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A Reform Congregation Serving the Greater Hartford Area

וְעָ֥שׂוּ  לִ֖י  מִקְדָּ֑שׁ  וְשָׁכַנְתִּ֖י  בְּתֹוכָֽם

And they shall make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them.

This verse from the Book of Exodus, found on the plaque of dedication in our Temple lobby, bespeaks the spiritual commitment of our Temple Sinai family.

First and foremost, our synagogue is our spiritual center, grounding us in our tradition and values. Temple Sinai is a flourishing, vibrant force within both the Jewish Community and the general community. It is a temple that adheres to the cherished values, beliefs and practices of Reform Judaism. Its members are dedicated and active, displaying a true commitment to our heritage. There is a warmth in this congregation that is felt by everyone who enters its doors, There is an abiding sense of the value of each of God’s creations and a deep desire and willingness to enable every person to feel dignity and self-worth.

Ours is truly a קהילה קדושה, a sacred and caring community. Temple Sinai continues to be a force in the community because of its serious religious standards, its excellent religious school, and its diversified adult programming. Temple Sinai was built on a foundation of devotion and love for Judaism. It has gone from strength to strength and will surely do so in the years to come. – Rabbi Bennett

UDPATE: June 1, 2021

The Temple Sinai Board of Trustees, staff, and clergy are excited to announce that we have developed a plan to return in person to our beautiful sanctuary. Our current plan includes appropriate protocols based on current CDC and State of Connecticut guidelines. As always, we continue to be guided by the principle of Piku’ach nefesh (פקוח נפש‎ ‘watching over a soul’) that Jewish law can and should be overridden for the sake of saving lives. 
 
Starting on June 4th, we will begin Friday evening (6 pm) and Saturday morning Bar/Bat Mitzvah services in a hybrid format. We are confident we have enough room, when seating in the social hall is included, to accommodate all who wish to attend.
 
What does hybrid mean?
●    A hybrid service includes participants in the sanctuary and others online via Zoom or similar technology.
●    We continue to invest time and resources into expanding our technology and our plan is to try to offer a Zoom option for every service we hold. We ask for your patience as our technology upgrades are not yet complete.
●    Many of us are eager to return to Temple Sinai in person, while for others, this may feel too rushed. The hybrid model allows for each congregant to make his or her own choice.
 
What protocols will be in place to safeguard health?
●    Everyone over the age of 2 years old will be required to wear masks at all times except for those reading Torah or leading a service. This is applicable to both vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees. 
●    The chairs will be arranged to allow for the required social distancing and ask that only household groups, “bubbles”, or “pods” sit together.
●    Prayer books will be available in the lobby. Please take one when you walk in and return it to the table you got it from when you leave. 
●    At this time, there will be no communal food allowed or provided. 
●    The water fountain will not be available for use.
●    Restrooms will be cleaned before and after each service. We ask that no more than 3 people are in the restroom at the same time.
 
How can I attend?
●    If you prefer to attend via Zoom, simply use the link in the e-blast.
●    If you want to attend in person, we ask you to come a few minutes early to make sure you can ensure socially distanced seating.
 
If you are not feeling well or if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 within the previous 14 days, please do not attend in person. 
 
This is a big step for our community and we appreciate your understanding of the decisions made in an effort to be as safe and protective as possible. We will continue to monitor the infection and vaccination rates as well as official guidelines so as to adjust the plan as warranted. We look forward to a joyous return to our sacred space this upcoming Shabbat!
 
L’shalom,
Amy Pinette
President, Temple Sinai Board of Trustees

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Temple Sinai is a Reform congregation, founded in 1956, serving the spiritual needs of the Jewish community in the Greater Hartford area. We continue to be a growing, vibrant congregation offering a responsive environment for religious needs, educational growth, and social interaction. Today, our membership is comprised of over 400 families and individuals from 25 communities: families with young children at home, single-parent families, the newly married, empty nesters, retirees, and single adults. We welcome the membership of interfaith couples, non-traditional families, and those who want to better understand and participate in Jewish life.

Please contact our Temple Administrator if you have any questions about us. She can be reached at the Temple office phone number, 860-561-1055, or by e-mail new-message24

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