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.
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This Sunday is the big day! Please join us and bring your friends!
Taste Of The High Holy Days
Friday, August 28, 2015 & Friday, September 11, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Join us for a "Taste of The High Holy Days" where we will explore the new machzor, the new High Holy Day prayer book, in preparation for the High Holy Days, before services at 7 PM on Fridays, August 28th and September 11th.
Please join us!
Temple Sinai Hot Dog Social
August 30, 2015 @ 10:30 am
All current and prospective members are invited to our Hot Dog Social on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 10:30am-1:30pm. Students will stay in class until 11:30 am and then join the fun (vegetarian options will be available) and entertainment!
TEMPLE SINAI SISTERHOOD MEMBER EVENT - "MIMOSAS AND MINGLE" BRUNCH
Sunday, August 23, 2015 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Please join us for a morning of good food, good friends, and good fun as we catch up with old friends and make new ones. Feel free to bring along friends that may be interested in joining as well; they do not need to be Temple members to join Sisterhood.
PLEASE RSVP BY 8-20-2015 to Susan Hertz (281.596.8489, email@example.com) OR Diane Statham (281.497.6259, firstname.lastname@example.org)
We look forward to seeing you. Without you we are one sister short!
HAPPY HOUR SHABBAT & DINNER
Friday, August 21 @ 6:00 pm
RSVP By Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Please join us for another amazing Shabbat Happy Hour!! Uplifting worship, children dancing in the aisles, and an engaging story await us all on this special Shabbat. Services will be followed by a FREE pizza dinner for everybody.
Only Manischewitz is on "tap" - but so is a lot of fun! Please bring a dessert to share. RSVP to email@example.com by Wednesday, August 19, so we have enough food!
Note there is no babysitting as we want your children sitting with you (and dancing in the aisles to their favorite Shabbat tunes!).
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.