Washington’s Other Monuments
Wednesday, February 6, 7-9pm
Temple Sinai Gun Violence Prevention Group Presents a Photo and Video Exhibit & Panel Discussion on Washington’s Other Monuments: Pictures and Videos of the Many Informal Memorials Families & Friends of DC Area Victims of Gun Violence Erect to Remember Their Loved Ones.
Presentations by photographer Lloyd Wolf, videographer Curtis Mozie, Ryane Nickens, Founder and President, TraRon Center, Washington, DC, and Mitch Credle, DC Homicide Detective (ret.). Read more about the exhibit in the Winter Sinai Quarterly.
Refreshments will be served. There is no charge, but we ask that you RSVP below.
“Hometown Connections: Helping Immigrants in the DMV Today” with Merritt Groeschel
Sunday, February 24, 3-5pm
Temple Sinai’s RAIS Program (Refugee, Asylum and Immigrant Support) will offer a presentation by Merritt Groeschel, founder of Solutions in Hometown Connections. SHC provides in-home tutoring in basic English and child friendly English language learning at local libraries. Merritt served as chair of the very first refugee co-sponsorship with LSS at Chevy Chase Presbyterian and has been the godmother to the many faith organizations in the DMV who have followed its lead, including Temple Sinai. Merritt is an expert in refugee matters and an inspiring speaker.
No RSVP necessary.
Praying With Our Feet at A Wider Circle
Saturday, March 16, 10am-12pm
Join us as we celebrate Shabbat by “Praying With Our Feet” at A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, MD. Volunteers will help load furniture, restock household items, sort through donations, repair objects, and do whatever else may be needed. People will be broken up into small teams, and there will be projects for children of any age.
Social Action Menu
Temple Sinai is committed to work for justice in education, housing, immigration, jobs and other areas. We have signed the Brit Olam of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism (RAC) and committed through the RAC’s Urgency of Now Campaigns to protect the rights of transgender students, defend the rights of immigrants at risk of deportation, and reform the criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. Through the Social Action Committee, Women and Men of Reform Judaism and other groups and committees, we engage in direct service, advocacy, and organizing on these and other pressing issues. Below are ongoing projects and opportunities for tzedakah and tikkun olam: