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Join us online for a variety of classes and discussions each week. From Torah study to contemporary book and film discussions, there’s something for everyone!

For online security, all temple services and classes utilize a “virtual waiting room.” Please be sure to join with your first and last name so we know who you are and let you in! If you have questions or feedback about our virtual programming, let us know.

Adult Learning

Adult B'nei Mitzvah Cohort

Begins Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 pm

Calling all curious adults! We are starting a new cohort of adult b’nei mitzvah. We will be meeting weekly on Zoom, Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm, beginning on January 20th. This is an opportunity to learn more about Jewish history, traditions, Hebrew and liturgy. Our learning will culminate in a celebratory b’nei mitzvah service in Spring 2023. 

Questions? Email Rabbi Hannah Goldstein.

The participation fee of $550 includes Hebrew and Adult B’nei Mitzvah classes. If you would like details about financial assistance, please contact Rabbi Goldstein.

Saturday Torah Study

Saturday, January 22 9:15 am

Join us for our Shabbat Morning Torah Study via Zoom with Rabbi Noah Diamondstein.

Join via Zoom
Join via Phone: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 890 5871 2298
Passcode: 20015

Building Racial Stamina Guided Discussion Group

Begins Monday, January 31 at 7:30 pm

Talking about race is both difficult and necessary in our Jewish community and in society. This 6-week facilitated discussion group will provide space to develop racial stamina, the ability to engage in conversations and work that further racial justice. Over six sessions, the group will help each person explore their own racial identity, increase awareness of the impact of race and better understand how to affirm and embrace all people at Temple Sinai. We ask that participants are able to attend each session.

We will meet via Zoom and ask that participants are able to attend each session. 

Sessions will meet on the following dates from 7:30-9:00 pm as follows:
Monday, January 31
Monday, February 7
Monday, February 14
Wednesday, February 23
Monday, February 28
Monday, March 7

Rabbi's Class: American Jewish Thought Since 1934

Next Class: Tuesday, February 1 at 10:00 am

Join us for a new take on the Rabbi’s class! Join all three of the rabbis in a yearlong study of American Jewish Thought. The last few years have many of us asking big questions. Over the course of this year, we will be studying a collection of essays by leading contemporary thinkers that focus on big ideas in American Judaism. Divided into 7 sections, each rabbi will teach a few of the topics. The course will begin meeting on Zoom twice a month, on the first two Tuesdays of the month. Feel free to join for the full year or to drop in and out as the topics appeal to you.

Students will be expected to purchase their own copy of American Jewish Thought Since 1934: Writings on Identity, Engagement, and Belief, edited by Michael Marmur and David Ellenson. 

Class Schedule 
  • God (Rabbi Goldstein): November 9, 16 at 10:00 am
  • Revelation and Commandment (Rabbi Roos): December 7, 14 at 10:00 am
  • Spirituality (Rabbi Diamondstein): January 4, 11 at 10:00 am
  • Hermeneutics and Politics (Rabbi Roos): February 1, 8 at 10:00 am
  • The Holocaust and Israel (Rabbi Diamondstein): March 1, 8 at 10:00 am
  • Feminism, Gender and Sexuality (Rabbi Goldstein): April 5, 12 at 10:00 am
  • Peoplehood (Rabbi Goldstein): May 3, 10 at 10:00 am
  • Siyum (All Rabbis): May 17 at 10:00 am

Torah Trope Class

Begins Saturday, February 5 at 1:30 pm

Learn to chant Torah or improve your current skills in this accessible and engaging class taught by Cantorial Soloist Robyn Helzner.

The class will meet on the following Saturdays at 1:30 pm:

February 5
February 19
March 5
March 19
April 2
April 9

Questions? Email Cantorial Soloist Robyn Helzner.

Join via Zoom
Join via Phone: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 828 9517 2680
Passcode: R7ZgNm

SinaiReads Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 15 at 10:00 am

Rabbi Hannah Goldstein leads a Zoom discussion of The House On Endless Waters by Emuna Elon.

Link to Come

*Note: the Zoom link will open at 9:45 for participants who want to schmooze before the book discussion.

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