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 High Holy Days 2014 / 5775  





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  • Welcome to Temple Sinai!

    Temple Sinai is a warm and vibrant Reform synagogue in the heart of Oakland. We provide meaningful Jewish learning opportunities for all ages and stages of life. If you seek to explore or deepen a connection to Jewish life and community, you are welcome here.


Israel Discussion
Friday, August 29,
following Erev Shabbat Services

Please stay after services as Temple Sinai past President Lynn Simon discusses her recent trip to Israel with the American Jewish Committee. We will then join together in a discussion on personal reactions and feelings about all that is happening in Israel and Gaza.

Kum Sitz Shabbat*
Friday, September 5, 6:30pm

Join us for a family service around the campfire in our upper courtyard. There will be singing and s'mores! Come in campfire attire and bring a blanket to sit on.

*Kum Sitz is Yiddish for ;'come sit'. It is the tradition of singing, praying, socializing and building community around the campfire.

Screening of the film American Jerusalem:
Jews and the Making of San Francisco

Sunday, September 7, 1:00pm

at the New Parkway Theatre

Temple Sinai is proud to partner with Hebrew Free Loan in presenting this film.  Nosh and Q&A with the film's producer. Tickets $5 each. Sponsored by Hebrew Free Loan in partnership with East Bay YAD. More info at

Havdalah Hike

Saturday, September 13, 5:00pm

We will meet in Redwood Park, in the last parking lot inside the Redwood Gate for a gentle hike up a paved path through the trees followed by a short service and wine/cheese/snacks (please bring something if you are able).
For more information, contact Richard Hart at 

  • Shabbat & Holiday Services

    Tuesday, August 26  
    Tuesday Morning Minyan

    Friday, August 29

    Erev Shabbat Service in the Albers Chapel
    led by Rabbi Mates-Muchin and Cantor Keys

    Saturday, August 30

    Shabbat Morning Service
     in the Sanctuary
    with the Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Schoenberg

    led by Rabbi Mates-Muchin and Cantor Keys

    Tuesday, September 2

    Tuesday Morning Minyan



Read about Temple Sinai's 100 years in the j. News Weekly article: ‘A place of tradition, innovation’: Temple Sinai sanctuary marks 100 years in downtown Oakland.

Temple Sinai has been certified as a California Green Business after a nearly three-year process led by the congregation’s Green Committee!  Read more about it in the j. News Weekly article: 
Temple Sinai in rarified air with green certification.