Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Dear Temple Sinai Family,
Welcome to the first week of May! All one has to do is take a quick glance at the calendar, and you will see what a busy and special month May 2021 will be at Temple Sinai this year.
I wanted to point out a few highlights. First, please don’t forget that today is GiveNOLA Day. GiveNOLA Day is our annual opportunity for tzedakah as well as gemilut chasadim – acts of loving kindness. For those who are able, I hope you will consider supporting some of the many amazing nonprofits in our community who are doing such important and meaningful work on behalf of Greater New Orleans. Please consider making a donation towards Temple Sinai, as well as other Jewish organizations and all who are working to make our community stronger and better for all.
This week during Wednesday Night Live, we will ask the question: “Do Jews celebrate Cinco de Mayo?” Join me at 7:00pm on Zoom as we discuss Jews around the world. Also this week we will hold our next Thursday Lunch Discussion at 12:30pm. On Friday we will join together to celebrate our May Anniversaries and Birthdays at our 6:00pm Shabbat Evening Service. Please remember that Sunday, May 9, is Mother’s Day – and it is a mitzvah to remember and honor our mothers!
And don’t forget to mark your calendars for more of May’s special events: Preparing for Shavuot programs on Wednesday 5/12 and Thursday 5/13; Brotherhood Bingo on Saturday 5/15; our End of the School Year Picnic with Chavurah@Sinai on Sunday, 5/16; Confirmation Service on Sunday, 5/16 to begin our celebration of Shavuot; Sisterhood Sabbath on Friday, 5/21; and the Temple Sinai On-Line Annual Meeting on Sunday, 5/23.
I hope that everyone is healthy and safe. I look forward to seeing you this month. Please stay connected and well.
Shalom u’vracha – peace & blessing,
Rabbi Daniel Sherman