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Who We Are

Temple Sinai is a warm, welcoming, inclusive, diverse and vibrant Jewish Community.  Housed in a beautiful mansion, we take pride in our homey and hamish (warm and open) atmosphere.  Temple Sinai's informal and unpretentious culture offers:

  • Spiritual, musical and intellectually engaging worship service.
  • A rich array of educational, social and cultural programs. 
  • Many opportunities to make a more just, compassionate and peaceful world. 

Temple Sinai family celebrates each other's joys and comforts one another throughout life's sorrows.  Founded in 1952, Temple Sinai is a Reform congregation affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism.  The demographics of our membership highlight the inclusive nature of Temple Sinai.

We aspire to be a vibrant temple community, ensuring that our spiritual, educational, and social environments are embracing and inclusive. The diverse demographics of our membership illustrates the inclusive nature of Temple Sinai.

Temple Sinai has over 475 member families and includes families of every type from single members to extended families. Approximately 60% of our families have children under 21 years of age. There are 690 children in these families of which almost 55% (377) attend Temple Sinai's religious school. 18% of the families are senior members (over 65) while 16% of the families are single members or single parent families.

Included in our membership is a growing number of inter-faith families, Jews-by-choice and non-Jews. We are dedicated to making our congregation as welcoming and fulfilling as possible to this population. As an example, our religious school offers parallel programs for parents and children to learn more about Jewish life (e.g. holidays, life cycle events, etc.)

Our membership draws from the towns of Basking Ridge, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Bridgewater, Chatham, Convent Station, Florham Park, Gillette, Green Village, Hillside, Livingston, Madison, Metuchen, Millburn, Montclair, Morris-town, Mountainside, Murray Hill, New Providence, New Vernon, New York, Plainfield, Pottersville, Rockaway, Short Hills, Somerset, South Orange, Springfield, Sterling, Summit, Totowa, Warren, Watchung, West Orange and Westfield.

The towns with the greatest number of Temple Sinai congregant families are: Summit (159), Livingston (97), Millburn/Short Hills (77), Berkeley Heights (72), New Providence/Murray Hill (57), Chatham (24) and Watchung (19). Other towns with five or more families include: Madison, Warren and Florham Park.

And there are families from other towns.

Tue, July 23 2019 20 Tammuz 5779