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Reminder of peace and life

Always see children playing and familes rushing to service. Does not matter denomination even kind... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
Rosa B
Oakland, California
Good all round congregation with mixed services.

Temple Sinai is Temple, a congregation, a preschool and houses a Midrasha. They also manage part of... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2017
Oakland, California
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Jun 29, 2018
“Reminder of peace and life”
Sep 24, 2017
“Important Institution”
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2808 Summit St, Oakland, CA 94609-3605
+1 510-451-3263
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Always see children playing and familes rushing to service. Does not matter denomination even kind to homeless folks on the steps.

Thank Rosa B
Reviewed September 24, 2017

This temple is an important community institution and the building is a city landmark. Can't miss it.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Temple Sinai is Temple, a congregation, a preschool and houses a Midrasha. They also manage part of the nearby cemetery. The buildings are of three age groups. The temple itself is early 1900's, there is a mid 20th century hall and most of the offices...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

This building, a Reform temple, is beautiful. Come nightfall, the locals sleep on the steps, and I'm happy the congregation hasn't had to shoo them away. It is out of time and place, Ina wonderful way.

Thank Burbgal
Reviewed February 1, 2017

I have loved the services I have attended here. My husband and his family are Jewish. I am not. I feel so comfortable and happy and welcomed in this place. I look forward to more occasions to worship with this community.

Thank coachorem
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Who knew that Downtown Oakland has a beautiful, hundred plus year old Jewish synagogue right in the Heart of the City. I wish I could have gone inside to see. The exterior is an interesting white brick. There's even some history. If your local, stop...More

Thank 7,268
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Wasn't able to go into the sanctuary but just walking around the original structure was amazing. I did snap a bunch of picture just because of the pattern of the brick.

Thank Valerie H
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Located on summit street, it has a lovely school and is steeped in Jewish culture. It is near Samuel Merritt University, Alta Bates/ Summit medical center, and about 3 blocks from the First Presbyterian Church.

Thank LMaggie
Reviewed April 24, 2016

I and my wife admit to being very casual Temple members but I want to write to say that the music services (about once every month or two are fantastic - very lively with various musical treats. The Cantor has a fabulous voice that is...More

Thank _argold1
Reviewed December 18, 2015

This reminds me of the shuls that I remember when I was growing up. The fact that it is in Oakland off Broadway and not the Grand Concourse in the Bronx is strange.

Thank L R
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