Join us online for a variety of classes and discussions each week. From Torah study to contemporary book and tv 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.
Saturday Torah Study
Saturday, September 18 at 9:15 am
Join us for our regular Shabbat Morning Torah Study via Zoom or in person with Rabbi Hannah Goldstein.
Torah study is available in person when there is a Kehillat Shabbat service. There is no advance registration required to attend in person. If you plan to stay for the Kehillat Shabbat services following Torah Study, please do preregister for that. Torah Study will remain accessible on Zoom.
Theology For Dark Times: Jewish Theological Responses to Suffering and Theodicy
We are living in an era of immense, global suffering—not only from the pandemic which we’ve all faced, but also from ongoing war, terror, hunger, displacement and fear. We all watch our social media feeds and read the news, and we learn of bad things happening to innocent people every day. When these questions arise, we are often drawn back to that common question: “Why? Why is this happening? How could God allow for such pain?” This line of questioning is the expression of a particular Jewish theology, but it is not the only way to examine the question of pain’s existence from a Jewish theological or spiritual lens. In this 4 part course, we’ll examine the question of theodicy and seek our tradition’s responses to it—first Biblically, then Talmudically, and afterward two sessions examining responses in Modern Jewish Thought.
Building Racial Stamina Guided Discussion Group
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm beginning October 7
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 ask that participants are able to attend each session. We will alternate between meeting at Temple Sinai and via Zoom.
SinaiReads Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 12 at 10:00 am
Rabbi Hannah Goldstein will lead a discussion of The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family by Joshua Cohen (available in the TSLibrary). This much-talked-about new book is, “in addition to a dynamic and compelling story, a thorough history of the quarrels of Zionism at its founding and an account of the unimaginable thing that happened when finally the Jews had a national homeland and a place to go, when, according to the Netanyahu in this book, Jews stopped being a mythological people who wandered the earth, who were chased around the earth, and began being a people who could record their own history,” writes Taffy Brodesser-Akner in the NY Times review.