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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TSG COVID-19 POLICY (UPDATED 8/30/22)

To enter Temple Sinai, we require vaccination against Covid-19. In addition, the Temple strongly recommends masking at all times, except when eating or drinking. We request that if you are currently having symptoms of sore throat, fever, headache, or runny nose that you refrain from entering the Temple, regardless of if you have a current negative Covid test. While we are no longer asking for proof of vaccination, please respect this policy in order to protect your health and the health of those around you.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Our Beginnings, in Haiku

Our Beginnings, in Haiku jemerman October 3, 2022

in the beginning Oneness breathed us into life we are unity

Rereading – and Reimagining – Sacred Story

Rereading – and Reimagining – Sacred Story jemerman October 3, 2022

"Tell me a story" is a constant refrain for those of us with children in our lives. Almost as often, when the last page is turned, the child looks up and asks, "again?" Sometimes, this is a joy. Sometimes, re-reading, and re-reading some more, becomes a burden.

Antisemitism Finally Hits Home for Me

Antisemitism Finally Hits Home for Me jemerman September 29, 2022

In the many years (57 to be exact) that I have been in an interfaith marriage, I felt somehow removed from antisemitism. I was raised in a Roman Catholic family, and, while there were a few comments from aunts and uncles when I got engaged, it was the 1960s, and I was in love. I believed we would figure it out as we went along.

Rebuilding After the Storms of Life: An Interview with Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Rebuilding After the Storms of Life: An Interview with Rabbi Joseph Meszler jemerman September 22, 2022

We sat down with Rabbi Joseph Meszler, author of "The Sukkah in the Storm: A Sukkot Story," to discuss the ways this story teaches children about strength, resilience, community, and asking for help.