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Erev Shabbat in the Round Featuring the First Friday Musicians
Friday, June 2, 6:30pm, 
Albers Chapel
Join us for a nostalgic and inspiring Erev Shabbat-in-the-round service and celebration as Rabbi Mates-Muchin takes us down memory lane with a special sermon titled 18 Years with Temple Sinai.

Enjoy music played by our First Friday Musicians and kvell in delight as together we view highlights of past events in our community led by Rabbi Mates-Muchin. Join us in Stern Hall
following the service for Oneg Shabbat, where you can congratulate the rabbi in person. 

L'Chaim! Community Celebration in the Park
Saturday, June 3, 4:30 – 7:30pm, Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Let’s celebrate “camp-style” with a full program of activities members of all ages can enjoy — from a kumzits singalong and a BBQ meal with veggie options we provide — to games, Havdalah by the Bay, and yes, even s’mores! Featured guests include Cantor Rosalie Will and Rabbi Leora Kaye.

Come join in the fun! Reconnect safely outdoors with temple members — some of whom you may not have seen for a while and others who recently joined. 

Preparing for the Event  
We’ll be right near the Bay, so bring your sunscreen, warm layers, and any play equipment you or your kids might enjoy (frisbee, ball, etc.). 

Getting There
GPS/Google Maps: Enter the address “2777 Middle Harbor Road, Oakland.” (NOTE: Maps may send you toward the Bay Bridge. If so, this will lead you to Exit 8A – West Grand Ave/Maritime Street, which is the very last exit before the Bay Bridge. Watch for it. If you miss this exit, you will need to go over the eastern bridge span and turn around on Treasure Island.)

L’Chaim! Champagne Brunch
Sunday, June 4, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Albers Chapel
Join us for an elegant catered brunch and raise your glass as we commemorate Rabbi Mates-Muchin’s 18 years of service to our congregation.

Rabbi Mates-Muchin will lead a dynamic dialogue with Rabbi Leora Kaye and Cantor Rosalie Will:
The Future of Judaism: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, and Why It Matters. 

Featured Guests:
Celebrating with us Saturday and Sunday are clergy-in-residence, Rabbi Leora Kaye (left) and Cantor Rosalie Will (right), good friends and colleagues of Rabbi Mates-Muchin from her rabbinical school days at Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion.

We are delighted that two dear friends of Rabbi Mates-Muchin, Cantor Rosalie Will and Rabbi Leora Kaye, will join the Temple Sinai community in celebrating Rabbi Mates-Muchin this weekend

Rabbi Leora Kaye is Director of Rabbinic Career Services at the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). She was previously with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), where she most recently served as Director of Partnerships and Collaboration. During her six years at the URJ, she was responsible for creative advancement of the core priorities, having an impact on work in the following key areas: Tikkun Olam, Strengthening Congregations, Audacious Hospitality, Youth, and Israel. Rabbi Kaye’s prior experience includes education, engagement, programming, and filmmaking, from Sesame Workshop to congregational work. Her love of experiential Judaism comes from the generations before her who wove the wisdom of Judaism into their professional and day-to-day lives. As a rabbi she encourages people to approach their spiritual lives in sophisticated ways, and to find the best way to tell their own story. Rabbi Kaye graduated from the University of Wisconsin and received ordination from HUC-JIR in New York in 2002. She and her husband, Doug Gordon, live in Brooklyn with their two children.

Cantor Rosalie Will is a worship leader, consultant and performer. She mentors clergy and consults on issues of worship, music, and synagogue transition and change. She is also founder and Executive Director of “Sing Unto God,” and serves as lead consultant for the URJ on issues related to music and worship. Cantor Will’s decades of experience as a worship leader, consultant, performer, visionary and leader in new worship trends, have helped catalyze the Reform Movement’s growth in the area of dynamic prayer at URJ Biennial and beyond. During the pandemic, Cantor Will adapted her classes and coaching to help clergy, congregations, and musicians deliver the most meaningful experience for their communities. Rosalie illuminates new ways to worship that honor tradition while fully embracing the ways people gather today and into the future.

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