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We gathered around Seder tables last week and recounted the start of the journey of our ancestors from the land of slavery to the land of promise. At this point in the story, a mere few days after the Exodus event, the people have officially left Egypt and are making their way on the winding path through the wilderness.

Paralleling the story from our text is a story that involves our text. ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America, has procured a Torah scroll from a community in San Diego and is donating that scroll to a progressive congregation in Israel. Instead of just being placed on a plane and taking a direct route, however, the scroll is mirroring the journey of our people from thousands of years ago and is winding its way through major cities in the United States, stopping at several congregations along the way. On May 2-3, that scroll comes to Temple Sinai.


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Social Action Sunday
Children's Contest

Now through April 30th!

Sponsored by Sisterhood/Neshamot, our Social Action Sunday on May 18 will benefit the Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Sisterhood invites all children (1st-8th grade) of Temple Sinai members to support this great organization with their creativity! Students can submit one of the following:

A) An original picture to be included on a bookplate that will be pasted into the front of books and given to children at local elementary schools.

B) An original word search or crossword puzzle (please design for grades 1st - 3rd) to be included in children's activity books.

The theme for the contest is "Plant a Seed and Teach a Child to Read." Winners will be announced on May 18 in two age groups 1st-4th grade and 5th-8th grade. Click here to view the flyer and see samples of a bookplate and work puzzles. To submit your entry, please click here.

Blood Drive 
on Mother's Day

Sunday, May 11
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Temple Sinai

What better way to appreciate the gift of life than to donate blood on Mother's Day? Stop by the Temple Sinai Red Cross Blood Drive, be a mensch and make your mother proud!

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are available (and encouraged!). To make an appointment, please click here and enter "Sinai" as the Sponsor Code.

We'll have delicious treats and plenty of good camaraderie. For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



This Week at Temple Sinai

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This Week

Buckhead Professionals Lunch n' Learn: Wednesday, April 23, 12:00-1:00 pm. At the Offices of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Terminus 200 Building, 3333 Piedmont Rd, Suite 2500). Lunch is available for $5. Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you plan to attend and would like us to order you lunch. 

92nd Street Y: Wednesday, April 23, 7:45 pm. Rebroadcast of "The United States, Iran and Israel: What Next?" with Michael Doran and Warren Kozak.

Senior Day Trip to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens: Thursday, April 24, 11:00 am-5:00 pm. We will leave Sinai at 11:00 am, have lunch at Mary Macs Tea Room, and begin our tour of the gardens at 1:00 pm. We'll return to Sinai at 5:00 pm. $20 per person includes transportation, admission, and docent. Please RSVP here or to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Baccalaureate Service: Thursday, April 24, 7:30 pm.

Family Friendly Shabbat Service: Friday, April 25, 6:30 pm.

Tot Shabbat: Saturday, April 26, 10:00 am. Celebrate this beautiful spring weather on the Temple Sinai playground!

Electronics Recycling: Sunday, April 27, 8:30 am-1:30 pm. In honor of Earth Day, we'll be collecting electronics (cell phones, laptop & desktop computers, printers, scanners and fax machines, etc.) in the front parking lot to benefit Keep North Fulton Beautiful. Help us make this year's collection the most successful yet! For more information on the collection and what items will be accepted, please click here.

Baby Makes 3: Sunday, April 27, 10:00 am. Join Rabbi Mordecai Pollock of the Jewish Marriage Initiative for this hour-long class on handling the ups and downs of being a new parent. Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Social Action Sunday: Sunday, April 27, 12:15-2:00 pm. We'll make meals for the Kesher Committee, Ronald McDonald House (Scottish Rite & Emory) and the Genesis Shelter. Free to attend and a pizza lunch will be served! Sponsored by the Kesher Committee. Please RSVP here.

Yom Hashoah Service and Chamber Concert: Sunday, April 27, 7:00 pm.In addition to a brief service and candle lighting, we will commemorate this sad moment in Jewish history through the incredible talents of Dr. Brent Runnels and chamber music composed by Bernstein, Milhaud, Schulhoff, and others.

Coming Soon

Reel Living with Bob Bahr: Tuesday, April 29, 10:00 am. This is the second class in a four class series, featuring X- The Life of Malcolm X with Imam Plemon el-Amin of the Atlanta Majid of Al-Islam. $30 for the four class series. Please RSVP here.

Sinai Book Club: Tuesday, April 29, 7:30 pm. We will be discussing The Wanting by Michael Lavigne.

Around the World Springtime Flavors Cooking Class: Wednesday, April 30, 10:00 am, Temple Sinai Kitchen. Join Margot Alfie, of Cooking with Margot, for a cooking demonstration featuring spring dishes from various cultures. No cost to attend, but spaces are limited. Please RSVP here by Monday, April 28. 

Trip to Serenbe for Recent Retirees: Wednesday, April 30, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. We will leave Temple Sinai via van or carpool at 10:00 am, have lunch in this sustainable community and explore the area. On our way home, we'll stop at the Atlanta Farmer's Market and will return to Sinai at 5:00 pm. Please wear comfortable shoes! $10 registration fee covers transportation. Lunch is dutch. This trip is weather dependent, so please call first to make sure we're going. Please RSVP here or to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Teen Lounge: Wednesday, April 30, 5:30 pm.

Teen-led Rock Shabbat Service: Friday, May 2, 6:30 pm.

Sisterhood/Neshamot Bus Tour: Highlights of Jewish Atlanta History: Sunday, May 4, 1:00-5:00 pm. We'll get on the bus at Temple Sinai at 1:00 pm and ride through downtown Atlanta with commentary provided by Judy Cohen. Stop #1 is a guided tour of the Jewish section of the Oakland Cemetary and Stop #2 is a private tour of "Return to Rich's: the Story Behind the Store" at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. There will be a private gathering for snacks before we return to Sinai at 5:00 pm. $18 for Sisterhood/Neshamot members, $25 for guests. Please RSVP here.

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