SINAI NEWS

Issue 5, Volume 1

A bi-monthly publication

Spring-Summer Edition • Nisan-Elul 5771
Tikkun Leil Shavuot
The mystics of the Middle Ages started a tradition of late night study sessions (tikkunim) to mark the night of certain festivals. The next on the calendar is Tikkun Leil Shavuot, which will be held at Congregation Sinai on Tuesday night, June 7th, at 9:00 pm. The festival of Shavuot celebrates Matan Torah, the giving of Torah at Mount Sinai. Tikkun Leil Shavuot often focus on the topic of revelation as experienced by our ancestors at that moment. This year, we will look at a series of poems relating to revelation at Sinai. Some of the poems will be from antiquity, others from modernity, or a feminist or Israeli perspective. Join us for a look at some fascinating writing!

In this issue
Rabbi’s Corner Cantor’s Notes, Reflections From the President, Lifelong Jewish Learning What’s Happening Brotherhood Women of Sinai Social Action Committee Israel Committee “Scene” at Sinai Sinai Social Action Day My Sinai Supporting Sinai May Calendar June Calendar July Calendar August Calendar In the Sinai Family Those We Remember Summer at Sinai Contributions 2 3 4-6 7-9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16-17 18 19 20 21 22 23-24 25-26 27-29 30-31

Spring Shabbat/Holiday Schedule
Shabbat Emor Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23 May 6 Tot Shabbat 5:30 pm Teacher Appreciation Shabbat Dinner 6 pm Teacher Appreciation Shabbat 7 pm May 7 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Mikey Carruth Bar Mitzvah 10 am June 4 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Erev Shavuot Exodus 19:1 - 20:23 & Numbers 28:26 - 28:31 June 7 Affirmation Service 7 pm Tikkun Leil Shavuot 9 pm Shavuot Deuteronomy 15:19 - 16:17 & Numbers 28:26 - 28:31 June 8 Shavuot Morning Service/Yizkor 9 am Shabbat Beha'alotcha Numbers 8:1 - 12:16 June 10 Shabbat Service 6:15 pm June 11 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Michael Higgins Bar Mitzvah 4 pm

Shabbat Behar Leviticus 25:1 - 26:2 May 13 Rockin’ Shabbat Service 6:15 pm May 14 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Jordan Strouse Bar Mitzvah 10 am

Shabbat Bechukotai Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34 May 20 Shabbat Limud (learning) 6:15 pm May 21 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Ben Spector Bar Mitzvah 4:30 pm

Shabbat Sh’lach Numbers 13:1 - 15:41 June 17 Shabbat Service 6:15 pm June 18 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Sara Nocton Bat Mitzvah 10 am

Shabbat Bamidbar Numbers 1:1 - 4:20 May 27 Shabbat Tikkun HaNefesh 6:15 pm Reading Nook Dedication May 28 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am

Shabbat Korach Numbers 16:1 - 18:32 June 24 Shabbat Service 6:15 pm June 25 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Camille Davre Bat Mitzvah 10 am

Shabbat Nasso Numbers 4:21 - 7:89 June 3 Shabbat Service 6:15 pm

Rabbi David B. Cohen • Cantor Rebecca Robins • Rabbi Emeritus Jay R. Brickman Director of Administration Karen Lancina • Program Coordinator Jen Friedman • Sinai News Nicole Sether Congregation Sinai • 8223 N. Port Washington Road• Fox Point, WI 53217 414.352.2970• 414.352.0944 (fax)• www.congregationsinai.org

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Rabbi’s Corner
Faith in an Age of Doubt
From time to time, I am asked the question: Do you have to believe in God to be a good Jew? My answer is: yes… and no.‖ Let’s begin with the ―no.‖ For Jews, faith is not the litmus test for entry to the synagogue or the community, let alone to the hereafter. Redemption hinges not on belief in a personal savior but on our behavior, the way we treat those around us. Ultimately, you don’t have to believe in God to be a good Jew, but you do have to ―act as if you believe in God‖, behaving in accord with the Torah’s moral teachings. And yet, Judaism doesn’t think faith is unimportant. Judaism has always recognized and encouraged a relationship with God, even as it recognizes our right to question God’s nature and justice. As a Jew, one can be an agnostic but not an atheist. We are commanded to wrestle with the God question, not deny it. Even so, perfect faith is not our goal. In this way, Judaism acknowledges a key paradox: the presence of doubt is precisely what causes faith to flourish. Let me say that again: in Judaism’s view, faith is contingent on doubt. In recent centuries, we’ve lived in an age of certainty. Science defined truth as ―that which is observable, verifiable and replicable.‖ Faith was a belief in those things that couldn’t be observed, verified, or replicated. Today, as the structures that defined ―certainty‖ are collapsing, faith is regaining its centrality and purpose. This isn’t a new realization. Even the events of the Bible make clear that certainty never leads to faith. When the Israelites experienced miracle upon miracle during the Exodus, they emerged as despairing and unbelieving as they were before. At the very moment the sea split, Midrash tells us some questioned whether similar tunnels through the water had opened elsewhere, and were the Egyptians, at that very moment, crossing to attack them on the other side? Indeed, if the ―certainty‖ of miracles personally experienced didn’t produce faith, why would we expect the ―certainty‖ of science to do any better? In fact, those making a career in scientific research often find their faith growing over the years; fully aware how much is still unknowable, from the inner recesses of the human body to the origins of the universe, they are humbled. What’s more, in areas that science has shed a light of understanding, scientists are left with a more impenetrable question: we may have learned ―how‖ a part of the world functions but we are still left wondering, ―why.‖ Science can address the mechanics of things but not the question of meaning. In addition to its inability to address questions of meaning, a quest for certainty carries with it profound risks. During the enlightenment, European Jews asked, "What do we need to do to Judaism to submit it to European discourse in order to make it palatable in the open marketplace? How can we resolve faith and reason?‖ Ultimately, this strategy was flawed. It assumed that others would be convinced by ―objective‖ truth and that we share a set of standards against which that truth might be evaluated. Instead, it led to competition to convince others that one’s truth was correct and, ultimately, to religious violence. Truth was severed from religion and both were sundered from certainty. The result was twentieth century violence and destruction. Today, we live in what some call the post-modern world; now the entire world is in doubt, open to questions. We understand that a quest for certainty cannot satisfy our spiritual needs. Rav Soloveitchik, Boston’s venerated orthodox leader of the mid twentieth century, suggested that the yearning to ―know‖ more doesn’t always help us ―be‖ more. He describes watching the night sky in the desert. We can respond in two ways, he offers: we can see the sky and want to explore or we can see the sky and simply marvel. At times, science’s ability to ―demystify‖ the world can, as through medicine, save lives. At other times, it prevents us from standing in awe. Remember: doubt is no enemy of faith. A faith that lives comfortably with doubt, that can forgo certainty and embrace a degree of mystery, is one that will be more appealing for all who seek religious meaning in their lives in today's Jewish world. Here is a prayer from Mishkan Tefila that reflects the age of doubt in which we live: AS YOU TAUGHT TORAH to those whose names I bear, teach me Torah, too. Its mystery beckons, yet I struggle with its truth. You meant Torah for me: did You mean the struggle for me, too? Don't let me struggle alone; help me to understand, to be wise, to listen, to know ... Lead me into the mystery. Mishkan Tefila, Page 151 -Rabbi David B. Cohen

