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
Another beautiful photo of our graduates with Rabbi Annie and Rina. We are so proud of y'all!
Temple Sinai added 3 new photos.
Wonderful Shabbat service tonight celebrating our amazing post confirmation graduates. Mazel Tov all!
Temple Sinai Annual Meeting
Sunday, April 26, 2015 beginning at 1:00 pm
TEMPLE SINAI'S ANNUAL MEETING AND CELEBRATION - A Thank You to our Congregation
As a thank you to our congregation, Temple Sinai invites you to our annual meeting with a Free Family Concert by the International Voices Houston*! The IVH will be returning again this year to perform at Temple Sinai before they begin their European Concert tour. The IVH is comprised of over 100 singers, representing over 30 nations, who speak more than 15 different languages, with ages ranging from 16 years old to 80 years young. Described by Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker as Houston’s “singing global ambassadors.” The IVH’s motto is, “Global voices inspiring cultural understanding.”
We will also be voting on the Annual Budget, By-laws, and Board of Trustees Slate for 2015-2016. Join us for this special celebration and meeting!
(*Formerly known as the United Nations Association International Choir)
Shabbat This Week
7:30 PM - Friday, April 24
Post Confirmation Graduation
Please join us as we celebrate the Post-Confirmation Graduation of our 12th grade graduating seniors! Mazel to all of our graduates and their families! Everyone is invited to join us for this special service!
HAPPY HOUR SHABBAT & DINNER
Friday, April 17 @ 6:00 pm
RSVP By Wednesday, April 15, 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 Mexican dinner for everybody from Berryhill Baja Grill! We will be having cheese enchiladas, rice and beans. 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, April 15, 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.