Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto

Life Cycles

We’re here for you

Temple Sinai is here to celebrate with you during joyous occasions and to comfort you during times of sorrow. Our clergy and educators can help you choose a Hebrew name for your new son, design a baby-naming ceremony for your daughter, or plan a wedding that suits your family.

Almost every Shabbat during the school year we welcome young adults into the Jewish community celebrating their bar/bat mitzvah. Youth learn to understand the service and the Torah portion as well as learn to participate in the Shabbat service. Our inclusive community welcomes and accommodates learners with special needs.

Whether you are welcoming a baby, hosting a wedding or rejoicing  at a bar/bat mitzvah, we encourage you to celebrate here. There are various rooms available for dinners and parties and several caterers to accommodate every event need.

At times of loss, our rabbis and cantors are present with families and officiate at funerals and memorial services. Temple has a reserved area at Pardes Chaim and an interfaith section at Lambton Hills Cemetery.

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Yael Scutaru
Office Manager/Assistant to Rabbi Michael Dolgin and Executive Director, Rayner Conway

yael@templesinai.net
416.487.4161 ext. 234

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I absolutely enjoy the class, and it is wonderful to see some folks who have been part of the Temple Board or committees/task forces now becoming fellow exercisers with me. This is a special hour in my week, and I look forward to coming to class. In addition, I have also had the opportunity to meet some new people, which is also delightful.

Susan Zimmerman, Power of Posture

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
2020-07-03T15:41:27-04:00

Susan Zimmerman, Power of Posture

I absolutely enjoy the class, and it is wonderful to see some folks who have been part of the Temple Board or committees/task forces now becoming fellow exercisers with me. This is a special hour in my week, and I look forward to coming to class. In addition, I have also had the opportunity to meet some new people, which is also delightful.
This virus has brought me a blessing, proving the truth of the saying, "It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good". The good this virus has brought me has really been created by Temple Sinai and its clergy.

Usually, when I come to the Friday night services, Wheel-Trans picks me up so early that I have to sacrifice the lighting of candles, blessing and partaking of wine and bread, and I cannot eat a meal until Wheel-Trans gets me home, maybe as late as 10.00 p.m.

Thanks to the miracle of technology. I was able this week to light candles, have a lovely Friday night dinner and then tune in to the very beginning of Temple Sinai's wonderful 6.30 p.m. service at 8.00 p.m. Should I feel guilty that this frightful virus has brought me this blessing?

Vivienne Muhling

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
2020-07-03T15:56:38-04:00

Vivienne Muhling

This virus has brought me a blessing, proving the truth of the saying, "It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good". The good this virus has brought me has really been created by Temple Sinai and its clergy. Usually, when I come to the Friday night services, Wheel-Trans picks me up so early that I have to sacrifice the lighting of candles, blessing and partaking of wine and bread, and I cannot eat a meal until Wheel-Trans gets me home, maybe as late as 10.00 p.m. Thanks to the miracle of technology. I was able this week to light candles, have a lovely Friday night dinner and then tune in to the very beginning of Temple Sinai's wonderful 6.30 p.m. service at 8.00 p.m. Should I feel guilty that this frightful virus has brought me this blessing?
“My husband was the ultimate synagogue skeptic. Under no circumstance did he want to be a part of ‘that hocus pocus’. I was adamant, however, about being married by Rabbi Dolgin and in order to do so, my betrothed would have to set foot in the building. Now, more than ten years later, we have celebrated together two nursery school graduations, two consecrations, been present for countless tot and family Shabbat services, and been actively involved in Temple’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The warmth and support we have felt from being a part of the Temple community has not only ‘converted’ my husband, but has ensured our place in the Temple family for years to come.”

Shari Goldberg

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
2020-07-03T16:12:52-04:00

Shari Goldberg

“My husband was the ultimate synagogue skeptic. Under no circumstance did he want to be a part of ‘that hocus pocus’. I was adamant, however, about being married by Rabbi Dolgin and in order to do so, my betrothed would have to set foot in the building. Now, more than ten years later, we have celebrated together two nursery school graduations, two consecrations, been present for countless tot and family Shabbat services, and been actively involved in Temple’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The warmth and support we have felt from being a part of the Temple community has not only ‘converted’ my husband, but has ensured our place in the Temple family for years to come.”
Since joining the Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir about five years ago, I’ve made some wonderful new friends. Singing together, under the direction of the talented and charismatic Charles Osborne, we’ve shared many moving and spiritual moments as well as moments of hilarity and fun. Music draws people together and gives us the opportunity to communicate without words. I treasure our Tuesday evening rehearsals and the wonderful performances we’ve had the privilege to participate in.

Carol Sevitt, Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
2020-07-03T15:42:17-04:00

Carol Sevitt, Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir

Since joining the Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir about five years ago, I’ve made some wonderful new friends. Singing together, under the direction of the talented and charismatic Charles Osborne, we’ve shared many moving and spiritual moments as well as moments of hilarity and fun. Music draws people together and gives us the opportunity to communicate without words. I treasure our Tuesday evening rehearsals and the wonderful performances we’ve had the privilege to participate in.
Our children have all attended Temple Sinai programs and have connected with various shinshins over the years. Our children have asked us a few times to host a shinshin, and this year the timing was right for our family.

Lisa and Eric Hoaken

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
2020-07-03T15:58:17-04:00

Lisa and Eric Hoaken

Our children have all attended Temple Sinai programs and have connected with various shinshins over the years. Our children have asked us a few times to host a shinshin, and this year the timing was right for our family.
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Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto