April 16, 2014
The Temple Sinai community celebrated the second night of Passover, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt, with a seder Tuesday night at its Glendale social hall. A seder, a ritual meal that translated into English means order, includes the telling of the Passover story, which features Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt, a description of the 12 plagues and the parting of the Red Sea. Those who observe the eight-day holiday don't eat bread or other leavened food as a reminder that as slaves, the Jews had to rush out of Egypt, with no time to let bread rise.
January 30, 2012
The clergy of Temple Sinai dedicated 125 new solar panels with song and prayer Sunday morning, becoming the third house of worship in Glendale to make the leap toward solar-powered facilities. “We are all here because of the vision of one man who started us on the path of true environmental sustainability,” began Rabbi Richard Schechter. That man is Jan Freed, who 18 months ago realized that Temple Sinai was paying an annual $35,000 utility bill, so he suggested the temple install solar panels.
February 24, 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.
May 5, 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 — Joseph Karo, Moses Cordovero and Isaac Luria.
March 3, 2006
Author and spiritual leader Rabbi Wayne Dosick will lead two discussion sessions at Temple Sinai of Glendale on Sunday. 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?
December 21, 2012
A suspicious package discovered Friday outside Temple Sinai of Glendale that prompted police to evacuate the area was determined to be safe after an attempt at detonation failed to produce an explosion, police said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad cleared the package shortly before 5 p.m. after it was discovered in the 1200 block of North Pacific Avenue, prompting the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses. It was not immediately clear if anyone was inside the temple at the time it was discovered.
December 11, 2012
Nine Glendale-area Girl Scouts have been named Emerging Leaders by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles in recognition of their outstanding extracurricular accomplishments. The young women joined hundreds of other highly accomplished women in Los Angeles, along with nearly 100 additional Emerging Leaders, for a luncheon and day of mentorship at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood on Dec. 5. Local Girl Scouts honored were Heather Abrams, Morgan Beck, Mithra Bhadha, Antonia Issaevitch, Jillian Kauffman, Isabel Martos-Repath and Rachel Nakumra, all of La Crescenta, as well as Erick Weiler, of Montrose, and Sarah Hill, of Glendale, The event concluded a year of celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA. Heather Abrams has been a Girl Scout for eight years.
September 1, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale, a Reform Jewish congregation for 78 years, will hold three open houses for potential new members 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 Sinai of Glendale community's life, from adult education and religious school for children, to social action and outreach, and much more. Also speaking will be Cantor Mariana Gindlin, Education Director Carolyn Moore-Mooso, Temple President Keith Rohman and other key personnel.
May 3, 2002
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Temple Sinai of Glendale will offer a course on the history of the state of Israel next week. The four-week class, "With Eyes Toward Zion: A Brief History of Zionism and the State of Israel," will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Temple Sinai, 1212 N. Pacific Ave. Tuition for the four-week class is $25. The course will cover aspects of Zionism and the movement to establish ...
September 19, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Choosing Tuesday's Rosh Hashanah message was no problem for Temple Sinai's interim Rabbi Jeffrey Ronald. "We've been handed our text by recent events," Ronald said, alluding to the recent terrorist attacks on America. The call of the shofar, or ram's horn, and the call of war were addressed by Ronald as part of Rosh Hashanah services Tuesday. The two-day religious celebration began Monday at sundown and marked the beginning of the year 5762 -- the number of years since the creation of Adam and Eve. "Essentially, we're celebrating the birth of the human race," Ronald said.