The shoes we wear on our feet shape the steps by which we approach each day, each task or each event. Putting on shoes each day shows purpose and a willingness to encounter the future. The same can be said of our daily prayers and intentions, if we are mindful about harnessing the power of our personal conversations with ourselves and with God. Imagine if all of us walked around on prayers each day. What would be your personal prayer? What words would help to carry you through the uncertain times? What kind of expression - quiet meditation, or bellowing song - would bring you comfort and strength?
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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.
For more information, email
or visit Israel Tour Connection.
This Week at Temple Sinai
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Coming Up at Sinai
Interfaith Families Group Dinner: Thursday, September 18, 7:00 pm. At Hammocks Trading Company (7285 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs). The Interfaith Families Committee is excited to host its annual dinner at Hammocks Trading Company. This is a wonderful way to meet other member families who identify as Interfaith. Appetizers and a glass of wine or beer will be provided by Temple Sinai. Please RSVP here.
Daddy & Me: Saturday, September 20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. At The Fringe at Area 51 (5100 Commerce Pkwy, Roswell). Let's play miniature golf! $7 for adults, $5 for children. Children 3 and under can play for free. We also have Family Four Packs available at $5 per person. Click
Selichot with Rabbi Dr. Aaron Panken: Saturday, September 20.
5:30 pm - Hors d'oeuvres & Wine
6:00 pm - Dinner
6:45 pm - Guest Speaker: Rabbi Dr. Aaron Panken
8:00 pm - Candlelit Selichot Service
It is an exceptional privilege for Temple Sinai to host Rabbi Dr. Aaron Panken, one of the foremost leaders of our Reform movement, as this year's Selichot scholar. In June of this year, Rabbi Panken formally became the new President and Rosh Yeshiva for the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), the seminary which trains Reform rabbis, cantors, educators and Jewish professionals. We hope you'll join us as he discusses "The True Meaning of Repentance."
If you plan to attend the speaker and service only, you do not need to RSVP. If you plan to attend the dinner, the cost is $22 per person and reservations are required. Please click here
Rabbi Panken will also join us for Shabbat services on Friday, September 19. Please join us as we welcome him to Temple Sinai.Crest Lawn Cemetery Clean Up:
Sunday, September 21, 10:00 - 11:30 am. Every year, Temple Sinai clergy and members attend services at Arlington and Crest Lawn cemeteries. In preparation for this visit, we need volunteers to help clean up the Temple Sinai section of Crest Lawn Cemetery. Water and supplies will be provided. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. If you have a gas or battery-powered edger, please bring it. Click here to register.
The Sinai ROMEO Club:
Tuesday, September 23, 1:00 pm. At The Brickery (6125 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs). Temple Sinai is thrilled to announce the formation of our very own ROMEO Club, a group to help men transition into and enjoy the retirement lifestyle. An acronym for "Retired Old Men Eating Out", our ROMEO Club plans to meet monthly for food and schmoozing at various restaurants in the area. Join us for our first lunch! Click here to RSVP or email
for more information.
Temple Sinai & Habitat for Humanity: Sundays, September 21 & 28; October 5. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Join us select Sundays for an enriching mitzvah experience with the Atlanta Interfaith Build. Participants must be at least 16 years old. It is $50 to participate, though there is a subsidized cost for Sisterhood and Brotherhood members. Register here or email Phil Karlick for more information.