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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.

Adult Learning

Saturday Torah Study

Saturday, April 17 at 9:15 am

Join us for our regular Shabbat Morning Torah Study with guest teacher Aaron Torop. 

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Join via Phone: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 973 0160 7499
Passcode: 20015

Daytimers: Disinformation as a Danger to Democracy

Monday, April 19 at 1:00 pm

From Russia to right-wing extremists, COVID to the courts, disinformation is a dagger aimed at the heart of our democracy. Disinformation undermines trust in democracy and its institutions. Unless we reinvigorate civic education and engagement – creating a citizenry with the ability to discern truth from deception – we will not be able to counter the threat of disinformation to our democracy.

Suzanne Spaulding is senior adviser for homeland security and director of the Defending Democratic Institutions project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She also serves as a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Prior to joining CSIS, Ms. Spaulding was Undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, leading the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), which has since been renamed to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Join us and learn how the U.S. cybersecurity program is working to combat both domestic and international disinformation to protect our democratic government. Bring your questions with you.

Rabbi's Class: Israel Today: Current Issues and Critical Events

Rabbi RoosTuesday, April 20 at 10:00 am

Join Rabbi Roos and a series of guest teachers and experts to explore some of the recent big news and stories from Israel: the Israeli elections, normalization with Gulf States, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s trial, Annexation (or not), the Embassy move, and more.

This class began in October 2020 and runs through May 2021, meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:30 am.

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Join via Phone: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 921 9411 8252
Passcode: 20015

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Mazo Series: Israel Now

Thursdays, April 15-May 6, 10:00-11:30 am

Join Professor Itzik Eshel for a four-week exploration of contemporary Israel via Zoom. Sessions will be connected, but attendance at all is not required.

♦ April 15, 2021: How did Israel handle the Covid-19 pandemic?
♦ April 22, 2021: An endless series of elections
♦ April 29, 2021: Israeli-Arab accords from the 1970s to today
♦ May 6, 2021: The “tribes” of Israel

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SinaiReads Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00 am

Rabbi Hannah Goldstein will lead a discussion of The Memory Monster by Yishai Sarid. This short novel published in 2020 recounts the undoing of a young historian who becomes an expert on the Nazi methods of extermination. His commitment becomes an obsession as his connections with the living begin to deteriorate. 

Save the Date: June 8 The Tunnel, A.B. Yehoshua

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Join via Phone: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: to come

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

Building Racial Stamina Guided Discussion Group

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm beginning May 4

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 what author Robin DiAngelo calls “racial stamina,” the ability to think and talk about race effectively. 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. Please purchase a copy of  White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo prior to the first session.