Worship Styles for Everyone

Whether you enjoy traditional worship or something a little more upbeat, Temple Sinai has something for everyone--from our Traditional services to our Folk Service to our Rock Shabbat featuring our house band, DAHG.

Celebrating Jewish Life in Vermont

Families of all kinds meet at Temple Sinai -- united in our commitment to ensure the future and values of reform Judaism in Vermont.

Rooted in the Past, Looking Toward the Future

Established in 1966, Temple Sinai continues to embody its original goal of contemporary relevance to the beliefs and practices of Judaism and connect across the generations.

LGBT Affirming

Temple Sinai and the URJ take pride in the fact that we have been advocating for LGBT rights for decades. We are inclusive of all people and welcome everyone to worship and socialize with us.

Family Learning

Explore Jewish learning at every age. Temple Sinai has classes for young children, teens and adults.

Hebrew 'Chai School'

Expand Jewish learning to conversational Hebrew, Jewish culture, cooking, film and more. Young adults can tailor courses according to their interest.

Welcome to Temple Sinai

Where Jewish life and community are celebrated. We are an inclusive, egalitarian Reform community dedicated to worship, learning, and service.

Special Pre-Oneg and Guest Speaker ~ Rabbi Leigh Lerner

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This Friday at 5:30pm

Please join us for a special Shabbat service featuring the presentation Israel's Ultra-Orthodox and Us presented by Rabbi Leigh Lerner.  The evening will begin with a special Pre-Oneg at 5:30pm in honor and celebration of the retirement of our rabbi, James Scott Glazier, with the service beginning at 6:00pm.  A Retirement Celebration with catered dinner will follow the service for those who have RSVP'd to attend.
In explaining ultra-Orthodoxy to our congregation, Rabbi Lerner will also share why he wrote The Mossad Messiah and briefly give us insight into his novel.  Rabbi Lerner made extensive research into Israel's ultra-Orthodox communtiy and what their growing presence means for Israel and for all Jews.  In addition, he spent his 2012 sabbatical in Jerusalem helping our Israel Religious Action Center's program of "Freedom Rides," to intregrate Jerusalem buses, assuring women's right to sit in the front of the bus.
Rabbi Learner is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom, Montreal.  From the early '70s to the late '80s, he was Mount Zion's Senior Rabbi.  Currently, he is also the visiting rabbi at Shir Hadash Firenze and teacher of conversion classes at Beth Hillel Roma.




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Preschool Story Hour

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The Union for Reform Judaism and the LGBT Community

For decades the Reform Movement has been one of the leading faith voices in Washington, D.C., and around the country advocating for LGBT equality. Our LGBT advocacy began decades ago with the passage of policy resolutions by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), and the affiliates. Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) was the first Reform Jewish institution to take a stand supporting the decriminalization of homosexuality in a 1965 resolution . By the end of 1977, both the URJ and the CCAR passed resolutions affirming the right of lesbian and gay individuals to equal protection under the law and calling for the prohibition of discrimination against gay and lesbian individuals .

The Reform Movement's leadership on LGBT equality has had two components: our congressional advocacy seeks to influence the laws of our nation and our inclusion efforts seek to increase the acceptance and full inclusion of LGBT Jews in the Reform Movement. 

See more at: http://www.reformjudaism.org/blog/2015/06/04/taking-pride-our-decades-lgbt-advocacy#sthash.0dHv6QQX.dpuf


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This Week at Temple Sinai

Saturday 9:00:am - 10:30:am
Torah Study
Wednesday 11:00:am - 12:00:pm
Jewish History Study Group
Friday 7:30:pm - 8:30:pm
Shabbat Service
Saturday 9:00:am - 10:30:am
Torah Study
Wednesday 11:00:am - 12:00:pm
Jewish History Study Group
Friday 7:30:pm - 8:30:pm
Shabbat Service




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