• Welcome To Temple Sinai of Roslyn

    Where every heart has a home. 

  • Distinguished Lecturer Series

    Temple Sinai has a rich history of bringing world renowned speakers to our congregation, such as former President Bill Clinton.

  • Sinai In The City

    Our unique young adult group does some community service by cleaning up a Manhattan park.

  • In Our Community

    Temple Sinai's spirit goes beyond our walls. We celebrate Tashlich at the Gerry Pond Park in Roslyn.

  • Our Celebrations

    Temple Sinai is a place for every holiday celebration. Simchat Torah is always a favorite!

  • Our Nursery School

    Temple Sinai's Nursery School students love to learn and explore!

Shalom & Welcome

We are delighted to welcome you to Temple Sinai of Roslyn. Temple Sinai is an inclusive Reform congregation that offers a warm welcome and nurturing home to all who seek a meaningful and enduring connection to Judaism. We welcome Jews from all backgrounds, striving to serve the needs of families and singles, Jews of all races, cultures and sexual orientations, as well as Jews-by-choice and interfaith families. Temple Sinai is a vibrant community with a wide variety of spiritual, educational and social programs. We encourage you to explore all that our web site and our community have to offer.

   Temple Sinai Clergy
(From left to right) Cantors Sergei & Elena Schwartz, Rabbi Michael White, Rabbi Andrew Gordon

Where every heart has a home..Join Us

A Year in the Life of Temple Sinai Video

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Every heart has a home at Temple Sinai.  As the largest Reform Synagogue on Long Island, Temple Sinai will deliver and expand our outstanding, personalized and innovative programs and services to our inclusive Jewish community. 

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(LIVE Streaming during the summer when weather is inclement)

Teen Chazak is a vocational training program for teens with special needs in a Jewish setting. 



Upcoming Events  

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Fridays, August 19 to September 2 - Summer Shabbat Evening Services from 6:30pm to 7:15 pm in the Fortunoff Family Garden.

Friday, August 26 - Pre-Service Wine and Cheese Meet and Greet - 5:45 pm.

Tuesday, August 23 - 11:30 am to 4:00 pm - Friend of a Friend/Chaverot Game Days - RSVP:  [email protected]

Friday, September 9 - Temple Sinai's Annual BBQ Following our 6:30 pm services; Co-Sponsored by Friend of a Friend/Chaverot & Brotherhood. RSVP requested by September 7th. Call the office or email [email protected]

Sunday, September 11 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Temple Sinai's FUNDAY Sunday - Join us as we honor our local First Responders through Child-Friendly Mitzvah Projects. Free to the Community - Members and Non-Members Welcome!

**NOTE** Temple Sinai 2016 Memorial Book - Please take a moment now to complete and return your card.  Don't be left out.  Final deadline is August 29, 2016. A response in writing (email or returning the card) is required. If you are a new member and did not receive the information, please call the Temple office and we will send it to you.

** NOTE** SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, December 3rd - A hot night for a cool cause, FIRE & ICE, Temple Sinai's Third Annual Benefit Auction

Ongoing Events

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High Holy Day Holiday Kit

Spotlight on Shabbat

Shabbat Hallelu - First Friday of the Month at 6:30 pm - Resumes on September 9

Shabbat LaNeshama - Third Friday of the Month at 7:45 pm - Resumes on September 16

Morning Minyan/Shabbat Torah Study - Saturdays at 9:00 am

Bibles and Bagels - First and Third Saturdays of the Month at 10:00 am - Resumes on September 3

Jewish Community Choir - Tuesdays at 7:30 pm Resumes in September

Temple Sinai in the News


A Message from Jerusalem from Rabbi Michael White 

Journal of Ali's 10 Years at Temple Sinai

See Temple Sinai on Mitzvah Day on News Channel 12 (for Optimum Subscribers)

Temple Sinai's Community Choir Performing at the Temple Choir Festival at Temple Avodah, Oceanside NY (Entire Concert) Click Here to view the Temple Sinai Choir only.

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Temple Sinai Spotlight


Religious School Registration Has Begun

Register Early for Best Class Selection

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    August 2016 Scribe




From Rabbi White's Study 


Rabbi Michael White's Remarks at Temple Sinai's Annual Meeting

Many of the laws in the Torah’s book of Leviticus, the book from which we read each week at this season, seem outdated. This week is a case in point. The Torah commands that priests, while in service performing animal sacrifices in the Holy Temple, were forbidden from coming into contact with the dead or attending funerals, except for immediate family members.  That’s because Jewish law teaches that every time a Jew visits the cemetery or attends a funeral, we become spiritually unclean and impure.  But we can wash our hands, and we are thus purified.

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From the President's Desk 


Jonathan Cheris

June is a wonderful time for the Temple, especially this year.  On June 10th we’ll honor long-time congregants with a special service to coincide with the installation of the new board. On June 12th we celebrate Shavuot with our Confirmation service, one of the largest in recent years.  Then on June 17th, we’ll have a special evening to celebrate the achievements of our Youth Engagement initiatives and our Director of Youth Engagement Ali Stamm on her 10 years at Temple Sinai.  As we end June, we’ll start our wonderful outdoor services in the courtyard.

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From the Cantor-Educator


Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz  

Dear Families,

We are delighted to announce the beginning of registration for the 2016-2017 school year. As you know, our highest priority at Temple Sinai Religious School is the education of our children. Together with the clergy, Education Committee and teachers, we are committed to providing the richest most creative Jewish learning opportunities, in ways that are relevant to today’s young learners.  Temple Sinai Religious School is embracing the 21st century and all of the new innovations that have come with it!


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