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MEET OUR spiritual leaderS

chazzan cliff abramson

Chazzan Cliff Abramson received his ordination from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, in 2006 after completing a master's degree in Sacred Music in 2005. He earned his first degree in theater from New York University in 1985 and has performed on stage, film and television. In addition to Jewish music, he is also trained in classical music as a tenor and classical guitarist. Chazzan Abramson came to Temple Sinai in 2006 infusing his wit and beautiful music into temple services and programs.

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RABBI GEOFFREY HUNTTING 

EMERITUS

Born and raised in Connecticut, Rabbi Geoffrey Huntting received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University. After serving in Vietnam, Rabbi Huntting moved to California, where he received a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School. Rabbi Huntting was ordained by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in June 1991, after five years of study in Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati. He became Rabbi at Temple Sinai in December, 1993. Rabbi Huntting has been involved with the American Jewish Committee has served on the advisory board of ALSO. Rabbi Huntting and his wife, Susan, have two children who grew up at Temple Sinai, Gabriel and Rebecca.

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WE ARE A “HOME” COMING

We’re known as “the friendly congregation” – really! Many guests tell us how welcomed and included they feel from the moment they walk through our doors. Regardless of sexual orientation, racial, religious, or ethnic background, all are welcomed.

WE CONNECT JEWS TO JUDAISM

Today we are all Jews by choice, regardless of how we were raised.  Celebrating and sharing life’s highs and lows, as well as holidays, Shabbat and doing good binds us together.

WE CONNECT JEWS TO EACH OTHER

Many of our congregants who are new to town are looking to put down roots and develop an intimate network of friends. We function as a center for their Jewish lives, a place where they can experience a true sense of belonging and inclusion with other Jewish families.

WE EMBRACE OPENNESS & CREATIVITY

We don’t want to be the same as other congregations; we have carved out our own niche. The style of our services and our music make us unique in our community. We are eager to rethink Jewish learning for students of all ages.  

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