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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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Rabbi Friedland

"A rabbi is someone who helps Jews to open their own doors and sing their own songs in the company and community of others."

Rabbi Brian Field

 
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Rabbi Michael Friedland has been our spiritual leader at Sinai Synagogue since 1996. 

“When I left the seminary I thought I would serve in a synagogue similar to the type of congregation I grew up: thousand family synagogues with many professionals on staff.  But after serving in a small Jewish community in Wisconsin, my wife and I realized that it was the smaller and more intimate Jewish congregation that we wanted to serve in and raise our four children.

I believe that the path that the Conservative/Masorti movement offers Jews in the multi-ethnic richness of the United States is especially meaningful. Conservatism gives the Jewish people the best opportunity to maintain our religious integrity while we share in our country’s religious and cultural diversity.” 

Graduating from Conservative movement’s rabbinical school and the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1990, Rabbi Friedland has been officially recognized as a Mentor Rabbi by the Conservative Movement’s Rabbinical Association for his exceptional work with rabbinical students.  As a member of the Rabbinical Assembly committee on small congregations and isolated Jewish communities, he has spoken around the world about bringing innovation and development to small congregations. 

Rabbi Friedland shown with his son during Bar Mitzvah study.

Rabbi Friedland shown with his son during Bar Mitzvah study.