Temple Sinai Supports the Quest for a Secure, Just, and Durable Peace for Israel, Palestinians, and its Arab neighbors

  In 2023, Temple Sinai established the Committee for Israel Engagement and Social Justice (CIESJ) to grow Temple Sinai’s engagement in issues concerning Israel, to support Israel’s as it strives to achieve its ideals as a Jewish and democratic State, and to work with the wider Jewish community to achieve these objectives. Read the full text of the CIESJ mission. CIESJ endeavors to bring speakers and other programing to the Temple Sinai and Greater Washington Jewish community to enhance our understanding of the crisis in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The Moment We Are In, The Future We Pray For
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) released a statement on January 30, 2024 laying out the steps that it hopes Israelis and Palestinians will take to achieve a peaceful future that will assure Israel security and allow self-determination and self-government for Palestinians. Read it here.

Upcoming CIESJ Programs

Updates & Resources

Financial Support

  • CIESJ makes donations from the Israel Engagement and Social Justice Fund and ARZA Fund accounts to support organizations at the front lines of the progressive movement. Learn more.
  • CIESJ’s work is made possible by contributions from temple members. You can help support additional donations by contributing here.

Contact Us

Robert Snyder, CIESJ Committee Chair

Past CIESJ Programs

Previous speakers, discussions, services, and sermons:
Sermons from Our Clergy

Lessons from History: Israel in Crisis (pdf)
Rabbi Jonathan Roos, Yom Kippur 5784 Evening (Kol Nidrei) Sermon (September 24, 2023)


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