Adult Programs


Temple Sinai’s adult education offerings range from Torah study to Adult Education, and challah baking to Jewish viewpoints on contemporary issues. Programs are held throughout the year. Call the Temple at (518) 584- 8730 to learn more.

Adult Education & Mini Courses of Interest

The Adult Ed and Mini Courses are held on Wednesdays at 6pm with Rabbi David Katz. Join in person (best) or by Zoom for discussions meant to enlighten, inspire and most important – prompt deep introspection.

Torah Study

Torah Study is held on Wednesdays at 1:15pm with Rabbi David Katz. Join in person (best) or by Zoom.

Slice of Heaven Bakery

The Bakery bakes every other Friday; Items include Challah, and Granola, plus other Specials (which you can find listed at the bottom of the order page). Order Deadline is Thursday by 12 Noon, and orders are ready for pickup Friday after 12 PM.  Click Here to place an order. If you would like to be on the bakery mailing list (and receive twice monthly emails) and get notified of orders, specials, etc., click here. All profits from the sale of our products go to support local food programs and other charitable causes.


Ways to be involved:

  • Volunteer to bake, or make deliveries
  • Invite friends to join our list and order
  • Make a contribution or purchase loaves to be donated to community members in need, who receive complementary deliveries (make checks payable to “Slice of Heaven Bakery – Temple Sinai” and mail to Slice of Heaven Bakery – Temple Sinai, P.O. Box 1045, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Miriam’s Well

Temple Sinai’s Women’s Group, called Miriam’s Well, is a multi-generational group of women dedicated to family, synagogue and community. Members participate in a mix of religious, educational and social endeavors throughout the year. The mission is to create a strong social community, work on an outside community project, and help Temple Sinai in various ways. We currently provide the gift of a personalized kiddush cup to all B’Nai Mitzvah and organize the High Holy Day Onegs.

Havurah Vatik

The mission of Havurah Vatik is to provide Jewish seniors, ages 55 and older, opportunities for socialization, intellectual stimulation, and entertainment in warm and caring settings that celebrate Jewish life. The program, which is sponsored by Temple Sinai and meets at Congregation Shaara Tfille, is open to all Saratoga area Jewish seniors. It is primarily funded by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

Havurah Vatik events are held on the third Tuesday of the month from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, with an interesting speaker or entertainer, followed by a delicious catered lunch, and an opportunity to socialize. There is no charge for attendance, but a voluntary donation is requested. To contact Havurah Vatik for any other reason, you can email the Co-chairs: Rita Fischer at or Caroline Seligman at, We will be happy to talk with you!

Monthly Soup Kitchen

Wendy & some of our wonderful Volunteers

On the 4th Sunday of every month volunteers from Temple Sinai provide a lasagna dinner at the LifeWorks Community Action Soup Kitchen, housed in the Presbyterian-United Church of Christ at 24 Circular Street in Saratoga.

Gathering at 2pm to serve the meal from 3-4pm. Each volunteer brings a lasagna that feeds about 12 people. The lasagna does not have to be homemade, but it does need to be hot.

Anyone interested in donating food or helping can contact Wendy Zeh at