HAR SINAI CONGREGATION
Founded on May 15, 1842, Har Sinai Congregation is the oldest continuously Reform Jewish Congregation in the United States.
During its first year, regular services were conducted at the home of Moses Hutzler on Exeter Street and Eastern Avenue in Baltimore.
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Celebrating our 175th Year!
Har Sinai Congregation’s Senior Rabbi, Linda Joseph
Rabbi Linda Joseph was born in Melbourne, Australia. “Discovered” by a professor at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion who recognized the wide ranging Jewish community work she had undertaken- from working in major Jewish organizations, counseling, founding study groups and Chavurot, leading services and teaching – she was convinced to apply to rabbinic school.
175 years old, Har Sinai Congregation is the oldest continuously Reform congregation in the United States. It began with regular services in the home of Moses Hutzler on May 15, 1842. Back then, the practice was “almost orthodox” with only a few controversial moderate innovations. By 1849, the Congregation built its own temple on High…
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Parents, stop by on Sunday mornings while you visit the JEM Coffee House!
The Judaica Shop is open on Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and by appointment.
To make an appointment, contact Eilene Cohen, 410-580-0746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Har Sinai Congregation Judaic Education Magnet is to provide an education for our children that will help them develop a strong and positive Jewish identity. We hope to instill in the children a sense of spirituality and a bond to the Jewish people and Israel through the study of Torah
Har Sinai Congregation is a dynamic, caring community that honors our Jewish tradition to continue the covenant while empowering members to explore relationships with God, Torah and the world around us.
Sermon 6/17/2016: Al HaDvash v’Al Ha’Oketz “Al hadv’ash v’al haoketz – through the honey and the sting; al hamar v’hamatok – through the bitter and the sweet; al biteinu hatinoket – for the sake of our little daughter; sh’mor Eli hatov – good God keep us safe. Al ha-eish ham’vo-eret – through the burning flame;…
Very early this week, on Thursday morning, I made my way from my home in Shandon to the outskirts of Irmo, to speak to a dozen High School Teens from a Mormon Church who meet daily to pray and study. At the “ungodly 7am hour” I was tasked with bringing these children seeking faith…
We marvel when the impossible becomes possible. In the last 24 hours the news broke that has caused more than a ripple in the scientific community. A prediction in Einstein’s Theory of Relativity has been proven. Gravitational Waves exist. This 1916 theory that was vigorously debated when presented by Albert Einstein, which was labeled by…
Youth Engagement Beyond the Classroom
Har Sinai Congregation is home to youth groups for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. We begin with Club Rishon (First Club) for Grades K-2 and move up to Chaverim (Friends) in Grades 3-5. Starting in Grades 6-8 with Kol Tov (It’s All Good), and Grades 9-12 in HaSTY (Har Sinai Temple Youth), teens are self-led with adult support. We are also active in NFTY-MAR, the North American Federation of Temple Youth—Mid-Atlantic Region.
Activities vary from group to group, and there’s always something going on! Registration for Grades K – 8 can be found on our registration form; HaSTY maintains a separate registration process created by our teens.
We are always looking for new ideas and parent volunteers to help staff upcoming youth programs. Contact Valerie Thaler, our Youth Engagement Coordinator, at email@example.com or 410-654-9393 ext. 1006 for more information.
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