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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

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

Steve Lotter


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 -

Jewish education opportunities for adults

Steve Lotter


Developing Our Ritual Prayer Skills:

This year a goal for our congregation is to increase the number of individuals who can lead worship services on Shabbat and weekdays, and recite Torah and Haftarah as well as Gabbaim to help with the Torah service. There will be opportunities for group lessons on weekdays and Shabbat and one on one. John Roncz has offered to work with people interested in learning Haftarah and Rachel Bruell is willing to work with people on Torah reading. Please contact Rabbi Friedland if you would like to develop these skills!


“How should a Diverse and Democratic Society Deal with Issues of Religion?” Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 AM

Steve Lotter


Presenters: Frances B. O'Connor CSC & Becky S. Drury, Ph.D., CFRE

Sunday, November 11th at 11 AM (RSVPs not required)

The combination of faith and politics, of political and religious identity is more powerful right now than perhaps at any time. How should a diverse and democratic society deal with issues of religion? Should religion be used in the political arena – to win votes or to guide political action?

Join in this lively discussion as two leading advocates and scholars on women’s roles and in general, roles within the political process and religion present on this important and timely topic.


About the presenters:

Frances B. O’Connor, CSC, a Holy Cross Sister was a Hesburgh Scholar at the University of Notre Dame from 1994 – 2010, and currently teaches an adult theology seminar.

Becky S. Drury Ph.D., CFRE is a retired Professor of Research Methodology, Advanced Writing, Rhetorical Criticism, and Interpersonal Communications among other courses at Purdue University, Indiana State, and the University of Notre Dame: a consultant to many Colleges and local agencies , and an author Of over 15 publications and presentations. She is locally known to Sinai Synagogue as its highest ticket sales person for our annual spaghetti dinner!

Special performance for Kol Nidre

Steve Lotter

This year our Kol Nidre service on Tuesday, September 18 will begin at 7:15 p.m., twenty minutes earlier than usual, with a special musical presentation of Kol Nidre and Avinu Malkeynu by Eyal Sherf with Steve Gerber and Lara Turner accompanying on piano and cello. We want to thank Steve Gerber for initiating this and making it possible. Kol Nidre will begin at 7:15 p.m. sharp.

Slichot service at Temple Beth-El

Steve Lotter

This year, Sinai Synagogue and Temple Beth-El will observe Slichot together at Temple Beth-El on Saturday, September 1st at 8 p.m.

We will show the movie, Hotel Everest, enjoy some refreshments, while we change the Torah mantles (covers) from the regular ones to the High Holiday white ones, and end the evening with a brief, yet meaningful Slichot service, designed to prepare us for the coming High Holidays.

"Taste of Sinai" Annual Picnic on Sunday, August 19th

Steve Lotter

On Sunday, August 19th at 5 p.m., please join us for Sinai's annual end-of-summer picnic. This year our theme is "Taste of Sinai" -- bring a dairy or vegetarian dish to share (please, no meat or any kind of seafood, and please check ingredient lists for any meat or seafood items). Dinner will be served and held outside.

There will be activities and games planned for kids and families! Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes or ride-on toys -- we will decorate and have a parade!

Click here to RSVP.