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Cantor’s Notes
Shabbat in Summer
Though there is snow and ice falling from the sky as I write this, this issue of the Sinai News has me thinking about summer. Warm days and gentle evening breezes are soon in the future. With long lines at Kopp's, picnics at the lake, bike weather and summer camp imminent, I can't help but get excited for the season ahead! Summertime arriving soon also means Summer Shabbat at Sinai, and that is most certainly something to look forward to. Summer services are an amazing experience - a comfortable and casual atmosphere, reunions with our 'snowbirds,' our beautiful outdoor worship space, and the special delight of children swinging on willow trees during the oneg. Sunglasses are a normal part of Shabbat attire in the summer, and popsicles often make an appearance at the oneg. And of course, what could be a greater celebration of God's rest from creation, than sitting and celebrating Shabbat surrounded by community and nature? In general, summertime is the perfect time to reconnect ourselves to the weekly cycle of Jewish life. Late sunsets and relaxed work schedules make the perfect opportunity for Shabbat dinners with friends on outdoor furniture, or long, lingering Shabbat picnics with family on Saturday afternoon. Southeast Wisconsin builds in natural Shabbat activities like long bike rides or hikes through the Kettle-Moraine. Warm temperatures means the entire car gets filled with the yummy scent of challah on the way home, and Shabbat dessert is filled with the delicious flavors of summer fruits. As summer approaches, perhaps it is worthwhile to take a moment and consider how to make Shabbat a regular part of our schedule. I hope to see you at Sinai this summer, celebrating Shabbat and celebrating what will surely be a beautiful summer. -Cantor Rebecca Robins

Reflections
Some years ago, our congregation sponsored a lecture series, featuring outstanding personalities on the American scene. One of our speakers was a publisher in the South of a Jewish periodical with wide distribution. The sentiments expressed in his publication, paralleling my own, were somewhat left of center. He spoke well; his presence on stage was genial and personable. In our personal interactions, I found this individual to be insufferable; he was irritating and demanding. On the opposite side of the political spectrum was the free-market exponent, Milton Friedman, distinguished professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. I had difficulty with his point of view, but found him a warm and charming individual. I thoroughly enjoyed our ―hamish‖ lunch at Jake’s Deli on North Avenue. My conclusion, after contact with all speakers, was that there was small correlation between character and political orientation. In an ancient dispute between rabbis of a more or less traditional perspective, the debate was interrupted by a voice from heaven, proclaiming ―both views represent the words of the living God‖. The voice was addressing, not the political views, but the character of the participants. The goal of the religious life, and key to the well being of the community, is the possession of the twin virtues, wisdom and morality. The compromise necessitated by the conflicting views of leaders, possessing these values, will provide a beacon of light to the community they serve. -Rabbi Jay R. Brickman

Please join us in showering our daughter, Jessica Ketten and our future son-in-law, David Levi with blessings before their marriage on Friday, May 20 at 6:15 p.m. A festive oneg will follow. -Judi & Michael Ketten

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From the President
With May comes Sinai’s Annual Meeting and with it a sense of renewal and hope for the future. You know I like to think positive thoughts about our synagogue and the ways each of us has been touched by Sinai. Each of our spiritual journeys brings us to new awakenings. Back in the day, my mother and her contemporaries dressed up for Shabbat and prepared for services by matching clothing, shoes and handbags. Nowadays, our vocabulary includes words like ―collaboration‖ and ―partnership‖, and spiritual journey. I am excited to be sharing the next year of leadership with Marc Kartman, our nominated copresident. Marc’s leadership skills and his vast congregational experience have benefited the board in the past and will do so even more in the future. I am mindful that our future is secured through the generosity of our members. This summer we will again host a series of community fundraising dinner parties! Last summer, the dinner parties were a fun chance to get together and do a mitzvah for Sinai. Please come and participate. If you’re able to host or just want to attend, call Jen Friedman. After a long Wisconsin winter, we anxiously await those Friday outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat services, out on the patio, under the warm setting sun, feeling a sense of community with those around us. There is incredible comfort in the beauty of the liturgy and the inspiration from Rabbi Cohen and Cantor Robins. Come join us for services. Together we can continue to make Congregation Sinai the community we want it to be. Judi Ketten

Lifelong Jewish Learning
Library Reading Nook Dedication
Friday evening, May 27th, at the conclusion of Kabbalat Shabbat services, we will dedicate a ―reading corner‖ in the library to Judee Ross z”l, who died tragically in July, 2005. Judee was a supportive friend, a dedicated mother, a gifted teacher, an animated storyteller, and a mentsch of the highest order. At Sinai, her presence lent depth to our educational programming. At the Milwaukee Jewish Day School, her students were inspired by Judee’s commitment to them and her passion for literature. Judee particularly enjoyed teaching the classics of children’s literature. In her honor and memory, Rick Ross and his family endowed a dedicated space in the new library for story telling. On the eastern side of the room, there are a series of shallow stairs leading up to a reading nook. On Sunday mornings, our librarians, Beth Kaplan and Jayne Butlein, read Jewish stories to our youngest religious school students. A new bookshelf, custom built by Sinai’s master woodworker, Jim Salinsky, will house the collection, which will be available for Hebrew teachers, parents and students. The collection features the works of Dr. Seuss, and other classics such as Pinocchio, Tarzan, Winnie the Pooh, and others. They are written in elementary Hebrew, much as the original English versions, which is suitable for students. We hope you’ll join us celebrate Judee’s memory on May 27th. In addition, take time to explore the reading nook.

Adult Education

The Basics of Judaism
What a successful learning opportunity! Thanks to all those who made the class worthwhile. See you in the fall! (Due to the scheduling of the Annual Meeting, the May 22nd Basics of Judaism class has been cancelled.)

Save the Dates!

Tuesday, May 17 Tuesday, June 28 Tuesday, August 23
All Seniors Havurah meets at 1:00 p.m.

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Lifelong Jewish Learning
School News

Honor our teachers at “Teacher Appreciation Shabbat Dinner”
Join us as we thank our teachers for the time and creative Judaic education they provide for our children and presentation of siddurim to the third grade class.

Friday, May 6, 2011
5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat 6:00 p.m. Teacher Appreciation Shabbat Dinner 7:00 p.m. Family Service
Cost:$10.00 adults, $7.00 children 12 and under Please register at: teacherappreciationshabbatdinner.eventbrite.com

Let’s Celebrate the End of the School Year!
Sunday, May 15, 2011

10:00 AM

Last day of classes for 2010-2011

11:00 AM

Family Picnic and Fun Bring a picnic lunch for your family and we’ll provide the yummy dessert and fun including planting the Sukkah garden!

5th Grade Prophet Presentation: Nathan Taylor, Alex Laing and Michael Rabenn.

B’nei Mitzvah Parent Meeting
12:00 PM T-Shirt Distribution for Israel Walk Stop in the lobby and pick up your FREE t-shirt for the community Walk For Israel later on Sunday!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Worship & Learning Space

2:00 PM

Meet us at the JCC as we walk in support of Israel! Stay for an amazing celebration of Yom Ha’atzma’ut, Israel Independence day!

This meeting is for parents with children celebrating B’nei Mitzvah between August 2012 and June 2013.

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Lifelong Jewish Learning
Sunday, May 8th Events Need something? Think of something? Email us!
Jeri Danz, School Administrator jdanz@congregationsinai.org Jenni Goldbaum, Youth Ed Chair jennig@wi.rr.com Cantor Rebecca Robins, K-6 Education cantor@congregationsinai.org Rabbi David Cohen, 7-10 Education rabbi@congregationsinai.org

Sing-a-long & Awards!
Join us Sunday, May 8th at 10:00 a.m.

for a school-wide sing-a-long and awards assembly. Dear Moms ”A Day to Celebrate You!”
What could be better? Join us after the school-wide sing-a-long and awards for a light breakfast, mimosas and chair massages —on us!!

Sinai’s Class of 2011 Affirmation
Tuesday night, June 7th Erev Shavuot at 7:00 pm
We congratulate the following students and their families: Kathy McManus, daughter of MJ Whiting Milton Padway, son of Nick & Janet Padway Alicia Rowen, daughter of Larry & Ellen Rowen Jacob Schermer, son of Brian & Deb Schermer Bria Schlossmann, daughter of Michael & Ellen Schlossmann Mariah Schlossmann, daughter of Michael & Ellen Schlossmann The congregation is invited to join these families at the service on Erev Shavuot in the main sanctuary. A celebratory oneg will follow the services provided by the families in their students’ honor.

