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March 9, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale will host two events for Purim, which commemorates the deliverance of the Persian Jews from the plot of Haman, who sought to exterminate them, as recorded in the biblical Book of Esther. Purim will be celebrated at Temple Sinai, 1212 N. Pacific Ave., on Sunday, March 11, and Monday, March 12. As mistaken identity plays an important role in the Book of Esther, dressing up in masks and costumes is a custom of Purim, especially for children, which will be in evidence at the March 11 carnival.
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June 8, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale has announced that Keith Rohman has been elected the next president to serve the Temple. Having sat on the Temple's Board of Directors for six years, the last two as executive vice president, Rohman is a well-known face around the Temple; he and his wife Connie, and their two children, have been members for 12 years. "I may be an unlikely Temple president," he said. "I grew up in a secular home and did not step into a synagogue until I was almost 19. I wasn't bar mitzvahed, and came to religious Judaism as an adult."
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Members of the confirmation class at La Cañada United Methodist Church visited Temple Sinai of Glendale during its Interfaith Weekend this month. The class also attended services at Masjid Al Tawa in Altadena, St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church and Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. This Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho's sermon for the 10:30 a.m. worship service is titled “Two Gardens and Two Different Men.” In it she will compare Adam in the Garden of Eden with Jesus in the garden of the olive trees.
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February 23, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale will participate in the National Jewish Outreach Program's Shabbat Across America, a united effort by the entire Jewish community to renew interest in the fourth of the Ten Commandments - observing a day of rest on March 3 at 6 p.m. at the temple, 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. Temple Sinai will be one of 700 synagogues opening their doors to tens of thousands of people across North America who are interested in experiencing a Shabbat dinner and traditional Shabbat service.
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May 18, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale will hold its annual Mitzvah Day in which members of the congregation on Sunday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The community will participate in a number of projects that work toward the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). From temple seniors to the youngest of religious school students, everyone will pitch in through education, advocacy and acts of loving kindness guided by the Temple's Social Action Committee. A few of this year's on-site projects include: Preparing gift baskets for pediatric patients at Children's Hospital, packing bag lunches for the St. Francis Center of Los Angeles, writing of letters on behalf of a person designated by Amnesty International as being unjustly imprisoned, sewing quilts for Project Linus which benefits seriously ill or traumatized children and planting flower boxes to beautify L.A. Family Housing facilities.
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May 4, 2006
The Adult Education Program at Temple Sinai of Glendale will offer Kabbalah II ? Mystical Masters of Safed taught by Rabbi Rick Schechter. The three-part class, beginning Wednesday, May 17, is free and open to the public. Rabbi Schechter began by teaching an overview of Kabbalah to the Temple and community last fall, and will now present a more in-depth study of Jewish Mysticism, although no prior attendance in required. Rabbi Schechter will delve into how Jewish Mysticism blossomed in 16th century Galilee and will explore the contributions of important figures in Kabbalah ?
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March 2, 2006
Author and spiritual leader Rabbi Wayne Dosick will lead two discussion sessions at Temple Sinai of Glendale on Sunday, March 5. From 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. he will speak on "Bringing Up Ethical Children In Unethical Times," inspirational advice on child-rearing and a practical, everyday guide to teaching and modeling ethical values and moral behavior. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Rabbi Dosick will lead a discussion titled, "Dancing With God When Life Hurts," a conversation dealing with issues such as: When we are faced with the pain and anguish of life's tragedies, how do we cope?
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April 2, 2009
Temple Sinai of Glendale’s congregation will join Jewish people around the world at sundown on April 8 in celebrating Passover, the holiday commemorating the biblical story from the Book of Exodus that describes the escape of the ancient Hebrews from Egyptian slavery via the parting of the Red Sea. The Passover story teaches the world that God is deeply concerned with the affairs of humanity, said Rabbi Rick Schechter, Temple Sinai of...
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August 31, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale, a Reform Jewish congregation for 78 years, will hold three open houses for potential new members who would like to visit and get to know the Temple on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. A program of speakers, including religious leader Rabbi Rick Schechter, will highlight various aspects of the Temple community's life, from adult education and religious school for children, to social action and outreach, and much more.
