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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, January 23 at 9:15a

Join Rabbi Goldstein for our regular Shabbat Morning Torah Study. This week’s session will be followed by a brief Shabbat morning service at 10:15a that provides those who are saying Kaddish an opportunity to be in community.

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Join via Phone: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 922 3119 1985
Passcode: 20015

Daytimers: Washington Theater's Post-Pandemic Forecast

Tuesday, January 26 at 1:00p

Join us for a  virtual conversation with Round House Theatre’s Ryan Rilette to learn more about the problems for Washington D.C. theater during the past year. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be changes in the theater community in our area and nationally. Ryan will give us an overview and provide his assessment of the future.

Ryan Rilette is the Artistic Director of the Round House Theatre in Bethesda and has been there for the past eight years. Prior to joining Round House, Rilette served as Producing Director of Marin Theatre Company for five seasons and Producing Artistic Director of Southern Rep Theater for six seasons. He also is the co-founder of New York’s Rude Mechanicals Theater Company, where he served as Artistic Director for three seasons, and is the former President of the National New Play Network.

Building Racial Stamina Guided Discussion Group

Mondays, 7:00-8:30p beginning 2/1 or
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30p beginning 2/2

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.

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

Rabbi RoosTuesday, February 2 at 10:00a

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 10:00-11:30a.

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

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Trope Class

1st & 3rd Saturdays beginning February 6 at 1:00p

Learn to chant Torah and Haftarah, review, or improve your current skills in this accessible and engaging trope class. Taught by Cantorial Soloist Robyn Helzner, the class will be held following Kehillat Shabbat via Zoom.

Class dates: February 6, February 20, March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17

SinaiReads Book Discussion

To Be a ManTuesday, February 9 at 10:00a

Rabbi Hannah Goldstein will lead a discussion of To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss.

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

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