If you have not yet applied for places at the High Holy Day services there is still an opportunity to do so.

Sinai’s Book Club is proud to present ‘An evening with Vanessa Rosenthal’ on Tuesday October 12 2021 from 7.00 - 9.00 PM on Zoom.

We hope that you can join us to celebrate the publication of Vanessa’s memoir ‘Inside Out: A life in Stages’ :a quest for identity.

FRIDAY 13 AUGUST is the deadline for sending in your options for High Holy Day Services.

If you have not already done so, you need to list your choices in priority order across the 6 options. Details were circulated in the newsletter and an email last week.

There will be two Yizkor services on Yom Kippur – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Replies should be sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You will receive an email in the last week of August indicating the service to which you have been allocated.

Wake Up! Decide! Act!

The mixed joy of being part of a community that is meeting differently! The mixed joy of preparing for festivals!

Elul starts (this) Sunday evening 8th August 2021, and it can be a time to get ready for Rosh HaShana and beyond. Some blow the shofar everyday (often apart from on Shabbat), for all the reasons that shofars get blown.

I'm setting up an opt-in communal Elul Shofar Blowing - and I suspect you can make it work.

We have decided to suspend the requirement to book for services from 31-JULY, subject to review.

We have in place a host of measures to ensure the safety and protection of all those involved, some of which may seem excessive and cumbersome. 

In line with Pikuach Nefesh these remain in force and need to be followed by all those attending services.

They are seeking someone who is passionate about the future of the Leeds Jewish community and is looking for a part time, flexible role.

We will be back at the Hawkhills in Easingwold, 5-7th November – put it in your diary!

The last 18 months or so have been difficult for all of us; Pauline and I have followed the Shabbat and Yom Tov services on stream and found them helpful and supportive.

For the past few months we have held some B’nei Mitzvot services in the synagogue, where attendance has been limited to the family and a small group of invited guests, all observing strict protocols including wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitizing. From 12 June we plan to hold Shabbat morning services in the synagogue, although streaming will continue.

Following the election at the AGM on 20 May, Marilyn Trovato was elected by members, once again, to be Sinai’s representative at the Board of Deputies.