Sinai Online

Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered temporary closure of on-site operation of non-essential businesses effective March 25, 2020 at 10:00p, through April 24, 2020. In accordance with this District order, Temple Sinai will remain closed for onsite services, programs, meetings, religious and nursery school through April 24, 2020. Essential work to maintain temple facilities and security will continue; staff will continue to work remotely.

The Talmud teaches us, “Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if they saved an entire world.” We take this step to protect our members and our community as best we can from the spread of the virus, and because it is our religious, moral and civic responsibility to help “flatten the curve” of infection spread. We join with the larger community in this global effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

We recognize that having our physical building closed is a major disruption in the lives of our members. Every effort is being taken to maintain open lines of communication with you, and to find creative ways for members to access programs, services and to support each other. While we remain steadfast in our need to safeguard your health, we are paying close attention to keeping everyone updated and involved and meeting your needs for pastoral and community support.

Keep current with what’s going on by checking this page along with our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

We will be frequently using Zoom, a web-based video- and teleconferencing platform to stay connected. You’ll need to use the unique links provided for each service and program. If you are new to Zoom (or want to refine your skills), we have instructions and helpful hints here.
Do you have questions, suggestions, or other feedback? Email us at


Check in each week to join together in worship from home.



Check in on classes and learning opportunities for all ages.



“Be strong, be strong, and let us strengthen one another.” A letter from our clergy.



Here are organizations aiding the most vulnerable during this crisis.


In Case You Missed It...

Here are linked recordings and some pictures from some of our recent services and programs:

Saturday, March 21: Shabbat Morning Service