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!

 

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Religious services at Temple Sinai are filled with joy, music and a sense of community.  The synagogue’s liturgy combines contemporary and traditional prayers and melodies.

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Temple Sinai is dedicated to providing lifelong Jewish learning opportunities for members. Our synagogue offers vibrant educational programs for both children and adults.

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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
October 22, 2014 at 12:54 pm

This starts tonight!

LEARN HEBREW AT TEMPLE SINAI

Don’t you want to read the Hebrew in the prayer books instead of the transliteration? Come join the Hebrew I or Hebrew II class this year. Here are the details:

• Classes begin tonight Wednesday October 22
• Classes held every Wednesday evening, from 6:45-7:45 p.m.
• Cost is only $25 (to cover cost of book)
• For planning purposes, please let Cindy know if you plan to attend

Temple Sinai
October 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Shabbat Happy Hour Returns!!
Friday, October 17, 6 PM service, 6:45 PM FREE Dinner
Shabbat Happy Hour is Back at Temple Sinai! Join us on October 17th and the third Friday of every month (except January) for this super fun night of Shabbat celebration. Come right off the highway in your suit and tie, your yoga pants, or your soccer uniform - just come! Running late - doesn't matter, just come! Our musical service (accompanied by Josh Levine on guitar and Graeme Francis on percussion) will include a short story, then we will join together for a pizza and salad dinner right afterwards. Please bring a dessert to share! Note there is no babysitting as we want your children sitting with you (and dancing in the aisles to their favorite Shabbat tunes!). Please RSVP by Thursday, October 16th, so we are sure to have enough food! Special thanks to Jean Burg for helping coordinate all of our Happy Hour efforts!

Temple Sinai
October 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Awesome panorama photo of our torah all rolled out , surrounding the sanctuary!

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Temple Sinai
October 15, 2014 at 10:07 pm

What an uplifting service!

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Fun Simchat Torah!

What an uplifting service!

Temple Sinai
October 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Temple Sinai added 16 photos.

So many more to share also with students studying under our beautiful tree!

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Temple Sinai
October 12, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Temple Sinai added 42 photos.

More Succot celebration photos!

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Meet the Rabbi

Shalom! My name is Annie Belford,Temple Sinai Rabbi 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.

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