WELCOME TO SINAI
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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HIGHLIGHTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Spaghetti Dinner & Raffle – Sunday, March 23

Join us for Sinai Synagogue’s annual Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, March 23, from noon to 6:00pm. The menu includes spaghetti (with our famous kosher meat sauce), soup, salad, bread, and dessert. Tickets are available in advance by contacting the Sinai office, or at the door. This is our major fundraiser of the year so we rely on our members to sell or buy their allotted tickets. If you are a Read More »

Once a month, you can purchase “Shabbat Dinner in a Box”, prepared by Kim Cossman and Mary Ann Katz, and either take your dinner home or eat it at Sinai with others who have ordered. The cost is $15 for each meal. You pay for the dinner the week before and pick it up on Friday (This isn’t a communal Sinai Friday night dinner, but rather individual orders that you can eat at home Read More »

This spring, join Rabbi Meira Chmiel for a Biblical Hebrew course. Learn to translate Biblical narratives and liturgies within a clear grammatical framework–a framework that underlies modern conversational Hebrew as well as Chasidic Torah commentaries. Fun and easy, social and relaxing, interactive context. Classes are available for both adult beginners and fluent Hebrew readers. Adults who Read More »

Daily Talmud Study After Minyan

Mel’s morning breakfasts are back at Sinai with a side order of Talmud! After morning minyan on Mondays and Thursdays, come study selections from the Talmud as we follow the Daily Talmud Study schedule of trachtates and use the new Steinsaltz translation of the Babylonian Talmud.Read More »

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SINAI'S YOUTH EDUCATION IN THE NEWS

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.

RABBI'S THOUGHTS

[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 »

A state patrolman pulls a car over for speeding 20 miles over the speed limit. The officer gets out of the car and asks the driver why he was speedingRead More »

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SERVICES SCHEDULE

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

 Evening Minyan
   Sunday-Thursday: 6:00pm

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