Sinai House

sinai houseAbout Sinai House

Sinai House was established in 1992 by members of Temple Sinai to help formerly homeless families with children become stable & self-sufficient.

The program aims to help each family stabilize its housing and financial situations, accompanied by progress in attaining family members’ educational and employment goals. We operate in two attached row houses in the Shaw neighborhood of DC. Our residents live in the program’s apartment units and receive services under a case management plan tailored to their individual and family needs.

Services coordinated by the program director include parenting, nutrition and cooking classes, placement in appropriate job training programs, employment referrals, help learning to manage personal finances, and workshops on computer use, energy efficiency and how to obtain affordable housing and healthcare.

For more information about volunteering opportunities please visit our website. B’nei mitzvah social action volunteer opportunities are also available by clicking here. You may also contact Walde Diabate, Sinai House Assistant Program Director.

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NOTE: If you search for Sinai House, the name “Sinai House AKA Raphael House” appears; but that organization is NOT related to Temple Sinai. To contribute to Sinai House, search for ” Sinai Assisted Housing Foundation, Inc.” or tax ID #52-1788685.

Upcoming Events

  • Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12 at 8am
    Rock Creek Park, Carter Barron Parking Lot, Washington, DC (Same great location where the first 3 races were held, remember the hill challenges!)

    Your participation inspires our residents and supports Sinai House in its mission to enable families to move from homelessness to independence by providing safe and affordable housing, comprehensive social services and financial support. Visit or email us at to

    • Register as a runner or walker
    • Join a team (The Temple Sinai Religious School class with the most registrants will have a pizza
    • Start your own Personal Fundraising Page (This is an easy way to raise money by inviting your
      friends and family to support your run, and a great B’nei Mitzvah project!)
    • Become a Sponsor (Your company name or logo can be on the Race T-shirt and in the Virtual
      Race-Day booklet sent to all registrants for contributions of $500 or more by April 18.)

Sinai House Volunteer Stories

Our all-volunteer Board of Directors, tutors, mentors and playtime supervisors are an integral part of Sinai House. Past Bar/Bat Mitzvah projects have included refurbishing the community playroom, taking portraits of our resident families and taking resident children on an outing. We hope you will be inspired to join us after you read some of our Sinai House Volunteers Stories.