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What’s Happening

Sinai “Fun” Raising Parties!
Sinai congregants will be hosting a series of parties beginning in June in an effort to support Sinai.
These parties were tremendously successful last summer. In addition to raising funds for Sinai, these gatherings were social and provided opportunities to meet other Sinai congregants. Parties included a Chocolate BBQ, a Klezmer Cocktail Party, a Mexican Fiesta, a Luau, a Lake House Lunch, and a Biking Brunch! Exciting themed parties are already in the works! There is a party opportunity for all to enjoy. Keep a lookout for more information via eNews regarding parties and invitations.

Would you consider hosting a party?
Please contact Jen Friedman at jfriedman@congregationsinai.org or 414-352-2970

“Fun” raising Party Committee: Laura Waisbren, Stacy Schwab, Idy Goodman, Robin Arenzon, Marlene Lauwasser, Susan Stuckert, Jill Weinshel and Judi Ketten chair-Rosalie Leib

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What’s Happening
Tot Shabbat!
For children through 2nd grade, we'd love for you to start your Shabbat with us! Our Tot Shabbat is a great way to come sing and pray and get ready for Shabbat together! We'll play our instruments and march with the Torah together. Join Rabbi Cohen and Cantor Robins on the steps of the bima at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6th. Bring your moms, dads, grandparents and your singing voice for a great Shabbat together!

Sinai Shabbat Walks
Did you know that every Saturday after Shabbat services at Sinai there is a group that enjoys walking? If you are interested in a Shabbat stroll for about an hour around the immediate neighborhood with Sinai friends we'd love for you to join us. For more information contact Randee Zitelman at cbzd@yahoo.com

Aleph Bet Yoga
Every Tuesday with Susan Solvang
8:45 am, Worship & Learning Space Join us for a high quality, friendly, and accessible yoga class. 10 class pass is $100 or pay per class @ $11/class. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Yoga mats and props are provided. Don't miss the fun!!

Staying Connected

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Looking for a beautiful, quiet reflective place? Look no further!

Sinai Enews & Website
Stay informed about all the happenings at Congregation Sinai! Each week you should receive a Sinai Enews about the upcoming events at Sinai. Be sure to open and read your Sinai Enews. All kinds of exciting things are happening at Sinai and you won’t want to miss any of them! If you are not currently receiving the Enews, please email office@congregationsinai.org or call Congregation Sinai at 414-352-2970 so we can update our distribution list. Also, visit our website at www.congregationsinai.org.

The Congregation Sinai Library is filled with wonderful Jewish literature for adults and children.

Come “Check It Out”

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Sinai Committees
Brotherhood News

Softball season is about to begin and we need new team members!
Games are held each Tuesday night at either 6 PM or 7 PM from May through early August. This is a part of the JCC softball league and last year 14 teams from different Jewish organizations participated. There is a $20 team membership fee in addition to being a member of the Brotherhood. Last season was a huge success as Congregation Sinai won their division. Interested? Please email Team Captain, Marc Kartman at mgkartman@ra.rockwell.com.

Sinai Brotherhood Softball Schedule
Tuesday, May 3 at 6 pm Algonquin Tuesday, May 10 at 6 pm Kletsch 3 Tuesday, May 10 at 7 pm Kletsch 2 Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm Brown Deer 1 Tuesday, May 24 at 7 pm Algonquin Tuesday, May 31 at 6 pm Algonquin Tuesday, June 7 No games - Shavout Tuesday, June 14 at 6 pm Kletsch 3 Tuesday, June 14 at 7 pm Kletsch 2 Tuesday, June 21 at 7 pm Kletsch 2 Tuesday, June 28 at 6 pm Kletsch 2 Tuesday, July 5 at 6 pm Kletsch 3 Tuesday, July 12 at 6 pm Brown Deer 1 Sunday, July 17 Tournament (played at Kletsch 1-4) Tuesday, July 19 No games - Fast of Tammuz Tuesday, July 26 at 7 pm Kletsch 2 Tuesday, August 2 at 6 pm Kletsch 2 Tuesday, August 2 at 7 pm Kletsch 3 Tuesday, August 9 No games Tisha B’Av Tuesday, August 16 at 6 pm Algonquin Tuesday, August 23 Rain date

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Sinai Committees
Women of Sinai News

Women of Sinai Fireside Chats
7:00-8:30 PM
Bayshore Place
(apartments at Bayshore Mall)

May 23 June 20 July 25 August 22

Join us for food, conversation, laughter, learning and fun!

Women of Sinai Book Club
Join us Tuesday mornings, about once every 6 weeks as we discuss great books and enjoy the conversations and questions they inspire. We're currently reading: The Faith Club 10:15 - 11:15 AM For more details, upcoming books, and upcoming meetings, please contact Cantor Robins at: cantor@congregationsinai.org

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Sinai Committees
Social Action
Social Action Volunteer Opportunities
1. Literacy Services of Wisconsin In February, India McCanse, Director of Literacy Services of Wisconsin (LSW) spoke to our congregation. With illiteracy affecting over 20% of the population in parts of Milwaukee, YOU can really make a difference. LSW offers three distinct programs: adult basic education (reading and spelling), English as a Second Language and G.E.D. preparation. Go to the website at www.literacyservices.org to find out how you can be trained and volunteer. 2. Glean Machine Every year around the time of Shavuot, Tikkun Ha-Ir collects new and gently used clothing, toys, books, games, household items, toiletries, bed linens and towels to replenish the stocks of community organizations, shelters and agencies. This year the collections will be between June 12th16th. Congregation Sinai will be the drop off site Sunday, June 12th. Volunteers are needed to deliver items to the Glean Machine collection site, staff the Glean Machine drop-off in our synagogue parking lot, and help sort the items at the end of the week. There will be a training on May 25. Please call Idy Goodman at (414) 351-3386
if you are interested in and able to do any of the above tasks. 3. Congregation Sinai Social Action Day. Join us Sunday, June 5th at Community Advocates Family Shelter. Please see page 15 for more information about this event!

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July/August: School Supplies

May/June: Toiletries

Please drop off donations in the Sinai lobby.

What’s Greening at Sinai
―It is forbidden to live in a town that does not have a green garden.‖ (Jerusalem Talmud, Kiddushim 4:12)
So… we will plant, AGAIN. This month we launch the 3rd annual Sinai Sukkah Garden!! We are excited to uncover our Magen David shaped and rectangular raised beds, throw off the winter chill, and plant. The garden has been a tremendous success the last two years and we have no doubt that it will be even better this year! But we need YOUR HELP! Planting day this year will again be on the final day of Religious School, which is Sunday, May 15th @ 12:15 p.m. Come join in the fun as we prep the beds, plant seeds and set the tending schedule for the summer. We will need folks to sign up for watering or weeding or both throughout the growing season. Sign up for the week of your choice by contacting Naomi Cobb at coyote.naomi@gmail.com or coming out on May 15th to the planting day. Those who help can nibble the harvest! In other Greening news, we have received a wonderful response to the Sinai CSA project. There still may be a share or two left if you haven’t already signed up. For questions or to express your interest in purchasing a CSA share from Stoney Meadow Farm, contact Deb Schermer at deb.schermer@gmail.com or (414) 737-1005 or register at: http://sinaicsa5771.eventbrite.com/ In addition to these two initiatives (the Sukkah Garden and becoming a drop site for a local CSA) Greening of Sinai is involved in a few ―taking a second look‖ projects. These will fall under a new general policy statement for the synagogue that reflects our community’s commitment to environmental consciousness in keeping with Tikkun Olam. Stay tuned for more information on this new initiative. As always, if you are interested in getting involved in our efforts, please contact Deb Schermer at deb.schermer@gmail.com. We are always eager to hear your suggestions, ideas or other general green musings. Happy Spring! Deb Schermer and Greening of Sinai

