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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Temple Sinai added 23 new photos to the album: Fun "Frozen" Purim celebration.
Great job everyone!
And another fun event, for all ages!
A Frozen Purim
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 6:45 PM
Join us for an amazing Purim celebration! We will begin with a short service and Megillah reading, followed by the Temple Sinai Purim Players in "A Frozen Purim!" Accompanied by the music of Disney's hit Frozen, we will witness Esther pleading, "Let Us Go," celebrate "In Shushan!" and remember Vashti "For The First Time In Forever." This family-friendly and fun-for-all holiday celebration is sure to delight! Be sure to come in costume! A delicious Hamentaschen Oneg will follow! Purim will take the place of Hebrew School that Wednesday night.
This will be so much fun! Come join us!
You Don't Have To Be An Artist To Help Paint Our Sukkah Mural
Sunday, March 1, 2015 @ 9:00 am
Sisterhood has rescheduled the painting of a Sukkah mural that will be donated to the Temple.
We’ll begin this Sunday, March 1 at 9:00 AM and go until 4:00 PM. So please come when you can, even if it’s for 30 minutes.
If you don’t paint, come be a water bearer and brush washer. We’ll need plenty of help. If you do plan to paint, bring an old shirt or apron, paper towels and any fine art paint brushes you might have.
We plan on having a great time. If you know that you’re joining us, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for this extra special happy Hour Shabbat!
Greene Family Camp Shabbat Happy Hour and Shul-In
Friday through Saturday, February 20th - 21st
Happy Hour returns with a very special camp-style celebration! We will gather for our regular musical and joyous Shabbat Happy Hour, followed by a GFC-Sponsored Pizza and Salad dinner.
Then, our 3rd-7th graders are invited to SPEND THE NIGHT AT TEMPLE!! Jared Pickett, our Camp Service Corps person, will lead our amazing students in special camp-style programming, supervise (with some help!) our students overnight, and provide snacks and breakfast. The Shul-In begins at 7:30 PM (right after services and dinner), and pick-up is a prompt 8 AM.
As usual, we ask that you bring a dessert to share, and please remember that babysitting is not provided for Happy Hours (we want your child to sit with you!).
Please RSVP for the Camp Shul-In directly to Jared Pickett at 713-502-8870 by February 18th.
Please RSVP for dinner (so we have enough food!) to Cindy Crump at admin@temple-Sinai.org by February 18th.
Temple Sinai added 4 new photos to the album: Adult B'nai Mitzvah class presented Rabbi Annie with a gift.
A beautifully framed poster of the front page of the Jeweish Herald Voice
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.