Today is September 22nd, 2017 -
Temple Sinai is a community of learners where people of all ages are engaged in the excitement and sanctity of study. Whether you are just beginning your Jewish education or are a seasoned scholar, you will find a wealth of possibility. At Temple Sinai, we celebrate lifelong Jewish learning with an appreciation for the history, culture and values of Judaism. Our vision is that everyone will find an open door to learning, enriching their understanding of Judaism and how to live a Jewish life.
We are strongly committed to social action and supporting our local community. Mitzvah Day, held on a Sunday afternoon every spring, brings together children, teens, and adults to perform the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. We have developed some amazing partnerships with the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry, the Anna Bissonette House for formerly homeless seniors, the Yawkey Family Inn, and Birthday Wishes, an organization that provides birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters.
Every religious school grade focuses on a particular theme, such as the message of the prophets, the environment, hunger and homelessness, Eretz Israel and more. This approach allows for in-depth study of an area important in Jewish values and history. Throughout the year we conduct a variety of programs for religious school families. These include an annual Tu B’Shevat Seder, community Shabbat dinners, a monthly family havdalah, Hevruta style learning with our rabbis, and more.
Our adult learning programs include classes on a wide variety of topics. Rabbi Vogel provides numerous additional learning opportunities for adults, including a Thursday morning study group where participants explore classic Jewish texts, modern Jewish theology, political issues and history. Shabbat morning Torah study takes place twice a month.
Come learn and grow with us at Temple Sinai. We welcome your participation.
Heidi Smith Hyde
Director of Education