400 Steps to a Whole New Community:  Kathleen Marks

“My relationship with Sinai started, quite literally, 400 steps from my condo.

I had just moved downtown from the suburbs and joined right before the High Holy days began.  “My relationship with Sinai started, quite literally, 400 steps from my condo.  I had just moved downtown from the suburbs and joined right before the High Holy Days began.

“The very first Friday night, I walked in the door; [President] Bruce Miller took my hand … and pointed to the sanctuary.  At first, it was a little odd, listening to the organ, like sitting in a church.  That changed quickly because  I connected with women and couples at the Oneg afterwards; it was a great experience.

“To me, belonging to a synagogue is like joining a health club; I need to be a member, to be engaged and to support Judaism.  Today, I go to Torah study, to Make Yourself More, volunteer at Ronald McDonald House and at Fourth Presbyterian – everything at Sinai educated me and caused me to explore my neighborhood.  It’s an amazing place.  Most important, it’s a warm and welcoming place to belong to.

“Community is important to me.  I’ve found it at Sinai.”






A House of Prayer for All People

The place to connect, to learn, and to make a difference.

Become a Member