Rabbi Michael Dolgin

Rabbi Michael DolginRabbi Michael Dolgin has served Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto since 1992. He is proud to have fostered a culture of innovation and tradition during his decades as senior rabbi. Rabbi Dolgin has worked with his professional colleagues to create a new, cultural approach to prayer and spirituality, bringing into the synagogue many forms previously found only in the theatre. His personal creative work is expressed in a three volume original siddur, Mikveh Yisrael used at shabbat, daily, and holiday services at Temple Sinai. Rabbi Dolgin's love for learning and teaching traditional text has helped him to create a treasury of brief lessons housed on the Temple Sinai website on topics such as prayer and mitzvah. His work is imbued with the values of inclusion and welcoming, seeking to help Temple Sinai grow as an exemplary community with a warm place for all who wish to make it their spiritual home. Rabbi Dolgin is passionate about community engagement, interfaith and intercultural understanding and tikkun olam. His commitment to the State of Israel and its Reform and Progressive Movement is essential to his identity as a Jew and his work as a rabbi. Michael is married to Joan and they have three sons, Andy, Matthew and Zach.


Rabbi's Report

Sabbatical 2018

Same-Sex Marriage
Traditions Help Us Cope with Suffering

The Chasidic World of Elie Wiesel z"l
The Birth of Modern-Day Zionism — Herzl and Other European Leaders 

Newspaper Articles
A Year on, Western Wall Plan Still Stymied by Ultra-Orthodox

Luncheon with Rabbi Dolgin: “Understanding Judaism Through Chanukah”

The Canadian Way

Toronto curling league breaks down religious barriers

With these Rocks, the Friars Briar Bonspiel Builds a Global Community

Concerns Raised about Physician-Assisted Death Policy

Temple Sinai Leader Honoured for 25 Years in Rabbinate