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Creating Positive Jewish Memories

06/18/2018 04:42:19 PM

Jun18

Rabbi Brad Levenberg

I sit here in Atlanta with my bags, well, not-yet-packed for a return visit to Camp Barney and a return week at Camp Coleman this upcoming Sunday…and I could not be more excited. There is something very special about the camp community.  Nowhere else is there amassed such talent and skill in one place, all with one common purpose: to create positive Jewish memories.  They sing, they dance, they tell stories, perform skits, and...Read more...

Taking Risks: Women of Sinai Trip to Israel

06/14/2018 09:26:38 AM

Jun14

By: Rabbi Sam Shabman

This week, I reflect upon risks big and small that we can take.  Is it that big and adventurous trip that you have been mulling over? Or that bold comment you have been aching to say? Or that new job? Or move? Sometimes taking a risk means simply being ourselves, and speaking our...Read more...

Temple Sinai's Women's Trip to Israel 2018

06/11/2018 12:00:57 PM

Jun11

Temple Sinai women are in Israel with Rabbi Sam Shabman and Beth Schafer.  Follow their experience on this blog and our Facebook Page here.

Click Here to see pictures from the trip.  

Monday, June 11 & Tuesday, June 12

The final part of our journey in Israel began with our arrival in Tel Aviv as the sun was beginning to set over the Mediterranean. After our hotel check-in, we walked...Read more...

Love of Israel

06/07/2018 11:54:43 AM

Jun7

By: Beth Schafer

They say that childhood is experiential. You can talk and talk and talk to a child trying to teach her something, but until she has the experience herself, she really doesn't internalize the learning.

As adults, we see a movie, read an...Read more...

A Sense of Synchronicity

05/31/2018 11:50:12 AM

May31

By: Beth Schafer

 

Last month I had the privilege of traveling with World Pilgrims (part of Atlanta’s Interfaith Coalition Initiative) to Sedona and Canyon De Chelly, Navajo Nation. For a week I experienced the grandeur of the southwest alongside my brothers and sisters of Christian and...Read more...

May God Bless You and Keep You

05/24/2018 09:20:29 AM

May24

By: Rabbi Sam Shabman

May God bless you and keep you

May God cause the divine light to shine upon you and be gracious to you

May God turn toward you and grant you peace

(Numbers 6: 24-26).

We read the above blessing (commonly known as the Priestly Benediction) in this...Read more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Pirkei Avot

05/18/2018 08:00:09 AM

May18

Pirkei Avot 2:8 : "He who acquires a good name, has acquired himself something indeed." 
Interpreted by Fred Shessel
What is in a name? To ShRead more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Music

05/17/2018 08:00:09 AM

May17

This week we feature Pirkei Avot 4:1 with a soul-stirring interpretation by an extraordinary songwriter, Rabbi Joe Black. To learn more about his musiRead more...

Setting the Stage for Next Year

05/16/2018 11:57:48 AM

May16

By: Rabbi Brad Levenberg

49 times in our congregation’s history we have gathered to discuss the business of Temple Sinai with the community as a whole. These meetings have been at times controversial – the meeting to approve the lot on Dupree Drive as our future home, the meeting...Read more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Mindfulness

05/16/2018 08:00:10 AM

May16

Mussar is a Jewish ethical, educational, and cultural movement that developed in the 13th century in Lithuania. The term Mussar is from the book of PRead more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Israel

05/15/2018 08:00:10 AM

May15

Making the Desert Bloom – Drip Irrigation  
As our world population gets bigger and bigger we are faced with a difficult predicament: how do Read more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Mitzvot

05/14/2018 08:01:36 AM

May14

Dear Friends,
 
If you have still not “opted in” to receive our delightful, daily doses of spirituality, this is your last opportunity to do so.Read more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Nature

05/13/2018 08:00:09 AM

May13

Rabbi Ya’akov Yosef of Polnoye

Nature itself is the Divine Presence.

​​​​​​​Special thank you to Margery Diamond for her beautifuRead more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Pirkei Avot

05/11/2018 08:00:10 AM

May11

Pirkei Avot 2:15 : "Let your friend's honor be more dear to you than your own." 
Interpreted by David Schoenberg
#MeToo (unfortunately)

In tRead more...

