About Us

Temple Sinai's Ritual and Director Staff
Temple Sinai’s Ritual and Director Staff

About Us

Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Roos, Associate Rabbis Adam Rosenwasser and Hannah Goldstein, Senior Cantor Laura Croen, Cantor Rebecca Robins, Cantorial Soloist Robyn Helzner, Executive Director Ellen Agler and TSNS Director Perri Iger-Silversmith. Temple Sinai, organized in 1951, has over 1,200 member families and is one of the largest Reform Jewish congregations in the Washington, DC area.

The Temple Sinai community offers a great breadth of opportunities for participating in worship, programs, and services for all ages, as well as a remarkable Religious School program and NAEYC-accredited Nursery School.

The temple’s mission statement and core values incorporate the primary reasons members belong to Temple Sinai – ritual observance, Jewish education, tikkun olam (repairing the world), belonging to a Jewish community and concern for Israel as a Jewish homeland. Temple Sinai has a distinguished tradition in each of these areas, with our particular focus through the lens of Reform Judaism. 

Temple Sinai is committed to undertaking transformational internal steps to affirm and enhance our identity as a multiracial Reform Jewish community.

Join us! For information about membership, click here or email Karen Auerbach in Member Relations and Engagement.

Temple Sinai welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientation. We welcome children and adults with disabilities and their families. We strive to ensure our programs and facilities are accessible to all and to accommodate any special needs. If you have questions or concerns regarding access or participation please call the office at (202) 363-6394.