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Yom Rishon, 17 Kislev 5776

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Latkes & Legos
Sunday, December 6 at 1:00 PM, Social Hall/Kitchen

Help make our congregational latkes & applesauce including an extended program for families!

Click HERE for more info

Hanukkah Dinner & Consecration Service
Friday, December 11 at 5:45 PM, Abraham & Mae Persky Sanctuary/Social Hall

Click HERE for flyer

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 AM, Abraham & Mae Persky Sanctuary/Social Hall 

Join Rabbi Valerie & Cantor Rachel for this fun, interactive, musical service geared for children up to age 6. 
Please bring a dish to share for the Kiddush lunch following the service!

Click HERE for all Tot Shabbat dates

Help Temple Emanuel Sinai Host Homeless Families!

From December 13, 2015-January 3, 2016 Temple Emanuel Sinai will provide hospitality to homeless families through the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester. Your support enables IHN to operate and offer vital services to working families who don’t qualify for state-funded shelters. The IHN shelter is located at 91 June Street in Worcester.

Here’s what you can do to help:

  • Volunteer as dinner/evening hosts – arrive by 5:30 pm, eat dinner with the families, play with the children, and socialize with adults afterwards. IHN families prepare the meals but always appreciate assistance.
  • Volunteer as overnight hosts – arrive by 8:30 pm, and sleep on rollaway beds in a private office, leave at 6:45 am.
  • Provide funds or grocery store cards to purchase food and other necessities. Funds are also used to pay utilities and maintenance costs.
  • Make housewarming donations – gently used or new household items (blankets, dishes, pots and pans, flatware, toaster, coffeemaker, etc.) which will be given to families when they set up their new home.

     How to Sign Up/Donate:

  • Complete the volunteer form which you can download here. It will also be available outside the TES Social Hall and mailed to families in mid-November.
  • Send a check to Temple Emanuel Sinai – IHN Fund to 661 Salisbury St., Worcester MA 01609
  • Contact IHN Coordinators: Mark Birnbaum, 508-517-6092 or Susan Hayes, 508-688-0960, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank you in advance for your support, and look forward to a successful and rewarding hosting period.

Temple Emanuel Sinai IHN Committee
Susan Hayes, Mark Birnbaum, Ronna Cuker, Wendy Rickles, Lynne Silver, Jennifer Lish.

Shiru L'Adonai Shir Chadash: Sing unto God a New Song!
Leading music for a congregation is a sacred honor. The Evelyn Zarrow Volunteer Choir always welcomes new members.  Please join us for a rehearsal and see if you'd like to be a part of our holy, musical family!  A lovely sound, enthusiasm-ruach and a willingness to learn is all you need.  No sight reading skills necessary. Join Cantor Rachel in learning new music, new techniques, and refreshing your favorites.  
If you are interested, please contact Cantor Rachel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 508-755-1257.
Click HERE for rehearsal schedule 
Click HERE for class services schedule

New High Holy Day Prayer Books

The books have arrived!
  They may be picked up at the office between 9am-3pm on Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri.  There is still time to order if you haven't already.  See the form below.
This fall, as the Jewish time for repentance, remembrance, and forgiveness arrives, TES will begin to use a brand new machzor, the special prayer book for the high holy days, published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the rabbinic arm of Reform Judaism. Hundreds of these new books, Mishkan HaNefesh (Sanctuary of the Soul), in a two volume set, are being purchased for our congregation's use. Click HERE to learn more about the books.
Some congregants may prefer to own their own books, to bring with them to services and to keep as a year round reference in their personal or family library. And in Jewish tradition many people find it meaningful to dedicate a prayer book in honor or memory of a loved one. Consequently TES is offering two different opportunities for congregants to contribute to our new prayerful resources. For a donation of $36 per set, you may have a dedication label in honor or in memory of someone, affixed to the inside cover of a 2-volume set that will remain with the congregation. In addition, for a donation of $72 per set, congregants may purchase a 2-volume set similarly labeled for their personal use and have another set of books that remain with the congregation dedicated with similar labels.
To make your donation, click HERE to download a form, or call the Temple office to request a form.

We can't think of a better way to start the new Jewish year then with a contribution that so honors or memorializes a special person or people in your life. Please consider this opportunity.

Check out Westy's new website!

Click below to view the video from our new Emissaries, Lihi and Omri!

Click below to view the video from Torah Trek 2015!


  Rabbi Article 
Click HERE to read the recent article about Rabbi Valerie, published in the Worcester Telegram on November 10.