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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

Jamie Wendt Poetry Reading

Steve Lotter

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Sunday, April 7 at 11:00am

Jamie Wendt is the author of Fruit of the Earth, a poetry collection published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with an MFA in Creative Writing, and she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Drake University. Her poetry has been published in a variety of literary journals, including Lilith, Raleigh Review, Minerva Rising, Third Wednesday, and Saranac Review. Her essays on Jewish writing have been published in Green Mountains Review and the Forward. She contributes book reviews for the Jewish Book Council, Literary Mama, and other publications. Wendt teaches high school English and lives in Chicago with her husband and two children. You can learn more about Wendt at https://jamiewendt.wordpress.com/.

"Doing Justice: Faith-Based Community Organizing" - Sunday, January 20 at 11 AM

Steve Lotter

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"Doing Justice: Faith-Based Community Organizing" with Andre Stoner, Faith in St. Joseph County

Sunday, January 20th at 11 AM

Faith in St. Joe County is an emerging multi-racial and interfaith network of congregations and community groups building relational power to help ordinary people speak effectively into decisions that shape our community. FISJC is a local affiliate of Faith in Indiana. Andre Stoner, part-time organizer for FISJC, will share about the vision, successes, and challenges of this work.

The New Voice of Yiddish Song: Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell in concert, December 1

Steve Lotter

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Don’t miss Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell in concert at Sinai Synagogue on Saturday, December 1st at 7 PM! Tickets are $12 in advance/$15 at the door. Ages 12 & under are FREE.

About the concert
Four years after his San Francisco Opera Company debut, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell decided to devote himself to the music of Sidor Belarsky (1898-1975) one of the twentieth century's most prolific performers of chazzanut, Chassidic nigunim and Yiddish art song. In The Sidor Belarsky Songbook, Anthony delves into the rich, vibrant world of Ashkenazi Jewish culture and song with a performance of selections from the Sidor Belarsky Songbook.

8th Night of Hanukkah Dinner, Karaoke & Candle Lighting, December 9

Steve Lotter

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Sunday, December 9th at 5PM

“Vos zogt ir? Hanukkah karaoke” with emcee Balabusta Rhymes!

Are you Sinai’s next karaoke star? Sing your favorite Hanukkah and Jewish folk songs with the Sinai house band, featuring Steve Gerber, Rob Weber, Veronica and Chris Kozelichki. Songs will be chosen by spinning a wheel. Sing a solo or get a group together. Prizes for participants. All ages welcome to participate.

But BEFORE that we’ll feast on a dinner featuring lasagna, salad, doughnuts and desserts, followed by the lighting of all 8 candles on our Hannukiot!

Click here to RSVP.

"Women Leading a Dialogue" to visit Sinai on October 27th

Steve Lotter

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Please join us for services on Saturday morning, October 27th as we welcome a delegation of fifteen Israeli women of diverse religious backgrounds from Western Galilee to Sinai Synagogue. On the weekend of October 26th, our local Jewish Federation will be honored to host the interfaith delegation called “Women Leading a Dialogue” for a full weekend of events. In addition to the community event at the Federation at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 28th, the delegation will also be the guests of Sinai Synagogue for Shabbat services and the Kiddush luncheon on Saturday, October 27th. Please join us for this unique opportunity to interact with our guests. If you plan on attending services and the Kiddush luncheon, please RSVP by emailing the office - info@sinaisynagogue.org.