Prospective members often have many questions about membership at Temple Sinai. Below, we offer the answers to frequently asked questions. We encourage you to learn more and to contact Jeff Katz, our Executive Director, at 201-568-3035 or
Where do your members reside?
What is the usual time for Shabbat services?
Are children welcome at all Shabbat services?
Do we need tickets to attend the High Holy Day services?
I am Jewish, but my spouse is not. How will we fit in at Temple Sinai?
Do I have to be a member to enroll my child in the Early Childhood Center?
When can my child begin religious school education?
Do I have to be a member to enroll my child in Religious School?
When does study for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah begin?
The foundation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation takes place throughout a child’s religious education so that s/he is familiar with the basics of Jewish history, traditions, values, prayers and Hebrew. When a student is in 5th grade, s/he experiences the first of several Bar Mitzvah workshops with parents and general preparation begins at this point. Individualized instruction with the Cantor and/or Hebrew tutor begins approximately 8-10 months before the Bar/Bat Mitzvah date. You also meet with the Rabbi to begin working on your D’Var Torah during this time.
Does the synagogue offer adult education opportunities?
Temple Sinai offers a vast array of adult education opportunities including adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah study, adult Hebrew Study, Torah Study, Lunch & Learn as well as workshops and classes designed to meet the needs of all congregants.
Temple Sinai of Bergen CountyOne Engle StreetTenafly, New Jersey 07670 Phone: (201) 568-3035Fax: (201) 568-6095