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].

 

Tot Shabbat
Friday, April 20, 5 PM

We will begin with snacks and schmoozing at 5:00 PM. At 5:30 PM we'll meet on the floor of the Leebov Sanctuary for Tot Shabbat worship service using a special prayer book Click for details.

 

Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Friday, April 20, 5:45 PM

Join us for a traditional Shabbat chicken dinner. (Vegetarian option available.) Cost: $18/$10 for children 12 and under Click for details.

 

Shabbat After Hours
Friday, April 20, 8:30 PM

Wine & cheese mix and mingle with young adults following services. Click for details.

 

Charles Morris Sing along (Offsite)
Saturday, April 21, 1:45 PM

We sing our way through several units with old favorites, traditional Jewish songs and holiday tunes with the residents of Charles Morris. Click for details.

 

Israel and the Interfaith Family - Interfaith Potluck Dinner & Discussion
Saturday, April 21, 4 PM

Interfaith couples and families are welcome to join Rabbi Jamie Gibson at Temple Sinai for a potluck dinner and discussion. April's topic is "Israel and the Interfaith Family: What are the Issues That Matter?" Click for details.

 

Community Chug Presentations
Sunday, April 29, 9:30 AM

Our students want to show everyone what they have learned in the past six weeks of school. Click for details.

 

Yasher Koach Celebration for Rabbi Jamie Gibson
Sunday, April 29, 5:30 PM

As Rabbi Gibson encourages us to wish Yasher Koach to each other for milestones and accomplishments. It’s now our turn to return the cheer! An evening of much fun and entertaining festivities! Delicious dinner catered by Big Burrito. Dress is party casual. Click for details and to purchase tickets.

 

 

May

Mostly Musical Shabbat: A Sensory Friendly Experience
Friday, May 4, 7 PM

Join Rabbi Jamie Gibson, Rabbi Keren Gorban, Cantor Laura Berman, and the Temple Sinai Band for Mostly Musical Shabbat the First Friday of every month. 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.

 

Pride Seder
Saturday, May 5, 6 PM

You are invited to our first Pride Seder presented by the Pride Tribe and Women of Temple Sinai (WoTS). The Pride Seder will take a form reminiscent of the traditional Passover seder, but it will share stories and hardships of LGBTQ life, celebrate the freedoms that have been achieved, and explore freedoms not yet gained. Click for details.

 

Intergenerational Choir Performance at Weinberg Terrace (offsite)
Sunday, May 6, 6 PM

The Temple Sinai Intergenerational Choir will perform for the residents, family, and friends at Weinberg Terrace. Location: 5757 Bartlett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217

 

Temple Sinai Book Club
Wednesday, May 9, 1:15 PM

Our selection for May is Two She-Bears: A Novel by Meir Shalev. We will meet in the Lockhart Lounge for a lively discussion. Click for details.

 

Dinner at East End Cooperative Ministry (Volunteers Needed)
Thursday, May 10, 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
Friday, May 11, Noon

Would you like to learn with friends over lunch? Join Rabbi Gibson for an uplifting discussion over lunch at an office downtown. Get away and enjoy yourself! Spend an hour expanding your horizons and making new friends. Click for details.

 

WoTS Cooking Class
Monday, May 14, 6:30 PM

May features Chocolate Babkas with Randy Boswell. The cost for this class is $10. RSVP by Friday, April 11. Anyone age 16 and older is welcome! Click for details.

 

Rosh Chodesh Group - Sivan (Offsite)
Tuesday, May 15, 7 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.

 

Tot Shabbat
Friday, May 18, 5 PM

We will begin with snacks and schmoozing at 5:00 PM. At 5:30 PM we'll meet on the floor of the Leebov Sanctuary for Tot Shabbat worship service using a special prayer book Click for details.

 

Shabbat After Hours
Friday, May 18, 8:30 PM

Wine & cheese mix and mingle with young adults following services. Click for details.

 

Charles Morris Sing along (Offsite)
Saturday, May 19, 1:45 PM

We sing our way through several units with old favorites, traditional Jewish songs and holiday tunes with the residents of Charles Morris. Click for details.

 

Shavuot Dinner
Saturday, May 19, 6:15 PM

Join our Confirmation students and familes for dinner prior to the Shavuot Service and Confirmation. Click for details.

 

Shavuot Service and Confirmation
Saturday, May 19, 7:30 PM

Join us for a special evening celebrating the Festival of the Giving of the Torah as well as the confirmation of students finishing their education in the Nathan and Hilda Katzen Center for Jewish Learning. Click for details.

 

Men's Discussion Group (offsite)
Sunday, May 20, 9:30 AM

You've got a standing invitation from Brotherhood to enlighten others and become better-informed about the weekly Torah portion, as well as topics related to contemporary social or political concerns. Location: Panera Bread, 3401 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Click for details.

 

Shavuot and Yizkor Service at Temple Sinai
Sunday, May 20, 10 AM

This is a community service and all are welcome! Click for details.

 

Annual Meeting of the Congregation
Thursday, May 24, 7 PM

Join with your fellow Temple Sinai members, staff, and spiritual leaders as we learn about the state of the congregation, reflect on the successes of the past year, and put our minds toward our hopes and goals for the coming year. Click for details.

 

June

Mostly Musical Shabbat: A Sensory Friendly Experience
Friday, June 1, 7 PM

Join Rabbi Jamie Gibson, Rabbi Keren Gorban, Cantor Laura Berman, and the Temple Sinai Band for Mostly Musical Shabbat the First Friday of every month. 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.

 

"Sects" Education - Interfaith Potluck Dinner & Discussion
Saturday, June 2, 4 PM

Interfaith couples and families are welcome to join Rabbi Jamie Gibson at Temple Sinai for a potluck dinner and discussion. June's topic is "Sects" Education." Click for details.

 

Downtown Lunch with the Rabbi
Friday, June 8, Noon

Would you like to learn with friends over lunch? Join Rabbi Gibson for an uplifting discussion over lunch at an office downtown. Get away and enjoy yourself! Spend an hour expanding your horizons and making new friends. Click for details.

 

WoTS Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 10, 9 AM

The Women of Temple Sinai offers vibrant, relevant opportunities for participation with a focus on sisterhood as we engage small and large groups of women in social, spiritual, educational, and service programs. Get involved and join us at a planning session! Click for details.

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Shavuot means “weeks.” It marks the completion of the seven-week counting period, the Omer, between Passover and Shavuot. One of the three pilgrimage holidays mentioned in the Torah, it celebrates both the harvest of the first fruits and the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai over 3,000 years ago.

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