West Houston’s Warm and Friendly Reform Synagogue
With a history that spans more than 30 years, Temple Sinai is a Reform Jewish Synagogue serving Houston, Katy, Cinco Ranch, Sugar Land, Cy-Fair and other communities in Western Harris County, Northern Fort Bend County and Southern Waller County. Led by Rabbi Annie Belford, Temple Sinai is a growing synagogue that embraces traditional Jewish practices within a framework of inclusion, diversity and respect. Our synagogue includes both individuals and families with diverse backgrounds, varying levels of religious observance, and all age groups. Interfaith families are welcome at Temple Sinai and will experience an accepting and supportive atmosphere. Religious services are joyous and uplifting affairs, filled with song, music and meaningful prayer. Join us for Shabbat and learn why Temple Sinai is the Warm and Friendly Congregation!
Our synagogue offers a wide range of religious, educational and social activities for members of all ages. Visit us and explore all the things that Temple Sinai has to offer.
Synagogue News Feed
Greene Family Camp Parents Q & A
Sunday, January 25, 9:00- 10:45 am
Grab a doughnut, drink some coffee, and get all your camp questions answered by Temple Sinai's own Camp Service Corpsman, Jared Pickett! If you are thinking of sending your kids to camp this summer or next, he will be able to help pave the way!
Please join us this Saturday Eve. Guaranteed to be great fun!
Sisterhood Presents: Battle of the Sexes!
Saturday January 24th, 2015 6:30-9:30 PM at Temple Sinai
Chinese Dinner and Competitive Team Games
$20/person for Members and $25/person for Nonmembers
Join us for a fun game night of us vs. them! Between Chinese food and lots of great games, this is a night out you don't want to miss! Please send a check as your reservation for dinner, or contact Sisterhood by Friday the 23rd, so we have enough food!
Please save the date and think of what you would like to do on this special day. As the saying goes " it takes a village...."
Mitzvah Day 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015 beginning at 8:45 am
Please join us for Temple Sinai’s Fifth Annual Mitzvah Day!
Projects are at Temple, the VA Hospital, Ballard House, a Fire House and a Park.
Be on the lookout for your congregational email to sign up and purchase a Mitzvah Day T-shirt.
Shabbat Shalom! Please join us for 2 special Shabbat services
Shabbat This Week
7:30 PM - Friday, January 9
Special Learner's Service!
Join us on Friday night for a very special Learner's Service. This is your chance to ask all the questions you've always wanted to ask about our liturgy, why we pray the way we pray, and what our prayers "really mean."
10:30 AM - Saturday, January 10
Bible and Bagels and Shabbat Morning Worship
Saturday, January 10, 2015 @ 9:30 am
Please join us for a rousing discussion on the weekly Torah portion followed by our meditative and moving Shabbat morning worship.
Meet the Rabbi
Shalom! My name is Annie Belford, and I am filled with joy and a sense of deep honor to be a part of the only Reform Synagogue in West Houston. My rabbinate has been defined by bringing Jewish learning to life, allowing tradition to speak to us as modern, liberal Jews, and being fully present to members of my community in times of struggle as well as times of joy. The personal connections I form with people are the heart and soul of why I am a rabbi, for I believe that in these very human connections, we find connection with God. One of Judaism’s fundamental beliefs – the one that I believe most strongly – is that all people are made b’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God. Because of this fundamental belief, I recognize the image of God in everyone—regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, or background. I strive to honor the holiness in each person and greet them with openness and kindness. I am truly in love with Judaism and its teachings; I look forward to the struggles our tradition demands, and I rejoice in the ways it uplifts my life. Judaism has the power to move us, change us, and shape our lives—a power that only comes fully alive in a community such as Temple Sinai.