Get Ready for a Sinai Summer!

We have so many exciting things planned this summer! Check out highlights below and explore everything on the temple calendar.

Family Shabbats

Join us on the 2nd Friday of the month at 5:30 pm for a casual dinner and fun before the service at 6:30 pm Everyone is welcome at Family Shabbat, with children or without. You are part of the Temple Sinai family!

June 14: We're celebrating Pride and Shavuot! RSVP for dinner

July 12: It's the annual Sha-BBQ dinner! RSVP for dinner.

August 9: Join us for pizza and fun! RSVP for dinner

Cantor Rhodes will also lead a pop-up kids' choir on July 12 and August 9. Sign up for dinner and you'll have a chance to eat, learn some songs, and then sing at the service!

Family Shabbat Dinners are free to all members thanks to the support of the Temple Sinai Religious School and the Ruach Fund. Please consider making a donation when you register so we can continue and expand opportunities for families to gather and grow together at Sinai. 

Can't make it to a Family Shabbat? We'll have a light oneg all other Fridays at 6:00 pm; services begin at 6:30 pm. And, of course, you can join us virtually wherever you are.

Pulpit Exchange

In August, Rabbi Goldstein and The Rev. Joshua Daniel from St. Columba's Episcopal Church will be doing a pulpit exchange. Join Rabbi Goldstein as she offers the sermon at St. Columba's on Sunday. August 18 at 10:30 am, and then come and hear The Rev. Joshua Daniel as he offers a sermon at Temple Sinai on Friday, August 23 at 6:30 pm. Inspired by our Kulanu working group, this is a chance to learn from our neighbors and to experience worship in a different religious community. 

Tot Shabbats

Head to the TSLibrary on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30 am for a special Shabbat Storytime with librarian Ruth Polk. After we read, we'll have an opportunity to head out to the playground for snacks and more fun!

June 15

July 20

August 17

No RSVP necessary. Best for children ages 0-5 and their families.

Teen SSL Days

Spend a morning volunteering with great organizations while earning Student Service Learning (SSL) hours this summer.

Tuesday, June 18: Head to Temple Sinai for Mitzvah Projects! (lunch will be provided)

Thursday, August 15: Join us at DC Diaper Bank!

Tuesday, August 20: Meet us at A Wider Circle (lunch will be provided)

Learn more & RSVP

Teens ages 12+ and parents are welcome to join as well.

College Students' Gathering

We are hoping to gather our college students who are in town during the summer. If you are a college student or have one in your home who might be interested, please be in touch with Helena Goldstein.  

Book Discussions

Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00 am: Rabbi Goldstein leads a SinaiReads discussion of Stockholm by Noa Yedlin. This discussion can be joined in person at the temple or virtually via Zoom. No RSVP or registration is required to join in person or virtually. Learn more

Sunday, August 11 at 10:00 am: The Committee for Israel Engagement & Social Justice (CIESJ) hosts a virtual book discussion with our partner congregation in Israel, Ramot Shalom. Stay tuned for details!


Meet the WRJ for a hike at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center parking lot, next to the water fountain. Questions? Contact Liz Brenner.

Sundays July 7 & August 4 at 9:00 am

No RSVP necessary.