• photo by Larry Novik
  • photo by Larry Novik
  • photo by Larry Novik
  • Softball game Annual Picnic
  • Annual Picnic

Welcome to Temple Sinai

Welcome to Temple Sinai’s website! We hope you find it helpful, whether you are a member of the synagogue or just visiting.

Temple Sinai is a vibrant and welcoming Reform synagogue located in historic downtown Saratoga Springs. We have about 210 families and individual members who come from diverse backgrounds in Jewish practice and traditions.

Our unpretentious and egalitarian community includes interfaith families, families from the LGBT community, young families and seniors. Our members are committed to the study of torah, as well as tikkun olam, tzedakah, and miztvot.

We are particularly proud of our thriving Religious School, which has about 135 students. More than 90 percent of our b’nai mitzvah students remain enrolled in our confirmation program through high school.

Our charismatic rabbis, Linda Motzkin and Jonathan Rubenstein, are a married couple who have served Temple Sinai since their 1986 ordination. Their depth of Jewish knowledge and devotion to torah and mitzvot, their ability and willingness to minister to Jews of all backgrounds and traditions, and their commitment to tikkun olam have made them a beloved and respected part of Temple Sinai and the Saratoga Springs community.

Temple Sinai is committed to the mitzvah of Ahavat ger (loving the stranger) for those not yet connected or integrated into our congregation, as well as Keruv (drawing near all who are far) for the newest temple member to lifelong congregants.


  • 13th Annual Saratoga/North Country Federation Event

    We invite you to join us and attend the 13th Annual Saratoga/North Country/Federation event

    Space is open to 250 people –first come, first paid–Fewer than 70 spaces left.

    Do not be “sold out.” Reservations are going fast!


    Event:        13th Annual North Country /Saratoga community event

    Speaker:    Stephen M. Berk, Professor of History, Union College

    Topic:       “Hot Topics on Peace in the Middle East”

    Date:         Sunday, May 18, 2014

    Time:        7:00 PM

    Place:        City Center, Saratoga

    Menu:       Catered dinner and a dessert reception by As You Like it caterers

    Cost:         $30 per person


    Federation is very generous to our Temple. Attending this event is a wonderful way to help Temple Sinai and the Greater Saratoga Jewish community


    You can also register online at www.jewishfedny.org or call Sara at 783-7800 x232. 

  • Temple Sinai E-Mail Addresses Simplified

    In an effort to simplify and streamline our email communications, Temple Sinai has created a number of easy-to-remember email addresses for communicating with the office and staff of the synagogue. The new addresses are now live and should be used immediately. Please discontinue using our old email addresses right away.


    Following is a list of our new addresses:

    Temple Sinai office - office@saratogasinai.org

    Religious School - educator@saratogasinai.org

    Treasurer Jack Schoen - treasurer@saratogasinai.org

    Rabbi Jonathan - rabbijonathan@saratogasinai.org

    Rabbi Linda - rabbilinda@saratogasinai.org

    President Phyllis Wang - president@saratogasinai.org

    Temple Sinai Board of Trustees - board@saratogasinai.org

    Temple Sinai bookkeeper - bookkeeper@saratogasinai.org

    Temple Sinai Library - library@saratogasinai.org

    Tablet – tablet@saratogasinai.org

    V’Nishma Initiative – vnishma@saratogasinai.org


Upcoming Events


Aug-04-2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Eenie Meenie Music


Aug-05-2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Eenie Meenie Music


Early Shabbat Service at 6pm (Oneg at 5:30pm)


Aug-10-2014 11:00am - 5:00pm
Annual Picnic


7:00pm Aug-10-2014 - 9:30pm Aug-10-2014
Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival - The Flat (Film & Discussion)

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