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Partner Organizations

These are some brief  descriptions of the work we do with them and email contacts of Sinai organizers with links to their home pages

URJ - The Union for Reform Judaism

is the umbrella organization representing our progressive branch of the Jewish world.  In addition to supporting the staff and lay leadership, the URJ is invaluable in its resources of curriculum, events and, of course, its Biennial Convention at which Temple Sinai has a very strong showing. []


At Temple Sinai, we are very proud of the ways in which we strive to ensure everyone is made to feel welcome and comfortable.  From our permanent rainbow flag in the sanctuary to our single-use, gender non-specific bathrooms and the language that we use around the congregation every day, our LGBTQ members and allies are fully embraced.  Keshet is the national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life and we are proud to have had our staff and lay-leadership trained by their experts.  You can either click here to visit their site or on the rainbow star at the bottom of every webpage. []


Building 1 Community is a Stamford-based not-for-profit working to advance the successful integration of immigrants and their families.  Temple Sinai members tutor our immigrant neighbors in English, help with childcare as parents acquire new job training and provide needed resources to a wonderful organization whose activities are very close to the heart of our Jewish values. [] [or email Stu Madison]

Resources for suicide prevention 

This page covers information and important links for anyone looking to support those in crisis.  This includes all people suffering from thoughts of suicide and includes materials specific to: Youth, LGBTQ+, Veterans, Past-Partum Mothers, People of Color, Neuro divergent individuals, and elders/senior citizens.  If you or someone you know is a danger to themselves, please visit this page and ask for help. []


Inspirica is a Stamford-based not-for-profit working to eliminate the problem of homelessness.  Our members are on the board, working weekly with the youngest members of the Stamford homeless population and providing meals to young mothers who are learning how to raise children in a way that they can break the cycle of homelessness. [] [or email Bruce Heller

Person to Person (P2P)

Person-to-Person: Transforming lives, one community at a time, one family at a time, one person at a time. If you live in lower Fairfield County, P2P has services to assist you: Whether you need help with food and clothing, utilities and rent, layettes for babies, P2P is here to provide support for basic needs and the opportunity for stability. See [] or/and contact [Nancy Coughlin]

The Back-To-School Shop

Started by a group of members of Temple Sinai, this program creates a one-day event at which economically challenged families in Stamford can bring their school-aged children to go shopping for brand new school clothes and supplies.  It is hard to know who is more touched by the day’s activities, the kids (many of whom are wearing brand new clothes for the first time in their lives), or the volunteers! []

Triangle Community Center

Temple Sinai is proud to have been a partner of this Norwalk-based community center serving the LGBTQ community.  We have been the only Jewish organization to have a table every single year at their Pride in the Park festival [] and we regularly invite their staff to address the congregation at our pride events.  [] [or email Marc Friedman, Temple Sinai member and TCC board member]

New Covenant Center

Stamford’s Community “Soup Kitchen”, the NCC does so much more than just feed the hungry.  Temple Sinai is very proud to have had a regular volunteer presence there continuously for the last 24 years.  We serve meals every month, we are there on Christmas day and we always have a table of Sinai members at their annual event.  [] [or email Sally Kelman ]

Schoke Jewish Family Service


Temple Sinai maintains a close relationship with SJFS so that the congregation is aware of the vital services provided by this social services organization should there be a need within our temple community.  These services include Case Management, Counseling, Employment and Training, Home Companions, Family Life Education, Brain Fitness, a Kosher Food Pantry, and a Kosher Meal Home Delivery program.  In addition, many congregants volunteer their services to SFJS in the spirit of tikkun olam.  []

United Jewish Federation 

Temple Sinai is proud to be affiliated with UJF of Stamford, New Canaan and Darien which is committed to unifying the Jewish community through planning and coordination of community resources and support of Jewish education.  Central to UJF’s mission is a community built on the Jewish ideal of tzedakah: charity, righteousness and social justice.  See for more information including a community calendar. []


The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County provides historical and educational materials and information about the Jewish community of Fairfield County and serves the community through its membership and its archival resources.[]


Temple Sinai and the Jewish Community Center participate in a 20/20 program through which a member of one organization can join the other at a 20% off the first year's dues. []


The Central Conference of American Rabbis is the organization that provides Reform rabbis to the congregations of the URJ. []


The American Conference of Cantors provides Reform Cantors to the congregations of the URJ. [
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