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1102 East Lasalle Avenue
South Bend, IN, 46617
United States

(574) 234-8584

Sinai Synagogue – an integral part of the South Bend community since 1932.

Sinai Synagogue is a proud part of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement, a dynamic blend of our inclusive, egalitarian approach and a commitment to Jewish tradition.

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We need your help planning Sinai's first ever Kallah Retreat!

Steve Lotter

UPDATE! -- information about our first ever Kallah retreat can be found here! Find out about cost, accommodations, registration and more!

Our first ever Sinai Kallah is set for Dec. 9-11. Planning is getting into full-swing. Be a part of the action! Look below for the Kallah help that is needed. Find the one that matches your skills and interests and let Colin Pier-Silver know that you'd like to help:

Kallah help needed:

Welcome packs – If you cannot attend the Kallah, but would like to help contribute in advance, you can assemble our welcome packs. We want to supply participants with a little goody bag, like misloach manot, when they arrive with drinks, snacks, sweets, anything cute to make people feel special and welcome. All supplies will be paid for by the Kallah fund.

Pre-shabbat activity – If you are are artsy or craftsy, this is for you! After we get settled at the conference center, we will need something to do before services. Since we will open registration at 4 and services will begin at 5:40, this will be a short activity with people in and out. Rabbi Moskow recommends starting on the Kallah banner that we will finish on Sunday. This banner will return with us to Sinai as a reminder of the KallahWe just need a banner design and people to run the activity. In addition, we could create spice packs for Havdalah, or placemats for dinner, etc. You creativity is your only limit! All supplies will be paid for by the Kallah fund.

Services - Friday night we will be using the Friday Night Live melodies and tunes created by Craig Taubman. We will be holding practice sessions on weekend when there is no meditation so we can the learn the tunes in advance. Anyone who likes learning new music and can carry a tune is welcome to help teach Friday Night Live.

Saturday morning - We don't want to transport regular Sinai services to Lindenwood; we want new, inniovative, experimental. Work with Rabbi Friedland to create a new Shabbat service experience for the community.

Havdalah – This is your chance to lead the community in Havdalah

Saturday afternoon programming - We are looking for activities for the entire age range of the Kallot, from 0-120.  Do you have a hobby or interest area that you’d like to share? 

  • Poetry? 
  • Home brewing or the art and science of distilling?
  • A special book club selection just for the Kallah to be discussed on Saturday afternoon?
  • Meditation? 
  • Yoga? 
  • Gardening? 
  • Sports? 
  • Ballroom dancing? 
  • Navigating the new political landscape after the November election? 
  • US history? 
  • Cooking?
  • Travel?
  • Sharing experiences in Israel?
  • Mah jongg?

We need YOU to share your gifts and talents with the community. 

Tikkun olam project for Sunday - 
Tzedakah sacks - Toiletries are packed into a pair of new socks. These sock tzedakah sacks are given to organizations that serve the homeless such as the Center for the Homeless, Hope Rescue Mission, Our Lady of the Road, Youth Service Bureau Safe Station, etc.  They will be made at the Kallah, then kept in the shul for any member to pick up and distribute, whether they went to the Kallah or not, as a way to include the whole community.

 All supplies will be paid for by the Kallah fund. We need someone to organize the donation of toiletries and socks at the Kol Nidre food drive, and help facilitate the activity at the Kallah.

Concluding program – 

We will also need some kind of closure for the weekend. Rabbi Moskow has ideas from the Kallot she has lead in the past. We just need someone to choose and idea and lead it.