Temple Sinai and Coronavirus

We have set up a page/blog so our members and families can keep up with our latest thinking, cancellations and schedule changes as part of Temple Sinai’s response to Coronavirus 2019. Also included are links to numerous resources at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
As the situation and our recommendations change, posts will be added to the Alerts page.


While Temple Sinai’s building is closed to protect the safety of our community, we will be using ZOOM web conferencing for worship services, classes, and meetings. You can still contact us by phone and email. Check the newsletter and upcoming events below for the links to join events.

Continuing Education

Upcoming Class – Begins November 1

Introduction to JudaismIntroduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life through a Reform lens.

Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, and spirituality.

Voice your questions, discover multiple perspectives, and find what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism.

Temple Sinai’s Rabbi David Edleson will be offering this course beginning November 1. It is a 15-week, honest, open, and in depth intro to Judaism in its many forms, with a special focus on Reform and Progressive Judaism. We will consider Jewish custom, culture, religion, philosophy, texts, and world view of Judaism today.

Rabbi Edleson has taught comparative religion on the college level, and this course will combine traditional Jewish sources with modern scholarly insights. It is a great course for Jews wanting to learn more about their tradition (how many of us stop after our bar or bat mitzvah?), for interfaith couples, and for those interested in conversion.

We will start via ZOOM, and later consider whether we feel safe meeting in person, given the pandemic. The course is free (other than books) for Temple Sinai members, and costs $50-100 (sliding scale) for all others. Scholarships are available.

Register Online Today!

Contact our Administrator Stacie for more information

Wednesday Morning Book/Jewish History Group.

Current Book – We Lived There Too: In Their Own Words and Pictures Pioneer Jews and the Westward Movement of America 1630-1930 – Kenneth Libo

More about “We Lived There Too”


Curious About Judaism?

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Begins Sunday, August 16

Learn More Sign up Online!

Quick Links


Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 28

    Jewish History Study Group

    An online exploration of Jewish History
    Oct 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Thu 29

    Assembly Grades K-3 (Religious School)

    Led by Saragail Benjamin Join Zoom
    Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  3. Thu 29

    Assembly Grades 4-7 (Religious School)

    Led by Rabbi David Edleson Join
    Oct 29 @ 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Fri 30

    Kabbalat Shabbat, Kiddush and Oneg

    Join us to welcome the Sabbath
    Oct 30 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  5. Sat 31

    Shacharit Morning Service and Torah Study

    Get online with ZOOM for a
    Oct 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Sun 01

Free Rides to and from TempleChaverim has you covered!

Need help during the COVID-19 crisis? If you need assistance with shopping, household repairs, pet care, etc., please contact our Chaverim Committee, and we’ll try to help you out with .

Want to help people in our community who are sheltering or need help? Please let the Chaverim Committee know that you are available to help people in your area.

Contact Chaverim

confused man clipartSmall Business Owner?

Dealing with COVID-19?

Are you concerned about whether your small business can survive the COVID crisis? Do you have questions about financial steps you can take to address your business’ situation?

If so, the SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, can help. SCORE provides education and mentoring to business owners free of charge. If you are interested, Steve Greenfield is a certified SCORE mentor and will be happy to speak with you.

Email Steve!

Social Action Opportunities

Your Social Action Committee is developing a list of important volunteer activities. This list will be updated on a regular basis and will always be available on the Tikkun Olam-Social Action webpage.

Repair the World!