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1102 East Lasalle Avenue
South Bend, IN, 46617
United States

(574) 234-8584

Sinai Synagogue – an integral part of the South Bend community since 1932.

Sinai Synagogue is a proud part of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement, a dynamic blend of our inclusive, egalitarian approach and a commitment to Jewish tradition.

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Have a seat at your seder table? Let us know!

Steve Lotter

If you’re hosting a seder, and have room for an extra guest, please let us know. Most years, Sinai has some members who don’t have a seder to attend. Please let us know if you could host someone, and we will get in touch if we need you.

Please email if you have extra room.

Passover Service Times Announced

  • First two days of Pesah
    • Morning service, Shabbat, March 31st from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m
    • Morning service, Sunday, April 1st from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • No evening services on the nights of the seders -- Friday, March 30th & Saturday, March 31st
  • Last two days of Pesah
    • Morning service, Friday, April 6th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    • Evening service, Friday, April 6th at 6 pm.
    • Morning service, Shabbat, April 7th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (including Yizkor)
  • The holiday ends and hametz may be eat after 9:07 p.m.

Selling your hametz for Passover

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Click here to download the hametz sale form and return to Sinai along with a donation to Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, or email Rabbi Friedland the location of your hametz and make your contribution online. Deadline is March 28th.

We are all aware that on Passover we are commanded not to eat hametz, leavened grain products.  This is not the only dietary rule in Judaism.  What is different about hametz on Passover and eating other non kosher mixtures, like milk and meat, is there is no corrective.  That is, if someone accidently drops some meat into a dairy soup, if the amount of meat was very small, less than 1/60 of the volume of the soup, it is considered to be nullified and you can still eat the soup.  Even though there is some meat in it.  However with hametz during Passover, the rule is that “Hametz assur b’mashahu” – any amount, one speck of Hametz that enters into a Passover dish disqualifies the entire dish. This seems overly strict, no? Why?

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Are you ready for Spaghetti? Dinner set for Sunday, March 25th!

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Don't miss out on a Sinai tradition! Sunday, March 25th from 12-6 p.m.

Whether you come as a dinner guest or a volunteer, Sinai's 41st Annual Spaghetti Dinner is for everyone!

If you would like to participate as a volunteer selling tickets in advance, or lending a hand on the big day, please contact Colin Pier-Silver.


Sisterhood Potluck Brunch and Annual Meeting - March 18th

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Join Sisterhood on March 18th for annual meeting and potluck brunch

You are welcome to join Sisterhood president Ilana Kirsch at her home on Sunday, March 18th at 10:30 a.m. for a dairy potluck brunch and discussion on the current state of affairs for Sinai's Sisterhood.

Please RSVP directly to Ilana Kirsch and let her know if you plan to attend. Be sure to let her know in advance what you are planning to bring for the dairy potluck.

"The Many Texts of Torah: a History of Editing"

Steve Lotter

Brandon Bruning is our next "Sundays at Sinai" speaker on March 11th

Join us for our "Sundays at Sinai" guest speaker and academic advisor at the University of Notre Dame, Brandon Bruning, for his presentation "The Many Texts of Torah: a History of Editing." Light refreshments will be served following the talk.

Sunday, March 11th at 11 a.m. at Sinai Synagogue

Torah on Tap returns Monday, March 5th

Steve Lotter

Meet Rabbi & your friends from Sinai at Fiddler's Hearth this Monday

Join Rabbi Friedland and others as we combine spirits with the spiritual, studying Torah in a relaxed atmosphere. 
Topic:  "Human Dignity and Judaism" 

Monday, March 5th at 7 p.m.
Fiddler's Hearth in Downtown South Bend
127 N Main St, South Bend, IN 46601