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.

Temple Sinai Welcomes our New Rabbi

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As we begin our 53rd year here at Temple Sinai, we are pleased to welcome our new rabbi, David Edleson.  To learn more about Rabbi Edleson, please click HERE or visit our Rabbi and Staffection under the Leadership tab.

Rabbi Edleson can be reached by phone at 802-862-5125, ext. 11 or email at rabbi@templesinaivt.org.




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Shabbat Services

~ Friday Night ~This Friday & Saturday

Join us for our Kabbalat Shabbat Service beginning at 6:00pm. Before the service at 5:30pm, please join us for a Pre-Oneg to welcome Rabbi Edleson. Following the service, please join us for an Meet & Greet Oneg.

 ~ Saturday Morning ~

Join us for Shabbat Service at 9:30am, followed by Torah Study at 10:30am.


 All are welcome to worship and socialize with us!


Tisha B'Av Service with Havdalah

Saturday, July 21 | 8:00pm

Tisha b'Av (the 9th of Av) is a Jewish day of mourning and reflection, one that many Reform congregations don't engage. It is traditionally the date of the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem, as well as other calamitous events in Jewish history. Because as Reform Jews, we don't wish to rebuild a Temple with priests, it is easy to see why Reform Judaism didn't emphasize it. 

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That being said, the idea of losing our sanctuary, losing the systems we have depended on and believed would keep us safe, and for some of us, losing our sense of connection to Israel -this seems particularly relevant these days, whether we are speaking personally or politically. How does our spirituality help us understand and cope with such loss? How can community and Jewish tradition help us be more resilient, and strengthen us to face new challenges? This is a different kind of service, one at which traditionally, people sit on the ground or low benches, in a room lit only by candles. (Because this is traditionally a day of fasting, we will not be serving food.) Come join us for this service of discussion on spirituality and loss, as well as some haunting melodies that are sung almost exclusively on Tisha b'Av, and chanting from the Book of Lamentations.



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The Shofar -- Newsletter of Temple Sinai

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Religious School

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Rabbi's Blog

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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

Wednesday 11:00:am - 12:00:pm
Jewish History Study Group
Thursday 6:00:pm - 8:30:pm
Temple Board Meeting
Friday 5:30:pm - 6:00:pm
Friday 6:00:pm - 7:00:pm
Shabbat Service
Saturday 9:30:am - 10:30:am
Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday 10:30:am - 12:00:pm
Torah Study
Wednesday 11:00:am - 12:00:pm
Jewish History Study Group




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