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June 1, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale will host its annual golf tournament fundraiser on Monday, June 12, at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The day's activities will include a breakfast, a 7:30 tee time and a barbecue lunch following, as well as contests and awards. Proceeds will go to Temple Sinai of Glendale to assist in providing programming and services to the Foothill area The temple hosts frequent Adult Education programs and works with many local charitable organizations. Several levels of playing or sponsorship are available to support the golf tournament, which will be a scramble format.
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August 28, 2013
Local synagogues and centers will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, next week. The celebration, from Sept. 4 through 6, marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the evening of Friday, Sept. 13. Chabad Jewish Center in Glendale will hold a candle lighting and services on the evening of Sept. 4. A community dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. To RSVP to the dinner, email info@chabadcenter.org. Morning services will be held at Hilton Glendale Sept.
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Members of the confirmation class at La Cañada United Methodist Church visited Temple Sinai of Glendale during its Interfaith Weekend this month. The class also attended services at Masjid Al Tawa in Altadena, St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church and Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. This Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho's sermon for the 10:30 a.m. worship service is titled “Two Gardens and Two Different Men.” In it she will compare Adam in the Garden of Eden with Jesus in the garden of the olive trees.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 28, 2011
In his office at Temple Sinai of Glendale, the paperwork and music sheets piled on Steve Hummel's office desk indicates that he's well settled in since taking over as cantor in July. So he was perfectly ready to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, which commences the Jewish High Holy Days, when it began at sundown on Wednesday. Hummel made the move to Glendale from a Santa Monica synagogue, where he worked for the last 10 years. Prior to that, he was living in Chicago when a friend called him about the Santa Monica job on what he recalls as “a very cold day in December.” As a cantor, Hummel, 42, is by definition a musician.
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March 25, 2010
Temple Sinai of Glendale Temple Sinai of Glendale will celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew) with a Community Seder at 6 p.m. March 30 at the temple. Reservations are necessary and must be received by Saturday. Cost per adult is $50, and per child (up to age 13) is $35. For more information, call Flo Cohen at (818) 244-5650. The Seder commemorates the biblical exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Seder, which means ?
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December 10, 2009
The annual Temple Sinai of Glendale Hanukkah Dinner and Party will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at the temple. Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day holiday which commemorates the victory of the Maccabees against persecution, the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple and the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days and nights. The cost for dinner and entertainment is $15 for adults, and $5 for children 12 years and under. Temple Sinai is at 1212 N. Pacific Ave. in Glendale.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | October 1, 2009
At sundown on Friday, Sept. 18, Jewish families in La Cañada Flintridge will mark the beginning of the year 5770 on the Jewish calendar. The holiday is called Rosh Hashanah, which means the “head” or beginning of the year. In the Bible, the holiday is referred to as Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the day of remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the day of the sounding of the shofar or ram’s horn). Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of a ten-day period of observance and introspection, which culminates with Yom Kippur, the day of atonement.
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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 2, 2009
Temple Sinai of Glendale’s congregation will join Jewish people around the world at sundown on April 8 in celebrating Passover, the holiday commemorating the biblical story from the Book of Exodus that describes the escape of the ancient Hebrews from Egyptian slavery via the parting of the Red Sea. The Passover story teaches the world that God is deeply concerned with the affairs of humanity, said Rabbi Rick Schechter, Temple Sinai of...
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March 12, 2009
Pasadena Buddhist Temple Annual Sukiyaki Dinner March 14-15 Pasadena Buddhist Temple will be holding its Annual Sukiyaki Dinner on March 14 and 15. This authentic Japanese dinner features individually prepared sizzling pans of beef, assorted vegetables, noodles and tofu. The Sukiyaki will be accompanied by Japanese soup, hot rice and pickles. The temple youth groups will also be holding a bake sale. The dinner is $10. Sit-down service will be from 4 to 7:30 pm. Take-out service will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Pasadena Buddhist Temple is at 1993 Glen Ave. in Pasadena.
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