“Taking the time to build community, to get to know your people will have long-lasting benefits” — Clifton Taulbert
Temple Sinai is our community with members from different backgrounds, ages and a multitude of interests and talents.
Sinai Connections is an opportunity for members to get to know each other in the most unexpected, satisfying ways and become involved through shared interests. Now entering its sixth exciting year, embrace the opportunity to join an existing group or form a new group that interests you.
Have a great idea for a group? Let us know and Sinai Connections will help.
Why Join a Sinai Connections group?
• Explore an experience or activity with others in your community
• Share conversations, celebrations and other life situations
• Deepen your connection with members who share similar interests or life stages
• Support and be supported in times of need
What is a Sinai Connections group?
Sinai Connection groups are formed around common interests. They can meet at Temple, in a member’s home, a member’s office or anywhere that works. They usually consist of between 5 to 18 people and meet frequently enough that the participants have an opportunity to get to know each other.
A Benefit of Membership
Nordic Pole walking
Sundays and Mondays
at 10.00 a.m.
Nordic Pole walking is a low-impact exercise that provides the highest benefits for health, wellness and fitness. Normal walking utilizes muscles in the lower half of the body while pole walking adds the use of your upper body muscles, your arms, back, shoulders and neck. Pole walking turns your walk into a whole-body activity. It also complements our Power of Posture fitness program.
Mondays at 1.00 p.m.
Tuesdays at 7.00 p.m.
Put your tiles on the table! The game that originated in China has come to Temple Sinai. Don’t miss out on an afternoon of intrigue and fun. Make your next move a Mahjongg Connection.
Mondays and Thursdays
at 1.00 p.m.
Do you play Canasta?
We have an opportunity to come together, as Temple Sinai members, to play Canasta, meet and get to know one another.
Men Telling Stories Over Coffee at Sinai
Once a month,
Mondays at 7.00 p.m.
Everyone loves a good story! What’s yours?
Come and share your favourite stories, life narratives or made-up tales with other interesting
and interested men. Or just come and listen!
It’s a safe, fun and rewarding atmosphere with no politics and no jokes and no cost.
Tuesdays at 9.00 a.m.
Led by our member Bonnie Tepperman
Wake up your body and mind with this gentle mixed-level mat workout.
Growing our Connections!
Tuesdays at 4.30 p.m.
Do you enjoy gardening? Do you want to learn and share gardening tips and stories? Do you have favourite container plants? Would you like to share plants, seeds and experiences?
If you are a Temple member and you love gardens and gardening, join us to cultivate your ideas and sow the seeds of connection. For more information and Zoom link, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Sinai Stitchers
Wednesdays at 1.00 p.m.
and every 2nd Monday of the month, with exceptions.
Do you knit or crochet? Have you ever been a knitter or crocheter? Or have you been thinking of starting? Sinai Stitchers welcomes you. Let’s meet, have a coffee, get to know other Temple members and connect.
We began our connections with the intention of knitting together — either to learn or to help others or to just come and create something that would be appreciated by others.
Power of Posture
Thursdays, from 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
and Mondays from
12.00 p.m. to 1.00 p.m
Led by Natasha Leeson-Cooke
*Limited spaces available for the fall session.
A mix of core strengthening, aerobic exercise and stretching, Power of Posture focuses on improving health and vitality. The class is geared to all levels of fitness and capabilities. Come and find out the remarkable affects that one hour can have on your body and spirit.
A Lewis David Katzman Library Initiative
Join fellow Temple member book lovers for a chat on the latest award-winning books with a Jewish theme.
Each book discussion will host a local reviewer.
Temple Sinai is a dedicated supporter of the State of Israel. As part of creating a positive connection to our Temple home, we invite our youth to visit Israel. This learning experience is subsidized by the Diamond family in memory of Eph Diamond, so that the travel opportunity is open to everyone.
This travel experience gives our children a chance to connect with the real, living Israel of today through the eyes of Reform-affiliated Israeli teens.
La connexion française
Vous parlez français et avez envie d’échanger?
Whether you speak French fluently or are looking for an opportunity to practice and improve your French, join the conversation, socialize, meet other Temple members and connect in French.
Call for details
Kitchen Bridge is what we play. Come and join us!
Temple Sinai’s Curling Connection is in full swing! We have ice time and teams. Rocks will be thrown and ice will be swept.
Curling is one of the most popular sports in Canada! It is a game of intriguing strategy that can be played by people of all ages. It’s a great way to meet new people and stay active.
If you would like to join us, no experience is necessary; only enthusiasm to meet your fellow Temple community members and have some fun together is needed.
Are you expecting your first child? Do you know someone in our Temple community who is? Bringing a child into your family is an exciting and significant life event. Share your experiences with our new group of first-time expectant — pregnant or adopting — parents.
We’re well prepared to hold court. Many of us have ventured into the field of law. We spread across the GTA in various fields, both private and public. We share a passion for justice. Our opening lunch and learn included a teaching by Lorne Sossin, Dean of Osgood Law, on the fusion of Judaism and law.
Spanish Speaking Sinai Connection
Our lives are all about connections and interactions with people, our family, friends or those around us; however, sometimes it is hard to find the time or the venue to connect.
On November 9, I “connected” with other Spanish speaking members of Temple, as part of the Sinai Connections project.
Most of us moved to Canada and have that in common. Some were born here but shared the language. It was amazing, by just that shared connection, how a room full of strangers could feel like a room full of friends. Conversations started right away, stories were shared, and food was enjoyed, delicious food from many different parts of Latin America! Plans are already on the way for our next meeting and hopefully many more after that.
I applaud Temple’s initiative to find shared connections within the community. Connecting doesn’t seem so hard anymore. — Debbie Gaysinsky
You are invited to speak a bissel Yiddish with us on Sunday mornings.We hope to deepen the relationships that you make within our Temple Community.Practice what you already know or learn new words in a supportive, fun environment.We hope you will join us for many lively,friendly get-togethers.
Ukulele Connections — You Can Ukulele!
Have you ever thought about learning to play the ukulele?
Be part of our Ukulele Connections.
Sinai Connections is all about bringing our Temple family closer together. If you would like to be part of any of these existing groups or have an idea that will bring our Temple family closer together, please contact us.
Pursue a passion.
Seize an opportunity. Discover your next connection!
Create and participate in common interest groups with fellow Temple members.
What our members say...
Susan Zimmerman, Power of Posture
Carol Sevitt, Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir
Nina and Mark Sokoloff, Canasta Connections
Patricia Starr, Lewis David Katzman Library
Alex Israel, Spanish Connections