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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From our Temple Sinai family to yours.
Wishing you a joyous Hanukkah and a new year bright with blessings!
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Fun at Hands on Hannukah Big Tent Event at La Centerra , this weekend!
HAPPY HOUR SHABBAT & DINNER
Friday, December 19 @ 6:00 pm
RSVP By Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Join us for the Shabbat during Hanukah when we will celebrate our usual Happy Hour service, with a very special Sisterhood-sponsored dinner of brisket, latkes, and more! Everyone is invited--young and young-at-heart, families and friends! Please bring a dessert to share. Dinner is free, but RSVP to Cindy by Wednesday, December 17 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!).
Thank you brotherhood and Temple Sinai family for a successful Schelp Sunday! We completely filled our U-Haul truck, floor to ceiling. GREAT turnout from the Temple Sinai community!
To all Temple parents of college students, this is a wonderful program. Please sign your student up!
Temple Sinai Sisterhood College Connection
If your child is attending college, Temple Sinai Sisterhood would like to maintain a Temple Sinai connection with your student through their College Connection Program. A small gift, card, and letter from Rabbi Annie and the Temple Sisterhood will be sent to your child on Hanukkah, Passover and Rosh Hashanah.
To enroll your child, fill out the "College Connection" form at the temple-sinai.org website, (under the Sisterhood link) and mail it to the temple by Tuesday, December 9th. Please write "Attention College Connection" on the outside of the envelope.
To defray rising postage costs, an optional donation of $18.00 made payable to Temple Sinai Sisterhood-College Connection would be appreciated.
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.