We are an egalitarian Conservative Jewish synagogue serving the greater South Bend, Indiana, area since 1932. We pride ourselves on the community atmosphere we have created, where members of all ages gather together to celebrate, learn, worship, and share in each others' lives. Whether you're interested in our nationally-recognized youth and family education program, our daily minyan, our weekly community luncheons following Shabbat services, the Rabbi's frequent educational programs, or any other aspect of our community, we welcome you to the Sinai family.

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High Holy Days 5775

L’Shanah Tovah! The High Holy Day schedule is posted on the right side of the home page. Our annual Kol Nidre Food Drive has started. Please bring in your non-perishable items and place them on the stage anytime between now and Kol Nidre on Friday, October 3rd. Kosher items will be donated to the Federation food pantry and non-kosher items to the local food bank. Please note that the deadlinRead More »

Rabbi Friedland’s Basic Judaism class is busting at the seams, but there is always room for more! If you know someone interested in joining the Jewish people, or if you would like to deepen your knowledge of Judaism, join us every Monday evening at 7:30pm, as we gather to study the basics of Jewish life. For those interested in conversion, please call Rabbi Friedland before joining the classRead More »

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Sinai Synagogue's youth education program -- FEAST -- was featured in an article by JTA, a leading source of global Jewish news. According to the article, the FEAST program:

  • is an example of a synagogue creating "new and exciting ways of engaging their congregations and creating services that their members look forward to attending"
  • is an example of "one of numerous approaches that congregations in small communities are employing to stay relevant and vibrant"
  • is "a solution that’s helping to reenergize the Conservative congregation"

The article also highlighted Rabbi Friedland's leadership among rabbis in smaller Jewish communities, including his role in organizing a recent national conference for rabbis and lay leaders of smaller congregations in the Conservative movement.


The tragic news of the killing of journalist Stephan Sotloff elicited another round of beautiful tributes to the bravery of journalists who work in thRead More »

[The following comments were shared with the community at the memorial Shabbat in honor of Ron Adelsman, z"l] Ron’s association with Sinai came abouRead More »

Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, the Hasidic master, tells this story: Once there was a a king who went out hunting on his estate and got lost in theRead More »

On Yom Kippur, as on Rosh HaShanah, there are many distinctive liturgical additions. We began this evening with Kol Nidre. When we think of Kol Nidre Read More »

The ear that hears, the eye that sees — The Lord made them both. Our Torah portion this morning employs both of these senses to great effect. Our teRead More »

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     1st Day Rosh Hashanah
         Wed., Sept. 24: 6:00pm
         Thur., Sept. 25: 9:00am

     Tashlich – Howard Park
         Thur., Sept. 25: 5:00pm

     2nd Day Rosh Hashanah
         Fri., Sept. 26: 9:00am

     Yom Kippur
         Fri., Oct. 3: 7:00pm
         Sat., Oct. 4: 9:30am
         Sat., Oct. 4: 8:45pm

         Wed., Oct. 8: 6:00pm
         Thur., Oct. 9: 9:30am
         Thur., Oct. 9: 6:00pm
         Fri., Oct. 10: 9:30am

     Shemini Atzeret
         Wed., Oct. 15: 6:00pm
         Thur., Oct. 16: 9:30am

     Simchat Torah
         Fri., Oct. 17: 9:30am


 Morning Minyan
   Monday-Friday: 7:30am
   Sunday: 8:30am

 Evening Minyan
   Sunday-Thursday: 6:00pm

   Friday Evening: 6:00pm
   Saturday Morning: 9:30am