Rabbi’s Weekly Message

Dear Temple Sinai Members and Friends,

This past Tuesday night at the annual spring congregational meeting the vote to extend my contract to 2031 was passed. This was truly a very special night for both Judy and I. It affirmed the very special feelings we have toward this wonderful congregation and its members. G-d willing we will be blessed with good health in order to continue to work with all of you in making Temple Sinai the best congregation in Palm Beach County.

This week I will devote my sermon to Gay Pride Month. If you know of anyone who does not regularly attend our Shabbat services and is LGBTQ+, please invite them to this service. It is incumbent upon all of us to insure that every person knows that he or she is welcome into our sanctuary and our Temple Sinai home.

There is a growing movement in some state legislatures and judiciaries to reverse some of the civil rights gains made by those who have fought so hard for LGBTQ+ rights. This must be fought against and reversed. Let us join together and celebrate Shabbat as one humanity, one family of God.

As I announced at the congregational meeting, I am hoping to have an Adult BarBat/ Mitzvah class next year. If you or anyone you know has not been Bar/Bat Mitzvah, please have them get in touch with me. The class will begin after the High Holy Days. Even if you do not know one letter of Hebrew, know I have never had a dropout or failure.

Also, anyone who is 83+ and would like a second Bar or Bat Mitzvah, please let me know. Why not do it again, senior style?

Shabbat Shalom to all,

Your Rabbi Steve