Welcome to Our Synagogue

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Welcome to Temple Sinai, your Reform Jewish home in Newport News VA, established in 1955, and active for over 63 years.  We are an inclusive congregation and welcome Jews by heritage, Jews by choice, secular Jews, interfaith, couples, singles, children, straight, gay, LGBT+ members,  those returning to their Jewish roots, people just wishing to learn about Judaism, and all visitors.  We strive to be a warm and welcoming congregation.  Rabbi Sokol holds Shabbat services on Friday evenings at 7:30 pm, or monthly on a Saturday morning at 10 am.  The Oneg Shabbat follows the service and enables members and visitors to socialize.

Temple Sinai is located at 11620 Warwick Boulevard just south of Riverside Hospital, near Gatewood Rd., in Newport News.  

Contact:   e-mail or Phone: 757-596-8352
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Announcements, Events, and Opportunities


Announcements and Events (1-5) and Opportunities (6).   Schedule for Shabbat services at Item 2; 

1.   You are seeing this website in the new format mandated by URJ and powered by WordPress.  (Thanks to Sid Chapnick of Temple Shalom,Winnipeg, and Joel Emerman of URJ, for their assistance!)  Webmaster still needed.
2.   Summary of Shabbat Services.  


Friday, Aug 17, 7:30 pm
Shabbat evening Service
Oneg Shabbat follows  
Childcare:  contact Office (596-8352)  if available

Saturday, Aug 25,  10 am in lieu of Friday
Shabbat morning Service
Oneg Shabbat follows

Friday, Aug 31,  7:30 pm
Shabbat evening Service
Oneg Shabbat follows  
Childcare:  contact Office (596-8352) if available

3.  Sisterhood barbecue on Sunday, Sep 2.  See flyer for details.  $15 adult, $7 children under 12 for Temple Sinai members and guests.  RSVP by August 24.

4.  Other recurring events
Board of Directors met Thu, Aug 8, 7 pm
Sisterhood business meeting Wed, Aug 14, 7pm
Brotherhood Breakfast resumes Sep.
September dates to follow.

5.  Adult Education:  Temple Sinai will offer “Aleph Isn’t Enough”, the continuation of last year’s “Aleph Isn’t Tough”, on selected Thursdays at 1 pm,beginning Oct 18 and ending Jun 6, 2019.  The full planned schedule is at the Adult Education tab of the menu.
6.   Temple Sinai is on Facebook.  Click here for access.
7.     Opportunities to get involved at Temple Sinai:

–Caring Committee ongoing opportunities to help our members for appointments or Shiva (see Social Action tab under Activities).  

–Pulpit Committee:  additional members needed to line up volunteers for honors at Services.   We will be calling for volunteer readers at High Holy Day services.

–Jewish Food Festival at UJC.  May 29, 2019 next year.  It’s not too early to volunteer; contact Rabbi Sokol.

—Webmaster assistance needed:  to get involved, contact John, jamellman@verizon.net.