"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
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.
- Jan 21, 2017 Shabbat Shemot - President Barack Hussein Obama: the Great Zionist Jan 21, 2017
- Dec 24, 2016 Shabbat VaYeshev - Chrismanukah: What’s the difference? Dec 24, 2016
- Dec 3, 2016 Shabbat Toldot - Staying True to Our Values Dec 3, 2016
- Nov 23, 2016 Shabbat VaYayrah - Reflections on the Election Nov 23, 2016
- Oct 6, 2016 Rosh HaShanah Day 2: What is God's Agenda for us during the Election Season? Oct 6, 2016
- Sep 30, 2016 Shabbat Parashat Shoftim - Listening to All Sides Sep 30, 2016
- Aug 3, 2016 Shabbat Pinhas - Give Us Our Inheritance! Aug 3, 2016
- Jul 22, 2016 Shabbat Hukat - The Olam Hafukh, the Upside-Down World Jul 22, 2016
- Jul 13, 2016 Shabbat Korah - To Stand in Breach Jul 13, 2016
- Jun 15, 2016 Shabbat Behukotai - The Existential Angst of Violence Jun 15, 2016
- May 23, 2016 Shabbat Emor - Is the Torah’s Discrimination Against the Physically Disabled Priest Cruel or Appropriate? May 23, 2016
- May 18, 2016 Shabbat Kedoshim - Holiness Inside and Outside the Lines May 18, 2016
- Dec 21, 2015 VaYigash 5776 - Form follows Failure Dec 21, 2015
- Dec 21, 2015 VaYishlach 5776 - To be Blessed with Everything Dec 21, 2015
- Dec 21, 2015 VaYetzey 5776 - Liberalism as Exile Dec 21, 2015
- Dec 21, 2015 Haye Sarah 5776 - To Become True Descendents of Abraham Dec 21, 2015
- Sep 23, 2015 Yom Kippur Day, Wednesday Morning Sep 23, 2015
- Sep 22, 2015 Yom Kippur Kol Nidre, Tuesday Evening Sep 22, 2015
- Sep 18, 2015 Shabbat Shuvah, Shabbat Morning Sep 18, 2015
- Sep 15, 2015 Rosh HaShanah Day 2, Tuesday Morning Sep 15, 2015
- Sep 14, 2015 Rosh HaShanah Day 1, Monday Morning Sep 14, 2015