Vision & History


Temple Emanuel Sinai, embracing our rich heritage and rejoicing in change, strives to create a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation for Central Massachusetts. As an inclusive community, we seek the wisdom and guidance of Torah and offer a comforting foundation of belonging and support. United in sacred space and time, we pursue innovative and creative lifelong learning opportunities, joyful worship experiences, and social and environmental justice.


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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