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
Mazel Tov! We are so proud of Marc and Fiona.
Well deserved awards!
A HUGE Mazel Tov to Marc Boin for being named the recipient of our 2015 Rabbi Rabinowitz Benefactor's Award!
Another HUGE Mazel Tov to Fiona Schicker for being awarded the Irving L. Samuels Outstanding Teacher Award for Judaic Studies. Fiona will be presented with her award by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on the evening of May 6th at Temple Sinai.
Second Night Seder 2015
Saturday, April 4 @ 6:00 pm
Temple Sinai's Annual Congregational Pesach Seder is just a few days away!
The cost is $24 for adults, $10.00 for children ages 8-12, $5.00 for children ages 4-7, and children 3 and under and free.
We need your help organizing, planning and running the Seder. Please join us by volunteering on the steering committee and/or helping by cooking/shopping and/or setting up for this wonderful Temple holiday.
Please bring a Pesach Dessert to share with everyone.
Please email Fiona Schicker at email@example.com or Diane Adler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can lend a hand. We ask that you RSVP for the Seder to Cindy Crump no later than Tuesday, March 31st.
1st Night of Passover Special Shabbat Service
Friday, April 3rd @ 6:00 pm
We are having a short but sweet Shabbat service beginning at 6:00 pm. There will be no Oneg and no babysitting, but if you are interested in praying together please join Rabbi Annie!
Temple Sinai added 33 new photos to the album: Our 36th birthday gala.
A fabulous time was had by all!
Please save the date for this fabulous event at our Temple! It gets bigger and better every year!.
HAPPY HOUR SHABBAT & DINNER
Friday, March 20 @ 6:00 pm
RSVP By Wednesday, March 18, 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 dinner for everybody from Firehouse Subs! Only Manischewitz is on "tap" - but so is a lot of fun! RSVP to email@example.com by Wednesday, March 18, 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.