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Sinai Committees
Israel Committee
One cold Sunday in February – Feb. 27 – Sinai held Yom Yisrael (Israel Day), which warmed my heart, and the hearts of many religious school kids. They learned something about Israel, and what it means to live there. Paz Goldschmidt (Israeli emissary at MJF, and a Sinai member) and Cantor Robins planned all the activities. Almost 100 kids of different ages (K-6) participated. The activities were dedicated to what is familiar to every Israeli: cutting Israeli salad, doing puzzles, playing trivia, and making arts and crafts. The most engaging activity was a make believe IDF (Israeli Defense Force) ―recruiting‖ process – a simulation of what takes place in the life of every 16 year old Israeli before entering the army. Paz took the children on a tour and played games on a floor map of Israel. They learned about Naharia (where our sister congregation, Emet veShalom is located) and other places in Israel. They saw how tiny Israel is, and what countries Israel borders. They solved quiz questions, highlighting Israeli history, geography, its accomplishments, and inventions. They shared their own experiences visiting Israel, or planning to do so with other kids. At the end of the day the art room was filled with pretty paper hamsas made by each student, and every kid got a snack of Israeli candy, creating a sensation of warmth and special sweetness, so fitting for Yom Yisrael. On behalf of the Sinai Israel Committee, thank you to all who made this special day happen. Eti Ganin Israel Committee Co-chair

Former Senior Mossad officer- Moshe (“Mishka”) Ben David
Best Selling Author and Ph.D. in literature Presents:

“Israel In The Eye Of The Storm”
Monday, May 9 at 7pm
Congregation Sinai 8223 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point. Please join us: The presentation will focus on the political and security issues in Israel, in light of the profound political changes currently occurring in the Arab world. Mossad is the Israeli agency responsible for overseas covert intelligence work.
Mishka was a community Shaliach in Milwaukee during the years 1977-1980. In 1980 he and his wife Shoshana returned to Jerusalem were Mishka earned his Ph.D. in literature (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Soon after, he published his first three books. In 1987 he joined the Mossad, and in a relatively short time rose to a top level position. In the year 2000 he retired from the Mossad and went back to full-time writing. Since then he has written about 10 novels and collections of short stories with various themes: psychological, war, politics, and suspense. His books have been very well received, and popular in Israel. From 2005-2007, Mishka was the principal for The Israel Arts and Science Academy, a high-school for gifted children in Jerusalem. During the last several years he has participated in many radio and TV shows in Israel to discuss various aspect of the IsraeliPalestinian-Arab conflict. Mishka and Shoshana have three adult children and two grandchildren, all living in Israel. Brought to you by: The Israel Center-Milwaukee Jewish Federation

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“Scene at Sinai”

Making Israeli salad on Israel Day. Students enjoy Israel Day with Community Shlicha Paz Goldschmidt on a giant map of Israel!

Scene it at Sinai? Don’t forget to bring your camera to the next Sinai event and share your photos! Send to: jfriedman@congregationsinai.org

Joanne Roberts serving at the Chaverim Seder.

Volunteers for the Chaverim Seder: Joanne Roberts, Robin Arenzon, Doje Sherman, and Edith Gillman

David, Paul and Bobbi Rector enjoy the joint Congregation Sinai and Shalom Second Seder.

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Join us for Congregation Sinai's Gardening & Painting Day!
at Community Advocates Family Shelter (formerly SDC) 3025 W. Mitchell Street, Milwaukee

June 5, 2011 from 10 am - Noon
Bring your family! Join residents and staff of the Family Shelter to:

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Plant the vegetable garden Plant large flower pots decorating the entrance Paint a new staff meeting room Prepare toiletry care kits

RSVP to Idy Goodman to attend and/or arrange donations at (414) 351-3386 or igoodman2@mac.com by June 1st.
Please bring your own shovels, spades and work gloves (clearly labeled with your name)

How Can You Help?
Attend & provide toiletries and/or a flat of flowers or vegetable seedlings

Or Donate:
Place sun and shade-loving plants or vegetable seedlings in the wagon in the Sinai foyer beginning June 1st. Place toiletries in the SDC bin. Cash for purchase of toiletries and plants can be sent to Congregation Sinai C/O Social Action Committee.
*Sinai is collecting items to fill toiletry kits for newcomers to the SDC Family Shelter. Please bring the following items to the collection barrel in the entrance to Sinai by June 3: wash cloths, combs, hair picks, hair brushes, bars of soap, razors, toothbrushes, regular sized toothpaste, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, lotions. WE NEED A LOT!!!!

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My Sinai
Culture Connection
Come celebrate "Tradition!" with Sinai's Culture Connection at FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!
The Tony® Award winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world embarks on its North American Tour and will make a stop at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts this June.

Wednesday evening, June 15, at 7:30 p.m.
This is an event for adults and young people alike.

Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a timeless classic, featuring songs like "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. The Sinai Culture Connection has secured great seats at great prices- Orchestra seating, regularly $71, is only $50  Front loge, regularly $61, is $30  Back loge, regularly $41, is $20. Use the link below to order your tickets. They will be mailed to you directly. (You will need to create an account. Group code is sinai.)

www.marcuscenter.org/mcaccess
Order early for best seats! Based on the response we may host dinner at Sinai at 5:30 for those attending. Please also register on Eventbrite at http://fiddlerontheroofcultureconnection.eventbrite.com so we know you are attending. Any questions? Please contact Jen Friedman at 414-352-2970 or jfriedman@congregationsinai.org

Mazel Tov to:
Idy Goodman on her position on the JFNA’s National Women’s Philanthropy Board. Paz and Amir Goldschmidt on the birth of their son, Yoav. Joan Lubar and John Crouch on their recent marriage. Do you have a Mazel Tov to share? Email Jen Friedman: jfriedman@congregationsinai.org

Condolences to:
Hamakon Y’Nachem—May God Comfort
Susan Higgins-Larkey, Eliana Larkey, Maggie Higgins and Michael Higgins on the death of their husband and father, Dr. Hirsh Larkey. Dr. Jay Larkey and Lois Malawsky on the death of their son, Dr. Hirsh Larkey. Judith Saltzstein and Sandy Saltzstein on the death of their husband and father, Arthur Saltzstein. Cantor Rebecca Robins and Zerek Schwartz on the death of Janice Higgins. Lauri Roth and Brandon and Eric Roth on the death of their father and grandfather, Morris Fredlich.

Welcome to:
Michael, Gillian & Roger Gosman

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My Sinai

What is it that YOU love about Sinai?
Warm, inclusive & musical worship? Engaging, interesting and challenging learning? Nights at the theatre, the ballpark or on the hiking trail with your Sinai community?

Share what YOU love about Sinai with a friend!
We are proud to offer you the opportunity to bring your friends and families into the amazing community that is Congregation Sinai. Know someone interested in checking us out? Please contact our Program Coordinator, Jen Friedman at (414) 352-2970 or jfriedman@congregationsinai.org She’ll give you a token to share with your currently unaffiliated friends or family good for their one-year membership at Sinai.* Bring your friends and family into our congregational family! Share what you love!

*Religious School fees not included

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Supporting Sinai

Support Sinai While Shopping at SENDIKS!
Now you can purchase your Scrip card at times that are convenient for YOU!
Buy in person and receive your card the same day
Stop in the Sinai office during office hours (9 am-5 pm Mon-Thurs., 9 am-3 pm Fri. ) OR Buy your card on the following Sundays and receive the card the same day:

Sunday, May 15
(last day of Religious School)

What is Scrip?
Scrip means “substitute money”. Through Sendiks Food Market Scrip program 5% of what you pay for your Scrip card is donated to Sinai .
Scrip cards can be used at any Balestreri owned Sendiks: Elm Grove, Franklin, Germantown, Grafton, Greenfield, Mequon, Wauwatosa and Whitefish Bay.

Questions? Contact: Lori Salinsky: lsalinsky@att.net, or call Cara Seppi-Bern (262) 236-0263

Come SHOP at the Sinai Gift Shop!
Did you know Sinai carries beautiful Judaic jewelry? It’s the perfect gift!
Open during office hours or email Susan Solvang: slubarsovang@gmail.com for special orders.

Sinai Wishes
When you wish upon a...
Underwriting Opportunities:
Carpet cleaner HEPA Vacuum Cleaner

...Our dreams come true
Please contact Karen Lancina: klancina@congregationsinai.org to discuss how you can help make our dreams come true!

