As Israel fights for its peaceful and safe existence in the wake of Hamas’ pogrom and massacre of over 1,200 people on Simchat Torah (10/7/2023), we will post resources and announcements on this page for those seeking to learn, engage, support and connect with Israel and Jewish sources related to this crisis.
Our clergy and staff are available to talk with you for support, dialogue, feedback, or just to listen for anything related to 10/7 attacks and war in Gaza or any other topic. To speak with Rabbi Roos or Cantor Rhodes, please contact Gail Sell; for Rabbis Goldstein or Diamondstein, please contact Helena Goldstein.
Statements, Sermons & More
- Statement from Temple Sinai’s clergy and lay leadership in response to Hamas’ massacre on October 7, 2023
- Rabbi Roos’ remarks at the solidarity and prayer vigil held at Temple Sinai on October 8, 2023
- A Prayer for the State of Israel by Rabbi Roos (Oct. 2023)
- Temple Sinai’s Committee for Israel Engagement and Social Justice mission statement
Bring Them Home Now
Candles will remain on our bima along with the prayer “matir asurim (to free the captives)” until all hostages are home from Gaza. Learn more about the people held hostage here. The initial dedication and blessing of the vigil took place during our Shabbat Service on October 27, 2023.
Upcoming Events & Actions Temple Sinai & In the Community
Shabbat is a Statement of Solidarity and Strength
UnXeptable Rallies to Bring the Hostages Home
Past Events & Actions
JCRC Gathering at Qatari Embassy
On January 24, 2024, Temple Sinai members were in attendance at a peaceful gathering at the Qatari Embassy organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council to press the Qatari government to demand Hamas immediately release more than 130 hostages still being held in Gaza. Speakers included Temple Sinai Cantorial Soloist Robyn Helzner (pictured above), Representatives Jamie Raskin (pictured above) and Glenn Ivey, former American-Israeli hostage Alan Gross and JCRC Executive Director Ron Halber.