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!
High Holidays at Temple Sinai
Member Ticket Information
High Holiday tickets were mailed to member families in August. Please contact the Administrative Office if you did not receive your tickets. For security reasons, your tickets will also serve as name badges throughout the High Holiday season and you will receive a lanyard when you first enter the building for Rosh HaShanah. Please note that tickets are non-transferable.
Babysitting Is Available
We offer babysitting during all High Holiday worship services. Reservations must be made by September 10th. Please contact the Administrative Office for forms and payment remittance information. Unless your child is pre-registered, we cannot accommodate them.
Highlights of Our Worship
Please note that in addition to our special Yom Kuppur afternoon service, we will again incorporate a moving service of healing, followed by our Ytzkor/remembrance service, and Ne’ilah/closing service.
Guest Tickets for High Holidays
Even if you are not a member of Temple Sinai, we encourage you to attend our High Holiday worship services. If you are a relative of a synagogue member, you are eligible to purchase a ticket for $54. Guest tickets are also available for $225, which may be applied toward your first year’s dues should you decided to join Temple Sinai within the next 12 months.
Book of Memory
We want your loved one to be remembered with the Temple Sinai community. The Book of Memory will only include names which you specifically request be included. Please contact the Administration Office for forms and more information.
Yom Kippur Afternoon
Should you wish to remain at Temple Sinai on Yom Kippur afternoon, please attend our afternoon sessions. Following services will be a one hour of Music of the Holy Days followed by a healing guided meditation.
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
Rabbi Annie, Temple Sinai, Chabad, Or Ami congregants and friends attended this fun event Last Sunday!
Happy Hour Shabbat is back! Please join us this Shabbat, Sept 19th at 6 P.M.for a short music filled service followed by a delicious FREE pizza dinner. Please bring a dessert to share. Come as you are! Whether straight from work or play or soccer practice... casual is fine and encouraged! Please call Cindy at (281) 496-5950 to RSVP, so that there will be plenty of food for all.
Please join us!
9:30 AM - Saturday, September 13
Bible and Bagels (and scones, oh my!)
Join us for the return of Bible and Bagels! Great food, great learning, and great company!
10:30 AM - Saturday, September 13
Shabbat Morning Services
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.