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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.



"Being a Jew is like walking in the wind or swimming, you are touched at all points and conscious everywhere."

Lionel Trilling, from a 1928 journal entry


Our Friday night Shabbat services are filled with music.  During the summer months, members of the congregation may provide us with an instrumental Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming the Sabbath) service.  We greet the Sabbath with the singing of lovely melodies, many of them from the beautiful musical traditions of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.  A short Davar Torah (word of Torah) is shared from the inspirational teachings of Rabbi Joseph Telushkin and we conclude with a communal Kiddush. 

Please check the calendar for the evening service times, as they change with the seasons.

Our Shabbat morning service begins at 9:30 AM.  We get into the mood to pray by singing during Pesukei D’zimra, the preliminary service, which is followed by Schaharit.  The Torah service begins at 10:30 AM and includes the reading of a full weekly Torah portion.  After Rabbi Friedland’s Davar Torah we conclude with Musaf.   

We are also engaged in creative expressions of spirituality.  Join our Mussar Study Group on the 1st and 3rd Shabbats and the Meditation Group on the 2nd and 4th Shabbats of each month. 

As we conclude at noon, all are welcome to join us for our weekly, kosher Shabbat lunch.  You might even be offered a taste of Rabbi Friedland’s homemade etrog liquor – but only if you’re age appropriate!

The sanctuary at Sinai Synagogue illuminated by the glow of sunlight through the stained glass windows.

The sanctuary at Sinai Synagogue illuminated by the glow of sunlight through the stained glass windows.