Temple Sinai is a Reform congregation that has served the needs of Jewish residents of Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena and the Foothills for nearly a century.

Our community of over 200 families embraces diversity and warmly welcomes interfaith couples, Jews by choice, strongly identified Jews, and those just beginning to explore their Jewish identities.

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COMING UP AT TSG…

  • Weekly Minyan and Torah Study
    Saturday mornings VIA ZOOM
     
    Join us every Saturday to enjoy a Shabbat morning service and discussion of the week’s Torah portion. These intimate and enlightening services are led by members of the TSG congregation. (Start times vary — check our calendar for specific dates)
  • Sisterhood “Shabbat At Home”
    Friday, 5/13 at 7:30pm VIA ZOOM
     
    A surprising lesson of the pandemic has been discovering how we can create a sense of sacredness in a virtual space. Once a month we are happy to offer a “Shabbat at Home” service, so please join us via Zoom an evening of prayer, song, and connection!
  • Journey Through the Bible
    Sunday, 5/15 at 10am VIA ZOOM
     
    Join Rabbi Rick for the next session of TSG’s fascinating monthly biblical discussion group. Open to everyone, (no prior biblical knowledge required)!
  • A Survey of Jewish Storytelling
    Taught by Cantor Alyssa Rosenbaum
    Sunday, 5/15 at 7:30pm VIA ZOOM
     
    During this new class you’ll learn about fascinating Jewish storytelling forms from biblical times to the modern era.
  • Mental Health & Wellness Shabbat Service
    Friday, 5/20 at 7:30pm
     
    We invite the entire community to join us for this special service, which will emphasize the importance of mental health & wellness in all of our lives. Unable to attend in-person? The service can also be streamed remotely by clicking here.
  • Living Judaism with Rabbi Schechter VIA ZOOM
    Sunday, 5/22 at 10am
     
    This monthly program takes a deep dive into a stand-alone topic involving Jewish beliefs and practices. Open to everyone!
  • Gift Shop open on Last Day of Religious School
    Sunday, 5/22 (10:30am to 1:30pm)
     
    Sisterhood invites you to stop in and shop as you are eating and schmoozing!
  • ‘End of School Year’ Schmooze & Hot Dog Lunch
    Sunday, 5/22 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
     
    Religious school parents are welcome to arrive early for pick-up and enjoy an adult “end of year” schmooze! Then kids and adults alike are invited to Brotherhood’s annual Hot Dog Lunch, starting at 12:30pm.
  • TSG Jewish Film Group
    Wednesday, 5/25 at 6:30pm VIA ZOOM

    This month we’ll be discussing the 2018 Israeli film, “Shoelaces.” Watch it in advance (click for details & streaming options), then show up Wednesday to share your thoughts and feelings about this film.

  • “Wise Aging” Class
    Wednesday, 5/25 at 7:30pm VIA ZOOM
     
    This class celebrates those over 50, helping us work on our roadblocks so we can find new meaning in our lives. New attendees welcome!
  • Jewish Meditation
    Friday, 5/27 at 7pm IN-PERSON
     
    Use the half-hour before our Friday evening service to breathe, center yourself, and get in a Shabbat mindset. This monthly program is led by long-time meditator and teacher Jan Freed.
  • Sisterhood’s Book Ends
    Tuesday, 6/7 at 7pm VIA ZOOM
     
    TSG’s Sisterhood invites you to attend our monthly discussion of books “by, for, or about women.” This month we’ll be discussing “A Tree Grows In Brookyn” by Betty Smith.
  • Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Rick
    Thursday, 6/9 at 12pm VIA ZOOM
     
    Join your TSG community every month for a thought-provoking lunchtime exploration of current events.

  • Temple Sinai Book Club
    Monday, 6/13 at 12pm VIA ZOOM
     
    There’s no better way to keep your mind sharp than reading then discussing great books with friends! This month the TSG club will be discussing “West With Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge.

Interested in our Zoom events? Contact us to learn how to take part!

In order to maximize your safety — as well as the safety of everyone who enters the synagogue — Temple Sinai has a COVID VACCINE REQUIREMENT. Click the link below for more information.

TSG Covid Vaccine & Masking Policy (3/9/22)

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

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