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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.

Click here to pay dues online.

 

 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

 

Temple Sinai Sisterhood provides a friendly and welcome atmosphere for women of all ages and stages in life to flourish within our Temple community and the Reform Jewish movement, and is committed to helping each woman find an opportunity to fulfill her potential. We are dedicated to creating and implementing programs to benefit the Temple Sinai community, for fundraising for the Temple and local charities, for social activities, for study, and for personal growth. Sisterhood is Temple Sinai's chapter of the URJ's Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ).

 

Tzedakah: Charity. A portion of Sisterhood's annual dues goes directly to the YES Fund (Youth, Education and Special Projects) of our parent organization, the Women of Reform Judaism, which helps to support rabbinical students, high school and college youth programs, special projects in Israel, and the Jewish Braille Institute. Our Sisterhood's social action initiatives include financial support of Temple Sinai's religious school, Mitzvah Day, the Sally Kelman fund for Social Action, the annual Cantor's concert and Spring Gala. We also provide financial support to local community organizations, including the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, New Covenant Center, Inspirica and the Hope in Motion annual walk to benefit Stamford Hospital's Bennett Cancer Center. Sisterhood's fund raisers include events such as Barnes & Noble Holiday Gift Wrapping, Latkepalooza, and Sisterhood Game Night, and ongoing donations based on profits from Sisterhood's Temple Sinai Gift Shop, Lord & Taylor's Shop Smart Do Good event, and Temple Sinai members' use of our bimha baskets and flowers during B'Nai Mitzvah services and other simchas. 

 

Kehilah: Community. Sisterhood offers its members many ways to participate in Temple and Jewish life, strengthen our friendships with one another, and partake in opportunities for the education and personal growth of each of our members. This includes brunches and dinners with guest speakers, field trips, game nights, the congregational Yom Kippur Break Fast, the annual Sisterhood Shabbat service and many other events. We enrich congregational life by providing bimha baskets and flowers, yarmulkes and engraved gifts for our B'nei Mitzvahs and Confirmands, polishing the Temple silverware for the high holy days, and giving additional donations to our religious school, the annual Temple Sinai Gala and other Temple projects and events as needed.

 

For membership or additional information, please contact Sisterhood Co-Presidents Michele Haiken Fink at haikenfink2000@optonline.net or Sharon Pardo at sharonlynn819@gmail.com.

 

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