Prayer is a language that each of us speaks and hears in a different way. When we pray together, we try to find meaning within the chorus of diverse voices. Through a wide range of truly meaningful spiritual experiences, Temple Sinai of Glendale offers something for everyone.
Shabbat Evening Service — Join our community with festive celebration, heartfelt worship, and joyous music in sanctifying the day of rest. Led by Rabbi Schechter and Cantor Hummel, this service is always followed by a friendly Oneg Shabbat. Fridays at 7:30 pm, except on the evenings of our specialty Shabbat services below.
Family Shabbat — This lively one-hour service, which directly follows our monthly community Shabbat dinner, is a delight for all ages. Led by Rabbi Rick and Cantor Steve, with lots of participation from the kids of our religious school. Followed, of course, by a delicious Oneg! First Friday of the month at 7 pm.
“Shabbat 150” — Our musical Shabbat service, named for Psalm 150 (“Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and the pipe.”). Featuring Rabbi Schechter, Cantor Hummel, and our “Shabbat 150 Band” which includes piano, guitar and drums. Followed by an Oneg in the social hall. Regularly third Friday of the month, at 7:30 pm.
Shabbat-in-the-Round featuring Visual Prayer — Enjoy an alternative worship experience as we gather in the social hall to see each other’s smiling faces as we sing and pray. This special service is also enhanced by “Visual Prayer,” which incorporates imagery and beautiful photography on the social hall’s big screen to enhance the unique spiritual experience. Evenings vary; please visit our calendar.
Kabbalat Shabbat — Jewish tradition teaches that we are to welcome Shabbat with the same joy that a groom welcomes his bride to the chuppah. This service of welcoming is known as Kabbalat Shabbat. Whenever there is a fifth Shabbat of the month, Temple Sinai welcomes it first with an Oneg and then a joyous 45 minute service. Fifth Fridays of the month. Oneg at 5:30 pm, service at 6:00 pm.
Jewish Meditation — Once every month our Friday service is preceded by Jewish Meditation, which is held in our intimate Rose Lewis Chapel. There are so many benefits to starting Shabbat with a more focused, less scattered mind and divesting oneself of one’s weekly concerns. Our meditation session ends with a brief chat before joining the rest of the congregation for the Shabbat Service. Regularly the fourth Friday of the month, at 7:00 pm. Services follow at 7:30 pm.
B’nai Mitzvah — Throughout the year many of our Bat and Bar Mitzvah services occur on Saturday mornings. These wonderful events are always open to our Temple Sinai community. Saturday B’nai Mitzvah services begin at 10:00 a.m.
Monthly Minyan — At our monthly minyan you can enjoy a Shabbat morning service and discussion of the week’s Torah portion or other related topic. These intimate services are led by members of the congregation, followed by a casual vegetarian pot-luck where discussion and shmoozing continues. Regularly the third Saturday of each month, at 10:30 a.m.
Tot Shabbat — A special service for pre-schoolers and the adults who love them. This lively half-hour service features Cantor Steve and Rabbi Rick sharing music, songs and storytelling. Afterwards, get to know other young families at the Oneg following the service. Regularly the third Saturday of each month, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Please visit our calendar for the full schedule of all our Shabbat and Holiday services.