Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Dear Temple Sinai Family,
           Where did April go? I cannot believe that May is right around the corner. This is a busy time around Temple with lots of great things going on.
           This week is our final session in our two-part Adult Education series: “Modern Movements in Judaism Today.” Last week we focused on the Reform Movement. This week we will discuss other branches of Judaism including Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Humanist, and more. I invite you to join me on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm over Zoom. Also this week we will host our Thursday Lunch Discussion at 12:30pm on Zoom.
           I want to remind everyone that our Shabbat services are available both on-line and in-person for both Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. It has been wonderful to welcome people back slowly into our sanctuary. We invite you to join us. For those planning on attending in-person, we kindly ask for you to make a reservation. Inside the building we require mask-wearing and social-distancing.
           I also want to remind everyone that next Tuesday, May 4 is GiveNOLA Day. This 24-hour event is hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger and creating a thriving community for all. I think it is especially important for us to give back to our community this year as the need for help continues to rise. GiveNOLA Day is a wonderful opportunity for us to practice TZEDAKAH. Tzedakah is more than just “charity” – Tzedakah is a righteous act and a mitzvah. It is one of the ways we give back and share what we have with those who are in need because it is both a loving act as well as the right thing to do. I hope you will consider supporting the Temple and your favorite local nonprofits this GiveNOLA Day as we show our support for both the Jewish community and the city we love.
           Please stay well and stay connected!
Shalom u’vracha – peace & blessing,
Rabbi Daniel Sherman