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The Temple Sinai Brotherhood thanks all those who came out for the 2018 Trivia Night on December 1, but especially wishes to thank our sponsors, who were crucial to raising the $1,600 which enabled our teens to travel to Washington, DC this January for the Religious Action Center’s L’taken seminar.
|A very special thanks to the Modell family for donating the Brooklyn Nets tickets|
|Assorted Wine Bottles (Thank you Greenstein Family)|
|Benjamin Bros. – Tenafly|
|Bennies – Englewood|
|Buon Gusto Restaurant – Closter|
|Callahan Jewelers -Closter|
|Celebrity Bagels – Tenafly|
|Connect One Bank – Cresskill|
|County Manor -Tenafly (Thank you Carol Somerville)|
|DiMora Ristornte & Bar – Closter|
|Empty Vase – Closter|
|Farmhouse Café & Eatery – Cresskill|
|Fink’s BBQ – Dumont|
|Fish Dock – Closter|
|Giovanni’s Bicycle Club -Englewood|
|Grissini’s – Englewood|
|Haven Riverfront Restaurant – Edgewater|
|Heart & Sould Spa – Closter|
|Honda of Tenafly|
|Hummus Elite – Englewood|
|Investors Bank – Englewood (Thank you Stacy Goldberg)|
|Italian Connection – Dumont|
|It’s Greek to Me – Englewood|
|JL Salon -Dumont|
|Kilwins – Cliffside Park|
|Kings – Cresskill|
|La Promenade – Tenafly|
|La Puerta Del Sol – Englewood|
|Locale Café & Bar – Closter|
|Marcia’s Attic – Englewood|
|Mariners Bank – Cresskill|
|Nicole Miller Socks (Thank you Margaret Levy)|
|Plaza Pet World – Northvale|
|Sage & Vine Boutique – Dumont|
|Sayola Restaurant – Tenafly|
|Sear House Gift – Closter|
|Sedona Taphouse – Cliffside Park|
|Spring Tree Bagels – Englewood|
|Teaneck Road Hot Bagels|
|Tito’s Handmade Vodka – Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey (Anonymous donor you know who you are)|
|Wild Lily – Closter|
|Zendigi – Closter|
SFTY, which stands for Sinai Federation of Temple Youth, is the Temple’s High School youth group (grades 9-12). SFTY is part of NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth), the national Jewish Reform teen movement, and NFTY-GER, NFTY’s Garden-Empire regional group.
A youth group is a place for teens to come together, learn from one another and engage in meaningful and fun social programming. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism.
We invite everyone to join us, make a new friend and become apart of the SFTY family. If you have any questions about SFTY or have ideas for events, please contact Ilana Schear, SFTY@templesinaibc.org.
Meet our Team!
Ilana Schear, Youth Group Advisor
Hi Temple Sinai! I’m Ilana Schear and I am so happy to be joining the Temple Sinai Community. Growing up in the Reform Movement, throughout High School I was actively involved in NFTY-GER, was Social Action Vice President of my TYG board in Franklin Lakes, NJ, and was a participant on NFTY in Israel and Mitzvah Corps. I graduated from Goucher College with a degree in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Political Science. In 2016, I joined the Union for Reform Judaism Teen Travel Programs team as the Registrar and Communications Coordinator. It is such an honor to have since sent thousands of teens on the NFTY in Israel and Mitzvah Corps summer programs. After living in Brooklyn, NY for the last 3 years, I am officially back in New Jersey as of August 2018. Please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to get involved in SFTY!
Rachel Jacobus, Assistant Youth Group Advisor
My name is Rachel E. Jacobus, and I have been involved at Temple Sinai since I was three years old. I started in the Early Childhood Center and continued through Religious School Graduation, while simultaneously working in the Religious School Office throughout High School. Due to my continued involvement, Temple Sinai has always held a special place in my heart. Since my Jewish identity was created, and continues to thrive as an adult here at Sinai, I have always wanted to share what I have learned with high school students in the community and now I can do so as the Assistant Youth Group Advisor. I was involved in a Jewish sorority at Rutgers University and held over 10 programming positions during that time. I graduated from Rutgers in May 2018 and am currently working at the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey in their Synagogue Leadership Initiative Department focusing on Community Outreach. I look forward to meeting everyone and working closely with you in the Youth Group! If you have any questions or ideas for the Youth Group, feel free to reach out to email@example.com
Friday, October 5
Dinner at 6:30 — open to the first 100 people to RSVP
Service at 7:30 — open to all!
Join us as we formally welcome and install the newest member of the Temple Sinai clergy & staff, Rabbi Beth Kramer-Mazer! A lifelong Reform Jew with pluralistic leanings, Rabbi Kramer-Mazer grew up in an engaged Jewish household in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Beginning at a young age, she was immersed in lively and dynamic Jewish communities, ranging from her creative synagogue, Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley, Jewish summer camp, NFTY (Reform youth group) and multiple Israel trips.
Rabbi Kramer-Mazer earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester, with concentrations in religion and psychology, and went on to earn a Master of Arts in Interdepartmental Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Since 1996, Rabbi Kramer-Mazer has worked full-time in the amazing arena of Jewish education, with sixteen of these years served in Rockland County, New York and the balance here in Bergen County. Rabbi Kramer-Mazer has received several awards and recognitions for her excellence in leadership and innovations in Jewish education. She has served on various boards and is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the Association of Rabbis and Cantors (ARC), the North Jersey Board of Rabbis (NJBR) the Association for Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE) and the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ).
Rabbi Kramer-Mazer is an alumna of the Leadership Institute for Congregational Educators, the acclaimed Rabbis Without Borders program and the i-Engage Leadership Hartman Rabbinic Fellowship. She is currently a member of a two-year immersive training program, the Davvenen Leadership Training Institute (DLTI). Rabbi Kramer-Mazer was ordained as a Rabbi in May, 2016 at the Academy for Jewish Religion, a sixty year old pluralistic seminary in New York. Among other areas, she has engaged deeply in training in pastoral counseling, the Jewish life cycle, leadership of worship services and hospital chaplaincy. Rabbi Kramer-Mazer is thrilled to serve the Jewish community as both a progressive rabbi and an experienced educator, blending passions and skills from both arenas.
We’re pleased to share with you our first-ever program guide! If you were at the Temple yesterday for Yom Kippur, you may have picked up a copy then. If not, we have extras at the Temple and this electronic version for easy sharing. We hope you’ll enjoy knowing more about our upcoming schedule of events.
As with all long-range planning, some of these events may change. If they do, we’ll be sure to note it here on the website, in the Sentry, on Facebook, and all our other communications channels.
Looking forward to a great year!2018-19 Program Guide for Web