Community

There are a wide range of opportunities to take an active role in the Temple Sinai community. We encourage our members to participate in projects, committee activities, and social gatherings throughout the year. Whether you choose to help with a short-term project, fulfill an ongoing role on a committee, or just spend time catching up with friends at Shabbat dinners, the time you spend will connect you with others, enhance congregational life and provide needed services for the larger community.

Upcoming Events

  • Join us for another provocative evening of theatre on Saturday, May 4 when we attend Round House Theatre’s production of OSLO. The 8 pm performance will be held at the Lansburgh Theatre at 450 7th Street NW.

    OSLO
    Written by J. T. Rogers
    Directed by Ryan Rilette

    In 1993, unbeknownst to the rest of the world, an audacious husband-and-wife team of Norwegian bureaucrats assembled a motley band of would-be diplomats from the Middle East to attempt the unimaginable: negotiate peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Operating only through back-channels—in secrecy, and without any official bargaining power—the group struggles to find middle ground as political tensions reach a fever pitch. But at the heart of diplomacy lies empathy, and these peacemakers must rely on the strength of the surprising personal bonds they have forged if they want to succeed. Artistic Director Ryan Rilette helms this thrilling nail biter, based on the true events surrounding the Oslo Peace Accords, that swept the 2016-2017 awards season.

    There will be a post-show talkback for our group. 

  • New B’nei Mitzvah Parent Gathering

    Is this your first time as a bar/bat mitzvah parent? Have you been wondering:

    • What type of mitzvah project should my child do?
    • Who can/should I choose for aliyahs and other honors during the service?
    • Can I personalize music choices?
    • Should I have a kiddish lunch?
    • How do I think through party details without getting overwhelmed?

    You are cordially invited to join the Membership Committee for an informational get-together to help you with mitzvah-related questions.

    When: Sunday, May 5th, 11:30 -1:30 PM

    Where: at the home of Lisa and Gary Schlager (Membership Directory or call the temple office)

    Who: Parents of children with b’nei mitzvah dates already assigned in 2019, 2020 and 2021, who are new to the planning process or just want to know more. (Adults only, please).

    What: Conversation with experienced parents and the opportunity to ask questions at a casual gathering–with refreshments!

    Kindly RSVP by April 26th to rsvp@templesinaidc.org

    Questions? Contact Jill Chenok, Membership Committee chair at chenokj@gmail.com