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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HAPPY HOUR SHABBAT & DINNER
Friday, November 21st @ 6:00 pm
RSVP By Thursday, November 20, 2014
Please join us on Friday, November 21st at 6:00 pm for our Happy Hour Shabbat service and dinner. 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! After a short service, we will join together for sandwiches and chips from Fire House Subs (turkey, tuna, roast beef and veggie subs).
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!).
And another wonderful event at Temple Sinai this weekend!
Please join us for all!
Temple Sinai Adult Education Program: Man's Search for Meaning and Maintaining Hope in the Face of Today's Challenges
Sunday, November 16, 2014 @ 9:15 am
Ebola. ISIS. Israel. Confronted with this apparently relentless battery of bad news every day, it's a never-ending struggle to stay positive. Despite our gut feeling that it is worse than ever, man, and certain individuals in particular, have endured far worse. Neurologist, psychologist and Jewish Austrian Viktor Frankl survived three years in Nazi concentration camps. This experience resulted in his affirmation of life and belief that meaning can be found in even the most depraved forms of existence.
Come learn about Dr. Frankl's life and how man's search for meaning can help all of us thrive in the face of today's challenges, presented by Dr. Michael Winters.
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.