Connect with your Temple Community!!
“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
from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 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 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.
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.
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.
Power of Posture
Mondays from 12.00 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.
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.
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.
There are a few spots still available this fall! Register now.
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.
Book Club Connections
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.
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.
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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 . . .
Rabbi Michael Dolgin
Our people have many and varied mitzvot, sacred responsibilities. One that colours many others is our responsibility to look hopefully to the future. A hope I have for our people and our community this year is that we have the courage to mix tradition with innovation. We should draw comfort and strength from our Judaism even while it challenges us and we dare to challenge it. We should seek to live in a wide Jewish world that starts with our inner circles and reaches out to all corners of the globe!