reading because we are about to pray the Amidah. I want the sermon to inspire our prayer. It’s like eating dessert first. I also want to remind everyone, that this is the […]
Erev Rosh HaShanah 5775 Temple Sinai, Reno, Nevada Two brothers, seated side by side. Their black suits and black ties reminiscent, perhaps, of earlier days, of matching outfits at grandparents’ funerals. Now they hold their breath and rise as the casket containing their late mother is lowered into the ground, and the rabbi chants a […]