Many Sinai members know Braham and Lola and remember the contribution they have made to our community over many years.

It is with great sadness that the trustees of Sinai announce that Rabbi Strasko will be retiring from the community rabbinate in the coming months due to his ill health.

Invitation to join Homeshul, starting this weekend, 10th January

We have some exciting news about Jewish education provision for our primary age children this term. The Education Working Group (EWG) have been in discussion with various other synagogues to see how they are managing this and have been very impressed with Bromley Reform Synagogue’s online cheder. This is currently running on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 11:00. Lessons are planned around a theme for the term, and include both Jewish Studies and Hebrew, at an age-appropriate level.

There are separate classes for each year group, led by experienced teachers who are keen to welcome more children.

Various members of the EWG have met with Bromley’s Head teacher to discuss their provision, and our member Anna Grant attended a trial session at Bromley with her five-year-old son at the end of last term. They found it accessible and engaging, and we would like to invite you now to sign up and see for yourselves.

The EWG feels that a partnership with Bromley would be a great way to provide for our children’s needs during lockdown, as we can see that they have an excellent team and resources and that their ’Homeshul’ is working well. This is intended as a temporary measure whilst our building is closed and will allow the EWG to focus on planning further for the future of education at Sinai, post covid.

We are delighted to tell you that we have come to an agreement with Bromley whereby you can register your children with them for this term immediately, if you would like to. The cost is £100 per child per term, paid in advance. If any family finds this pre-payment prohibitive, Sinai is willing to cover the cost for you in return for you agreeing to make two payments of £50 over the term, or three payments of £33. To make that arrangement, or discuss this further, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Siblings will be charged at £90 per student (meaning a family with 2 children saves £20 overall, one with 3 will save £30 etc)

The term starts this Sunday 10th January, when the ongoing theme for the term will be introduced, so please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form without delay. It would be a shame to miss out on the first week!

For further information or if you have any views on the future of Sinai’s education provision which you would like to discuss, please contact the EWG via the synagogue office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

There are many ways you can boost Sinai's income to help keep us a thriving Jewish community:-

We have reached a tremendous milestone this weekend – we are going to have our first Bat Mitzvah at Sinai since lockdown last March.

Wider society may have decided this festival is the “Jewish Christmas” - but this co-opting of our celebration loses everything about our distinctive tradition and story. What is the real meaning of Chanukah?

"Adding another layer to our "share the light" campaign.

I have made an audio recording of some of the mostly new compositions that I have written since lockdown (and a few before.) For anyone wanting to listen, learn, and maybe practice a few harmonies for when lockdown is over?

Stay healthy, all! 

The "Share the Light" campaign, launching on Mitzvah Day and running until Chanukah (and hopefully beyond!) is a chance to spread a little warmth and comfort, both within and beyond our Sinai community.

Brodetsky Primary School is holding a virtual open evening for all prospective parents on Thursday 19th November 2020 at 6.30pm on Zoom.

Over the last couple of years, the school has been oversubscribed and have had to refer to applicants' 'Supplementary Information Forms' (SIF) to prioritise entry to the school.