Membership Committee


The Membership Committee introduces prospective members to Temple Sinai, communicates with present members about ongoing needs, and facilitates programs for the benefit of all members.
 
 
 

Membership Committee Overview

The Membership Committee works to ensure that our present members, whether of long standing or brief duration, continue to be welcomed, educated, challenged, and fulfilled by their membership in the Temple Sinai Community, and that prospective members are introduced to Temple Sinai as a place where they too can be part of a dynamic, caring, spiritual family.

FAQ

How often do you have services?

We have Shabbat services on Friday evenings at 7:30pm, Sharing Shabbat services on Saturday morning at 8:30am and 10:30am, and on all major Jewish holidays. Friday evening services are followed by an Oneg Shabbat.

Saturday morning Sharing Shabbat services are a casual-come-as-you-are service (followed by bagels and coffee) that are held in our small chapel. These intimate services are a great way to kick off your weekend!

Everyone is invited to attend these services and programs. Please join us!

How many clergy does Temple Sinai have?

Rabbi Stuart Gershon has been Temple Sinai’s Rabbi since 1994. Cantor Marina Shemesh joined Temple Sinai in 2013. Our Cantor Emeritus, Florence Friedman, retired in 2013.

How many members does Temple Sinai have?

We currently have over 400 familes. Our membership draws from the towns of Summit, Millburn/Short Hills, Berkeley Heights, New Providence/Murray Hill, Chatham, Watchung, and other towns in our area. Our congregants range in age from early 30s into their 90s. You will quickly feel like you are part of a small and very friendly Temple. We offer a wide variety of programs for every interest group.

What do I receive for my membership commitment?

Benefits of membership include High Holy Day tickets and numerous free learning and social activities. In addition, our Rabbi, Cantor, staff, and members will be there to support you through life's challenges and joys. You will also be supporting our synagogue and providing an environment for nurturing the next generation of Jews. Our members find they receive so much more than their monetary contribution!

How do I join Temple Sinai?

Please call our Executive Director, Audrey Napchen, at 908-273-4921, x16, and she will guide you through the process.

What if I can't afford the standard membership commitment amount?

No one is turned away due to financial constraints. Please contact our Executive Director, Audrey Napchen, at 908-273-4921, x16. She can discuss our Dues Relief program with you.

 

Is Temple Sinai a non-profit organization?

Temple Sinai is a 501 (C) (3) US tax exempt organization.