Friday – 7:00 PM – Online through Zoom.
Shabbat Services are led by lay leaders.
Thursday, October 29 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Friday, October 30 – 7 PM – Shabbat services via Zoom. We’ll open the meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018. Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018. Here’s a link to the book we’ll be using: – https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/
Sunday, November 1 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Sunday, November 1 – 1:30 to 3 PM – The Bea Montross Israeli Folk Dancers – cancelled until further notice.
Monday, November 2 – 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer via Zoom. Please email Rodger McDaniel at [email protected] so he can add you to the list of those sent the Zoom link each week.
Thursday, November 5 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Friday, November 6 – 7 PM – Shabbat services via Zoom. We’ll open the meeting at 6:30 so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018. Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018. Here’s a link to the book we’ll be using: – https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/
Sunday, November 8 – Noon to 2 PM – Library Closed until further notice.
Sunday, November 8 – Noon to 1 PM – Sisterhood Meeting via Zoom
Sunday, November 8 – 1:30 to 3 PM – The Bea Montross Israeli Folk Dancers – cancelled until further notice.
SAVE THE DATE!!
The next Hadassah Book Group will be on Sunday, November 8 at 4 PM via Zoom .The link will be provided in a future email. Here is what Amazon has to say about the book: In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.
Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free.
Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker’s debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.
Weekly Message from the Board President
We need volunteers! Last week, the Mt. Sinai Board of Directors created three new committees, and we would welcome your advice and input.
After the tragic loss of Rabbi Larry Moldo, we are now looking for a new Rabbi to serve our community. The Board created a Rabbi search committee to begin the process. The committee will write a job description, post the job on various websites and with Jewish organizations, and review the candidate applications. The committee will narrow down the potential candidates and then present the Board of Directors with three finalists. We expect this process to take several months. Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice.
If you would like to serve on the Rabbi Search Committee, please send an email to [email protected]. The only requirement is that you be a member of the Synagogue.
The Board also created a Synagogue Reopening Committee. The committee will look at the situation with Covid-19 and the conditions in our building, and make recommendations concerning reopening all or part of the Synagogue. We’ll probably go in stages, opening for select small events at first. The first meetings will be to set criteria for how and when we will reopen. If you’d like to help us with the Synagogue Reopening Committee, please email [email protected]. Again, the only requirement is that you are a member of our Synagogue.
The third committee is our Budget committee, which prepares the budget for the next fiscal year (our fiscal year is the same as the calendar year – it starts in January). The budget will be prepared for the Board of Directors. Once the Board approves it, it will be available for the congregation to review at our annual meeting.
That brings us to the next thing – the annual congregation meeting. We normally start with a brunch, and then a meeting in person in the Social Hall. This year, because of Covid-19, we’ll hold the meeting via Zoom. (If that changes, we’ll let you know). The meeting will be on Sunday, December 20, at 11 AM. We’ll send this out again when we get closer, but here’s the Zoom info.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017177610 Meeting ID: 810 1717 7610
One of the things we’ll be doing at the annual meeting is electing members of the Board of Directors. Four current members are running for re-election. They are Jeff Weinstein, Sherri Means, Stuart Wolf, and Gayle Wagner. If you would like to serve on the Board, please contact the Synagogue office. The Board meets once a month for about an hour and a half.
We want to wish a belated Happy Birthday to Dorothy Feldman. Dorothy turned 95 years young last week. We know that if wasn’t for the pandemic, Dorothy would still be coming to the Synagogue every week and working hard on our library. Stay safe, Dorothy! We’re looking forward to seeing you back at the shul.
The Endowment Board is raising money this month to sponsor a chair in honor of Andrea Moldo. We’re hoping to raise $750 to have a chair in both the large and small sanctuaries, next to the ones for Rabbi Larry Moldo. The total cost is twice that – $1500, but an anonymous donor will cover half the cost under certain conditions.
A quick reminder – our Shabbat Services are on Zoom. We start the meeting at 6:30 PM so people can chat. Services begin at 7:00. Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627327018. Meeting ID: 836 2732 7018. Here’s a link to the book we’ll be using: – https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/
Here’s the Yiddish Phrase of the Week:
Khavershaft iz shtarker vi brudershaft.
Friendship is stronger than kinship.
Mt. Sinai Board of Directors
2 Sue Carlass
2 Hal Ginsburg
6 Judith Clark
18 David Bloch
20 Dorothy Feldman
25 Mark Elliott
23 Ilaine Brown
24 Jaimee Sodosky
25 Stephanie Ehrlich
28 Jeff Weinstein
31 Namaste Reid
Mt. Sinai Movie Nights
All movies are shown at Mt. Sinai on the “big screen” and with surround sound. Refreshments and drinks provided. Come join us for any or all of our upcoming movies.