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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 and 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org