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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.

What's New

Save the date for Kallah 2018 - November 2-4

Steve Lotter

Relive old memories and make new ones at Kallah 2018 - November 2-4.
We already have 8 people signed up. Now THOSE are early birds! Official registration will begin in August. We've reserved the ENTIRE facility this year, so if you made it last year, come again and bring a friend!

Contact Colin Pier-Silver with questions, to hold your spot, and to volunteer to help: colinpiersilver@gmail.com

Shavuot weekend & annual meeting announced!

Steve Lotter

Join us Friday evening, May 18th for a special Shabbat dinner (catered by Leon Eck) honoring Mike Levin for his many years of service as our weekday morning minyan coordinator.

Mike will also share his story as part of this year's "Journey to Sinai" series as part of our Shavuot weekend festivities.

Please RSVP and submit payment for dinner before May 11th.
Cost:  Adults $15, Children $7, 4 and under
Email info@sinaisynagogue.org for more information.

Then, please join us on Shabbat for services and to hear Lizzie Fagen speak about her recent trip to Israel.

Finally, on Sunday, May 20th, join us for Shavuot services at 9:30 a.m. Services will be followed by a communal lunch, our annual meeting, election of Board members, and Sinai Synagogue's president Ilene New will give her "State of Sinai" address.

Judy Falzon will beour second speaker and will share her "Journey to Sinai."

Second day Shavuot services will be held Monday, May 21  at 9:30 a.m. with Yizkor following Torah service. Evening service will be 6:30 p.m.

Sundays at Sinai: April 22nd with St. Margaret's House director

Steve Lotter

Please join us on Sunday, April 22nd at 11 a.m. as we invite Mary Fran Brandenberger, Director of Volunteers and Art Programming at St Margaret’s House, to tell us about their mission and history, who they serve and what volunteers can do to help the organization. She will be speaking about the History and Mission of St Margaret’s House, who they serve, and what volunteers can do to help the organization.   

Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Passover service times announced!

Steve Lotter

  • 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

Steve Lotter

 

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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