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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.

Rock Shabbat

Acoustic and bass guitars, drums, and beautiful vocals bring harmonies and upbeat melodies to the traditional prayers. Participants are often out of their seats at Rock Shabbat, clapping and singing with the joyous melodies of the Sabbath. This service generally takes place on the second Friday of each month in Seattle and the fourth Friday of each month in Bellevue.

Shabbat Unplugged

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 Kesher

A warm and uplifting Shabbat service featuring music of the classical Reform Movement and our youth choir. Come hear our talented young people enrich our worship service with their voices and their enthusiasm. This service generally takes place on the second Friday of each month in Bellevue.

Shabbat Junior & Shabbat Junior West

Join us in welcoming Shabbat family-style! This service is geared toward families with children in elementary school and younger, and will include singing, storytelling, and movement. We’ll begin the evening at 5pm with activities and a nosh, and then celebrate Shabbat in community. Although the service will primarily be focused on the younger crowd, everyone is of course welcome! This service takes place on the third Friday of each month in Bellevue and the fourth Friday of each month in Seattle.

Shabbat Classic

Featuring our adult choir, soloist, and music director, Shabbat Classic’s feel harkens back to the style of Classical Reform Judaism. A more formal sermon, higher cantorial melodies, and a guest instrumentalist make this a majestic service. This service generally takes place on the first Friday of the month in Seattle

Shabbat Atid

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.

Fourth Shabbat

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.

Shabbat In The Park

During the warmer months of July and August, we love to hold services at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island. Consider bringing a lawn chair, blanket, and picnic dinner when you come to these Shabbat Unplugged style services. Please check the service calendar during the summer months to find the dates and locations of our outdoor services.

Shabbat Morning Services

Torah And T’Filah

Our Shabbat morning begins at 9:30am in the Seattle Conference Room with a discussion of the week’s Torah portion, facilitated by one of Temple’s rabbis. At 10:30am, the congregation joins in prayer in the Seattle Chapel, led by one of our rabbis and a song leader or soloist. This service takes place every Saturday morning in Seattle.

B’nai Mitzvah Services

Young people in the Temple community are invited to lead Shabbat morning and afternoon services as they become b’nai mitzvah. The entire congregation is invited to join the family and friends of these amazing young adults. Services begin at 10:30am or 5:00pm on the campus of the family’s choosing – please consult the service schedule for additional information.

Family Shabbat

Temple offers special Shabbat services to meet the needs of young families.

Holiday And Festival Services

Holiday & Other Special Worship

Be sure to check the Temple calendar for other worship opportunities, including the Consecration of our new students, Simchat Torah celebrations in the fall, Confirmation and Graduation ceremonies in the spring, and much more.

High Holy Days

Temple holds services for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur in both Seattle and Bellevue. Opportunities for families and children take place concurrently with the main service and we hold a Family Service in Bellevue in the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Family Services are free and open to all, whether Temple members or not. Membership includes tickets to all services. We also sell High Holy Day tickets to community members.

Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle and Bellevue, WA
Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle and Bellevue, WA
Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle and Bellevue, WA
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