Temple De Hirsch Sinai leads the community in Reform Jewish thought and practice. We take great pride in our reputation for innovation. Our members experience avodah (worship) in a variety of ways, including the power of song, the inspiration of words and the beauty of our sacred spaces. Worship opportunities are offered at both campuses.
Erev Shabbat Service Styles
Please note: We typically gather 30 minutes before the service for our “preneg,” a wine and cheese nosh.
Featuring the acoustic guitars of Temple’s best song and prayer leaders, Shabbat Unplugged combines camp favorites with the new music of the Reform Movement. You will be tapping your toes and singing along with the prayers of our tradition. This service takes place on the first Friday of the month in Bellevue and the third Friday of each month in Seattle.
Shabbat Junior & Shabbat Junior West
Bringing together Temple’s young musicians — soloists, guitarists, and more — for a lively, spirited service integrating melodies from Camp Kalsman and NFTY-NW into our Shabbat service.
Our engaging, participatory service on the Fourth Friday of every month led by Rabbi Cohen and Nefesh, the Fourth Shabbat band. Services begin at 7:00 PM (preceded by wine and appetizers at 6 PM) and are geared toward those in The Tribe, our young adult (20s and 30s) group at Temple. The music of Fourth Shabbat is in the style of folk-rock featuring vocals, stand up bass, acoustic guitar and drums. In place of a traditional sermon we study text in chevruta and the evening concludes with a delicious dinner prepared by Nourish Caterers.