Sponsor an Oneg ….A Lovely Way to Say It
If you are looking for a wonderful way to honor or remember someone, or recognize a special occasion, you can do so by sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat after a Friday night service. Congregation Sinai typically provides these items for Friday evenings when there is no Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Simply let us know that you would like to sponsor and we will create a beautiful dessert table to recognize your occasion. All sponsorships will be acknowledged in the Sinai Shabbat Pamphlet and the Sinai News. We will also send a note of congratulations or thanks to the honorees. The cost of sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat is $260.00. Email Jen Friedman at jfriedman@congregationsinai.org or call (414) 352-2970.

Available Dates for Sponsorships: June 3 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26

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In the Sinai Family
B’nei Mitzvah Bios
Jordan Zall
Jordan Zall became a Bar Mitzvah on April 4, 2011 in Jerusalem, Israel. Jordan is the son of Diane and Eric Zall, the brother of Emily, Molly, and Lily, grandson of Fran and Ronald Meyers and Barbara and Gerald Zall. Jordan enjoys many sports and hobbies including soccer, hockey, baseball, skateboarding, wakeboarding, snow and water skiing and camp. He also enjoys activities with family such as hiking, biking, camping and just being together. On his recent trip to Israel, Jordan and his family planted trees for Jordan’s mitzvah project. The trees represented his roots in Israel and were planted in memory of friends and family lovingly remembered. Jordan and his parents would like to deeply thank Rabbi David Cohen and Cantor Rebecca Robins for helping him and his family prepare for this spiritual experience. Jordan and his family would also like to thank Rabbi Nir Barkin for officiating in Israel.

Mikey Carruth
Mikey Carruth of Bayside will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on May 7, 2011 at Congregation Sinai. He is the son of Nancy and Joseph Carruth and is a 7th grader at Bayside Middle School. Mikey loves baseball, soccer, skiing, and spending time with family and friends. In commemoration of his Bar Mitzvah, Mikey is helping out at local food kitchens and donating funds to the Miracle League of Milwaukee, an organization dedicated to providing a baseball experience to the physically and mentally disabled. Mikey is very proud to become a Bar Mitzvah and looks forward to ―doing more for his Jewish Community.‖ Mikey and his family wish to thank Rabbi Cohen, Cantor Robins, and Linda Ross for their generous guidance and support in getting Mikey ready for his big day.

Jordan Pereles Strouse
Jordan Strouse will become a Bar Mitzvah on May 14, 2011. Jordan is the son of Jean Pereles-Strouse and Martin Strouse and brother of Aaron, grandson of Ann Pereles and the late Robert Pereles. Jordan is a 7 th grader at Glen Hills Middle School. He enjoys several sports including baseball, basketball, volleyball and tennis. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his friends and family. Jordan’s Torah portion, B’har discusses taking care of the earth and community. His mitzvah project supports the idea of taking care of the world. Jordan’s idea was to provide a backpack filled with supplies to a 4 th grade class at Brian Piccolo School for the start of the 2011 school year. This school is in the inner city of Chicago. To raise money to buy these supplies, Jordan held a carwash on Labor Day Weekend at Speedway. A lot of his friends and family were there to help out and wash cars. Jordan is very excited about his Bar Mitzvah and the religious significance. He and his family thank Rabbi Cohen, Cantor Robins and Marilyn Kraar for their assistance and guidance preparing him for this special day.

Benjamin Eliot Spector
Benjamin Eliot Spector celebrates becoming a Bar Mitzvah on May 21, 2011. Ben is the son of Tracey and David Spector, brother of Emily, and grandson of Phyllis and the late Sidney Spector, Robert and Annie Bermel and Fredrick Kohloff. Ben is a 7th grader at Glen Hills Middle School. His interests include baseball, swimming, golf, volleyball and basketball. He also enjoys spending time with this friends and family. For his Mitzvah project, Ben is collecting worn, athletic shoes. The Reuse-a-Shoe program recycles the rubber soles and the recycled materials are then used as part of athletic surfaces, such as a court, track, field or playground. Ben is very excited about his Bar Mitzvah and its religious significance. He and his family thank Rabbi Cohen, Cantor Robins, Linda Ross and the Sinai office for the support and guidance.

Michael Dolan Higgins
Michael Dolan Higgins will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on June 11, 2011. Michael is the son of Susan Higgins-Larkey and the late John Higgins, and the stepson of the late Hirsh Larkey. Michael’s grandparents are Jay Larkey, Lois Malawsky and Richard Nellen. Michael is finishing the 7th grade at Shorewood Intermediate School. He enjoys playing the guitar with the Shorewood Intermediate School Jazz Ensemble, as well as playing soccer. Michael is an active Boy Scout, and he will be starting work on his Eagle project in the near future. Michael and his family would like to offer special thanks to Cantor Rebecca Robins and Rabbi David Cohen for their kind and generous support in helping Michael prepare for this special day.

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In the Sinai Family
B’nei Mitzvah Bios
Sara Nocton
Sara Nocton will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on June 18, 2011. She is the daughter of Ellen Danto-Nocton and Jay Nocton, and the sister of Jeffrey Nocton. Sara is a 7th grade student at Bayside Middle School. She loves playing the flute and is part of the middle school band. Sara enjoys spending hours on her computer, texting friends and listening to music. She has always loved to read and will be collecting books to donate to needy children for her mitzvah project. Sara and her family would like to thank Rabbi Cohen, Cantor Robins and Linda Ross for all of their help and support in preparing for this momentous occasion.

Camille Davre
Camille Davre will become a Bat Mitzvah on June 25th. She is excited to celebrate this day with family and friends from here, France, and across the country. Cami is the daughter of Angela and Jerome, sister of Benjamin, granddaughter of Barry Zuckerman, Carol and Michael Tarnoff, Monique and Roger Davre, and great-granddaughter of Roddy Samuels. Cami's Torah portion is Korach from the book of Numbers. Camille is a 6th grader at Whitefish Bay Middle School. Although Cami enjoys school, her favorite subject is Physical Education. She also loves playing soccer and running. She is a talented singer and will be sharing her voice at several nursing homes for her Mitzvah project. While Cami is anxious about her Bat Mitzvah as it quickly approaches, she is also very excited to have her family and friends share this special occasion with her. She and her family appreciate all the efforts by the Sinai community, especially the help she has received from Rabbi David Cohen, Cantor Rebecca Robins, and Linda Ross. Their support and guidance have been invaluable in reaching this special milestone in life.

August Wettstein
Gus Wettstein will become a Bar Mitzvah on August 20, 2011. Gus is the son of Carrie and John Wettstein, and the brother of Lily Wettstein. Gus will be an 8th grader at Shorewood Intermediate School in the fall. He is an avid snowboarder, skateboarder, runner, and a Packers fan. Working with Rabbi Cohen, Cantor Robins and Linda Ross make this important experience even more special. Gus and his family extend their gratitude to these dedicated and talented leaders of the B'nei Mitzvah program for their guidance and support.

Ari Schermer
Ari Schermer will become a Bar Mitzvah on August 27, 2011. He is the son of Brian and Deborah and younger brother of Jacob. This summer, Ari will have completed seventh grade at Shorewood Intermediate School. He is a competitive gymnast and plays the violin. In addition, Ari enjoys skateboarding, skiing and hiking. He loves the outdoors and is concerned about environmental issues of today, such as effects of pesticides in our food. For his Torah portion, Ari will be reading a section that lists the dietary laws we follow for kashrut. To connect this topic of food with his interest in Tikkun Olam, his mitzvah project is to volunteer at Growing Power, an urban Community Food Center in Milwaukee that grows organic vegetables, herbs, fish, poultry, even bees, for the purpose of making healthy food choices available to people in all communities. Ari is looking forward to becoming a Bar Mitzvah and sharing his special day with family and friends. He and his parents thank Cantor Robins, Rabbi Cohen and Linda Ross for their guidance and assistance in helping him prepare for this day.

