Temple Sinai: A warm and friendly Reform congregation where all are welcome!
Temple Sinai of Massapequa, a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and the only Reform synagogue in Massapequa, is a warm and friendly, all inclusive congregation where all are welcome. Our members and friends have created a friendly community where all participate and commit to the future of Temple Sinai.
Through membership and participation in our community everyone has the opportunity to partake in worship, adult education, religious school, volunteering, hosting a simcha, and so much more:
Connect: see old friends and make new friends;
Engage: connecting with our synagogue and neighborhood;
Celebrate: observe Shabbat and Holidays.
Please see the links on the left for detailed information about Temple Sinai of Massapequa.
TEMPLE SINAI: OPEN HEARTS - OPEN MINDS- OPEN DOORS
The clergy and leadership of Temple Sinai are more than saddened by the tragedy
that struck our brethren of Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
There is no doubt that a Jewish community, in prayer was the target.
The holy sanctity of the synagogue has been (temporarily) shattered.
We pray for the members of their community and the entire Jewish community, who today feels so vulnerable.
We will struggle to navigate what it means to live in a world where terror, hatred, gun & bomb violence permeates our lives. Regardless, we must hold fast to all that Judaism teaches about tikkun olam andg’milut chasidim–
repairing the world and engaging in acts of kindness.
Every person a role to play in this world – to speak up for change, to speak against hatred and violence.
The song we sing: Olam chesed y’baneh(Ps. 89:3)
reflects the life we could have if each person strives for a life of respect, dignity and compassion:
“I will build this world from love
You must build this world from love
And if we build this world from love
G-d will build this world from love”
We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and their loss.
We send prayers of mourning and healing.
We will not be fearful nor stop our expression of Judaism.
Through our actions and activity as a Jewish community and as Jews we will build a world of love.
May G-d give peace to our brethren in Pittsburgh.
May they soon find healing and be embraced by the richness of our prayers and rituals throughout their time of mourning.
Family Shabbat Worship
First Friday of every month: 7:30pm
Shabbat Worship (all other Friday nights): 8:00pm
See our Facebook page for exciting photos of
Temple Sinai marching in the 2018 Celebrate Israel Parade.
Shabbat Under The Stars 5778
For joyful pictures of both
Temple Sinai's Golf / Game Day
in honor of our 60th anniversary
the retirement of our religious school principal
and long-time temple leader
see our Facebook page!
If you would like to make a contribution to help in what will prove to be
long-term disaster relief, please see the list below.
The organizations listed below are actively working on hurricane relief.
NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster
Positively Furever Dog Rescue:
ZAKA International Rescue Unit
COLLEGE STUDENTS & PARENTS:
Questionnaire for (prospective) college students & parents regarding the level of anti-Semitic activity on campus.
Curious about membership?
If you are interested in a membership packet, please email: Kathy
Once again Temple Sinai had a wonderful
turnout for the Celebrate Israel Parade.
It was a great day to show our support for Israel
click for more pictures on our Facebook page
CELEBRATING PURIM AT TEMPLE SINAI (images)
What can you do?
Here are two opportunities to contribute.
Lone Soldiers Program of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Lone Soldiers are those whose families live abroad and who choose to leave their countries of origin to serve the State of Israel.
Comment and prayer from Rabbi Poticha
See photos of the 2014 Temple Sinai
A Prayer for Living With Purpose
Photos from the
New York City People's Climate March
can be seen on our Facebook page
click for pictures/Facebook : 2014 Celebrate Israel Parade
Temple Sinai proudly marched up 5th Avenue for 50th Celebrate Israel Parade, NYC
See wonderful pictures of our trip to Israel.
more to come
Temple Sinai was truly honored to host the Dramatic Reading of the Book of Job
Temple Sinai, our community and award-winning actors marked the 1-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy.
Mayor Pravato, Rabbi Poticha, Assemblyman Saladino
Zach Grenier, Kathryn Erbe, Harris Yulin
Blessing Of The Pets: https://www.facebook.com/templesinaimassapequa
Superstorm Sandy: Relief and Donors
As you know many of our congregants were very seriously damaged/affected by superstorm Sandy.
Our Temple Sinai building was also damaged.
Below is a list of individuals and organizations, beyond those of our own members, who contributed to our rebuilding and renewal.
These contributions were monetary or otherwise.
We are very grateful for their support.
Jerry & Linda Bernstein
Joel Harris (z"l)
Jay & Harriet Weintraub
Houses of Worship
Congregation Gates of Prayer, Metarie, LA
Presbyterian Community Church of Massapequa
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Manhattan, NY
Temple Emanuel, Kennsington, MD.
Temple Shalom, Naples, Fl.
Temple Shalom, Woodbury, NY
The Garden City Jewish Center, Garden City, NY
Westchester Reform Temple (Men's Club)
AJC – (American Jewish Committee)
CCAR (Central Conference of American Rabbis)
New York Board of Rabbis & Rabbi Joe Potasnik
URJ (Union for Reform Judaism)
Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys