Temple Sinai Welcomes You! Our Doors Are Wide Open!
Yours, mine, ours: Every couple begins with two individuals from different backgrounds. Reform Judaism has made a commitment to welcoming interfaith couples into congregations, embracing them and their children and offering support and education to their extended families. Each interfaith love story is unique, but many of them share common themes and concerns.
Temple Sinai offers an excellent range of opportunities for every member to build relationships and find a special place in the Temple community. For some, that means joining in our participatory Shabbat services, which have many opportunities for lay involvement, including Torah text study brought to life in a way that is relevant for today. For others, it means finding enrichment in volunteer committees, social action initiatives or adult Jewish learning programs. Families value our excellent schools and child/youth programs, designed for kids from 18 months to high school and beyond. Family oriented services and activities make Jewish holidays and traditions accessible.
Temple Sinai uses a fair-share model for calculating membership contributions, which takes into account each congregant’s or family’s financial resources. The objective of our model is to make joining our community manageable for each household, regardless of income level. Further, we recognize that tough economic circumstances can affect anyone. In response, Temple Sinai makes a practice of working with members through such difficulties and helping to ensure new members are not turned away from becoming a part of our community due to financial reasons.
Ages 32 to 36—$540
Is your family experiencing exceptional financial challenges this year? Does the membership contribution amount seem too high for your family? We don’t want the membership contribution amount to be a barrier to your membership. Please contact Rayner Conway, our executive director, at 416.487.4161. She will be pleased to discuss, confidentially, an amount that works for you and your family.
All of your contributions to Temple Sinai, including school fees, tzedakah and voluntary contributions, are eligible for a tax credit on your income tax return. The amount of credit you will receive is dependent on the amount of donations that you make in the year to all registered charities. Your tax credit could be up to 42% of the amount of your contribution depending on the total amount of all donations made during the year. Cemetery plots do not qualify.
Our Membership Services Coordinator can assist you with all of your membership questions.
Avi Ferdman & Gavin Posner