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Our Coronavirus Response

Grants Available

Thanks to an anonymous grant, Rabbi Jamie Gibson has funds available to help those in the Temple Sinai family facing short-term financial difficulties. 

If you would like to receive a grant of $250 or $500, please contact Rabbi Gibson privately at RabbiGibson@TempleSinaiPGH.org, and he will arrange for you to receive financial assistance privately through his Discretionary Fund.


 

Connecting Virtually & Spiritually (March 23)

While we may not be able to be together physically, we can still gather virtually as a community for prayer, programming, and Jewish learning. Please note that, AS OF NOW, all Temple Sinai programming has transitioned online through April 16.

As of today, March 23, all Temple Sinai staff and clergy are working remotely except when their essential responsibilities require being in the building. We are still accessible via phone and email and will reply to you as quickly as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need.

A Special Message Concerning Passover 2020/5780 (March 26)

As we approach Pesach this year, we have a new reality to contend with that will shift both how we think about the holiday and how we celebrate it. We are realizing that plagues can still impact our lives and that the freedoms we take for granted can quickly be limited by unexpected circumstances. We are also learning just how important it can be to curtail our own freedom for the safety and well-being of others. [...]


 


 

Temple Sinai cancelling in-person classes, events, meetings, and programs. Shabbat services will be live streamed. (March 16, 1 PM)

Dear Friends,
As it becomes more and more clear that social distancing is critical to limiting the impact of COVID-19, your Board, clergy, and senior leadership have made the following difficult decisions. We feel strongly that we have the social responsibility to do our part to “flatten the curve” in order to protect public health. [...]

Temple Sinai closing NextDOR and Hebrew School (March 13, 10 PM)

Dear Friends,
As a synagogue, the health and safety of our congregation and the communities around us, in particular those who are most vulnerable, is of highest importance. Temple Sinai consists of a wonderfully diverse group of people, spanning the age spectrum, in addition to the health spectrum. Jewish tradition teaches that how we protect and care for the most vulnerable among us is the ultimate measure of who we are and what we value. As you may have heard, today Governor Wolf closed all Pennsylvania schools. [...]

Cancellations & Rescheduled Events/Meeting (March 13, 2020)

As we monitor the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, we write to share with you how Temple Sinai is responding. We invite your partnership in both mitigating the spread of the illness and helping us conduct our sacred work under modified conditions. [...]

 

Coronavirus Safety Update, March 12, 2020

Dear Temple Sinai Community,
As we monitor the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, we write to share with you how Temple Sinai is responding. We invite your partnership in both mitigating the spread of the illness and helping us conduct our sacred work under modified conditions. [...]

Sat, April 4 2020 10 Nisan 5780