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Chai Celebration Weekend of                      Scholarship  

Celebrate Rabbi Meszler's 18th Year at Temple Sinai by joining us for the following weekend programs. Click the event(s) below for additional details!

The Holocaust Remembered & Poland Today on ZOOM, Thursday, October 19th at 7:30 PM - POSTPONED (NEW DATE TBD)

Erev Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Lois Adams on Friday, October 20 at 7:30 PM

Shabbat Morning, Saturday, October 21st with Guest Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Kraus
Torah Study at 8:30 AM, Shabbat in the Round at 10:00 AM


Gusman Concert featuring Adah Hetko and Christina Crowder on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 PM

Temple Sinai Justice Housing Program on Sunday, October 22nd at 9:30 AM


The Holocaust Remembered & Poland Today on ZOOM. This event has been postponed. New date to be announced soon.

This past summer, Rabbi Julie Zupan and Rabbi Joseph Meszler traveled to Poland on a Holocaust education trip with a group of public school teachers. They experienced Poland as it continues grappling with its past, and discussed Holocaust education in the United States, and the current state of antisemitism. Most importantly, they encountered sites of devastation – death camps, scenes of pogroms, and mass graves – that forever changed them. During this ZOOM event, the Rabbis will try to communicate some of what they learned and how it has affected them by telling stories and sharing slides as part of their zoom presentation. 

The link for this event can be found in the weekly e-mail.


Erev Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Lois Adams on Friday, October 20 at 7:30 PM

Reverend Lois K. Adams was called to pastor the First Baptist Church of Sharon in 2014. She previously served as the Pastor of Spiritual Formation at the First Baptist Church in Framingham, MA. She leads the congregation in a Spirit-led and loving manner, and is passionate about the power of prayer; serving others; and proclaiming God’s word and love to the community.

She believes her role is to ensure the spiritual growth of the members towards a mature and intimate relationship with God; and that the Holy Spirit can operate freely in an environment which promotes the praise and worship of God.

She is a lifelong learner and received a BA. from Wellesley College, MS. from Tufts University School of Engineering, M.Div. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and is currently finishing her D.Min. in Pastoral Theology. Pastor Lois has three adult children, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.  


Shabbat Morning, Saturday, October 21st with Guest Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Kraus
Torah Study at 8:30 AM, Shabbat in the Round at 10:00 AM

Rabbi Joseph Meszler and Rabbi Jonathan Kraus of Belmont have been studying together once a week for over 15 years. Please join us as Rabbi Kraus leads our Torah Study and Shabbat in the Round in celebration of Rabbi Meszler’s 18 years at Temple Sinai. Rabbi Kraus has served Beth El Temple Center in Belmont since 1994. He is a wise teacher, a compassionate soul, and a talented song leader, composer, and musician.


Gusman Concert featuring Adah Hetko and Christina Crowder
on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 PM

Guest musicians Adah Hetko (vocals) and Christina Crowder (accordion) will present a service and recital of Jewish folk music from Ukraine, including melodies from a corpus of musical manuscripts form the Vernadsky National library of Ukraine, previously unavailable to klezmer musicians and scholars. 

About the Gusman Music Fund at Temple Sinai: The Gusman Music Fund Was founded more than 20 years ago by the Gusman family to honor the memory of musician and performer Rachel “Rita” Gusman. Rachel was a singer-entertainer who performed throughout the Americas and Israel where she lived for several years. During the Yom Kippur War, she entertained at Israeli army bases and hospitals. Rachel was also the featured singer at the Plaza Hotel in Tel Aviv. Her repertoire included popular, folk, and theater music, and she sang in Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Greek Russian, Portuguese, and Ladino, as well as English. Over the years, the Gusman Music Fund has supported annual concerts as well as musical services at Temple Sinai featuring the best of Jewish music within a liturgical setting. Today, the Gusman Music Fund is supported entirely by donations from the community. Your donation is welcome and will help continue Temple Sinai’s long tradition of bringing innovative Jewish music to the Sharon community.


Temple Sinai Housing Justice Program on Sunday, October 22nd at 9:30 AM

Many of us are very fortunate to have a roof over our heads and a place to call home. Others in our community are not so lucky.

Join us for bagels and coffee in the Social Hall at Temple Sinai on Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 9:30 AM-10:45 AM to discuss the housing crisis in Massachusetts.

This program includes guided group discussions as well as a discussion panel featuring Massachusetts state politicians, as well as Xander Shapiro, a congregant and member of the Sharon Housing Authority and Planning Board. 

Why bring this discussion to Temple Sinai? The Massachusetts branch of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC-MA) has focused on housing justice as their inaugural state issue campaign in 2023. The housing crisis is particularly severe in Massachusetts, and there are upcoming budget and legislative issues in which we can have an impact.

Come and share your voice!

Learn more about the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) here.

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