About seven years ago, my family and I were looking for a synagogue. Being new to Toronto, I did not know the area very well and accidently made a wrong turn on Wilson. I drove into the parking lot of Temple Sinai to ask for directions (true story!). I was excited to see a synagogue, as we had been looking for one for a while and I decided to walk in and explore. When I entered, I was greeted very warmly by staff and on the spot was invited to the Temple’s Family Chanukkah Party. A few weeks later, we attended the party, were seated with the rabbi, and made many, many new friends. We felt an immediate strong connection with Temple Sinai’s community.
Everyone made us feel welcome, and the love and warmth we felt that day made the choice very clear for us. . . . Temple Sinai was the right community for us; the one we wanted our children to grow up in. We are delighted with our choice: we have found so many friends here at Temple and feel that this community is like our family. — Nathalie Rethazy
Join our Families at Temple Sinai
Welcome to Young Families and Mishpachah, a place to call home for families with children 12 years old and under. We offer social, religious, and educational programs during which children and their parents can make lasting friendships and create happy Jewish memories in and out of Temple.
An important function of our synagogue is to offer you a place to worship. One of the most enjoyable ways to worship is to experience prayer with your family. Temple offers a variety of worship experiences for families.
Bring your children to pray any Shabbat morning and they can use our child-friendly version of our prayer book. The pages have the same prayers as the regular siddur, but the sidebars have games, questions and teachings that will keep your child interested and engaged in the service. Come check it out!
Our in-home Havdalah services are a large part of our programming this year. Once a month on a Saturday evening come celebrate the end of Shabbat with your Temple family. We share a potluck dinner followed by Havdalah. This is a great time for families to reflect and to spend time enjoying the company of others with young children. It is also an opportunity to introduce traditions and to make new friends. Join us from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Dinner and Program for Kids of all ages!
Sing, pray, laugh and eat as a family. Our exciting and dynamic program will have something for all our children — all the spirit of Tot Shabbat with the addition of insights and activities for pre-teens.
Please click here to listen to the Kiddush.