Temple Sinai welcomes everyone to join us in celebrating Shabbat.
Shabbat services are held:
Friday evenings at 7:30 pm
Saturday mornings at 10:00 am (Sept-June)
We offer several types of services to suit our variety of congregants’ needs.
Shabbat b’Simcha is a fun service for young and old. Geared especially towards families with school-age children, it is usually held the 1st Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Joining the Cantor is the b’Simcha band to further add to the festive spirit of the evening.
Tot Shabbat Services are generally held on the 1st Friday of the month at 6:00 p.m. This 30-45 minute service introduces young children to praying in the sanctuary and the meaning of Shabbat.
“Shabbat in the Round” is a Saturday morning service held when there is no Bar/Bat Mitzvah scheduled. It is a warm, traditional service that includes Torah reading, but also encourages participation, including sharing in the leading of the service and asking service-related questions.
High Holy Days
Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה rōsh hashānāh, beginning of the year) is the Jewish New Year, and falls on the first and second days of the Jewish month of Tishri (September/October). The Mishnah, the core work of the Jewish Oral Torah, sets this day aside as the new year for calculating calendar years and Sabbatical and jubilee years.
Yom Kippur (יום כפור yom kippūr, “Day of Atonement”) is the Jewish festival of the Day of Atonement. The Hebrew Bible calls the day Yom Hakippurim (Hebrew, “Day of the Atonement/s”).In the Hebrew calendar, the ninth day of Tishri is known as Erev Yom Kippur (Yom Kippur eve). Yom Kippur itself begins around sunset on that day and continues into the next day until nightfall, and therefore lasts about 25 hours.
Shabbat Home Service Guide
Shabbat dinner – the most important Jewish spiritual discipline. A few minutes on every Friday night can change your life. Want to say the Shabbat blessings at Friday night dinner? Click here to download the free Shabbat at Home Guide.
On Shabbat morning, we gather to read the Torah from beginning to end. Rather than read the portion of the week, we are currently going through the Torah slowly, verse by verse. During the summer months, however, we choose a different book from later in the Hebrew Bible as an object of special study.
All are welcome – novices with no Jewish knowledge and experts alike. We meet at 8:30 a.m. Bagels & coffee are available.
Gusman Music Service
In 1980, Jack Gusman created a special music fund to honor the memory of his wife, Rita (Rachel) Gusman, who was a singer-entertainer, and to share and encourage the creative process which was so much a part of her life. Over the years, the fund has provided varied and exciting musical experiences for the congregation and community. Supported primarily by the Gusman family for more than twenty years, the fund is now supported by contributions from temple members and friends.
This year’s Gusman Music Service honored Susan Slater for her devotion to Temple SInai’s music programs. It featured Cantor Robbie Solomon, along with our own Cantor Jeffrey Klepper and visiting Cantor Louise Treitman. View pictures here.
The Temple Sinai Adult Choir is a volunteer choir open to all and sings during the High Holiday services and in numerous Friday night services throughout the year. In addition to services, the choir has offered full-length concerts featuring many different types of Jewish music and has proudly represented Temple Sinai in many community festivals, collaborations, and local events.
The Adult Choir numbers around 25 singers, is non-auditioned, and meets on Tuesday nights for rehearsals.
Please contact Temple Sinai or Director Carol Marton (617) 983-1764 for further information.
Click here to listen to sample music featuring Cantor Jeff Klepper:
Click to view Cantor Jeff Klepper’s Profile