Congregation Sinai offers several worship experiences, all of which are filled with music and the opportunity to pray as a community. We invite those new to Sinai to attend Shabbat services and get to know our warm and welcoming congregation.
Many of our services are livestreamed and can be viewed online
Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:00 PM Every Friday Night
On Friday nights, our Sinai community gathers together to lift our voices in song and prayer and reflect on a short D’var Torah - a discussion of the weekly Torah portion, the issues of the day and, not infrequently, the intersection between the two. Followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat (dessert reception) during which we greet old friends and make new ones.
Special Shabbat Services
Special Services on Select Fridays – see calendar for dates
Outdoor Summer Shabbat | mid-June thru August
The jewel in the liturgical crown, our outdoor Summer Services commence at 6:00pm and are preceded by wine and cheese at 5:30pm. Join in our extraordinarily beautiful outdoor sanctuary where we enjoy the warm weather.
Rockin’ Shabbat | 3-4x per year, November thru May
Services accompanied by a lively band which features our very own Rabbi Cohen on electric guitar. This service is a favorite for families as youngsters are encouraged to participate in singing and in playing a variety of rhythm toys.
Services with a folk music approach that include acoustic guitars, mandolin and additional voices.
Social Justice Shabbat | 2x per year
Sinai hosts a special speaker during Shabbat services. Past speakers have focused on immigration and environmental issues like mining in Northern Wisconsin.
Israel Shabbat | 1-2x per year
Sinai hosts a special speaker during Shabbat services. Past speakers have focused on issues relevant to Israel and the challenges facing it.
MCRC Shabbat | 1x per year
The Metropolitain Council of Reform Congregations, a group of five synagogues in Southeastern Wisconsin, gather yearly for a shared Shabbat celebration featuring a prominent speaker from the Reform movement.
Saturday Morning Shabbat Services
Shabbat morning Minyan 9:30am
This informal Shabbat morning service brings together a warm community that is always open to new participants. After three weeks, you’ll be a veteran! Led by Rabbi Emeritus Jay Brickman and Rabbi Cohen; preceded by Torah study at 8:00am.
B’nei Mitzvah (select Saturdays)
Sinai families celebrating B’nei Mitzvah and their guests gather in the sanctuary for a service led by the B’nei Mitzvah student.
Other Opportunities to Pray Together
Sunday Morning Family Tefillah at 9:30am during the school year
For the first 30 minutes of Sunday school, Sinai religious school families gather in the sanctuary for tefillah with the Rabbi, Cantor, and Director of Youth Education. This time may also be used to prepare for upcoming holidays and learn new songs. All are welcome to join us for this special time with our young families!