ברוכים הבאים - Welcome!
Rabbi David Cohen, Cantor Lauren Phillips and the members and staff of Congregation Sinai welcome you to our Reform congregation in Fox Point, a suburb just north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We value diversity, spirituality, Jewish education and social responsibility, as well as a love of tradition and a passion for innovation.
Please join us for worship, learning and community.
Scholar in Residence
Rabbi Richard Address
Scholar in Residence
February 28 - March 2
"Sacred Aging - Exploring the Impact of the Longevity Revolution." What does it mean for you?
Rabbi Richard F. Address is the Senior Rabbi at Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ. Called to the congregation after 33 years with the Union for Reform Judaism, he previously served as the specialist and congregation consultant for the North American Reform Movement in the program areas of Caring Community and Family Concerns. His work has been based on the belief that a congregation, to be a true "caring community", must be founded on a theology of sacred relationships.
A major part of Address's work has been in the development and implementation of the project on Sacred Aging. This project has been responsible for creating awareness and resources for congregations on the implication of the emerging longevity revolution with growing emphasis on the aging of the baby boom generation. This aging revolution has begun to impact all aspects of Jewish communal and congregational life.
Schedule for Scholar in Residence--Rabbi Richard Address
Friday, February 28th
6:15 pm KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE
"Judaism's Approach to Health, Wholeness & Growing Older" Judaism has always stressed a "holistic" approach to medicine and healing. Why is that so and what does it mean for us today in our journey of aging?
7:30 pm Dinner (adult only by reservation) and continuing conversation w/ Rabbi Address. Register by Feb. 23 at: http://scholarinresidencedinner.eventbrite.com
Saturday, March 1st
4:00 pm "Go Forth: Healthy Aging in Life's Third Stage"
An examination of Torah texts that provide a guideline for how to pursue a life of healthy aging based on the "theology of relationships". What role does community play in our own search for meaning and purpose?
Sunday, March 2nd
10:00 am "The Art of Care Giving"
How can we best support and care for our loved ones as they age? As the Jewish family changes over time, what meaning do the Torah's commands to "honor" and "respect" parents hold for us today? What wisdom in particular does Judaism offer when we face issues like dementia and Alzheimer's? How can we best navigate these myriad issues - and their effects, psychological, economic, and spiritual?
Purim Basket Auction Donors Needed!
Purim is not too far away and we are beginning to make plans for our Third Annual Purim Basket Silent Auction.
The Silent Basket Auction will be on display and open for bidding February 28-March 16 and will culminate at the end of the Purim Carnival on February March 16th.
New Sanctuary Movement Prayer Vigil
Tuesday, March 4th at 6:30 PM
On Tuesday, March 4th, Congregation Sinai will become the first Jewish house of worship in Milwaukee to host a New Sanctuary Deportation Vigil. This monthly event brings individuals facing deportation for friends or family members together with supporters from communities of faith. Join us for a brief service, led by Rabbi Cohen. The services will begin at 6:30 pm and will be followed by an oneg. Children are welcome.
Sponsored by MIKLAT a member of the New Sanctuary Movement