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Temple Sinai Mission Statement

Your home for fostering spiritual growth, nurturing genuine connections, and strengthening Jewish life.

Temple Sinai Values

Community (קְהִילָה Kehillah)
Temple Sinai serves as a center of Jewish life and as an extended, caring family for whom we provide a Jewish context, rooted in the Reform tradition, for life experiences.

Relevance  (כַּוָנָה Kavanah)
We strive to create an atmosphere in which Judaism is central in the lives of our congregants through the richness and variety of our programming, our culture, and our worship.

Inclusivity (קַבָּלַַת פָּנִים Kabbalat Panim)
We strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for all, strongly affirming the principle of inclusivity in all programs and initiatives. We welcome all who wish to participate, regardless of age, race, marital status, sexual orientation, physical ability, sensory sensitivity or financial means. There is a seat for everyone at our table.

Spirituality (רוּחַ Ruach)
Guided by our clergy and founded on the principles of Reform Judaism, we pursue our commitment to Torah, our relationship with God and a sense of greater spirituality in congregational life. We find spiritual potential in prayer, ritual, music, study, meaningful programming, moments of celebration, and personal relationships.

Lifelong Learning (תּוֹרָה Torah)
We value lifelong Jewish learning and offer educational opportunities that inspire and empower our members to make informed decisions based upon Torah, Jewish tradition, and progressive Jewish thought.

Social Action/Social Justice (צֶדֶק Tzedek)
Reflecting the Jewish tenet of “tikkun olam,” we are committed to encouraging congregational and individual participation in a wide range of local and global initiatives to better our world and assist people in need.

Engagement (חִדוּשׁ Chidush)
We offer many opportunities and avenues for involvement, welcoming participation in leadership and engagement in all programs and activities. The congregation continually challenges itself and its members through innovation to meet the needs and interests of our members with optimism and integrity.

Culture of Philanthropy (נְדִבוּת Nedivut)
We encourage and welcome the philanthropic efforts of those in our congregation to generously support the programs, initiatives, and members of the Temple Sinai community. We are grateful and appreciative of this continued generosity.

Israel (יִשְׂרָאֵל Yisrael)
We recognize that a mature relationship with Israel is an important part of a contemporary Jewish identity. We are unwavering in our strong support for the State of Israel and are committed to helping Israel in the establishment of policies and practices that enable it to reach its fullest potential.

Freedom of Pulpit (חוֹפֶשׁ הַבִּיטוּי Chofesh haBitui)
We affirm the inherent right of the clergy in our congregation to express freely their views and their interpretations of Jewish doctrines in the light of contemporary life. We proclaim equally the right of the congregant to dissent from the views articulated from the pulpit. 


Sun, May 26 2024 18 Iyar 5784