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We are so glad you are here!

If you have happened upon this page, I assume you're either a new member of the congregation or you're considering becoming part of our community.

Either way, I hope this "doorway" into Sinai is helpful.

Synagogues can be complicated places. That is, in part, because we try to do a great deal. We want to educate our community from the youngest through to adults. We want to inspire the community. We want to energize our congregants. We want to be supportive of community members when they are passing through difficult times; we want to be present and involved when life is good.

We offer opportunities to pray; we offer opportunities to make your home a holy place; we also care a great deal about social justice.

It's a big agenda, but it's also very exciting and worthwhile.

Please come into our home via these pages.

And, most importantly, if you have questions or concerns, speak to us in person.

Contact me, our Cantor or our Educator.

Contact our congregational leadership.

Our office will be happy to hear from you and make the connection to anyone who can help you feel closer to our synagogue.


Rabbi Mark Shapiro

Welcome to our Sinai Temple Community!

Welcome to those of you who have newly joined Sinai Temple as well as those who are considering joining. Both are major milestones in your Jewish journey and we are happy that you have chosen Sinai as an integral part of that journey.

We hope that you find joy and comfort, spirituality, and new friends in our Community.

There are two ways of accomplishing this. The first is through attending Shabbat and holiday celebrations and, for those of you who are new members, by joining a committee and working closely with other Sinai members.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 530-5048 . I would love to speak with you personally

Bruce Leshine, Temple President

Who's who at Sinai…

Mark Shapiro, Rabbi

Martin Levson, Cantor

Heather Sullivan, Educator

Bruce Leshine, President

Maggie Cohn Co-chair, Membership

Sarah Cohn Co-chair, Membership

Erica Brunette, Interfaith Committee


If you are new to the area, here are some links to relevant Jewish sites that you might find useful:

  • The Jewish Federation - Creating a vibrant Jewish life in Western Massachusetts, Israel and around the globe.
  • Culture Connect - Discover the wide range of Jewish arts and culture around western Massachusetts.
  • Jewish Community Center - A recreational and learning facility serving the Jewish and general communities of Greater Springfield
  • Jewish Ledger - News for the Jewish community of Western Mass


Here are some links to subjects that you might find useful:

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