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Yom Shabbat, 19 Nisan 5774
  • photo by Larry Novik
  • photo by Larry Novik
  • photo by Larry Novik
  • Softball game Annual Picnic
  • Annual Picnic

Welcome to Temple Sinai

Welcome to Temple Sinai’s website! We hope you find it helpful, whether you are a member of the synagogue or just visiting.

Temple Sinai is a vibrant and welcoming Reform synagogue located in historic downtown Saratoga Springs. We have about 210 families and individual members who come from diverse backgrounds in Jewish practice and traditions.

Our unpretentious and egalitarian community includes interfaith families, families from the LGBT community, young families and seniors. Our members are committed to the study of torah, as well as tikkun olam, tzedakah, and miztvot.

We are particularly proud of our thriving Religious School, which has about 135 students. More than 90 percent of our b’nai mitzvah students remain enrolled in our confirmation program through high school.

Our charismatic rabbis, Linda Motzkin and Jonathan Rubenstein, are a married couple who have served Temple Sinai since their 1986 ordination. Their depth of Jewish knowledge and devotion to torah and mitzvot, their ability and willingness to minister to Jews of all backgrounds and traditions, and their commitment to tikkun olam have made them a beloved and respected part of Temple Sinai and the Saratoga Springs community.

Temple Sinai is committed to the mitzvah of Ahavat ger (loving the stranger) for those not yet connected or integrated into our congregation, as well as Keruv (drawing near all who are far) for the newest temple member to lifelong congregants.


  • Storytelling at the Temple

    Do you like to hear stories?


    Do you remember what storytelling meant to you as a child? Did you ever hear someone who can just tell a good tale? Join us at Temple Sinai on March 1 at 6pm for a light Dinner, close Shabbat with Havdalah and experience a fun evening of Jewish themed stories told to you by five fabulous storytellers! Stay for a Q&A between storytellers and audience!      


    Meet Michal Magidson a participant in the interfaith storytelling group for young people Children at the Well and middle school student; Ben Russell former coach for Children at the Well and senior at SUNY Albany; Beth Sabo Novik facilitator and transformational speaker; Shawn Banner artist and educator; and Sandy Schuman author and communications specialist. What all of these individuals have in common is they love to tell stories and are coming to share their passion with you!


    $5 donation per person requested.  Reservations please! Call 518 584 8730 opt.2 or email  This program is brought to you through a generous grant provided by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY.

  • Temple Sinai E-Mail Addresses Simplified

    In an effort to simplify and streamline our email communications, Temple Sinai has created a number of easy-to-remember email addresses for communicating with the office and staff of the synagogue. The new addresses are now live and should be used immediately. Please discontinue using our old email addresses right away.


    Following is a list of our new addresses:

    Temple Sinai office -

    Religious School -

    Treasurer Jack Schoen -

    Rabbi Jonathan -

    Rabbi Linda -

    President Phyllis Wang -

    Temple Sinai Board of Trustees -

    Temple Sinai bookkeeper -

    Temple Sinai Library -

    Tablet –

    V’Nishma Initiative –


Upcoming Events


Shabbat Morning Service at 10:30am


Passover Morning Service at 10:30am


Apr-22-2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm


7:00pm Apr-22-2014 - 9:00pm Apr-22-2014
Adult Education Planning Mtg.


6:30pm Apr-23-2014 - 8:00pm Apr-23-2014
Hebrew/BBM classes

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Quick Links

Tablet Newsletter

tabletTemple Sinai's Newsletter Archives with information on what's going on in our synagogue and community.



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Bread and Torah

Bread and TorahInspired by a passage from the Mishnah - "Without bread there is no Torah; without Torah there is no bread" - Bread and Torah is a learningBread and Torah Logo project and non-profit baking enterprise that seeks to provide the community and the region with a variety of educational offerings encompassing Jewish studies, arts, crafts, baking and cooking, nutrition and eating practices, health and wellness, creativity and change.

Learn more about Bread and Torah.