Sanctuary Life

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We are delighted that you will be joining us for Shabbat or holiday services. In order to preserve the beauty and dignity of our services, and to respect those around you, please keep in mind the following:

 

  1. Men and boys of all ages must wear kippot (skull caps) everywhere in the synagogue, not just in the sanctuary, as a sign of respect.  For women, head coverings are optional except if on the bimah, at which time a head covering is required.
  2. For girls and women, shoulders and midriffs should be covered.  Skirts should not be any shorter than where your hand reaches down at your side.
  3. Electronic devices (hand-held games, mp3 players, ipods, cell phones) are NOT permitted in synagogue during services. If possible, please leave them at home or in your car.
  4. Cameras (including cell phone cameras) may NOT be used during services.  This includes within the sanctuary and throughout the grounds and facility.
  5. Applause during Shabbat or holiday services is not appropriate.
  6. If candy is thrown for b’nai mitzvah or an aufruf, please do not eat it in the sanctuary.
  7. There is no gum chewing in the sanctuary at any time.
  8. When the Ark is open, please stand. Do not enter or leave the sanctuary while anyone is speaking from the bimah or while the Torah is being read. A good rule of thumb is that it is inappropriate to enter or leave if people are standing.
  9. Please, do not put feet on the seats.
  10. We ask that you sit quietly during services and keep casual conversation to a minimum.  There are several parts of the service where congregants expect to be able to pray without interruption, such as the Amidah. During that part of the service in particular, there is an expectation of silence.

We are pleased to let you know that our sanctuary is fully handicap accessible complete with a lift that will bring those in need up to the Bimah for honors and celebrations.

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Temple Sinai is an affiliated member of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)