The observance of Shabbat is a central focus of our congregational life. We strive to offer our members a variety of worship experiences and Shabbat programs. All members are welcome to attend any of the services to sample the different ways we make Shabbat part of our weekly lives.
Check out special Shabbat happenings in the coming months.
Early Shabbat Service
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Friday of the month
Late Shabbat Service
1st Friday of the month
1st Friday of the month
Prozdor (appetizers) is offered for half an hour preceding all Early and Tot Shabbat Services. Oneg Shabbat follows all Late Shabbat Services.
Kehillat Shabbat Service & Kiddush Luncheon
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1st & 3rd Saturday of every month
Simchat Shabbat Family Service & Kiddush Luncheon
2nd Saturday of every month
Shabbat Morning Service
Saturdays when B'nai Mitzvah are scheduled
Shabbat Mincha Service
Service times are subject to change. Please check the calendar.
Join us for a special Tu B’Shevat service with special guest Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, the new Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (and a new member of our congregation). Rabbi Pesner's will remarks are entitled “Fulfilling our Commandment ‘to Till and to Tend’ by Confronting the Catastrophic Climate Crisis.”
You are also welcomed to join us afterwards at a creative, vegetarian feast where we will continue the conversation and ask what we can do on individual, congregational, local, national, and global levels. RSVP for dinner.
Celebrate Shabbat at a 6:30 PM service and plan to join us for a relaxing dinner. This is a chance to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones within the Temple Sinai community. Dinner will be catered, but you may bring a bottle of wine to share. Come alone, with your spouse or partner, or with a friend. RSVP for dinner.
Please join us at a Shabbat morning services focused on healing our bodies, our souls and our spirits. All are welcome at this contemplative, relaxing and rejuvenating service.
Join together to celebrate Shabbat with our 4th grade students as they receive their own siddurim (prayerbooks) for the 1st time! And continue the Shabbat celebration with us after services at a festive dinner in celebration of this milestone in the lives of our 4th graders. RSVP for dinner.
Dust off your summer Shabbat whites and remember your favorite camp melodies as we gather for a special camp-style Shabbat service! Whether you’re a camper from Summer 2015 or many years before, join us as we celebrate Jewish summer camping on this special Shabbat. Joined by our friends from URJ Camp Harlam, in Kunkletown, PA, we’ll break out the guitars and sing our hearts out!
No RSVP needed for the service only. Make your dinner reservations by January 20, 1 pm
Rabbi Jonathan Roos, Sermon “Going and Coming: Theological Maturation Toward Justice”
Service led by Cantor Laura Croen, Rabbi Hannah Goldstein, Cantor Rebecca Robins and the Unity Shabbat Uplift Band (featuring Stewart Bernard, Bass, Yale Friend, Trumpet & Guitar, Andrew Mack, Percussion, Ely Sibarium, Percussion, Neil Weston, Piano, Hannah Winkler, guitar/vocal)
Guests: Rev. Dr. Jennifer G. Montgomery, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA, Rev. Cynthia Simpson, Christ Episcopal Church & School, Rockville, MD,Rev. Molly Teichert, Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Chevy Chase, MD, Rev. Mark Wastler, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, MD,Rev. Michael Wilker, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Washington, DC, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Washington, DC, April Baskin, Vice President of Audacious Hospitality, Union for Reform Judaism, Miriam Chilton, Vice President for Youth, Union for Reform Judaism, Isabel Dunst, Chair, URJ Commission on Social Action
Celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special Shabbat Shira service, featuring the music of the Afro-Semitic Experience. MLK weekend is an ideal occasion to remember and renew the joint commitment of the Jewish and African-American communities to social justice and civil rights. We welcome back this seven-member jazz ensemble, who brought their dynamic “ethnic world music mix” to Temple Sinai a decade ago, to rave reviews. Come for the festive and tasty community dinner and stay for an extraordinary evening of music and worship, as our sanctuary fills with the spirited and inspiring sounds of the Afro-Semitic Experience! No RSVP needed for the service only. Make your dinner reservations by January 6.
Steve Rakitt, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, will be our honored guest for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Shabbat during this special Kehillat Shabbat service. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Learn more.
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5:30 PM Prozdor (appetizers)6:00 PM Tot Shabbat Service6:45 PM Particiapatory Dinner8:00 PM Shabbat Service followedby an Oneg Shabbat
9:15 AM Torah Study10:30 AM Kehillat Shabbat & Kiddush Luncheon10:30 AM Shabbat Service -B'nai Mitzvah of Elana Spectorand Alexander Spiegel