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.
Social Action Shabbat
Friday, February 5, 2016, 6:15 PM
Health and Poverty - Disparities in Health Care Delivery
featuring Dr. Magda G. Peck
In 2006, the city of Milwaukee ranked worse than any Wisconsin county for health outcomes and worse than all but 1 county for health determinants.
"We have moved to the point that your race and your zip code in Wisconsin now say a great deal about, not only the quality of your life, but possibly how long your life actually will be." (Lois Quinn, senior scientist with the Employment and Training Institute at UWM)
From March 2012 though June 2015, Dr. Peck served as Professor and Founding Dean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. She came with a vision of Milwaukee becoming one of the healthiest cities in the nation in one generation. Dr. Peck is a longstanding leader and persistent champion for the public's health.
Shabbat of Spirit
Shabbat Vayinafash-Shabbat of Spirit
Saturday, February 6th
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Join Rabbi Cohen and Cantor Phillips for a special series of Shabbat morning prayer experiences. Drawing from mindfulness practices such as meditation, movement and yoga we'll explore Shabbat and prayer from a new and different perspective.
The earliest Hasids (early 19th century) were explorers of mysticism and made use of multiple mindfulness modalities to reach their spiritual goals.
We will meet in Worship and Learning Center. Dress is informal - wear comfortable clothing.
Sinai PFLAG with Special Guest Jake Goodman
Saturday, February 6th 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Join us for our inaugural meeting of SINAI PFLAG! PFLAG is a group composed of parents, families, friends and allies united with LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, trans, queer) people to move equality forward. We'll talk about our goals for this group: how can we support Sinai members who are members of the LGBTQ community? How can we make Sinai a welcoming community? What issues do we want to get involved with locally, regionally or nationally?
Jake Goodman will share with us some of the most recent thinking and best practices about the fight for inclusion and equality. Help us to plan: RSVP by Friday, Feb. 5th at http://sinaipflag.eventbrite.com
Jake Goodman is a community organizer, educator and nonprofit nerd. In 2009 he helped to found Queer Rising, a New York-based group that demands full equality and dignity for all LGBTQ people through direct action and civil disobedience. Jake has taught, spoken and served as scholar-in-residence at seminaries, churches, synagogues, community centers and camps across the US. Jake is currently the Executive Director of The Opportunity Fund, an arts, and social and economic justice foundation based in Pittsburgh. Perhaps most importantly, he is from Milwaukee and Congregation Sinai is his beloved home synagogue.