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Committees

Temple Sinai Committees

Are you interested in joining a Temple Committee? Please call the office 203.322.1649 if you are interested in getting involved in any of the committees listed below.

Avodah

Ritual

The Ritual committee works in partnership with Rabbi TelRav and Cantor Morgovsky regarding all aspects of ritual at Temple Sinai.

Torah

Torah - Learning and Study
We seek meaning and Jewish continuity by engaging all generations in dynamic study of Jewish heritage and practice.

K'hillah

College Committee

This committee helps college students who are away from home to stay in touch by way of Temple mailings and holiday care packages.

Interfaith and Outreach

This group facilitates communication and understanding between the Temple and those who have been touched by interfaith issues. Interfaith families are welcome into our Temple community.

Membership

This committee helps with the attraction, integration and retention of our members.
 

Tikun Olam/K'lal Yisrael
 

Administration

Arts & Aesthetics

This committee is responsible for issues related to the design, acquisition and placement of artwork, furniture and related items within the Temple.

Communications

This committee looks at ways we communicate with one another as members, as well as how we communicate with prospective members and the greater community. The Communications Committee seeks to align all of Temple Sinai's communication materials into a consistent look and message, recommends and develops appropriate communication policies, new methods, and timing of the Temple's communication efforts.

House

This committee is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Temple facilities.

 

Technology

Formed for the purpose of assessing the requirements for a full-function website, assembling the materials to be posted on the website, identifying and interfacing with a website designer, editing text, approving the look, function and flow of the website pages, selecting graphics, and establishing areas of responsibility and timetables for the timely updating of the website content. The committee now reports to the Communications Committee of the board, and it welcomes the participation and comments of interested members of the congregation.

Finance

 

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Brotherhood
 

 The Temple Sinai Brotherhood welcomes all Temple members to join us in one of our activities or attend one of our meetings.

The Brotherhood is an organization of men who join together to organize and support events and programs that benefit Temple Sinai and the local community. Our activities include serving as High Holiday ushers, the after Rosh Hashanah Service kiddush, paid-up member Dinner, Bar and Bat Mitzvah gifts, Confirmation gifts, support of the Chautauqua Society (an institution founded in 1939 to teach Jews and others about Judaism and Jewish history), and the Certificate Program with local merchants. The Brotherhood supports the Religious School and SoSTY youth group by providing funding for various activities. The Brotherhood has been able to contribute in a meaningful way to various large projects to improve Temple Sinai. The Brotherhood provides assistance to various community organizations to providing help serving meals to providing foods or goods at certain events, such as the Smokin' Barbecue at the opening day festivities of the Sinai Religious School which we fund and work.

What may, in fact, be the most meaningful aspect of Brotherhood is the camaraderie developed through Sunday morning brunches featuring lox and bagels before the meeting Our agenda is open once a few business items are discussed and Special Meeting like our Political Brunch which features exciting candidate debate. You never know what may come up for discussion. These meetings are open to all Temple members and new members to the Congregation have a year free membership.

Please feel free to join us at one of our meetings or offer to assist at one of our events. For more information, please contact Stu Madison at  stumadison@optonline.net.
 

 Temple Sinai Brotherhood

Stu Madison, President

Henry Bubel, Chairman of Procedures, Meeting Liaison and Board Representative

Ephraim Fink, Chairman of Outreach and Membership

George Sessa, Chairman of Finance
Larry Barron, Chairman of Programs
Marty Roth, Chairman of Administration
Allan Paull, Board Member
Carl Rosen, Board Member
Michael Kadish, Board Member
Steve Fischer, Board Member
Gary Gepner, Board Member
Jeff Pardo, Board Member
Bob Dorf, Board Member
Larry Cryer, Board Member
Adam Terr, Board Member
 New Temple members are not be required to pay dues in their first year.
  

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Sisterhood
 

Sisterhood is the organization of the women of the congregation who band together in friendship for programs to benefit the Temple and the community, for social activities, for study, and, above all, for the growth of the individual so that each may find an opportunity to fulfill her potential as a person and as a Jewish woman. Sisterhood provides an arena for the individual to expand and grow in a Jewish atmosphere.

Make Time for Tzedakah: Charity. A portion of dues goes directly to YES Fund (Youth, Education and Special Projects) of Women of Reform Judaism, our parent organization, which helps to support rabbinical students, high school and college youth programs, special projects in Israel and the Jewish Braille Institute. Our Sisterhood social action efforts include financial support of our religious school, Mitzvah Day, community-wide Senior Citizens' luncheon, St. Luke's Lifeworks, and the Council of Churches.

Make Time for Tefillah: Prayer. Sisterhood encourages a focus on spirituality through programs such as the congregational Yom Kippur break fast, the annual Sisterhood Shabbat service in the Spring, and Support of the Shabbat dinners throughout the year.

Make Time for Kehilah: Community. Sisterhood offers many ways to return to the Temple, Jewish life and friendships with one another. Whether it is our annual Progressive Dinner, Passover Tasteria or guest speakers, we provide opportunities for education, enrichment and personal growth. Fund raising events include Barnes & Noble Holiday Gift Wrapping, Temple Sinai Gift Shop, bima baskets and various events such as tag sales. For membership or additional information, please contact Sisterhood Co-Presidents: Michelle Haiken Fink at mhaiken89@gmail.com or Wynd Harris at wyndharris@gmail.com.

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Mon, October 23 2017 3 Cheshvan 5778