Sinai Connections

“Taking the time to build community, to get to know your people will have long-lasting benefits” — Clifton Taulbert
Upcoming Events

Power of Posture Led by Natasha Leeson-Cooke

Please contact Marcie on how to connect virtually to these groups at programs@templesinai.net. Click here to join! Watch for more Connections to come to you virtually! Click here to discover…

Power of Posture Led by Natasha Leeson-Cooke

Please contact Marcie on how to connect virtually to these groups at programs@templesinai.net. Click here to join! Watch for more Connections to come to you virtually! Click here to discover…

Power of Posture Led by Natasha Leeson-Cooke

Please contact Marcie on how to connect virtually to these groups at programs@templesinai.net. Click here to join! Watch for more Connections to come to you virtually! Click here to discover…

Power of Posture Led by Natasha Leeson-Cooke

Please contact Marcie on how to connect virtually to these groups at programs@templesinai.net. Click here to join! Watch for more Connections to come to you virtually! Click here to discover…

Men’s Storytelling

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto 210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto

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…

Power of Posture Led by Natasha Leeson-Cooke

Please contact Marcie on how to connect virtually to these groups at programs@templesinai.net. Click here to join! Watch for more Connections to come to you virtually! Click here to discover…

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.

Mahjong

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.

Canasta

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.

Pilates Studio

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 programs@templesinai.net.

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, at 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 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.

Book Break:

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.

ISRAEL CONNECTIONS

 

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

Bridge Connections

Kitchen Bridge is what we play. Come and join us!


Curling Connections

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.


First-Time Parents

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.


Sinai Lawyers

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


Yiddish

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.

Our Team

Marcie Goldberg

Programs and Operations Coordinator

programs@templesinai.net
416.487.4161

Pursue a passion.
Seize an opportunity. Discover your next connection!
Create and participate in common interest groups with fellow Temple members.
Join us!
What our members say...
When I began organizing the Sinai Connections initiative, I could never have conceived its eventual trajectory, or how it would change my place within Temple. I’ve met wonderful folks on my journey and hope I’ve helped Temple effect some positive change. Standing before hundreds of Temple members at Kol Nidre services, embracing Torah while beholding family and friends was magical. I felt part of something greater than myself. It was a personal “WOW” moment that I will cherish forever.

Marilyn Cuckier, Co-Chair of Sinai Connection

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
2020-07-03T15:51:29-04:00

Marilyn Cuckier, Co-Chair of Sinai Connection

When I began organizing the Sinai Connections initiative, I could never have conceived its eventual trajectory, or how it would change my place within Temple. I’ve met wonderful folks on my journey and hope I’ve helped Temple effect some positive change. Standing before hundreds of Temple members at Kol Nidre services, embracing Torah while beholding family and friends was magical. I felt part of something greater than myself. It was a personal “WOW” moment that I will cherish forever.
We decided to get involved with the Young Families group because it is essential for us to be a part of a strong and vibrant Jewish community. We want our son to grow up surrounded by others who share our common values, history and traditions. We know that it’s important for him to make these connections at a young age so that he can build amazing lifelong relationships.

Karen Lidor

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
2020-07-02T19:37:24-04:00

Karen Lidor

We decided to get involved with the Young Families group because it is essential for us to be a part of a strong and vibrant Jewish community. We want our son to grow up surrounded by others who share our common values, history and traditions. We know that it’s important for him to make these connections at a young age so that he can build amazing lifelong relationships.
I have met many people who share the love of learning through literature and current events. Book club attendees, library users, co-committee members, and Temple staff all provide a rewarding and stimulating connection experience.

Saul Kaufman, Temple Sinai Reads

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
2020-07-03T15:40:36-04:00

Saul Kaufman, Temple Sinai Reads

I have met many people who share the love of learning through literature and current events. Book club attendees, library users, co-committee members, and Temple staff all provide a rewarding and stimulating connection experience.
I absolutely enjoy the class, and it is wonderful to see some folks who have been part of the Temple Board or committees/task forces now becoming fellow exercisers with me. This is a special hour in my week, and I look forward to coming to class. In addition, I have also had the opportunity to meet some new people, which is also delightful.

Susan Zimmerman, Power of Posture

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
2020-07-03T15:41:27-04:00

Susan Zimmerman, Power of Posture

I absolutely enjoy the class, and it is wonderful to see some folks who have been part of the Temple Board or committees/task forces now becoming fellow exercisers with me. This is a special hour in my week, and I look forward to coming to class. In addition, I have also had the opportunity to meet some new people, which is also delightful.
Since joining the Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir about five years ago, I’ve made some wonderful new friends. Singing together, under the direction of the talented and charismatic Charles Osborne, we’ve shared many moving and spiritual moments as well as moments of hilarity and fun. Music draws people together and gives us the opportunity to communicate without words. I treasure our Tuesday evening rehearsals and the wonderful performances we’ve had the privilege to participate in.

Carol Sevitt, Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
2020-07-03T15:42:17-04:00

Carol Sevitt, Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir

Since joining the Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir about five years ago, I’ve made some wonderful new friends. Singing together, under the direction of the talented and charismatic Charles Osborne, we’ve shared many moving and spiritual moments as well as moments of hilarity and fun. Music draws people together and gives us the opportunity to communicate without words. I treasure our Tuesday evening rehearsals and the wonderful performances we’ve had the privilege to participate in.
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