Important Information Regarding the Coronavirus

We are writing to let you know that starting immediately, and until further notice, Temple Sinai will be doing all business virtually. This means our building is closed and everything has been temporarily paused to ensure maximum health and well being of all our congregants.  Please note that this applies to all Temple Sinai programming, meetings, schools, and events.
We will be in touch soon with opportunities to learn, pray, gather, connect, celebrate, and support one another virtually. Please stay tuned for updates on how to access these upcoming opportunities. 
As always, your clergy is only a phone call away. If you need anything as you process this seemingly unstable time, please remember Rabbi and Chazzan are virtually available in a multitude of ways. Our hearts are open and our cell phones are on. You can reach Rabbi Kahn at 832-776-7382 and Chazzan Abramson at 941-356-3532. 
Though we are physically distancing ourselves for our health and safety, we are continuing to find ways to socially and emotionally connect, grow and celebrate. Here are some ways to participate: 
  • For continual updates, please check our Facebook page @templesinaisarasota
  • Join our Virtual Welcome Reception – Friday at 5:15 pm. To connect online:
  • Erev Shabbat service will be accessible via Facebook Live @templesinaisarasota. Also, possibly live streamed on youtube. Please check back here on the website for this link and for access to the prayerbook.
  • Shabbat morning study and prayer experience will be accessible via Zoom, Saturday morning at 10:30 AM at
  • Along with following ur Temple Sinai page, please follow Rabbi Kahn’s Facebook page: Samantha Orshan Kahn for regular videos, check-ins and more. 
  • Stay tuned for information about other online learning and streaming, such as Grandparents’ Circle, Virtual Religious School, Preschool Tot Shabbat, Story Time, Havdallah, Meditations, Text Studies and more.

Welcome to Our Temple

Temple Sinai Sarasota Florida:

A vibrant Reform Congregation and culturally diverse community that provides a spiritual home in a warm and welcoming environment.  

We strive to raise spirituality by bringing meaning to our modern lives through the lens of ancient traditions.

Our Community 

We cherish the friendships made and developed through our active experiences in temple life. We embrace diversity in our membership and offer a meaningful life rooted in Judaism and social advocacy. We are a community of warmth and awareness where every individual matters. Our membership’s size and varied backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints are a foundational strength, providing opportunities for meaningful connections for everyone. 

Our Passion 

We pride ourselves on our joyous Shabbat Services where our worship features inspirational liturgy and uplifting music.  We value our part as a Jewish voice in our community, our country and the world. Our robust curriculum of lifelong learning opportunities — to study, learn and grow; our tradition of philanthropy; and the fullness of our religious and cultural offerings all reflect how we celebrate Judaism. 

Our Commitment 

We invite each temple member to engage actively in the dynamic life of our synagogue and thereby grow spiritually through prayer and music, intellectually through education, and morally through righteous action. Members are encouraged to join a community of faith, commitment and hope. We, as Jews, are commanded to pursue justice, and to participate in Tikkun Olam, “Repairing the World.”

Our Legacy

Our founding families shared a common dream to build a culturally abundant and caring Reform Jewish Congregation in Sarasota, Florida. Today, we continue to build upon their legacy of warmth and the timeless values of Jewish tradition as we strive toward a more just, ethical and compassionate world. We commit our spiritual, intellectual, physical and financial resources to strengthening our community today for a vital tomorrow.

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All Temple events & services are cancelled indefinitely including the Seder due to the Coronavirus.  This status will be updated as needed.

Upcoming Events

  1. Mon 13

    Back Pack Program

    Apr 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Sat 25

    Talmidim Time

    Apr 25 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
  3. Mon 04

    Back Pack Program

    May 04 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. Sat 16

    Talmidim Time

    May 16 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am


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