April 23, 2014   23 Nisan 5774
Temple Sinai, Rochester, NY
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Welcome to Temple Sinai  

Our congregation began in 1959 when two-dozen families came together to establish a new Reform congregation in the Rochester, New York area. Their goal to create a synagogue that lived up to Reform Jewish values and that provided a safe and inclusive environment for Jewish spiritual, educational and social fulfillment remains strong and vibrant today.

Temple Sinai outside view
In these fifty years we have grown to a current membership of approximately 650 families. We are newcomers and old-timers, children and adults, Jews with abilities and disabilities,individuals, couples and families, gay and straight, Jews by birth and by choice, non-Jewish partners and spouses.

Even though we have been growing rapidly, the goals of our founders, stated above, live on as our goals today. We continue to think of ourselves as a small congregation because we do all we can to maintain a culture of warmth and connectedness with and among our congregants. We nurture and cherish our culture of inclusiveness, our sense of community and our sense of respect for all.

Temple Sinai is a diverse and welcoming congregation. Above all we regard all of our congregants as a very important part of the “Temple Sinai Family!”

Welcome to Temple Sinai!

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Upcoming Events  

Scholar in Residence
March 21-23
see Bulletin for events


Sinai Snippets  

Have you heard about " Sinai Snippets "? Want to keep up with the weekly events at Temple Sinai? Sinai Snippets is just for you. Our weekly email contains topics like: Sinai Spotlight, This Week at Temple Sinai, Looking Ahead and others.

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Community News  

Temple Sinai now has free Internet Wi-Fi public access. Our wireless network name is templepublic. No password is required. The Wi-Fi locations are social hall, library, youth lounge, conference room 12, and main office.

The Goodwill donation shed is now available at the Temple parking lot. Donate unwanted items to a reputable not-for-profit agency in the Rochester community. The partnership also provides financial support for Temple Sinai based on the number of donations received. 

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Donate to Temple Sinai  

Members and others who wish to donate to Temple Sinai or sponsor an Oneg Shabbat celebration are welcome to do so by contacting the office.

Clothes and other household items may be delivered to the Goodwill collection shed at the end of Temple Sinai's parking lot 24 hours a day. A Tax Deduction form for self-completion is available in the box attached to the shed.

Other items, such as books and Judaic artifact may be donated by appointment with the office.

Thank you!

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