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Welcome Home to Temple Sinai!


Temple Sinai is the center of a dynamic and caring community of Reform Jews in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey. We are a welcoming home for spirituality and learning, where members celebrate Jewish living through deeply meaningful religious, educational and social experiences.

Established in 1952, Temple Sinai is the largest Reform Temple in Bergen County and the flagship synagogue for Reform Jews in northern New Jersey. We affirm the central tenets of Judaism – God, Torah and Israel – and, consistent with the principles of Reform Judaism, we accept and encourage diverse thought within our beliefs and prayers. Together, we discover our connection to prayer, spiritual renewal, and the inherent strength of a supportive Jewish community.

Join with us to deepen our shared experiences. Be moved by our worship services. Explore our weekly Torah study. Gain new perspective through the words of our guest speakers. Find a sense of belonging in a warm and inclusive setting. Work with us to help repair our larger communities. Celebrate life’s journey with us. Whatever you might be looking for, your home is here at Temple Sinai.

 

Our History

In May 1952, five sponsoring families invited prospective members to a meeting at the Mary Elizabeth Tea Room on Engle Street in Englewood with a representative from the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now the Union for Reform Judaism) to establish a Reform Jewish congregation. Their intent was to “form a congregation, modern in spirit, dedicated to a liberal interpretation of Judaism, and providing a program for effective Jewish living on the American scene.” The community expanded and became affiliated with the national reform movement on December 10, 1952.

At first, worship occurred in homes and later, in rented facilities, including the basement of the Presbyterian Church in Englewood. Subsequently, the Temple acquired land at our current location at the corner of Engle and Hudson Streets, and our synagogue was built in 1958.

The Temple Sinai Early Childhood Center was launched in 1977 and remains one of our most treasured gems. This preschool remains universally well-regarded, as does our outstanding religious school and B’nei Mitzvah program.

Temple Sinai is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism.

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