Upcoming Events and Happenings:

Rhythm and Jews Services:

Our signature service featuring the Bruno Trio with Rabbi Churgel and Chazzan Abramson (on guitar) create an upbeat fusion of Israeli, Chasidic, American and Middle Eastern sounds that delight young and old alike.  Welcome reception at 5:15 PM, the Service at 6 PM.  

CDs of the service are available in the temple office with a suggested $18 donation.


Special Events:

NEW classes are announced!   Many new offerings for Fall 2017! Click here now  to go to the adult education area.



Annual Gala new date is March 24, 2018

at the fabulous Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch.

We are honoring our Volunteers this night and always.

Mark your calendar!


Interfaith Thanksgiving Service with Church of the Palms.

It is our year to host.  Wednesday, November 22.

5:00 PM for Welcome Reception, 6:00 PM Service.

They LOVE to come to Temple Sinai, please attend to be good hosts!


Chanukah Happening Evening and Dinner:

Temple Sinai Presents: Chanukah Happening
Liturgist-In-Residence Alden Solovy
Friday, December 15
Bring your Chanukiot (Chanukah menorahs)!

An evening of fun for everyone!
5:15 pm Welcome reception

6:00 pm Musical family shabbat with children in k-2 participating featuring holiday songs

7:30 pm yummy dinner!
All the holiday favorites— brisket, latkes, salad, sufganiyot.
Childrens' Activities crafts, dreidel spin-off, sufganiyot decorating.

The Art and the Act of Prayer— A discussion with Alden Solovy following dinner.

Click here now to register or mail checks to Temple Sinai. This event uses the same registration form as the one below. You can choose to register for for either or both events. Questions? Call Patty Glah @ 941-400-6474


Liturgist-in-Residence Alden Solovy:

Liturgist-in-Residence Alden Solovy

Saturday Luncheon
10 am Shabbat worship service and Torah discussion with Alden Solovy.

12 pm Luncheon followed by "Chanukah and Bravery" study session with Alden Solovy ($18 register below).

9 am Coffee and Danish with Alden Solovy; book sale and signing.  No reservations needed and there is no fee to attend.

10:15 am Workshop with our teens and Alden Solovy.


Click here now to register. This event uses the same registration form as the one above. You can choose to register for either or both events.


Sponsorship Opportunites are available for this special weekend.

$360 donation entitles donors to all meals for a party of two and a complimentary copy of one of Solovy's books.

$180 donors will receive a complimentary copy of one of Solovy's books.


Dinner and a Movie:

Sunday, December 3rd, 5 PM Chinese dinner and 6 PM for film and discussion.

Film is The Last Mentsch.  Price is $25 per person.

Questions call Janet at 941-388-9624.

Sponsored by the Women of Sinai with proceeds to support Educational Programming.




10th Annual Jewish Food Festival

Sunday, January 28 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM.

Mark your calendar so you don't miss this!

Plan now to volunteer and/or bake.



Let's Go Roller Skating!!!

Temple Sinai Safety, Joosy and Kesher

Sunday November 19th 2-4pm
$12 per person

Stardust Skate Center
2571 12th Street, Sarasota FL 34237

Includes Two-Hour Skate, Skate Rental, Snacks, and Drinks!

Click here now to register online.





Grandparents Circle: For grandparents with grandchildren being
raised in interfaith homes

5 Tuesdays starting November 7 in the Chapel

Facilitated by Sue Huntting, MAJE/MAJCS

Learn about and discuss with other grandparents ways to nurture the Jewish identities of your interfaith grandchildren. 

Registration required and limited. $18 for congregants, guests $25. For more information contact Etta - eraiken@verizon.net or 941-349-6382

Click here now to register for this event.


Congregational Trip to Israel with Rabbi Churgel:

May 6-17, 2018 What a trip it will be!  Created by the ARZA Travel division, it is designed for first-time visitors as well as returnees. Includes 9 nights of accomodations; 2 in Tel Aviv, 2 at a Kibbutz hotel in the north, 5 in Jerusalem.   All breakfasts, 6 other meals and much more is in part of the package. Details can easily be found by clicking here now.  It's all there! If you would like to be added to a group distribution list for updates contact LaurieLachowitzer@gmail.com.


Rosh Chodesh Women's Study Group:

Rosh Chodesh, occurring monthly, as a celebration of the 'New Moon" is a holiday specifically for women and celebrated by women.  Our Rosh Chodesh gatherings take place on the Friday closest to the actual Rosh Chodesh date: we meet from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m in Room 2 of the school wing and an optional group lunch, offsite, follows.  Our creative gatherings are facilitated by one or two members and include innovative programming in a friendly and nurturing atmosphere.  There is no charge to participate.   For further information and to RSVP please contact Roberta at 941-346-5529 or roberta.berson@comcast.net.  Temple women of all ages are invited to attend.

Dates are listed on the Current Adult Classes under Lifelong Learning tab.



Calling all Performers!

A troupe called the Sinai Players is forming.  Singers, actors and musicians are needed.  

Auditions are taking place November 14 and 16.  Cabaret performance will take place Sunday, March 11, 2018.

Contact Chazzan Abramson or Emily Levin for more info.


Havurot at Temple Sinai! 

We have recently formed our Fourteenth  Havurah!  Won't you consider joining us?  Temple Sinai's Havurot Program consists of multiple groups, each one individually known as a "havurah" (a Hebrew word translated as "friendship" or "companions”).  Information and registration forms are available in the temple office and on the membership table in the Sanctuary foyer.  You can also reach the Havurah committee via email at TempleSinaiHavurah@gmail.com.  Over 225 members have signed on for this opportunity.


NEW CD Release:

Chazzan Abramson has created a special

25th Anniversary of Temple Sinai CD of music.  

Click here now to hear samples and for links to purchase. 

Also available in the Temple Gift Shop


Please see Current Adult Classes for a wide range of educational opportunities! Also see the Community tab for Women of Sinai and Sinai Mens Club events