Vision & History


Temple Emanuel Sinai is a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation serving Central Massachusetts. We welcome all individuals and families, regardless of race, heritage, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability status, or how we come to Judaism. We seek the wisdom and guidance of Torah to provide a comforting foundation of belonging and support to all who enter our doors. We aspire to be a place where all are valued for their full potential.

Temple Emanuel Sinai endeavors to create joyful worship experiences and innovative lifelong learning opportunities, to actively contribute to racial, social and environmental justice and to ally with others in the greater Worcester community who share these values.


Temple Emanuel Sinai in Worcester, MA is the center of Reform Judaism in Central Massachusetts. Our roots run deep in the community and stretch back nearly 100 years. From the nascent days of Temple Emanuel in 1920, through the separation in 1957 which created Temple Sinai, to our re-integration and formation of Temple Emanuel Sinai in 2013, we have been a community of Reform Jews. As we step forward into the next 100 years, we embrace our heritage and focus our energy on being a dynamic and inviting home of prayer – Beit T’filah, home of study – Beit Midrash, and a home of connection – Beit K’nesset.

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