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November 30, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale has announced that beginning Dec. 1, Friday night services will begin at 7:30 p.m. It is traditional in Judaism to worship on Friday nights as Shabbat, the Sabbath day of rest, is welcomed. "The earlier start time will make it easier for families with younger children to enjoy the services," said Dr. Ilena Blicker, chairperson of Temple Sinai's Ritual Committee. As always, the first Friday night of the month is especially geared to young families, with lively songs and stories included in the service.
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November 22, 2007
In a recent sermon, Reform Rabbi Donald Weber, of Temple Rodeph Torah in New Jersey, reportedly offered to personally pay for six-month memberships to the Jewish singles matchmaking website JDate to any singles in the congregation who asked. The idea was to help bolster the dwindling American Jewish population in the face of national surveys that say about half of American Jews are marrying outside of the Jewish faith. What do you think of online dating services that match people within the same faith?
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April 8, 2010
Jews on March 30 celebrated Passover, the holy day commemorating the biblical event of Hebrews escaping from enslavement in Egypt. Passover is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays in which participants reflect on the struggles and triumphs of their people throughout history. A community Seder last week allowed generations to tell the story of Exodus to the children, said Rabbi Rick Schechter of Temple Sinai Glendale. ?We encourage children to ask questions and make this story their own so they can say ?
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January 26, 2006
Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer will speak on developing more meaningful prayer habits on Feb. 5 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Temple Sinai of Glendale, 1212 N. Pacific Ave. Rabbi Fields-Meyer will lead an interactive session exploring ways to strengthen own spirituality, as well as the "prayer muscles" within families. Rabbi Fields-Meyer is a professor of Bible Studies at the University of Judaism and received the Jewish Education Award for the Most Innovative Teacher in 2004.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | April 20, 2011
The Dennis Prager Show usually airs every weekday on KRLA 870 AM, but it wasn’t broadcast Tuesday, nor will it be on Monday while Prager takes time off in observance of Passover. Prager, a La Cañada resident, discussed what the Passover holiday means to him in a phone interview while on his way to a Seder Tuesday evening. “[The Seder] is a very bonding experience for those who are there, whether it’s family, friends or strangers,” he said. “I won’t know many of the people there tonight.” The week-long celebration of the Jewish people’s liberation from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago began on Tuesday with the Seder, a ritual meal that marks the beginning of the holiday, and ends after April 25. Prager said it’s become the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday as Judaism has become more secularized because themes of liberation and freedom are applicable to everyone.
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April 9, 2009
It is the most widely celebrated Jewish holy day of the year. This week Jewish people around the world are preparing for Passover. Family and friends will gather in their homes to retell and relive the Exodus from Egypt. That story of Hebrew slaves being liberated from bondage — redeemed from a God who demands justice and righteousness of all people — is the great message of Judaism. It is our essential story and gift to the world. The Passover story teaches the world that God is deeply concerned with the affairs of humanity, that freedom is the fundamental right of every person, and that redemption and transformation of our world is possible.
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April 26, 2007
Beginning at 10 a.m. on April 29, Temple Sinai of Glendale will hold its annual Mitzvah (Good Deed) Day. April 29 is the date Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has declared as Big Sunday, a city-wide day of volunteerism. Hundreds of volunteer opportunities will be taking place throughout the Los Angeles area. Last year, 32,000 people came out to lend a hand to help out 250 charitable organizations. Social Action, or Tikkun Olam, has always been part of Judaism. The Foothill community is invited to join the Temple Sinai congregation — from its youngest members to its oldest — as they participate in this day of volunteerism.
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February 2, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale will hold its annual Tu B'Shevat Seder and Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the temple, 1212 Pacific Ave. The holiday, also known as "New Year for Trees," was originally created as a way of calculating the age of fruit trees. Thus, it is customary to celebrate by enjoying fruits grown in the Holy Land during biblical times, such as figs, grapes, dates and olives. In modern times, Tu B'Shevat has come to symbolize the Jewish commitment to protecting the earth and its bounty.
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February 16, 2006
Long-standing Temple Sinai of Glendale members Jack and Louise Mayeri Spillman will be honored at a Feb. 26 dinner. Now grandparents, the Spillmans began their membership in 1965 and raised three sons while at Temple Sinai. Jack is a former Temple president, and was also chair of the rabbinic search committee that brought Carole Meyers to Temple Sinai, who, at the time, was only the third woman to be ordained as a rabbi. Jack recently served on the Temple's rabbinic search team again, which brought the current Rabbi, Rick Schechter, to Temple Sinai.
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November 22, 2007
In a recent sermon, Reform Rabbi Donald Weber, of Temple Rodeph Torah in New Jersey, reportedly offered to personally pay for six-month memberships to the Jewish singles matchmaking website JDate to any singles in the congregation who asked. The idea was to help bolster the dwindling American Jewish population in the face of national surveys that say about half of American Jews are marrying outside of the Jewish faith. What do you think of online dating services that match people within the same faith?
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November 30, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale has announced that beginning Dec. 1, Friday night services will begin at 7:30 p.m. It is traditional in Judaism to worship on Friday nights as Shabbat, the Sabbath day of rest, is welcomed. "The earlier start time will make it easier for families with younger children to enjoy the services," said Dr. Ilena Blicker, chairperson of Temple Sinai's Ritual Committee. As always, the first Friday night of the month is especially geared to young families, with lively songs and stories included in the service.
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