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Those We Remember
May Yarhzeits
May 6, 2011 Miriam Baum David Becker Helen Butlein Dr. Benno Gruenberg Beatrice Rabinovitz Kapper Hinda Larkey Edward Levy Ruth Mayer Marilyn Meissner Lester J. Meyer Pearl Stolzer Shirley Wile May 13, 2011 Mollie Friedland Itzhak Friedlander Erwin Grossmann Robert Hersch Louis Kahn Paul F. Meissner Bessie Kaplan Mendelson Frances Pories Paul Pugach Ann Barbara Rice Bess Rosenberg Nina Rotman Corrine Smith Leonard Stein Maurice Stemerman Rose Taitelman May 20, 2011 Rae Baily Susann Colton Gerald Flegel William Friedman Wolfe Gershan Sylvia Jacobs Eva Jolton Jack Kohlenberg R. Todd Lappin Siegfried Lowin Mathilda Luff Hyman Wolfe Madnek Leah Mlavsky Gladys Nemson Rachel Porter Harriet Propper Arthur Ross Abe Sevak Ann Stein Erno Weisz Etalka Weisz Izsador Weisz Joey Weisz Jupi Weisz Linka Weisz Mimmi Weisz Sara Yerukhimovich May 27, 2011 Dr. Maurice J. Ansfield Dr. Irvin M. Becker Sabilia Bibbye Lieberman Florence Boorstein Deborah Schwartz Fields Fanny Frank Sara Goldstein Tillie Jacobs Lee Kass Maurice Kimmel Bessie Kohlenberg Joseph Lieberman Edward Portnoff Samuel E. Schecter

June Yarhzeits
June 3, 2011 Goldye Anoff Borkovitz Edith Bilsky Fran Morris Boxer Hans Nathan Brauer Martha Brauer Robert Brill Arthur Goldstein Sol Gollin Martin Jacobs Sam Kaufman Edward Loewenthal Marvin Mandel Milton Peterman Ann Recht Charles Schapiro Edith Sarah Schermer Gertrude Schulner June 10, 2011 Sadye Brown Solomon Brown Louis Cohen Barbara Eiseman Frieda Friedman Myron Fromstein Murray Glass Louis Greenebaum Sr. Bessie Hiken Robert Hindin Beatrice Hoffman Manny Rotter Joseph Sadowsky Abe Simon Sophie Smuckler Harry Soifer Jack Stark Gene L. Suvalsky June 17, 2011 Daniel B. Albert David Fishkin Helen Goldberg Izzie King David Lipshultz Robert Pereles Else May Rubinstein Dick Schulhof Max Schulner Dr. Sidney J. Silbar Evelyn Silverstein Doris Tishberg Dr. Eugene Jack Usow Ben J. Wiener Morton Wolfe Earl Zechman June 24, 2011 Dr. Theodore Cayle Murray Denemark Ardell Eisenberg Rose Fishkin Avram Gelbart Grace Gruenberg Dr. Raymond Henkin Herman Larkey William E. Miller Dr. Harold Ottenstein Judith Peck Morris Rabinovitz Elza Roth Irving Sanderson Sam Sevak Nathan Weinberg Min Ziskind

Life Cycle Events
If you learn of any events - births, engagements, marriages, ordinations - that should be included in our ―In the Sinai Family‖ page, please notify the congregation office at khintz@congregationsinai.org or by telephone (414) 3522970. When there is a death in our immediate family, please notify the synagogue office, even if the funeral is out of town. The clergy and the Sinai community would like the opportunity to express sympathy for your loss.

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Those We Remember
July Yarhzeits
July 1, 2011 Sheldon Baily Mae Bogost Brickman Marc Andrew Flesch Eugene (Gene) Frank Helen Grossmann Selma Joy Kay Jack D. Levin Seymour Meltzer Bessie Mendelsohn Lilli Meyer Ida Montag Marian Newald Eric Rofes Louise Rofes Flora Rotman Ruth Schmidt Leo Shafton Ida Zechman July 8, 2011 Henrietta Aronow Jeanette Barnow Beverly Bender Norman Brickman Nellie Cherniack Selma Chernaick Nasberg Frances Fershtman Allen Goldmann David Holman Robert W. Mann Miriam Miringoff Mamie Muchin Laura Peterson Yeva Pinsky Andrew Jackson Roach Harry Scklore Arthur Stone Ervin Teplin Kate E. Wiener July 15, 2011 Bunny Abelson Michael E. Freeman Helen Goldstein Ellis Hassel Harold Horowitz Ben King Molly Komisar Lillian Koven William Luff Esther Mandel Irwin Porter Judee Ross William Werbel July 22, 2011 Edith Margoles Adelman Clarice Chard Rose Engel Mae Fine Simon Gelbart Morty Greenspan Molly Halper Leon Hirsh Ruth Levin Saltzberg Freda Levine Katherine Gollin Miller Willard ―Bud‖ Pollak Robert Rice Sam Rosenbloom Jay Schmidt Joseph Sherman Steven Stone Arnold Strickon Lillian Wiener May Winter I. Mark Zeligs July 29, 2011 Murray Bein Anne Berger Joel Bilsky Harry Boorstein Gregory M. Cheplin Elaine K. Doyle Ben Feld Susan Folz Dan Fried Myne ―Minnie‖ Hootkin John Mann Sylvia Razeper Mintz Ben Peterman Nancie Stern Peterman Nathan Schapiro Rena Schechter Ruth Simon Howard B. Tepps

August Yarhzeits
August 5, 2011 Samuel Chase Eva Eisenberg Dorf Nat Goldsmith Sarah Goodman Harry Meissner Ruth Pereles Edna Polacheck Ari Porat Slava Porat Rachel Presley Lorraine Rosen Leonard Roth Lucia K. Schaub Molly Scklore Howard Silver William Stern Robin Temkin Ethel Veit August 12, 2011 Ceil Baum Sally Bodanskya Lawrence Chudnow Bertha Falk Barbara Fox Gerald Goldbaum Bill Goldberger Marie (Mickey) Green Margaret Kaufmann William Kaufmann Neel Wehe Laing Joseph Lauwasser Abraham Melamed Isabelle Polacheck Janet Shlimovitz Albert Willis Sam Winick Arthur Zechman August 19, 2011 Jack Brandes Agatha Calisch Elsie Chase Laurence Eiseman John Feldman Faye Gershon Eleanor Goldberg Murray Herman Louis Lebow Jay Lieberman Larry D. Lieberman Joseph Lubar Fanny Mossman David Orenstein Ruth F. Orenstein Max Recht Marvin Resnick Harry Rubinstein Molly Schwartz Edna Sigal Hyman Stern Louis Temkin Yetta Usow August 26, 2011 Helen Blesser Bernard Borkovitz Richard Cook Sheldon Frank Esther Gilber Robert Glick Ida Heifetz Berman William C. Heller Jr. Rose Hoffman Sherwin J. Kader Roland Meissner Melvin Orenstein Ronald Padway Jacob Schapiro Ben Stein Sylvia Stern Leo Weiss

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Summer at Sinai!
Check out all our Summer Happenings Here!

Bubbe’s Top Ten
Bubbe’s Top Ten Reasons to Check out Sinai in the Summer 10. Because who can take the shvitzing heat in Florida. Welcome back all you snowbirds! 9. Everyone should come and see the beautiful Sukkah Garden – it will remind you to decorate the Sukkah – a mitzvah of course! 8. Those fabulous fun raising parties – every member of Sinai should attend! It takes all of us to sustain our future – Grandpa Moshe did it for me – now it’s our turn. 7. Letters from Bubbe and Zayde to our kinderlach away at camp are nice – but letters from the Rabbi and Cantor – what could be better! 6. Bring the mishpacha and celebrate America’s Birthday! Friday, July 1st – a little nosh, some games, and of course we’ll pray to thank God for our country and our freedom! 5. That Sinai Brotherhood – so young, handsome and athletic – God forbid they should be hurt at any of those Sinai softball games. You should see them play – so exciting! And then you should come and hear the “Sermon on the Mound” at Softball Shabbat on August 19th – so inspirational...and hilarious! 4. Have you ever come Saturday morning for a little Torah? Well you should! Then enjoy a Shabbat walk with others. Believe me, exercise (of the mind and body) is a must! 3. Wine and cheese, Friday, August 5th – is there anything else? Yes – Shabbat Services! 2. Oh that Rabbi strumming his guitar and the Cantor’s voice soaring in the great outdoors – it’s heavenly I tell you! I know because my Morrie can hear them! 1. Because community is everything and we should thank God for moments to celebrate and pray together.

