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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Sunday, November 2 @ 8:00 am
Please join us for our first Blood Drive of the year! Brotherhood is once again organizing this life-giving drive. Save a life! Donate Blood!
TEMPLE SINAI IS GETTING “CHAI” IN MARCH
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!!
Sinai Seniors on the move!!
The first Sinai Seniors outing to the Museum of Fine Arts was a resounding success, thanks to Marc Boin. Fifteen congregants boarded a Precinct 3 bus and met Paul Asofsky, who provided our knowledgeable docent for a guided tour of the Impressionists exhibit. The tour was followed by lunch in Café Express and an additional hour of free time for independent viewing and shopping. It was a time of pure pleasure and companionship, leaving all of us eager for the next event, a discussion on “The Volatile Middle East”, scheduled for early December.
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
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!
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.