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What are the benefits of becoming a Temple Member?

Arguably one of the most important and rewarding benefits of joining a Temple is the warmth and meaning derived from marking all of life’s milestones with the beauty of Jewish tradition and community support.  No matter what stage of life you find yourself, we are here for you in whatever way you need.

Additional membership benefits include:

• High Holy Day tickets for all family members
•  Access to the clergy for pastoral counseling
•  Lifelong Learning opportunities
•  Multiple services with different worship styles to choose from
•  Discounted rates to rent Temple Sinai facilities for private events (ex. Wedding reception, B’nai Mitzvah party, etc.)
•  The opportunity to serve on a committee to help guide Rabbi Glazer's vision for our Community

How often do you have services?

Temple Sinai offers multiple Friday night Shabbat experiences: Shabbat Nefesh, a musical soulful service, Shabbat B'Yachad, a multi-generational 1 hour service, Traditional Friday night service, and Tot Shabbat.  Check the Temple Calendar for service schedules. 

Saturday mornings begin at 8:45 with a one hour  Torah Study class.  Check the Temple Calendar for a schedule of 10:30 Shabbat morning B'nei Mitzvah Services.

Temple Calendar

How many clergy does Temple Sinai have?

Rabbi Erin Glazer began her tenure as our Rabbi on July 1, 2020. Cantor Marina Shemesh joined Temple Sinai in 2013. Rabbi Stuart Gershon retired in June 2019 and serves as Rabbi Emeritus.  Our Cantor Emeritus, Florence Friedman, retired in 2013.  With the merger of Temple Sinai and Temple Emanu-El, Rabbi Peter Kasdan, Emeritus, joined us in 2017.

How many members does Temple Sinai have?

We currently have over 425 families. Our membership draws from the towns of Summit, Livingston, Millburn/Short Hills, Berkeley Heights, New Providence/Murray Hill, Springfield, Chatham, Watchung, and other towns in our area. Our congregants range in age from 30 somethings to 90 somethings. You will quickly feel like you are part of a small and very friendly Temple. We offer a wide variety of programs for every interest group.

What do I receive for my membership commitment?

Benefits of membership include High Holy Day tickets and numerous free learning and social activities. In addition, our Rabbi, Cantor, staff and members will be there to support you through life's challenges and joys. You will be a part of a community that creates an nurturing environment for the next generation of Jews. 

What if I can't afford the standard membership commitment amount?

No one is turned away due to financial constraints. Please contact our Executive Director, Audrey Napchen, at 908-273-4921, x116.  She can discuss our Dues Relief program with you.

Is Temple Sinai a non-profit organization?

Temple Sinai is a 501 (C) (3) US tax exempt organization. 

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