Please note: There will be no July/August edition of the Sinai News.
Stayed tuned at www.congregationsinai.org

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Summer at Sinai
Summer Shabbat Service Schedule
Shabbat Chukat Numbers 19:1 - 22:1 July 1 Tot Shabbat 5:30 pm Happy Birthday America Outdoor Shabbat 6 pm July 2 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Shabbat Devarim Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22 August 5 Tot Shabbat 5:30 pm Outdoor Wine & Cheese Shabbat 6 pm August 6 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Shabbat Vaetchanan Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11 August 12 Outdoor Shabbat Service 6 pm August 13 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Sydney Stelzer Bat Mitzvah 10 am Shabbat Eikev Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25 August 19 Outdoor Softball Shabbat Service 6 pm BBQ to follow August 20 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am August Wettstein Bar Mitzvah 10 am Shabbat Re’eh Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17 August 26 Outdoor Shabbat Service 6 pm August 27 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am Ari Schermer Bar Mitzvah 9 am

Happy Birthday America Shabbat!
Friday, July 1, 2011
Bring the family and a picnic and join us for outdoor fun and lawn games at 5:00 pm. Share this experience with families interested in Sinai! Outdoor services will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by a 4th of July themed Oneg!

Shabbat Balak Numbers 22:2 - 25:9 July 8 Outdoor Shabbat Service 6 pm July 9 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am

Shabbat Pinchas Numbers 25:10 - 30:1 July 15 Outdoor Shabbat Service 6 pm July 16 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am

Shabbat Matot Numbers 30:2 - 32:42 July 22 Outdoor Shabbat Service 6 pm July 23 Torah Study 8 am Morning Minyan 9:30 am

Shabbat Masei Numbers 33:1 - 36:13 July 29 Outdoor Shabbat Service 6 pm July 30 Torah Study 8 am

Wine & Cheese Shabbat!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Join us for wine and cheese before services beginning at 5:15 pm.

Softball Shabbat & BBQ
Friday, August 19th
Once again Sinai Brotherhood will bring the "joys and the tears of Mudville" home to Congregation Sinai as we share worship, ballpark style food, and of course the "Sermon from the Mound"! If you have never experienced the pure joy of this event you must mark it down as a MUST do for your summer worship schedule! Cantor Robins will lead us in a resounding chorus of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame", the "National Anthem", and of course some heartfelt homage to our dedicated Sinai softball team! Rabbi Cohen will throw out the celebratory "first pitch" (in this case a verbal pitch) on Friday, August 19th at 6pm. Join us! BBQ to follow! Help us plan for appropriate amounts of food by letting us know you will be attending. This event is free but we hope you will register at: http://sinaisoftballshabbat.eventbrite.com

Know anyone interested in Sinai? Bring them along for a meet and greet and outdoor services at 6:00 pm.

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Summer at Sinai
Important Fall Dates
Mark your calendars now! 1st Day of Sunday Religious School
(K-6th grades)

S’more Shabbat!
Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

1st Day of Thursday Religious School Thursday, September 22, 2011
(3rd-6th grades)

S’lichot Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, September 24, 2011 (Erev) Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Thursday, September 29, 2011 Friday, September 30, 2011 (Kol Nidre) Friday, October 7, 2011 Saturday, October 8, 2011 (Erev) Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Thursday, October 13, 2011 (Erev) Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yom Kippur Sukkot Simchat Torah

Bring the family and make a s’more with the Rabbi following services!

Kids at camp?
Email us their address so Rabbi Cohen & Cantor Robins can be in touch! Reply to : khintz@congregationsinai.org

Spend your High Holy Day raising your voice in song!
Join our High Holy Day choir at Sinai. Rehearsals are:
August 16 August 23 August 30 September 6 September 13 September 20 September 27 October 4

All rehearsals are Tuesday from 7-9 PM in the Sanctuary.
Interested? Contact Cantor Robins for more information: cantor@congregationsinai.org

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Contributions
Donations received from 1/29/11 to 3/31/11 Adult Programming and Education Endowment Fund In memory of Joe Jubar Dean & Laurie Segal In memory of Arthur Saltzstein Marv & Marlene Lauwasser In memory of Sidney Schatz Marc & Carol Schatz In memory of Joe Weiss and Francine Adolph Merle Wasserman Andy Brickman Museum Fund In memory of Janice Kahn Howard & Harriet Weiss In memory of Donald Musickant Herbert & Rosalie Bratt Joseph Hahn Francis Kaczeka Al & Dorothy Meyers Phil Musickant & Stephanie Astrin Rodney & Christine Upton Miriam Miringoff Kitchen Fund In honor of Bob Eiseman’s 80th birthday Michael & Judi Ketten In memory of Joe Lubar Judi & Michael Ketten Tzedakah Fund In memory of Lillian Allschwang BJ & Elyse Cohn & family Allan & Shari Luck For Bethesda Meal Program Anonymous In memory of Jay Goodman Bill & Idy Goodman & family In memory of Werner Loewenstein Paul Loewenstein & Jodi Kaufman Loewenstein In memory of Joe Lubar Michael & Joan Friedman Bill & Idy Goodman Glenn & Eileen Graves Alan & Shari Luck In memory of Tessie Luck BJ & Elyse Cohn & family Allan & Shari Luck In memory of Clarence Schmidt Ken & Lois Schmidt In memory of Sadie Weiner Morton & Naomi Soifer Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund In appreciation Rick Meyer & Gail Hoffman Family of Louis Stein In memory of Benjamin Adelman Albert Adelman In memory of Esther Ansfield James J. Ansfield In memory of Nanette Berlin In memory of Helen Koppel In memory of Harold Segal Barbara Shafton In memory of A. Leon Fishbach In memory of Sylvia Fishbach In memory of Pearl Stolzer Nathan & Susan Fishbach & family In memory of Ellen Friedlander Theodore & Jean Friedlander In memory of Eugene Horenstein Rattner family In memory of Joe Lubar Marian Brill Stuart & Bobbe Fine Jeffrey Frank Jim & Deborah Gollin Alan & Jodi Holman Allen & Patricia Rieselbach Jim & Lori Salinsky Robert & Esther Sametz Barbara Shafton Richard Taylor & Kim Temkin-Taylor In memory of Charles Lubotsky Barbara Shafton In memory of Raymond Rattner Gary & Beth Rattner Rattner family In memory of Charles Rotman Don & Sheila Taitelman In memory of Harold Segal Bede Segal & family In memory of Anne Shapiro Ronald & Beth Shapiro Cantor’s Discretionary Fund In appreciation Rick Meyer & Gail Hoffman In memory of Brain Adair David, Madeleine, Hannah & Patrick Lubar In memory of Theodore Pories Bill & Linda Ross Passport to Israel Fund In memory of Joe Lubar Naomi Arbit In memory of Rachel Marks’ father In memory of Sherwood Temkin Lloyd & Sheri Levin In memory of Michael Resnick Naomi Arbit Contributions made to the Temple In memory of Bea Chudnow Richard Chudnow In honor of Bob Eiseman’s 80th birthday Margie Becker Herbert & Rosalie Bratt Joan & Michael Friedman Leonard & Diana Goldstein In memory of Joe Lubar Jeffery & Mary Albercht Daniel & Amy Argall D. Ariens Robert & Barbara Aronson Mark & Debbie Attanasio Stan & Amy Baratz Margie Becker Ann Berkman William & Julia Berry Joel & Gerry Biller Morty & Barbie Blutstein Stuart & Lotta Brafman Herb & Rosalee Bratt M.R. Breslauer Mark & Cheryl Brickman Burkwald & Associates Eric & Jayne Butlein Donald & Barbara Buzard Jim & Bobbi Caraway Steve & Jane Chernof Chuck & Geri Clausen Cogdell Spencer Erdman Bruce & Lisa Cohen Randall & Kathleen Crocker Jim & Penny Deshur Development Corp for Israel Eldene Doyle Marshall & Yvonne Dunkleman Maureen Eichenbaum Bob & Eve Eiseman Russ & Merzy Eisenberg Mr. & Mrs. Richard Elden Suzy Ettinger James & Pat Ericson Katherine Falk Larry & Jill Field William Fitzpatrick Jim & Ellen Flesch Florentine Opera Company, Inc. Fran Franklin Friebert, Finertry & St. John, S.C. Friedlander & Co., Inc. Burton & Anne Friedman Rick & Lili Friedman Lynett Glenn Gloria Goldenberg Jeffrey & Susan Goldenberg Leonard & Deedee Goldstein Christopher Goller Jay & Terry Goodman Seema Gorens Thomas Goris Jr. Gloria Gottlieb Marty & Beverly Greenberg Jerry & Kathleen Grundhofer Gary & Judy Guten Richard Hack Brian Happ Robert Jr. & Stacey Hauck Michael & Judith Havice Kurt & Margaret Helin Philip & Elizabeth Hendrickson Harold & Sharon Hiken Elaine Holman Jeanne Jacobs Stanley Jolten Marlene Kagen Judith Keyes Max & Lilian Kleiman Gene & Stephanie Klurfeld Bill & Becky Komisar John Kopmeier Joyce Kuehl Lake Express Marv & Marlene Lauwasser Lloyd & Sheri Levin Leonard & Carol Lewensohn Bill & Debbie Lewin Shelby Lozoff Alfred Lubar David, Sara, Benjamin & Rebecca Lubar Elliot Lubar Robert, Janice & Elle Lubar Bob & Nancy Mandel David & Melina Marcus Andy & Jill Marcus Steve & Janice Marcus Greg & Linda Marcus

