Today is February 20th, 2018 -

Temple Sinai

50 Sewall Avenue
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: (617) 277-5888

Israel Education and Action Committee

Trip to Israel

Temple Sinai members in Jerusalem during the Congregational Trip to Israel, December 2013.

Mission Statement

Temple Sinai recognizes its responsibility to help sustain a Jewish and democratic State of Israel as part of our responsibility to “k’lal Yisrael,” Jews world-wide. We bear that responsibility to the State of Israel through learning and engagement. The Israel Committee is charged with leading our congregation in fulfilling its responsibilities to the State of Israel.

Core Mission

The Israel Committee will:

  • Facilitate learning opportunities (including travel) that broaden our understanding of the State of Israel’s history, politics, and culture;
  • Work to support the institutions and synagogues of Progressive Judaism in Israel;
  • Work to support social justice within Israel, consistent with the values of Temple Sinai.
  • Convene the congregation, with the rabbi, in times of crisis, celebration and commemoration related to the State of Israel;
  • Work to ensure tolerance and respect for the multiplicity of opinions within our congregation concerning the State of Israel.

Guiding Principles

We recognize that members of our congregation hold a wide variety of opinions concerning the State of Israel. We are dedicated to creating a safe and respectful atmosphere for Temple Sinai members that enables members to learn and engage with Israel on their own terms.

Israel Committee