Atop the Summit: Spirituality. Shavuot. Sinai

05/10/2018 12:16:30 PM

May10

By Rabbi Ron Segal

“Rabbi, I may not be a very religious person, but I am quite spiritual.” 

 

Had I put a dollar in a tzedakah box every time someone said a version of these words to me over the...Read more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Music

05/10/2018 09:46:10 AM

May10

This week we feature Pirkei Avot 2:21 with a compelling song/setting by Dan Nichols. To learn more about Dan and his incredible music, visit his websiRead more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Mindfulness

05/09/2018 08:01:08 AM

May9

Mussar is a Jewish ethical, educational, and cultural movement that developed in the 13th century in Lithuania. The term Mussar is from the book of PRead more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Israel

05/08/2018 08:00:13 AM

May8

Religious Diversity in Israel
There is an endless amount of Jewish Religious sites throughout the State of Israel. Rich and deep Jewish culture Read more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Mitzvot

05/07/2018 08:00:13 AM

May7

“Sarah died in Kiriat Arbah – now Hebron – in the land of Canaan; and Abraham proceeded to mourn for Sarah and to bewail her.” Genesis 23:2

Read more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Nature

05/06/2018 08:00:11 AM

May6

"Earth’s Embroidery” by Solomon ibn Gabirol
With the ink of its showers and rains, with the quill of its lightning, with the hand of its cloudRead more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Pirkei Avot

05/04/2018 08:00:11 AM

May4

Pirkei Avot 1:15: "Say little and do much."  
Interpreted by Sybil Ginsburg
We are taught to value deeds over proclamations of faith. The worRead more...

Know Before Whom You Stand

05/03/2018 11:46:25 AM

May3

By: Rabbi Sam Shabman

The saying: “Know Before Whom You Stand,” is a Jewish maxim that often appears above the Ark in synagogue sanctuaries. It is based on a phrase found in the Babylonian Talmud (Berakhot 28a) reminding us of the significance and the power of that place in which we find ourselves praying...Read more...

Rabbi Brad Levenberg's Invocation at the 2018 Mayor's State of the City Breakfast 

05/03/2018 11:15:32 AM

May3

By: Rabbi Brad Levenberg

State of the City Breakfast 2018 -The Honorable Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

 

I was recently studying our weekly scriptural reading according to the Jewish people, the Torah portion Emor, with a first grader. Together, we read these words, which God instructed Moses to...Read more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Mindfulness

05/02/2018 08:00:13 AM

May2

Mussar is a Jewish ethical, educational, and cultural movement that developed in the 13th century in Lithuania. The term Mussar is from the book of PRead more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Israel

05/01/2018 08:01:10 AM

May1

Technology 
The SniffPhone Project has created a small plug for your cell phone that can screen for diseases by your exhaled breath. The SniffPhRead more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Mitzvot

04/30/2018 08:00:11 AM

Apr30

“If there is a needy person among you…do not harden your heart and shut your hand…Rather, you must open your hand and supply him sufficiently foRead more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Nature

04/29/2018 08:02:10 AM

Apr29

Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13
When God created Adam, God led him around the Garden of Eden and said to him: “Behold my works! See how beautiful they aRead more...

50 Days of Spiritual Moments: Pirkei Avot

04/27/2018 08:00:12 AM

Apr27

Pirkei Avot 2:21: "It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it."  
Interpreted by Rafe LeRead more...

The Relevance of Jewish Tradition

04/26/2018 09:11:21 AM

Apr26

By: Rabbi Ron Segal

Relevance.  Anytime I am planning a session for Torah study, I strive to ensure that the lesson which emerges from the learning is one that will be relevant in some way to the lives of participants.  Study that leads to relevant and realizable applications of Jewish wisdom is one way to show that Judaism remains a living, dynamic, contemporary and vital expression of our values each and every day of our...Read more...

Temple Sinai in India 2018

04/26/2018 09:00:09 AM

Apr26

Rabbi Brad Levenberg

Temple Sinai members are in India with Rabbi Brad Levenberg.  Follow their experience on this blog, Rabbi Brad's Facebook here, and our Facebook Page here.

Day 11

Our Last Day in India

It’s hard to believe that the trip is coming to an end. Our group visited the Gateway to India and the Caves of Elephanta, two marvelous sites with a fascinating historical juxtaposition, before splitting up...Read more...

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