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Religious School

Our religious school is committed to helping your child/children connect and identify with their Jewish heritage

Temple Sinai's religious school is guided by the values and ideals of Reform Judaism. 

We believe experiencing and living our faith is the best way to learn about Judaism.      

We encourage independent thinking while enhancing a positive sense of Jewish identity.

Our approach to learning centers around a relaxed atmosphere which respects the various needs of families.  Under the leadership of our religious school principal our faculty is ready and eager to teach and learn with your child/children.

We understand your child/children is/are involved in many activities, school and their various interests.  Being aware of those commitments and that many of our parents work, we are sensitive to your needs.

Our religious school meets one day a week: Sunday from 9:00AM-12:15PM.

We encourage families to enroll their child/children in religious by 3rd grade to help enrich their growing curiosity about religion.

During the year, our religious school classes participates in:

  • Sukkah decorating
  • Simchat Torah celebration and Consecration
  • Purim Speil, making mishloach manot baskets and fun
  • Family Chanukiot/Menorah lighting
  • Monthly Shabbat dinners
  • Co-leading Shabbat Worship
  • And more…


The first Friday of the month is our Family Shabbat Worship Service.  Each month a different grade co-leads services with the Rabbi.  A fun and lively play replaces a sermon, in which the students participate.  All grades are encouraged to attend this service which is at 7:30 PM.

You child/children will: 

  • Make friends
  • Learn about our customs, traditions and heritage through classroom participation, art and music
  • Will learn Hebrew to (co)lead Shabbat worship and to be called to the Torah as a bar/bat mitzvah
  • Experience the riches of the Jewish year as a community
  • Celebrate holidays
  • Explore Judaism and Torah as age-appropriate levels
  • Strengthen their Jewish identity and self-image


The family of every child must be members of Temple Sinai.  Every child must be registered as a student.  Students new to our religious school will be placed in the grade appropriate for their level of knowledge.  Usually, this grade is concurrent with their secular school grade.

Parent’s Committee:

Our religious school is augmented by the help and energies of our Parent’s Committee.

Parents who volunteer to be on this committee help our religious school function in many ways. 

Religious School Principal: Paula Zdanovich - surahperel18@gmail.com

Telephone:  516.795.5015

Class led by Rabbi Poticha in the sanctuary


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 



Due to COVID-19
Temple Sinai continues to offer Virtual Shabbat worship @ 7:30pm -
The joy of Shabbat worship from
the  safety of your home on your computer or device.

If you would like to join us
send your email request to: Temple Sinai 
Stay Safe!

We hope you are well.

Interested in religious school for your children (or grandchildren)?
Our religious school is looking for your children.

Religious School is meeting in person adhering to strick NYS & CDC COVID guidelines.
Safety, health & well-being are priorities for Temple Sinai.

We believe that learning and fun go hand-in-hand.  Send us an email of your inquiry.

We operate with your support.
If you would like to make a contribution, click.
In advance, thank you!

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If download is very slow, please see our Facebook page 

Psalm 27

Come celebrate Shabbat with us.
Worship: 7:30pm
First Friday of every month: Family, Inclusive Shabbat 

for information: Temple Sinai of Massapequa
Due to COVID-19 the NYC 5-Borough Bike Tour was cancelled.
Stayed tuned for next year's participation.
Bike into the future with Temple Sinai!

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

See our Facebook page for exciting photos of
Temple Sinai marching in Celebrate Israel Parades.

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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