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Are you a Reform or Conservative congregation?
 
Reform - leaning toward Traditional

 

What is the cost of joining your congregation?
 
  • We utilize "Fair Share Dues" as the basis for determining the cost of membership.  "Fair Share Dues" is based on the family's annual income. (It is recommend that 2% of the family's gross income represents the amount annual dues for members 32 or older.) Membership includes High Holy Day tickets. Does not include Religious School fees.
  • Building Maintenance Fund commitment of $4,400, payable over eight years for members 32 or older; $2,200 for those over 65. Building Maintenance commitment goes into effect one (1) year after Membership begins for those 32 or older.
  • We also offer a "Young Adult" Membership for members under 32:
                    $180 for the first year;
                    $250 for the second year;
                    $400 for each year after untill the member reaches age 32.
                    The Building Maintenance Fund commitment is $2,200, payable over 8 years, beginning at age 32.
  • If special financial arrangements need to be made, you may contact the Executive Director, Steven Bram.
  • Associate Membership is available to those who already belong to another congregation, or live 75 miles away. Minimum dues of $400. Associate Membership allows the purchase of two (2) High Holy Day tickets. This membership does not entitle the family to enter their children in Religious School.

 

Who are the clergy at Temple Sinai?
 

Rabbi Ron Segal serves as Temple Sinai's Senior Rabbi. He is joined by Rabbi Brad Levenberg and Rabbi Elana Perry. Rabbi Philip Kranz retired after 26 years as the Senior Rabbi at Temple Sinai and now serves as the Rabbi Emeritus working with Adult Education, and the Learning Center.

Click here to read more about our clergy.

 

Do you sell High Holy Day tickets?
 
Only to the immediate family of members - parents, children, grandchildren, fiancées.

 

Do you offer baby sitting?
 

Babysitting is not offered during regular Shabbat services.  It is available, for a nominal fee, for all High Holy Day services. 

Do you have services for small children?
 
Yes. Tot Shabbat for preschool age children is held once a month on Friday evenings. These services are led by one of the members of our clergy with a special theme each month.

 

Do you have a preschool program?
 
Yes, beginning at 18 months of age.

 

Do you welcome interfaith married couples as members?
 
Yes.

 

What types of programming does Temple Sinai offer?
 
We have programming for all ages:  Children, Youth, Teens, Young Adults, Families, Interfaith Families, Empty Nesters and Seniors. 

When is Religious School held?
 
Religious School is held on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am-12:15 pm. Midweek Hebrew is held on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons from 4:45 pm-6:15 pm.

 

What are the school fees and how do I register for Hebrew School and Religious School?
 
Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,  Religious School Director, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Director of Education.

 

How much Hebrew is required for my child to have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah? How far ahead do you schedule B'nei Mitzvah dates?
 
Children begin Hebrew classes in third grade. Exception should be discussed with the Rabbis. B'nei Mitzvah dates are given out up to three years in advance, at the beginning of the fourth grade.