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Please note there will be no committee dinner before committee meetings this Wednesday, February 12. 
Service Schedule*

Friday, February 14
6:30pm Disability Awareness Shabbat ServiceAlbers Chapel
Our annual Disability Awareness Shabbat Service will be held this Shabbat, February 14! We will see the trailer for 
Crip Camp, a documentary which opened the Sundance Film Festival this winter, in which Sinai members Denise and Neil Jacobson appear. Join the learning and the celebration!

Saturday, February 15
9:00am Torah Study, Fischer Library
Shabbat Morning Service with Bat Mitzvah of Greta Frances, Sanctuary

Tuesday, February 18
7:30am Tuesday Morning Minyan, Albers Chapel

Cantor Keys' 25th Anniversary
Send in your Tribute ads for Cantor Keys' 25th Anniversary Book by this Friday, 2/14.

Remembering Rabbi Samuel Broude
Watch a video of Rabbi Broude's "Listening to the Voice" event from Temple Sinai, October 26, 2007.

World Zionist Congress Elections
Vote for the Reform Slate.

"Rabbi" Email Gift Card Scam
Do Not Participate!

A Journey to the Cantorate
Wednesday, February 12, 7:30pm, Albers Chapel

An intimate conversation highlighting Cantor Keys’ cantorial career and what brought her to this calling facilitated by congregant and stand-up comedian David Cohen. This celebration of Cantor Keys’ 25 years at Temple Sinai will be a delightful evening of revelation, fun and of course, nosh! 

Presented by Women of Temple Sinai. Please sign up here to contribute or help with the event. 

Submit your ad for Cantor Keys' 25th Anniversary book here by Friday, February 14!

Sababa Shabbat
Friday, February 21, 5:30pm, Albers Chapel 
Our Sababa Shabbat program provides opportunities for families with young children (Pre-K through 2nd grade) to celebrate Shabbat with others. Join us for a communal dinner, preceded by a lively, musical, child-friendly Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service. Dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 13. RSVPs are not required for service, and families are welcome to attend the service without participating in the dinner.

RSVP required for dinner by February 18.

Lunch and Culture
Tuesday, February 25, 12:00pm, Albers Chapel

Screening of “Above and Beyond,” a documentary telling the story of four American pilots who smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia, and flew for Israel in its War of Independence.

RSVP here by Friday, February 21. Lunch will not be guaranteed without RSVP.

From Oakland to Jerusalem: Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00pm, Sanctuary

The Consul General of Israel, Allen Temple Baptist Church, and Temple Sinai partner to welcome Dr. Clarence Jones to Oakland. Dr. Jones is the former personal counsel, advisor, draft speech writer and close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is a Scholar in Residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute at Stanford University. Please join us for a very special evening of learning, remembrance and friendship. 

RSVP required at oaklandsinai.orgID will be checked at the door.

Hamentashen Initiative 2020

The Challenge: Each Purim we consume hundreds of homemade hamentashen. This year, the Purim carnival is on Sunday, March 8 and erev Purim is Monday, March 9. At a minimum, we need 500 hamentashen for the carnival and 300 for erev Purim. 

Three Ways to Contribute:  1) Make dough and filling for the SiTY hamentashen bake-in 2) Help supervise the SiTY bake-in or 3)  Bake hamentashen in your kitchen and bring them to Temple

Whichever way you choose, you can sign up here

Please direct questions to Laurie Leiber at or (510) 435-3995.

Census Information and Training at Temple Sinai
Sunday, March 15, 9:30am, Stern Hall
Join us for an informational session and training for the 2020 Census. Whether you are interested in volunteering as part of Temple Sinai's efforts to ensure a full count or you just have questions about how the census is going to work this year, as it is online for the first, time please join us. Every person not counted means a loss of $10,000 in funding over 10 years. A 6% under-count is $1 billion dollars over 10 years. Everyone needs to be counted. If you would like more information about Temple Sinai's efforts around the census email Andrew Shear at


The Diablo Valley Tzedekah Softball League was organized to promote safe and fun competition in slow-pitch softball for members of the East Bay community. Temple Sinai’s Brotherhood has two teams (the league consists of 10 teams total). We are recruiting new players to join our teams, to participate in our collaborative culture, and to meet new friends. The season starts in April and runs through July at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek.

Contact Mark Drexler to learn more about joining our softball community.

Sign up now for Spring! Choose as many dinners as you like then contact Joanne to sign up. Spring Dates: 3/6 five spots left; 4/3 one spot left; 4/17 three spots left; 4/24 five left; 5/15 seven spots.

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