Programs & Events

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Temple Sinai is an inclusive community that embraces, supports, and values all people, regardless of ability or needs, to participate in every aspect of our Reform Jewish synagogue life. For more information or to request an accommodation, contact Judy Mahan at (412) 421-9715 ext. 110 or [email protected].

 

Rosh Chodesh Group (Elul)
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7:30 PM

We open each meeting with an introductory poem or reading, blessings for candle-lighting and wine, a summary of the month’s holidays and historic events that occurred during the month, and the bio of an interesting woman who died during the month. Click for details.

 

Jewish Heritage Night At PNC Park (Offsite)
Thursday, Aug. 16, 7 PM

If you are watching the game in person or on TV, you'll see Cantor Laura Berman and members of our Intergenerational Choir singing the National Anthem. Click for details.

 

Tot Shabbat
friday, Aug. 17, 5 PM

Do you like to sing and dance? Do you want to get the Shabbat feeling? Are you looking for an informal, inviting way to teach your little ones about Shabbat and connect with other families? Join us for this exciting service. Click for details.

 

Shabbat After Hours Young Adult Dinner
friday, Aug. 17, 8:30 PM​

Enjoy a complimentary meal prepared by Steffi Wright and lively conversation with other young adults. Click for details.

 

Charles Morris Singalong (Offsite)
Saturday, Aug. 18, 1:45 PM

We sing our way through several units with old favorites, traditional Jewish songs and holiday tunes. As the residents reconnect with memories evoked by songs from their youth, the singing generates an infectious joy. Click for details.

 

men's Discussion Group
Sunday, Aug. 19, 9:30 AM​

Brotherhood invites you to become better-informed about the weekly Torah portion and current social/political concerns. Click for details. 

 

8th Annual Apples & Honey Fall Festival (Offsite)
Sunday, Aug. 19, 11 AM​-2 PM

Be sure to stop by our table at the 8th Annual Apples & Honey Fall Festival! Everyone is welcome! Click for details.

 

Rabbi Gibson's Shiur (Class)
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6:15 PM

Rabbi Jamie Gibson's is starting his popular Shiur once again. He will include topics such as racism and sexism, integrity in the home and workplace, the place of Israel in liberal Jewish concerns, Judaism and human sexuality, as well as the ongoing search for God. Click for details.

 

Shabbat-B-Que Welcome Back & Open House
Friday, Aug. 24, 5 PM

We’re excited to welcome everyone back from summer adventures to kick off the 2018–2019 year! Come eat, schmooze, and meet new and prospective members! Click for details.

 

Opening Day Of Next DOR
Sunday, Aug. 26, 11 AM-1 PM

Gather as a community of parents, children, and teachers to kick off the year with learning, lunch, and games. Students will have a chance to meet their teachers and dive into their topics. Parents will also get a taste of their children’s chugim. Click for details.

 

Mostly Musical Shabbat: A Sensory Friendly Experience
Friday, Aug. 31, 7 PM

The music is informal and lively. Come prepared to sing along, and maybe even dance a bit. ALL ARE WELCOME! STAY AFTER THE SERVICE FOR A SWEET TREAT! Click for details.

 

 

September

 

 

S'lichot: An Evening Of Reflection, Devotion, & Jazz
Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:30-10 PM​

Join us for a special evening designed to help us focus our intentions for the new year. Hosted by Temple Sinai, Congregation Beth Shalom, Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha, Rodef Shalom Congregation, and New Light Congregation. Click for details. 

 

Service Of Remembrance At Temple Sinai Memorial Park
Sunday, Sept. 2, 11 aM​

It is a special time to honor and remember those of our loved ones who are no longer with us.  Click for details. 

 

Temple Sinai Book Group
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1:15 PM​

Our September selection is "Judas" by Amos Oz. Click for details.

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah Tot Service
Sunday, Sept. 9, 5 PM​

A fun, active service led by Rabbi Keren Gorban with stories, singing, and dancing for families with children ages 0–5. Open to the community. Click for details.

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner
Sunday, Sept. 9, 6:15 PM​

Join us for a special catered dinner to celebrate a sweet new year with family and friends before Erev Rosh HaShanah Service. Open to the Community. Click for details.

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah service
Sunday, Sept. 9, 7:45 PM​

Join us for Erev Rosh HaShanah Service to begin a sweet new year. Open to the community. American Sign Language interpreter provided. Click for details.

 

Rosh HaShanah Tot service
Monday, Sept. 10, 8 AM​

A fun, active service led by Rabbi Keren Gorban with stories, singing, and dancing for families with children ages 0–5. Open to the community. Click for details.

 

Rosh HaShanah Morning Early Service
Monday, Sept. 10, 8:30 AM​

Rosh HaShanah (literally, "Head of the Year") is the Jewish New Year, which marks the beginning of a 10-day period of prayer, self-examination and repentance. Cards of Admission required. Click for details.

 

Rosh Hashanah Children's Service & Program Led By Our Youth Group
Monday, Sept. 10, 8:30 AM​

A drop-in program that includes crafts, stories, and other fun activities for children in kindergarten–3rd grade. Parents must remain in the building. Click for details.

 

Rosh HaShanah Morning Late Service
Monday, Sept. 10, 11 AM​

Rosh HaShanah (literally, "Head of the Year") is the Jewish New Year, which marks the beginning of a 10-day period of prayer, self-examination and repentance. Cards of Admission required. American Sign Language interpreter provided. Click for details.