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In memory of Joe Lubar (continued) Marquette Cap Partners, Inc. William McIntosh Robert Meldman Sunny Mendeloff Rick Meyer & Gail Hoffman Donna Miller Greg & Julie Miller Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Susan Minahan Lawrence & Judith Moon David & Sally Moskol Laurence & Barbara Newman Albert Nicholas Optique Captial Management & Staff Helen Padway Gil & Dottie Palay Bruce & Jeanette Peckerman Dave & Mindy Pelisek Harry & Marilyn Pelz William & Janice Pennington Wendell Perkins J. Lewis & Beverly Perlson Jim & Lisa Phillips E.J. & JoAnn Plesko Andrew Pokrass & Ellen Wagner Roger & Roey Pokrass Jerry & Jill Polacheck Gary & Ildiko Poliner David & Marcie Prokupek Rick & Gail Rakita Thomas & Lisa Read Toby Recht Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC RFP Commercial Inc. John & Marina Rosenberg Rob & Lauri Roth Betty Rupple Leonard Rush & Ann Johnson Jerry & Judy Salinsky Schenck SC Gerry & Art Schmidman Rick Schmidt & Staff of CG Schmidt Michael & Jeanne Schmitz Katherine Schuett Amy Schultz June Schuppel Richard & Michele Seesel Sheldon & Beverly Segal Sensient Technologies Foundation Doje Sherman Siegel-Gallagher Management Co. Philip Smith Gerald & Louise Stein Marc & Eva Stern Linda Stone Audrey Strnad Jesse & Kelly Strojinc Richard & Susan Stuckert Roger & Karen Sundell Minnette Teich L. William & Nicole Teweles Stuart & Ann Tisdale John Thomson John & Nane Thomson Jim & Julie Tynion David & Julia Uihlein Barry & Leslie Usow Charles & Laura Waisbren Bill & Deborah Walker Jeff, Ilene & Seth Wasserman Charles & Shirley Weisenthal David & Cindy Werner Mark & Nancy Weiner Margo Winter Sandra Zetley In memory of Sherwood Tempkin Marian Brill Jay & Terry Goodman In memory of Martin Zuckerman’s brother Gerry & Marcia Cherniack Landscape Fund In memory of Joe Lubar Richard Kahn & Sue Freeman In memory of Anna Rosenbloom William & Caroline Schulhof & family In memory of Harold Segal Dean & Laurie Segal Floral and Oneg Fund In memory of Andy Brickman In memory of Harriet Sederbaum Rabbi Jay R. Brickman In memory of Gregory Cheplin In memory of Sidney Silbar In memory of Ben Feld Dr. Muriel Silbar In memory of Karen Flesch Jim & Ellen Flesch In memory of Sylvia C. Levine Joan C. Levine In memory of Rose May Helen Padway In memory of David Meyers & Max Meyerowitz Al & Dorothy Meyers In memory of Milton Padway Rena Padway In memory of Lois Schatz Marc & Carol Schatz In memory of Lee Waxman Waxman family Chesed (Caring) Fund In memory of Ben Alberts & Esther Alberts Goldberg John & Bunny Fried In memory of Sarah Bender & Freda Bratt Herbert & Rosalie Bratt In honor of Bob Eiseman’s 80th birthday Al & Dorothy Meyers In memory of Hazel Loewenstein Paul Loewenstein & Jody Kaufman Loewenstein In memory of Joe Lubar John & Bunny Fried In memory of Issac Mlavsky Zorian & Alla Pinsky In memory of Anne Shapiro Donna Resek In memory of Harvey Simon Bede Segal & family In memory of Lillian Stone Scott, Nancy, Andrew & Stephanie Phillips Bob & Anita Stone In memory of Monroe Zarne Pauline Zarne Barbara Eiseman Memorial Fund for Spiritual Growth In honor of Bob Eiseman’s 80th birthday Ruth Goldmann Music Fund In memory of Aaron Cherniack Francis, Susan, & Steven Yorio In memory of Hutchins Kealy Sr. Kealy family In memory of Helen Koppel Steve & Wendy Koppel In memory of Gertrude Levin Jim & Deborah Gollin Janet Greenebaum Scholarship Fund In memory of Joe Lubar Christopher & Elizabeth Lee In memory of the son of Gloria Schwartz Hana Albert Jacob M. Fine & Family Library Fund In memory of Dorothy Goldberg In memory of Anne Goldstein Peter, Betsy, Jessica & Shelly Goldberg In memory of Jean Hoar In memory of Walter Hoar Fred & Ann Horwitz In memory of Milton Padway Helen Padway In honor of Ella Rose, 1st grandchild of Michael & Joan Friedman James & Judy Silbermann In memory of Ansel Schmidt Marc & Lori Jacobson Dorothy Schmidt Robert Grant Marks Youth Fund In memory of Joe Lubar Gerald & Brynn Bloch In memory of Ruth Zeligs Peter, Betsy, Jessica & Shelly Goldberg Future Fund In memory of Joe Lubar Polly Siegel Lieberman Memorial Arts Fund In memory of Sherwood Temkin Ruth Goldmann Prayer Book Fund In memory of Elizabeth Ebert Barbara Bradbury In memory of Albert May Helen Padway In memory of Margaret Schlossmann Bob Schlossmann

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Congregation Sinai
8223 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point, WI 53217
Member of the Union for Reform Judaism
Board of Trustees, 2010-2011
Judi Ketten President Marc Kartman Vice President John Mann Vice President Nick Padway Vice President David Cobb Treasurer Sandy Saltzstein Secretary Marlene Lauwasser Past President Patti Levy Past President Jim Salinsky Past President Dan Elias Membership Jenni Goldbaum Youth Education Andy Gollin Brotherhood Rob Golub Outreach Idy Goodman Social Action Toots Hassel Hugh Hoffman Finance Craig Johnson Social Action Ruth Lebed Rofes Steve Moglowsky Finance Bobbi Rector Fundraising Tom St John Finance Beth Shapiro Communications Susan Solvang Gift Shop Mark Sweet Young Families Jill Weinshel Celebrations

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