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Temple Sinai is gearing up for the High Holy Days! Click here to see our High Holy Day brochure, our High Holy Day Schedule, and links to important forms.

Earlier this week marked the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tamuz, a traditional fasting day commemorating when the Babylonians breached the walls of Jerusalem in 586 BCE and the destruction of the Temple began.  Fasting is a religious expression of grief, a demonstration of protest, and a spiritual turning toward God.  This year, thousands of people decided to fast on the 17th of Tamuz to recognize the contemporary destruction taking place in Israel, as well.  This fast, part of a global initiative called "Choose Life," was dedicated to peace and compassion.  It was observed by both Jews and Muslims, in Israel, in the West Bank and Gaza, and all over the world.  When the day ended, some Jewish and Muslim groups came together to break bread as a single community and pray for peace.  I was moved by such an example of interfaith unity and understanding.

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Travel to Israel with
Temple Sinai in 2015!

Join Rabbis Ron, Brad and Elana on our upcoming Congregational Trip to Israel in June, 2015! For the first time, we are taking three tracks: Adults only, Teens only, and Families. Participants can look forward to visiting sites and locations like the Kotel, Masada, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, the Golan Heights and much more.

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Coming Up at Sinai

Modern Conversational Hebrew Class: Tuesdays, July 22 & 29. 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Interested in learning modern conversational Hebrew? Join Megan Brudney, our Rabbinic Intern, for a special summer Hebrew course. This is the perfect class for beginners and no prior Hebrew experience is required. Start speaking Hebrew immediately in this fast and fun class! Register for class here.

Recent Retirees -- Guest Speaker Ezra Ravins: Monday, July 21, 11:30 am-1:00 pm. "Settling the Negev." Learn about agriculture, water issues, archeology, organic farming and biological control from JNF Shaliach, Ezra Ravins. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sinai Book Club: Tuesday, July 22, 7:30 pm. City of Women by David R. Gillham.

Adult Ed Mini Series: "The Giants of Zionist Thought": Wednesday, July 23. 7:30 pm. In this mini series, Megan Brudney, our Rabbinic Intern, will explore the philosophies of some of the giants of Zionism, focusing on the 60 years of innovative and compelling Jewish thought that preceded the founding the state. No cost to attend. Please RSVP here.

50s & 60s Summer Soiree: Sunday, July 27, 5:00-7:30 pm. At 5 Seasons Brewery (5600 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs). Join us for a delightful evening of music, light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments -- not just beer! $18 per person. Please RSVP here.


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