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Committed to Your Health & Safety

We are committed to serving our families and their guests with the highest standards of health and safety. As always, we are committed to honoring your loved one in accordance with your wishes.  And, we want your family and your guests to feel safe at Sinai Chapels and in all your interactions with our staff. … Continued

A Note to Our Families

A note to our families, During these unprecedented times, we want to thank you for your kindness and support as we continue to navigate this ever-changing world. While the past few months have certainly not been easy for any of us, we appreciate your understanding as we have had to adjust our services and policies … Continued

Happy Purim

Make, Take, Bake Join adults and children of all ages as we mix, roll, and fill hamentaschen from scratch. Share the mitzvah of mishloach manot on Purim as you make a batch to donate to a family in need and one to keep for your own family. When? Sunday, March 8, 2020 | 10:30 am … Continued

A Salute to Israel

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, a Gala Concert Celebration, “A Salute to Israel,” was performed by four Cantors at Queens College LeFrak Concert Hall. The concert was in memory of world-renowned Cantor/Dr/Maestro Dr. Mordechai Sobul Z”L. The performers were Cantor Sol Zim, Cantor Raphael Frieder, Cantor Shai Abramson, and Maestro Ofir Sobol. They were accompanied … Continued

Simanim: Symbolic Foods Served During Rosh Hashanah

“What Is a Traditional Ashkenazic Rosh Hashanah Dinner Meal?” Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a two-day holiday filled with rejuvenating foods, rituals, and prayers. During this time, Jews reflect on themselves, who they are, where they may have fallen short, and things they can do to honor their faith and return to a … Continued

Exploring The Yizkor Service

“What is the Yizkor Service?” Yizkor, which translates to “remembrance” is a special Jewish memorial service and prayer to honor the deceased. It is most commonly said for a parent, child, sibling or spouse, but can also be recited for any relative or close friend. With the belief that the soul is eternal, participating in … Continued

Rosh Hashanah Challah Bake

KNEAD a Difference. Make, Take, Bake! Enjoy a Rosh Hashanah Challah bake on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Commonpoint Queens. Join women of all ages to mix, knead, and braid challah from scratch. Share the gift of Rosh Hashanah warmth with those in need. Make two for you and donate one to a family in … Continued

Minor Miracles

On June 27, 2019, the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough College hosted “Minor Miracles”, a show by Susan Winter, sponsored in part by Michael and Debbie Resnick of Sinai Chapels. Susan Winter is an award-winning cabaret maven who has appeared in famed New York City venues such as the Algonquin’s Oak Room, Feinstein’s 54 Below … Continued

Taking a Deeper Look into the Tribes of Israel

“Taking a Deeper Look into the Tribes of Israel” The Twelve Tribes of Israel are descendants of the twelve sons of Jacob, who was later called Israel. Reform Jews do not believe that any congregation should have a different type of status compared to another. However, for Conservative and Orthodox Jews, the very foundation of … Continued

Can You be Buried in a Jewish Cemetery with Tattoos?

“Can You be Buried in a Jewish Cemetery with Tattoos?” Tattoos. Body ink. Body art. These are uncommon words in Jewish culture because there is a belief among many Jewish people that one cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery if they have a tattoo. This belief is purely a myth. While the Torah states … Continued