Shabbat Schedule

Saturday mornings @ 9:30 am, followed by kiddush lunch open to all.

There are not regular Saturday evening services, but a minyan can be arranged in the case of a yahrzeit (email susan.templesinai@gmail.com).

Weekday Minyan Schedule

The Temple Sinai weekday minyan is a warm and welcoming part of our community, and we invite you to join us.  If you have a yahrzeit and want to ensure a minyan on a given day, please contact the office by filling bellow form :

All Weekday minyan, morning and evening, take place in the Chapel.

Morning Minyan

  • Sunday (Temple Sinai) ~ 9:00am
  • Monday (Temple Sinai) ~ 7:30am
  • Tuesday – Friday (Cong. Shirat Hayam) ~ 7:30am

Evening Minyan

  • Sunday & Monday (Temple Sinai) ~ 7:00pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday (Cong. Shirat Hayam) ~ 7:00pm

 Torah Class ~ Monday following Minyan

Contemplative Prayer

  • Tuesday ~ 7:00pm

Shabbat Services

  • Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Service ~ 6:30pm
  • Saturday Shabbat Service ~ 9:30am

Please note…Minyans on these Legal Holidays will be at 9:00am.

New Year’s Day

Memorial Day

Fourth of July

Labor Day

Thanksgiving

Christmas


The Mayor of the Morning Minyan at Temple Sinai

Like many people, I don’t have time in the morning to attend morning minyan.  Between shuffling the kids to school and getting to work on time, I just can’t fit it into my schedule.  But the last week of the year the kids were on vacation, things were slow at work, and many of the “minyan regulars” – or minyanaires as they’re called at Temple Sinai, were away on vacation.  Apparently, the prospects of gathering the required 10 people to hold the daily prayers seemed a bit bleak.  So, when I received a call asking me to participate on Wednesday morning, I decided to go.  I was happy to find out I was their “number 10” that morning so the service could commence – and even more pleased to learn the next day that it happened to be the 12th anniversary of my grandfather’s yahrzeit.  I’ve only been called to attend minyan twice (although I’ve gone more times than that), and both times have turned out to be on his anniversary.  But that’s a karmic contemplation for another time.

The ten of us – fourteen by the end of the service – were an interesting collection.  Some were dressed for work; some were dressed ready to head straight to the gym; two wore tifillin; one woman even brought her young granddaughter who at age 8 or 9 didn’t count towards our 10, but we were all happy to see her there nonetheless.  The service is as relaxed as the members, and it’s a true community effort.

But what was most impressive was Rebecca Rosen – the “Mayor of morning minyan.”  For two years, Rebecca has coordinated morning minyans 5 days a week, and with very few exceptions has had close to double the minimum of 10 participants.  Perhaps that’s because she makes people welcome – she greets each person individually; she hands out a sidur to each participant; she invites everyone to sit down.  Or perhaps it’s because she never lets anyone get lost in the service – she not only calls out the page numbers but the specific location within the page:  “Third line from the bottom of the second paragraph, page 96.”

Most mornings, Rebecca invites one or two participants to read a morning prayer in English or in Hebrew.  This particular morning, for the first time ever at Temple Sinai, the three people joining her were all women.

And as we stood there, looking out over the ocean with the morning sun streaming through the window, I felt part of the service, even though I just sang along.  I felt appreciated, knowing my participation let others fulfill their obligation to say kaddish for a loved one or simply hold the service.  And with the hectic holiday season, it was a relaxing break from the typical, frantic mornings.

So if one morning, when your kids have the day off, or you have a light morning at work, think about stopping by the morning minyan at Temple Sinai.  You’ll be doing a mitzvah and starting your day off with a little spirituality.

And after the minyan, stick around for a cup of coffee and a bagel, provided by Rebecca Rosen of course – she wants everyone to start their morning off right, with a little prayer and a little nosh.