Jewish people first arrived in Middletown during the 1850’s. At that time, and until 1878, there was no formal religious organization within the Jewish community.

From 1878 through 1898, there were various attempts at organization. From 1899-1917, there again existed no formalized Jewish organizations.With 1917 came the founding of the Middletown Hebrew Association. At the same time, property in Circleville, NY was purchased for a cemetery. The Hebrew Ladies Aid was chartered in 1923, and this later became known as “Sisterhood” in 1955. Our Hebrew School was established in 1924. One year later the first building drive was launched and shortly thereafter, a Synagogue and community center were erected on Linden Avenue in Middletown. Read More

The Temple greatly appreciates the contributions members and non-members make to our shul as Gifts of Love. There are so many ways in which to honor/remember the special people in your life.

For a minimum of a $5.00 contribution, an acknowledgement card will be sent to the individual or family of those honored on your behalf informing them of a donation made in their honor to Temple Sinai. A link is provided to download our donation form that can be mailed or faxed to our office. Donation request can also be made by telephone or email. In addition, all donations are tax deductible.


Contact Us

Rabbi Joel Schwab
email: rabbischwab@hvc.rr.com

Cantor Judith Naimark

Lisa Miller, Executive Director
email: miller.lisa@hvc.rr.com

Phone: 845-343-1861

Fax: 845-343-1915

Our Address:

75 Highland Avenue,

Middletown, New York 10940

Temple Officers

President: Jack Berkowitz

First Vice President: Paula Blumenau

Second Vice President: Hal K. Marcus

Treasurer: Ed Bloomfield

Financial Secretary: Mark Stern

Recording Secretary: Gwen Lerman

Correspondence Secretary: Janet Davis

Past President: Joseph Distelburger

Member Emeritus: Matthias Schleifer