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About Our Congregation

Temple Sinai is the only member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the national congregational organization of the Reform Movement, in our region of the South Shore. Temple Sinai was formed in 1958 to offer a warm and friendly atmosphere, where congregants and community members alike would immediately feel "at home."

CONNECT: See old friends, make new friends

Over the years Temple Sinai, its leadership and members have maintained a strong communal sense of "extended family." Whether traditions and rituals occur in the home or in our sanctuary, life long friendships are made at Temple Sinai.
In 2009, we celebrated our 50th anniversary year. Our entire congregation reaffirmed its continuing mission to be a warm and friendly synagogue where all are welcome to worship, where we respond to the needs of our members and community, offering meaningful outreach, and an active social and educational calendar. A 21st century synagogue, Temple Sinai responds to the needs of our diverse membership and friends.

            ENGAGE: Connect with community

A vital force in the South Shore Jewish community, Temple Sinai’s doors are open wide providing Shabbat and Holy Day services for all to attend, Holiday programs and traditions, religious and continuing education, community involvement, trips and special events, with a strong sense of "belonging." Through our religious school, member children receive b’nai mitzvah education in small class settings overseen by Rabbi Janise Poticha, leading to becoming b’nai mitzvah.

                       CELEBRATE: Observe Shabbat
                                      & our Holy/Holidays

Shabbat and Holiday services encourage both personal contemplation and warm, social interaction. Our worship is designed to elevate the soul, encourage participation and touch the spirit. In keeping with our joyous Sabbath tradition, we conclude each Friday night service with Kiddush and sweets at our Oneg Shabbat, hosted by a member family to celebrate a special event or honor loved ones.
Shabbat worship is Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m. The first Friday night of the month is our Family Service, with an earlier 7:30 p.m. start and special children’s programming. B'nai Mitzvah Services are held on select Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. Services are also held on High Holy Days. 

                                  JOIN: Let us become part
                                           of your family

Worship is conducted on Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m. The first Friday night of the month is our Family Service, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services are held on select Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. Services are also held on High Holy Days.

Temple Sinai has a strong connection to the South Shore community, participating in the annual Inter-faith Thanksgiving Service, contributing to local food pantries and shelters, reaching out and connecting to local business and offering programs which strengthens our extended community. In all these ways, Temple Sinai promotes Jewish ideals and values, fostering a sense of K'lal Yisrael.

Temple Sinai is located at 270 Clocks Blvd., south of Merrick Road, on the border of Massapequa and Amityville, on the waterfront. You can reach Temple Sinai at 516-795-5015 or via email at

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If you would like to join our Congregation please register for membership. click here.

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.
Facebook page 



The High Holy Days Are Coming
For tickets & information: templesinaimassapequa@gmail.com
Membership information: 516.795.5015
Our Family High Holy Day Services Are Open To All

Saturday, 21 Sept.
Meet, Eat, Greet, 6:30pm
Study with Rabbi Poticha, 7:15pm
Selichot Service, 8:30pm

Rosh HaShannah
Erev, Sunday, 29 Sept., 8:00pm
Morning, Monday, 30 Sept., 10:00am
Tashlich, 1:30pm (bring breadcrumbs)
Family Service (all welcome), 2:45pm

Shabbat T’shuvah (& Family Service)
Friday, 4 October, 7:30pm

Yom Kippur
Kol Nidre, 8 Oct., 8:00pm
Morning, Wednesday, 9 Oct., 10:00am
                    Family Service (all welcome), 2:15pm                                                                 Afternoon Service, 3:30pm
(Mincha, Yizkor, N'ilah, Havdalah, Break-fast)

It was an honor to host & be in dialogue with
Professor Isma Chaudhry
from the Islamic Center of Long Island
during our Shabbat of Social Justice

Rabbi Poticha with Prof. Chaudhry

Temple Sinai's Member: Louis Guzman
in Newsday:
Keeping Faith: How Religion, Spriituality 
Sustain Long Islanders As They Age.

! Join us for Shabbat Worship !

Family Shabbat Worship
First Friday of every month: 7:30pm

Shabbat Worship (all other Friday nights): 8:00pm

Sunday, 2 June 2019
Celebrate Israel Parade
! Join Temple Sinai !

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!

Hurricane Relief
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.

Hurricane Florence:

Jewish Federations: 

NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster
Positively Furever Dog Rescue:  


ZAKA International Rescue Unit 


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


  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
Bowling Extravaganza!

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.
ore 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



For membership information, please contact Asha at: asharotstein@gmail.com

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
Margie Chebot
Joel Harris (z"l)
Marilyn Plotz
Revera Poticha
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)

Fairway Market
Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys

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