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208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-4921, ext. 10

September 2018

Rosh HaShanah Family Services

September 10, 2018 , 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

Join the Temple Sinai Families with Young Children community to participate in High Holy Days services that are geared toward families like yours. Our interactive services are 30 minutes long and filled with songs, prayers, and stories. There are opportunities for the children to sing, dance, march with instruments, touch the Torah scroll, and enjoy a holiday-related story. The entire service is visible on two TV screens, making participation easy -- no prior knowledge is required. Services are led by…

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October 2018

The untold story of the War Refugee Board and America’s efforts to save Jews

October 21, 2018 , 5:30 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Free – $10

A little-known US government agency founded in 1944, the War Refugee Board rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust. After undertaking a decade of research, Dr. Erbelding will share the stories of the young Treasury Department lawyers tasked with rescue, the bold and often secret and controversial steps they took to save lives, and the importance of remembering their efforts, even as we lament that more wasn’t done to save Jews. Dr. Erbelding is the author of Rescue…

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America’s efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust

October 21, 2018 , 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Free – $10

Temple Sinai, Summit, 1:30-3 p.m. With Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, historian and curator at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Free, $10 for optional lunch. RSVP to office@templesinainj.org or call 908-273-4921, ext. 10.

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Alzheimer’s 101

October 24, 2018 , 11:30 pm - October 25, 2018 , 1:00 am
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

This program provides a comprehensive overview for anyone who wants to learn about memory loss, ALzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia. Presented by Alzheimer's New Jersey and The David Raskin Caring Community Fund.

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ALZHEIMER’S 101 Presented by Alzheimer’s New Jersey®

October 24, 2018 , 11:30 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

This program provides a comprehensive overview for anyone who wants to learn about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. Information about risk factors and warning signs, steps to obtaining a diagnosis, and treatment options are discussed. Planning for the future, coping with behavioral and other changes, and accessing community resources are also reviewed.

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Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story”

October 30, 2018 , 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
$10

Temple Sinai, Summit, noon-1:15 p.m. Lunch and Learn series with George Marriner Maull, artistic director of The Discovery Orchestra. Bring lunch; beverages and desserts will be provided. Cost is $10. Contact Anne Plaut at 908-273-4127 or afp1937new@aol.com.

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November 2018

Loose Canons Concert

November 3, 2018 , 11:00 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
$20

The Loose Canons provide an evening of pure musical fun!  This ensemble is made up of nine singers and three musical accompanists from our local area. Their name, The Loose Canons, gives you a clue as to their approach to music, with a funny and whimsical repertoire including satirical original parodies, folk tunes, doo wop, and standards. The group has been performing together since 2004 and has sung for many organizations and synagogues throughout New Jersey.

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“Life and Loss in Germany: The 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht”

November 10, 2018 , 12:30 am
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

The Dedication of the Temple Emanu-El Holocaust Remembrance Center will offer the first opportunity to explore the opening exhibit, "Life and Loss in Germany: The 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht." At the Dedication Ceremony, we will learn the history of the Center as well as share plans for the future. Dr. Joanna Sliwa, exhibit curator, will provide an overview of the exhibit. Dr. Sliwa is a historian of Holocaust and Polish Jewish history. She works as a historian at the Conference…

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December 2018

Rick Recht Chanukah Celebration and Service

December 7, 2018 , 11:00 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

Join Temple Sinai for a special Chanukkah celebration with Jewish rock musician Rick Recht at Temple Sinai. Recht is especially known for his live performances for groups of Jewish youth all over the United States as well as performances at synagogues and Jewish rock festivals. Free – All Are Welcome! RSVP at office@templesinainj.org or 908-273-4921, ext. 10. 6:00 PM – Tot and Youth Shabbat 7:30 PM - Shabbat Live!  Evening Service 7:30

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January 2019

Tuesday Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Stuart Gershon Comparative Judaism

January 8, 2019 , 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 29, 2019

Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
$30 – $40

Join Rabbi Gershon and three of his rabbinic colleagues as they teach us about their respective Judaic denominations. We will explore the areas where we agree and the issues on which we disagree, to help us better understand the broad spectrum of Judaism today. January 8: Rabbi Gershon- The enduring contributions of Reform Judaism January 15: Rabbi Robert Scheinberg- Conservative Judaism, United Synagogue of Hoboken January 22: Rabbi Hannah Orden- Reconstructionist Judaism, Congregation Beth HaTikvah January 29: Rabbi Ellie Mischel-…

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Tuesday Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Stuart Gershon

January 8, 2019 , 5:00 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
$40

Four-week series at Temple Sinai, Summit, noon-1:15 p.m. Today’s class Comparative Judaism: Four Denominations focuses on Reform Judaism; Jan. 15, Conservative Judaism; Jan. 22, Reconstructionist; Jan. 29, Orthodox. Bring lunch; beverages and desserts will be served. Cost is $40, $30 temple members. RSVP to office@templesinainj.org or 908-273-4921, ext. 10.

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Temple Sinai Sisterhood Book Club with Rabbi Stuart Gershon

January 24, 2019 , 12:30 am
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

Please join us for our next Book Group meeting to honor Rabbi Gershon in his last year as our Rabbi and to spend some time with him in a different type of setting. The book for discussion will be The Jew Store by Stella Suberman. THE JEW STORE is that rare thing--an intimate family story that sheds new light on a piece of American history. Stella Suberman turns the clock back to a time when rural America was more peaceful…

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February 2019

Blue Jean Shabbat with Campfire

February 2, 2019 , 12:30 am
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
$18

Temple Sinai, Summit, 7:30 p.m. Family-friendly service with guitars, hand-drums, and singing and preceded by picnic dinner at 6:30. Cost is $18 adults, $54 per family. RSVP by Jan. 25 to Michal@TempleSinaiNJ.org.

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April 2019

Cantor Shemesh and Friends Cabaret Concert “From Ladino to Yiddish to Opera”

April 6, 2019 , 11:30 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
$18
All-Cantors

Join Cantor Marina Shemesh and her colleagues, renowned tenors Cantor Benjamin Warschawski and Cantor Brian Shamash for an evening of cabaret in honor of Rabbi Stuart Gershon’s 25 years at Temple Sinai. Come enjoy the informal atmosphere with the Cantors, the Shir Libeinu Choir, and the Temple Sinai Band as they present a wide range of Jewish and secular favorites. Wine, cheese, and dessert will be served. Sponsorship opportunities and business advertisement available. The funds raised will go towards the…

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Cabaret Concert: “From Ladino to Yiddish to Opera”

April 6, 2019 , 11:30 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
$18 – $24

Temple Sinai, Summit, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Cantors Marina Shemesh, Benjamin Warschawski, and Brian Shamash for an evening of cabaret in honor of Rabbi Stuart Gershon’s 25 years at the temple. Wine, cheese, and dessert will be served. Tickets cost $18 in advance, $24 at the door. Go to templesinainj.org.

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May 2019

The Last Letters of Oma Clara: A Holocaust Story of Love and Loss

May 3, 2019 , 11:30 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

Temple Sinai, Summit, 7:30 p.m. Barbara Gilford will discuss the life and death of family members from Czechoslovakia in the Holocaust. Contact 908-273-4921, ext. 10, or office@templesinainj.org.

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August 2019

“Who is a Jew?” with Guest Speaker Rabbi Tamir Nir

August 9, 2019 , 11:00 pm
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

Our guest speaker will be Rabbi Tamir Nir, the rabbi of 'Kehilat Achva B’Kerem' community in Jerusalem, which he founded in 2007. He teaches Bible and Jewish thought at a mixed (religious and secular) high school, and serves as chairman of the Heschel Center for Social and Environmental Thinking and Sustainability. Rabbi Nir served as deputy mayor of Jerusalem, and as the head of The Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv, BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change. Rabbi Nir has…

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September 2019

Pre-Selichot Drumming Circle and Selichot Service

September 22, 2019 , 12:00 am
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

Temple Sinai, Summit, 8 p.m. Contact 908-273-4921, ext. 10, or office@templesinainj.org.

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Pre-Selichot Drumming Circle and Selichot Service

September 22, 2019 , 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

8:00-9:00 PM - Pre-Selichot Drumming Circle 9:15-10:00 PM -  Selichot Service Drumming Circle: Please join us as we welcome the Days of Awe with a unique way to embrace our connection to Judaism through spiritual drumming and song. In this special event, we prepare for the holidays through music and prayer that will lead us into our Selichot Service. Musical guest Alfred Fredel will bring traditional drums as well as modern percussion in this special hands-on gathering. No experience is…

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