 

Rosh Hashanah Community Family Service In Frick Park
Monday, Sept. 10, 4:30 PM​

An outdoor service led by our clergy for families with children in kindergarten–4th grade. Open to the community. Click for details.

 

Tashlich Service In Frick Park
Monday, Sept. 10, 5:15 PM​

Usually on the first day of Rosh HaShanah, it is a tradition to go to a nearby body of water and symbolically cast away one's sins or wrongdoings from the past year in a ceremony called Tashlich. One usually tosses bread crumbs into the water. Open to the community. Click for details.

 

Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day Morning Service At Temple Sinai
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10 aM​

Celebrate the 2nd Day of Rosh HaShanah with us and our friends from Rodef Shalom Congregation. Open to the community. Click for details.

 

Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day Morning Service At Temple Sinai
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10 aM​

Celebrate the 2nd Day of Rosh HaShanah with us and our friends from Rodef Shalom Congregation. Open to the community. Click for details.

 

Dinner at East End Cooperative Ministry (Volunteer Opportunity)
Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:15 PM​

We prepare and serve dinner once a month at EECM and would love to have you join us. Click for details. 

 

Downtown Lunch With The Rabbi (Offsite)
Friday, Sept. 14, Noon​

Join Rabbi Gibson for an uplifting discussion over lunch at an office downtown. Click for details.

 

men's Discussion Group
Sunday, Sept. 16, 9:30 AM​

Brotherhood invites you to become better-informed about the weekly Torah portion and current social/political concerns. Click for details. 

 

Kol Nidre Tot Service
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 5:30 PM​

A fun, active service led by Rabbi Keren Gorban with stories, singing, and dancing for families with children ages 0–5. Open to the community. Click for details. 

 

Kol Nidre Early Service
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6 PM​

Kol Nidre means 'all vows' and is the name given to the special liturgical formulation chanted solely on Yom Kippur. Cards of Admission are required. Click for details. 

 

Kol Nidre Late Service
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 8:30 PM​

Kol Nidre means 'all vows' and is the name given to the special liturgical formulation chanted solely on Yom Kippur. Cards of Admission are required. American Sign Language Interpreter provided. Click for details. 

 

Yom Kippur Tot Service
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8 AM​

A fun, active service led by Rabbi Keren Gorban with stories, singing, and dancing for families with children ages 0–5. Open to the community. Click for details. 

 

Yom Kippur Morning Early Service
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8:30 AM​

Tradition teaches that on Rosh HaShanah the Book of Life is written and on Yom Kippur our decree for New Year is sealed. Cards of Admission are required. Click for details. 

 

Yom Kippur Children's Service & Program Led By Our Youth Group
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8:30 AM​

A drop-in program that includes crafts, stories, and other fun activities for children in kindergarten–3rd grade. Parents must remain in the building. Click for details.

 

Yom Kippur Morning Late Service
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 11 AM​

Tradition teaches that on Rosh HaShanah the Book of Life is written and on Yom Kippur our decree for New Year is sealed. Cards of Admission are required. American Sign Language interpreter provided. Click for details. 

 

Yom Kippur Minchah Afternoon Service
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1:30 PM​

Tradition teaches that on Rosh HaShanah the Book of Life is written and on Yom Kippur our decree for New Year is sealed. Open to the community.​ Click for details.

 

Yom Kippur Beit Midrash
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2:45 PM​

Open to the community.​ Click for a list of topics.

 

I Am Jonah In Collaboration With Attack Theatre
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 4 PM​

A fresh and thought-provoking approach to the story of Jonah featuring dance, music, and narrative. Appropriate for all ages. Free and open to the community. Click for details.

 

Yom Kippur Yizkor & N'ilah
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 5:15 PM​

We remember our lost loved ones and conclude Yom Kippur by closing the gates of repentance and sealing of the Book of Life for another year.. Open to the community. Click for details.

 

Tot Shabbat
friday, Sept. 21, 5 PM

Do you like to sing and dance? Do you want to get the Shabbat feeling? Are you looking for an informal, inviting way to teach your little ones about Shabbat and connect with other families? Join us for this exciting service. Click for details.

 

Shabbat After Hours
friday, Sept. 21, 8:30 PM​

Wine and cheese mix and mingle with young adults following services. 

 

Erev Sukkot Service & Soup In The Sukkah
Sunday, Sept. 23, 6 PM

Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning 'booths' or 'huts,' refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. It also commemorates the 40 years of Jewish wandering in the desert after the giving of the Torah atop Mt. Sinai. Click for details.

 

Sukkot Morning Service At Temple Sinai With Rodef Shalom
Monday, Sept. 24, 10 AM

Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning 'booths' or 'huts,' refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. It also commemorates the 40 years of Jewish wandering in the desert after the giving of the Torah atop Mt. Sinai. Click for details.

 

Steelers, Steaks, Spuds & Suds In The Sukkah
Monday, Sept. 24, 7 pM

Temple Sinai Brotherhood is celebrating Sukkot in a unique way with Steelers, Steaks, Spuds, and Suds in the Sukkah. Click for details.

 

Erev Simchat Torah Congregational Dinner
Sunday, Sept. 30, 5:15 PM

Join us for a congregational dinner before the Torah Celebration and Consecration of New Students. Click for details.

 

Torah Celebration & Consecration Of New Students (K-3)
Sunday, Sept. 30, 6 PM

Join us for the Torah Celebration and Consecration of New Students. Click for details.

 

 

October

 
Simchat Torah Yizkor Service At Rodef Shalom (Offsite)
Monday, Oct. 1, 10 AM

Click for details.

 

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