About Temple Sinai

What Makes Us Unique?

Sanctuary

Sinai CommunityTemple Sinai is a small, friendly Reform Jewish congregation located in the heart of Coolidge Corner. Members come from throughout the Boston area, including Brookline, Newton, Jamaica Plain, Cambridge, Wellesley, West Roxbury, and beyond. We come from all walks of life and embody diverse Jewish backgrounds, belief, and practice. At Temple Sinai, everyone is welcome to participate in temple life, no matter what their approach to embracing Judaism or degree of Jewish literacy. We are respectful of each individual’s relative commitment to leading a Jewish life, and are always happy to welcome your involvement.

Our sanctuary is in a beautiful building that is on the National Register of Historic Places, and sets a restful, meditative tone for worship. We have a very rich, diverse, and evolving musical tradition that embraces many different styles.  We have our usual Reform Erev Shabbat services on most Friday nights, Tot Shabbat services once a month, and a lively, musical service at 6:00 p.m. on the second Friday of the month featuring our Shabbat band. Our religious school and adult education programs promote reflection and learning along with a deep sense of community. We are egalitarian in our approach to leadership and worship, and most of us enjoy a personal relationship with our rabbi. Children are welcome at all services and are frequently welcomed to help on the bima. Most of all, we are a caring and unpretentious congregation, intimate yet not intrusive.

Watch a brief video on the history of Temple Sinai by Sean Sandefur: