President’s Message


Shalom! Together, we are Har Sinai Congregation, and we are stronger together. On behalf of our Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers, I bring to you warm greetings and want to share our Har Sinai Congregation Statement of Purpose:

We are Har Sinai Congregation

We are a Reform Jewish spiritual home. We bring people together as a community.

We are a center of study and engagement. We welcome diversity and practice inclusion.

We are socially and environmentally responsible. We are innovative.

We inspire growth and leadership. We stand with Israel.

We are tradition, and we are the future.

We welcome you to join us.

 Har Sinai Congregation is the oldest, continuously Reform synagogue in the United States, with our founding dating back to May 15, 1842. For nearly 175 years our membership has faced all of the ups and downs of our city, our state, our nation and our world; tremendous challenges, and we overcame them all.

Today, we are 375 members strong. Our Jewish education programs, from youth to adults, is thriving, and we have gifted clergy, staff, volunteer leaders and members dedicated to Torah, Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam.

We are Har Sinai. And, we are stronger together!

Be well and Shalom,

Joseph DeMattos

President of Har Sinai Congregation